Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

  1. PM's Petrojam headache - Holness vows to take strong action to clean up oil refinery and position it for divestment

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness has reportedly told his Cabinet colleagues that he is prepared to take tough actions to sort out the issues at Petrojam as the controversy swirling around the oil refinery could damage its market value and scupper its...
  2. Men must rule! - New survey finds 70% of women prefer male-headed households

    Jamaican women have become far more empowered and independent in recent years, but a new survey has shown that almost eight of every 10 of them still believe it is natural for a man to be the head of the household, and a woman's main role is to take...
  3. Help for men with low sperm count - Jamaican fertility unit offering chance to become a father

    Most men with a low sperm count in Jamaica are denied the opportunity of fathering a child. But with the introduction of sperm retrieval surgery in the island, scores of men are being given an opportunity to achieve their desire of fathering...
  4. Grief for our girls - More than 32% who had sex before 15 years old were forced

    Almost one-third of Jamaica's girls who had sex before the age of 15 were forced into the act, and in many of the cases family members, friends and acquaintances were the perpetrators.That is one of the major findings of the Women's Health Survey...
  5. Anti-vaccination movement spreading locally - Scores of children being put at risk

    Jamaica's successful and internationally acclaimed vaccination programme is under threat as more parents join the anti-vaccination movement which is sweeping the United States and sections of Europe.According to vice-president of the Paediatric...
  6. Portland police seek public's help to catch killers - Police tip line

    Senior investigators are yet to make a breakthrough in the murder of two senior citizens in Mount Pleasant, west Portland, and are urging members of the public to share any information they might have.Yesterday, police identified the two victims as...
  7. No proof! - Officials yet to confirm that gangsters are using embalming fluid to get high

    The police are yet to confirm reports that Jamaican gangsters are using embalming fluid to get high before embarking on some of their deadly rampages.Recent reports, particularly out of St James, have indicated that the gangsters have been spraying...
  8. 'Nothing no wrong with it!' - Sex workers step up call for trade to be legalised

    Police raids, hostile clients, and persons determined to have unprotected sex are some of the major challenges facing sex workers in Jamaica who continue to beg the state to protect them by legalising the trade.Apple, a 42-year-old mother of five,...
  9. Plucky Germany could get quick Brazil rematch

    A mouth-watering rematch between Germany and Brazil could be on the cards at the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup much earlier than any football fan could have anticipated.The two, who played out a 7-1 German win at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, could...
  10. Brazilian Bliss - Fans heave sigh of relief; celebrate first 2018 World Cup win

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):Brazilians breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after the national team scored two stoppage-time goals to beat Costa Rica 2-0 at the World Cup, bringing it closer to a berth in the round of 16.With yellow-and-green T-shirts and...

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...