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Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The Police High Command has issued an appeal to the men and women of the Jamaica Constabulary Force to seek help when they are undergoing stress.Reacting to the death of Senior Superintendent Dermot Lawrence, who is believed to have...

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:24 AMAdrian Frater

  The security forces yesterday had arguably their best day since the state of public emergency (SOE) was imposed in St. James earlier this year when they seized four M16 assault rifles, four ballistic vests, four magazines and more than ...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 1:47 PMAdrian Frater

Schools in Grange Hill and surrounding environs in Westmoreland were closed early today as fear gripped sections of the community following yesterday's murderous rampage by gunmen who shot and killed multiple persons and injured several...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 1:10 PMAdrian Frater

Tragedy struck in Dickson Wharf in Green Island, Hanover this morning after a woman who was eight months pregnant and her two young children were chopped to death. The alleged attacker, who is the woman's ex-boyfriend and the father of her...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 10:48 AMAdrian Frater

The election for a new president for the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) will be the top item on today's agenda of the chamber's Annual General Meeting, which is being held at the Wexford Hotel in Montego Bay. Three...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 12:41 AMAdrian Frater

  Western Bureau:   The three Green Island High School students, who were arrested and charged following an incident in which they allegedly attacked and beat a bus conductor, will spend the Easter holiday with their families after...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:32 AMAdrian Frater

  WESTERN BUREAU: It was a mixture of anger and grief in Brown’s Lane in Granville, St. James yesterday, as while some residents were mourning the brutal murder of 14-year-old Tianna Clarke, others were lamenting the fact that they...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed satisfaction with how members of the security forces have used the extraordinary powers given to them under the state of public emergency now in force in St James."I think the members of the...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

The state of public emergency now in place in St James was never the desired crime-fighting option of many stakeholders, especially the major tourism players in the parish, despite 335 murders last year and 269 in 2016.In fact, two years ago, during...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau: Violence-weary residents of St James are seemingly not enthusiastic about the latest crime strategy crafted by the Police High Command to combat the wanton lawlessness, which has resulted in more than 300 murders in the parish since the start of the year...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:While Montegonians were elated last week that 119 guns destined for the city were intercepted by border patrol agents in the United States, they remained concerned about whether similar shipments might have already entered the island...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Businessman Godfrey Dyer, who heads the state agency the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), is to become the latest inductee on the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Wall of Fame at the chamber's Annual Awards Banquet at the...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Residents of Flanker in St James are cowering in fear following the release of two so-called hot steppers from police custody and their immediate implication in one murder and a string of shootings in the volatile community.A police...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The out-of-control lawlessness that has been plaguingSt James continues to claimvictims with alarming regularity as three more persons were murdered on Sunday, bringing the parish's runaway murder count to 310, which is 46 more than...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:The killing of yet another child has lifted the spine-chilling murder count in St James to 296 since the start of the year, leaving many residents paralysed with fear as it would appear that the police are powerless to stop the...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:The ongoing murder mayhem in St James claimed another three lives and left several persons nursing gunshot wounds as gun-toting thugs struck in three separate locations on Thursday afternoon into early Friday morning.In the first...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:It was devastation on a scale never seen before as residents of Montego Bay, St James, yesterday got a chance to view the significant destruction caused by Wednesday's horrific flood rains, which damaged roads, destroyed numerous...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:While disheartened by the widespread devastation caused by the three and a half inches of rainfall, which battered Montego Bay, St James, for just over four hours on Wednesday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday declared that the...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay, St James, took a major battering yesterday afternoon as heavy rains, which lashed the city for over four hours, caused major flooding and dislocation and resulted in severe infrastructural damage on a scale not seen in...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:The community of Cambridge in southern St James is now under siege as gangsters have murdered three women in less than 72 hours and are said to be regularly firing at police vehicles that venture into crime bases such as Mother Lane.In...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:A 15-year-old schoolgirl of Green Pond High and a senior citizen were killed yesterday morning when they were mowed down by a speeding Toyota Ipsum all-purpose vehicle in Glendevon, St James. The dead child's mother and her sister...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

When Marva Matthews joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) just over 23 years ago, the Montego Bay native saw it as an opportunity to serve her country in the restoration of law and order, which was under threat with 'street values' steadily...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Business mogul Gordon 'Butch' Stewart created history last night when he became the first recipient of the prestigious Pioneer Award at the RJRGLEANER Communications Group Hospitality Jamaica Awards, which took place at the Montego...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Residents in the volatile Salt Spring community in St James are now seething as they are hotly disputing the police's version of an incident in which three men were killed in an alleged confrontation with the lawmen early yesterday...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Clearly pleased with the stability that the zone of special operations (ZOSO) has brought to their community, some residents of Mt Salem in Montego Bay, St James, are quite pleased with the decision to extend the initiative by another...

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