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Stories by Andre Williams/Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Law enforcers who have traditionally focused on hunting the triggermen behind Jamaica’s gangland violence are now targeting critical support cronies who repair and modify guns. The recent capture of an alleged armourer, dubbed ‘a ghost’, and...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Brothers wanted for the murder and shooting of a neighbour, allegedly in full view of others, have been elusive for close to two years and were recently listed as most wanted by the Portmore police. The St Catherine South police named, on the...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A young man remains unconscious in a Corporate Area hospital since early Sunday morning after he leapt from a building in Stony Hill, St Andrew, suffering head and other serious injuries. The man, who is believed to be in his early 20s, was...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The police are combing through social-media exchanges, including voice notes with death threats, as they seek to snare players in feuding factions with connections in Naggo Head and the United States amid a surge in criminal violence in the...

Published:Saturday | January 22, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A grieving father yesterday lamented that Jamaica’s crime problem turned up at his doorstep snatching his beloved daughter who was killed at the hand of a gunman inside a shop at Royale Plaza, St John’s Road, in St Catherine. The victim, 24-year-...

Published:Friday | January 21, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Well-known St Andrew businessman Craig ‘Sprinta’ Gooden became the latest murder victim of the violence gripping the Plum Lane, Whitehall Avenue area of St Andrew yesterday morning, days after three persons were shot, one fatally. Head of the St...

Published:Friday | January 21, 2022 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Accused assassination plotter John Joel Joseph and his family are believed to have surreptitiously moved into a house in Warminster, St Elizabeth, less than 48 hours before their arrest last Friday. Joseph, a Haitian, his ex-wife, and his two...

Published:Tuesday | January 18, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Hours after his 42-year-old son was slain in the Plum Lane area off Whitehall Avenue in St Andrew, Eric Powell took sips of an alcoholic beverage trying to soothe his grief as he pondered whether Shamari would have still been alive if he had heeded...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

New head of the Kingston Central Police Division, Superintendent Beresford Williams, told residents and stakeholders during a street meeting yesterday inside the Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) that the divisional murders should be held under 20...

Published:Friday | January 14, 2022 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Queen’s Counsel Tom Tavares-Finson, who represents the embattled Alliance duo Peter and Robert Chin, has signalled intentions to have the court subpoena top government officials, including Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke. Alliance Finance Limited...

Published:Thursday | January 13, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Worried that her boys could be sucked into the cycle of violence plaguing the area, a Kingston Central mother has expressed a willingness to share her Wi-Fi password with cops to accommodate a security post at her Sutton Street gate. The mother had...

Published:Thursday | January 13, 2022 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Stating that today’s criminals were more tech-savvy than those of the past and were using modern advances to outmanoeuvre cops, a senior clergyman yesterday called for a change in tactics to boost the police’s response to crime. Pastor Glen Samuels...

Published:Wednesday | January 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

There is unease in a section of Collins Close in St Andrew following the death of a man and the ensuing investigations into his death. Nearly two weeks after the murder of Trey Beckford on December 29 in the Whitehall Avenue community, the police...

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2022 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Member of Parliament for Kingston Eastern and Port Royal Phillip Paulwell says crime and violence is the number one problem in Jamaica and sometimes he, too, wants to cry as a result of the scourge affecting the country. Communities within the...

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Universal Service Fund (USF) yesterday launched another ‘Community Connect’ Wi-Fi portal at the McIntyre Villa Community Centre in Kingston and urged residents and especially students to make the best use of the technology. The USF intends to...

Published:Friday | January 7, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Kingston Central policeman yanked from frontline duty for threatening to kill any resident caught with an illegal gun “is the subject of a wider enquiry”, the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) has said. That revelation was made...

Published:Thursday | January 6, 2022 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Five days into the new year, homicide detectives attached to the St Catherine North Police Division are investigating their third murder in the Old Capital. The latest occurred in the Rivoli community, where a man identified only as ‘Shabba’ was...

Published:Wednesday | January 5, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

If battling sickle-cell disease was not tough enough, a nine-year-old boy’s family is eager for him to be discharged from The Bustamante Hospital for Children in St Andrew after being admitted on New Year’s Day with a gunshot wound. The boy,...

Published:Tuesday | January 4, 2022 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Coming off a year that saw motorcyclists accounting for 34 per cent of the 482 road users killed, day two in the New Year continued along the fatal path with a crash in Trench Town. A motorcyclist identified as 20-year-old Ramarco Miller died, and...

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

“Mommy, mi feel like mi paralysed” were the last words 10-year-old Jezariah Tyrell spoke fluently before she lost consciousness, alerting her frantic mother to a single bullet wound although there was no sighting of blood. The household was first...

Published:Thursday | December 30, 2021 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Investigators probing Sunday morning’s multimilion-dollar heist at the Red Stripe brewery on Spanish Town Road in St Andrew have recovered nearly half of the stolen beer and have seized one of two trucks believed to have been used in the robbery....

Published:Thursday | December 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Thirteen-year-old Sherinaé Brown took to the streets of the Corporate Area during the holidays to feed and clothe the homeless and most vulnerable in the society so they would not feel left out. The grade eight student at Immaculate Conception...

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Soothing to soft music in the aftermath of losing a son and her one-year-old granddaughter battling for life, a Central Kingston matriarch says she is leaving everything in the hands of God. The woman, whose identity The Gleaner will withhold, was...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Time is running out and frustration is building for the family of Taneka Gardner, the woman whose throat was slashed during a sacrificial ceremony at Pathways International Kingdom Restoration church last October as her insurance claim process...

Published:Thursday | December 23, 2021 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Sandra Glasgow, chairperson for the National Crime Prevention Fund (Crime Stop), has reassured Jamaicans that their identity is safeguarded when they become informants and assist in solving crimes. Glasgow, speaking at the ‘Stand Up For our...

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