POWER SHIFT: Wemyss Gorman’s rise the fulfilment of gender dream birthed in 1976 Beverley Anderson Manley, who played a pivotal role behind the scenes in the enlistment of the first four women into the army in 1976, has described the elevation of Commodore Antonette Wemyss Gorman to chief of defence staff of the Jamaica Defence...

Women cling to hem of incoming army chief When Commodore Antonette Weymyss Gorman takes the ship’s wheel of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) in January, she will bear the hopes of a generation of women hopeful that the new chief of defence staff (CDS) will chart a sea change in the army’s...

History resurrected: Car in 1961 Jamaica Grand Prix still racing in England today Sixty years to the day when a 1955 Jaguar XK140 sputtered and failed to finish in the 1961 Jamaica Grand Prix, the restored diamond in the rough is still racing in England today. David Churchill’s 33-year romance started with love at first sight...

10 things about first woman army chief 1. Married to Jonathan Wemyss-Gorman for more than 20 years. 2. She is 48, has a son, James, and is an avid gardener. 3. Studied at Britannia Royal Naval College in the UK and US Naval War College. 4. Master’s degree with distinction in...

$200,000 penalties for mask breaches ‘oppressive’ – Golding Opposition Leader Mark Golding is calling for the Government to immediately implement a ticketing system under the Disaster Risk Management Act (DRMA) to avoid Jamaicans facing hefty fines. He is also rejecting the use of criminal law in enforcing...

Lee Scratch Perry was a healer, says widow WESTERN BUREAU: The widow of late reggae giant Rainford Hugh ‘Lee Scratch’ Perry yesterday told mourners that the COVID-19-induced shutdowns and restrictions within the entertainment sector globally may have contributed to the iconic producer’s...

Gang leader laughed as man shot dead, court told A state witness yesterday told the Home Circuit Court that Andre ‘Blackman’ Bryan, the alleged leader of the deadly One Don Gang, laughed as his bodyguard carried out a hit on a man in St Catherine in 2018. The former gangster-turned-state witness...

FIVE MORE YEARS Embattled former Education Minister Ruel Reid has applied for an extension of special leave from Jamaica College until 2026. He had originally been seconded from the St Andrew high school for national duties in 2016.

Marked for death The prime target of Wednesday’s triple murder in Enfield, St Mary, was implicated in the killing of a retired policeman and had been hunted by gang enemies for the last two years, The Gleaner understands. The killing of Donald Westcart, 19, has...

In-person worship now allowed on Sundays, limit increased to 50 people The government has amended an order under the Disaster Risk Management Act to facilitate in-person worship at churches on Saturdays and Sundays. Previously, a maximum of 20 people could attend worship services on Saturdays. But on Sundays, which...