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Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:25 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

A footballer? Or a scientist to develop his eco-friendly ‘Geo-Towns’ that would change the health of the world? The possibilities were endless for young Geovaughn Allen before he was struck dead by a motor car while celebrating his matriculation...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:05 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Sexual abuse among children as young as two years old has increased due to the COVID-19 lockdown, noted a Clarendon medical practitioner, who labelled some of the cases as “very vicious”. Dr Bradley Edwards, senior medical officer at the May Pen...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

THE FAMILIES of the two cops slain in Spanish Town, St Catherine, last Friday, are each entitled to a $14-million payout from the Government. But they could be in for a long wait as it usually takes years before the funds are disbursed, renewing...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

One-year-old Gregton Wilson smiled as he grabbed a memorial poster of his late mother Eletia Brown last Thursday, growing increasingly frustrated as his older brother, six-year-old Melvin, hugged and kissed her picture. Two months after Brown was...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2020 | 12:25 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Former prison medic Dr Raymoth Notice believes that like millions of people around the globe now protesting against racial inequalities and police abuse, Jamaicans should take to the streets to send a strong message to the Government that it should...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

AS MANY companies look to have more staff return to the office tomorrow as the work-from-home order issued as part of the COVID-19 containment measures expires, eyes will be focused on the outsourcing sector, where an outbreak at Alorica’s Portmore...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Healthcare workers at the island’s smaller, less equipped hospitals seem to be hit hardest by a reduction of ‘sessions’ and overtime due to the restructuring of patient care caused by COVID-19. Across the island, hospitals have been sending home...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:28 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Sharon Hollister* is thankful her 15-year-old son has completed another month without having a run-in with the law. That is to her knowledge at least. Though still a student, the teenager has been arrested by the police at least seven times in the...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:19 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Charmaine Legister is vibrant, straightforward and wraps almost anyone who enters her taxi in her charm. These qualities, she told The Sunday Gleaner, are key ingredients behind her successful enterprise even as many of her male colleagues plying...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 12:28 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

At least 10 stores inside the Portmore Mall have fallen casualty to the economic chokehold brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, with several others struggling to stay afloat as St Catherine businesses grapple with revenue losses. And with a 14-day...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 12:26 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

For drummer Conroy Gordon, the hardest part of being locked away day after day in the narrow confines of a stranded cruise ship is his inability to tell his two daughters when Daddy will be home. For the past month, he has been battling this...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:14 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed nearly 250,000 lives around the world and has heaped great suffering upon humanity, but if Jamaicans focus on becoming more charitable towards each other, the resilient island will stand strong in the face of...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

For years, residents and political representatives in Portmore, St Catherine, have bragged about the so-called Sunshine City’s self-reliance, even calling for the municipality – with its myriad of shopping and resource outlets – to be declared a...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Government is stressing social distancing as one of the main practices to counter the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 in Jamaica. But for residents of several of the Corporate Area’s toughest inner-communities, such a practice falls short of wishful...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Local child-rights advocates have added their voices to international concerns about child abuse and negligence during the indeterminate period of school closure and stay-at-home measures to stem the spread of COVID-19. Last week, the Child...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:38 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Winston Peneng* will be 82 years old in September. On Thursday, the elderly man sat patiently in a pharmacy awaiting his hypertension medication as others around him navigated each other cautiously and in hospital surgical masks. “I don’t look it,...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Pharmacies across Jamaica have been hit hard by the COVID-19 scare, and it seems that those in the rural areas are hurting the most, as a shortage of medication for the symptoms, sanitisation products and fear of exposure to the respiratory disease...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:33 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Prisoners are already isolated from the rest of the population, but the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) admits that there are still holes through which the dreaded COVID-19 can seep into the institutions, and says it is doing its best to...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:34 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Police commanders in Kingston’s commercial hub say they have bolstered patrols as businesses downtown brace for security threats during the COVID-19 scare. Head of the Kingston Central Division Superintendent Maldria Jones-Williams gave the...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Some leaders of Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) churches in the Corporate Area and St Catherine preached over empty pews yesterday, as worshippers for the most part stayed clear from their doors as the threat of a public health crisis from the novel...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:38 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

The popular Coronation Market on a Saturday is usually a bustling labyrinth of handcart-vendors, tarpaulins and anxious shoppers. But yesterday it was a shadow of itself, as Jamaicans respond to the threat of COVID-19. More vendors than shoppers...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:34 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is clamouring for a massive reduction in its corporate income tax (CIT) rate after at least a dozen high-volume consumers have either disconnected fully or partially from the company’s grid since 2018. The utility...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

The deadly fire at the Heaven’s FESCO service station in Mandeville, Manchester, last month has refuelled concerns about the training of gas station staff and the long-awaited Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) that Prime Minister Andrew...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Since January, Clarendon has recorded at least 16 murders, nine shootings and some 26 break-ins and robberies – most of them targeted at business operators in and around the May Pen capital. The bloodletting has driven fear into many business...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Less than a month after fishermen in St Catherine confessed to smuggling hundreds of illegal guns into Jamaica from Haiti, security expert Professor Anthony Clayton is urging the Government to invest more in Jamaica’s long-term border protection....

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