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Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The government of Jamaica has said it is prepared to take a proactive approach to sudden accidents and natural catastrophes by establishing a new funding programme to respond to damage caused by natural disasters.Local Government...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

The memory of the late reggae icon, Peter Tosh, is deeply rooted in his community of Belmont in Westmoreland, where people continue to sing his praises more than three decades after his passing."His name is as big as Bob Marley, because the songs he...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The End Bullying Globally campaign has added another dimension to it ambitious initiative with the launch of its official website, which is aimed at troubled youngsters facing the pressures of bullying, as well as crime and violence....

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Policymakers and stakeholders in Montego Bay, St James, should be better equipped to mitigate improper development procedures and practices thanks to the handover of a detailed geo-technical report and engineering geology map of the...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The charity organisation Jamaica Madhouse is now gearing up to feed more Jamaicans this Heroes Day, something the organisation has been doing, much to the delight of the needy, for the past four years.Plans are in place to take the...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The St James Municipal Corporation (St JMC) says it is prepared to take the steps required to demolish some of the many unsightly, derelict buildings in downtown Montego Bay, which are not only an eyesore to the city, but a threat to...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Despite last year's rigorous public education campaign in Montego Bay, which was designed to get residents to treat waste disposal seriously, it would appear that the effort did not generate the desired effect.Hugh Shim, executive...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Claude Duncan, vice-president of JAMPRO (Jamaica Promotions Corporation Limited), says Montego Bay has been making great strides in selling the western city as an investment destination on the global market.Duncan also noted that the...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The so-called 'rough and tough' upbringing, which is a way of life in Jamaica, is said to be hurting the mentality of the nation's children, especially boys, who grow up to be potentially abused or abusive."Boys are suppose to be...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:More than 150 at-risk youth in Mt Salem,St James, are engaged in a summer holiday camp that is designed to keep them out of trouble while impacting their education and development. The youngsters range from ages four to 24."The camp...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Western Parks and Markets (WPM) Waste Management Limited, which falls under the umbrella of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), has launched a new waste management initiative in the Catherine Hall, Ryne Park, and...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

The Capital of Casual - Negril - came alive as thousands descended on the north coast to the shore of Cayenne Beach for the Dream Live Concert to kick-start Dream Weekend 2018.The concert is the first of 10 events being staged over five days of...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis, has challenged the people of St James to play a greater role in community and nation building, as the parish and Jamaica, by extension, celebrated freedom and recognised the immense sacrifices made by...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

The St Catherine-based G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport and Sam Sharpe Teachers' College, in St James, have forged an alliance to change the way physical education courses are taught in Jamaica, through the signing of a memorandum...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:One thousand children ages six to 17 will benefit from the Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic (JIRC) 2018 literacy camp, which started in western Jamaica yesterday.The weeklong event includes some 400 volunteers, including literacy...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte, member of parliament for West CentralSt James, says that based on the feedback she has been getting, residents in the western parish want the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE), which is...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The Social Development Commission (SDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are seeking to draft at-risk youths in St James into the formal working world by facilitating a skills training programme.The...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The plan to establish a fire brigade sub-station in the Bethel Town community in Westmoreland appears to be looming on the horizon, as according to Savanna-la-Mar's mayor, Councillor Bertel Moore, the planning is now at an advanced...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Grief continues to consume the family of nine-year-old Kadijah Saunders, who was found dead in the Bog district, Westmoreland, last week.Her mother, Cynthia Saunders, is overcome with grief and is wondering how she will be able to...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:A pall of gloom is now hanging over the Anchovy Primary School in St James as staff and students try to come to grips with the tragic death of seven-year-old Easton Stapleton, Jr, who was killed on the school's compound by a car being...

Published:Tuesday | June 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:In the wake of the recent two-bike crash in Sheffield, Westmoreland, that resulted in the deaths of four persons, Councillor Bertel Moore, the mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, has urged motorists to use the road with greater care.Moore told...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Finance and public service minister Dr Nigel Clarke has expressed a willingness to throw his support behind the bid by the Montego Bay business sector to make the western city the fastest-growing urban centre in Jamaica.Clarke, who...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Three major entities on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Montego Bay to forge a public-private partnership that is aimed at granting some 25 unattached youths the opportunity to transform their lives through a...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:With the ongoing state of public emergency in St James limiting the ability and opportunity for criminals to flourish, Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell has called on residents to help change the mindset of young men who...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, has urged business operators in St James to be more responsible and cooperative in adhering to the established closing hours for businesses under the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE...

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