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Stories by Hopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:A St James man was charged on Monday with the murder of University of Technology (UTech) student Demar Stennett, who was stabbed to death along Merriam Way, near Westgate Hills in Montego Bay, on January 5.The accused has been...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:While the region remains a significant challenge to the security forces, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is reporting that there was a major decline in fatal shootings by members of the security forces in...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:A 26-year-old female bartender and her common-law husband were taken into custody by the police in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday after a three-week-old baby girl who was kidnapped from her mother on Friday was discovered at their...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Dozens of disgruntled vendors who operate out of the Charles Gordon Market in Montego Bay are blaming the St James Municipal Corporation and the market's management for shoppers refraining from using the facility because of deplorable...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Murder tainted the Christmas celebrations in the Cold Spring district in Hanover early yesterday morning as two men were ambushed by gunmen as they walked home. They were shot multiple times, dying on the spot.The dead men have been...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Three fishermen from Whitehouse, Westmoreland, are now being hailed as heroes in their seaside community after they fished up a bucket with an illegal firearm and a quantity of ammunition, which they turned over to the police."We have...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Christmas shoppers, vendors, and the business community in St James will be allowed extended hours to do business over the Christmas season as the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) will be relaxed, allowing extra hours for...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Residents of Berkshire District in Bethel Town, Westmoreland, were left baffled yesterday, as they woke up to the shocking news that a seemingly quiet second form high school student had allegedly attacked and murdered his mother...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:As the security forces continue their relentless battle to put an end to the debilitating lawlessness that has been plaguing St James, two more high-powered weapons were taken out of the hands of criminals and a number of suspected...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Three men, who the police have labelled as major players in the illicit lottery scam, were yesterday arrested in an operation carried out in the Coral Spring community in Trelawny by the Lottery Scam Task Force.However, while the...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The vicious murder cycle, which has become the unfortunate new norm in Westmoreland, has churned out yet another double murder, with the killing of a common-law couple in the Bethel Town community on Wednesday night.The two latest...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

A joint police-military operation that was carried out in sections of Westmoreland yesterday led to the apprehension of several wanted men.The operation started shortly after 5 a.m., with officers from the Jamaica Defence Force, the Counter-...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has vowed to hunt down and flush out the gangsters who ambushed a police-military patrol and shot and injured two soldiers in the Richmond Hill section of Cambridge in St James yesterday.Shortly after...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:After six months of peace, the community of Flankers in St James erupted into violence on Monday evening when a drunken man, who brandished a rifle at a group of men, was shot and killed and the weapon taken away from him.The dead man...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:A sixteen-year-old student of Manning's School in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, was among four persons shot and killed, as blood-thirsty gunmen went on a shooting spree in the western parish between late Sunday night and early...

Published:Thursday | September 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:TWO MEN- one of St James' most wanted and another believed to be one of his cronies - were killed yesterday morning when they allegedly engaged the police in a fierce gunfight in the Chelsea section of Irwin, which is located on the...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:A man who the police described as a top-tier member of the notorious Big Yard Gang, which is based in Granville, St James, was shot and killed by unknown assailants who pounced on him in the early hours of yesterday morning in the...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:While some residents in Belmont, Westmoreland, are convinced that the two men killed there on Sunday night were wrongdoers who had sought refuge in their seaside community, the police say they have no evidence to substantiate that...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar Bertel Moore has vowed to crack down on errant taxi operators in Westmoreland at the start of the new school year.Moore says the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) will be adopting a no-nonsense approach...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Jonnella Spence Bucknor, the wife of slain police constable Rohan Bucknor, was at home on Sunday night waiting on her husband. They had planned to watch television talent show 'Rising Stars' together.Bucknor had called from the barber...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:While the apprehension of wanted criminals and the seizure of illegal firearms are the primary targets at the police-military check-points leading in to St James, which is under a public state of emergency (SOE), the security forces...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Uton 'Bigga' Cocket, who the police say was the leader of the much-feared Hanover-based One Voice gang, and his mother, Carlene Graver, were murdered on Wednesday at their Elgin Town home in the western parish in what is believed to...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The three men and teenager who were recently arrested and charged for the murder of an elderly woman and a schoolboy in Malcolm Heights, Lucea, Hanover, remain in custody after they were remanded in the Hanover Parish Court on Friday....

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:A police corporal who allegedly breached the Corruption Prevention Act last Thursday and successfully eluded personnel from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) has reportedly submitted an application for sick...

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