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June 30, 2008

 Death of 36-year-old man sparks protest  THE FATAL shooting of a 36-year-old electrician by members of the security forces in Orange Hill, Brown's Town, St Ann,...


June 28, 2008

 Life in prison for 'career criminals'  GOVERNMENT SENATOR Dennis Meadows wants laws enacted to impose life imprisonment on persons who commit multiple gun-related crimes within a...


 More support for video link in court  Support is swelling for the proposal for video link technology to be used in court to help protect witnesses. Several...


 JUTC boss slain  The murder of the controversial chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company, (JUTC), Douglas Chambers, yesterday, sent shockwaves through the...


June 27, 2008

 Supreme Court rejects ban on handguns  The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that Americans have a constitutional right to keep guns in their homes for self-defence, the...


 Human rights group wants murder probe  The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) Wednesday called for an independent investigation into the murder of eight diamond miners at...


 Family killing stuns Bottom Pen  Residents of Bottom Pen, St James, were in a daze this week as they reflected on Monday's shooting and chopping...


June 25, 2008

 St Thomas communities fear wave of reprisals   RESIDENTS OF Grants Pen and Yallahs in St Thomas are fearing reprisal attacks after the murder of a well-known...


 Cutting court case backlog   The issue of the huge case backlog in the court system was among the matters highlighted at a Gleaner...


June 24, 2008

 Gatlin must appeal to Swiss court  Banned American sprinter Justin Gatlin must go to Switzerland if he wants to compete at the Beijing Olympics. The International...


 Candidates' charges delay election petitions  Two election petitions came before the Supreme Court yesterday but were put off to allow the respondents to file the...


 Jamaican prisoners in Panama appeal for government aid  More than 40 Jamaicans now imprisoned in Panama are begging the Jamaican Government for help. They say the Panamanian prisons...


June 23, 2008

 May murders, gun seizures spike  The latest police statistics indicate that 13 more illegal guns were recovered last month compared to May 2007, but major...


June 20, 2008

 Cop cries injustice - Rank reverted after being freed of abduction charge   Police Corporal Clayton Lawrence, who was freed after he was charged in connection with the abduction of two men...


June 19, 2008

 Two former Bear Stearns execs could face charges in subprime probe  A federal securities fraud investigation could result in criminal charges as early as today against two former Bear Stearns executives...


 Jamaican on US most-wanted list held  A Jamaican man on America's 15-most-wanted list was arrested in Hill Run at Spanish Town, St Catherine, yesterday. David Jason...


June 18, 2008

 Court sinks fishy appeal - 15-year sentences stand  The Court of Appeal has thrown out the appeal of four Jamaican fishermen who were held in December 2006 on...


 Bomb injures two in St Thomas  A mysterious bomb blast in the commercial district of Morant Bay, St Thomas, yesterday afternoon has left two women injured...


 Lawless  On May 16 and again on June 1, a Gleaner news team visited the commercial district of Montego Bay, St...


June 16, 2008

 Cops seize guns galore  POLICE OPERATIONS in the St Catherine North Division on Saturday led to the seizure of five illegal guns and several...


 Police blotter  The Constabulary Communication Network (CCN) has reported that three persons died violently on the weekend. James Dyer, 44, a construction...


June 14, 2008

 R Kelly gets off porn rap  A Chicago jury has acquitted R. Kelly on all counts at his child pornography trial. The verdict came six years...


 News Briefs  # RBTT free to close Worldwise accounts The Supreme Court yesterday gave RBTT Bank the go-ahead to close the accounts...


June 13, 2008

 Tsvangirai's deputy arrested  Robert Mugabe's regime struck at the opposition leadership only two weeks before the runoff presidential election, twice detaining the challenger...


 Internet copyright legislation introduced  The Canadian Government introduced new legislation yesterday to make it easier to prosecute people who are caught downloading copyrighted material...


 High court says foreigners have the right to challenge detention  The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guan-tanamo Bay, Cuba, have rights under the United States...


 Lawyer wants probe into alleged beatings by police  The lawyer for a man detained by police in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister Dr Ralph...


 Dabdoub files suit against Daryl Vaz  Defeated People's National Party (PNP) candidate in last year's general election, Abe Dabdoub, has filed an application in the Court...


 Rewarded at last - Ministry redeems 2007 scholarship nominee with $1.4m  Kristi Charles, the child who was denied a Scotiabank Jamaica Foundation Scholarship for her performance in the Grade Six Achievement...


June 12, 2008

 Ministry moves to clear case backlog  The Ministry of Justice will be accelerating planned strategies to reduce the case pile up in the criminal division of...


June 11, 2008

 Gatlin seeks injunction to run at US trials  Banned Olympic sprint champion Justin Gatlin filed a lawsuit in a last-ditch effort on Monday to compete at the United...


 Murderer gets life sentence  A man who shot and killed a woman at her house in Succaba Pen, near Old Harbour, St Catherine, was...


 Man held for molesting 9-y-o - Girl allegedly had oral sex with classmate  A man who allegedly molested a nine-year-old girl in rural St Catherine is now behind bars. The man's name has...


 Police arrest jailbreaks with cell-block improvement  Work is now under way to refurbish the cell block at the Santa Cruz police station in St Elizabeth. This...


 Samuda scraps metal trade again  EIGHT MONTHS after first suspending scrap-metal exports due to theft, criminals have forced Minister of Industry, Commerce and Investment Karl...


June 10, 2008

 Increased fines for labour breaches  Companies and individuals who breach the Employment Termination and Redundancy Act 2008 will face increased fines, as the House of...


 Montego Bay bleeds still  Crime continues to plague the tourism capital following three murders on the weekend, including that of a minor. The first...


 Journalist's arrest sparks IAPA protest  The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) has condemned the Cuban government for the arrest of and threats made to independent newsman...


 Police to probe PNP fraud claim  The police fraud squad has been called in to probe the People's National Party (PNP) for an alleged case of...


June 09, 2008

 Police move to arrest Clarendon road carnage  The Clarendon Traffic Department will be intensifying operations on all major thoroughfares in the parish, particularly the Bustamante Highway. The...


 ...- Majority denounce dual citizenship - Against seat handover to Dabdoub  A slight majority of Jamaicans (54 per cent) support the constitutional arrangement which restricts persons who have sworn allegiance to...


June 08, 2008

 Zimbabwe opposition plans rallies after court overrules police  Zimbabwe's opposition will hold rallies in the capital today, thanks to a favourable court ruling, an official said yesterday, with...


June 07, 2008

 Ministry to tackle human trafficking  The Ministry of National Security says it will be implementing a number of measures as part of efforts to deal...


June 06, 2008

 Haiti - Thousands protest kidnappings  Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, on Wednesday protesting an increase in kidnappings in the...


 Prosecutor to probe possible ETA-FARC link  A senior Spanish prosecutor said yesterday he will travel to Colombia to investigate possible links between leftist rebels in that...


 Journalist freed of fraud charges  St Ann Resident Magistrate Yvonne Brown on Tuesday freed businessman and journalist Garwin Davis of fraud charges. Davis was arrested...


 Law enforcers urged to be on the lookout for human trafficking  At least one member of the justice system has raised a red flag to alert law enforcers to look out...


June 05, 2008

 Cabinet approves plan for more appeal court judges  The Cabinet has approved a proposal for an increase in the number of judges in the Court of Appeal. Once...


 Jamaica still behind on human trafficking  Despite efforts over the last year to combat human trafficking, Jamaica has been given another Tier-2 rating by the United...


June 04, 2008

 Date set for Kameka quartet  The four persons charged in connection with the murder of Assistant Commissioner of Police Gilbert Kameka will return to court...


 JTA threatens to teach Gov't lesson - Lawsuit looms over duty-relief cutback  The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) is threatening to take legal action against the Government if it fails to reinstitute, without...


 Witness no-show stalls acid trial  The trial of 41-year-old battery technician, Michael Laoe, who was charged with the murder of his wife, Charmaine, has been...


 Cocaine trafficking on the rise  April was a busy month for cocaine traffickers, who attempted to smuggle the narcotic to North America and the United...


June 03, 2008

 Three charged in speedboat deaths of Jamaican, Haitians  Police in Freeport, Bahamas, have formally charged three people in connection with the death of a Jamaican and two Haitians...


 US loses appeal over WTO cotton dispute with Brazil  The United States lost its final appeal Monday in a billion-dollar trade dispute with Brazil over subsidies to US cotton...


 Teachers alarmed at allegations of sexual abuse in schools  The St Lucia Teachers Union (SLTU) yesterday said it was alarmed at the increased number of sexual abuse allegations being...


 More brazen murders - 'You have children here who are really traumatised.  There were more daring and violent attacks yesterday, which claimed two lives. A large crowd descended on the Ministry's of...


June 01, 2008

 Reprisal killings hurting Jamaica  ONCE UPON a time, it was the case of catching Quaco's shirt if you were unable to get to him,...


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