Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

  1. GUILTY!

    A former public official at a now shuttered government-owned company that was smeared by allegations of financial impropriety was sent to prison yesterday after he was convicted on corruption-related charges. Lawrence Pommels, a former acting...
  2. Privy Council proposal violates J’can Constitution – King’s Counsel

    As debate on Jamaica’s final appellate court intensifies, its King’s Counsel Group has written to the registrar of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC), objecting to its proposed ‘review of merit’ rule, calling it a violation of the...
  3. Golding urged to renounce

    Opposition Leader Mark Golding is facing calls to renounce his British citizenship as a demonstration of his “firm commitment” to Jamaica and to avoid any conflict of interest if he were to become prime minister. After a week of criticisms from...
  4. Holness makes Cabinet changes

    Senator Dr Dana Morris Dixon has replaced Robert Morgan as information minister in the Andrew Holness administration, a key move as the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) seeks to refine its communications machinery for national elections due next...
  5. Widow acknowledges Keith Clarke had firearm with him on night he was killed

    Dr Claudette Clarke, the widow of chartered accountant Keith Clarke, yesterday recalled seeing her husband with his licensed firearm on the night he was shot and killed by three members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) in his bedroom on May 26,...
  6. Diaspora conference in danger of missing attendance target

    With less than a month to go to the opening of the 10th Biennial Diaspora Conference, the attendance target of 1,000 participants from the diaspora will not be realised if registration continues at its current pace. During the official launch of...
  7. Father of inmate shot at Freeport Police Station demanding answers

    WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay-based auto mechanic Luther Reid, who is still reeling from the news that his son was shot and injured in a bizarre shooting incident at the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay, St James on Saturday night, is...
  8. Attorney urges end to forced returns as more Haitians land

    Hectors River, Portland: Up to last night it was not yet clear what decision would be made on the fate of the eight Haitians who landed in the dead of night at a beach in Hectors River, Portland, on Sunday. The eight Haitian nationals were picked...
  9. Dawes labels CRH restoration spend as ‘specious’

    WESTERN BUREAU: Opposition Spokesman on Health Dr Alfred Dawes has accused Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton of wasting money on the ongoing restoration of the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in St James, along with engaging in what he...
  10. Platinum for Panton

    Retired Justice Seymour Panton, chairman of the Integrity Commission and former president of Jamaica’s Court of Appeal, is the 2023 recipient of the RJRGLEANER Honour Awards Platinum Award in recognition of his more than five-decades-long record of...

Jamaica Star News

  • A coroner's inquest has cleared the cops who were transporting controversial pastor Kevin Smith, with the judge ruling that the clergyman caused the accident in a bid to commit suicide.
  • 31 cops who have passed away honoured by police federation
    Some 31 cops who died between May 2023 and this year were today honoured by the Jamaica Police Federation.
  • Culture Ministry launches Oral History Project
    The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has launched an Oral History Project to document Jamaica’s heritage by recording the memories of senior citizens for future generations.
  • Five firefighter dogs who rescued people from natural disasters honoured in Ecuador as they retire
    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Five rescue dogs were honoured by Ecuador’s Fire Department on Monday at a ceremony formally retiring them after seven years of service and turning them over to new adoptive owners.
  • Mystery surrounds NBA prospect’s death
    Senior Superintendent Christopher Phillips, commanding officer for the St Catherine South Police Division, says it has not yet been determined if there was any indication of foul play in the death of 24-year-old basketballer Marco-Miche Downer,...
  • Resilient teen helping bullied children
    After overcoming years of bullying, a St Ann teenager has used her experience to launch an anti-bullying campaign in schools. Tara-Chande Giles, 18, said she saw the need to let her voice be heard after she was intimidated, to the point where...
  • Man gunned down in moving vehicle
    Despite the additional resources brought into the parish to quell the ongoing lawlessness, St James continues to bleed as yet another resident was killed on Sunday when gunmen peppered a moving vehicle with bullets. The dead man has been...
  • Enid Bernard: A lifetime of teaching and joyful living
    Enid Bernard who spent her life as a teacher is celebrating her retirement years as a centenarian. At 100 years old, she continues to enjoy life to the fullest, blessed with all five senses intact, embracing each moment with gratitude. "I was...
  • PM makes changes to Cabinet
    Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday tweaked his Cabinet, reassigning two members and appointing a new face. Senator Dr Dana Morris Dixon is the new information minister in the administration. She also retains portfolio responsibilities for...
  • Project STAR strengthening families
    Shellian Mayne, a mother of two, is breaking the cycle of poor parenting, thanks to the parent club established by the Rose Garden community with the support of Project STAR. "When I sat in on that parenting style session done by the social...