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Elders fight over partner draw money

An elderly woman who was charged with wounding, escaped spending the weekend in custody after the claimant begged the judge for leniency.The court heard that Claudette Stewart used a chair to hit the complainant, causing a cut in the elderly man's... (Jamaica Star)

Policeman shot and killed

The body of a police detective sergeant was found with bullet wounds in a car in the community of Bowden Hill, Stony Hill, St Andrew yesterday morning.He has been identified as 60-year old Trevor Williams, who was attached to the Flying Squad.Head... (Jamaica Star)

Kingston Tech marches for AIDS awareness

Teachers and students of the Kingston Technical High School took to the streets yesterday to help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.Students were heard remixing the songs of Vybz Kartel's 'Mhm Hm' as they chanted "safe sex or no sex.""Today (yesterday... (Jamaica Star)

Christmas cart racing on Sunday

With the Christmas season drawing nigh, some persons have decided to start the festivities a bit early. Downtown Kingston will be filled with joy and excitement this Sunday as the Social Development Commission (SDC) will host their annual Push Cart... (Jamaica Star)

SDC salutes community builders

Basil James and Wayne Gadishaw walked away with accolades for philanthropy at the Kingston and St Andrew Social Development Commission (SDC) Community Incentive and Grants Award ceremony last weekend.The ceremony, held at the Blue Mountain Suite at... (Jamaica Star)

Cabbie shot fleeing traffic authorities - former INDECOM employee fingered

A taxi operator who was shot in 2015 while fleeing from traffic authorities is worried that charges would not be pressed against the shooter.Ray Brown* said the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) told him in a letter that the... (Jamaica Star)

Oh, Christmas tree! Oh, Christmas tree!

The fresh scent of pine permeates the air, high up in the Blue Mountain hills.That, coupled with the extremely cool breeze underlines that Christmas is just around the corner.This fact has not been lost on Euton Rhodney, Rudolph Watson Sr, Rudolph... (Jamaica Star)

Fire wrecks Christmas for Geddes workers

Refrigerator technicians who work with Geddes Refrigeration Limited are now worried about where they will get their Christmas money from as they are sure to be out of work for the rest of the year.This, after they witnessed the company's building... (Jamaica Star)

Boy's foot crushed in freak accident

Donna Graham is left puzzled as to how her 13-year-old son, Damani Warren's right foot managed to be crushed while he was in physical education class at his school last Friday.Graham said she got a call from one of his teachers who said she should... (Jamaica Star)

Sex deals behind bank - hookers force institution to hire watchman

Residents of Ocho Rios say Graham Street in the resort town is overrun with prostitutes. And in what some consider a counter move, a security guard has been put in place at the Scotiabank branch which is located on the street.An individual who works... (Jamaica Star)

Franklin Town finds 'sweet' formula for peace

When the community of Franklin Town was going through a period of unrest in 2007, Veda Fagan and other members of the community felt like the area needed an association that would spur peace.So they came together and formed the Greater Brown's Town... (Jamaica Star)

Moravian pastor pleads guilty

Moravian pastor, Rupert Clarke pleaded guilty to two counts of having sex with someone under the age of 16 years old yesterday when he appeared in the St Elizabeth Parish Court.The pastor was taken into custody on December 28 last year by the St... (Jamaica Star)

Woman grabs $30,000 worth of goods in shopping spree

Verona Duffus is the first winner of the Coca-Cola shopping spree hosted by General Food Supermarket located in Liguanea Plaza, St Andrew.The 58-year-old woman had the staff and a few shoppers running through the aisles yesterday morning, screaming... (Jamaica Star)

Murder accused offered bail

A Portland man, who is charged with the chopping death of a farmer at Long Road in the parish, is to return to court in February.He is Philbert Salmon of a Muriton Pen address in Manchioneal, Portland.He is booked to reappear on February 2, 2018 to... (Jamaica Star)

HIV-positive man wants to kill himself

Around 10 p.m. on Sunday Tom Francis*, 44, decided 'this is it'. He decided that the shame, scorn and neglect he has been living with since he contracted the deadly HIV had become unbearable.He opened the bottle of poison he had purchased... (Jamaica Star)

'Hair' to stay - ... Queen Davina plans to keep Afro

Having succeeded in causing the world to take notice of her natural beauty, Jamaica's beauty queen Davina Bennett said she cannot now cut her hair.At the same time, Olivia Grange, Jamaica's culture minister, said Bennett's success underscores the... (Jamaica Star)

God says I'm the best 'warner woman'

One woman from western Jamaica believes that she has got a message from God that she is to be crowned, 'Queen of the Gospel' for her ability to accurately warn about future events.Eve Campbell told THE STAR that she preaches, counsels, and warns in... (Jamaica Star)

Vendor killed in May Pen Market

President of the May Pen Vendors Association, Lorraine Green Mason, said the death of vendor Charmaine Graham yesterday marked a sad day for them.The police's Corporate Communications Unit said Graham, who resided in Chapleton in Clarendon,... (Jamaica Star)

Llandewey wants NWC to repair playing field

The Llandewey Benevolent Society said it plans to engage the National Water Commission (NWC) in talks to fix the community's playing field that was destroyed by gushing water from the Yallahs pipeline that was ruptured in October.Horace Ogilvie,... (Jamaica Star)

Examination depot head killed

Ainsley Carless, the senior motor vehicle inspector at the St Thomas Island Traffic Authority, has been murdered.Carless was attacked and shot in Spanish Town, St Catherine, on Sunday night after arriving at his house with his wife.According to... (Jamaica Star)

Old man threatening me with cutlass - <I>- defendant tells court

A man had his bail revoked when he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish court on a charge of unlawful wounding on Friday, after he told the court that the complainant was threatening him.Leroy Malcolm said he was constantly being... (Jamaica Star)

CCU names Jamaica's top five most wanted men

The Constabulary Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force has issued its list of the top five most wanted men.They are: Charles Hamilton aka Tuggy Tuggy; Ryan Peterkin otherwise called Ratty, of Cambridge, St James; Kniko St Aubyn... (Jamaica Star)

A legend passes on

Joseph Aloysius Lester Spaulding wore many hats, including caring father and husband, shrewd businessman, and even master fisherman.Spaulding, 76, the chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, died at the Andrews Memorial Hospital yesterday... (Jamaica Star)

$30 million worth of cocaine seized at wharf

Some $30 million worth of cocaine was found at a wharf in Kingston on Thursday. Police reports indicate that members of the Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) of were conducting operations at the facility, during which they searched a refrigerated... (Jamaica Star)

Raped, shot, left to die - Woman relives horror 21 years after attack

Angela Crew has been relying on a wheelchair to get around for 21 years. Before a fateful February night in 1996, she was a sprightly 25-year-old cosmologist, enjoying her youthful life.But tragedy struck... (Jamaica Star)

Residents loot overturned truck

It was a field day for residents living in Orange Bay, Portland, after a truck transporting non- alcoholic beverages from T Geddes Grant overturned.The incident reportedly took place shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday. According to the police, the... (Jamaica Star)

Shottas take aim at 10 women - payback for weekend killing

Some residents of the Waltham Park area have moved away to escape gangsters who are allegedly seeking 10 females to avenge the death of the mother of an alleged 'top shotta'.The war-torn communities of Kidd Lane, Bowens Road, Norman Lane and other... (Jamaica Star)

Inmate killed while trying to escape

An inmate who was serving a life sentence at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre was shot and killed when he tried to escape custody, while on a medical visit to the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew yesterday afternoon.According to the... (Jamaica Star)

Long time we nuh see Christmas - Kidd Lane residents say violence has blocked festivities

Residents in Kidd Lane, off Spanish Town Road, say the last time the spirit of Christmas was felt in the community was 2015, as violence had blocked their festivities last year and a repeat... (Jamaica Star)

Talking garbage - NSWMA refutes residents' waste pile-up claims

Residents of Kidd Lane off Waltham Park Road in St Andrew are complaining that their garbage is piling up.One resident, who wanted to remain anonymous, said that their garbage has not been collected in the past month.The community has... (Jamaica Star)

Designer to represent Jamaica in Poland

Talented designer and artist Frantz Christie will represent Jamaica in the first leg of the Mister Supranational 2017 Competition which starts on Sunday.He left the island on Wednesday.The competition will also take place in Slovakia, while the... (Jamaica Star)