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Greedy robber caught

... said he stole too muchTwo men who were brought before the Corporate Area Criminal Court yesterday for a case involving stolen property turned on each other in a bid to have the other shoulder the blame.Osborne Parchment, 29, a former convict,... (Jamaica Star)

Culprit faces prison after pleading guilty

Cop robbed of cashA man who was convicted of robbing a female cop of a large amount of cash will be sentenced on November 1 in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.Charged for robbery with violence and unlawful wounding is Kevin Grant. The... (Jamaica Star)

Hooker helped Las Vegas shooter

A United States official said investigators believe the Las Vegas shooter may have hired a prostitute in the days before the shooting, and they are interviewing other call girls as they look for clues into his motive.The official said yesterday that... (Jamaica Star)

Community leader feels targeted by cops

A former associate of convicted gangster Christopher 'Dudus' Coke is pleading to the security forces to change the lens through which they view him, insisting that he is a family man and a responsible citizen.In fact, Mark Walters, who is popularly... (Jamaica Star)

Student killed over wristwatch

Director of Safety and Security in Schools, Assistant Superintendent Coleridge Minto, said investigators are still collecting information on a stabbing incident that resulted in the death of a student at the Edith Dalton James High School yesterday.... (Jamaica Star)

Living off the dead - Funeral vendors upset mourners

Many hustlers and higglers see funerals and other events surrounding death as an opportunity to earn some cash, however, some persons want vendors to desist from gathering at their homes and the church gate.Danieka Thompson, who buried her... (Jamaica Star)

Bolt statue to be unveiled during Heritage Week

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, has announced that the unveiling of the statue of Usain Bolt will take place on Friday, October 13, at the National Stadium.In a release sent to THE WEEKEND STAR,... (Jamaica Star)

JN Foundation launches disaster fund

The JN Foundation has launched a campaign to raise funds that will assist Caribbean islands which were devastated by the recent Hurricanes Irma and Maria.The campaign, called 'Help Our Caribbean Neighbours', was launched recently.Onyka Barrett-Scott... (Jamaica Star)

GraceKennedy donates millions to hurricane relief efforts

GraceKennedy Limited is assisting with the relief effort in the Caribbean with a contribution of food items and cash valued at J$3.7million to Food for the Poor and the International Red Cross.Following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria,... (Jamaica Star)

Brothers murdered in gun attack

Losing two children to gun violence a day earlier, the workplace is not where a grieving parent can easily be found.However, Gary Russell, though mourning, used work to ease his mind.Russell, 56, told THE STAR yesterday that the death of his two... (Jamaica Star)

Students wade dangerous flood waters in eastern St Thomas

Many students were forced to wade through flood waters in eastern St Thomas yesterday as torrential rain over the past two days rendered the Hordley Crossing main road impassable.Principal of the Happy Grove School in Hector's River, Portland,... (Jamaica Star)

Father discovers 'missing' son was in jail for illegal gun

Aubyn Jarrett, 38, said that last Friday was worse than the day he lost his leg.That's because he heard that his 15-year-old son, who he thought had gone missing because he didn't come home from school, was in custody for illegal gun possession.The... (Jamaica Star)

Unemployed man tricked in security job scam

Astley Forrester, 34, claims that he is the victim of an employment scam.Having been out of work for approximately a year, Forrester said he quickly jumped at a job opportunity being advertised in The Gleaner, under the name Crystal Clear Security... (Jamaica Star)

Six-year-old falls 18 feet

A six-year-old boy is now admitted to the hospital after falling over 18 feet while at school on Monday afternoon. Elsey O'Connor Thomas told THE STAR that school had just been dismissed at 2:30 p.m., when the incident occurred. Her son,... (Jamaica Star)

Kartel discharged from hospital

Incarcerated entertainer Vybz Kartel, who was admitted last week for treatment at the University Hospital of The West Indies, has been discharged from the hospital.He was returned to his cell at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, popularly... (Jamaica Star)

Fighting for peace in Denham Town

There is no need for alarm if a crowd is seen gathered inside the general parking area at the entrance of the Golden Heights Housing Scheme in west Kingston on a Friday night.The inner-city community, located at Racecourse Lane in Denham Town, has... (Jamaica Star)

Mom to face court for beating daughter with machete

The machete-wielding mother has been charged and is booked to appear before the St Thomas Parish Court on October 9.Doreen Dyer, 44, has been charged with cruelty to a child.The Jamaica Constabulary Force confirmed the charge against Dyer, via a... (Jamaica Star)

Special Olympics to benefit from Digicel 5K

Beyond running a personal best time or getting painted in the 'Fun Zone', participants in the 2017 Digicel 5K will also be making a big investment in Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ).The sports organisation stands to benefit once again from a share of... (Jamaica Star)

Fish vendor held with firearm

One man has been arrested and charged in connection with the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition on Nelly Lane in Top Hill, St James, last Monday.Reports from the Montego Hills police are that at about 10 p.m., a team of police... (Jamaica Star)

Cops vow to keep Maverley calm

Commander for the St Andrew South Police Division, Senior Superintendent Arthur Brown, said residents of Maverley can expect an increase in snap raids and stop and search as the police try to prevent another outbreak of violence in the community.... (Jamaica Star)

Woman charged with selling sex to 13-year-old boy

A 48-year-old woman, who allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old boy for money, was granted bail yesterday when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew parish court.Dahlia Boutin was charged with having sexual intercourse with a person under 16.... (Jamaica Star)

Facebook posts lead to beating

Savion Hall, a 20-year-old man was charged in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday for unlawfully wounding his 16-year-old girlfriend.It is alleged that on September 1, the complainant was on her way to a shop when Hall crept up behind... (Jamaica Star)

One-armed lifeguard unable to land job

Despite being certified as a lifeguard, David Bascoe, who has one arm, has been unable to pick up a job for the past six years. Bascoe, 31, lost his arm after being electrocuted when he was just seven years old."Most of the places that I go and look... (Jamaica Star)

UTech students abducted and robbed

The Students' Union of The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), and the Papine police are working assiduously to ensure students who use public transportation to travel to and from school get to their destinations safely.President of the... (Jamaica Star)

US law enforcement to assist probe into tourist's death

American law enforcement officials are working with their local counterparts to track the scammers linked to the murder of retired US schoolteacher Heidi Ann Muth in Montego Bay, St James.Information reaching THE WEEKEND STAR is that Muth, 68, was... (Jamaica Star)

I want back my kids - Woman struggles to get custody of her children

Kehrata Simpson wants to be reunited with her three children who were taken from her by the Child Development Agency (CDA). Simpson, 28, argued that her homelessness at the time was the reason she lost her kids, a five-year old boy and 20-... (Jamaica Star)

More than 700 pounds of ganja seized

Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Police Division seized 75) pounds of ganja during an operation in Whitehouse, Westmoreland on Wednesday.Reports are that about 9:10 p.m., lawmen were in the area where they conducted a search of an abandoned area... (Jamaica Star)

Man sentenced for illegal ammunition

A St Catherine man who was held with 26 rounds of 7.62 calibre rounds of ammunition was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment in the St Catherine Parish Court.He is Leroy Whyte, a 23-year-old labourer of Macca Tree district, Browns Hall.After... (Jamaica Star)

Man on cocaine charges gets bail

Urcel Bundy, the Hawkeye security guard charged with possession of more that 200 pounds of cocaine, has been granted bail.When the matter came up for mention in the St Catherine Parish Court before judge Tara Reid-Carr, Bundy's attorney, Jacqueline... (Jamaica Star)

Riding for Charity - Jamaica By Bike returns

After a one-year hiatus, the Jamaica By Bike Kingston to Negril charity ride is back.The event aims to raise money for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).Dr Hyacinth Harding-... (Jamaica Star)

Saluting the elderly - National Senior Citizens Week starts Sunday

The annual National Senior Citizens Week will be observed from September 24, 2017 to October 2, 2017.The week of activities is aimed at honouring and recognising older citizens in Jamaica and highlighting their contribution to nation-building and... (Jamaica Star)