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Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 11:36 AMCorey Robinson

​Activities at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) are reportedly back to normal after the explosion of a bag inside the terminal building last evening. Alfred McDonald, senior director of Commercial Development and Planning at the...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

High rent and a lack of support from residents are being blamed for the low level of business at the Angels Plaza in St Catherine, and persons there fear that the lack of activity is providing the space for a string of break-ins reported in recent...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Jamaican entities which have been are setting up operations in refurbished shipping containers could be flouting the law and putting the lives of scores of persons at risk.In recent years, several entities, from corner shops to schools, bars and...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Ministry of Education says it will find a school for a teenage boy who has been at home since last November when he was acquitted of sexual-abuse charges."I'm really sad that his mother has got the runaround because the ministry's responsibility...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade remained mum last week, even after the public defender requested that an investigation be launched into reports of Jamaicans being left stranded in Curacao as Dutch Caribbean airline InselAir...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:03 AMCorey Robinson

Education Minister Ruel Reid has urged school administrators to exercise patience when dealing with unruly students, but he has also encouraged the teachers to be prepared to defend themselves.Reid's comments come in the wake of several altercations...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Office of the Public Defender is seeking justice for several motorists whose vehicles were scrapped while in the custody of the police.Days after The Sunday Gleaner first reported the case of Allan Carter whose motor car was scrapped while it...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Despite at least two dedicated telephone systems where persons can call anonymously and report cases of corruption, Jamaicans are staying silent and not blowing the whistle.The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the Office...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The gunfire has subsided and persons are starting to return to their abandoned homes in the volatile community of Tredegar Park in St Catherine, but those who have returned say that they are facing another injustice: the absence of water in their...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

With more than 600 murders committed across the island since the start of this year and serious and major crimes running four per cent above the corresponding period last year, Crime Stop Jamaica will be revamping its public-relations operation to...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The grounds of the St Andrew Parish Church in the heart of Half-Way Tree are being overrun by rats, thieves, and persons of unsound mind, and church leaders are blaming the deteriorating conditions in the area for their crucible.During a tour of the...

Published:Tuesday | June 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The two women clutched each other shaking, their wails deafening behind Bible verses as they mourned the killing of Maxine Simpson, assistant to Karl Blake, People's National Party (PNP)councillor for the Greenwich Town division in the St Andrew...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Allan Carter is angry, confused and is threatening to take the State to court after his motor car was scrapped while it was impounded by the St Elizabeth police for more than five years.Carter, his face creased in dismay as he addressed a forum on...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Scores of Jamaicans have been left stranded in Curacao since March, when Dutch Caribbean carrier InselAir, which serves as the country's national airline, suspended its services to several destinations, including Kingston.Jamaicans who want to visit...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The recent acquittal of Carlos Hill, founder of defunct Ponzi scheme Cash Plus, was ripe on the tongues of many who turned out on Monday evening for a forum put on by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) aimed at countering corruption...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Some of Jamaica's leading boys' schools are among the top groups of blood donors, leaving officials of the National Blood Transfusion Service (the Blood Bank) impressed.Igol Allen, blood donor organiser at the Blood Bank, said the schools continue...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

It is a problem that largely takes place below the radar but it is one faced by scores of Jamaican men who want to be involved in the lives of their children and are shut out by the mothers.For the most part, the narrative is about the worthless men...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Residents of Gregory Park in St Catherine are living in fear as five men believed to be at the heart of the violence in the community remain on the run.A bloody gang feud has left the usually bustling Cottage Road section of the community under the...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Young girls who decided to run away from their parents or guardians top the list of juveniles reported missing in Jamaica last year, with peer pressure and wayward behaviour being identified as among the main...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

When 12-year-old Jonathan Middleton of Texas in the United States was asked to prepare a presentation for his school's history fair and 'wax museum', there was no question that his project would feature his favourite runner, Jamaican sprint legend...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

As State agencies continue to tally the cost of the damage to the island from the flood rains last week, there are fresh concerns that some bridges suffered damage because they are not being maintained effectively and on time.At least four major...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Confusion shrouds the legality of makeshift seats placed in the aisles of some public passenger vehicles, with neither the police nor the transport authorities seemingly clear as to whether they are allowed.The seats, dubbed 'cross seats', are used...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The number of children who perish in fires locally is at its lowest in more than a decade, and the Jamaica Fire Brigade is praising a nationwide school initiative, hours of community engagement and parents who rivet fire safety into the minds of the...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Property managers and others tasked with managing gated communities will have to wait a bit longer before the promised legislation to regulate the use of these schemes is in place.More than four years after Robert Pickersgill, then minister of land...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Five motor cars were destroyed yesterday after a five-year-old boy playing with matches started a blaze at a garage on Rum Lane in downtown Kingston.The garage owner was reportedly at a funeral when the youngster, who lives in an adjoining premises...

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