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Stories by Andre Williams/Staff Reporter

Published:Monday | November 29, 2021 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Physicians are reaffirming the need for Jamaicans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as a new variant deemed highly transmissible has already triggered the imposition of travel restrictions in several southern African states, this as the United...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The developers of a Corporate Area housing project have been forced to invest heavily in beefing up security with children being among thieves targeting the development, making off with windows and doors. William Lai, president and CEO of World...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A number of commanders have said that since the Government imposed states of emergency (SOEs) in seven police divisions two Sundays ago, more residents have been feeding them with information as the gangsters flee the space. The disclosure was made...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

An early-morning fire on Tuesday flattened a tenement building along Hanover Street in Kingston, putting a damper on plans for Christmas cheer for some residents, while others have been plunged further into poverty having lost all their possessions...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes received a resounding thank you from the hungry group of accused One Don gangsters yesterday after his intervention yielded news that they will be allowed to consume food prepared by relatives starting today. The accused,...

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Members of the security forces operating in the Corporate Area are peeved at the recent declaration of states of emergency (SOE), lamenting the distress among officers who are being asked to make do with insufficient resources. Kingston Western was...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

An inconsolable girl who witnessed a gunman, posing as a customer, murder her grandaunt at close range on Wednesday is wracked with guilt after letting him inside their Passage Fort Drive yard. The tragedy unfolded after the gunman gave the...

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2021 | 6:54 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Lottery scammers and obeah practitioners in western Jamaica are reportedly buying up snakes, thus sparking a market for their capture, a survey conducted by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has unearthed. The island has eight...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A Jamaican man who was a state witness in a high-profile gang trial has got himself in trouble with the law in the territory to which he was dispatched under the Government’s witness protection programme but claims he is being shunned by local...

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:05 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Ground has been broken for a state-of-the-art forensic pathology autopsy suite at 149 Orange Street in Kingston. The project is expected to cost taxpayers over half a billion dollars and should be completed in 15 months. Minister of National...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The defence for Pathways International murder accused Andre Ruddock was yesterday instructed to officially write to the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to enquire whether his wallet could be returned to him, following a request yesterday....

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A courier service business operator is calling on the police to thoroughly investigate the murder of her best worker, 28-year-old Damique Mullings, who was gunned down while driving a motorcycle in St Andrew yesterday. At about 11 a.m. yesterday,...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A hairdresser brutally attacked in downtown Kingston last Thursday died at the hands of a gunman who, it is theorised, mistakenly pumped bullets into her as she sat in front of a wholesale attired in clothing similar to their intended target’s....

Published:Friday | November 5, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Talks for the removal and compensation of residents of an informal settlement along Portland Avenue in Riverton apparently may have taken a deadly turn after a businessman co-opted as a negotiator between the owners and residents was killed on...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 6:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

In chilling evidence laid before the court, accused murderer Andre Ruddock was one of two archangels ordained by Kevin O. Smith, now-deceased pastor of the Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries, and was instructed to perform a...

Published:Wednesday | November 3, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A close relative has disclosed that help was being sought from as early as last Thursday for a now-hospitalised former Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier after he began exhibiting signs of strange behaviour. The former army man, who is believed to...

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Nearly a year after the Gordon Town main road in St Andrew suffered a major breakaway during heavy rainfall last November, the roadway was officially reopened yesterday with stakeholders singing praises that it was completed within budget....

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The family of a 28-year-old Jamaican who was killed in Trinidad and Tobago over a week ago is not ruling out the possibility that his death could have been related to a deadly gang war in his Bentley Lane, Kingston, community, although they have...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 3:49 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A St Thomas man who spent three days in custody for questioning and also for his own protection, after it was rumoured that he was an accomplice to suspected child abductor Davian Bryan, wants to clear his name. Tevin Archat, 26, wants an end to...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 3:35 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The hushed tone in which Andre Ruddock spoke was in stark contrast to the buzz surrounding the Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries facing murder charges as he appeared in the Home Circuit Court yesterday. Ruddock is before the...

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

While bystanders armed with cell phones turned into amateur paparazzi filming and snapping the final moments of Pastor Kevin O. Smith, a passing gas cylinder distributor was one of the first responders who offered to help crash victims in Linstead...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Plans for the deportation of Mario Antonio Palacios Palacios, one of the key suspects behind the July 7 assassination of then Haitian President Jovenel Moise, were in train when they were serendipitously scuttled when the high-profile target in one...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Blood trails led cops to a dead end in their search for a suspected fugitive who escaped after a shoot-out on Grants Pen Drive in St Andrew yesterday morning. The investigators could not determine whether the man, who narrowly escaped them, was...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Three weeks shy of her son’s 18th birthday, another Central Kingston mother is mourning a brutal murder after warning his elder sibling of the omens of crime. Shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, armed thugs chased and shot to death 17-year-old Rohan...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A 17-year-old accused contract killer is among four males reputed to be members of a Clarendon gang who have been charged with murder and illegal possession of firearm. The teen, who cannot be named because he is a minor, is charged alongside...

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