Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories

Published: Monday Monday | November 30, 2009

'We need a plan' - Sagicor boss says Jamaica's 'corner shop' economy holding nation back
Jamaica is lagging behind because it has no plans to solve its economic and social problems and create an environment in which the country's potential can be realised, says the head of the island's largest life insurance company.... Read More...

Communities urged to unite, organise, build
Communities across the island are being called upon to position themselves to play a greater role in their own future, especially at a time when Jamaica is facing some of its greatest challenges. The island is struggling through harsh times highlighted by growing... Read More...

The River People - Buoyed up by the river
IF YOU are from Airy Castle in St Thomas, chances are you have seen Merlene Donaldson sitting on the banks of the sprawling Plantain Garden River, labouring over a large pan of clothes. You might also know that nine times out of 10, the clothes she is washing... Read More...

Changing lives, one meeting at a time
The Lauriston and Thompson Pen Community 4-H Club isn't exactly large, but its members are on a mission to change Jamaica. Of course, they've started small, but their plans are as lofty as they come. Shian Christie is a founding member of the club... Read More...

Media must make positive impact on society - minister
WESTERN BUREAU: A Montego Bay, St James, pastor has warned the media that they possess great power and influence which, if not responsibly used, could have more of a destructive impact on society than a positive one. The Reverend Everton Jackson of the Calvary... Read More...

'I deserve it' - Stern says reappointment was justified
Member of Parliament for North West Clarendon Michael Stern has finally broken his silence on criticisms about his reappointment as state minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce. Speaking in an exclusive interview with The Gleaner... Read More...

Aids Day/campaigns have helped Jamaica fight disease
As the world looks at commemorating World AIDS Day tomorrow, an estimated 27,000 Jamaicans are living with HIV. World AIDS Day has been observed globally on that date every year since 1988, and Jamaica has been contributing its fair share to the fight,... Read More...

Focus on at-risk groups - Jarrett
Stacy-Ann Jarrett, executive director of Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL), is calling for urgent attention to be given to HIV/AIDS at-risk groups regarding treatment prevention and care. She says men who have sex with men (MSM), prostitutes... Read More...