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.