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Stories by Corey Robinson

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

Confusion shrouds the legality of makeshift seats placed in the aisles of some public passenger vehicles, with neither the police nor the transport authorities seemingly clear as to whether they are allowed.The seats, dubbed 'cross seats', are used...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

When 12-year-old Jonathan Middleton of Texas in the United States was asked to prepare a presentation for his school's history fair and 'wax museum', there was no question that his project would feature his favourite runner, Jamaican sprint legend...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

As State agencies continue to tally the cost of the damage to the island from the flood rains last week, there are fresh concerns that some bridges suffered damage because they are not being maintained effectively and on time.At least four major...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

Property managers and others tasked with managing gated communities will have to wait a bit longer before the promised legislation to regulate the use of these schemes is in place.More than four years after Robert Pickersgill, then minister of land...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

The number of children who perish in fires locally is at its lowest in more than a decade, and the Jamaica Fire Brigade is praising a nationwide school initiative, hours of community engagement and parents who rivet fire safety into the minds of the...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

Five motor cars were destroyed yesterday after a five-year-old boy playing with matches started a blaze at a garage on Rum Lane in downtown Kingston.The garage owner was reportedly at a funeral when the youngster, who lives in an adjoining premises...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

It has been just over a week since Noel Broadie was hit with the heartbreaking news of the death of two sisters who were found bleeding at their house in Washington Court Apartments, where they had been left with their 15-year-old brother.For years...

Published:Tuesday | May 9, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of Hannah Town in west Kingston remained shell-shocked and fretful yesterday as three of seven persons reportedly shot in a drive-by attack last Friday evening remained hospitalised in serious condition.The police Corporate Communications...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

Even as the Police High Command continues to push its 'Love Me To Live, Don't Love Me To Death' campaign aimed at reducing domestic-violence incidents across the island, several rights groups continue to bemoan the indifference with which some...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

Visitors to some gated communities in the Corporate Area and St Catherine are being given the cold shoulder by security guards at the entrances to these schemes because the residents they are...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

A Jamaican, who heads the Criminal Gang Homicide Division in the Los Angeles Police Department, has described the last October incident which left alleged Jamaican gang leader Robert 'Radigan' Davis dead in the American city as the bloodiest gang...

Published:Sunday | May 7, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

Internationally renowned spirit manufacturer J. Wray & Nephew is moving to assure its customers that it is taking steps to prevent fraudulent bottles of its products from hitting the market...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 4:00 AMCorey Robinson

Students of at least two high schools in the Corporate Area are putting themselves, teachers, and classmates at risk as they use metalwork classes to attempt to make guns and other weapons whenever their teachers are not present.The two schools -...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 4:00 AMCorey Robinson

A feud that ripped a family apart in life in August Town, St Andrew, continues in death as grief-stricken relatives take sides following a fatal clash between two brothers.Police say that 35-year-old Ryan Murray of Bryce Hill Road was stabbed to...

Published:Sunday | April 30, 2017 | 4:00 AMCorey Robinson

Top-level business executives and attorneys are among the main targets of two new scams that seem to be taking root in Jamaica.The police have already confirmed that at least one case of a scheme dubbed the 'business email scam', while Sunday...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 4:00 AMCorey Robinson

Rum is among the latest items being counterfeited by criminals in Jamaica. The bulk of the $1.9 billion worth of fake goods seized by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Branch last year is being linked to criminals.The seized items...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:00 AMCorey Robinson

Scores of vendors in a section of the downtown Kingston market district, dubbed 'Back Market', are packing up their goods and leaving their stalls, defeated and dejected, as a band of robbers make their lives hellish.Last Friday, a group of senior...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 4:00 AMCorey Robinson

The ailing Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is shelling out millions of dollars each year to repair buses damaged by passengers, mainly schoolchildren, who deliberately break the windows and windshields, as well as deface the seats and other...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 4:00 AMCorey Robinson

It was once identified among the four worst-performing secondary schools in Jamaica, and several of the students are from some of the toughest inner-city communities in Kingston, but Holy Trinity High School is slowly discarding the bad name it had...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 4:00 AMCorey Robinson

Teachers at the central Kingston-based Holy Trinity High School have nothing but praise for the meditation programme which is helping to turn around the once-failing institution."For me, it allows me to be able to think through the day. Different...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 4:00 AMCorey Robinson

With only 120 investigators, the Child Development Agency (CDA) was faced with approximately 14,000 reported cases of child abuse in 2015, leaving many of the investigators struggling to cope.The Government has started to take steps to increase the...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 4:47 AMCorey Robinson

The leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) seems set to intervene in an increasingly ugly dispute involving one of its councillors and a group of its supporters in Eastern St Andrew. “It will need a major political intervention because...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 4:00 AMCorey Robinson

The planned study of the effectiveness of antibiotics in the treatment of gonorrhoea in Jamaica has started, with researchers at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, joining colleagues around the world in trying to address this growing...

Published:Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 3:00 AMCorey Robinson

When Errol Gordon stopped to play a board game at his usual 'chill spot' in the area known as Mongoose Town off Waltham Park Road in the Corporate Area just after 8 p.m. last January, he never considered that his life would be transformed into the...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 3:00 AMCorey Robinson

Sleuths have launched a hunt for a man who yesterday hurled two grenades at a police team, injuring a cop, when they turned up to arrest him at a house in Armadale, Alexandria, St Ann.Assistant Police Commissioner Ealan Powell said the cops had gone...

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