Massive blaze leaves 30 homeless

Gleaner on March 6th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

Several persons returned from work and school yesterday afternoon to see their homes at 3A Shortwood Avenue, St Andrew, destroyed by a fire of unknown origin, which gutted a greater section of the tenement yard.Roughly 30 persons, including children…

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‘A wicked act’ - Rape, murder of granny rocks St Thomas

Gleaner on March 6th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

Zerene Carr is struggling to accept that someone raped her elderly mother, Eugine James, and then murdered her.”That is the part that I can’t manage at all. … It just can’t come out of my head,” Carr said, adding that her mother…

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Bike walks out of police station

Gleaner on March 6th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

A bike that was reportedly seized from a man in the Corporate Area and taken to the pound at the Constant Spring Police Station has mysteriously disappeared into thin air. Andrew Dinnal told THE STAR that his blue 150CC Wassy motorbike…

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Westmoreland cocaine convict to pay $17.5 million

Gleaner on March 6th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

A Westmoreland man has been ordered to pay more than $17.5 million to the Government after he was found to have a criminal lifestyle.The order was made against Ralph Gregg, who was convicted of possession of cocaine and dealing in cocaine in 2013….

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Scotts Pass has lost its flavour - vendors

Gleaner on March 6th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

If you used to travel from the Corporate Area to Manchester back in the day, you may have realised that, these days, there are fewer fruit vendors in the Scotts Pass area in Clarendon.The area was known as the fruit hub for persons travelling to…

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Ganja, boat seized in St Bess

Gleaner on March 6th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

Fifty-nine year old James Dunkley, a farmer of Slipe district, St Elizabeth, is scheduled to appear in the St Elizabeth Parish Court today to answer to charges of illegal possession of ganja.Dunkley was charged for breaches of the Dangerous Drugs…

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Trelawny farmers want more for yam

Gleaner on March 6th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

It is not very often that one can find the light side to serious issues, but even with their livelihood under threat and no clear solution to their concerns, the yam farmers who frequent Queenie’s Corner Bar in Albert Town, Trelawny, still believe…

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Teen on murder charge

Gleaner on March 6th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

A 16-year-old boy of Retrieve, Cambridge, in St James has been charged with the December 29, 2017, murder of Lascelles Warlock, a 53-year-old farmer of Pisgah district in St Elizabeth.The teen was charged last Thursday after he was positively…

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No love for Hague Agri Show

Gleaner on March 6th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

Custos of Trelawny, Paul Muschett, says poor management by the Trelawny chapter of the Jamaica Agriculture Society (JAS) has caused farmers and sponsors to lose interest in the Hague Agriculture and Industry show.”The lack of funding for many years…

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Crash pushes cabbies to fix road

Gleaner on March 6th, 2018 | File Under The Star News -

Members of the North Eastern Manchester Taxi Association in Clandon took to the streets last Wednesday in an attempt to fill the holes in the road which they use on a daily basis.Michael Williams, known to many as ‘Jazzy’, who runs the Spaulding to…

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