Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

  1. How an American fugitive of 11 years made Norwood home

    For more than a decade, he lived among them, earned their trust, and did odd jobs on their properties. Now, residents in the middle-class community of Dunbar Pen in Norwood, St James, are reeling from the fact that the American man they all knew as...
  2. Tug-of-war over body

    The church family and friends of a 95-year-old woman are distressed that a Supreme Court order compelling two respondents and a funeral home to release her body to the executors of her estate was disobeyed. Instead, last week Wednesday, Ann...
  3. Eating to an early grave

    Chronic lifestyle diseases, particularly diabetes and hypertension, continue their menace on the health sector, racking up medical expenditure and leaving many families in mourning. Yet many Jamaicans are still clinging to unhealthy food choices,...
  4. Books over bullets

    At eight years old, Dae-Jhuana Sewell and her sister, Davianna, five, have endured more gun violence than most adults. Already, they have survived a gang invasion, stepped over dead men in their own home, and continue to relive those frightening...
  5. Kandasi Walton-Levermore: Championing the cause to end HIV/AIDS epidemic

    Jamaica has come a long way since the 1980s when citizens inflicted with HIV/AIDS faced rabid discrimination and stigmatisation. In the immediate years after the first case of the disease was reported in Los Angeles in 1981, it was noted to mainly...
  6. Retirement dump relocation key as MoBay set to expand city limits

    Roughly 25 mainly international firms have expressed interest in participating in the bidding process to manage the island’s solid waste under a proposed public-private partnership (PPP) programme, which will see Jamaica embracing industry best...
  7. DEADLY FEAR

    For the past five years, the streets leading to Eleven Miles in Bull Bay, St Thomas, have been largely deserted as fearful residents make a deliberate effort to lock themselves inside their homes, fearful that they could become targets of hits...
  8. NO SOE EXTENSION

    The seven states of emergency (SOEs) which were declared in sections of the island plagued with high crime rates on November 15 are set to fizzle on November 29 after the Government failed to win opposition support for their extension in the Senate...
  9. Crawford accuses Gov't of trying to score from World Cup lull in murders

    Opposition Senator Damion Crawford has accused Prime Minister Andrew Holness of timing the recent declaration of states of emergency (SOEs) to coincide with the staging of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar to benefit from an anticipated reduction in...
  10. One concern weighs on vendors as Stony Hill Market reopens

    Although vendors are elated that the multimillion-dollar renovation at the Stony Hill Market in St Andrew has been completed and the facility is again open for business, they still have one major plea. That is for persons who are not willing to...

Jamaica Star News

  • 'Don't cry for Argentina,' says fan
    Peter Morrison is confident that Argentina will bounce back from their opening-game defeat to Saudi Arabia when they play CONCACAF giants Mexico later today. The Albicelestes' demoralising display in the curtain-raiser has placed doubts in...
  • Woman dies on hike in Utah’s Zion Park, husband hospitalised
    SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — A woman died and a man was rescued and treated for hypothermia after they were caught in extreme cold weather while hiking in Utah’s Zion National Park, officials said. The married couple were on a permitted, 16-...
  • US frustrate England again at a World Cup in 0-0 draw
    AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Loud jeers rang around the stadium. England’s fans were not happy. The United States had frustrated them yet again at a World Cup. That’s three times and counting that the teams have met on soccer’s...
  • Trinidad says half a billion dollars still unaccounted for following demonetisation programme
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov 25, CMC – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says an estimated TT$500 million (One TT dollar=US$016 cents) is unaccounted for after the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (CBTT) in December 2019 introduced the...
  • Shootings at Brazil schools leave three dead, 13 wounded
    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A former student armed with a semiautomatic pistol and wearing a bulletproof vest fatally shot three people and wounded 13 on Friday after barging into two schools in southeastern Brazil, authorities said. The...
  • ‘No demonic possession’, says Bellefield High School principal
    Principal of the Bellefield High School in Manchester, Paul Grant, is rejecting claims that some members of his student body were victims of a demonic attack on Friday. In an interview with The STAR, Grant said that what actually occurred was...
  • Shops and stalls in Jubilee Market to be completed by January 2023
    The construction of shops and vending stalls at the Jubilee Market in downtown Kingston is expected to be completed by January 2023. The new space will accommodate approximately 60 haberdashery vendors who sell at the intersection of West Queen and...
  • Fisherman charged for following alleged assault
    The police have confirmed that Glenroy ‘Elephant’ Gayle, a Westmoreland fisherman was arrested and charged after he allegedly attacked a man in a shop on Great George Street in the parish.
  • Policeman allegedly found with illegal gun
    A policeman was arrested this morning, after an illegal firearm and ammunition was allegedly found in his car at a checkpoint in St Catherine. It is reported that while at the checkpoint, the cop acted in a manner that aroused the suspicion of the...
  • Caribbean Airlines confirms flight diverted due to adverse weather
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Nov 25, CMC - The Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has confirmed that it had to divert one of its flights to Canada due to adverse weather in Toronto, which caused the airport to close. In a statement, CAL said...