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Online readers speak with their eyes - The 15 most-viewed Gleaner website articles of 2018

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AM
A portrait of the comedian with messages from those who will miss her.
Buju Banton (left) greeting members of the entertainment faternity at his first local public appearance after being released from prison.
Fourteen-year-old Yetanya Francis who was raped and murdered in Arnett Gardens.
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A scandal that resulted in the resignation of a minister and several senior officers in entities in that ministry, a massive debate over the introduction of a new exam for primary school students to replace the Grade Six Achievement Test, the debate over the states of emergency in three sections of the island, flooding and traffic gridlock in several communities, and a ban on 'scandal bags' were among the stories that had newshounds going across Jamaica last year, but they were only a blip on the radar of the readers of The Gleaner Online.

Instead, stories surrounding major players in the music and arts, including Elva Ruddock, Buju Banton, and Vybz Kartel, competed with those that shared the individual challenges, grief, and joy of Jamaicans for the most-read online stories for the year.

Here are The Gleaner Online top 15 stories based on the number of views online for 2018.

 

Oct 7

 

 

Media personality Elva Ruddock is dead

 

 

 

Aug 19,

 

 

Jamaican casualty in Genoa

 

Westmoreland woman, husband and daughter among Italian bridge-collapse Victims

 

 

Dec 7

 

 

Buju Banton released from US prison

 

 

 

Aug 19

 

 

Bad Vybz

 

Two jurors on Kartel murder case facing tough times overseas after seeking safe haven

 

 

Dec 4

 

 

Mandeville Businessman Became Withdrawn Before Suicide

 

 

 

Jan 7

 

 

Seven children left without a mother

 

'Just know mi love unuh,' dying words of slain St Thomas woman to daughter

 

 

Aug 25

 

 

Savage child killing

 

'Dem rape her and burn her like a dog', Arnett Gardens mother cries for 14-year-old

 

 

July 16

 

 

Vybz Kartel Appeal

 

Judge puzzled by damning text made six weeks before 'Lizard's' murder

 

 

May 12

 

 

Capleton arrested, charged with rape

 

 

 

May 11

 

 

Usain Bolt's father baptised

 

 

 

Jan 18

 

 

Major military operation under way in St James

 

 

 

Dec 11

 

 

Mother killed by cop in act of revenge

 

Daughter says her mom died because grandson refused constable's homosexual advances

 

 

Aug 24

 

 

Davina Bennett 'Excluded' from Miss Universe Jamaica Coronation

 

 

 

Jan 19

 

 

Finally!

 

St James residents welcome state of emergency

 

 

Oct 14

 

 

Danger 'LOOMS'

 

FSC warns Jamaicans about get-rich-quick schemes as another explodes on the local scene

 

 

Other popular stories

 

- Sept 3: 'This is a real horror story' ... Said dad after identifying body of daughter found in Igloo

- Jan 3: Pastor Banned - Anti-gay preacher prevented from boarding flight to Jamaica

- Dec 2: Ohhh! Dalton Harris exhales after scintillating X Factor win

- April 8: Bounty on Bobby! - New York gun smugglers in alleged plot to kill former national security minister

- Oct 12: Purple Tears - KC mourns deaths of six students in months

- Jan 21: Expensive Offering - BMW and Honda Accord gifted to pastor, and he is not giving them back despite appeals from the family