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Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 1:40 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Fifty-year-old Donna Davis and her two daughters, who are charged with the murder of 48-year-old Cassandra Burke, have each been granted bail in the sum of $300,000 with sureties. Davis and her daughters 21-year-old Peach Jolly and 18-year-old...

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 11:09 AMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

There was reportedly intense debate during the magisterial recount for the St Mary South Eastern constituency over the acceptance of a dot placed beside the symbol of the bell as a valid vote. The bell is the symbol used by the Jamaica Labour Party...

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 10:40 AMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Attorney-at-law Patrick Foster is to continue his submission in the Court of Appeal this morning at the hearing into the injunction which has halted operations at the Appleton Estates in St Elizabeth. The order, which was granted to fish producer,...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 4:54 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Thirty-eight-year-old medical doctor, Mark Gray, today appeared in the Mandeville Resident Magistrate’s Court on a charge of sexually molesting a 12-year-old girl. The girl was reportedly a patient at the hospital where he works. Resident...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2016 | 1:35 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

The wife of the Leader of the Opposition Juliet Holness and her brother Stephen Landell have filed a lawsuit against the Minister of Finance and  Planning Dr Peter Phillips  and four others arising from...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMJustice Coordinator

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Published:Monday | February 8, 2016 | 2:12 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Dancehall entertainer Elephant Man was this morning freed of rape charges after the prosecution offered no evidence against him. The entertainer, whose given name is Oneil Bryan, appeared in the Home Circuit Court on charges of rape, buggery and...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 3:29 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Thirteen cops are accusing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), candidate, Dennis Meadows of defamation and have threatened court action if he does not meet their demands for compensation.  Dennis Meadows is a Justice of the Peace and the JLP's...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2016 | 6:17 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

The Governor General Sir Patrick Allen is to intervene in the dispute between the University of Technology (UTech) and law student Duke St John-Paul Foote. On January 16, Foote wrote to the Governor General complaining about problems he was...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2016 | 5:20 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

A member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and an ex-cop charged in connection with a cocaine bust at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston have been granted bail.  Constable Valdano Smith and Anthony Robinson were...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2016 | 6:36 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Defence lawyer Oswest Senior Smith has reported senior government prosecutor, Lisa Palmer Hamilton, to the General Legal Council after she accused him of assaulting her in court. The council is the statutory body that regulates the...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2016 | 6:32 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Senior government prosecutor, Lisa Palmer Hamilton, today accused defence attorney Oswest Senior Smith of assaulting her during the hearing of a murder case.  Palmer Hamilton surprised the Home Circuit Court this afternoon when she...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2016 | 4:16 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has taken the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions to court over a decision that led to criminal charges being dropped against a policeman last year. Last week, INDECOM ...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 12:57 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Senior Puisne Judge Gloria Smith has come down hard on attorneys who waste the court’s time. Smith says she takes a dim view of the way some attorneys treat the court with the utmost disdain and disregard for judicial time. She was expressing...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 11:04 AMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal brought by St Catherine resident Delores Miller who was seeking to recover US$1.3 million from the government-owned Assets Recovery Agency. In handing down its ruling this morning, the Court of Appeal...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 8:33 AMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

The Immediate past president of the Jamaican Bar Association, Ian Wilkinson, is warning newly appointed lawyers, to avoid the get-rich mentality and not become involved in scamming their clients for individual benefit.  Wilkinson, a Queen'...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 1:07 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

The Court of Appeal has reserved its judgement in the appeal brought by Sergeant Russell Robinson, the mastermind behind the theft of several guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition from the police armoury. The court has indicated that...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2015 | 5:08 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

If National Security Minister Peter Bunting gets his way, there could be a major legal showdown at the Privy Council between Bunting, the Attorney General and deported Curacoan, Shurendy Quant.  Bunting has filed an application to go to...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 3:09 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Land surveyor, 26-year-old Mark Amos, has been freed of four counts of causing death by dangerous driving. Amos was freed this afternoon by a seven-member jury in the Hanover Circuit Court. The jury deliberated for 1:13 minutes before returning the...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 7:32 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

The Home Circuit court late this afternoon granted bail to 38-year-old Ann Marie Williams, the St Andrew woman who was earlier today sentenced to one year in prison on each of her two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.  After filing...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 1:02 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Ann-Marie Williams, the St Andrew woman convicted of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving has been sentenced to one year in prison on each count.

Published:Monday | December 7, 2015 | 6:39 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

High court judge Gloria Smith was left shocked today after news came that the lawyer representing one of two men in a murder trial has left the island in the middle of the case because of a reported emergency.  The lawyer, Donald Bryan,...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2015 | 6:19 PMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

A prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is now hospitalised in an unconscious state following a car crash along the Negril main road in Westmoreland this afternoon.  The circumstances of the crash are not...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2015 | 9:42 AMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

The trial of 64-year-old businessman, Bertram Clarke, who is accused of murdering his wife in 2007, will enter its fifth week today in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.  Twenty-two-year-old Arthur Robinson, is also on trial with the...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 10:56 AMBarbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

One of the five manslaughter charges against 26-year-old land surveyor Mark Amos has been dropped. However, Justice Sharon George has ruled that he has a case to answer in relation to the four other counts of causing death by dangerous driving....

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