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Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

By March next year, the appellate and Supreme courts are expected to clear their backlog of outstanding judgments. Noting that the court system seemed to have had its most productive last year, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes disclosed that the Gun Court...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn is appealing to members of the private Bar to impress upon their clients, especially those who are in custody, not to wait for a jury trial, but to consider having their matters tried by a judge...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has been rocked by the resignations of at least five prosecutors last month amid reports of simmering discontentment over poor wages, heavy workloads, and the leadership. Workers have complained...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Retaining shamed Agriculture Minister Floyd Green in the Cabinet would have damaged public confidence and compromised the Government’s campaign for compliance with COVID-19 health regulations in the worst phase of the disease, Prime Minister Andrew...

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Members of the United Church have been left in shock following the passing of the Reverend Norman Francis, lecturer and warden at the United Theological College of the West Indies. The adjunct lecturer at the International University of the...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A man believed to have been involved in the abduction of a 66-year-old taxi operator who was robbed and dumped in a pit in Jones Avenue in Spanish Town, St Catherine, in May, was one of two persons of interest detained in a police operation in...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

When major sign manufacturer Caledonia Outdoor Advertising made an about-turn in April on a termination threat to employees who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the reversal was hailed as a victory for the workforce and a feather in the...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Members of the public, especially those who will be entrusting lawyers who practise on their own with large sums of money, are being encouraged to make serious enquiries about how their monies will be managed before retaining one. That is the...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Disbarred lawyer Jennifer Messado, who is accused of using fraudulent documents to obtain a $16 million loan from a businessman in 2018, is to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on December 9. The 71-year-old, who is facing 12...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Misuse of clients’ monies by attorneys-at-law remains “a worrying trend” for the General Legal Council (GLC), but the watchdog is hoping that new amendments to its accounting regulations, which take effect in January 2022, will nip the problem in...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Fifteen-year-old Kevin McKenzie had been looking forward to the start of the new academic year next Monday. His mother, Marcia Brissett, told The Gleaner that she had already bought Kevin’s school shoes despite the uncertainty as to when face-to-...

Published:Friday | August 27, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The majority of Jamaica’s 700 sex workers have no plans to take the COVID-19 vaccine, a worrying revelation that presents health ministry officials with grave concerns for a high-risk group that operates in the shadows. “Most are opposed to getting...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The series of lockdowns and other tightened COVID-19 measures have had a devastating effect on many of the island’s senior citizens, some of whom have now sunken into depression. According to two ministers of religion, many of the seniors are...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Last Saturday, a family in Trelawny woke up to find their 15-year-old daughter missing. The usually reserved and well-behaved teenager who had an appointment to get vaccinated on Saturday went into hiding to avoid taking the jab. Her frantic...

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Victims of domestic violence who are unable to pay for legal services, including divorce or custody application, will soon be able to access help under a programme that is being spearheaded by The Jamaican Bar Association (JBA). The programme,...

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:05 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A man who was sentenced to two years and nine months for having 50 rounds of ammunition at his home, has been denied bail pending an appeal of his conviction and sentence. Ramon Seeriram, who claimed he had found the box with ammunition at his...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

One of the country’s leading distributing company, Chas E Ramson, which had wrongly classified one of its import products resulting in a loss of $22.5 million in revenue, plus interest to the Jamaica Customs Agency, has lost its bid to have the...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The two St Andrew businessmen who were arrested and charged with kidnapping and thrashing a customs broker after a multimillion-dollar drug shipment, said to be theirs, was confiscated, are accusing the broker of fabricating the story about being...

Published:Tuesday | August 17, 2021 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

British solicitor Michael Lloyd Wilson, who was sentenced to three years in prison in England in 2016 for taking £100,000 from a fine wine investment scam, has been expelled from the Jamaican Bar. Wilson, who has also been struck off the roll of...

Published:Monday | August 16, 2021 | 12:48 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Education Minister Fayval Williams yesterday urged stakeholders in the education sector to focus on increasing the achievement level of students without resorting to “finger-pointing” or “blame”. Addressing the Jamaica Teachers’ Association’s 5th...

Published:Monday | August 16, 2021 | 12:46 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation (JRF) Inc, which has filed a constitutional lawsuit against the Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT), claiming that it is not an independent and impartial arbiter of labour conflict, is now seeking the help of...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

KLAS Sports radio has been ordered by the Supreme Court to disclose, before September 24, copies of its audited financial statements for 2015-2020 to the Jamaica Association of Authors, Composers and Publishers Association (JACAP), which has...

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Controversial People’s National Party (PNP) activists Karen Cross and Natalee Stack both have until today to pay their fines of $750,000 after their attorney-at-law, Robert Collie, failed in his last-ditch bid to secure a stay of execution...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A Westmoreland fisherman who was sentenced to life in prison for holding up a woman with a knife and raping her near a police station has had his sentence reduced to 20 years. Ian Wilson was sentenced to life imprisonment with the possibility of...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco) is to be charged for breaches under the Wild Life Protection Act after an investigation by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) found that the bauxite company is responsible for Monday’s fish...

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