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OLD WOMAN BLAMES OBEAH MAN FOR ARREST - ... Drug mule says witchcraft debt led to capture

The failure to pay her obeah man resulted in Margerett Alexander's cover being blown as she attempted to smuggle ganja out of the country.Well, that is the story she gave the judge when she appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court for... (Jamaica Star)

Man stabbed for owing - bar bill

A bartender who was dragged before the court for wounding her customer because he refused to pay money he owed had her bail extended yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.Charged with wounding is Tameka Martin.She pleaded not guilty... (Jamaica Star)

Mother and son found dead in Portmore home

The St Catherine South police are investigating the mysterious death of a mother and her son whose bodies were found at their home in Portmore Pines Housing Scheme on Wednesday.Sandria Murray, 52, and her 33-year-old son Shaon Barnes were found... (Jamaica Star)

TREVOR WILLIAMS - Dedicated lawman and father laid to rest

There was not enough space in the Naggo Head Church of God of Prophecy last Saturday, as many turned out to show their appreciation and pay their last respects to Detective Sergeant Trevor Williams.Williams was gunned down on December 1 last year.He... (Jamaica Star)

Chinese national beats child assault case

A Chinese national who is at the centre of a viral video which appears to show her slapping a 13-year-old girl has been freed by the court.The woman, Yuemei Pan, who operates a grocery store on Main Street in Clarks Town, Trelawny, was charged with... (Jamaica Star)

Man uses obeah to chase duppies from house

Some may believe there is no such thing as obeah, but there's no debate for a man who only gave his name as Shawn. He said his house was plagued with evil spirits but he was able to get a good night's rest because of potions he bought at a... (Jamaica Star)

Jamaica not downgraded by US travel advisory - Foreign Affairs minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, said the US Embassy in Kingston has assured her that "Jamaica’s status has not changed" despite the US State Department issuing a level two travel advisory... (Jamaica Star)

Policeman hit from bicycle

 A police officer was rushed to hospital after being hit from his patrol bicycle in the vicinity of the Half-Way Tree Transport centre, yesterday. Following the incident, crime scene tape was placed at the scene. When THE WEEKEND STAR... (Jamaica Star)

Simone is 'bananas' about serving customers

A few weeks ago, while selling ripe bananas to a customer driving a high-end utility vehicle, Simone Hibbert was offered a job at a corporate entity. She refused the offer."I am a Christian, so I couldn't take up the offer based on the type of... (Jamaica Star)

US has a responsibility to its citizens, says MoBay Mayor

In response to the US State Department issuing an advisory for citizens not to travel to some areas in Montego Bay due to crime, the city's mayor Homer Davis said the US government has a responsibility to inform their citizens.Along with the tourist... (Jamaica Star)

Portland road partially cleared

Marooned for the better part of five days, residents at Cornwall Barracks in Portland are now able to move about their normal business after that roadway, which was blocked by a massive landslide on Friday, has been cleared to accommodate single... (Jamaica Star)

One-foot dancers demand payment from hotel

A one-legged dancing duo Stepfather and Son say that months after performing at a north coast hotel, they are yet to be paid.They said that despite reaching out to the resort on a number of occasions, one member of the group, Fredrick Wallace, said... (Jamaica Star)

Port Royal residents 'unwavering' after tsunami threat

Unbothered and relaxed is the mood of the residents of the coastal town of Port Royal in light of yesterday's early morning, short-lived tsunami threat.When THE STAR visited the area yesterday afternoon, persons were seen going about their business... (Jamaica Star)

Accused deacon 'Uncle Jimmy' dies before trial

Donovan Jones, the deacon who was charged with human trafficking after it was alleged he enabled three teenage boys to sexually assault a teenage girl, has died.The man, known by the nickname 'Uncle Jimmy', was on trial for an incident, which... (Jamaica Star)

We're not silent on crime - pastors speak out

Clergymen say they will not entertain suggestions that the church is not doing its duty in helping to curb the crime monster. More than 40 persons have been murdered in just 11 days. Jamaica recorded 1,616 murders in 2017.Several users on social... (Jamaica Star)

A journey of love - Father carries son to school atop shoulders daily

Fifty-five-year-old Neville Banton is indeed a great father in the eyes of many. He shows this through his daily trek to the Harrison's Preparatory School in St Catherine with his son Isaac neatly perched on his shoulders."I really respect this man... (Jamaica Star)

Family to bury relatives side by side

Annette Wilson is a relieved woman. Wilson's husband Eric Wilson and her grandson, who had the same name as his grandfather, died a week apart. But at least now the grieving widow and grandmother can now have one funeral day for both."The police... (Jamaica Star)

Woman loses court award

A rural St Andrew woman got the shock of her life after the Supreme Court told her husband that he should not give her $400,000, which she was expecting as compensation for a damaged house.Natalie Ennis said that her husband, Lambert, agreed at the... (Jamaica Star)

Cops to put brakes on 'bike robbers'

The Jamaica Constabulary Force is seeking to stop the growing use of motorcycles being used to commit robberies."There are a number of strategies that have been employed by different commanding officers especially in the downtown and Half-Way Tree... (Jamaica Star)

Hoodlums - vandalise ATM

Many persons will be inconvenienced following the destruction of a Jamaica National Bank automated teller machine (ATM), by a group of hoodlums early yesterday morning.The hoodlums wrenched the ATM from its booth and threw it on to a nearby pavement... (Jamaica Star)

Respect your vaginas - ... dancer, doctor warn performers

Struck by the pain that ripples throughout her vaginal area whenever she performs one of the latest dance moves, promotional dancer Rebel is advising females against dropping their private areas 'pon di concrete'."I used to dance to the song and... (Jamaica Star)

Controversial book angers Children's Advocate

Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison and parents are showing their disappointment in a cartoon character book called Do You Want To Play With My Balls?Harrison said that the book's content is not for children despite the cartoonlike... (Jamaica Star)


Clarendon sisters die after they were found foaming under treeAmanda Johnson and her mother, Hyacinth Johnson, both broke down in tears as they relived the final moments with their children and grandchildren.Both are seeking answers but finding no... (Jamaica Star)

Cops struggle to feed families

After forking out $35,000 out of his $84,000 salary each month to pay rent, John Anderson*, a policeman who works in the St Andrew Central Police Division, said he struggles to buy food for his family, which includes a two-year-old boy and 10-year-... (Jamaica Star)

Wanted man charged with murder

Detectives assigned to the Savanna-la-Mar Criminal Investigation Branch in Westmoreland carried out intensive investigations, which have led to the arrest and charge of one of the parish's most wanted men.He is Davion Brown, otherwise called 'Balti... (Jamaica Star)

BYE, BYE 2017...HELLO 2018

Last year, this time, many persons were busy making resolutions for the New Year, 2017. With the sun about to set on the year, one of the bloodiest in the country's history, THE WEEKEND STAR ventured into downtown Kingston to ask people how they... (Jamaica Star)

Raped by my father ... Woman claims she endured three years of abuse

Following a social media post by a woman who claims that her father raped her for three years while she was a child, psychologist Dr Patrece Charles says that there should be a national campaign to tackle the monster that is incest, which is quietly... (Jamaica Star)

Woman loses only child in Christmas Eve blaze

Christmas will never be the same for Alexis Johnson, 30, who lost her only child in a dreadful fire in Middleton, St Thomas, on Christmas Eve, she told THE STAR. Johnson's son, Michael Thompson, five, and 52-year-old Richard Williams perished in the... (Jamaica Star)

Infant dies from gunshot to the head

The parents of Nathan Newman, the four-year-old boy who reportedly killed himself on Boxing Day with his father's gun, are currently going through a series of counselling sessions to deal with the severe trauma of the tragic incident.THE STAR... (Jamaica Star)

JP honours banana vendors

Jamaica Producers (JP) St Mary's recently held its first of what is to become an annual awards function to honour the achievements of its ripe banana vendors.Held at the company's head office on Retirement Road in Cross Roads, the function saw three... (Jamaica Star)

300,000 people expected for Waterfront fireworks

More than 300,000 people are expected to descend on downtown Kingston on Sunday for the much-anticipated Fireworks on the Waterfront.The event is hosted by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), which said it would be leaving no stone unturned in... (Jamaica Star)