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Published:Saturday | June 15, 2024 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Declaring that Vybz Kartel and his co-accused must be allowed to clear their names, the prosecution says it wants the murder case to be retried on its merits and not be determined on technicalities. “The public interest in the final determination...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2024 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The Court of Appeal on Thursday questioned the possibility of finding seven unbiased jurors, given the widespread publicity surrounding the case after the prosecution argued strongly that there are safeguards in the Jamaican court system to ensure...

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

The Court of Appeal says the prosecution must explain why Vybz Kartel and his three co-accused should be retried for the 2011 murder of Clive Williams when they have already suffered multiple constitutional breaches in the previous trial process....

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2024 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Defence lawyers representing Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer and his co-accused are contending that the unavailability of technological material that was used in their original murder trial will affect their clients’ defence if a retrial is granted....

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2024 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A court says it is not enough to claim that foul odour and the flow of raw sewage is a breach of a constitutional right without bringing evidence on the impact on health and also to establish whether it was an environmental abuse. “Although it is...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2024 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

While sharing that she was still yearning to know the truth about what happened on the night her father was killed, the daughter of slain businessman Keith Clarke yesterday declared that she was coached by God to tell the truth about what she...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2024 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The daughter of slain businessman Keith Clarke yesterday denied a suggestion from the defence that an injured person who left blood stains in different sections of the house was present on the night her father was killed. Clarke, a 63-year-old...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2024 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The night Britney witnessed her father, Keith Clarke, being shot and killed by soldiers was not just a nightmare, it was also a moment where she accepted her own life was about to end. Testifying on Tuesday at the ongoing murder trial, the witness...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2024 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The widow of slain chartered accountant Keith Clarke has questioned why none of the alleged gunmen who the defence claimed were on her property the night her husband was killed was caught or shot. Noting that the army is there to defend Jamaica,...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2024 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

DNA evidence has indicated that there was another person present in the Clarkes’ master bedroom, other than their daughter, on the night Keith Clarke was shot and killed, the defence has revealed. But Clarke’s widow, Dr Claudette Clarke, said, if...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2024 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Dr Claudette Clarke, the widow of slain businessman Keith Clarke, was yesterday accused of lying and of putting on a show by throwing temper tantrums when cornered in a lie to avoid answering questions directly. The suggestions came following...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2024 | 3:57 PMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The sentencing for former Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) physiotherapist Kyodia Burnett, who stabbed and killed his wife Nordraka Williams-Burnett in December 2018, was yesterday postponed to Friday in the Home Circuit Court. The sentencing was...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2024 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The prosecution and the defence in the Matthew Hyde case are to continue discussions regarding a possible plea deal. The university student, who reportedly held his girlfriend captive in a dorm room and tortured her over a year ago, was on...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2024 | 12:15 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Keith Clarke had unknowingly fired at members of the security forces on the night he was shot and killed in May 2010, his widow, Dr Claudette Clarke, has claimed. At the same time, the 65-year-old widow, who is giving testimony in the Home Circuit...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2024 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck is calling on justices of the peace (JPs) to play a greater role in tackling misinformation in society. Speaking on Saturday during a commissioning ceremony for 102 new justices of the peace (JPs) for St Andrew at Up...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2024 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Dr Claudette Clarke, the widow of chartered accountant Keith Clarke, yesterday recalled seeing her husband with his licensed firearm on the night he was shot and killed by three members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) in his bedroom on May 26,...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2024 | 12:14 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A motorist who sued the State for $2.5 million claiming he lost, among other things, $1.1 million for the loss of the use of his vehicle, which was seized for four months, was instead awarded $850,000 plus interest in general damages after he could...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2024 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The murder trial of the three Jamaica Defence Force soldiers implicated in the shooting death of Keith Clarke was yesterday postponed until next Monday in the Home Circuit Court. The matter was postponed to give both the prosecution and the defence...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2024 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

It was not the birthday gift Wayne Campbell had dreamt of, but for him, yesterday’s conviction of his former son-in-law and three accomplices for the daring daylight contract murder of his daughter six years ago was the best gift. “Today is my...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2024 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Holding back tears, Dr Claudette Clarke yesterday recalled witnessing her husband, Keith Clarke, being shot in their bedroom, allegedly by three soldiers while climbing backwards down the closet where he had gone to hide after hearing persons...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2024 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The widow of St Andrew accountant Keith Clarke, who three Jamaica Defence Force soldiers have been accused of murdering in May 2010, is expected to start giving evidence today at the trial in the Home Circuit Court. Dr Claudette Clarke had taken...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2024 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Facey Commodity Company Limited is blaming the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Company for a massive fire which destroyed its New Port West warehouse and other structures in Kingston almost three years ago and is seeking to recover more than $2...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2024 | 12:14 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Dwayne Pink’s lawyer yesterday urged the jury to find him not guilty of the murder of Simone Campbell-Collymore and Winston Walters while arguing that the prosecution has failed to present any evidence to prove that Pink was involved in the deadly...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2024 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The attorney-at-law who is representing the alleged contract killer in the murder of businesswoman Simone Campbell Collymore yesterday sought to discredit the evidence of one of the shooters, branding him a liar. Attorney-at-law Sanjay Smith, who...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2024 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Omar Collymore’s attorney yesterday sought to convince the jury that the United States businessman had absolutely no reason to kill his wife and was merely just a “gyalis” and not a murderer. Attorney-at-law Diane Jobson, who is representing the 41...

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