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Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
published: Thursday | February 15, 2007

Buggery blocked - No gender-neutral definition for rape
The definition of rape, under Jamaican law, is likely to remain restricted to situations in which the female is the victim and the male the offender. That would represent a setback for those lobbyists who have been calling for the legislation...

Economic growth for Arnett, Trench Town

Ordinarily, shopkeepers in the Kingston garrison communities of Arnett Gardens and Trench Town have to travel outside to buy goods to sell. But if prominent business consultant and self-described 'social entrepreneur', Dr. Henley Morgan, has his way...

Government protects treasures

The Jamaican Government says it has special security arrangements in place to ensure that unauthorised treasure hunters do not attempt to salvage Spanish galleons, believed to be at the bottom of the sea off the island's south coast...

HIV/AIDS tests kick off Safer Sex Week

On Sundays he is usually found on the pulpit of his Kingston church. Often, his message to the congregation is not to yield to the temptation of the flesh. But yesterday he was with scores of other people, waiting anxiously in Kingston's Mandela...

Photos show Smith in bed with Bahamian minister

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP): A newspaper published two photographs on its front page Monday showing Anna Nicole Smith lying in bed fully clothed in an embrace with the Bahamian immigration minister, who approved her application for permanent...

The major retreats - Prison chief backs down from increasing age of consent

Retreating from a position that he strongly advocated merely a week ago, the boss of the correctional services, Major Richard Reese, now backs keeping the age at which a girl can legally consent to sex at 16, rather than raising...

Probation, counselling for actor Omar Sharif

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., (Reuters): Actor Omar Sharif of Dr. Zhivago fame pleaded no contest on Tuesday to hitting a Beverly Hills parking attendant in the face, and was sentenced to probation and anger management counselling.

Braxton settles suit against ex-manager

NEW YORK (AP): Toni Braxton has settled her multimillion-dollar lawsuit against her former personal manager, representatives of both parties said. Under the settlement, the 39-year-old R&B singer is free to pursue new projects...

No dumping of street people during CWC - McKenzie

Mayor of Kingston, Desmond McKenzie, has vowed to resist any attempts at removing homeless persons from the streets of downtown Kingston in time for Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2007. Speaking with journalists while touring Kingston...

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