You can steal an entire beach in Jamaica and get away with it

Stealing big in Jamaica is an almost foolproof way to get away with a crime. Stealing a mango or ackees in Jamaica can land you in jail for up to three months.

Stealing millions of dollars worth of sand with heavy duty equipment and trucks ,  no one will see and even if a brave soul did in fact see a nuh nuttin all do have to is is plead not guilty allow the case to drag on for a while and there is a 99.99% change you can walk free.

Alternatively you can set up ghost companies to defraud the country of millions of dollars, allow the case to drag on for a few years and there will be a 99.999% chance that you too will walk free.

 

The case of the  stolen Beach 

The Crime

500 truckloads of sand stolen!

July 17, 2008

PRIME Minister Bruce Golding has ordered a probe into the theft of an estimated 500 truckloads of sand from a prime 64-acre property at Coral Spring near Duncans in Trelawny, which now seriously jeopardises a proposed $8-billion beachfront development.

 

 

The Case

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

THE US$8-million ‘stolen sand’ lawsuit brought by developers Felicitas Limited against three western Jamaica hotel operators and Bedrock Building and Aggregates Limited, got under way in the Supreme Court yesterday.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Stolen-sand-case-opens_9141409

 

 

The verdict

Charges have been dropped against five men accused of involvement in the 2008 theft of $70 million worth of sand from a property at Coral Springs, Trelawny, after death threats were issued against the key witness in the case.

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20110209/lead/lead3.html

 

The Case of the missing light bulbs and millions of dollars

The Crime

Wednesday | February 27, 2008

DARK DAYS for former sate minister Kern Spencer began late yesterday evening when the People’s National Party (PNP) member was arrested and charged by police for his role in the controversial Cuban light-bulb project

 

The Case

New Trial Date Set For Former Jnr. Energy Minister Kern Spencer

Posted: January 22, 2009

A new date has been set for the trial of former Junior Energy Minister Kern Spencer, who is charged in connection with the Cuban Light Bulb Project.

http://www.iriefm.net/news/headline/new-trial-date-set-former-jnr-energy-minister-kern-spencer

 

8:04 am, Fri March 26, 2010

There was explosive evidence presented Thursday at the trial of former Junior Energy Minister Kern Spencer.

According to evidence submitted, officials of the People’s National Party, including President Portia Simpson-Miller, were caught off guard and began their own probe into the Cuban Light bulb scandal after the matter came to light in 2007.

http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/explosive-evidence-revealed-at-kern-spencers-trial

 

The Verdict

Monday, March 24, 2014

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former Junior Energy Minister Kern Spencer and co-accused Coleen Wright have been freed of all charges in the Cuban light bulb trial.

The court ruled Monday morning that there is no case against the two.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Kern-Spencer-freed-in-Cuban-light-bulb-trial

 

The case of the stolen mangoes

A bag-juice vendor who stole four St Julian mangoes from off a tree was shown no mercy Tuesday and was slapped with a 30-day jail sentence.

“Unuh must stop it! A tired a it,” Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey told 43-year-old Rohan Smith of Nelson Road in Kingston after sentencing him in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Man-gets-30-days-for-stealing-four-mangoes_16189469

 

Not trying to say stealing mangoes is right, instead I am trying to prove that if you steal big chances are you stand a 99.99% chance of getting away with in in Jamaica, even if you are caught with the evidence .

 

 

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One Response

  1. Jay, please don’t forget to add the Cash Plus saga that has been dragged out for years and the Olint scheme that has yet to see anyone in Jamaica charged for anything.

    Below is how a judicial system works. All parties involved will suffer the consequences.
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101515490

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