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Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2015 | 12:25 AMLivern Barrett

The carnage on the nation's roadways is causing drivers under 30 years old to dig deeper into their pockets to pay, on average, as much as 80 per cent more for motor vehicle insurance than their counterparts...

Published:Friday | February 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Nearly 150 years after the historic Morant Bay Rebellion, there are concerns that a feeling of hopelessness has taken root among residents in the eastern parish of St Thomas.Lorian Peart-Roberts, parish manager for the St Thomas branch of the Social...

Published:Wednesday | February 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A week after more than 50 public sector employees pleaded guilty to not filing statutory declarations for various periods in the last three years, the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC) has warned that another crackdown is imminent....

Published:Saturday | February 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Former Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has revealed that up to mid-2011 when three-quarters of the firearms used by the security forces during the 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion were put through ballistics tests, none of them matched any of the...

Published:Friday | February 20, 2015 | 12:31 PMLivern Barrett

The cache of illegal firearms seized following the 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens were not placed there by members of the security forces, retired Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has testified. He was responding, during...

Published:Friday | February 20, 2015 | 11:11 AMLivern Barrett

How 'Dudus' escaped Tivoli Retired Police Commissioner Owen Ellington says then fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke may have used tunnels in his Tivoli Gardens stronghold to evade the security forces when they went there to apprehend...

Published:Friday | February 20, 2015 | 12:01 AMLivern Barrett

ARMED WITH never-before-seen video footage and photographs, retired Police Commissioner Owen Ellington yesterday recounted how thugs carrying high-powered weapons, night-vision goggles and clad in ballistics vests similar to those used by the police...

Published:Thursday | February 19, 2015 | 11:50 AMLivern Barrett

Retired Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington has revealed that he heard like the rest of the country through a public broadcast that the government would green light the extradition request for drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke. The...

Published:Thursday | February 19, 2015 | 10:50 AMLivern Barrett

Retired Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington has revealed that the security forces began making plans to apprehend drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke from November 2009 after word of an impending extradition request leaked. Ellington...

Published:Thursday | February 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A senior official at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is among more than 70 public-sector employees expected to be hauled before the court today in a fresh crackdown by the Corruption Prevention Commission (CPC) on public servants accused ignoring their...

Published:Wednesday | February 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Former Justice Minister and Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne has revealed that she thought the 2010 incursion into the West Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens to capture then-fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke would be a "simple operation"....

Published:Tuesday | February 17, 2015 | 12:01 PMLivern Barrett

Former Justice Minister and Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne  has testified that she did not give anyone in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) documents relating to the pending extradition request for then fugitive Christopher 'Dudus'...

Published:Monday | February 16, 2015 | 6:05 PMLivern Barrett

Former Justice Minister and Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne has revealed that she was in the dark when her administration discussed the issue of compensation for residents of west Kingston whose properties were destroyed...

Published:Friday | February 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

RETIRED ARMY chief Major General Stewart Saunders has revealed that he got reports that during the 2010 nationwide manhunt, then fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke had "found safe haven in a government house in St Ann". 

Published:Thursday | February 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

FORMER PRIME Minister Bruce Golding yesterday pointed to differences between information given to him by then army chief Major General Stewart Saunders and a statement later released by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) on the use of mortars during the 2010 police-military operation in Tivoli Gardens.

Published:Wednesday | February 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

FORMER PRIME MINISTER Bruce Golding has disputed the findings of a report by a United Nations (UN) body, which indicates that Jamaica suffered economic losses of US$258 million, or approximately J$22 billion, as a result of events surrounding the...

Published:Tuesday | February 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

FORMER Prime Minister Bruce Golding yesterday recounted that one day into the 2010 police-military operations in the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens then Public Defender Earl Witter reported to him that he saw bodies piled up at the morg...

Published:Sunday | February 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

FORMER PRIME Minister Bruce Golding will lead a list of high-profile witnesses to the stand when the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry resumes tomorrow after its Christmas break.

Published:Friday | February 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

UNPATRIOTIC AND A DISGRACE were just some of the words uttered in the Upper House yesterday to describe the actions of Opposition Senators after they almost blocked passage of a bill being touted as part of the plan to jump-start the re-development of downtown Kingston.

Published:Thursday | February 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

 The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) yesterday confirmed for the first time that its probe of the so-called police ‘Death Squad’ killings in Clarendon would include retired Police Commissioner Owen Ellington....

Published:Wednesday | February 4, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

AMID THE political squabble over the importance of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, a leading violence prevention advocate is sug

Published:Saturday | January 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Published:Saturday | January 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

THE NATION'S chief prosecutor, Paula Llewellyn, came under fire yesterday from Senator K.D.

Published:Wednesday | January 21, 2015 | 12:01 AMLivern Barrett

AFTER MORE than two decades of agitation, parliamentarians have agreed on far-reaching changes to the Budget and Sectoral debates that wi

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