Legal Eagle: Lock dem up without bail? | Features

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is leading a choir in a chorus which is being sung by National Security Minister Robert Montague, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck and others, who are demanding that the law should be amended to say that bail should not be granted to persons charged for murder and gun offences. The starting point in this discussion is the Constitution [Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms], which provides that “Any person awaiting trial and detained in custody shall be entitled to bail on reasonable conditions unless sufficient cause is…

Season 2D Bonez satisfying St Bess | Features

The best ideas can come from the most normal situations. Take for instance the day Gloria Brown-Ennis was seasoning up some meat, while her son Denver, who had the idea for her to start a restaurant, was looking on. “And I was thinking, this meat season to the bone man. And he said ‘you know this is a good name to give it’,” she laughed. And just like that Season 2D Bonez was born. Denver, a Kingston-based businessman, owns the eatery, but Miss G, as everyone calls her, is the…

TESTIMONY: Pastor survives plunge over precipice | Features

The Bible tells us in James 5:16 that the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. The Reverend Michael Richards, like many other Christians, can testify that that statement is true. Richards, who currently pastors the Hillside and Blenhein New Testament Church of God in Manchester, and who has been baptised since May, 1984, testified that prayer saved him from death. “I had an experience in an accident, and I believe that if it was not God’s miracle that saved me then I would not have been saved.”…

Dancers’ Paradise: Approach with ‘Cautiion’ | Features

Walking up to the Sheila Barnett studio at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, one is you are immediately greeted by shoes scattered (as if the owners rushed to take them off) at the entrance. This time around, Busy Signal’s Stay So is playing only for a short moment, and the voice of Jevaughn ‘Pancho’ Williams of Team Cautiion Dancers is heard demanding the attention of individuals present. It is the first class of its nature that the 23-year-old has hosted in partnership with colleague Cordane…