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A serial rapist who was ordered to serve 38 years in prison for each of the eight women he victimised over a six-week span has had his sentence slashed in half. Patrick Green, 33, was initially sentenced to a total of 499 years in prison after he...

Black smoke billowed from cars set on fire and debris blocked the intersection of Waltham Park and Hagley Park roads in Kingston as residents of Cockburn Gardens protested the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Jermaine ‘Shawn‘ Ferguson yesterday...
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REACTING TO the national outcry over the death of Noel Chambers, who spent 40 years in prison without a trial, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, last evening, said nobody should be lost in the penal system. The prime minister took the stance while...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has revealed that the Government is now mulling a proposal for a new prison. It comes amid renewed calls for improvement in the penal conditions following reports that 81-year-old Noel Chambers died under inhumane conditions at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre where he had been for 40 years without trial.

Jamaica has reported that four more ship workers have tested positive for COVID-19 pushing the country's overall tally to 595. In the meantime, there were 17 additional recoveries increasing the total to 385. Three of the patients arrived on...

For more than three decades, Joyce Davy sought justice for her brother, Noel Chambers, stepping up her efforts as visible signs emerged that his health was deteriorating at the Kingston-based Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, where he spent...

There are mounting calls for the Government to commence an immediate review of the processes that could lead to mentally ill people accused of crimes getting lost in the prison system for several years without a trial. This comes on the heels of...

The Greg Christie-led Integrity Commission has served notice of its intention to monitor the Government’s COVID-19-related expenses and contract awards. This comes a day after the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) called...

WESTERN BUREAU: Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says the loss of direct tourism revenue to the Government owing to COVID-19 for April 2020 to March 2021 has been estimated at 38.4 billion, a severe blow to the island’s economy. According to...

The high-level probe into the death of Jodian Fearon is well advanced, with a file almost ready for submission to the director of public prosecutions (DPP) for recommendation. The police provided an update on Fearon’s case as well as that of...
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