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July 31, 2008

 Ruling party narrowly avoids ban - court decision averts political turmoil  Turkey's top court yesterday narrowly decided against disbanding the ruling party over accusations that it was plotting to impose Islamic...


 Hill brothers' curfews lifted  Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill and his brother, Bertram Hill, had their curfews lifted and other bail conditions varied when...


 Stern setback  Member of Parliament for North West Clarendon, Michael Stern, yesterday failed in his attempt to have the Supreme Court set...


July 30, 2008

 Court convicts seven Bosnian Serbs of genocide  The Bosnian War Crimes court convicted seven Bosnian Serbs of genocide yesterday and gave them long prison sentences for their...


 Court rules in favour of group of citizens  The High Court has ruled in favour of a group of Belizeans who sought judicial review after the Belize government...


 Constable sentenced to five years for sex offence   A policeman who offered a 13-year-old girl a ride to school and then sexually assaulted her is to serve...


July 29, 2008

 Cops kill wanted man in Gordon Town  A man who the police alleged was wanted for a series of serious crimes committed in Gordon Town, St Andrew,...


 Court again rules against NCB in Olint case  The National Commercial Bank (NCB) yesterday lost another round of its legal battle to close the accounts of embattled investment...


July 28, 2008

 Proposed abortion laws could undermine parental authority  Concerns have been raised that proposed legislation crafted from the recommendations of the abortion policy advisory review group could usurp...


July 26, 2008

 Senate passes anti-doping law  ALMOST TWO weeks before the start of the 29th Olympiad in Beijing, China, the Senate has passed anti-doping legislation. This...


July 25, 2008

 Boys' home scandal  A pastor of a church in rural Jamaica, who is also a supervisor at a boys home, has been charged...


 House to vote on death penalty in September  PARLIAMENTARIANS will in September decide if Jamaica should retain the death penalty for capital murder.... Continue reading this article Author:...


 Accused in paraplegic's murder remanded  JOHN Johnson, the man accused of stabbing to death a wheelchair-bound male beggar in Cross Roads last month, was remanded...


 Reputed Klansman gang leader refused bail  REPUTED Klansman gang leader Tesha Miller has been further remanded in police custody following the refusal of his bail application...


 Woman among six held in ganja bust  SIX people were yesterday being questioned by the police following the seizure of cured and compressed marijuana, weighing approximately 900...


 Olint boss sued  Two disgruntled members of the foreign exchange trading club Olint have filed suits against principal David Smith to recover just...


 Judge rules what's in name does matter  A judge expressed dismay about a New Zealand trend of giving children bizarre names, as he made a nine-year-old girl...


 Trinidad and Tobago - CCJ sets hearing on complaints against Guyana  The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has adjourned to November 10 hearing of an application by the Trinidad Cement Limited...


 Ripping off consumers - Revenue judge wants fair trade law revamped  Victims of misleading advertisements cannot be compensated by the court because the Fair Competition Act does not give the court...


 FirstCaribbean bank indicted under money laundering law  A court hearing in which FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB) in Belize is facing more than 100 charges has been set...


 Cops have leads in 2004 abduction case  The Police High Command says it has now received crucial information on the case involving the 2004 abduction of two...


 Lawyers say extended detention unsure  Jamaican lawyers who have practised in First-World countries yesterday criticised a few of the anti-crime measures that were announced by...


July 24, 2008

 Guard shot and injured in mail van robbery  A security guard was yesterday shot and injured when gunmen held up a mail van he was escorting. The injured...


 Panday to challenge magistrate's ruling  The bribery case against former prime minister Basdeo Panday, his wife, Oma, former government minister, Carlos John, and businessmen Ishwar...


 Defence lawyer denounces bail proposal  President of the Jamaican Bar Association, Jacqueline Samuels-Brown, has denounced any suggestion that persons charged with serious crimes be denied...


July 23, 2008

 Robbery at sea possible reason for fishermen's disappearance  The growing competition between legitimate and rogue fishermen at sea is being cited as a possible factor that contributed to...


July 22, 2008

 Monty Kandekore to wrap up Cash Plus  Trustee in bankruptcy Monty Kandekore has been appointed provisional liquidator for the five-year-old investment scheme, Cash Plus Ltd, which is...


July 21, 2008

 Man freed of double murder for lack of evidence  A man who went on trial in the Home Circuit Court, for a double murder which took place when rival...


 New court date set for alleged cop killers  THE FOUR charged with the murder of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Gilbert Kameka are to return to the Home...


 Police probing Sumfest ticket fraud  Promoters of Reggae Sumfest, Sumfest Productions and the St. James police are carrying out a probe into the discovery of...


 Call for Kern info snubbed  TWO WEEKS before Kern Spencer returns to court to answer to fraud and related charges, his constituency executive has called...


July 19, 2008

 Chambers to miss Games after losing appeal  BRITISH SPRINTER Dwain Chambers failed yesterday in his bid to overturn a lifetime Olympic ban because of doping, and will...


 Olint wins round two of legal battle  Embattled investment scheme Olint Corporation Ltd scored a major victory yesterday when the Court of Appeal ruled that its accounts...


July 18, 2008

 Court to rule on fate of British sprinter today  ALLOWING DWAIN Chambers to compete at the Beijing Olympics could financially damage the London 2012 Games, according to the British...


 Millionaire thieves - Samuda decries sand theft in Coral Springs  Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Karl Samuda, yesterday rebuked those responsible for removing an estimated 500 truck-loads of sand...


 Chambers murder suspects on most wanted list  THE POLICE have identified two suspects in the murder of former Jamaican Urban Transit Company Chairman Douglas Chambers. The men's...


 Cops' delays cripple court cases, says judge  Supreme Court Judge Lloyd Hibbert has blamed the police for many cases being thrown out in court because of their...


 David's war - Olint boss readies team for legal showdown  A high-calibre team of Jamaican and international lawyers has flown to the Turks and Caicos Islands to assist Olint Corporation...


July 17, 2008

 Half-a-mil in damages for false imprisonment  The Government is to pay $550,000 with interest to a man who was falsely imprisoned and maliciously prosecuted. Arthur Baugh,...


 Infant found in garbage  Investigators in St James were yesterday hard-pressed to unravel the circumstances that resulted in the death of a baby boy...


 Developers hit by illegal sand miners  The principals of Felicitas Limited, owners of a 64-acre piece of prime real estate located in Coral Spring, Trelawny, have...


July 16, 2008

 Alleged cop killer slain  ONE OF two men wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Inspector Marlon Harper was on Monday morning fatally...


July 15, 2008

 Sylvia Edwards murder accused granted bail  The long delay in getting a retired policeman to testify at the trial of the two men charged with the...


 Misfire miracle - Businessman dodges death as gun jams three times  Three times he pulled the trigger, three times the gun apparently jammed. A Manchester businessman narrowly escaped death yesterday when...


July 14, 2008

 Controlling organised crime  THE PROBLEM The most important features of Jamaican organised crime and ideas that are of relevance to a control strategy...


 89-year-old shot, killed  Gunmen continued their reign of terror in the western parish of St James yesterday, killing an 89-year-old man. The senior...


July 13, 2008

 New firm offers lawsuit financing  Yahneek Page has come up with the fresh idea for a business that offers financing to Jamaicans needing funds to...


July 12, 2008

 ... To face drug charges, along with four others, in United States  St Ann businessman Norris 'Deedo' Nembhard and four other Jamaican men were flown out of the island yesterday to the...


July 11, 2008

 Grenada police detain prime minister's office employee  A woman whose job was to coordinate the outreach community programme for former Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell was yesterday...


 Witnesses exposed - Protection being breached as case files change hands  The protection of witnesses is being breached by the practice of accused criminals who gain access to sensitive witness information,...


July 10, 2008

 Illegal scrap metal traders could be fined $1 million  DEALERS found in possession of illegal scrap metal could be fined in excess of $1 million, up from the current...


 Frustration mounts as trial stalls for Lyns' murder accused  ONE year and seven months after they were taken into custody for the murder of well-known Mandeville couple Richard and...


 Court battle brews over Thomas' compensation  A LEGAL battle is looming between the Attorney General's Department and former executive director of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica,...


 Judge to rule on 48-day detention  SENIOR RESIDENT Magistrate Glen Brown is to make a ruling today in connection with a man who has been detained...


July 09, 2008

 Family sues New York hospital over death of Jamaican  The family of a Jamaican woman who died after being left unattended on the floor of the psychiatric ward at...


July 08, 2008

 50-y-o shopkeeper implicated in car impound racket  A shopkeeper who has been implicated in the car impound racket, was on Friday granted bail in the sum of...


 Man of multiple identities fined for fraud  A Jamaican deportee who used three identities, was sentenced Friday to pay $120,000 in fines or spend six months in...


 Coca-Cola settles lawsuit for US$137.5m  The Coca-Cola Company, the world's largest beverage maker, has agreed to pay $137.5 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit that...


 Mann sentenced to 34 years for botched coup  A court in Equatorial Guinea convicted former British officer Simon Mann on Monday of being the key player in a...


 Evidence clears murder accused  A Home Circuit Court jury deliberated for 45 minutes Thursday before freeing 42-year-old plumber Jeffrey Lyons of the murder of...


 Olint mulls court action against US regulator  Unregulated investment scheme Olint says it is seeking legal advice on what action it can take against a United States-based...


 Police officials still unaware of hit list  Assistant Commissioner of Police Glenmore Hinds, head of Operation Kingfish/ National Intelligence Bureau, says he has not yet seen the...


 Extortion rife - May Pen bus park racket labelled a 'serious problem'  The multimillion-dollar extortion racket at the May Pen bus park is having a crippling effect on transport operators in Clarendon....


July 07, 2008

 Court rules out disorder claim  The Court of Appeal has turned down an application by 28-year-old labourer Kevin Mayne to adduce fresh evidence that he...


 Murder accused held again  The arrest of multiple-murder suspect Tesha Miller sparked a fiery protest on Burke Road in the crime hotbed of Spanish...


 DNA law on the table   Minister of National Security, Colonel Trevor MacMillan, has said the Government is currently drafting legislation to make police collection...


 Hit list - McKenzie says he's among public officials marked for death   Security has been heightened for some public officials after the disclosure by Kingston Mayor Desmond McKenzie that his name...


July 06, 2008

 Spanish Town vendor's killing linked to Chambers death  QUESTIONS ARE now being asked if the killing of a forty-two-year-old labourer in the New Nursery district outside Spanish Town...


July 05, 2008

 News briefs - Court turns down labourer's appeal  The Court of Appeal has turned down an application by 28-year-old labourer, Kevin Mayne, to adduce fresh evidence that he...


 Police hunt truck driver  Up to late yesterday, the police were still searching for the driver of the garbage truck which ran over and...


 '...others lose extradition appeal - All could be sent to US on cocaine charges  St Ann businessman, Norris 'Deedo' Nembhard and four other Jamaican men have lost their legal battle in the Court of...


July 04, 2008

 Lawyers to appeal two-year ban on Samuels  FOLLOWING YESTERDAY'S International Cricket Council (ICC) decision to uphold the West Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) recommended two-year ban on Marlon...


 'No one is safe' - Shalman Scott shooting sparks outrage  Members of the Montego Bay business and political communities have expressed shock and disgust at the brazen early-morning shooting of...


July 03, 2008

 'Charlie Wapp' caught in Cuban waters  ONE OF Jamaica's most infamous criminals, who has been on the country's most wanted list for close to nine months,...


 ...handed down - Jamaican Government to pay man $5m for amputated arm  THE SUPREME Court has ordered the Government to pay $5 million in damages for negligence to a 25-year-old man, whose...


July 02, 2008

 Lawyer freed of fraud charges  Kingston attorney-at-law Vincent Chen was successful on Friday in having his fraud convictions quashed by the Court of Appeal. "Finally,...


 ...credit card fraud - Workers obtain goods, services through illegal means  Several Government employees have been using illegal credit cards to conduct business and, in some cases, there is no documentary...


 $500,000 bounty for Chambers' killers  The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is offering a $500,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction...


 ...- Parish council, police shun responsibility for illegal Spanish Town bus park   The police and the St Catherine Parish Council are trading blame for the failure to shut down an unofficial...


July 01, 2008

 Jamaican files slavery lawsuit against bank  A Jamaican youth activist in New York has filed a slavery genocide lawsuit in State Court in Brooklyn, demanding compensation...


 Convicted Colombians to get back portion of cash  Four Colombians who were convicted of unlawful possession of US$802,200 (J$56,942,000) are to get back the total of US$27,000 (J$1,917,000)...


 Truck driver has prison sentence set aside  A truck driver who was convicted and sentenced to six years' imprisonment at hard labour, after he was convicted of...


 ...- Gunmen break in on 39 overseas missionaries at Salvation Army school  The St Andrew facilities of the Salvation Army School for the Blind and Visually Handicapped were turned upside down early...


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