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Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2023 | 1:22 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Leaders of two major business lobbies have expressed optimism about the sharp decline in murders and other serious crimes in 2023 and hope maintenance of that trajectory will boost the economy. Statistics released on Monday by the Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2023 | 1:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

An attorney representing Robert Fowler, the St Catherine mechanic accused of killing 20-year-old accounting clerk Khanice Jackson in March 2021, has said discussions have started with the prosecution in order to forgo a trial. Lynden Wellesley, who...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2023 | 1:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Anthony Hugh had scheduled a beach trip for this weekend to allow bonding time for his daughters, one of whom is visiting from overseas. However, those plans were painfully uprooted on Thursday after 12-year-old Liah Hugh perished in a house fire...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2023 | 1:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Court Administration Division (CAD) sought Monday to forge a new verification scheme as motorists vented anger at chaotic courts islandwide as February’s implementation of the new Road Traffic Act looms. Wendy Facey wrote to The Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | January 19, 2023 | 1:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Lucius Thomas, Jamaica’s 25th commissioner of police, has been hailed as a consummate professional who sought to improve the welfare of junior personnel and retirees. Thomas, 73, died on Wednesday after ailing for some time. News of his passing...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2023 | 1:45 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A former ward of the state who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a policeman who held a gun to her head was among protesters outside the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) headquarters on Tuesday demanding the resignation of...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2023 | 1:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Robbery appears to be the motive in the murder of a businessman in St Mary on Thursday after the police recovered more than $7 million from the scene. The victim’s family, however, has raised concerns about a shortage in the actual sum that should...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2023 | 12:54 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Market vendor of 26 years Paulette Baley said Monday’s fire at the Rae Rae Market in downtown Kingston was the 16th inferno she had endured at the location. Noting that she did not receive assistance to recover from the previous disasters, Baley...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2023 | 1:34 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Traumatic screams heard over the telephone during a crash on Monday, which claimed the life of a mother and her teenage son, were what alerted friends and family that something had gone horribly wrong. Tameika Peart, 40, and her 17-year-old son,...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2023 | 1:37 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A cabbie’s dream to acquire his own vehicle in 2023 will not materialise after his life was cut short just four days into the new year in Seaview Gardens, St Andrew. No motive has been established for the homicide, but relatives of 31-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2023 | 1:31 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A toddler who survived a gunshot wound to her head in 2021 is again living in the cross hairs of gangsters, who reportedly killed her great-grandfather on New Year’s Day, allegedly on a mission to wipe out the entire family. It is believed that a...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2023 | 1:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A Central Kingston mother of two was discharged from hospital yesterday but will have to live with a bullet inside her chest after she was shot during an illegal New Year’s Eve gun salute on Sunday. Jodi-Ann Sinclair, 34, told The Gleaner that 12:...

Published:Saturday | December 31, 2022 | 12:51 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Sleuths are probing the execution-style killing of two women in St Thomas and St Andrew as the 2022 murder tally continues to climb. The first killing took place at Navar Lane in Seaforth, St Thomas. Reports are that about 6:45 p.m., 30-year-old...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2022 | 1:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has remained mum after a service member reportedly sustained a self-inflicted wound while on duty at a checkpoint in St Andrew Thursday morning. The private remains in hospital after he accidentally discharged a...

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2022 | 1:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Clarence Maxwell, owner of LynMax Bakery, regrets not following a hunch to shut down operations this week after a sold-out Christmas break. Instead, he now has to contend with millions in damage after a devastating inferno at the facility on...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2022 | 12:38 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Scotland Yard detectives may turn their attention to Jamaica as a possible location to which an alleged British murderer fled, after the United Kingdom courts heard that his children travelled to the island possibly to visit him. The murder trial...

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2022 | 1:33 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Frantic church members pulled up one after the other on North West 10th Way in Greater Portmore, St Catherine, on Monday afternoon as panic spread with news that their pastor had been shot. While leaving his home shortly after midday, the Reverend...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2022 | 1:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Two brothers were shot, one fatally, on Friday morning when they were attacked by gunmen after leaving a nine night in Iron River, St Andrew. When investigators reached the blood-soaked scene, more than 20 spent casings and bullet fragments were...

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2022 | 1:20 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday affirmed that the Government’s New Social Housing Programme was void of corruption as he sought to implore more private-sector companies to support the initiative. Holness was speaking at the handing over of...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:57 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The heads of two taxi associations believe the process for public transport operators to access $25,000 government COVID-19 cash grants is too cumbersome, possibly explaining why the roll-out has not been smooth. Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Singh’s Motors Limited is under investigation after a teacher assistant demanded the refund of an $800,000 deposit on a 2013 Toyota Isis sedan she was reportedly promised to receive in two weeks but has been left empty-handed months after the...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2022 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Chairman Robert Montague has rallied partisan faithful to defend Prime Minister Andrew Holness from critics, warning them in a spirited speech that attacks on the leadership were geared at weakening his administration....

Published:Friday | November 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Gang warfare originating in Salt Spring, St James, is believed to have crossed borders and created mayhem in Lauderhill, Florida, with law enforcers there determined to clamp down on the crime syndicates. Jamaican dancehall stakeholders are...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A mother is relieved to have her teen daughter return home alive after her bid to land a job at a Portmore call centre morphed into a nightmare after she was allegedly abducted after the interview. The 19-year-old was reportedly abducted for two...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

SENDAI, Japan: DEVELOPING RESILIENCE and a greater appreciation for historical data are ways that a Japanese city ravaged by the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami 11 years ago has recovered and is better prepared for any recurrence. Lessons...

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