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Published:Friday | March 29, 2019 | 12:18 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 | 12:34 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 | 12:31 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 | 12:06 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 | 12:24 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 | 12:32 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 | 12:15 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 | 12:21 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 | 12:32 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 | 12:18 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 | 12:28 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 | 12:24 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 | 12:16 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...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:17 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Having already given testimony on about at least seven other robberies that took place across several parishes, a Crown witness yesterday said that he received a total of $120,000 in Jamaican and foreign currency as a result of a heist that the...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:12 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) President Dr Clive Lai believes that Jamaica does not have a widespread quack doctors problem. “It’s not a huge problem in Jamaica, but it does happen, and we have to take steps to ensure that it doesn’t recur,...

Published:Thursday | March 7, 2019 | 12:10 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Trisha Thompson, sister of Ann-Marie Vaz, prospective Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for the East Portland by-election, has pushed back against comments of classism and racism, saying that the “typical Jamaican family” had humble beginnings...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 6:31 PMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A former member of the Uchence gang today testified that he used to sell stolen cell phones, televisions, laptops and other items to a popular Kingston pawn shop in 2016. Testifying in the trial of reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:34 PMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The attorney representing reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson this morning sought to have his client tried on the original indictment containing fewer charges. The trial for Wilson and his 23 alleged gang members is now under way at the...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 10:28 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Energy Minister Fayval Williams says no illegal connection has been found on any of the 23 underwater oil pipelines owned by Petrojam. She made the announcement this morning at a press conference held at the Petrojam headquarters on Marcus Garvey...

Published:Monday | March 4, 2019 | 12:05 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Amid growing local concerns over the safety of Roundup, the most popular weedkiller in the world, Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw said that an investigation has been launched to determine whether Jamaica should impose a ban on its importation and...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:32 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

As the demolition of the Constant Spring Market looms, vendors are being advised by their attorney-at-law to create a human wall of defiance until they are fairly compensated for their property by the Kingston and St...

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With the 2019-2020 Budget Debate on the horizon, the People’s National Party (PNP) is mounting an early attack on the Estimates of Expenditure for the upcoming fiscal year, starting with the allocation to the Ministry of Education, Youth and...

Published:Monday | February 25, 2019 | 12:11 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Mona Law Society (MLS) at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has admitted that it was not fully aware of the true extent of the negative implications that the posting of photographs with law students dressed in clothing...

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