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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...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Speeding and improper overtaking have been identified as the factors behind last Friday's two-vehicle collision on the Old Harbour Road in St Catherine, which left four persons dead and six nursing wounds."If we didn't have that improper overtaking...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

For the past year, Bedward Gardens has been among the most peaceful sections of August Town, St Andrew, with major crimes non-existent.Bedward Gardens, also called 'River', was once home to two of the island's most notorious criminal organisations,...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A ban imposed last year on students of Pembroke Hall Primary and Pembroke High School from entering the nearby Boulevard Supercentre while in uniform, unless accompanied by an adult, will remain in place this year despite calls for it to be lifted....

Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) hierarchy yesterday said that its aim was not to victimise any of its members when it requested that divisional commanders submit the names of all cops who reported sick between December 22 and 28.A letter from...

Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

An 85-year-old woman was killed and at least six others admitted to hospital after a fire razed a three-storey house on Slipdock Road in east Kingston four hours after the community had welcomed the New Year and had gone to bed.The dead woman was...

Published:Monday | January 1, 2018 | 12:49 PMCorey Robinson

With a record-breaking 320-plus murders last year, St James beat sprinting sensation Usain Bolt to become Jamaica’s top newsmaker of 2017. That is according to media practitioners, who have described last year as a dynamic one for news in...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

More often than not, the community of 'Brooke Valley' in Duhaney Park, St Andrew, is in the news for negative incidents. This time around, the hard work of two sixth-graders has put the residents on high.Kevi-Ann Rose of George Headley Primary and...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of the Delamere Avenue community in St Andrew were plunged into mourning twice on Boxing Day, following the deaths, in separate incidents, of a mechanic known to look out for the children in the area and a boy who was killed in an accident...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Several residents of Banbury and Victoria in Linstead, St Catherine, are spending this Christmas on the run in the face of threats by thugs of more violence in the two communities.A deadly gang feud has already claimed more than 12 lives in the two...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The busy Royal Avenue in Linstead, St Catherine, was a picture of chaos yesterday morning, with vendors and shoppers scampering for cover as gunmen peppered three men with bullets.The brazen incident happened about 11:30, in broad daylight, and when...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Justice Martin Gayle last Friday extended mercy to Lorna Williamson, the woman accused of stealing a newborn from the University Hospital of the West Indies last December.Williamson was sentenced to three years probation with psychiatric counselling...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Phillip Brown, the man accused of stabbing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, who was also the mother of his child, to death at her Crystal Towers apartment in St Andrew last December, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.Justice Martin Gayle made the...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Michelle Murray* has been living with HIV for more than 10 years and is defiant that the dreaded disease, which has already robbed her of an unborn child, will not take her to her grave.The 44-year-old woman from St Catherine found out that she was...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Rent Assessment Board was last week left defending itself after landlords, suffering the pangs of unruly and delinquent tenants, questioned its relevance amid mounting complaints from homeowners.Since the start of the year, the state agency said...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Historic ruins at the foot of the Port Henderson Hills, near the world-famous Rodney's Arms Restaurant and Bar in St Catherine, are deteriorating into a haven for criminals, squatters and determined couples braving the lot for private sexual...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Police and firefighters in Westmoreland believe that they may be investigating another multiple murder, following a fire that razed a house in New Brighton yesterday, leaving behind the bodies of four persons and a community burning with fear....

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Government says that it has designated $187 million towards the upgrade of eight public beaches islandwide, but members of the public have raised concerns about the locations slated to be spruced up.Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett - in an...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The nexus between domestic violence and the transmission of HIV was the main concern of some 200 Jamaicans who participated in a walk against female violence in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, yesterday.The initiative was dubbed a silent protest, but...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Veteran dancehall artiste Desmond 'Ninja Man' Ballentyne, who earlier this year was called on by the Ministry of National Security to be a motivational speaker for members of the police force, was yesterday convicted of murder by the Supreme Court....

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

With more than 140 persons killed in Clarendon since the start of this year, some residents of the parish are urging Prime Minister Andrew Holness to establish the island's third zone of special operations (ZOSO) there.But establishing a ZOSO in the...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

As public debate continues over the proposed National Identification System (NIDS), an international cybersecurity expert is expressing concern about the ability of the Government to protect the data it will capture from Jamaicans.Marc Asturias,...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Education Minister Ruel Reid yesterday named the first four schools that will be fitted with walk-through and hand-held metal detectors as the Government responds to a rash of stabbing incidents at some of the island's most troubled schools.At the...

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