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Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Eleven-year-old Jada Wright is no ordinary child, having passed four Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects with distinction, the latest two racked up in this year’s June sitting. Jada, who lives in Junction, St...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Meakof Jarrett, the elder brother of 39-year-old Taneka Gardner, the woman whose throat was slashed during a sacrificial ritual at the Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries in Paradise, Montego Bay, St James, on...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A Hanover woman who was among the congregants at the Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries in Paradise, St James, on Sunday when deadly violence erupted is now emotionally drained after realising how close she came...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents in the quiet farming community of All Sides, near Warsop, in Trelawny, are still struggling to come to grips with the brutal murder of an elderly female farmer, who was found dead in her bed with multiple chop wounds on...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has announced that it has expanded its Domestic Violence Intervention Centre (DVIC) network to an additional six police stations across the island, as part of the overall effort to control...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The 10-year-old girl who was shot in the head as gangsters unleashed deadly gunfire in downtown Montego Bay on Wednesday afternoon is reportedly battling for life at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH). The child and her mother...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:12 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A primary schoolteacher was on Wednesday battling for life in the Black River Hospital in St Elizabeth after she was abducted by two men in Santa Cruz on Tuesday afternoon. Her throat was slashed and she was left to die after being...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:12 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Three men were shot dead and and three other persons, including two bystanders, injured as gunmen travelling in a Toyota Corolla motor car opened heavy gunfire on the occupants of a Toyota Mark X as both vehicles sped through the...

Published:Monday | September 27, 2021 | 12:07 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Three persons were shot and killed, one injured, and another burnt to death in his home as gunmen carried out two separate attacks in the St James communities of Granville and Niagara. Those killed have been identified as 37-year-old Lydia Williams...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The widow of late reggae giant Rainford Hugh ‘Lee Scratch’ Perry yesterday told mourners that the COVID-19-induced shutdowns and restrictions within the entertainment sector globally may have contributed to the iconic producer’s...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 43-year-old Hanover man has been arrested following an allegation by his 19-year-old daughter that he sexually molested her on separate occasions over the past four months. According to reports from the Lucea police, the accused...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:11 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dozens of persons who showed up at Hopewell Health Centre in Hanover to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination were turned away as the staff at the facility was not aware of any plans for them to be vaccinated. The disgruntled...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Disgruntled residents of Jointwood, St Elizabeth, are venting anger at their Member of Parliament J.C. Hutchinson, who they say has turned a blind eye to their badly damaged main road, which has got worse since the recent passage of...

Published:Friday | August 27, 2021 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With bodies piling up as a result of the increasing number of COVID-19-related deaths in the parish, funeral directors in Westmoreland want the Government to set defined timelines for burials to alleviate storage problems. Melvin...

Published:Tuesday | August 24, 2021 | 12:08 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After refusing to be vaccinated, Westmoreland gas station operator Mike Urel Bacchas saw his wife, Marcia, pass away last Monday from COVID-19, and as he, too, was dying days later, he hoped to recover from the illness to take the...

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Nicola Clarke, the woman who was allegedly set on fire by her partner in a fit of rage in Great River, Hanover, on May 19, died from complications from her burn wounds on Sunday. Natalie Feinberg, a sister of Clarke’s, disclosed that her sister...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: AS PROMISED, Agriculture Minister Floyd Green on Tuesday launched the J$50 million Small Ruminant Development Programme (SRDP), which is designed to rapidly increase the population of small ruminants, and over time, improve the...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:37 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A fast-food vendor and a customer became the latest victims of gun crime in Hanover on Tuesday as they were killed at a cook shop just metres away from the Kingsvale Police Station, near the Hanover-Westmoreland border. The deceased...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2021 | 12:08 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The bravery of a 15-year-old girl paid off on Thursday afternoon, in Trelawny, as her valiant efforts thwarted an alleged attempt by a taxi man who tried to rape her. The young woman fought the taxi operator and made good her escape...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A rift has widened in the Westmoreland Municipal Corporation (WMC) over the naming of the newly unveiled headquarters after the sitting mayor, Bertel Moore, who has scoffed at detractors and insisted that they had no right and power...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Agriculture Minister Floyd Green has pledged to expand the number of crack teams within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to tackle the wave of farm theft plaguing the island. Praedial larceny continues to be a millstone around...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2021 | 12:06 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Agriculture Minister Floyd Green says local dairy farmers are poised to benefit from a $70-million loan arrangement through the Jamaica Dairy Development Board and the Dairy Concessionary Loan Programme, which will improve their...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2021 | 12:06 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Richard Wallace, president of the Negril Chamber of Commerce, says the organisation stands ready to pay the $1 million that is needed to cover the cost of soil testing, which is a prerequisite for the construction of Negril Fruit...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The 17-year-old son of a Westmoreland-based pastor is now in police custody and could be facing a murder charge as he is the main suspect in the death of his father, who was killed in his sleep at their Petersfield home early Friday...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:08 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Following back-to-back double murders, Michael Troupe, councillor for the Granville division in St James, is calling on the Government to come to the assistance of the community by introducing special security measures to quell the...

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