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Stories by Livern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The Supreme Court has shut down an attempt by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to compel the country’s chief prosecutor to file murder and other charges against two cops over a controversial fatal shooting. At the centre of...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) is to determine whether criminal charges will be filed against Gail Dunwell Campbell, the former Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) consultant. Dunwell Campbell, a Jamaican who resides in...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:19 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Allegations of domestic violence are among the main reasons cops are being denied permits for private firearms, the regulatory agency has revealed. The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) disclosed that in other cases, cops are denied permits because...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:12 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The Supreme Court has tossed an application by former energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley for permission to challenge the findings of a special report by the Integrity Commission that characterised him as “dishonest”. Wheatley also sought the court’...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Denvalyn Minott has been married for more than two decades and is known to residents in his east Portland community of Norwich as a family man who is devoted to his four children. On Thursday, Minott was led from the Home Circuit Court in downtown...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 12:16 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Petrojam, the state-owned oil refinery, has been ordered to pay former General Manager Howard Mollison almost $16 million for his abrupt dismissal. The award was made by the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) in a 25-page decision handed down...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 7:21 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The writing was on the wall from early that People’s National Party (PNP) heavyweights Horace Dalley and Richard Azan were in trouble. Among the indicators was the number of first-time voters who said that they were motivated to vote in Thursday’s...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2020 | 12:29 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Popular Portland businessman Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald has been charged with the gruesome murder of his wife last month, law-enforcement sources have revealed. McDonald and the two other men taken into custody last week in connection with the...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has barred its prospective candidates for the upcoming general election from staging street marches when they are nominated today. While motorcades have been permitted, the JLP disclosed on Monday that strict...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A popular party promoter who had his bank accounts frozen for almost two months amid a probe by the Financial Investigations Division (FID) has filed a more than $220-million lawsuit against the Government. The lawsuit was filed in the Supreme...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:27 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The lawsuit challenging a decision by a Jamaican public school not to enrol a then five-year-old girl because of her dreadlocks is about self-expression and not religious rights and freedoms. That’s according to the full transcript of the...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:33 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

One of the attorneys who helped to win the freedom of five men being held under the state of emergency (SOE) has warned that the Government has until Monday to release all detainees or face a wave of legal challenges. Isat Buchanan made that...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2020 | 12:23 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

WELL-KNOWN ATTORNEY-at-law Anthony Pearson has been struck off the list of lawyers authorised to practise in Jamaica over an accusation that he failed to return nearly $10 million to a financial institution that had inadvertently deposited the...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:19 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Another mentally ill inmate has been blamed for the weekend attack on George Williams, the elderly man languishing in Jamaica’s prison system for almost five decades without a trial. The accused inmate, sources revealed, is among scores of mentally...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

GEORGE WILLIAMS used a gut-wrenching application to the High Court to pour out his soul about the nearly five decades he has spent in an infested maximum-security prison awaiting trial and to make a desperate plea to win his freedom. “I don’t want...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:25 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A soured gun deal that left two men dead is at the centre of a war that has been played out, mostly in broad daylight, on the streets of the capital city, law-enforcement sources have revealed. The Holness administration moved on Sunday to stem the...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:21 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

George Williams was a mentally ill 20-year-old when he was arrested by the police in 1970 and charged for allegedly killing another man. Now, nearly 50 years later, Williams is believed to be one of the seven persons identified by the Independent...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A serial rapist who was ordered to serve 38 years in prison for each of the eight women he victimised over a six-week span has had his sentence slashed in half. Patrick Green, 33, was initially sentenced to a total of 499 years in prison after he...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

An attorney based in the United Kingdom (UK) has suggested that an urgent application be made to the Jamaican Supreme Court challenging the vexed and long-standing practice by the local police force of leaving cops on suspension or interdiction for...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:27 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The search for answers about how dozens of west Kingston residents perished during the infamous 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion has been doomed by botched police investigations from the outset, two state agencies have asserted. However, both the...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:27 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

More than two decades ago, Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon contemplated starting a weekly newspaper through his charity organisation, Mustard Seed Communities. Ramkissoon remembers reaching out to an old acquaintance, then chairman and managing...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

THE WAY is now clear for the Government to begin the legal process of seeking to take possession of properties and other assets valued at more than $220 million that have been traced to former Manchester Parish Council official Sanja Elliott. The...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:05 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), for the second time in nearly three months, has been ordered to pay out millions of dollars to a worker whose employment was unjustifiably terminated. The Industrial Dispute Tribunal (IDT), in a ruling handed down last...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

First-time mom Jodian Fearon “died a terrible death” from heart failure exacerbated by last-minute pregnancy-related stress at The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), the medical doctor hired to observe her post-mortem has revealed....

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2020 | 12:15 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Roger Davis, the drug boss who was convicted in the United States (US) along with his brother, dancehall artiste Flippa Mafia, for leading an international narcotics syndicate, was among the 46 Jamaicans who were deported last week, law enforcement...

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