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Stories by Adrian Frater/News Editor

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...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips has urged the Andrew Holness administration to ensure that no bauxite mining activities take place in areas that form part of the Cockpit Country. Phillips’ comments come against the background of...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:18 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

So, the 2019-2020 Red Stripe Premier League season got going on Sunday, September 1, and sadly, for the first time in the annals of the over four-decade-old competition, no team from western Jamaica was among the teams taking aim at the coveted...

Published:Monday | September 9, 2019 | 12:05 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: With a number of new influential buyers, to include India, Luxembourg, Mexico, and Panama, the 2019 staging of the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), the most important business generator for Jamaica’s tourism industry, promises to...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:14 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Residents of Rose Heights in St James were in a militant mood yesterday morning as they made several attempts to block the main road to protest the shooting death of a resident in an alleged confrontation with a police patrol team...

Published:Friday | September 6, 2019 | 12:16 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The planned anti-bauxite mining protest, which was slated to take place outside of Gordon House on Tuesday, was belatedly called off after organisers realised that lawmakers were on a break. They now intend to turn out in their...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:08 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The ongoing state of emergency (SOE) is losing its popularity as St James residents are openly expressing frustration with its failure to curb the wanton lawlessness with more than 90 persons killed since the start of the year. “I...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:24 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: The strong security presence that has been a feature of the Second City under the state of emergency (SOE) in western Jamaica was even more pronounced yesterday as Montego Bay still tried to come to terms with the murder of popular...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:25 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: Superintendent Vernon Ellis, the commander of the St James Police Division, says criminal suspects are now pleading guilty in court before the return of DNA test results with the hope of getting lighter sentences. Ellis told The...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:12 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

Western Bureau: As concerns linger over the prospect of bauxite mining in or near the Cockpit Country, stakeholders are gearing up to stage a protest outside Gordon House, the seat of the nation’s Parliament, next week. Residents and...

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