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Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The St James woman who was arrested on Sunday after she was allegedly found with identity information associated with the lotto scam has still not been charged, albeit she remains in police custody and could find herself in deep...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:00 AMAdrian Frater

Researchers at the Montego Bay, St James-based International Postgraduate Medical College (IPMC) are raising concern that the practice of oral sex in Jamaica could be responsible for the outbreak of a gum disease which is proving challenging to...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The residents of Granville, St James, who were looking forward to putting on their dancing shoes tonight to celebrate Jamaica 55 with a street dance, will have to make alternate arrangements as the St James Police High Command has...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:While it would appear that the Government is now ready to roll out the new zones of special operations initiative, lay magistrates, who are expected to play a pivotal role in its implementation, are still unsure of what role they will...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau: As St James continues to bleed, with the murder toll racing past 160 following the killing of two persons in a brazen gun attack in Salt Spring on Monday, it would appear that Montego Bay's mayor, Homer Davis, is ready to embrace the...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:03 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:If not for the 'dissing showdown' between Alkaline and Tommy Lee Sparta, which generated the show's most excitement, Sumfest Friday night's unofficial 'artist of the night' title might have fallen into Spice's lap.She was rolled on...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:The city of Montego Bay is now home to a branch of LASCO Money following last week's official opening at the Dump Up Beach and Events Park on Howard Cooke Boulevard. The entity is located at Bay West Shopping Centre on Union Street....

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The Montego Bay business community was thrown into mourning yesterday afternoon when prominent 52-year-old businessman Winston Chue, of a Westgate Hill address, was murdered gangland-style on Miriam Way in the downtown section of the...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 7:11 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau: Tension is now high in the Paradise Crescent community in Montego Bay, St. James, where two brothers were killed gangland style early Monday morning in the aftermath of an overnight quarrel, which turned deadly, much to the chagrin...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The relentless drive by the Hanover police to rid the parish of notorious gangsters was met with more success on Saturday as a man said to be a member of the One Voice gang was arrested and a loaded firearm seized during a police...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:While fully supportive of the proposed Zones of Special Operations Bill, which is expected to significantly affect St James, the nation's undisputed murder capital, government Senator Charles Sinclair says that he has no desire to...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:With more than 260 murders since the start of the year, the police's Area One division is the nation's undisputed murder capital and should be significantly impacted when the Zones of Special Operations crime-fighting initiative comes...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Tears flowed at Glendevon Primary and Junior High School in St James yesterday, as teachers and students struggled to come to grips with the fact that nine-year-old Kala Bailey, who was one of the sparkling gems in her grade three...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The Montego Bay based International Postgraduate Medical College (IPMC) is now on the verge of getting accreditation for its Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Programme, which is a master's degree programme, from the Royal College of...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 7:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:At 14-year-old boy is now in police custody following the fatal shooting of a nine-year-old girl in the volatile Hendon/Norwood community in Montego Bay, St James, last Friday.The dead child has been identified as Kala Bailey of the...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:With noxious fumes still plaguing the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James despite the extensive work being done to fix the problematic ventilation system, an old chimney, thought to be the source of the latest bout of the offensive...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:As stakeholders continued to grapple with a solution to crime in St James, government senator Charles Sinclair is calling for a summit to examine all the contending views."It is my view that there needs to be a joint sector leaders'...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The police's bid to tame lawlessness in the Area One police division, which has churned out more than 100 murders since the start of the year, is now getting significant new resources,...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:With alleged multiple murderer Shernado Leslie now out of the way, Deputy Superintendent of Police Sharon Beeput, the commanding officer for the Hanover Police Division, is confident that some measure of peace should return to the...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Head of the police operations in western Jamaica, Assistant Commissioner of Police Warren Clarke, is blaming the culture and the penchant for lawlessness in that section of the island on issues which have existed for decades."For many...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

Joan Rattray, the mother of Elvis Malcolm, the man who was murdered metres from the St James Parish Court just over one week ago, is convinced that her son's killers were rogue cops."It was a carefully planned, professional execution," Rattray told...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:St James's reign of murderous terror claimed two more victims on Wednesday night as masked thugs, sporting assault rifles, struck in Providence Heights, the community adjoining Flanker, killing two persons and injuring six others.The...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:While she remains resolute and determined to break the back of the ongoing lawlessness plaguing the parish, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sheron Beeput, the commanding officer for Hanover, says some residents are assisting...

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 6:11 PMAdrian Frater

Four members of one family were last night killed in Mount Pleasant, Hanover, as criminals continue to wreak havoc in the rural community. The identities of last night's victims are not yet known but initial reports say they are all...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 6:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:With pressure from law enforcement and the fear of extradition making lottery scamming less lucrative and appealing, lottery scammers in western Jamaica are said to be merging into existing criminal gangs to create new avenues to...

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