2012 Year In Review – The Gleaner Special

The Gleaner has carried a number of articles that look back at 2012.  We have compiled them here for you:

2012 Musical Moments:  A look back at some of the big musical events and moments for the year…read more here at Jamaica-Gleaner.com and for the continuation, read here and here

12 Mouthwatering Foodie Events.  A look back at some of the big food events for 2012…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

2012’s Top 12 Personalities.  12 personalities that stood out….read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

2012 Hot Couples.  Couples that stood out….read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

Beauty Wise – Best of 2012.  Beauty trends and products for 2012….read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

Best of Dear Doc:  12 of the most engaging queries of 2012…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

10 Most Read in 2012. 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… read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com.  Here are the links to the top 10 most read stories, in case you’d like to read them again:

  1. This Is Madness
  2. Busy Signal Goes To Jail 
  3. ‘Presidential’ Palace
  4. Jamaican Entertainer Captain Barkey Shot Dead In New York
  5. Bolt Not Above The Law – Hinds
  6. ‘Livity’ Coke Beaten In Prison
  7. Yendi Phillipps is… Pregnant
  8. Don’t Be Like Jamaicans – Mugabe
  9. Parents, Grandma Killed Trying To Save Son
  10. Millions To ‘Zeeks’

2012: The Year That Was (Arts and Education):  This feature is “seeking out and showcasing the creativity of our people – from packaging boards being carved into drums to making vanity and tea boxes, or the subtle movements of the dance form to the crescendo of folk singing, or feasting the eyes on delectable gourmet fare.”…read more in Jamaica-Gleaner.com here and here

Here are the links to the articles mentioned in case you’d like to read them again:

2012 Year In Review:  Failing Grade For The PNP by Orville Taylor

For twelve months I held my breath and waited for the government to tell me the details of the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and right now, to avoid asphyxia, I had to come up for air. The problem is…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

2012 Year In Review:  Dr. Peter Phillips, Personality Of The Year by Robert Wynter

We may not be facing an invasion from foreign forces; however, the economic situation is so bad that many persons in Jamaica today face circumstances similar to what many Britons faced in 1940. The difficulty that Phillips and his team have encountered is…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

2012 Year In Review:  Gov’t Faced With The Urgency Of Now by Delano Franklyn

The major challenges for the Government has largely been in four areas. 1) The failure to conclude a deal with the IMF by the end of the calendar year. This has resulted in uncertainty in the economy, with major investors holding back…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

2012 Year In Review:  Gov’t Must Stop Playing The Blame Game by Martin Henry

A favourite, but counter-productive pastime of these two political parties – which have alternately governed us since Universal Adult Suffrage in 1944 – when in Opposition is to gripe about how badly the Government is doing, and when in Government to gripe how the other had damaged the country while in office…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

2012 Year In Review: Thwaites: A Bright Star For Education by Ian Boyne

Thwaites has made a sharp connection between our debilitating cultural values of bling, crude individualism, hedonism and materialism, and decline in respect for education. He has…read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com