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Published:Saturday | July 11, 2020 | 12:18 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Forty-nine-year-old Abraham Lawrence, the mentally challenged man who has been in lock-up at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre, for more than 25 years, was set free yesterday when he appeared before the Santa Cruz Parish Court in St...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:29 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Days after a major operation in which eight St James men were arrested for their suspected involvement in an international drug syndicate, another man has been nabbed as cops made a $26-million cocaine seizure on the weekend....

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:28 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Forty-nine-year-old Abraham Lawrence, one of several mentally challenged persons, who had been locked away in state custody for two decades, was granted bail in the St Elizabeth Parish Court in Black River yesterday. Lawrence,...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:19 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The son of a former St James politician is among a number of business persons taken into custody, following a joint police-military operation carried out by members of the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Unit (C-TOC) in Catherine Mount and...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:27 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A five-year-old child was killed and three other persons injured in Montego Bay on Wednesday afternoon when an out-of-control car crashed into a group of National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) employees along Claude...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:26 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St Elizabeth police have confirmed that a man has been taken into custody in connection with Wednesday’s armed robbery at Appleton Estate in Siloah. According to reports, shortly after 8 a.m., three masked men entered the estate...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:36 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Popular Montego Bay dancehall entertainer Rygin King was shot and seriously injured during a gun attack in Struie district, Westmoreland, on Sunday while a woman, identified as his girlfriend, was killed. Another male was also shot and injured....

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:36 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Jason Grey, a 26-year-old tattoo artist of Hague Settlement in Trelawny, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday for the murder of two St James children. He will be eligible for parole after serving 29 years. On his last appearance in court,...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:31 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Three men, including two motorcyclists and a pillion, died from injuries they sustained in a fiery double motorcycle collision which occurred in the vicinity of the Green Island bridge in Green Island, Hanover, on Friday night. Those killed have...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Three western Jamaica cops were charged on Tuesday in a sweeping narcotics operation involving high-profile United States law-enforcement agents in two American cities. All of the police personnel operate within the St James...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2020 | 12:22 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DISGRUNTLED RESIDENTS of Elgin Town, Hanover, blocked a section of the North Coast Highway on Tuesday to protest the police shooting of a man who recently returned to Jamaica from the Cayman Islands. Lineka Williams, 28, was...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: AN UNLICENSED taxi operator who allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl in Hopewell, Hanover, on Thursday, leaving her badly traumatised and in a state of anguish, is now being sought by the police. “We are aware of the incident but we are not...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:21 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It would appear that the Government’s decision to reopen beaches on Sunday could not have come sooner for hundreds of residents across western Jamaica as they turned out in droves for fun and frolic in Trelawny, St James, Hanover,...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The directive that all Jamaicans should wear protective masks as COVID-19 risk-management measures is seemingly being exploited in St James, where mask-wearing thugs have been carrying out brazen robberies and escaping. One such...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Three bodies investigators believe to be those of men who went missing after they were ambushed by gunmen in Green Island, Hanover, on April 22, were found in a 40-foot-deep sinkhole in Phoenix Town yesterday. The gruesome discovery...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:21 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RESIDENTS OF Top Hill in Junction, St Elizabeth, are in shock after the partially decomposed body of a popular pastor was found at his home on Sunday with multiple chop wounds. The murdered church leader has been identified as 40-...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:21 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

RESIDENTS OF Hanover are taking to social media and other platforms to chastise the Government for crediting the parish with one case of COVID-19 after a male cruise ship worker from the Adventure of the Seas, which docked in Falmouth, Trelawny,...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:24 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A St James elderly couple and their grandson became the latest road fatalities in western Jamaica on Tuesday when they perished in a motor vehicle crash along the Paradise main road in Westmoreland. Three other family members,...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE ALLEGED mastermind behind a spate of robberies across western Jamaica was killed after he and his cronies reportedly engaged the security forces in a blazing gun battle after yet another multimillion-dollar heist in Montego Bay...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2020 | 12:13 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

With Hanover being the only parish in Jamaica yet to record a case of the coronavirus, residents have stepped up their zero-tolerance policy against the disease. In an aim to ensure their safety, several residents have formed ‘COVID Free’ groups,...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2020 | 12:20 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A Montego Bay-based Chinese business operator, who was already bracing for a significant COVID-19 economic fallout, has got an unexpected, heavier blow with a major ravaging his store on Barnett Street in the Second City. The...

Published:Friday | April 17, 2020 | 12:20 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: More than a dozen family members who fled Portmore to avoid a COVID-19 lockdown St Catherine and sought refuge in Hanover and St James are now being quarantined in state facilities in western Jamaica. Special teams from the...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Persons in western Jamaica who lose family members to COVID-19 could find themselves in a dilemma as stakeholders in the Funeral Directors Association of Jamaica (FDAJ) have expressed uncertainty about state guidance on handling and...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:06 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: For the second time in two weeks, controversy surrounds an incident involving members of the security forces and a citizen in St James under the curfews introduced to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus on the island. The...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2020 | 12:20 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The community of Hendon in Norwood, St James, yesterday erupted in violence after gangsters carried out a bloody drive-by, killing two men and injuring another, less than two hours before the all-island COVID-19 curfew took effect. A day before, on...

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