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Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Agents of the United States (US) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are expected to travel to Jamaica in the coming days to take possession of just over J$100 million, or close to US$1.7 million (at the exchange rate that existed between 2011 and 2014), which local authorities have traced to Jamaica-born ...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2016 | 12:08 AMLivern Barrett

The People's National Party (PNP) is to establish an appraisal committee that will be asked to examine, in details, the factors that led to its shock defeat in the last general election.PNP Deputy General Secretary Julian Robinson indicated...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 4:58 PMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Ballots from 15 of the 108 boxes had been counted so far in the magisterial recount for the St Mary South Eastern constituency. The recounting began this morning at the Civil Division of the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 12:50 PMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Members of the media have been barred from watching the magisterial recount for the controversial St Mary South Eastern constituency now underway at the Sutton Street Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's court in Kingston. It is, however, not...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 11:47 AMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

The magisterial recount for the controversial St Mary South Eastern constituency is now underway in downtown Kingston under the watchful eyes of high-powered attorneys for both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP)....

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2016 | 3:03 AMLivern Barrett

Amid lingering questions about the conduct of the country's 17th general election, Orrette Fisher, the man in charge of the electoral machinery, has received a huge vote of confidence from the head of the commission established to oversee its...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2016 | 12:03 AMLivern Barrett

A member of the police high command has welcomed the tributes being showered on the security forces for a largely incident-free election day, and had high praises for what he described as the mature way Jamaicans went out and cast their ballots.For...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 4:16 PMLivern Barrett

ST ANDREW EAST RURAL Viviene Burris and her sister Alicia McClarty sit on either side of the political divide, but says that cannot shake the bond they share. The two laughed and hugged each other amid the scattering of both Jamaica Labour Party (...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:07 PMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Trevor Smith, a former member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) turned up at the army's Up Park Camp headquarters in St Andrew early this morning to cast his ballot for the People's National Party (PNP), but learned that his name was not on the...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 11:39 AMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has directed its commanding officers at military bases across the island to make arrangements for some members of the army to vote on Thursday. This was disclosed today by JDF Electoral Officer Major Denston Smalling...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 8:57 AMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

A small number of police personnel are now lined up at one of several polling stations established at Harman Barracks in St Andrew as voting gets underway for members of the security forces and election day workers. Voting has been going smoothly...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A High Court judge has ordered Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams to hand over to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) the personnel records of all the policemen now facing criminal charges for allegedly being part of so-called '...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Residents in the tough St Andrew communities of August Town and Back Bush in St Andrew Eastern have declared that there will be no return to the political violence that caused them to bury numerous relatives and friends over the years despite a...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2016 | 11:30 AMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

After 90 days of testimony from 94 witnesses, including former government and high-ranking law enforcement officials, the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry into the 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens came to an end Friday. Retired...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 3:46 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons has signalled that the three-member tribunal would not be recommending that retired army chief Major General Stewart Saunders and the army's mortar expert Major Warrenton...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 11:40 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The Office of the Public Defender says murder charges should be filed against retired Chief of Defence Staff Major General Stewart Saunders and the army's mortar expert, Major Warrenton Dixon. The attorney representing the Office of the Public...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 11:17 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons has signaled that the three-member tribunal will not be afraid to make strong findings where necessary. "We will make strong finding where we have to. We won't shirk our...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 1:26 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The attorney for several residents of Tivoli Gardens has asserted that police investigators had no intention of conducting any serious probe into reports that some of their colleagues engaged in extra-judicial killings and human rights abuses...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Former crime chief Assistant Commissioner Les Green has testified that he knows of no directive to police investigators, who were dispatched to the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens in the aftermath of the May 2010 operations, that they...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 1:52 PMLivern Barrett, Staff Reporter

The operator of Madden's Funeral Parlour has revealed that "almost all" of the 25 bodies taken to his business place by police and soldiers one day after the start of the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens had decomposed. Ferdinand...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 11:23 AMLivern Barrett

General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Dr Horace Chang yesterday disputed claims by the police that no permission was granted for the party's motorcade that came under gunfire in the community of Flanker, in St James on Nomination Day....

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 10:45 AMLivern Barrett, Staff Reporter

A British mortar expert has described the Jamaica Defence Force's (JDF) use of the explosives during the May 2010 operations as risky, reckless and irresponsible. Chris Cobb-Smith, who has worked as a security consultant for Amnesty...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A projectile found in the body of a man who was killed during the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens was not fired from a gun, a United States-based firearms expert has concluded.The metallic projectile, which has been measured at...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2016 | 12:56 PMLivern Barrett, Staff Reporter

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has given an assurance that a United States-based firearms expert brought in to testify before the west Kingston commission of enquiry enjoys immunity from prosecution under the Firearms Act....

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A day after Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announced that Jamaicans will go to the polls later this month, Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams has given instructions for scores of police personnel to be recalled from vacation leave.At the...

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