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Published:Sunday | June 13, 2021 | 12:14 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

George Campbell can still hear his mother’s screams for help as she and his father disappeared beneath the raging Hope River in St Andrew during the passing of Hurricane Gustav in 2008. The death wails, he said, are chilling, and similar to those...

Published:Sunday | June 6, 2021 | 12:12 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

A staggering 249 girls have been impregnated from rapes, carnal abuse and other sex crimes between January 2020 and March this year. This is just under eight per cent of the total 3,265 children sexually abused over the period, statistics from...

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2021 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

The huge boulders on the sides of the Palisadoes main road leading to the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) are supposed to be covered over with sand and storm-repelling mangroves planted on either side to fortify Kingston’s primary...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 12:14 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica needs more people like ‘Aunty Lorna’ – upstanding adults who give selflessly to the nation’s most needy children. In a state of heightened peer pressure, a COVID-stricken economy, disrupted education, and marauding criminals – most times...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 12:23 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Six months after her dreaded discovery at age 15 gave way to a bouncy baby girl, Tenuke Doyley made a sacrifice no mother decides on easily – giving up her beloved child. It was a painful decision, but without the stewardship of parents and...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 12:33 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

On paper, the concept is a game-changer in the police’s anti-crime arsenal; but on the streets, its efficiency is up for moot. Three years after the launch of the JamaicaEye surveillance system, the country continues to see more than 1,200...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:18 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

A decade after a mysterious fire razed the record-keeping section of the National Solid Waste Management Authority’s (NSWMA) headquarters, awaking long-standing allegations of political interference, corruption, and mismanagement, it seems...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2021 | 12:18 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

As Jamaicans came to terms with the first case of the novel coronavirus in March 2020, the Kingston Public Hospital’s (KPH) Accident and Emergency Unit – one of the busiest in the country – had up to that time seen 212 gunshot wound victims and 116...

Published:Friday | April 9, 2021 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Resume hanging with immediacy. Elevate gun and drug crimes to the level of treason – punishable by death; handpick a special-ops squad. And while all that is being done, empower communities, particularly their younger, vulnerable residents, to take...

Published:Thursday | April 1, 2021 | 12:22 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Despite its continued perils, COVID-19 has forced well needed infrastructure and personnel upgrades at the the Kingston Public Hospital, one of the island’s busiest on the front line of the battle against the deadly pandemic. For one,...

Published:Friday | March 26, 2021 | 12:22 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

At 11 years old, he held his father as the elder choked on injuries from a gunman’s bullet. At 13, he and friends made their first two ‘duppies’, and by 17, that body count had tripled. Now, after countless run-ins with the law, serving time only...

Published:Friday | March 26, 2021 | 12:20 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

They needlessly occupy in-demand hospital beds and at times add to the din of pleas being shouted at healthcare workers by those in distress in the crowded Accident and Emergency units. Now, they are adding to Jamaica’s COVID-19 numbers, even...

Published:Sunday | March 21, 2021 | 12:35 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Sixteen-year-old Ahyele Rodney has come to a crossroads – if not a dead end – in his pursuit of becoming a doctor and one day taking care of his mom, who is suffering from a mental illness. At least that’s how the student of Central High in...

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 12:33 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Persons with disabilities (PWDs) continue to rank among the hardest hit by the pandemic as the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI), in its latest study, points a magnifying glass at the efficiency of the island’s social safety net, and the...

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2021 | 12:30 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

The island’s courier service providers are haemorrhaging hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in revenue due to cargo flight delays that have resulted in missed deadlines and have forced heavy customer discounts for items long past...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 12:18 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

They are incarcerated. Some for stomach-churning crimes fitting the most macabre movies. Yet they wield cell phones at will, recording fights, ‘lavish’ parties and even using them to intimidate and order the deaths of Jamaicans beyond their...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 12:14 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

A week before Lorna Lewis lost her life to COVID-19, fellow inmates at the South Camp Adult Correctional Centre tried desperately to raise alarm over what they said was a rapidly developing crisis at the prison. From secret calls to journalists and...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2021 | 12:20 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

A nefarious letter demanding bounty or blood from construction site operators in St Thomas has been turned over to the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Unit (C-TOC) for deeper analysis, but for many residents of the sleepy Trinityville...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2021 | 12:28 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

It will take another three weeks for Jamaicans to know whether the deadlier, more contagious UK variant of COVID-19 is spreading among its population, but until then, Cabinet may have to take more drastic measures to curtail the spread of the virus...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2021 | 12:16 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Discussions on abortion should not be limited to religion and morality, and according to one man of the cloth, if the churches are not prepared to consider the social implications of the practice, they best take a back pew and leave the discussion...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 8:58 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the Government is being proactive against the threat of fake coronavirus vaccines hitting the Jamaican market, as the demand for protection against the dreaded disease increases locally....

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 8:57 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Some 22,000 pregnancies are aborted annually in Jamaica, and this is only a rough estimate from research done by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI), which believes that the figures for the clandestine, criminal acts could be more. The...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2021 | 8:56 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

A twin-engine plane half sunken in the Caribbean Sea, tight-lipped police investigators, and a community divided, teetering even on distrust from a mystery most feel is “bigger than we”. It is a quaint scene, probably a welcome attraction for a...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:18 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

In the last two weeks, there have been a reported 1,046 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica. Multiply this number by eight and there is an estimated 8,368 people who Government believes are currently infected and can actively pass the...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2021 | 12:16 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Nathalie Chevez* and Tia Griffiths* say they’ve lost faith in Jamaica’s justice system, and that it’s all because of an overzealous cop who has been plaguing sections of Maverley in St Andrew, using the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) as a tool...

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