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Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2015 | 11:34 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Eleven Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers have suffered permanent disabilities as a result of injuries sustained during the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens. That's according to JDF medical officer Major Gayle Ranglin-...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 5:12 PMLivern Barrett

A POST-mortem has revealed that a man believed to be mentally ill, who was killed during the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens, was shot 10 times.Tivoli Gardens resident Lancelot Bailey told the West Kingston Commission of...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2015 | 12:01 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Tivoli Gardens resident this morning testified how a man with mental illness who was visiting him during the May 2010 police-military operations was killed inside his apartment. He also said he watched two Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2015 | 2:15 PMLivern Barrett

A Jamaican believed to be a major supplier of guns and ammunition to the local criminal underworld was reportedly killed during a confrontation with police in Haiti last Friday.While his name is being withheld by the police, Sunday Gleaner sources...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican man believed to be a major supplier of guns and ammunition to the local criminal underworld was reportedly killed during a confrontation with police in Haiti yesterday, local law enforcement officials have revealed. Top local...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) has sought permission from the Government to import some 100 ganja seeds for a pilot project that is expected to guide the development of a regulatory framework for the country's emerging medical marijuana industry....

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Buju juror convicted of misconductTHE WOMAN who served as foreman of the jury that convicted Jamaican reggae superstar Buju Banton on drug charges in the United States (US) has been found guilty of misconduct.Forty-seven-year-old Terri Wright was...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has revealed that he was offered a British prison deal similar to the one announced in Kingston this week by leader of the United Kingdom David Cameron, but said he did not embrace the idea for several reasons....

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica already failing to keep road deaths below the target of 240, there are concerns that the number of persons killed on the nation’s roadways this year could again surpass 300. The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) reports that up...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is trying to determine whether it was a policeman who fired a bullet into a motorist’s car in St Andrew yesterday in an apparent incident of road rage. Senior Public Relations Officer at...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2015 | 5:24 PMLivern Barrett

THE OUTBREAK of hand, foot and mouth disease has now spread to 27 early childhood institutions across four parishes, even as health officials and medical experts urge parents not to panic.St Thomas became the latest parish affected by the outbreak,...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2015 | 3:18 PMLivern Barrett

A high Court judge has blasted the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA), the arm of the Finance Ministry responsible for taking the profit out of crime, for using what he described as an "illegitimate" approach to enforce the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA)....

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2015 | 5:25 PMLivern Barrett

A senior Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer, who had commanded troops during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens, yesterday recounted how heavily armed gunmen, seeking to frustrate efforts to capture drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke,...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 6:04 PMLivern Barrett

MARJORIE WILLIAMS held on to one of her daughters and wept yesterday as she recounted hearing her teenage son cry out for her twice to indicate that his brother had been shot to death and that he was about to meet the same fate.Williams was...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A mother of two young boys broke down in tears and sobbed uncontrollably a short while ago as she recounted how her sons were taken from her Tivoli Gardens home during the May 2010 operations and made to lay in a neighbour's garden. Marjorie...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The tribunal probing the conduct of the May 2010 security operations in Tivoli Gardens yesterday heard bombshell testimony about how two policemen, without provocation, fatally shot two unarmed young men while they were bound and seated in a...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry this morning heard explosive testimony from a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier who revealed that he watched from about an "arm's length" away as two policemen opened fire with high-powered...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

CONVENOR OF the Tivoli Committee Lloyd D'Aguilar could find himself in trouble for comments he made in two radio interviews this week, which attorneys involved in the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry claim are sub judice.Chairman of the...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A former Tivoli Garden resident has testified that an official police document indicating that he only spent one day at the detention centre created at the National Arena during the May 2010 operations was incorrect. Instead, Oneil Smith told the...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Amid testimony of a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier yesterday that he believed police personnel shot and killed two unarmed men in Tivoli Gardens during the May 2010 operations,accusations have surfaced that the Independent Commission of Investi...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier today recounted how he saw two young men laying in a house with multiple gunshot wounds moments after they had a brief conversation with a group of masked policemen during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

It appears all is now in place for three Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers to give explosive testimony before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry today that they saw police personnel kill unarmed civilians during the May 2010 operations in...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A resident of Tivoli Gardens yesterday had high praises for one senior Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) officer who commanded troops during the May 2010 police-military operations in her west Kingston community, testifying that his actions may have...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A resident of Tivoli Gardens this morning testified that she saw a soldier kill an unarmed man believed to be of unsound mind during the May 2010 police-military operations. Minnette Lindsay told the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry that Major...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Two residents of Tivoli Gardens yesterday rejected as untrue aspects of the witness statements they gave about the May 2010 police-military operations in their west Kingston community.Lilieth James and Sharon Warren both backed away from assertions...

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