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Published:Saturday | July 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A JUDGE yesterday had some harsh words for the Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller before she found the popular pastor guilty of a corruption charge related to the 2010 capture of drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.Parish Judge Simone Wolfe-Reece said...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The police constable who was convicted for the 2014 videotaped shooting of a taxi operator in Hopewell, Hanover, may avoid prison time.Constable Wayne Hamil was sentenced Wednesday to a fine of $1 million or three years in prison by Justice Chester...

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

A former police constable who was accused by her superiors of having close ties with a reputed St James gangster is waiting to hear whether she will be allowed to re-enlist in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).Keisha Pessoa-Sinclair's five-year...

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

The decision of the Andrew Holness administration to scrap the controversial billion-dollar Negril Breakwater Project has been described as unfortunate by an executive of the coastal engineering firm that recommended the project."In a way, it's...

Published:Saturday | July 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The Jamaican Bar Association (JamBar) is urging the Andrew Holness administration to tread cautiously with anti-crime measures that override the rights of citizens.Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte indicated on Thursday that the Government was...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Declaring that it was time to make tough choices, National Security Minister Robert Montague has revealed that he is now taking steps to have the budgetary allocation to his ministry kept from the public.Yesterday, Montague announced that he would...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 12:01 AMLivern Barrett

Uriel 'Rooksie' James, the alleged gangster who was arrested by the police for three murders, yesterday saw the second charge against him dismissed.Unlike the first charge which was thrown out by a jury, the nation's chief prosecutor, Paula...

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

More than six years after the deadly police-military operations in west Kingston, the Police High Command has agreed to have an independent panel scrutinise the conduct of several high-ranking officers and their subordinates during the incursion.The...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A HIGH Court judge has ordered the Government to pay nearly $1.5 million to a policeman who had a corruption case against him dismissed in 2010.The award by Justice Kissock Laing was handed down last month in a lawsuit filed against the State by...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A High Court judge barred the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) from arresting a high-ranking police officer and a constable on murder charges.Justice Bryan Sykes on Wednesday granted an injunction barring INDECOM from taking any...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Contributors to the National Housing Trust (NHT) do not "legally or beneficially" own any of the funds held by the NHT, lawyers for the agency have asserted.In fact, Kevin Powell, who is representing the NHT in a suit filed by St James businessman...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The attorney for a St James businessman has charged that the former National Housing Trust (NHT) board chaired by Easton Douglas breached its fiduciary responsibility to contributors when it agreed to pay over $45.6 billion to the Government for...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The Supreme Court is today expected to begin hearing a legal challenge to the decision of the Portia Simpson Miller administration four years ago to tap into the...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

Jamaica maintained its 100 per cent conviction rate for human trafficking after a St Elizabeth man was yesterday found guilty of the offence in the Home Circuit Court.Rohan Ebanks was found guilty of rape, trafficking in person, and facilitating...

Published:Friday | June 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

A resident of Tivoli Gardens has singled out former Prime Minister Bruce Golding, retired army chief Major General Stewart Saunders, and former Police...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett

The three-member tribunal that investigated the conduct of the May 2010 operations in the west Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens has found that police personnel may have engaged in extrajudicial killings and delivered a stinging rebuke of the...

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....

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