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Published:Thursday | June 16, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

While lambasting prosecutors for their persistent failure to provide supporting evidence in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes also accused the police of taking too many shortcuts in the high-profile case. The tough-talking...

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

An ex-hotel worker who was robbed of four years of his life after he was wrongfully convicted on gun and wounding charges has rubbished the proposed amendments to the Bail Act, barring persons on murder and gun charges from getting bail as “...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Just last month, Marva Vernon-Jackson celebrated her fifth wedding anniversary and was looking forward to many more years of bliss. But her happily-ever-after was cut short after gunmen invaded Pleasant View Lane in Eight Miles, Bull Bay, Sunday...

Published:Saturday | June 4, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Police Federation (JPF) says it will not be backing down with its demand for the Government to pay what it claims are billions of dollars owed to cops for actual overtime work since 2008 after the Full Court failed to grant the...

Published:Friday | June 3, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former police constable, who was charged for a sexual offence involving a minor and suspended from the force for two years, has lost his case in which he was challenging his non-re-enlistment in 2014 and was instead saddled with a $90,000 court...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Family members of the late reggae icon Fredrick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, who have been embroiled in a legal battle with his road manager over a hard drive containing several of the artiste’s songs that were re-recorded by another entertainer for an album,...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The prosecution in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial will today continue its bid to convince Chief Justice Bryan Sykes to reject the no-case submissions for 24 of the remaining 28 alleged gangsters, including reputed gang leader Andre ‘Blackman’...

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2022 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Before shooting down a last-minute attempt by the prosecution in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial to keep one of the defendants in the case, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes emphasised on Tuesday that the fate of an accused must be determined by current...

Published:Tuesday | May 31, 2022 | 1:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes put defence lawyers in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial on notice that the argument that the Crown had failed to establish their clients’ criminal antecedents under the anti-gang legislation would not wash and was...

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2022 | 12:56 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The fraud trial involving two former Petrojam executives was yesterday adjourned and will resume on November 21 for three weeks in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Dr Perceval Singh, the state refinery’s former chairman, and former General...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2022 | 1:43 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

After spending five years and five months in prison in connection with his alleged involvement in the Clansman-One Don Gang, Damaine Elliston’s main wish as a free man is to reunite with his six-year-old daughter. “Mi wah send fi her ‘cause a from...

Published:Friday | May 27, 2022 | 12:50 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former senior manager at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), who was convicted of indecent assault after forcibly kissing a junior female employee in the elevator at work, has lost his battle to have his 12-month suspended...

Published:Wednesday | May 25, 2022 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Two Jamaicans who reportedly acted as money couriers in a “sophisticated” international scam that laundered more than US$6 million in drug-trafficking proceeds from Colombian cartels are to be extradited to the United States (US), while a third...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The alleged robbery-turned-murder plot mastermind, whose girlfriend and uncle were convicted in the same scheme for the murder of businessman Roger Chang, is to return to the St Mary Circuit Court on July 14. The accused, Gaveen Hurd, who hails...

Published:Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The fraud trial involving two former Petrojam executives was prematurely adjourned in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday after an administrative assistant who had worked with Dr Perceval Bahado-Singh, who was expected to take the...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Carol Palmer, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Science, Energy, and Technology, said Thursday that permanent secretaries are not at liberty to vary the ministry guidelines on how taxpayers’ money should be spent and are obliged to follow all...

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

A legal officer at Petrojam yesterday recalled that before being appointed board chairman, Dr Perceval Bahado-Singh was a part of a board meeting in July 2016 where it was communicated that the board would only be responsible for covering the...

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

A manager at Petrojam testified Wednesday that, while on a leadership trip in London in February 2018, he was informed that then board chairman Perceval Bahado-Singh would be joining the delegation but he never turned up. The one-week trip (...

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

An alleged member of the Clansman-One Don Gang was heard in one of the secret records boasting how the gang had struck at Fisheries in St Catherine where a couple was shot and killed and their house set ablaze. “Chargie, a mash we mash up Fisheries...

Published:Saturday | May 7, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A communication analyst who had presented evidence of numerous phone calls among accused members of the Clansman-One Dong Gang, including its two top alleged leaders who were behind bars, yesterday dismissed efforts by the defence to discredit his...

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2022 | 12:15 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The prosecution’s expert witness, who is giving evidence about the data including the secret recordings of conversations among alleged members of the Clansman-One Don Gang contained on three cell phones, was yesterday accused of being clueless by...

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

An expert witness in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial testified on Monday that he had not detected any evidence of tampering with the data stored on three phones, including secretly recorded conversations of defendants. That testimony could be key...

Published:Saturday | April 30, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A 66-year-old man who was sent to prison for 14 years in 2017 for sexually molesting a 10-year-old girl is seeking to have his conviction overturned in the Court of Appeal, primarily on grounds that he has had to be waiting for almost five years to...

Published:Thursday | April 28, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The taxi man who is at the centre of an alleged case of misconduct and corruption by three policemen broke down in tears on Tuesday and retracted his statements in which he had accused the cops of recording him in a compromising position with a...

Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A local businessman who had kept his son out of school since 2019, except for two months of summer classes while reportedly pretending he was enrolled at the American International School of Kingston (AISK), was recently ordered by the Supreme...

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