The UK-based Privy Council on Thursday ruled that Jamaica’s anti-money laundering law compelling attorneys to report instances of financial crimes in dealing with their clients “does not contravene constitutional rights”.

Thursday, 09 February 2023 12:20

Noel Maitland murder case postponed until June

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The case against murder accused Constable Noel Maitland has been pushed back to June 12 due to a number of outstanding statements.

Maitland appeared in the Supreme Court on Thursday to answer to charges relating to the disappearance of his girlfriend, Donnalee Donaldson.

The court was told by the prosecution that four statements were outstanding, as well as material from the Communication Forensic CyberCrime Division (CFCD).

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Jeremy Taylor, assured presiding judge Justice Vinnette Graham Allen that prosecutors "hope to get the statements by the end of April." The court was also told that they had received "certain documents" on Wednesday that were disclosed to the defence team.

Additionally, one of Maitland's attorneys, Chadwick Berry said the defence was only provided with transcripts of the audio file the prosecution said implicated Maitland, and not the audio.

This, Taylor assured, will be disclosed as well.

Berry also requested a renewed bail application for his client on the next court date due to concerns expressed by Maitland. This request was approved by the judge.

As the police continue to enforce the new Road Traffic Act, a total of 5,533 e-tickets—amounting to $34.9 million—have been issued by law enforcers since the new road rules took effect on February 1.

Thursday, 09 February 2023 11:57

New road rules aim to restore rule of law – PM

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Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says enforcement of the new Road Traffic Act and Regulations is not about punishing people or collecting revenue, but restoring the rule of law.

Thursday, 02 February 2023 18:18

Alleged NCB fraudster granted $5 million bail

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ST ANN, Jamaica – National Commercial Bank employee Khadene Thomas was granted bail in the sum of five million dollars when she appeared in the St Ann parish court on Thursday.

BALTIMORE, CMC – The United States Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) agency says a Jamaican national and felon, apprehended by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Baltimore, has been jailed for seven years followed by five years of supervised release for drug charges and illegal re-entry into the United States.

Thursday, 02 February 2023 18:06

Holness condemns rape and murder of Hanover schoolgirl

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed his outrage at the murder of nine-year-old Nikita Noel, saying the "horrifying murder is a shock to our collective conscience" and "can only be described as evil”.

Thursday, 02 February 2023 13:24

Gangs rule as democracy declines in Haiti

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Jimmy Cherizier zips through Haiti’s capital on the back of a motorcycle, flanked by young men wielding black and leopard-print masks and automatic weapons.

Police are seeking the driver of a red Honda Step Wagon after he allegedly fled his vehicle, leaving behind more than US$1 million worth of ganja.

The police are yet to establish a motive in the shooting death of architect Euchon Darling in St Andrew on Tuesday evening.

The Hanover police have launched a probe into the murder of a 10-year-old schoolgirl whose body was found in bushes, hours after her mother reported her missing to the police on Wednesday.