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Stories by Corey Robinson

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Detainees in one of the three states of emergency (SOE) now in place across the island yesterday had mixed reactions to a visit to the facility by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and a government team.Holness and his team visited the detention centre...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The green oasis in the heart of downtown Kingston, St William Grant Park, is emerging as one of the main crime hotspots in the area but much of the incidents are occurring below the police radar as they are not being reported to the cops.Using the...

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

The declaration on the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) issued by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result...

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

The cheers echoed across the nearby gully bank last Monday as residents of Davidson Avenue and its neighbouring streets in Drewsland jumped in excitement at the lyrical prowess of two young DJs from the community.One of the DJs goes by the stage...

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

From the Suppression of Crime Act of 1974 to special police squads by the scores, states of emergency and zones of special operations, Jamaica has pushed hard policing measures to tackle the crime monster, but a security specialist from the United...

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

Audley Shaw, minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, has dismissed concerns about China's growing influence in Jamaica, describing the critics as either political or mischievous.Several persons have expressed concerns about China'...

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

At least 200 children are rushed to the Bustamante Hospital for Children each year with symptoms of poisoning, with household chemicals, mainly bleach, being the leading poison agent.This has caused local health professionals to renew calls for...

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

Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) investigators are spending thousands of hours hunting down key witnesses in cases before the courts.The cops have spent the time visiting last known addresses, quizzing associates, and scouring morgues, hospitals and...

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

Staff cost remains the major expense facing the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, with its utilities bills and security expenses among the big-ticket items pressuring the administration as it attempts to remain financially viable....

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

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has reiterated his commitment to create a first-world, high-tech court system in Jamaica within the next six years, and Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has pledged the Government's commitment to do whatever it takes to...

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

The planned bypass road to move motorists around the closed Portia Simpson Miller Square in St Andrew is now one week behind schedule and there is no firm indication as to when it will be ready.In September, with the closure of Portia Simpson Miller...

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

Several business owners in May Pen, Clarendon, are suffering at the hands of robbers who seem undaunted by the police patrols and the personal security systems.According to the operators, nowhere is off-limits to the thieves who, in recent months,...

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

They all stated that establishing their small business is their goal in life, but only two of seven had ever heard the term 'business plan', and neither of those two had any clue about how to create one.The seven were participating in the latest...

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

The flow of guns from the United States into Jamaica continues to occupy the minds of top military leaders in the two countries, and last Friday this was listed among the major mutual threats faced by both countries.Chief of Defence Staff for the...

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

Communication challenges and a shortage of some resources slightly marred a water and aviation emergency simulation at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston last Thursday.But operators of the airport were generally satisfied...

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

An improved Mandela Highway is expected to make life easier for motorists when the work is done in December but, concerns linger about the safety of the roadway at this time.Up to late last week, the police were unable to provide official figures on...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The state of emergency (SOE) declared in the St Catherine North Police Division has resulted in a big reduction of crime in the communities it covers and an equally big reduction in the earnings of many small nightlife businesses in the communities....

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Jamaica and other countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region are being encouraged to spend smarter and not necessarily more to reduce crime.A recently released study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), dubbed Better Spending for...

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

Public relations specialist and executive chairman of the FLOW Foundation, Errol Keith 'EK' Miller, was yesterday sent off in a spirited thanksgiving service that recounted the life of a loving father, a friend and a "gift to Jamaica".Slow to anger...

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

Living in one of Kingston's tough inner-city communities now under a state of emergency, Suzette Saunders* lives with a fear about the fate of her 10-year-old son.She is seeing where more and more of these young boys are being recruited into...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A nine-year-old girl who was being sexually abused by her father was saved from his clutches after she made a phone call to Crime Stop.Prudence Gentles, manager of the National Crime Prevention Fund, said that the little girl called Crime Stop after...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

For the past several years, there has been a lull in the gang war that has rocked the south St Andrew community of Jones Town for decades, and several residents are convinced that a general election and sports were the catalysts for the peace they...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

More than a month after 14-year-old Yetanya Francis was raped and murdered in Trench Town, the detectives assigned to the case are yet to make a breakthrough, and the silence of persons who might have witnessed the dastardly act is worrying for Prudence...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Wrecker companies operating in the Corporate Area are facing renewed criticisms from taxi operators, who are adamant that they are colluding with rogue traffic policemen and eating away their profits.President of the Transport Operators Development...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Bloodthirsty gangsters living overseas with wads of cash are offering big money to have their enemies killed in mainly revenge attacks, in the volatile August Town, St Andrew, community.Sunday Gleaner sources say the foreigners are offering up to $...

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