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Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DESPITE more than $200 million being earmarked to fix the three miles of road between Wakefield and Deeside in Trelawny, residents will have to wait at least another two months for work to begin. Last September, Minister Without...

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: TRIGGERED BY a decision to replace candidate Wesley ‘Bob’ Nelson for the upcoming local government elections, tension is mounting in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) camp in the Martha Brae division of the Trelawny municipality....

Published:Tuesday | January 18, 2022 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Admitting that a number of buildings are being erected across the parish without the requisite approval, Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager is lamenting that the Trelawny Municipal Corporation is losing millions of dollars through the non-...

Published:Saturday | January 1, 2022 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Cattle farmers occupying some 1,500 acres of former sugar cane lands in Trelawny are hopping mad at being designated ‘squatters’ by the All-Island Cane Farmers’ Association (AICFA), which has a lease arrangement for the lands with...

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2021 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Nigel Myrie, secretary/manager of the All Island Cane Farmers’ Association (AICFA), who is managing some 3,600 acres of former sugar cane-producing lands in Trelawny on behalf of the Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ), is hopping mad...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH THE COVID-19 pandemic still raging and creating havoc in the various sectors, the financial sector is already counting its losses with the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League (JCCUL) saying its solid asset base of over $...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2021 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE JAMAICA National Heritage Trust and the Trelawny Municipal Council are being accused of employing unfair, if not unethical, behaviour in the manner in which building plans are approved for the town of Falmouth, which is...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2021 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Speaking against the background of the criticisms that were levelled at him when he initiated the construction of the $16-million Drop-In Centre in Falmouth, Trelawny, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie says...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2021 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Following the successful completion of a National Irrigation Commission Limited (NICL) pilot solar project at Bengal, Trelawny, the commission is so encouraged that it now plans to install four other such facilities across the...

Published:Wednesday | December 1, 2021 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Former outspoken president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Owen Speid, has declared Prime Minister Andrew Holness as hypocritical for suggesting the death penalty for persons caught with illegal firearms, based on his...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:27 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Although noting that the Government remained committed to caring for all citizens, regardless of their standing in life, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has said that any new person being taken into the Trelawny Infirmary...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:24 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After listening to the high-quality presentations by the youngsters who participated in the ‘Youth Mayors Forum’ at the Trelawny Municipal Corporation building in Falmouth on Tuesday, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down the plans by the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) to start construction on some 800 low-income houses on 148 acres of former sugar lands at Panarsus in Trelawny, Marissa Dalrymple-...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Javan Garwood, who is charged in connection with the January murder of banker Andrea Lowe-Garwood at a church in Falmouth, Trelawny, was denied bail when he appeared in the parish’s circuit court yesterday. Attorney-at-law Khadene...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2021 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While the Emerald Princess broke the 20-month drought at Historic Falmouth – the multibillion-dollar cruise shipping pier in the Trelawny capital – the anticipated bounty several craft vendors and other business operators were...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2021 | 12:10 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn intends to oppose the imminent application for bail by two of the three men charged in connection with the brutal murder of banker Andrea Lowe-Garwood. “Based on the...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:07 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager says that despite the buzz surrounding the impending return of cruise calls to the Trelawny town, visitors will not be allowed to move around freely when the Emerald Princess docks on Sunday due to COVID-...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB) is to step up beef and milk production in Jamaica through an initiative in which farmers will be trained in how to plant grass to ensure a sustainable source of feedfor their animals. Devon Sayers, the...

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2021 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: IT WOULD be appear that Falmouth, the Trelawny parish capital, which for a long time was arguably the best-preserved Georgian town in the Caribbean, is fast losing that prestigious reputation, as old buildings are not being repaired...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 12:13 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Trelawny Co-operative Credit Union (TCCU), which earlier this year reported a solid $3.6-billion asset base, has announced an ambitious plan to assist farmers in the western parish with well-needed funding. According to Jhanell...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2021 | 12:16 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The religious landscape in Trelawny is poised to see more changes following last week’s groundbreaking ceremony to establish the parish’s first Bible school, which will provide an avenue for persons seeking to enhance their...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2021 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The radiology Department at the Falmouth Hospital, Trelawny, has received a digital computer reader, valued at $200,000, donated by the Greenside Benevolent Society (GBS). Harris Daley, secretary of GBS, said his organisation has...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:08 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Popular Trelawny personality Tyrone Hilton, a retired clerk of the court who had worked in Trelawny and St James for several years, has died at the age of 77, leaving behind many rich memories among those whose lives he...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE GRAVE situation with the cemeteries in Trelawny came to the fore at yesterday’s monthly meeting of the parish’s municipal corporation as Falmouth’s councillor Garth Wilkinson bemoaned the unkempt state of cemeteries, which, he...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:05 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Pauline Foster-Grant, councillor for the Ulster Spring division in the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC), who is committed to stepping down at the end of her current term, is disappointed that she has not achieved more and is...

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