Policeman hit from bicycle | News

January 12, 2018  A police officer was rushed to hospital after being hit from his patrol bicycle in the vicinity of the Half-Way Tree Transport centre, yesterday. Following the incident, crime scene tape was placed at the scene. When THE WEEKEND STAR contacted the Constabulary Communications Unit, they said that it was protocol for the tape to be put at the scene. Eyewitnesses said personnel from the Independent Commission of Investigations later came to the scene.  Source link

Man uses obeah to chase duppies from house | News

Some may believe there is no such thing as obeah, but there’s no debate for a man who only gave his name as Shawn. He said his house was plagued with evil spirits but he was able to get a good night’s rest because of potions he bought at a drug store in downtown Kingston. “Duppy did inna me house one time. Dem did a mek me couldn’t sleep, so me just go buy some Frankincense and Myrrh and burn it inna me house. Me can tell you seh me…

US has a responsibility to its citizens, says MoBay Mayor | News

In response to the US State Department issuing an advisory for citizens not to travel to some areas in Montego Bay due to crime, the city’s mayor Homer Davis said the US government has a responsibility to inform their citizens. Along with the tourist Mecca, the US also lists some areas of Kingston and Spanish Town as places in which citizens should exercise extreme caution. Speaking with THE WEEKEND STAR yesterday, Davis said that he has not read the advisory himself, but he heard about it on the news. “Not…

Dancers’ Paradise: Blacka schools the Little Dancas | Features

On Thursday, St Martin DePorres Basic School in Gordon Town, St Andrew, hosted it’s first dance lesson of the year, marking the first anniversary of the implementation of Blacka Di Danca’s Little Dancas programme. For the session, the world-travelling Redbull athlete led the class himself, alongside Zidan of the Xclusive Dancers. Blacka also brought along a famous friend, dancehall star Mr Vegas. “When I heard about it, I realised it’s a good idea because I always envision something like this with just the youth dem, something more active,” Mr Vegas…

Simone is ‘bananas’ about serving customers | News

  A few weeks ago, while selling ripe bananas to a customer driving a high-end utility vehicle, Simone Hibbert was offered a job at a corporate entity. She refused the offer. “I am a Christian, so I couldn’t take up the offer based on the type of business the company is involved in. Plus, I love my job and I enjoy meeting customers and interacting with people,” Hibbert confided. A mother of two, Hibbert resides in the Arnett Gardens community. She has been selling ripe bananas for the past four…

Portland road partially cleared | News

Marooned for the better part of five days, residents at Cornwall Barracks in Portland are now able to move about their normal business after that roadway, which was blocked by a massive landslide on Friday, has been cleared to accommodate single lane traffic. Yesterday, heavy-duty equipment was seen busily working along the thoroughfare clearing away mud, stones, and other debris amid the inclement weather. On Wednesday, during a visit to the area by government minister Daryl Vaz, who reportedly promised residents that the roadway will be cleared in two days,…

Port Royal residents ‘unwavering’ after tsunami threat | News

Unbothered and relaxed is the mood of the residents of the coastal town of Port Royal in light of yesterday’s early morning, short-lived tsunami threat. When THE STAR visited the area yesterday afternoon, persons were seen going about their business, just like any other day. A group of men, who were laughing with more than a dozen empty beer bottles between them, seemed the least bit concerned about the potential threat that a large wave could have swept the island. One of the men, Raymond McKoy, cheerfully shrugged off the…

We’re not silent on crime – pastors speak out | News

Clergymen say they will not entertain suggestions that the church is not doing its duty in helping to curb the crime monster. More than 40 persons have been murdered in just 11 days. Jamaica recorded 1,616 murders in 2017. Several users on social media have called on the church to do more. However, Rev Lenworth Anglin, head of the Umbrella Group of Churches, told THE STAR that for persons to suggest that the church is not doing enough is far from true. “Without any restriction or reservation, that accusation is…

Accused deacon ‘Uncle Jimmy’ dies before trial | News

Donovan Jones, the deacon who was charged with human trafficking after it was alleged he enabled three teenage boys to sexually assault a teenage girl, has died. The man, known by the nickname ‘Uncle Jimmy’, was on trial for an incident, which occurred in 2006 when Jones was present in a motor car where a girl was fondled and the act was video recorded. Uncle Jimmy’s death is the second one connected to this matter as the then pastor of the Dayton Avenue Church of God, retired Appeal Court judge…