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Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

One of the country's top criminal-defence attorneys has suggested that lawmakers enact special sanctions for law-enforcement personnel proven to have "planted" evidence on an accused person to secure a conviction.For Bert Samuels, the maximum...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Police investigators have theorised that bad weather, and not captain error, turned a routine boat trip yesterday into a tragedy for a small family and their close friends.The Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit confirmed last...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness should publicly name all the individuals, entities, and consultants that collected millions of dollars "they were not entitled to" from the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam and use all legal and persuasive means to...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A retired Jamaican businessman has recounted how he was enlisted by private-sector leaders in the late 1970s to help remove Michael Manley as prime minister after the then People's National Party (PNP) leader openly embraced former Cuban President...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Barack Obama's historic presidency was a "disappointment" for black people, a retired Jamaican businessman now living in the United States (US) has asserted.Leonard 'Gerry' Grindley, former chairman and managing director of the Grimax Group of...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

Twenty per cent of the men and women in the police force, including senior officers, are "corrupt criminals and totally beyond help", a former high-ranking member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has asserted.Mark Shields, the British-trained...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

When the health ministry moved its offices from the Oceana Building in downtown Kingston five years ago, it also left behind $175 million in unpaid rent owed to the state-owned Urban Development Corporation (UDC).According to figures compiled by the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

A leading voice in the Jamaican diaspora has fired back at government Senator Kerensia Morrison, pointing out that the shipment of guns and ammunition found at the wharf in Kingston last week is not a reflection of all Jamaicans living overseas."...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Staff Reporter

The Jamaican police plan to seek the assistance of their counterparts in the United States (US) to help identify the persons behind the cache of guns and over 600 assorted rounds of ammunition that were seized at the wharf in Kingston on Wednesday,...

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