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Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 8:22 AMLivern Barrett

UNITED STATES (US) Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno today delivered an ominous warning to Jamaicans who are involved in the lottery scam. Moreno revealed that a special taskforce established by US authorities to crack down on the advance fee or...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A 14-year-old student yesterday recounted how he was shot three times during an altercation outside Calabar High School in St Andrew on Wednesday. He insisted that the shots were fired by a member of the police force.Damar Tennant, who attends...

Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A two-year-old boy and his seven-year-old sibling narrowly escaped death yesterday after the vehicle in which they were being transported by their father was sprayed with bullets along Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew. According to the police,...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Prosecutors yesterday detailed how a St Catherine man hired well-known attorney-at-law Patrick Bailey to handle a land transaction and joint venture housing project but ended up, several years later, without his 22-acre property and having to pay...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 12:26 AMLivern Barrett

Amid wide public support for incoming Police Commissioner George Quallo, there is a suggestion from a former high-ranking member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that his first order of business must be tackling the country’s high...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The Hilary term of the Home Circuit Court opened in January with a total of 626 cases listed for trial. However, when the term ended last Friday, after 88 days of sittings, only 83 of those cases, or 12 per cent, were disposed of, figures compiled...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The gunman who attempted to abduct a female parent on the compound of the St Andrew Preparatory School in Half-Way Tree yesterday, triggering a terrifying shooting incident, had been dismissed from his job by the woman, police investigators have...

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

Tears and anger permeated the main courtroom at the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston yesterday after police Corporal Dwayne Smart was freed of murder in the 2012 shooting death of a pregnant woman in St Thomas.Inside the prisoners' dock, Smart...

Published:Monday | April 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The weekend's deadly rampage in St James, set in motion by a machete-wielding man believed to be of unsound mind, has triggered a call for a new approach to identifying, treating and supervising persons who are mentally ill.The St James police...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Before last month, the charge of using a computer for malicious communication was an obscure criminal offence included in Jamaica's Cybercrimes Act 2015 - the legal framework enacted by lawmakers two years ago to regulate activities in cyberspace....

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The Supreme Court has ordered Parliament not to table the controversial report by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) containing allegations of impropriety against West Hanover Member of Parliament Ian Hayles until the matter is fully...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Constable Collis Brown, one of the two policemen freed of murder in the so-called police death squad trial, has charged that he is being "punished" by the oversight body, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), because of his refusal...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A popular Manchester businessman is one of two persons arrested by the Narcotics Police in a major drug bust in the parish last Friday.According to the Narcotics Police, the men were held with cocaine valued at more than $18 million along the...

Published:Saturday | March 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The credibility of the main prosecution witness in the so-called police death squad trial has been damaged beyond repair, the attorney for one of the policemen before the court has argued.At the same time, prosecutors also attempted to punch holes...

Published:Saturday | March 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Pastor Paul Hanniford, the clergyman convicted for having sex with a 13-year-old girl after telling her mother he was taking the teen and her brother for a drive-out, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.The sentence was handed down by Justice...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A judge has declared that wire fraud and mail fraud, two of the charges typically filed by American authorities in lottery scam-related cases, are offences for which a Jamaican citizen can be extradited to the United States.Parish Judge Vaughn Smith...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Police investigators are trying to track down three persons who they believe are the masterminds behind a threatening letter that was distributed to business operators in three parishes on the weekend, demanding extortion payments of up to $100,000...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The so-called police death squad trial on Tuesday heard testimony that one of the policemen accused of killing a Clarendon man in 2010 refused to participate in an identification parade.Sergeant Roger Kelly, who was assigned to the Police Visual ID...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Tempers flared yesterday in the so-called police death squad trial as the main prosecution witness returned to the stand and testified how he pointed out Corporal Roan Morrison as the person who shot and killed a Clarendon man in February 2010.The...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A police inspector yesterday testified during the so-called police death squad trial that he received "a document" from the oversight body, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), "with pointers" for a second witness statement....

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The so-called police death squad trial yesterday heard testimony that the two accused policemen gave investigators identical accounts that they were challenged by gunmen during the February 2010 shooting incident that resulted in them being...

Published:Thursday | February 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The main prosecution witness in the so-called 'police death squad' trial yesterday admitted that when he was questioned by investigators a day after he was shot and injured in 2010, he never mentioned that Constable Collis Brown was the shooter.The...

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The Clarendon man who is the main prosecution witness in the so-called police death squad trial admitted yesterday that he gave investigators a different account of the circumstances under which he was shot and injured.The admission came in the Home...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A Clarendon man was yesterday allowed time by a High Court judge to compose himself as he recounted, amid tears, the moment in 2010 when he said a police constable used a high-powered rifle to shoot him at close range in broad daylight.The man,...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The headless, decomposed body of another Jamaican woman was found in St Mary on the weekend, triggering a call by gender rights advocate Nadeen Spence for all Jamaicans to join forces and send a strong signal of outrage over the spate of deadly...

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