Chef killed by fake cops | News

  At 4 a.m. in Bounty Hall, Trelawny, 24-year-old Jonathan Crossdale heard knocking on his bedroom door, followed by the words “Police, Police”. He got up, and opened the door while his common law wife, Aretha Shreves, went to turn on the light. But in a split second four men then opened fire, hitting the chef, who was employed to a local hotel. His three stepchildren, who were asleep in another room, told THE STAR that they heard gunshots but saw nothing.   NO MOTIVE   A neighbour, who did…

Obeah men letting demons loose in Jamaica – Former ‘science man’ says evil spirits fuelling crime | News

For 22 years, Spairmore Lee Smith, 42, says he was an obeah man giving baths, practising love and death rituals, among other things. Introduced to the practice while attending a revivalist church, Smith, who started to practise obeah as early as 14 years old, said that initially he thought that he was doing the work of God. But, instead he said he was running an evil business, charging upwards of $100,000 for a bath during his peak from 1989 to 2004. “Persons pay these money. Sometimes it can go up…

She has overcome the spiritual ‘potholes’ | Features

Christians are encouraged to testify at all times about the goodness and blessings of Jesus. It is said that when they do, they weaken the stronghold of the devil and it gives them (Christians) more inspiration to keep serving Christ. Nicola Cohen has been walking with her Maker for over 17 years. She testified that the journey has never been easy, because she has encountered many spiritual ‘potholes’ including temptations, difficult days, and disappointments. But because she has a God who never fails, she can continue to serve Him and…

TREVOR WILLIAMS: Dedicated lawman and father laid to rest | News

There was not enough space in the Naggo Head Church of God of Prophecy last Saturday, as many turned out to show their appreciation and pay their last respects to Detective Sergeant Trevor Williams. Williams was gunned down on December 1 last year. He served in many divisions within the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), but he spent most of his time in the Criminal Investigative Branch. He retired in 2016. Throughout the service, persons reminisced on the type of person he was and the love he showed to many. His…

Man stabbed for owing bar bill | News

A bartender who was dragged before the court for wounding her customer because he refused to pay money he owed had her bail extended yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Charged with wounding is Tameka Martin. She pleaded not guilty to the offence. Martin told the court that she was not the person who stabbed the complainant and caused him to be admitted at the Kingston Public Hospital for three days. BROKENBEERBOTTLE The court heard that Martin allegedly used a broken beer bottle to stab the complainant.…

Mother and son found dead in Portmore home | News

January 13, 2018 The St Catherine South police are investigating the mysterious death of a mother and her son whose bodies were found at their home in Portmore Pines Housing Scheme on Wednesday. Sandria Murray, 52, and her 33-year-old son Shaon Barnes were found about 1 p.m. in their home on Breadnut Street in Portmore, St Catherine. The STAR gathered that the discovery was made when a friend went to visit. The police were summoned and the bodies removed to the morgue. Information reaching THE STAR is that a tea…

Chinese woman beats child assault case | News

January 13, 2018 A Chinese national who is at the centre of a viral video which appears to show her slapping a 13-year-old girl has been freed by the court. The woman, Yuemei Pan, who operates a grocery store on Main Street in Clarks Town, Trelawny, was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm for the incident. However, she was freed when she appeared before the Trelawny Parish Court on Wednesday as no evidence was offered against her. Reports are that at about 12:45 p.m., the teen went into the store…

OLD WOMAN BLAMES OBEAH MAN FOR ARREST … Drug mule says witchcraft debt led to capture | News

The failure to pay her obeah man resulted in Margerett Alexander’s cover being blown as she attempted to smuggle ganja out of the country. Well, that is the story she gave the judge when she appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court for offences related to the Dangerous Drug Act yesterday. “Is true me owe the obeah man mek unuh find me,” Alexander, 62, of a Clarendon address, said. EXPORTGANJA Alexander was charged with possession of, dealing in, taking preparatory steps to export and conspiracy to export marijuana.…

Chinese national beats child assault case | News

January 13, 2018   A Chinese national who is at the centre of a viral video which appears to show her slapping a 13-year-old girl has been freed by the court. The woman, Yuemei Pan, who operates a grocery store on Main Street in Clarks Town, Trelawny, was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm for the incident. However, she was freed when she appeared before the Trelawny Parish Court on Wednesday as no evidence was offered against her. Reports are that at about 12:45 p.m., the teen went into the…

Jamaica not downgraded by US travel advisory – Foreign Affairs minister | News

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, said the US Embassy in Kingston has assured her that “Jamaica’s status has not changed” despite the US State Department issuing a level two travel advisory for the country. The advisory tells its citizens to exercise increased caution in Jamaica due to crime. Johnson Smith, in a release, said that the Embassy confirms that the format of worldwide travel advisories issued by the State Department and the use of a tiered level of advice, ranging from 1-4, is new.…