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

The community of 'Top Temple' around Glasspole Avenue in Rockfort, east Kingston, was in mourning last week after a man stabbed his brother to death last Wednesday night, traumatising residents who looked on.The residents told The Sunday Gleaner...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:57 AMCorey Robinson

  Manager of the National Crime Prevention Fund Prudence Gentles, yesterday said that the number of successful calls being received by Crime Stop has been trending upwards. Successful calls are those that lead to a breakthrough in police...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:44 AMCorey Robinson

One in every five Jamaican women who experience physical or sexual abuse from their intimate partners stays silent about the incident, despite efforts to get them to speak up and the international example being set by groups such as the #MeToo...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:23 AMCorey Robinson

The National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) is urging parents and school officials to be on the lookout, following an increase in the number of students experimenting with a new deadly drug called ‘Lean’, and vape cigarettes. Lean, which...

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

The Ministry of Education (MOE) is adamant that sufficient resources have been provided to the island's state-operated primary schools to ensure that they can make a smooth shift from the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) to the Primary Exit Profile...

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

Twenty-seven children under 10 years old were raped across Jamaica last year as cold-hearted adults continued to steal their innocence.They were among 261 children reportedly raped during the year, with the children accounting for more than half of...

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

The number of Jamaicans deported back to the island declined sharply last year, with almost half being sent home for having overstayed their welcome in foreign lands.The 2017 Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica (ESSJ) released by the Planning...

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

Teachers at a prominent high school in Portmore, St Catherine, were in a huff last week, after one of their colleagues was arrested following an altercation with an eighth-grade student more than a month ago.According to the arrested teacher, whose...

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

Dozens of buried diapers were among a mountain of garbage plucked from the Wickie Wackie Beach in Bull Bay, St Andrew, yesterday, as Chas E. Ramson Limited, distributor of Evian Water, and the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) through its 'NUH DUTTY...

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...

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