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Stories by Andre Williams/Staff Reporter

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...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2020 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jabs were thrown at a handover ceremony for a bus to a primary school last Friday, as the head of an international charity lamented the lack of progress being made by stakeholders to develop the community, with the lack of Internet access chief...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2020 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Like anywhere in Jamaica, Christmas is a time when Mavis Bank is usually abuzz with activities, but this year, by all accounts from residents, will be very different because of COVID-19. Damario Brown, 12, a student of Mavis Bank High School, told...

Published:Saturday | December 5, 2020 | 8:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Almost a year later, Gina Lovell is hesitant to speak on the death of her six-year-old son, Davinee Smith, who perished in a fire in a room atop a shop on Beeston Street in downtown Kingston. The 25-year-old mother, who has a one-year-old son,...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2020 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Trouble appears to brewing within the leadership of the Jamaica Police Federation, with a storm gathering against the election of Corporal Rohan James as chairman on Wednesday. James defeated Sergeant David Bogle, who may launch a legal challenge...

Published:Thursday | December 3, 2020 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Despite convicted gangster Uchence Wilson being slapped with a 26-year prison term, perceived lighter sentences for some of his eight cronies dishonour the memories of their victims, a senior Jamaican police officer has said. Wilson’s marauding...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 12:20 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The mothers of two men whose bodies were found in a macabre heap on a Portmore roadway on the weekend have denied that their killing was in revenge for the triple murder of an 81-year-old woman and her granddaughters. The deceased men have been...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A female lawmaker is strongly recommending that women comprise the majority of personnel on a tribunal under the proposed sexual harassment legislation now being reviewed by a joint select committee of Parliament. Acknowledging that her view might...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Above Rocks Police Station yesterday emerged the top performer in Area Five, shining as a ray of hope in a proud moment for cops in the St Catherine North Police Division, the second bloodiest in the island. It has been a particularly...

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