No birth papers, no job – Man struggles to find work | News

Two years ago when he turned 20, Junior Paige found out he was not registered at birth by his mother. “The name weh dem (family) gi mi a Junior Paige. Di date a birth weh dem gi mi is di 18th a September 1995, a it mi a grow up wid,” Paige told THE STAR. Paige found out that he had no papers when he started searching for a job. However, just a month after he made the discovery, the only person he could ask, his mother, passed away suddenly.…

Boys attack homeless man with stones | News

A homeless man was left nursing injuries to his chest after he was allegedly stoned by a group of boys who attend a Corporate Area high school. When THE STAR visited Tyrone ‘Shorty’ Campbell yesterday, a huge swelling above his right breast told the tale of the horrifying encounter with the ruthless teenagers. “Me neva did a sleep, but me close me eyes, and feel when sup’m drop pon me face. Me see a group a dem, and, as usual, dem a tease me. So me take up a stone,…

William Knibb student aims for global art title | News

Ayreonna Grubb, a Grade 10 industrial technical student of the William Knibb Memorial High School in Trelawny, recently achieved third place in the national Toyota Dream Car Art Contest 2018. She has also been entered in the upcoming global competition with which could see her winning a trip to Japan. Grubb, 15, received a number of prizes during an award ceremony held at the school. Her prizes included a computer tablet, a wireless headphone and a book voucher valued at J$7,500. “I’m excited but also nervous because I’m going up…

Struggling grandmother still needs assistance | News

The Miracle Tabernacle Free Town Church of God of Prophecy Outreach Foundation is reaching out to the Diaspora and those in Jamaica to assist one of their own, Marjorie Bell. Bell went through the anguish of having her daughter’s life viciously snuffed out on December 7, 2016 by the gun. This left her with the responsibility to take care of her four grandchildren who were left behind. After a 2017 ‘Gleaner’ story, Bell received some assistance from Food For the Poor, a philanthropist Shena Carty, and the foundation. But while…

Community Focus: Keep the Mt Salem ZOSO – Some residents don’t want security forces to leave | News

Some residents of Mount Salem are concerned that the peace and unity being experienced since the zones of special operations (ZOSO) started last year September could end when the extension concludes. But others are expressing confidence that this can be the new norm for the once trouble community. Those who spoke to the WESTERN STAR outlined that they are enjoying the life that they have longed for in Mt Salem and can now only hope the people will keep it together once the security forces finally leave the community. “Much…

14-year-old girl shot by stray bullet | News

April 24, 2018 The Clarendon police have intensified the search for the gunmen who shot and injured a high school student while chasing a man in Hayes in the parish. Information reaching THE STAR is that a successful emergency surgery was done last Sunday evening to remove a bullet from the abdomen of the Vere Technical High School student. The girl, 14, was shot after gunmen chased a man who ran into her yard. THE STAR was told that she is still hospitalised and recovering steadily. Our news team understands…

Man wants to rebuild ‘duppy house’ | News

  “A di duppy house uno a look fah? It deh right down the road in a lane beside a two bedroom pink house,” a woman in Rose Hall, St Elizabeth told, The STAR team. Her directions were on point as just minutes later, Kenneth Hanson was located just metres away from what used to be his four-bedroom residence. Hanson’s home was made famous in 2013 after weeks of mysterious burnings and reports of people being hit with stones thrown by ‘invisible’ hands; the ‘haunted house’ was destroyed by fire…

Eunis Palmer-Pryce grateful as she turns 109 | News

Eunis Palmer-Pryce turned 109 last Saturday and her daughter Valda Pryce is very happy that she gets to share in this journey with her. Valda told the STAR that as a retired teacher, she is very happy to have the time to take care of her mother. “I’m glad that I am around to take care of her. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. There is no place that I would rather be,” she said. Palmer-Pryce, who is still vibrant, said there was no big celebration on her birthday,…

Accused in ‘commissioner scam’ remanded | News

  Annessia Currie, who was charged with credit card fraud in the case where Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson was scammed, was remanded until May 1 when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew parish court on Friday. Currie, 19, was also charged with conspiracy, uttering forged documents, obtaining goods and services by forge documents. It was reported that on February 22, Anderson was in a meeting when he received a phone message from the National Commercial Bank saying that he made purchases amounting to J$1.5 million.…

Taxi man robbed by ‘gully queen’ | News

A taxi man is furious after he said he was robbed of his cell phone by a ‘gully queen’ yesterday. Gully queen is the name given to homosexuals who live in gullies of the Corporate Area, particularly the Shoemaker Gully. “The man call from a place on Beechwod Avenue and seh him a come up yah so (Half-Way Tree Road), come carry supm fi him mada weh deh a hospital,” he said. However, he soon noticed that his phone was missing.   DAILY BASIS   “When me go back down…