Ministry of Health investigates alleged dengue death | News

The Ministry of Health is reporting that there has been one presumed dengue-related death which occurred in 2018. This classification is based on a positive Antibody Blood Test (IgM) in respect of one person who died. Confirmation is only made with a positive dengue PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test which in this instance was negative. In a release, the Ministry said that up to yesterday, it had received a total of six notifications of possible dengue-related deaths. In addition to the case mentioned above, the Ministry said two other deaths…

Vendor fined for calling cop b-man | News

A jerk chicken vendor who admitted to calling a cop a b-man paid for his loose tongue when he appeared in the St James Parish Court last week. Oliver Madourie pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, using indecent language, and failing to close his establishment under the terms of the ongoing state of public emergency in St James. Parish judge Sandria Wong-Small sentenced him to 30 days’ imprisonment for failing to close his establishment under the state of emergency. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $1,500 or spend…

No sight, lots of ambition – Visually impaired gospel artiste wants help to make dream come true | News

Visually impaired gospel artiste wants help to make dream come true Courtney Cooke has been visually impaired for almost 20 years, but, according to him, that is no excuse to miss the opportunities that life gives you. When he lost his sight at 17 years old, it was a devastating time for him, but he did not allow it to be his downfall. “I got hit in one eye, and it affected the other. When I finally got the money to go and look about it, the doctors told me…

Trelawny cops seek witnesses for court | News

June 12, 2018 Detectives assigned to the Falmouth Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) are seeking the public’s assistance in locating three witnesses who are vital to a case that is currently before the Western Regional Gun Court. They are Niccoy Dove, Javar Dixon, and Anthony Dixon all of Hague Settlement, Hague in Trelawny. They are scheduled to appear before the court tomorrow. Anyone knowing their whereabouts is being asked to contact the Falmouth CIB at 954-3073, the nearest police station, or police 119 emergency number. Source link

‘English’ back behind bars – Cops capture alleged gangster seize illegal firearm | News

Answorth ‘English’ Lawrence, an alleged top-tier member of the Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland-based Dexter Street gang, is back behind bars after he was reportedly held with an illegal firearm during a joint police/military operation last Saturday night in the volatile Russia community. Interestingly, Lawrence was out on bail for a similar offence at the time he was held. He had reportedly breached the condition of his bail and was being sought by the police when he was accosted and searched last Saturday night. The weapon, a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol,…

Wife wants divorce after oral sex demand | News

Although May Brown* has been separated from her husband for 19 years, she desperately wants the world to know that they are no longer together although she hasn’t officially started the divorce process. Having endured years of physical and verbal abuse, Palmer said she decided to walk away from the relationship when he tried to force her to give him a ‘blowjob’. “One night him come in and want to have sex and he wanted me to … and he hold my two hands on the bed and bring up…

$4 million worth of ganja seized | News

June 12, 2018 More than 1,000 pounds of ganja, with an estimated value of $4 million was seized by the Narcotics police during an operation in Parottee, St Elizabeth, on Sunday. Reports are that at about 9:30 p.m., a police team was conducting operations in the area, when they saw a group of men offloading several knitted plastic bags from a Hiace bus. On seeing the police, the men ran and three were captured. The Hiace bus was searched and 24 knitted bags containing compressed ganja was found. The Hiace…

West to get Mobile Reserve | News

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has revealed that the Government will be setting up a permanent branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Mobile Reserve Unit in Montego Bay, St James, in an effort to increase security presence in western Jamaica. Chang, in a press statement, said that the unit is expected to be established before the end of the current fiscal year and will be based at the Montego Hills Police Station, located on the outskirts of the western city. He said further that the unit, which will be…

Alleged pickpocket remanded | News

A St James man, who reportedly robbed a woman of her cell phone, was remanded in police custody following his appearance in the St James Parish Court last Wednesday. Demar Tennant is charged with larceny from the person. The allegations are that on April 21, the complainant was at a taxi stand on Creek Street in Montego Bay, when she took out her cell phone to make a call. Tennant allegedly approached the woman and grabbed her phone and ran. It is further alleged that Tennant was caught by the…

Falmouth Market by Independence | News

Mayor of Falmouth Colin Gager says that the new Falmouth Market will be opened before the Independence celebrations. “The Minister of Local Government, Desmond McKenzie, has given us $15 million to help in the completion. The municipality has found $25 million, and we will definitely be in the market shortly,” Gager told Western Star last week. According to Gager, the Port Authority of Jamaica is waiting for the current facility, popularly called Bend Dung Market, to be vacated in order to establish a state-of-the-art building, expected to cost approximately $400…