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Published:Sunday | December 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Disputes surrounding women have been identified as the root cause of several of the violent clashes in Jamaica's inner-city communities, with young men resorting to illegal guns to war with others with whom they had shared classrooms, households and...

Published:Sunday | December 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The police are on high alert to protect the nation's farmers this Christmas in light of the seasonal increase in praedial larceny at this time.The Praedial Larceny Unit has reported an increase in the number of theft from the agricultural community...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2015 | 10:15 AMCorey Robinson, Gleaner Writer

Police are now combing sections of Mammee Bay, St Ann in search of two men who fled a vehicle transporting 893 pounds of marijuana.  Investigators believe the ganja was destined for Haiti. Police say they are following several leads. Reports...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Firefighters and police faced heavy challenges on Saturday as they tried to gather information on a fire that razed a premises on Church Street and Mark Lane in downtown Kingston.Residents said that the fire started about 2 p.m., allegedly by a boy...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Despite repeated threats from the Transport Authority and the police, the age-old problem of unruly students, bawdy behaviour, and vulgar displays on public passenger buses in the Corporate Area persist.Drivers and loader men continue to cram bodies...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

There are fresh complaints from party promoters in the Corporate Area and St Catherine that rogue cops are demanding up to $20,000 to allow events to continue beyond the allowed 2 a.m. cut-off time.According to the promoters of sessions in some...

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Illegal transport operators in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR) are now beating the system by painting their vehicles in yellow to blend in with legal operators.Almost two years ago, the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) ordered...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson, Staff Reporter

MORE THAN 20 persons were on Thursday detained as cops from various police divisions swarmed downtown Kingston in an operation called 'Clean Sweep', the first of several aimed at bringing order to the shopping hub in time for the Christmas season."...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A LOVE AFFAIR that reportedly started behind prison bars has ended with a woman and her lover in police custody, both facing charges for abduction and what investigators believe may be an orchestrated motor-vehicle, cloning racket.Head of the Police...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2015 | 10:56 AMCorey Robinson, Staff Reporter

Six persons reportedly escaped from the Freeport Police Station in St James this morning, leaving investigators probing for clues at this hour. According to police sources, the six persons allegedly escaped through a hole in a bathroom floor...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

For almost two weeks Marva Brown* went from police station to police station in the Corporate Area in search of her son who had been arrested on a gun charge."Them hold him near Half-Way Tree and me hear that me must go Half-Way Police Station, but...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Five years ago when Raymond Webb moved into his home on Wainwright Avenue in upper St Andrew, he believed he had found somewhere comfortable for his family to live.But little did he know that a sewage-treatment plant serving the Gardens of Acadia...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

One month after the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) instructed telecommunications giant FLOW to remedy a slew of problems facing its customers, Garry Sinclair, the company's managing director, has announced that every effort is being made to...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The sweet life that Michael Mitchell* dreamt of when he ran off in the United States (US) more than 20 years ago has not materialised, and now he, like many other Jamaican immigrants, is homesick with a burning desire to return home.But, like so...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The proliferation of young boys cleaning windscreens at the intersections is cause for concern for social anthropologist Dr Herbert Gayle, who has charged that families are sacrificing their boys to fight economic hardship."It's a survival tactic....

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Social anthropologist Dr Herbert Gayle has hit back at critics of his claim that mothers are pushing their boys into a life of crime by the cruel punishment they sometimes administer.According to Gayle, those dismissing his claim are "living in...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

For decades, the constituency of Kingston Central has been a hotbed of political violence, with numerous bloody incidents, including the infamous 'Gold Street Massacre' on April 20,1980, in which five persons were killed and at least 12 others shot...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A group of heartless, deadly and cold-blooded young men scattered across the island are believed to be responsible for the majority of the more than 800 gun murders committed in Jamaica since the start of this year."If you look at our murder rate,...

Published:Sunday | October 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Under pressure from criminals who are preying on them, taxi operators in the Corporate Area have instituted several personal security measures and the police have vowed to assist them.Some route taxi operators last week told The Sunday Gleaner that...

Published:Sunday | October 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

From behind the prison walls, two notorious gang leaders continue to extort business operators in Spanish Town, St Catherine.The gangsters, linked to factions of the infamous Clansman gang, are reportedly demanding extortion money from business...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2015 | 12:32 AMCorey Robinson

At a time when they are facing an increase in the demand for their services to repair shoes, local shoemakers are expressing concern that the profession is not attracting young people and Jamaica could soon face an acute shortage of person with...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2015 | 12:10 AMCorey Robinson

Twenty-four-year-old Oshane Mullings and Nicholas Samuels, also in his 20s, are two of the few young shoemakers working in the Corporate Area.They operate at the intersection of Luke Lane and Barry Street in downtown, Kingston, are hoping to one day...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The guns remain in the hands of the criminals, but today, the children of Denham Town and adjoining communities can play in the streets without the fear that bullets fired by warring gangsters could claim their lives, and residents are hoping that...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The battle for clients in a tough economy has led some security companies to skimp on the established minimum wage paid to workers and chop the cost of their services in order to nab contracts.With an estimated 50 per cent increase in the number of...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Hundreds of Jamaicans could be suffering in silence at the hands of scammers who capitalise on the public's failure to report counterfeit notes to the police.Superintendent Anthony McLaughlin, head of the Fraud Unit at the Counter-Terrorism and...

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