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Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The high-level probe into the death of Jodian Fearon is well advanced, with a file almost ready for submission to the director of public prosecutions (DPP) for recommendation. The police provided an update on Fearon’s case as well as that of...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2020 | 12:27 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Awakened by explosions and screams in August Town on Wednesday morning, Hyacinth Brown’s* memories rolled back to the 2018 death of her grandson and she wondered if gunmen had made good on their promise to return for blood. When the shooting...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2020 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Although a “light moment” with a sibling hours before 17-year-old Chrisey-Ann Davis took her life was struck out by her mother as the reason for the tragedy, psychiatrist Dr Ganesh Shetty is warning that sometimes making jokes about persons in pain...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

MATERNAL INSTINCT jolted Joan Watson into realising that something was wrong when her 17-year-old ­daughter Chrisey-Ann Davis had not returned from her room some time after eating a meal on Monday evening. Little did Watson know that the desperate...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:33 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Youth footballer Suen Gregory, who has represented Jamaica at the national Under-14, -15, and -17 levels, said she has been scarred by the events she witnessed as a child during the Tivoli Gardens incursion of May 2010. The now-19-year-old Tivoli...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:30 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Ten years after her father, Keith Clarke, was killed inside his home during a military operation, his eldest daughter says she has forgiven the alleged trigger men. Claudine Clarke Tracey insists, however, that those who are responsible must be...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

RESIDENTS OF Cassava Piece in St Andrew are calling for the authorities to address the pedestrian dangers that lurk along the community’s main roadway, which has led to a fatality in the past and caused a scare as recently as last week. The narrow...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The bloody firefights of May 24-26, 2010, triggered the collapse of the Coke dynasty that held Tivoli Gardens in its grip for more than two decades. But Nadine Sharpe’s enduring memories are of extrajudicial overreach and wartime bloodlust. That...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

AFTER THE alleged brutal slaying of her two sons 10 years ago during the so-called Tivoli incursion, Marjorie Williams is struggling to erase from her thoughts nightmarish flashbacks that remind her of the horrific event. She wanted a home, one...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The ear-splitting sounds of mortars and the haunting memories of blood-soaked bodies are fresh in the mind of long-time Tivoli Gardens resident Jacqueline Brown. Playback from the real-life horror movie flashes painful images: the pungent smell of...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2020 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Sixty-three-year-old Claudette Biggs of Board Villa in Kingston was all smiles yesterday and it wasn’t because of how she spent Mother’s Day on Sunday with family and a scrumptious meal prepared by her granddaughter. Her joy, she told The Gleaner,...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Tears flowed yesterday down the face of Donaree Anderson, cousin of 15-year-old Nyron Taylor, one of two children shot dead in west Kingston hours apart on Wednesday. Eight-year-old Toya Brown was the other child killed just days into the month...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:33 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A DEDICATED 24-hour education cable channel and satellite Internet are the key elements in a plan to reach more than 31,000 students islandwide currently cut off from COVID-19-triggered online lessons due to lack of Internet access, says ReadyTV...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2020 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of St Catherine are exhaling today as a Government-imposed two-week lockdown on the parish to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus expires. The lockdown, which was initially imposed on April 14 and extended twice, was spurred by a...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2020 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

TWO MEN are nursing several gunshot wounds under police guard at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) after they were disarmed and shot during a bizarre tussle with a man they abducted Saturday afternoon. Information reaching our newsroom is that the...

Published:Friday | April 24, 2020 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Several Jamaicans in The Cayman Islands are appealing to the Government to allow them to fly home as the measures being implemented to control the spread of the coronavirus there have been making life unbearable. The Jamaicans, who went to The...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2020 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Dennis Brown Sr lay unresponsive in the lap of his youngest son while he was being transported to The University Hospital of the West Indies on Tuesday evening. Moments later, the 48-year-old tiler of Grants Pen was dead. Brown Sr was allegedly...

Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2020 | 12:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The principal of an eastern St Andrew school is now on bail after he was charged recently for the alleged sexual abuse of his teenage daughter. The police confirmed that the principal was arrested and charged by detectives from the Centre for...

Published:Friday | April 17, 2020 | 12:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Though not wearing clothes made from camel’s hair, Jessie Justin bellowed yesterday like John the Baptist – a lone voice in the wilderness denouncing the Government’s selection of Saturday as the second of two days designated for shopping for...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2020 | 12:22 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Rohan ‘Nackas’ Simmons has been perplexed since the closure of his food basket, a community jerk weekend pop up kitchen, over the last four weeks, due to the deadly coronavirus. The past weekend was a sombre moment for Simmons, who is accustomed to...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:31 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

COVID-19’s shuttering of schools has offered respite to an emotionally scarred teen who was pulled from classes on February 18 when she was reportedly held down by three boys who took turns sexually assaulting her. The teen’s mother is appealing...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

WHEN TWO young women left Jamaica and migrated to the United States (US), never in their wildest dreams did they envision that one day, they would be working on the front lines, trying to save lives during a global pandemic like the new coronavirus...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:34 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Apprehensive that the full brunt of the law might come down hard, residents of Penso Street in Jones Town are pleading for the police to exercise leniency towards Dayne Mitchell, a garrulous man whose April Fools' Day "joke" got him curfewed in...

Published:Thursday | April 2, 2020 | 12:22 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Vendors and shoppers in the island’s 77 markets are being urged to strictly adhere to social distancing and sanitisation guidelines as the island tries to defy projections which show that Jamaica could record up to 58,000 COVID-19 cases by the end...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The postponement of in-person classes until after Easter is taking a toll on a single mother whose daughter is finding it challenging preparing for upcoming Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams. From lack of Internet connectivity to being...

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