UDPATE: Supreme Court halts drug trafficking, money laundering trial of St James men

Gleaner on September 20th, 2019 | File Under More News -

Supreme Court Judge Courtney Daye, who stayed the drug trafficking and money laundering trial of four St James men, today gave the go-ahead for one witness to testify by video link. Convicted drug smuggler Christopher Drummond, who is serving…

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Transport operators with total of 1,489 outstanding tickets arrested

Gleaner on September 20th, 2019 | File Under More News -

Three public passenger operators with a combined total of 1,489 outstanding tickets were arrested today by members of the police’s traffic department during operations conducted in Kingston and St Catherine. In custody are 40-year-old Roger…

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Police outline new operating hours for Clarendon, St Catherine SOE

Gleaner on September 20th, 2019 | File Under More News -

The police are advising residents and business operators in Clarendon and St Catherine that in light of the declaration of the State of Public Emergency, the following opening and closing times now apply: * Clubs and fast-food restaurants –…

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$14M repair for road surface leading to Mosquitto Cove Bridge in Hanover

Gleaner on September 20th, 2019 | File Under More News -

In a bid to improve the safety of commuters who travel along a section of the North Coast Highway, between Negril and Montego Bay, the National Works Agency (NWA) is repairing the approach of the Mosquitto Cove Bridge in Hanover. The…

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Jackson wants security forces to observe new SOE closing times

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Opposition spokesperson on national security Fitz Jackson is claiming that in spite of the Government agreeing to extend opening hours for businesses in the State of Public Emergency in Clarendon and St Catherine, the security forces have not been…

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Supreme Court halts drug trafficking, money laundering trial of St James men

Gleaner on September 20th, 2019 | File Under More News -

The trial of four St James men who are facing charges of drug trafficking and money laundering was halted on Thursday following an order granted by the Supreme Court. After hearing an application by attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman, Justice Courtney…

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Two construction workers charged for St Thomas robbery

Gleaner on September 20th, 2019 | File Under More News -

The St Thomas Police have charged two construction workers with robbery with aggravation following the hold-up of a woman on the Belvedere main road in Morant Bay in the parish. Charged are 30-year-old Andre Marriott of Harriman Close,…

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PAJ joins calls for repeal of law forbidding photography in court

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The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) has joined the Media Association of Jamaica in its call for the repeal of section 33 of the Criminal Justice (Administration) Act, which prohibits photographing or sketching prisoners in court, or in the…

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Firearm and ammunition seized in St James, man arrested

Gleaner on September 20th, 2019 | File Under More News -

One man was taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition on the Sugar Mill main road in St James on Wednesday. The Montego Bay Police are that about 11:00 a.m., a team was on patrol in the area when the…

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Man dies after freak accident at Riverton

Gleaner on September 20th, 2019 | File Under More News -

Twenty-one-year-old Samoia Brown of Rushworth, West Bay Farm, St Andrew died from injuries he sustained at the Riverton Dump in the parish on Thursday. The Seaview Gardens Police that about 2:15 p.m., Brown was unloading a truck when he slipped and…

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