Woman charged with selling sex to 13-year-old boy

Gleaner on September 23rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

A 48-year-old woman, who allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old boy for money, was granted bail yesterday when she appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew parish court.Dahlia Boutin was charged with having sexual intercourse with a person under 16….

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Facebook posts lead to beating

Gleaner on September 23rd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Savion Hall, a 20-year-old man was charged in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday for unlawfully wounding his 16-year-old girlfriend.It is alleged that on September 1, the complainant was on her way to a shop when Hall crept up behind…

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I want back my kids - Woman struggles to get custody of her children

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Kehrata Simpson wants to be reunited with her three children who were taken from her by the Child Development Agency (CDA). Simpson, 28, argued that her homelessness at the time was the reason she lost her kids, a five-year old boy and 20-…

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US law enforcement to assist probe into tourist’s death

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

American law enforcement officials are working with their local counterparts to track the scammers linked to the murder of retired US schoolteacher Heidi Ann Muth in Montego Bay, St James.Information reaching THE WEEKEND STAR is that Muth, 68, was…

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UTech students abducted and robbed

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

The Students’ Union of The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), and the Papine police are working assiduously to ensure students who use public transportation to travel to and from school get to their destinations safely.President of the…

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One-armed lifeguard unable to land job

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Despite being certified as a lifeguard, David Bascoe, who has one arm, has been unable to pick up a job for the past six years. Bascoe, 31, lost his arm after being electrocuted when he was just seven years old.”Most of the places that I go and look…

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Man on cocaine charges gets bail

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Urcel Bundy, the Hawkeye security guard charged with possession of more that 200 pounds of cocaine, has been granted bail.When the matter came up for mention in the St Catherine Parish Court before judge Tara Reid-Carr, Bundy’s attorney, Jacqueline…

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Man sentenced for illegal ammunition

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

A St Catherine man who was held with 26 rounds of 7.62 calibre rounds of ammunition was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment in the St Catherine Parish Court.He is Leroy Whyte, a 23-year-old labourer of Macca Tree district, Browns Hall.After…

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More than 700 pounds of ganja seized

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Detectives assigned to the Narcotics Police Division seized 75) pounds of ganja during an operation in Whitehouse, Westmoreland on Wednesday.Reports are that about 9:10 p.m., lawmen were in the area where they conducted a search of an abandoned area…

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Hurricane Maria leaves trail of destruction

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP):Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims on Thursday after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to the entire island and triggering landslides and floods.The extent of the damage is unknown,…

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