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Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THERE HAS been a steady decline in local milk production over the years, so much so that Jamaica now imports 85 per cent of the milk consumed in the country. In an effort to the reverse the decline in milk production, and possibly...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE TRELAWNY Municipality, with assistance from fire and public health officials, has increased its efforts at public safety and are now on a drive throughout the town of Falmouth to identify breaches by businesses, and have them...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The last time Dian Chambers attempted to do business at the Victoria Mutual Building Society’s (VMBS) offices in Falmouth, she was so frustrated she went back home before even setting foot inside. Not so now. On Monday,...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Some caterers providing food for schoolchildren under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) are considering packing it in as their current arrangement with the Government is no longer economically viable....

Published:Friday | September 9, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism minster Edmund Bartlett has joined in calls for an urgent upgrade of the Falmouth hospital’s resources given the increase in medical emergency cases due to traffic accidents, and its location in an area heavily frequented by...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After 40 years at upper Market Street near the town centre, the Falmouth branch of the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) has joined a growing list of commercial businesses moving to the Trelawny parish capital’s new commercial...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In a frightening revelation, businessman Paul Patmore, owner/operator of Patmore’s Funeral Home in Lowe River, Trelawny, says unregulated funeral homes could be used as a loophole to cover up criminal activities, including...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A MERE two years after Organic Growth Holdings (OGH) broke ground for a massive $540-million hemp production operation on former sugar lands near the old Long Pond Sugar Factory in Trelawny, the business has folded. It has been...

Published:Friday | August 26, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Everald Warmington, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, broke ground on Wednesday for a $200-million road rehabilitation programme, which will see three miles of deteriorated roadway from...

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Tragedy struck in the Vanzie Land community of Falmouth, Trelawny, early Tuesday morning when a 73-year-old woman was killed, reportedly by a pack of dogs that jumped the wall of their owner’s property. The woman, who was physically...

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Top Road in Ulster Spring, Trelawny, are now in a state of bewilderment as they try to come to grips with the mysterious disappearance of two sisters from the community, who went missing last Wednesday. The sisters, 14-...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE PEOPLE’S National Party (PNP) camp in the Northern Trelawny constituency is now embroiled in ‘passa passa’ over the selection of a candidate to represent the party in the next general election, due in 2025. The vacancy was...

Published:Wednesday | August 10, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE MOVE by migrating workers at a hotel construction site in Coopers Pen, Trelawny, to illegally construct makeshift homes and live on lands owned by the National Housing Trust (NHT) has sparked security and health concerns. The...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2022 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Bamboo Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ) is on a drive to have Jamaica benefit from this US$60-billion trade globally, with the launch of a bamboo-growing project in Hampden, Trelawny. Kay Farquharson, secretary to the...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2022 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

THERE was mixed reaction to a suggestion from veteran egg farmer and vice-president of Jamaica Egg Farmers Association (JEFA), Mark Campbell, that producers and consumers of eggs are likely to be benefactors of a centralised egg market. “A...

Published:Friday | July 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) is on a path to encourage cattle farmers to plant a special species of grass to enhance Jamaica’s food security, but a couple farmers in Trelawny are not too encouraged as they have not...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2022 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH PRODUCTIVITY skyrocketing 500 per cent since starting the business over a decade ago, the employment future of 150 employees at Hampden Estates Limited is assured, according to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Everglades Farms...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2022 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: FORMER JAMAICA Labour Party (JLP) senator and three-time losing Trelawny Northern parliamentary candidate Dennis Meadows was greeted with rapturous applause when he entered the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Falmouth Division...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2022 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A promise made five years ago to construct a fire station in south Trelawny is now closer to reality, as Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie broke ground in Ulster Spring for the facility. “Today, I break ground to fulfil...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: TRELAWNY IS set to become Jamaica’s newest frontier for developments. This view was further enhanced by Aubyn Hill, minister of industry, investment and commerce, who announced that several mega free zones, as part of a special...

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC), which moved its commercial offices from Falmouth to its treatment plant at Zion in Martha Brae in 2009, is planning to return to Falmouth within the next couple of months. Aubyn Green, manager at the parish...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The infirmary in Falmouth, Trelawny, is set to be spruced on Labour Day. Speaking with The Gleaner, Mayor of Falmouth C Junior Gager said that “the infirmary is set to receive special attention as the municipality’s Labour Day...

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2022 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Duncans All-Age School in Trelawny has been plunged into mourning after acting Principal Ann Marie Johnson Lindo collapsed and died about 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon. Johnson Lindo, whose substantive post is vice-principal but...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: PAUL PATMORE from Lowe River in south Trelawny has set out to turn the negatives of the world in positives for Jamaicans. The one-term councillor for the Lowe River Division plans to establish a multimillion-dollar investment in the...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2022 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE MAYOR of Falmouth, Colin Gager, has warned that the Trelawny Municipal Corporation will be taking steps to prevent persons from placing building material along the roadway, as it moves to preserve the surface of roads. Gager...

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