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Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:21 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Despite efforts by the Area One police to curb crime and apprehend gunmen, western Jamaica continues to bleed, with five murders taking place over the past six days. The latest incident occurred in Westmoreland on Sunday, where 27-year-old cookshop...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:16 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Detectives from the St James Police Department, in collaboration with detectives from the St Ann department, seized 41 cell-site batteries on Wednesday during a major operation in Norwood, St James. One man, a 38-year-old barber...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:18 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Despite additional security personnel being deployed throughout Hanover, the parish continues to bleed, with more shootings and murders. There have been at least 14 murders so far this year. Over the past three weeks, five persons have been gunned...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:19 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Despite repeated promises by the police to rein in the spate of cold-blooded murders plaguing western Jamaica, the killings are seemingly continuing unabated with all four parishes in the Area One region recording murders over the...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:20 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

On a day when Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson and National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang toured police stations, and other government officials and dignitaries converged in the area, gunmen carried out a daring robbery,...

Published:Saturday | March 30, 2019 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The Trelawny police are now investigating the double murder of a taxi operator and his common-law wife in Kinloss district on Thursday night, following the shooting death of a man who has been described as one of the parish’s top gangsters. Fifty-...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:17 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that the Government is considering a new maintenance system to ensure proper upkeep of police departments in the western end of the island. Chang made the announcement yesterday while touring several...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The murder toll in western Jamaica continues to climb, with at least seven persons killed in St James and one in Trelawny in the three days up to yesterday. National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has described the situation as a disease for...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:31 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

One of two men who were recently charged in connection with last November’s murder of 72-year-old American national Nancy Hardy was offered bail in the sum of J$300,000 with two sureties when they appeared in the Hanover Parish Court on Tuesday....

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:21 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The Area One Police Division in western Jamaica is basking in its success following the seizure of eight illegal firearms and more than 180 rounds of assorted ammunition in Westmoreland and St James on the weekend. The gun seizures came on the...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Savanna-la-Mar Mayor Bertel Moore has sounded an alarm over rising murders in Westmoreland, following two killings in the parish, including a student in Negril last Thursday night. Eighteen-year-old Kehian Pryce, who hailed from...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:33 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

One of St James’ most wanted men was fatally shot on Thursday morning during a confrontation with members of the security forces in the Granville community in the parish. The deceased has been identified as Amoy Young, otherwise called ‘Pinky’, of...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2019 | 12:19 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: As the Trelawny police continue their bid to make their division safe for residents and visitors, investigators working out of the Criminal Investigation Branch have listed murder suspects Lascelles Wright and Clinton Davis as the...

Published:Wednesday | March 6, 2019 | 12:18 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: For Glendon Brydson, the principal of Somerton All-Age School in St James, six-year-old Jordonian Hodges, who was shot and killed by gunmen on Monday afternoon, was an extraordinary child with star potential. “He was a...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:19 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Thirty-six-year-old Karon Williams, a farmer of Samuel Prospect district in Trelawny, who recently pleaded guilty to three counts of illegal possession of firearm and five counts of illegal possession of ammunition, was sentenced to 39 years’ hard...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:06 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The commanding officer for Trelawny has praised the police for being the third-most successful parish at suppressing murders, behind only St Elizabeth and St Mary in per-capita analysis. Trelawny and St Elizabeth have both recorded...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:33 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Four persons are now dead and another four, up to yesterday afternoon, remained in hospital following their involvements in two separate road accidents along sections of the Holland Bamboo main road in St Elizabeth, on Friday night into Saturday...

Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:25 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Blood washed western Jamaica yesterday as fresh on the heels of Valentine’s Day, lovers’ quarrels ended in death for three persons in St James and St Elizabeth while a female farmer was butchered in Trelawny. Yesterday...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:23 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Police investigators have found evidence suggesting that 39-year-old businessman Ricardo Hewitt, who was murdered in the western city of Montego Bay last Friday, was involved in an illicit pyramid scheme that collapsed late last year. Yesterday,...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:A female Canadian tourist perished on Kent Avenue along the Montego Bay 'hip strip' early Monday morning when the vehicle in which she was a passenger got out of control and crashed into a wall.The dead woman, who was travelling with...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:A special team of divers yesterday joined forces with members of the Trelawny Marine Police in a bid to locate the body of one of the two St Ann men who drowned at a beach in Duncans, Trelawny, while they were on a church trip on...

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

Falmouth's Mayor Councillor Colin Gager says that the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to street-vending in Falmouth during the Christmas and New Year holidays and is warning that offenders will be...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:Several officers assigned to the St James Community Safety and Security Branch and the St James Federation Constable Branch Board were recently honoured by the Anchovy Primary School, also in St James, for projects they recently...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Cognisant of the kind of damage that crime could do to the image of Falmouth, the hub of the nation's cruise shipping, the mayor of the Trelawny parish capital, Councillor Colin Gager, is hopeful that a number of upcoming projects...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:13 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:While police investigators in Westmoreland are yet to determine the motive for the gangland-style killing of four persons in Masemure Meadows, Little London, yesterday, one family member sees the killings as part of a recent string of...

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