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Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Jewel Walters, widow of Winston 'Corey' Walters, the taxi operator who was shot and killed along with businesswoman Simone Campbell-Collymore in Red Hills, St Andrew, last month, is a broken woman.Weeks after the gun attack that ended her husband's...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

England-born criminologist Craig Pinkney is adamant that while Jamaica has its unique problems, the island's crime problem is not beyond solutions that have worked in some of the hardest communities in the United Kingdom and the United States.But...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

With more than 200 gangs said to be operating in Jamaica, British-based criminologist Craig Pinkney is arguing that it is pointless for the security forces to try to disrupt them as they will inevitably replenish themselves over time.Pinkney, youth...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Ricardo Wittingham was all smiles last Thursday as his yard was among the latest to be fenced under the Zinc Fence Removal Project, part of social-intervention initiatives earmarked by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) in the Denham Town...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Poor informal communities across Jamaica tend to feature heavily as crime hotspots, but the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) says it has been doing its part to make some of these areas safer.Managing director of the HAJ, Gary Howell, named the...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

It appears that a concern about possible links between radical preachers and terrorism was among the reasons United States-based 'hate preacher' Steven Anderson was prevented from entering Jamaica.While the Ministry of National Security is yet to...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Relatives of Randy 'Al' Evans, one of two men whose funeral received special attention from the police in August Town, St Andrew, last Sunday, have rejected claims that he was a known gang member.The relatives have also denied that he was killed for...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Stunned by the disclosure of Education Minister Ruel Reid that their school was one of the four selected to be outfitted with hand-held and walk-through metal detectors to stem violent incidents, two grade nine students of Brown's Town High...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The police have promised to be out in their numbers in August Town, St Andrew, today with the funerals of two prominent community members scheduled to take place.Yesterday, residents in the community spoke in whispers following a quadruple murder...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

After recording a slight uptick in murders last year and three killings so far this year, with reports of migrant criminals roaming the parish, some residents of Manchester have started to express concern about crime in what were once peaceful...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

There are more concerns emerging that adult gangsters have embarked on a recruiting drive for children, mainly boys, to become members of their gangs and introducing them to a life of crime from an early age.Dr Elizabeth Ward, medical epidemiologist...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

It was heart-wrenching and painful as residents reacted with shock and disbelief as they looked at what was left of a house on Booby Drive in Cockburn Gardens, St Andrew, where three children lost their lives last Friday night.Grieving relatives...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

More than 22 years after Jamaica's police were first provided with breathalyser machines to detect drunk drivers as part of efforts to reduce road fatalities, there are questions being asked about the effectiveness of the system.Only 14 of the more...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

With motorcyclists accounting for approximately 30 per cent of the persons killed on the nation's roads last year, the police are expecting that the long overdue revised Road Traffic Act will make it harder for persons to own and operate the...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A 14-year-old boy was among 58 teenagers arrested and charged with murder last year as juveniles figured prominently across Jamaica as either the perpetrators or victims of crime.Four 15-year-old boys, three 16-year-olds, and 14 who were only 17...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Speeding and improper overtaking have been identified as the factors behind last Friday's two-vehicle collision on the Old Harbour Road in St Catherine, which left four persons dead and six nursing wounds."If we didn't have that improper overtaking...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

For the past year, Bedward Gardens has been among the most peaceful sections of August Town, St Andrew, with major crimes non-existent.Bedward Gardens, also called 'River', was once home to two of the island's most notorious criminal organisations,...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A ban imposed last year on students of Pembroke Hall Primary and Pembroke High School from entering the nearby Boulevard Supercentre while in uniform, unless accompanied by an adult, will remain in place this year despite calls for it to be lifted....

Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) hierarchy yesterday said that its aim was not to victimise any of its members when it requested that divisional commanders submit the names of all cops who reported sick between December 22 and 28.A letter from...

Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

An 85-year-old woman was killed and at least six others admitted to hospital after a fire razed a three-storey house on Slipdock Road in east Kingston four hours after the community had welcomed the New Year and had gone to bed.The dead woman was...

Published:Monday | January 1, 2018 | 12:49 PMCorey Robinson

With a record-breaking 320-plus murders last year, St James beat sprinting sensation Usain Bolt to become Jamaica’s top newsmaker of 2017. That is according to media practitioners, who have described last year as a dynamic one for news in...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

More often than not, the community of 'Brooke Valley' in Duhaney Park, St Andrew, is in the news for negative incidents. This time around, the hard work of two sixth-graders has put the residents on high.Kevi-Ann Rose of George Headley Primary and...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of the Delamere Avenue community in St Andrew were plunged into mourning twice on Boxing Day, following the deaths, in separate incidents, of a mechanic known to look out for the children in the area and a boy who was killed in an accident...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Several residents of Banbury and Victoria in Linstead, St Catherine, are spending this Christmas on the run in the face of threats by thugs of more violence in the two communities.A deadly gang feud has already claimed more than 12 lives in the two...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The busy Royal Avenue in Linstead, St Catherine, was a picture of chaos yesterday morning, with vendors and shoppers scampering for cover as gunmen peppered three men with bullets.The brazen incident happened about 11:30, in broad daylight, and when...

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