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Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | 3:52 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke elected to remain silent about his criminal lifestyle during a marathon interview with police investigators a day after he was captured in May 2010. Superintendent Michael Phipps, the veteran...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons this morning indicated that his tribunal has enough evidence to draw the inescapable inference that the armed thugs who confronted members of the security forces during the May...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Two policemen who helped collect a total of 25 bodies throughout west Kingston over the first two days of the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens yesterday testified that none of the deceased were taken from inside homes.The assertions by...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A police Sergeant today gave evidence before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry that appears to contradict the testimony of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) ground commander for the May 2010 operation in Tivoli Gardens. Sergeant...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Chairman of the West Kingston commission of enquiry, Sir David Simmons, yesterday told a senior police officer that he was "suspicious" of aspects of his testimony.Simmons' pronouncement came as Superintendent Everton Tabannah was testifying about...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Another senior police officer has given evidence before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry contradicting the testimony of a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) commander about events in their area of responsibility during the May 2010 operation in...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Sir David Simmons this morning told a senior police officer that he found his evidence suspicious. The comment came after Superintendent Everton Tabannah testified about an encounter with...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A Clarendon farmer who was forced to ingest a laxative by a policewoman who accused him of being a drug mule has won a $3.5-million award against the State.The award, plus interest, was handed down last month after a High Court judge found that John...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Political newcomer Alando Terrelonge believes there are many politicians who prefer to keep "some people" in a subservient state "so they remain dependent on them"."In doing that, they can control the people and I think it's time people recognise...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The parliamentary opposition Sunday night produced what it says are excerpts from the audit of the public health care system which suggest that the health ministry knew of an infection outbreak in the neonatal unit at the Cornwall Regional...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party's Area Council Three Winston Maragh has revealed that the party is targetting the Central Manchester constituency held by National Security Minister Peter Bunting. The made the revelation as hundreds of...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 2:05 PMLivern Barrett

THE WEST Kingston Commis-sion of Enquiry yesterday heard compelling testimony of how a notorious gangster who, amid his confessed acts of criminality, appeared remorseful about his criminal lifestyle and who was missing the affection of his family....

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry has agreed to hear contents of a diary taken from a slain gangster, which attorneys say indicate that he was among the armed thugs who waged a fierce firefight with the security forces during the May 2010...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A senior police officer yesterday revealed that a list with the names and addresses of every person who resided in west Kingston was among reams of documents found inside the Tivoli Gardens offices of drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke in 2010.At...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2015 | 3:02 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A senior police officer this morning gave evidence that appears to contradict aspects of the testimony a top military commander gave before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry. Superintendent Warren Turner testified that he and his team of...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A high-ranking police officer this morning recounted how heavily-armed gunmen laughed after they ambushed a group of policemen and women along Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew in 2010 and sprayed them with bullets for about 20 minutes. Senior...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A high-ranking police officer yesterday recounted how gunmen from Tivoli Gardens offered safe passage to about 30 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) hunkered down inside the Denham Town Police Station after it was attacked with...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:53 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A retired senior police officer has revealed that there is a cemetery in Tivoli Gardens referred to as 'Heroes Park' which is reserved for the burial of respected gangsters. Retired Senior Superintendent Delroy Hewitt testified before the...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

AS THE bloodletting across the island continues unabated, the latest police statistics have confirmed that with two months still remaining in this year, Jamaica has already recorded more murders than all of last year.Almost 10 months after Jamaicans...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Deputy Superintendent is among three members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and an ex-policeman who have been charged with murder arising from a 2001 incident in which two brothers were shot and killed in St Andrew. Deputy Superintendent...

Published:Sunday | October 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The parliamentary Opposition has ratcheted up its resistance to the Government’s push to have the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) installed as the nation’s final appellate court...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A TOP military commander during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens in west Kingston has testified that despite a fierce firefight with heavily armed thugs, his troops seized control of key sections of the community without civilian...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A TOP military commander during the May 2010 operations in the west Kingston has revealed that he could not rely on information supplied by a surveillance aircraft provided by the United States government.The problem, according to Lt Col Jamie O'...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2015 | 5:41 PMLivern Barrett

A senior Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer has testified that it would have been "a miracle" if there were no casualties during the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens.Lieutenant Colonel Jaime O'Gilvie's testimony before the West...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A senior Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer has revealed that nearly a year before the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens, the army developed a plan to quietly apprehend then fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke. Lieutenant...

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