A Westmoreland  taxi operator of Bay Road,Little  London have been charged with Assault Occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm and Arson following an incident in Whitehall Phase 3,Negril in the parish on Sunday, November 5, 2023.

He is Howard Mason otherwise called ‘Blacks’ of  Bay Road, Little London also in the parish.

Reports from the Negril police are that about 2:30 a.m., an argument developed between Mason and a man who was a passager in his taxi . Mason left the area then returned with a bottle of gasoline which he used to set the complainant’s house ablaze. The homeowner made an attempt to put out the blaze, andwas  injured. He was assisted to hospital where he was treated.

He later made a report to the police and following investigations and an operation , Mason was taken into custody on Sunday, December 29 where a warrant was executed on him.

His court date is being finalised.