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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...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of the west Kingston community of Shooters Hill, which was recently included in the Denham Town zone of special operations (ZOSO), are annoyed with the restrictions they are now facing.According to several of the residents, the ZOSO is a...

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

Recently elected president of the Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC), Merlyn Hyde Riley, is urging the local Christian community to empower women who see abortion as an option instead of condemning them.Hyde Riley, the first female to be elected the...

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

The community of Portmore Pines in St Catherine has been dubbed a 'feeding tree for robbers' by residents of the community, who are living in fear as criminals make their lives hell, robbing them of valuables and their peace of mind.Just last week,...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Seven months ago, residents of Hannah Town in Kingston were cowering in fear after gunmen sprayed at a birthday party on Hannah Street, killing one man and seriously injuring six others.Yesterday, they were still wary, but far less fidgety as the...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Several persons involved in the sexual abuse of Jamaica's children are getting off scot-free as detectives from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) struggle to get enough ammunition to put them away.Many...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Albert Crosdale, the man who last May sought the assistance of The Sunday Gleaner after being denied visitation rights to his five-year-old son despite a court ruling, is dead.Crosdale's mother, Patricia Rhoden, said her son died in a car accident...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:15 AMCorey Robinson

For years, they have run to the rescue of scores of Jamaican children living in filthy, unhealthy conditions, but hardened investigators at the Child Development Agency (CDA) still shudder at what they find...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of the west Kingston community of Hannah Town, which borders Denham Town, where a zone of special operations (ZOSO) is in place, are livid that their freedom of movement is also being restricted."They advertised that the ZOSO is in Denham...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Twenty-five years after Agana Barrett, Ian Forbes, and Vassell Brown suffocated in an overcrowded cell at the Constant Spring Police Station, not much has changed, causing the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to again turn the...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

A prominent jurist is challenging Jamaican judges and lawyers to become more innovative in their practice."Innovation doesn't come naturally to judges and lawyers, and that is partly because of the training and the habits of thought that are...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Less than eight weeks after they returned to school decked out in clean uniforms, shiny shoes, and new book bags, approximately 10 per cent of the students, mainly boys, in schools in some of the tough inner-city communities in the Corporate Area...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The young, the old, vendors and even parents taking their children to school - all were sent digging into their purses and wallets for identification as the second zone of special operations (ZOSO) brought movement to a crawl in sections of Denham...

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