Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

  1. 38-yr battle to stay in UK

    Thirty-eight years after struggling to secure his immigration status in the United Kingdom (UK), the British Home Office has granted Jamaican Dennis Henry leave to remain in the country. However, he will have to wait 10 additional years – renewing...
  2. ‘I watched my baby take his last breath’

    A mother is agonising over the death of her newborn, who doctors at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon struggled to keep alive because there was no ventilator. The infant died on Tuesday, four days after being born. The medical team, which took...
  3. No fix for damage bribery case did to Kartel murder trial, says defence attorney

    Just like Humpty Dumpty, defence lawyer John Clarke yesterday charged that there are no common-law safeguards available that can fix the post-trial damage caused by the bribery issue, which unfolded in the murder trial of Vybz Kartel and his three...
  4. St James top cop: We celebrate seizing guns, not killing gangsters

    WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent Eron Samuels, the police commander for St James, is keen to celebrate the two high-powered rifles that were removed from the streets last week but not the demise of the two alleged high-profile gangsters who were...
  5. Panton supports, but doesn’t expect, entrenchment of Integrity Commission in Constitution

    Commissioners of the Integrity Commission are of the view that the anti-corruption body should have the protection of the Jamaican Constitution. The view has been expressed by the commissioners in light of a comment made by former Prime Minister PJ...
  6. Columnist Espeut, Malahoo Forte at odds over ‘un-Christlike’ article

    Gleaner columnist Reverend Peter Espeut has sought to dismiss scathing remarks directed at him by Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs Marlene Malahoo Forte on Tuesday regarding controversial comments he made about members of the...
  7. Complainant in boat captain’s ‘revenge porn’ case wants to testify virtually

    WESTERN BUREAU: The St James Parish Court will learn on September 24 whether an application will be made for the ex-girlfriend of Dorrane Bryan, who allegedly posted intimate videos of her on social media without her knowledge, to give evidence...
  8. SPARK lit for construction firms bidding to rehab country’s roads

    Five international construction companies will be making bids to rehabilitate the country’s roads under the Government’s $40-billion Shared Prosperity through Accelerated Improvement to Our Road Network (SPARK) Programme, Minister with...
  9. St James police unveil list of 12 wanted men

    WESTERN BUREAU: As the St James police continue their relentless bid to blunt the lawlessness that has resulted in 58 murders between January 1 and May 26 – making it the bloodiest parish so far this year – the division has listed 12 wanted men,...
  10. ‘Torturous ordeal’

    The family of a British woman who drowned while on vacation in the island has been left distressed after trying unsuccessfully for almost three months to obtain a death certificate from Jamaican authorities to bury her. Kerita Solomon died in...

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