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Stories by Corey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2021 | 12:05 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

Members of the island’s LGBTQ+ community are pushing for a Jamaica where transsexuals are allowed to “affirm” their gender choice islandwide and without reproach. Affirmation for men who have transitioned into women means wearing heels, dresses and...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:12 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaicans hoping that the extended coronavirus lockdowns would bring reprieve from marauding criminals are making a grave mistake, said Police Commissioner Antony Anderson, who yesterday redirected public criticism over an increase in murders...

Published:Tuesday | August 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

They are prepared to wait patiently for the long-needed road, willing also to suffer water lock-offs, noise pollution, and daily dust nuisance. But the threat of hillsides tumbling with their homes during the next bout of heavy rainfall is not...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 8:52 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

When the story of Mark was told and the way he found himself as part of a life of crime, it gave us a view into the crime problem and just how difficult it is to stop. How many other gangsters are being produced just like Mark? Published March 26,...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:26 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

Young vaccine naysayers have been warned to learn at the feet of elders about the benefits of inoculation to Jamaica following devastating outbreaks in the 1980s that crippled the society. That advice came from veteran broadcaster and...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:23 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

More than 400 inmates have been injured in violent altercations inside Jamaica’s prisons since 2018, and more than half of them have had to be taken outside the facilities for emergency medical attention. Many did not survive. At the same time,...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:13 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

It is not uncommon to see homeless mothers, some struggling with mental health issues, walking Jamaican streets with young children in tow. In fact, that was the case for 32-year-old Venice Dawkins, a thriving Clarendon vendor and mother of four...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

For more than three decades, Joyce Davy sought justice for her brother, Noel Chambers, stepping up her efforts as visible signs emerged that his health was deteriorating at the Kingston-based Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, where he spent...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:10 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

THEY SUFFER the same fears as those in the communities they visit and risk infection like any other member of the essential services, yet garbage collectors are the unsung warriors of Jamaica’s COVID-19 fight. The sentiment echoed among collectors...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:19 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

While residents of Majesty Gardens waited anxiously at a standpipe – half-naked and hurrying to take showers before the evening curfew last Tuesday – a multimillion-dollar block of bathrooms built years ago by the Government sat in the distance...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:27 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

David Sheng* and his family have been on coronavirus watch following their exposure to Jamaica's first confirmed victim on Tuesday, but yesterday, he was more concerned about the outcome of the Champions League football match than he was about the...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

Sections of the Sandy Gully that run parallel to the Drewsland community in St Andrew have been turned into dump sites as residents claim that garbage collection from the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is inadequate.Piled in large...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

RESIDENTS OF Majesty Gardens, popularly called 'Back-To' in Kingston, yesterday said motorists have nothing to fear following a gun attack last Saturday that left a man dead, and some drivers scared of detouring through the community.Motorists...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

Worshippers at the Inner City for Christ Ministry in Arnett Gardens fell to the floor in fear as gunshots echoed outside the church in a daring gun attack late Tuesday night.When the congregation wobbled to their feet and went outside, one man was...

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