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Published:Sunday | March 31, 2024 | 1:29 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

If not for divine intervention, five-year-old Domanique would not be alive today. A starkly sobering fact his mother Davianne McDermott is quite cognisant of. Also not lost on her is God sending three teenage heroes to rescue her son from drowning...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2024 | 11:50 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

A high percentage of the police force’s crime scene investigators are experiencing serious mental health challenges due to repeated exposure to gruesome crime scenes and stomach-churning autopsies, a recent study has revealed. Even more concerning...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2024 | 12:15 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

It cost the country $87.4 million to import special templates to print ballots for the last four elections, $53.7 million of which have gone down the drain because a high percentage of Jamaicans continue to shun their democratic right to vote. The...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2024 | 12:08 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

It is a double murder that residents of Christian Meadows would rather not remember. But also one that police, firefighters, and other first responders in Portmore, St Catherine, cannot afford to forget. In fact, the tragic murders of 69-year-old...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2024 | 7:31 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

He was walloped and unseated from the Manchester Central constituency in the 2020 general election. The year before that, he lost the leadership bid for the People’s National Party (PNP). And to date, some are still shaking their heads at his “...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2024 | 12:08 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

A senior official at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, is now under investigation for the alleged sexual harassment of a female subordinate, who is now fearful and doubtful about her professional future at the institution. The Sunday...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2024 | 12:09 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

The liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) trade is being plagued by skulduggery as unscrupulous competitors either steal each other’s cylinders, taking them out of the trade, or fill their rivals’ cylinders with their own products. The practice is...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2024 | 12:06 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Long delays and policy nuances in the local adoption process are reportedly forcing more and more aspiring parents to conduct “private adoptions” with some reportedly offering to purchase children from their parents. These adoptions are reportedly...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2023 | 12:11 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

First, there was the distance spanning the United States and Jamaican borders. Then there were cultural differences and behavioural modifications that brought unfathomable challenges in the past year. However, none of the difficulties defeated...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2023 | 8:02 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Had any of the myriad complications that threatened baby Daniella Douglas’ heart surgery two weeks ago materialised, the world would have been denied her rambunctious laughter, infectious dance moves and adorable personality. It would have been...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2023 | 8:01 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

This Christmas will be particularly special for 17-year-old Vere Technical High School student Jaylene Blake, and no one is prouder than her mother Natalie Dias, a cancer patient who said God has been answering her prayers by keeping her alive to...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2023 | 12:10 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

“This is absolutely scary!” declared Mary Jones when she beheld thousands of dead fish lining the Harbour Head shoreline in Harbour View, St Andrew, yesterday morning. She was among several persons who made the usual Saturday morning trek to the...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2023 | 6:38 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

As Jamaica battles an ever-growing medical waste disposal crisis, at least three private incinerator operations in St Catherine have been stalled due to long delays from environment overseers in granting permits. And the operators are furious....

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2023 | 12:09 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

“My greatest Christmas wish is for mom to come home,” are the heartfelt words of 11-year-old Fytzroi Robinson. And his mother, Tameka Henry, is doing everything in her power to make that a reality. The child came to national attention two weeks...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2023 | 12:09 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

“The video, though I don’t know what preceded the clip, shows a disturbing level of aggression and use of pepper spray on a juvenile,” declared Hamish Campbell, assistant commissioner of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM)....

Published:Monday | November 20, 2023 | 9:23 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

They were trapped for 24 hours. Twenty-four hours of hunger, uncertainty, and waist-high crocodile-infested water whipping the wheel wells of their disabled vehicles. Some persons were, at most, what would have been a normal 20 minutes drive from...

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2023 | 12:10 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

A broken individual who was possibly abused as a child and desperately in need of attention may be behind last week’s multiple bomb threats that impacted over 70 institutions across the island, mental health experts believe. The police have...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2023 | 12:10 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

The drains are blocked and the roads are flooded and muddy whenever it rains. Piped water is non-existent, and so, too, are street lights – their absence brightest after dark. Now, residents of Hartlands, a farming community in St Catherine, are...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2023 | 12:09 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

There are suggestions that some employers may find themselves in conflict with the soon-to-be-enacted Data Protection Act by asking jobseekers to detail their medical history on application forms. It is unclear how widespread the practice is, but...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2023 | 12:10 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Business operators at 35 Gordon Town Road will continue living on the edge at least for another week as their St Andrew Eastern Member of Parliament (MP), Fayval Williams, discusses a way forward following the suspension of a demolition exercise at...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2023 | 12:11 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

They often start off in primary school playing ‘bum pon wall’, a game of chance and skill in which rubber bands are used. But by the time they reach high school, some of these students have already mastered the art of gambling with cards, dice,...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2023 | 12:08 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

They are called Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS), commonly known as ‘forever chemicals’ – a group of highly toxic non-degradable man-made elements that can cause serious health problems over time. They are found in just about everything...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2023 | 12:09 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Over the last few decades, the accuracy of election polls have decreased due to commercial, ‘non-political science’ pollsters, whose findings are often misinterpreted due to a lack of informed literature on voting behaviour. That’s the argument...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2023 | 12:10 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Cybercriminals have targeted Jamaica’s security systems more than 19 million times in the first half of this year, and experts believe that figure could be much more as hackers launch more sophisticated global attacks. The cyberattacks include...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2023 | 12:11 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

The Supreme Court has issued an injunction against a real estate developer and has ordered the National Land Agency (NLA) to explain how a parcel of land slated for a multimillion-dollar apartment complex has two conflicting titles reflected on its...

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