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Big bucks for fake rum

Several persons in Kingston are cashing in on their fake alcohol business. So good is the market, that Jason Smith* has hired an assistant to deliver the products to his customers in other sections of the Corporate Area."Me make me own ting. It sell... (Jamaica Star)

Two in custody for killing student

The St Catherine police have held two persons in connection with Monday's fatal stabbing of a student of the Bog Walk High School in the parish.Up to press time, the suspects were not charged.Kavaughn Barnes, 16, was killed, while a schoolmate was... (Jamaica Star)

Prominent real estate attorney granted bail

Prominent estate attorney Jennifer Messado, who is charged with fraud, was granted bail in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.Messado and her co-accused, real estate broker Beverly Barakat, were granted bail in the sum of $800,000 and... (Jamaica Star)

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Resource Centre gets facelift

Calling the residents of Waterhouse her biggest fans, double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is hoping that the Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Resource Centre will offer upliftment for persons in the community."They are always cheering for me, no... (Jamaica Star)

May Pen Hospital benefits from the Hues' generosity

Dr Hyacinth Hue and her husband, Eric Hue, have made yet another donation to the healthcare sector in Clarendon. The Hues donated a sonography machine, valued at US$7,000, to the May Pen Hospital. They also delivered a number of feeding syringes,... (Jamaica Star)

Windscreen cleaner wants a better job

Wiping car windscreen for a living was not what Omar Gabbidon had in mind when he was a child. However, after being unemployed for a while, he claims that he was forced to go to the Three Miles area in St Andrew to 'hustle' his way out.He said that... (Jamaica Star)

Policeman caught up in laptop theft mystery

Just days after graduating from the National Police College of Jamaica, a newly minted policeman is being investigated in a case where a laptop was stolen. Reports are that the computer was stolen after a car belonging to a software developer was... (Jamaica Star)

Capleton's lawyer blazes investigators

Though pleased that his bail application yesterday for high-profile client Capleton was successful, attorney Christopher Townsend is blasting investigators at Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) over what he... (Jamaica Star)

Lawyer's car stolen at court

The St Catherine North police have launched an investigation in the theft of an attorney's car while it was in the precincts of the Spanish Town Courthouse.It was revealed that at about 1 p.m. yesterday, the attorney emerged from the court to see an... (Jamaica Star)

Rasta community, fellow artistes support the 'Fireman'

It was a vibrant affair for Capleton's supporters inside the courtyard at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday after news emerged that the reggae artiste, who is charged with rape, was granted bail.From a dreadlocked man parading with a... (Jamaica Star)

Four males arrested for fake Campari and DVDs

The Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation (C-TOC) branch charged four men for breaches of the Trademark and Copyright Acts.Reports are that between Saturday, May 12 and yesterday, a team of investigators carried out special operations... (Jamaica Star)

'Ratty mother wants quick funeral' - Relatives await autopsy to bury gangster

The relatives of Ryan 'Ratty' Peterkin say they are anxiously waiting for his remains to be handed over to them so that they can give the notorious gangster a proper burial.However, they said that they have been told that no date has been set for... (Jamaica Star)

Man's throat slashed during argument

The St Ann police have launched a manhunt for a man who slashed another man's throat on Sunday night in Watt Town.Dead is 38-year-old Eldon York of a Watt Town address.He is the 15th person to be killed since the start of the year in the Garden... (Jamaica Star)

Gamblers rush lucky Lotto spot

Gamblers from across the western region have converged at Medifair Pharmacy in Montego Bay to see if lady luck will be favourable to them. This comes after one lucky customer spent $200 dollars on a Super Lotto ticket and win $180.9 million last... (Jamaica Star)

Windshield cleaner wants to return to school

"I didn't know my madda, and me hear seh me have bout three fadda, because one family member a tell me seh a dah man deh a me fadda, while some a seh no is another man," Immanuel Williams said as he explained to THE STAR how he ended up wiping... (Jamaica Star)

'Lord, the moment has come' - Wellesley Bolt gives powerful testimony

Dr Karl Archer, the man who baptised Usain Bolt's father, Wellesley Bolt, described as refreshing the testimony he gave after being immersed at the Burwood Beach on Saturday, May 5."The moment he came out of the water, while he was still in my hands... (Jamaica Star)

Community Focus: Wakefield residents feel abandoned

Residents of Wakefield, Trelawny, are lamenting the deplorable condition of the roads leading into their community and are appealing to authorities to address the situation immediately.The two main roadways leading to the community - Falmouth to... (Jamaica Star)

Vox Pop: Is the community of Wakefield living up to its fullest potential?

Wakefield, which is in North Trelawny, is the home of various art forms such as Tambu, Gerre and Mento Band. The WESTERN STAR asked residents whether they think the community is living up... (Jamaica Star)

Amy Forbes, committed Wakefield resident

Amy Forbes has been described as the mother of the community of Wakefield, but for this championeducator, service over self is what she was born to do.Forbes, who attended Moneague Teachers' College, said she made the decision to return to her... (Jamaica Star)

McGregor wants youngsters off streets by 9 pm

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Steve McGregor has called for a nightly curfew for youngsters under the age of 17.Under McGregor's plan, these youngsters must be off the streets by 9: 00 p.m.Speaking at the launch of the Safe Community... (Jamaica Star)

Single mom makes big bucks from porn website

Although she is a certified phlebotomist (a person trained to draw blood), a single mother, who goes by the name Scorpio Queen, felt she had to find other means of surviving after sending out numerous job applications without much success.Her 'light... (Jamaica Star)

Man pulls firearm in NCB branch

Customers who were conducting business in the National Commercial Bank's Half-Way Tree branch were sent into a frenzy yesterday when a man pulled his firearm in the business establishment.The man, whose identity is being withheld, is said to have... (Jamaica Star)

Man blames hospital for fiancee's death

Just weeks ago, Shevon Edwards, a teacher at the St Jago High School, was busy planning his wedding with his fiancee, Shanice Lewis. But today, he is faced with the pain of planning her funeral.Lewis, who was a teacher at Eltham High School in St... (Jamaica Star)

Welder rescues mom with three-wheel creation

When Alvern Simpson saw his mother making numerous trips to the river with a bucket on her head, he knew he had to step in and make a difference.He knew he could not afford to buy her a car, so he decided to use pieces of scrap metal to create a... (Jamaica Star)

Deadline extended for barber and beauty competition

The deadline for entries in the JN Small Business Loans Barber and Beauty Challenge has been extended to April 27.The original deadline was March 31. The competition's final will now be held on July 1.Ockino Petrie, chairman of the planning... (Jamaica Star)

No burial nearly a year after death - Man's body still at parlour

Nearly a year after he passed away, the family of Norvel Linton has not been able to bury him.Linton died last July, however, the family members are unable to come up with the $200,000 required by the funeral home to give him a proper burial.Linton... (Jamaica Star)

Scammers selling fake financial products

Persons claiming to be representatives of investment company World Ventures have been going door to door to seek persons to invest their money with the promise of massive returns.Sharlene Smith says she was at her home in Harbour View east Kingston... (Jamaica Star)

Eight years of not seeing my son - Man claims he has been paying child support without visitation rights

Although he has been paying child support for the past eight years, Ricardo Daley says he has been unable to see his son.He told THE STAR that in 2009, he and his third babymother had an argument while she was about seven months pregnant, and things... (Jamaica Star)

Vendor vows to sell until she dies

As Jean Houston stirred her pot of soup at the Manley Horne Park cricket ground in Ballards Valley, St Elizabeth, last Sunday, she was also hoping that she would remain pain-free in order to sell off the entire pot.Houston, a vendor from New Market... (Jamaica Star)

Cops warn public to cooperate at checkpoints

The joint security team, which is operating in the state of public emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division is imploring members of the public to cooperate with the soldiers and police personnel at the various checkpoints.Acting Head of... (Jamaica Star)

News On The Go

Detectives from the Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) of the Narcotics Division seized a quantity of ganja at the Kingston Freeport Terminal at Newport West in Kingston last Friday. However, no one was arrested in connection to the seizure.Reports... (Jamaica Star)