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Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Tameka Ellis broke down in tears as she recalled how her mother had not laid eyes on her brother, Towan Ellis, for more than seven years. But she will never see him alive again. Towan Ellis, alias ‘Hothead’, was fatally shot by three masked men...

Published:Tuesday | June 1, 2021 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A Kingston family now has two loved ones to bury after an ex-convict is suspected of hanging himself at the police traffic headquarters less than three days after being released from prison. The body of 37-year-old Devon Smith was cut from a cable...

Published:Monday | May 31, 2021 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Manufacturers have revealed that a recent shortage of refined sugar in Jamaica has eased after some local competitors were forced into short-term borrowing of the commodity within industries to keep their production lines humming during the acute...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Investigators are probing the circumstances leading to the death of an elderly woman, whose body was discovered by a gardener at her Gardenia Boulevard home in Mona, St Andrew, on Tuesday. The deceased, Ruth DeCasseres Murray, 76, is a retiree and...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

“They said that my name is on a bullet.” That is the chilling warning reportedly relayed to Rosalie Hamilton, the sitting Jamaica Labour Party councillor for the Rae Town division, who has observed rising tensions between rival gangs that have...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A St Andrew man is now dead after a dispute over a stool at a wake being held in violation of COVID-19 regulations in Stony Hill, St Andrew, last Saturday. The deceased has been identified as 40-year-old Leonard ‘Lenny’ Campbell of a Hilltop, Airy...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A coronavirus-linked order might have prohibited movement on Labour Day, but Stacy-Ann Donaldson and her army of child recruits just couldn’t stand by and watch for one more day as rogue residents and passers-by transform the entrance to her...

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A manhunt is underway to locate a group of men who opened gunfire on the makeshift Franklyn Town Police Station located at Cumberland Avenue in Kingston East, Thursday night. The police believe this was an act of reprisal for a fatal shooting in...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A probe is under way by investigators to locate a taxi driver who abducted an 11-year-old girl on Monday and allegedly took her to Seaview Gardens, where she was raped. Reports reaching The Gleaner are that the Corporate Area student took a taxi...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A retired policeman has been admitted to hospital after he was stabbed and beaten yesterday on the burial day for his deceased brother, Earl Lewis, reportedly over a growing dispute surrounding a minibus the latter operated. Residents of Fern Hill...

Published:Tuesday | May 18, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A bizarre twist of incidents in Red Hills, St Andrew, on Monday, left a bloody trail as investigators processed a crime scene twice following a early-morning multimillion-dollar robbery at a petrol station. The gas station operator has been left...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The 85-year-old mother of businessman Robert Fletcher, who was killed at his Old Hope Road sports bar in St Andrew on Monday, said she has refrained from visiting the location ever since her husband was murdered there. Now, Pearl Fletcher’s...

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

During her hot streak, Andrea Gordon transferred $7,278,234.36 from the accounts of National Commercial Bank (NCB) in four months, from December 2019 to April 2020. And it was that series of transactions that drew heat from the police and bank...

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

A brother of the businessman who was gunned down at his Old Hope Road bar on Monday said that a history of violence has haunted the family, with Robert Fletcher being the third relative killed at the location. The murder trail led the police to the...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A man has been warned for prosecution after a fatal crash reportedly claimed the life of his friend, a taxi operator, he was transporting to hospital, after a drive-by on Lincoln Avenue on April 25. The dead man is 38-year-old Ricardo Bailey,...

Published:Thursday | April 29, 2021 | 12:26 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A central Jamaica teacher was fleeced of $30,000 by crooks behind a virtual store she found via social media in her quest to buy a phone. Wendy Moore* is using her unfortunate experience to warn others of the scam that has left her embarrassed. “I...

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

Owen Dixon was a picture of grief as he lay on the grave of his late nephew taking selfies against the backdrop of emblazoned photos of the soccer star on the headstone on February 26. Dixon last saw Rushawn Duncan alive in the Cayman Islands in...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

When Andrew ‘Oh Lord’ Andrews’ grandson dug a hole and placed a sculpture of two bodies beside it, residents of Mount Ogle in St Andrew were baffled. Little did they know it was an omen for what was to come. The grandson was yesterday arrested...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that the alarm raised over a missing vial containing 10 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, could be overblown as it is just “one...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

When Waterford residents saw Stephanie Hamilton wandering around the community naked on Sunday, nobody fathomed it was the last time the mentally ill woman would have been seen alive. The shock was palpable when a resident asked aloud on Tuesday, “...

Published:Tuesday | March 16, 2021 | 12:22 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

“What have they done with my sample?” That’s the question bugging mental health nurse Angela James after an apparent bungling in the testing chain at the University Hospital of the West Indies resulted in her not getting her COVID-19 result and...

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2021 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Scores of patients and medical personnel at the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew had to scamper for cover yesterday after a prisoner disarmed a policeman and shot another before escaping from the premises. The prisoner, Ricardo Richards, also...

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2021 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Friday the 13th has for decades been a date of dread and danger, but a relative of Jamaica’s first COVID-19 patient remembers that day in March 2020 as the pivotal moment that redefined her family’s lives. Gloria Clarke had died days earlier and...

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

The police are asking alleged Bedward Gardens gangster Akeem ‘Duppy O’ Thomas, who they say is a top-tier member of the Berry Gang, to turn himself in to the nearest police station immediately. On the heels of Thomas’ interview with The Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

“I don’t want to die today.” Those were the soft-spoken words of Bedward Gardens resident Akeem ‘Duppy O’ Thomas on Wednesday during a despairing phone call to The Gleaner shortly before negotiations for his surrender...

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