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Stories by Adrian Frater/News Editor

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Two men believed to be significant players in lottery scamming in western Jamaica were arrested and charged for breaches of the Law Reform Fraudulent Transaction Act in Industry Cove, Hanover, on Tuesday during an operation carried...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:11 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: David Earle, a five-decade stalwart of the 79-year-old Montego Bay Boys and Girls’ Club, is battling ill health, and a major drive has been launched to assist him. Atlanta-based businessman and former St James Football Association...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The media fraternity in western Jamaica is in mourning after Monday’s death of veteran Television Jamaica (TVJ) cameraman Allan Vanriel. The 53-year-old, who had been battling chronic diabetes and kidney disease, passed away...

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Householders in the Dam Road section of John’s Hall, St James, believe that heavily armed gangsters fleeing the recently declared zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Norwood are finding haven in their community and unleashing...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The late Dr Carol Grant-Fallah, who had the enviable distinction of being the only female dentist from Jamaica to be awarded a Fellowship of the International Congress of Implantologists, has been immortalised by the Montego Bay-...

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: While the social-intervention component of the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Norwood, St James, is likely to bring the most long-lasting benefits, crime-weary residents jut want to seen an end to the bloodletting. “I just...

Published:Saturday | June 19, 2021 | 12:05 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: A man the police have labelled as a top-tier enforcer in the criminal underworld in Glendevon, St James, was arrested and charged on Thursday for the murder of popular wrecker driver, Vernon ‘Punch’ Boswell, who was chased and...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:02 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Bryan ‘Not Nice’ Jackson of Green Island, Hanover, was on Tuesday charged for a triple murder, among other offences, in relation to the killing of three men in the parish, whose skeletal remains were retrieved from a 40-foot-deep...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:17 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: After a lull in violence in recent times, guns barked in Logwood, Hanover, yesterday, leaving two men dead and two others injured in a brazen mid-morning attack. According to police reports, about 11:00 a.m., heavy gunfire was heard...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:16 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Yesterday’s first court appearance by a Hanover man who allegedly sexually molested his 15-year-old grandniece was a non-starter as the matter was postponed until Friday to facilitate an ongoing case in the Lucea-based Hanover...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:16 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: While preaching is often described as a higher calling and not a profession, there are calls for pastors to be trained, certified and background checks carried out where necessary to guard against the damage which moral failings...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:05 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Despite arresting many top-flight violence producers and seizing numerous illegal firearms, with 140 murders between January 1 and June 1, western Jamaica, which had 112 murders over the comparative period last year, remains a much-...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Pastor Phillip Scott, who was arrested in late 2019 for allegedly sexually molesting at least seven underage girls across several communities in Hanover, has pleaded guilty and is to be sentenced on July 8 in the Hanover Circuit...

Published:Wednesday | June 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The granduncle of the 15-year-old girl at the centre of two sexual assault cases was charged by the police on Tuesday and is slated to appear in court today. The accused man, who was taken into custody last week, has been charged...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

With the resort town of Negril courting much controversy as a result of recent Disaster Risk Management Act (DSMA) breaches involving an ill-fated party boat that sank and an unsanctioned party at Rick’s Café, president of the Negril Entertainment...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Fears that Ayele Russell, who fled the island after allegedly murdering his girlfriend in Negril in 2017, is poised to be released from prison in the United States (US) and could make his way back to the resort town are unfounded,...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Fresh off the opening of its agro-processing laboratory, the Knockalva Polytechnic College (KPC) in Hanover is now ready to take on the local consumer market, if not the international market, with a range of products. Last Friday,...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: After what was pitched as pivotal proceedings against the King Valley Gang foundered last year because of insufficient evidence, the police believe they now have an airtight case against the Westmoreland-based network. Deputy...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:56 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

A University of the West Indies-led research unit are claiming to have found a breakthrough in the treatment of COVID-19, using Menthol Crystal. The treatment, while not a replacement for the need to vaccinate the country, could dramatically reduce...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:22 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: As concerns continue to mount in St James about the many incidents of persons being killed in family feuds, well-known western Jamaica-based family therapist, Dr Beverley Scott, is urging families who are involved in conflicts to...

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 12:15 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: With the 2021 murder count in St James outpacing last year’s figure by almost 50 per cent for the corresponding period, former top-flight crime-fighter Clive ‘Karate Georgie’ Lawrence said the police are caught between a rock and a...

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 12:05 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Alarmed by the devastating stranglehold the COVID-19 pandemic is having on India, where deaths are mounting at an alarming rate and the health services are buckling under pressure, Dr Christopher...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 12:20 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Although pleased with the fall in COVID-19 cases over the last month, Lennox Wallace, acting parish manager of the St James Health Services, is warning residents not to get into a state of complacency as the battle against the...

Published:Friday | April 23, 2021 | 12:13 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The Haile Clacken Bipolar Foundation in Jamaica (HCBFJA) charity remains resolute in its quest to turn the spotlight on mental health as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt lives, pushing many people close to the edge. The...

Published:Tuesday | April 6, 2021 | 12:16 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: The fire that broke out at the Negril Morass in Westmoreland on Saturday, blanketing the resort town in thick smoke for much of the Easter weekend, has completely burnt out, much to the delight of hoteliers. “It burned for two days...

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