Rupert Clarke

Want to be a school principal? Search on to replace Heather Murray at Hampton

An advertisement inviting applications was placed in the newspaper over the weekend.

The advertisement pointed to the ideal candidate possessing post-graduate qualification in educational leadership and a minimum of five years' experience in a senior school leadership role.

Hampton board Chairman replaced by former Chief Education Officer, Wesley Barrett

Education Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, confirmed the development on Nationwide Radio.

Blake’s replacement came after the Reid said he had lost confidence in the former chairman.

Alleged sex pastor back in court today

Reverend Clarke was arrested on December 28 last year by the police in St Elizabeth after he was allegedly caught in a compromising position with a 15-year-old girl in his car along the Austin main road in the parish.

After being charged with offences relating to that alleged incident, charges of a similar nature were laid against Clarke in relation to another member of the family of the 15-year-old.

FEATURED IMAGE: Pastor Rupert Clarke.


Pastor Rupert Clarke’s sex-crime case heads to the Circuit Court

Reverend Clarke, with two counts of having sex with someone under the age of 16 years hanging over his head, appeared in the St Elizabeth Parish Court on Wednesday, during which the order was made.

The transfer was made after the prosecution obtained an instrument from the office of the Director of  Public Prosecutions.

Hampton School board chairman to be sacked

Education Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, confirmed the development on Monday. He said after having dialogue with the chairman of the Munro and Dickenson Trust, which operates the school, he expects a new chairman to be in place by April 1.

IT'S RAINING: Moravian pastor charged for sex with sister of 15-y-o ‘victim’

The 64-year-old disgraced clergyman was Monday slapped with another count of having sex with a person under 16 years old.

That girl, who is now 17 years old, is said to be the sister of the 15-year-old girl he forcibly had sex with in his car last December.

Moravian church leaders to be questioned in sex scandal today

The men's questioning comes as police widen the probe into allegations of sexual assault against minors.

The scandal was triggered by the arrest in December 2016 of Pastor Rupert Clarke.

Clarke was allegedly caught having sex with a 15-year-old girl St Elizabeth girl in his car. 

Another churchman wanted for sexual abuse of a minor in St Elizabeth

Head of the St Elizabeth Police Division, Superintendent Lansford Salmon, has indicated that the man is Zachariah Wright, popularly known as ‘Brother Zacky’, a member of the Top Hill Church of God of Prophesy in the parish.

Superintendent Salmon is seeking the public’s assistance to get Wright into police custody. He also called for persons to begin to expose more sexual offences

Churches grapple to mend image after sex pastor

Church leaders say they believe that the setback is so severe that it will impact the ability of churches to connect with many Jamaicans.

This confession from religious leaders comes just days before they enter into the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB), one of the most anticipated events in the country.

The leaders made this known at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston where the NLPB was officially launched on Thursday, January 12.

PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT OUT: Church member welcomes resignations in sex pastor drama

“It’s a good venture,” the woman told Loop News.

“I think you will find that others will do the same thing too,” she added.

Dr Paul Gardner and Vice-President Jermaine Gibson resigned amid the sex scandal triggered after Clarke was arrested December 28 and later charged for having sex with a 15-year-old girl in St Elizabeth.