Happy to finally have a home | News

Two years ago, Jazzelle Francis’ worst nightmare became a reality when her home was burnt to the ground. But now the 21-year-old woman is jumping for joy because Food For The Poor has given her somewhere to call her home. She is not the only one who is elated, as another family from Rum Lane in Kingston who lost their house in that same dreadful fire will also receive a home. Francis, a mother of two, told THE STAR that she is very happy that at least one house has…

Girl forced to give teacher a blow job? – Educator accused of indecent sexual assault of 11-year-old | News

    Two male teachers are now in jail after being charged with having sex with their students. One of the teachers is from a St Catherine primary school. It is alleged that he used physical education gears to get access to his 11-year-old victim. He has been charged with having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16. He also faces additional charges of indecent assault and grievous sexual assault. These charges arose from claims that he allegedly fondled the 11-year-old girl and forced her to perform…

Ottey relishing reunion with Duckie | Sports

Former national and Montego Bay United (MBU) striker Allan Ottey said that he already feels the welcome at new club Waterhouse FC. Ottey spent six years in the National Premier League with Montego Bay United, winning the title in 2014, then again in 2016. He parted ways with the Tucker- based team at the end of last season and since signed for JFF Western Confederations/Charley’s JB Rum Super League club Faulkland FC. “The feeling is very good. The players, coaching staff and management have made me feel at home, so…

Show me the money! – JFF expects US$100,000 windfall from South Korea friendly | Sports

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint said the association is set to receive over US$100,000 (around J$13 million) from its scheduled friendly international game against South Korea in Turkey on January 30. Wint said that the federation is also in negotiations with a Turkish club to play a practice game before the friendly international. “It will be beneficial and good exposure for our players,” said Wint. “There will be a warm-up game against a club team, but we have not yet tied that down firmly, but that will…

Francis to return at McKenley/Wint Classic | Sports

  Former national 400m champion Javon Francis will be one of the main attractions on the programme at Calabar High School’s McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic this year. Francis will take part in the men’s 400m race, his first competitive outing in six months, after recovering from an injury, which saw him miss last summer’s IAAF World Championships in London, England. “I am fit again and I’m raring to go,” the Calabar old boy said. “I will be aiming for sub-45 seconds, as I will be using this to help…

Walcott seeks career revival at Everton | Sports

LIVERPOOL, England (AP): Theo Walcott joined Everton yesterday in a bid to revive his career after 12 years at English Premier League rival Arsenal. “It felt like it was time for me to move on,” said Walcott, who has reportedly moved for around PS20 million. “It was sad, but it’s exciting at the same time.” Walcott, who scored 108 goals in 396 appearances for Arsenal, has not been a first-choice pick for the past year and made the last of his 47 appearances for England in November 2016. The winger…

Jamaica-born soldier found dead in Mexico hotel – Family searches for answers | News

Deeply wounded by the death of Shauna-Lee Moodie in Mexico on December 19 of last year, family members are still searching for answers to how the easygoing young soldier met her sudden demise. Moodie’s body was brought back to Jamaica yesterday, nearly a month after she was found lifeless in a Mexican hotel room. Reports out of Mexico indicate that her body was found on the hotel floor with her husband beside her. Police arrested the husband, but it is unclear whether he was charged. Moodie, 23, hailed from St…

Better late than never? – Speid explains White’s bizarre arrival at MLS Carib Combine | Sports

Cavalier Soccer Club president, Rudolph Speid, is blaming organisers and outside influences for goalkeeper Jeadine White missing the MLS Caribbean Combine last week. White arrived late for the Combine in Fort Lauderdale last week and could not participate as a result. Speid said that this was because the club received no invitation for the player, as it did for his teammate Alex Marshall, leaving him with little time and information to make travel plans. “The MLS Combine never indicated to the JFF (Jamaica Football Federation) or Cavalier that Jeadine was…

Police seek help to identify body | News

Investigators are trying to determine the identity of a man whose body was found on the border of Manchester and St Elizabeth, along the Gutters main road, yesterday morning. Information reaching THE STAR is that passers-by saw the body at about 7 a.m. and summoned the police to the scene. Our news team gathered that the body had a gunshot wound to the head. The scene along the busy thoroughfare resulted in a pile-up along the roadway, which forced the police to divert traffic. The Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) confirmed…

Church put on backbench – Psychiatrist says society is detached from house of God | News

The Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St Andrew has suffered two arson attacks in one year, and other churches across the island have been robbed and vandalised. Persons often wonder what types of persons would commit these acts, which are often seen as irreverent or sacrilegious. Psychiatrist Dr Jeremy Allen told THE STAR that, from his assessment, persons who commit these acts are detached from the society. He said some of these persons lack appropriate social and spiritual influences which would have taught them to respect the church…