Suspended sentence for rape A 21-year-old man who, as a boy, raped his schoolmate after stealing her pen, had his five-year prison sentence reduced last Friday by the Court of Appeal to a three-year suspended term following a misstep by the sentencing judge. The offender was...

Comeback kid mentors dozens in STEM academy WESTERN BUREAU: Placed in a girls’ home for uncontrollable behaviour at age 14, Phelisa Ricketts-Graham has made a 360-degree turn and now operates the Western STEM Academy, focusing on transforming the minds of Jamaican students. The 25-year-old...

Hotel room boom WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica is experiencing its largest hotel and resort development boom in any single year, with 8,000 rooms, mainly European investor-led, under construction in varying stages. In an interview with The Gleaner from travel and tourism...

Naggo Head stares down gun barrel 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...

11 homeless after Manchester fire MALTON, Manchester: Two refrigerators. Seven beds. Five phones. Computers and furniture. Even a pear tree in the yard was scorched. But beyond just the loss of possessions, fire in the northeast Manchester community of Malton has left 11...

Dunkirk frozen with fear A festering family feud has been cited as the trigger for the fatal shooting of two persons in Dunkirk, east Kingston, on Friday evening. Two others were wounded in the incident, as gunmen reportedly targeted a wake about 7:45 p.m. Most residents...

Why fear of 5G halting flights has faded The roll-out of new 5G wireless service in the United States failed to have the much-dreaded result of crippling air travel, although it began in rocky fashion, with international airlines cancelling some flights to the US and spotty problems...

Cops hunt two other suspects in camera technician’s killing SENIOR Superintendent Christopher Phillips, head of the St Catherine South Police Division, said law enforcers are on the hunt for two other suspects for the October 30, 2021, shooting death of Flow technician Keran McCollin after his refusal to...

Updated | Developers in cross hairs The files of six developers have been handed over to the police over the past 10 years to be investigated for various alleged crimes, the Real Estate Board (REB) has disclosed. In recent times, regulatory state agencies have come under scrutiny for their work. The REB’s chief...

‘WORTH THE SACRIFICE’ The targeted swelling of the ranks of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) through its Jamaica National Service Corps (JNSC) has been a lightning rod for critics adamant that it is a political tool that has diluted the quality of the army. But Rear...