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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013 4:11:22 AM

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Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness is claiming Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's treatment of former state minister in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Richard Azan, highlights a fundamental difference in approaches by the two major political parties to allegations of wrongdoing by their members.

Holness, in an interview with The Sunday Gleaner two days before Azan's resignation over the Spaldings Market controversy last Friday, characterised as a cover-up the Government's handling of the matter.

The JLP leader and former prime minister pointed to his own handling of the controversy involving former Transport and Works Minister Mike Henry in relation to the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP).

Holness said since the deafening howls from the People's National Party (PNP) over that case, a forensic report that he ordered has cleared Henry's name, although he was forced to resign under a cloud.

"I think that is a study in the difference between the PNP and the JLP," asserted Holness.

He added: "There is a view in society that all politicians are corrupt and that there are no differences between the two parties … . I want to use this to demonstrate the difference."
Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 4:10:19 AM

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Submissions begin in Bunting's contempt of court hearing

Published: Monday October 7, 2013 | 5:36 pm 1 Comment1

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Submissions began today in the contempt of court case which Shureny Quant has brought against Minster of National Security Peter Bunting.

Quant is contending that Bunting breached a Supreme Court ruling when he ordered his deportation to his homeland Curaçao.

Queen's Counsel Michael Hylton, who is representing Bunting, today raised objections to Quant's application.

Hylton has asked for a court order for Quant to prove that he has money to pay legal costs in the event he is not successful in the case.

Justice Horace Marsh heard the application in chambers and is to rule on the matter tomorrow.

Quant, who is being represented by Attorneys-at-Law Carolyn Reid-Cameron, and Chukwuemeka Cameron, is claiming that when he was deported in April there was a Supreme Court order in place which had barred his deportation.

Quant is asking for the national security minister to be imprisoned for unlawfully removing him from Jamaica, and refusing to tell the court the reasons for his detention or his whereabouts.

Quant contends in court documents that his deportation constitutes an enforced disappearance of persons and has described it as a crime against humanity.

Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:51:38 PM

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CUBAN LIGHT BULB TRIAL: DPP pursues extreme measures to secure witness

Published: Wednesday January 8, 2014 | 12:53 pm 2 Comments

KINGSTON, Jamaica:
Prosecutors in the Cuban light bulb trial this morning indicated that they will now resort to extreme measures to have the son of Wilfred Nembhard, the former St Elizabeth Custos, appear in court to give evidence.

According to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, Eldon Nembhard has been evading the police who have been trying to serve him with a subpoena to testify in the matter.

However, Llewellyn did not elaborate on the extreme measures she was considering.

Former head of the Organised Crime and Investigation Division Senior Superintendent Fitz Bailey this morning gave evidence at the light bulb trial.

SSP Bailey outlined how former junior energy minister Kern Spencer and his former personal assistant Colleen Wright came to be charged with corruption arising from the implementation of the Cuban light bulb programme.

Spencer and Wright are charged with money laundering and illicit enrichment arising from the 2006 implementation of the light bulb programme.

The Crown is alleging that they devised a scheme and set up dummy companies to receive millions of dollars in contracts under the programme.
Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 3:14:44 PM

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Longtimer "BeBe" Murdered in Western Jamaica

Kenrick ‘Bebe’ Stephenson (right) wearing a black shirt and black pants is captured here in this 2012 photo when unfortunately the legendary Club Heavens was raided by police in suspecting miscreants at the spot.

The Gleaner carried a small piece on the killing:

A well-known St James resident, Kenrick ‘Bebe’ Stephenson, was shot and killed at his Ironshore home last night.

Details surrounding the shooting were unclear up to last night, however, head of the St James police Senior Superintendent Egbert Parkinson, confirmed the incident.

Stephenson was recently selected as the vice-chairman of the People’s National Party executive for West Central St James.


Photos such as the one above sadly have since been seen on Social media especially Facebook and the outpouring continues.

Motives are unclear at this time as he was accused of being involved in the illegal lotto scamming activity, we can remember however his involvement in politics as part of the ruling People's National Party, PNP and he also was a party promoter with some standing, the last time I saw him was his performance in drag at a party I was at in my capacity as a DJ earlier this year

Photos of that to come soon.

He also showed some interest in the homeless populations of LGBT youth in Western Jamaica and actually housed some of them at his short lived LGBT spot in Montego Bay prior to the infamous police raid of which I reported on sister blog GLBTQ Jamaica on Wordpress HERE:

PNP mourns killing of prominent activist

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com

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Kenley ‘Bebe’ Stephens riding a horse last Friday during Labour Day activities being carried out by members of the West Central St James constituency, at the Granville Police Station.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The killing of prominent People's National Party (PNP) activist Kenley 'Bebe' Stephens has left the party's organisation in St James in shock.

Stephens was killed at his gate Sunday evening, hours after attending a meeting of the party's Regional Executive Council in Montego Bay in the parish. He was the vice-chairman of the West Central St James constituency.

According to a release from the Corporate Communication Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, at about 8:35 Sunday evening, Stephens— accompanied by two other men — was about to enter his car at his gate on the upscale Winchester Terrace, Coral Gardens, when he was approached by a man who shot him repeatedly.

He was taken to hospital where he died while undergoing treatment. The other two men were not harmed. The shooter, meanwhile, escaped from the area on foot.

Detectives from the St James police division are investigating the incident.

Yesterday, party officials mourned the killing with chairman of the PNP's Region Six, Dr DK Duncan, remarking that Stephens made a meaningful contribution to the party.

"Like most persons, we are saddened by his passing. He has made significant contribution to the PNP, through the youth organisation and the West Central St James constituency," Dr Duncan reflected.

Meanwhile, West Central Member of Parliament Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, who expressed unease about the violent manner in which the nation's youths are dying, argued that Stephens was not only a party man, but a zealous community worker.

"We are very shocked and hurt at his sudden and violent death. We are concerned about the horrific way in which our young men are dying, not only in St James, but in the nation," Folkes-Abrahams told the sJamaica Observer.

"He was at the Regional Executive Council in Montego Bay on Sunday and the Labour Day project (on Friday) where he was there joking around and riding a horse. He has always been enthusiastic about community activities. He will be sadly missed," Folkes-Abrahams lamented

Meanwhile, in a release from the PNP secretariat -- which extended condolences to Stephens' relatives and friends -- the need for a sustained fight on crime was articulated.

"This latest killing confirms that while strides are being made in the fight against violent crimes and all criminality, we still have a long way in the journey to victory against criminals," the release read.

Members of Stephens' native Granville community were also shocked by his tragic passing.

"It is a very sombre mood in Granville, everybody is mourning. Bebe was a very popular man in Granville and the entire St James," Michael Troupe, the PNP councillor for the Granville Division, told the Observer.
Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 1:49:50 PM

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