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  • Miss Kitty's Instagram page removed?

    If you try finding the Fluffy Diva on Instagram, chances are you will get a notification that the link to her page is either broken or removed.

    Was Miss Kitty's page reported, flagged or hacked?

    "I have no idea, we're looking into it," was all she had to say.

    THE STAR realised that the page with near 190, 000 followers could not be found on Monday afternoon. 

    We hope that the issue will be sorted out as soon as possible, as we always look forward to reading her #DivaPositive quotes.

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  • 18 y-old St Elizabeth mother of 3 struggling to survive

    At 18, St Elizabeth native Shakera McKenzie is struggling with three children and desperately needs assistance, and more importantly meaningful advice to save herself further setback.

    Her impoverished state has reached a crisis and her children, ages five years, three years and three months, and her siblings, who also live with her, need a clearer outlook on life so as to not make similar mistakes as she did.

    She told THE STAR that the father for her first child is deceased. The second is not playing his role. The father for her youngest is credited with supporting his and her other children whenever he is able to do so.

    They reside in Seniors Run district in Southfield in the parish. The dwelling is home to five children and two adults including her mother.

    Two of the children in the household belong to McKenzie’ mother, Carlene Smith.

    However, they all rely heavily on Smith’s mother, Carmen Copeland, 68, who lives a chain away.



    Copeland, however, is in need of help herself.


    “I put them here. If I could get some help to fix the tank along with some cement and a door that would be good,” said Copeland, who often supplies the family with water and anything else she is able to offer.

    The house has two beds, no bathroom, and no electricity.

    “We need mattress, water tank, bedding and dem things deh. Mi use candle for light but mi fraid it bun down the place, so when mi phone charge, mi use the phone light because the candle nuh safe with the children,” Smith said.

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    Whenever it rains, the entire yard space is flooded because the house is situated directly where the water is channelled to escape.

    The kids are barefooted, according to McKenzie, they play in the mud or dirt as pastimes.

    Their attendance at school is nothing to be proud of as they lack almost all the essentials, clothing, bags, books, and shoes.

    McKenzie told THE STAR that she always wanted to be a nurse and still has those intentions, though not clear how to make the next step. “Nobody nuh come here enuh and none of us don’t work, mommy nor my sister.” The sister she referred to does not live with them, but resides close by and visits when she can.

    She says she welcomes any assistance for them to better themselves and live a meaningful life.


    News Credit: Jamaica-Star | Read More Here



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    Recording Artiste Dexta Daps was this morning (Mon) involved in a traffic accident in Saint Catherine.
    Reports reaching the Zee are that the artiste is fine after only receiving a few bruises. 
    Details on the accident have not yet been ascertained however, the vehicle Dexta was in, is said to been written off.
    Dexta had recently returned to the island following overseas stints. 
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  • Nine years on ice: Body remains in morgue as legal battle continues

    Some believe it's the perfect case for the Guinness World Records.

    The body of a Jamaican man, who served in the British Navy, is still locked away in storage in a downtown Kingston morgue — nine years after his death.

    And there seems to be no end in sight as the matter is now in court with the funeral home director, Michael Jones, seeking millions of dollars incurred in storage fees.

    The man died in 2007 leaving several millions in assets. He had given instructions to family members that one of his properties should be sold to cover his funeral expenses.

    But his instructions were never followed, the funeral home director told Loop News.

    "At the time of his death, family members requested that the funeral home bury the deceased and that they would cover the cost at a later date," said the funeral director in an interview.

    The director said he declined and told the family that he would delay the proceedings until they came up with the relevant funds.

    That was in 2012.

    He said preparations were also placed on hold as morgue officials had to wait on the burial order and other documents.

    Still, during the wait, the family members failed to come up with the cash, resulting in the legal action to recover storage costs.

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  • Lotto Scammers Now Recruiting Kids

    Lotto scammers in the western end of the island appear to be recruiting children as young as 11 years old to join in their illegal activities, a senior police officer informed Loop News.

    The scammers have stepped up their drive, recruiting directly inside of schools, as their rank grows thin from a slew of arrests, as law enforcement heightens efforts to shut down the pervasive activity that has painted Jamaica in a bad light on the world stage.

    “This is something we have found and it is very disturbing,” Steve McGregor, the senior superintendent who heads the St James Police Division, told Loop News.

    "These criminals, it appears, will stop at nothing to keep their operations going and as a result do not care who they target," McGregor added. "The development have left several schools grappling to address the problem before it gets out of control."

    McGregor said that the pre-teen recruits are being asked to stash the scammers’ money and to help process lead sheets, among other things.

    The scammers have grown more desperate as their operations have taken serious hits since the passing of the Lotto Scam Act in 2013, which resulted in hundreds of arrests, stiff penalties and the extradition of suspects to the US for trial.

    Even police officers have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in lotto scamming, which has put millions of dollars into the hands of criminals, giving them greater power and influence.

    Scamming has also been linked to an explosion of gun violence and murders in once-peaceful western parishes.

    Scammer overwhelmingly target the elderly or those with disposable income. The criminals lead their victims into believing they have won a drawing or lottery and convince them to send money in order to receive their prize.

    Meanwhile, the police will be putting in place measures to shut down the recruiting of children by scamming.

    The police didn’t reveal details of their but said that people will begin to see the end result in coming months.


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