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Published:Friday | February 1, 2019 | 12:20 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

University lecturer Dr Canute Thompson says he has been vindicated after the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that he be awarded $16 million in damages for allegations by outspoken women’s rights advocate Latoya Nugent. “I am relieved in...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:19 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Vaughn Bignall of the St Andrew-based law firm Bignall Law has filed a defamation lawsuit against attorney-at-law and radio talk show host Emily Shields for comments published on her Twitter account on or about December 2, 2018, about his law firm...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 12:26 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Defence attorneys hammered the credibility of forensic analyst Kathrina Graham yesterday, suggesting that she had been incompetent and careless in collecting crime-scene evidence deemed crucial to the case of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:07 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Keith Duncan, co-chairman of the Economic Oversight Committee (EPOC), has asserted that although Jamaica achieved some level of macroeconomic stability last year, investment in human capital is necessary to move Jamaica forward in 2019."We have to...

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A Crown witness yesterday, in answer to several questions, indicated that she could not remember some of the details surrounding the March 20, 2012, murder of 16-year-old Immaculate Conception High student Vanessa Kirkland.The witness, who was...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A St James resident has taken legal action against the Government, seeking compensation for damages resulting from what he describes as false imprisonment and breaches of his constitutional rights while detained under the state of public emergency (...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Located on the campus of The University of the West Indies, Mona, St Andrew, this organisation is the brainchild behind Jamaica's global positioning system. It has also identified crash hotspots and offered a wide range of advanced geographic...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:19 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Dennis Morrison, has charged the Jamaican Bar Association (JAMBAR) president, Jacqueline Cummings, to encourage her members to apply for the two available judge positions in his court.He made the call during...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The long-awaited trial for the four men charged with the murder of well-known conch businessman Roderick 'Bunny' Francis suffered another blow yesterday, after three of the men parted ways with their attorneys, leading to the postponement of the...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A Crown witness yesterday said that she saw when the police opened fire on the blue Suzuki Swift motor car that was parked along Norman Lane in St Andrew on March 20, 2012, as she testified in the trial of three cops charged with the murder of...

Published:Saturday | January 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Defence attorneys yesterday suggested that the police were in pursuit of the blue Suzuki Swift motor car along Spanish Town Road in St Andrew on March 20, 2012, when they were fired upon by occupants of the vehicle and took evasive action. This...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams is calling for greater emphasis on the creative industries in order to diversify the city's revenue streams.He made the suggestion recently at the first meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Lloyd Distant, president of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), says that the organisation will this year be lobbying for the rationalisation and simplification of Jamaica's tax system and for the introduction of legislation and regulations to...

Published:Tuesday | January 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has indicated its intention to use recently amended pieces of legislation to expedite trials in order to help reduce case backlog at the Home Circuit Court.This was expressed by Senior Deputy...

Published:Saturday | January 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Court of Appeal is one step closer to reaching its goal of having 12 judges by 2020 after yesterday's swearing-in of Solicitor-General Nicole Foster-Pusey and Justices Jennifer Straw and Carol Edwards in a ceremony held at King's House in St...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Murder-convicted police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown will have to wait at least three more weeks before knowing how long he will spend behind bars, following the postponement of his sentencing hearing yesterday.The proceedings were pushed back as...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The three Clarendon cops who were yesterday freed of a murder charge have asserted that they acted professionally when they carried out an operation in the Corn Piece District in Hayes, Clarendon, on September 5, 2011. During the operation, 23-year-...

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Gordon Swaby, CEO and founder of the social learning website EduFocal, is calling on financial institutions to create better banking solutions for local digital entrepreneurs to facilitate the collection of revenue from their customers."The e-...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has rebuked renewed calls for more social-intervention programmes across the island, saying that the Government has already spent billions on initiatives that have not been able to effectively tackle the...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Vendors at the Ray Ray Ground Market in downtown Kingston have complained that they have not yet received any assistance from the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) more than four months after a massive fire ravaged the market on...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen is assuring motorists that they can expect reasonable traffic flow, despite the expected challenges that come with the Christmas season.In an interview with The Gleaner yesterday, Allen, who is the head...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

For 22-year-old Ramone Saunders, placing first in the steel-fabricating category in the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) worker skills competition was the crowning achievement in his career so far.Saunders, who started out as a labourer at...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has indicated that he wants to know if further extensions of the states of emergency (SOEs) are legal before giving them his blessing."I fully understand it and...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

It was a day of food, frolic, and fun for students and staff at the All Saints Infant School in west Kingston yesterday as the Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation hosted a Christmas treat for them on the school grounds.The students,...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds of persons, from as early as 5 o'clock, lined up outside the St George's College Emmett Park Pavilion yesterday morning, eager to enter the grounds of the complex to benefit from the Food For The Poor (FFP) annual Christmas treat.Vera...

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