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Published:Tuesday | August 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The site of flattened tenement yards, the ground covered in soot, and the despondent faces of shell-shocked residents of Central Kingston stirred the rage of Rae Town division Councillor Rosalie Hamilton. Days after the patriotic show of the...

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

One of the attorneys representing a policeman implicated in the July murder of a tiler in Red Hills, St Andrew, is insisting that the case against her client is weak. Twenty-nine-year-old Phillip Wallace, of an East Kirkland Heights address, was...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2022 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A mother is desperately calling for warring factions in Gregory Park, Portmore, to end a series of gunfights as her home narrowly missed ruination in a wave of arson attacks on Tuesday that destroyed three houses. In a prolonged gunfight which...

Published:Tuesday | August 2, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It was extremely emotional for a mother who reportedly had not seen her son for “years now” as she positively identified him in a body bag at a gruesome scene on Maxfield Avenue on Monday. Her son and another man were killed execution style in the...

Published:Monday | August 1, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

As the relatives of the Cocoa Piece five sought closure with the final rites at Sunday’s funeral, organisers and mourners were engaged in a battle of wills as Clarendon College convulsed with emotion. A sea of humanity flooded the school compound...

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

The St Andrew South police say they are following strong leads in Tuesday’s daring daylight murder and mass shooting in Waterhouse, St Andrew. Undeterred by a downpour about 8:50 a.m., assailants travelling in two motor cars opened fire on a group...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2022 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Business operators at a section of Premier Plaza in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, are tallying losses that will collectively run them into millions of dollars after a large fire ravaged several shops on Thursday. The blaze reportedly began about 11 a.m...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2022 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A foiled robbery last Friday is believed to have been the trigger for the horrific murder of several men from Denham Town whose dismembered bodies were excavated from shallow graves at the old Public Works Department (PWD) compound near Tivoli...

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

Residents of Green Glebe Road in Red Hills, St Andrew, are cowering in fear and have opted to clear the streets before dark amid a police conspiracy probe following the murder of Phillip Wallace on Saturday. Rogue cops are suspected to have carried...

Published:Friday | July 15, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It was a tearful affair yesterday as hundreds of friends and relatives of 27-year-old Shanice Dean said goodbye to a young woman whose life was cut short by gunmen weeks before she began training to become a police officer. Shanice, the eldest...

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

July 24 will mark one year since the mystery disappearance of reputed Park Lane strongman Shadari ‘Kishi’ Bryan and ongoing bloodshed between factions, which investigators theorise was at the root of Wednesday’s double killing. Dead are 63-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

As thick plumes of smoke billowed into the darkening skies over the Riverton City dump in western St Andrew Tuesday, a woman named Sister Pinky looked on with relief that she had, just last week, sold her cache of plastic bottles stored there....

Published:Friday | July 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A tense calm hangs over residents and business operators on Mannings Hill Road in St Andrew amid puzzling questions behind the murder of well-known bar operator Iciline ‘Rosie’ Tamasa. Reports are that about 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Tamasa was...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A childhood friend of Dominic ‘Domz’ Davis has been left distraught at the murder of the popular photographer she grew up with, constantly sharing dreams and encouraging words as they blossomed into young professionals. Davis, CEO of DomzMedia, was...

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

Gem Road. Lincoln Avenue. Wellington Road. Waltham Park Road. Rome. Almost nightly residents along these grim Corporate Area corridors have heart-stopping moments from ear-splitting discharges. To the uninitiated ear, it might appear to be the...

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

Jamaica yesterday made significant strides towards the technological transition to electric vehicles (EVs) after successfully administering training to a cohort of technically advanced personnel who will impart knowledge to hundreds locally. The...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2022 | 12:05 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Several homes were destroyed and a church partially damaged during a fire on Wednesday at adjoining properties on Smith Lane and Wildman Street in Kingston, leaving more than a dozen persons homeless and others counting losses of cash and personal...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Denham Town resident Veron Nelson lost his 17-year-old sister Devonise Nelson to a vicious gun attack on Sunday, breaking a special bond between them, having shared both parents, unlike the rest of their siblings. Devonise, a student and mother...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jamaica-born and new Utah Jazz signee Kofi Cockburn is living his lifelong dream after Thursday’s 2022 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft night, when he became a member of the Salt Lake City outfit. The 22-year-old alum of Illinois...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The son of Terry-Ann Mohammed, one of six persons killed in a moment of unimaginable brutality in St Thomas 16 years ago, still finds himself smothering the flickering flame of revenge burning inside. Memories of the 2006 bloodbath came flooding...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Cassia Park is in the grips of fresh tensions amid an escalating gang war that has sparked the killing of two women in a matter of days. Investigators theorise that the men who launched a deadly attack on Sara-Gaye Mason on Saturday targeted the...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2022 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The 55-year-old fisherman dad of Kemesha Wright, who was slain along with her four children in the rural district of Cocoa Piece on Tuesday, is still grappling with the gruesome Clarendon bloodbath days after his daughter wished him Happy Father’s...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

August Town native Miguel Collins, more popularly known as reggae artiste Sizzla Kalonji, has reportedly met with investigators following a deadly shooting at his Judgement Yard compound in the St Andrew community on Sunday. Reports are that about...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2022 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A Jamaican migrant is heaping praise on a countryman who freed her from security razor wire as she crashed to an 18-foot fall after being pushed off a United States-Mexico border wall by violent gangsters she was fleeing. The southern St Andrew...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

There was a strong security presence at the funeral of teenage standout footballer Omar Laing as mourners gathered at his alma mater, St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS), on Wednesday to grieve and reflect on his promising though short-lived...

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