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Stories by Andre Williams/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The family of evergreen singer Yvonne Sterling is still in disbelief and mourning following her shock passing on Monday after suffering a stroke two weeks ago. Sterling, 64, had been undergoing treatment at Kingston Public Hospital (KPH). Tamara...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The driver of the ill-fated Toyota Wish motor car that flipped multiple times, killing three persons aboard, had been warned by friends that he was on the verge of drunkenness as the group went on a turbo-charged night of revelry and party-hopping...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Nigel Townsend stared at a photograph of the dilapidated structure, where he used to lay his head, in disbelief when The Gleaner visited him last week. His eyes fastened on the photo taken when our news team first highlighted his plight; he could...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Security barricades have been erected in the community of Trench Town from Lower First Street to Fifth Street along each intersection linking West Road to prevent further drive-by shooting as tension continues to increase in the area. There has...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Contrary to earlier reports, reputed gangster Richie Poo remains hospitalised in critical condition, the police told our news team yesterday. On Wednesday, several persons, including family members and law enforcement officers, had reported that he...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:31 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Reputed gangster Richie Poo is now in hospital battling for life. He was among five people shot yesterday during an attack along Old Hope Road in St Andrew. One of the victims died. Earlier, relatives of Richie Poo said, he too, had succumbed....

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:20 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The St Andrew Central police are probing a suspected case of suicide after a former superintendent of corrections was found hanging from a sheet in his Beverly Hills Hotel home in St Andrew on Monday. Dead is 69-year-old Leroy Fairweather....

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

More than two and a half years since a huge crater forced the closure of Sir John Golding Road in St Andrew, motorists and residents of August Town are hoping they will regain access to the thoroughfare early in the new year. The road had been...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Last year brought about several changes in the lives of residents of August Town in St Andrew, and some of them are looking to 2021 with expectations of a closer walk with God and the elimination of violence in the community. Dahlia Stephens was...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A man who the police recently listed among the island’s most wanted last week, appealing for information to find him, is dead and buried in Trinidad and Tobago, his family has confirmed. In a social media post on December 22, the Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A relative of an inmate at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre in Spanish Town has expressed concern over the welfare of her family member following reports of abuse and a hunger strike at the facility. Although officials have denied that a...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A bereaved Rose Town family is living in fear as they grieve the murder of their loved one as the alleged killer has reportedly threatened to kill all the remaining males in that household. Twenty-year-old Romain Atkinson was killed in front of his...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The overhaul of the alternative route to the breakaway-hit Gordon Town main road has been pushed back by as much as a month because of rains and other technical factors, the country’s chief works czar has said. Multiple landslides caused by...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Peter Champagnie, the attorney representing a soldier who shot dead an employee of Azan Supercentre last Thursday, has taken issue with statements made by the dead man’s boss, CEO Milade Azan. Speaking with The Gleaner on Monday, Champagnie said...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Reggae songbird Yvonne Sterling likened the crisis at her New Haven home to “being alive and going through hell”. Sterling’s home was severely flooded when the St Andrew community was ravaged by rains from Hurricane Eta’s outer bands. Six weeks...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Joan Willie can hardly wait to spend Christmas in her new home. The retired postal worker, who had been living in a rickety structure with its roof caving in, was gifted a new house yesterday by Food For The Poor (FFTP) and Wisynco – through its...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It was a sombre mood on Thursday at Azan’s Superstore in Cross Roads, St Andrew, after an attendant was shot, reportedly by an off-duty soldier, after he advised the army man that he could not park in an area. Kamaal Azan, general manager, told...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Local Government and Rural Development Minister Desmond McKenzie yesterday said that while charities and well-wishers will not be allowed to host Christmas treats and visit with residents of infirmaries due to the pandemic, donations are still...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

An Oxford Mall Arcade vendor in downtown Kingston who cradled an abandoned newborn and turned her over to the police is appealing for compassion for the child’s mother. Valerie Henry, a mother of three, was among the first whose attention was drawn...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Maurine Douglas has gone without food or sleep, having learnt that her son and best friend, who was due to migrate to be with her in the United States in January, was killed Saturday during an alleged confrontation with a policeman in Portmore....

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Hugh Wildman, the attorney representing former Education Minister Ruel Reid, Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Fritz Pinnock and their co-accused, told the court yesterday that his clients should walk out the courtroom with their...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2020 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Thursday’s crash death of Constable Fabian Morrison has been described as a body blow to the police force, this being at least the second motorcycle fatality in three months. Morrison, who had joined the force two years ago, was a member of the...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2020 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus yesterday overturned along the Temple Hall main road in St Andrew, causing injuries to the driver, who was the sole occupant of the unit. Though his injuries are not considered life-threatening, the...

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

It has been almost two months since the presumed beheading of 32-year-old Mark Wellington, and his mother, Shawn Henry, is hoping that a DNA test done last week will give the family closure so that they can begin preparations for a funeral. The...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2020 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Infuriated that her son had not heeded her many warnings, an elderly woman yesterday landed a kick to his corpse, shocking onlookers, including law enforcement personnel, at the crime scene. “Look how long me a talk to you and you nah hear. See it...

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