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Bad roads affecting business in Axe-and-Adze

The residents of Axe-and-Adze are demanding that their community road in eastern Hanover be fixed as it is causing them to find extra money to commute to and from the community and preventing goods trucks from going there to supply the various shops and bars. According to Lawrence Parker, who has been operating a bar […]

Man beats babymother with board

A St James man, who reportedly hit his babymother with a board during a confrontation, was the butt of jokes in the St James Parish Court last Wednesday after admitting to having previously cheated on her. Derrick Wilson, of a Norwood address, was before the court to answer to the charge of assault. He pleaded […]

Lifeguard brought to court for slapping aunt

A lifeguard who reportedly slapped his aunt in the face after accusing her of ‘carrying news’ to his girlfriend is to return to the St James Parish Court for sentencing on June 28. Arthur Drummond, a 30-year-old, pleaded guilty to the charge of assault occasioning bodily harm when he appeared before presiding parish judge Sandria […]

Bail denial for alleged motor vehicle fraudster

A man who reportedly collected J$1.85 million from two persons to buy motor vehicles for them but failed to get the cars or return the money was denied bail when he appeared in the St James Parish Court last Wednesday. Adrian Brown is charged with four counts of obtaining money by false pretence. Allegations are […]

Woman steals bank card, money from cousin’s account

Shaniel Williams allegedly stole her cousin’s bank card and withdrew more than J$45,000 from his bank account. She will be sentenced on June 28 when she returns to the St James Parish Court. Williams, 25, of a Barrett Town address, pleaded guilty to simple larceny and larceny from the dwelling when she appeared before presiding […]

All-white farewell for ‘Tito’

It was an all-white affair in Sheffield, Westmoreland, last Saturday, but it was not a party; it was the funeral for popular party promoter and businessman Lajuane Jermaine Bruce, who was popularly known as ‘Tito.’ The 43-year-old Bruce, who resided between Sheffield and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, was shot and killed by unknown assailants in […]

Oates commits support to Hanover teams

First vice-president of the Hanover FA Craig Oates, who is also the founder of the Hanover Academy, said his near-$400,000 sponsorship of three teams in the Hanover Major League is just part of the whole initiative to develop youth football in the parish. “I see the need, as a lot of the clubs are struggling […]

Trelawny man who killed his mother also attacked his father

Leon Whyte, the Trelawny man who hacked his mother and his five-year-old nephew to death last Saturday night, reportedly attacked and chopped his father several times, a few years ago. Ayna Whyte, Leon’s elder brother, said his brother struggled with mental illness for some time. Leon lived at Hugh Shearer Drive in Martha Brae with […]