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Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2024 | 3:17 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Despite switching allegiance to represent the People’s National Party (PNP) in Mocho, Clarendon, incumbent councillor Romaine Morris snatched a historic win, putting the PNP in charge after decades of being in the wilderness. The triumphant...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2024 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The nation’s electoral system is all set to accommodate a little over two million Jamaicans eligible to cast their vote in today’s long-awaited local government elections. A total of 6,726 polling stations in 2,148 locations across the island will...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2024 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A Trelawny cook who suffered severe injuries to her neck and back after she fell on a wet floor at her workplace, nearly 11 years ago, has been awarded more than $10 million in damages. The claimant, Elaine Allwood-Palmer, who was diagnosed with...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2024 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Defence attorneys representing Oscar Barnes on Friday reiterated that there was “absolutely” no evidence presented in the trial connecting him to Tonia McDonald’s murder, while imploring the jury to return a not-guilty verdict. Attorney-at-law...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2024 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

One of the hit men in the daring daylight murder of businesswoman Simone Campbell-Collymore had snatched her handbag after, along with his crony, pumping multiple gunshots into her taxi. In a video recording of the January 2, 2018, shooting, shown...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2024 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The taxi driver who was killed in the shooting attack on Simone Campbell-Collymore had expressed reservations about working that day, but he brushed aside a sense of foreboding because he had to provide for his children. Winston Walters was shot...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2024 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The operator of a car-rental company yesterday testified that one of the alleged accomplices in Simone Campbell-Collymore’s murder rented a vehicle from him two days before her murder and days later mentioned the incident when they met to return it...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2024 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Businessman Omar Collymore, who had reportedly threatened that he was going to see his wife’s family “crumbled”, was in tears yesterday as he watched her father crying while recalling the dreadful moment when he learnt of her death. Simone Campbell...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2024 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Matthew Hyde, the university student who reportedly held his girlfriend captive in a dorm room and tortured her a year ago, is to undergo a forensic psychiatric evaluation as part of considerations for a possible plea deal. Both the defence and...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2024 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former girlfriend of Oscar Barnes’ said reports that he was the man behind the killing of Portland businesswoman, Tonia McDonald, was the last news she expected to hear as she did not know him to be a killer. “I was very surprised as I don’t know...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2024 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Portland businessman Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald, who is on trial for allegedly orchestrating the murder of his wife, was yesterday painted as a Good Samaritan in the parish who was quick to help everyone including the police at the Port...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2024 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The contract killer in the murder of Portland businesswoman Tonia McDonald on Thursday broke down in tears and refused to answer questions about his son’s whereabouts. Denvalyn Minott, the prosecution’s key witness, who claimed he was hired by...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2024 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Portland fisherman who confessed to being the contract killer in Tonia’s McDonald’s murder had reportedly offered to murder the woman, who he claimed was his lover, at his home. Murder convict Denvalyn Minott made the revelation as he...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2024 | 12:58 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The contract killer in Tonia’s McDonald’s murder yesterday gave conflicting testimony about when he reportedly secretly recorded conversations between himself and the woman’s husband about the plot to have her killed. When asked when he had done...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2024 | 12:06 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A boat captain and two fishermen who were arrested in December 2022 in a billion-dollar cocaine bust, on a vessel off the coast of St Thomas, are to go on trial on March 5 in the St Thomas Parish Court. Delroy Bremmer, 57, boat captain of Florence...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2024 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Three men charged with impersonating public health officers during the reopening of Crab Circle in Kingston last November had their bail extended for them to return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on February 5. Content creators Orain...

Published:Monday | January 29, 2024 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

From studying under a street light and candlelight to attending high school for several days with only $15 for bus fare in her pocket, newly minted attorney-at-law Kay-Ann Swaby was always determined to rise above her circumstances. Watching her...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2024 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A Westmoreland man, who was given two suspended sentences for indecent assault and false imprisonment for sexually assaulting a young woman from his community at his home, has lost his appeal to have his conviction quashed and his sentences set...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2024 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

One of the lawyers representing Portland businessman Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald has suggested that the police manufactured phone evidence to establish that there were secretly recorded conversations between the businessman and a contract...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2024 | 12:13 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The man fingered as the trigger-man in the murder and abduction of Opposition lawmaker Phillip Paulwell’s infant daughter Sarayah and her mother, Toshyna Patterson, was charged earlier this month and is to make his second appearance in the Home...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2024 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Portland businessman Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald was heard in one of the secretly recorded conversations telling the man who he allegedly contracted to murder his wife that he should not execute the ‘hit’ on a Saturday as his helper would not...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2024 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The murder trial of popular Portland businessman Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald will today start hearing secretly recorded conversations that he reportedly had with the man whom he had allegedly contracted to murder his wife. The partially burnt...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2024 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Vincent Wellesley, defence lawyer for the man alleged to have killed Tonia McDonald, has suggested that the chief investigator has withheld some of the video evidence from the prosecution pertaining to the arrest and identification of his client....

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2024 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A credit card belonging to missing social media influencer Donna Lee Donaldson was reportedly used at a popular hotel in Portland late last year by a female. Donaldson, 24, went missing on July 13, 2022, after she was last seen at the home of her...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2024 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Twenty-five transcripts of the secretly recorded conversations between contract killer Denvalyn ‘Bubbla’ Minott and Portland business Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald were yesterday tendered into evidence. The documents were tendered into evidence...

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