Check Up: Her parents are too strict | Features

Dear Readers, PD is a 17-year-old who says that she’s having many problems with her parents but especially with her mom, who believes she knows the answer to everything! She can’t talk to them, for they won’t listen to her at all. They know the answer to just about every situation, and they won’t let her go out with her friends anywhere! PD is thinking of just ignoring their rules and getting on with her life as her parents just don’t really care about her. They only care about how…

Men flock shops to pierce nipples | News

Jamaican men have reportedly been buying into the nipple piercing trend, a practice that was believed to be the exclusive domain of women not too long ago. “Quite a large number of men have been coming to get their nipples pierced lately, and before one assumes that it’s being done only by gay men, think again,” Candice ‘Needlez’ Davis, proprietor of Needlez Body Candy Services and Wax Salon, told THE STAR. Davis said she does at least a dozen nipple piercing on men per month. “Yes, gay men come and…

Couple charged in ammunition find | News

A husband and wife were dragged before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court after 50 9mm bullets were found at their home. Charged with illegal possession of ammunition is 40-year-old Ronald McLaren, a bank teller, and his wife, 47-year-old Shernet McLaren, a teacher. The court heard that the police were called to the bank on May 11, after a report was made against Mr McLaren in his presence. After a search warrant was secured, the police went to their home on McArthur Avenue and found the cartridges in their…

Cops grab Tommy Lee in ATM | News

  Popular entertainer Tommy Lee Sparta was taken into custody early Sunday morning, after leaving the final of the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall. His attorney Ernie Emith told media that the artiste was taken in for questioning as it relates to organised crime in St James. Tommy Lee hails from Montego Bay. Media reports are that after leaving the show, which was held on Courtney Walsh Drive, Tommy Lee stopped at an ATM in upper St Andrew. After exiting the booth, he was nabbed by the police and…

Centenarian credits long life to ‘living clean’ | News

Despite turning 100 years old last Thursday, Raymond ‘Mas Charlie’ Donaldson says the real celebrations will take place next year when he reaches 101. Donaldson reasoned that when he has lived another 365 days, he would truly be a centenarian. “I pray to my God and ask him for a favour to grant me life to see 100 years old, not 100th birthday. One hundred years old would be 2019, May 17, and I am sure he will grant me it, and that is the day I would like to…

Farmer on assault charges to see psychiatrist | News

  A St James farmer who reportedly attacked and injured another man has been sent for psychiatric evaluation and treatment, after he made a bizarre request while in the St James Parish Court. Presiding judge Kacia Grant made the order in relation to Odio Anderson, who is charged with assault, and also revoked his bail and remanded him in police custody. The allegations for which he was before the court were not outlined. “Mr Anderson, are you before me for any other matters?” asked Grant. “Yes, ma’am … I would…

It’s hard work – female marijuana farmers talk about their crop | News

When many people hear of marijuana farmers they immediately think of men. But there are some women living in the county of Middlesex who said they would do anything to ensure their family is fed and if this means growing marijuana, that is exactly what they will do. When The STAR spoke with some of these marijuana farmers, they expressed that planting the herb and growing it is not easy. One woman, Mary Jane*, said that it takes a lot of time and the process is sometimes tedious but they…

Alexia Peart is a new person in Christ | Features

The Lord has a way of showing up for persons in their greatest time of need, and Alexia Peart of the Living Water Community Church at Four Paths in Clarendon has testified to that. Peart, who got baptised one week before Good Friday in 2017, has shared that God has been extremely good to her in many ways, and she has had no regrets serving Him. “I have seen myself changing a lot because I have decided to do what the Lord has called me to do. He has even…

Vendor offers medicine through seeds and herbs | News

Whatever the ailment, it is quite likely that Nathan Thompson has the herbal antidote. Among his bestsellers are sunflower seeds and fenugreek powder. “I have no proof that sunflower tightens the vagina, but the women have been buying it a lot because they it is good for the skin,” Thompson said. “Fenugreek is good for belly fat and the skin, so it is in high demand for both sexes.” Thompson has been successfully operating his herbal stall inside Coronation Market for the past six years. His customers are from different…

Man fined for taking ‘Chinese’ boots | News

An employee who was fingered in the theft of a pair of work boots owned by a Chinese colleague, also employed to China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), was fined $13,000 or 30 days’ imprisonment. Julio Brown pleaded guilty with explanation when the matter was called up in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday. He was charged with stealing a pair of black ‘electrical shoes’ (special shoes that are used in areas where the potential for electric shock is high). Brown told the court: “I was working and they…