Jamaica : News

News : Jamaica : News


A patron at Dream Weekend in Negril was shot and killed yesterday morning during a confrontation with a security guard.Dead is 37-year-old Jean Matthiew, a businessman from Millsborough Crescent in St Andrew and Montreal, Canada.According to the... (Jamaica Star)

Wife of - businessman Corey Todd shot and injured

The wife of businessman Corey Todd was shot and injured yesterday evening.It is said that she was driving along Molynes Road, St Andrew, in the vicinity of Ken Hill Drive sometime after 5 p.m., when men travelling on motorcycles rode up and opened... (Jamaica Star)

Residents block road to protest man's death

Following the death of a man in Cockburn Gardens in St Andrew yesterday, residents are claiming that they are being targeted by the police.Yesterday, the residents blocked the road to protest the death of one of their own, 34-year-old Omar Mahoney,... (Jamaica Star)

Oh, for the love of hot chocolate

As the crowd grew larger at the Seville Emancipation Jubilee in St Ann on Tuesday, so did the lines at the chocolate spot. Hot chocolate has traditionally been a favourite of Jamaicans.Dozens of persons with enamel mugs in hand formed lines and... (Jamaica Star)

BROTHERS FIGHT OVER FOOD AT FUNERAL - Siblings chopped during dead yard dispute

While the funeral for a Clarendon man was under way last Saturday, the family was on the brink of planning another such occasion because of a dispute that took place between two of the deceased's brothers.One of the brothers, Mark Brown*, said that... (Jamaica Star)

Alleged contract killer dies after being stabbed by victim

An alleged contract killer, who was disarmed and stabbed by one of two men he shot at a shop on Monday, died the following day from injuries he sustained during the encounter that left one of his victims dead.Information reaching THE WEEKEND STAR is... (Jamaica Star)

Donkey race takes tourists for the ride of their lives

"Finding parking was an issue; the walk down the hill will make anyone second-think attending, but it is all part of the experience and Jamaica's cultural landscape," said a New Yorker who made the Top Hill Donkey Race on Emancipation Day the first... (Jamaica Star)

Stop blaming us for the fire <I>- Riverton residents - Some residents of Riverton City say the blame that they are getting since the fire started at the dump is hurting them even more the fumes from the flames.

Since the fire began, there has being numerous claims that the fire was started by arsonists, but the persons who live closest to the dump are rejecting those claims."Dem just love blame people from Riverton. Nobody dung ya nah light di dump because... (Jamaica Star)

Black X completes - 37-mile walk for Tacky

After completing his 37-mile walk from the St Mary Parish Library to Emancipation Park in New Kingston shortly after noon on Emancipation Day, a barefooted Denis 'Black X' Robinson marked the spot where he says a bust of Tacky should be erected by... (Jamaica Star)

Donkey wears dress, tights to community festival

Sitting atop a donkey that was dressed to the T in a colourful body suit and adorned with jewellery and braids is not something I ever dreamt of. I have been close to donkeys before, but never thought of hopping on for a ride.For fear of falling off... (Jamaica Star)

Abandoned by my family

Dear Pastor,I have been reading your column for many years. Now I have an issue, and I feel that you are the best person for me to run to. I have been living with my father'sfamily for more than 17 years, and they always used to tell me things about... (Jamaica Star)

Enid turns love for - crochet into a business

Five years ago, Enid Darby abandoned her sewing job and started crocheting.She said that it has been something that she loves, and, as such, she decided to turn her hobby into a business."I make swimsuits, lingerie, and shorts. I just thought that... (Jamaica Star)

Minimal disruption to - patient care in the west

The care of patients continues with minimal disruption at health facilities in western Jamaica, as rehabilitation work progresses on the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay, St James.According to Chairman of the CRH Rehabilitation... (Jamaica Star)

Man killed by security guard at Negril party

A man was shot and killed during a confrontation with a security guard at an event that was being held on a beach in Negril, early this morning. According to the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the dead man... (Jamaica Star)

Residents block Cockburn Gardens road to protest 'Breezy' killing

A day after the death of Omar Mahoney, otherwise known as 'Breezy', residents of the York Street in St Andrew, on Friday, showed their frustration by setting tree branches and other items ablaze along Hagley Park Road. Mahoney was shot and... (Jamaica Star)

RAPE RUMOUR RUINED MY LIFE - Man leaves community after being wrongfully accused

About 15 years ago, a Clarendon man, Delroy, found himself in a predicament that he said he would not wish on his worst enemy.He said that the people in the area were dragging his name through the mud, destroying his life in his hometown."Dem did... (Jamaica Star)

Shahine speaks out against skin bleaching

Government minister Shahine Robinson has used the Emancipation Jubilee to appeal to Jamaicans to stop bleaching their skins."Why do we want to look like the people who enslaved us?," Robinson asked as she spoke at the vigil that was being held in... (Jamaica Star)

Mom arranges benefit - concert to help her sick son

The Albert Town High School's auditorium was transformed into a "sea of praise" last Saturday.The Acts 20 Ministries (A2M) hosted their very first benefit concert, Shabach Praise 2018.Friends, families and wellwishers came out to give their support... (Jamaica Star)

Old jockey holds firm - against younger competitors

Claude Adolphus McDonald, a 70-year-old jockey, had the spectators at the Top Hill Donkey Race running on to the main road to cheer him on as he rode Long Distance Stulla to victory in a number of races.As one of two jockeys in the same age range,... (Jamaica Star)

KEEP THE FIRE BURNING .... Grange urges Jamaicans to fight for reparations

Jamaica's culture minister, Olivia Grange, used the occasion of Tuesday night's Emancipation vigil in Seville, St Ann, to press her call for reparations. "Tonight is not about having fun, it's about celebrating. Tonight is a night... (Jamaica Star)


Marlene Clarke, an employee at a police station in St Catherine North Police Division, is set to appear before the St Catherine Parish Court for allegedly praying loudly at her workplace recently.The woman, who is in her 50s, is described as a... (Jamaica Star)

Top cop found hanging from rope

Detectives attached to the Freeport CIB Department have now launched an investigation into the death of a senior officer who is believed to have committed suicide at his home in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday.The deceased has been identified as... (Jamaica Star)

Truck crashes into house, six-year-old girl killed

A six-year-old girl yesterday after a truck fell on top the house she was sleeping in.THE STAR gathered that the child and three other persons were asleep at home in Hermitage, St Andrew, when the truck fell on top of the house.One resident, who did... (Jamaica Star)

Vendor murdered after quarrel over money

Three children are left mourning the death of their mother who was killed in front of the University Hospital of the West Indies yesterday at about 2 p.m.When THE STAR went on the scene, many persons were tight-lipped about what happened.However,... (Jamaica Star)

Sagicor Foundation assists UHWI - Education - ministry, NPTAJ to stage PEP - sessions - Airlift expansion to boost tourism - Wolmer's family mourns late - principal - Attorney arrested on forgery charges

The Sagicor Foundation yesterday officially handed over much-needed medical equipment to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) to help with improving the care they provide for patients on the paediatric ward.The items are valued at more... (Jamaica Star)

Cops urged to get help

The Police High Command is urging members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who may be suffering from stress-related challenges to seek help. In a statement issued a day after a senior superintendent of police was found dead at his home in St... (Jamaica Star)

Senior cop commits suicide

Senior Superintendent of Police Dermot Lawrence is believed to have committed suicide at his home in Mango Walk Boulevard, St. James on Friday, July 20. Lawrence, who was in charge of administration at the Area One headquarters in Montego... (Jamaica Star)

Jamaicans hunt quick cash - Persons take chance with new money venture that offers 800% return

Despite the fact that many persons have lost their hard-earned cash in money ventures such as CashPlus and Olint, it appears Jamaicans are still willing to take chances with these types of schemes in the hope of a big payday.Joe Banks*, a university... (Jamaica Star)

JFJ takes action over anti-locks rule in schools

Executive director of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) Rodje Malcolm says he is displeased with the manner in which the principal at the Kensington Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine, dealt with the hair-grooming matter of a five-year-old child.... (Jamaica Star)

Church cast out demons in Old Harbour

Two months ago, Natalie was in good health, but one morning when she tried to exit her bed, her legs failed her. The Old Harbour resident said she was unable to move on her own, but the doctor said it was muscle spasms. However, her condition got... (Jamaica Star)

St Ann's Bay Hospital being sued for negligence - Family blame man's death on absence of doctor

A diving expedition turned tragic for family members of Kirby Smallhorne last Friday. His brother, Shawn Bennett, told THE WEEKEND STAR that Kirby went diving at White River in St Ann when he encountered difficulty while heading back to shore. He... (Jamaica Star)