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Stories by Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:24 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A 17-year-old student of Rhodes Hall High School in Hanover was shot dead and his older brother seriously injured when armed men kicked in the door to their two-room board house and opened fire in a predawn attack on Tuesday. The...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 2:06 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The debacle at Munro College where the part administrators played in a COVID-19 breakout brought into stark reality, the part leaders at organisations must play in order to help curtail the spread of COVID-19. MUNRO ANGER Administrators blamed for...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2021 | 12:21 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The cold-blooded murders of two of their colleagues within 24 hours has driven fear into dozens of farmers across Westmoreland who now believe they are being targeted by deadly criminals. The murdered farmers have been identified as 62-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Incumbent head of the Accompong Maroons, Colonel Ferron Williams, will face a leadership challenge from four contenders when affiliates of the St Elizabeth-based enclave go to the polls on Thursday. While his challengers, including...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Administrators at the all-boy Munro College in St Elizabeth came under fire on Monday for reported lax coronavirus protocols and a culture of complacency that caused an outbreak of infections that has shuttered the school. Munro’s...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2021 | 12:23 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: One man has been arrested and charged in connection with a motor vehicle crash on Wednesday along the Barrahm main road in Westmoreland in which an ex-police sergeant was crushed to death. Arrested and charged is 65-year-old Alrick...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:56 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Dancehall artiste Moses ‘Beenie Man’ Davis, who was arrested and charged for breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA), pleaded not guilty when he appeared before the St Elizabeth Parish Court in Black River yesterday. The...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2021 | 3:31 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The Westmoreland police have launched a manhunt for a man who reportedly stabbed a minor outside the Westmoreland Parish Court in Savanna-la-Mar on Tuesday morning. Investigators say they have not yet ascertained the suspect’s identity. Reports...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2021 | 3:30 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: For the second time in less than seven months, armed robbers posing as customers carried out a daring daylight multimillion-dollar robbery at a financial institution in the community of Whitehouse, in Westmoreland. The latest...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 1:11 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The relatives of a man who was fatally shot by cops in Meyers Field Mountains, near Grange Hill in Westmoreland on Thursday, are denying police reports that he was killed in a shoot-out. The dead man has been identified as Kevern...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2021 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: An issue causing soot to be leaking into fuel being dispensed at its depot and reduced ridership concerns are among reasons behind frustrated commuters seeing an irregular schedule in the roll-out of buses by the Montego Bay Metro....

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:05 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: While most persons are still in shock over the brutal murder of 50-year-old Andrea Lowe-Garwood, who was shot as she worshipped in her Trelawny church on Sunday, based on stories circulating that she was short-changing her in-laws,...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2021 | 12:15 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The gunman believed to have unleashed a deadly assault on banker Andrea Lowe-Garwood as she worshipped in a live-streamed church service in Falmouth, Trelawny, on Sunday is suspected to have been active in a number of homicides...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2021 | 6:54 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A manhunt for the presumed shooter was still under way across St James Sunday night in the wake of a spine-chilling murder of a bank executive as she prayed in church. Investigators theorise that the murder was part of a conspiracy hatched by...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2021 | 12:28 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The Barrett Town All-Age School in St James is now better equipped to handle the technological needs of its students, thanks to a new 10-computer laboratory opened at the school yesterday. The US$5,000 facility was made possible by...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:27 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A man the police say is the prime suspect in the murder of a popular Canadian female events promoter, whose partially decomposed body was found inside her room at an apartment complex in Runaway Bay, St Ann, last week, was...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2021 | 12:13 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The chef and girlfriend who were charged in connection with the shooting death of four-year-old Chloe Brown were remanded when they appeared in the Trelawny Parish Court on Thursday. Little Chloe and her father, 49-year-old Dalton...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2021 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Negril, Westmoreland: Despite three armed men removing the surveillance system during a multimillion-dollar robbery at a Courts Ready Cash outlet in Negril, Westmoreland, on Tuesday, the police say they are are expecting to collar the crooks soon....

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Contraband and customs officers unveiled an elaborate ruse to smuggle guns and ammunition in a refrigerator through a Montego Bay wharf as a police campaign to crack down on illegal weapons reaped rewards on Monday. Three high-powered rifles, two...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: More than 60 students from inner-city communities in Montego Bay, St James, are now facing an uncertain educational future as the Le Antonio’s Foundation and Resources Centre, located at Railway Lane, Montego Bay, was forced to...

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

Western Bureau: When strange sounds inside their Freeman’s Hall, Trelawny, home awakened members of a family early yesterday morning, they discovered a masked gunman who was about to unleash unspeakable terror into their lives. According to the...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Armed robbers pulled off a daring million-dollar heist in Hopewell, Hanover, the second such incident since Friday, raising the level of panic among residents and business operators in the seaside community. Shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday, as...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Sheldon Muir, the grieving father of one of the teenage girls who drowned in a section of the Black River on January 2, is blaming the girls’ death on the negligence of Member of Parliament (MP) J.C. Hutchinson. Muir told The Gleaner that the...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:08 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

The St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC) has placed stop orders on several multimillion-dollar developments under construction found to be in breach of the Building Act in Greenwood. A team from the StJMC, led by Saadi Campbell, deputy...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

A desperate search for two teenage girls who were on Saturday swept away in a section of Black River, which flows through Coker district in St Elizabeth, ended tragically yesterday when their bodies were recovered hours apart by divers and the...

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