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Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Eleven more members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force are expected to stand trial for their alleged involvement in the so-called 'police death squad' in relation to murders committed between 2011 and 2014 in Clarendon.In 2014, the Independent...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has ordered the parties involved in the trial for three more cops implicated in a so-called Clarendon 'police death squad' to be prepared to start the proceedings next Monday, denying the prosecution's request for a new...

Published:Saturday | November 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Latest national statistics reveal that motorcyclists account for almost 25 per cent of road fatalities since the start of the year, with Westmoreland once again heading the list with 20 deaths.Kenute Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit in the...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The stoic Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown's facial expression remained unchanged yesterday when he was found guilty on all three counts of murder by a six-member jury in a packed courtroom at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.Brown was on...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Trial judge Justice Vivene Harris yesterday warned jurors to be cautious when considering the identification evidence given by the Crown's purported eyewitness due to the weaknesses in the case.She gave this warning as she continued her summation of...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 3:38 PMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Trial judge Justice Vivene Harris has warned that the jury reach its verdict based on the evidence alone, not on past perceptions of murder-accused Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown, witnesses or the deceased. During her summation of the...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 11:48 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

At least 40 public passenger vehicles (PPVs), inclusive of buses and taxes, in the Corporate Area, were this morning stripped of tints deemed to be in breach of the tint regulations. The operation, which started about 7 a.m., is a part of the...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Defence attorney Norman Godfrey told jurors yesterday to prevent injustice by returning a verdict of not guilty to each of the five counts on the indictment against murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown.While presenting his closing...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

For some of the eight Jamaican participants in the most recent Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), being selected for the programme came as no surprise as they believed their business strategies had an international appeal."The YLAI...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Queen's Counsel Caroline Hay has said that evidence in the five-count indictment against murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown started with him when he went to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).As she presented her...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 2:05 PMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Attorneys for murder-accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown closed their case just before midday today following the testimony of the sole character witness.   The witness, who is a former high-ranking police officer, in his testimony...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Attorneys for murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown are expected to call a character witness to the stand, as the trial continues in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston today.Brown is being tried for the 2009 murder of Robert 'Gutty...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 1:13 PMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Murder-accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown this morning gave an unsworn statement to the court in which he denied having any part in the killing of one of three men in Clarendon between 2009 and 2012. Brown told the court that he had no...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

One young business owner believes that the Government can do more to foster the growth of industries that some may consider unsustainable.Shawneil Bailey, founder and managing director of people management service company, Zarabelle Limited, said...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The defence will today mount its case for murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown, after an unsuccessful no case submission on Friday.Brown was seeking to have two of the five counts in the indictment struck down.Last Monday, the jury began...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Lawyers for murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown will begin their defence of the alleged killer cop today.Yesterday, the prosecution closed its case after five weeks of testimony by at least nine Crown witnesses.Before that, Brown's...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The crown's final witness yesterday testified that police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown identified one of his dons as a well-known contractor from Manchester.The witness, who on Tuesday told the court that he was a police informant, also admitted...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A fish vendor-turned-police informant testified yester-day that although he entered into an arrangement with the Clarendon Police Division to help them recover illegal firearms, it was murder accused police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown who...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A six-member jury at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston last week was made to listen to August 6, August 10, and September 29, 2013, interviews the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) conducted with Police Constable Collis '...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday raised concerns about the integration of technology in the nation's courts as he believes that this may pose a threat to witnesses."We have a serious problem in Jamaica with witnesses being threatened, in...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Despite vigorous efforts by attorney Vincent Wellesley to re-examine the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Assistant Com-missioner Hamish Campbell, presiding judge Justice Vivene Harris was determined to not allow it.As the trial for...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Murder-accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown was heard trying to justify some of the killings he is alleged to have committed as the recording of the August 6, 2013, interview, conducted by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM)...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The prosecution's final witness, who is expected testify later this week, has entered into a guilty plea with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for offences stemming from his involvement with the 'special' police squad, according to Queen's...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

As the trial for murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown continued into day eight last Monday, defence attorney Norman Godfrey insisted that a letter that his client is alleged to have given assistant commissioner of the Independent...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With at least 2,000 cryptocurrencies now in existence, Regional Advisory Leader for Pricewaterhouse Coopers Alok Jain has said that investing in them is highly speculative and so is warning individuals against the practice.Cryptocurrency is a...

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