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Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has revealed that he is aiming to make the country's judicial system, crippled for decades by chronic under-resourcing and a backlog of civil and criminal cases, the best in the Caribbean in three years.Sykes...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The St Andrew man who used a fraudulently obtained land title to secure bail for a convicted killer who is still on the loose is to serve two years in prison for his crime.James Alphonso Bailey, 49, has been sentenced to two years in prison at hard...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The number of persons killed on Jamaica's roadways since Sunday climbed to nine yesterday following a two-vehicle collision on the Sir Florizel Glasspole Highway in east Kingston.One person died in the crash, which involved a Jamaica Urban Transit...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

A JAMAICAN man who is facing a long prison sentence in the United States (US) for leading a drug syndicate that paid a flight attendant and former Jamaican beauty queen to transport kilograms of cocaine has filed a legal motion seeking to have his...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's second-highest court has ruled that it is not desirable, in the interest of the public, for the disciplinary committee of the General Legal Council (GLC) to retain or exercise jurisdiction over an attorney following his/her appointment to...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has put on hold plans to enforce a court order authorising its investigators to search the army's Up Park Camp headquarters and question top military commanders about the use of mortars during...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Nearly a week ago, business executive Arnie Francis was leading praise and worship at the St Andrew church where he was the co-pastor when he led members of the congregation into a song."He was singing 'I shall not die, but live and declare the...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

A St Andrew man who ambushed a beloved police corporal and sprayed him with bullets then twice dodged murder convictions has finally been put away.The Court of Appeal, in a decision handed down on Tuesday, confirmed the murder conviction of...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) indicated late yesterday that it was too early to determine its next move after receiving the go-ahead from the Supreme Court to execute a search warrant at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Up...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The Court of Appeal was yesterday directed to two other dates when the damning text message at the centre of the Vybz Kartel appeal could have been created.The assertion came as legal arguments ended in the appeal filed by Kartel, his protege, Shawn...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

A prosecutor yesterday urged a panel of Court of Appeal judges to treat a damning text message lifted from the mobile phone of popular entertainer Vybz Kartel as an "admission to murder"."Between me and you a chop wi chop up di bwoy Lizard fine fine...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Justice Lennox Campbell's summation of the evidence in the Vybz Kartel murder trial was "defective in form and substance", one attorney has charged.According to Oswest Senior-Smith, the attorney for Andre St John - one of the three men convicted of...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

The Court of Appeal has given residents of Hope Pastures in St Andrew permission to challenge a decision by the Supreme Court that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) cannot be compelled to provide electricity to their community through...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Retired High Court judge, Justice Lennox Campbell, made prejudicial and improper comments and engaged in "imaginative storytelling" when he delivered his summation of the evidence in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, the attorney for the incarcerated...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

More than 2,500 people have been rounded up and taken into custody in St James in the six months since the parish was blanketed by a state of public emergency, but only about five per cent of those detainees were charged -mainly with minor criminal...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Prison boss Ina Hunter has been freed of a criminal charge related to the longstanding problem of sewage flowing from the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre on to the roadway.Hunter, commissioner of corrections at the Department of Correctional...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

An engineer at the government-owned company National Energy Solutions Limited (NESOL) is one of two persons facing corruption-related charges following a multiagency investigation that culminated with the seizure of more than $30 million in cash and...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

At least 10 more persons have come forward with claims that they, too, have been defrauded by prominent attorney Jennifer Messado, a clerk of court and police investigators have revealed.Clerk of court Hansurd Lawson has revealed, too, that the...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Over $30 million in cash and a number of high-end motor vehicles were seized during a marathon police operation yesterday, marking the culmination of a high-level, multiagency money-laundering investigation that is pointing to a political figure,...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

A seven-member jury was empanelled late Monday and was expected to begin hearing evidence in the retrial of Kimarley Cooper, Carlos Howard and Leslie Nugent on the charge of murder when lead prosecutor Kathy Pyke revealed in the Home Circuit Court...

Published:Tuesday | May 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

A St Andrew man accused of fatally shooting Elaine Lawrence in the face as she tried to defend her daughter has been given until 4 p.m. tomorrow to decide if he wants to plead guilty to non-capital murder and serve a 10-year prison sentence.However...

Published:Tuesday | May 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

A Parish Court judge has ruled that Kenneth Blake, the Kingston pastor accused of repeatedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl before impregnating her, must stand trial in the Home Circuit Court for a number of sex-related offences.The order was...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Tommy Lee Sparta, the popular but controversial dancehall artiste, has lost more than $20 million in earnings over the last three years because police investigators have been forcing promoters in western Jamaica to remove him from their events, the...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has described as unacceptable the fact that over the 15-month period, from January last year to March this year, judges at the Supreme Court handed down decisions in 27 per cent of the cases in which they reserved judgement...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/ Senior Gleaner Writer

A police constable on Tuesday pleaded guilty to manslaughter for fatally shooting a nine-year-old girl while he was chasing a suspect in the inner-city community of Majesty Gardens nearly 15 years ago.Walter Spike, 54, entered the plea after a jury...

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