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Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Despite showing no remorse for raping a nine-year-old girl, who he strangled while buggering, the mother of the child says she has forgiven the cold-hearted, young killer. The now-17-year-old convict was 13 when he committed the brutish and...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:14 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Tax debtors who were among 20 persons picked up across St Catherine during an early morning operation Thursday dug deep in their pockets to settle or part-pay property, education and income tax arrears. The delinquent taxpayers were taken into...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former inmate who suffered a penile disorder which left him impotent while he was in prison in 2006 is to find out today whether the Supreme Court will accept that the Department of Correctional Services had been negligent in getting him...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Defence lawyer Lynden Wellesley on Monday accused the two main witnesses in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial of swapping the truth to save themselves from prosecution. Addressing the court as defence lawyers maintained their attack on the witnesses...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The 34-year-old man who was convicted for the gruesome 2019 murder of a Negril businessman and his Italian wife yesterday angrily chastised the judge, labelling him as “bias” and “poppy show” before he was slapped with two life sentences. “You a...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Investigators probing the murder and disappearance of social media personality Donna-Lee Donaldson are to collect more statements within a week and a half. The disclosure was made when Constable Noel Maitland, the policeman accused of killing...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is conducting an investigation into Wednesday’s blaze at Khemlani Mart in Manor Park, St Andrew, following reports that a transformer that had allegedly exploded may have started the fire. Director of...

Published:Monday | September 12, 2022 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Charging that youth development needs to be prioritised meaningfully with a joint government approach, Senator Natalie Campbell Rodriques has called for the National Youth Service (NYS) to be revamped to include persons ages 21-28. This, she said...

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

Government Senator Natalie Campbell-Rodriques has hit back at critics of the contentious Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) Bill, saying there is nothing for teachers to fear. “There should be no fear of large penalties for pretending to be a teacher...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2022 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

FORMER INDEPENDENT senator, Douglas Orane, wants the Government to act quickly on calls for the Senate to be expanded to include independent senators and for the Constitution to be amended to enshrine the provision in law. The retired business...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Persons who are implicated in gun crimes will not be allowed to enter into plea-bargain arrangements unless they provide information in relation to other illegal firearms under proposed amendments to the Criminal Justice (Plea Negotiation and...

Published:Tuesday | September 6, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Protestors in St Thomas have threatened to continue pressing for action if nothing is done to bring immediate relief after mounting a series of roadblocks over bumpy under-construction roads on Monday. Taxi and bus operators, who also withdrew...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:14 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

More Jamaican teenagers are dabbling in dangerous drugs such as Molly and edibles and engaging in vaping but are unaware of the grave risks. A risk assessment study carried out by the National Council on Drug Abuse in May in 13 parishes and high...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Several high-school principals are reporting that they are ready for the start of the new academic year come next Monday, replacing nearly all the teachers who have resigned from their respective institutions. Some administrators have, over summer...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Crime Monitoring Oversight Committee (CMOC) is pushing for the Government to provide a timeline on when the draft for the Enhanced Security Measures Act will be completed or be tabled. The proposed law is being touted as a major tool to...

Published:Monday | August 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The family of a Kingston courier who was fatally shot on Marcus Garvey Drive Friday is accusing the police of killing the 21-year-old in cold blood and is demanding justice. Shamar Stewart, of Allman Town, Kingston 4, was killed a day before a big...

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

In its drive to make more housing solutions available, the Government is committing to complete all the housing projects which have been lagging on for years without being actualised. “We have made a commitment that all the projects that have been...

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday said that the Government will be moving to put an end to squatting and the illegal capture of public lands. While admitting that there are challenges in accessing affordable homes, Holness said that there are...

Published:Friday | July 29, 2022 | 12:14 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A defence lawyer in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial yesterday raised questions about the whereabouts of the extortion money that one of the prosecution’s witnesses had testified he had safeguarded for the gang. The witness, who said he was the...

Published:Friday | July 29, 2022 | 12:14 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The death penalty, which was being sought for the man guilty of the Clarendon massacre of a woman and her four children, may no longer be on the table. That is despite Rushane Barnett, the 23-year-old who pleaded guilty Thursday, having inflicted...

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

“Lines of enquiry have opened up” around several persons of interest beyond the police boyfriend of missing social-media influencer Donna-Lee Donaldson who has been arrested by law enforcers in a dramatic twist in the high-profile case that has...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2022 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

While labelling the prosecution’s two main witnesses as “bad” and “unreliable” attestors, the lead attorney for reputed Clansman-One Don Gang leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan asked the judge on Tuesday to reject the self-confessed ex-gangsters’...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Defence lawyers on Monday ripped into the credibility of one of the prosecution’s main witnesses in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial for placing their clients at various locations, including murder scenes, while they were behind bars. Drawing on the...

Published:Saturday | July 23, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A St Andrew construction worker accused of shooting at his ex-girl and her boyfriend has been freed of gun charges. The charges of illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition against Sheldon Robinson were dropped in the Gun...

Published:Saturday | July 23, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Fifty-year-old Anthony Daniels and 60-year-old Hugh Fraser, who were among four men held in a major police operation this week, have been accused of being players in a drug-trafficking network operating out of Jamaica and the United States. Daniels...

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