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Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:28 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Fire destroyed the iconic 129-year-old Railway Corporation Train Station building in Balaclava, St Elizabeth, on Wednesday morning, wrecking the livelihoods of the persons who were using it as a furniture shop. The Balaclava police...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A female taxi operator was shot and killed by attackers posing as passengers along the Tucker main road in St James on Tuesday. The murder is likely to increase the temperature of national outrage against violence against women amid...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:26 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Detectives attached to the Lacovia Police Station in St Elizabeth have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the murder of a housekeeper, whose body was discovered Tuesday morning at her home with her neck...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:23 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The grieving family of 78-year-old Joyclyne Gordon, the retired farmer whose decomposed body was found in a section of her from Breadnut Walk community in St Elizabeth on Saturday, is still puzzled as to the circumstances under...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:19 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Tennyson Bernard may have lost an estimated $25 million in property when fire razed his hardware store in Flankers, Montego Bay, on Sunday, but his real treasure, his seven-month-old daughter, was saved in a dramatic rescue that unfolded on Sunday...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:27 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The police and the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) have launched probes into the stabbing death of a detainee, allegedly by another inmate, at the Negril lock-up in Westmoreland on Friday night. The dead prisoner has been...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:16 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A man who was wanted by the St James police in connection with several murders and shootings in the volatile Norwood community was apprehended during a joint police-military operation yesterday. He was reportedly found hiding in a...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:28 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A St Elizabeth father is hoping that a judge hands down the death penalty for his daughter’s former flame who stabbed her multiple times in her sleep last year. He believes that this could be a lesson to other abusive and...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:27 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It has been almost a week since an elderly fisherman from Bluefields in Westmoreland vanished at sea. Days of searching have turned up no sign of 75-year-old Leonard Williams, and his loved ones are now fearing the worst. Williams...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Melvin Honeyghan, president of the Funeral Directors’ Association of Jamaica, says only government-contracted funeral directors stand to benefit from the recent adjustments made to burial restrictions, which now makes allowances for...

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2021 | 12:22 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of the New Town district in Hanover were jolted on Monday by the shock discovery of a beheaded pastor. The minister of religion has been identified as 40-year-old Kenniffe Andre Reid, who is originally from Lucea, Hanover...

Published:Monday | March 8, 2021 | 12:24 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

SEVEN people, including a 16-year-old boy, were murdered in St James and Westmoreland during a bloody weekend in which a 13-year-old student was left nursing gunshot wounds at hospital. Those killed in St James have been identified as 33-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:22 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The Funeral Directors’ Association of Jamaica has blasted Prime Minister Andrew Holness for his Government’s decision to ban funerals and burials from March 8 to 22. Melvin Honeyghan, president of the Funeral Directors’ Association of Jamaica,...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:24 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 17-year-old student of Rhodes Hall High School in Hanover was shot dead and his older brother seriously injured when armed men kicked in the door to their two-room board house and opened fire in a predawn attack on Tuesday. The...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 2:06 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The debacle at Munro College where the part administrators played in a COVID-19 breakout brought into stark reality, the part leaders at organisations must play in order to help curtail the spread of COVID-19. MUNRO ANGER Administrators blamed for...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2021 | 12:21 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The cold-blooded murders of two of their colleagues within 24 hours has driven fear into dozens of farmers across Westmoreland who now believe they are being targeted by deadly criminals. The murdered farmers have been identified as 62-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Incumbent head of the Accompong Maroons, Colonel Ferron Williams, will face a leadership challenge from four contenders when affiliates of the St Elizabeth-based enclave go to the polls on Thursday. While his challengers, including...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Administrators at the all-boy Munro College in St Elizabeth came under fire on Monday for reported lax coronavirus protocols and a culture of complacency that caused an outbreak of infections that has shuttered the school. Munro’s...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2021 | 12:23 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: One man has been arrested and charged in connection with a motor vehicle crash on Wednesday along the Barrahm main road in Westmoreland in which an ex-police sergeant was crushed to death. Arrested and charged is 65-year-old Alrick...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:56 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Dancehall artiste Moses ‘Beenie Man’ Davis, who was arrested and charged for breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA), pleaded not guilty when he appeared before the St Elizabeth Parish Court in Black River yesterday. The...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2021 | 3:31 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The Westmoreland police have launched a manhunt for a man who reportedly stabbed a minor outside the Westmoreland Parish Court in Savanna-la-Mar on Tuesday morning. Investigators say they have not yet ascertained the suspect’s identity. Reports...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2021 | 3:30 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: For the second time in less than seven months, armed robbers posing as customers carried out a daring daylight multimillion-dollar robbery at a financial institution in the community of Whitehouse, in Westmoreland. The latest...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 1:11 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The relatives of a man who was fatally shot by cops in Meyers Field Mountains, near Grange Hill in Westmoreland on Thursday, are denying police reports that he was killed in a shoot-out. The dead man has been identified as Kevern...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2021 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: An issue causing soot to be leaking into fuel being dispensed at its depot and reduced ridership concerns are among reasons behind frustrated commuters seeing an irregular schedule in the roll-out of buses by the Montego Bay Metro....

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While most persons are still in shock over the brutal murder of 50-year-old Andrea Lowe-Garwood, who was shot as she worshipped in her Trelawny church on Sunday, based on stories circulating that she was short-changing her in-laws,...

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