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Stories by Andre Williams/Staff Reporter

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:27 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The St Andrew North police have launched a probe into the circumstances surrounding the murder of a man and injuring of four persons in Stony Hill Square yesterday morning amid a worrying spike in violence across the division. The dead man, 26-year...

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

One of the first deportees to be processed and released following a charter flight from the United Kingdom yesterday said he was happy to be back home on Jamaican soil, having lived abroad for much of his life. “Mi feel good to reach home. Deh a...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Tenants at the White Marl Small Business Industrial Complex in St Catherine are resisting a recommendation for a retendering of bids after the National Integrity Commission (NIC) reportedly halted the hotly debated divestment of the facility. The...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Family members of Laetitia Francis, the elderly woman who was gunned down inside her shop in Old Harbour Glades, St Catherine, on Thursday morning, are struggling to accept the brutal and painful loss of a dear matriarch. Late yesterday, the St...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Under the cover of darkness on Tuesday night, a car blocked the entrance at 142 Molynes Road while another drove through the street of the violence-plagued neighbourhood of Ackee Walk, gunmen perched on the vehicle’s windows as merchants of death....

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Trainees of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who are performing direct police duties beyond the initial four months of practical training have expressed frustration that their confirmation has been in limbo for months. Several trainees with...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 1:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The St Andrew North and Central police had their hands full from Sunday night through to Monday as crime-scene investigators tagged body after body in a whirlwind week of violent crime that has seen Jamaica’s murders rise by 43 per cent. Up to...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A Chinese merchant who has built a thriving business in Clarendon and bridged the divide with locals with charity initiatives is appealing to other Asian entrepreneurs to engage in community projects and integrate in national life. Stephen Liao,...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The quarantine locations at the National Chest Hospital and the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) are ready and satisfactory, Health and Wellness Minister Christopher Tufton said Thursday during a tour of both facilities along with...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Road safety campaigner Kenute Hare is hoping that Jamaica will be able to reverse the massive spike in fatalities from vehicular crashes in 2019, which saw 432 deaths recorded. The figure is 43 more than the tally for 2018 and just two shy of the...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

There was a strong show of support from educators and parents as teacher Marsha Lee Crawford yesterday faced the Pembroke Hall High School board for the first time since her violence-laced outburst against a student went viral last year. Crawford...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Approximately 100 licensed and unregistered taxi operators thronged the sidewalks of Spanish Town Road near the Denham Town Police Station yesterday morning to protest what they called the cold-blooded killing of a colleague, but lawmen claim that...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The shooting death of a man at the entrance to the Nannyville Health Centre in eastern St Andrew on Tuesday has rattled staff at the medical facility, who are calling on the authorities to strengthen security arrangements. The incident occurred...

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2020 | 12:20 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A woman was slaughtered with an axe and set ablaze while her daughter, who tried to come to her defence, is now hospitalised following an invasion of their Red Hills Road home yesterday. The St Andrew North police have launched a manhunt for the...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jerome ‘Erica’ Vidal could not hold back the tears. Reeling from pain she knows too well, the Hermitage resident tried to come to grips yesterday with the tragedy of losing a third relative to crime. Two of those deaths were the result of gang ­war...

Published:Monday | January 20, 2020 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of August Town are concerned that the zero-murder status they are aiming to achieve once again this year could be already under threat following violent incidents over the past month, leaving one resident dead outside of the community and...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A Portmore, St Catherine, man who has been homeless for 18 years and took refuge under the Edgewater Bridge ever since an arson attack rendered him homeless is pleading for a roof over his head. Paul Grant, 55, who earns meagre wages doing odd...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Before Jamaica Defence Force Corporal Doran McKenzie took his life with a Glock pistol on Sunday morning, he allegedly posted graphic images of Easy’s body on his WhatsApp status and distributed a voice note explaining why he committed the act, The...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Despite the pleas for patience and restraint by a motherlike, elderly woman to whom he often turned for counsel, Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Corporal Doran McKenzie defied her earnest appeal moments before gulping down a final drink, intoxicated...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of Buddho in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine, have complained that they have been left to tackle the overwhelming mosquito population on their own as the island continues to reel from a dengue outbreak. “Come one evening, when 6 o’clock...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Leford Samuel Henry, a lanky, old farmer in the hills of Ballimony, a small, remote district in the Garden Parish, is excited to meet people – and understandably so. He is warm, well-spoken and full of life, which one of his firm handshakes...

Published:Friday | January 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Family, friends, and colleagues of Sheldon Henry, the 34-year-old fireman who died tragically in a motor vehicle crash on the McCooks Pen main road on New Year’s Day, described the public servant as a hard worker who was jovial and kept those...

Published:Wednesday | January 1, 2020 | 12:22 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Road safety campaigner Kenute Hare is hoping that Jamaica will be able to reverse the massive spike in fatalities from vehicular crashes in 2019, which saw 432 deaths recorded up to yesterday morning. The figure is 43 more than the tally for 2018...

Published:Tuesday | December 31, 2019 | 12:39 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Fifty workers will be out of a job this weekend as Xxtra, a staple supermarket on the cross-town corridor of Red Hills Road, will close its doors for good, succumbing to economic headwinds that its management said were too strong to battle. The...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:50 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With road deaths totalling 426 since January 1 this year, the country has inched perilously closer to 1993’s historic figure of 434, with four days remaining in 2019. Thirty persons died in the first 24 days of this month, triggering anxiety among...

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