Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

  1. Lust for blood! - Overseas-based gangsters fuelling the murders in August Town

    Bloodthirsty gangsters living overseas with wads of cash are offering big money to have their enemies killed in mainly revenge attacks, in the volatile August Town, St Andrew, community.Sunday Gleaner sources say the foreigners are offering up to $...
  2. Gleaner Editors' Forum | Talking peace - Corner meetings built bridges between factions in August Town

    The Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) has listed dialogue between rival gang members, community leaders, the police, and representatives of social agencies as a major springboard for peace in the historic community of August Town, St...
  3. Gleaner Editors' Forum | Dunce & dangerous - UWI finds intelligent high-school dropouts leading illiterate youths in August Town

    A combination of smart, high-school dropouts and barely literate unemployed and youths provide a dangerous cocktail for much of the violence which has ravaged the historic St Andrew community of August Town, which is a stone's throw from the...
  4. Training troubles - Operator defends unregistered school as former students voice tales of woe

    When Jermaine Beckford signed up at the A1 Training Institute to get certified as a security guard, he had no idea that when he completed his course his certificate would be useless.But Beckford, like many others who have completed courses at the...
  5. Golding, Phillips reject call to scrap political ombudsman

    Despite a reduction in political violence in Jamaica since it was established, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding still believes there is a need for the Office of the Political Ombudsman.Golding, one of the first signatories to the creation of a...
  6. Wrecker worries - Taxi operators charge that wrecking companies are working with rogue cops

    Wrecker companies operating in the Corporate Area are facing renewed criticisms from taxi operators, who are adamant that they are colluding with rogue traffic policemen and eating away their profits.President of the Transport Operators Development...
  7. Right road - Police traffic boss welcomes plan to create Seaview Gardens bypass

    Head of the Police Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB), Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, is anxiously awaiting the construction of the planned bypass to ease the flow of traffic being detoured from the Portia Simpson Miller...
  8. A dark day for the Church - murder of young pastor leaves members in shock

    The heartbreak of trying to absorb the shooting death of one of its own was overwhelming for the community of the Church of God of Prophecy, yesterday.On Thursday evening, Pastor James Johnson, who was ordained a minister in 2014 and who served as...
  9. 'Arm them!' - Senator wants more Jamaicans to have weapons to defend themselves

    A Government senator yesterday stopped short of suggesting that more "ordinary" Jamaicans be allowed to obtain licensed firearms.Kerensia Morrison, who was speaking in the Senate, said that "maybe the time has come" to consider giving "regular,...
  10. Holness warns of stricter governance of state agencies as IMF gives green light

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness is warning that the management and running of all state entities will come in for intense scrutiny. Following a ringing endorsement of government programmes under the latest bi-annual International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

Jamaica Star News

  • Pastor shot dead in church
    Members of the Church of God of Prophecy in Old Harbour are now in fear following the shooting death of one of their pastors, James Johnson, yesterday afternoon.Members are crying out for prayer as they believe they are under attack following the...
  • Woman fights off gunman
    A gunman who tried to abduct a woman who was on her way home from church, and then engaged the police in a running gun battle through the streets of Montego Bay, is now in custody, facing multiple charges.The accused is 20-year-old Ricardo Vassell...
  • 'Invisible child' - prank is just harmless fun - psychologist
    The Internet's latest viral trend, the 'invisible child', has hit home in Jamaica, but many critics are arguing that some person's humour may very well be a child's trauma.The 'invisible child' prank was made popular by the Netflix show Magic For...
  • Husband commits suicide after killing wife
    A St Catherine man, Edgar Knight, who reportedly bludgeoned his wife to death ended his life by drinking weed killer.Knight was suspected of killing his wife Mara-Lee Russell-Knight, otherwise called Lisa, 43, of Banister, Housing Scheme in Old...
  • Fisherman's Beach not just for swimming
    Fisherman's Beach, located in Discovery Bay on a stretch that includes Puerto Seco, Members' Beach and Peach Beach, has been a favourite spot of many persons over the years.Still, it waits to be discovered by the vast majority of beach lovers.Truth...
  • News on the Go
    A section of the road leading into Black River from Sandy Ground in St Elizabeth will be closed for the next six weeks. The National Works Agency says the closure is to facilitate the road's reconstruction. Defective waterlines will also be replaced...
  • Security forces search courts amid bomb threats
    Justice Minister Delroy Chuck says he takes the bomb threats on the nation's courts seriously.There have been at least four shutdowns in recent weeks, two of which occurred this week after police received calls that bombs had been planted in the...
  • Boat burns up at sea - Fishermen now stranded in Colombia
    Twenty-eight Jamaican fishermen who are currently in San AndrĂˆs island, off the Colombian coast, are itching to return home after being rescued at sea last week.Their vessel caught fire and eventually sunk while they were on a fishing trip."We all...
  • Suspect held for alleged prostitute's murder
    The Falmouth police say a man is now in custody after he reportedly used a golf club to fatally beat a woman, believed to be a prostitute, near the Falmouth Pier on Tuesday night.The dead woman has been identified as Candice London Edwards,...
  • Truck crushes man in Half-Way Tree
    A man was killed yesterday morning after he was mowed down by a truck in Half-Way Tree.Dead is 50-year-old Peter Henry of a Waltham Park Road address.Information reaching THE STAR is that Henry died of injuries he received in a motor vehicle...