Monthly Archives: September 2021

Vaz must speak up or quit, according to the PNP.

The Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is putting pressure on Minister of Energy, Science, and Technology Daryl Vaz to explain an annotation in his one-year US visa, which was renewed two years after it was canceled. In a statement issued on Saturday, the PNP urged Vaz to “immediately provide a complete and honest public disclosure” […]

‘Blackman’ issued instructions rather than explanations.

A crucial prosecution witness said yesterday that when Andre “Blackman” Bryan, accused head of the One Don faction of the St Catherine-based Klansman gang, “gave orders” for individuals to be killed off, no questions were asked of him. “He is not going to provide explanations; he delivered commands, not explanations,” witness number two, who has […]

Cops are on edge following another delay in the overtime payment case.

Corporal Rohan James, Chairman of the Jamaica Police Federation, has expressed displeasure on behalf of the federation’s members after a claim for an injunction to ensure payment of salary owed to rank and file officers for overtime work done since 2008 was delayed once more today. The case, which was brought before the court by […]

Klansman trial witness tells court of murder, extortion, and how he hid gangsters

After hosting suspected members of the renowned Klansman gang, including reputed faction head Andre “Blackman” Bryan, to conceal their extortion cash and leased getaway cars, a prosecution star witness yesterday said he chose to testify against his buddies so as not to “waste the court’s time.” “Witness number two,” who entered the stand for the […]

According to a Klansman gangster-turned-witness, he made up to $100,000 a day from the Spanish Town bus park.

KINGSTON, JAMAICAN The prosecution’s first witness, a self-confessed member of the St Catherine-based Klansman gang, testified Wednesday morning in the Home Circuit courtroom that he collected between $80,000 and $100,000 per day from the bus park in Spanish Town on orders from accused gang leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan. The witness, who began his evidence soon […]

Blackman And Klansman In One Lane VS The DPP And Her Team In The Next – Who Will Win?

The Klansman trial has been adjourned due to technical difficulties. Due to technological problems, the trial of the 33 alleged members of the St Catherine-based Klansman gang was delayed early on Tuesday. The trial resumed before Chief Justice Bryan Sykes on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., after court officials spent the better part of an […]

SEX BILL DELAYED

A number of changes are to be made to the Sexual Harassment Bill as it passes through the Senate after being approved by the House of Representatives in July. Leader of Government Business Senator Kamina Johnson Smith informed the Upper House yesterday that it had been agreed that the amendments to be debated were not […]

Weekday lockdowns are no longer in effect.

COVID-related changes will be made, according to the PM. A total of 19 metrics will now be dependent on vaccination levels. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government is moving away from frequent lockdown modifications and toward fewer curfew hours as a long-term solution to the COVID-19 problem. “We are now shifting away from more […]