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Stories by Livern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Michael McLean, the man on trial for killing six people, including four children, has painted two of his alleged victims as drug dealers who had discussions about a large cocaine shipment with two men on the day they were killed.McLean acknowledged...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Prosecutors yesterday closed their case in the murder trial of Michael McLean, the man accused of killing four children and two women in St Thomas in 2006.However, the trial was adjourned early as McLean's attorney, Carlton Colman, indicated in the...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Parish Court judges, fearing that their wage impasse with the Government will drag on for another Budget year, used a marathon meeting with their seniors yesterday to air their grouse over salaries and conditions of service, as well as discuss their...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

A woman has testified that on the day six members of two families were found hacked to death in St Thomas, the man accused of the killing went to his home and collected a machete, a knife, a chopper, and a shovel.She was giving evidence in the...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Justice Brian Sykes yesterday made fun of himself minutes after it was revealed that he would succeed Chief Justice Zaila McCalla as head of the country's judiciary."I hope her successor will need to display the same tact and the same civility as...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The staffing situation for employees at the Supreme Court is one of several issues that needs to be addressed urgently, noted outgoing Chief Justice Zaila McCalla.She said that the employees had not been reviewed in decades, despite the fact that...

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The St Ann woman convicted, along with her husband and three children, for chopping a mentally ill man to death, has revealed that she "feels bad" about the incident but remains adamant that she was not involved.The comments by Velma Dean were...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) Alexander Williams says that the decision by the Court of Appeal to toss out the latest legal action filed by the agency's former executive director was not surprising."I'm not surprised by the...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has admitted that he has concerns about the disparity in the punishment being handed down by High Court judges even as one of the country's top attorneys rushed to their defence.Chuck's admission comes as the judiciary...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Dozens of persons who were convicted for illegal possession of guns and ammunition in St James and three other western parishes last year got off easy, as High Court judges opted for suspended sentences and fines as low as $70,000, an explosive...

Published:Tuesday | January 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The "ridiculous" disparity in the sentence handed down by two High Court judges to four men who were held in Portland nearly five years ago with an arsenal of 18 illegal guns and a "bucketload" of ammunition has triggered demands for an explanation...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Lawyers for disbarred attorney Harold Brady have described the decision to file criminal charges againsthim for allegedly defrauding the state-owned Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) of more than $140 million as an abuse of process, and have...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Police Commissioner George Quallo has pointed the finger at Superintendent Robert Walker, commanding officer for the Kingston East Police Division, claiming that his "lack of diligence and proper management" was one of the reasons for the traffic...

Published:Tuesday | January 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Undaunted by criticisms, Chief Justice Zaila McCalla has unveiled plans to expand the controversial Sentence Reduction Day initiative to four other parishes during the first quarter of this year.Sentence Reduction Day allows accused persons to plead...

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