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10 Most Read in 2012

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM
President Robert Mugabe

Millions of readers turned to The Gleaner's online offerings for news this year with the number of hits for each story growing sharply over 2011.

Here are the 10 most-read stories on The Gleaner Online for the year.

1. This is madness

A story about an 11-year-old girl who was admitted to the St Ann's Bay Hospital after reportedly being pregnant for her 63-year-old great uncle, who she lived with in Carlton Mountain, Claremont, in St Ann.

(Wednesday, September 26, 2012)

2. Busy Signal goes to jail

Popular dancehall artiste Busy Signal, whose real name is Glendale Gordon, was picked up at the Norman Manley International Airport immediately after he stepped off a flight from the United Kingdom.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

3. 'Presidential' palace

Days before Christopher 'Dudus' Coke was sentenced in a New York court, The Gleaner reported that while he was Jamaica's most wanted, he found a safe haven at a government house in the hills of St Ann.

(Friday, February 10, 2012)

4. Jamaican entertainer Captain Barkey shot dead in New York

Captain Barkey, 50, was found dead in the parking lot of the Holiday Motel just after 3 a.m. Saturday, October 13 after being shot.

(Saturday, October 13, 2012)

5. Bolt not above the law - Hinds

Deputy Commissioner of Police Glenmore Hinds said three-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt would be criminally charged if investigations suggested that he was at fault following his motor-vehicle accident in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on Sunday, June 10, 2012.

(Monday, June 11, 2012)

6. 'Livity' Coke beaten in prison

Two decades after his father, Lester Lloyd 'Jim Brown' Coke, mysteriously perished in a blaze in a prison cell, Leighton 'Livity' Coke, the brother of extradited drug lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, claimed he was beaten almost lifeless by soldiers at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre on Spanish Town Road in Kingston

(Sunday, February 26, 2012)

7. Yendi Phillipps is ... pregnant

Yendi Phillipps, charismatic Jamaican beauty queen, TV show host, motivational speaker and her beau, one of the industry's leading singer-songwriters, Daniel 'Chino' McGregor, were expecting a baby.

(Monday, April 23, 2012)

8. Don't be like Jamaicans

In an online article on the website of Nehanda Radio, a Zimbabwean radio station, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, who was conferred with the Order of Jamaica during a state visit to the island in 1996, was quoted as labelling Jamaican men as drunkards who are perennially high on marijuana.

(Sunday, September 9, 2012)

9. Parents, grandma killed trying to save son

In a
desperate bid to save his son Ronaldinho, Gariel Dixon tried to overtake
a line of traffic on the Old Harbour Road, by the intersection of
Horizon Park, and crashed into an International truck heading in the
opposite direction. All four family members were killed.

(Thursday January 5, 2012)

10. Millions to 'Zeeks'

Convicted murderer Donald 'Zeeks' Phipps received the bulk of the approximately $24 million which the police took from his upper St Andrew house, claiming it was the proceeds of crime.

(Tuesday, October 23, 2012)