New drive-in cinema brings back sweet memories

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

While the opening of the drive-in cinema on Dominica Drive in New Kingston later today may be novel to the younger generation, it merely dredges up memories for many Jamaicans. Long before DVDs, Netflix and even ‘regular’ movie theatres, the…

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Fire on Pope - Views on same-sex civil unions condemned

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

The Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS) is calling for the removal of Pope Francis, in light of his support of same-sex civil unions. Dr Wayne West, chairman of the JCHS, said Pope Francis’ comments go against Christian and biblical…

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Mask-wearing still a keep - Tufton says health ministry will continue to encourage practice

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the ministry will continue to encourage mask-wearing, even as local celebrity Buju Banton bashed the measure as a combative strategy against the spread of COVID-19. “Our position is very clear. The…

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Cabbie accused of trying to rape 13-y-o

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

A Clarendon man has been arrested by investigators after he allegedly abducted a 13-year-old girl and attempted to sexually assault her in an area known as ‘Darkness’ in Kellits last Friday. The accused is a 40-year-old taxi operator of a…

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Teen needs surgery to remove tumour from cheek

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

In late July, 14-year-old Tracy-Ann Ricketts complained of a pain in her cheek. Due to its intensity, and based on the fact that there was a swelling in the regions of her cheek, Tracy-Ann’s parents decided to seek urgent medical assistance. “She…

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MoBay’s ‘City Father’ killed by thugs

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

Anger and disgust characterised the mood of persons in Montego Bay, St James, following the murder of Asbert Campbell, a man who dedicated his life to the upliftment of the less fortunate children in the city. Campbell, also called ‘Lee’, was…

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Child robbed of his pet goat

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

Dominic Groves, a four-year-old Malvern, St Elizabeth boy, has been heartbroken since his goat, gifted to him by his grandfather, was stolen last Saturday. The boy’s father, Nicholas Groves, told THE WEEKEND STAR that Dominic has been asking a…

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Teen charged with murder

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

A teenager has been charged with murder and other serious crimes following a shooting incident on Saturday, October 3. Detectives attached to the Kingston Eastern police charged 18-year-old Jamarley Palmer otherwise, called ‘Ziggy’, of Mountain…

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19-year search for son - Woman hunts for child she asked a friend to keep

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

A St Catherine woman who claims that she gave a friend her four-year-old son to keep because of financial hardships has been trying to find her now 23-year-old child. Janet Lyons said she left her son, Ushain Jugman, with a friend in June 2001….

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Honey vendor killed in hit-and-run to be buried Sunday

Gleaner on October 23rd, 2020 | File Under The Star News -

Twenty-year-old honey vendor Demar Lilly, who was killed in a hit-and-run in Toll Gate, Clarendon, on June 16, is to be laid to rest on Sunday. Demar, an aspiring chef, was selling honey along the roadway when the driver of a grey Mitsubishi…

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