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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Tuesday | January 22, 2008

'I forgive him' - Mother of accused man pardons confessor
Western Bureau: June Campbell, the woman whose son a detective constable confessed in court to fabricating evidence against, says she has forgiven the repentant cop and wishes him well in his new life in Christ. "I am happy that he has confessed because my son had always insisted...

Anti-corruption head says plea bargaining for cops coming soon

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Justin Felice, head of the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), says his division is looking at a 'plea-bargaining' policy to induce policemen and women to reveal wrongdoing within the JCF....


In light of the recent confession of a policeman who admitted he fabricated evidence in a murder case, would you tell the truth if it meant exposing your friend to trouble or would you protect your friend?Opal Mahoney: "If it is a serious, serious...

UK forensic scientist sits in on 'Tivoli 5' autopsies

BRITISH forensic scientist, Professor Derrick Pounder, yesterday witnessed the autopsies of five men who were killed January 13 in the West Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens. Public Defender Earl Witter told The Gleaner yesterday that his office sought Professor Pounder's expertise...

Mom killed after taking children to school

Spanish Town, St. Catherine: Two young children who bid their mother goodbye at their St. Catherine school yesterday morning, had no clue it would be the last time they would ever see her alive. Just a short while later, Stephaleta Clarke would be shot and killed along Ferdie Neita...

'Poor health care snuffing out young lives'

POOR HEALTH care has been blamed for the high mortality rate of Jamaican children under age five, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).According to UNICEF, Jamaica's under-five mortality rate is "disturbingly stubborn".UNICEF noted...

Lightbourne to review Evidence Act

The Jamaican Bar Association has welcomed a directive from Prime Minister Bruce Golding for Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Dorothy Lightbourne, to undertake an immediate review of the Evidence Act. Opposition Spokesman on Justice, Senator A.J. Nicholson, said a review...

Police academy head blasts cops

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) James Palmer, commandant of the Jamaica Police Academy, is defending the institution from claims made by some members of the police force, who said Detective Constable Carey Lyn-Sue broke an established "code of silence...

Captured Stone Crusher boss to be grilled

WESTERN BUREAU: Detectives will today begin their interrogation of the head of the Montego Bay-based Stone Crusher gang, Eldon Calvert, who was captured in Wood Grove near Wait-A-Bit, Trelawny, yesterday.The 25-year-old, who was named among the country's most wanted criminals...

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