Teen on larceny charge

    A teenage boy who reportedly went inside the Fontana Pharmacy and stole a bottle of Rum Cream and a bottle of Alize has been released on bail.

Murder preliminary hearing date set

A preliminary inquiry date has been set in the case against two men accused of the murder of 42 year-old Clifton Brown of Whitehall, St. Elizabeth. Facing the murder charge is Leighton McLennon, 22, of Stonehenge, St. James and Kimari Stephen, 26, of Ginger Hill, St. Elizabeth. The two men were remanded in custody until January 25, 2010 when the preliminary inquiry will begin. Reports are that on May 17,2009 about 1:45pm, Brown, who was a salesman, was driving his Toyota Townace panel van along the Summer Hill main road when two men posing as customers stopped him. The men shot him several times and robbed him as well as to relieve him of his license firearm before fleeing the scene. Brown was pronounced dead at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.


No. 31 Monday, December 14, 2009 
One man is now dead and another is being sought by the police following a chopping incident stemming from a dispute between the two in Dumfries on Thursday.

Stalwart Educator Recognized

No. 30 Friday, December 11, 2009  
        Sixty two year-old stalwart in the field of education, Lincoln James, after a prolific and inspiring 44 years in his field as a teacher and administrator, was officially acknowledged and recognized at a church service and an appreciation ceremony on November 29, 2009.

Vendors killed in Falmouth

No. 30 Friday, December 11, 2009 
Two Falmouth vendors were killed in separate incidents on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. 
        Dead are Keith Plummer and Denzil Thomas. Plummer, aka ‘Duval’ and ‘Dagga Man’, was killed on Tuesday night after he was involved in a tussle with three other men. According to police reports he was killed around 7:10pm along Falmouth Street in the parish capital after being stabbed by unknown assailants while they had become engaged in a fight. He was taken to the Falmouth hospital where he was pronounced dead.

"I love to smoke ganja"

No. 30 Friday, December 11, 2009  
        An American national who tried to leave the island with a quarter of a pound of marijuana was fined $2,600.00 when he appeared before the Montego Bay RM court on Thesday, December 8.
        John Carlino, 59, of Pennsylvania could, however, spend 30 days in the lock-up if the fine is not paid.
He pleaded guilty to possession and attempting to export the illegal drug. “Do you wish to say anything to the court before I hand down sentence,” Resident Magistrate Sandria Wong-Small asked the accused man. “I know I was wrong and I realize it is a wakeup call for me... It will never happen again,” Carlino said.
        The magistrate then ordered Carlino to pay a fine of $400.00 or 30 days. for possession of the drug and $1,200.00 or 30 days on the export charge. He was also asked to pay $1,000.00 for court cost.
        Reports are that on December 6, 2009 about 12:30pm, the officer was on counter-narcotic duties at the Sangster International Airport when he received certain information which led him to the search room where he met the accused. The officer asked Carlino why he was in the search room and he told the officer that he had some ganja in his possession. 
       The accused man then removed a package with the weed from his left pants foot. When cautioned, he reportedly said to the lawman, “I. love to smoke ganja so I was taking a bit back for my smoking pleasure.. .1 am sorry”

Briton gets 9 months for cocaine

No. 23 Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A British man was sentenced to nine months imprisonment after failing in his attempt to smuggle nine pounds of cocaine from the island.

British woman fined, jailed for ganja

No. 23 Wednesday, November 25, 2009

After she tried unsuccessfully to smuggle over 20 pounds of marijuana from the island, Donna Pritchard will spend the next 12 months in a Jamaican prison.

Incomplete case file delays murder hearing

No. 23 Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Due to an incomplete case file, the prosecution was not able to carry out legal proceedings in the case against David Thelwell who is facing a multiple murder charge.

Cornwall College Alumni Development Drive

No. 23 Wednesday, November 25, 2009
 The Cornwall College Alumni Association of South Florida on Saturday, November 7, 2009 hosted their Fifteenth Annual Dinner Dance Banquet at the Fort Lauderdale Sheraton Hotel.

Rose Heights teenager charged with murder

No. 23 Wednesday, November 25, 2009
A 16 year-old male of Rose Heights in St. James was on Saturday morning slapped with murder charges by crime fighters attached to the Montego Freeport CIB, this after he allegedly stabbed to death his 22 year-old neighbour.

Mechanic shot to death in Anchovy

No. 23 Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sleuths from the Anchovy police station and Montego Bay Freeport station have embarked on a search for three gunmen who on Sunday reportedly shot to death a mechanic at a location in the community and have since fled the area.

Rapist on the prowl in Hanover: Female ATM users targeted

No. 23 Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Women using ATMs in the parish of Hanover are being warned to be on the lookout for a miscreant who has reportedly been kidnapping and sexually assaulting female card holders.

BODY FOUND: Ex-soldier burnt to death

No. 23 Wednesday, November 25, 2009

  Sleuths attached to the Scenes of Crime Unit and the Freeport CIB have commenced full investigation to uncover the motive behind the burning to death of a former JDF soldier, whose charred remains were discovered in Moore Park. The body has since been identified as that belonging to Steve Minto, better known as 'Soljie', a 45 year-old ex-soldier of Paisley District in St.James.

   The remains of Minto's burnt body were discovered on Saturday morning in bushes at a location in the Moore Park community by residents.

   It is understood that residents of Moore Park in South St.James reported a foul stench coming from a section of the community. Upon investigating, they stumbled upon upon the burnt remains in a bushy area known to them as Slippery Gut.

   The police were alerted to the scene and upon arrival it was discovered that the burnt remains were that of the ex-soldier. The reporter spoke to several community members who expressed disgust at the find. It is believed that he was killed elsewhere then brought to the area and set ablaze.

   Meanwhile, family members and friends of the deceased are expressing their shock at the manner in which Minto was killed and are left pondering as to what could have driven his killers to perform such a cruel act. 

   How he was actually killed is not yet certain because of the severely burnt state in which the body was found.