MURDER PRANK ROCKS HIGH SCHOOL … Students now in hot water after photo goes viral | News

Principal at the Cross Keys High School in Manchester says disciplinary actions are likely to be taken against a group of students who he said brought the school’s name into disrepute. A shocking image with a male student, dressed in his uniform, has been making the rounds on social media. The picture shows the boy lying in what appears to be a pool of blood. It has the caption: “Them mash up mi genna tpc”. It gives the impression that the boy was murdered in the classroom. However, it is…

40-y-o searches for relatives – Woman raised by obeah man seeking to find family members | News

A Kingston woman, who claims that her mother left her with an obeah man and his wife when she was a baby, is trying to connect with her blood relatives. Ethel Brown, 40, who lives at Slipe Road in Kingston, said it is important for her to find her long-lost family members, especially because her two children have been asking about their relatives. “Mi waan meet dem because mi have mi daughter and a son, and dem always a say dem wish dem know dem grandmother and grandfather or some…

Gun found in rice bag | News

A rifle and six rounds of ammunition were found hidden in a rice bag by members of the security forces in the Flankers area of Montego Bay, St James, yesterday. The find was made by members of a joint military/police team that has been in St James under a State of Public Emergency. Inspector Dian Bartley of the Joint Police Military Communications Unit, said security forces went into unoccupied premises in the area and after a thorough search, the weapon was found hidden in a rice bag. No one was…

Son killed on mother’s birthday | News

A father is mourning the tragic death of his son, who was murdered last Monday in Admiral Pen, Kingston. The deceased Andre Smith, 27, was killed on his mother’s birthday. Lloyd Smith, 60, told THE WEEKEND STAR that his last conversation with his son was only minutes before his untimely death. “Me seh to Gut Man [Andre]: How you come from work so early? Him seh, ‘Mah Lloyd, today a mommy birthday, enuh.’ So him beg some money fi go buy credit. Me leave him and go a me daughter…

Shunned from poor relief home? – Homeless man claims he is being denied access | News

A homeless man claims that the Marie Atkins Night Shelter has refused to re-admit him because he left the facility after finding a job three months ago. Kemar Diaz, 29, told THE WEEKEND STAR that he has been living on the street for a few weeks because the Hanover Street-based night home refuses to accept him. Diaz says that prior to leaving the home late last year, he had slept there nightly for more than a year. He said that he stopped going there after he got a job. “After…

Jungle justice is a crime – police | News

Amid much public outcry to stop crime, the police are cautioning persons not to take justice into their own hands. Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor told THE WEEKEND STAR that what many call ‘jungle justice’ is not justice at all. “People who engage in this act are doing it for revenge and not justice,” he said. He added that the police have received many reports of people engaging in this act, and on many occasions, the vigilantes harm the wrong person. “There was one case where persons beat a man who…

Gospel Spotlight: Discyple takes on ‘Spiritual Warfare’ | Features

Budding gospel artiste Discyple says he has a story that many would describe as an extraordinary account of the Almighty’s mercy and power. The up and coming gospel act told THE WEEKEND STAR that he survived being shot fives times at close range and now leads a life of praise and worship which he said was his only option after being saved from a life of crime and deviant behaviour.   SPARED MY LIFE   “When god calls you, it’s not an option as to whether or not you are…

Vox Pop: How do you feel about the declaration of a state of public emergency in St. James? | News

Lance Waucope, security guard: “I don’t mind it because crime is getting out of hand in St. James. Something must be done about these menace to society, even if it might hamper working and law abiding people. It has to start somewhere and I for one welcome it.”   Dale Ballentine, chef: “Honestly, I believe this state of public emergency is just a temporary fix, or you could say putting a bandaid over a gunshot wound because that alone won’t solve crime and violence. We need other agencies, businesses and…

At last! … Blood-drenched St James gets state of public emergency | News

  Yesterday’s announcement of a state of emergency for the crime-crippled parish of St James means that the security forces will have extraordinary powers, and the suspension of certain rights that citizens now have. The security forces will have the power to search, curtail operating hours of business, access to places, and to detain persons without a warrant.  All persons using all roads leading in and out of St James will be subject to vehicle and personal search. In various areas of the city and township, there will be joint…

J’cans open bedrooms to sex dolls | News

Sex dolls have been around for ages, but earlier this week social media went into a frenzy when Sexy Real Sex Doll Shakira began making rounds. These silicone beauties now boast human like features such as the ability to simulate orgasms, flirt, and they can even be made to feel warm like real skin. Based on how frighteningly realistic they look, questions are being raised about whether or not the sex dolls might be able to replace females in Jamaican bedrooms. In a post made on Instagram, dancehall artiste Ce’Cile…