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Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Three bodies investigators believe to be those of men who went missing after they were ambushed by gunmen in Green Island, Hanover, on April 22, were found in a 40-foot-deep sinkhole in Phoenix Town yesterday. The gruesome discovery...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:21 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RESIDENTS OF Top Hill in Junction, St Elizabeth, are in shock after the partially decomposed body of a popular pastor was found at his home on Sunday with multiple chop wounds. The murdered church leader has been identified as 40-...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:21 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

RESIDENTS OF Hanover are taking to social media and other platforms to chastise the Government for crediting the parish with one case of COVID-19 after a male cruise ship worker from the Adventure of the Seas, which docked in Falmouth, Trelawny,...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:24 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A St James elderly couple and their grandson became the latest road fatalities in western Jamaica on Tuesday when they perished in a motor vehicle crash along the Paradise main road in Westmoreland. Three other family members,...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE ALLEGED mastermind behind a spate of robberies across western Jamaica was killed after he and his cronies reportedly engaged the security forces in a blazing gun battle after yet another multimillion-dollar heist in Montego Bay...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2020 | 12:13 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

With Hanover being the only parish in Jamaica yet to record a case of the coronavirus, residents have stepped up their zero-tolerance policy against the disease. In an aim to ensure their safety, several residents have formed ‘COVID Free’ groups,...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2020 | 12:20 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A Montego Bay-based Chinese business operator, who was already bracing for a significant COVID-19 economic fallout, has got an unexpected, heavier blow with a major ravaging his store on Barnett Street in the Second City. The...

Published:Friday | April 17, 2020 | 12:20 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: More than a dozen family members who fled Portmore to avoid a COVID-19 lockdown St Catherine and sought refuge in Hanover and St James are now being quarantined in state facilities in western Jamaica. Special teams from the...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Persons in western Jamaica who lose family members to COVID-19 could find themselves in a dilemma as stakeholders in the Funeral Directors Association of Jamaica (FDAJ) have expressed uncertainty about state guidance on handling and...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:06 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: For the second time in two weeks, controversy surrounds an incident involving members of the security forces and a citizen in St James under the curfews introduced to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus on the island. The...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2020 | 12:20 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The community of Hendon in Norwood, St James, yesterday erupted in violence after gangsters carried out a bloody drive-by, killing two men and injuring another, less than two hours before the all-island COVID-19 curfew took effect. A day before, on...

Published:Friday | April 10, 2020 | 12:07 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager is calling for the installation of additional surveillance cameras around the Trelawny capital in the aftermath of Sunday’s daring heist in which criminals posing as police officers robbed a Chinese...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:32 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The family of a 41-year-old COVID-19 patient from Westmoreland who died on Wednesday is now grappling with scorn from fellow residents amid their grief. The man was the third COVID-19 patient to have died since the emergence of the...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:27 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A team of cops from the Lacovia Police Station in St Elizabeth yesterday survived a brazen gun attack by robbers who shot up their service vehicle before making their escape. The criminals had earlier held up and robbed a motorist...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2020 | 12:32 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Vendors and shoppers are now heaping praise on the management team at the Charles Gordon Market in Montego Bay, St James, for a clean-up exercise undertaken to curb the potential spread of the novel coronavirus. The market, which...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 12:30 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A Westmoreland man who was slain, allegedly by his partner, was a serial abuser who often accused his girlfriend of cheating on him, the deceased’s sister has revealed. The stabbing death of 27-year-old Kemar Williams last Friday was another in a...

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2020 | 12:16 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A man who allegedly shot and injured a bus operator in Darliston, Westmoreland, on Thursday night, during an attempted robbery, was mobbed, beaten and then chopped to death by angry residents who cornered him. The dead man has been identified as...

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....

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