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Published:Sunday | September 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Steve Allen, otherwise called 'Frenchie', the man fatally shot in an alleged shoot-out with the police in west Kingston, has been described as a rogue killer who was hated by many in his community.Days after his death, some residents of Denham Town...

Published:Sunday | September 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Maugelet Johnson has not seen or heard from her son in more than five months, and as the time drags on, the elderly woman from Wildman Street in Kingston grows increasingly worried that she will never see him alive again."Him missing from the April...

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

While most children spent last week settling into their routine for the new school year, students, teachers and staff at Clan Carthy High School in St Andrew used the time trying to sort out a uniform conundrum which had some parents fuming.Dozens...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Authorities from at least three schools serving the island's most needy youths are urging parents to become more involved in their children's lives as a lack of participation on their part directly impacts students' involvement in classroom...

Published:Sunday | September 4, 2016 | 12:10 AMCorey Robinson

Back-to-school preparations at St Anne’s Primary School in Kingston not only includes cleaning desks, chairs and ensuring that the school is ready for the new school year, it also involves teaching new staff and students the drill of getting...

Published:Sunday | August 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The National Commer-cial Bank (NCB) has moved to allay fears that staff and customers at its Portmore Town Centre branch in St Catherine could be in danger from cracking walls and sinking floors at the facility.In recent weeks, tiles have been seen...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The sight of 24-year-old Surragee Whorms Jr walking on his hands with feet hoisted is quite shocking for first-time visitors, but to the residents of Daytona in Greater Portmore, that is a regular sight.For the residents, seeing the sports-loving...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Head of the Child Development Agency (CDA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, is worried about the treatment which might be meted out to wards of the State who are scheduled to begin attending secondary schools in September.The CDA last week hosted a recognition...

Published:Sunday | August 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

They lurk in the dark corners, keeping their charges in sight, counting the clients who fork out money for sexual pleasure in the sleazy brothels along 'Back Road' - Port Henderson Road in Portmore, St Catherine.They are pimps making money from...

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The summer holiday is a bittersweet period for sisters Gillian Senior, 13, and nine year-old Sabreka Salmon, daughters of Kay-Ann Lamont, the 27 year-old pregnant woman who four years ago was shot dead by a policeman after she allegedly cursed...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2016 | 12:15 AMCorey Robinson

Relatives of Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry, Jamaica's Public Enemy Number One, say they are living in fear as cops continue their hunt for the man believed to be involved in a string of murders, including those of two policemen last December.But the...

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Several residents in the violence-plagued West Kingston Police Division were left angry recently when Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor quashed rumours that he had been sent back to lead the policing efforts in the area.McGregor's announcement...

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

After updating the nation almost daily about their quest to capture the country's most wanted man, Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry, the security forces have gone eerily silent, and efforts to get an update last week proved unusually challenging.But a...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Twenty-five children allegedly fathered by a single policeman, who died at age 47, are in a race against time to prove their paternity in order to access their dead dad's estate.The cop did not leave a will and some of his children could be denied...

Published:Saturday | July 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Memories of the deadly 2010 joint operation by the security forces came crashing back into the minds of West Kingston residents yesterday as gunmen and the security forces engaged in a heated shoot-out following the mid-morning killing of 19-year-...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Scores of Jamaica teenage girls are using the emergency contraceptive tablets (morning-after pills) as their preferred choice of birth control, and several pharmacists who are aware of this problem are keeping quiet because the operators of the...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

More than 53 children have been affected by fires in the first six months of this year. As such, the Child Development Agency (CDA) is urging parents to be very careful as the country goes through the summer months."The first thing parents need to...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

United States (US) ambassador to Jamaica, Luis G. Moreno, is warning that efforts will be intensified to have more lottery scammers extradited to America to be tried there.Since 2014, at least 15 Jamaicans have been extradited to the US, and at...

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

An abandoned lot used as a dump, a bathroom for some homeless people and a bedroom for persons involved in the sex trade is making life hellish for students, teachers and administrators of the St Aloysius Primary School in downtown Kingston.For...

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Correctional officers who serve in the island's maximum-security prisons with inmates accused of the most violent crimes say they feel safer inside the prisons than on the streets, where they are "walking targets", exposed to the fangs of ex-...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Criminals are plaguing residents of the St Peter's Court apartment complex on Tom Redcam Avenue, metres from the Jamaica Defence Force base at Up Park Camp in St Andrew, and the people are growing fearful as the hoodlums defeat a string of new...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Fishermen and business operators at the New Forum Fishing Village, off Port Henderson Road in St Catherine, are furious over the conditions that they are now living in at the complex.They claim that the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) served...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Raising a child is very difficult for most parents, and the problems are compounded when a family is struggling to earn a living and keeping their children on the right path in one of the toughest inner-city communities in the Corporate Area, Tivoli...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 12:56 AMCorey Robinson

For years, one of the most open secrets in the Corporate Area was that the section of the Coronation Market ‘Grass Yard’ was the place to get the best ‘high-grade’ ganja in whatever quantity one desired. For the sellers, it...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Taking a cue from the Jamaican police. Trinidad has started talks with owners and operators of malls, plazas, and other areas of public gathering to improve security at these facilities.Law enforcement in Trinidad responded to a possible terrorist...

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