Donations pour in for Rosie Murray | Entertainment

The Rosie Murray Heart Operation campaign has raised more than US$18,000 (approximately J$2.2 million) since it was launched seven days ago. The campaign is looking to raise US$20,000 (approximately J$2.5 million). The Actor Boy-nominated actress suffered a major heart attack last December while attending a close friend’s birthday party, necessitating heart surgery, an angioplasty. Since the GoFundMe account was established, some 265 persons have donated. Among the donors is Wavell Hinds who gave $895. “Our life hasn’t been the same as of that night as we fought to keep her alive and…

Justin Bieber stands by Selena Gomez | Entertainment

Justin Bieber is supporting girlfriend Selena Gomez as she readjusts to life after her stint in rehab. The ‘Wolves’ singer — who has spoken publicly about her mental health issues, including anxiety and depression — was reported to have spent two weeks at the Privé-Swiss rehab facility in Connecticut last month. And after her 23-year-old boyfriend whisked her off on a romantic getaway to Laguna Beach, it has been claimed he’s doing his best to support her in her recovery. A source revealed: “It was [one of] her first nights…

Kane faces Juve test | Sports

MILAN (AP): This is one defence even Harry Kane might struggle to breach. The world’s leading scorer in 2017 comes up against one of Europe’s tightest back lines when Tottenham take on Juventus today. Only one goal has been conceded in 16 matches by the Italian champions. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is hoping such a formidable record doesn’t spook his players heading into the first leg of the Champions League match in Turin. “It’s better that I don’t tell them. That will be my psychology,” Pochettino quipped. “It will be…

Vox Pop: Do you believe the Jamaican legend of Lover’s Leap? | News

February 13, 2018 Tekema Ewers, store owner: Yes, I do believe in the legend because considering those times of slavery where racism was rampant,plantation owners would forbid certain acts of love, leaving slaves to do anything to see each other. So if those two wanted to be with each other then it is very possible that they tried to defy the odds.” Jermaine Williams, security officer: Well, I don’t know. Sometimes I wonder if the story is true or not because this story supposedly happened from the days of slavery and yet no bodies…

Yardley Chase residents want water | News

St Elizabeth continues to preserve its reputation as the breadbasket parish, but for farmer Anthony Bent of Yardley Chase, the seasonal drought that has plagued the parish for several years could make such a status a thing of the past. According to Bent, dealing with yearly drought conditions has been a burden on his livelihood. “That is the main thing affecting Yardley Chase, because we are not getting as much pipe water in the area,” Bent told WESTERN STAR. “One or two times every month we get some water, but…

Southfield farmers want help to repair greenhouse | News

The Southfield Farmers Group has moved to shed light on factors that have led to a greenhouse which they own being in a state of disrepair. The farmers, responding to an article published in THE STAR, said that its members have planted and reaped crops from the greenhouse. However, the group said it has been restricted from producing in the greenhouse for some time because of a number of factors, including acts of nature. In addition to the roof of the greenhouse being dismantled due heavy winds, the farmers say…

Repent! – Mayor, pastor tell Retrieve to turn from wicked ways | News

Residents of the troubled community of Retrieve in St James have been told to repent of the evil they have been committing. The call for repentance came from Montego Bay’s Mayor Homer Davis, who is the councillor for the Cambridge Division and the Jamaica Labour Party caretaker for South St James. “I think the people of Retrieve should seek repentance here today. You should all get down on your knees and ask the pastor to pray for you,” said Mayor Davis. He was paying tribute at the funeral for Ann-Marie…

$100,000 reward for missing dog | News

They say a dog is a man’s best friend, and Steve Weinstein is the living proof of that phrase. For almost two weeks, the Westmoreland resident has been a broken and distraught man. His dachshund/cocker spaniel dog Kaya did not return home from her regular morning walk. Weinstein told THE STAR yesterday that he is offering J$100,000 for the safe return of his dog. “She has another little partner called Tina, and every morning they would go out and do their morning business. But Kaya has a habit of going…

Farmer charged with murder of elderly couple | News

The St Thomas police have formally charged the suspect who was arrested in relation to the double murder of an elderly couple in Retreat, St Thomas, on January 9. He is 25-year-old Fabian Skervin, farmer of Tulip Road and Soho district both in Seaforth, St Thomas. Skervin has been charged with two counts of murder and two counts of robbery with aggravation. He is scheduled to appear in the St Thomas Parish Court on Wednesday, February 21. He was arrested in Seaforth district, St Thomas, on February 7. The elderly…

Relatives want gangster captured | News

  Relatives of one of St James’ most wanted criminals, Ryan ‘Ratty’ Peterkin, say they are desperate for the security forces to bring an end to his illegal activities in order to return some level of dignity to the family’s name. The anxiety stems from an ongoing feud between the notorious gangster and his former top-level lieutenant, Delano Wilmot, which has left four of Peterkin’s relatives dead. “The Prekeh Gang that split from Ratty is now killing out his family,” said a relative, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “We…