300,000 people expected for Waterfront fireworks | News

More than 300,000 people are expected to descend on downtown Kingston on Sunday for the much-anticipated Fireworks on the Waterfront. The event is hosted by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), which said it would be leaving no stone unturned in its pursuit of delivering wholesome family entertainment at this year’s staging. Dr Damian Graham, general manager of the UDC, said that Fireworks on the Waterfront inspires cohesion and unification. “It brings different people from all walks of life together in one location in celebration of the things that we value…

JP honours banana vendors | News

Jamaica Producers (JP) St Mary’s recently held its first of what is to become an annual awards function to honour the achievements of its ripe banana vendors. Held at the company’s head office on Retirement Road in Cross Roads, the function saw three vendors receiving top honours. Jeffrey Hall, group CEO of the Jamaica Producer’s Group, explained the objective of rewarding the vendors. “We said to our team this year that we need to show more love to our vendors. They, too, are part of our team, and we’re with…

Woman loses only child in Christmas Eve blaze | News

  Christmas will never be the same for Alexis Johnson, 30, who lost her only child in a dreadful fire in Middleton, St Thomas, on Christmas Eve, she told THE STAR. Johnson’s son, Michael Thompson, five, and 52-year-old Richard Williams perished in the blaze, which completely destroyed the three-apartment board house in which they lived. Johnson, who works in Kingston, said that she and her sister were finishing up with work when they got the dreadful call that their home had been burnt flat to the ground. “On my way…

Tivoli resident celebrated 117th birthday on Christmas day | News

Member of Parliament for Western Kingston, Desmond McKenzie, is hoping that officials from the Guinness Book of World Records will visit his constituency in the near future to officially recognise Ida Troupe, who celebrated her 117th birthday on Christmas day as one of the oldest persons in the world. “I think she might in the top two. We are quite sure of her age,” McKenzie told THE STAR.  In September, officials from the Guinness Book of World records presented Violet Moss- Brown with her oldest person in the world certificate. …

Mechanic set on fire over bike | News

A mechanic was set on fire, allegedly by one of his customers whose motorcycle he crashed after driving it without permission. According to the Spaldings police, two friends, the victim and the accused man, got into argument on December 3 in the community of Cumberland in Clarendon. The mechanic allegedly drove the accused man’s motorcycle to a section of the community to purchase petrol. It is reported that the mechanic lost control of the bike and the handlebar was damaged. The police reported that the accused man was informed of…

Get the gift of a tightened vagina … Doc offers holiday special | News

One doctor is encouraging, women to get their vaginas tightened during the festive season. “It is woman empowerment. This will improve women’s sexual health. This is for the women for them to feel better during sexual intercourse,” gynaecologist Germaine Spencer, who operates in western Jamaica, told THE STAR. Spencer said that the vagina tightening procedure is a good gift option this holiday season. “The men will benefit, but it is about the women themselves. So it could be a gift to yourself, or the men can give it as a…

Road deaths trending down | News

  Road fatalities this year are, so far, way below last year’s tally. Kenute Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit in the transport ministry, said that as of yesterday, 315 persons have died in road crashes compared to 379 last year. “We are on track for a reduction this year. We expect no more than 325 persons to be killed on the road network by the end of the year,” Hare said. Hare told The STAR that two persons were killed over the Christmas holiday, one of whom is…

David and Eva still in love after 43 years | Features

The journey started in church, where strangers became friends, and then friends became lovers. Now, the two have reached a milestone only some people dream of. This is how the life of David and Eva Williams has unfolded. The couple have been married for more than 40 years. Eva told THE STAR that her first encounter with David was on the street. “It was a surprise to me. I was going to work and I see this young man down at the roadside close to his home,” she said. “He…

Legal Eagle: Christmas and the law | Features

Next Monday, Christians around the world will celebrate another special day on the Christian calendar, that is to say, the birth of Jesus Christ, who was conceived by the Virgin Mary, baptised by John the Baptist, started a ministry of preaching and healing before He was crucified by the Jews. From the above, it would be easy to assume that the celebrations of the birth of Christ would have much to do with a renewal of faith in Christianity, but this in not so, especially in the Western world, where…

Testimony: God cured his allergies | Features

There have been numerous testimonies about God delivering His people from all sorts of illnesses and challenges, some for which persons have prayed for days, weeks, months and years before being delivered.Well, Dayle Evans of the Faith Apostolic Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church at Salem in Runaway Bay St Ann, easily identifies with the statement. Evans, who is mission’s president and church secretary at his church, testified that he has been a born-again Christian since 1994.“The Lord has healed me from ailments. He healed me from sinusitis/respiratory problems. The Lord has…