Four criminal laws possibly breached in Reid, CMU matter — DPP

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THE Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn has found possible administrative breaches and conduct which may have contravened four criminal laws in the investigation of allegations of irregularities involving Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime University.Llewellyn, in a 14-point document released to the media yesterday, also indicated that there could be two common law offences looming.

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‘I never give any instruction to pick up any firearm’

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THE Clarendon farmer who had allegedly turned over a rifle to the police that was reportedly used by the so-called Uchence Wilson Gang, yesterday insisted that he did not give lawmen any information about the weapon.

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Send us videos, images of PPV violations — Transport Authority

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THE Transport Authority is encouraging the public to capture and submit infractions being committed by operators of public passenger vehicles, as it intensifies its use of technology for monitoring and regulation.

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Sloppy start to One Don Gang trial

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ONLY 10 of the 24 alleged members of the One Don Gang who were busted officially appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday due to a lack of preparedness, which forced the presiding judge to retire to his “salubrious” chambers twice.

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Injustice and unpunished corruption could stir social unrest, warns Munroe

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Anti-corruption campaigner Trevor Munroe says Jamaicans must insist that there is “one law for big and small”, and that no one is above the law, or risk the consequences of social unrest.

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PNP takes matters into own hands

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ST JAMES, Jamaica — People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips says, in two weeks, the PNP intends to host a national stakeholder meeting on corruption.Speaking with the media during the second leg of the party’s vigil against corruption in Sam Sharpe Square, St James, yesterday, Dr Phillips disclosed that the Opposition has made numerous requests of Prime Minister Andrew Holness for a national stakeholders’ meeting on the issue.

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Lights out!

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MORE than 10,500 street lights across the island are still not working, despite a major repair and maintenance programme implemented by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) over the past 12 months.Late last year, JPS announced that it had exceeded its street light repair target of 6,000 for the final quarter of the year, with 3,691 repairs in November.

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‘Baby snatcher had help’

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ALTHOUGH the woman who snatched his day-old baby from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in January has pleaded guilty, Sinclair Hutton is not convinced she acted alone.Peta-Gay Ffrench, the woman who stole his child from the hospital in Kingston on January 9, pleaded guilty to child stealing yesterday and is to be sentenced on September 19.

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St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre to place products on market

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THE St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre has created 30 products, which it is looking to place on the market shortly.The items, which have received the endorsement of the Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw, include various sauces, wines, beers, syrups, pudding and porridge mixes, tea, and a lotion and hair conditioner.

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Witness Care Conference opens today

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MAJOR stakeholders in the justice and law-enforcement sectors will join forces to stage Jamaica’s first-ever Witness Care Conference at the Faculty of Law, The University of the West Indies, on July 19 and 20th.Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewelyn; Canadian High Commissioner Laurie Peters, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative Denise E Antonio are scheduled to address the event.

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