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Stories by Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:30 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Two well-known females on the western Jamaica business circuit lost their lives in road crashes on Wednesday night. Kadesha Murray, the branch manager at FLOW Jamaica’s Fairview branch in Montego Bay, and popular JUTA bus operator...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A St James district constable, who his accused of raping a 13-year-old girl, was slapped with criminal charges on Tuesday, following a ruling by the director of public prosecutions (DPP). The accused, 35-year-old Cleavon Heaven of Farm Heights in...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:19 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: St James registered yet another murder yesterday morning when a 25-year old man was shot and killed gangland-style outside a Supreme Ventures outlet in the Anchovy community shortly after purchasing Cash Pot and Super Lotto tickets...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:22 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Writer Two cousins are now dead and eight other persons seriously injured following two separate motor vehicle accidents along the Rose Hall and Lilliput main roads in St James between Saturday night and Sunday morning....

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2019 | 12:25 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A Hanover police constable recently taken into custody for allegedly sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl at the Lucea police headquarters was positively pointed out during an identification parade on Wednesday. The Gleaner was informed that the...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A Hanover-based police constable was taken into custody yesterday following allegations that on Wednesday night, he raped a 15-year-old girl, who was being held in protective custody at the Hanover Police Headquarters in Lucea....

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:17 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The National Works Agency (NWA) has patched potholes that were blamed for Wednesday’s deadly crash along the Barbican main road in Hanover, which claimed two lives. Shortly before midday on Wednesday, the driver of a Nissan Tiida...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:18 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Despite the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in St James, marauding gangsters have been committing brazen murders, triggering concerns that the enhanced security measure is not having the desired effect. There have been some...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A motor vehicle accident yesterday morning along a section of the Barbican main road in Hanover claimed the lives of two drivers and left 18 other persons, including three teenagers, injured. The deceased have been identified as Kevaughn...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:29 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A policeman is now nursing injuries after a squabble with a detainee at the Falmouth Police Station on the weekend left him with a fractured right arm. The incident triggered a plea from the commanding officer in charge of the parish,...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: One man was shot dead in the rural Dumfries community and another man shot and injured at the Charles Gordon Market in Montego Bay on Tuesday as gunmen continue to defy the efforts of the security forces to bring order to St James...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:08 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The St James police have arrested and charged the man who allegedly doused 74-year-old Evelyn Blair, of Lima district, St James, with a flammable liquid and then set her on fire following a failed attempt to rape her. She...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:25 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The Area One Contraband Enforcement Team, along with the Customs Department and the Freeport police, seized six illegal firearms and more than 1,500 assorted rounds of ammunition during an operation carried out at the Freeport wharf in Montego Bay...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:33 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Detectives from the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay, St James, are trying to piece together clues into the gruesome murder of Raymond ‘Moony’ Kerr, a popular business and sports personality in the Second City. Kerr’s body was discovered...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 1:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A police constable assigned to the Sandy Bay Police Station in Hanover is now under probe after he reportedly lost his firearm in a taxi he boarded in Hopewell to take him to the station after completing beat duties. The divisional command has...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 12:13 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A major police investigation is under way into the theft of 19 firearms and numerous rounds of assorted ammunition from a security company in Montego Bay, St James, one of three western parishes now under a state of public emergency. It is...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A Montego Bay taxi operator who went missing from his home on Tuesday was found dead in an open lot along Brandon Hill, near downtown Montego Bay, on Thursday, heightening fears that criminals are still carrying out brazen attacks...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:33 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Yesterday turned out to be a bloody Labour Day in Westmoreland as while many residents were busily giving their communities a facelift, three men and a dog perished in three separate traffic crashes in the parish. The three victims have been...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: A delivery truck driver’s strong determination and skill in maintaining focus despite coming under a hail of bullets are credited for his and his co-workers’ escape from brazen gunmen who attacked them in what is believed to be an...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:16 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Various government agencies involved in the Operation Restore Paradise now under way in Montego Bay, St James, are reporting a successful first day in their new push to restore law and order in the Second City. Yesterday, areas such as the Charles...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:26 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A Trelawny woman and her five-year-old grandson were chopped to death by her own son in Martha Brae on Saturday night. He was later shot and killed after allegedly attacking members of a police party who had gone to the location to carry out...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: In a bid to prevent a repeat of Tuesday’s shooting incident in which two construction workers were seriously injured, additional security was put in place at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), where restoration work is under way...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:25 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Gunfire rocked the compound of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday morning when an irate construction worker shot and seriously injured two of colleagues and then fled the location. He is still...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:27 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Two men have been taken into custody in connection with the seizure of an illegal firearm in Hanover by the security forces carrying out operations under the state of emergency (SOE) across three western parishes. Reports are that about 7 p.m. on...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:26 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The police are reporting that a number of persons of interest in crimes have been picked up in dragnets under the state of emergency now blanketing three western parishes. Yesterday, the joint security forces targeted various communities within the...

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