Jamaica Gleaner News
Published: Monday Monday | December 7, 2009
The curious case of Louis Timoll - Jamaican man sent home after being extradited 22 years after being charged
More than two decades after Louis Timoll was charged with a narcotics offence in the United States, he was extradited to that country only to have an American judge send him back home. In November 1985, Timoll, who at the time was selling yams in the 'Big Apple'... Read More...Mixed reviews for CCJ
Despite assurances from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) about measures put in place for the independence of the court, Susan Goffe of Jamaicans for Justice is expressing some concern about how it is administered. Goffe noted that while there was a Regional Judicial... Read More...Free the press in the courts
Jacqueline Samuels-Brown, president of the Jamaican Bar Association, has called for the nation to engage in open dialogue on allowing the press to cover proceedings of the Family and Gun courts.Speaking at the 66th Press Association of Jamaica National... Read More...The Seaga interview
Excerpts from an interview by Anthony Abrahams with then Opposition leader Edward Seaga on KLAS's 'Breakfast Club', which was published in The Gleaner on September 29, 1994.Newspaper headline: 'Putting my career and life on the line'.... Read More...Cop, lawyer face the music - Arrested, charged for abusing St James police chief - Lawmen pull plug on Bolt's SuperParty in St Ann
A lawyer and a woman constable are in hot water after reportedly roughing up the divisional head of the St James police in a fuss over loud music on the weekend. Acting Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington has ordered the immediate interdiction... Read More...CCJ to rule in two jurisdictions
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will function in two jurisdictions, an original jurisdiction and an appellate jurisdiction.The CCJ, in its appellate jurisdiction, will apply the laws of the member states from which it is hearing appeals.... Read More...Murder accused denied bail again
Despite an impassioned plea from defence lawyer, Dr Randolph Williams, for bail to be granted to a woman who is suffering from spinal injury that took place while in prison, the application was denied. Dr Williams said... Read More...Pursuing different options
After working as a teller at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Odean Williams said he was eager to make a career change. The profession he chose was law. "I always liked it, so it seemed only natural," Williams, 26, told The Gleaner. Read More...Is there increased access to UWI?
Administrators at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies have scoffed at claims that the faculties of law and medical sciences are reserved for the children of the rich and the famous. While outlining several measures being implemented to assist the financially needy... Read More...The lure of law
Law continues to be the highly favoured career which a vast number of students are determined to pursue. Despite the challenges associated with that career choice, such as the perceived glut in the country, the difficulty to gain entry into some training institutions... Read More...