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Stories by Corey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:09 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans at home and abroad say they have little faith in the authorities’ efforts to stop the flow of illegal guns into the island and away from inner-city youths who regard them as “business” and “power”. Dozens of teenagers and young adults...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:23 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Five years after Karen Rainford was beheaded by the father of four of her six children in Mountain View, St Andrew, her elderly mother and children are desperately seeking a safer home after jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. The...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:07 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Gun shops and firearm-licensing agencies are among organisations to which United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents have reached out as part of its effort to keep firearms and other deadly contraband out of the reach of persons...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:08 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Political psychologist and university lecturer Dr Christopher Charles has blasted local politicians, saying that they are complicit in the smuggling of illegal guns across Jamaican borders, and insists that the United States (US) has no obligation...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:07 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Some of the 17 CCTV systems installed to watch over the volatile May Pen square in Clarendon are out of order, limiting one of the strategies implemented to catch criminals and deter lawlessness in the parish capital. The cameras were set up across...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:25 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

May Pen has become a prime battleground for criminals who use the bustling commercial hub as an OK Corral to carry out brazen daylight attacks like the Hollywood-style heist near Guinep Tree two Sundays ago. Many shoppers and sellers are avoiding...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Police in the Corporate Area had their hands full yesterday, following two shooting incidents since Tuesday that left a man dead and another injured, with Old Hope Road and Maxfield Avenue communities engulfed in fear. Onlookers at the Old Hope...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Jamaican surgeons were yesterday urged to be more socially accountable and to embrace new technology in order to support the continued evolution of their profession. The directive was made by senior surgeons at the 61st Annual Clinical Conference...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:13 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is steadily improving its human and technical resources, and part of its efforts include bolstering academic training and accreditation through local and international partnerships. Last Tuesday, the military signed...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:31 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard’s capacity to collar smugglers and carry out search-and-rescue operations was further bolstered yesterday with the handover of two additional vessels from the United States (US). The vessels – a Boston...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Patrons at a bar near South Camp Road in Kingston were left in mourning yesterday as news surfaced about the death of Constable Toddmar Allen, who was assigned to the Mobile Reserve located nearby. Allen was among patrons at another bar in...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:36 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

There is disquiet within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that three cops involved in last week’s controversial high-speed chase and shooting in Spanish Town, St Catherine, are being used as scapegoats to shield unorthodox policing methods...

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 9:37 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

There are renewed calls for more police duties to be outsourced to private security companies as the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continues its drive to bolster its boots on the ground. The JCF says there are just over 11,000 policemen and...

Published:Friday | April 19, 2019 | 12:08 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

 Public sensitisation should consume the bulk of a $500,000 donation to the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA). Meanwhile, the JHTA donated...

Published:Sunday | February 24, 2019 | 12:16 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Raindrops poured down on the zinc roof of the Open Bible Church in Port Antonio yesterday, as if offering empathy to the hundreds grieving the passing of Dr Lynvale George Bloomfield, member of parliament (MP) for East Portland. Bloomfield was laid...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:24 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

When newly married Mary Samuels and her husband, Winston, found out they could not have children of their own, the couple opted to become foster parents – a decision they would make again 56 years later if they are given the opportunity. Mary...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:21 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Work has resumed at Caribbean Cement Company quarries in the hills of Bull Bay, even as a major police-military operation in the St Andrew East Rural constituency has failed to nab anyone involved in at least five murders in the community since...

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 12:16 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

The high number of domestic violence cases reported in some affluent communities in upper St Andrew is being quietly reported as the reason the police have decided to base the island’s second Domestic Violence Intervention (ICARE) Centre at...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:27 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Member of Parliament for St Andrew Southern Mark Golding yesterday urged residents protesting Sunday’s fatal shooting of a 16-year-old in the Maxfield community to do so peacefully and to refrain from blocking the major thoroughfare. There...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:20 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

A Jamaica-born politician in the United States is urging the State to pump more resources into impoverished war-torn communities such as her hometown, Bull Bay, St Andrew. Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Plagued by an influx of homeless persons to the capital city, the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Council (KSAMC) yesterday reiterated its resolve to find solutions for the problem this year.Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams gave the reassurance...

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

A motorist who survived a crash, which left two persons dead last year, is calling for new legislation to require mandatory periodic refresher courses for drivers.The motorist, whose name is being withheld as the deadly crash is still being...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Almost one year to the day after a fire ravaged the property they called home, killing an elderly woman and leaving dozens homeless, residents of a tenement yard on Slipdock Road in east Kingston say they will be in no hurry to go to sleep tonight."...

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

It is a scourge for many inner-city communities across the island: perverts taking aim at children and demanding or coercing them into sex.But in the section of the west Kingston community of Fletcher's Land, known as 'Diplomats' Corner', residents...

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