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Stories by Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:33 PMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-seven-year-old Asbert Campbell, one of the most prominent business figures in the Second City, was gunned down shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday outside of his shop. Campbell, affectionately called ‘Mr Lee’, was standing outside his Fustic Road...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:11 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Residents and business operators in Montego Bay are raising concerns over the ongoing bloodletting in and around the Second City as gunmen continue their murderous rampage. At least four persons were killed on the Heroes Weekend and leading into...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: St James taxi operator Tavarie Otis Vernon and his family are hopping mad after a police blunder led to his name and photograph being published in a local newspaper recently, claiming he had escaped police custody from the Cornwall...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have both commenced investigations into Tuesday night’s incident in Gutters, St Elizabeth, in which two soldiers, who were reportedly trafficking a large...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A number of call centre workers in Montego Bay, St James, have told The Gleaner that they are dissatisfied with how some managers have been handling their operations and are fearful that enough is not being done to keep them safe...

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

Residents of Middlesex, St Elizabeth, are still haunted by the screams belted out by Stacy-Ann Brown upon discovering that her nine-year-old daughter, Monique Brown, was covered in blood and muttering that she had been shot with her father’s...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Dozens of students and some school administrators in St James are appealing to stakeholders in the parish to help them to acquire tablets and secure Internet service as they are being left behind as classes progress online. Among...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A dispute over an illegal firearm is believed to be the cause of the shooting deaths of two men and a woman and the injuring of a second woman in a spate of shootings on Wednesday in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. Those killed have...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:17 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

News of the death of political stalwart Dr Donald K. Duncan gripped Hanover Eastern yesterday as former constituents reacted with shock at the passing of a man they affectionately called ‘D.K.’ Grief enveloped the People’s National Party’s (PNP)...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:17 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Police-military operations spanning St James and Trelawny resulted in several detentions in the past 48 hours, including that of three men who were being sought for various crimes. Law enforcers also seized three illegal firearms and several rounds...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2020 | 12:17 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Two persons, including a Dominican woman, were gunned down in St James over the past 48 hours. One of the incidents resulted in a high-speed chase that ended at Westgate in Montego Bay, with two of the gunmen being captured and two illegal...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 7:43 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Tamika Davis yesterday created a major upset in Hanover Western for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), sending People’s National Party (PNP) incumbent Ian Hayles packing as the dust settled in the 2020 general election. Davis, who was...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A metro bus driver was killed in St James yesterday after he was attacked by his son with a machete. The alleged killer is believed to be of unsound mind. The dead man has been identified as 57-year-old Keith ‘Barry’ Shaw, a...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2020 | 12:25 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Controversial dancehall star Tommy Lee Sparta was among dozens of men who were released from custody on Monday as the island’s states of emergency (SOE) officially ended, paving the way for today’s nomination day exercise. Prime...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:24 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A brave motorist foiled a brazen attempt by gunmen travelling on a motorcycle to rob him in Negril, Westmoreland, on Wednesday afternoon when he forced them off the road, resulting in them crashing into a wall at a popular hotel....

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:21 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The St James police have arrested and charged two men in connection with the murder of a popular accountant in Bogue Heights, Montego Bay, on July 22 while attempting to rescue his daughter from abductors. The accused men, Oshaine Wilson, 32, and...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:18 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A St James constable who has reportedly had multiple reports of misconduct made against him in the past is again under investigation following his alleged involvement in a shooting incident at an illegal party in the Spring Mount policing area...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:35 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A reputed high-ranking member of the feared King Valley Gang who was atop the Westmoreland’s most wanted list was apprehended in a police dragnet at a house in Grange Hill in the parish on Tuesday morning. He has been identified as...

Published:Monday | August 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Residents engaged in a war of words with the security forces in Mount Salem, St James, after lawmen shut down a Grand Prix skateboarding festival that drew hundreds of patrons on Crawford Street on Sunday. Disquiet in the zone of special operations...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has described as a major blow to organised crime the arrest of 10 alleged gang members in St Andrew on Thursday, one of whom was wanted by the St James police for a 2017 double murder. One of the...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2020 | 12:27 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A brazen daylight robbery of the Jamaica National Bank Money Shop in Whitehouse, Westmoreland, on Tuesday has raised concern among the police that they can’t distinguish hoodlums from law-abiding citizens observing coronavirus...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Bogue Heights community on the outskirts of Montego Bay, St James, was plunged into mourning on Wednesday afternoon when a popular accountant was shot and killed by armed men when he made a valiant attempt to stop them from...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:30 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The bloody reign of Delano ‘Prekeh Boy’ Wilmot as one of Jamaica’s most feared gangsters came to an abrupt end in Amity district, St James, when he was killed in an early morning gunfight with a police-military team. Reports are...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2020 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Trelawny police have charged a fourth person in connection with the murder of 36-year-old Tamara Geddes, the Trelawny woman who was shot dead in the bedroom of her Reserve district home three weeks ago. The suspect has been...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2020 | 12:19 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A close relative has reportedly confessed to hiring the hitman who murder of 36-year-old Trelawny resident Tamara Geddes inside her Reserve district bedroom three weeks ago. A senior investigator revealed that the suspect and her...

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