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Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 7:00 AMLivern Barrett

Angella Hutchinson fought back the tears as she recounted yesterday how she contemplated taking her life and that of her then 10-year-old child after her teenage son was killed at the hands of the security forces in 2007.Hutchinson shared her...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 7:16 PMLivern Barrett

Supreme Court judge Justice David Fraser today told jurors in the murder trial of former police constable Mark Russell that the matter of credibility is the main issue for them to determine who they believe. Russell is on trial for the shooting...

Published:Thursday | July 20, 2017 | 7:00 AMLivern Barrett

The prosecutor in the murder trial of a former police constable yesterday charged that the teenage boy he is accused of killing was "executed" because he had become a "bother" to the policeman and his colleague.To bolster this assertion, prosecutor...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 7:50 PMLivern Barrett

​The attorney representing former police constable Mark Russell in his murder trial says he is convinced of his client's innocence. Michael Jordan described the three Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers who testified against Russell as...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:00 AMLivern Barrett

The teenage boy who was shot several times during a police-military operation in Whitfield Town, St Andrew, in 2007 was killed "almost instantaneously" by the second bullet, a forensic pathologist has testified.Dr S.N. Prasad Kadiyala said that...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 7:00 AMLivern Barrett

A St Andrew woman testified yesterday that her teenage nephew, Ravin Thompson, had a single bullet wound to the chest when a team of police and soldiers placed him on their vehicle and headed off to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH).Andrea Thompson...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 7:03 AMLivern Barrett

A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier has given evidence that appears to contradict the testimony of one of his colleagues about the circumstances under which a teenage boy was shot and killed in 2007.Mark Russell, a former police constable, is on...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 7:00 AMLivern Barrett

A judge yesterday declared that businessman Patrick Powell had enough time to comply with a request from police investigators to hand over his licensed firearm and ammunition for inspection.Parish Judge Vaughn Smith was outlining the reasons in the...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 7:12 PMLivern Barrett

A Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) corporal testified yesterday how a police constable shot an injured, unarmed teen following a joint police/military operation in Whitfield Town, St Andrew in July 2007. The  corporal recounted that he, along...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 7:25 AMLivern Barrett

Businessman Patrick Powell has been found guilty of failing to hand over his licensed firearm and ammunition to the police for inspection. The verdict was handed down by Parish Judge Vaughn Smith in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court a short...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 7:00 AMLivern Barrett

A member of the Jamaican military has testified that he saw a police constable place a police force-issued M16 rifle in the hands of an injured 18-year-old boy, then handed the weapon back to his colleague, who used it to kill the teen.According to...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 7:17 PMLivern Barrett

A prosecutor today revealed that he will present evidence in the murder trial of a former police constable showing how he placed his M-16 rifle in the hands of an 18-year-old boy "and manipulated him to fire it" before the teen was...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 7:00 AMLivern Barrett

More than 750 pounds of cocaine, valued at over $400 million, has been seized by the Police Narcotics Division so far this year.Just over 18,000 pounds of ganja, with a street value of $72.7 million, has also been seized so far this year.In the...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 7:00 AMLivern Barrett

St Thomas Councillor Dean Jones admitted yesterday that he twice failed to declare his occupation on the nomination form he signed ahead of last November's local government elections. He, however, insists that in both instances, it was an oversight....

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 7:27 PMLivern Barrett

St Thomas councillor Dean Jones admitted today that he twice failed to declare his occupation on the nomination form he signed ahead of last November’s local government elections. However, he insists that it was an oversight in both instances...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 7:00 AMLivern Barrett

Fourteen days after he was elected as a councillor in last November's local government election, Dean Jones used a letter dated a month before the poll to resign his state job, an official testified yesterday.Janet Morgan Rogers, administrator of...

Published:Tuesday | July 4, 2017 | 7:00 AMLivern Barrett

Prosecutors in the aborted murder trial of a man accused of orchestrating the execution-style killing of two women from his prison cell have sought to explain that the evidence against him was tenuous.Michael McLean, along with Melville McIntosh,...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 6:00 AMLivern Barrett

Daniel Vogel, the son of late university lecturer, Dr Peter Vogel, will celebrate his 16th birthday today, one day after the family’s former live-in household helper and her boyfriend were convicted of killing his father. For Parlan Vogel,...

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 6:00 AMLivern Barrett

The attorney for businessman Patrick Powell argued yesterday that her client invoked his constitutional right to silence when he ignored three requests from the police to hand over his licensed Glock pistol for inspection, but this assertion has...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 6:00 AMLivern Barrett

One defence attorney in the Dr Peter Vogel murder trial yesterday charged that investigators were determined to pin the death of the late university lecturer on his former helper and her boyfriend."The investigation was sloppy," attorney-at-law...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 6:26 PMLivern Barrett

Attorney Miguel Lorne has been struck off the list of attorneys authorised to practice in Jamaica. He was struck off the list by the General Legal Council on Saturday.              ...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 6:00 AMLivern Barrett

Closing arguments are set for today in the trial of the former household helper who, along with her boyfriend, is accused of killing university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel.The way was cleared yesterday after defence attorneys closed their case.Yanika...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 6:00 AMLivern Barrett

A ruling by the nation's highest court that overstaying in Jamaica is not among the list of offences for which an individual can be deported has triggered concerns that parish court judges have, for years, been overstepping their authority.The...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AMLivern Barrett

A High Court judge has ruled that the evidence presented by prosecutors in the trial of the former household helper accused of killing university lecturer Dr Peter Vogel rises "above suspicion".The ruling by Justice Evon Brown was handed down in the...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AMLivern Barrett

FORMER PRESIDENT of the People's National Party (PNP) Portia Simpson Miller and four other party functionaries are to confer with their attorneys shortly to discuss their next move following yesterday'sruling by the nation's highest court to dismiss...

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