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Published:Thursday | December 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The lead investigator in the One Don Gang case yesterday revealed that it took the police about a year to bring anti-gang charges against the reputed leader of the gang, Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan, after he was detained in a predawn raid at his St...

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The chief investigator in the One Don Gang investigation disclosed on Monday that the police have faced difficulties obtaining call records from telecoms providers Flow and Digicel for the phones used by alleged members of the criminal organisation...

Published:Saturday | November 27, 2021 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The prosecution in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial yesterday suffered another blow after efforts to admit into evidence one of the two illegal guns and several rounds of ammunition it had seized from an ex-member of the One Don Gang were blocked by...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:28 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The prosecution in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial yesterday succeeded in getting one of the three cellular phones used to secretly record the conversations of alleged members of the gang, including its reputed leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan,...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2021 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The lead investigator in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial testified on Wednesday that he and an ex-gangster had made an arrangement for him to secretly record conversations between himself and the alleged criminals. The detective sergeant further...

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The self-confessed member of the One Don Gang yesterday dismissed a suggestion that he had fabricated a story about an alleged gang member’s desire to drink blood from a skull because he wanted to spark sensation in the media. The prosecution’s...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The prosecution’s second witness in the Clansman Gang trial yesterday testified that an ex-soldier accused of being a member of the One Don Gang had spent his free time guarding reputed leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan. “When he is not at work, he is...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

In another alarming revelation about the savagery allegedly carried out by the One Don Gang, the self-confessed former member testified on Tuesday that one of his ex-cronies had boasted to him about walking around with the head of a rival in a...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The ex-crony of the One Don Gang testified on Monday that one of the 33 alleged members of the gang now on trial had told him that he had murdered a policeman in Portmore, St Catherine, but faced withering cross-examination questioning the...

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

While staunchly defending the reimposition of states of emergency (SOEs) on Sunday, a combative Prime Minister Andrew Holness argued that his administration would not stand by and do nothing in the face of a tidal wave of deadly crime. In...

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:07 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Amid a pending ruling on the constitutionality of specific detentions under states of emergency (SOE), the Government insisted Sunday that it has the power to hold persons without preferring charges as a pre-emptive mechanism to prevent crime. The...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The ex-member of the One Don Gang yesterday told the Home Circuit Court that although he had been the don of a St Catherine community, he had never owned a gun nor had he benefited from the “donmanship”. The prosecution’s second star witness –...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former top lieutenant of the One Don Gang yesterday admitted that he did not mention the reputed leader’s brother and another defendant in any of his multiple statements to the police despite testifying in court that they were members of the gang...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Continuing with his push for mediation to be used more widely in settling matters before the courts, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has said the Caribbean must now start to promote mediation as the primary means of settling disputes. “The courts...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The prosecution’s first star witness disclosed on Tuesday that he had suspected that the police had a criminal case against him before he came forward with information on the One Don Gang. The witness had previously testified that he voluntarily...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2021 | 12:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former member of the One Don Gang yesterday revealed that reputed leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan not only gave orders for persons to be killed, but also requested pictures of their bodies as confirmation of their demise. “Blackman like when you...

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Amendments to the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2021 to increase its penalties were passed in the both Houses of Parliament on Friday despite protest from the Opposition, which called for speedy implementation of the 2018 law that they say will...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2021 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former member of the One Don Gang yesterday revealed that he had secretly recorded conversations with alleged leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan and other key lieutenants and handed them over to the police as they probe the operations of the deadly...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 6:12 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former don-turned-prosecution witness revealed on Wednesday that one of the alleged members of the One Don Gang wanted to dismember a murder target and to take his head to reputed leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan. The murder target in question, who...

Published:Wednesday | November 3, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former top commander in the One Don Gang yesterday disclosed that he did not trust the lone female alleged member of the gang, a pastor, and that at one point, he felt that she was setting him up to be shot. The ex-gangster, who claimed he was...

Published:Tuesday | November 2, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former don-turned-prosecution witness delivered a shocking testimony on Monday, claiming that a member of the One Don Gang had told him that he wanted to exhume the skull of a dead man so that he could use it to drink blood. The ex-gangster, who...

Published:Saturday | October 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former top commander in the One Don Gang yesterday testified that reputed leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan had reportedly given orders for some of the gang members to be executed. The former gangster, the second top-tier member to be testifying...

Published:Friday | October 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

A former top lieutenant in the One Don Gang yesterday testified that reputed leader Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan had warned him that the only way out of the gang was death or prison. The witness, who claimed to have risen to the level of second in...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 3:44 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

An ex-member of the One Don Gang testified on Wednesday that when he first went to the police with information about the criminal organisation, law enforcers did not believe him. The second prosecution witness, who had a full-time job during his...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2021 | 3:55 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

The ex-gangster who is one of the prosecution’s main witnesses in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial said on Tuesday that the only benefit he would get from testifying against his alleged ex-cronies is a spot in a graveyard. The witness, who was on...

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