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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...

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

Amid a slew of deadly attacks against women and young girls, the Andrew Holness administration has unveiled a number of measures that are to form part of a get-tough campaign against domestic violence.Declaring that the time for talk is over,...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre understands that President of the People's National Party (PNP) Portia Simpson Miller is expected to announce tomorrow that she will demit office at the end of next month.According to party insiders, Simpson Miller...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The country's National Security Minister Robert Montague has said that his "greatest concern" with the nearly 100 murders already recorded this year is that nearly half have been gang-related killings. Ninety-two persons have been reported killed...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:32 AMLivern Barrett

The Supreme Court yesterday tossed aside an attempt by Symbiote Investments Limited, the company seeking to become the third player in the local telecommunications market under the brand Caricel, to block an investigation being conducted by...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 12:07 AMLivern Barrett

A Kingston pastor was convicted in the Home Circuit Court yesterday for having sex with a 13-year-old girl, following a trial that featured testimony from the victim and her seven-year-old brother, who witnessed the incident. Paul Hanniford, the 55...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Riddled with flaws. That's how lawyers for Portia Simpson Miller, president of the People's National Party (PNP), described a 2011 ruling by then High Court judge, Justice Lennox Campbell, compelling her and other party functionaries to give...

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