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Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Senior attorney-at-law Diane Jobson has dismissed as ridiculous assertions that “a monster has been let loose on society” in the wake of the acquittal of reputed gang leader Christopher ‘Dog Paw’ Linton. The 28-year-old reputed gangster and his co...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:46 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Portland businessman Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald, who is accused of plotting the murders of his two wives in separate incidents, is to know on April 30 whether he will be granted bail. The fate of his co-accused, Oscar Barnes, in the murder of...

Published:Saturday | April 10, 2021 | 10:42 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A St Thomas farmer who has accused the police of wrongfully destroying his ganja field comprising 806 plants, is to return to court on May 12.  He was offered $150,000 bail when he appeared in the St Thomas Parish Court on Thursday. The...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:28 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A study conducted last year to evaluate the attitudes of pre-service early childhood teachers towards mathematics has found that a large number of them have no interest in tutoring the subject. The finding has triggered alarm bells in the education...

Published:Thursday | March 25, 2021 | 12:22 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Dancehall artiste Ryan ‘Rytikal’ McFarlane, who is on gun charges, has been mandated by the Gun Court not to leave his St Thomas home before 6 a.m. and must be inside by 6 p.m. daily as part of his condition for bail. The curfew order was imposed...

Published:Saturday | March 20, 2021 | 12:21 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

If the father of the young man who Dante Brooks, son of dancehall artiste Movado, and his co-accused, Andre Hinds, murdered could have traded place with his son, he would. This was evident from the heartache and pain expressed in the victim impact...

Published:Friday | March 19, 2021 | 12:24 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The two former Petrojam bigwigs facing fraud charges in relation to alleged fictitious travel claims have been given the green light by the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court to fly without restrictions. The accused, former general manager Floyd...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:24 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Chief Parish Judge Chester Crooks is to decide today in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court whether he will be restricting the movement of the two former Petrojam executives who are on fraud charges. Both accused reside and work in the United...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:17 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A factory worker implicated in the recent seizure of 1,500 pounds of compressed ganja at the Kingston Wharves is to be sentenced on April 7. The offender, Jermaine Minott, was captured in video footage transporting the marijuana to the port. The...

Published:Monday | March 15, 2021 | 12:17 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Britney Francis has been on the edge since last December, when her world turned upside down after she was informed that her three-year-old daughter has Stage-Four neuroblastoma, a rare type of childhood cancer. The devastated 21-year-old mother...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2021 | 12:21 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former ward of the State who claimed that he was forced to murder Simone Campbell-Collymore as repayment for a missing gun has now asked the family to forgive him for the immense suffering that he has caused. He is also hoping that the family of...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:26 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Court of Appeal is to rule on or before April 30 whether it will grant permission to Ruel Reid and Professor Fritz Pinnock to go to the Privy Council in the United Kingdom. The duo are challenging the Supreme Court’s and the Full Court’s...

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2021 | 8:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Attorney Richard Small asked the Court of Appeal on Monday to throw out Ruel Reid and Fritz Pinnock’s application for leave to go to the Privy Council and to put an end to their abuse of the court process. Reid, a former education minister...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:20 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

As Jamaica gears up for the electric car revolution, the Government is not only fine-tuning the road map for transition but is looking to incentivise a swing to the market. The shift towards electric has heightened globally, especially with...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:31 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Retired Superintendent of Police James Forbes, this week, successfully appealed a 2014 conviction on corruption and from the short, everybody is happy about it, not least of all Forbes himself. A stellar career on the verge of being tainted has...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:18 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

From around 6, Kresten Stewart nurtured dreams of one day serving her country as a policewoman. Having applied to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and gone through an interview, she was closer to fulfilment. The 27-year-old woman, who is on...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Former Senior Superin-tendent of Police James Forbes, whose 2014 corruption conviction was yesterday thrown out by the Court Appeal, says that if he could go back in time, he would again take part in the events that had led to him being charged...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2021 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

An American citizen was hauled before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday for reportedly breaching the curfew order after he went to the police station in the night to check on his brother, another United States citizen, who had...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:20 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A man serving a life sentence for the 2013 shooting death of a four-year-old boy in a dispute over a broken pipe in Allman Town, Kingston, has had his appeal tossed last week despite maintaining that he was mistakenly identified as the shooter. The...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:05 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A St Thomas producer who was caught riding on a motorcycle with a gun with 14 rounds, which he claimed he found while cleaning a senior citizen’s home, was last Thursday slapped with a four-year prison sentence. The sentence was handed...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Wade Blackwood, the contract killer who admitted to spraying a cab with bullets, killing Simone Campbell-Collymore and taxi driver Winston Walters three years ago, will know his fate on March 11. The 24-year-old’s sentencing, which was scheduled...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2021 | 12:19 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

As the sentencing date inches closer for one of the killers of Simone Campbell-Collymore, her family is pressing for the maximum sentence to be imposed, preferably life without parole. Keshtina Bonner, the younger sister of the businesswoman, who...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:31 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment in the case brought by the three soldiers charged with the alleged murder of St Andrew businessman Keith Clarke. The court, after hearing submissions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, reserved judgment on...

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2021 | 12:29 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Two of three men charged in connection with the brazen daylight shooting death of 51-year-old Andrea Lowe-Garwood during a church service last month are to make their first appearance in the Trelawny Parish Court on February 15, while their co-...

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

The family of slain businessman Keith Clarke is pressing ahead in their legal quest to have the good-faith certificates issued to the soldiers charged for his death deemed null and void. Peter Bunting, in his capacity as national security minister...

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