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Stories by Andre Williams/Staff Reporter

Published:Monday | August 2, 2021 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Freshly minted Assistant Commissioner of The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) Julian Davis-Buckle is beaming with pride and joy. The senior firefighter was also promoted to area officer for Area Two, comprising St Mary, Portland, Trelawny, and St Ann....

Published:Monday | August 2, 2021 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Nannyville Gardens in St Andrew is tense following the murder of a man who is said to have been the community leader for decades. Investigators are now piecing together possible evidence and information to land a clear motive behind the killing of...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Pressure is mounting on the Holness administration to respond to a surge in violent crimes, with murders rocketing by eight per cent year-on-year. The worrying trend comes as Opposition Spokesman on Crime Peter Bunting declared on Thursday that...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Dr Denise Eldemire-Shearer, professor of public health and ageing at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has recommended urgent grief counselling for the family and neighbours of the late Dorris Gordon, 82, after she was killed on...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A heartbroken mother is grappling with the brutal killing of her 47-year-old daughter who was shot repeatedly about 7:40 p.m. Sunday. Joyce Campbell, 82, said that having been spooked after watching the news about the shooting of seven persons,...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Newly elected president of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), John Mahfood, said that the Holness administration had no choice but to take immediate action rather than wait for the expiry of the current COVID-19 measures on...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2021 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday threw down a challenge to leading business processing outsource (BPO) entity IBEX to triple its Jamaican workforce, even as he defended his handling of the sector during the pandemic. Holness, speaking at...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Several Jamaican parents are seemingly in support of plans proposed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to outlaw corporal punishment at home and in schools following the death of an infant at the hands of his stepfather. The boy, four-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Kahleel Robinson aced his Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations and is having the last laugh as he will be attending his school of choice, Wolmer’s Boys, in September. His parents said he shrugged off years-long ridicule from some students who...

Published:Saturday | July 17, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Upcoming artiste Prince Ikeem is a broken man. His best friend, confidant and son Jahiem Bogle yesterday succumbed to injuries he received on Thursday after being shot in his head while riding his bicycle in Arnett Gardens. Prince Ikeem, birth...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Always wary of living in penetrable board houses during upsurges in gun violence, Sherray Barr and her infant child had sought refuge away from their Sunlight Street, Kingston 13, home that is in the cross hairs of gang violence. Barr and the child...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Deputy Superintendent of Police Collin Millaneise has pledged to crack down on a gang feud plaguing sections of Stony Hill in the St Andrew North Police Division. “We will be mopping up some of these gang activities,” Millaneise told The Gleaner...

Published:Tuesday | July 6, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Aaron Morgan said he often called the police to intervene in domestic violence at his home but he is not convinced that his cries for help were taken seriously because he is a man. He again raised an alarm on Monday morning, but that assistance...

Published:Monday | July 5, 2021 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Sunday was the first time in more than two decades that floodwaters forced at least one Nine Miles, Bull Bay, family to find higher ground. Fearful that even her four dogs would be harmed, Hartence Sharpe screamed until help came. She was able to...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Weise Road residents in Bull Bay, St Andrew, say they will remember 50-year-old Ricardo “Ted” James playing marbles with children hours before he met his demise Thursday at the hands of gunmen. This was the type of camaraderie they had grown...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Two days after Prime Minister Andrew Holness publicly denounced the violence plaguing Central Kingston and threatened a State of Public Emergency, if so advised, five people were shot, two fatally yesterday on Rum Lane. The dead men have since...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jamaica is fast becoming a prime dumping ground for counterfeit apparel and shoes manufactured in China and a key trans-shipment node to other markets in the Americas. That is the verdict of Albert Anderson, director of the Contraband Enforcement...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Heavily armed gunmen in central Kingston lit homes on Beeston Street before dawn on Tuesday and stalked the evacuees, firing wildly at men, women, and children fleeing for their lives. One man was shot in the shoulder and remains hospitalised....

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Above Rocks police in St Catherine are maintaining a close eye on sections of the community following two murders less than 24 hours apart on Saturday which are believed to be connected. Both incidents have reportedly shattered the relative...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Hundreds of persons who turned up at the Mona Ageing and Wellness Centre at The University of the West Indies, Mona, for their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab yesterday left disappointed and angry when they were denied. The Ministry of...

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness will this afternoon declare in Parliament how his administration will chart a path for the reopening of Jamaica’s multibillion-dollar entertainment sector, which has been gutted by job losses because of a COVID-19 ban...

Published:Saturday | June 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Parents are locking away their children in central Kingston amid threats to kidnap minors who are labelled as informers, heaping more concern on frantic caregivers, who are already shielding from intense gang conflicts. “Dem say di pickney dem a...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

St Andrew East Rural Member of Parliament (MP) Juliet Holness has made an impassioned plea for works authorities to address the ramshackle roads in her constituency, which she said are frustrating the efforts of parents to give their children...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:02 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie and Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security Senator Matthew Samuda toured sections of Kingston yesterday to assess state resources as sections of the city continue to grapple with...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

An $11-million contract for rehabilitation works on Spanish Town Road in the vicinity of Kidd Lane has been awarded to Reebaham Services Limited, according to the National Works Agency (NWA). However, the project is being delayed as the National...

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