JAMAICA STAR ONLINE

  1. 12 years suffering - Woman in pain after failed ‘tie off’ surgeries

    Delrose Gordon, a 48-year-old mother of eight, said she has been living in unimaginable pain and suffering for the past 12 years following what she deems to be the negligent actions of doctors at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital and Kingston Public...
  2. Damion Crawford eyes Portia's seat

    Damion Crawford has declared an interest in replacing Portia Simpson Miller as Member of Parliament for South West St Andrew.However, Crawford, who did one term as MP for East Rural St Andrew before he was replaced as the People's National Party's (...
  3. South St Andrew residents want better infrastructure

    Lack of working street lights, no running water in pipes, sewage systems that malfunction or don't work at all, and improper housing and bathroom facilities are few of the problems hampering some areas of the South St Andrew constituency.Residents...
  4. Juvenile detention centres not being used

    At least two police lock-ups which were retrofitted to house juveniles are laying idle. Both the Nain jail in St Elizabeth and the Moneague lock-up in St Ann are not being used. Our news team was told that officers at the Nain station had...
  5. Latest killings leave market vendors fearful

    The sound of George Banton's 'Awake Zion, Awake' blasting from a stereo on wheels seemed insufficient to dissipate the sombre mood that loomed over Coronation Market after two vendors were gunned down late Wednesday night.They were identified as 34-...
  6. Nearly 100 illegal connections found in St James community

    The problem of illegal connections continues to be an albatross to the National water Commission (NWC) as they found almost 100 illegal connections in one community in rural Jamaica earlier this month.Corporate public relations manager at the NWC,...
  7. Cancer survivor rushes to save lives

    Cancer survivor Mario Spencer says that he is hoping to raise funds to help persons living with the deadly disease.The 24-year-old Spencer, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma the most common type of cancer that develops in the bone at age 16,...
  8. Farm work recruitment begins Tuesday

    Recruitment for the Overseas Employment Programme, administered by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, will be held between June 26 and July 17.This programme provides opportunities for hundreds of Jamaicans on Canadian and American farms...
  9. Baby clothes for rent - Jamaican moms refuse to support business initiative

    "No 'poop inna' for my kids!," was the general sentiments expressed by many mothers and expectant mothers in regards to an environmentally friendly business initiative which encourages parents to rent baby clothes as a means of helping to save the...
  10. We need a stop sign - Residents plead to authorities following fatal crash

    Residents of Grove Road in Kingston 19 are calling on the authorities to replace the stop sign at the intersection of Grove Road and Crescent Road in their community after a 24-year-old man was killed in a car accident after he disobeyed the '...
  11. Dressed to impress - peanut vendor brings her own style

    From as early as 11 a.m. on Mondays to Wednesdays, a sharply dressed Melissa Blake can be seen in the midst of traffic along Trafalgar Road seeking sales for her peanuts and peanut cakes.The 27-year-old mother of four journeys from Spanish Town to...
  12. Residents pay for Alpart free water

    The opening ceremony for the restart of bauxite production at Alpart in Nain, St Elizabeth, was held yesterday, and residents who have been struggling with water issues for more than 20 years are hoping for an end to their plight.According to the...
  13. Ackee Village vendors enthused about new market

    The Portmore Ackee Village vendors are more enthused about a market the Portmore Municipality Corporation and the St Catherine Municipal Corporation are building for them as efforts are being made to help them better manage their monies through...
  14. Church member wants buggery charge against pastor dropped

    One female church member today said that the relatives of the student, who was allegedly buggered by Trelawny pastor, should seek to withdraw the court case against him. "They should just leave the case and let it go... If it goes forward it...
  15. Red Rose Fish Market work on target

    Work is advancing on the Red Rose Fish Market in downtown Kingston as project manager, the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) through the PetroCaribe Fund, implements the J$43-million projectVeronis Chin, a fish vendor, expressed her anticipation...
  16. Music saving wards at St Elizabeth boys home

    Since the Child Development Agency (CDA) has built a music room at the Manning Boys Home in St Elizabeth late last year, absconding at the facility has become a thing of the past, according to public relations and communications manager at the CDA,...
  17. FLOW opens donation line for St Ann's Bay hospital

    A text donation line has been established to facilitate donations to the St Ann's Bay Hospital Paediatric Ward.Managed by telecommunications firm Flow, the line will facilitate well-needed contributions from members of the public for the provision...
  18. Mocho Primary students enjoy annual literacy fair

    The grounds of the Mocho Primary School in Clarendon came alive with activity recently as the institution staged its annual literacy fair.The event, held every June, is geared at enhancing the literacy levels of students and bolstering academic...
  19. Man gets life imprisonment for burning ex-lover to death

    Christopher Locke has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murder in the St. Catherine Circuit Court. High Court Judge Stephane Jackson-Haisley today ruled that Locke must serve 40 years before he is eligible to apply for parole. A seven-member...
  20. Fantastic Four - Portmore couple welcomes quadruplets after losing twins last year

    "Blow wow! A true? Check again," were the first words that a shocked George Clarke uttered when doctors at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston told him that his partner, Codenia Miller, gave birth to quadruplets last Thursday.The parents...