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Stepfather held in murder of eight-year-old boy | News

The police have arrested the stepfather named as a person of interest in the murder of eight-year-old Galen Buchanan. He was held in Daniel Town Trelawny during an early morning operation, the constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit has confirmed. The man, goes by the aliases ‘Phillip Williams’, ‘Phillip Rose’ and ‘Rochester …

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WHERE ARE THE GUNS? – INDECOM says 30 per cent of persons shot by security forces had no firearms | News

A third of persons shot by the security forces between 2016 and 2019 were not found with any firearm. The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), the body that investigates incidents of abuse by members of the security forces, in its latest report to parliament, said the absence of recovered firearms …

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Accused stepfather offers to pay funeral expenses for murdered boy, says mom | News

Alicia Barrett,  Star Writer Tamara Lewis was distraught as she recounted how her estranged lover called her Friday morning offering to offset funeral expenses for her eight-year-old son who was last seen in his care. The body of Galen Buchanan was found Thursday afternoon around 3:15 in Kingston Harbour in …

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Painful and stressful path – Woman diagnosed with breast cancer after six tests | News

Marlene Braham, 61, had been feeling a ‘toughness’ in one of her breasts for a while. When she relayed this to her doctor, she was advised to do a mammogram. Six tests later, nothing was detected. Convinced that something was wrong, she did another test, plunging herself into debt, and …

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Original Richie Poo hails Steely | News

Last year, selector and producer Richie Poo had a memorable twin celebration to mark his milestone 50th birthday and also his 38th year in the music industry. This year, however, he will probably put the hosting of his annual birthday bash on pause in order to plan a tribute to …

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GOD TO THE RESCUE – Aaliah said she kept praying for baby’s return | News

Aaliah Wray said she fasted and prayed for her son to come home. The 17-year-old mother had been a nervous wreck after her five-week-old son, Nyyear Frank, was snatched from her arms on Rousseau Road, Kingston, on October 13, 2019. A baby boy, who Wray is convinced to be her …

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Young man given one month to live is now cancer-free | News

A young man who was given one month to live 14 years ago is now cancer free. Kabul Rochester, a Portland native, was diagnosed with medullablastoma at age 13. The cancerous tumour, which started at the base of the skull, threatened his life to the point where doctors told his …

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Mongrel dog gets bashment funeral | News

Camiesha ‘Cam Cam’ Fletcher’s eyes well up with tears as she remembers her dog, Anthony Johnson, who she and other family members buried on Sunday at the family’s plot in Bellfield, St Catherine. Johnson, popularly known as ‘Backyard’, was given a fine farewell, as, according to Fletcher, his funeral and …

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Cop mowed down by taxi to undergo surgery today | News

The constable who was run over by a taxi driver yesterday morning, is expected to undergo surgery today. Yesterday, Deputy Superintendent of Police Dahlia Garrick told THE WEEKEND STAR that he was scheduled to undergo surgery “within the next 12 to 18 hours.” The policeman was conducting traffic management duties …

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Fans think up creative names for ‘Baby Bolt’ | News

Following yesterday’s announcement from track legend Usain Bolt and his entrepreneur girlfriend Kasi Bennett that they were expecting their first child, many Jamaicans have opted to give their two cents on what the couple’s baby should be called. When THE WEEKEND STAR asked its more than 500,000 fans about what …

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