November 5, 2010
Star News

ROBBER BEATEN BY HIS SISTER - Held after attempted hold-up with home-made gun
“A man accused of attempting to rob his sister with a home-made gun is now behind bars after the plan is said to have backfired. Swift and decisive action by the woman led to the arrest of her brother after his alleged failed robbery attempt. . read more
Court staff prepare for tropical-storm threat

Preparations were in high gear yesterday as members of staff at the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court made themselves ready for the impending threat of Tropical Storm Tomas.

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Portland police warn of human trafficking

The police in Portland are appealing to the public to be on the lookout for a group of fishermen who reportedly went to Haiti on Sunday and are planning to transport people from that country back to Jamaica.

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Accused charged for stealing money

The whereabouts of money stolen from a handbag on a crowded bus is still a mystery after the matter was heard in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

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Gunmen try to rob school canteen

Gunmen fired several shots inside the canteen at the York Castle High School in Brown's Town, St Ann, on Wednesday during a reported robbery attempt.

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American pleads guilty to tampering with passport

WESTERN BUREAU: A Virginia, United States, resident found herself in trouble with Jamaican authorities after trying to enter the country with a tampered passport. Patricia Grant pleaded guilty...

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FIGHTS GALORE AT HWT CENTRE - Students clash daily in transport hub

The presence of the police in the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre has not stopped a number of brawls between students from occurring in the afternoons. For five days starting last Thursday...

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Tomas affects eastern Jamaica

Tropical Storm Tomas struck Jamaica last night with showers affecting sections of St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine.

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JPS prepares for Tomas

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has activated its Emergency Operation Centres (EOCs) in Kingston & St Andrew, St Thomas and Portland in response to the passage of Tropical Storm Tomas.

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Cuban airliner crashes

HAVANA (AP): A Cuban airliner flying from the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba to the capital crashed last night with 68 people aboard, including 28 foreigners, state media reported.

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Pickup truck lands in the sea

Businessman Garnet Miller, of a Snow Hill address in Portland, is now counting his blessings after his pickup truck slammed through a guard rail along the White River main road and landed in the sea.

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Precautionary measures in the event of flooding

Below are some precautionary measures provided by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) that you can take before and during cases of flooding to help prevent major...

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Man sentenced for ganja

A man who pleaded guilty to importing half-pound of ganja into the islands was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates' Court yesterday.

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