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Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 7:00 AMCorey Robinson

A senior policeman at the Hunts Bay Police Station testified in the Home Circuit Court yesterday that members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) waffled over statements and refused to turn over their weapons immediately after the 2007 killing of 18-...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 7:00 AMCorey Robinson

Some motorcyclists continue to flout the most basic safety regulations, including helmets, and the authorities are banking on a string of social interventions to reach this at-risk group of road users."Our approach is one of serious social...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 7:00 AMCorey Robinson

The image of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is being further tarnished by some members who are using their positions to entice motorists to hand over money, drinks and other gifts.Tales of police personnel stopping motorists only to indicate...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 7:18 PMCorey Robinson

The National Water Commission (NWC) this weekend launched ‘customer connections’, a customer engagement and community outreach programme in the western division. The programme is aimed at improving awareness and bolstering interaction...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 7:58 AMCorey Robinson

Sixteen inmates at the Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Facility in St Ann are to be trained in Mixology.   The training forms part of the Ministry of National Security’s Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Society Reintegration Programme....

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 7:36 AMCorey Robinson

​Activities at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) are reportedly back to normal after the explosion of a bag inside the terminal building last evening. Alfred McDonald, senior director of Commercial Development and Planning at the...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Ministry of Education says it will find a school for a teenage boy who has been at home since last November when he was acquitted of sexual-abuse charges."I'm really sad that his mother has got the runaround because the ministry's responsibility...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AMCorey Robinson

Jamaican entities which have been are setting up operations in refurbished shipping containers could be flouting the law and putting the lives of scores of persons at risk.In recent years, several entities, from corner shops to schools, bars and...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AMCorey Robinson

High rent and a lack of support from residents are being blamed for the low level of business at the Angels Plaza in St Catherine, and persons there fear that the lack of activity is providing the space for a string of break-ins reported in recent...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 6:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade remained mum last week, even after the public defender requested that an investigation be launched into reports of Jamaicans being left stranded in Curacao as Dutch Caribbean airline InselAir...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 6:03 AMCorey Robinson

Education Minister Ruel Reid has urged school administrators to exercise patience when dealing with unruly students, but he has also encouraged the teachers to be prepared to defend themselves.Reid's comments come in the wake of several altercations...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 6:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Office of the Public Defender is seeking justice for several motorists whose vehicles were scrapped while in the custody of the police.Days after The Sunday Gleaner first reported the case of Allan Carter whose motor car was scrapped while it...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 6:00 AMCorey Robinson

Despite at least two dedicated telephone systems where persons can call anonymously and report cases of corruption, Jamaicans are staying silent and not blowing the whistle.The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the Office...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 6:00 AMCorey Robinson

The grounds of the St Andrew Parish Church in the heart of Half-Way Tree are being overrun by rats, thieves, and persons of unsound mind, and church leaders are blaming the deteriorating conditions in the area for their crucible.During a tour of the...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 6:00 AMCorey Robinson

With more than 600 murders committed across the island since the start of this year and serious and major crimes running four per cent above the corresponding period last year, Crime Stop Jamaica will be revamping its public-relations operation to...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 6:00 AMCorey Robinson

The gunfire has subsided and persons are starting to return to their abandoned homes in the volatile community of Tredegar Park in St Catherine, but those who have returned say that they are facing another injustice: the absence of water in their...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 6:00 AMCorey Robinson

The two women clutched each other shaking, their wails deafening behind Bible verses as they mourned the killing of Maxine Simpson, assistant to Karl Blake, People's National Party (PNP)councillor for the Greenwich Town division in the St Andrew...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 6:00 AMCorey Robinson

Scores of Jamaicans have been left stranded in Curacao since March, when Dutch Caribbean carrier InselAir, which serves as the country's national airline, suspended its services to several destinations, including Kingston.Jamaicans who want to visit...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 6:00 AMCorey Robinson

Allan Carter is angry, confused and is threatening to take the State to court after his motor car was scrapped while it was impounded by the St Elizabeth police for more than five years.Carter, his face creased in dismay as he addressed a forum on...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 6:00 AMCorey Robinson

The recent acquittal of Carlos Hill, founder of defunct Ponzi scheme Cash Plus, was ripe on the tongues of many who turned out on Monday evening for a forum put on by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) aimed at countering corruption...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

It is a problem that largely takes place below the radar but it is one faced by scores of Jamaican men who want to be involved in the lives of their children and are shut out by the mothers.For the most part, the narrative is about the worthless men...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

Young girls who decided to run away from their parents or guardians top the list of juveniles reported missing in Jamaica last year, with peer pressure and wayward behaviour being identified as among the main...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of Gregory Park in St Catherine are living in fear as five men believed to be at the heart of the violence in the community remain on the run.A bloody gang feud has left the usually bustling Cottage Road section of the community under the...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 5:00 AMCorey Robinson

Some of Jamaica's leading boys' schools are among the top groups of blood donors, leaving officials of the National Blood Transfusion Service (the Blood Bank) impressed.Igol Allen, blood donor organiser at the Blood Bank, said the schools continue...

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...

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