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

One of the three Jamaicans implicated in an alleged “sophisticated” international scheme that laundered more than US$6 million in drug-trafficking yesterday abandoned his plans to contest his extradition to the United States. Seivwright Affleck, of...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2022 | 12:15 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Government lawyers have filed an application to strike out the lawsuit being pursued by Maroon Chief Richard Currie, who is seeking an order from the Supreme Court declaring that ownership of the lands in the Cockpit Country be given to the Maroons...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2022 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

One of the alleged Clansman-One Don gangsters who assaulted a police constable during a brawl on the Supreme Court compound in February is to be sentenced in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on December 14. Twenty-two-year-old Tareek ‘CJ’...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Bignall Law has been ordered by the Supreme Court to pay a wasted cost award of $356,500 by July 29 to a woman who was sued twice in relation to a motor vehicle incident in which the firm’s client was injured. The law firm, which was acting on...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2022 | 12:16 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

State records pertaining to the arrest and detention of three defendants in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial have shown that they were, in fact, in jail during the periods in which they are accused of committing various murders. The trio, Tareek...

Published:Saturday | July 16, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The mother of a woman who was killed by her lover in 2017 and buried inside their Westmoreland home says she is disappointed that the confessed killer has shed no light on the whereabouts of her beloved granddaughter, who went missing around the...

Published:Saturday | July 16, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The prosecution in the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) corruption case involving former Education Minister Ruel Reid and ex-CMU President Professor Fritz Pinnock wants the matter to proceed to trial and will be seeking permission to appeal the...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

While agreeing that customer service across the public sector is of a lower-than-desirable standard, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday encouraged workers in the government service to always empathise with Jamaicans and strive to meet or...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2022 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

FIVE MEMBERS of the All Island Banana Growers’ Association Limited (AIBGAL), who are among nine former and present board directors who were being sued by the organisation over their appointment, have succeeded in getting the lawsuit thrown out....

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

After falling in love with her teacher’s command of the classroom, Angela McKenzie knew from she was in grade five that she, too, wanted to become a teacher. The Manchester resident’s passion resulted in her dedicating 34 years of her life to...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Accusing the Holness administration of depriving teachers of their designated vacation leave entitlement, firebrand educator and trade unionist Paul Adams has described the practice as “administratively and politically criminal”. But Education...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2022 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes accused the prosecution in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial on Monday of being immature after it refused to agree with the defence on information captured in the prisoners’ admission book at the Spanish Town Police Station...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2022 | 12:38 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica (CBFFAJ) has lashed out at the Jamaica Customs Agency for reportedly attempting to institute a clearance policy for brokers without seeking their input. The association has warned...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2022 | 12:37 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Government is moving to revitalise and strengthen the country’s export sector, which is being positioned as a key pillar of economic growth. As part of its ramped-up focus, the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce has established an...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Two men who were sentenced to life imprisonment in 2015 for the throat-slashing murder of a watchman at the JamWorld Entertainment Centre in Portmore, St Catherine, will be making a second attempt to get the court’s permission to challenge their...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2022 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Sixty-six-year-old Kenneth Morris, who was convicted in 2017 for molesting a 10-year-old girl and sentenced to 14 years in prison, has lost his bid to have at least five years shaved off his sentence. The Court of Appeal, however, while dismissing...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Senior defence lawyers have expressed mixed views about prosecutors’ plans to seek the death penalty for the 23-year-old man accused of the throat-slashing murder of a mother and four children in Cocoa Piece, Clarendon, last week. Rushane Barnett,...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A retired St Catherine shopkeeper and neighbour of an alleged Clansman-One Don gangster disclosed Wednesday that the accused once attended prayer meetings at her home, causing her to disbelieve the State’s claims he was involved in organised crime...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The mother of one of the alleged Clansman-One Don gangsters yesterday testified that she was devastated by the news of his arrest and that he is “not capable of being in a gang”. The St Catherine woman described her son, Brian ‘Rooster’ Morris, as...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The mother of Shanoya Wray, the 13-year-old-old girl who was viciously killed in 2018 and her body almost completely dissolved in caustic acid, said she never believed for a minute that the teacher held for her murder would walk away and is happy...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The majority of the alleged Clansman-One Don gangsters who remain on trial Wednesday sought to paint themselves as productive law-abiding citizens who had been steadfastly focused on their families, businesses or jobs before their arrest. While...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2022 | 12:14 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The two former Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers who were dismissed in disgrace over the disappearance of two high-powered weapons are accusing the army of torturing and intimidating them with death and rape threats. Lascelles Gardener and...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2022 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Reputed One Don Gang leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan on Monday distanced himself from being the head of the feared St Catherine criminal outfit while accusing two of his alleged ex-cronies of fabricating lies against him. The 38-year-old is accused...

Published:Saturday | June 18, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Government lawyers are planning to review the Emergency Powers Regulations governing the newly declared state of emergency (SOE) in St Catherine to ensure that they are within the confines of the Constitution. This comes in the wake of the Full...

Published:Friday | June 17, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes is to rule Monday on the no-case submissions made for 24 of the 28 remaining alleged gangsters in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial, including reputed leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan. While the majority of defence lawyers...

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