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Stories by Adrian Frater

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...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Classes are slated to resume on Campus One at Anchovy High School in St James today, following yesterday's suspension in the wake of an incident in which the dean of discipline was attacked by a group of girls. He suffered a serious...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The Ramble Health Centre in Ramble, Hanover, is now being upgraded at a cost of J$3 million. This is designed to improve the quality of service to the 6,000 outpatients who look to the clinic for primary health care.The upgrade, which...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The clinical trial by the Montego Bay-based International Postgraduate Medical College (IPMC) to find a cure for a troublesome gum disease, which is being linked to cunnilingus (oral sex), is to be done in Bangante in the Republic of...

Published:Tuesday | September 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Four M16 assault rifles, a Glock 40 pistol and a quantity of assorted ammunition were seized in Flanker, St James, yesterday, during a nine-hour police-military operation that targeted the much-feared 'Red Dirt' section of the...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:People's National Party (PNP) supporters in Mt Salem, St James, added a political spin on the zones of special operation (ZOSOs), telling Peter Bunting, the opposition spokesman on national security, that they believe politics was at...

Published:Tuesday | September 12, 2017 | 12:34 AMAdrian Frater

 Western Bureau - Gunmen are reportedly fleeing from St James in droves as indications are that they are fearful that the zone of special operations, which is now concentrated in Mt Salem, might soon be expanded into the other...

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

Western Bureau:An AK-47 rifle with one magazine and five live rounds, a 9mm pistol and two home-made guns were found; two men believed involved in serious crimes held; lead sheets used in the lottery scam seized, and scores of residents turned out...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:With just hours to go before the five-day grace period for illegal weapons found on premises in Mount Salem, St James, ended yesterday, it would appear that the offer, which was made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, fell flat as the...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Residents of the Mount Salem community in Montego Bay, St James, who had mistakenly thought that the zone of special operations (ZOSO) initiative had been lifted on Monday night, after some of the barriers that were erected on Friday...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Despite being subjected to searches at the various police-military checkpoints, it was an uneventful first day of the 2017 school year for the students from Mount Salem in St James, which was declared the nation's first zone of...

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