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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....

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

The promise of higher wages and greater respect has gone sour for some district constables-turned-policemen who, since graduation in 2017, have been deployed as part of special security measures in western Jamaica – miles away from their children...

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

Most of the approximately 5,000 children living in state care across Jamaica are suffering from serious mental disorders, which often worsen after they are removed from their homes or other places deemed unsafe. Representatives from the Child...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Damion Rose laughed hard as his neighbours jeered him last Friday, the scene a stark contrast to the day he arrived home after walking 37 miles from the Norman Manley International Airport to Old Harbour in St Catherine, following his deportation...

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Twenty-four-year-old Shamarie Williams does not know if she will be able to foster an intimate relationship with a man again. Not after Mark Riley, the father of her six-year-old son, attacked her with a machete while she slept before setting their...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) are expressing concern that the extraordinary security measures employed by the Government could have a damaging impact on young cops and their service to the nation over the long term. The lawmen’s...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s infantile medical marijuana industry is already coming under threat from distributors who appear to be flouting regulations set out by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) under the Dangerous Drugs Act. At the same time, lax medical...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Juliet Holness, the member of parliament for St Andrew East Rural, has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to compensating residents affected by the proposed Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project, but said squatters in her constituency...

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Residents of warring sections of Bull Bay in St Andrew are hoping the completion of a multimillion-dollar block-making machine from Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) will help bolster peace in the area ravaged by gang rivalries since last year....

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