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Stories by Andre Williams/Staff Reporter

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

For the second morning in as many days, Kingston residents awoke to screams of “Fire!” Again, they were left to salvage a few items of value amid the rubble. Eight members of a dwelling located at 12 East Lane in Allman Town fell victim to a fate...

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2021 | 12:20 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

From a sidewalk with head in hands on Monday, Marcia Hall sat staring at smoke rising from the debris as she pondered how to regain $30,000 in tuition fees she had saved for her daughter, Alitia ‘Hope’ Williams. There was no time to think where...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:20 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Sundays – the days usually reserved for worship, rest, reflection and recreation – have been transformed into a time of chilly uneasiness for residents of Howard Avenue off Waltham Park Road in the Corporate Area, as they are almost certain to be...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Twenty-six-year old Junior Dwight Bryce walked into the Accident and Emergency Department at The University Hospital of the West Indies yesterday morning shortly after being shot outside the St Andrew-based medical facility. He died while...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The UNTIDY affairs surrounding the unauthorised procurement of Department of Correctional Services (DCS) uniforms totalling $55.6 million will be ventilated following an internal audit. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Likening the loss-making Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to the struggling Air Jamaica which was eventually privatised in the 1990s, some transport sector players are urging the Government to downsize the state-owned bus company, which is...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A Jamaican family is in mourning after 30-year-old Tashianna Johnson-Blake was reportedly shot dead by her military husband in front their two children in Colorado, United States, on the weekend. The police have arrested the suspect, Dermot Andrew...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The police are yet to make a breakthrough into Sunday night’s murder of Calabar High jumps coach Nicholas Neufville and University of Technology, Jamaica student Rahima Stewart, whose bodies were found in an open lot in Portmore on Monday morning....

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

Though mourning, relatives of 36-year-old race horse jockey Marvin ‘Spread Out’ Watson blamed him for the series of events leading to his stabbing death at the hands of his partner in a phone call row in Waterford, St Catherine, on Wednesday night...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A Honda Civic motor car left abandoned at an open lot near Dawkins Drive in Portmore, St Catherine, was what aroused the suspicions of a passing relative on Monday when Raheima Edwards did not come home Sunday night. The car looked similar to – and...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:58 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

In an emphatic repudiation of Jamaica’s crime-fighting strategy, three retired police commanders have criticised the sustained use of states of emergency (SOEs) as ineffective. The dour assessment was a sweeping rejection of a key weapon in the...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2021 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With the price for 90 unleaded gas ranging from $139.90 per litre to $182.90 at a number of Corporate Area service stations surveyed by The Gleaner since the weekend, motorists have slammed the wide disparity in prices as ridiculous. Deeply...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jamaica College (JC) was gifted with technological gadgets, including laptop computers, tablets and flash drives, by a group of 1985 graduates. The handover of 10 laptops and 20 flash drives, valued at over half a million dollars, was done at the...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2021 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Nkrumah Fong, CEO and Founder of Consolidated Environment Research Laboratory, has invented a game-changing vehicular tailpipe exhaust absorber and capture device, which he believes is a multibillion-dollar solution to a multibillion-dollar problem...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Two men were shot yesterday along Maxfield Avenue, one in the buttocks and the other in the hand, as gunmen opened fire indiscriminately on a group in the latest of a series of attacks by warring factions. The incident took place in a section of...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Late reggae songbird Yvonne Sterling has been immortalised with a mural on Orange Street, popularly known as ‘Beat Street’. The mural is adjacent to her childhood home, dubbed the ‘Big Yard’. Formerly the centre of Jamaica’s musical universe, Beat...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2021 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Adverse weather and inferior plant strains have been cited for an islandwide ganja shortage that could threaten Jamaica’s emerging medicinal marijuana industry. The illegal marijuana trade has also been impacted by the developments, sparking a...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2021 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Jamaican police force will in weeks roll out a crack motorcycle unit aimed at stemming the tide of blood that has stained Kingston’s streets amid an upsurge in gang violence. The imminent deployment is expected to mirror the quick-response...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2021 | 12:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Police investigators are concerned that the usually quiet Eve Lane, which runs perpendicular to the National Heroes Circle in Kingston, is becoming a choice location for murderers in the Corporate Area. The latest chapter in the lane’s bloody...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2021 | 12:31 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With a whopping 650 per cent increase in murders in Kingston Western since the start of the year, residents are pleading with the authorities to revise their strategy in curtailing crime and violence in the area. Up to Tuesday, January 26, there...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:33 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Underfunding has crippled the outreach of one of Jamaica’s most prominent peacekeeping organisations, threatening to worsen the crime crisis in St James, where there has been a 350 per cent increase in murders in 2021. The grim assessment was...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The cold, haunting streets of Kingston were frozen with fear on Monday night as the capital’s nomads snuggled in corners or retreated to shelters in the aftermath of the grisly murders of four homeless men and the wounding of two others. The...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Six persons were shot in Denham Town, Kingston, on Sunday night as men travelling on a motorcycle opened fire at patrons at a party being held in contravention of the Disaster Risk Management Act. According to police reports, a party was in session...

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

Three of four men charged with the cultivation of ganja inside an upscale Stony Hill home walked free from the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday following successful arguments by their lawyers to have the case dismissed. The case...

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

People’s National Party caretaker for the Kingston Central constituency, Imani Duncan-Price, is calling for a zone of special operations (ZOSO) to be installed in the violence-plagued community of Allman Town. The appeal comes on the heels of...

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