Sun | Jan 26, 2020

Stories by Adrian Frater/News Editor

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Administrators at the Little London Primary School in Westmoreland are heartbroken after burglars broke into the school and cleaned out 16 computers and other valuable items. Ian Myles, the chairman of the Little London Primary...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:35 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Many of St James’ most ruthless gangsters and other migratory hoodlums are trading in slums for pricey villas and guest houses as hideouts in a bid to escape scrutiny from the police. The emerging pattern began to take shape a...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:53 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The Westmoreland police have taken two suspects into custody in relation to last Friday night’s brutal murder of a Negril businessman and his Italian wife who were tied up and shot in what the police believe was a West End home...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:15 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: While admitting that the police could do well with more resources to create an adequate buffer to keep out foreign nationals from coming into the island by sea for nefarious activities, Superintendent Robert Gordon, the commander...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:28 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Negril is reeling from yesterday’s double murder of a businessman and his Italian wife in the popular tourist resort town, which is covered under a tri-parish state of emergency in Hanover, Westmoreland, and St James. The deceased...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Stewart Town and surrounding communities in Trelawny remain resolute in their objection to mining in the section of the Cockpit Country known as Special Mining Lease (SML) 173, which is being targeted by Noranda Bauxite...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:41 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Cornwall College principal Michael Ellis, who was forced to ditch his jacket last Wednesday after he was assaulted by an angry parent, says he has forgiven the woman but hopes she will seek professional help in anger management. “...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:29 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau : While they received no awards for their stellar performance, the group Package delivered a performance rich in quality, class and charisma as they added extra gloss to Friday night’s RJRGLEANER Hospitality Jamaica Awards at the...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:31 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The principal of Cornwall College was allegedly forced to ditch his jacket yesterday as an irate woman tried to force him to provide an explanation for the suspension of her son. The dispute escalated when the mother got into a...

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Based on the statistics in the latest Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Period Serious Crime Review, it appears that after years of non-stop climbing, western Jamaica is poised to see a decline in murders this year. According to the...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:45 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Two brothers who were freed because of inconclusive video evidence after they were implicated in a brazen 2016 murder at a gas station in Glendevon, St James, were yesterday convicted in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston for an...

Published:Tuesday | November 5, 2019 | 12:31 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Two weeks ago, storied ex-cop Clive ‘Karate Georgie’ Lawrence was in high spirits, having been presented with the Mayor of Montego Bay’s Special Award on Heroes Day for his service to St James over many years, building up a...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:21 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Two men whose attorney had claimed that they had been maliciously detained under the state of emergency despite the court ordering their release are now free. Attorney-at-law Don Foote had argued that the detention of Remando Kerr...

Published:Tuesday | October 29, 2019 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Three family members charged in connection with the theft of 19 guns and a quantity of ammunition from a security company in Montego Bay, St James, in May have been offered bail in the collective sum of $800,000 and instructed to...

Published:Thursday | October 24, 2019 | 1:27 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The Westmoreland police have been heavily criticised for breaching the constitutional rights of two men by ignoring court orders for them to be released. Western Jamaica attorney-at-law Don Foote is fuming that the police have...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Tejano Taylor, a sixth-form student at Herbert Morrison Technical High School, was last Thursday installed as the new ‘ junior mayor’ of Montego Bay, taking over from Sandrine Morris, who served from 2018-2019. The 2019-2020 Junior...

Published:Wednesday | October 23, 2019 | 12:05 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: When the 21-member St James police quick-response team completes its training, the unit will be equipped to tackle crime. Veteran tutor Sergeant Uzander George McFarlane, who has been training motorcyclists in the Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:19 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay was plunged into mourning on Wednesday night when a member of a victorious Cornwall College daCosta Cup football team was shot and killed when gunmen sprayed his vehicle with bullets in the Catherine Hall section...

Published:Thursday | October 17, 2019 | 9:44 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican gangsters are believed to have fled the island to other Caribbean and Latin American states in a bid to escape a security crackdown in western parishes, St James divisional police chief Superintendent Vernon Ellis has said...

Published:Wednesday | October 16, 2019 | 1:45 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis will be challenging Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that granted the gay-rights group Montego Bay Pride an interim order that allows them to rent the Montego Bay Cultural Centre for an upcoming event....

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:18 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: A gangster who figured in several daring daylight robberies in St James, some of which were captured on security cameras and have gone viral online, was shot and killed on Sunday night after he allegedly engaged a police-military...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The St James Municipal Corporation has delivered three fogging machines to the parish’s health department to boost its vector-control programme. The department has stepped up its vector-control exercise in the face of a major dengue...

Published:Thursday | September 26, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: With St James already registering more than 100 murders since the start of the year, Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis is appealing to Jamaica’s international partners to do more to stem the flow of illegal guns into the island....

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:19 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau- National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has said the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) in St James was not designed to be a long-term measure and will end once the rampant lawlessness ceases. Chang was responding to...

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 12:18 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: THE Reverend Glenroy Clarke, pastor of Lucea United Church in Hanover, is urging students at the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College (SSTC) in St James to step outside of their comfort zones and seek to discover new avenues of endeavour...

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