A horrific vehicular collision on the Point main road in Lucea, Hanover, last Thursday, June 27, claimed the life of hotel worker Rajay Gayle, a resident of Cauldwell district in Green Island.

PSOJ demands crime plan

The imposition of States of Emergency is not seen by the powerful Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ) as good enough to battle the scourge of crime. PSOJ President Howard Mitchell, is demanding a crime plan.

Jovexx’s meteoric rise

His talent is undeniable, and though most will not forget him after his debut performance on that big stage come July 20, the Western Mirror takes pleasure in introducing the West to what may very well be the next big thing to come out of Montego Bay.

Bleachers exiled

Recently, in a letter supposedly issued by administrators of the Irwin High School in St. James and addressed to parents/guardians, students who were found guilty of skin bleaching were being asked to stay at home – away from the classroom – until their “original complexion” returned. The PNPYO caught wind of the now highly publicized issue and, in a statement to the Western Mirror, are shunning the actions of the school administrators, claiming, among other things, that the letter infringes on the UN Convention’s Rights of the Child to education.


Western Jamaica continues to bleed, amidst cries from some quarters that the State of Emergency imposed on the region over a month ago, is ineffective.

Knights, Jaguars in semis

Last year’s beaten finalists, MoBay Cricket Club Knights and the former many times champions, Granville Jaguars, have joined Falmouth Saints as the two early qualifiers for the best-of-three semi finals of the Western Basketball Association Elite League following an emphatic win on the weekend.

Negril entertains despite SOE

Michael Nattoo/Alan Lewin The State of Public Emergency, while its effects are far-reaching, has not quite had a dampening...

More students benefit from Hanover Charities

Hanover Charities has provided a big boost for the educational pursuits of a number of students in the parish.

‘The State of Emergency is not working’ – Hylton

Despite the ongoing Zones of Special Operations and the supposedly much-improved States of Public Emergency, citizens of western parishes, particularly those in St. James, continue to cower in fear, as the increased security presence appears not to be having its intended impact, with murders still occurring with some regularity.

Saints, Titans take leads

Saints, with a ruthless showing, pulled off the first big win of the evening, charging past the defending champions Catherine Hall All Stars, 76-55, in a dominant display from start to finish.