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Mother burns four-year-old son with hot fork

A woman who is charged with cruelty to a child after she used a hot fork to burn her four-year-old son across his back was sent for psychiatric evaluation when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.It is alleged that on... (Jamaica Star)

Brother beats pregnant sister

A 29-year-old man was sentenced to six months' imprisonment after wounding his pregnant sister in the head because she scolded her son.Courtney McLarty pleaded guilty when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.McLarty told... (Jamaica Star)

Selector on murder charge granted bail

Bail in the sum on $1,000,000 was offered to a disc jockey when he appeared in the Manchester Parish Court yesterday.Asaunie Roberts, 29, is charged with the murder of Kirkland Satchell and the wounding with intent of Noel Dawkins.Senior parish... (Jamaica Star)

Partially burnt, headless body found

The Denham police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the body of a male that was found in Hopeful Village, Arnett Gardens, Kingston 13, on October 3.The body is of brown complexion, medium build and is about 162 centimetres (5 feet 4... (Jamaica Star)

Unclaimed guns to be destroyed - <I>Montague</I>

The Minister of National Security Robert Montague says one of his mandate to the new board members of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) is to properly audit all uncollected firearms.He said that some of the unclaimed firearms that have been left... (Jamaica Star)

Farmers urged to sign up with RADA

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, has re-emphasised the need for farmers to officially register with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) in order to... (Jamaica Star)

Satan made him do it - 'Crazy' man convicted of killing woman he met on Facebook

A St Andrew man who shouted the name 'Lucifer' before fatally stabbing a woman he met on social media is among several convicted killers who are in line to benefit from yesterday's Sentence Reduction Day.Appearing in the Home Circuit Court, Kino... (Jamaica Star)

Sexual harassment cost me my job - Ex-cop wants to be re-enlisted

An ex-police constable who claims he was set up by his superior because he turned down his sexual advances is pleading to the commissioner of police to allow him to re-enlist in the force.This as he has been struggling to take care of his seven... (Jamaica Star)

Church targeted! - Second fire in a month

The Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 120 Old Hope Road was again the target of arsonists for the second time in just over a month after a section of the church was set ablaze last Wednesday night.There was another... (Jamaica Star)

Determined to live - Man with sickle cell disease discovers cyst growing on brain

Man with sickle-cell disease discovers cyst growing on brainThe adage "if it is not one thing, it's another" seems to fit Coy Hall's life like a glove.As he learns to cope with the complications from the sickle-cell disease he was born with, he has... (Jamaica Star)

Baby-snatcher pleads guilty

Sentence Reduction Day yesterday saw the woman accused of stealing a newborn baby from the University Hospital of the West Indies last December pleading guilty.Lorna Williams, a 47-year-old medial assistant, took advantage of the leniency of the... (Jamaica Star)

Elderly man found hanging from tree

The St James police have launched a probe into the death of an elderly man who was found hanging from a breadfruit tree on Tuesday with what appears to be chop wounds.THE WEEKEND STAR understands that the deceased is 70-year-old Everton Hinds, a gas... (Jamaica Star)

Computers donated to the Bustamante Hospital for Children

The Bustamante Hospital for Children's Learning and Activity room has been outfitted as a state-of-the-art learning centre with the donation of several computers and accessories through the Governor General's 'I Believe' initiative.The handover... (Jamaica Star)

KFC gives away free Zingers at UWI

KFC Jamaica has crowned its UWI Mona location the 'Zinger Capital of Jamaica' based on the passionate and fanatical support that the Zinger sandwich has garnered among the university population in recent years.KFC Jamaica indicated that sales for... (Jamaica Star)

Waterhouse under fire - violence grips community

The barrage of gunshots which are fired every night for the past two weeks in the community of Waterhouse has left residents so concerned that they are now appealing to the culprits via social media to stop.A resident posted a video on Facebook on... (Jamaica Star)

Tension in Olympic Gardens after double murder

The St Andrew South police are investigating the murder of two men gunned down in Olympic Gardens late Tuesday.Information reaching THE STAR is that 45-year-old Glenroy Rowe of a Hibiscus Avenue address, and 37-year-old Richard Frazer were attacked... (Jamaica Star)

Paralympic athlete pleads for help

Devastated at missing out on a chance to represent Jamaica in the World Para-Taekwondo Championship in London because of a lack of funding, Shauna-Kay Hines, 28, is now seeking the public's help to ensure that she and other persons who hope to... (Jamaica Star)

ZOSO gets 30 vehicles

National Security Minister Robert Montague said that the ministry has acquired 30 vehicles to be used in the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO).He said the acquisition includes trucks, buses, pickups, jeeps, and specialised vehicles."Additional... (Jamaica Star)

Haitian man held with $6.5m worth of ganja

Detectives of the Narcotics Division have taken a Haitian national in to custody for breaches of the Dangerous Drug and Immigrations Act last week Thursday. He has been identified as 22-year-old Love Darlen's Felix, otherwise called '... (Jamaica Star)

Yello users to win prizes in treasure hunt

Riding on the heels of a successful brand relaunch, Yello continues to deliver innovative experiences for customers and users to find all things local, even those "hidden gems".Yesterday, the Find Yello Treasure Hunt Series was launched islandwide... (Jamaica Star)

Greedy robber caught

... said he stole too muchTwo men who were brought before the Corporate Area Criminal Court yesterday for a case involving stolen property turned on each other in a bid to have the other shoulder the blame.Osborne Parchment, 29, a former convict,... (Jamaica Star)

Culprit faces prison after pleading guilty

Cop robbed of cashA man who was convicted of robbing a female cop of a large amount of cash will be sentenced on November 1 in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.Charged for robbery with violence and unlawful wounding is Kevin Grant. The... (Jamaica Star)

Hooker helped Las Vegas shooter

A United States official said investigators believe the Las Vegas shooter may have hired a prostitute in the days before the shooting, and they are interviewing other call girls as they look for clues into his motive.The official said yesterday that... (Jamaica Star)

Community leader feels targeted by cops

A former associate of convicted gangster Christopher 'Dudus' Coke is pleading to the security forces to change the lens through which they view him, insisting that he is a family man and a responsible citizen.In fact, Mark Walters, who is popularly... (Jamaica Star)

Student killed over wristwatch

Director of Safety and Security in Schools, Assistant Superintendent Coleridge Minto, said investigators are still collecting information on a stabbing incident that resulted in the death of a student at the Edith Dalton James High School yesterday.... (Jamaica Star)

Living off the dead - Funeral vendors upset mourners

Many hustlers and higglers see funerals and other events surrounding death as an opportunity to earn some cash, however, some persons want vendors to desist from gathering at their homes and the church gate.Danieka Thompson, who buried her... (Jamaica Star)

Bolt statue to be unveiled during Heritage Week

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, has announced that the unveiling of the statue of Usain Bolt will take place on Friday, October 13, at the National Stadium.In a release sent to THE WEEKEND STAR,... (Jamaica Star)

JN Foundation launches disaster fund

The JN Foundation has launched a campaign to raise funds that will assist Caribbean islands which were devastated by the recent Hurricanes Irma and Maria.The campaign, called 'Help Our Caribbean Neighbours', was launched recently.Onyka Barrett-Scott... (Jamaica Star)

GraceKennedy donates millions to hurricane relief efforts

GraceKennedy Limited is assisting with the relief effort in the Caribbean with a contribution of food items and cash valued at J$3.7million to Food for the Poor and the International Red Cross.Following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria,... (Jamaica Star)

Brothers murdered in gun attack

Losing two children to gun violence a day earlier, the workplace is not where a grieving parent can easily be found.However, Gary Russell, though mourning, used work to ease his mind.Russell, 56, told THE STAR yesterday that the death of his two... (Jamaica Star)

Students wade dangerous flood waters in eastern St Thomas

Many students were forced to wade through flood waters in eastern St Thomas yesterday as torrential rain over the past two days rendered the Hordley Crossing main road impassable.Principal of the Happy Grove School in Hector's River, Portland,... (Jamaica Star)