Category: Crime and Court

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...

Three Men Held in Connection with Rockfort Gang Feud

Three alleged gangsters from Rockfort in East Kingston are now in police custody. The police say they’re are also in search of three other men from the area. The...

Popular Promoter, Zum, Shot Multiple Times

A popular entertainment promoter who’s based in western Jamaica, Evan Powell, who’s otherwise known as Zum, is in hospital nursing gunshot wounds. Powell was...

Another Jamaican Extradited to USA to face Lotto Scam Charges

Another Jamaican has been extradited to the United States to face federal charges related to lottery scamming. Gregory Gooden was extradited yesterday. A statement...

Eight Jamaicans Nabbed in US Immigration Clamp Down

Eight Jamaicans were among over 100 people arrested in a recently concluded 11-day operation in New York by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE. One of the...

Jamaican Lottery Scammer Pleads Guilty in US Court

Accused lottery scammer, Jamaican Lavrick Willocks pleaded guilty to charges in North Dakota today. He was accused of being the kingpin of a multimillion-dollar lottery...