ADVERTORIAL: Chuka University student’s last letter to his lover before ending his life | Features

  A University student identified as Kevin Mugendi Warui who was pursuing his studies at Chuka University took his own life after he found his lover in bed with another man. He narrated how he loved her and how he sacrificed to see her smile even going as far as shaving her, only for her to let other men enjoy his sacrifice and affection. TUKO.co.ke is in possession of the letter and below is the word for word letter only omitting words not suitable for some of our readers. Dear…

Neymar is King! – Brazilian jerseys selling like hot bread | News

In 2014, when the World Cup was played in Brazil, ‘Neymar’ was the sixth most popular boys’ name used to register babies in Jamaica. Fast-forward to 2018, mere days before football’s showpiece event kicks off in Russia, and the No. 10 jersey worn by the winger is the fastest-selling football shirt on the streets of downtown Kingston. Vendors said persons have been willing to spend big on Neymar jerseys. “Neymar a sell the most. All $4,000 people spend fi a tall-sleeve one. A nuh di original, but man willing fi…

Call To The Bar: Hannah Town adores Olga’s Place | Features

A Jamaica Urban Transit company bus stops to let off a passenger on Slipe Pen Road, Kingston, and the driver sticks his head out and calls for Miss Olga. Olga Thwaites, sitting inside her bar, Olga’s Place, right on the corner of the popular street and Hannah Street, waves back with a bright, “Hello, morning.” “Dem know we. Anytime dem pass dem always check on me,” she laughs. That’s how it is with Mama Olga, as she’s called, who has lived in Hannah Town since 1968. It is very much…

‘A’ student needs help for college | News

Being a mother and father to her daughter was a choice that Amrine Allen had to make after her baby’s father decided to leave. She decided very early that she would toil for her daughter. She would often walk through her hometown of Font Hill and adjoining communities in St Thomas, selling various items in the hopes of making enough money to sustain her and her daughter. “Mi use to go people yard and weed fi dem too,” she said. “Mi do everything mi could to make money to send…

Nine-year-old female student murdered | News

The Bronte community in Westmoreland has been plunged into mourning following the death of a nine-year-old girl on Tuesday night. Head of the Westmoreland police, Senior Superintendent Gary McKenzie, told THE STAR that the child left for school on Tuesday morning and never returned home. “When she didn’t return home, her parents launched a search, and she was found in an adjoining district,” he said. “Investigations by the police led to a 13-year-old boy being taken into custody. Based on how she was seen, we have suspicions that she was…

Conmen use prayer to trick old woman – Gives up $100,000 after being hypnotised | News

An elderly woman believes that she was hypnotised by two men who made off with more than $100,000 that they forced her to withdraw from an account she had at a financial institution last Thursday. Overcome with emotions, Mary Brown* recounted the mysterious events that led to her handing over the large sum of money to the men, who she said she had never met before. While on her way home after visiting an ophthalmologist in Cross Roads, St Andrew, Brown, who has been diagnosed with glaucoma, said that she…

Help Kadane McKay – 16-y-o battling kidney failure | News

SIXTEEN-year-old Kadane McKay is now in a United States hospital struggling with kidney failure. Her aunt, Carla Satchell, said her kidneys are functioning at three per cent. “She is now getting dialysis treatment three times per week,” Satchell said. McKay, who was a patient at the Sunshine Dialysis Centre in Kingston, had to be transferred to a hospital in the United States for treatment. Satchell said that McKay is in need of a kidney transplant as soon as possible because of the seriousness of her illness. Dainia McGregor, another of…

Well-Hott soup feeding Naggo Head | News

With more than a few food offerings in the Naggo Head community in Portmore, St Catherine, Andrew Millings is holding his own with his Well-Hott soup cart. On a typical day, whenever one passes through the community, the crowd is eager to taste what’s on offer. Millings’ colourful cart is always laden with various soups and boiled corns. Millings was born and raised in Naggo Head and still lives there. “Is soup and corn that I have being selling more than 10 years now. All my working life, it is…

Cops want to question Mavado | News

  Only days after he was reportedly shot at in Cassava Piece, St Andrew, the Constant Spring police have asked dancehall artiste David ‘Mavado’ Brooks to report to them by midday today. According to the police, they believe Mavado can assist them with an ongoing investigation. However, they did not say what the investigation is about. Last Saturday, Mavado and his motor vehicle were allegedly shot at while in the community following an argument with a man, who was later taken into custody. The police also reported three murders in…

Crime forces lottery winners to hide and collect money | News

Dressed in loose-fitting clothing and a smiling emoji mask on her face, N. Gray yesterday collected her cheque, valued at $180,900,000, from Supreme Ventures after winning the Super Lotto draw. Her disguise, once again, brought into sharp focus the harsh reality that many Jamaicans are scared to have their images broadcast after getting large sums of money because crime is rampant in the country. Simone Clarke-Cooper, assistant vice-president of Group Corporate Communications at Supreme Ventures Limited, noted that since Super Lotto started, winners have been wearing disguises to protect themselves.…