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Published:Monday | November 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Savanna-la-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland has received assistance from the Jamaicans Abroad Helping Jamaicans At Home (JAHJAH) Foundation to assist in the hospital’s effort to treat COVID-19 patients. The New Jersey-...

Published:Monday | September 27, 2021 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While not considering mandatory vaccination at this time, Prime Minister Andrew Holness stated that his administration is nonetheless seeking advice from the Office of the Attorney General as to how mandatory COVID-19 vaccination...

Published:Monday | September 13, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Leeroy Williams says councillors in the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) who have not yet taken the COVID-19 vaccine are undermining their own authority as community leaders. “I do not know how many...

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: School administrators in western Jamaica are expressing mixed feelings about their capacity to adequately prepare their students for upcoming exit examinations, even after some 500 schools across Jamaica reopened their doors on...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:17 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Independent Schools Association (JISA) and the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools (JAPSS) are of the view that special efforts must be made to reclaim boys who are among the 120,000 students that the...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Pastor Glen Samuels, the president of the West Jamaica Conference (WJC) of Seventh-day Adventists in Montego Bay, is concerned that his organisation’s mentorship and skills training programmes will suffer if he continues to house...

Published:Monday | August 17, 2020 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Patrick Williams, the chief executive officer of Montego Bay-based radio station More 91.7 FM, has established himself as the western city’s chief local radio broadcaster after 31 years of experience in media and communication,...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) 63 candidates for the upcoming general election will each be expected to have a protocol officer in place to maintain COVID-19 prevention rules during their campaigning activities leading up to election day...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 4:35 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Owen Spied, the outspoken president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), wants parents who fail to play a role in the personal and educational growth of their children to be held accountable, to the point of being sanctioned...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Michael Stewart, the deputy opposition spokesman on education, is calling for the appointment of a full-time minister to head the Ministry of Education, which has not had a dedicated minister since the sacking of Ruel Reid...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has strongly condemned the recent murders of students Shantae Skyers and Tricia Morris and lecturer Samuel Martin, and is calling on Jamaica to provide greater advocacy against crime and violence...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that the ongoing restoration work at the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, is set to intensify, with plans afoot to replace the 10-storey building's inner...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Fresh Bread Ministries International worship centre was filled with music, laughter, and fond memories as relatives, friends, and members of the RJRGLEANER family came together on Sunday for the thanksgiving service for Sandra...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The case against Constables Kenroy Hines and Damane Campbell, the two policemen charged with murder in relation to the 2013 shooting deaths of three family members in Shrewsbury, Westmoreland, has been re-scheduled for March 8.Hines...

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