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TOP 16 of 2016 – Online readers serve up a mixed bag in most viewed stories last year

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 1:00 AM
Members of the Jamaica College football team walk by the coffin after their tribute to former team member Dominic James.
Mourners lead the coffins containing the bodies of controversial Bishop Stephen Ricketts and his sons, Chevorn and Sejue Ricketts, during their funeral in Commodore, St Catherine.
Hurricane Matthew makes tracks pass Jamaica.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce carries the Jamaica national flag as she leads the parade of athletes during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics inside the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ingrid Grey was pronounced dead at hospital.
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In a year when the Jamaica Labour Party was voted in to take control of the affairs of the State and romped to victory in the local government elections, under-pressure People's National Party President Portia Simpson Miller and Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams announced their intentions to quit, and the crime monster continued to stalk the land, Gleaner Online readers made some unlikely stories their most viewed.

The Gleaner's 16 stories with the most views for 2016 included some that you might have forgotten and a few that will be prominent when the country's history of the just-ended year is written.

 

1. Bahamas issues travel advisory to citizens travelling to US, young males asked to exercise extreme caution

 

 

2. St George's College football captain collapses, dies during match

 

 

3. Hurricane Matthew now moving northward slightly away from Jamaica

 

 

4. Manchester woman commits suicide four days before wedding

 

 

5. Rio Olympics: Schedule for Jamaican athletes #RioGoldRush

 

 

6. New Year Prophecies - The prophetic word of the Lord for 2016 onward (Part 1)

 

 

7. Jamaica Gleaner Gallery - Carnival Road March 2016

 

 

8. Godly or demonic? - Colourful tale of a Revivalist bishop

 

 

9. Bolt tells CNN: Gatlin spat across my lane

 

 

10. Usain Bolt beating classism and racism in Jamaica

 

 

11. Seized! Court places clamp on $400m in property traced to J'can couple jailed in the US

 

 

12. PNP's Winston Green regains St Mary South Eastern by nine votes following official count

 

 

13. Lasco fires employee who made controversial tweet about Omar McLeod

 

 

14 Why did Shelly leave?

 

 

15 Massive gun find - Police seize huge Haiti arms shipment destined for Jamaica

 

 

16. Mandeville doctor killed in crash, 10 others injured