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Published:Sunday | July 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

The stench of sewage permeated their yards days after Tropical Storm Elsa doused the island. Backwash, residents said, from a clogged drain outside the Seville Meadows Phase Three perimeter fence in St Catherine. It is a hard reminder of the knee-...

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2021 | 12:11 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Hundreds of Jamaican men are deeply scarred from forced sexual encounters during childhood, usually at the hands of older women who leave trails of psychological nightmares in their wake. That is the argument from experts as the island’s multi-...

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2021 | 12:12 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Just like the constant mutation of the coronavirus, the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association’s (JMDA) fight over demeaning work contracts seems a recurring issue, with ultimately one major casualty of the unending war – helpless citizens. One year...

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2021 | 12:13 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

It has been two decades of long showers, uselessly trying to scrub away the shame and guilt that torment victims, but, for Latanya Binns*, those emotions may never leave – especially as her first child came from her being heinously raped at age 17...

Published:Sunday | June 27, 2021 | 12:12 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Except for a brief tour during which Climate Change Minister Pearnel Charles Jr and technocrats sprinkled a paltry 20 mangrove saplings along the 15-kilometre stretch, it seems little has been done to address the ‘incomplete’ Palisadoes strip that...

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

The trip is not for the faint of heart. Smuggled migrants using The Bahamas to gain entry into Florida from Jamaica risk being robbed, shot, or eaten by sharks in a’ dog-eat-dog’, every man for himself pursuit of the ‘American Dream’. The lucky...

Published:Sunday | June 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

It takes renewed resolve, serious discipline, and undying sacrifice to be a good father during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even more so, it seems, for those risking their lives on the coronavirus front line or for those entrepreneurs trying to weave a...

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...

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