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Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A St Catherine father could be in serious legal trouble after reportedly firing three shots through a door at a figure thought to be an intruder at his home, only to discover it was his 15-year-old son. The boy later died. The deceased has been...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The community of Creamy Corner in Above Rocks, St Catherine, which has suffered at the hands of robbers for years, rejoiced at the fatal shooting of two men who were allegedly caught red-handed during a break-in at a bar early Tuesday. Among the...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Recycling Partners of Jamaica Chairman Dr Damien King says the entity has been surprised by citizens’ enthusiasm to embrace plastic-bottle recycling. Speaking on Thursday as the RPJ signed a memorandum of understanding with the Tourism Product...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Several residents in the Crescent Road area of St Andrew were on Friday adamant that they would be heading to the United States-Mexico border after the latest explosion of violence which claimed two lives and left a third man injured. Jamaicans...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

What was supposed to be a gathering of mourning relatives taking steps to prepare a final place for a senior family member dramatically turned into a machete-wielding and gunslinging bloodbath in Glengoffe, St Catherine, on Wednesday, leaving one...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

As a tropical wave sweeps westward over the southern Caribbean Sea threatening showers for Jamaica this weekend, residents of Waterford, St Catherine, are fearful of another episode of lamentable flooding. Blockages of the sewerage system were...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A frenetic hunt for a child which ended in a showdown between a mother and stepmother at a Corporate Area primary school last Thursday has reportedly resulted in emotional trauma for the grade three student whose father allegedly breached custodial...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A mother’s warning to her targeted 22-year-old son, who on two previous occasions was shot and injured by gunmen in their Delacree Lane community, came to pass after the third and fatal attack Monday night. Novelette Forsythe and her family...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Fresh fears now exist in central Kingston following a daring attack in which masked men travelling on foot opened fire at a group of people, killing one man, in full view of a team of police officers sitting in a service vehicle. The man killed in...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Cheers filled the air in the deep rural St Elizabeth community of Quickstep last week Friday as international charity Pencils4Kids and students cut the ribbons to open a newly built basic school. It was bright smiles all around as parents,...

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Tit-for-tat murders and shootings between warring factions in the Angola and Top Jungle sections of Arnett Gardens, St Andrew, this week have left some residents fearful and resorting to mounting blockades along the roadways to prevent more drive-...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Curfews were imposed in Olympic Gardens and Waterhouse late Tuesday as law enforcers scrambled to rein in escalating violence as five persons were murdered in the St Andrew South Police Division in 24 hours. That intervention was activated after...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The homecoming for an aunt turned tragic for 15-year-old Nevado ‘Teflon’ Maitland on Friday after a gunman on Fourth Street in Trench Town, Kingston, broke a truce and fired a single fatal round, which struck the unsuspecting teen. His family told...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It was an all-too-familiar affair for Annete Lodge as soon after she heard explosions ringing out in a nearby community on Sunday afternoon, she was told that another of her sons had been murdered. The mother of eight – six boys and two girls – has...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With a 14.5 per cent spike in robberies this year, the police are urging the public to be more vigilant, especially when in possession of large sums of cash. The appeal comes after a near doubling of reports of armed robbery in the Kingston Central...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Hilroy Anderson and Berris Thomas, two homeless men living on the streets of Kingston, wished they had other alternatives than the cold concrete sidewalks or benches at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) to sleep at night. Safety is a major...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Fleet Street and the community of Southside in central Kingston are mourning the tragic death of Tarcia ‘Tanney’ McLean-Lysius, who was shot in the head, reportedly by another woman, outside a party in Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday. McLean-Lysius...

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A near 12-hour search yesterday for two young girls swept away by a raging river during heavy rainfall in sections of St Mary on Thursday resulted in the recovery of the body of one of the cousins as raw emotions and unbearable grief consumed...

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

An eight-year-old child who ran frantically from his home and alerted relatives that his mother was killed on Monday reportedly recounted how the suspect lifted him up after the attack and glared at him before leaving. The child, the youngest of...

Published:Monday | August 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has rallied the young professional corps of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to instil patriotism in working-age youths as public debate rages on migration trends. While acknowledging that Jamaicans in a free economy and...

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is conducting a probe into the alleged beating of two inmates at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre in the Corporate Area on Monday. The alleged assault is believed to be linked to the death of 38...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The point-blank-range shooting of a teenage boy Tuesday has sparked a probe by the St Andrew South police to ascertain whether the killing was in reprisal for the murder of reggae singer ‘Tabby Diamond’. The deceased, 16-year-old Janio Ellis, was...

Published:Wednesday | August 17, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Stony Hill resident Horace Mair was jolted from sleep by a July 27 motor vehicle crash on Mandela Highway that claimed the lives of his son and two of his best friends. Horace, whose son Kevin ‘Breeda’ Mair was the driver, said it is a day he will...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2022 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Kemar ‘Doggy’ Campbell, the man who earlier this year executed a daring rescue mission as a contractor was being electrocuted atop a light pole in Trench Town, Kingston, is being sought by sleuths probing a June 29 murder. Campbell was widely...

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...

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