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Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:13 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James police yesterday took two men into custody following a brazen mid-morning incident in which a popular Chinese businessman and his personal security guard were shot and killed outside a bank across from the Church Street...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The children of 65-year-old Patsy Davidson-Powell are in shock and have been overcome with grief after finding their mother with her throat slashed allegedly by a 76-year-old farmer who lives with his wife and children in Junction, St Elizabeth,...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Some vendors in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, and surrounding areas have hailed the efforts of the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB) of the police force for taking action against a district constable who was arrested...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2020 | 12:13 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The Santa Cruz police are lamenting that constant gridlock in the St Elizabeth town’s streets is hampering their efforts to maintain law and order, as it facilitates an easy escape for hoodlums on motorcycles fleeing crime scenes. Santa Cruz and...

Published:Thursday | February 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Dozens of family members and close friends of 47-year-old Vanley Kerr and his daughter, Brianna, 18, were still in shock after they were gunned down in sight of other relatives while inside their small family shop at New Hope district in Negril,...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Alana McKenzie, the widow of school bus driver Rayon McKenzie who was murdered in Hanover yesterday, cried openly as the realisation sank in that her late husband would not be around to play a part in the life of the child in her...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:25 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Manning’s School is mourning the death of National Housing Trust (NHT) executive Norris Rainford who collapsed on Sunday morning while participating in a 5K road race in Westmoreland. Reports by the police are that shortly after 8 a.m., Rainford,...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The estranged husband who killed his wife last Friday afternoon before committing suicide by drinking a poisonous substance was possessed with anger and bewilderment after his partner called time on the relationship, a family member has said....

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 1:04 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The parent who attacked a teacher at Dumfries Primary School in St James last Thursday is now in police custody but has not yet been charged. The attack on the teacher resulted in her being hospitalised for two days with injuries to...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:20 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A threee-year-old girl was killed and her brother hospitalised with serious injuries after a devastating fire destroyed their home at Railway Gardens in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday afternoon. The dead child has been identified as Ashaine...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:20 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Mystery surrounds the circumstances that led to the death of Nicolene Brown, a 43-year-old St James teacher whose partially decomposed body was found in her house in Plum district in Cambridge on Tuesday, three days after she went...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:29 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A security guard has become the fourth murder victim in Westmoreland for 2020. He is 34-year-old security guard Owayne Martin Grant, of Pleasant Park in George’s Plain, who was shot dead in his community on Thursday night. “We have...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:31 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the state of emergency (SOE) slated to be lifted at the end of next month, the Westmoreland police are set to deploy a number of mini task forces in targeted operations as the division transitions to normal policing....

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The kitchen knife used in the preparation of Sunday dinner at Neville Sinclair’s home in Brinkley district, St Elizabeth, became an instrument of death a few short hours later as it was used to slaughter the senior justice of the...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The Lucea police have commenced an investigation into the death of a man who reportedly committed suicide with the use of an illegal firearm at his home in Elgin Town, Hanover, on Saturday morning. Rajui Brown, 26, a labourer of Binns Lane, is the...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:48 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The Westmoreland police chief has vowed to hunt down the killers of a popular service station operator on Wednesday night and has deployed a strong detachment of officers in Whitehouse. The deceased has been identified as 54-year-old Shaun...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:40 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Two men were shot and killed in May Pen, Clarendon, during an early-morning attack on Monday morning. Those killed have been identified as 41-year-old Craig Smith, labourer of Chateau district, Clarendon, and 61-year-old Bonito Williams, otherwise...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:45 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The mother of a teenage truck driver is on the hunt for justice after her son’s death several weeks ago, reportedly from eating a poisoned ackee breakfast. A grieving Keron James, who resides at Awful Gully in Bickersteth, St James, said her 19-...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Some residents of Mount Salem in St James have been stumped by a revelation that the zone of special operations (ZOSO) does not blanket the entire community, triggering questions on why the boundary for the security initiative was drawn along the...

Published:Friday | January 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Catadupa District in St James are challenging claims by the police that 19-year-old Daveen Powell, a labourer from the same community, was killed in a shoot-out with lawmen yesterday morning. Following the incident, Powell’s elder...

Published:Thursday | January 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A 15-year-old high-school student successfully underwent surgery at Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny yesterday to remove a bullet from her forehead after she was believed to have been shot by men involved in a gun salute as part of New Year’s...

Published:Saturday | December 28, 2019 | 12:27 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Scores of residents of Three Miles River watched helplessly as their homes were flooded as torrential rainfall walloped sections of Westmoreland on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, resulting in major damage to houses and other...

Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:07 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 13-year-old Anchovy High School student was among seven persons murdered across St James between last Thursday and Friday as the parish’s murder count for the year climbed to 150 despite an ongoing state of public emergency. The...

Published:Saturday | December 21, 2019 | 12:06 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent Robert Gordon, the commander for the Westmoreland police, said additional security measures have been put in place in the parish, which is already under a state of public emergency (SOE), to ensure the safety and...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:43 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The Hanover-based pastor who was arrested and charged last week following allegations that he sexually molested several children in the parish will spend Christmas behind bars as he was remanded when he appeared in the Hanover...

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