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Published:Saturday | January 29, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Attorney-at-law Vaughn Bignall, who had been embroiled in a legal battle with the General Legal Council (GLC) for advertising his law firm’s services in the media and on social media, yesterday scored a major victory following a landmark ruling by...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A St Catherine labourer who robbed a man of his wallet after peppering him with bullets in 2017 was sentenced Thursday to life in prison after he was found guilty of murder. Justice Leighton Pusey, in handing down the sentence in the Gun Court,...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The woman who lost her life brutally in St Catherine in 2017 in a murder-arson was reportedly visiting her lover for the first time when gangsters allegedly aligned to the Clansman-One Don Gang kicked open the door and sprayed them with bullets...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A police witness in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial disclosed in testimony on Tuesday that photographs taken at a murder scene on Chancery Street in northwest St Andrew in August 2017 could not be located. The crime-scene investigator further...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Two police witnesses have insisted that they never fired a single shot at the alleged member of the Clansman-One Don Gang who fired at them repeatedly before he was chased and allegedly held with an illegal handgun in 2017. Both officers recalled,...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A 21-year-old man who, as a boy, raped his schoolmate after stealing her pen, had his five-year prison sentence reduced last Friday by the Court of Appeal to a three-year suspended term following a misstep by the sentencing judge. The offender was...

Published:Thursday | January 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has applied for an injunction to immediately halt construction of a St Andrew apartment complex it claims is in contravention of the approved building plan. The development, which is at 9...

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former inmate is suing the State for an erectile condition that he reportedly developed while in state care which has left him impotent. He is seeking millions of dollars in compensation. The claimant, Rupert Campbell, had developed an episode of...

Published:Tuesday | January 18, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Two former senior officers of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) yesterday suffered a huge blow after the Supreme Court refused to grant them an extension to file a defamation claim, which was initially made outside the limitation period. The...

Published:Friday | January 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Two of the island’s legal luminaries asserted on Tuesday that there is nothing improper or wrong with the appointment of the new attorney general after the Opposition poured cold water on the appointment, claiming that the holder of the post must...

Published:Wednesday | January 12, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The new Holness Cabinet has been criticised as top-heavy and inefficient, with Opposition Leader Mark Golding describing Monday’s reshuffle as “a trivial exercise” that will add to taxpayers’ burdens. Golding accused the Government of using the...

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

Charging that the two-thirds voting majority bar for the extension of states of emergency (SOE) poses a significant challenge and may be used as a political ploy, the Government signalled on Sunday that it was reviewing the requirement as part of...

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

With the resumption of jury trial suffering a further delay in light of the island’s increasing COVID-19 positivity rate, emerging variants, low vaccination take-up coupled with other negative factors, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes believes the time...

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2022 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Former Island Lubes Distributors Limited director John Levy reportedly transferred a motor truck to a company in which he and his wife, Donna, is a director and shareholder, two days after he was asked to step down from his post as director of...

Published:Friday | January 7, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Three senior personnel in charge of a National Health Fund (NHF) warehouse cold room that is suspected to have been sabotaged have been sent on leave while the police conduct a probe into the incident that affected more than 900,000 COVID-19...

Published:Thursday | January 6, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A high court judge has warned that lawyers whose failure to adequately prepare for their matters, resulting in adjournments, could find themselves appearing before the General Legal Council or before the court, after slapping Hollislaw firm with a...

Published:Saturday | January 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

It was a bittersweet moment yesterday for two female friends who found themselves behind bars following an alleged attempt to smuggle contraband into a lock-up, after one was granted bail and the other left in tears when she was remanded. Twenty-...

Published:Friday | December 31, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A St Andrew businessman who was reportedly captured on video shooting his son to death at the family business place in Papine, St Andrew, in April is planning to seek a plea deal come January next year. Delton Knight was arrested in April after he...

Published:Friday | December 31, 2021 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

While the lingering presence of the coronavirus and the increasing threat of the Omicron variant, coupled with the ban on parties and the continued enforcement of COVID 19- restrictions, have put a damper on New Year’s Eve celebrations, some...

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety Council Dr Lucien Jones says he is not surprised that the country has surpassed last year’s total road fatalities , but noted that this year’s figure, which stood at 473 yesterday, is most disturbing....

Published:Thursday | December 23, 2021 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Three siblings who filed a claim against their father under the Mental Health Act to get a court order to manage his financial affairs were forced to back down after a medical report showed that their dad was capable of managing his money. The...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:15 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The imposition of stiffer penalties for the smuggling of contraband into Jamaica’s penal institutions is not likely to dent the inflow of illegal items as correctional officers are sometimes forced to comply with the demands of dons while others...

Published:Saturday | December 18, 2021 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Opposition senators while supporting the passing of the Corrections (Amendment) Act, 2021 yesterday charged that the bill, which is seeking to institute tougher penalties with fines of up $3 million and sentences of up to five years, would have...

Published:Saturday | December 18, 2021 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Businessmen Peter Chin and Robert Chin, the principals of Alliance Investment Management Limited (AIML) and Alliance Financial Limited (AFL), will return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on January 10 next year. The men and their...

Published:Friday | December 17, 2021 | 7:19 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The trial in the contentious wage issue between the police and the Government was yesterday set for April 4 and 5, 2022, but the disgruntled cops remain hopeful that the matter will be settled before then. The officers had taken the Government to...

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