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Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Rum is among the latest items being counterfeited by criminals in Jamaica. The bulk of the $1.9 billion worth of fake goods seized by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Branch last year is being linked to criminals.The seized items...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Scores of vendors in a section of the downtown Kingston market district, dubbed 'Back Market', are packing up their goods and leaving their stalls, defeated and dejected, as a band of robbers make their lives hellish.Last Friday, a group of senior...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The ailing Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is shelling out millions of dollars each year to repair buses damaged by passengers, mainly schoolchildren, who deliberately break the windows and windshields, as well as deface the seats and other...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Teachers at the central Kingston-based Holy Trinity High School have nothing but praise for the meditation programme which is helping to turn around the once-failing institution."For me, it allows me to be able to think through the day. Different...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

It was once identified among the four worst-performing secondary schools in Jamaica, and several of the students are from some of the toughest inner-city communities in Kingston, but Holy Trinity High School is slowly discarding the bad name it had...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

With only 120 investigators, the Child Development Agency (CDA) was faced with approximately 14,000 reported cases of child abuse in 2015, leaving many of the investigators struggling to cope.The Government has started to take steps to increase the...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 12:47 AMCorey Robinson

The leadership of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) seems set to intervene in an increasingly ugly dispute involving one of its councillors and a group of its supporters in Eastern St Andrew. “It will need a major political intervention because...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The planned study of the effectiveness of antibiotics in the treatment of gonorrhoea in Jamaica has started, with researchers at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, joining colleagues around the world in trying to address this growing...

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

When Errol Gordon stopped to play a board game at his usual 'chill spot' in the area known as Mongoose Town off Waltham Park Road in the Corporate Area just after 8 p.m. last January, he never considered that his life would be transformed into the...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Sleuths have launched a hunt for a man who yesterday hurled two grenades at a police team, injuring a cop, when they turned up to arrest him at a house in Armadale, Alexandria, St Ann.Assistant Police Commissioner Ealan Powell said the cops had gone...

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

There is trouble brewing in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) camp in Eastern St Andrew with first-time councillor, Andrew Bellamy, facing strong criticisms from some...

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

The Auditor general has recommended that the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) move to recover more than $200 million it paid in travel allowance to staff without approval.In a special report tabled in Parliament last Thursday, the...

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

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is yet to determine if there was any wrongdoing on the part of members of the security forces involved in the fatal shooting of six alleged members of the Ski Mask gang in St James on January 14...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) expressed concern yesterday about a spike in the number of police fatal shootings reported since the start of the year.In 58 days, at least 31 people have been shot dead by the security forces,...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) yesterday reported a decrease in the number of suspicious fatal shootings committed by the security forces."These are incidents where there is some evidence that we have collected which could...

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

Seemingly emboldened by the recent arrest of some high-profile Jamaicans and the public support for victims of sexual abuse, more and more women are going to the police to report their cases.The Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and...

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

At 6 a.m. last Thursday, a pot of banana and oats porridge bubbled near the entrance to the Yutes 4 Change Foundation headquarters in Portmore, St Catherine, sending a welcoming aroma to droves of children looking forward to a healthy breakfast...

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

The leadership of the police force is getting increasingly frustrated over the recent increase in the number of fictitious stories (fake news) being posted on social media, and the public panic they have caused.Already stretched thin by the number...

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

It's an everyday problem - a train of bumpers snaking its way through Manor Park, St Andrew, as a traffic gridlock settles on that section of Constant Spring Road.The problem is reportedly compounded by the unruly Coaster and minibus operators who...

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

It has been more than a year since Marlon 'Duppy Film' Perry was alleged to have murdered, raped and shot his way to the top of Jamaica's most wanted list, and still he continues to elude the police.But the cops are convinced that Duppy Film remains...

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

Scores of residents of Rockfort, east Kingston, turned out early yesterday to access a number of social services on offer at a fair, even as the community continues to fight to shake off the shackles of gang violence that has held it captive for...

Published:Sunday | February 12, 2017 | 12:26 AMCorey Robinson

Scores of Jamaican males, including teenage boys, are continuing to put their lives at risk by taking sexual stimulants which they do not need, despite dire warnings from medical personnel.To compound the risk they face, these boys and men are not...

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

The national disgrace of persons, mainly men, urinating on public walls could be addressed if Jamaica copies a campaign introduced in Germany to wet persons who pee in public spaces.And it could be more economical than the thousands of dollars which...

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

It started just over one week ago when a concerned neighbour called The Sunday Gleaner to report a suspected case of child abuse.It came to a boil last Friday when officials of the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the police moved in to rescue a...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Representatives from the Child Development Agency (CDA) yesterday removed two children from their home in Portmore, St Catherine, and are seeking assistance for a mentally ill woman who was reportedly being abused by her mother and sister.The two...

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