Deportees hope for way back to the US | News

More than 70 persons turned out at the deportation seminar held at the Duhaney Park Community Centre in St Andrew last Saturday to see if they may be eligible to return to the US. Head of the Jamaica Diaspora and Deportation Immigration Prevention Task Force, attorney Joan Pinnock, said at least five of those in attendance have a fair chance of returning ‘home’. “This is actually the third one (seminar) that we have done in Jamaica. We have had a lot of success in the past. We have led three…

Four walk free after no-evidence submissions | News

Four St James residents who were involved in a fight in April were freed by the St James Parish Court after all the parties decided to make amends. Jacqueline Baron, Kristy Johnson, and Mark Johnson were before the court on charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against Damia Rowe, who was charged with unlawfully wounding Kristy Johnson. All four received no-evidence motions from the court after electing to drop their respective cases. It is alleged that on April 6, the four defendants got into a dispute, which escalated into…

Assault case put off – Complainant did not attend court | News

A St James man, who reportedly beat his ex-girlfriend when she came to his house to collect her clothes, had his case put off until June 21 as the complainant failed to show up at the St James Parish Court. Glenroy Reid is charged with assault occasioning bodily harm. The allegations are that on May 14, at approximately 6:45 a.m., the complainant went to Reid’s house to pick up her clothes. While she was there, an argument developed and Reid hit the woman in her face, neck and foot. The…

Stay away from cocaine – Former addict warns youth to not do drugs | News

Hopeton ‘Oswald’ Lewis admits that he didn’t finish Barracks School (now Falmouth All-Age) because he was “always in trouble”. “I was always fighting and stealing, get lock up in jail until the court sent me to Clifton Boys’ Home. I didn’t stay there too long before running away to life on the street.” he revealed. Soon he became a ‘Rastaman’, making and selling brooms and linking up with white people in the western parts of Jamaica. “One day, I saw these white people smoking. I asked them what it was,…

Thieves destroying fishermen’s livelihood | News

For more than a decade, thieves have been preying on the fishermen at Rocky Point, St Thomas, stealing their boats, engines and destroying their livelihood. And not even the storeroom in which they keep their boat engines is enough to ward off the robbers. After hitting off the locks on a grill, the thieves then pried open doors of the storerooms, where they selected their preferred equipment and then made off with their loot, leaving the rest for another day. The fishermen said that they suffered at the hands of…

Cop blamed after man dies in chair | News

  Head of the Portland police, Superintendent Dwayne Wellington, has come to the defence of one of his officers who responded to calls that a man died while sitting in a chair in the parish capital last Friday. According to Wellington, the elderly man was given a chair to sit in after he complained of feeling ill. “The police was not aware of the situation until over an hour after he died. It was alleged that he died while sitting in the chair and people thought he was resting,” he…

Woman claims brother’s killer is not a ‘madman’ | News

The Porter family in Warwick, Manchester, was plunged into mourning following the vicious attack on one of their own early Friday morning. Thirty-one-year-old Ainsworth Porter was found with his head severed from his body at his home in the parish. Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifford Chambers said that a mentally challenged man, identified as Howard Munroe, escaped in bushes after the alleged attack and is believed to have fled the parish. Porter’s sisters Shauna and Shawna Kay Porter, who were his caregivers, said that they are shocked and outraged at…

100 years of vivid memories | News

Even at 100 years old, Doris Nesbeth-Barnes vividly remembers most of her life, especially growing up in Hampton Court, St Thomas. From where every community member lived to significant events, ‘Miss Dors’, as she is affectionately called, can give a detailed description of past happenings. “I remember everything from my childhood. I remember everybody that live in this district from my childhood until today. I can tell you where every house is go right down to Duckensfield,” said Miss Dors, who migrated to England in 1956. The third of 11…

Mavado shot at on Gully Side | News

The Constant Spring police are currently investigating a shooting incident involving dancehall entertainer Mavado. According to information obtained from the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit, an altercation developed between Mavado and another man, while the entertainer was in Cassava Piece, St Andrew, at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. THE STAR understands that the man with whom the deejay was arguing left the scene and later returned with a firearm and opened fire at the entertainer. It is said that the vehicle Mavado was driving was also shot at. Mavado,…

No regrets about following the Lord | Features

Minister Michael Hurd has been walking with the Lord since 1989. He is a member of the Cuffie Ridge Apostolic Church in St Ann, where he is serving as an evangelist a position he has held since 2004. Hurd has been travelling the island preaching as he seeks to win souls for the Lord. Like many, Hurd says that the Lord has done great things in his life, especially since he surrendered his life to Him. “I was a DJ who used to go around with the big black box,…