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Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:With five murders last week and a number of alleged killers on the run, Hanover is now on the brink of eclipsing the 60 murders committed last year as the current tally for 2018 is 39, with five full months to go in the year."We are...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:It would appear that colleagues did not pay sufficient attention to some obvious warning signs prior to the alleged suicide of Senior Superintendent Dermot Lawrence, who was found hanging by the neck from the staircase inside the...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:Dr Kinara Fields, a general practitioner who serves both the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James and the Noel Holmes Hospital in Westmoreland, is the latest inductee in the Rotary Club of Montego Bay.The CARICOM national, who hails...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU:Assistant Commissioner of Police Ealan Powell, the Jamaica Constabulary Force's commanding officer for the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in St James,, said he was very pleased with how the security measures instituted for...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Superintendent ShAron Beeput, head of the Hanover Police Division, has taken issue with the recent allegation by the mother of a man who was killed in the parish last Friday that he was murdered by the police."It is difficult to...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:The Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society (RCGBS), which represents survivors of the brutal 1963 police crackdown against Rastafarians in western Jamaica, has rejected the Government's plan to establish a $102-million Rastafari...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:When the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia Thursday morning, the football association presidents in western Jamaica will all be backing just one team - the South American giants and five-time champions Brazil.Based on the...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Tears flowed freely at the New Works Primary School in Westmoreland yesterday as students and teachers reacted with shock and grief to the murder of nine-year-old student Kadijah Saunders, whose body was found in an isolated section...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Well-known journalist Alan Lewin is now recuperating in the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny, where he underwent emergency surgery last weekend after he was allegedly attacked by three knife-wielding women in Montego Bay on Friday night....

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:A popular sound system selector and a renowned photographer were among four persons killed when two speeding motorcycles crashed head-on along the heavily used Nampriel Road in Negril, Westmoreland, on Wednesday nightThe deceased have...

Published:Tuesday | May 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Derrick Kellier, who has been the member of parliament (MP) for Southern St James since he entered representational politics in 1987, has decided to called time on his political career and will be spending the remainder of his term...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

It was literally a case of 'speed kills' along the Hopewell main road in Hanover on Sunday night as all five occupants of a Toyota Corolla motor car died instantaneously in a horrific crash that left the two occupants of another car badly injured."...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:With a massive road-rehabilitation campaign now on in St James, Montego Bay's mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, plans to get tough on construction companies, especially those transporting concrete and causing spillage along the roadway....

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Despite having a zone of special operations and a state of emergency in force in western Jamaica, the latest Jamaica Constabulary Force Periodic Crime Statistics Review continues to paint an ugly picture of the region, with well above...

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Despite the ongoing state of public emergency in St James and the recent successes of the security forces in seizing illegal firearms, brazen gangsters are still committing murders in the parish, as two persons were killed during the...

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:It was a case of tears and laughter at good memories at the Junction Guest House in St Elizabeth on Sunday, as the Haile Clacken Bipolar Foundation, created to immortalise the late Haile Clacken and draw attention to the mental...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that the gangsters responsible for the gun-slaying of seven persons in a 12-hour murderous rampage in Grange Hill, Westmoreland, on Tuesday night are animals that should be tracked down...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Police crime-scene tape surrounding the three-storey apartment complex in Hatfield, St James, yesterday, was the only indication of the hours-long gun battle last Saturday that left notorious gangster Nico 'Bowza' Samuels dead and four policemen...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:Superintendent Sharon Beeput, the commanding officer for Hanover, says that the police are powerless to stop incidents such as Wednesday's gruesome triple murder in Green Island as aggrieved persons are not utilising the mechanisms...

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:It would appear that anger, spawned by rejection, was at the heart of yesterday's brutal triple murder in Green Island, Hanover, where a pregnant mother and her two children were hacked to death by the children's fisherman father. He...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) will move into a new era today at the Wexford Hotel in Montego Bay when it holds its annual general meeting to, among other things, elect a new president.With outgoing president...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:With the killing last Friday night of the main witness, a question mark now hangs over the case against three police officers charged in connection with the death of Mario Deane, who succumbed to injuries sustained at the Barnett...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:While they are not out celebrating, many residents of Cambridge in St James are quietly thankful that they will no longer have to face the wrath of top gangster Ryan 'Ratty' Peterkin, who was killed in a confrontation with a police-...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau:The decision to keep the renal and radiology units on the main building at the problem-plagued Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay could be fraught with danger as fresh reports have surfaced of at least one nurse coughing up...

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