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Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 1:57 PMLivern Barrett

A quarrel has broken out between People's National Party (PNP) supporters loyal to President Portia Simpson Miller and others supporting St Ann South East Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna. The factions are gathered in different areas of the...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The new head of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Major General Rocky Meade, plans to deploy a battalion of soldiers - normally between 500 and 600 - to the crime-plagued western section of the island but made it clear that the army would have to...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2016 | 12:27 AMLivern Barrett

More than three decades after Jamaica recorded its first AIDS case, one local group of medical experts has estimated that more than 13,000 Jamaican children have been left orphaned or vulnerable to contracting the virus.That figure, according to Dr...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

National Security Minister Robert Montague has directed Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation into allegations made against senior members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in a video being...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A prosecutor yesterday revealed that a number of witnesses in the fraud case against former Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill cannot be located.The admission came in the Home Circuit Court yesterday where Hill's trial was again postponed, eight years after...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A Corporate Area judge has issued an arrest warrant for a Jamaican woman living in the United States who went missing from the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court during a short break in her fraud trial on Thursday.Winsome McFarlane walked out of...

Published:Saturday | November 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Since the start of the year, fraudsters have used the Internet to defraud Jamaican companies and individuals of more than $100 million through a number of elaborate schemes.The bulk of the loot, according to Inspector Jacqueline Dodd, was stolen...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

With more Jamaicans owning smartphones and other digital devices, one high-ranking police officer wants legislators to make cyber-defamation a criminal offence.Cyber-defamation is defined by law-enforcement personnel as the posting of derogatory or...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A former White House executive has suggested that Jamaicans encourage relatives living in the United States (US) to cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton to win next month's presidential election, hinting that this could bring a huge economic...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 12:15 AMLivern Barrett

Jamaica's Chief Prosecutor Paula Llewellyn yesterday confirmed that the main eyewitness in the so-called X6 murder trial, taxi driver Wayne Wright, gave testimony that was "clearly different" from the account he gave police investigators, but...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The main prosecution witness in the so-called X6 murder trial yesterday rejected aspects of two statements he gave police investigators, which provided details of the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Kingston College student...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The main prosecution witness in the so-called X6 murder trial yesterday recounted the moment 17-year-old Khajeel Mais was shot inside his vehicle but admitted he did not see who fired the bullets.Wayne Wright, the driver of the taxi in which Mais...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The character of slain Kingston College (KC) student Khajeel Mais was placed under the microscope yesterday as the long-delayed trial of his alleged killer, businessman Patrick Powell, began with an emotional testimony from the teen's mother.Allana...

Published:Saturday | October 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A report by the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) has concluded that the eight premature babies who died in separate infectious incidents at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in June last year were the "unfortunate victims of an...

Published:Friday | October 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A High Court judge on Wednesday responded to reports from a top criminal defence attorney that persons have used the so-called X-6 murder case to suggest that the nation's judicial system is corrupt, calling them disturbing.Justice Lloyd Hibbert...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Weak management within the ranks of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) resulted in losses and waste calculated at $1 billion in the last three years, two internal reviews have revealed.Professor Anthony Clayton, who was part of both review teams,...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Perdie Newman sat in the Home Circuit Court yesterday and watched as a judge handed her daughter's killer, businessman Steven Causwell, a life sentence.Afterwards, she unloaded on the 40-year-old father of two daughters, describing him as arrogant,...

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A lengthy prison sentence would devastate convicted businessman Steven Causwell, noted psychologist Dr Barrington Davidson has suggested.Davidson indicated that he had first-hand knowledge of the conditions in the nation'sprisons and declared that...

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

AN ARSENAL of close to 100 brand-new high-powered firearms and hundreds of assorted ammunition were confiscated by the police in Haiti just over a week ago, and Jamaican law-enforcement authorities have indicated that several of them were destined...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2016 | 12:14 AMLivern Barrett

Residents of Mount Salem, the thriving yet violent community located in the Greater Montego Bay area, have started to bury loved ones killed in the latest crime wave sweeping across St James. Amid the funerals, however, came a very sobering warning...

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The head of the police operations in western Jamaica has expressed concern that vicious thugs inSt James are targeting their rivals in the streets of the resort town to send a message to potential witnesses.That assertion by Assistant Commissioner...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Jamaica is on the verge of recording 900 murders since the start of the year, with just over three months still remaining.Police data obtained by The Gleaner show that up to yesterday, 893 persons were reported murdered across the 19 police...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller yesterday revealed that he trusted former Police Commissioner Owen Ellington, but now feels he was betrayed by the former top cop.Miller's revelation came as he opened up about his decision to act as an intermediary...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

When the Home Circuit Court began the Easter term at the end of March this year, there was a total of 548 cases listed for trial. That number swelled to 578 after 30 new cases were added during the term, compounding the backlog that has spanned...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A High court judge has issued an order freezing approximately $220 million in cash, property and other assets traced by law-enforcement authorities to Sanja Elliott, the official charged in connection with the multimillion-dollar fraud uncovered at...

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