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Stories by Adrian Frater

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:00 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:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 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:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 12:11 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 | 12:00 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...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:After recording a staggering 21 murders in the first three months of the year, the bloodletting in Hanover appears to be easing down, thanks to a decision by the police to declare a full-scale assault on the parish's three major...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Rastafarian elder Ras Iyah V, the chairman of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers Association, says he is against the provision of edible ganja products to patrons at locally staged ganja-related events."As it relates to ganja-...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 10:23 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau: The town of Falmouth, Trelawny, is now in mourning as residents react to the gruesome murder of businesswoman Hyacinthia Wright, the wife of the late Joseph Wright, who was a former long-serving mayor of Falmouth. According to...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:While heaping glowing praise on the police for their service to the nation, including describing them as "the best trained in the western hemisphere", National Security Minister Robert Montague yesterday call on lawmen to do all they...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Except for the firefighters and police investigators who were combing through the burnt out rubble, the Westwood High School in Stewart Town, Trelawny, which was the scene of a major fire on Tuesday night, was yesterday quiet to the...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:With St James continuing to bleed at unprecedented levels, the crime threat facing the parish was underscored last Friday when the police seized a shipment of eight guns and more than 1,000 rounds of assorted ammunition at the Montego...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Hotel Riu Reggae in Montego Bay, St James, was fairly quiet yesterday as guests were relocated to other properties to facilitate the Jamaica Fire Brigade's (JFB) investigation of Thursday's explosion which resulted in the death of one...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 10:38 PMAdrian Frater

The St James police made a major gun and ammunition find in Montego Bay Friday evening when eight firearms and more than a thousand rounds of ammunition were seized in an operation at the Montego Bay Wharf...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:Hotel Riu in Ironshore, Montego Bay, in St James was rocked by an explosion in the boiler room shortly before 3:30 p.m. yesterday, resulting in the death of one employee and serious injuries to three others.Chaos reigned for hours...

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:A glorious chapter in longevity came to a quiet end yesterday when 97-year-old Harland Fairweather, who was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest man with a living parent, died peacefully at his home in Duanvale...

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