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Stories by Corey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:33 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

To bolster public trust and to combat the ‘informer fi dead culture’, some divisional commanders in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have for decades shared their personal cell phone numbers with residents, hoping to get more to share...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

They mostly come out in the afternoons, about five o’clock for those who bother to go home and change from their school uniforms – children as young as six years old with outstretched palms and chilling tales of misfortune. They gather at...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:37 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Jamaicans are being warned not to eat susumber berries, more popularly called ‘susumba’ or gully beans, that appear underdeveloped or deformed as these could be poisonous and potentially deadly. The call was made last week by Sherika Whitelocke-...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:51 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

The National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) says it has embarked on a raft of internal reforms to bolster its clampdown on shady supermarkets and store operators who display unfit and expired goods for sale to consumers. The...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Maxfield Avenue resident Chevaughn Peart has not had a night’s sleep in his own bed for more than a week. For him, sleep is a luxury when you are rushing to prepare the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston for the bustling Christmas weekend....

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s Ambassador to Cuba has issued a warning to local drug traffickers looking to exploit that communist country, adding that there is very little local authorities can do to help Jamaicans who find themselves facing tough prison sentences for...

Published:Sunday | December 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Lifeguard Everton Brown has always dreamed about forming a swim club for inner-city youths and a decade ago he was well on his way to achieving his dream. But then the West Kingston incursion occurred. The stand-off, which ended with the deaths of...

Published:Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Several retailers could be putting the lives of their customers at risk by selling expired or soon-to-be expired food at discounted prices from stores, street stalls and supermarkets in St Catherine and the Corporate Area. A Sunday Gleaner probe...

Published:Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:31 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

When Ricardo Williams and Jahvon Evans first took to the sea on their own at age 14, the two could hardly see over the bow of the narrow fishing vessels they secretly ‘borrowed’ while their elders slept at the Rae Town Fishing Village in Kingston...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Since 2016, more than 24,000 fathers have yet to acknowledge paternity for their children, according to the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), which has been ramping up efforts to get dads to come forward. Nicole Whyte, marketing and planning...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Representatives of the Jamaica Red Cross (JRC) say they are enjoying a ‘blue sky’ period bereft of any major crises, but social-intervention initiatives post the West Kingston incursion and in other vulnerable communities across the island keep...

Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

When 54-year-old Erica Swaby puts on her Curfew Monitor uniform and steps out into her community of Denham Town in West Kingston, she is engulfed by a heady mixture of pride and grief. Six years ago, two of Swaby’s four sons, ages 19 and 17, were...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Church is one of the few places Japhene Campbell feels at ease long enough to smile since her seven-year-old son was crushed by a garbage truck at Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston three weeks ago. However, yesterday’s service at the...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Jamaica is on track to record its lowest number of police fatal shootings since the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) came into effect just under a decade ago. With fewer than 60 days left before the end of the year, INDECOM is...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Human rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) says it is pursuing a growing number of lawsuits against the state involving inmates who were barred from receiving critical medical attention while behind bars. JFJ Executive Director Rodje Malcolm...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

As concerns mounted throughout yesterday over American rapper Kanye West’s Sunday Service Choir’s improper use of Jamaica’s national symbols and emblems on apparel being sold on its website, Culture Minister Olivia Grange last night said she had...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

There are some 116 libraries across Jamaica and the Public Library Network receives less than a 10th of the budget needed to sustain them. As a result, many of the commonly regarded ‘poor man’s universities’ have been falling into disrepair while...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Jamelia Leslie, the 28-year-old quality control inspector imprisoned for last year’s murders of two children and their mother in Mavis Bank, rural St Andrew, has made an impassioned plea for forgiveness, noting her incarceration has so far been one...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 5:58 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s justice system can be more effective if law enforcement makes a greater effort to partner with women, specifically those already behind bars and who possess intricate knowledge about the island’s most dangerous villains. The argument was...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Residents of the upscale Hope Pastures, Beverly Drive and Mona Heights communities in St Andrew say they are suffering from brazen thieves whose crimes are undeterred by police patrols and high-tech security systems. The residents claim more than a...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Private entities are lining up to purchase used tyres that for decades have been catalysts for deadly fires at disposal sites operated by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), but the company’s enterprise team is reportedly...

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

The implementation of zones of special operations (ZOSOs) in some hard-pressed communities has caused an uptick in the number of calls to Crime Stop’s ‘311’ hotline. However, there are concerns that residents of more affluent areas continue to...

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Many of Jamaica’s gangsters are believed to be suffering from depression and other mental illnesses that can lead to suicide, and according to local experts on the topic, most of them are simply calling out for help with each murder and shooting...

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:26 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

In the last five years, more than a thousand babies have been delivered at home or while in transit, putting them at risk for medical complications. The lack of public health facilities, distance from rural homes and ongoing gang violence have...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Organised criminal gangs continue to terrorise business operators, raking in millions of dollars through extortion and theft, forcing law enforcement to re-evaluate their fight against more than 300 syndicates operating in Jamaica. A 2018 study...

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