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Stories by Corey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:41 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Wards of the Jamaica National Children’s Home yesterday received a donation of 10 bicycles, helmets and other safety equipment, but there are concerns that lack of access to the rear of Hope Botanic Gardens in St Andrew could put a spoke in the...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:24 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Jamaicans are fast falling out of love with marriage, as weddings have plunged almost 23 per cent in the nine years up to 2018. That means that almost 10,000 fewer people are getting married here. The massive drop in unions has been attributed by...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:38 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has historically been burned by harsh criticisms from customers dissatisfied with the service offered by the utility company, but top-level executives last week said that things are slowly changing. “When we...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:32 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Unscrupulous persons continue to put commuters’ and residents’ lives at risk by disabling and stealing streetlamps on major thoroughfares. Yet more than a year after criminals strategically stole more than 30 street lamps in one night on Mandela...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:34 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Sleuths from the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch (C-TOC) and the Financial Investigations Division yesterday turned up at a premises on College Green Avenue, St Andrew, in search of information crucial to their probe of sacked senator...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Only two reports against members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) were made to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) last year, but JDF commanders say several other soldiers were disciplined or fired following altercations with...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:30 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

For decades, persons in the charcoal industry have been illegally cutting down trees in Jamaica’s forests to supply growing market demands. This, however, is not sitting well with environment authorities, who have warned that such persons are...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:22 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has embarked on an ambitious 20-year strategy that has as its ultimate goal a significant drawdown of troops who engage in joint security operations with the police and an expansion of the Service Corps programme to...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:18 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

As crime figures climb, the security of licensed firearms in households has come under scrutiny as more than 600 persons have applied to the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) for gun permits since January 1. Of that number, 24 applications have...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:16 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Mothers and newborns often suffer from the absence of fathers in the first weeks after childbirth, a problem that could be remedied by the adoption of paternity leave in Jamaica. Child development expert, Professor Maureen Samms-Vaughan, made the...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:16 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s adoption laws should be overhauled because they prejudicially disenfranchise men and overwhelmingly favour would-be moms, a senior official overseeing state adoptions has charged. Maxine Bagalue, adoption coordinator at the Child...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:08 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

Nestled beside the intimidating Tower Street Adult Correctional facility and several volatile communities in central Kingston, St Michael’s Primary School has for years been stigmatised as a failing institution. In the last five years, however,...

Published:Sunday | February 24, 2019 | 12:20 AMCorey Robinson - Staff Reporter

There are growing concerns that Jamaican school administrators are not doing enough to stem bullying within their walls, as dozens of parents whose children have been targeted say they are left helpless and confused. Parents have complained of...

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