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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...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie got in a fit of rage during his tour of Westmoreland on Thursday after discovering that a matron’s quarters and male ward at the Savanna-la-Mar Infirmary were still incomplete despite...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:06 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Westmoreland’s custos, Bishop Hartley Perrin, is seeking the Government’s intervention to regulate persons who just emerge, without training, and declare themselves to be pastors and bishops and then go on to embarrass the church....

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2021 | 12:12 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A common-law couple was shot and killed in their sleep as gun-toting gangsters invaded their home in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, on Tuesday. Those killed have been identified as 21-year-old Anthony ‘Tansuh’ Godfrey and his 19-year...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Deploying branches and boulders and seething with rage, protesters transformed the John’s Hall and Spring Mount roads in St James into an obstacle course on Monday, forcing police and soldiers to patrol the corridor as work crews...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 63-year-old former disc jockey was shot and killed at his gate in Friendship, Trelawny, shortly after 10 a.m. on Monday while three men, believed to be his attackers, were held by the police. An illegal firearm was seized. The...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2021 | 12:13 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Opposition Leader Mark Golding has labelled the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as profilers, saying he was shocked to hear the pleas for water from constituents of St Elizabeth South West, which is represented by Agriculture...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2021 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Police investigators from Area Three are trying to ascertain the motive behind Tuesday night’s shoot-up at an illegal party in New Town, St Elizabeth, which resulted in the deaths of two men and serious injuries to two others. Those...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2021 | 12:13 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite the imposition of additional security measures in St James, the parish’s bloodletting continues to trend upwards as four more murders were recorded over the past four days. Police data show that up to July 6, murders in the...

Published:Monday | July 5, 2021 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Holness administration’s pledge to pump millions of dollars into infrastructural development in Westmoreland Central is being viewed as a pre-emptive ploy at stabilising support and blocking the Opposition People’s National...

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