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Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Retired High Court judge Justice Lennox Campbell gave the green light for "contaminated" exhibits to be included in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, and this triggered a domino effect that was prejudicial to the entertainer and his three co-accused, an...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

An electronic file lifted from the mobile phone reportedly taken from popular entertainer Vybz Kartel was "modified" three hours after the device was seized by a top police investigator, one attorney told the Court of Appeal yesterday.According to...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Court of Appeal has cut 10 years off the 18-year prison sentence handed to a woman who, as a 15-year-old, used a knife to stab her six-year-old half-brother to death at their St Andrew home in a crime that shocked the nation.Further, the court...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Seventy per cent of the illegal guns recovered across Jamaica in 2016 were sourced in the United States, a report by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm (ATF) has revealed.The finding is based on traces the ATF conducted on 518 illegal...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican conglomerate Wisynco Group Limited has sought to make it clear that the legal action it filed against the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ), which was withdrawn yesterday, was not for financial gain.Wisynco had faced criticisms in...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Former Moravian pastor Rupert Clarke may have had seven years shaved off the sentence he was handed yesterday because he admitted to sexual offences involving two minor siblings.Clarke, who was the pastor of the Nazareth Moravian Church in...

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

A High Court judge, in a landmark ruling, has ordered a Westmoreland man convicted for drug possession, nearly five years ago, to pay the Government $17.5 million as a penalty for the benefits he derived from a criminal lifestyle.Justice Vivienne...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

A retired police investigator has testified that accused killer Michael McLean, with his attorney present, voluntarily led detectives to the shallow grave where the body of a six-year-old girl, one of six people he is alleged to have killed, was...

Published:Tuesday | February 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

A police investigator yesterday recounted how cops had to swiftly devise a diversion scheme to save Michael McLean, the St Thomas man accused of killing two women and four children, after angry residents demanded his release so they could administer...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Murder accused Michael McLean had mud inside his car and "dried dirt" on various parts of his body when he turned up in St Mary to visit his then fianc├łe and young daughter hours after six people, including four children, were killed in St Thomas,...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The widow of one of the two American missionaries killed in Jamaica nearly two years ago has detailed the barbaric death her husband met, but insists that despite the pain, she maintains a positive view of the island.The killing of the two Americans...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Two court employees, who were arrested and charged for allegedly selling 'clean' police records, remained on the job at the St Mary Parish Court for several days after they were nabbed by the police.Shirlett Lawson, 53, an assistant clerk, was...

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

The Jamaican judiciary, under fire for perceived light sentences handed to persons convicted for possession of illegal guns and ammunition, has come out swinging at critics and media reports on the controversy.Through its Court Management Service (...

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