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Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:29 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A security guard has become the fourth murder victim in Westmoreland for 2020. He is 34-year-old security guard Owayne Martin Grant, of Pleasant Park in George’s Plain, who was shot dead in his community on Thursday night. “We have...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:31 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the state of emergency (SOE) slated to be lifted at the end of next month, the Westmoreland police are set to deploy a number of mini task forces in targeted operations as the division transitions to normal policing....

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:24 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The kitchen knife used in the preparation of Sunday dinner at Neville Sinclair’s home in Brinkley district, St Elizabeth, became an instrument of death a few short hours later as it was used to slaughter the senior justice of the...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:31 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The Lucea police have commenced an investigation into the death of a man who reportedly committed suicide with the use of an illegal firearm at his home in Elgin Town, Hanover, on Saturday morning. Rajui Brown, 26, a labourer of Binns Lane, is the...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:48 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The Westmoreland police chief has vowed to hunt down the killers of a popular service station operator on Wednesday night and has deployed a strong detachment of officers in Whitehouse. The deceased has been identified as 54-year-old Shaun...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:40 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Two men were shot and killed in May Pen, Clarendon, during an early-morning attack on Monday morning. Those killed have been identified as 41-year-old Craig Smith, labourer of Chateau district, Clarendon, and 61-year-old Bonito Williams, otherwise...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:45 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The mother of a teenage truck driver is on the hunt for justice after her son’s death several weeks ago, reportedly from eating a poisoned ackee breakfast. A grieving Keron James, who resides at Awful Gully in Bickersteth, St James, said her 19-...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:31 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Some residents of Mount Salem in St James have been stumped by a revelation that the zone of special operations (ZOSO) does not blanket the entire community, triggering questions on why the boundary for the security initiative was drawn along the...

Published:Friday | January 3, 2020 | 12:57 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Catadupa District in St James are challenging claims by the police that 19-year-old Daveen Powell, a labourer from the same community, was killed in a shoot-out with lawmen yesterday morning. Following the incident, Powell’s elder...

Published:Thursday | January 2, 2020 | 12:39 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A 15-year-old high-school student successfully underwent surgery at Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny yesterday to remove a bullet from her forehead after she was believed to have been shot by men involved in a gun salute as part of New Year’s...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:27 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Scores of residents of Three Miles River watched helplessly as their homes were flooded as torrential rainfall walloped sections of Westmoreland on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, resulting in major damage to houses and other...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:07 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 13-year-old Anchovy High School student was among seven persons murdered across St James between last Thursday and Friday as the parish’s murder count for the year climbed to 150 despite an ongoing state of public emergency. The...

Published:Saturday | December 21, 2019 | 12:06 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent Robert Gordon, the commander for the Westmoreland police, said additional security measures have been put in place in the parish, which is already under a state of public emergency (SOE), to ensure the safety and...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:43 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Hanover-based pastor who was arrested and charged last week following allegations that he sexually molested several children in the parish will spend Christmas behind bars as he was remanded when he appeared in the Hanover...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:20 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Seven fishermen who were lost at sea for more than a week were reunited with families in Whitehouse, Westmoreland, yesterday after being saved by a seaman who refused to give up on his rescue mission. What was expected to be an uneventful three-day...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:20 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the ongoing state of emergency in St James, robbers have laid siege to the Charles Gordon Market in the parish capital, fleecing vendors and shoppers of millions of dollars. The St James Municipal Corporation, which operates...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Quality Education Circle (QEC) of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Region 4 came good for the family of two children, who perished in a fire which destroyed their home in the Norwood section of Montego Bay, St James, on November...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:33 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: St James remains under the gun with six persons slaughtered in the last four days despite a number of security initiatives meant to curb the parish’s runaway murder figures. The latest victim has been identified as 28-year-old...

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:36 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A St James family is demanding answers from administrators at Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) about how a man who was admitted to the Type A facility on Saturday turned up dead under a bridge in downtown Montego Bay the following...

Published:Tuesday | November 26, 2019 | 12:48 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Trelawny, one of the most peaceful parishes in western Jamaica, saw blood flowing through its streets on Monday night as two men were killed in a drive-by shooting in St Vincent district near Albert Town. The dead men have been...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:23 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Following a recent string of murders that have rattled western Jamaica, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips charged on Friday that the Holness administration has weakened states of emergency (SOEs), allowing criminals to reign amid the imposition...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:16 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has expressed outrage at recent attacks against school administrators and teachers, urging parents and other stakeholders to use non-confrontational alternatives to settle disputes. The alarm...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:32 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Frome Technical High School in Westmoreland and the Maroon Town community of St James were both plunged into mourning on Tuesday following the tragic death of a teacher in a St Elizabeth automobile crash. Dead is 32-year-old Wyarth Vaughn Wilkins,...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:44 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The St James police are reportedly making headway into unmasking police impersonators who have been on a deadly rampage in the parish, driving terror into the hearts of residents. “We have identified suspects in the three most...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for the St James woman who was recently charged in connection with the deaths of her two sons, in a fire which destroyed their home in Paradise, Norwood, on November 1. Shantel Brown, 28, who was charged...

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