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Kartel back on stage - Murder convict’s appeal gets under way today

Gleaner on July 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Lawyers for popular entertainer Vybz Kartel are contending that the judge who presided over his murder trial erred when he allowed prosecutors to use text messages and video evidence collected from his cell phone.The assertions are among 16 grounds…

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New JPs to positively impact justice

Gleaner on July 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Scores of new justices of the peace for the parish of St Andrew took the oath of office yesterday at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston with a provocative reminder that their services were too priceless for them to charge the public to access…

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J’cans working in CARICOM states can now take dependents

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Jamaica is among six Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states that signed the Protocol on Contingent Rights last Friday. The contingent rights measure will allow for persons who work across the region to have their spouses and children join them in…

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Sports the key to lasting peace in Rockfort

Gleaner on July 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

SportS has proven to be an unmatched, unifying force in the often-divided east Kingston community of Rockfort. And unattached youths in the Top Temple section of the community are adamant that this is one way to ensure lasting peace in the area.They…

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Youths praise role of Church in restoring peace, hope - Education a sure way out of crime

Gleaner on July 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Rockfort in east Kingston is well known as a hard, gritty, and, at times, gang-infested community. Its name triggers fear in the minds of people outside the mainly hillside community, a fear also shared by many of its residents.While there were times…

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Rockfort youths paint dismal jobs picture

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Young men in Top Temple, a section of Rockfort in east Kingston, say they are starving for job opportunities to come their way. They are frustrated as those opportunities are hard to come by unless they are well known by potential employers.Hakeem…

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Cop accused of being car stealing ring mastermind granted bail

Gleaner on July 9th, 2018 | File Under More News -

The case against Constable Joel Lewis, the alleged mastermind behind a car stealing ring, is to continue in the St Catherine Parish Court on September 10. That date was set when Lewis, who is attached to the Barnett Street police station in St…

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Vybz Kartel Appeal | Court cuts time to hear legal arguments

Gleaner on July 9th, 2018 | File Under More News -

The Court of Appeal has slashed two weeks off the time that was allotted to hear the appeal filed by incarcerated entertainers Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm to quash their murder conviction and lengthy prison sentence.
 

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Couch battled stage four breast cancer for two years

Gleaner on July 9th, 2018 | File Under More News -

It was announced this morning that the effervescent, consistently contributing local jazz talent Suzanne Couch has succumbed to stage four breast cancer in Mexico. As a result of her persistent, palpable good nature, the singer’s death…

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Vybz Kartel Appeal | Court grants application to hear fresh evidence

Gleaner on July 9th, 2018 | File Under More News -

The Court of Appeal Court has ruled that it will allow the attorneys for Vybz Kartel and his co-convicts to introduce fresh evidence in challenging their 2014 conviction for the 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. 

 

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