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A man who was stabbed in his chest by his former lover and had to be hospitalised begged the court to give the woman a chance yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.Charged with wounding is Elaine Bennett.She pleaded guilty and offered... (Jamaica Star)

Man damages car after being threatened

A man who damaged the windshield of a motor car because the owner allegedly threatened to have him shot will know his fate during his next court appearance.Charged with malicious destruction of property is 20-year-old Ricardo Byfield.He pleaded... (Jamaica Star)

Garbage hampering man's business

Nestled on a miniature hill in Linstead, St Catherine, is Wilford Campbell's 11-bedroom guest house, River View.In addition to a lavish poolside bar, River View, at first glance, also boasts a picturesque view of nature.Upon closer inspection,... (Jamaica Star)

J'can hotel workers relocated due to storm

With Hurricane Florence making landfall in North Carolina on Friday, the Jamaican Ambassador to the United States is giving reassurances that the Jamaican authorities are working closely with state and hotel officials to ensure the safety of... (Jamaica Star)

MoBay Metro resumes service

The Montego Bay Metro Company Ltd (MoBay Metro) has resumed service in a limited capacity.This comes after industrial action by drivers and conductors. General manager Leighton Williams, and other managers from MoBay Metro, have extended themselves... (Jamaica Star)

Maintenance work to affect Manchester water supply

The National Water Commission (NWC) has advised that due to maintenance work being carried out at the Spur Tree facility in Manchester, production at the Greater Mandeville Water Supply has declined by 50 per cent. As a result, customers who are... (Jamaica Star)

11-y-o girl's pregnancy upsets residents

Residents of a Corporate Area community say they are imploring adult males to desist from having sexual intercourse with underage girls.Their pleas come after it recently came to light that an 11-year-old girl was approximately four months pregnant... (Jamaica Star)

Thugs put cops on hit list - Manhunt launched for gang members

Police officers attached to the Hunts Bay Police Station in St Andrew are said to be on a manhunt for persons suspected of putting them on a hit list.The WEEKEND STAR learnt that two men were picked up during a raid earlier this week and taken into... (Jamaica Star)

Families displaced after inferno

Several families are now displaced and left to contemplate their next move following a massive fire that gutted homes and commercial properties yesterday morning at premises along Sutton Street and an adjoining residence on Duke Street in Kingston.... (Jamaica Star)

Fantasy Beach a favoured chill spot

Fantasy Beach in Priory, St Ann has been a favourite party spot for years.At the same time, it is a favourite spot for beach lovers to enjoy themselves, with people coming from far and wide to splash in the sometimes warm waters.For Avril and her... (Jamaica Star)

Crawford leads social media VP race

If the People's National Party (PNP) vice-presidential race were to be conducted on social media, chances are Damion Crawford would come out on top.The dreadlocked Crawford is the most popular candidate on Twitter and Instagram.Approximately 3,000... (Jamaica Star)

Missing for four months - Mother still trying to find 20-year-old daughter

It has been four agonising years since Joy Brown's* only son was robbed and killed. The memories are still fresh in her mind, and now the distraught mother is hoping that her daughter, who has been missing for four months, hasn't suffered the same... (Jamaica Star)

School refuses to accept slow learner

The mother of a six-year-old boy believes that the Kensington Primary School in St Catherine is discriminating against her son because he is a slow learner.She told THE STAR that on September 3, her son's father went to the school with him, only to... (Jamaica Star)

Two-year-old needs bone marrow transplant

Only a year after Daniel Harley was born, he was diagnosed with leukaemia. His mother, Christal Gentles, had no idea what was happening to her child.But the fact that he wasn't eating, had joint pains and a big belly were enough for her to carry him... (Jamaica Star)

Mother of four needs hip-replacement surgery

Ten years ago, Kadean Scott was looking forward to playing netball at the national level when misfortune struck.She was crossing the road when the driver of a car overtook the vehicle that had stopped to allow her to cross. She was hit down and... (Jamaica Star)

Thugs launch assault on cops - Residents protest killing of 17-year-old

Anger and frustration gripped the community of Providence Pen Lane in St Andrew as residents took to the streets to voice their opinions about the death of 17-year-old Cee-Jay Lake, aka CJ, who was killed by the police on Monday night.Things... (Jamaica Star)

Gilbert leaves Orange Tree with uncertain future

The once vibrant and populated community of Orange Tree in Llandewey, St Thomas, is on the brink of disappearance. When Hurricane Gilbert washed away the bridge that spanned the Yallahs River, it was the beginning of the end for an area that was not... (Jamaica Star)

Happiest and scariest day - Claudette had C-section as storm approached

Claudette Williams scheduled her C-section for September 13, 1988, but later got the doctor to agree to change it to September 12 as it was her husband's birthday. She felt that giving birth to Nikolette on Norris Williams' birthday would be the "... (Jamaica Star)

Gilbert Baby: Sylvia Smalling delivered baby Michael by herself

In 1988, Hurricane Gilbert replaced Hurricane Charlie as the most dangerous hurricane of the century.The hurricane blew across Jamaica on September 12. It was also the day that Sylvia Smalling and Ewan Kenton welcomed their third child."The Sunday... (Jamaica Star)

We could have died - Moms recall having their 'Gilbert babies'

Two women in different parts of Kingston have one thing in common: they delivered their daughters during Hurricane Gilbert that devastated Jamaica on Monday, September 12, 1988.It left 95 per cent of all health facilities suffering from damages or... (Jamaica Star)

KILLER'S DEATH WON'T EASE OUR PAIN - Mother, son's murderer chopped to death

When Sanique Francis got word that the man suspected of killing her sister and nephew earlier this week was killed, she was in disbelief. And even after the news was confirmed by her mother, her family's pain remains the same."I am somewhat happy... (Jamaica Star)

FLOW helps students get ready for school

During the back-to-school period, many parents often face anxiety and hardships as they aim to finance a good education for their children.This is especially heightened for parents of children preparing to transition to a new school or sit major... (Jamaica Star)

Help, my daughter is out of control - Woman wants authorities to intervene

Claudette Freckleton, the mother of a 13-year-old girl, is pleading with the authorities to help her with her daughter, who, she said, is getting out of control.In desperation, the 56-year-old mother, who has 12 other children, came to THE WEEKEND... (Jamaica Star)

Real disgrace! - Children's activist says video of foul-mouthed boy is unacceptable

Children's activist and founder of Hear The Children's Cry, Betty-Ann Blaine, said the behaviour of the foul-mouthed youngsters speaking in a set of videos circulating on social media is most unacceptable.In the videos, a little boy who appears to... (Jamaica Star)

Little Dunn's River big on enjoyment

Located opposite Mystic Mountain and just a few hundred metres east of the world-renowned Dunn's River Falls, Little Dunn's River has long been a favourite chill spot for many Jamaicans.The chill spot obviously gets its name from the iconic tourist... (Jamaica Star)

Deacon named as suspect in female's murder

Linton Stephenson, a church deacon, has been named as a suspect in the killing of the woman who was found on the Winston Jones High-way on Tuesday morning.It was reported that the police went to his home in Bloomfield Circle, Manchester, where they... (Jamaica Star)

Driver involved in deadly accident offered bail

A taxi operator and merchandiser who was involved in a motor accident last Friday along Coke Drive in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth, in which one person died and another was hospitalised was offered bail when he appeared in the St Elizabeth Parish court... (Jamaica Star)

St Thomas road improvement work to start in eight weeks

Member of Parliament for Western St Thomas James Robertson is assuring residents that road-improvement works will begin soon and that countless job opportunities are on the way.Robertson said that ground-breaking activities for the leg of the... (Jamaica Star)

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Melissa McKoy, 35, of Stamp Shaw Way, Portsmouth, and Antwon Marsh, 21, of Waterford are missing.McKoy has been missing since Wednesday, August 22, while Marsh has been missing since Saturday, August 18.McKoy is of dark complexion and slim build and... (Jamaica Star)

Entertainers blast pastor for 'insensitive' comments

Some female entertainment industry players have swooped down on Montego Bay pastor/motivational speaker Noland Ridgard because of a viral post that he made addressing girls' attire.In the post, the clergyman implores parents and guardians to pay... (Jamaica Star)

Lasco helping this back-to-school preparation

Lasco Food Drink and Lasco LaSoy are offering persons some relief from the pains of back-to-school preparations with the 'Get Savings for Back to School' promotion.Brand Manger Kari Steele said anyone who has sachets dated December 2018 and beyond... (Jamaica Star)