One-foot dancers demand payment from hotel | News

A one-legged dancing duo Stepfather and Son say that months after performing at a north coast hotel, they are yet to be paid. They said that despite reaching out to the resort on a number of occasions, one member of the group, Fredrick Wallace, said that they are yet to receive the thousands that they charged for the performance. “We charged dem $30,000 fi do di work; a nuh say a beg wi a beg,” he said. He said that they have been dancing at the hotel for years, but…

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…

Hoodlums vandalise ATM | News

  Many persons will be inconvenienced following the destruction of a Jamaica National Bank automated teller machine (ATM), by a group of hoodlums early yesterday morning. The hoodlums wrenched the ATM from its booth and threw it on to a nearby pavement in Sydenham Park Way off Old Harbour Road in Spanish Town, St Catherine. “This is what I use every week as I live in Old Harbour and it has been easier for me to transact business. This is very clear that criminals will stop at nothing,” Marvin Teape,…

Single father runs backyard ornamental fish farm | News

Ornamental aquaculture seemed like a good idea to Jermaine Barrington Young, a resident of Waterhouse, when he first started. Even though the business is a slow-growing and time-consuming process, the single father remains passionate about the small-scale fish farm. Young has utilised refurbished bathtubs and sinks to create breeding tanks for all kinds of ornamental fish in his backyard. Among the species of fish he currently has for sale are swordtails, oscar and goldfish. It takes a lot of work to care, and funds to maintain, the tanks and according…

Stranded – Passengers spend four days at hotel after flight is cancelled | News

Some passengers of a Caribbean Airlines flight that was scheduled to leave the island at 7:25 p.m. on Saturday on a flight to New York, were yesterday disgruntled after spending four days at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel without being told when they would leave. The passengers said that they were taken to the hotel on Saturday night after their flight was cancelled. This was after waiting for almost three hours after their departure time. With no word on when they would depart, a group of them gathered in the hotel’s…

Pauline Ellis jumps hurdles to earn degree | News

When 47-year-old Pauline Ellis started teaching at the Learning Cottage 12 years ago, she didn’t even have a single CXC subject. However, she said that her employer decided to give her a chance when she hired her. “When I went for the interview, I didn’t have any CXC. My employer said to me that ‘I am not supposed to employ you without subjects, but I am going to take the chance. Seeing that you have the potential, I am going to take the chance with you’,” she told THE STAR.…

Public Defender promises to fight for Coral Gardens | News

  Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry said her office will this month begin the work needed to bring full justice to the Coral Gardens Rastafari Benevolent Society for the events of the 1963 massacre. While addressing the opening ceremony for the Office of the Public Defender’s western regional office in Montego Bay on Friday, Harrison Henry said that her office has already made a number of successful recommendations to the government to acknowledge the unjust treatment that members of the Rastafarian community suffered at that time. “This administration has accepted…