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Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Veteran dancehall artiste Desmond 'Ninja Man' Ballentyne, who earlier this year was called on by the Ministry of National Security to be a motivational speaker for members of the police force, was yesterday convicted of murder by the Supreme Court....

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

With more than 140 persons killed in Clarendon since the start of this year, some residents of the parish are urging Prime Minister Andrew Holness to establish the island's third zone of special operations (ZOSO) there.But establishing a ZOSO in the...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

As public debate continues over the proposed National Identification System (NIDS), an international cybersecurity expert is expressing concern about the ability of the Government to protect the data it will capture from Jamaicans.Marc Asturias,...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Education Minister Ruel Reid yesterday named the first four schools that will be fitted with walk-through and hand-held metal detectors as the Government responds to a rash of stabbing incidents at some of the island's most troubled schools.At the...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of the west Kingston community of Shooters Hill, which was recently included in the Denham Town zone of special operations (ZOSO), are annoyed with the restrictions they are now facing.According to several of the residents, the ZOSO is a...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Recently elected president of the Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC), Merlyn Hyde Riley, is urging the local Christian community to empower women who see abortion as an option instead of condemning them.Hyde Riley, the first female to be elected the...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The community of Portmore Pines in St Catherine has been dubbed a 'feeding tree for robbers' by residents of the community, who are living in fear as criminals make their lives hell, robbing them of valuables and their peace of mind.Just last week,...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Seven months ago, residents of Hannah Town in Kingston were cowering in fear after gunmen sprayed at a birthday party on Hannah Street, killing one man and seriously injuring six others.Yesterday, they were still wary, but far less fidgety as the...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Several persons involved in the sexual abuse of Jamaica's children are getting off scot-free as detectives from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) struggle to get enough ammunition to put them away.Many...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Albert Crosdale, the man who last May sought the assistance of The Sunday Gleaner after being denied visitation rights to his five-year-old son despite a court ruling, is dead.Crosdale's mother, Patricia Rhoden, said her son died in a car accident...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:15 AMCorey Robinson

For years, they have run to the rescue of scores of Jamaican children living in filthy, unhealthy conditions, but hardened investigators at the Child Development Agency (CDA) still shudder at what they find...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of the west Kingston community of Hannah Town, which borders Denham Town, where a zone of special operations (ZOSO) is in place, are livid that their freedom of movement is also being restricted."They advertised that the ZOSO is in Denham...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Twenty-five years after Agana Barrett, Ian Forbes, and Vassell Brown suffocated in an overcrowded cell at the Constant Spring Police Station, not much has changed, causing the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to again turn the...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A prominent jurist is challenging Jamaican judges and lawyers to become more innovative in their practice."Innovation doesn't come naturally to judges and lawyers, and that is partly because of the training and the habits of thought that are...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Less than eight weeks after they returned to school decked out in clean uniforms, shiny shoes, and new book bags, approximately 10 per cent of the students, mainly boys, in schools in some of the tough inner-city communities in the Corporate Area...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The young, the old, vendors and even parents taking their children to school - all were sent digging into their purses and wallets for identification as the second zone of special operations (ZOSO) brought movement to a crawl in sections of Denham...

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

A number of Jamaicans are languishing in hospital beds overseas without visits or aid from relatives in those countries, prompting attempts by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to locate family members in Jamaica who may be able to...

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

The calls are growing louder for the Government to make a more sustained effort to reach unattached youth in the many volatile inner-city communities across the island as part of the effort to tame the crime monster."The programmes that work are...

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

Approximately 60 persons have been deported from Jamaica since April as law-enforcement agencies step up efforts to keep undesirable visitors from the nation's shores.The Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) says...

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

Several nurses based at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) yesterday continued to voice concerns over their safety following the suspension of a shuttle bus service that transports them from the hospital to the bus parks in downtown Kingston after...

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

It appears a new trend is developing where relatives of notorious gunmen are taking out life insurance policies on them.The Sunday Gleaner has learnt that senior officers in the East Kingston Police Division were left stunned two weeks ago when they...

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

The cruel and inhumane treatment meted out to some of Jamaica’s children was brought into sharp focus recently when a video went viral of a St Thomas mother beating her child with a machete...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Investigators at the Kingston East Police Division are begging the co-operation of residents whom they say are being left shell-shocked as gangsters in Franklin Town and its environs carry out bloody attacks on each other."We need the statements. We...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Twenty years after the Government first commissioned a study on motor vehicle emissions in Jamaica, there is still no regulation in place, and the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is getting increasingly concerned about the impact the smoke is having...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Jamaica has copped the prize for the country in the region with best-quality drinking water on three consecutive occasions in recent years, but the watchdog group Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is worried that this has been achieved without any...

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