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February 29, 2008

 Another cop loses his weapon while fast asleep  THE police high command has launched top level investigations into reports that the loaded 9mm service revolver of a police...


 Deejay freed of rape charge  A jury has freed 37-year-old musician and deejay, Vinton Scott, of Lucea, Hanover, of a rape charge. He was accused...


 Stuck behind bars - Kern fails to post bail  Former People's National Party (PNP) state minister Kern Spencer, who was offered bail in the sum of $10 million on...


February 28, 2008

 First murder in St Bess for 2008  SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth - St Elizabeth police were yesterday investigating the first murder and also the first shooting in...


 Acid figures in love triangle involving cop couple  A woman special constable caught in an apparent love triangle, is accusing the police of failing to arrest her husband,...


 False claim lands process server in hot water  A process server who made a false declaration that he had served a wife with a divorce petition could face...


 Police seek hit and run driver  The Spanish Town police were up to yesterday morning still searching for the driver of the truck that caused the...


 Rockfort murder accused denied bail  The five men charged in connection with the massacre of seven persons in Rockfort last October appeared in the Corporate...


 Kern bailed - Must return to court on March 26  KERN SPENCER and his co-accused, Rodney Chin and Coleen Wright, again slept behind bars last night, even though they were...


February 27, 2008

 Driver who mowed down 7-yr-old turns self in  CLARKS TOWN, Trelawny - A 19-year-old man who has been accused of driving away a motor car which killed a...


 69 students arrested for truancy  OLD HARBOUR, St Catherine - Sixty-nine students from various schools in Old Harbour were arrested for truancy last Friday, after...


 Accused men caught in drug trade in court  Two men already facing gun-related charges were yesterday slapped with an additional charge of marijuana possession after a judge caught...


 Two sentenced to life for cop's murder  SPANISH Town residents Dean Reid and Wayne Morris were last week sentenced to life imprisonment for the 2000 gun murder...


 Journey to jail  February 15, 2006 - Cuban light-bulb pilot project launched. July 3, 2006 - Kern Spencer takes control of the second...


 Kern caged - Politician, associates charged in bulb scandal  DARK DAYS for former sate minister Kern Spencer began late yesterday evening when the People's National Party (PNP) member was...


February 26, 2008

 ICC bans Samuels - Bowling action deemed illegal  West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been banned from bow-ling in international cricket, after his action was deemed illegal by...


 Investors sue Money Express  Three investors have sued the recently shut-down Money Express Financial Services Ltd and investor Ricardo Azan, to recover more than...


 Man injured in attempted 'jump to freedom'  MONTEGO BAY, St James - A man who yesterday tried to jump his way to freedom from the third floor...


February 25, 2008

 Two more charged with killing of Industry Village 4  TWO more men were last week charged by police with the killing of four persons at Industry Village, St Andrew...


 ...cop foils robbery attempt - One dead, one in hospital, another on the run  One of three men who attempted to rob an off-duty policeman was shot and killed while another has been hospitalised...


 Smugglers hunted - Police search for ganja plane crash survivors  Police have launched a manhunt for survivors - believed to be players in the trafficking of drugs - who fled...


February 24, 2008

 Road dispute lands in court  A row between coffee farmers in Abbey Green, St Thomas, and the proprietor of the Abbey Green Estate has reached...


February 23, 2008

 Mother moves to quash education ministry's decision on scholarship  The mother of an 11-year-old girl has taken the Ministry of Education to the Supreme Court over its refusal to...


 Brother murdered at church  "Bwoy, dem nuh have not even respect fi God, look weh dem kill the boy." Sentiments like these were heard...


 Wanted man turns in self  A man who the police claim figured prominently in the murders of several persons along St John's Road in St...


 Kern stays in the hot seat: Embattled politician interrogated for a second day  SENIOR DETECTIVES yesterday kept Kern Spencer in the hot seat for a second consecutive day, as they investigated his role...


February 22, 2008

 Education minister says police must arrest school invaders  EDUCATION Minister Andrew Holness has again called on the police to take prompt action against persons who invade school premises...


 Haiti - Two Canadians charged with sex abuse  Two Canadian men were arrested and charged Wednesday with sexually abusing children in a Haitian orphanage, United Nations police said....


 JP freed of gun, assault charges  St Andrew businessman and Justice of the Peace Bryan Jacas on Wednesday had the illegal possession of firearm and assault...


 No bail for Zekes  Former Matthews Lane strongman Donald 'Zekes' Phipps was on Wednesday denied bail on his double-murder convictions. Phipps had sought bail...


 Abortion law outdated, says lawyer  Noted attorney-at-law Margarette Macaulay is claiming that Jamaica's abortion law is extremely confusing and outdated. Macaulay told The Gleaner yesterday...


 ...(PNP) - Investigators from Netherlands probing the $31 million will be back  The Trafigura scandal might be dead but it is far from buried and its ghost is continuing to haunt the...


 Kern grilled - Police question former junior minister about Cuban project  AFTER MORE than two hours of interrogation by Fraud Squad detectives yesterday, Kern Spencer, the former junior minister in the...


February 21, 2008

 Brisset mourns 'Mughead'  BRISSETT, Hanover-This normally quiet community is still traumatised following the controversial killing of 19-year-old Theodore Whittingham, a recent Cornwall College...


 Woman held in connection with Salkey shooting  A female health care worker employed to a prominent medical facility here was one of two persons held by the...


 Extortion racket at the Old Shoe Market?  Senior investigators probing two recent homicides committed at the Old Shoe Market located on Creek Street here in the resort...


 Members sue Cash Plus to recover investments  AT least three disgruntled members have filed suit to recover several millions of dollars they claim are owed to them...


 Headless body found in Kingston gully  THE police last night identified the headless male corpse found in a gully along Lincoln Road in Kingston earlier in...


 Sergeant surrenders  After nearly two days on the run, Sergeant Patrick Williams, who allegedly fled the scene of a sting operation, turned...


 Cops to quiz Rodney Chin  RODNEY CHIN, the director in Universal Management Development Company Limited (UMD), which executed the distribution of energy-saving Cuban light bulbs...


 Flow, ESL at standstill  The Broadcasting Commission has acquired court injunctions against telecommunications firm Flow and cable operators Entertainment Systems Ltd (ESL). The injunctions...


 ...- Government says no tolerance for weapons in schools in Jamaica  Reacting to recent incidents of school violence, the education ministry has instructed that students caught carrying knives, or any other...


February 20, 2008

 Court rules against alleged bomb plotters  A High Court judge has dismissed an application by three men seeking to prevent their extradition to the United States...


 Bloodletting continues in Clarendon  Despite the heavy presence of military and police personnel throughout Clarendon, the bloodletting has continued unabated in the Parish. The...


 Crime wave sweeping through Yallahs  The rural community of Yallahs in St Thomas has placed itself on the police radar for the criminal activities which...


 Multiple killings rattle Gregory Park residents  A spate of killings in the Gregory Park community of St Catherine, which forced persons to move out of the...


 Legal council challenges Appeal Court ruling  The General Legal Council (GLC) is challenging a Court of Appeal ruling last year that it is not authorised by...


 ...down on government entities - 17 bodies face courts for late reports  Almost 20 public entities are to be hauled before the courts for failure to comply with a requisition of the...


 Sarge at large - Policeman escapes sting operation  Realising he had been caught in a sting operation and that his career was on the line, a police sergeant...


February 19, 2008

 J'cans accused of killing pensioner facing murder charges in London  TWO Jamaicans accused of shooting and burning a pensioner alive when he threatened to pull the plug on a lucrative...


 Man shot, injured in attempted robbery  A man was yesterday shot and injured when a gunman attempted to rob him of his motorcycle at his home...


 Cops kill wanted man in Wakefield, Linstead  ERIN Fisher, the man police said was wanted for a number of murders and shootings in St Catherine, was yesterday...


 Judge OKs extradition of terror suspects  A Trinidadian judge on Monday upheld the extradition of three men charged with plotting to attack New York's John F...


 Vaz case a simple matter - Judge  Embattled Western Portland Member of Parliament, Daryl Vaz, is to return to court on March 18, to answer charges of...


 Policeman freed of murder charge  A jury deliberated for four hours Thursday before freeing Constable Everald Robinson of the murder of 27-year-old Kevin Dixon, also...


 St Catherine man shot dead, child injured  A St Catherine community is in mourning following the murder of a 43-year-old man and the injury of his one-year-old...


 12 more killed as Guyana gunmen declare 'war'  A top security official here has said the gunmen who carried out a mass killing in the small mining town...


 Lawyer off Killancholly murder case  The trial of 32-year-old security guard, Jeffrey Perry, who is charged with the murder of three children at Killancholly, St...


 Carpenter freed by Appeal Court - Wrong orders signed by RM over nails  The man who was sen-tenced in May last year to 12 months' imprisonment for unlawful possession of several pounds of...


February 18, 2008

 Former TV talk-show host to issue public apology today  CARLENE Smith Williams, who co-hosted the cancelled TV talk show Our Voices, is today expected to issue a public apology...


 Court bars rearrest of Holloway suspect  An appeals court in Aruba has ruled that the prime suspect in the disappearance of American high- school student, Natalee...


 Olint to hear Justice's decision on February 9  JUSTICE ROY Jones is to hand down his decision on February 29 in the application brought by investment club Olint...


 Cops target 'shoes market', 20 arrested  THE POPULAR 'shoes market' in downtown Montego Bay where two recent gangland-style murders took place was the scene of a...


 Government probes deportation of Jamaican journalist  The Jamaican Government is to conduct an investigation into the detention of Jamaican journalist Tenesha Thomas by Grenadian immigration who...


February 17, 2008

 Court to review Gonsalves' rape charges February 28  A high Court judge has set February 28 as the date to hear an application for leave for a judicial...


February 16, 2008

 ...enough - Carnal abuse too rampant, judge says combined effort necessary   Senior Resident Magistrate at the Corporate Area Family Court, Pansy Primo Griffith, says collaboration between different agencies in society...


February 15, 2008

 Businessman charged with negligently losing firearm  MONTEGO BAY, St James - Donovan Nelson, a Kingston businessman, was bound over last week after he appeared in the...


 Former workers sue Alcoa  MORE than 200 workers, made redundant from Alcoa Minerals of Jamaica Inc in 2001, have taken their former employer to...


 Teen with gun held by residents  A 17-year-old youth who attempted to rob a taxi operator at gunpoint on Molynes Road, St Andrew, yesterday, was apprehended...


February 14, 2008

 'My wife slept with my uncle while I was in prison'  CARLOS Hill, head of the beleaguered Cash Plus group, said he sought to divorce his wife because she allegedly slept...


 Several charged, vehicles seized as police begin clampdown  THE police yesterday seized an illegal firearm and arrested a man for its possession, while a number of people were...


 Hoteliers out west warned against illegal dumping  Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Joan Gordon-Webley, is warning hoteliers in western Jamaica against engaging...


 Mitchell's notice defective, says court  People's National Party (PNP) candidate Phyllis Mitchell failed in her attempt yesterday to adduce fresh evidence to prove that the...


 St James cops under probe  The St James police are again in the spotlight, following last week's suspension of four policemen and the reassignment of...


 Vaz to face court for abusive language   Daryl Vaz, the state minister in charge of special projects and Member of Parliament for Western Portland, is to...


February 13, 2008

 Man on most wanted list turns self in  A mere 24 hours after the police released a refreshed list of the island's 11 most wanted men, one of...


 Judge teaches convict a lesson  A man who was charged with illegal possession of ganja was sentenced to 10 days, imprisonment when he appeared in...


February 12, 2008

 Another Rockfort suspect charged  THE East Kingston Police have charged a fifth suspect as investigations continue into the brutal gun slayings of seven people,...


 Golding's PSC appeal postponed  THE hearing into Prime Minister Bruce Golding's appeals against two Supreme Court orders obtained by Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller...


 Shot in the back by cop, man awarded near $2m  A Portland man, who was shot in the back while running from a man with a gun who turned out...


 9/11 suspects charged  The Defense Department has charged Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, and five other detainees...


 Trinidad & Tobago - JFK bomb suspects to know fate Feb 18  A high-court judge will, on February 18, rule whether or not three men charged with conspiracy to blow up buildings...


 Alleged rapist finally remanded  Twenty-eight-year-old Lamar Golding - a taxi operator, of Richmond Hill in Portland, is to return to court on February 18...


 Murder accused to appear in court today  A 44-year-old mason, James Brown, of St Margaret's Bay, Portland, who was charged on Friday with the murder of the...


 Woman apologises for stabbing lawman  A woman who stabbed Detective Inspector Donovan 'Hux' O'Connor in the chest, causing him to be hospitalised for three days...


 Mitchell pursues appeal in Supreme Court ruling  People's National Party candidate Phyllis Mitchell is pursuing the election petition she has brought against Member of Parliament Gregory Mair,...


 Police release 'most wanted' list  A 19-year-old male is among the five new faces on the latest instalment of Jamaica's most wanted list, released by...


 Illegal guns are root of crime problem, says ACP  The police say the recovery of 73 illegal guns since the start of the year represents a 'drop in the...


February 11, 2008

 Car-theft ring splits...  Although original members of the car-stealing ring wanted to expose a police investigator and his colleagues, who were accomplices, the...


February 10, 2008

 Penny penalties   Wild Life Protection Act - WLPA (1945) Regulation 3 under Section 14 of the act specifies that under the...


 Man arrested for Rockfort murders...  The Kingston eastern police say they have arrested and charged 18-year-old Christopher Bryan, nicknamed 'Short and Thick', of Rockfort, Kingston,...


 Child 'wives' - Sexual slavery illegal and harmful  Mary Clarke, children's advocate and former director of the Social Development and Gender Unit at the Planning Institute of Jamaica...


February 09, 2008

 Alleged murderers remanded  The man accused of the murder of trade ambassador Peter King and another accused of murdering six members of a...


 No decision on Duncan petition   Justice Lloyd Hibbert will continue to hear evidence in chambers on February 22 to determine whether Member of Parliament...


February 08, 2008

 East Hanover election petition hearing continues today  The motion brought by Dr DK Duncan (East Hanover) to strike out an election petition brought by the Jamaica Labour...


 No parking violation leads to recovery of stolen car  WHAT the police thought was a routine no parking violation in New Kingston last Friday turned out to be a...


 Man wanted for murder caught while making report at police station  SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine - A man who was wanted for the 2005 gun murder of his friend was caught...


 Police blame gang feud for deadly St John's Road shooting  POLICE suspect that a gang feud might have been behind the murders of two men and the injury of another...


 Transatlantic Mafia sting  American and Italian authorities arrested dozens of people yesterday in a takedown of the remnants of New York's Gambino crime...


 McCalla takes time to consider Vaz case  Chief Justice Zaila McCalla reserved her decision yesterday in the election petition brought by People's National Party (PNP) candidate Abe...


February 07, 2008

 No bail for Ackroy Sterling  Ackroy Sterling who is charged in connection with a triple murder committed in Flanker in December 2006 and is who...


 Man charged with murder of construction foreman to be retried  A 12-member jury was on Tuesday unable to reach a verdict in the trial of 22-year-old labourer Norval Cummings, who...


 How did firearm on exhibit end up in hands of another accused?  THE Bureau of Special Investigation (BSI) has begun a probe into the circumstances under which an illegal firearm that was...


 One killed, two injured in Chisholm Avenue shooting  A 20-year-old woman was killed and two men shot and injured by gunmen during a brazen attack along Chisholm Avenue...


 Gunmen posing as cabbies  CHEEKY gunmen posing as taxi drivers have robbed several persons in the Corporate Area, after gaining possession of two-way radios...


 Over 150 killed since start of 2008  Guns blazed in the hillside community of Industrial Village, St Andrew, Monday night, leaving four young men dead after an...


 'Zekes' wants money returned  Former Matthews Lane area leader Donald 'Zekes' Phipps is applying to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for the return...


February 06, 2008

 Golding appeal put off  The appeal brought by Prime Minister Bruce Golding, arising from two Supreme Court orders in relation to a motion brought...


February 05, 2008

 $1.2m robbed from credit union  KELLITS, Clarendon - One of three armed men accused of robbing the Kellits Co-operative Credit Union of more than $1.2...


 Probe ordered into prison sex harassment  The Antigua and Barbuda government has launched an investigation that female officers were being sexually harassed by their superiors at...


 Prosecutor considers using Holloway video  A hidden-camera interview with a Dutch student saying he believed missing teenager Natalee Holloway was dead and asking a friend...


 Lawyers clarify petition against Vaz   Attorney-at-law Gayle Nelson made it clear yesterday that the election petition, which People's National Party candidate Abe Dabdoub has...


 Ford breaks down outside court  Dr Jephthah Ford, who is facing charges of illegal possession of firearm and assault at common law, wept openly outside...


 ...Christie cites corruption, illicit award of contracts in light-bulb saga  Contractor General Greg Christie in his much-anticipated report into the Cuban Light-bulb saga has concluded that a criminal investigation is...


February 04, 2008

 Carry mi (ackee) gun go a Linstead market  Two murders in less than 24 hours in the once peaceful rural town of Linstead has again cast the spotlight...


 Guyana - Boy held with grenade  Amid growing security concerns in Guyana, members of the security forces found a small boy in possession of a grenade...


 Traffic chief against courts deciding on 'robot' seizures  Ealan Powell, the island's traffic chief, says allowing the court to decide whether a vehicle suspected of being used as...


February 02, 2008

 Cop says he served Duncan election petition  A policeman who said he served Member of Parliament Dr D.K. Duncan with an election petition testified in chambers yesterday...


 St Vincent PM denies allegations of rape  Dr Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, yesterday categorically denied raping a female policewoman, saying it...


 ...to appeal: Investment scheme dissatisfied with decision to close its accounts  Attorney-at-law Harold Brady, one of the lawyers representing Cash Plus Ltd, said that Cash Plus would be taking steps immediately...


February 01, 2008

 Cop killers to be sentenced Feb 25  SPANISH Town residents Dean Reid and Wayne Morris were Wednesday found guilty of the 2000 gun murder of a detective...


 Cop facing nine charges in three parishes denied bail in larceny case  MONTEGO BAY, St James - A policeman who is facing nine criminal charges in three parishes was Wednesday denied bail...


 Duncan denies being served election petition  Member of Parliament for the Hanover Eastern constituency, Dr D.K. Duncan, yesterday called three witnesses at a hearing in chambers...


 Murder case finally laid to rest  One of the oldest cases on the Home Circuit Court list was disposed of Wednesday when two men were tried...


 ...boss threatened - Morrison receives death threat after audit report leaked  A death threat was reportedly made on the life of University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) president, Professor Errol Morrison, this...


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