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Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 3:44 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

An ex-member of the One Don Gang testified on Wednesday that when he first went to the police with information about the criminal organisation, law enforcers did not believe him. The second prosecution witness, who had a full-time job during his...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2021 | 3:55 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The ex-gangster who is one of the prosecution’s main witnesses in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial said on Tuesday that the only benefit he would get from testifying against his alleged ex-cronies is a spot in a graveyard. The witness, who was on...

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Yesterday a former member of the One Don Gang blamed nervousness for several glaring inconsistencies between his statements and his testimony in court. However, the witness rejected suggestions from the attorney of reputed gang leader Andre ‘...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Relatives of the elderly Jamaican-Canadian couple who was gruesomely murdered in Retreat, St Thomas, three years ago, say they have forgiven the killer and are thankful that he confessed. The 29-year-old farmer, Fabian Skervin, who had pleaded...

Published:Wednesday | October 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former executive of the now-defunct used-car dealership CarMax, who was implicated in a multimillion-dollar fraud probe at the company, was freed of fraud charges last Friday. Businessman Darren Blake, who was arrested and charged in March 2015...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

While asking the justices to throw out the appeal against the Full Court’s ruling, a government lawyer argued on Thursday that the dreadlocked student at Kensington Primary had no guaranteed right to attend the school. The Full Court had ruled in...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Lawyers for the self-proclaimed Nazarene couple, whose child was refused a place at Kensington Primary School because of her dreadlocks hairstyle, yesterday argued that the Full Court erred in finding that the child’s constitutional rights had not...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Parish courts across the island will be rolling out a case management programme next year, which will ensure that all criminal matters coming before the court are completed within two years. Simple and standard criminal cases, however, are expected...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Buffeted by criticism of the flagship legislation used to contain the coronavirus outbreak, the Holness administration will face an acid test when the first constitutional challenge against the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) is to be mentioned...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:05 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Education Minister Fayval Williams has shied away from indicating whether the controversial board of Nutrition Products Limited (NPL) still enjoys the confidence of the Government given that at least five members who had oversight of the scandal...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The mysterious noxious fumes that forced evacuations and early closure at a number of organisations in the Corporate Area on Tuesday may have been caused by a cooking gas leak. The fumes, which were believed to have started emanating late in the...

Published:Tuesday | October 5, 2021 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Clansman-One Don Gang trial involving 33 alleged gangsters has been postponed until October 19 after two of the defendants contracted the novel coronavirus. When the trial resumed in the Home Circuit Court on Monday, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A soldier was reportedly among the alleged members of the One Don Gang who served as armed bodyguards for reputed leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan, a former crony revealed during his testimony in the Home Circuit Court on Thursday. The ex-member and...

Published:Thursday | September 30, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday expressed concerns about the volume of information that is being given in trial by the first witness, instructing the prosecution to be more “pointed” and “focused” in leading the evidence, given that there are...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2021 | 2:42 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Weeks after issuing a COVID-19 vaccination ultimatum to its workers, CVM TV has requested to have a ‘local level’ meeting with the National Workers Union (NWU) in the hope of settling the issue. The meeting between the union and the television...

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

An alleged shooter in the One Don Gang had reportedly callously boasted about cutting down a bus driver in front of the police in the Spanish Town bus park in St Catherine, the prosecution’s first star witness in the Clansman Gang trial told the...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:05 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A state witness yesterday told the Home Circuit Court that Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan, the alleged leader of the deadly One Don Gang, laughed as his bodyguard carried out a hit on a man in St Catherine in 2018. The former gangster-turned-state witness...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A self-confessed member of the One Don Gang shared details on Wednesday of how an alleged don aligned with the Tesha Miller faction of the Clansman Gang was gunned down on Chancery Street, St Andrew, in 2017. The well-orchestrated execution-style...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

About 2,000 to 3,000 reports of child abuse in the country are believed to have gone unreported last year, as the number of child abuse reports continues to plummet in the face of challenges caused by the pandemic. Before the arrival of the virus...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The trial of the 33 alleged members of the One Don Gang will resume Wednesday morning in the Home Circuit Court after technological difficulties forced an early adjournment Tuesday. One of the two main witnesses, a self-confessed member of the...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The One Don Gang, a faction of the feared St Catherine-based Clansman Gang, was painted on Monday as a well-organised and ruthless criminal enterprise that carried out a slew of murders and arson attacks across the parish. Prosecutors pressed home...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

With the slim success that the Jamaican authorities have scored over the last three years with the prosecution of four criminal organisations, much rides on the ability of the much-touted anti-gang legislation to secure convictions against 33...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

By March next year, the appellate and Supreme courts are expected to clear their backlog of outstanding judgments. Noting that the court system seemed to have had its most productive last year, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes disclosed that the Gun Court...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn is appealing to members of the private Bar to impress upon their clients, especially those who are in custody, not to wait for a jury trial, but to consider having their matters tried by a judge...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has been rocked by the resignations of at least five prosecutors last month amid reports of simmering discontentment over poor wages, heavy workloads, and the leadership. Workers have complained...

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