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Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With embattled telecommunications provider Symbiote Investments Limited, which operates as Caricel, pledging to take its grouse to the United Kingdom-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the Jamaican Court of Appeal has unequivocally...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2019 | 12:13 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

As details of the alleged activities of the Uchence Wilson Gang continue to emerge, the Home Circuit Court was yesterday told that accused Fitzroy Scott paid more than $2 million for the rental of motor vehicles during the period December 2015 to...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With the defence attorneys trying to poke holes in her credibility yesterday, an assistant superintendent of police insisted she was not changing her story in relation to the details of her evidence about the arrest of alleged members of the...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:19 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A senior member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force yesterday testified that Odeen ‘Brinks’ Smith made incriminating statements while he was being transported to Kingston after being arrested in Crofts Hill, Clarendon, on December 2, 2017. “Mi know...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:08 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With the Corporate Area’s two main reservoirs falling to a third of capacity, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica says no significant increase in rainfall across the island is expected before June. “The prediction that we have for the next couple...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:39 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Corroborating evidence given previously, a detective corporal yesterday testified to accompanying a former gangster-turned-witness and two other members of the police force to various sites where the Uchence Wilson Gang allegedly carried out...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:26 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With the nation’s courts still hobbled by severe backlog, 1,024 cases have been traversed into the new Easter Term of the downtown Kingston-based Home Circuit Court as only 91 cases were disposed of in the previous term, much to the dismay of...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:28 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The scorched ground, charred wood and sheets of zinc scattered about are all that remain of the Ray Ray Ground Market in downtown Kingston, which was devastated by an inferno in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, a mere eight months after it was...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:12 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Given emerging trends in other parts of the world, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is calling on the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica, to lead the charge in integrating technology into the local tourism sector. “So I want you to make that...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:33 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With the number of recorded gun and ammunition seizures during the states of emergency (SOEs) falling below those of the previous years when no such enhanced security measures was imposed, Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Eight residents of Kingston and St Andrew have taken legal action against three government entities for what they claim are breaches of their constitutional rights after they suffered a range of illness related to the March 2015 fire that scorched...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:20 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Environmentalists have raised concerns over the planned construction of an 8,000-room hotel in Stewart Castle, Trelawny, citing that the developer, Amaterra Group, was awarded permits based on environmental impact assessments (EIA) done more than a...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:20 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Love permeated the air yesterday as hundreds of mourners turned out at the University Chapel at The University of the West Indies, Mona, to bid farewell to Dorraine Samuels, who is often described as the doyenne of broadcasting in Jamaica. One...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:17 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A key plank of legislation championed by the Holness administration was yesterday struck down as unconstitutional, delivering a body blow to the Government’s identity law and offering vindication to critics who deemed it illegal and an overreach of...

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

The trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson and his 23 alleged cronies has been adjourned until April 25. This comes as the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston takes its customary break as the Hilary term ends today. The Easter Term begins...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:32 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 | 12:24 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 | 12:25 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 | 2:27 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 | 12:26 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 | 12:19 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 | 12:06 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 | 12:18 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...

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