Legal Eagle: Lock dem up without bail? | Features

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is leading a choir in a chorus which is being sung by National Security Minister Robert Montague, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck and others, who are demanding that the law should be amended to say that bail should not be granted to persons charged for murder and gun offences. The starting point in this discussion is the Constitution [Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms], which provides that “Any person awaiting trial and detained in custody shall be entitled to bail on reasonable conditions unless sufficient cause is…

Season 2D Bonez satisfying St Bess | Features

The best ideas can come from the most normal situations. Take for instance the day Gloria Brown-Ennis was seasoning up some meat, while her son Denver, who had the idea for her to start a restaurant, was looking on. “And I was thinking, this meat season to the bone man. And he said ‘you know this is a good name to give it’,” she laughed. And just like that Season 2D Bonez was born. Denver, a Kingston-based businessman, owns the eatery, but Miss G, as everyone calls her, is the…

TESTIMONY: Pastor survives plunge over precipice | Features

The Bible tells us in James 5:16 that the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. The Reverend Michael Richards, like many other Christians, can testify that that statement is true. Richards, who currently pastors the Hillside and Blenhein New Testament Church of God in Manchester, and who has been baptised since May, 1984, testified that prayer saved him from death. “I had an experience in an accident, and I believe that if it was not God’s miracle that saved me then I would not have been saved.”…

Dancers’ Paradise: Approach with ‘Cautiion’ | Features

Walking up to the Sheila Barnett studio at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, one is you are immediately greeted by shoes scattered (as if the owners rushed to take them off) at the entrance. This time around, Busy Signal’s Stay So is playing only for a short moment, and the voice of Jevaughn ‘Pancho’ Williams of Team Cautiion Dancers is heard demanding the attention of individuals present. It is the first class of its nature that the 23-year-old has hosted in partnership with colleague Cordane…

Legal Eagle: Who will be the next Chief Justice? | Features

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness has a big decision to make in the next few weeks. He is to appoint the chief justice to replace the current one, Zaila McCalla, who is due to retire at the end of January 2018. The prime minister’s authority to appoint the chief justice is derived from Section 98 of the Constitution of Jamaica, which provides that: “the Chief Justice shall be appointed by the Governor General by instrument under the Broad Seal on the recommendation of the Prime Minister after consultation with the leader…

Church-loving Icelyn passes on | Features

Caring, dedicated, hard-working and kind were some of the adjectives used to describe Icelyn Mayne at a thanksgiving service held for her at the Sanguinetti New Testament Church of God in Clarendon last Saturday. Mayne, who passed away peacefully on November 13 after a long illness, was sent home with glowing tributes from those who knew her well. Minister Glendon McDonald, who moderated the thanksgiving service, told the gathering that his late church sister was a most lively worshipper at the church, where she was a member for decades. “Sister…

Called to the Bar: Jamming at Rock Away Sports Bar | Features

J. Wray and Nephew’s branding of the Rock Away Sports Bar in Golden Grove, St Ann, has brightened up not just the bar itself but the area where the bar is located. The branding, in its predominantly yellow and green colours, has also caused an increase in business, operator Donna-Marie Dryden, known in the community as Donnette, told THE STAR. A warm welcome awaited THE STAR upon arrival at the chill spot on Tuesday. Located on the main road leading from Golden Grove to Ocho Rios in St Ann, the…

Testimony: Miraculous journey with God | Features

  Idel Thompson was 12 years old when she surrendered her life to the Lord. Now a member of the Bloomwell Olive Tree Church in Clarendon, she testified that like many Christians have experienced, she, too, has seen many miracles in her life since she started her journey with God. “The Lord has really done a lot for me. I have experienced God’s anointing and blessing over my life, but the most profound one which has really gripped me and encouraged me to stay with my God was two years…

Life and Times: Blessed to live for 100 years | Features

There are several persons who have been blessed to live pass the three scores years and 10, the number of years given to man to live, based on the Bible. However, due to reason of strength, many have been blessed to live for an additional 30 years or more. Well, Doris May McKie of Spring Ground in Manchester is one such blessed individual. She was born on November 24, 1917 at Linster in St Mary, and she is the only member of her family to achieve the milestone. “I feel…