Legal Eagle: Who will be the next Chief Justice? | Features

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness has a big decision to make in the next few weeks. He is to appoint the chief justice to replace the current one, Zaila McCalla, who is due to retire at the end of January 2018. The prime minister’s authority to appoint the chief justice is derived from Section 98 of the Constitution of Jamaica, which provides that: “the Chief Justice shall be appointed by the Governor General by instrument under the Broad Seal on the recommendation of the Prime Minister after consultation with the leader…

Church-loving Icelyn passes on | Features

Caring, dedicated, hard-working and kind were some of the adjectives used to describe Icelyn Mayne at a thanksgiving service held for her at the Sanguinetti New Testament Church of God in Clarendon last Saturday. Mayne, who passed away peacefully on November 13 after a long illness, was sent home with glowing tributes from those who knew her well. Minister Glendon McDonald, who moderated the thanksgiving service, told the gathering that his late church sister was a most lively worshipper at the church, where she was a member for decades. “Sister…

Called to the Bar: Jamming at Rock Away Sports Bar | Features

J. Wray and Nephew’s branding of the Rock Away Sports Bar in Golden Grove, St Ann, has brightened up not just the bar itself but the area where the bar is located. The branding, in its predominantly yellow and green colours, has also caused an increase in business, operator Donna-Marie Dryden, known in the community as Donnette, told THE STAR. A warm welcome awaited THE STAR upon arrival at the chill spot on Tuesday. Located on the main road leading from Golden Grove to Ocho Rios in St Ann, the…

Testimony: Miraculous journey with God | Features

  Idel Thompson was 12 years old when she surrendered her life to the Lord. Now a member of the Bloomwell Olive Tree Church in Clarendon, she testified that like many Christians have experienced, she, too, has seen many miracles in her life since she started her journey with God. “The Lord has really done a lot for me. I have experienced God’s anointing and blessing over my life, but the most profound one which has really gripped me and encouraged me to stay with my God was two years…

Life and Times: Blessed to live for 100 years | Features

There are several persons who have been blessed to live pass the three scores years and 10, the number of years given to man to live, based on the Bible. However, due to reason of strength, many have been blessed to live for an additional 30 years or more. Well, Doris May McKie of Spring Ground in Manchester is one such blessed individual. She was born on November 24, 1917 at Linster in St Mary, and she is the only member of her family to achieve the milestone. “I feel…

Legal Eagle : The crime of blasphemy | Features

A few staunch defenders of judge Roy Stewart Moore, in defending his alleged sexual assaults against teenage girls, have compared his sexual exploits with the biblical characters of Mary and Joseph. At another stage and time in history, those who allege such comparison might have been charged with blasphemy, which is to say or do something to slander, insult, disrespect God or religion. In Matthew 12:31, Jesus said “every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven” but in verse 32, he was quoted as saying “but whoever speaks against the Holy…