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Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

Jurors who turned out in large numbers at the Home Circuit Court yesterday morning expressed disgust at the fact that they had to sit for more than three hours "twiddling" their thumbs before a 12-member jury was finally selected and they were told...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2015 | 12:45 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

A judge has heeded the warning of lawyers about a possible miscarriage of justice and adjourned, until next year, the case against three soldiers charged with murdering a businessman during the 2010 operation in search of Christopher 'Dudus...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2015 | 7:05 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

An illiterate  man is to face a new carnal abuse trial because the Court of Appeal said he suffered a substantial miscarriage of justice in June 2011 when he was left to defend himself after his lawyer withdrew from the trial. The court...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

Strong objections are now being raised by some defence lawyers to the Government's decision to reimburse expenses to persons summoned for jury duty only if they are selected to try criminal cases."This decision must be reversed immediately," said...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

THE CROWN has offered no evidence against Kevin Lamont Wolfe, who was charged jointly with 36-year-old former policeman Alpheus Wade, whose trial for kidnapping a St Andrew businessman began this week in the Home Circuit Court.Senior Deputy Director...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

Police investigators are preparing to charge former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor Don Creary with human trafficking and another criminal charge.Creary's co-accused, Shaneke Williams, is also expected to face human-trafficking charges....

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

The Crown has offered no evidence against Kevin Lamont Wolfe, who was charged jointly with 36-year-old former policeman Alpheus Wade, whose trial for kidnapping a St Andrew businessman began yesterday in the...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 2:19 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Police investigators are preparing to charge former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor, Don Creary, with human trafficking and another criminal charge. Creary's co-accused Shaneke Williams, is also expected to face human trafficking...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

The Ministry of Education is investigating the circumstances under which a 10-year-old boy was allegedly slapped several times by a principal at a primary school in the Corporate Area.It was reported that the incident took place last week Monday at...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

Two Jamaican men and two Colombian men were yesterday fined a total of $4,000,000, and in addition, sent to prison for one year for possession and trafficking 208 pounds of cocaine.The Jamaicans - Norman Brown and Dwight White - and the Colombians...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2015 | 3:17 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

A police constable assigned to the Prime Minister's security detail is to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on September 15 on gang-related charges. At that time, the prosecution is expected to present further...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2015 | 3:01 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Two policemen were today offered bail when they appeared in court on separate corruption-related charges. Constable Owen McLeary was offered bail in the sum of $850,000 following an application by his attorney, Dwight Reece. He’s to return to...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2015 | 12:37 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

The trial of attorney-at-law Harold Brady on fraud charges, failed to start this morning because of an incomplete case file.  Brady was expected to be tried in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on a charge of fraudulent...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

The two women accused of benefiting from the more than $99 million allegedly stolen from the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) by one of its former employees, are challenging the role of the Financial Investigation Division (FID) in the case....

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

The Teachers' Appeal Tribunal has ordered that Marcia Ruddock, a teacher who was fired last year from Grange Hill High School, Westmoreland, must be reinstated because the rules of natural justice were breached.Attorneys-at-law AndrÈ Earle and...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 6:31 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Serial rapist, Patrick Green, has filed an appeal against the sentences imposed on him in two separate courts.  Green is contending that the sentences are manifestly excessive and should be reduced. In March this year, the Clarendon man was...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

Two senior members of the local Bar accused of giving a client bad legal advice have been cleared by the Court of Appeal, which found that the contention was not supported by the material placed before it.Former public defenders Howard Hamilton, QC...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

The debate about how lawyers are appointed Queen's Counsel (QC) locally has re-ignited with fresh calls for changes in the way appointments are made and for more persons who operate at the criminal Bar to be appointed.This time, the lawyers are...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:30 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

After a 13-year legal fight, murder convict Omar Neil has failed in his bid to have the court hear fresh evidence to overturn his conviction and sentence. The Court of Appeal has found that the fresh evidence a witness had given on his behalf was...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2015 | 11:03 PMBarbara Gayle

JAMAICA DEFENCE Force soldier Leslie Moodie who shot and killed four men in the Diamond Lounge Gaming Club on Washington Boulevard, St Andrew in October 28, 2008, while a birthday party was in session has lost his appeal against his murder...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2015 | 4:25 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

The Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of former Jamaica Defence Force corporal Leslie Moodie, but has overturned his sentence of death. The former JDF soldier was convicted in 2010 for the murders of four men in a nightclub along Washington...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

Richard 'Story-teller' Morrison, the Jamaican who came to national attention in 1991 when he was extradited to the United States even as he had an appeal against the extradition order pending, is now seeking millions of dollars from the Jamaican...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

The Supreme Court has awarded damages of $2.9 million with interest to a man who had a rape charge hanging over his head for three years although DNA tests excluded him as the rapist.Winston Hamilton, a mason of a Kingston address, had sued...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 6:33 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Businessman, Leighton ‘Livity’ Coke has filed an appeal seeking to quash a ruling by the Constitutional Court dismissing his application for compensation for the beating he received from soldiers at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre in...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

A 29-year-old woman escaped prison time last week despite pleading guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old boy.Facing the possibility of as many as 15 years in prison, the woman, Rice Johnson*, of a Manchester address, was given three years...

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