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Published:Saturday | October 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Nearly a year after the Gordon Town main road in St Andrew suffered a major breakaway during heavy rainfall last November, the roadway was officially reopened yesterday with stakeholders singing praises that it was completed within budget....

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The family of a 28-year-old Jamaican who was killed in Trinidad and Tobago over a week ago is not ruling out the possibility that his death could have been related to a deadly gang war in his Bentley Lane, Kingston, community, although they have...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 3:49 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A St Thomas man who spent three days in custody for questioning and also for his own protection, after it was rumoured that he was an accomplice to suspected child abductor Davian Bryan, wants to clear his name. Tevin Archat, 26, wants an end to...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 3:35 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The hushed tone in which Andre Ruddock spoke was in stark contrast to the buzz surrounding the Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries facing murder charges as he appeared in the Home Circuit Court yesterday. Ruddock is before the...

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

While bystanders armed with cell phones turned into amateur paparazzi filming and snapping the final moments of Pastor Kevin O. Smith, a passing gas cylinder distributor was one of the first responders who offered to help crash victims in Linstead...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Plans for the deportation of Mario Antonio Palacios Palacios, one of the key suspects behind the July 7 assassination of then Haitian President Jovenel Moise, were in train when they were serendipitously scuttled when the high-profile target in one...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Blood trails led cops to a dead end in their search for a suspected fugitive who escaped after a shoot-out on Grants Pen Drive in St Andrew yesterday morning. The investigators could not determine whether the man, who narrowly escaped them, was...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Three weeks shy of her son’s 18th birthday, another Central Kingston mother is mourning a brutal murder after warning his elder sibling of the omens of crime. Shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, armed thugs chased and shot to death 17-year-old Rohan...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A 17-year-old accused contract killer is among four males reputed to be members of a Clarendon gang who have been charged with murder and illegal possession of firearm. The teen, who cannot be named because he is a minor, is charged alongside...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Dhaima Facey’s knees buckled as she collapsed in a doorway at her Foster Lane, Kingston, home as she beseeched for the safe return of her 25-year-old son Garth Williams, who has been missing since Saturday. “I was actually in my room cleaning and...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Months before he was cut down in an alleged firefight with the police on Monday, the days appeared to be numbered for reputed gangster Christopher Linton as the noose tightened around his inner circle of cronies who sought to resurrect his reign of...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Brazen criminals in inner-city neighbourhoods are renting captured or abandoned premises, fully loaded, free of utility charges for electricity and water, to interested persons and are profiting from encroachment on Jamaica Public Service Company (...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Prison authorities have denied knowledge of reports that administrative action was recently taken against warders after tens of thousands of dollars allegedly confiscated from the cell of incarcerated entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta went missing. The...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has renewed its call for a full roll-out of body-worn cameras among the security forces even as it acknowledged the increased use of their own devices by some cops to record incidents and...

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The police say they are aware of “deep issues” between an estranged couple that have been theorised to be the trigger for a rash of murders, shootings, and an abduction in Cassava Piece, Park Lane, and Red Hills Road. The domestic conflict has...

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Arguing that the situation is worse than the authorities are admitting publicly, prisoners at three of the island’s correctional facilities are demanding that urgent attention be paid to COVID-19 outbreaks at the institutions. Inmates at two...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Two police divisional heads have vowed not to give up the fight in apprehending five escapees, three from Kingston Eastern and two from St Andrew South, the latter having been on the run for a month. Convicted criminals Roland Scully, 30, and...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Communities like Rose Town have been diagnosed as incubators for war-ready children in Kingston Western – one of the most blighted and violence-torn police divisions in Jamaica. Several streets in the community are littered with barricades – stark...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With the COVID-19 pandemic seeming to maintain its gloomy shadow over the usually busy Christmas season for a second year, retailers in downtown Kingston are not upbeat about their prospects of breaking the spell of losses and dismal sales they...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s homicide figures have increased by 9.7 per cent year on year, while the clear-up rate for 2021 is at a five-year low, 34.65 per cent. As of Saturday, August 28, Jamaica’s murder tally for 2021 had risen to 935, up from 852 for the...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of Port Royal in Kingston were awakened yesterday to sirens and a heavy police deployment with a manhunt under way inland and along the shoreline for three prisoners who went missing before dawn. The men on the run have been identified...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Several authorised workers were miffed after being turned away from KFC locations on Sunday and were advised to use the E-commerce National Delivery Solution (ENDS) portal to facilitate quick-service food deliveries from registered businesses....

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The darkest hour for a trying chicken farmer began at 12:53 a.m. on Monday, when she got a call that her happy-hour establishment in Cassava River, Glengoffe, which she opened six weeks ago, was allegedly set ablaze by arsonists. Tiffany Spence, a...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Isat Buchanan, attorney-at-law for incarcerated entertainer Vybz Kartel, has distanced himself from the Fox 5 NY exclusive two-part interview involving his client, which premiered on Wednesday night. The second part was scheduled to be aired...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Lawyers hired by a disgruntled mother have written to the Bustamante Hospital for Children to have an independent pathologist oversee the post-mortem of her two-month-old daughter who died suddenly after being admitted for a cough. The infant,...

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