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Stories by Corey Robinson

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 $...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

As police push to curtail the recent flare-ups of gang violence in sections of east Kingston, one resident of the often-volatile police division is accusing the cops of targeting him whenever a crime is committed.But this has been rejected by the...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Members of the recently formed police Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) should have more breathalysers to work with by Christmas.According to Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson, the first objective of the PSTEB was...

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

The Corporate Area Family Court in downtown Kingston is seeing an average of eight custody applications per day as mothers and fathers battle over the control of their children.According to one social worker at the Child Protection and Family...

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

A developing property in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, is providing a haven for drug pushers, a hideout for illegal taxi operators, a home for some squatters, and a dark, foul arena where women are sexually assaulted.Sunday Gleaner sources say women...

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

It will take close to $1 million to restore the statue of Simon Bolivar at Heroes Circle, Kingston, and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) will have to find millions more to restore other statues across the island.Evelyn Thompson,...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Town clerk at the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), Robert Hill, has distanced the entity from allegations of political mischief, following concerns over contrasting upkeep of two statues outside the St William Grant Park in...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

There has been a sharp reduction in the number of persons deported to Jamaica from the United Kingdom (UK) since 2015.The National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has reported that 63 persons have been deported to the...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson says the full implementation of body-worn cameras by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) remains among his priorities, but there are several issues still to be addressed.Speaking during a...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Two of the jurors who handed down the guilty verdict in the Vybz Kartel murder trial in 2014 are claiming that their lives have been transformed into nightmares since then.The two are now living overseas and say it has been difficult trying to make...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of Bucks Common, May Pen, Clarendon, say their already burdened community is suffering more because of the stigma that locks many of them out of employment opportunities.According to the residents, there are hundreds of businesses in May...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Several persons working on wreckers which tow away illegally parked vehicles in the Corporate Area are hiding their identities, and they claim this is a necessary practice.Last week, one worker on a wrecker, his face masked and sweat soaking through...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Motorists whose vehicles are damaged while being removed by wrecker operators are being encouraged to seek legal recourse for the damages.Veteran attorney-at-law Bert Samuels and his younger colleague, attorney Jason Jones, last week agreed that the...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

There is bubbling contention involving some residents of Harbour View and vendors who have established a market outside the Shoppers' Fair Supermarket compound in the eastern St Andrew community.According to president of the Harbour View Citizens'...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The sometimes volatile south St Andrew community of Trench Town is becoming increasingly dangerous for young girls who residents claim are being targeted by rapists.According to the residents, there have been at least three cases of rape or...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

It could cost more than US$100,000 (approximately J$13.5 million) to just begin the well-needed efforts to recover the Hellshire Beach in St Catherine, and even then it would take decades for the once-pristine beach to return to its former glory....

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Members of two clubs in the west Kingston community of Fletcher's Land are livid over a decision to bar them from meeting inside the Fletcher's Land Community Centre unless they pay the full fee charged for the use of the facility.Representatives of...

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