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Published:Monday | February 6, 2023 | 1:34 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Commuters have been warned to brace today for the start of a three-day, all-island public transportation strike spearheaded by the One Voice Transportation Group that is expected to significantly impact mobility in Kingston and St Andrew. The...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2023 | 1:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan could be convicted of being the leader of a criminal organisation if Chief Justice Bryan Sykes accepts the evidence of at least one of the ex-gang members who had testified in the Clansman One-Don Gang trial. Justice Sykes,...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2023 | 1:24 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes signalled on Monday that evidence given by one of the former Clansman-One Don gang members about a double murder and arson incident may not be of any use to the Crown. Continuing his summation in the Home Circuit Court,...

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2023 | 1:30 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

One of the 27 defendants in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial on Friday accused the police of refusing to take him for an X-ray after allegedly injuring his arm. The defendant, Ted Prince, whose arm was in a sling, complained to Chief Justice Bryan...

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2023 | 1:27 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The defence team representing Anthony Armstrong is contemplating challenging the decision by the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) to transfer the fraud case against him to the Home Circuit Court. Hugh Wildman, who is leading the...

Published:Friday | January 27, 2023 | 1:21 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes on Thursday stated that the evidence given by a former member of the Clansman-One Don Gang about the 2017 murder of a supermarket employee in Chancery Street, St Andrew, if accepted as true, demonstrates the existence of a...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2023 | 12:48 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes says evidence presented in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial on counts that failed will be considered in the determination of the existence of a criminal organisation and its membership. Continuing his summation on Wednesday...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2023 | 1:24 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Although there was no mention of the ex-soldier and his alleged membership in the Clansman-One Don Gang in statements given by one of the prosecution’s star witnesses, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes acknowledged that the evidence suggested some truth in...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2023 | 1:31 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

As his summation in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial began on Monday, Justice Bryan Sykes said there might be some believability to the evidence of the main witness who had volunteered information about the gang to the police, as opposed to the...

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2023 | 1:22 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Reputed don Tesha Miller is accusing the judge who sentenced him to almost 39 years of playing a role in his "cooked-up" conviction by giving a perceived light jail term to a witness. 

Published:Monday | January 16, 2023 | 12:59 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A serial rapist who, over a three-day period, sexually assaulted four women, including two sisters while their mother watched helplessly, was last week sentenced to 21 years in prison under a plea deal. The 35-year-old sex offender, Everton Bennett...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2023 | 1:16 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The family of Keith Clarke who was killed at his home during a military operation remains determined while welcoming yesterday’s Court of Appeal ruling authorising the resumption of the trial for his alleged murder. “Today’s ruling that the trial...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2023 | 1:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A security guard who was arrested last year for reportedly killing a man with a pickaxe was freed of murder in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Wednesday. Twenty-five-year-old Dwight Thomas, of Arnett Gardens in St Andrew, was slapped...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2023 | 1:27 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The long-awaited trial of the St Catherine labourer charged with the murder of attorney-at-law Clover Graham is scheduled to start on Thursday in the Home Circuit Court. Quron Patterson, otherwise called ‘Q’, of Gordon Pen in Spanish Town, St...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2023 | 1:14 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The media were barred from covering the Tuesday afternoon hearing in which one of the men arrested for the 2016 murder of two American missionaries in St Mary was expected to plead guilty to two counts of murder under a plea deal. On Monday,...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2023 | 1:33 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Noting that the chronic issue of juror shortage is at the worst state she has seen it in years, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn on Monday called for an examination of the process of selecting and serving jurors. She also...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2023 | 1:23 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The police corporal implicated in a multimillion-dollar cooking oil theft was on Monday denied bail when he appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court. Detective Corporal Maurice Whittingham, 35, who is charged with robbery with aggravation and...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2023 | 1:04 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

While industrial action initially considered to coincide with Monday’s opening of the Circuit Court’s Hillary Term across the island appears to have been averted, the legal officers remain restive over the public sector compensation restructuring...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2023 | 1:17 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Parish Judge Venise Blackstock-Murray yesterday chastised the police for the lack of sympathy shown towards the gravely ill accused in the J$90 million cocaine bust at the Norman Manley International Airport. She also rebuked the cops for their...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2023 | 1:48 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A second attempt by the defence team to have fraud charges against Antigua’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Anthony Armstrong dismissed failed to get off the ground on Thursday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. The matter was...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2023 | 1:45 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The police corporal implicated in a multimillion-dollar cooking oil theft is to return to St Catherine Parish Court on Monday for a bail application. Detective Corporal Maurice Whittingham, 35, is charged with robbery with aggravation and...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2023 | 1:43 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Sharn Mongal, principal of Steer Town Academy in St Ann, is expected to go on leave this month amid a probe by the Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) into alleged breaches in last year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) May-June...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2022 | 1:21 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has described the passing of protocol and logistics expert Colonel Merrick Needham as a monumental loss not only for his family, but for the nation. Needham, who celebrated his 89th birthday six days ago, died on...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2022 | 1:14 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Tuesday should have been an exciting and memorable day for Demardeo Cornish, but as he rang in his 21st birthday, he was hit by the devastating realisation that his parents would never be around again to celebrate with him. Cornish’s parents died...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2022 | 1:29 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Nearly four months after a court halted the construction of his $450-million apartment complex, developer Andrew Henry is breathing a sigh of relief after receiving the green light to resume work at the Chancery Hall, St Andrew property. However,...

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