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Stories by Andre Williams/Staff Reporter

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2021 | 12:23 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Police investigators are concerned that the usually quiet Eve Lane, which runs perpendicular to the National Heroes Circle in Kingston, is becoming a choice location for murderers in the Corporate Area. The latest chapter in the lane’s bloody...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2021 | 12:31 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With a whopping 650 per cent increase in murders in Kingston Western since the start of the year, residents are pleading with the authorities to revise their strategy in curtailing crime and violence in the area. Up to Tuesday, January 26, there...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2021 | 12:33 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Underfunding has crippled the outreach of one of Jamaica’s most prominent peacekeeping organisations, threatening to worsen the crime crisis in St James, where there has been a 350 per cent increase in murders in 2021. The grim assessment was...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The cold, haunting streets of Kingston were frozen with fear on Monday night as the capital’s nomads snuggled in corners or retreated to shelters in the aftermath of the grisly murders of four homeless men and the wounding of two others. The...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Six persons were shot in Denham Town, Kingston, on Sunday night as men travelling on a motorcycle opened fire at patrons at a party being held in contravention of the Disaster Risk Management Act. According to police reports, a party was in session...

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

Three of four men charged with the cultivation of ganja inside an upscale Stony Hill home walked free from the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday following successful arguments by their lawyers to have the case dismissed. The case...

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

People’s National Party caretaker for the Kingston Central constituency, Imani Duncan-Price, is calling for a zone of special operations (ZOSO) to be installed in the violence-plagued community of Allman Town. The appeal comes on the heels of...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The family of evergreen singer Yvonne Sterling is still in disbelief and mourning following her shock passing on Monday after suffering a stroke two weeks ago. Sterling, 64, had been undergoing treatment at Kingston Public Hospital (KPH). Tamara...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The driver of the ill-fated Toyota Wish motor car that flipped multiple times, killing three persons aboard, had been warned by friends that he was on the verge of drunkenness as the group went on a turbo-charged night of revelry and party-hopping...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Nigel Townsend stared at a photograph of the dilapidated structure, where he used to lay his head, in disbelief when The Gleaner visited him last week. His eyes fastened on the photo taken when our news team first highlighted his plight; he could...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Security barricades have been erected in the community of Trench Town from Lower First Street to Fifth Street along each intersection linking West Road to prevent further drive-by shooting as tension continues to increase in the area. There has...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Contrary to earlier reports, reputed gangster Richie Poo remains hospitalised in critical condition, the police told our news team yesterday. On Wednesday, several persons, including family members and law enforcement officers, had reported that he...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:31 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Reputed gangster Richie Poo is now in hospital battling for life. He was among five people shot yesterday during an attack along Old Hope Road in St Andrew. One of the victims died. Earlier, relatives of Richie Poo said, he too, had succumbed....

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:20 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The St Andrew Central police are probing a suspected case of suicide after a former superintendent of corrections was found hanging from a sheet in his Beverly Hills Hotel home in St Andrew on Monday. Dead is 69-year-old Leroy Fairweather....

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

More than two and a half years since a huge crater forced the closure of Sir John Golding Road in St Andrew, motorists and residents of August Town are hoping they will regain access to the thoroughfare early in the new year. The road had been...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Last year brought about several changes in the lives of residents of August Town in St Andrew, and some of them are looking to 2021 with expectations of a closer walk with God and the elimination of violence in the community. Dahlia Stephens was...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A man who the police recently listed among the island’s most wanted last week, appealing for information to find him, is dead and buried in Trinidad and Tobago, his family has confirmed. In a social media post on December 22, the Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A relative of an inmate at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre in Spanish Town has expressed concern over the welfare of her family member following reports of abuse and a hunger strike at the facility. Although officials have denied that a...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A bereaved Rose Town family is living in fear as they grieve the murder of their loved one as the alleged killer has reportedly threatened to kill all the remaining males in that household. Twenty-year-old Romain Atkinson was killed in front of his...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The overhaul of the alternative route to the breakaway-hit Gordon Town main road has been pushed back by as much as a month because of rains and other technical factors, the country’s chief works czar has said. Multiple landslides caused by...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Peter Champagnie, the attorney representing a soldier who shot dead an employee of Azan Supercentre last Thursday, has taken issue with statements made by the dead man’s boss, CEO Milade Azan. Speaking with The Gleaner on Monday, Champagnie said...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Reggae songbird Yvonne Sterling likened the crisis at her New Haven home to “being alive and going through hell”. Sterling’s home was severely flooded when the St Andrew community was ravaged by rains from Hurricane Eta’s outer bands. Six weeks...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Joan Willie can hardly wait to spend Christmas in her new home. The retired postal worker, who had been living in a rickety structure with its roof caving in, was gifted a new house yesterday by Food For The Poor (FFTP) and Wisynco – through its...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It was a sombre mood on Thursday at Azan’s Superstore in Cross Roads, St Andrew, after an attendant was shot, reportedly by an off-duty soldier, after he advised the army man that he could not park in an area. Kamaal Azan, general manager, told...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Local Government and Rural Development Minister Desmond McKenzie yesterday said that while charities and well-wishers will not be allowed to host Christmas treats and visit with residents of infirmaries due to the pandemic, donations are still...

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