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Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Several Jamaican parents are seemingly in support of plans proposed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to outlaw corporal punishment at home and in schools following the death of an infant at the hands of his stepfather. The boy, four-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Kahleel Robinson aced his Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations and is having the last laugh as he will be attending his school of choice, Wolmer’s Boys, in September. His parents said he shrugged off years-long ridicule from some students who...

Published:Saturday | July 17, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Upcoming artiste Prince Ikeem is a broken man. His best friend, confidant and son Jahiem Bogle yesterday succumbed to injuries he received on Thursday after being shot in his head while riding his bicycle in Arnett Gardens. Prince Ikeem, birth...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Always wary of living in penetrable board houses during upsurges in gun violence, Sherray Barr and her infant child had sought refuge away from their Sunlight Street, Kingston 13, home that is in the cross hairs of gang violence. Barr and the child...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Deputy Superintendent of Police Collin Millaneise has pledged to crack down on a gang feud plaguing sections of Stony Hill in the St Andrew North Police Division. “We will be mopping up some of these gang activities,” Millaneise told The Gleaner...

Published:Tuesday | July 6, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Aaron Morgan said he often called the police to intervene in domestic violence at his home but he is not convinced that his cries for help were taken seriously because he is a man. He again raised an alarm on Monday morning, but that assistance...

Published:Monday | July 5, 2021 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Sunday was the first time in more than two decades that floodwaters forced at least one Nine Miles, Bull Bay, family to find higher ground. Fearful that even her four dogs would be harmed, Hartence Sharpe screamed until help came. She was able to...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Weise Road residents in Bull Bay, St Andrew, say they will remember 50-year-old Ricardo “Ted” James playing marbles with children hours before he met his demise Thursday at the hands of gunmen. This was the type of camaraderie they had grown...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Two days after Prime Minister Andrew Holness publicly denounced the violence plaguing Central Kingston and threatened a State of Public Emergency, if so advised, five people were shot, two fatally yesterday on Rum Lane. The dead men have since...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jamaica is fast becoming a prime dumping ground for counterfeit apparel and shoes manufactured in China and a key trans-shipment node to other markets in the Americas. That is the verdict of Albert Anderson, director of the Contraband Enforcement...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Heavily armed gunmen in central Kingston lit homes on Beeston Street before dawn on Tuesday and stalked the evacuees, firing wildly at men, women, and children fleeing for their lives. One man was shot in the shoulder and remains hospitalised....

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Above Rocks police in St Catherine are maintaining a close eye on sections of the community following two murders less than 24 hours apart on Saturday which are believed to be connected. Both incidents have reportedly shattered the relative...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Hundreds of persons who turned up at the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre at The University of the West Indies, Mona, for their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab yesterday left disappointed and angry when they were denied. The Ministry of...

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness will this afternoon declare in Parliament how his administration will chart a path for the reopening of Jamaica’s multibillion-dollar entertainment sector, which has been gutted by job losses because of a COVID-19 ban...

Published:Saturday | June 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Parents are locking away their children in central Kingston amid threats to kidnap minors who are labelled as informers, heaping more concern on frantic caregivers, who are already shielding from intense gang conflicts. “Dem say di pickney dem a...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

St Andrew East Rural Member of Parliament (MP) Juliet Holness has made an impassioned plea for works authorities to address the ramshackle roads in her constituency, which she said are frustrating the efforts of parents to give their children...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:02 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie and Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security Senator Matthew Samuda toured sections of Kingston yesterday to assess state resources as sections of the city continue to grapple with...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

An $11-million contract for rehabilitation works on Spanish Town Road in the vicinity of Kidd Lane has been awarded to Reebaham Services Limited, according to the National Works Agency (NWA). However, the project is being delayed as the National...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:05 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Principal of Hall’s Delight Primary School, Denise Dunchie, has heaped praises on the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture for providing her institution with state of-the-art restrooms. The...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

As crime-scene investigators combed a section of Third Street in Trench Town on Tuesday for clues behind the gangland-style murder of a woman, the family of the victim used the window of opportunity to pack their belongings and flee. Gunmen on...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

When fisherfolk saw men dressed in bulletproof vests making their way across the Rae Town fishing village on Wednesday morning, they initially thought it was the police, until loud explosions and screams for help beckoned. One resident told The...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

“You lucky you come see us.” Those were the words of a Constant Spring Road business proprietor as she stood in her establishment yesterday, looking at the only other person inside the room – a staff member. The establishment is located close to...

Published:Tuesday | June 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that he has a lot of confidence in the young generation of local entrepreneurs, investors, and builders that they are going to change the face of Jamaica for the better, urging them to ignore the “bad mind...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

While the number of tips to the National Crime Prevention Fund (Crime Stop) fell by roughly a third last year as the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the island, the administrators of the effort to help the police crack cases and retrieve illegal weapons...

Published:Thursday | June 3, 2021 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

As vehicles slowed to descend into yawning craters along Spanish Town Road on Tuesday, fumes seemed to billow not only from mufflers but from the snorting nostrils of motorists. Sections of the corridor, which channels eastbound traffic into...

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