Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

  1. 11,000 detained, 400 charged - Opposition raises concerns with enhanced security measures; Gov’t cites reduction in crime

    An opposition senator, citing official documents, has revealed that close to 11,000 persons have been detained by the security forces since the first state of public emergency was imposed in St James in January.Additionally, according to Donna Scott...
  2. Was the money paid? - HIV-infected nurse yet to receive funds; law firm promises she will receive 'millions' by Monday

    Up to press time yesterday, Lydia James*, the nurse who was infected with HIV while working at a hospital in central Jamaica over a decade ago, stated that she was yet to receive any compensation.However, the guarantee coming from Dixon and...
  3. Chapelton Hospital to get US$1 million upgrade

    Push Start Foundation, a United States-based entity headed by Clarendon native Beverly Nichols, is providing US$1 million for a major expansion and upgrade of the Chapelton Community Hospital in Clarendon.The work will include a new minor operating...
  4. Pick your Parliament | Parliament must be a symbol of Jamaica's bold and inclusive development - GSA Architects

    Over the next few days, The Gleaner will be publishing features on the five designers shortlisted for the new Parliament building to be constructed at National Heroes Park in Kingston. During the period, readers are invited to submit comments on the...
  5. MoBay taxi man executed in front of students

    WESTERN BUREAU:A group of students from Ryne Park in St James were exposed to real terror yesterday morning when a man who was a passenger in the taxi in which they were travelling alighted from the vehicle, pulled a handgun, and executed the driver...
  6. Trinidad's war on crime continues after talk-show host shot dead

    The media fraternity in Trinidad and Tobago has been plunged into deep mourning following the murder of former radio talk show host Ricardo Welch, known as the 'Gladiator'.He was gunned down at Parang Boulevard, Santa Cruz, yesterday morning, as he...
  7. Saudis confirm journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside consulate - Eighteen persons held as suspects

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):Saudi Arabia acknowledged early yesterday that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a fight and said that 18 Saudis were being held as suspects.The overnight announcements in...
  8. ‘I need my money’ - HIV-infected nurse still awaiting funds, even after State disburses $10-million interim payment

    "I've known only suffering these past few years, and I didn't call it down on myself. I was only doing my job." This is the plight of Lydia James*, a nurse and mother of five who has been living with HIV since September 2007 when she was stuck in...
  9. NWC seeking sharp increase in some rates

    The National Water Commission (NWC) is looking to pull in a further $34 billion in revenue annually by hiking the rates it charges its customers.The NWC has applied to the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) for a 23 per cent average increase in...
  10. Jamaica clamping down on spiteful parents who abduct children and run off

    Jamaican authorities are cracking down on the practice of one parent abducting a child and moving away with him or her as an act of spite against the other parent.Problems and solutions surrounding the matter have been items of discussion since...

Jamaica Star News

  • Woman blinds dog for messing up her yard
    A woman who used a board to beat her niece's dog, named 'Stand Pipe', because the animal defecated too much in the yard, was sentenced to 80 hours of community service yesterday in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court.The court heard that the...
  • Vendor killed in front of primary school
    Following the shooting death of a vendor at the Mona Heights Primary School in St Andrew yesterday morning, principal Fabian Mahabeer said that they have started the counselling sessions for the students there.He told THE STAR that the school would...
  • Old man hammers neighbour over laundry
    An elderly man will have to compensate a young woman in the sum of $80,000 after he used a hammer to beat her all over her body causing serious injuries.Williams Cameka pleaded guilty to a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm when the matter...
  • Mother of two needs help to do MRI - Constant pain causing her distress
    In the blink of an eye, a person's life can change from being stable to being in shambles.That was the case for 31-year-old Simone Williams, who was rushing out of her home one morning and fell down three flights of stairs.At first, the pain was no...
  • RADA boss threatens to punish obeah workers
    The CEO of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is threatening to discipline obeah-working employees within the organisation.Several persons have reportedly taken vacation leave, and others have applied to take a break from work at...
  • 'Battered spouse visa' may be discontinued - Immigration attorney warns potential applicants
    Head of the Jamaica Diaspora and Deportation Immigration Prevention Task Force, attorney Joan Pinnock, is imploring Caribbean nationals who wish to file a battered spouse petition to do so soon.Speaking with THE WEEKEND STAR, Pinnock said persons...
  • Kartel juror has case to answer
    A judge has ruled that Livingston Cain, the juror on trial for allegedly trying to bribe other jurors in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, has a case to answer.The ruling was made yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court by parish judge...
  • Sick woman opens online pet store
    Although she is seriously ill to the point where she spends most of her days in bed, Sophraya Price still manages to bank on her entrepreneurial skills.The animal lover, who recently launched her online business called Laiso Pet Store and More, said...
  • 'Missing' woman claims she met in an accident - Says she was without a phone for months
    For four months Joy Brown* searched high and low for her missing daughter, Ashley 'Sparkle' Berry. When the woman visited THE STAR in September, she was a woman in despair broken. She was clueless as to where her 20-year-old child was. Brown poured...
  • Former Premier League star charged with murder
    Former local Premier League footballer Roberto Fletcher has been charged with the 2017 murder of Ashley Thompson, and wounding with intent of another man.Fletcher, who is known more popularly as 'Haitian', was described by a colleague as a man who...