Sun | Jul 22, 2018

Stories by Livern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The credibility of the main witness in the murder trial of Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm came under scrutiny yesterday as lawyers for the imprisoned entertainers successfully argued that they should be allowed to introduce fresh evidence in their...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Lawyers for popular entertainer Vybz Kartel are contending that the judge who presided over his murder trial erred when he allowed prosecutors to use text messages and video evidence collected from his cell phone.The assertions are among 16 grounds...

Published:Saturday | July 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Top attorney Patrick Bailey has revealed that he was hurt by the actions of the elderly St Catherine man who accused him of fraud.Less than a month after he was acquitted of fraud charges, Bailey has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court against his...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:18 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Embattled minister of Science and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley yesterday insisted that no agreement had been signed and no money spent on the planned multimillion-dollar upgrade of the vacuum distillation unit (VDU) at the state-owned oil refinery...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Supreme Court has ordered the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries to immediately reinstate a senior official who was sent on 'retirement' four years early. The order was made by Justice Georgianna Fraser in the Supreme...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The common-law spouse of the Clarendon woman who received a suspended sentence for using a piece of board to beat her two-year-old daughter to death because the child defecated on herself has been freed of murder.Dingwall Green was acquitted in the...

Published:Tuesday | June 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

A Supreme Court judge has ordered the immediate and unconditional release of a man who has spent more than two decades in prison after he was convicted for fatally stabbing another man during a robbery.Elvis Thomas, who was 17 years old when he...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Clarendon woman who used a piece of board to beat her two-year-old daughter to death because the child defecated on herself will likely spend no time in prison.Delreta Smith, 53, was sentenced last Friday to three years in prison, but Justice...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Police Federation is backing a constable who claimed that he was assigned to cell duty by a senior officer who discarded a traffic ticket that the policeman had issued to a motorist. The federation, which represents police personnel from the...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

A senior police officer in western Jamaica is under fire for allegedly dumping a traffic ticket issued to a motorist by a constable, then reprimanding the young cop in the presence of the civilian.According to the constable, the incident happened...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

A ruling by the nation's second highest court has placed in limbo some 40 cases involving close to $150 million in cash that has been seized by the Financial Investigations Division (FID) under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).The Court of Appeal,...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Police investigators believe that an altercation over a botched paint job was what led to the deadly attack on an elderly returning resident in St Mary last month.The St Mary police have now arrested and charged two men who they believe stabbed...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Police investigators believe that they have "significantly disrupted" the murderous rampage of the Dexter Street gang following the arrest of 17 members of the Westmoreland-based network.According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey, the...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Police investigators received information that contradicted claims made by the woman who has accused popular entertainer Capleton of rape, but failed to act on it, the attorney for the internationally renowned recording artiste has charged.That...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Between January last year and the first quarter of this year, Supreme Court judges handed down their decision in 27 per cent of the cases in which they reserved judgment, figures obtained by The Gleaner have revealed.Over the 15-month period, the...

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Incarcerated businessman Huey Gowdie has failed in his bid to have Jamaica's second-highest court throw out his conviction and 10-year prison sentence for shooting well-known businessman Shango Jackson to death in the upscale St Andrew community of...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The nation's top prosecutor has raised concerns that there is no "expressed provision" in the anti-gang legislation that allows law enforcement authorities to obtain a search warrant for accountants and other "silent partners" who are helping...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has described as "very unfortunate" a legal move by the William Mahfood-led Wisynco Group Limited to block the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) from repeating information it posted on social media aimed at...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Kingston pastor facing criminal charges for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl and impregnating her has reportedly requested a second paternity test.The request by Kenneth Blake, pastor of the Harvest Temple Apostolic Church, located...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Supreme Court has ordered the reinstatement of a career public servant who was "retired" as head of the state-run Court Management Services (CMS) by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen after she was given permission to pursue further studies.The...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

It has taken eight years, but the Government is finally moving ahead with plans to expand the Court of Appeal, which has been operating with the same cadre of judges since Independence.Yesterday, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck signed a contract...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

A prison doctor and residents in two St Thomas communities have painted a very disturbing image of Michael McLean, the deportee and businessman who slaughtered six members of one family, including four children ages three to nine years old.The...

Published:Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

The family of slain businessman Keith Clarke has signalled that they intend to keep fighting until the three soldiers accused of killing him are placed on trial for murder.The family made their intentions clear yesterday after High Court judge,...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

A Clarendon mother who used a piece of board to beat her two-year-old daughter to death because the child defecated on herself will have to wait another five weeks to know her punishment.Delreta Smith and her common-law husband, Dingwall Green, were...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMLivern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, seeking to underscore that it won't be business as usual in the nation's court system, has announced that come September, it should take weeks, not years, to complete divorce cases and validate wills.Sykes also announced...

Pages

Subscribe to Livern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer