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Stories by Corey Robinson

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...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Unattached youths in Steer Town, St Ann, say they are trying their best to stay away from the gun, but unemployment and a lack of skills training are pushing them towards a life of crime."We want some youth programmes to go on in the place so that...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) added 67 correctional officers to its ranks last year but still finished the year with 66 fewer officers as overworked and under-paid warders retired, resigned or died.According to 2017 Economic and...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Hailed as a true professional whose legacy stands as tall as the Blue Mountain, which she helped to establish as a World Heritage Site, Dr Janice Lindsay was lionised during her funeral at the Portmore New Testament Church of God yesterday.Family...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of Steer Town, St Ann, are hanging on to a ray of hope as there have been no gang-related incidents in the area for months. The community is slowly returning to a level of normality.According to the residents, shooting incidents and other...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The community of 'Top Temple' around Glasspole Avenue in Rockfort, east Kingston, was in mourning last week after a man stabbed his brother to death last Wednesday night, traumatising residents who looked on.The residents told The Sunday Gleaner...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:57 AMCorey Robinson

  Manager of the National Crime Prevention Fund Prudence Gentles, yesterday said that the number of successful calls being received by Crime Stop has been trending upwards. Successful calls are those that lead to a breakthrough in police...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:44 AMCorey Robinson

One in every five Jamaican women who experience physical or sexual abuse from their intimate partners stays silent about the incident, despite efforts to get them to speak up and the international example being set by groups such as the #MeToo...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:23 AMCorey Robinson

The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is urging parents and school officials to be on the lookout, following an increase in the number of students experimenting with a new deadly drug called ‘Lean’, and vape cigarettes. Lean, which...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Ministry of Education (MOE) is adamant that sufficient resources have been provided to the island's state-operated primary schools to ensure that they can make a smooth shift from the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) to the Primary Exit Profile...

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