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Stories by Adrian Frater/News Editor

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: For the first time in several years, the four parishes that comprise Area One of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have all entered the second half of a new year with lower murder figures than the corresponding period...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Despite rejecting all forms of illegality, a former police officer, who asked not to be identified, has nonetheless said that the culture of extravagance that exists in St James, especially Montego Bay, is putting pressure on young...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:20 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Scores of residents in Salt Spring, St James, yesterday staged a protest to voice their opposition to the motion moved earlier this month to boot their councillor, Sylvan Reid, and his Catadupa Division counterpart, Gladstone Bent,...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:24 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: THE NORWOOD community, on the outskirts of Montego Bay, St James, was yesterday placed under community surveillance by the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) after several positive COVID-19 cases were discovered. According to...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:23 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: THE SECURITY forces scored a major victory in their fight against drug dealers on Thursday when they seized 2,620 pounds of ganja, valued at approximately J$10.5 million. The weed was confiscated in an operation at Lances Bay,...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:19 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Woman Constable Shermain Gooden, one of the three Jamaican police personnel arrested in a drug bust in the United States by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last Thursday, has reportedly admitted her guilt and has told the...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:25 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Left angry, deflated, and embarrassed by the recent arrest of three St James-based police officers on drug-related charges in the United States, some former cops are calling on the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to carry out more...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:28 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: It would appear that a recommendation that was ignored over a decade and a half ago could be the formula used to free Trelawny native Morris ‘Rassimong’ Small, who has been languishing between jails and prison for the past 16 years...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis has made a bold move to put an end to the many instances of dislodged cable wires hanging from Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) poles across St James, which have been exposing members of the...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: A political opponent is calling for an audit into funds allocated to the division of one of two People’s National Party councillors booted from the St James Municipal Corporation last week. Gregory Harris, the Jamaica Labour Party’...

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2020 | 12:16 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: WITH 13 illegal firearms and more than 200 rounds of assorted ammunition seized in the past week, it appears that the St James police have made a breakthrough in their quest to blunt the rampant lawlessness that has been plaguing...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: MONTEGO BAY Mayor Homer Davis has hailed former principal of Cambridge High School in St James, Rhudal Victor McFarlane, who died recently, as one who had served his country with distinction as an educator and a...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:25 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Had it not been for COVID-19, Jamaica-born cruise ship worker Dujan Thomas would have disembarked the Disney Fantasy with his Trinidadian wife, Sabrina, when the vessel docked in the twin-island state recently. However, with the T...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is calling for an immediate end to the stigmatisation of Jamaicans who contracted COVID-19 and have since recovered. Some communities are wary about interacting with such persons out of fear of catching...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Some of the 200 crew ship workers who disembarked the Adventure of the Seas cruise ship at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny could reunite with their families as early as Sunday. After watching the first group of 40 ship workers...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Senior lecturer at The University of the West Indies’ Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr Christopher Ogunsalu, is questioning the Government’s decision to open bars and churches, while seemingly reluctant to facilitate the sitting of...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: There are concerns that many Jamaicans on the western end of the island are neglecting protocols and guidelines recommended by health authorities to limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which has claimed more than 194,000...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: It would appear that the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) has finally gotten a handle on the rampant disorder at the Charles Gordon Market in Montego Bay, as it relates to getting vendors to operate in line with the health and...

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Some residents of Montego Bay are expressing grave concerns about the cavalier attitude of others, who are refusing to obey the various protocols put in place to restrict the spread of COVID-19 and are instead adopting a business-as...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The Chinese business community in Montego Bay, St James, has made another substantial donation of food and healthcare supplies to help cushion the dislocation caused by the deadly coronavirus in the island. The donation of the...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: THE MONTEGO Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) says it supports the Jamaica Public Service’s (JPS) appeal for a zero-rating of the general consumption tax (GCT) on electricity and the removal of the Special Consumption Tax...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: PASTOR EVERTON Jackson, who heads both the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego Bay and the Peace Management Initiative (PMI) Western, has been appointed to serve as the new director of integral mission by the Baptist World Alliance (...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:20 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Well-known Montego Bay-based mathematics expert, Richard James, who was the first educator to publicly offer his programmes free of cost via YouTube to help students displaced by the shutdown of schools owing to COVID-19, has been...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: With the nation seeing massive dislocations as a result of the global impact of the deadly COVID-19, the local Chinese community, which is oftentimes accused of not being receptive to integration, has joined the all...

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