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Stories by Andre Williams/Staff Reporter

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The police force again plunged into mourning late Tuesday following a fatal traffic crash in which several of its members were also injured. Dead is Woman Detective Sergeant Maydeen Blackwood. Blackwood, who was pinned in the vehicle for...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Despite a 60 per cent drop in missing children reports between March and August this year when compared to the corresponding period last year, there remains a real concern over the safety of the nation’s young. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Disbarred real estate attorney Jennifer Messado, who is facing several fraud charges, has been released after spending a week behind bars for breaching a civil court order. The court had sanctioned her for six weeks’ imprisonment. Justice Kissock...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Grass-roots activists have urged the Holness administration to enlist community leaders in enforcing coronavirus compliance, using their outsize influence and, perhaps, muscle, to maintain health and public-safety laws. Despite painstaking pleas by...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Knowing the opposition from his dad which would meet his decision to purchase a motorcycle, Constable Kamal Foster waited more than a month before breaking the secret to his dad. Last Saturday, roughly six weeks since the day of truth, the 29-year-...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Prisoner rights activist Carla Gullotta has reiterated her call for the release of juveniles and low-risk inmates, proposing that at least 300 all told be freed from correctional facilities . Her advocacy comes hours after the Ministry of Health...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Wayne Wallace is the son the late D.K. Duncan never had. Wallace grew up in the impoverished Maxfield Park community known as ‘Frog City’, where he came under the mentorship of the politician who he says changed his life forever. The 57-year-old...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It is a recurring debate among residents every time they are swamped by floodwaters after a heavy shower of rain: Is White Lane in Waterhouse, St Andrew, a street or a gully? Yesterday, as the roadway, which links Penwood Road to Henley Road, was...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Less than two months after expressing optimism that the Jamaica Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT) would be a game-changer in the vehicle importation industry, dealers are fuming. Stakeholders’ blunt verdict is that JSWIFT is just too slow, resulting...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The St Andrew South police are investigating Monday’s daring daylight murder of a man at the entrance to the Maxfield Park Comprehensive Health Centre shortly after the facility was opened. The incident reportedly sent several persons scampering...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2020 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A visually impaired woman and at least five members of her family, including a 10-month-old infant, were spared injury when fire gutted their three-bedroom house on Arthur Jones Avenue, located off Waltham Park Road in St Andrew, on Wednesday. The...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has urged councillors to continue the charge against the spread of the deadly coronavirus as the twin-parish leads the nation with positive cases. The call for greater attention to be placed...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

People’s National Party (PNP) supporters in St Catherine South East admit that Robert ‘Big Rob’ Miller, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate in Thursday’s general election, has made his presence felt in the constituency. They, however,...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Director of Elections Glasspole Brown is taking a wait-and-see approach to determine whether the withdrawal of temporary election day workers because of quarantine threats from employers will affect operations at polling stations islandwide when...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of Somerset district in St Andrew East Rural said, in mid-August, that the last time they saw their member of parliament, Juliet Holness, was during her campaign for the seat in the 2016 general election. From deplorable roads to no...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

COVID-19 and the nightly curfew restrictions imposed by the Government have hit an elderly Mannings Hill Road vendor in his pocket, after being the target of thieves three nights this week. Vendor of 25 years, Everton ‘Shut’ Richards, 58, said he...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

People’s National Party (PNP) supporters from St Andrew Eastern say that they are not perturbed by the results of the latest Gleaner-commissioned Don Anderson poll of 300 registered voters in the constituency which showed incumbent Fayval Williams...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2020 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has cleared the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) of claims of excessive billing linked to the smart meters installed between January 2017 and June 2019 even as it continues to probe complaints lodged this year....

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2020 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Two cops attached to the St Thomas Police Division are among the latest to have contracted the coronavirus, while approximately 100 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force JCF) are in quarantine because of exposure to contacts of suspected or...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Lawrence Tavern division in St Andrew West Rural is a very diverse space with each district having its own set of challenges, which will determine where residents place their ‘X’, come September 3. Residents of Rose Hall, Mahoney and Mount...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The wife of murdered Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Clarendon South East polling division captain has ruled out politics as the possible reason behind her husband’s gruesome killing, though she cannot pinpoint a motive. What she knows, however, is...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Ramble Bridge in St Thomas is finally being repaired after much fanfare and now the residents are turning their attention to the deplorable road conditions, especially with election day 2020 approaching. Workmen were busily carrying out well-...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Despite admitting that Kari Douglas is a “good woman” who served them well as councillor, some of her staunchest supporters in St Andrew South Eastern say they will not side with the political turncoat as she mounts a challenge to incumbent People’...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A 17-year-old girl decided to join the choir of the Mount Zion Victory House of Prayer in Sandy Bay, Clarendon, to “give them a hand” because of the flagging youth numbers in her mom’s church. No sooner had she done so than she was singing a...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of Standpipe in St Andrew have until Friday, August 7, to regularise their electricity supply or be disconnected indefinitely. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) said that more than 80 per cent of householders have been transferred...

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