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Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Special provisions had to be made for them, including fitting an oxygen machine inside their exam room, but five students who last week completed their Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) while hospitalised at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The police have seized more than 1,000 illegal guns since last year, and that, they say, is a sign that they are making slow but steady progress in getting the guns out of the hands ofcriminals.Data provided by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

They adhere to different religious teachings, but participants in last week's interfaith conference put on by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at Jamaica in Old Harbour, St Catherine, agreed that Jamaica needs to fix its broken families if the country is...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has reported a reduction in the number of corruption files it received against members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) last year.But there are concerns from local human rights groups...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

His full-time job is chasing criminals and protecting residents of Guanaboa Vale and surrounding communities in St Catherine, but Constable Shanan Callom has taken on an additional unpaid role, teaching mathematics at a primary school in the...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Less than 200 metres from where dozens of police and soldiers are stationed in the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Denham Town, West Kingston, gunmen have residents cowering in fear, after murdering two people last week.The last victim was 56-...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The number of cases of rape reported to the police has been declining steadily over the last five years, but women's advocate are concerned that the official figures do not reflect the reality on the ground.The Ministry of National Security's...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

With concerns mounting about the number of women being abducted and raped by criminals posing as cab drivers, licensed taxi companies are adding to the disorder on the nation's streets by allowing operators of private motor cars to register with...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The shortage of trained teachers continues to hurt local early childhood institutions (ECIs) despite major strides in the sector last year.Only 32 per cent of teachers operating in Jamaica's basic schools, nurseries, infant schools and other ECIs...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Assistant Commissioner of Police Assan Thompson, who heads the branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) mandated to investigate internal disciplinary matters, wants more authority to move after corrupt cops.Thompson last week argued that the...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Jewel Walters, widow of Winston 'Corey' Walters, the taxi operator who was shot and killed along with businesswoman Simone Campbell-Collymore in Red Hills, St Andrew, last month, is a broken woman.Weeks after the gun attack that ended her husband's...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

England-born criminologist Craig Pinkney is adamant that while Jamaica has its unique problems, the island's crime problem is not beyond solutions that have worked in some of the hardest communities in the United Kingdom and the United States.But...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

With more than 200 gangs said to be operating in Jamaica, British-based criminologist Craig Pinkney is arguing that it is pointless for the security forces to try to disrupt them as they will inevitably replenish themselves over time.Pinkney, youth...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Ricardo Wittingham was all smiles last Thursday as his yard was among the latest to be fenced under the Zinc Fence Removal Project, part of social-intervention initiatives earmarked by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) in the Denham Town...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Poor informal communities across Jamaica tend to feature heavily as crime hotspots, but the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) says it has been doing its part to make some of these areas safer.Managing director of the HAJ, Gary Howell, named the...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

It appears that a concern about possible links between radical preachers and terrorism was among the reasons United States-based 'hate preacher' Steven Anderson was prevented from entering Jamaica.While the Ministry of National Security is yet to...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Relatives of Randy 'Al' Evans, one of two men whose funeral received special attention from the police in August Town, St Andrew, last Sunday, have rejected claims that he was a known gang member.The relatives have also denied that he was killed for...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Stunned by the disclosure of Education Minister Ruel Reid that their school was one of the four selected to be outfitted with hand-held and walk-through metal detectors to stem violent incidents, two grade nine students of Brown's Town High...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The police have promised to be out in their numbers in August Town, St Andrew, today with the funerals of two prominent community members scheduled to take place.Yesterday, residents in the community spoke in whispers following a quadruple murder...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

After recording a slight uptick in murders last year and three killings so far this year, with reports of migrant criminals roaming the parish, some residents of Manchester have started to express concern about crime in what were once peaceful...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

There are more concerns emerging that adult gangsters have embarked on a recruiting drive for children, mainly boys, to become members of their gangs and introducing them to a life of crime from an early age.Dr Elizabeth Ward, medical epidemiologist...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

It was heart-wrenching and painful as residents reacted with shock and disbelief as they looked at what was left of a house on Booby Drive in Cockburn Gardens, St Andrew, where three children lost their lives last Friday night.Grieving relatives...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

More than 22 years after Jamaica's police were first provided with breathalyser machines to detect drunk drivers as part of efforts to reduce road fatalities, there are questions being asked about the effectiveness of the system.Only 14 of the more...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

With motorcyclists accounting for approximately 30 per cent of the persons killed on the nation's roads last year, the police are expecting that the long overdue revised Road Traffic Act will make it harder for persons to own and operate the...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A 14-year-old boy was among 58 teenagers arrested and charged with murder last year as juveniles figured prominently across Jamaica as either the perpetrators or victims of crime.Four 15-year-old boys, three 16-year-olds, and 14 who were only 17...

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