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Stories by Hopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | September 18, 2021 | 12:12 AMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

Tourism stakeholders across Jamaica have welcomed the move made by the British government to simplify its rules for persons travelling to and from the United Kingdom (UK). British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on Friday that the UK is...

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 7:54 PMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

The Hanover police and a team from the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse are on the hunt for a man who allegedly raped or attempted to rape a 12-year-old girl in the parish. ...

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 1:13 PMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

The St James Police are investigating the murder of a man and a woman in Montpelier in the parish.  They are 34 year-old Tracey-Ann Weekly, a labourer from the district, and a man, The Gleaner understands, with whom it is ...

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2021 | 3:34 PMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

Fire Fighters and the police are still at the scene on McKenzie Drive in Flanker, St James, where a young mother and her child were rescued from a burning hardware store. The mother and her baby, who resided on a section of...

Published:Saturday | March 27, 2021 | 2:18 PMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

A man, alleged to be one of two men involved in this morning's robbery of a gambling outlet in Maidstone Manchester, has been taken into custody.  He had reportedly fled the scene on a motorcycle after being challenged by a licensed...

Published:Friday | March 26, 2021 | 12:23 AMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A St James family has been plunged further into mourning as tragedy struck on Wednesday night, claiming the life of a four-year-old boy, who was struck by a car as he tried to cross the road to greet his dad, even while the family...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 5:11 PMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

Three persons have been taken into custody by the police, as investigations into this morning's murder of 50 year-old Andrea Lowe Garwood deepen. The vehicle which it is believed the gunman used to escape has also been seized, the police posted on Twitter.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 2:15 PMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang says the police are making progress with their investigations into this morning's murder of 50 year-old Andrea Lowe Garwood. She was gunned down while at church in Falmouth, Trelawny this...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 11:31 AMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

Worship halted suddenly at the Agape Christian Church in Falmouth a short while ago, following an attack on a woman during worship, The Gleaner understands. The breakdown in the church service was captured on Facebook Live...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 2:35 PMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

Heavy rainfall, which resulted in severe flooding in sections of St James on Friday, has left the government with another massive repair bill and many businesses and motorists with extensive damage. The rainfall,...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 9:23 PMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

A supermarket in Hopewell, Hanover is now the scene of a crime, after a policeman foiled a robbery by three men, leaving one dead and the other battling for life in hospital. A male customer was also seriously injured.  The...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2020 | 4:05 PMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

The Lucea police have cordoned off sections of the roadway in Middlesex, Hanover, where a man was shot and killed by armed men outside a polling station this afternoon.   It appeared that the male victim, yet to be identified, had just cast...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

A collision involving two motorcycles in Hanover resulted in the instant death of two men, after one of the bikes burst into flames. A third man died in hospital.  The incident occurred yesterday evening in Green Island in the parish...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

Westmoreland is again reeling from another fatal case of domestic violence, which, this time, left a 27-year-old man dead and his 19-year-old girlfriend in lock-up.  The dead man has been identified as Kemar Williams, otherwise...

Published:Sunday | January 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

A motorcyclist is Westmoreland's first road fatality for the new year. Oneil Braham, otherwise called "Washie", of Auldar district in Bluefields, was killed yesterday after the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a truck on...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

Four persons were shot and killed by gunmen in St James on the weekend.  Those killed have been identified as 18-year-old Kodie Buckingham, otherwise called Kodak, a shopkeeper of Flower Hill in Salt Spring; 32-year-old Leonard Mais...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

Two men were shot and killed, and four other persons shot and injured, in separate incidents hours apart last night, as gunmen continued their assault on residents in St James, which is under a state of public emergency.  Those killed...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:42 AMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

The community of Paradise in Norwood, St James, failed to live by its name yesterday as residents struggled to recover from shock after learning that only two of four siblings, all under nine years old and left home alone, made it out alive from a...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

The St James police say they have intensified their search for the three teenage boys who escaped custody at the Barrett Town police lock-up, where they were being housed pending the hearing of their court cases.  The three teenage...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

Residents in the Mount Zion district in St James are now living in fear following the murder of two men and the shooting of two others in their community on Friday night. Up to press time, investigators were yet to identify the dead men, who were...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

A police constable attached to the Sandy Bay Police Station, in Hanover, is reportedly under probe after losing his service firearm in a taxi yesterday. The policeman reportedly lost the service weapon while travelling in the taxi from...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

A Trelawny woman and her five-year-old grandson were chopped to death by a relative in Martha Brae last night. The attacker is said to be the mentally-challenged son of the woman and uncle to the child. He, too, was...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor - Gleaner Writer

Montego Bay, St James Fire of unknown origin on Friday night destroyed a maintenance facility and workshop at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort at Rose Hall in Montego Bay, St James, leaving the hotel reeling from damage estimated at several million...

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