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Stories by Corey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:38 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Church is one of the few places Japhene Campbell feels at ease long enough to smile since her seven-year-old son was crushed by a garbage truck at Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston three weeks ago. However, yesterday’s service at the...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:36 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Jamaica is on track to record its lowest number of police fatal shootings since the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) came into effect just under a decade ago. With fewer than 60 days left before the end of the year, INDECOM is...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:35 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Human rights group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) says it is pursuing a growing number of lawsuits against the state involving inmates who were barred from receiving critical medical attention while behind bars. JFJ Executive Director Rodje Malcolm...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

As concerns mounted throughout yesterday over American rapper Kanye West’s Sunday Service Choir’s improper use of Jamaica’s national symbols and emblems on apparel being sold on its website, Culture Minister Olivia Grange last night said she had...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

There are some 116 libraries across Jamaica and the Public Library Network receives less than a 10th of the budget needed to sustain them. As a result, many of the commonly regarded ‘poor man’s universities’ have been falling into disrepair while...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 6:00 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Jamelia Leslie, the 28-year-old quality control inspector imprisoned for last year’s murders of two children and their mother in Mavis Bank, rural St Andrew, has made an impassioned plea for forgiveness, noting her incarceration has so far been one...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 5:58 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s justice system can be more effective if law enforcement makes a greater effort to partner with women, specifically those already behind bars and who possess intricate knowledge about the island’s most dangerous villains. The argument was...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 5:54 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Residents of the upscale Hope Pastures, Beverly Drive and Mona Heights communities in St Andrew say they are suffering from brazen thieves whose crimes are undeterred by police patrols and high-tech security systems. The residents claim more than a...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 5:49 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Private entities are lining up to purchase used tyres that for decades have been catalysts for deadly fires at disposal sites operated by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), but the company’s enterprise team is reportedly...

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:36 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

The implementation of zones of special operations (ZOSOs) in some hard-pressed communities has caused an uptick in the number of calls to Crime Stop’s ‘311’ hotline. However, there are concerns that residents of more affluent areas continue to...

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:34 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Many of Jamaica’s gangsters are believed to be suffering from depression and other mental illnesses that can lead to suicide, and according to local experts on the topic, most of them are simply calling out for help with each murder and shooting...

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:26 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

In the last five years, more than a thousand babies have been delivered at home or while in transit, putting them at risk for medical complications. The lack of public health facilities, distance from rural homes and ongoing gang violence have...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:36 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Organised criminal gangs continue to terrorise business operators, raking in millions of dollars through extortion and theft, forcing law enforcement to re-evaluate their fight against more than 300 syndicates operating in Jamaica. A 2018 study...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:33 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Gang members are reportedly using drones to monitor the movement of their rivals and law enforcement, determined that the enhanced security measures across the island will not impede their criminal intent. Sunday Gleaner sources within the...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:17 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

A year after the relocation of two nearby police posts and a burgeoning of new establishments on the Kingston waterfront, older business operators in the capital city say that they are being plagued by burglars who are seemingly outmatching the...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:22 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

The placement of electrical meters in apartment complexes is at the root of a rift between the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and building developers, who say the issue is costing them heavy delays and money. “High-rise buildings present a special...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:36 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

At least one petroleum tank was converted to transport potable water, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed. At the same time, it noted that its investigation did not confirm reports that cesspool trucks were being retrofitted to supply...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:32 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Less than three weeks before his 80th birthday, Father Richard Ho Lung is not allowing recent tragic events to daunt his passion for caring for the needy. The founder of the Missionaries of the Poor is pleading for greater charity towards Jamaica’s...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:21 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Ongoing drought conditions and low wages are making life difficult for coffee farmers in Tower Hill and Mavis Bank in rural St Andrew, where residents say the precious beans are drying up on their stems. “Anything to do with farming is rain and...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:39 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting a 70 per cent decrease in the frequency of power-generation-related outages as it continues to roll out a US$25 million energy-storage facility in Hunts Bay, Kingston. The facility is the largest hybrid...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:37 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Staff members at some of Jamaica’s top hotels are reportedly being sexually harassed by guests, while their managers turn a blind eye or threaten them with dismissal if they speak out. It is such behavioural concerns and victimisation within the...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:32 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

The number of new marriages in Jamaica may be decreasing, but more and more couples wishing to wed are choosing to do so at a Registrar General’s Department (RGD) outlet. This option is arguably more economical than forking out exorbitant sums to...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:30 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Dating someone with the same last name might give some people the creeps, but this is not the case for more than 125 Jamaicans who, since 2016, have walked down the aisle with a partner who shares their surname. Data provided by the Statistical...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:39 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

More than a year after his two children and their mother were horrifically murdered and their home set on fire in Mavis Bank in rural St Andrew, 43-year-old Artnel Williams remains a broken man. Since the incident, the health and livelihood of the...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:48 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Droves of soon-to-be homeowners are forking out heavy sums, while they endure long wait for the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) and housing developers to sort out building code glitches. Almost two dozen stakeholders in the construction industry...

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