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Stories by Danae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:20 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s legal fraternity has lauded the Court of Appeal’s decision on Friday to quash the much-disputed 2013 amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) that lawyers said would force them to police their clients. The Jamaican Bar Association (...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2020 | 12:21 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

A look of despair flushed Everton Douglas’ face following the declaration by Justice Bertram Morrison of a delay to the judgment on whether Douglas and four others who have been detained under states of emergency (SOE) for extensive periods would...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2020 | 12:17 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The judgment on whether the five men detained under states of emergency (SOE) for extensive periods will be released or further remanded is expected to be handed down today. Justice Bertram Morrison, who is presiding over the hearings, last week...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2020 | 12:28 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Pressed by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) senior legal adviser John Clarke, a senior cop attached to the Westmoreland Police Division admitted in court on Monday to detaining individuals under states of emergency (SOEs) until enough evidence was...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:31 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Marketing and public-relations firm Market Me Consulting bailed out the Ministry of Health...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2020 | 12:08 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

All contracts and invoices made out to Market Me Consulting Limited by the Ministry of Health...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett has cautioned that a ban on travellers from the United States in a bid to contain COVID-19 would deliver a death blow to Jamaica’s hospitality industry. His warning comes in the wake of The Bahamas announcing on Sunday...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Carol Narcisse, civil society advocate, has rejected the notion of shuffling around ministers of government who are no longer worthy of carrying out their responsibilities in one ministry to another. Her comments come in the wake of the latest...

Published:Thursday | July 16, 2020 | 12:21 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Intense lobbying by the Jamaica Employers’ Federation (JEF) and the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) to have the 120-day cap on lay-offs extended is likely to run into gusty headwinds, with trade unions pushing back at the move. The...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Minister of Health & Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has blamed a hiring binge by the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) for the termination of employment of some new doctors at the Papine, St Andrew, institution...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Less than 24 hours after he was found not guilty and excitedly shared his plans of rebuilding his farm, Copeland Sankey, one of the six alleged members of the King Valley Gang who were acquitted on Wednesday, is to face questions in relation to a...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:31 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Copeland Sankey, one of the six alleged members of the King Valley Gang who were acquitted yesterday, said he is now anticipating rebuilding his business that was destroyed when he was wrongfully arrested by the police almost two years ago. The...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday rejected the reason the main witness in the King Valley Gang trial gave for inconsistencies in his statement given to the police and that given as evidence in court. Last Friday, attorney-at-law Everton Bird was...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:08 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Demanding reparation for the more than 300 years of slavery in the Caribbean, Sir Hilary Beckles, vice chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), charged that colonialism has left a legacy of diabetes and hypertension that continues to...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:29 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Attorney-at-law Everton Bird was yesterday granted permission to have the main witness recalled to be cross-examined on new inconsistencies which he discovered during the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang trial. The attorney got the go-ahead...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:06 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness used Thursday’s resumption of dining at restaurants in Jamaica to rally investors and entrepreneurs to reignite economic activity to emerge from recession. Lauding Thalia Lyn, founder and CEO of Island Grill, for...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:30 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Psychiatrist Dr Geoffrey Walcott says the problem of mentally ill persons being held in prisons for decades without sentence is rooted in a system that forces such persons to prove not only their innocence, but that they will not commit further...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:32 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

More than 100 public health professionals were deployed yesterday to Tivoli Gardens in west Kingston to conduct community surveillance following the positive testing of five residents for COVID-19. Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Despite news of an impending request to change a controversial racist image on an insignia worn by Sir Patrick Allen, a social-media lobbyist who stoked outrage over the depiction wants the governor general’s office disbanded altogether. The Order...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:19 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

JAMAICANS PRONE to respiratory illnesses have been warned to take precautions as swathes of the country become covered with the hazy Saharan dust. The phenomenon is expected to be concentrated in the island for the next three days. Several times...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:13 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Although still facing backlash from the majority of churches in Jamaica, Jaevion Nelson, executive director of Equality for All Jamaica Foundation, said some church leaders are currently standing out in support of people belonging to the lesbian,...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2020 | 12:33 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

A group of 27 parents of grade one and kindergarten students at Immaculate Prep in Kingston have expressed outrage at the school board’s denial of their pleas for discounted fees for online classes and for barring children’s access to the Zoom...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:11 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

DESPITE NATIONAL outrage over complaints of skyrocketing electricity charges, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has denied that its billing system is defective. The power provider has welcomed Energy Minister Fayval Williams’ call, on...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

ALTHOUGH IT has been 14 years since his five-year-old daughter was mowed down by a gunshot victim as she stood waiting on her dad, the pain is still fresh for Sheckton Hudson. He still wears a piece of her on his heart every day. Hudson even...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The St Ann Municipal Corporation could face legal action if it does not quickly turn over payment to Rahim’s Cleaning and Trucking Limited, the company hired to undertake controversial $46-million COVID-19 sanitisation at eight locations in Ocho...

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