Marshall suits up for USA | Sports

MIAMI, Florida (CMC): West Indies flop Xavier Marshall will turn out for United States in the Regional Super50 starting later this month, after being named in the 14-man squad for the one-day tournament. The 31-year-old Jamaican played seven Tests and 24 One-Day Internationals for West Indies but failed to make much of an impression during an underwhelming career. He managed just two Test half-centuries and a single hundred in ODIs – an unbeaten 157 against Canada 10 years ago. Marshall disappeared from international cricket in 2009 following poor form and…

‘Missing’ mother and daughter found | News

A woman and her daughter, who family members reported as missing on the weekend when they did not return home after reportedly visiting a Western Union, have been found. Shortly before press time THE STAR was informed by the police that 34-year-old Kissie-Ann Pantry and her seven-year-old daughter, Kirowna Ramsey, both of Blue Mountain Drive, Nannyville Gardens, St Andrew were found and are in good health. Head of the police’s Corporate Communications Unit, Inspector Dahlia Garrick told THE STAR that, “They were found a short while ago in good health.…

Older women not using condoms – study | News

  A World Health Organisation (WHO) study has shown that older women are shying away from using protection such as condoms when having sex. In the US, for example, adults past the age of 40 have the lowest rates of condom use. According to the WHO, this puts older women at greater risk of exposure to sexually transmitted infections (STI)s. They are also physiologically more vulnerable to these infections if they have gone through menopause. The Ministry of Health’s Jamaica Annual HIV Epidemiological Profile, in 2015, showed there were over…

News on the go

Criminals broke into a police station on Monday night, removing two doors from the facility and running away with them.The incident took place at the newly constructed police post in Green Acres in St Catherine. It was not yet occupied by cops.”This… Source link

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…

Tired Arnett youngster late for MLS scouts | Sports

Arnett Gardens’ clumsy handling of travel arrangements for defender Oneil Anderson to attend last week’s MLS Caribbean Combine, has all but ruined the youngster’s chances of being selected by coaches who were assembled in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, scouting talent. Anderson, who arrived at the combine a day after it started, was exhausted after stepping off the plane Wednesday morning and ended up being late for a training session because he had fallen asleep in his hotel room. The player was up from very early that morning, having reached the airport…

Jenkins happy with first goal for UWI | Sports

  University of the West Indies FC’s left-back, Oshane Jenkins is happy to get his first goal for the team – a goal that enabled them to break a five-match winless run in the Red Stripe Premier League second round. Jenkins fired home the first goal in his team’s 3-1 win against newcomers Sandals South Coast in front of his home supporters last Sunday. Having amassed only two points in the previous five games, UWI managed to remain in fifth position in the 12-team league on 29 points from 21…

Coffee farming nuh easy – Blue Mountain grower speaks | News

Recently, THE STAR visited coffee farms in the Hagley Gap region, an area where the residents rely heavily on the income from the fruits of their soil. One farmer, Tashane, spoke to THE STAR about how he got started in coffee farming. “Is a family ting. My grandfada dem start out with like thyme and scallion an dem tings deh, but dem nah sell as much as di coffee, so dem start plant coffee,” he said. He said that the average farmer can start his day from as early as…

Only the best for Boyne | News

When the dust settled, Delroy Gordon, Andrew ‘Shirty’ Martin and Melvin Dyer were kept busy covering the final resting place for media icon Ian Boyne on Sunday. THE STAR saw the trio busily preparing for the burial at the Dovecot Memorial Gardens and Crematory in St Catherine. “It is one of the biggest celebrities that I have ever dealt with over here; it feels good to know that I am able to be a part of the provisions for one of Jamaica’s great journalists,” Gordon said. Gordon told THE STAR…

Refs paid .. kinda – Officials receive some of money owed | Sports

General secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Dalton Wint, said that the association was working to eliminate the chance of a recurrence of non-payment of fees to officials. On Saturday, Red Stripe Premier League referees were paid a portion of outstanding monies owed to them, and after a recent meeting between both parties, Wint expects a more amicable relationship going forward. However, he accepts that compensating the officials on time will be key in maintaining a good relation. “The referees collected their cheques,” said Wint. “Most collected (fees) on…