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Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A Crown witness yesterday told the court that Andrew Bisson's last words were "me daddy a police", before meeting his demise in a board house in the Corn Piece district in Hayes, Clarendon, on September 5, 2011.Testifying during the trial of...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A jury comprising three men and four women will today begin hearing witness testimony, as the trial for three members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force who are accused of carrying out an unlawful killing continues into its second day at the Home...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The prosecution will make a special measures application to get the court's permission to have two witnesses testify via video link when reputed leader of the Spanish Town-based Clansman gang Tesha Miller is expected to face the court. A trial date...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A defence attorney yesterday told the Court of Appeal in downtown Kingston that a trial judge erred when she made a judgement in the trial for Demetri Hemmings based solely on the digital forensic report by an analyst from the Major Organised Crime...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica's inflation rate on a downward trend since 2013, Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke said that the modernisation of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is critical to maintaining a low and stable inflation rate."When you have inflation that is low,...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Found guilty of possession of identity information in the Trelawny Circuit Court on March 10, 2017, based on screenshots of unopened emails, Demetri Hemmings has taken his grouse to the Court of Appeal to overturn his conviction and sentence just...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Some $3.7 million annually will be shaved off the electricity bill of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) when the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) completes an energy-efficiency upgrade at the commission's corporate office in...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Eleven more members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force are expected to stand trial for their alleged involvement in the so-called 'police death squad' in relation to murders committed between 2011 and 2014 in Clarendon.In 2014, the Independent...

Published:Monday | November 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has ordered the parties involved in the trial for three more cops implicated in a so-called Clarendon 'police death squad' to be prepared to start the proceedings next Monday, denying the prosecution's request for a new...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Latest national statistics reveal that motorcyclists account for almost 25 per cent of road fatalities since the start of the year, with Westmoreland once again heading the list with 20 deaths.Kenute Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit in the...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The stoic Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown's facial expression remained unchanged yesterday when he was found guilty on all three counts of murder by a six-member jury in a packed courtroom at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.Brown was on...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Trial judge Justice Vivene Harris yesterday warned jurors to be cautious when considering the identification evidence given by the Crown's purported eyewitness due to the weaknesses in the case.She gave this warning as she continued her summation of...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Trial judge Justice Vivene Harris has warned that the jury reach its verdict based on the evidence alone, not on past perceptions of murder-accused Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown, witnesses or the deceased. During her summation of the...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

At least 40 public passenger vehicles (PPVs), inclusive of buses and taxes, in the Corporate Area, were this morning stripped of tints deemed to be in breach of the tint regulations. The operation, which started about 7 a.m., is a part of the...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Defence attorney Norman Godfrey told jurors yesterday to prevent injustice by returning a verdict of not guilty to each of the five counts on the indictment against murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown.While presenting his closing...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

For some of the eight Jamaican participants in the most recent Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI), being selected for the programme came as no surprise as they believed their business strategies had an international appeal."The YLAI...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Queen's Counsel Caroline Hay has said that evidence in the five-count indictment against murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown started with him when he went to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).As she presented her...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Attorneys for murder-accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown closed their case just before midday today following the testimony of the sole character witness.   The witness, who is a former high-ranking police officer, in his testimony...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Attorneys for murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown are expected to call a character witness to the stand, as the trial continues in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston today.Brown is being tried for the 2009 murder of Robert 'Gutty...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Murder-accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown this morning gave an unsworn statement to the court in which he denied having any part in the killing of one of three men in Clarendon between 2009 and 2012. Brown told the court that he had no...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

One young business owner believes that the Government can do more to foster the growth of industries that some may consider unsustainable.Shawneil Bailey, founder and managing director of people management service company, Zarabelle Limited, said...

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The defence will today mount its case for murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown, after an unsuccessful no case submission on Friday.Brown was seeking to have two of the five counts in the indictment struck down.Last Monday, the jury began...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Lawyers for murder accused Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown will begin their defence of the alleged killer cop today.Yesterday, the prosecution closed its case after five weeks of testimony by at least nine Crown witnesses.Before that, Brown's...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The crown's final witness yesterday testified that police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown identified one of his dons as a well-known contractor from Manchester.The witness, who on Tuesday told the court that he was a police informant, also admitted...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A fish vendor-turned-police informant testified yester-day that although he entered into an arrangement with the Clarendon Police Division to help them recover illegal firearms, it was murder accused police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown who...

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