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Stories by Livern Barrett

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:00 AMLivern Barrett

Whether the police were in breach of Jamaica Constabulary Force regulations in St Ann yesterday when a man who they were in the process of searching was pounced upon and allegedly stabbed to death by a woman is being investigated. It happened after...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2017 | 5:00 AMLivern Barrett

Locksley Comrie, a former Jamaican football administrator, was furious yesterday as he watched Carlos Hill, founder of the Cash Plus scheme in which he had invested US$10 million, walk out of the Home Circuit Court a free man. "I invested ten million...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:54 PMLivern Barrett

A woman is now in police custody on accusations of stabbing a man to death while he was being searched by police personnel in St Ann this morning. The dead man has not yet been identified and the name of his alleged killer is being withheld. The...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AMLivern Barrett

Accused persons in the nearly 700 criminal cases that are before the Home Circuit Court yesterday turned their backs on an initiative implemented by court administrators that guaranteed significantly discounted sentences in exchange for pleading...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AMLivern Barrett

An audit by the Ministry of Agriculture has revealed that the Hay Commercialisation Project failed to deliver on any of its objectives outlined in the project document.According to the findings, the production levels have been significantly low and...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AMLivern Barrett

The financial mismanage-ment and lax oversight uncovered in the Government's $20-million hay production project resulted in lost revenues totalling millions of dollars, a damning audit report has found.The Hay Commercialisation Project designed and...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:00 AMLivern Barrett

A multimillion-dollar project touted by the Ministry of Agriculture as the future model for hay production in Jamaica has descended into a train wreck of financial mismanagement, according to the findings of a damning audit report.The audit of the...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2017 | 5:00 AMLivern Barrett

The first attempt by Jamaican authorities to prosecute a citizen under a controversial amendment to the Cyber Crimes Act, which criminalises the use of a computer for malicious communication, collapsed yesterday before a trial date was set,...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 5:00 AMLivern Barrett

Jamaican drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke has been moved to a low-security prison with "no bars, towers, or locks" to complete his 23-year prison sentence in the United States (US).The US Bureau of Prisons confirmed yesterday that Coke had been...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 5:00 AMLivern Barrett

A judge in the United States (US) has ordered that seven of the eight Jamaicans who were extradited last week for their alleged role in a lottery scam scheme that raked in more than US$5.6 million should remain in custody until their trial.The order...

Published:Friday | April 28, 2017 | 4:00 AMLivern Barrett

A number of Jamaican attorneys who United States (US) authorities believe are helping lottery scammers hide their ill-gotten gains could be swept up in the wave of extradition requests that American prosecutors are preparing to unleash on the...

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 4:00 AMLivern Barrett

PROSECUTORS in several cities across the United States (US) are getting ready to unleash a wave of up to 500 extradition requests for Jamaicans they believe are involved in the deadly lottery scam.Joshua Polacheck, counsellor for public affairs at...

Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 4:22 AMLivern Barrett

UNITED STATES (US) Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno today delivered an ominous warning to Jamaicans who are involved in the lottery scam. Moreno revealed that a special taskforce established by US authorities to crack down on the advance fee or...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 4:00 AMLivern Barrett

A 14-year-old student yesterday recounted how he was shot three times during an altercation outside Calabar High School in St Andrew on Wednesday. He insisted that the shots were fired by a member of the police force.Damar Tennant, who attends...

Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 4:00 AMLivern Barrett

A two-year-old boy and his seven-year-old sibling narrowly escaped death yesterday after the vehicle in which they were being transported by their father was sprayed with bullets along Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew. According to the police,...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 4:00 AMLivern Barrett

Prosecutors yesterday detailed how a St Catherine man hired well-known attorney-at-law Patrick Bailey to handle a land transaction and joint venture housing project but ended up, several years later, without his 22-acre property and having to pay...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 4:26 AMLivern Barrett

Amid wide public support for incoming Police Commissioner George Quallo, there is a suggestion from a former high-ranking member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that his first order of business must be tackling the country’s high...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 4:00 AMLivern Barrett

The Hilary term of the Home Circuit Court opened in January with a total of 626 cases listed for trial. However, when the term ended last Friday, after 88 days of sittings, only 83 of those cases, or 12 per cent, were disposed of, figures compiled...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 4:00 AMLivern Barrett

The gunman who attempted to abduct a female parent on the compound of the St Andrew Preparatory School in Half-Way Tree yesterday, triggering a terrifying shooting incident, had been dismissed from his job by the woman, police investigators have...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 4:00 AMLivern Barrett

Tears and anger permeated the main courtroom at the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston yesterday after police Corporal Dwayne Smart was freed of murder in the 2012 shooting death of a pregnant woman in St Thomas.Inside the prisoners' dock, Smart...

Published:Monday | April 3, 2017 | 4:00 AMLivern Barrett

The weekend's deadly rampage in St James, set in motion by a machete-wielding man believed to be of unsound mind, has triggered a call for a new approach to identifying, treating and supervising persons who are mentally ill.The St James police...

Published:Friday | March 24, 2017 | 3:00 AMLivern Barrett

Before last month, the charge of using a computer for malicious communication was an obscure criminal offence included in Jamaica's Cybercrimes Act 2015 - the legal framework enacted by lawmakers two years ago to regulate activities in cyberspace....

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 3:00 AMLivern Barrett

The Supreme Court has ordered Parliament not to table the controversial report by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) containing allegations of impropriety against West Hanover Member of Parliament Ian Hayles until the matter is fully...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 3:00 AMLivern Barrett

Constable Collis Brown, one of the two policemen freed of murder in the so-called police death squad trial, has charged that he is being "punished" by the oversight body, the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), because of his refusal...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 3:00 AMLivern Barrett

A popular Manchester businessman is one of two persons arrested by the Narcotics Police in a major drug bust in the parish last Friday.According to the Narcotics Police, the men were held with cocaine valued at more than $18 million along the...

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