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Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 9:00 AMLivern Barrett

The top human resource officer at the Coroner's Court in Kingston has testified that, two weeks after the local government elections last year, embattled Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) counciller Dean Jones handed her a resignation letter that was dated...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Fourteen days after he was elected as a councillor in last November's local government election, Dean Jones used a letter dated a month before the poll to resign his state job, an official testified yesterday.Janet Morgan Rogers, administrator of...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Prosecutors in the aborted murder trial of a man accused of orchestrating the execution-style killing of two women from his prison cell have sought to explain that the evidence against him was tenuous.Michael McLean, along with Melville McIntosh,...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Daniel Vogel, the son of late university lecturer, Dr Peter Vogel, will celebrate his 16th birthday today, one day after the family’s former live-in household helper and her boyfriend were convicted of killing his father. For Parlan Vogel,...

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The attorney for businessman Patrick Powell argued yesterday that her client invoked his constitutional right to silence when he ignored three requests from the police to hand over his licensed Glock pistol for inspection, but this assertion has...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

One defence attorney in the Dr Peter Vogel murder trial yesterday charged that investigators were determined to pin the death of the late university lecturer on his former helper and her boyfriend."The investigation was sloppy," attorney-at-law...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:26 PMLivern Barrett

Attorney Miguel Lorne has been struck off the list of attorneys authorised to practice in Jamaica. He was struck off the list by the General Legal Council on Saturday.              ...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Closing arguments are set for today in the trial of the former household helper who, along with her boyfriend, is accused of killing university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel.The way was cleared yesterday after defence attorneys closed their case.Yanika...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A ruling by the nation's highest court that overstaying in Jamaica is not among the list of offences for which an individual can be deported has triggered concerns that parish court judges have, for years, been overstepping their authority.The...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

FORMER PRESIDENT of the People's National Party (PNP) Portia Simpson Miller and four other party functionaries are to confer with their attorneys shortly to discuss their next move following yesterday'sruling by the nation's highest court to dismiss...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A High Court judge has ruled that the evidence presented by prosecutors in the trial of the former household helper accused of killing university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel rises "above suspicion".The ruling by Justice Evon Brown was handed down in the...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Lawyers for the former household helper who is on trial with her boyfriend for killing university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel are today expected to ask a judge to dismiss the charges against them.Yesterday, prosecutors closed their case in the murder...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A police investigator testified yesterday that there was no sign of forced entry or exit at the home of former university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel on the night he was killed.Deputy Superintendent Webster Francis recounted that the house, located in...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A doctor testified yesterday that former university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel was strangled inside his St Andrew home, and suggested that his death was the work of more than one person.Forensic pathologist Dr S.N. Prasad Kadiyala testified, too, that...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 6:28 PMLivern Barrett

The Meteorological Service has extended the flood alert issued for all parishes until 5 o’clock Sunday morning. This as a broad area of low pressure has now formed over the western Caribbean while a Tropical Wave remains across Jamaica. The...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 6:09 PMLivern Barrett

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that a number of roadways in at least four parishes have been impacted by flooding, land slippages and fallen trees. According to Communications Manager at the NWA, Stephen Shaw, Clarendon has again seen...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 5:40 PMLivern Barrett

Cuba has denounced the decision taken by United States President Donald Trump to re-impose some travel and trade restrictions between the two countries. Despite this, Cuba says it is willing to continue what it describes as the respectful dialogue...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Three times yesterday, businessman Patrick Powell insisted that he did not refuse a request by police investigators in 2007 to hand over his licensed Glock pistol and ammunition for inspection.Instead, Powell said that when the request was made of...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

George Quallo, Jamaica's police chief, has signalled that the security forces will be moving to take control of some of the most volatile communities across the island as part of the short-term measures to help stem the wave of murders that left a...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A total of 1,251 persons were arrested and charged with murder since January last year, but Police Commissioner George Quallo has raised concerns that the majority of them may not see the inside of a prison cell because of the snail's pace at which...

Published:Tuesday | June 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The tearful widow of former University of the West Indies lecturer, Dr Peter Vogel, testified yesterday that two days before his death, she told the family housekeeper accused of killing him that she was going to be fired....

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 5:28 PMLivern Barrett

The trial of the couple charged with the murder of former University of the West Indies, Mona, lecturer, Dr Peter Vogel, got underway in the Home Circuit Court today, almost ten years after his death. Yanika Scott, who was Vogel's helper at the...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Two weeks after former Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill was freed of fraud charges, the state agency handling the liquidation of his failed unregulated investment scheme has signalled that depositors should not expect a full refund anytime soon.The Office...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The agriculture ministry on Monday confirmed that it has not suspended the operations of a multimillion-dollar hay production project financed by taxpayers, despite a damning audit that found that lax oversight had resulted in millions of dollars in...

Published:Tuesday | May 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A 65-year-old Jamaican woman residing in the United States (US) who was getting ready to return to her homeland with her sick husband has lost her entire life savings of US$28,000, or approximately J$3.6 million, to a pair of con artists, the New...

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