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Stories by Corey Robinson

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

With an early-morning devotion at the death spot and a walk through of the area, dozens of August Town residents marched for peace, amplifying their concerns and reaffirming their commitment to prevent their St Andrew community from returning to the...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:35 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of Rocky Point, an informal fishing village on the Clarendon seaside, are begging to be rescued as gangsters continue to hold them hostage in their communities. It is not clear what started the rivalry, which residents claimed has been...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

It will take at least a year before reconstruction work is completed on the building that houses a branch of the National Commercial Bank (NCB) at the Portmore Town Centre in St Catherine.The branch was relocated late last year after it was revealed...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The continued arrests of members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is not going down well with some residents of Havana Heights in Clarendon who claim that the investigatory body is making...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

No one knows how long it will take Voleta Wilson* to sleep without the help of medication after her two sons were slaughtered during a predawn gun attack that left the Havana Heights community in Clarendon shaking with fear since last September....

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:08 AMCorey Robinson

Novlette Grant yesterday started her 90-day stint as the acting head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) having already served notice that Jamaica should not expect any crime-fighting miracles from her. "Please, don't look to me to...

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Despite public criticisms over her office's handling of some high-profile cases last year, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn is adamant that her team did well."If you look at our statistics at the end of each term, certainly at...

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

For Warren Clarke, last September wasn't one to remember. But then, neither was August. Or for that matter, all of 2016.Clarke is an assistant commissioner of police in charge of western Jamaica, which includes the parish of St James, which recorded...

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Passersby, and even police personnel, were sent scampering for cover after two brazen gunmen, one of them heavily armed and clad in a ballistic vest, ambushed another man outside the Hunts Bay Police Station, where he had gone to report as part of...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of the White Wing community, located off Hagley Park Road in South West St Andrew, will have their Christmas dinners with the stench of raw sewage assaulting their nostrils.And it appears that the sewage will continue to flow on the...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Both local and Honduran police were yesterday searching for two high-powered engines and other gadgets after a service vessel stolen from the Marine Police Division in Westmoreland last February was found scrapped and abandoned on a beach near...

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation has donated $100,000 to the annual Christmas treat put on for inmates at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston.The treat has been a welcome fixture on the inmate's calendar for the last...

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) has seemingly failed in its attempt to arrange pre-Christmas compensation for motorists affected by contaminated fuel last year."I am not as optimistic as I was, say, three weeks ago. I am still very optimistic...

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Hundreds of motorists could be hit with contaminated fuel over the next few weeks as some service stations across the island flout proper storage practices and ignore recommendations made following last year's 'bad gas' saga that left more than $25...

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The new head of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is a mama's boy and it's a label he wears with pride.Major General Rocky Meade was last Thursday sworn in as the new Chief of Defence Staff and he made it clear that his mother, Delores Tomlinson, is...

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The stench of sewage was almost choking as it rose from open craters on a section of Hagley Park Road near the White Wing community in South West St Andrew.This is just metres from the Portia Simpson Miller Square, and almost dead centre in the...

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Almost one year after the local petroleum industry went into a tailspin as hundreds of motorists reported damage to their vehicles due to contaminated fuel purchased at service stations across the island, some motorists are continuing to be hurt by...

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Major General Antony Anderson, former head of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), has endorsed the work of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), but has argued that the oversight body needs to work on bettering its relationship with...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

After more than a decade of seeking permission to turn a problematic empty lot into a well-needed playing field for students, last week administrators at the St Aloysius Primary School in Kingston had their hopes crushed when the Ministry of...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Authorities within the security forces are doing everything in their power to stem the deadly practice of criminals wearing police- and military-type gear, posing as officers of the law as they carry out their wanton killings and other criminal...

Published:Sunday | November 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Lottery scammers and other organised criminals looking to launder money through street dances and other public entertainment events can expect more roadblocks this Christmas season, as the police promise stricter scrutiny in the granting of party...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

More and more foreign citizens, some unknowingly, are being lured into the transnational drug networks in Jamaica, and the Narcotics Division intends to put a serious dent into this worrying trend.Head of the Narcotics Division, Senior...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Relatives and friends of Robert Davis, otherwise called 'Rodigan', whose death has sparked panic among the Police High Command due to his alleged ties with the notorious 'Rat Bat' gang in Kingston, are fearful that they will not be permitted to keep...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Esmie Sinclair rummaged through her dead nephew's knapsack, yanking out items of clothing, empty juice bottles, and his muddy sneakers as reference that 27-year-old Albert Roberts was a hard worker.Official police reports are that Roberts was shot...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 12:12 AMCorey Robinson

Students and staff at the Denbigh High School in Clarendon say they are living in fear, as hoodlums continue to prey on them, stealing cellular phones and other valuables as they make their way to and from school...

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