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Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The water woes that have been plaguing sections of the island this year are expected to continue into July and August as the Meteorological Service of Jamaica is urging citizens to prepare for what could be a very dry summer. “We would say that you...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:12 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With thousands of Jamaican children victims of child labour, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security says that a national action plan is being developed to stamp out the practice. “So we are now in the process of finalising a national action...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

In commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, with the help of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, schools and other interest groups, took to the streets of downtown Kingston to bring...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

It was a rare scene in the lobby of the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston yesterday as three of seven jurors who found Detective Corporal Kevin Adams and Constable Jerome Whyte not guilty of murder moments before engaged the acquitted cops in...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:06 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Less than a year after her husband was slapped with fraud-related charges, attorney-at-law Khadine Dixon has been charged with demanding property, obtaining money under false pretence, and conspiracy. According to a release from the Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:10 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

At least one environmentalist has raised concerns about the impending amendments to the country’s motor vehicle import policy to increase the age limit of vehicles that can be imported into Jamaica. The amendment would see new age limits for all...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The High Court has upheld a ruling by the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, clearing the way for the extradition of controversial Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal to face terrorism-related charges in the United States. Parish Court Judge...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:21 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Trial judge Justice Marcia Dunbar Green yesterday began her summation of the evidence in the trial of Detective Corporal Kevin Adams and Constable Jerome Whyte at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. The two cops are charged with the murder...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Following the ruling by trial judge Marcia Dunbar Green that Detective Corporal Kevin Adams and Constable Jerome Whyte had a case to answer, the cops delivered unsworn statements after which attorneys began presenting closing arguments as the trial...

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The State could face legal action following yesterday’s release of ex-cop 61-year-old Walter Blackstock, who spent 31 years in prison without standing trial and having not entered a guilty plea for murder. His release comes after a psychiatric...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:38 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The National College for Education Leadership (NCEL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) valued at close to $6 million for the development of digital content to support an online programme in...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:32 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Gunpowder particles found lodged in the fibres of a shirt removed from the body of Anthony ‘Toby’ Trought have suggested that he was shot at close range. This is according to evidence given by a crime-scene expert, who said that when gunpowder...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:25 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s justice system is now equipped with an interactive online platform that gives judges immediate access to basic human rights law, and according to the United Nations’ (UN) Senior Human Rights Adviser George Abualzulof, it is the first of...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

More than 300 mentally ill people are serving indefinite prison sentences or have simply fallen off the court list, many languishing in limbo for decades. But Hugh Faulkner, executive director of the Legal Aid Council, said his organisation has...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The prosecution has closed its case in the trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his alleged 23 gang members, prompting an adjournment of the matter that has gripped the nation for months. The case is expected to resume on July 1. Chief...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

An autopsy carried out on the body of Anthony ‘Toby’ Trought revealed that he was shot three times, causing injury to his heart, which ultimately resulted in his death. The doctor who did the examination said that Trought sustained one gunshot...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

After 31 years behind bars without standing trial and having not entered a guilty plea for the murder charge levelled against him, 61-year-old Walter Blackstock is set to be a free man, following a declaration on Tuesday by Director of Public...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Hope among defence attorneys for a non-custodial sentence for the three cops found guilty of manslaughter in relation to the 2012 death of Immaculate Conception High School student Vanessa Kirkland was shattered yesterday as presiding judge Justice...

Published:Tuesday | May 28, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A DNA test has revealed that prominent Montego Bay businessman Patrick Chung is not the biological father of a woman who has accused him of allegedly having sex with her over a nine-year period beginning in 1976 when she was 13 years old. This...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Even as scores of people turned out at the Papine High School on Labour Day to make preparations for the construction of a perimeter fence to address the institution’s immediate security concerns, principal Leighton Christie, while expressing...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:10 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Yesterday’s sentencing of the man who confessed to killing Dexter Pottinger has not eased the minds of the fashion designer’s relatives, who say that the killer’s account of what transpired has left many questions unanswered. Twenty-three-year-old...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:25 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party (PNP) has welcomed the decision by the Government not to appeal the recent Constitutional Court ruling on the National Identification and Registration Act (NIRA), on which the National Identification System (NIDS) was to...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Constables Andrewain Smith, Durvin Hayles, and Anna-Kay Bailey will have to wait a few more days before they know if trial judge Justice Carol Lawrence-Beswick will grant them a non-custodial sentence, following submissions from defence attorneys...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

An alleged member of the Uchence Wilson Gang, Lanworth ‘Zeeks’ Geohagen, attempted to flee police when they were about to conduct a search of his vehicle at the Bog Walk Police Station in St Catherine on December 2, 2017, the court was told...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:20 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson was yesterday heard in an audio recording pleading with police personnel for his then girlfriend, accused Shantol Gordon, to not face criminal charges, claiming that she had no knowledge of alleged criminal...

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