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Kartel Trial Update

Incarcerated entertainer, Vybz Kartel, and his two co-accused are to return to court next Monday, for another mention of their attempting to pervert the course of justice case.

Kartel – who’s real name is Adijah Palmer, along with Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler and Andre Henry, otherwise called ‘Pim Pim’, are facing...Read More »


Inflation Falls Slightly

Jamaica’s inflation rate fell slightly in August but remained at an elevated level of 1.1%.

This compares to the 1-point-4 percent recorded in July, which was the highest rate since September 2013.

August’s inflation rate was driven mainly by a 2.7% upward movement in the index for the division ‘Food and Non-Alcoholic...Read More »


eCigarettes Banned

The Ministry of Health says effective immediately, the Jamaica Customs Agency should NOT allow clearance of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes.

The importation of liquid cartridges or replacement liquid cartridges used with e-cigarettes have also been banned.

The Ministry of Health says this is due to the absence of supporting information that would...Read More »


Avoid Extreme Action - JBA

President of the Jamaican Bar Association, Donovan Walker, is cautioning judges against taking ‘extreme’ action against lawyers while they carry out their duties.

He’s reacting to the detention last week of a lawyer, Charles Ganga-Singh, on the instruction of a Resident Magistrate in the Corporate Area Criminal Court.

Mr. Ganga-Singh...Read More »


Deane Family Disrespected

The attorney representing the family of Mario Deane, Miguel Lorne, says his clients felt disrespected by the approach of agents of the government seeking to assist with the funeral expenses for their loved one.

Mr. Lorne has defended the decision of the Deane family not to accept any government assistance as...Read More »


Deane Cops Pointed Out

Nationwide News understands that three police officers have been pointed out during ID parades that took place yesterday and last Saturday.

This, as the Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, is intensifying its probe into the brutal beating death of St. James resident, Mario Deane.

The police personnel pointed out are from...Read More »


CP Williams

Dr. Carl McKay Williams has been formally sworn in as the country’s 28th Police Commissioner.

Commissioner Williams was sworn-in yesterday during an official ceremony at the Police Officers Club in St. Andrew.

Accepting the appointment, the new Police Chief noted that he’s deeply honoured and is committed to carrying out the task...Read More »


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