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Alleged rape of 10-year-old shocks St Ann residents
The alleged rape of a 10-year-old girl in St Ann by a teenage boy has shocked the Moneague community where the incident allegedly took place. Police reports are that on Sunday, August 1, the child, who resides with her father, left home to visit...
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:03

Cop in ‘ice cream’ video back on the job
The interdicted cop who caused a social media frenzy when an unflattering video of him went viral was yesterday restored to frontline duties. Constable Marvin Crayger was at the centre of attention after footage of him performing oral sex on a...
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:03

Big twist in haircut saga - Teenager’s story questioned by peers
Three persons who claim to be associates of Princess Nzinga King have questioned her claim that her dreadlocked hair was trimmed by a cop while she was locked up at the Four Paths Police Station in Clarendon. They told THE WEEKEND STAR yesterday...
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:03

Triple murder rocks Stony Hill community
The community of Hashburn, off Brooks Level Road in Stony Hill, was the scene of a brutal slaying of three young men yesterday afternoon. About noon, residents heard several explosions coming from Hashburn. The three bodies were seen lying in a...
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:03

Champion teen farmer encourages other youth into sector
Fifteen-year-old Noah Vaughan is imploring other youth to venture into agriculture. Vaughan of TrinJam Farms in Clarendon was crowned champion sheep farmer in 2019 at the Denbigh Agricultural Show in the parish. Vaughn also won the Supreme...
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:02

Hanover men killed near police station
A 37-year-old fast-food vendor and one of his customers were shot and killed just metres from the Kingsvale Police Station in Hanover on Tueday night. The deceased have been identified as Dwayne Walford, otherwise called 'Harry the Dumplin man',...
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:02

Miss Jamaica Supranational confident of taking world title
Still basking in the overwhelming feeling of being awarded Miss Jamaica Supranational in January, Lawnda Jackson is eager to claim the world title of Miss Supranational. The competition, being held in Poland, has never been won by a Jamaican,...
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:02

Windalco denies liability for Rio Cobre fish kill
West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco) says it is not responsible for the massive fish kill in the Rio Cobre in St Catherine. The National Environment and Planning Agency said that Windalco will be charged for reportedly releasing effluent into...
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:02

Woman murdered in Maxfield Avenue shooting
"Mama, you know say mummy dead?" Those were the spine-chilling words that a youngster who narrowly escaped death spoke to her grandmother on Tuesday afternoon, after gunmen fired on a vehicle in which she was travelling along Maxfield Avenue....
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:02

Woman held in alleged cell phone scam
A woman accused of defrauding a man who was seeking to purchase a smartphone had her bail extended when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday. Shanice Fearon pleaded not guilty to obtaining money by means of false...
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:02

Teen admits to taking ganja to lock-up
Judge Jacqueline Wilcott ordered a social enquiry report for a teenager who pleaded guilty to carrying ganja into a lock-up. The teen, Bryona Guy, 18, appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday after she attempted to introduce...
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:02

Manchester cabbie ordered to do pyschiatric evaluation
Nackland Scott, the taxi operator who was on Monday charged for attempted murder after he bludgeoned another cabbie last Thursday, has been ordered to undergo pyschiatric evaluation. The 44-year-old was also remanded in custody when he appeared...
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:02

WEIRD, WEIRD
Bees evicted from house An estimated 450,000 bees were removed from inside the walls of a house in Pennsylvania. Sara Weaver said that she and her husband paid $12,000 for the farmhouse in the US state but did not carry out a full inspection,...
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:02

All set for school train to roll - But Kingston track has big problem
The pitiful state of the bridge that goes across the Sandy Gully at Seaview Gardens in St Andrew is one of the greatest impediments to the resumption of the railway service between Kingston and Spanish Town in St Catherine. Leisure trips are...
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:02

J’can shrugs off disappointment to achieve high scores
When Rashida Coke completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech Ja), in November 2019, she was not satisfied with her grade point average (GPA) of 2.42. Today, she has graduated from Monroe College in the...
Jamaica Star | 05-Aug-2021 12:02

Rihanna is now a billionaire, second only to Oprah as wealthiest female entertainer
Rihanna is now officially a billionaire and the wealthiest female musician in the world, according to Forbes. She's also now the second-wealthiest female entertainer -- right behind the one-and-only Oprah Winfrey, Forbes...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 23:40

Court orders psychiatric evaluation for Manchester cabbie who bludgeoned another
Taxi operator Nuckland Scott, who was on Monday charged for attempted murder after he bludgeoned another cabbie last Thursday, was this morning remanded when he appeared before the Manchester Parish Court and was ordered to undergo a...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 22:24

Union against mandatory vaccination for Guyanese teachers
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC - The Guyana Teachers Union Wednesday said it will resist any attempt by the authorities to make the vaccination of teachers mandatory ahead of the new school term in September. "Teachers! We will stand with you...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 21:10

96 new COVID-19 cases, four more deaths
Jamaica has recorded four more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 1,207. The deceased are: A 66-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew A 66-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew A 73-year-old male from Kingston and St...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 18:49

New areas added to Youth Summer Employment Programme
The fifth cohort of the Youth Summer Employment Programme has been launched, with new areas of focus added for the approximately 6,000 youth who will participate this year. The programme will run from August 9 to September 3 and will give...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 18:34

#TokyoGoldRush | De Grasse takes 200m gold
Andre de Grasse is Canada's first 200m Olympic champion since Percy Williams at the 1928 Games. De Grasse clocked a national record of 19.62 seconds for victory on Wednesday, ahead of the United States' Kenneth Bednarek, who took the silver...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 17:10

Education minister stresses that fees are voluntary
Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Fayval Williams, is reminding school administrators that under the ministry's non-mandatory fee policy for infant, primary and secondary educational institutions, no child should be denied the right to...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 12:03

Cop claims pressure to take COVID vaccine
A policeman who yesterday turned up at a vaccination site in the Corporate Area said he decided to take the shot in order to boost his chances of being promoted in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). The cop, who asked not to be named, said he...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 12:02

Family of crash victim feared for his safety
"If me did see him on the bike yesterday, me woulda never make him drive off. Him wouldn't dead." That was the lament of Davia Daley, whose brother Steve Daley died in a motorbike crash on Monday. Fighting hard to hold back the tears, Davia said...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 12:02

Suspected robbers in custody
Two men who the police said are being treated as robbery suspects were arrested in Shady Grove, St Catherine, yesterday. Reports are that about 7:50 a.m., men travelling in a Nissan Tiida motor car reportedly robbed persons in the Ewarton area...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 12:02

Girlfriend held for security guard’s killing
Khrisawnia McIntosh, the girlfriend of Orlando Webb, a security guard who was shot and killed in his house at Brittonville, St Ann, last Wednesday, has been charged with murder. Webb, 46, was found inside his bathroom with multiple gunshot wounds...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 12:02

Manchester cabbie charged with attempted murder
Nackland Scott, a cabbie who operates in Mandeville, Manchester, has been slapped with a charge of attempted murder arising out of an incident in the town last Thursday. Scott, 44, was seen in video footage mercilessly beating another taxi...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 12:02

Kind windshield wiper Struggles to feed FAMILY
Andre Moore, the windshield wiper whose recent act of kindness has won him the admiration of Jamaicans home and abroad, said he had no idea he was being recorded. The 26-year-old is being lauded after he was captured on video giving money to a...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 12:02

Miss Cindy tilling the soil at 95
Cinderella Brown started a backyard garden three years ago. It may appear to be no great shakes, but that is until one realises this Heartese, St Thomas woman is 95 years old. For this senior citizen, the desire to grow her own food while being...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 12:02

Rafting trips drying up on Rio Grande
Nestled in the hills of Portland, the Rio Grande is home to some of Jamaica's most authentic experiences. The sun in your face, the wind in your hair and the water just below your feet, taking a raft trip along the river is only one of those...
Jamaica Star | 04-Aug-2021 12:02

INDECOM launches probe into trimming of dreadlocked teen in lock-up
The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has commenced a probe into an allegation and complaint of abuse of rights for the trimming of a dreadlocked teenager, allegedly by a police officer. Princess Nzinga Candice King, 19, a...
Jamaica Star | 03-Aug-2021 21:57

Four Haitians land in Portland
Four Haitian males have landed in Buff Bay, Portland. They arrived on a boat in Spring Gardens shortly before 5 o'clock on Tuesday and are now awaiting an examination by the local health department. The police say the Haitians were...
Jamaica Star | 03-Aug-2021 18:35

115 new COVID-19 cases, three additional deaths
Three more COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Jamaica, increasing the tally to 1,203. The deceased are a 55-year-old man from Portland, a 59-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew, and a 68-year-old man from Kingston and St Andrew. One...
Jamaica Star | 03-Aug-2021 17:42

China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID outbreak spreads
BEIJING (AP) -- China suspended flights and trains, cancelled professional basketball league games, and announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan on Tuesday as widening outbreaks of the delta variant reached the city where the disease was...
Jamaica Star | 03-Aug-2021 17:28

Deportee charged for girlfriend’s murder
Ayele Russell, a Jamaican who fled the island after allegedly murdering his girlfriend in Negril in 2017, is now in the custody of Jamaican law enforcement officials. Russell was deported from the United States of America, where he was serving...
Jamaica Star | 03-Aug-2021 12:03

Rasta teen trimmed in lock-up
Attorney-at-law Isat Buchanan has likened the trimming of a dreadlocked teenager, allegedly by a police officer, to the scalping of a member of Britain's Royal family. Princess Nzinga Candice King, 19, a Rastafarian, alleged that her hair was...
Jamaica Star | 03-Aug-2021 12:02

Fun galore at Cane River Falls
"Jeezam, dem need to put in an escalator down a Cane River Falls because di journey rough. Mi just walk up about a hundred step and mi can't breathe. The water cold bad, but mi enjoy myself to di max," said Shanna-Kay, who visited the St Andrew...
Jamaica Star | 03-Aug-2021 12:02

J’ca-born teacher writes book to help young people
During the first COVID-19 lockdown in the United Kingdom (UK) last year, Jamaica-born educator and life coach Vanice Ricketts spent close to three months with some of her students. Due to lockdown, some students, dependent on where they were...
Jamaica Star | 03-Aug-2021 12:02

‘Tamarind season’ for Jamaica wear
Heightened national pride fuelled by the 'Emancipendence' and dominant performances by Jamaica's athletes at major sporting events, such as the Olympic Games and the World Championships of Athletics, have normally increase the desire of persons to...
Jamaica Star | 03-Aug-2021 12:02

Tourists flee as wildfires threaten Turkish beach resorts
ISTANBUL (AP) Wildfires raged on Sunday near Turkey's holiday beach destinations of Antalya and Mugla as the discovery of more bodies caused the death toll to rise to eight. Residents and tourists fled the danger in small boats, while the coast...
Jamaica Star | 03-Aug-2021 12:02

Crowds protest COVID-19 restrictions in Germany
BERLIN (AP) Hundreds of people turned out in Berlin on Sunday to protest the German government's anti-coronavirus measures, despite a ban on the gatherings, leading to arrests and clashes with police. Local authorities banned several different...
Jamaica Star | 03-Aug-2021 12:02

‘She’s a special mother’ - Centenarian Inez Jones saluted
Born in Barbary Hall in St Elizabeth 100 years ago, Inez Jones left the breadbasket parish in her early 20s and settled in Homestead, a community outside of Spanish Town, St Catherine, where she raised her family. Jones, who reached the century...
Jamaica Star | 03-Aug-2021 12:02

Jamaican returns to invest in Port Antonio
A Jamaican living in the United States has returned home to invest in her home town of Port Antonio, Portland, amidst the COVID-19 crisis, so as to create sustainable employment for the local people and to provide women with timeless fashions....
Jamaica Star | 03-Aug-2021 12:02

Summer school programme going well –Williams
Education Minister, Fayval Williams, says that the first staging of the National Summer School Programme is going well. "We are pleased with summer school...our tutors took to it and our students as well and summer school is [doing...
Jamaica Star | 02-Aug-2021 22:05

191 new COVID-19 cases, four more deaths
Jamaica has recorded four more COVID-19 fatalities, pushing the tally to 1,200. The deceased are a 73-year-old man from Hanover, an 84-year-old man from Westmoreland, a 54-year-old woman from Westmoreland, and an 83-year-old woman from Kingston and...
Jamaica Star | 02-Aug-2021 18:33

St Vincent to make COVID vaccination mandatory for frontline workers
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, CMC - The St Vincent and the Grenadines Government will on Thursday pilot legislation amending the Public Health (Amendment) Bill 2021 that it says will allow for certain categories of public sector employees to be...
Jamaica Star | 02-Aug-2021 18:02

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