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Stories by Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RELATIVES OF of Tavoy Cummings, the five-year-old boy who was shot and killed Sunday at a funeral in John’s Hall, St James, said his parents were warned not to attend the event. The boy’s grandfather, John Sterling, said that he had...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A five-year-old boy was shot and killed and his father wounded during a drive-by attack at a funeral held in John’s Hall, St James, on Sunday. Another man was also shot and killed in the incident. Dead are five-year-old Tavoy Cummings and a 24-...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:28 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Two men are dead after gunmen shot six people, including the infant daughter of one of the deceased, in the Hendon area of Norwood, St James, on Wednesday night. The deceased have been identified as 31-year-old Delano Christie, otherwise called ‘...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 12:07 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Investigators attached to the Area One Accident Reconstruction Unit have reported that they are awaiting a post-mortem examination result to determine what caused the death of a beloved primary school teacher on Monday after his vehicle crashed...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DOZENS OF disgruntled residents from Hanover took their protest over poor road conditions and the lack of water and electricity in their communities to sections of the North Coast Highway on Monday morning, blocking sections of the...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2022 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Dozens of residents living in George’s Plain, Westmoreland, have been left in shock after a deadly shooting at a party in their community on Thursday night, which claimed the lives of 50-year-old music producer Craig Chambers and 48-year-old...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: YANEEK SMITH-FINNIKIN believes that if her sister Judeen Smith-Greyson had taken heed to warnings about her husband, she would still be alive today. Smith-Finnikin told The Gleaner that she never liked her brother-in-law and had...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 12:08 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THREE PERSONS died and three others were injured in separate road crashes in western Jamaica over the weekend. Those killed have been identified as 42-year-old Shermaine Brown, a pharmacist assistant of Orange Bay, Hanover; 56-year-...

Published:Saturday | November 5, 2022 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

An air of mystery still surrounds the death of two men in St James, whose bodies were found in a partially burnt-out house in Hendon, Norwood, on Friday morning. While residents believe the men – who up to press time last night had only been...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Relatives of a popular social media personality are today expected to view the body of a woman found with what appeared to be gunshot wounds on Friday morning in Reading, St James, as the police seek confirmation of the victim’s...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2022 | 12:11 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Three suspects have been held in connection with the murder of 36-year-old Chinese businessman He Jin, otherwise called ‘Archie’, who was gunned down during a robbery at his supermarket in Orange Bay in the western parish on...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

With a spike in murders within the inner city of Montego Bay, St James, Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifford Chambers has indicated that the police will be moving to make the Second City safer over the coming weeks as the Christmas season...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2022 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RESIDENTS LIVING in the small farming community of Backwood in German Town, St James, say that they have become a target for gunmen and are making an appeal for increased police presence in the area, following a shooting incident on...

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2022 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

After more than a year of peace, bloody violence rocked the community of Flankers in St James on Thursday night as gunmen ambushed patrons at a shop, killing two men and injuring two others. The deceased have been identified as 34-year-old Bobby...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Twelve-year-old Laron Jurik, who was found hanging from an apple tree in Broughton, Westmoreland, on Tuesday, had a history of suicidal behaviour that sparked scrutiny and worry, his disheartened mother has said. Jurik, who was...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: NEIGHBOURS OF the late Garnet Foster Sr are disappointed at the verdict handed down to his son, Garnet Jr, in the Home Circuit Court for his dad’s murder. Residents living in the Bullet Tree community in Petersfield, Westmoreland...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Just a week after a top-tier member of the notorious Cambridge-based Vietnamese Gang was arrested and charged for double murder, shooting with intent and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, another man, who the police say was also an...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE HANOVER police are continuing their manhunt for Anita McKetty, also called ‘Hope’, who allegedly shot and killed her partner, popular Hanover businessman Syddoo Chambers. McKetty, whose last known address is Anchovy in St James...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:12 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 54-year-old man who returned to the island from England just over three weeks ago to bury his mother was shot dead by a lone gunman in Green Island, Hanover, on Wednesday night, just hours after participating in the grave-digging...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RESIDENTS OF York Bush in Mt Carey, St James, are now in fear as they collectively try to comprehend the brutal murder of two elderly members of the community, who were killed on Monday morning by a lone gunman, whose demand for...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:11 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A three-year-old boy, who was among four persons shot on Tuesday in a drive-by attack that claimed two lives in Goodwill, St James, has been released from the hospital. The deceased have been identified as 38-year-old former St...

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2022 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The agony gripping 58-year-old Delroy Thompson is causing him to ponder whether fate would have treated him differently had he been the one transporting his mother in a frantic effort to reach the hospital on Thursday night after...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:12 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Five people were killed as gunmen went on a bloody 12-hour rampage spanning four separate locations in Westmoreland and St James on Wednesday. Those killed have been identified as 25-year-old Crissanti Wilson, a shop operator of...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:06 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the Westmoreland police division now having the dubious distinction of recording 100 murders since the start of the year, the parish’s police commander says an alliance has been forged with tourism and private sector...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: When popular western Jamaica disc jockey Anthony Laing heard shouts of “Fire!” on Sunday night, he could not imagine the tragedy that was unfolding at his house in Springfield, Westmoreland, where three of his children lost their...

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