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Conductor stabs passengers who wanted refund

A conductor was further remanded on Friday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court for stabbing a passenger who requested a refund of his bus fare. Charged with assault occasioning bodily harm is Rickoy Bygrave. He pleaded guilty, and offered... (Jamaica Star)

Police confirm death of Manchester woman's killer

Mandeville, Manchester: With many speculating whether or not 54-year-old Linton Stephenson, the man believed to be responsible for the August murder of 25-year-old Khyhymn Campbell, is actually dead, the police are saying there is now evidence to... (Jamaica Star)

MoBay woman arrested for lottery scamming

After being found in possession of a laptop and notebooks with identity information belonging to foreigners, 25-year-old Janice Brown was charged by members of the Lottery Scam Taskforce in Leader Avenue, Montego Bay, St James, on Wednesday. She... (Jamaica Star)

STILL HAIR - St Thomas man still rocking natural hat after 36 years

It has been 36 years since Darain Housen took off his hat, and from all indication, he has no plans to put one back on anytime soon.The 52-year-old St Thomas resident has been wearing a natural headgear since 1982 and he expects that he will be... (Jamaica Star)

Teen raped by schoolboys - Mother wants justice

The mother of a 13-year-old girl who was allegedly gang raped by five schoolboys, said she is frustrated because she is not getting any justice.Mary Jane* told THE WEEKEND STAR that in June she realised that her usually vibrant daughter became very... (Jamaica Star)

Weekend Escape: Falling Edge

Photos of a cascading waterfall in Bowden Hill have been circulating on social media in recent times so THE WEEKEND STAR team decided to make the trip to see if the destination is worth the fuss and hashtags.Boy, were we in for a few surprises.... (Jamaica Star)

August Town will be nice again - Cops promise to clean up community

Following an operation in August Town yesterday in which more than 60 persons were detained, including one individual who is wanted for murder, Assistant Commissioner of Police Devon Watkis said the police will be working to return the community to... (Jamaica Star)

STAR Chat: How should persons who abuse women and children be punished?

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says the attacks on women and children appear to be more heinous and barbaric and is cause for grave concern to the government.In light of the statement as well as what appears to be an increase in the... (Jamaica Star)

Fashion Barber: A fashion oddity from head to toe

There is something strikingly captivating about Fashion Barber. The 36-year-old is a fashion oddity from head to toe, parading in customised outfits with almost any accessory you can think of. These include torn pages from the directory, cutlery,... (Jamaica Star)

Soldier held with illegal gun

A member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) was yesterday arrested by a police patrol in downtown Montego Bay after he was allegedly held with an illegal firearm.The JDF private was identified as 24-year-old Jhoneil Blidgen, of a Manchester address... (Jamaica Star)

Fellowship gets flood warning system

The community of Fellowship in Portland is set to benefit from the installation of a comprehensive flood early warning system. The equipment was handed over during a ceremony at the Fellowship Baptist Church on October 31. Fellowship is... (Jamaica Star)

Retired teacher faces eviction home - Senior can't get her pension

A retired teacher is on the brink of being evicted from where she lives after trying to get her pension for the past three years. Pauline* told THE STAR that since 2015, she has submitted all the required documents that were needed to get her... (Jamaica Star)

JFJ defends handling of slain robber's complaints

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) said it is standing by its handling of the case of Kingston resident Andre 'Saddle Head' Smith who alleged that he was a victim of constant police harassment.The human rights lobby group's actions were called into... (Jamaica Star)

I have sleepless nights - Mom struggling to deal with daughter's death

It's hard not to shed a tear or two when Lorna Brown speaks about the death of her teenage daughter, Jaydeen Grant. "I have sleepless nights. My life will never be the same, and this is one of the most painful experiences I have been... (Jamaica Star)

Mother's death pushes Ardo to finish university

Life for Ardo Spaulding changed when he was only 13 years old, after his mother was shot and killed.Following the death of his mother, who was the sole breadwinner, Spaulding said that his 23-year-old brother took on the role of being a parent for... (Jamaica Star)

Man torches family's home - Teen killed, two women hospitalised

Detectives in Clarendon are investigating an incident in which a man is suspected to have attacked a family at their home in Stewarton district, Mocho, Clarendon, yesterday and then hanged himself in the community.The attack left 14-year-old Leroy... (Jamaica Star)

We Transform helps youth offender to beat the odds

When then 13-year-old Sophie* was placed at the South Camp Juvenile Correctional and Remand Centre for Girls for committing aggravated assault, she cried every day for weeks.The 18 months she was ordered to spend at the juvenile centre seemed like... (Jamaica Star)

News On The Go

The Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO)/Alpart bauxite company, located in Nain, St Elizabeth, is giving back to the various communities in which it operates.Public Relations Officer Julian Keane said that the company supports more than 70... (Jamaica Star)

Rats and wasps take over police station - Dust also making lawmen sick

Police personnel attached to a St Catherine station have been falling ill due to working in a dilapidated building that has been overrun by rats and wasps.The police also have to battle a dust nuisance.A lawman stationed there who spoke with THE... (Jamaica Star)

I never gave up hope - Mother of missing teen relieved that daughter is alive

After crying for four days and nights since her daughter Jullisa Reid disappeared, Sasha Gay Hylton could finally breathe a massive sigh of relief as her 13-year-old was found yesterday.Hylton recounted how she broke down when she got the call from... (Jamaica Star)

Uncertainty - Lawyer unsure when verdict will be reached in Kartel case

As Vybz Kartel's fans eagerly await a verdict for the outcome of his appeal, his lawyers are not so certain if this will happen in the near future.Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels, who represents Shawn Storm, told THE STAR that he is still unsure if a... (Jamaica Star)

Windshield wiper sends himself to the UWI

At age 11, Dwayne Whittaker ran away from home and was begging on the street. He felt uncomfortable doing this and set out to find ways to make money. The sight of men wiping windshields for a living caught his eyes and he decided to start doing... (Jamaica Star)

Persons being questioned in relation to missing man - Alicia Barrett

The Kingston East police have confirmed that persons are in custody following the discovery of a body believed to be that of Jean-Pierre Rhone of Stillwell, St Andrew.The 27-year-old was reported missing on October 17, and his body was found on... (Jamaica Star)

McKenzie tours Marcus Garvey Drive following flooding

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie yesterday toured sections of Marcus Garvey Drive and other communities in Kingston following the heavy rains that drenched sections of the Corporate Area on Tuesday afternoon.As the showers flooded the city... (Jamaica Star)

Wife leaves two weeks after wedding - Husband trying to get a divorce 10 years later

After not seeing his wife in more than a decade, Morris Findley is now searching for her so that he can serve her divorce papers.Findley claims that he met his wife, Orelette Moncriffe-Findley, in 2006, and she asked him to take care of her children... (Jamaica Star)

Rain, rain, and more rain

With the sudden downpour of rain yesterday afternoon, it seemed as if commuters were in for quite an evening. The roads in the Corporate Area were covered in water, and motorists were stuck in traffic for hours. Many pedestrians were almost left... (Jamaica Star)

Handyman snatches DPP's phone

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn begged for mercy for Jermaine Martindale after he pleaded guilty to stealing her phone when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.THE STAR understands that on... (Jamaica Star)

Parents urged to register special-needs kids early for PEP

Parents and guardians of children with special needs who are preparing for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) are being encouraged to register them early with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's Special Education Unit.Assistant Chief... (Jamaica Star)

Pan finalist wants to help sick boy

Janelle Livingston was left speechless yesterday when The STAR contacted her. "I don't know what to say, I really don't," the Hanover resident said.The STAR had revealed to her that Nicola Edwards, her employer's wife, intends to donate cash to her... (Jamaica Star)

News On The Go

Close to 600 young persons have been awarded certificates and special awards after successfully completing the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Internship Programme, which exposed them to tertiary training at the University of Technology,... (Jamaica Star)

'Boomhead' says he is no gang leader

Janelle Livingston was left speechless yesterday when The STAR contacted her. "I don't know what to say, I really don't," the Hanover resident said.The STAR had revealed to her that Nicola Edwards, her employer's wife, intends to donate cash to her... (Jamaica Star)