Queen’s Counsel Ian Wilkinson is now working feverishly to secure the release from jail of LGBT and women's rights activist Latoya Nugent. “I’m working on having the matter listed in the night court and I’m trying to get her bail by the police,” Wilkinson told Loop News Wednesday afternoon. Wilkinson’s efforts come even as Nugent was rushed to hospital Wednesday morning, reportedly suffering from shock. However, the attorney declined to discuss the hospitalisation with Loop News. Nugent was to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court Wednesday morning but the matter wasn’t listed because the file didn’t arrive in time, hence Wilkinson’s effort to have the matter listed for the night court. Nugent, a high ranking executive of women advocacy groups WE-Change and Tambourine Army, was arrested and charged Tuesday night with three counts of using computer for malicious communications on allegations that she maligned several individuals as sexual predators on social media.
March 15 / Loop Jamaica