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Published:Monday | June 17, 2024 | 12:07 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

The Senataz Youth Club in Denham Town, one of the seven zones of special operations (ZOSOs) declared by the Government, last Thursday hosted a street dance on Regent Street in Kingston, where both gangsters from the community and their arch nemeses...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2024 | 12:11 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

In many cases they turn up at the Bustamante Children’s Hospital’s Accident and Emergency section in pain, with difficulty breathing, or vomiting, as the poisons make their way through their nimble systems - all the time their parents close in tow...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2024 | 12:06 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

Newly installed Mayor of Kingston Andrew Swaby has promised greater collaboration with players in the booming local real estate sector, but warned that they must conform to Jamaica’s building and planning laws. “At the KSAMC, we know that we cannot...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2024 | 3:17 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

Tough-talking Venesha Phillips, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for the Papine division in East St Andrew, was whipped yesterday by 259 votes in the 2021 local government elections, signalling a massive blow to her ego and the JLP’s...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2024 | 1:24 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

It is celebrated in some circles, touted even by some hoteliers as the latest pull factor for foreigners to the island, but the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) says it is keeping eye on the proliferation of ‘magic mushrooms’, for which there...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2023 | 12:07 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

He owns a registered business, and all his known addresses and places of work have been visited and messages left for him to turn himself in. Still, a developer embroiled in a multimillion-dollar land fraud case, involving the National Land Agency...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2023 | 12:07 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

When their parents died three weeks apart, from COVID-19 in 2021, the Watson siblings were determined that good would come from their deaths. That they did, adopting the Golden Spring Health Centre in the names of the late Keith and Phyllis Watson...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2023 | 12:09 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

This time of year is nerve-racking for them. Most feel a mixture of anxiety and impatience as well as fears and fleeting finances in the face of a daunting race against time to secure their children’s back-to-school supplies. The book lists are...

Published:Thursday | August 17, 2023 | 12:11 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

THEY ARE among the top performers in this year’s Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exams, but through no fault of their own, their accomplishments will never be fully recognised as their identities cannot be told. No names, no photos, just another nuance...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2023 | 9:54 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

She still shakes from the crackle of gunshots and explosions outside her windows as the security forces invaded Tivoli Gardens in West Kingston, 13 years ago. But now she uses that traumatic experience as fuel for her dreams, and Ranee Anderson...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2023 | 12:07 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

BETWEEN 11:27 and 11:37 a.m. yesterday, at least 20 motorcycles entered the Oxford and Belmont roads intersection outside the Jamaica National building in St Andrew. Of that number, four riders and two pillions were not wearing helmets, while the...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2023 | 12:12 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

DESPITE A massive recruitment drive in recent years, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continues to endure a shortage of members. But Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey believes that it is not very concerning as serious crimes continue to...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2023 | 12:19 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

Pat Hexell is a broken woman and, as she gathered guineps for sale from a tree in Salt Spring, St James, yesterday, her mind swirled with worry, wondering what life holds ahead. Hexell is mother to two minors and, with mere weeks before the...

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2023 | 12:09 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

Attorney Isat Buchanan’s controversial utterances against Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Paula Llewellyn were yesterday labelled as a vile reminder of the long-fought battle against the disrespect meted out to professional females, and the...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2023 | 1:34 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

Meadowbrook Preparatory School Principal Gloria Francis says the administration will have to plan a special welcome for students after the Easter break, in the wake of the traumatic shooting outside the compound earlier this week. Students and...

Published:Saturday | April 1, 2023 | 1:15 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

FINANCE MINISTER Dr Nigel Clarke yesterday said that almost all allocations under the Government’s compensation restructuring programme have been met, as the island reaches the last day of the 2022-23 fiscal year. Clarke was responding to questions...

Published:Friday | March 31, 2023 | 1:29 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

The security forces’ efforts to track down and convict gang members are to be bolstered by Advanced Counter Gang Training being put on by the Government in collaboration with the United States. The training is aimed at building capacity for an...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2023 | 1:09 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

THE EXPLETIVES were on the cusp of Suzan Jones’* lips after the motorcycle with two men aboard swerved in front of her, forcing her to jam hard on her car brakes on the busy Chancery Street in Meadowbrook, St Andrew, on Tuesday morning. She was...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2023 | 1:21 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

ORGANISERS SAY they are anticipating a peaceful ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships, a contrast to former years when the much-anticipated event was marred with violent altercations between overzealous supporters. The five-day...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2023 | 1:20 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

When Devroy Peart reached home from his nine-to-five job at the University Hospital of the West Indies around 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, the father asked his two daughters who would wash the dishes before responding to an InDrive taxi charter. He got...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2023 | 1:14 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

ABUSE FROM patients, lack of staff and resources, long working hours, poor salaries, and the ever-looming threat of working in volatile communities. These are but some of the issues faced by public dental assistants, who are reportedly leaving...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2023 | 12:45 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

The sight of his son’s body sprawled on a funeral home gurney, riddled with a dozen bullets clad in bloody and torn work clothes, was hardest for Comarsh Leslie Sr. Recalling the sight turned his bawling into wails, shivers into shakes, and...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2023 | 12:35 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

As gunshots rang out inside a Scotiabank parking lot in Portmore, St Catherine, on Sunday afternoon, Jim James’* 19 years of experience as a member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) took charge. Around him, hell was breaking loose; team member...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2023 | 1:26 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

On average, two children were abducted every five days in Jamaica between 2021 and 2022, and most of these abductions took place in St Catherine, where females continue to be the preferred prey, police data has revealed. In fact, females accounted...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2023 | 12:48 AMCorey Robinson/Senior Staff Reporter

Sherica Listock* felt a rush of joy and sadness after seeing her six-year-old daughter for the first time in more than a year, last Friday. On one hand, her happiness was stifling, she relayed, but seeing what she described as the little girl’s...

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