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Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: While not revelling in the misadventure that has befallen the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, which is struggling to rebound from a debilitating noxious-fumes crisis, the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny, which has taken on...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:16 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: It would appear that the COVID-19 pandemic has not only taken away the livelihood of the over 80 rafts captains who operate at the Martha Brae River in Trelawny, but during their layoff, some rafts have either been washed away or...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The new $700-million artisan village in Falmouth, Trelawny, which is poised to serve as a marquee tourist attraction in the resort town, is all but ready and Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is hinting that it will be opened soon....

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents in Trelawny got an opportunity to utilise the services of the Ministry of Justice’s Mobile Justice Unit last Friday when it made a stop at the Trelawny Justice Centre at Rock, near Falmouth, offering a range of services....

Published:Friday | June 19, 2020 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Farmers Trelawny who have been suffering at the hands of thieves are poised to get a reprieve, thanks to the launch of Trelawny police’s praedial larceny unit at the Falmouth Police Station. According to Courtney Taylor, the Rural...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) president, Novea Rodney, is calling on the nation to unite in rejecting the temptation of indifference and, instead, seek to create a culture of law, order, and civility. Speaking against the...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:18 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Outspoken president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) Owen Speid and principal, Keven Jones, are embroiled in a war of wills, with the school administrator accused of union-busting. Speid claims that the teachers’ union has...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:15 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Trelawny police received a boost to their crime-fighting efforts last week when nine spanking new vehicles, valued at approximately $51.8 million, were added to their fleet. Trelawny’s Custos Paul Muschette could not hide his...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: JAMAICA AGRICULTURAL Society (JAS) President Lenworth Fulton has said the Government has come good for the agricultural sector, having set aside J$1 billion in the 2020-2021 Budget to keep the sector afloat amid the onset of COVID-...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:16 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: VICTOR WRIGHT, the member of parliament for Trelawny North, is pouring scorn on yesterday’s Trelawny Farmers’ Market, which took place at the Hague Showground in the parish, describing it as a farce. Wright, whose relationship with...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that like the 1,044 Jamaican crew members who returned to the island this week via the Adventure of the Seas, there are nine other cruise ships on the high seas with nationals...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After weeks of voyaging on the high seas as high-level negotiations dragged on between the Government of Jamaica and their employers, the more than 1,000 Jamaican cruise ship workers who sailed into the Falmouth...

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:18 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Having regularly travelled the world to witness the exploits of her son as he broke world records and pocket gold medals during the era in which he dominated global athletics, Jennifer Bolt, the mother of track legend Usain Bolt, is accustomed to...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2020 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Thanks to the input of the Friends of Falmouth Hospital, the medical facility has acquired a $14-million Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS), which will bring the radiology department in line with what is required at this...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:16 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Some displaced Iberostar employees in Rose Hall, St James, are angry with their employer, charging that they have been unable to benefit from the Government’s COVID-19 relief programme because of the hotel’s failure to pay over...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As they have been doing for more than five decades, the community group Friends of Falmouth Hospital (FFH), in Trelawny, has rushed to the assistance of the medical facility in a bold bid to help it ride out the...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:18 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Wakefield Primary in Trelawny, which came in for much praise by agriculture ministry officials in March for its excellent school garden, has fallen prey to thieves, who raided their farm. The institution, which was integral to the...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: LIKE MANY other persons who are servicing the local tourism sector, Trelawny-based egg farmer Mark Campbell is now facing an uncertain future as, with the local hotels closed, his business is taking a financial battering; but...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE PROPOSAL by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to use School-Based Assessment (SBA) and multiple-choice examination, possibly to be administered online, as its 2020 examination has not found favour with the Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With restrictions on gatherings forcing many churches to restrict the number of persons attending services in person to 10, many have been moving worship sessions online to reach out to congregants. With this being Easter – the most...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: THE AGE-OLD tradition of the presidents of the Trelawny Branch Association of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) not serving out their full term has once again manifested itself with the recent resignation of the latest...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2020 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH COVID-19 creating an uncertain future as it relates to imports of foods from overseas suppliers, the news out of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is painting an even darker cloud as the virus begins to take a toll locally...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Kevin Condappa, director of agricultural services in the Ministry of Agriculture, says Jamaican farmers are losing millions of dollars in actual and potential earning annually, as a result of praedial larceny. “Praedial larceny...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: J.C. Hutchinson, the junior minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries, says his ministry is fully committed to improving the quality of the breakfast being served to primary-school students under the...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie brought joy to an indigent couple in Trelawny on Wednesday when he presented Lloyd and Vernice Dell, of Martha Brae, Trelawny, with the keys to their new home. The house was constructed...

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