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Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A court date has been set in the Supreme Court for the resumption of the much-anticipated Trafigura Beheer matter involving former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and four other members of the People’s National Party (PNP). The quintet is to...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Disgraced attorney Jennifer Messado, who has reportedly defrauded international dancehall star David ‘Mavado’ Brooks of $30. 7 million, yesterday told the Supreme Court that she is bankrupt and was given time to file an affidavit explaining her...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Victim Services Division (VSD) of the Ministry of Justice has been noticing a lowering in the ages of children being sexually abused, oftentimes by relatives. The victims, some as young as two years old, have been identified as part of a wider...

Published:Wednesday | May 19, 2021 | 12:16 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A Kingston labourer who had been in custody for nine years awaiting his trial was on Tuesday freed of murder in the Supreme Court. Thirty-one-year-old Dwight Leslie, otherwise known as ‘Catfish’, had the case against him dismissed after his...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Attorney-at-law Isat Buchanan, who is representing incarcerated reputed gangster Tesha Miller, is accusing the Crown of abusing its power in light of fraud charges laid against the convicted killer which stem from an incident in 2017 in which he...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

An October trial date was yesterday scheduled in the fraud matter involving former Petrojam general manager Floyd Grindley and his former chairman Dr Perceval Bahado-Singh. Both accused will be tried in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:14 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Well-known producer, businessman, and councillor, Patrick Roberts, was yesterday slapped with fraud charges and is to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on June 24. Roberts, the local government representative in the Molynes Gardens...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Justice Georgiana Fraser believes that there are no prospects for rehabilitation for convicted murderers Carlos Batista and George Gardener, who have maintained their innocence in the daylight murder of well-known businessman Roderick ‘Bunny’...

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

The Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of a man who had been ordered to pay $515,000 or serve two months in prison after he was found guilty of transporting 1,613 pounds of ganja. The appellant, Allan Gardner, was taken into custody and...

Published:Monday | May 10, 2021 | 11:16 PMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The abuse of the homeless hit startling heights when news broke they were being brutally murdered. A man was brought in as a suspect but never charged. With the revelation that the same man has been brought in for questioning after another spate of...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:32 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Home Circuit Court on Tuesday heard that the prosecution has found new evidence in the murder case involving popular Portland businessman Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald, who is accused of orchestrating the murder of his two wives. The new...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 1:19 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The case of former senior manager at the National Commercial Bank, Andrea Gordon, was big news when it broke in June of 2020. The 52-year-old made headlines again during her trial when she admitted her guilt and the court heard details of the way...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:26 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A man who was in January taken into custody as a suspect in the brutal slaying of three homeless men in Kingston is again being questioned following Sunday’s attack on four homeless men in the same parish. The men, who were attacked during their...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:19 PMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The former senior manager at the National Commercial Bank (NCB), who on Thursday admitted to swindling the company out of $34 million, broke down in tears last June when she was confronted by the bank’s internal investigator, claiming that her “...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:28 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A local attorney has successfully defended a lawsuit brought against him by his sister, an American citizen, who had sued him claiming his negligence had resulted in her not being willed a Gilmour Drive property in St Andrew by their mother. The...

Published:Wednesday | April 28, 2021 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The two fishermen charged with the September 2004 killings of three children in Portmore, St Catherine, will have another go at proving their innocence in their third trial in the Home Circuit Court scheduled for November 27, 2023. The trial was...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 2:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Fifteen years ago, Jamaica’s penchant for corruption was laid bare when Trafigura Baheer, a Dutch company, was alleged to have breached its country’s anti-corruption laws when it won an oil-lifting contract with the Petroleum...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 1:32 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The family of convicted Tivoli Gardens strongman, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, has forever been plunged in infamy. The name Coke has forever been linked to organised crime. Well, at least, that’s the narrative the community offers up...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

For some, diving may be regarded as a risky activity, but in one inner-city community in Kingston, it is being used, though not initially intended, as a tool to steer young men away from crime. On any given Sunday, more than 20 youth from the...

Published:Monday | April 26, 2021 | 12:16 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A St Catherine housewife who took her ex-husband to court for an equal share in a house that he had bought before their marriage was left empty-handed after the judge ruled that she was not entitled to the property, having not contributed towards...

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 12:24 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

When the National Contracts Commission (NCC) pulled the plug on Cenitech Engineering Company in 2013, revoking its contractor licence, the company not only lost out on billions of dollars in government contract but the company’s reputation took a...

Published:Friday | April 23, 2021 | 12:26 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Thursday’s release of three high-profile members of the notorious Coke family and four others on murder and gang-related charges served as a blow to law-enforcement and justice officials who have pitched the crushing of mafias as a key goal to...

Published:Tuesday | April 20, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn is to write to the Supreme Court’s registrar to request a date for the resumption of the Trafigura matter following the Privy Council’s dismissal of the appeal brought by five functionaries of the...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Senior attorney-at-law Diane Jobson has dismissed as ridiculous assertions that “a monster has been let loose on society” in the wake of the acquittal of reputed gang leader Christopher ‘Dog Paw’ Linton. The 28-year-old reputed gangster and his co...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:46 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Portland businessman Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald, who is accused of plotting the murders of his two wives in separate incidents, is to know on April 30 whether he will be granted bail. The fate of his co-accused, Oscar Barnes, in the murder of...

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