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Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: It would appear that the plan for the two COVID-19 field hospitals on the grounds of the St Joseph’s Hospital in Kingston and the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny will not be completed according to the projected deadlines as the...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In an act that could be interpreted as cementing his legacy with his former congregants at William Knibb Baptist Church in Falmouth, Trelawny, the Reverend Devere Nugent, who is now based in Kingston, returned...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) has rejected a recommendation by Deputy Prime Minister Dr Horace Chang for the removal of the fountain in Water Square, Falmouth, where a statue is to be mounted to immortalise track and...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: While the spate of recent new developments, to include new hotels and an expanding Falmouth cruise shipping pier that has emerged alongside the Salt Marsh to Duncans coastline in Trelawny, has been an investor’s dream, the...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:17 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The local bamboo industry, which currently revolves around a 2,000-acre project on former sugar lands in Trelawny, is to be expanded by some 25,000 acres through a US$300-million project across central and western Jamaica. Joseph...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With the uncertainty as to whether a statue of sprint legend Usain Bolt will be erected in Water Square in Falmouth, Trelawny, now over, with Minister of Culture Olivia Babsy Grange giving the project the green light, the future of...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WHILE THE COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the local tourism sector, sidelining important revenue-generating vehicles like the cruise shipping sector, it has also given stakeholders an opportunity to...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Normally, passing a mere one Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subject would count for very little, but for 17-year-old Chanalee Williams, a ward of the state at the Granville Place of Safety in Trelawny, it was a...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: It would appear that the lease arrangement between the Government and the All-Island Cane Farmer’s Association (AICFA), which would see former cane workers getting some 3,600 acres of sugar lands at Long Pond in Trelawny is in...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has expressed his displeasure over the conspiracy theories being circulated against the Government’s plans to offer Jamaica for the testing of the vaccines being developed against...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With the COVID-19 cases in Trelawny tripling over the past three weeks, Kenneth Grant, chairman of the Falmouth Hospital in the western parish, is pleased that the institution will host a 36-bed field hospital for the western end of...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:17 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Everglades Farms, the Hussey-owned operator of Long Pond and Hampden sugar estates, has locked horns with the All Island Cane Farmers Association (AICFA) over the latter’s move to lease parcels of former sugar cane lands to small farmers. With the...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Outspoken pastor of William Knibb Baptist Church in Falmouth, the Rev Devere Nugent, bid a tearful goodbye to his congregation on Sunday, September 6. After 14 years at William Knibb, he said that he was going off “to serve in another part of God’s...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2020 | 12:43 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Alverston Bailey, the associate professor of Occupational Health and Safety School of Public Health and Technology at the University of Technology (UTech), is expressing much concern about a heightened risk of community spread...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:32 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The resort town of Falmouth in Trelawny is poised to benefit from a $32-million project aimed at giving a much-needed facelift to the seaside town, which has become a popular cruise-shipping destination. The announcement was made by...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Outspoken Pastor Reverend Devere Nugent, who leads the congregation at the William Knibb Circuit of Baptist Churches in Trelawny, is taking issue with the newly opened J$16.5-million drop-in centre in...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2020 | 12:18 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Trelawny Infirmary has reportedly poured cold water on a suggestion that it should accept a mentally ill man who has been in custody without trial for 16 years. The man, Morris ‘Rassimong’ Small, who is believed to be in his 70s...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2020 | 12:14 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) is challenging the decision by the Government to disburse monthly benefits to all National Insurance Scheme (NIS) pensioners through commercial banks. The Reverend Karl Johnson, who has been the JBU’...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2020 | 12:29 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Small farmers in Trelawny are now taking charge of the lands that were formerly a part of the Long Pond sugar belt through a deal between SCJ Holdings Limited and the All-Island Cane Farmers’ Association (AICFA), which were tasked...

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 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU) president, Norva 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...

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