Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

  1. BATTLE FOR CONTROL

    It is expected to be a neck-and-neck race to the finish line between candidates of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) in tomorrow’s local government elections, according to pundits and a recent...
  2. Sandals heir apparent Adam Stewart disputes Butch’s alleged wishes

    A disputed last “wish” made by late hotelier Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart would strip his son and executive chairman, Adam Stewart, of significant say in the Sandals hotel chain. According to Butch’s common-law widow Cheryl Hammersmith-Stewart, the...
  3. J'can Supreme Court rejects request to seal Butch Stewart's will

    An acting registrar in the Jamaican Supreme Court has told Sandals hotel boss Adam Stewart and two siblings that he does not have the power to block public access to details of their late father’s will. “For any registrar to seal or otherwise make...
  4. Bad rice concern

    WESTERN BUREAU: Consumers are expressing concern about the poor quality of unlabelled bulk rice being sold in wholesales and supermarkets in western Jamaica, and are calling on the regulatory authority to remove the product from the market. Across...
  5. Breakthrough in arms probe

    The main suspect being sought by the police in connection with a shipment of illegal guns that was intercepted at a warehouse in Montego Bay, St James, a few weeks ago is now in custody, law enforcement officials confirmed yesterday. He reportedly...
  6. Disciplinary charge hangs over NEPA inspector in Barnetts’ development saga

    An internal disciplinary charge now hangs over the head of the enforcement inspector who first flagged breaches at a controversial housing development undertaken by a senior public officer and his wife. Rhyan Henry, the inspector employed to the...
  7. Goodbye, Good Morning Man

    In a nostalgic farewell at The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Kingston on Friday, hundreds of Jamaicans came together to bid farewell to media icon Alan Magnus, whose four-decade career touched the hearts of countless listeners across the...
  8. Final stretch

    The general secretaries of the country’s two major political parties are oozing with confidence ahead of the political showdown on Monday when Jamaicans will decide who holds the reins in the 13 parish municipalities and the Portmore city...
  9. No surprise

    Economist Dr Damien King and Opposition Spokesman on Finance Julian Robinson say they are unsurprised by the Bank of Jamaica’s (BOJ) assessment that inflation will remain higher than targeted until next year. King told The Gleaner on Thursday that...
  10. Road to nowhere

    WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Freeman’s Hall, Trelawny, are accusing their political representatives of abandoning them for 50 years, citing the degradation of their community’s roadways and the lack of an adequate water supply, street lights, and...

Jamaica Star News

  • Taximan shot, injured in HWT
    The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), is currently on the scene of a shooting in Half-Way Tree in St Andrew that has left one man injured. The STAR understands that the injured man, who has yet to be identified, is a...
  • ‘I’m following my heart’ - Queenie rekindles relationship with Dewey
    The 'queen' has reconciled with her 'king', and the royal couple has moved into a new palace. This long-in-coming reunion began on Valentine's Day when Dewey reached out to his then estranged wife, Queenie, via telephone. "I didn't know it was...
  • Sniper Prophet finds big bumper woman
    Clergyman Jahmar Watson, who has been on the hunt for a sex-craze woman, believes he has found his 'Mrs White Liver'. Watson, who uses the moniker Sniper Prophet, has been dating a new beau, Tracey, since February 12, and can't wait to find out...
  • Big demand for penis extension
    An adult novelty store in Kingston is reporting a strong demand for its newest male enhancement device -- penis extension sleeve -- which it said is being gobbed up by men from all walks of life. The device, which retails for $2,500, is made of...
  • Nasty behaviour irks judge
    Senior Parish Judge Lori-Anne Cole-Montaque has expressed disgust at the behaviour of Corporate Area citizens, who continue to disregard members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force. The judge made the comment while sentencing Italia Green to...
  • Prison bird blames cocaine for stealing habit
    A confessed drug addict who admitted to stealing almost $13,000 worth of haircare products from a Corporate Area supermarket is to know his fate in the next two months when he returns to court to be sentenced. Lester Barcoo pleaded guilty to...
  • Woman fined $100,000 for false passport declaration
    A St James woman, who admitted to having applied for a British passport using a fictitious name in 2003, was hit with a $100,000 fine or 30 days' imprisonment when she appeared in the St James Parish Court on Wednesday. Carmelia Duncan, 42, got...
  • ‘No haven for trafficking’ - Commish vows to continue fight against heinous crime
    Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson says Jamaica is committed in its fight against human trafficking. Anderson was speaking at a ceremony marking the opening of a new child-friendly space at the Counter-Terrorism and Organized...
  • Cabbie charged with rape
    Forty-four-year-old taxi operator of Linstead, St Catherine, has been slapped with several sexual offence charges following an incident that transpired between January 2022 and December 2023. He is expected to appear before the court to answer to...
  • Orange and green cloth sales flat
    Some fabric stores are reporting that that there has been no significant increase in the sale of orange or green cloth, despite the heightened political activities on the island. For years, political parties, candidates, and supporters have...