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Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2020 | 12:23 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

WELL-KNOWN ATTORNEY-at-law Anthony Pearson has been struck off the list of lawyers authorised to practise in Jamaica over an accusation that he failed to return nearly $10 million to a financial institution that had inadvertently deposited the...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:19 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Another mentally ill inmate has been blamed for the weekend attack on George Williams, the elderly man languishing in Jamaica’s prison system for almost five decades without a trial. The accused inmate, sources revealed, is among scores of mentally...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

GEORGE WILLIAMS used a gut-wrenching application to the High Court to pour out his soul about the nearly five decades he has spent in an infested maximum-security prison awaiting trial and to make a desperate plea to win his freedom. “I don’t want...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:25 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A soured gun deal that left two men dead is at the centre of a war that has been played out, mostly in broad daylight, on the streets of the capital city, law-enforcement sources have revealed. The Holness administration moved on Sunday to stem the...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:21 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

George Williams was a mentally ill 20-year-old when he was arrested by the police in 1970 and charged for allegedly killing another man. Now, nearly 50 years later, Williams is believed to be one of the seven persons identified by the Independent...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A serial rapist who was ordered to serve 38 years in prison for each of the eight women he victimised over a six-week span has had his sentence slashed in half. Patrick Green, 33, was initially sentenced to a total of 499 years in prison after he...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

An attorney based in the United Kingdom (UK) has suggested that an urgent application be made to the Jamaican Supreme Court challenging the vexed and long-standing practice by the local police force of leaving cops on suspension or interdiction for...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:27 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The search for answers about how dozens of west Kingston residents perished during the infamous 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion has been doomed by botched police investigations from the outset, two state agencies have asserted. However, both the...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:27 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

More than two decades ago, Monsignor Gregory Ramkissoon contemplated starting a weekly newspaper through his charity organisation, Mustard Seed Communities. Ramkissoon remembers reaching out to an old acquaintance, then chairman and managing...

Published:Saturday | May 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

THE WAY is now clear for the Government to begin the legal process of seeking to take possession of properties and other assets valued at more than $220 million that have been traced to former Manchester Parish Council official Sanja Elliott. The...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:05 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), for the second time in nearly three months, has been ordered to pay out millions of dollars to a worker whose employment was unjustifiably terminated. The Industrial Dispute Tribunal (IDT), in a ruling handed down last...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

First-time mom Jodian Fearon “died a terrible death” from heart failure exacerbated by last-minute pregnancy-related stress at The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), the medical doctor hired to observe her post-mortem has revealed....

Published:Tuesday | April 28, 2020 | 12:15 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Roger Davis, the drug boss who was convicted in the United States (US) along with his brother, dancehall artiste Flippa Mafia, for leading an international narcotics syndicate, was among the 46 Jamaicans who were deported last week, law enforcement...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2020 | 12:26 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The 46 Jamaicans who were deported from the United States (US) yesterday are to be tested for the new coronavirus that has killed almost 180,000 people globally and six here, the Ministry of Health...

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Within “a week or two”, the Jamaican Government will have to accept dozens of deportees from the United States (US). Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang made the disclosure on Monday, days after US President Donald Trump signed an order...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:28 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The states of emergency (SOEs) imposed across half the island as part of a push by the Government to reduce Jamaica’s ballooning murder rate will not be extended if the People’s National Party (PNP), under the leadership of Dr Peter Phillips, takes...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:06 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and Wellness last night confirmed six new cases of the novel coronavirus, including its first evidence of local transmission. The cases, which bring to eight the number of confirmed cases here, include two men, aged 63...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:28 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Daryl Vaz’s Cabinet post remains safe for now as Prime Minister Andrew Holness continues to “carefully” weigh issues surrounding the revocation of his United States (US) visa. In a statement last November, the US Embassy in Kingston revealed that...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says not accepting the resignation of Ruel Reid as education minister would have compromised the integrity of Jamaica’s “entire system of government”. Now, almost one year after Reid’s resignation, Holness believes...

Published:Monday | January 27, 2020 | 12:24 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

An assistant teacher who admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old student at a Spanish Town high school while classes were in session has had 18 months shaved off his near nine-year prison sentence. Horace Gordon, 27, will now have to serve seven...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

For nearly three-quarters of an hour yesterday, nearly 300 vehicles were able to drive freely through a police-military checkpoint mounted at the intersection of Chisholm Avenue and Omara Road as part of the state of emergency (SOE) across the St...

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2020 | 12:39 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The developers of The Orchards, a sprawling housing project in Old Harbour, St Catherine, could face legal action from at least one angry purchaser after they failed to keep a public commitment to deliver the remaining 200-plus units being...

Published:Saturday | January 4, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

February 2, 2016 seemed like a normal work day for Marlon McLeod when he arrived at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel in Montego Bay, St James. But within minutes, according to the then 26-year-old assistant guest relations manager, his life was...

Published:Thursday | January 2, 2020 | 12:35 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The union that represents police commanders has shot down claims that they are using transfers and leave approvals to punish subordinates. Further, the POA, which represents cops above the rank of sergeant, has publicly thrown its support behind...

Published:Tuesday | December 31, 2019 | 12:43 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A female cop who resides in St Elizabeth with her young child and assigned duties in Hanover went to her union to complain after she learnt recently from her commanding officer that she was being transferred to Kingston. Sergeant Patrae Rowe,...

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