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The new Super Lotto winner, A Campbell, got sick almost immediately after hearing that he had hit the jackpot in November.Interestingly, his illness can be medically explained.Dr Winston Dawes, chief executive officer of Mahogany Health... (Jamaica Star)

Police probe fatal drive-by shooting in Clarendon

The Clarendon police are going all out as they probe a deadly drive-by shooting incident in Hayes in the parish on Wednesday, which claimed the life of two persons.The police told THE WEEKEND STAR that the fatal incident was the first in the parish... (Jamaica Star)

Stop spreading - lies about Nordia - Sister of suicide victim speaks out

When Petergaye Scott picked up her phone on Saturday, January 12, the last thing she expected to hear was that her sister Nordia Markland had taken her own life.The news came as a surprise to Scott because of their previous conversation which took... (Jamaica Star)

Central High student dies - -<I> Dengue blamed for her demise

Having won a gold medal in one of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's performing arts competition last year, Central High School student Areel Foster had already began working on a solo entry for this year's contest. The school's... (Jamaica Star)

They should sue - Attorney says parents of missing baby suffering mentally

"Mental anguish" is how attorney-at-law Christine Hudson describes the ordeal facing the parents of the baby that was stolen from the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) last Wednesday."I am sure the mother is experiencing severe psychiatric stress and... (Jamaica Star)

Woman demands $4,000 owed by former boss

Pamela Pitter is a disgruntled woman. The 50-year-old said she is wondering if she has been a victim of a job scam after she was cut from a company's roster without being paid.Pitter said that she has been requesting the $4,000 owed to her for... (Jamaica Star)

Inappropriate! - Children's advocate appalled by video of boy 'daggering' woman

A video of a young boy 'daggering' an adult female at an event has drawn the ire of Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison, who says the dancehall space is not conducive for young children because of its sexual nature."Different people like... (Jamaica Star)

Seaward Drive residents thirsty for water

Seaward Drive in St Andrew is a dry community, filled with misery caused by the lack of piped water, which has residents hunting daily for what has been a scarce commodity for weeks.The residents told THE STAR that as early as December, their water... (Jamaica Star)

Young Jamaicans encouraged to adopt wholesome values - Resilience - and crisis - management centre to be opened soon - Firm donates to St Patrick's Foundation - Building Act will be rigorously enforced - <I>- McKenzie</I>

Minister of Education, Senator Ruel Reid, is encouraging more young Jamaicans to adopt wholesome values and attitudes that will transform their lives, while reinforcing positive and law-abiding behaviours.Reid was speaking at the 'Best Dressed... (Jamaica Star)

Britain's Prince Philip in a car crash

The husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, 97, has been involved in a car crash. "The Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle this afternoon. The duke was not injured. The accident took place... (Jamaica Star)

Central High lead singer dies from dengue

A member of Central High School's 'All Together Sing' choir has died from dengue fever. The student,14-year-old Areel Foster, died at the Kingston Public Hospital on Wednesday morning. (Jamaica Star)

Bring back the baby! ... Pastor joins call for baby snatcher to return newborn

A minister of religion has made a passionate plea to the person who stole a baby at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital last week to return the child. "I appeal with all my heart to the persons behind this crime to return the baby," ... (Jamaica Star)

Four shot, two dead in Clarendon

Four persons were shot by thugs in Hayes, Clarendon, on Wednesday night. Two of the four persons died while the others are being treated in hospital. The dead men have been identified as 33-year-old Sheldon Broom field, otherwise called Chandra, a... (Jamaica Star)

Women doing surgery to fatten vaginas

It is not uncommon for women to do cosmetic surgeries in order to get the perfect hour glass figure.However, it seems there is a new trend on the market, as some women are now finding another way to improve the look of their vaginas.Jane Brown* told... (Jamaica Star)

FLA distances organisation from oral sex video

The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has distanced itself from an oral sex video being circulated on WhatsApp messenger.In a press release sent to THE STAR yesterday, FLA said: "The statutory body responsible for the licensing and regulating of the... (Jamaica Star)

Three-year-old living with brain tumour - Parents plead for help

When Ebony McKenzie held her son, Joshua Stevens, she felt a sense of joy that can only be explained by a mother.Three years later, she has been thrown into depression when she got news that her baby boy had cancer.When Joshua was two years old, she... (Jamaica Star)

Man murdered in Stony Hill

The community of Stony Hill in St Andrew registered its first murder since the start of the year, after a man was killed in the area yesterday.Information reaching THE STAR is that a tense calm now exists in the area following the death of 27-year-... (Jamaica Star)

Farmers grateful for overseas work programme

The decision to be separated from his heavily pregnant girlfriend for eight months is not an easy task for first-time farm worker Jermaine Wilson.This is further compoundedby the fact that he will not be present for the birth of his first child... (Jamaica Star)

Respected churchman and educator laid to rest

The Cobbla New Testament Church of God in Manchester was a picture of sadness recently, at a service of thanksgiving for young educator and churchman, Dr Richard Knight.Scores of mourners turned out to pay their last respects to Dr Knight, who died... (Jamaica Star)

St Bess set to bloom - Massive water project to come on stream

Farmers in southern St Elizabeth are being told to get ready to increase production as they are about to see one of the largest investments in irrigation infrastructure on the island.Dubbed the Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project, the... (Jamaica Star)

Death at sea - Two dead, 11 hurt after boat overturns

Two women have been confirmed dead after the boat in which they were travelling capsized off the coast of Port Royal in Kingston yesterday.Eleven other persons were rescued and taken to the Kingston Public Hospital for treatment.They were rescued by... (Jamaica Star)

Bloody Sundays - Road deaths spike on weekends

Sundays continue to be deadliest day on the nation's roads, accounting for twice the number of deaths that take place on Mondays.Statistics from the Road Safety Unit indicate that Sunday has accounted for 73 of the 373 deaths from 330 fatal crashes... (Jamaica Star)

Murder, suspected suicide in Rollington Town

The Rollington Town police are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a man and a woman on Portland Road in Rollington Town, Kingston 16, on Thursday.Dead are 40-year-old Anita Taylor, higgler and 29-year-old Jonathon Riley,... (Jamaica Star)

Young farmer gets business name

When Conroy Shakespeare celebrated his 13th birthday last Saturday, it wasn't about the cake and festivities. Instead, the youngster spent his evening getting business tips and learning new ideas at a symposium that was held at Life Yard in Parade... (Jamaica Star)

Weekend Escape: Discovering Jamaica's 'hidden gems'

It has been almost two months since the launch of Weekend Escape where our team set out to unearth and highlight some hidden and unconventional attractions across Jamaica. Our journey has taken us to remote spots like Falling Edge Waterfalls in St... (Jamaica Star)

Gardens of Kingston: Tamarley balances music and entrepreneurship

Just say the name Tamarley, and the residents of Tower Street and surrounding communities in Parade Gardens will respond: "Yeah, man, a him a the big bad artiste inna the place."When THE WEEKEND STAR visited the area recently, the Rastafarian... (Jamaica Star)

Road upgrades to end early next year

The major road works across the corporate area should be completed by early next year.According to the National Works Agency (NWA), while it will have some "tidying up and finishing work on basically all of the projects", the aim is to have... (Jamaica Star)

Making fitness a way of life

Some of Jamaica's leading personalities have embraced exercise and dieting as a way of life. Dubbed 'fitfluencers' by THE WEEKEND STAR, these persons have embarked on their fitness journeys for varying reasons, but they all hope to influence their... (Jamaica Star)

Lucky to be alive - Woman narrowly escapes fiery Christmas Day crash

It was supposed to be a merry Christmas for Petrice McKenzie but it turned out to be anything but joyful. The businesswoman had closed the doors of her mini mart for the day and was chilling at her home when tragedy struck.Never in her wildest... (Jamaica Star)

Gardens of Kingston: Life Yard keeps Fleet Street alive

It is almost impossible to travel through Fleet Street in Parade Gardens and not stop to take a selfie beside the colourful wall murals, which is one of best examples of street art in this community.The captivating artworks, that also wrap sections... (Jamaica Star)

'Best Christmas ever' - family glad to be out of rat-infested shack

It was the 'best Christmas ever' for Shanice Joseph and her family, who on Monday moved into their new two-bedroom house in Effortville, Clarendon. In addition to having a near, clean and sturdy place to call home, Joseph was also reunited with her... (Jamaica Star)