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Microcephaly case in Jamaica

Microcephaly case in Jamaica

KINGSTON –– Jamaica has recorded its first “probable” case of Zika virus-related microcephaly. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Winston De La Haye last night confirmed that the “probable” case involves a baby who was born in December at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, to a mother who had a rash during her pregnancy. The CMO […]

JAMAICA – Bounty, Ninjaman lecture cops

JAMAICA – Bounty, Ninjaman lecture cops

KINGSTON – A session organised to motivate members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) yesterday received crime-fighting instructions from two of the most unlikely individuals that one would expect to see addressing cops — dancehall deejays Bounty Killer and Ninjaman. But Bounty Killer, whose given name is Rodney Pryce, and Ninjaman, real name Desmond Ballentine, […]

JAMAICA – Cotton tree kills father, daughter

JAMAICA – Cotton tree kills father, daughter

grief, shock and even superstition when the Jamaica Observer visited Buckfield in Ocho Rios, where a cotton tree fell on a house, killing a father and his daughter. Shawn “Randy” Shaw and his 13-year-old daughter, Sherina “Sandy” Shaw died, while his 11-year-old son Shawn Shaw Jr, also called “Randy”, was taken to hospital for treatment […]

JAMAICA – Gangsters killed

JAMAICA – Gangsters killed

GOODWILL, St James — Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Clifford Blake yesterday described the joint police/military operation in the Goodwill community of St James on Saturday night, in which six alleged members of the Ski Mask Gang were killed, as “a brave and courageous effort” by the lawmen. Police said four guns and a quantity […]

JAMAICA: Father accused of beating 32-year-old daughter

JAMAICA: Father accused of beating 32-year-old daughter

A 32-year-old woman was in tears when she appeared in court with her 56-year-old father who reportedly used a shovel to beat her all over her body. The accused, Lascelles Morgan, of a Kingston address, was brought before the court last Friday on a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm. The complainant and her father […]

JAMAICA – Pastor could face second sexual abuse charge

JAMAICA – Pastor could face second sexual abuse charge

KINGSTON – The crisis which erupted in the Moravian Church in Jamaica with the arrest of one pastor at the centre of sexual misconduct allegations, is deepening. Just days after Pastor Rupert Clarke was formally charged and granted bail for carnal abuse of a 15-year-old girl, he is set to slapped with a second charge. […]

JAMAICA – DPP to move Moravian sex case

JAMAICA – DPP to move Moravian sex case

KINGSTON – Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn says she will be applying for the transfer of the sex case involving a Moravian Church pastor from St Elizabeth to Kingston to ensure fairness to all parties. Since 64-year-old R upert Clarke’s arrest and subsequent charge for having sex with an underage girl, there has […]

JAMAICA – PM Holness: Evil spirit taking over

JAMAICA – PM Holness: Evil spirit taking over

KINGSTON –– Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday made a strident call to citizens to desist from supporting criminal elements in their families and communities, noting that crime was having a serious impact on the country’s economic growth. He surmised that an evil spirit had taken possession of some men in the society, causing them to do […]

Early release for Buju Banton

Early release for Buju Banton

ATLANTA ––Incarcerated reggae singer Buju Banton may have a year removed from his ten-year mandatory sentence, according to United States prison records. The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ website is reporting the artiste’s new release date is December 8, 2018. Buju Banton, whose given name is Mark Myrie, is currently being held at McRae Correctional Facility […]

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