Chucky gets life - Judge rebukes killer cop for tarnishing JCF

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If murder convict Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown should survive, he will be 93 years old before he becomes eligible for parole. Brown was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment at the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court after being…

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Bartlett denies SLB ‘seminar’ was rogue decision

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Former chairman of the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB), St Aubyn Bartlett, yesterday denied that the state-run agency splashed out nearly $2.5 million on a staff retreat without approval of the board of directors nearly a month after it was…

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Conviction of developer is major victory for Real Estate Board

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The Real Estate Board has hailed the conviction of real estate developer Devon Evans as a major victory after he was found guilty of fraudulent conversion arising from the sale of an apartment unit on Wellington Drive, St Andrew. Chief executive…

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Kartel co-convict guilty of 2009 shooting

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Kahira Jones, one of three men handed mandatory life sentences alongside dancehall star Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer in 2014 for the beating death of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams three years earlier, was yesterday found guilty of…

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Strong security when MoBay SOE ends – mayor

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WESTERN BUREAU: In a bid to allay fears days before the end of a state of emergency in St James, Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis has assured residents that the parish will get additional security personnel to prevent a return to runaway murders,…

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Robbers lay siege to Charles Gordon Market

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WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Municipal Corporation has pledged to ramp up security at the Charles Gordon Market in Montego Bay, which has come under siege from armed robbers. Gerald Lee, secretary-manager of the St James Municipal Corporation,…

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Vanessa Kirkland Murder Trial | Defence roasts forensic analyst

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Defence attorneys hammered the credibility of forensic analyst Kathrina Graham yesterday, suggesting that she had been incompetent and careless in collecting crime-scene evidence deemed crucial to the case of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland…

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Dangle benefits to boost marriages, senator urges

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Government Senator Ransford Braham has urged the State to incentivise marriage in Jamaica because socio-economic data indicate that such unions offer better outcomes for families. These incentives, Braham told The Gleaner after his address in the…

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Westmoreland peace centre to help resolve student disputes

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WESTERN BUREAU:
The Rotary Peace and Conflict Resource Centre could stimulate sweeping change in how people resolve disputes in the parish of Westmoreland.

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Stay out of Venezuela, CARICOM warns

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Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have called on external forces to refrain from escalating the civil and political unrest unfolding in Venezuela.

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