Jamaica Star

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 14:49:07 -0500
Shooting in Elgin Town, Hanover
Two men were shot and injured this morning in Elgin Town, Hanover. The Lucea Police are searching for clues at the crime scene. It is reported that shortly after 8 a.m, the two men were walking along a dirt track that leads to their home...

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 14:18:33 -0500
High alert activated for missing 11-year-old
Omari Dacas otherwirse called "Jun Jun" of Whitehall Avenue, Kingston 8 has been missing since Wednesday, December 1. The police have activated a high alert to aid in identifying the whereabouts of the youngster. He is of brown...

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 13:55:02 -0500
MP's to get $1 million for resilience building
The Government has allocated $1 million to each Member of Parliament to support resilience building efforts in constituencies across Jamaica. Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change, Pearnel Charles Jr, made the...

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:02:42 -0500
Man begs judge to send him to prison
A 20-year-old man who accidentally hit a policewoman who was trying to break up a fight between him and another man asked a judge to send him to prison as he was unable to compensate the cop for damage to her eyeglasses and to cover medical costs.....

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:02:50 -0500
Thugs battle for power since Dog Paw’s death
Residents of Kintyre in St Andrew say that they are afraid to walk the streets following the killing of Darren 'Percy' Cousins, a known affiliate of Christopher 'Dog Paw' Linton, on Monday. Another man, Mikhail Clue, otherwise called Duckie was.....

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:02:48 -0500
Westmoreland gangster gets light sentence for two murders
For the second time in three years, Westmoreland gangster Lindell Powell has been given relatively light sentences by the courts after being convicted of serious offences. Powell, who the police said is a member of the notorious King Valley Gang.....

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:02:43 -0500
Couple loses second child in a year
A Westmoreland couple has been left devastated again following the death of another child in the space of a year. On Monday, November 22, their son, who they had named Jadair, passed away five days after he was born at the Savanna-la-Mar hospital....

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:02:35 -0500
Family loses home to fire weeks after burying matriarch
What started out as a quick run to the supermarket to get baby food, ended with a phone call that confirmed the second most tragic news for a family this year. On Monday, the Spooner family lost everything they owned after fire ravaged their 17-....

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:02:41 -0500
Pata Skeng brings the vibes with ‘New Dip’
Popular dance move, 'New Dip', is now making waves on the local dance scene. Known for its simplicity and unique energy, Pata Skeng, its creator, told THE WEEKEND STAR that it reflects his own dancing style. "My dancing style is very fun; it...

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:02:47 -0500
Defence questions why former gangster wasn’t charged
The lead investigator in the Clansman-One Don Gang trial yesterday told the court that the ex-gangster, who is the prosecution's second witness, was never charged by the police because he was not a suspect in any of the criminal cases under...

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:02:32 -0500
Jamaican Santa refuses to take COVID-19 vaccine
The Jamaican Santa Claus, Sterling Ramgeet, said that he will be taking a vacation this year and will not be preaching on the plazas and malls this Christmas season. "I will be taking a vacation but I will be around if people call me. God is...

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:02:25 -0500
Flanker Health Centre improved
The upgraded Flanker Health Centre in St James was officially reopened on Wednesday by Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton. The facility was rehabilitated at a cost of $47.3 million under the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF.....

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:02:25 -0500
MoBay hip strip to get $1-billion upgrade
The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) will be spending approximately $1 billion to upgrade the hip strip along Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in Montego Bay, St James. "We are going to upgrade the entire hip strip from the roundabout at KFC straight to Dead...

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:02:23 -0500
St George’s College alum helps current students in need
Moved by the need to be of service to its alma mater during the COVID-19 pandemic, the St George's College Old Boys' Association is providing care packages for current students registered on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and...

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 14:58:07 -0500
Two security guards charged for stealing from workplace
Suzette Nugent Hunter, 49 and Earl Wilson, 45, security guards of St Catherine addresses have both been arrested and charged for warehouse breaking and larceny. Reports are that on August 1 Hunter and Wilson who were employed as unarmed...

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:46:27 -0500
Jamaica will follow WHO guidelines in administering COVID-19 booster shots
Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, says the Ministry will continue to be guided by the World Health Organization (WHO) as it relates to administering coronavirus (COVID-19 booster shots. Speaking in the House of Representatives....

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:33:45 -0500
Training for testing of local variants of COVID-19 being finalised
Minister of Health and Wellness, Christopher Tufton, says training arrangements are being finalised to facilitate local testing for COVID-19 variants. Jamaica acquired a genome sequencing machine to test for COVID-19 variants in late October. It is....

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:55:33 -0500
JUTA operator charged in connection with cocaine seizure
Kirk Lewis, 45, a JUTA operator from Manchester has been charged by detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division in connection with the seizure of a quantity of cocaine. The Narcotics Police reports that about 6:35 pm on Wednesday, November 24...

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:02:42 -0500
Mourners, workers clash over hole at Meadowrest
A melee between mourners and several workmen at Meadowrest Memorial Gardens in St Catherine over the size of a hole has left several persons reportedly nursing gunshot and stab wounds, according to the police's Corporate Communications Unit. The.....

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:02:32 -0500
After witnessing birth of his child ... Dad has new-found love and respect for women
Kevin Wilson, a resident of Lenwood Path off West Bay Farm Road in St Andrew, said he has a new-found love and respect for women and the police after watching his babymother, Tasheka Wright, give birth to their son at home last Thursday....

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