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Published:Sunday | May 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Meteorological Service of Jamaica is predicting a less-than-average hurricane season this year, but it is urging Jamaicans not to be lulled into complacency as the country could still face major threats during...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

For many, this is not their only source of income, but games of chance - especially the popular Cash Pot - prove to be their main source as they struggle to survive in some of the poorest communities across the island.With some Jamaicans living hand...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A 'sex shop' masquerading as a massage parlour and a 24-hour wrecker company are among the entities making life miserable for residents of Gore Terrace in Kingston 10...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Burdened by the scourge of poverty in the harsh inner-cities of Kingston, complaining daily about the struggle to survive, scores of Jamaicans, who own or have access to large tracts of family land in rural parishes, cling to the tattered...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Faced with the tough realities inside Jamaica's juvenile correctional facilities, wards of the state are forming 'dorm families',taking on the roles of mothers, fathers and even vulnerable children, as a survival tactic.It is a matter of coping...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Abused children in some of Jamaica's most volatile communities cover up for their parents despite being harmed by the ones charged with protecting them from harm.Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna said, during a Gleaner Editors' Forum held last...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Sunday Gleaner continues its series on once-thriving residential communities which have started to decay because of crime and other factors, such as the illegal operation of commercial activities. If your community is dying a painful death,...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

They are the pawns of Jamaica's organised crime syndicates. Teenage boys, some as young as 14 years old, are increasingly being lured into criminal gangs."The dons use these youths in the initial stages because most of these youths are not known to...

Published:Thursday | May 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

For more than a day, Phaedra Martin, the six-year-old who was reportedly abducted in Tuesday's brazen midday attack on Ransford Avenue in St Andrew, remains missing.The disappearance of five-year-old Iesha Stewart, of Lower Second Street, Kingston...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

National Security Minister Peter Bunting yesterday remained adamant that the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Evidence Act 2015, tabled in Parliament Wednesday, will not violate citizens' constitutional rights."One of the challenges that we grappled with...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

New Kingston is known for its many commercial entities, recreational hotspots, its vibrant nightlife, but it is also home for several persons who say their community is dying as they are plagued by several ills...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Housing woes in several inner-city communities have forced scores of persons to live in board houses on premises which could ignite in a minute. Today, The Sunday Gleaner begins a series looking at some of those communities.It is a story reported so...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

For most Jamaicans, it is a way of life that would be unthinkable, but, forced by circumstances, it is a life which Karen Thomas has lived for the past 14 years....

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

It seems as if a scheme to run off to England went horribly wrong for a 15-year-old Jamaican boy who was denied entry to Suriname on suspicion that he was headed to Turkey to join the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). That is,...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Police, soldiers did us proud!It was a huge sigh of relief from National Security Minister Peter Bunting as the less than 24-hour visit by United States President Barack Obama ended at 5:24 p.m. last Thursday. "When I heard wheels out Thursday...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Sunday Gleaner today begins a series of once-thriving residential communities which have started to decay because of crime and other factors, such as the illegal operation of commercial activities. If your community is dying a painful death,...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Almost four months after it launched a probe to determine how much property it actually owns, the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) is still unable to produce a correct list."The investigation is extremely lengthy. We have to go back through...

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

Problems continue to surround China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) over its mining operation in Treadways, St Catherine.The authorities recently issued a second stop order on the company's quarry operations as investigations continue into the...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Members of the Mt Carmel Ebenezer Courts of Praise Ministry were left chanting the blood of Jesus against hoodlums who yesterday smashed open the tomb of one of their church sisters in an attempt to steal its valuables at the May Pen Cemetery.May...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A 'sick building' on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies has left scores of students and staff members with medical issues and the administration facing a multimillion dollar bill to correct the problems.Several areas inside the...

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

News that 14-year-old Kayalicia Simpson, the Donald Quarrie High School student who was hacked to death on Tuesday morning, was pregnant came as no surprise to residents of the Newlands Housing Scheme in St Thomas, yesterday.An autopsy conducted on...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2015 | 5:33 PMCorey Robinson, Gleaner Writer

Investigators probing the murder of 14-year-old Kayalicia Simpson say the teen was at least four months pregnant when she was killed.  The Donald Quarrie High Student was hacked to death on Tuesday morning. A senior investigator very close to...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2015 | 11:07 PMCorey Robinson

The Newlands Housing Scheme in St Thomas was yesterday still in mourning, a day after the murder of 14-year-old Kayalicia Simpson, the Donald Quarrie High School student who was hacked to death during a predawn attack metres from her home."It is...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

News that the authorities have issued a stop order on the mining of aggregate by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) at a quarry in Treadways, St Catherine, is being welcomed by residents of surrounding communities who say they are the main...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) has been ordered to stop its quarrying at a hillside in Treadways, St Catherine. The order was issued last week by the Mines and Geology Division of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy...

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