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Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:21 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Prosecutors have zeroed in on cellular data acquired from the island’s two main telecommunications companies and mobile phones seized from alleged gang members to further advance the position that reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his alleged...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Family members of Judith Johnson, one of three women accused of being a member of the Uchence Wilson gang, breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after presiding judge Chief Justice Bryan Sykes found her not guilty of being a member of a criminal...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Documents integral to the progression of the case involving alleged rogue cops Corporals Kirk Fraser and Ramone Scott will not be available to defence attorneys until August. Addressing the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston yesterday,...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The prosecution yesterday began responding to no-case submissions made by defence attorneys, telling the court that reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 21 alleged gang members have a case to answer. Since Monday, defence attorneys have been...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:32 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Defence attorneys yesterday continued to make no-case submissions, asserting that the evidence against their clients is weak. They insisted that the witnesses who testified were not at the alleged robberies and, therefore, their testimonies were...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:13 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A defence attorney is questioning the basis on which her client, alleged rogue cop Constable Ramone Scott, is being held at Up Park Camp, the headquarters of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Scott and his co-accused Corporal Kirk Fraser were...

Published:Tuesday | July 2, 2019 | 12:19 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Junior Rose, one of two person formerly accused of being members of the Uchence Wilson gang, said he felt vindicated after being freed yesterday, nearly two years after being put behind bars. The men were released after prosecutors said they had no...

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Eighteen students from across the island were yesterday recognised by the National Child Month Committee (NCMC) for their performance in last year’s sitting of Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. Honoured under the...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:34 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The plan by the Andrew Holness-led administration to commence the upgrade of the Petrojam by constructing a vacuum distillation unit (VDU) to diversify its operations into the production of asphalt has been rejected by the Petrojam Review Committee...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:32 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Two former Cabinet ministers who spearheaded the amendment of Section 20 of the Maritime Drug Trafficking (Suppression) Act in 2016 are questioning the circumstances under which the Jamaican Government granted a waiver of jurisdiction in relation...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 12:32 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Even as he saw many of his friends leave the St Andrew-based Choice Christian Academy for other schools, 12-year-old Anjesh Zodge, in a show of resolve and stick-to-itiveness, made the bold decision, with the support of his parents, to remain at...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:13 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has admitted that more could have been done to get updates on five Jamaican fishermen in 2017 after the Government issued a waiver of jurisdiction to the United States Coast Guard to transport the men...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

After more than four months without a post-Cabinet press briefing, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has indicated that they will resume in short order. Cabinet meetings are held on Monday and are usually followed by a press briefing on...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:14 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A clause in the Trusts Bill with which Opposition Senator Lambert Brown took issue last week was amended at yesterday’s sitting of the Senate. Brown had raised concern over a clause in the bill that defined personal relationships as “every form of...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:12 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Yesterday’s sitting of the Senate morphed into a shouting match as opposition senators suggested that Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith was misleading the Upper House as she delivered a further statement on the five fishermen who have...

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

Amid claims of political interference in the selection of Darien Henry as the principal-in-waiting of Cumberland High School, the acting headmaster is embroiled in a heated dispute with academic staff who accuse him of being an autocrat intent on...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The High Court has ruled against Corporal Arleen McBean, who claimed that Detective Sergeant Patrae Rowe and Inspector Sheldon Gordon illegally removed her from her post as chairman of the Police Federation. After the claim was filed back in March...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:12 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Steven Watt, senior staff attorney at the United States-based human rights group America Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), has hit back at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade for what can be described as dereliction of duty after it...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government is now engaged in talks with United States Embassy officials to probe whether Washington adhered to maritime protocol in the wake of a lawsuit filed by four Jamaican fishermen who claim to have endured inhumane conditions...

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...

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