Trio gets five-year prison sentence for illegal possession of 18 firearms, 1,279 rounds of ammunition

Gleaner on January 15th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The three men who were held with 18 illegal guns and a large quantity of ammunition in Portland nearly five years ago have each been sentenced to five years in prison. The cache comprised 10 pistols, five revolvers, two shotguns and one Intratec 9mm pistol as well as 1,279 rounds of ammunition.

 

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Marooned residents could reconnect today

Gleaner on January 15th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

DARLEY, Portland:Marooned for seven days because of the mysterious appearance of a large body of water, residents of Darley and Maidstone in west Portland could have road access later today.On Saturday, private contractors, with the aid of heavy-…

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Goodbye, Ian

Gleaner on January 15th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

The message that hit home for the hundreds who gathered to celebrate the life of Ian Anthony Boyne at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston yesterday came from the veteran journalist himself - and in no uncertain terms.”We must cherish one…

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Portland’s Best juices unsafe, public warned against consumption

Gleaner on January 15th, 2018 | File Under More News -

The public is being warned against consuming drinks labelled as ‘Portland’s Best’, as the products have been found to be unsafe. Portland’s Best sells coconut water, sorrel and other juices. Public Relations and Advocate…

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Obeah men letting demons loose in Jamaica - Former ’science man’ says evil spirits fuelling crime

Gleaner on January 15th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

For 22 years, Spairmore Lee Smith, 42, says he was an obeah man giving baths, practising love and death rituals, among other things.Introduced to the practice while attending a revivalist church, Smith, who started to practise obeah as early as 14…

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Bus conductor uses entertainment to win passengers

Gleaner on January 15th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

It’s hard to ignore the man hanging out of the door of a bus on the roads of Jamaica. The man, and very rarely woman, is someone people know as the conductor or ‘ductor’. Their energy is always ‘up’, there is a little…

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A wicked act! - Farmers in shock after armed thugs demolish coffee farm

Gleaner on January 15th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

A teary-eyed coffee farmer stood in disbelief last Thursday as he looked at his farm that was destroyed when thugs invaded their precious land in the hills of Hagley Gap, which borders St Andrew and St Thomas.”I feel like I don’t deh pon di earth. I…

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Male denies using board to beat woman

Gleaner on January 15th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

A man charged with using a board to beat a woman had his bail extended on Friday when the matter was called up in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.Charged with assault is Lesley Diggs-White.He pleaded not guilty.According to the court, on…

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Chef killed by fake cops

Gleaner on January 15th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

At 4 a.m. in Bounty Hall, Trelawny, 24-year-old Jonathan Crossdale heard knocking on his bedroom door, followed by the words “Police, Police”. He got up, and opened the door while his common law wife, Aretha Shreves, went to turn on the light.But in…

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One expensive scandal bag - Vendor profits from rain and mud

Gleaner on January 15th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

Jamaicans are known to ‘tun dem hand and mek fashion’, and that’s exactly what Lionel Phillips did on night two of Rebel Salute inside Grizzly’s Plantation when the heavens opened up and gifted him the opportunity to make an extra dollar.On a night…

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