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Stories by Christopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Alisha Robb-Allen, acting senior director of the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ HIV/STI Unit, says that young people and communities must be empowered to make responsible sexual choices, even while admitting that the ministry...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:27 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) is planning to step up its advocacy for the police force and the army to discontinue their practice of asking applicants to take HIV tests even as it pushes for other organisations to stop...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Calyssa Walker, the 10-year-old child who suffered a bullet wound during a major shooting incident in downtown Montego Bay on October 6, is desperately in need of financial help to secure the US$50,000 (J$7.8 million) needed for...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Cornwall Bar Association (CBA) says it is looking forward to a planned meeting in December with members of the judiciary and other stakeholders to discuss the treatment of inmates held under the recently imposed states of public...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has doubled down on his intentions to commission a case study on the lengthy rehabilitation of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, in order to avoid...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Mindi Fitz-Henley, president of the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA), has said that members acting contrary to the Government’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts by discouraging citizens from taking the jab without sound...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has announced that with some 300 Jamaicans seeking a place in the country’s infirmaries, those facilities may soon open their doors to welcome new arrivals of homeless residents, if the...

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is hopeful that the construction of the Western Children and Adolescents Hospital, which is being built on the grounds of the Cornwall Regional Hospital, in Montego Bay, will...

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton on Thursday announced that the multi-billion dollar rehabilitation works on the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), in Montego Bay, St James, could begin before the upcoming Christmas season and...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:12 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Authorities in western Jamaica have warned that they will be cracking down on healthcare workers who discourage persons from getting vaccinated against COVID-19 while they are on the job. In an interview with The Gleaner on Tuesday...

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Keith Wedderburn, managing director of the Montego Hospital and Urology Centre in St James, is warning that even if men contract COVID-19 and recover enough to develop antibodies, repeated bouts of illness from the virus can...

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Health Department is recommending that restaurants in Montego Bay forge partnerships with waste recycling companies and farmers to dispose of waste food oil in a responsible way, instead of dumping it in the city’s...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Peter Figueroa, professor of public health and epidemiology at The University of the West Indies, Mona, is asserting that while natural remedies and the body’s natural immune system are useful for fighting the COVID-19 virus,...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The four Sangster International Airport employees who were arrested and charged last month after they were allegedly caught trying to smuggle 11.4 kilogrammes of cocaine on to an aircraft destined for Canada had their bails extended...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The improper disposal of food grease may have contributed to the build-up of waste in Montego Bay’s draining system, contributing to Monday’s flooding of the western city, said St James’ acting chief public health inspector “I have...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Michelle Pinnock, regional director of the Ministry of Education’s Region Four, is confident that there will be no major fallout despite four of the primary schools selected for reopening on Monday being forced to remain closed...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2021 | 12:10 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that his ministry will not tolerate any form of discrimination against Jamaica’s LGBTQ+ community, noting that gays, lesbians, and transgender people will be treated just...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Renae Green, the executive director of transgender rights group Transwave Jamaica, believes that mental health service providers in Jamaica need more training in how to adequately address the needs of the local Lesbian, Gay,...

Published:Wednesday | November 3, 2021 | 12:10 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Three of the four Sangster International Airport employees, who were arrested and charged as part of a drug trafficking network operating out of the St James-based airport, were offered bail when they appeared in the St James Parish...

Published:Tuesday | November 2, 2021 | 12:10 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Respected western Jamaica-based family therapist Dr Beverly Scott wants the members of the Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries, where a deadly cult ritual took place last month, to be treated with compassion, not...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: TEMPERS FLARED during last Thursday’s monthly meeting of the St James Municipal Corporation, as some councillors accused the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) of providing favourable garbage collection reports while...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jason Rose, the St James-based pastor who is charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl, and his wife Kehmi Rose and the girl’s mother, who are charged with perverting the course of justice, were offered bail in the combined sum of...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Sylvester Anderson, coordinator of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s Education and Entrepreneurship Grants Programme, wants councillors in the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) to direct potential applicants in their...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Douglas Orane, retired chairman and chief executive officer of GraceKennedy Limited, says young people need adequate preparation to function in the current global job environment, which is constantly advancing, lest they run the...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite efforts by the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) to get vendors and restaurant operators to properly dispose of their food waste, a recent overflow of sewage in downtown Montego Bay is being blamed on discarded waste,...

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