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Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

While many Jamaicans are shopping to make their homes more comfortable this Christmas season, workers at the St William Grant Park and its environs in downtown Kingston have been dreading the added discomfort caused by those who use the park...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:22 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Workers at some of the island’s poshest hotels are dreading the increased sexual and verbal abuse that usually come with peak periods. This, as the country enters the winter tourist season, where the Government is anticipating record-breaking...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:34 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Unscrupulous individuals have been soliciting money on behalf of relatives of dead seven-year-old Clan Carthy student Benjamin Bair, and his grieving relatives are asking those persons to cease and desist. Benjamin died tragically when a garbage...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:19 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Thieves are targeting students of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) using guns, knives, and intimidation to force them into submission in Harbour View and at bus parks in downtown Kingston. At least four students have reportedly been robbed...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Administrators and employees of Cenitech Engineering Solutions celebrated in vindication recently after the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court threw out a fraud case brought against them by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG). But...

Published:Tuesday | November 26, 2019 | 12:44 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Dengue mortality at the Bustamante Hospital for Children has jumped by more than 30 per cent this month, with five deaths being recorded compared to 15 over the previous 22 months. There were 20 dengue deaths confirmed, suspected or under...

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2019 | 12:29 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Jamaica has been warned by a senior United States military commander to be wary of China’s campaign of “disinformation” in Latin America and the Caribbean, hinting that President Xi Jinping’s ties with Venezuela were part of a hemispheric axis,...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 12:05 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Even though the destruction of library material and other public documents remains a challenge for Jamaica’s Library and Information Association, the implementation of high-tech security initiatives at local libraries has led to a decline in book...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:09 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Police sleuths spent much of last week trying to verify reports that a Jamaican man who reportedly escaped from a police truck while en route to a murder trial in 2013 was killed in a New York City apartment last Saturday. Roger Broderick was...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:11 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Political violence may be on the decline since reaching a bloody climax in the 1980s, but according to researchers, garrison communities and their dons continue to stymie Jamaica’s elections and democracy despite numerous promises from politicians...

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Businessman Gassan Azan is to embark on a 400-acre agricultural project in Lakes Pen, St Catherine, that, he says, will ultimately decrease Jamaica’s food importation and increase its food security. Speaking with reporters at his downtown offices...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Quick action by residents of Southside in Kingston resulted in the rescue of at least 60 elderly people after fire razed the Good Shepherd Home where they lived and levelled a nearby tenement yard, turning their possessions into smoke and soot....

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Administrators at Kingston Parish Church spent much of last week dreading an influx of illegal street vendors who, at this time each year, descend on the premises like a plague, making life hellish for church members. The year-round problem of...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:14 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Party promoters can expect full enforcement of the Noise Abatement Act for the summer as cops promise strict vigilance and no exceptions to the 2 a.m. party lock-off time across the island. “They [party promoters] already know the law, and they are...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Politicians on both sides of the aisle and members of Jamaica’s private sector yesterday sat down to brainstorm solutions to the island’s crime problem, which has resulted in close to 800 homicides and since the start of the year. “Despite the...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:26 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Two months after gunmen shot two policemen and held business operators hostage in a daring mid-morning heist in May Pen, Clarendon, senior police sleuths say they have made no major breakthrough in their probe. At least six heavily armed gangsters...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:24 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Arguing that current road-improvement work is testament that the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is better at managing the country’s affairs, government Senator Matthew Samuda has rebutted recent suggestions by the Opposition that the projects...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Demanding that a commission of inquiry be commenced into the operations of the ministries of education and energy and their affiliates, Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday chided the Government for its silence amid a slew of corruption...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

The High Command says plans are progressing well to get a new police unit up and running to replace the controversial 57-year-old Mobile Reserve but it remains tight-lipped on the induction of members. National Security Minister Horace Chang...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

In the first six months of 2019, Clarendon has already recorded more than half the 133 homicides it saw for the entire 2018, yet Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is confident the parish can still end the year with fewer murders...

Published:Tuesday | July 2, 2019 | 12:20 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Though the Andrew Holness administration has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure development, primarily roadwork in the Corporate Area, People’s National Party (PNP) leadership aspirant Peter Bunting has declared this will not...

Published:Tuesday | July 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Aspirant to the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP), Peter Bunting, who in 2013 as national security minister called for “divine intervention” to curb Jamaica’s bloody crime rate, has promised better results if he wins the next general...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans at home and abroad say they have little faith in the authorities’ efforts to stop the flow of illegal guns into the island and away from inner-city youths who regard them as “business” and “power”. Dozens of teenagers and young adults...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Five years after Karen Rainford was beheaded by the father of four of her six children in Mountain View, St Andrew, her elderly mother and children are desperately seeking a safer home after jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. The...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

Gun shops and firearm-licensing agencies are among organisations to which United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents have reached out as part of its effort to keep firearms and other deadly contraband out of the reach of persons...

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