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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...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched a probe into an incident in Montego Bay on Tuesday in which a police officer assigned to the St James Municipal Corporation reportedly fired a shot into a motorist’...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The close-protection officer assigned to Minister of Finance Dr Nigel Clarke lost his life in a three-vehicle collision along the Coopers Pen main road in Trelawny yesterday afternoon. He has been identified as Sergeant Marlon Smith, who was...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 12:13 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Commissioner of Police Antony Anderson has approved the site for the erection of a police post in the Hopewell township, which has emerged as a criminal hotspot in Hanover. The building, which was initially identified by...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Norman Allen, principal of Frome Technical High School in Westmoreland, is refuting claims that last week, the school defied a directive from the Ministry of Education and turned away students, who showed up at the institution for...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Three men believed to be major players in the ongoing violence in Norwood, St James, were among 33 men taken into custody and two firearms seized during a series of security operations on yesterday’s first full day of the zone of...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:02 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: After a $27-million rehabilitation, a roadway in Chantilly, Westmoreland, which was handed over by a subcontractor in late May, is now in disrepair after three showers of rain, much to the disgust of residents. Yesterday morning,...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:03 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison is calling on mothers to create a protective framework around their young daughters to guard them against sexual molestation, which is becoming increasingly rampant. Speaking against the...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A man who reportedly chased and fired several shots at a tour bus operator in Blenheim, Hanover, on Monday was cornered and chopped to death by angry residents. The dead man has been identified by the police as Adrian ‘Killy Killy’...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: A sound system selector is dead and a licensed firearm holder in police custody following a shooting incident which was sparked by an altercation that started at a party that was being staged in breach of the Disaster Risk...

Published:Saturday | June 5, 2021 | 12:06 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent Sharon Beeput, the police commanding officer for Hanover, is vowing to make the lives of sex offenders in that parish miserable as the police continue their relentless search for a man who allegedly sexual molested a...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:11 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The unending gang feud in sections of Glendevon, St James, has claimed two more lives as gangsters continue to wreak havoc in the community, which has been witnessing on-and-off bouts of extreme violence in recent years. The latest...

Published:Thursday | June 3, 2021 | 12:16 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A male nursing assistant who was charged last week after he allegedly molested a 15-year-old girl at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, was denied bail when he appeared in the Hanover Parish Court Thursday. Damion Bigby,...

Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Male healthcare staff are not allowed to interface with girls and women on predominantly female hospital wards without due oversight. That’s the word from St Andrade Sinclair, regional director at the Western Regional Health...

Published:Tuesday | June 1, 2021 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Gunmen snuffed out the life of a 26-year-old man in full view of three children in Salt Spring, St James, on Monday, spraying him with bullets during a brazen daylight home attack. The deceased has been identified as Daniel McDuffus...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:16 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

As Davian Hopwood watched People’s National Party (PNP) President Mark Golding laying a block for under-construction home in Petersfield, Westmoreland, on Saturday, she beamed with happiness at the fulfilment of a months-long political pledge....

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Lolleta Scarlett, the mother of a Hanover woman scorched in an alleged fit of rage by a jealous boyfriend last week, was in tears as she watched Nicola Clarke being wheeled out of the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St...

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