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  1. Man beats lover with perfume bottle - Woman begs judge to have mercy on boyfriend

    A man who admitted to beating his lover in her head with a perfume bottle narrowly escaped a $50,000 fine or four months in prison, after his battered lover begged the judge to have mercy on him when they appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew...
  2. Freak accident at Mystic Mountain - Ten persons struck by lightning at attraction

    Four tourists and six tour guides were yesterday rushed to the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital after they were struck by lightning at the popular Mystic Mountain tourist attraction in St Ann.Managing Director of the attraction, Mike Drakulich, told...
  3. Charge pending for cop held with illegal gun

    Charges are yet to be laid on a police constable stationed in St Catherine, who was arrested after an illegal firearm was found in a Range Rover he was travelling in with other occupants on Thursday.The constable, who was unable to produce any form...
  4. Slippery gangster dodges police - Person of interest visits island without lawmen's knowledge

    A man who the police have publicly mentioned as a person of interest in relation to ongoing bloodshed in the Area Four Police Division may have caught local authorities sleeping after he allegedly visited the island recently and left.Information...
  5. Ten persons struck by lightning at Mystic Mountain

    Ten persons are now being treated at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital after they were stuck by lightning at the Mystic Mountain tourist attraction in St Ann on Friday afternoon. Managing Director of the attraction, Mike Drakulich, confirmed the...
  6. Popular doctor to be sentenced for corruption charges

    Popular medical doctor Jephthah Ford is now awaiting his August 22 sentencing date, after being found guilty of corruption charges when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.Ford was convicted on two counts of attempting...
  7. Brace for bad weather

    Jamaicans are being urged to brace for deteriorating weather conditions over the weekend, as the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) continues to monitor Tropical Storm Harvey. In a release this morning, the agency...
  8. Drug traffickers target Kingston airport

    The Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) appears to be a popular route for persons transporting drugs in and out of the country.Data obtained from the Statistics and Information Management Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) shows...
  9. Aspiring teacher seeks HELP to attend college

    The Mico University College academic year is set to begin on August 29, and 21-year-old aspiring teacher, Iris Bailey, is hoping for a silver lining in the dark clouds which currently hang over her chances of admission.At the moment, a tuition fee...
  10. From poverty to professor - J'can uses athletics to excel

    While growing up in the community of Alexandria, St Ann, Richard Cross said he didn't have many of the basic necessities many persons take for granted.The 35-year-old, who attended the Aabuthnott Gallimore High School,...
  11. Doctors tried their best - Jermaine Barrett to return home as condition deteriorates

    Jermaine Barrett, the young man who has been suffering from a massive tumour on his face, will return home today after more than a year of treatment in the United States. Doctors have said that they can do no more for his condition.Barrett's mother...
  12. Car stolen from under broken CCTV camera

    The owner of a motor vehicle which was stolen in Ocho Rios is furious after the police informed him that the closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera installed just metres away was not working when thieves made off with the car.AndrÈ O'Connor said he...
  13. Man charged with larceny

    A St Catherine man who allegedly stole more than $500,000 from his employer has been charged with larceny.He is 28-year-old Dwayne Ewart of Angels, Spanish Town, St Catherine.Ewart was charged by the Spanish Town police yesterday and is to appear in...
  14. Two unidentified bodies found

    The bodies of two men believed to be in their late 20s were found on Wednesday.The first was found on the Caymanas Estate main road in St Catherine. The body is of brown complexion, medium build and is about 165 centimetres (5 feet 5 inches) long...
  15. Tourists getting water over us - Residents without precious commodity for six months

    An infuriated resident of Red Ground, Westmoreland, has come forward to lament that members of the community have not seen a drop of water in their pipes for the past six months, while the neighbouring resort area Negril is 'swimming' in the sparse...
  16. Portland families mourn youngsters murdered in Kingston

    Like many school leavers from rural Jamaica, Daniqua Graham, 17, and Nicholas Lindsay, 20, left their communities in eastern Portland to seek opportunities to lead prosperous lives in the Corporate Area.But the wrath of vicious criminals in the...
  17. Mechanic freed of motor vehicle theft charge

    A mechanic was freed of car-stealing charges yesterday in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.Dayne Mullings was charged earlier this year with larceny of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.The prosecution alleged that on March 13, a...
  18. Loader man gunned down in Spanish Town

    Commuters, public passenger vehicle operators, vendors and other persons in Spanish Town were forced to run for cover after two armed men opened fire on a man.According to police reports, at approximately 8:20 a.m. yesterday, 25-year-old Dwayne...
  19. I was denied a job after refusing sex - Woman claims supervisor prevented her from getting Canadian employment

    A Jamaican woman who has worked on the lower skilled programme in Canada is calling on the Government to provide representation for Jamaicans on the programme, as she is claiming that she was not given a second chance to go back on the programme...
  20. Lover beaten for squeezing man's groin

    A man was hauled before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court for beating his lover during a dispute which he said occurred because she squeezed his injured groin.Debido Smith, 44, of Pink Lane in Kingston, told the court that he was guilty of...