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Stories by Corey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

The Court of Appeal is to employ additional judges and implement an electronic file-management system as part of its efforts to speed up matters before the judiciary this term.Justice C. Dennis Morrison made the announcement on Monday, during a...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

The Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) yesterday demanded a fare increase for transport operators, who say they are being heavily inconvenienced by roadwork in sections of the Corporate Area.President of TODSS, Egeton...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

More than 500 children were feted at a back-to-school health and legal fair put on by the Lay Magistrates' Association of Jamaica (Kingston Chapter) and the Kingston Central Police.The children were given free school supplies and stationery, and...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Relatives of 13-year-old Shanoya Wray, who went missing last month, are pressing for justice after the police confirmed yesterday that chemically charred remains found in a bathtub in Mona, St Andrew, were those of the teenager.Two men, a Jamaican...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Sections of the Balcombe Drive community in St Andrew are again cowering in fear following the murder of a man and the shooting of another in less than a week by rivalling thugs from the area.Head of the St Andrew South Police Station,...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

As the police continue their probe into reports that gangsters are using embalming fluid to get high, members of the newly formed Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers and Funeral Home Directors last week distanced themselves from any...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

For most inner-city communities in Jamaica, there is a strongman or a don who calls the shots, but not so in the section of Rockfort known as Top Temple, and the youths in the area want it to stay that way."We don't need any don. If you rape...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

There was an increase in the number of calls to Crime Stop last year, but the latest Economic and Social Survey suggests that the quality of those calls is slipping in comparison to the previous year.According to the survey, which was released by...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

The interest rates demanded by commercial entities have again been cited as one of the major factors preventing the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Jamaica.This time, the concern came from residents of Gregory Park, St...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Attributing a reduction in the country's homicide rate mainly to states of emergency and the zones of special operations (ZOSOs) implemented across the island, Security Minister Dr Horace Chang yesterday said that his ministry was looking at long-...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

When Tamoy White* saw a newspaper advertisement looking for persons to work overseas, she jumped at the opportunity, selling almost all her possessions to invest in her dream of a brighter future in the United States.She did not know, however, that...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Commanding Officer at the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigative Branch (C-TOC) Superintendent Anthony McLaughlin says job scams are prevalent in Jamaica."People just want to go overseas and work, and so they fall prey to these things...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

The leaders of the Portland police have vowed to do everything in their power to keep residents safe, even as concerns mount about possible migrant criminals making their way into the usually peaceful parish.Four months into his role as head of the...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Residents of Clear Spring in east Portland are adamant that proper parenting has played a key role in keeping their community relatively crime free over the years.But they are now worried that social challenges threaten to pull youngsters the wrong...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

At six o'clock each morning, Manchioneal resident Charles Bell starts his day by 'rigging' fishing boats to venture out into the sea.It is a strenuous, day-long task involving riding miles with buckets of petrol, but Bell says it not only puts food...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green has urged universities and corporate entities to partner in a new mentorship programme for youngsters who are preparing to leave the care of the State.Green made the call...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Residents of Denham Town in west Kingston yesterday welcomed an increase in the presence of the security forces in their community after several persons were reported to have been shot in the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in recent weeks.The...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Two murders in recent weeks have left residents of Swallowfield in southeast St Andrew in fear, and Member of Parliament Julian Robinson concerned."We are conscious that there is tension in the community. I don't want to blame or pinpoint particular...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Acting Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake has said that the Jamaica Constabulary Force was in the process of creating an anti-crime plan but that such an initiative would not work if the country's social ills are not addressed."We are currently...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn is taking issue with sociologist Professor Anthony Harriott's labelling of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) as "toxic" when he, last week, called for Government to move swiftly with a bill to...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Superintendent Robert Walker, who was blamed for the gridlock that shut down access to Norman Manley International Airport on New Year's Day because of the party dubbed Sandz, was yesterday removed as the head of the East Kingston Police Division....

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