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Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Had Clarrisa Palmer been home, she might have played her routine role of referee in a long-running, bad-tempered dispute between two brothers that turned deadly on Saturday. In her absence, a teen, who on Saturday reportedly carried through on...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The window of opportunity for defence lawyers in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial to further cross-examine the main witness was closed yesterday and the matter against Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan and 32 accused adjourned until May 24. The main witness,...

Published:Thursday | May 12, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is to get a $117-million technology upgrade to allow it to be more responsive to the needs of inmates as it moves away from the current manual system. Courtney Williams, permanent secretary in the...

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A woman reported standing in despair and running for cover on Monday as she witnessed masked gunmen murder her father at McKoy Lane, St Andrew. Gary ‘Matto’ Thomas, 48, was standing with a friend near his gate when two men approached and started...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A Mother’s Day domestic dispute is at the centre of an arson attack early Monday that has left 13 people homeless, four families displaced, millions in cash destroyed, personal belongings damaged, and victims nursing injuries. When gunshots rained...

Published:Friday | May 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A new round of turbulence erupted in Denham Town Thursday afternoon as a pregnant woman clashed with soldiers – the second major conflict in the crime-plagued western Kingston community which has been under a security blanket for almost five years...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

THE POLICE say they are yet to make a breakthrough in the March 2022 murder of Mighty Diamonds lead singer Donald ‘Tabby Diamond’ Shaw. Thirty-six days have passed since Jamaica, and by extension the reggae world, was rocked with news that the ‘...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A father is thankful his son and other children were spared the wrath of gunmen travelling in an SUV before going on a shooting rampage on Fitzgerald Avenue in St Andrew Sunday night. Reports are that one man was shot and injured about 9:30 p.m....

Published:Friday | April 29, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents in Tivoli Gardens are stocking up on salt. However, it is not for cooking. The West Kingston-based community is battling a surge in the maggot population in some areas as uncollected garbage piles up. When The Gleaner visited the area...

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Wayne Smikle said he regrets dodging a cop’s bullet, which damaged a step, which caused him to retreat from patrolling police – the prelude to the final time he saw his son alive Tuesday night. When he darted inside, the elder Smikle said that he...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A parent has threatened legal action against Kingston College (KC) and the Government if her son performs below par in upcoming external exams following the lockout of students in a grooming firestorm on Tuesday. Her child was among scores of...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

From as early as 3:30 a.m. yesterday, scores of angry residents in Cavaliers, St Andrew, reportedly began cutting down sections of the woodland and blocking the main road with felled trees and other debris to register their frustration at the poor...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2022 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has tasked the incoming representatives of the Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica to challenge the old order of thinking, while noting that Jamaica is at a tipping point. The servant-leaders were ushered in during the...

Published:Friday | April 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Tantalising aromas filled the air yesterday as the newly developed Crab Circle came to life in Kingston with the street food hub donning a fresh, bold look. Vendors sang the praises of corporate giants J. Wray...

Published:Friday | April 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The school feeding programme at the St Elizabeth-based Aberdeen High has been hard hit by the theft of a cash register earlier this month. The device, valued at roughly $180,000, was lost in the second break-in at the institution in recent months....

Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

As tempers flared on a second day of fiery protests in Denham Town over a controversial fatal shooting, the slain man’s family is worried about the future of his son who has reportedly been traumatised by the incident. Residents said that Horaine...

Published:Monday | April 18, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Time has not healed the wounds of two families in Thornton, St Elizabeth, whose recollections of the brutal deaths of St Elizabeth teens Ashnell ‘Joe’ Coke and Deswick ‘Donjay’ Williams were rekindled with the April 8 Court of Appeal ruling...

Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

When heavily armed attackers began firing indiscriminately at a party in Franklyn Town, Kingston, on Sunday night, many thought men from the community were engaging in an illegal gun salute as Aidonia’s Badman Salute (Real Killa) blared through the...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says his ministry is ready to embark on a programme to take alternative dispute resolution right across the Jamaica, especially in schools, which he claims have now become battlefields. Chuck was speaking yesterday at...

Published:Friday | April 8, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Up to press time last evening, scene-of-crime investigators were combing a section of Zambia in Central Village, St Catherine, where residents had discovered human remains spread across three properties, some wrapped in plastic. Yesterday, turkey...

Published:Thursday | April 7, 2022 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Evanie Henry, the common-law wife of slain reggae legend Donald ‘Tabby Diamond’ Shaw, has broken her silence on the police allegation that the gun death was a reprisal against her son, Jahmarley Shaw, who has been dubbed “a known violence producer...

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2022 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The murder tide in the St Andrew North Police Division shifted to the Park Lane community on Tuesday after men reportedly posing as cops killed two men, setting off fresh fears in the crime hotspot. The deceased have been identified as 40-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With the assistance of the military, the St Andrew North police yesterday increased their presence in the Grants Pen and Cassava Piece communities, conducting walk-throughs as they searched for illegal guns and wanted persons, three days after a...

Published:Monday | April 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Some operators of public passenger vehicles (PPVs) and commercial carriers who had receipts before the March 31 deadline to renew transport licences were given a lifeline by the Transport Authority (TA) before the close of business Friday. However...

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Tensions are running high in Morgan Lane, Grants Pen, St Andrew following the gun killing of the community don, his brother and a third male from the area yesterday afternoon. The third man who was shot and injured was rushed to hospital but...

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