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Stories by Corey Robinson

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

With only five murders so far there this year, Portland, with a population of approximately 83,000, remains well below the national average of some 60 murders per 100,000 inhabitants.But the numbers are no comfort for the mother of one of the five...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

At 18 years old, David Henry* has already been taken into custody by the police at least 20 times.But that is no different than many of the other young men in his central Kingston community known as 'Tel Aviv', where brushes with the law are a...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:26 AMCorey Robinson

Assistant Commissioner of Police Kevin Blake has rejected claims that rouge cops are moving prisoners from one lock-up to the next to lose them in custody. Blake was responding to claims from some Kingston Justices of the Peace (JPs) and human...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The announcement by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on October 17 last year that Denham Town had been declared the island's second zone of special operations (ZOSO) was welcomed by the residents, who dreamt of a peaceful future after months of...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Scores of members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) are putting their lives at risk each day by driving around in all terrain vehicles without some of the basic safety features for automobiles.But the army says that its members are trained to deal with the...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Just over four years after the Health Department ordered prisoners relocated from the Kingston Central police lock-up because of the deplorable conditions there, justices of the peace (JPs) are demanding that it again be closed.According to the JPs...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Several schools from across the Corporate Area have been dragged before the Sutton Street Tax Court in Kingston for non-payment of taxes, as Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) moves to collect millions owed to it by the institutions.In confirming the...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Dozens of children in war-torn, impoverished communities in May Pen, Clarendon, are staying away from school because they cannot afford lunch money and transportation to attend institutions located far away from their homes.Otis James, head of the...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Their job is to tend to the sick and injured but doctors and staff from at least three hospitals across the island are bemoaning the overwhelming level of attacks and threats they face from unruly patients and their relatives.Dr...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A year ago, doctors told Enid Smith that she would never walk again, and that she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair, depending on others to take care of her.Today, the woman of God stands laughing heartily at that diagnosis, and beams...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Several youths in May Pen, Clarendon, whose future has been blighted by their criminal antecedents, are begging the authorities to look into laws governing the expungement of criminal records, as they are being denied crucial opportunities.Otis...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Mark Golding, member of parliament (MP) for South St Andrew, yesterday decried a history of killings in his constituency after police sleuths were left baffled by the pre-dawn murder of a man on Pole Vault Pathway in Arnett Gardens.Official police...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents within the zones of special operations (ZOSO) in Denham Town, Kingston, and Mount Salem, St James, are being asked to "keep the peace" and allow the social-intervention programmes to flow without any hindrance, as the operation enters its...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Special provisions had to be made for them, including fitting an oxygen machine inside their exam room, but five students who last week completed their Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) while hospitalised at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in...

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

The police have seized more than 1,000 illegal guns since last year, and that, they say, is a sign that they are making slow but steady progress in getting the guns out of the hands ofcriminals.Data provided by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)...

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

They adhere to different religious teachings, but participants in last week's interfaith conference put on by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Jamaica in Old Harbour, St Catherine, agreed that Jamaica needs to fix its broken families if the country is...

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

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has reported a reduction in the number of corruption files it received against members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) last year.But there are concerns from local human rights groups...

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

His full-time job is chasing criminals and protecting residents of Guanaboa Vale and surrounding communities in St Catherine, but Constable Shanan Callom has taken on an additional unpaid role, teaching mathematics at a primary school in the...

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

Less than 200 metres from where dozens of police and soldiers are stationed in the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Denham Town, West Kingston, gunmen have residents cowering in fear, after murdering two people last week.The last victim was 56-...

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

The number of cases of rape reported to the police has been declining steadily over the last five years, but women's advocate are concerned that the official figures do not reflect the reality on the ground.The Ministry of National Security's...

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

With concerns mounting about the number of women being abducted and raped by criminals posing as cab drivers, licensed taxi companies are adding to the disorder on the nation's streets by allowing operators of private motor cars to register with...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The shortage of trained teachers continues to hurt local early childhood institutions (ECIs) despite major strides in the sector last year.Only 32 per cent of teachers operating in Jamaica's basic schools, nurseries, infant schools and other ECIs...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Assistant Commissioner of Police Assan Thompson, who heads the branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) mandated to investigate internal disciplinary matters, wants more authority to move after corrupt cops.Thompson last week argued that the...

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...

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