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Published:Saturday | July 31, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that persons who do not satisfy the Ministry of Health’s protocols for receiving COVID-19 vaccines, including those with medical conditions that would preclude them from receiving their...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is asserting that persons who do not get vaccinated against COVID-19 cannot expect to be treated similarly to those who are inoculated against the virus, for which 52,504 infections have been...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Should circumstances force the nation’s teachers into another bout of virtual teaching/learning, educators in western Jamaica say the situation is likely to be just as challenging as the last school year as many students are still...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Lennox Wallace, parish manager for the St James Health Department, says that while he is concerned about potential COVID-19 spread through social events, to include funerals, his department remains vigilant in its efforts to keep...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Following reports that some medical professionals are concerned about their mental health in the high-stressed COVID-19 environment, Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA) President Dr Mindi Fitz-Henley is urging physicians not...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister and Member of Parliament for St James East Central, Edmund Bartlett, has announced that $500,000 will be allocated towards schoolbook support for the top 30 students who have passed this year’s Primary Exit Profile...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jason Rose, the St James-based pastor charged with the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl; his wife Kemhi Rose and the teenager’s mother, who along with him are also facing a charge of seeking to pervert the course of justice, were...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Cornwall College alumni associations of South Florida, Canada, and New York came up big for the Montego Bay-based school last week, collectively donating some 115 Dell laptop computers, valued at $10 million, to the school. The...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison says that while she stands firmly on the side of disciplining children in order to teach them proper behaviour, she is totally against using physical abuse as a disciplinary measure. “...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As part of the overall efforts to bring Jamaica’s education system to a top tier ranking globally, Education Minister Fayval Williams says that specialist teachers will be put in place for at least three subject areas in the primary...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:10 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: American citizens Regina West-Thompson and Simone Bolden, who reportedly tried to smuggle nine pounds of cocaine out of Jamaica last month, were each offered bail in the sum of $1 million in the St James Parish Court yesterday. They...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Pastor Jason Rose, the St James-based churchman who is accused of raping a 15-year-old female member of his congregation, his wife Kemhi Rose and the child’s mother, who are charged with seeking to pervert the course of justice,...

Published:Tuesday | July 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the thorny issue of dress code and grooming policies in schools having come back into the spotlight in recent weeks, Education Minister Fayval Williams has reaffirmed that such guidelines should not be used to keep students...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Sixty-two-year-old Winston Jarrett who pleaded guilty last month to murdering his 18-year-old sister-in-law with whom he was having an affair, was sentenced to 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole in the St James...

Published:Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 5:53 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Health Department has launched an investigation into reported sightings of roaming monkeys. Sherika Lewis, deputy chief public health inspector for St James, told The Gleaner on Wednesday that she had spoken to Mark...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While Jamaica’s entertainment sector has got the green light to reopen under strict guidelines, in keeping with COVID-19 protocols, St James’ Deputy Chief Public Health Inspector, Sherika Lewis, is also warning local partygoers to...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says he is expecting that the new J$45-million male ward, which is being constructed at the St James Infirmary in Peace View, on the outskirts of Montego Bay, will be completed and ready...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has pledged to spend some $60 million to carry out rehabilitation work on the Charles Gordon Market in Montego Bay, which should bring greater comfort to the vendors operating at the...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2021 | 12:13 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While all administrators in western Jamaica have not fallen in line with the Ministry of Education’s new summer school initiative, Dr Michelle Pinnock said that she is heartened by the initial response. Pinnock, who heads the...

Published:Tuesday | July 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Following last week’s protest action by several of Jamaica’s junior doctors, which all but crippled health services across the island for a day, Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA) president, Dr Mindi Fitz-Henley, said some...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:09 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the effects of Hurricane Elsa projected to impact Jamaica over the weekend, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging Jamaicans to assess the safety of their building sites and, if necessary, to relocate before any storm arrives...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Principals across western Jamaica said Monday’s first day of this year’s sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) was a success at it saw the full cohort...

Published:Monday | June 28, 2021 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie is confident that after several delays in the rebuilding of the Montego Bay Fire Station since 2008, the western city’s long-awaited dream of having its own firefighting facility restored...

Published:Monday | June 28, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of The Estuary Housing Scheme in Friendship, St James, may have to wait a while longer to find out how soon repair work will begin on the nearby main road, which they say has been in disrepair for approximately 25 years...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay’s Mayor Leeroy Williams says it is not true that Salt Spring, St James, is experiencing political victimisation as it relates to water being trucked to the community, which is currently without political representation...

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