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Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Petrojam’s chief financial officer (CFO) on Friday testified that he had not checked if the disbursement cheques he had signed for former Chairman Dr Perceval Singh had breached any of the company’s rules. Delroy Brown also testified that he had...

Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Petrojam’s Chief Financial Officer, Delroy Brown, claimed Thursday that he was sent on a five-day suspension in 2018 after then general manager Floyd Grindley and then human resource manager Yolande Ramharrack concocted false allegations against...

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Former Petrojam General Manager Floyd Grindley reportedly remains a signatory on the company’s bank account and, up to last month, was still able to check the account which had in it more than US$19 million. The shocking suggestion was made...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The mother of the young St Mary mason who was viciously murdered by his drinking partner in 2017 rejoiced on Tuesday that her son’s killer was sent to prison for at least 27 years after receiving a life sentence. The confessed killer, 36-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Local slavery reparation campaigners believe Jamaica should demand compensatory justice from wealthy English politician Richard Drax and support Barbados in its push for such payments and ownership of the Drax Hall Estate, a former sugar plantation...

Published:Tuesday | November 29, 2022 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Uncertainty hovers over public-transport operators as to whether the Government will accept a payment-plan proposal to settle outstanding traffic tickets. That has triggered fear among cabbies and busmen amid increased fears of spending Christmas...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

An alleged member of the Bobo Gang, who kidnapped and murdered a businessman as well as his deliveryman in Westmoreland more than a decade ago, was yesterday sentenced to 25 years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Dwayne Drummond, who also got two...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:05 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A senior citizen who was convicted of land fraud after she stole her friend’s property and gifted portions of it to herself and her children will have to spend another week in custody before her fate is decided on December 1. The 74-year-old...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Petrojam’s chief financial officer (CFO) testified on Thursday that his relationship with fraud accused Floyd Grindley broke down after the former general manager of the state-owned refinery asked him to do something that was not right. Delroy...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A couple who purchased land in St Catherine on which the Bethel Chapel Apostolic Church is sited is now locked in a legal tussle with the religious organisation over claims that it fraudulently obtained ownership of half-acre of the property by...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A 16-year-old boy who has been detained since September 2021 for possessing a knife will have to finish the rest of his two-year sentence in a correctional facility after the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) lost a legal challenge last week...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A Petrojam finance executive testified on Monday that former General Manager Floyd Grindley had instructed him to effect payments to the contractors for donation projects, but he refused as this would have breached board policy. During his...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

While the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has wooed growing support from youthful electors, crime and violence top the list of issues they believe need to be urgently addressed by the ruling party. Several young party faithful, including many first-...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Despite recent outcry over his stewardship in Clarendon North Western, first-time Member of Parliament Phillip Henriques said he is not daunted because he has been doing tremendous work in the area and is well supported by the constituents. The...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Two alleged members of the Bobo Gang, who were convicted for the 2011 kidnapping and murder of a businessman in Russia, Westmoreland, were remanded this week for the completion of their sentencing on November 25 in the Home Circuit Court. One of...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:26 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) has hailed Thursday’s ruling by the Privy Council, granting investigators access to material that predates the enactment of the Proceeds of Crime Act, as a major victory for law...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman on Wednesday urged the court to immediately stay the charges against Antigua’s director of public prosecutions (DPP), Anthony Armstrong, in the real estate fraud case, contending that the police’s own handwriting expert...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

In-limbo education ministry permanent secretary (PS) Dean-Roy Bernard testified on Monday that since his reassignment from his post in 2019, he has missed out on seven increments which would have bumped up his salary to almost $9 million. Bernard...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Dr Nicholeen DeGrasse-Johnson, who was suspended as principal of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in 2019 at the height of a sexual harassment scandal, has lost her bid to be reinstated and for disciplinary proceedings...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A travelling peddler, who is among eight persons left homeless after fire destroyed their homes at Fleet Street in Kingston on Friday, is pondering her next move after her goods and $16,000 – the last of her savings – were also lost in the blaze...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Lawyers representing Antigua’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Anthony Armstrong, who is facing fraud charges in relation to three land transactions, are threatening to take the issue before the Constitutional Court in a bid to have the...

Published:Saturday | November 5, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

An alleged player in a suspected phone-stealing ring, which was recently discovered and more than 200 devices recovered, will be seeking bail when he next appears before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on November 18. Shaunie Latchman, who...

Published:Saturday | November 5, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A bartender, who is claiming that he suffered permanent injuries after a health practitioner at St Joseph’s Hospital in St Andrew wrongly injected a nerve in his buttocks, is suing the government and the health facility for negligence and breach of...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Attorney-at-law Michelle Thomas, who is representing Rushawn Patterson, the person of interest in the murder of social-media influencer Aneka ‘Slickianna’ Townsend, is accusing the police of breaching due process after her client...

Published:Thursday | November 3, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The police are probing whether the parents of the man held for the murder of former Portland Eastern Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield played a role in his disappearance yesterday ahead of the start of his trial in the Home Circuit Court....

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