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Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Home Circuit Court was told yesterday that alleged members of the Uchence Wilson Gang carried out a total of 53 transactions at a popular pawnshop in the Corporate Area as the trial for the 24 alleged gangsters and their accomplices continued...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

An executive of a popular pawn company yesterday said that transaction information collected at each of its five locations across the island is not stored in a central database, as she testified at the trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A female police sergeant was yesterday accused of breaching protocol when conducting an identification parade as the trial of alleged gangster Uchence Wilson and 23 accused cronies continued in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. Standard...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Relatives and colleagues of the three police constables found guilty of the manslaughter in relation to 2012 shooting death of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland yesterday turned out in their numbers to offer support, but they were left...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

As a former member of the Uchence Wilson Gang was pressed by defence attorneys yesterday, he revealed that accused Shantol Gordon made threatening calls to him after the reputed gang leader was arrested in 2017. Gordon is said to have been Wilson...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Despite rigorous attempts by defence attorneys to discredit a witness in the ongoing trial of Uchence Wilson and his 23 alleged gang members yesterday, he maintained that he told the truth during his week-long testimony to the court. The witness,...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Defence attorneys are this morning expected to carry out their cross-examination of the Crown’s second witness, who is said to be a former member of the Uchence Wilson Gang which allegedly carried out several robberies and other crimes across at...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A shutdown is looming for telecommunications company Caricel, potentially affecting its reported 15,000-client base, following a ruling by Jamaica’s second highest court but the company said it will continue the fight to have the licences restored...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Human-rights advocates have come out in strong support of Margarette Macaulay following calls from local church and civil-society groups for Jamaica to withdraw its support for the former human-rights judge to serve a second term as a member of the...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2019 | 12:09 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican taxpayers have again been asked to fork out a significant sum of money because of the failure of a government agency to fulfil its contractual obligations. In a ruling handed down last Friday by the downtown Kingston-based Court of Appeal...

Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The extent to which the Uchence Wilson Gang infiltrated the society was brought to light in court yesterday following the revelation that a medical doctor was among the professionals on its payroll. The witness told the court that a Mandeville-...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A former gang member-turned-Crown witness yesterday testified that accused Fitzroy Scott orchestrated robberies from behind bars as the trial for reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his alleged 23 cronies continued at the Home Circuit Court in...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Late broadcast legend Dorraine Samuels, the beauty queen-turned-programme host who made radio her kingdom for almost four decades, has been showered with praise by Jamaicans of all walks of life. Samuels, a widow and mother of three, died...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Another ex-member of the Uchence Wilson Gang on Monday provided details of robberies the gang allegedly carried out in St Catherine and St Mary, the latter of which he said was done on the recommendation of accused Detective Corporal Lloyd Knight....

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Former executive director of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), Dr Carolyn Gomes, is hailing a major ruling from the United Kingdom-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council which could place cops accused of extrajudicial killings under greater...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:33 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Forty-eight hours after the sacking of Education Minister Ruel Reid, sector leaders have expressed difficulty in identifying a clear successor. Reid was forced to tender his resignation as minister and government senator on Wednesday following...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Eighty-two-year-old Pearnel Charles Sr has come out swinging against assertions that a retirement age should be imposed on Jamaican lawmakers. He was responding to the latest RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll, which revealed that an...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Although 24 per cent of Jamaicans who participated in the latest RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll have rated Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton as the best-performing minister, the absence of some of his colleagues in the top five has...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A former member of the Uchence Wilson Gang yesterday admitted to being expelled from two schools, but not for the reasons suggested by a defence attorney, as the trial for the reputed gang leader and his 23 alleged cronies continued at the Home...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Defence attorneys yesterday suggested that a witness, who is said to be a former member of the Uchence Wilson Gang, gave evidence against his former alleged cronies as an act of revenge. Attorney-at-law Richard Lynch said that the witness...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:18 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A high court judge has ordered police Inspector Sheldon Gordon and Sergeant Patrae Rowe to pay the legal fees for Corporal Arleen McBean out of their own pockets, barring them from accessing funds from the Police Federation to do so. This following...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Presiding judge Chief Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday shut down a defence attorney, criticising him for wasting time as the trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 23 cronies continued at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. “Had...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With an overwhelming 75 per cent of Jamaicans in the latest RJRGLEANER Group-commissioned Don Anderson poll decrying the appointment of unqualified persons to senior positions in government, civil-society advocate Carol Narcisse says that this...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A 21-year-old former member of the Uchence Wilson Gang yesterday rejected suggestions that he has been lying in his testimony as the trial for the reputed gang leader and his 23 cronies continued at the Home Circuit...

Published:Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A former member of the Uchence Wilson Gang yesterday gave details about the leadership structure of the criminal organisation as the trial for Wilson and his 23 alleged cronies continued at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. Identifying...

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