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Gunmen trick, rob foreigners – Pretended to be Good Samaritans.


An American family visiting the island who were robbed at gunpoint in July along the Penn Hill Road in Manchester is pleading with those responsible to return their travel documents and house keys.

The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, natives are scheduled to return home shortly, and are appealing for the return of their documents, house and car keys.

G’nadine Grant, who was with her husband, daughter and friend when the ordeal took place on July 20 about 10:15 p.m., explained that the car they were travelling in had broken down when the gunmen pounced.

“A friend came to pick us up at the airport but the car broke down on the Penn Hill Road and we were there about one hour. Other persons stopped to help us but my husband is a mechanic so when they stopped he asked for a pliers but when they realised they had none, they would say they couldn’t help us,” she said.

Soon, another car stopped. The occupants seemed to be Good Samaritans but they had other intentions.

“The car passed to go up the hill and then shortly afterwards the same car came back down the road. They parked behind us on the road and pretended they were going to help us get the car started,” Grant recalled. ” My husband asked if they had a pliers and one pretended to go and look for a pliers while the others were there just lingering. Soon afterwards, one of them held a gun to my husband’s head and pushed him over into a ditch.”

Grant said there were four men but it seemed only one was armed with a knife and a gun. She said she and her husband were standing outside during the attack while her friend and daughter were seated in the car.

She said they were robbed of jewellery, cash, gadgets, their travel documents and keys. However, she is only concerned with the return of the documents and other more important items.

She estimated the attack lasted about five minutes. “It happened so fast,” she remarked.

Grant explained that shortly after the men left, a wrecker company they had been in contact with, her pastor, and the police arrived.

She is asking anyone who may assist with the return of their travel documents and house keys to contact 433-2057, or 896-0899, or any police station.

“Any police station, anywhere on the island, we will drive. That’s how urgent the matter is right now,” she remarked.

The Mandeville police confirmed the robbery and said the probe is still in progress.

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SPIRIT MADE ME KILL WOMAN’


English: Streets of Kingston, Jamaica
English: Streets of Kingston, Jamaica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Ligunea Plaza, Kingston, Jamaica.
English: Ligunea Plaza, Kingston, Jamaica. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Very Rev. Fr. Raphael Morgan (Robert Josias Mo...
Very Rev. Fr. Raphael Morgan (Robert Josias Morgan) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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John Lewis is coming to town……. (Photo credit: Walt Jabsco)

The man accused of killing the 84-year-old newspaper vendor in downtown Kingston last week confessed yesterday in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate‘s Court that a ‘spirit’ entered his body and caused him to kill the elderly woman.

Charged with murder is 20-year-old Neville Lewis, however, he was not deemed fit to enter a plea.

After the damning allegations were read out against Lewis, he stood in court shaking his head continuously.

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey asked him, “How old are you?” and Lewis gave a sane response saying, “I just turned twenty…”

hacked to death

At the time of the tragic incident, reports were that Lewis was 19-years-old.

The magistrate then asked Lewis, “Why were you shaking your head and why did you kill the old woman?” and the accused replied, “Because mi never ask her for any money… is because one spirit get ina mi and mi want to get it out…”

The magistrate immediately ordered that a physciatric evaluation be carried out on Lewis and he is to return to court on July 1.

A fingerprint order was also made.

Meanwhile, THE STAR reported last week that an elderly newspaper vendor was hacked to death by a man believed to be of unsound mind after he allegedly asked her for money and she refused.

Sylvia Sewell, 83, from Hanna Town, Kingston, was attacked about 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Beckford and Orange streets in downtown Kingston.

Her attacker was reportedly set upon by an angry mob, but rescued by private security personnel.

Sewell has been selling The Gleaner and THE STAR for more than 30 years and was scheduled to depart Jamaica in the next four months.

HUBBY BURNS WIFE WITH HOT OIL – Man later commits suicide – News – Jamaica Star – June 8, 2011


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HUBBY BURNS WIFE WITH HOT OIL – Man later commits suicide – News – Jamaica Star – June 8, 2011. Tragic this one is between jeliousy and unfaithfulness and if two people cannot lives together then go their separate ways before getting involve with other people lives,its no joke out there.

CHILD BEATS DAD FOR NOT COOKING – News – Jamaica Star – June 8, 2011


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CHILD BEATS DAD FOR NOT COOKING – News – Jamaica Star – June 8, 2011.This is what I call disrespectful and I wish he did be punish for that one should respect the others wish sure this lad could have done the cooking himself.

54-y-o faces court for beating child – News – Jamaica Star – May 30, 2011


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54-y-o faces court for beating child – News – Jamaica Star – May 30, 2011.It’s all change from the days when I was growing up,not saying that you should flog your child until they are bruise.

But in these days all you have to do is raise your hands to a child or what we call a miner and surely you will end up in court.

Let’s hope we can review this bit of Law and define the way we treat incidents like these, other wise even the good parents will end up on the wrong side of the Law.

Another St Ann police shooting caught on video – Lead Stories – Jamaica Gleaner – Monday | May 23, 2011


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Another St Ann police shooting caught on video – Lead Stories – Jamaica Gleaner – Monday | May 23, 2011. Just to show how disrespectful some Jamaicans can be if others wasn’t assisting Mr Wray to escape justice then he would be alive now.

Blame his assistants for his death  because if they have had the slightest of chance it would be an officer down instead.

Not that I condone the action of the Police but in defending the law and yourself the decision he has taken was fair and just to me, before making too much judgment on the Police have a very good look at the video, the victims assistants, what happened when he was apprehended by the plain cloth Police.

Woman to be sentenced for child cruelty – News – Jamaica Star – May 21, 2011


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Woman to be sentenced for child cruelty – News – Jamaica Star – May 21, 2011. If you can’t care for them don’t have them and thats my view.