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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...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:21 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Following a meeting with the Government last Friday, the University of Technology, Jamaica Academic Staff Union (UTASU) has accepted a proposal from the management of the university, putting an end to their long-standing salary-adjustment dispute....

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:21 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A Crown witness yesterday admitted to not mentioning the name or giving a description of accused Constable Jerome Whyte in his statements to the police. However, he denied only making mention of the policeman at the preliminary enquiry held in...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:28 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A defence attorney yesterday quizzed a Crown witness on various aspects of his testimony ultimately suggesting that he was lying when he said that accused Detective Corporal Kevin Adams shot Anthony ‘Toby’ Trought in cold blood as the trial for two...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Although the bodies of businessman Curtis Martin and UTech student Mario Daley were never recovered, the three persons charged with their murder have pleaded guilty. Damian Lawrence, Dionne Mitchell and Evon Simmonds recently entered the plea in...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A Crown witness yesterday told the court that he saw when Detective Corporal Kevin Adams fired two shots, hitting his friend Anthony ‘Toby’ Trought, who later died. The allegations are that Adams and Constable Jerome Whyte murdered Trought in cold...

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

As the prosecution yesterday began mounting its case against two policemen accused of murder, a Clarendon resident testified that Detective Corporal Kevin Adams and Constable Jerome Whyte invaded his home on February 13, 2012, in search of Anthony...

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

A phone stolen from a robbery victim is said to have been found in the possession of accused Michael ‘Judge’ Lamont, the Home Circuit Court was yesterday told as the trial for reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and 23 others continued. The...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:37 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Amid contending accounts of how two Rastafarian boys were fed meat and their hair cut after being carried to the Gordon Town Police Station in St Andrew, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) says that the police personnel...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:09 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

After more than 30 years of being at the helm of one of Jamaica’s leading marketing and advertising firms, Adrian Robinson, chairman and managing director of Marketing Counsellors Limited, is making his exit, having handed over the daily operations...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

In an alleged case of abuse of power and violation of human rights, conscious reggae artiste JahDore, whose real name is Sean McDonald, said members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) forcibly took his Rastafarian children from their home,...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:31 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 23 alleged cronies has been adjourned until Monday due to the inability of a defence attorney to attend today’s proceedings. Attorney-at-law Tamika Harris last Monday informed the court that...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:29 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Now-disbarred attorney-at-law Donovan Malcolm is said to have pleaded with complainant Cecille Thomas to not take legal action against him after she found out that only a portion of the money that she had given him had been paid over to the law...

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A day used to celebrate the nation’s teachers turned from joy to sorrow as the school community mourned the shooting death of educator Clevon Campbell at his Portmore, St Catherine, home in the wee hours of Teachers’ Day yesterday. Campbell was at...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:26 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

After a week-long strike that saw members of the University of Technology Academic Staff Union (UTASU) staying off the job, the union has temporarily halted industrial action, having accepted an invitation from the management of the university to...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:26 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Three men barged into a St Ann residence on the morning of April 25, 2017, holding a five-member family at gunpoint, tying them up and robbing them of cell phones and other items, including a Toyota bus, which was driven away from the scene,...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The strike by members of the University of Technology, Jamaica Academic Staff Union (UTASU), which began last week, will continue if the salary adjustments set out in the 2015-2017 heads of agreement are not implemented, says union President Lebert...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson is said to have fired several shots at a policeman who attempted to apprehend him during an August 9, 2017, operation at his Maryland, St Andrew, home, the court was told yesterday. The detective sergeant told...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Fighting to hold back tears, the mother of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis, whose burnt body was found metres away from her home last August, yesterday joined other grieving parents to lay wreaths at the Crying Child monument at Secret Gardens in...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:06 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With the Constitutional Court formally adopting the position that the burden of proof now lies in the hands of lawmakers and not citizens, one member of the local Bar believes that the court’s affirmation of that premise by rejecting the National...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:18 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The series of events leading up to the arrest of several alleged members of the Uchence Wilson Gang was yesterday recounted by a detective sergeant as he testified in the trial for the reputed gang leader and his 23 cronies at the Home Circuit...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:30 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

An alleged member of the Uchence Wilson Gang who is said to have played an integral role in setting up the robbery of his former workplace reported the incident to the police, the court was told yesterday. This came to light as the statement for...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes has warned that there will be serious consequences for police personnel who continue to facilitate the smoking of ganja by detainees inside holding cells at the Supreme Court building in downtown Kingston. For days, there...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:31 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

An account of how two gangsters held a family at gunpoint, tied them up, and robbed them at their Clarendon home on July 28, 2017, was yesterday related in the trial for reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 23 alleged cronies at the Home...

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