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Stories by Corey Robinson

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The police are yet to confirm reports that Jamaican gangsters are using embalming fluid to get high before embarking on some of their deadly rampages.Recent reports, particularly out of St James, have indicated that the gangsters have been spraying...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

After missing out on his children's growing years while in a prison in the United States, Dale Hylton has been given a second chance of playing a father's role, with the State giving him control of his grandson.Hylton had been locked up in a US...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Scores of residents of St Mary are allowing killers to evade justice by refusing to provide the police with the information they have on crimes.The parish has recorded 19 murders since the start of the year, with the majority being labelled as...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Administrators and students at St Michael's Primary School in central Kingston were punching the sky last week, as they celebrated a record number of passes in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).Thirty students of the school sat the exam, and...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

An informal community in Annotto Bay, St Mary, is now a ghost town after residents fled following a gun attack last Sunday which left two persons injured.When The Sunday Gleaner visited the community of Fort George last Wednesday, a cowardly dog and...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The construction of a multimillion-dollar police station in Port Antonio, Portland, is reportedly being stalled by a Jamaica Public Service (JPS) utility pole that the company says it will have to be paid millions of dollars to relocate.Assistant...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

With only five murders so far there this year, Portland, with a population of approximately 83,000, remains well below the national average of some 60 murders per 100,000 inhabitants.But the numbers are no comfort for the mother of one of the five...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

At 18 years old, David Henry* has already been taken into custody by the police at least 20 times.But that is no different than many of the other young men in his central Kingston community known as 'Tel Aviv', where brushes with the law are a...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:26 AMCorey Robinson

Assistant Commissioner of Police Kevin Blake has rejected claims that rouge cops are moving prisoners from one lock-up to the next to lose them in custody. Blake was responding to claims from some Kingston Justices of the Peace (JPs) and human...

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

The announcement by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on October 17 last year that Denham Town had been declared the island's second zone of special operations (ZOSO) was welcomed by the residents, who dreamt of a peaceful future after months of...

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

Scores of members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) are putting their lives at risk each day by driving around in all terrain vehicles without some of the basic safety features for automobiles.But the army says that its members are trained to deal with the...

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

Just over four years after the Health Department ordered prisoners relocated from the Kingston Central police lock-up because of the deplorable conditions there, justices of the peace (JPs) are demanding that it again be closed.According to the JPs...

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

Several schools from across the Corporate Area have been dragged before the Sutton Street Tax Court in Kingston for non-payment of taxes, as Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) moves to collect millions owed to it by the institutions.In confirming the...

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

Dozens of children in war-torn, impoverished communities in May Pen, Clarendon, are staying away from school because they cannot afford lunch money and transportation to attend institutions located far away from their homes.Otis James, head of the...

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

Their job is to tend to the sick and injured but doctors and staff from at least three hospitals across the island are bemoaning the overwhelming level of attacks and threats they face from unruly patients and their relatives.Dr...

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

A year ago, doctors told Enid Smith that she would never walk again, and that she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair, depending on others to take care of her.Today, the woman of God stands laughing heartily at that diagnosis, and beams...

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

Several youths in May Pen, Clarendon, whose future has been blighted by their criminal antecedents, are begging the authorities to look into laws governing the expungement of criminal records, as they are being denied crucial opportunities.Otis...

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

Mark Golding, member of parliament (MP) for South St Andrew, yesterday decried a history of killings in his constituency after police sleuths were left baffled by the pre-dawn murder of a man on Pole Vault Pathway in Arnett Gardens.Official police...

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

Residents within the zones of special operations (ZOSO) in Denham Town, Kingston, and Mount Salem, St James, are being asked to "keep the peace" and allow the social-intervention programmes to flow without any hindrance, as the operation enters its...

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-...

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