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Stories by Livern Barrett

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to murder after detailing for police investigators how he chopped a St Mary woman to death after she reported to the police that he was having a sexual relationship with her teenage daughter.Kenroy Hayles pleaded...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 10:49 AMLivern Barrett

A teenage boy has been arrested and charged in connection with a triple murder in Osbourne Store, Clarendon last month. The 16 year old has been charged with three counts of murder, robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm. The...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Isat Buchanan, the man who was authorised to practise as an attorney-at-law despite two convictions for drug possession, has been embraced by the Jamaican Bar Association (JAMBAR).The decision of the General Legal Council (GLC) to issue Buchanan...

Published:Tuesday | December 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

There were the stories yesterday of how veteran entertainer Ninja Man became a positive role model and an activist for peace since his two convictions, decades ago, for gun and drug possession, but in the end, his past came back to haunt him.The...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 1:05 PMLivern Barrett

The continued sickout by rank and file members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has caused a postponement of the extradition hearing for controversial Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal. The hearing was scheduled to start today in the...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

There were hugs and kisses all around as Isat Buchanan posed for pictures with a small group of family and friends on Tuesday on the steps of the Supreme Court.But the subdued celebration belied the improbable odds Buchanan defied to become a full-...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

For some, it was a scene similar to what they had seen on television as gunmen armed with high-powered weapons yesterday sprayed mourners attending a funeral at the Kings Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church in east Kingston."Collection [offering]...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A covert attempt by United States (US) law enforcement operatives to apprehend persons in Jamaica connected to the shipment of guns that was discovered in Miami last month came up empty-handed.According to Jamaican law enforcement sources, the two...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

It has been more than a decade since 71-year-old Audley McLean watched his mentally ill son take his last breath after he was cornered inside an unfinished two-room house by five members of a St Ann family and stoned then chopped to death over a...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Amid the mayhem that has claimed more than 300 lives in St James this year alone, authorities in the United States (US) have revealed that an arsenal of more than 119 illegal guns and hundreds of assorted rounds of ammunition, seized in the State of...

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A prosecutor yesterday declared that Velma Dean, the St Ann woman who is on trial, along with her husband and three adult sons for killing a mentally ill man, played the role of "bull buck and duppy conqueror" in the alleged attack.But attorney-at-...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Prosecutors have made out a prima facie case against the five members of a St Ann family who are on trial for stoning and chopping a mentally ill man to death."There is a case to answer for all," Justice Carol Lawrence Beswick ruled yesterday.The...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A police investigator has testified that he saw more than 50 large stones inside the house where a mentally ill man was allegedly set upon and chopped to death by a St Ann woman, her husband, and three children.According to Detective Sergeant...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

RUPERT CLARKE, former Moravian minister whose arrest in January triggered the scandal that rocked the local church body, has admitted that he engaged in sex-related crimes involving two sisters below the age of consent.Clarke pleaded guilty in the...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The father of the mentally ill man who was allegedly chopped to death by members of a St Ann family in 2007 has insisted that his son was not killed by a mob of angry residents from the community.Audley McLean was giving evidence during a sometimes...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The St Ann woman who is on trial, along with her husband and three adult sons for repeatedly chopping a mentally ill man to death in 2007 complained to the police on the day of the killing that the victim had stolen "a piece of electrical wire" from...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A frail, elderly father yesterday gave evidence detailing how a St Ann woman, her husband and their three children cornered his mentally ill son inside a house in the parish and chopped him repeatedly until he died, before using a piece of rope to...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The Government will now have to pay a St Mary man more than $12 million in damages after the nation's second-highest court affirmed a finding by a judge of the Supreme Court that a criminal conviction, which was recorded against his name, was...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Specialised teams of police investigators have been established to go after crime bosses.Among the persons being targeted, declared Selvin Haye, deputy commissioner in charge of crime, are the financiers behind the illegal importation and...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

All but four of the 19 police divisions across the island have reported an increase in murders, some by more than 100 per cent, as the bloodletting by marauding criminals continues unabated.At the top of the list, according to the latest statistics...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Two weeks ago, Doris Graham* buried her son, whose life was snuffed out by a gunman's bullet just over a month ago.Now, the mother of two is planning the funeral of her other child, Toni Ann Murray, whose life was also cut short by a gunman's bullet...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Disbarred attorney Harold Brady narrowly avoided eviction from his rented home in the upscale St Andrew community of Cherry Gardens yesterday minutes before bailiffs were set to move in with two court orders.A team, under the supervision of Oswald...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A judge yesterday scolded convicted medical doctor Jephthah Ford, saying that he used his perceived influence to become an agent of corruption."The court is of the view that your perceived influence, or who you believe you are, you used that belief...

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