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Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Hugh Wildman, the attorney-at-law representing resigned Education Minister Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime University President Professor Fritz Pinnock, has vowed to take his clients’ case to UK-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, after...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:28 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Evidence was yesterday brought before the Supreme Court showing, according to attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman, that the police personnel who charged former education minister Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime University President Professor Fritz...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The credibility of the Crown’s key witness was the central focus of defence attorneys yesterday as they began making closing arguments in the trial of six alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang. Russell Stewart, the attorney...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:16 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A government senator is suggesting that borrowers from the Students’ Loan Bureau, who have completed their respective courses of study and choose to join the essential services, be incentivised to combat brain drain affecting the country. This...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:06 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Supreme Court has rejected an application for leave for judicial review filed by Louis Smith, who is jointly charged with Delroy Gayle, Robert Dunbar and Melford Daley for drug trafficking and money laundering. The decision by the high court...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:24 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Crown will on Monday begin presenting closing arguments in the trial of alleged King Valley gang members, who are accused of carrying out murders, rapes and robberies in the Westmoreland community of Grange Hill and its environs. This comes...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:20 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Known for coining the term ‘national language’, late Barbadian poet and historian Kamau Brathwaite will be remembered for his creative style and probing inquiry of slavery, neocolonialism, and migration. Brathwaite, best known for his Arrivants: A...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:19 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker Patricia Duncan Sutherland has been criticised for opting out of the March 2 by-election in Clarendon South East after Member of Parliament Rudyard Spencer resigned on Monday. Robert Nesta Morgan,...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:23 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Subjecting themselves to questioning from the prosecution, alleged members of the King Valley Gang denied knowing or being part of the criminal organisation that has been accused of mounting a reign of terror in Westmoreland. First to take the...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:32 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Birdsucker Drive in St Andrew are awaiting the outcome of a judicial review of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC)’s decision to allow the construction of a four-storey apartment on the fringes of St Andrew’s most...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Town houses and apartments constructed at a cost of more than $100 million in the upscale Golden Triangle area of St Andrew must be immediately demolished, according to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, which indicates that the owners of the...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 12:14 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Attorneys for the six remaining alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang members on trial will on Monday mount defences for their respective clients, following a ruling by trial judge Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, which saw two...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:19 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A father is making a public plea for the safe return of his son, who was taken to the United States by his maternal grandmother under the guise that the then six-year-old would be brought back to the island at the end of the 2018 summer holidays....

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Defence attorneys yesterday charged that the investigation into the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang was “botched”, “shoddy” and “misguided”. Besides grilling the lead investigator, the attorneys also questioned why the witness, who cannot be...

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2020 | 12:20 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The storage of bodies awaiting autopsies is costing the Jamaican Government millions of dollars annually partly because of the failure of the police and family members of deceased to turn up for post-mortems. For the 2017-2018 fiscal year, at least...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:22 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

PORT-OF-SPAIN: The Jamaica Government has been lauded for the island’s economic recovery, describing its fiscal performance as an example to other Caribbean nations facing economic hardship, an official of the United Nations Economic Commission for...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:28 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad: With youth unemployment still a major social concern facing the region, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has strategically been lending money to countries to set up technical and vocational education and training (TVET...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 6:10 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Already faced with a potentially crippling workload, government employed forensic pathologists are accusing medical facilities of withholding or redacting portions of patients’ medical records, which they say could help them in arriving at a cause...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:27 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A former gangster yesterday revealed that he came forward to testify against alleged members of the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang because they had wiped out much of his family and were on a quest to hunt him down to kill him. He said that his...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:54 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The chilling details of two incidents where alleged King Valley gang members forcibly had sex with women were yesterday outlined by a Crown witness, who admitted that he was more than a spectator when the attacks occurred. According to the witness...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:09 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The Westmoreland-based King Valley gang terrorised the citizens of Grange Hill and its environs, carrying out contract killings, rapes, and a string of bike robberies, leaving unsuspecting victims in fear, according to a Crown witness. The witness...

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:25 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

A hotel employee who was sent on nearly four years’ suspension without pay by the Iberostar Rose Hall and subsequently sacked when he returned to work yesterday is appealing the decision of the St James-based resort to boot him. When Marlon McLeod...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:45 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

The swagger may slow to a shuffle and the piercing eyes fade to a squint. Tesha Miller will be a grey-haired old man, aged almost 80, when he walks out of prison, a humbling blow delivered by the State to the Jamaican mafia boss whose Clansman Gang...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:50 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

When nine-year-old Naylia Lewis complained about a slight headache last week Monday, little did her mother, Kerry Ann Davis, know that the next few days would be her daughter’s last. Lewis died on Saturday from what was presumed to be severe dengue...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:33 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

With witness absence cited as a key cause behind the prosecution’s cases crumbling, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has called for the ramping up of a campaign to get more inmates to plea-bargain, a win-win for the individual...

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