Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

  1. Is it worth it? - PNP questions whether country getting value for money from SOE

    The parliamentary Opposition is questioning whether the state of public emergency imposed in St James since January is providing value for money.Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips, who raised the issue yesterday, stressed that taxpayers were paying...
  2. Businessmen tussle over prime real estate

    As tension continues to mount over a prime piece of property in the vicinity of Devon House in St Andrew, the matter yesterday escalated into a chaotic scene as businessman Dwight Moore, a party in the dispute, remained defiant as men from Fudgies...
  3. Ja needs a disaster-resilient built environment - Expert - Former FEMA director says constructing for hazards will cost less in the long term

    Jamaica needs to place more attention on creating a disaster-resilient built environment in a push to lessen the impact of natural disasters, according to Craig Fugate, former director of the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA...
  4. UPDATE: Holness in Namibia for historic visit

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness is today scheduled to hold official talks with Namibian President Dr Hage Geingob, during which memoranda of understanding on cooperation in the field of sports and for political consultations are to be signed.The talks...
  5. Nurses' voices must get 'stronger, louder' - Healthcare professionals urged to shape up for national leadership

    Jamaica's nurses are being urged to make their voices "stronger and louder" if the nation is to gain a better healthcare system.Ethnie Miller-Simpson, chief branding officer and CEO of Zinergy International, in addressing the LASCO/Nurses'...
  6. Male lifts LASCO/NAJ Nursing Student of the Year Award for first time

    Desmond Campbell Jr was on Saturday named winner of the LASCO/Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) Nursing Student of the Year (NSOY) 2018-19 during an awards luncheon at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.Campbell Jr is the first male nursing...
  7. Press Association urges balanced approach on lawyers talking to media

    The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) is warning of the potential negative impact on the public if the current controversy, around whether lawyers should give interviews and talk to the media during criminal trials in particular, leads to a...
  8. Tufton: More training and permanent post for nurses

    Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has announced that the Government will double the opportunities for training critical-care nurses as part of his ministry's strategy of addressing their shortage in the health sector, this as the issue of...
  9. Transform the world - Caribbean-American congresswoman has high hopes for UCC graduates

    Yvette Clarke, the first African American and Caribbean American woman to be elected to the US Congress, has charged the 2018 graduating class of the University College of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) to play their roles in transforming the...
  10. Foreign plumbers leak in - Locals cry foul as labour ministry allows overseas tradesmen to flood Jamaica

    The Ministry of Labour issued 18 work permits to plumbers from overseas last year, sparking concerns locally about the ease with which foreigners are being allowed to take jobs from Jamaicans.Eighty electricians, 23 mechanics, and 30 welders were...

Jamaica Star News

  • Man gets lucky from dressing the dead
    A mortician with more than 20 years of experience has revealed that he enjoys dressing dead people because he gets extremely lucky afterwards, especially when he works in places like St James and Manchester.Joe Clarke* has been working in morgues...
  • Hotel rubbishes Popcaan's claims
    After being blasted on social media by Popcaan, Montego Bay's Half Moon hotel has responded to the deejay's claims, pointing out that he came to the resort with an entourage of approximately 40 persons, and they were demanding to stay in a seven-...
  • Fisherman killed in Hellshire
    A fisherman died yesterday morning close to his home in Hellshire, St Catherine.Senior Superintendent of Police Clive Blair told THE STAR that at about 10 a.m. residents of the Hellshire Beach community heard gunshots and called the police.When the...
  • Hard-working brothers want help to fix home
    Despite their genetic disorders, David, Joseph and Junior Grant are considered three of the most hard-working brothers in Planters Hall district, St Catherine. According to their mother and some community members, the men spend their days planting...
  • WOMAN ARRESTED FOR PRAYING LOUDLY
    Marlene Clarke, an employee at a police station in St Catherine North Police Division, is set to appear before the St Catherine Parish Court for allegedly praying loudly at her workplace recently.The woman, who is in her 50s, is described as a...
  • Top cop found hanging from rope
    Detectives attached to the Freeport CIB Department have now launched an investigation into the death of a senior officer who is believed to have committed suicide at his home in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday.The deceased has been identified as...
  • Truck crashes into house, six-year-old girl killed
    A six-year-old girl yesterday after a truck fell on top the house she was sleeping in.THE STAR gathered that the child and three other persons were asleep at home in Hermitage, St Andrew, when the truck fell on top of the house.One resident, who did...
  • Vendor murdered after quarrel over money
    Three children are left mourning the death of their mother who was killed in front of the University Hospital of the West Indies yesterday at about 2 p.m.When THE STAR went on the scene, many persons were tight-lipped about what happened.However,...
  • Sagicor Foundation assists UHWI - Education - ministry, NPTAJ to stage PEP - sessions - Airlift expansion to boost tourism - Wolmer's family mourns late - principal - Attorney arrested on forgery charges
    The Sagicor Foundation yesterday officially handed over much-needed medical equipment to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) to help with improving the care they provide for patients on the paediatric ward.The items are valued at more...
  • Cops urged to get help
    The Police High Command is urging members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who may be suffering from stress-related challenges to seek help. In a statement issued a day after a senior superintendent of police was found dead at his home in St...