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Published:Saturday | June 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry is now at King's House.Secretary to the Commission Maria Jones told The Gleaner that she delivered it yesterday.However, the governor general is yet to receive the report as he is off the island....

Published:Wednesday | June 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

With less than six months gone in the year, the parish of St James has already recorded more than 100 murders, police statistics have revealed.Following a year when the parish saw more than 210 murders, the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) latest...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A steady stream of guns continues to flow from the United States into Jamaica despite a raft of measures implemented by local law-enforcement authorities.In the last two years, the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has...

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Lawyers for the two candidates who contested the St Mary South East constituency in the February 25 general election are to return to the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) today to resume inspection of all relevant documents related to the poll.High...

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Police and military personnel involved in the May 2010 operations in west Kingston "acted in bad faith" by exercising their public power for improper motives, two lawsuits filed against the State have claimed.The claims were brought by the...

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Lawyers involved in the Trafigura case have been summoned to appear before the Appeal Court today.The parties were asked to appear in court after the nation's chief prosecutor, Paula Llewellyn, asked the Appeal Court to strike out an appeal by...

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

THE DOCUMENT believed to be at the centre of the near five-year delay in the Trafigura case has been at the Supreme Court registry since December 2011, a prosecutor revealed yesterday.Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Andrea Martin Swaby...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

An attempt by a Canadian citizen to adopt a three-year-old Jamaican child has triggered a legal fight among three state agencies charged with safeguarding the rights of children.According to court documents obtained by The Gleaner, the Office of the...

Published:Friday | May 13, 2016 | 12:08 AMLivern Barrett

A parish judge has given the state-run Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) the green light to seek to recover millions of dollars from Mark Rodney, the former National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) manager convicted on corruption charges....

Published:Wednesday | May 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A former police constable who was found guilty of shooting a bartender, then cutting himself with a machete to bolster his claim that she attacked him, was sentenced by a Gun Court judge to fines totalling $300,000.Joseph Stanley, who was a member...

Published:Saturday | May 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

FITZROY KING could not hide his disappointment yesterday after a High Court judge gave his daughter's killer a sentence that could make him a free man in 25 years."Me can't say the justice system nah work enuh because him ah pay some consequences as...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A prosecutor yesterday asserted that the actions of popular pastor the Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller on the day Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was captured in June 2010 was "in the interest" of the then fugitive."The Crown is submitting that he (Miller)...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

"Justice was served."That declaration by Pauline Edwards came in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston yesterday, minutes after 65-year-old Bertram Clarke and 24-year-old Arthur Robinson were sentenced to life imprisonment for the brutal...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

IT HAS been nearly three years since his daughter was brutally slain by her spurned lover, former police Constable Lincoln McKoy, but the emotions are still fresh for Fitzroy King.McKoy was convicted in the Home Circuit Court earlier this month for...

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A top American Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official has issued a stern warning to criminals and criminal organisations that are seeking to move their ill-gotten wealth from the United States (US) to Jamaica and other countries in the Caribbean."...

Published:Saturday | April 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The nation's chief prosecutor has confirmed that her office is now in possession of two lists from the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) with the names of 37 candidates from the last general election who have either failed to file their declaration...

Published:Thursday | April 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Former Attorney General Patrick Atkinson yesterday indicated that he could not disclose whether his office provided the legal advice former National Security Minister Peter Bunting relied on when he issued a certificate in January this year that...

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Former National Security Minister Peter Bunting exceeded his authority when he issued a certificate in January this year that shielded members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) from prosecution for the use of mortars during the May 2010 police-...

Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The nation's solicitor general, Nicole Foster-Pusey, is warning that granting the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) a warrant to search the army's Up Park Camp headquarters could shake international confidence in Jamaica.The warning...

Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

United States authorities are in possession of separate 66-count indictments charging that the eight persons arrested on extradition warrants during a series of police operations in western Jamaica last week were part of a criminal organisation...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The three-member tribunal probing the conduct of the May 2010 operations in the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens has signalled that it intends to make adverse findings against a number of senior police and military witnesses who gave...

Published:Thursday | March 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Nearly a quarter of the more than 500 cases before the Home Circuit Court could be tossed out if a call by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck for judges to dismiss criminal cases that have been in the system for a minimum of five years is heeded.There...

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Local health authorities were caught off guard late last Friday night when a critically ill Jamaican man, who had been working at the United States military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was airlifted to a Corporate Area hospital without any...

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A magistrate is to reveal today whether she will allow evidence given by retired Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington to the west Kingston commission of enquiry to be used in the corruption trial of popular pastor the Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller....

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 3:06 PMLivern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Retired president of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) Earl Richards has described popular pastor the Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller as a man of integrity. Richards was giving character evidence in Miller's corruption trial, which...

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