Church put on backbench – Psychiatrist says society is detached from house of God | News

The Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St Andrew has suffered two arson attacks in one year, and other churches across the island have been robbed and vandalised. Persons often wonder what types of persons would commit these acts, which are often seen as irreverent or sacrilegious. Psychiatrist Dr Jeremy Allen told THE STAR that, from his assessment, persons who commit these acts are detached from the society. He said some of these persons lack appropriate social and spiritual influences which would have taught them to respect the church…

Two shootings in two hours near MoBay airport | News

  WESTERN BUREAU: The St James police were kept busy yesterday evening as two shootings occurred less than two hours apart, both within the vicinity of the roundabout near the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, leaving one man dead and two others wounded. Dead is 33-year-old Desmond Clarke, otherwise called ‘Dangles’, of Railway Lane and Bogue addresses in Montego Bay. In the first incident, which took place sometime after 4:30 p.m., gunmen with high-powered weapons opened fire on a Cash Pot shop and four motor vehicles along Sunset Boulevard,…

Kids traumatised by children’s home fire | News

While a counselling session was in progress at the Siloah Apostolic Church in Kingston for the 34 children who were rescued from the Walker’s Place of Safety early Tuesday morning, Ayesha Nicholas, 36, sat among them trying to hold back the tears. Nicholas, who has three children ages 10, 11 and 13 who were wards housed at the facility, said she is still in a state of shock to know that she could have lost her two sons and daughter in the fire that claimed the life of two girls,…

LIONS Club hosts health fair | News

St Catherine resident, and senior citizen Delores Hill seemed very pleased while she was being examined at the Victory Open Bible Church in St Catherine by Dr Camille Rainford from the University Hospital of the West Indies. “I am very pleased to be here as I would have to travel to Spanish Town, where I would have to wait; but everything is right here and it is very convenient,” Hill said. Last Saturday, Hill was among scores of residents who turned up for the Liberty, Intelligent, Our Nation’s Safety (Lions)…

Family wants high level probe in elderly couple’s murder | News

  The police say that a top level team has been assembled to probe the murder of the elderly Canadian couple who were found dead in their home last week in Morant Bay, St Thomas. This comes as the couple’s family has called for a proper investigation into the incident. The family also expressed concerns that the heinous crime may deter persons in Canada from coming to Jamaica. In an email sent to our news team, one of the couple’s children wrote: “Many of our family, friends, church families, colleagues,…

‘Missing’ mother and daughter found | News

A woman and her daughter, who family members reported as missing on the weekend when they did not return home after reportedly visiting a Western Union, have been found. Shortly before press time THE STAR was informed by the police that 34-year-old Kissie-Ann Pantry and her seven-year-old daughter, Kirowna Ramsey, both of Blue Mountain Drive, Nannyville Gardens, St Andrew were found and are in good health. Head of the police’s Corporate Communications Unit, Inspector Dahlia Garrick told THE STAR that, “They were found a short while ago in good health.…

Older women not using condoms – study | News

  A World Health Organisation (WHO) study has shown that older women are shying away from using protection such as condoms when having sex. In the US, for example, adults past the age of 40 have the lowest rates of condom use. According to the WHO, this puts older women at greater risk of exposure to sexually transmitted infections (STI)s. They are also physiologically more vulnerable to these infections if they have gone through menopause. The Ministry of Health’s Jamaica Annual HIV Epidemiological Profile, in 2015, showed there were over…

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Criminals broke into a police station on Monday night, removing two doors from the facility and running away with them.The incident took place at the newly constructed police post in Green Acres in St Catherine. It was not yet occupied by cops.”This… Source link

Man lives in fowl coop – Mother wants help for son accused of setting her house on fire | News

A woman from Victoria, Clarendon, has nowhere to put her head after her house was burnt to the ground, allegedly by her son. Agatha Lovelace, a vendor, told THE STAR that she was selling in the May Pen market on January 2, when she heard that her six-room house was on fire. Lovelace, 66, told THE STAR that her 39-year-old son, who lives in a fowl coop in the yard, was upset that she told a woman who he brought into the fowl coop to leave her property. “Me never…