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Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:18 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With Jamaica lacking a burn unit to adequately treat her severe injuries, Nicola Clarke, the Hanover woman who was allegedly doused with gasolene and set on fire by her jealous boyfriend last Wednesday, is to head to the United...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:18 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The 15-year-old boy charged in connection with last week’s shooting death of his six-year-old cousin in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, was remanded when he made his first court appearance on Wednesday. Following the hearing in the...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:16 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A 15-year-old girl who was allegedly molested at a western Jamaica hospital by a nursing assistant last Friday was reportedly being overwhelmed by demons she was silently battling due to sexual assault by a relative in 2017, driving her to the...

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The 15-year-old boy, who allegedly shot and killed his six-year-old cousin on Monday in a bizarre shooting incident in a yard on Dalling Street, Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, was formally slapped with a murder charge late Thursday...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:16 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Twenty-one-year-old Soniman ‘Shortman’ Walker, who was wanted by the St James police in connection with the murder of an American tourist, was captured in Clarendon last Wednesday by detectives attached to the Major Investigation...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A jealous boyfriend in Great River, Hanover, is on the run after allegedly dousing a woman with gasoline and setting her afire yesterday, much to the horror of bystanders. The incident is the latest in a grim roll of cases of...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A dark cloud of grief hung over a family in Barrett Hall in Lilliput, St James, yesterday after a mid-morning fire destroyed their board and zinc dwelling, claiming the lives of two infant brothers trapped inside. The deceased...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:13 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A massive fire almost totally destroyed the Granville Police Station in St James on Tuesday night, resulting in the authorities having to prematurely roll out a plan to construct a new state-of-the-art facility at the same location...

Published:Tuesday | May 18, 2021 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A 15-year-old suspect is being sought in the shooting death of his six-year-old cousin in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Jadaine Miller, who lived in the same yard as the accused. Reports by the police...

Published:Tuesday | May 18, 2021 | 12:12 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Dancehall artiste Moses ‘Beenie Man’ Davis was fined $150,000 or 35 days in jail when he appeared for sentencing before the St Elizabeth Parish Court in Black River yesterday, having previously pleaded guilty to breaches of the...

Published:Thursday | May 13, 2021 | 12:16 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 28-year-old businessman, who allegedly shot and killed 27-year-old pool attendant Kimmorlay Anthony Forbes on Sunday night while they were having drinks on the compound of the Spicy Hill Farm in All-Side, Trelawny, has been...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: Stenneth Wilson, the 62-year-old Trelawny farmer who allegedly chopped his 29-year-old partner, Nickeisha Keeling, to death on the weekend, has now been formally charged with murder. Commanding officer of the Trelawny Police...

Published:Tuesday | May 11, 2021 | 12:13 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Irate residents of All-Side in southern Trelawny yesterday protested the killing of a man, who was allegedly shot dead by his best friend after being invited over for drinks. The deceased has been identified as 27-year-old Kimorlay...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

An eight-year-old boy missed out on Sunday’s Mother’s Day celebration after his 29-year-old mom was hacked to death overnight in a suspected case of jealous rage by her elderly common-law partner in Clark’s Town, Trelawny. When lawmen accompanied...

Published:Monday | May 3, 2021 | 12:18 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Clive Campbell, captain of the 18-foot ill-fated boat the Kahder, which set out on a spearfishing expedition in which Donovan Haywood returned to land without an arm, described Saturday’s battle with a seven-foot shark as a harrowing nightmare. “...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:28 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The operators of Honeyghan’s Funeral Home are threatening to haul the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) before the courts if it does not retract a statement in which they claimed that an employee of the business had issued threats...

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

As calls mount for the resignation of under-fire Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament George Wright, pastor and confidant Custos Hartley Perrin sought on Sunday to cast the politician embroiled in an assault scandal as the victim of detractors...

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 12:21 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has commenced a probe into the killing of three men who lost their lives in an alleged shoot-out with the police on Thursday in the small farming community of Bronte Common in...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:06 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Convinced that gunmen were on the hunt for her 20-year-old son, Dwayne Christopher Scott, when they barged into her home in Crowder district, Westmoreland, Veronica Lawrence prayed throughout the ordeal that her two daughters would not be harmed....

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:28 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Fire destroyed the iconic 129-year-old Railway Corporation Train Station building in Balaclava, St Elizabeth, on Wednesday morning, wrecking the livelihoods of the persons who were using it as a furniture shop. The Balaclava police...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A female taxi operator was shot and killed by attackers posing as passengers along the Tucker main road in St James on Tuesday. The murder is likely to increase the temperature of national outrage against violence against women amid...

Published:Wednesday | April 7, 2021 | 12:26 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Detectives attached to the Lacovia Police Station in St Elizabeth have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the murder of a housekeeper, whose body was discovered Tuesday morning at her home with her neck...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:23 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The grieving family of 78-year-old Joyclyne Gordon, the retired farmer whose decomposed body was found in a section of her from Breadnut Walk community in St Elizabeth on Saturday, is still puzzled as to the circumstances under...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:19 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Tennyson Bernard may have lost an estimated $25 million in property when fire razed his hardware store in Flankers, Montego Bay, on Sunday, but his real treasure, his seven-month-old daughter, was saved in a dramatic rescue that unfolded on Sunday...

Published:Monday | March 22, 2021 | 12:27 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The police and the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) have launched probes into the stabbing death of a detainee, allegedly by another inmate, at the Negril lock-up in Westmoreland on Friday night. The dead prisoner has been...

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