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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...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Faulty electrical cords and problematic toys are among the main items that the National Compliance Regulation Authority (NCRA) has rejected in recent months in the lead-up to the traditional heavy spending for the Christmas season. NCRA was formed...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

For more than a decade, residents of Davidson Avenue and surrounding areas in the section of Drewsland which houses the football field, have lived without a justice of the peace (JP) in their midst. Now they say this is making their lives miserable...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Residents of several communities within the St Andrew South Police Division are breathing a sigh of relief following the fatal shootings of two high-profile gangsters who the police say have been terrorising the area in recent years.The police said...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Dr Clover Baker-Brown, spokesperson for the Montego Bay, St James-based advocacy group Sarah's Children, has described as outrageous and frightening reports of the almost 13,000 cases of child abuse reported to the Child Protection and Family...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) has reported a 20 per cent increase in the number of abuse cases being reported to its investigators, with some blood-curdling cases on the list.These include a case where a three-year-old boy...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday questioned whether it would be better for the Government to issue Jamaicans with free passports rather than insist on the National Identification System (NIDS), which runs the risk of violating persons'...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Attorney General Marlene Malahoo-Forte yesterday scored a day-late come-back when she argued that Jamaicans would not be discriminated against when accessing goods and services through the National Identification System (NIDS).Malahoo-Forte - who on...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte yesterday struggled to rebut allegations that at least one aspect of the National Identification System (NIDS) will treat Jamaicans unfairly in comparison to non-Jamaicans who try to access goods and services...

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...

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