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Published:Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Blood washed western Jamaica yesterday as fresh on the heels of Valentine’s Day, lovers’ quarrels ended in death for three persons in St James and St Elizabeth while a female farmer was butchered in Trelawny. Yesterday...

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Police investigators have found evidence suggesting that 39-year-old businessman Ricardo Hewitt, who was murdered in the western city of Montego Bay last Friday, was involved in an illicit pyramid scheme that collapsed late last year. Yesterday,...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:A female Canadian tourist perished on Kent Avenue along the Montego Bay 'hip strip' early Monday morning when the vehicle in which she was a passenger got out of control and crashed into a wall.The dead woman, who was travelling with...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:A special team of divers yesterday joined forces with members of the Trelawny Marine Police in a bid to locate the body of one of the two St Ann men who drowned at a beach in Duncans, Trelawny, while they were on a church trip on...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Falmouth's Mayor Councillor Colin Gager says that the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to street-vending in Falmouth during the Christmas and New Year holidays and is warning that offenders will be...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Several officers assigned to the St James Community Safety and Security Branch and the St James Federation Constable Branch Board were recently honoured by the Anchovy Primary School, also in St James, for projects they recently...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Cognisant of the kind of damage that crime could do to the image of Falmouth, the hub of the nation's cruise shipping, the mayor of the Trelawny parish capital, Councillor Colin Gager, is hopeful that a number of upcoming projects...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:While police investigators in Westmoreland are yet to determine the motive for the gangland-style killing of four persons in Masemure Meadows, Little London, yesterday, one family member sees the killings as part of a recent string of...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Julia James-Spence, the All-Island Parent-Teacher Association (AIPTA) chairman for Region Four, says that the killing of students in the region has hit an alarming level, and she is calling for persons to seek counselling instead of...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Residents of Rosemount, St James, were left bewildered yesterday morning when they woke up to the shocking news of the murder of a mother and her daughter and the subsequent suicide by the woman's common-law husband, who killed...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:UNDER PRESSURE from marauding gunmen who have been shooting up their community, including Sunday night's incident in which a female student was wounded, residents of Gordon Crescent in Granville, St James, are appealing to the...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:A St James man is now on the run after he allegedly murdered his father on Thursday night during a domestic dispute over stolen money at their Green Pond home in Montego Bay.The dead man has been identified as 59-year-old Clifton...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:With an increasing number of cruise ship passengers being arrested for possession of ganja on their stop-over in Jamaica, Dr Lee Bailey, chairman of the Caribbean Cruise Shipping Limited, believes that the lack of clarity on the law...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Until he broke up with his girlfriend recently and began acting strangely, 30-year-old Keron 'Timber' Watson of Cascade in Hanover was just a regular member of his community.However, things changed last Saturday when he allegedly...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The Malcolm Heights community in Hanover was left traumatised on Wednesday night following a brutal incident in which two gunmen barged into a yard and snuffed out the lives of a 91-year-old-female pensioner and her neighbour, a 15-year-old-...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Errol Chattoo, the director of complaints at the Western Regional Office of the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM), says he is having challenges investigating the circumstance surrounding a recent incident in which a...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:The thirteen-year-old boy who was arrested and charged in connection with the murder of a nine-year-old female student of the New Works Primary School in Westmoreland some three weeks ago, is to make his first appearance in the...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Investigators attached to the Falmouth Police Station and the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay are now probing an incident in which police personnel allegedly pepper sprayed three security guards as well as patients on a ward at...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:Last week was a very good one for the Hanover police, as 12 persons who were arrested recently under the lottery scam law were convicted in the Hanover Circuit Court."We hope this will be a lesson to all the persons who are still...

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