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Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 8:56 AMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

The Portland man convicted of the 2009 murder of 61-year-old retired banker Herbert Salicram has been sentenced to life imprisonment and must serve 40 years before he becomes eligible for parole. Justice Martin Gayle yesterday sentenced 30-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2015 | 4:01 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

A High Court judge and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn, today joined forces in demanding that the police do more to improve the transportation of prisoners to court. Judge Gloria Smith and the DPP expressed their...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2015 | 1:04 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

Lawyers attending court at the Supreme Court building in downtown Kingston this morning raised concerns about the way in which one of their colleagues was allegedly taken into custody by law enforcement personnel. It is reported that the attorney...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2015 | 2:01 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

The Court of Appeal has ruled that Hyacinth Matthews, a patient who brought a negligence suit against the Board of the University Hospital of the West Indies, must have her day in court. The appeals court has found that it was not her fault but...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2015 | 9:18 AMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

The seven-member jury trying the kidnapping case of former policeman Alpheus Wade has heard details of a caution statement he gave to the police when he was arrested. In the statement Tuesday Wade confessed that he was involved in the kidnapping of...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2015 | 10:09 AMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

A lawyer has taken the Council of Legal Education, which runs the Norman Manley Law School, to the Supreme Court to challenge its refusal to admit him to the law school to pursue the six-month course to qualify to practice law in Jamaica. Owen...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2015 | 9:48 AMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

A senior policeman yesterday recounted at the kidnapping trial of ex-cop, Alpheus Wade, how he came to arrest the accused policeman. Wade is accused of kidnapping Kingston businessman Marc Frankson in June 2011. Frankson was rescued unharmed 16...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 1:25 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

The Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, has issued a certificate barring the disclosure of the findings and recommendations of the Defence Board into the alleged drowning of Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) solider Keon Salmon. The Board...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 1:50 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

Shaneke Williams, who is charged with former Jamaica Labour Party councillor Don Creary in connection with sex-related offence, was this morning granted $1.5 million bail. She has been ordered to report to the Constant Spring Police Station and...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2015 | 6:55 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

Alleged gangster, Uriel 'Rooksie' James, has given an unsworn statement denying any involvement in a man's murder for which he is now on trial. James, who is popularly known as Rooksie, is accused of the 1999 murder of security guard...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2015 | 12:14 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

The government has been ordered to pay $25 million to a 66-year-old man who was forced to stop working and now requires 24-hour care after he fell into a pothole while on his way from work in Rocky Point, Clarendon in 2008.  Leroy Jones, who...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2015 | 9:04 AMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

The Jamaican government is being accused of deporting a 25-year-old man to the United States without due process and possibly illegally removing the man's wife and child.  Attorney-at-law, Bert Samuels, is making the claim about his client...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2015 | 10:48 AMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

Dr Christopher Tufton and his attorney Arthur Williams have decided not to take legal action against the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) concerning the delegates list for West Central St Catherine at this time. The parties have instead decided to have...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 3:29 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

Delroy Chuck has resigned as a member of the Andrew Holness-led shadow cabinet. He was the spokesman on justice and legal affairs. In his resignation letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre, Chuck urged Holness to...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 2:17 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness, has failed in his attempt to overturn a ruling by the Constitutional Court which ruled that he breached the Constitution in the removal of two senators in 2013. Holness challenged the ruling that he was...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 10:19 AMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

Leighton ‘Livity’ Coke has failed in his bid to have the State compensate him for the alleged beating he received from soldiers at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre in 2012. The Constitutional Court handed down a short while ago, its judgment in...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2015 | 4:31 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

The attorney for the Jamaican Bar Association (JBA) has asserted that lawyers who breach the law by helping their clients engage in money laundering and terrorism should be prosecuted like anyone else. Queen’s Counsel, Richard Mahfood, made...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2015 | 12:46 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

The lawyer representing Andrew Holness in his Senate appeal case says the court should overturn a ruling that the Opposition Leader breached the constitution as the wrong procedure was used to bring the original matter to court. Queen’s...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2015 | 11:46 AMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

Cash Plus Development Ltd, which is now in liquidation, is to pay more than $5 million owing to a company for unpaid interest arising from the delay in completing the sale of two properties. On Friday, the Court of Appeal ordered Cash Plus to pay...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2015 | 1:20 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

A St Catherine teacher who has been charged with four counts of murder is to stand trial on June 1.  The date was set when she and her two co-accused appeared this morning in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.  The teacher, who...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2015 | 12:50 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

The Keith Clarke murder trial has been postponed in a move which the Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, has said is in the interest of fairness to the accused soldiers. The case, which has been before the courts since 2012, is now...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2015 | 12:37 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

The Dominican Government wants to pursue an amicable settlement in relation to the deportation of dancehall entertainer, Tommy Lee and three other Jamaican men in February last year. This was communicated in a letter from the Attorney General's...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2015 | 9:45 AMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

The Court of Appeal has set March 16 and 17 for the hearing of the appeal filed by the Opposition Leader Andrew Holness in relation to the current Senate crisis. The court's president, Justice Seymour Panton informed the parties involved of the...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2015 | 12:20 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

Efforts are now underway to find out whether the Court of Appeal can hear an application by the Parliament which is asking for a determination on whether Arthur Williams and Dr Christopher Tufton are still senators.

Published:Friday | February 27, 2015 | 12:48 PMBarbara Gayle Justice Coordinator

The Court of Appeal is to hear an application by popular Kingston medical doctor, Dr Lloyd Cole, who is seeking leave to appeal an indecent assault conviction, on March 4. Dr Cole was convicted in 2012 and was sentenced to 360 hours of community...

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