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2014’s top 14

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Dr Carolyn Gomes, the former board member of Jamaicans For Justice faced most of the fire over the 'backdoor' controversy.
Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's with the flag-draped casket bearing the body of late Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Roger Clarke.
File The professor who sparked a purple blaze Carolyn Cooper
FILE Daniel 'Chino' Mcgregor and Yendi Phillips in 2012.
File Tessanne Chin
Undoubtedly the picture of the year. Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna pulled in thousands of views and sparked controversy after this picture was posted online.
File Kartel surrounded by cops
Kerian King was lucky to avoid a lynching after he wrote, "Our sights are so low that one woman moving from modest to outright success is cause for mad celebration".

2014's top 14

A lengthy prison sentence for one of Jamaica's top dancehall stars; the end of an on-again, off-again plan to introduce liquid natural gas; the sudden retirement of a police commissioner; the outbreak of a chikungunya disease that impacted thousands of Jamaicans and the threat of another, Ebola, that killed thousands in Africa; plus the disappearance of a plane full of people which provided a mystery that is yet to be solved all made the front pages last year. But The Gleaner's online readers' top views included two submissions from columnists, two on beauty queens, and a dancehall star gone bad.

1. Vybz Kartel sentenced to life in prison, to serve 35 years before parole

2. Lisa Hanna sets off social media after posting photo in beachwear

3. Tessanne-mania is a national embarrassment, Keiran King said in a commentary

4. Vybz Kartel trial: Text messages detail plot to kill

5. Yendi Phillipps files for full custody of her child with Chino

6. KC old boys desire male sex, argued Professor Carolyn Cooper in a commentary

7. Cindy on trial - Marley relationship goes public

8. Deadly beating - Kartel's trial

9. Guilty - Vybz Kartel, three co-accused convicted; Shane Williams freed

10. Mother of six beheaded - Mountain View community mourns; father of four on the run

11. Roger Clarke dies of suspected heart attack

12. Major fire at Sangster airport

13. Roots play actor Cleve 'Chu Chu' Warren is dead

14. Indecent exposure - Oral, anal sex acceptance sneaked into JFJ course in children's homes