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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...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2021 | 12:14 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Unauthorised medical practitioners exploiting demand for COVID-19 tests locally have apparently expanded their reach into the favoured polymerase chain reaction (PCR) market, asking no verification of identity from patients, many of whom are...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2021 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Hundreds of Jamaicans are reportedly turning to unauthorised COVID-19 laboratories and makeshift facilities for antigen (rapid) tests, as Government’s insufficiency is being blamed for a rising underground market with questionable ethical practices...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:10 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Thirty-three-year-old Robert Martin had one major wish for the new year, and that was to finish work on his motor car that has been parked outside his home gathering dust for several months. So committed was he to the goal that late last...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:13 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Grounded by COVID-19 flight restrictions, at least 800,000 Jamaicans have turned to online shopping since September to purchase and import personal items into the island. That’s a rough estimate by three of the more noted e-courier services, said...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:23 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Their houses may be drenched in mud with silt hanging from door curtains and hinges, but residents of hard-hit Weise Road in Bull Bay are proud to call the flood-prone riverbank home, defiant even as contractors, engineers, and a decorated...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

‘Stand-up Hill’, the section of the Gordon Town main road destroyed by recent landslides in St Andrew, has been turned into a transportation hub where hundreds of residents for the past week have been staring down a 263-foot death drop on their way...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Heavy-duty equipment used to clear and rehabilitate roads blocked and damaged by islandwide flooding and landslides is costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars by the hour. And while local contractors operating or renting the equipment...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2020 | 12:24 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Workers and contractors of the National Works Agency (NWA) were busy yesterday trying to clear an “unusual” landslide which blocked the Gordon Town main road, leaving hundreds of rural St Andrew residents stranded. Stephen Shaw, communications...

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