Brother and sister murdered in their home

Gleaner on January 27th, 2021 | File Under The Star News -

Four years ago, Glendon Thomas lost a daughter to violence; on Monday night he lost two more children to bullets. Jenell Thomas, 24, and Omar Jarrett, 29, otherwise called ‘Brick Back’, both of Penn Street in Jones Town, Kingston, were cut down…

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Relatives shocked as Canadian national killed in JA

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The emotional wounds are still very deep for relatives and friends of Canadian national Latoya Alcindor as they try to make sense of her tragic death. The body of Alcindor, 43, was found with stab wounds on January 21 in a room at an apartment…

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Man forced to live in old car

Gleaner on January 27th, 2021 | File Under The Star News -

A broken-down Toyota Corolla motor car stationed on the side of Caymanas Road in Waterford, Portmore, is where Leroy ‘Papa Dadaz’ Grant, 65, has been living for more than a year. After losing his job as a gas station pump attendant, Grant fell…

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Cops hold suspect in homeless men attacks

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday told Parliament that the police had a suspect in custody in connection with one of the attacks on homeless men across the Corporate Area on Sunday. “They (police) do have a suspect, with strong evidence, in…

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Mom had ‘bad feeling’ son was murdered

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With a red bandana clutched tightly around her stomach outside her home on Colllie Smith Drive in Arnett Gardens, Marjorie Thompson clutched her belly and her side and cried out to Jesus for strength. The grieving mother said she has been in…

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Dreams help Lotto player hit jackpot

Gleaner on January 27th, 2021 | File Under The Star News -

D. Nelson struck gold in the Supreme Ventures Limited’s (SVL) Lotto on January 6 with the help of friends and family from the other side. Nelson, who hit the $69 million jackpot, says his lucky numbers 07, 09, 14, 17, 30 and 33 came to him in a…

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Amputee seeks prosthetic leg to make life easier

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Having had her leg amputated last July, Georgia ‘Debbie’ Woods is seeking the public’s assistance in an attempt to literally get back on her feet. The 57-year-old is in dire need of a prosthetic leg valued at J$750,000 by prosthetics solutions…

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Family members rescue old man from squalor

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Omroy Harrison, the Guys Hill, St Catherine elder whose living conditions were highlighted in THE WEEKEND STAR, is now in a better place. Shortly after the story was published, Harrison’s relatives rescued him from the dilapidated house. “His…

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PURE EVIL - Fear grips poor after four homeless men murdered Man in car issued death threats before attacks

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under The Star News -

On Sunday, John Brown*, who is homeless, said he was sitting outside the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court (Civil Division) on Sutton Street, downtown Kingston, when a car slowed down and one of the occupants threatened to flatten his head with…

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Persons cram into bathroom to escape gunshots

Gleaner on January 26th, 2021 | File Under The Star News -

Joe*, one of the six persons who were shot and injured by gunmen on Race Course Lane in Denham Town on Sunday night, said he is counting his blessings and is grateful to be alive. Speaking with THE STAR from his home yesterday, the 65-year-old…

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