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Published:Tuesday | August 6, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Tamar Blake, who raised an alarm when a woman tried to register a baby snatched from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in January, is among more than 100 Jamaicans appointed to the various orders of societies of honour and given badges of honour this...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:21 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Having pleaded guilty last month to using an illegal firearm to commit eight murders over a three-month period in 2014, Kemar Thompson, 29, was this week sentenced to serve roughly 66 and a half years before being eligible for parole. He had also...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:19 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With at least six weeks remaining before the trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 17 alleged cronies resumes, here is a recap of key points. During the trial, which began on March 4, a total of 37 witnesses took the stand. Sixty-one...

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:29 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his alleged 17 cronies has been adjourned until September 18, following yesterday’s ending of the Easter term of the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court. As the trial continued yesterday,...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A defence attorney yesterday asserted that the prosecution has not proven its case against accused Stephenson ‘Slim’ Bennett beyond a reasonable doubt, citing that the absence of hard evidence makes the case wholly circumstantial. In this respect,...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday indicated that he has thus far identified what he described as “consistencies” in the evidence given by the two self-proclaimed former members of the Uchence Wilson Gang. He gave this indication as he challenged...

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2019 | 12:10 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is now exploring long-term solutions to treat with the Caribbean-wide invasion of sargassum, which is estimated to have cost the region billions of dollars. This was the revelation by...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:51 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Concerns are being raised among members of the legal fraternity about persons who are offering legal advice and carrying out legal work without the qualifications stipulated under the Legal Profession Act. Under the legislation, one must hold a...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:49 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Gay rights activist Maurice Tomlinson has petitioned the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), requesting that it rule that Section 18 (2) of the Jamaican Constitution, which does not recognise a union between persons of the same sex,...

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

Heavily relying on the evidence of two self-proclaimed ex-members of the Uchence Wilson Gang, the prosecution yesterday urged presiding judge Chief Justice Bryan Sykes to believe its witnesses, describing them as credible and reliable. “We submit,...

Published:Wednesday | July 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Donna McIntosh Bryce-Gayle is this morning expected to present closing arguments on behalf of her client, accused Kenith Wynter, as the Uchence Wilson Gang trial continues at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston. Wynter is...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday questioned the apparent ignorance of the lone cop implicated in the Uchence Wilson Gang as the trial continued at the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court. In response to questions posed by Sykes, accused...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:39 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

As alleged members of the Uchence Wilson Gang continued to deny its existence, accused Odeen ‘Brinks’ Smith said that he did not know the reputed gang leader as he testified in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston yesterday. Smith said he...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Tesha Miller, reputed leader of the Spanish Town, St Catherine-based Clansman Gang, will on December 3 know whether the Supreme Court supports his claim against the State, which he has accused of assault, false imprisonment and malicious...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:26 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

An alleged member of the Uchence Wilson Gang whose role was allegedly to cut burglar bars to gain access to properties, according to a Crown witness, has claimed that he was beaten and threatened by police when he was apprehended on August 9, 2017...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-eight-year-old Uchence Wilson, the man accused of leading a gang with tentacles across several parishes over two years, yesterday took to the stand denying that he was involved in a criminal organisation. “The only gun mi use is the spray...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:14 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Mijan Morgan, the first Jamaican selected to attend Google’s Connect Live 2019 conference in its three-year history, said that given the competitiveness and limited number of spaces, being selected as one of 200 local guides to participate in the...

Published:Monday | July 15, 2019 | 12:13 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Although the findings of a recent study commissioned by human rights lobby group Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) indicate that 60 per cent of employers view homosexuality as abhorrent and disgusting behaviour, stakeholders...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:21 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Senators on both sides of the aisle yesterday expressed their overwhelming support for the Tourism Workers Pension Bill, but recommendations were still made for amendments to the legislation as it was debated in the Upper House. Opposition Senator...

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

A decision by FLOW Jamaica to adjust its parental leave policy to include fathers has been welcomed by stakeholders who have been lobbying for some time. The new provisions allow for eight weeks of paid parental leave to be accessed by fathers at...

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

As the race for the presidency of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) continues to heat up, the incumbent, Dr Peter Phillips, is still preparing the party for the next general election, moving to settle representation for seats that have...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:19 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Members of the joint select committee reviewing the Data Protection Bill are recommending that journalism be defined within the body of the bill with consideration for how the media landscape has changed. Last year, the Press Association of Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:25 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips says the Government needs to take a more inclusive approach to economic development as the current system is limiting growth, leaving the majority of the population trapped in low-wage jobs...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:18 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary Dr Horace Chang has said that in his opinion, Ruel Reid, the former education minister at the centre of a criminal investigation, cannot run on the party’s ticket in the next general election,...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes will next Monday rule on no-case submissions made by defence attorneys on behalf of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 20 alleged cronies last week. The prosecution yesterday finished responding to the defence’s...

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