Man lives in fowl coop – Mother wants help for son accused of setting her house on fire | News

A woman from Victoria, Clarendon, has nowhere to put her head after her house was burnt to the ground, allegedly by her son. Agatha Lovelace, a vendor, told THE STAR that she was selling in the May Pen market on January 2, when she heard that her six-room house was on fire. Lovelace, 66, told THE STAR that her 39-year-old son, who lives in a fowl coop in the yard, was upset that she told a woman who he brought into the fowl coop to leave her property. “Me never…

Blackburn hopes to fit Sandals | Sports

Sandals South Coast’s coach, Aaron Lawrence, believes former Arnett, Cavalier, and Harbour View hitman Claudious Blackburn could be the answer to their goalscoring problems – even though the lanky forward has not scored for his last two Premier League clubs, Boys’ Town and Maverley/Hughenden. However, Claudious, the younger brother of celebrated Arnett striker, veteran Marcellino Blackburn, said his lack of production for those teams were due to school commitments. Now that he has completed his level two in food preparation, the 27-year-old said that he is focussed on getting back…

Two shootings in two hours near MoBay airport | News

  WESTERN BUREAU: The St James police were kept busy yesterday evening as two shootings occurred less than two hours apart, both within the vicinity of the roundabout near the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, leaving one man dead and two others wounded. Dead is 33-year-old Desmond Clarke, otherwise called ‘Dangles’, of Railway Lane and Bogue addresses in Montego Bay. In the first incident, which took place sometime after 4:30 p.m., gunmen with high-powered weapons opened fire on a Cash Pot shop and four motor vehicles along Sunset Boulevard,…

Ireland fear Dutch, not Windies | Sports

BELFAST, Ireland (CMC): Two-time former 50-overs champions West Indies may be the highest seeded side in the ICC World Cup qualifiers but they hold no terrors for minnows Ireland. The Caribbean side have been installed in Group A of the March 4-25 tournament in Zimbabwe, alongside the likes of Ireland, the Netherlands, Papau New Guinea and the winners of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 tournament scheduled for next month in Namibia. However, the Irish will bring with them the memories of their emphatic victory over the Windies at…

Kids traumatised by children’s home fire | News

While a counselling session was in progress at the Siloah Apostolic Church in Kingston for the 34 children who were rescued from the Walker’s Place of Safety early Tuesday morning, Ayesha Nicholas, 36, sat among them trying to hold back the tears. Nicholas, who has three children ages 10, 11 and 13 who were wards housed at the facility, said she is still in a state of shock to know that she could have lost her two sons and daughter in the fire that claimed the life of two girls,…

Boys’ Town pin hopes on ‘Tuffy’ | Sports

Veteran striker Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson is expected to run out for Boys’ Town against Montego Bay United this afternoon after signing from Waterhouse earlier this week. Anderson, a former national striker, was on loan from Waterhouse to Mount Pleasant of St Ann. Boys’ Town’s president, Leon Mitchell, confirmed Anderson’s move. The 38-year-old has represented Granville, Village United, Seba United, Wadadah and also C D Aguila of El Salvador. “We agreed the transfer with Waterhouse for the player. He has been training with us for the past two weeks and is…

LIONS Club hosts health fair | News

St Catherine resident, and senior citizen Delores Hill seemed very pleased while she was being examined at the Victory Open Bible Church in St Catherine by Dr Camille Rainford from the University Hospital of the West Indies. “I am very pleased to be here as I would have to travel to Spanish Town, where I would have to wait; but everything is right here and it is very convenient,” Hill said. Last Saturday, Hill was among scores of residents who turned up for the Liberty, Intelligent, Our Nation’s Safety (Lions)…

Roberts hails late Uncle Cyrille for inspiration | Sports

LONDON, England (CMC): Former Grenada international Jason Roberts has hailed his late uncle and English football legend Cyrille Regis as a pioneer who helped to battle a racist era in English football, and pave the way for other black players in the game. Regis, who was born in French Guiana, passed away late Sunday at age 59 from a suspected heart attack, media reports said on Monday. Roberts, the former Wigan Athletics and Blackburn Rovers star, said while he remembered Regis fondly as a great family man, he also had…

Family wants high level probe in elderly couple’s murder | News

  The police say that a top level team has been assembled to probe the murder of the elderly Canadian couple who were found dead in their home last week in Morant Bay, St Thomas. This comes as the couple’s family has called for a proper investigation into the incident. The family also expressed concerns that the heinous crime may deter persons in Canada from coming to Jamaica. In an email sent to our news team, one of the couple’s children wrote: “Many of our family, friends, church families, colleagues,…