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Published:Thursday | February 10, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Rastafarian Nzinga King will be seeking financial compensation for assault and battery after Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn ruled on Wednesday that a police corporal accused of forcibly cutting her hair should not be charged...

Published:Wednesday | February 9, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Hope Pastures residents are seeking a mandatory injunction from the Supreme Court ordering the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) to restore and maintain the supply of underground electricity to the community and to remove its overhead supply....

Published:Monday | February 7, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

In-limbo education ministry permanent secretary Dean-Roy Bernard is threatening legal action against Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis over alleged defamatory statements made in her damning report on the Joint Committee on Tertiary Education (...

Published:Saturday | February 5, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Police officers were left in wonderment yesterday after dancehall entertainer Rytikal, who was arrested for an illegal gun found in his rented car, was freed of gun charges. “I am puzzled,” a senior officer, who seemed lost for word after the case...

Published:Saturday | February 5, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A St Mary man who was convicted for having sexual intercourse with his 12-year-old cousin when he was 29 years old had his prison sentence halved to nine years yesterday by the Court of Appeal as a result of a trial judge’s error. The sex offender...

Published:Friday | February 4, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The last of three phones reportedly used by a former Clansman-One Don Gang lieutenant to secretly record conversations with his ex-cronies was finally entered into evidence yesterday after three prior unsuccessful attempts. The prosecution was...

Published:Friday | February 4, 2022 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The restrictions placed on how lawyers advertise their businesses locally are perceived by critics as draconian, but those curtailments remain the same in spite of the recent ruling of the Supreme Court in the Bignall case with the General Legal...

Published:Wednesday | February 2, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A forensic expert testified on Tuesday that the couple targeted by the Clansman-One Don Gang in a murder-arson in New Nursey, Twickenham Park, in 2017, died from gunshot wounds before their house was set on fire. According to the pathologist, no...

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Another crime-scene investigator testified on Monday in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial that photographs taken at a murder scene at the Spanish Town bus terminus in St Catherine following the murder of a bus driver are missing. The bus driver,...

Published:Saturday | January 29, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Attorney-at-law Vaughn Bignall, who had been embroiled in a legal battle with the General Legal Council (GLC) for advertising his law firm’s services in the media and on social media, yesterday scored a major victory following a landmark ruling by...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A St Catherine labourer who robbed a man of his wallet after peppering him with bullets in 2017 was sentenced Thursday to life in prison after he was found guilty of murder. Justice Leighton Pusey, in handing down the sentence in the Gun Court,...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The woman who lost her life brutally in St Catherine in 2017 in a murder-arson was reportedly visiting her lover for the first time when gangsters allegedly aligned to the Clansman-One Don Gang kicked open the door and sprayed them with bullets...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A police witness in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial disclosed in testimony on Tuesday that photographs taken at a murder scene on Chancery Street in northwest St Andrew in August 2017 could not be located. The crime-scene investigator further...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Two police witnesses have insisted that they never fired a single shot at the alleged member of the Clansman-One Don Gang who fired at them repeatedly before he was chased and allegedly held with an illegal handgun in 2017. Both officers recalled,...

Published:Monday | January 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A 21-year-old man who, as a boy, raped his schoolmate after stealing her pen, had his five-year prison sentence reduced last Friday by the Court of Appeal to a three-year suspended term following a misstep by the sentencing judge. The offender was...

Published:Thursday | January 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has applied for an injunction to immediately halt construction of a St Andrew apartment complex it claims is in contravention of the approved building plan. The development, which is at 9...

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former inmate is suing the State for an erectile condition that he reportedly developed while in state care which has left him impotent. He is seeking millions of dollars in compensation. The claimant, Rupert Campbell, had developed an episode of...

Published:Tuesday | January 18, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Two former senior officers of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) yesterday suffered a huge blow after the Supreme Court refused to grant them an extension to file a defamation claim, which was initially made outside the limitation period. The...

Published:Friday | January 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Two of the island’s legal luminaries asserted on Tuesday that there is nothing improper or wrong with the appointment of the new attorney general after the Opposition poured cold water on the appointment, claiming that the holder of the post must...

Published:Wednesday | January 12, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The new Holness Cabinet has been criticised as top-heavy and inefficient, with Opposition Leader Mark Golding describing Monday’s reshuffle as “a trivial exercise” that will add to taxpayers’ burdens. Golding accused the Government of using the...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Charging that the two-thirds voting majority bar for the extension of states of emergency (SOE) poses a significant challenge and may be used as a political ploy, the Government signalled on Sunday that it was reviewing the requirement as part of...

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

With the resumption of jury trial suffering a further delay in light of the island’s increasing COVID-19 positivity rate, emerging variants, low vaccination take-up coupled with other negative factors, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes believes the time...

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2022 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Former Island Lubes Distributors Limited director John Levy reportedly transferred a motor truck to a company in which he and his wife, Donna, is a director and shareholder, two days after he was asked to step down from his post as director of...

Published:Friday | January 7, 2022 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Three senior personnel in charge of a National Health Fund (NHF) warehouse cold room that is suspected to have been sabotaged have been sent on leave while the police conduct a probe into the incident that affected more than 900,000 COVID-19...

Published:Thursday | January 6, 2022 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A high court judge has warned that lawyers whose failure to adequately prepare for their matters, resulting in adjournments, could find themselves appearing before the General Legal Council or before the court, after slapping Hollislaw firm with a...

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