Category: Crime and Court

Reputed Barnes Road Gang Leader Turns Himself In

The suspected leader of the East Kingston-based Barnes Road gang has turned himself in to the police. Anthony Johnson, also called ‘Screw’ turned himself in...

Political Directorate Expresses Outrage over Meadowbrook Teen’s Murder

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is among several politicians this afternoon expressing shock and sadness at the killing of the 17-year old Meadowbrook High student,...

Govt Aiming to Increase Appeal Court Panels

The government is moving to increase the number of Appeal Court panels hearing cases from two to three. That’s according to Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck. He says...

East Kingston Violence Claims Another Life

A man was shot and killed and another shot and injured in East Kingston Monday morning. Commander for the Police Area Four, which includes East Kingston, Assistant...

Three Cops Nabbed in Kidnapping & Extortion Sting

Nationwide News understands that three members of the Constabulary Force have been arrested and are facing possible criminal charges including kidnapping and extortion....

Police Say Payne Land Shooting NOT Politically Motivated

The gun attack on six people in Payne Land in South West St. Andrew last night was a reprisal for a murder in the community days ago. That’s according to the Head...

Praedial Larceny Arrests Triple in 2017

The number of people arrested for praedial larceny has more than tripled this year when compared to last year. Over 80 people have been arrested between January and...

Could Judge-Alone Trials be Hampered by Judges ‘Lacking Balance’?

Veteran Attorney, Lloyd McFarlane, says there’s a genuine fear among some lawyers about appearing before some judges whom he described as being ‘not balanced...

Two Killed in Payneland Shooting

Five people were shot last night in Tavares Gardens in the Payneland Division in the St. Andrew South Western constituency. Two of the injured have died but have not yet...

Public Defender Concerned about Proposed Reduction in Jury Trials

Public Defender, Arlene Harrison Henry, is expressing concern that further reducing the involvement of jury in the criminal justice system could hurt the country’s...