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Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Even with shorter curfews starting at 11 p.m. now, sex workers like ‘Prettyface’ have to bring their A game in what is a crowded marketplace. As daytime business picks up, night-time services have also seen a rise in fortunes. After a hiatus caused...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:31 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A trail of blood spanning more than 100 metres along Lawrence Drive in St Andrew painted a grim picture of a badly wounded man trying to escape his attacker while bleeding profusely and seeking refuge. Help never came in time for 40-year-old Damion...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:27 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Good Samaritans at home and abroad have come to the assistance of a man living in squalor along Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew just over a week after The Gleaner highlighted his plight. Nigel Townsend, 59, had expressed fear to our news team last...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:27 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has indicated that more analysis is needed in its probe into whether the bullet that killed August Town resident Susan Bogle was fired by a member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) or gunmen...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Brazen gunmen in August Town seem hell-bent on seeing the back of a family, executing attacks twice in as many days. When a triple shooting on Sunday, which involved an elderly man and two teens, did not force the family to flee, heavily armed...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:27 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

When Leon Clunis called Senior Superintendent Wayne Cameron at 12:35 p.m. on Tuesday to remind him that he would be discharged shortly from the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), neither man would imagine that the wounded “warrior” would be leaving...

Published:Saturday | June 27, 2020 | 12:22 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

WITH NEWS that at least five persons in their community contracted COVID-19, senior residents of Tivoli Gardens who are among the most vulnerable to the highly contagious disease are getting tested, sanitising and staying home. Since Wednesday,...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Vendors at the Coronation Market in downtown Kingston are concerned that with the health authorities carrying out extensive contact tracing in communities nearby, sales could dramatically plummet in the coming days as shoppers avoid the area out of...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:35 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Police authorities are tight-lipped about a recommendation made by Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn about the fate of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier who earlier this year shot and injured a cop he allegedly found at...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2020 | 12:21 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

AN 18-MONTH investigation by law enforcers led to the exhumation of skeletal remains in an open field at Waterloo Lane, Spanish Town, St Catherine, on Tuesday. By noon, excavators had unearthed bones suspected to be from at least two bodies,...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Nigel Townsend is fearful that his life could be cut short while sleeping at his Maxfield Avenue dwelling. He is petrified that his dilapidated, old house could cave in and end in his demise. The 59-year-old man has been living in the tough,...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2020 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Full-time crime fighter and father Rafelito Lafayatte is always thrilled to speak of his three children, whether it’s about clipping toe nails and washing feet during his pedicures or other activities they participate in as they spend quality time...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2020 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

ON THE heels of an extension of the work-from-home order for outsourcing companies, several Alorica staff members are hopping mad over the company’s refusal to compensate them for downtime due to system issues. “They have this thing when they are...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

An army tag with the words ‘Love Tyler Forever’, said to be the property of Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) graduate Lexton Clayton, was the sole evidence found by a relative, confirming fears the military woman had met her demise. The bodies of...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2020 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

REACTING TO the national outcry over the death of Noel Chambers, who spent 40 years in prison without a trial, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, last evening, said nobody should be lost in the penal system. The prime minister took the stance while...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The high-level probe into the death of Jodian Fearon is well advanced, with a file almost ready for submission to the director of public prosecutions (DPP) for recommendation. The police provided an update on Fearon’s case as well as that of...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2020 | 12:27 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Awakened by explosions and screams in August Town on Wednesday morning, Hyacinth Brown’s* memories rolled back to the 2018 death of her grandson and she wondered if gunmen had made good on their promise to return for blood. When the shooting...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2020 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Although a “light moment” with a sibling hours before 17-year-old Chrisey-Ann Davis took her life was struck out by her mother as the reason for the tragedy, psychiatrist Dr Ganesh Shetty is warning that sometimes making jokes about persons in pain...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2020 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

MATERNAL INSTINCT jolted Joan Watson into realising that something was wrong when her 17-year-old ­daughter Chrisey-Ann Davis had not returned from her room some time after eating a meal on Monday evening. Little did Watson know that the desperate...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:33 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Youth footballer Suen Gregory, who has represented Jamaica at the national Under-14, -15, and -17 levels, said she has been scarred by the events she witnessed as a child during the Tivoli Gardens incursion of May 2010. The now-19-year-old Tivoli...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:30 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Ten years after her father, Keith Clarke, was killed inside his home during a military operation, his eldest daughter says she has forgiven the alleged trigger men. Claudine Clarke Tracey insists, however, that those who are responsible must be...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

RESIDENTS OF Cassava Piece in St Andrew are calling for the authorities to address the pedestrian dangers that lurk along the community’s main roadway, which has led to a fatality in the past and caused a scare as recently as last week. The narrow...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The bloody firefights of May 24-26, 2010, triggered the collapse of the Coke dynasty that held Tivoli Gardens in its grip for more than two decades. But Nadine Sharpe’s enduring memories are of extrajudicial overreach and wartime bloodlust. That...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

AFTER THE alleged brutal slaying of her two sons 10 years ago during the so-called Tivoli incursion, Marjorie Williams is struggling to erase from her thoughts nightmarish flashbacks that remind her of the horrific event. She wanted a home, one...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The ear-splitting sounds of mortars and the haunting memories of blood-soaked bodies are fresh in the mind of long-time Tivoli Gardens resident Jacqueline Brown. Playback from the real-life horror movie flashes painful images: the pungent smell of...

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