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Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

MIND-BLOWING hardly seems appropriate to describe Corporal Norris Barrett’s natural toy-making skills. The St Mary native who, like many other Jamaican boys from the country, grew up making his own toys from juice boxes and other discarded items,...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:05 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Reinstated Senior Superintendent of Police James Forbes, who yesterday went off on his final vacation before his official retirement from the police force in November, says he regrets not having been able to give ultimate service to the country. “...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Members of the fractious People’s National Party (PNP) executive yesterday maintained that the party has not suffered a “fatal blow” as a result of the recent resignation of the three vice-presidents and the party chairman. Vice-presidents Damion...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Controversial People’s National Party (PNP) activist Karen Cross, who was last week given two weeks to pay a $750,000 fine for contempt of court, says she does not have the money to pay the fine and is seeking help via a GoFundme account to...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Phillip Paulwell, the opposition spokesperson on energy, is advising the Government to end its practice of dishing out waivers and concessions on the bauxite levy. The former energy minister made the suggestion in the wake of Concord Resource...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Citing unjust treatment, defence attorney representing controversial People’s National Party (PNP) activist Karen Cross and United States blogger Natalee Stack says he will be appealing a $750,000 fine that was imposed on his clients for contempt...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A chartered accountant who was recently sanctioned by the Public Accountancy Board (PAB) for professional misconduct has written to Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke alleging widespread corruption on the board. Dion Staple, managing director of DGS...

Published:Monday | July 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The defence for former Foreign Affairs State Minister Arnaldo Brown says Pastor Boswell Raymond of Harvest Tabernacle is to be held accountable for a land deal that went sour as he had reportedly tendered a ‘bad cheque” and was delinquent in his...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Mother of 17-year-old Kayland Dowdie, who was last November battered within an inch of her life and has been hospitalised since, says her daughter will not be able to give the police a statement as she has lost her memory. “Kaylan has no...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The woman who was found with an abducted five-week-old baby in 2019 after reportedly agreeing to adopt the infant for $500,000 is to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on July 30. The accused, Anneisha Ramsay, who is in her early...

Published:Saturday | July 10, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The escaped prisoner, who says that it was never his intention to kill the policeman, after disarming and shooting the cop, yesterday apologised to the injured officer and begged him and his family for forgiveness. The 30-year-old convict, Ricardo...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Charging that the United States has had a “bad track record” in dealing with Jamaican seafarers under the Shiprider Agreement, prominent attorney-at-law Bert Samuels is insisting that details surrounding the newly established protocols and...

Published:Tuesday | July 6, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Defence lawyer for the St Ann senior citizen who was on Monday sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a man to death over money has blamed his descent into a life of crime on parental neglect. The decision was handed down while he awaits...

Published:Monday | July 5, 2021 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Frustrated stakeholders in the island’s solar energy sector lobbying for a tax break on the import of newer-type batteries say they are suffering from government inaction and are warning that the country will not meet its 32 per cent target for...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A Manchester tiler who was among 11 persons injured in the deadly explosion at the Heaven’s FESCO service station in Mandeville, Manchester, in February 2020, is suing the operators and parent company Future Energy Source Company (FESCO) for...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

One of the men accused of being involved in the murder of Simone Campbell-Collymore and a taxi operator in 2018 will be seeking bail when the matter is next mentioned on July 8 in the Home Circuit Court. The accused, Dwayne Pink, was slated to...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Two men who were reportedly caught breaking into a gas station on Molynes Road in Kingston and the alleged getaway driver who was found on the premises were all remanded for a bail application in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on July 16....

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Homeless persons in the Corporate Area will benefit from 750 meals that are being sponsored by Indian High Commissioner to Jamaica Rungsung Masakui and his team in the lead-up to the celebration of India’s 75 years of independence. The meals will...

Published:Monday | June 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s emerging sole manufacturer of PVC pipes is set to employ between 60 and 75 new workers at its Clarendon-based plant. FosRich will make its debut in the production of PVC accessories in the next two weeks. The electrical lighting and...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 3:05 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The murder of an Anglican priest in May Pen, Clarendon, last year has dealt a crushing blow to his family, especially his father, who is not only struggling to find the will to continue, but has also lost interest in pleasures of the flesh....

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A convicted Jamaican lottery scammer who had challenged her deportation from the United States, claiming that she would be tortured by the scheme’s ringleader, has lost her application for asylum. The petitioner, Kayann Darby, otherwise known as...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A homeless man who was among four street persons who were viciously attacked and injured in sections of the Corporate Area in May has succumbed to his injuries. The man remains unidentified. His death, however, brings to six the number of...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

After nearly eight years, a Kingston labourer who allegedly spent 18 hellish months in prison in 2009 after he was maliciously arrested and had sued the State is yet to have his claim heard in the Supreme Court. The appellant, Desmond Kinlock,...

Published:Monday | June 14, 2021 | 12:05 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

As the debate rages on in the public and in Parliament about the eligibility of bail for persons charged with serious offences such as murder and shooting, a senior prosecutor is contending that lawmakers are not really at liberty to restrict...

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

Former Education Minister Ruel Reid and his co-accused yesterday scored a victory in the Supreme Court after they were granted permission to challenge the decision of a senior parish judge in the Review Court, where they are seeking to have the...

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