Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

  1. Probe Petrojam - Christie says integrity body should investigate

    Former Contractor General Greg Christie has said that the relevant oversight body should send a team to investigate allegations of corruption and nepotism at Petrojam, the state-owned oil refinery.Christie told The Gleaner yesterday that the...
  2. Holness: Digital revolution inevitable - Government preparing country

    Pointing to the unavoidable and inevitable digitalisation of the Jamaican society, Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that his administration is laying the foundation for a digital makeover that will have a jaw-dropping effect on life.Holness, who...
  3. Education ministry awards top GSAT scholars

    Jayden Clarke was bubbling with excitement as he watched the proceedings at a ceremony to award students who registered exemplary performances in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) at the National Arena in Kingston yesterday.The young, bright...
  4. One in four Jamaican women physically abused - Survey

    One in four women in Jamaica has been physically abused by a male partner, and one in five has reported being sexually abused before reaching 18 years old.These are just some of the findings of the Women's Health Survey 2016, which was launched...
  5. Chang applying strategies to secure crime-fighting gains

    Attributing a reduction in the country's homicide rate mainly to states of emergency and the zones of special operations (ZOSOs) implemented across the island, Security Minister Dr Horace Chang yesterday said that his ministry was looking at long-...
  6. UWI to house centre for tracking tourism disruptions

    Jamaica's tourism sector and, by extension, the worldwide tourism industry, is to benefit from the setting up of a global centre for tourism resilience and crisis management centre, says Tourism Minister Edmond Bartlett.The purpose of the centre...
  7. Parents to sue KPH for negligence in neonates saga

    The parents of one of the neonates, whose remains was allegedly found among stray dogs after it was inadvertently discarded with other body parts from the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) in May, has said that they intend to sue the institution for...
  8. Jobs are coming - Employment hike predicted as JISCO invests billions to contruct industrial park in Nain

    Some 20,000 jobs are expected to be generated in five years from the US$3-4 billion Jamaica-Gansu Industrial Park to be constructed in Nain, St Elizabeth, by the state-owned Chinese Jiuquan Iron...
  9. Suarez sends Uruguay and Russia to last 16 at World Cup

    ROSTOV-ON-DON (AP):With a single goal, Luis Suarez settled the fate of four teams in the group stage of the World Cup.The controversial striker, who was making his 100th appearance in his national team's light blue, scored Wednesday to give Uruguay...
  10. Shaw promises trade protection

    Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw yesterday served notice that he would be taking steps to close the trade loopholes that Jamaica's trading partners have been abusing to dump goods into the country to the...

Jamaica Star News

  • Wife wants divorce after oral sex demand
    Although May Brown* has been separated from her husband for 19 years, she desperately wants the world to know that they are no longer together although she hasn't officially started the divorce process.Having endured years of physical and verbal...
  • God stood by me - Pastor recalls tragic loss of infant son
    In 2007, Pastor James Pinnock had a nightmare that his 18-month-old infant would be killed by a bus.Within days, his nightmare became a reality. His little boy was crushed to death, while he reversed his...
  • Ministry of Health probes alleged dengue death
    The Ministry of Health is reporting that there has been one presumed dengue-related death which occurred in 2018.This classification is based on a positive Antibody Blood Test (IgM) in respect of one person who died.Confirmation is only made with a...
  • No sight, lots of ambition - Visually impaired gospel artiste wants help to make dream come true
    Visually impaired gospel artiste wants help to make dream come trueCourtney Cooke has been visually impaired for almost 20 years, but, according to him, that is no excuse to miss the opportunities that life gives you.When he lost his sight at 17...
  • 'English' back behind bars - Cops capture alleged gangster seize illegal firearm
    Answorth 'English' Lawrence, an alleged top-tier member of the Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland-based Dexter Street gang, is back behind bars after he was reportedly held with an illegal firearm...
  • $4 million worth of ganja seized
    More than 1,000 pounds of ganja, with an estimated value of $4 million was seized by the Narcotics police during an operation in Parottee, St Elizabeth, on Sunday.Reports are that at about 9:30 p.m., a police team was conducting operations in the...
  • Alleged pickpocket remanded
    A St James man, whoreportedly robbed a woman of her cell phone, was remanded in police custodyfollowing his appearance inthe St James Parish Court last Wednesday.Demar Tennant is charged with larceny from the person.The allegations are that on April...
  • House needs a strong foundation
    Ronald Campbell, a 70-year-old farmer, is seeking help to construct a proper foundation for his home in Alps, Trelawny.The two-bedroom house is made of marl, cement and barbed wire, and was built by his late father in 1955. Large pieces of wood...
  • 'Teach them to ride' - Residents tired of bike crashes
    Despite being faced with myriad social issues, residents along the Savanna-La-Mar to Negril corridor in Westmoreland has named a reduction in motorcycle collisions and traffic fatalities as their greatest need at this...
  • Focus on bikers - Westmoreland cops move to cut road crashes
    The Westmoreland police say they will be increasing their road-safety enforcement operations to crack down on motorcyclists who are in violation of traffic laws."It has been a challenge to manage the number...