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Stories by Adrian Frater/News Editor

Published:Friday | December 31, 2021 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Some police officers assigned to the zone of special operation (ZOSO) in Norwood, St James, since the inception of the security measure in June are complaining of fatigue, saying that they desperately want to be reassigned to other...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2021 | 12:05 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: With the work done by his multinational research team being accepted for publication by an internationally recognised medical journal, Journal of Dentistry and Oral Sciences, senior lecturer in the Faculty of Science at The...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:25 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Some 700 students, drawn mostly from four St Elizabeth communities, are now operating in much greater comfort, thanks to a gift of backpacks, valued at US$17,000, which were donated to them by a Jamaican family living in the United...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:13 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has been buoyed by the early success of the newly formed Maritime, Air and Cyber Command (MACC) that intercepted a drug run by smugglers off the island’s southwestern coastline, netting cocaine valued...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite Prime Minister Andrew Holness seemingly not being convinced that there is a dire shortage of policing manpower in western Jamaica, crime-weary residents and overworked cops are adamant that more boots are needed on the...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2021 | 12:05 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Sarah Ann Darling Finlay, the mother of the senior Gleaner Writer Janet Silvera and grandmother of photographer-videographer Ashley Anguin, was eulogised as the ‘ultimate village’ mother at her tribute-filled funeral at the St James...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: THE WESTMORELAND police have described the recent spate of killings in Savanna-la-Mar as ‘senseless and barbaric’, and say they will be using all the tools at their disposal to put an end to the rampant lawlessness, which is being...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2021 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: There is growing agitation in the Accompong Town Maroon enclave in St Elizabeth, where some residents are up in arms over what they describe as the dictatorial style of Chief Richard Currie. They alleged that persons close to the...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, the premier tertiary institution in western Jamaica, has completed its week of celebration to mark its 26th anniversary in fine style, with an awards ceremony for 14 men who have made significant contributions to the...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Kevin O. Smith, the man who presided over a murderous ritual in Montego Bay, St James, enjoys a commanding presence on social media, with posts detailing his objection to, among other things, mandatory vaccination, likening it to...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:05 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: WHILE THE Government is placing much faith in the intermittent lockdown of the country as a COVID-19-containment measure, Dr Christopher Ogunsalu, the outspoken senior lecturer in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at The University of...

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2021 | 12:09 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay-based medical cannabis dispensary Outlier has joined the effort to get Jamaicans vaccinated against COVID-19 with the novel ‘Weed for Vaccine’ campaign, which it hopes will push smokers to line up for the jab. But one of...

Published:Friday | September 10, 2021 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The opposition People’s National Party (PNP) was thrown into mourning yesterday when news broke that businessman Ewan Stephenson, who represented the party in the September 3, 2020 general election in St Elizabeth South West,...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:09 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The rampaging coronavirus has claimed yet another high-profile victim in Montego Bay, St James, with Tuesday’s passing of iconic barber and renowned musicologist Neville ‘Dada’ Gilchrist. The stylist owned and operated the city’s...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: News of the passing of the well-known Constable Damion Knight from complications associated with COVID-19 has shattered the mood among colleagues at the police post at the Sangster International Airport, as some did not even realise...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Prominent western Jamaica educator Jeannette Solomon has died from complications from the coronavirus, one of 1,510 people who have succumbed here to the ravages of the disease in the 17 months of the pandemic. Her death was a...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite being under constant stress to find ways to keep overworked nurses and doctors motivated to handle the rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the region, the leadership of the Western Regional Health Authorities (...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: COVID-19 pushed the crisis-hit healthcare sector in western Jamaica perilously close to breaking point on Tuesday when overworked nurses and colleague workers at the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital in Westmoreland temporarily withdrew their...

Published:Tuesday | August 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: As the rampant bloodletting in Granville, St James, continues to further rattle fearful residents, the community saw yet another murder on Saturday – the 15th in the past three months, leading the police to renew a call for greater...

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:09 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: While legal experts are divided over the authenticity of the Accompong Maroons’ claims to sovereignty based on a 1739 treaty with the British, the leaders of the enclave insist that their claims are not based solely on the...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: While his preferred option is for peace, Chief Richard Currie, the head of the Accompong Maroons, says he stands willing and ready to fight to defend the sovereign rights of the people he was elected to lead, serve, and protect. In...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:05 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Leeroy Williams has called for a unified approach from stakeholders in the quest to improve the quality of life of the residents of St James. In his recent Independence Day statement, Williams intimated that some...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2021 | 12:09 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Rose Heights and the wide Montego Bay is mourning the passing of Pastor Knollis King, whose larger-than-life personality and unwavering commitment to peace and community building in the area made him a much-revered figure. The...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2021 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: St James yesterday passed the grim mark of 100 homicides since the start of the year, when a man said to be a top-tier member of the notorious Granville-based ‘Big Yard’ Gang was shot and killed gangland-style in the parking lot of...

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Financial controller Conroy Barrett, one of the two employees of the Negril-based Rick’s Cafe Sports Bar who were charged in relation to the Mocha Fest event, which was staged at the location in contravention of the Disaster Risk...

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