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Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAU:While reported cases of physical abuse against children have been trending down since the start of the year, the severity of the cases has not changed and appear to have got worse, according to Superintendent of Police Enid Ross-...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

A leading child psychiatrist is reporting that approximately 40 per cent of Jamaican children are struggling with depression and anxiety, triggered by abuse.Dr Julian Walters, adult and child psychiatrist at the Fairview Medical Centre in Montego...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAUThe National Works Agency (NWA) will next week begin testing of LED lights recently installed along the Sea Castle to Spot Valley leg of the $248-million project to mount street lamps along Montego Bay's 27.1 kilometre Elegant Corridor...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2015 | 7:28 PMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAU:The Right Reverend Dr Howard Gregory, Anglican Lord Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, says Jamaica has descended into a place that is reeling from moral decline, moral depravity, sexual immorality, callousness and corruption....

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAU:DORAN DIXON, president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), has said the island's teachers are now in a militant mood and will be rejecting the Government's proposed five per cent increase in wage and fringe benefits. "While we...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAU:Glowing tributes were paid to the life and work of the late Professor Ralston Milton (Rex) Nettleford when the Cornwall College Old Boys' Association and the University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus recently honoured him...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 | 12:23 PMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAU:The Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) climaxed its 40th anniversary celebrations with a grand cocktail reception at Secrets Resort and Spa on Saturday.Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Glendon Harris, in welcoming the AAJ and guests...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 | 5:07 PMBarrington Flemming

Speculations are rife that a love triangle is to blame for Wednesday night's brazen gun attack in the Richmond Hill community of Bickersteth in St James, which resulted in the deaths of four persons, including an eight-year-old girl. The deceased...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2015 | 8:58 AMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAU: There is hope that there could be a resurgence of the once popular 807 Garment Industry, which was the premier activity when the Montego Bay Free Zone opened its door for the first time 30 years ago.The free zone, which was established...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2015 | 9:25 PMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAU:President of the Cornwall Combined Disabilities Association (CCDA), Garcia Burchell, says members of his organisation are still grappling with challenges in accessing education, transport, health care, and other social amenities....

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 1:26 PMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAU: Dennis Morrison, chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), has charged the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry to spur further investment in the continued development of the city, saying that the investment climate in...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 5:12 PMBarrington Flemming

Manning's School's illustrious history in academia was further burnished recently when 18-year-old Taylor McKenzie, a lower sixth-form student at the Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland-based institution, was named the top student in the Caribbean in...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2015 | 3:11 PMBarrington Flemming

WESTERN BUREAU:ORGANISERS of the Montego Bay City Run are looking to at least double the number of participants, earnings and benefactors through its second staging, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 3."We are hoping to see twice the...

Published:Friday | February 27, 2015 | 2:21 PMBarrington Flemming

Norma Webster, trichologist and proprietor of the Montego Bay-based Norma Webster Salon and Spa, says the Government's failure to enforce the law relating to the Public Health Regulations of 2004 is responsible for the rash of roadside...

Published:Monday | February 23, 2015 | 11:24 AMBarrington Flemming

Jamaica's tourism industry continues to log impressive arrival figures deep into the winter season with the month of January recording a seven per cent increase in stopover arrivals.Paul Pennicooke, director of tourism, disclosed the figures while...

Published:Wednesday | February 11, 2015 | 5:41 PMBarrington Flemming

With the 2014/15 winter tourism season now on in earnest, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has good reason to be happy, as based on stopover arrival figures for the month of January, the country has recorded a seven per cent increase over the...

Published:Wednesday | February 4, 2015 | 5:49 PMBarrington Flemming

Barrington Flemming Gleaner Writer WESTERN BUREAU: Forty five families in Flankers, St. James, were on Friday made land owners by the Ministry  of Transport  Works and Housing, when they were presented with certificates of titl...

Published:Monday | February 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarrington Flemming

THE ANCHOVY High School, St James, which is seeking to become the first school in western Jamaica to phase out the shift system, on Tuesday missed yet another deadline to open its second campus at Montpelier, foiling its bid to end the more than 30-year-old shift system at the school.

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Published:Monday | December 15, 2014 | 11:08 AMBarrington Flemming

The Christmas season is regarded the world over as the most wonderful time of the year, and Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) Kingston wi

Published:Monday | December 15, 2014 | 1:47 PMBarrington Flemming

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