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Stories by Corey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:36 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 | 12:34 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 | 12:36 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...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:33 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Gang members are reportedly using drones to monitor the movement of their rivals and law enforcement, determined that the enhanced security measures across the island will not impede their criminal intent. Sunday Gleaner sources within the...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

A year after the relocation of two nearby police posts and a burgeoning of new establishments on the Kingston waterfront, older business operators in the capital city say that they are being plagued by burglars who are seemingly outmatching the...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:22 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

The placement of electrical meters in apartment complexes is at the root of a rift between the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and building developers, who say the issue is costing them heavy delays and money. “High-rise buildings present a special...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:36 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

At least one petroleum tank was converted to transport potable water, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed. At the same time, it noted that its investigation did not confirm reports that cesspool trucks were being retrofitted to supply...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:32 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Less than three weeks before his 80th birthday, Father Richard Ho Lung is not allowing recent tragic events to daunt his passion for caring for the needy. The founder of the Missionaries of the Poor is pleading for greater charity towards Jamaica’s...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:21 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Ongoing drought conditions and low wages are making life difficult for coffee farmers in Tower Hill and Mavis Bank in rural St Andrew, where residents say the precious beans are drying up on their stems. “Anything to do with farming is rain and...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:39 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting a 70 per cent decrease in the frequency of power-generation-related outages as it continues to roll out a US$25 million energy-storage facility in Hunts Bay, Kingston. The facility is the largest hybrid...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:37 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Staff members at some of Jamaica’s top hotels are reportedly being sexually harassed by guests, while their managers turn a blind eye or threaten them with dismissal if they speak out. It is such behavioural concerns and victimisation within the...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:32 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

The number of new marriages in Jamaica may be decreasing, but more and more couples wishing to wed are choosing to do so at a Registrar General’s Department (RGD) outlet. This option is arguably more economical than forking out exorbitant sums to...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:30 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Dating someone with the same last name might give some people the creeps, but this is not the case for more than 125 Jamaicans who, since 2016, have walked down the aisle with a partner who shares their surname. Data provided by the Statistical...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:39 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

More than a year after his two children and their mother were horrifically murdered and their home set on fire in Mavis Bank in rural St Andrew, 43-year-old Artnel Williams remains a broken man. Since the incident, the health and livelihood of the...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:48 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Droves of soon-to-be homeowners are forking out heavy sums, while they endure long wait for the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and housing developers to sort out building code glitches. Almost two dozen stakeholders in the construction industry...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:44 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Homeowners in at least three gated communities across the island say their lives are being made hellish by neighbours who are increasingly renting out their properties to foreigners as Airbnb facilities. According to the residents, recreational...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

The latest episode in Jamaica’s ongoing plague of political impropriety involving taxpayers’ resources has been front and centre stage since last year, with back-to-back scandals involving two ministries. Last year, the science, energy and...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:24 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

The findings of a National Crime and Violence Prevention Summit, held last week at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston, is to be announced early next month, as the nation continues its battle against a scourge of shootings across the island....

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

The last three weeks have been filled with blame and frustration for Cassandra Brown and her relatives, since her 12-month-old son was killed in a fire that razed their home on Bay Farm Road, St Andrew. The tragedy is among the latest in what the...

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

When Jamaica-born restaurant owner Everol Powell found out he could employ Jamaicans to work in his Canadian establishment, he jumped at the opportunity to better the livelihood of his countrymen. He did not know, however, that his deeds would...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:28 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Parents are being asked to ensure that their children are under proper supervision at home this summer, as the season is historically plagued with drowning, fire-related deaths, and online sex predators who try to lure children into wrongs during...

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...

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