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Published:Wednesday | April 27, 2022 | 12:05 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A 63-year-old ex-convict shocked persons in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Monday after he revealed that he was sentenced 20 times for removing bodies from the cemetery. The accused, Donovan Butler, also told the court that he had just...

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The trial of three policemen accused of extorting a taxi man of $50,000 after allegedly videotaping him engaging in what appeared to be a sexual act with a male sex worker started on Monday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. The accused,...

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

A 25-year-old construction worker, who had maintained from the outset that he was being framed, could not hold back his tears of relief on Thursday in the Gun Court after he was freed of charges of shooting with intent and illegal possession of...

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

Human rights advocates are urging the Government to revisit its policy ban on the employment of ex-convicts in the public sector if it is serious about rehabilitation and reintegration. The call is being made against the backdrop of the recent...

Published:Friday | April 22, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A man who robbed his ex-girlfriend of a little more than half a million dollars, which included her tuition fee, was further remanded yesterday after he lost his freedom on Tuesday when he turned up in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court empty-...

Published:Friday | April 22, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The wife and children of former Haitian Senator Joseph Joel John, who has been linked to the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, have been denied asylum in Jamaica but will be appealing to National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang to have...

Published:Friday | April 22, 2022 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A senior attorney-at-law on Wednesday blasted the Government for giving lip service to the justice system and instituting measures, such as longer sentences, that continue to add to the inefficiencies in the system while calling for much more to be...

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A lawyer employed to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) who claimed he was overlooked for promotion for 10 years is challenging the decision of the Public Service Commission (PSC) to dismiss his appeal after he was denied being elevated in 2020...

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2022 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A man who locked his ex-girlfriend in his house and raped her, despite a warning from his father that he could end up in prison, has lost his fight to have his 25 years of imprisonment overturned by the Court of Appeal. Jermaine Burke, who was...

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

Principal of Dunrobin Primary, Sacheel Grant-Henry, has walked back the contents of a warning letter issued last Wednesday to a grade five student for an offending hairstyle, saying the threat was not meant to bar him from school but to be a note...

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

Senior Parish Judge Lori-Anne Cole-Montaque is expected to rule today on whether one of the policemen linked to the Clarendon-based Ranko Gang will be released. Attorney-at-law Richard Lynch, who is representing the detainee, made a habeas corpus...

Published:Saturday | April 9, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

An accounts coordinator, who admitted to stealing approximately $3.2 million over a three-month period from a credit union to which he was employed, claimed he is unable to start making restitution as he has spent the funds. Forty-seven-year-old...

Published:Friday | April 8, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

One of two foreigners implicated in the seizure of 21 firearms and more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition at a warehouse at the wharf in Kingston last month was denied bail when he appeared in the Gun Court yesterday. The judge refused the bail...

Published:Friday | April 8, 2022 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The police have found the firearm of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) sergeant who had failed to hand over the weapon, claiming it was stolen, after a prostitute was found dead in his car. The weapon will now be subjected to ballistic testing. The...

Published:Thursday | April 7, 2022 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry is recommending that the police corporal who was accused of cutting Nzinga King’s hair be charged with assault after an investigation by her office found that the woman cut the teenager’s locks out of revenge...

Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2022 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Lawyers for ex-constable Lescene Edwards, whose murder conviction was overturned by the Privy Council Monday, say they are pleased that their client has been vindicated in the death of his children’s mother and will be seeking compensation for...

Published:Saturday | April 2, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Imagine seeing the body of your beloved eight-year-old son sinking underwater with his hands bound every time you shower. That has been the grim reality for Dudley Buchanan since his son, Galen, was killed in a devilish and callous manner by his...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Founder and chairman of the Guardsman Group of Companies, Kenneth Benjamin, yesterday disagreed that it was unreasonable for his firms to continue to treat security guards as contract workers based on advice he had received from the income tax...

Published:Thursday | March 31, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

More than 60 per cent of the island’s security companies, accounting for 28 of the larger firms, have been ignoring the National Housing Trust’s (NHT) demands for them to pay over the employer’s portion of Trust contribution for their workers....

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Eight men who were reportedly among 16 accused of gang-raping a woman at gunpoint in Kingston four years ago were acquitted last Wednesday in the Home Circuit Court. The defendants were found not guilty of illegal possession of a firearm, rape and...

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Charging that numerous members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force are involved in the island’s underworld today, former Senior Superintendent of Police Reneto Adams said he is not surprised by yesterday’s arrest of four members of the force, alleged...

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Defence lawyers in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial are fuming over its seven-week adjournment for which they will not be paid although they have a mountain of work to do, and are calling for the intervention of Justice Minister Delroy Chuck. The...

Published:Friday | March 25, 2022 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Joseph Joel John, the former Haitian senator linked to the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, has one wish before he is whisked off to America on an extradition request: for his family to remain in Jamaica. An application for refugee status...

Published:Thursday | March 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A Jamaican prisoner is believed to be the mastermind of a recently discovered overseas job scam in which about 30 persons from several parishes who were promised customer-service jobs in The Cayman Islands were scammed of nearly $1 million. The...

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

While expressing joy yesterday that the Court of Appeal had found that she had not acted dishonestly or had stolen any money from businessman Kaon Northover, disbarred attorney-at-law Minette Palmer-Lawrence criticised the appellate court for “...

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