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Stories by Corey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:33 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Scores of Jamaicans are believed to be trafficked across the island as part of clandestine sex and labour rackets each year, and while many victims end up in the care of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), these entities are reportedly slow to...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:11 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

For the past three weeks, Sharon Skimmers* has been living like a mendicant, after Internet scammers – a day after she got paid – hacked into her bank account and withdrew almost all of her salary. Since then, Skimmers, an office administrator, has...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:35 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson last week sought to reassure the public that the High Command has not been withholding information surrounding the investigations of former education minister Ruel Reid. “There is no intention to...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:24 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Central High School in Clarendon erupted in celebration last Thursday, as Brianna Harris, a 16-year-old who was crippled by a gunman’s bullet a decade ago, was hoisted on to the stage during her graduation ceremony. Brianna and her twin sister’s...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:37 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Veteran photojournalist Errol Harvey was yesterday hailed as a family man, professional and a lover of God who always wanted to see greater collaboration between churches to arrest Jamaica’s wave of crime and social disorder. “We have reached a...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:27 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

At six years old, Brianna Harris was struck by a bullet in the May Pen Market in Clarendon. The experience changed her features, her abilities, and the lives of everyone around her – especially her twin sister. Now 16, the teenager said she has...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:14 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Sixteen persons have been arrested for trying to smuggle guns and ammunition into the island since 2016, and of that number, only seven have been convicted as local law enforcement battles a deadly arms industry in Jamaica. The majority of the...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:38 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Highly placed executives within Miami’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the agency primarily responsible for border security in United States, say they are doing everything to stem illegal guns entering Jamaica from the US, but stopping the...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:29 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

A slew of social challenges are being blamed for a breakdown of order in Clarendon, and according to many in the central parish, chief among them is poor parenting, which gives rise to criminal “monsters”. Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron Powell,...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:27 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Scores of elderly persons are being fleeced of funds by caregivers and their own family, prompting the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP) to call for increased protection and empowerment of the vulnerable group. President of the CCRP,...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:23 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Cheap and underdesigned vehicles, primarily those favoured by taxi operators, are being blamed for many of the deaths from crashes on Jamaica’s roads, and traffic experts are urging the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) to implement stringent...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:29 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Warders at the relocated Fort Augusta Female Correctional Facility last week urged the Government to put more resources into fighting the scourge of domestic violence in Jamaica, hinting that it is often the root of many of the crimes for which...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:28 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Even as the Police High Command has signalled that it would be taking strong disciplinary action against policemen who moonlight at the expense of their legitimate obligation to the public, some cops last week maintain that they are forced to...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:36 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Members of Jamaica’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community say there still exist no-go zones within the Corporate Area where their lives are openly threatened because of their sexual orientation and where the police are often...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:25 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Bullying is one of the most worrying challenges for schools in Jamaica, and more so at institutions that cater to disabled students. However, administrators at the Randolph Lopez School of Hope in Mona, St Andrew, believe they have found a solution...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:23 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

News last week that a 14-day state of emergency (SOE) would be imposed in the parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover and St James has received the unqualified backing of a senior security consultant, who said ordinary citizens will have to give up more...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:33 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

While members of the private security industry are clamouring for the Government’s outsourcing of non-operational police duties, the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has warned that it will be clamping down on rogue security companies that...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:30 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Mid-level hotels are among unscrupulous customers that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it will be going after as the power provider moves to drive down electricity theft through its smart meter initiative. Last year, 89 persons were...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:25 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

There are growing calls for more stringent screening of police officers and other licensed firearm holders, as accessibility to guns continues to be listed as a major catalyst for incidents of murder-suicide locally. At the same time, entrepreneurs...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:41 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Wards of the Jamaica National Children’s Home yesterday received a donation of 10 bicycles, helmets and other safety equipment, but there are concerns that lack of access to the rear of Hope Botanic Gardens in St Andrew could put a spoke in the...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:24 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Jamaicans are fast falling out of love with marriage, as weddings have plunged almost 23 per cent in the nine years up to 2018. That means that almost 10,000 fewer people are getting married here. The massive drop in unions has been attributed by...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:38 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has historically been burned by harsh criticisms from customers dissatisfied with the service offered by the utility company, but top-level executives last week said that things are slowly changing. “When we...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:32 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Unscrupulous persons continue to put commuters’ and residents’ lives at risk by disabling and stealing streetlamps on major thoroughfares. Yet more than a year after criminals strategically stole more than 30 street lamps in one night on Mandela...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:34 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Sleuths from the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC) and the Financial Investigations Division yesterday turned up at a premises on College Green Avenue, St Andrew, in search of information crucial to their probe of sacked senator...

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