Keep your receipts … Consumer Affairs Commission urges customers | News

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is encouraging shoppers seeking redress to contact the agency with their receipts. CEO of the CAC, Dolsie Allen, said consumers should use their knowledge wisely and be vigilant when conducting any transaction, in the event that they will need to seek compensation. She added that the agency has seen an increase in consumers seeking redress after all the festivities of the Christmas season. “The agency welcomes the redress reports because they serve as an important determinant of consumer confidence and trust in the market and…

Taxi fears – Passengers scared to board cabs following abduction | News

In the wake of an abduction last week, taxi drivers at the Naggo Head taxi stand in Portmore, St Catherine, said that passengers are reluctant to board taxis at this time. It is reported that just last week, two girls were abducted and robbed by a man who was posing as a cabbie at the Naggo Head taxi stand. THE WEEKEND STAR understands that one of the girls jumped from the moving car, while the other was taken to Dyke Road where she was robbed of her belongings. A taxi…

11-year-old dreams of becoming a gymnast | News

Realising that her daughter has special abilities, Hermine Smith has made it her life’s aim to give her what she wants. Dejanique Bryan, who is 11 years old, said that she has been interested in being a gymnast from ever since she was able to understand it. “I love to do it and I always watch it on TV when they do it. I even sit and watch YouTube videos. I google photos and do the moves that I see,” Bryan said. Smith told THE WEEKEND STAR that her daughter…

Parents praise Shaggy for charity concert | News

We are just a day away from this year’s staging of the Shaggy and Friends Concert and some persons are excited to see the performances from the powerful line-up of entertainers. However, others are focused on the concert because it will be in aid of a worthy cause. There is another set of persons who are happy for the event the patients of the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Since the first concert in 2009, the concert through the Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation has donated more than US$1.5 million in…

Nearly 200 rafts washed away | News

Nearly 200 rafts were washed away in Martha Brae after heavy rains drenched sections of St Ann and Trelawny yesterday. Samuel Zinckey, who has been rafting for 36 years, told THE WEEKEND STAR that only 17 of 200 rafts were spared. He said that it will take about $1.2 million to rebuild the rafts. “We are asking the management to come to our assistance so we can start the rebuilding process,” Zinckey said. Florence Campbell said that the incident has come at a very bad time. “It is the beginning…

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Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Division along with officers assigned to the Contraband Enforcement Team (CET) seized a quantity of hashish at a popular courier service warehouse in Montego Bay, St. James on… Source link

I want back my money! – Woman claims she was scammed by soldier | News

After a plethora of emails and phone calls to high- ranking members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), Dionna Stephens, a Jamaica-born woman living in Canada, who claims that a sergeant of the force robbed her more than $3 million that he was given to build her house, is upset that she is yet to get back her money to finish her home. Stephens said that after presenting evidence to the JDF about the sergeant’s wrongdoings, they came to an agreement for him to finish a section of the house…

This nuh normal – man finds 10-seed ackee pod | News

When Lindey Baugh, 33, climbed an ackee tree in his yard in Kingston to pick some of the fruit to make breakfast, he got a major surprise. “Mi did a go cook some ackee and saltfish, with dumpling and banana,” Baugh told THE STAR. But a few minutes after 8 a.m. on New Year’s Day, he found that one ackee pod had 10 seeds. So instead of cooking it, he saved it to ensure that it was highlighted in the media, because he believes that it is a sign, not…

Career: Sashagaye painting beautiful nails in Rollington Town | Features

Having the passion and drive from an early age to be in the beauty industry, Sashagaye Richards set her eyes on the prize. “After I finished school, I started doing nails on my veranda and then a start walk around with basket and do house calls. From then I started saving my money,” Richards told THE STAR. She was encouraged to join a partner, which she has been in for the past nine years. She told the STAR that it was one of the best things she has done because…