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Chris Gayle rewrites the history books with first double century in ODI

Canberra (AFP) – Chris Gayle’s stunning innings of 215 in a West Indies total of 372 for two in a World Cup Pool B match against Zimbabwe at Canberra’s Manuka Oval on Tuesday was a statistician’s delight. Below AFP Sport picks out the landmark numbers from a match the West Indies eventually won by 73 [...]

Kartel ‘run road’ from jail; dominates the Youth View Awards

Incarcerated dancehall deejay, Vybz Kartel, showed all the free entertainer just how to run roa, when he symbolically walked away with the top honours at the Youth View Awards on Saturday night. His trophies included Favourite Male Local Artiste of The Year; Favourite Dancehall Artiste of the Year; Favourite Local Chart-topping Song and Hottest Summer [...]

Nicki Minaj’s tour manager stabbed to death in Philly

A member of Nicki Minaj’s team was killed, and another man critically injured, after a stabbing in Philadelphia in the early morning hours of Wednesday. De’Von Pickett, 29, Minaj’s tour manager, died after being rushed to a local hospital, while Eric Parker, 27, remains in critical condition. Minaj shared the news on Twitter, writing; ‘Two members [...]

Rapper Afroman arrested after punching female fan who climbed onstage

Rapper Afroman was arrested on Tuesday and subsequently booked for assault after the rapper was said to have punched a female fan who got on stage during a performance in Biloxi, Mississippi. The 40-year-old Because I Got High singer was playing guitar when the woman approached him from behind and appeared to try and dance [...]

Richie Stephens, Cocoa Tea, Sanchez warm hearts at Ladies Ball in NYC

New York: Frigid temperatures and nearly a foot of snow which blanked parts of New York state did not deter thousands of enthusiastic reggae fans who turned out at the Resort World Casino ballroom in Queens, NY last Sunday for the second annual Ladies Ball which featured R&B hit machine Freddie Jackson, Richie Stephens, Sanchez, [...]

Justus Arison of JA Productions says Anju Blaxx is a scapegoat of ZJ Wah Wa

JA Productions head Justus Arison is warning members of the music industry who had any business dealings with ZJ Wah Wa to exercise due diligence before they travel to the United States. Arison made the declaration after news broke that dancehall producer Andrew Sayeed Myrie, who is also known as Anju Blaxxx, of UIM Productions, [...]

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  • Grade 8 Donald Quarrie student found chopped to death

    Grade 8 Donald Quarrie student found chopped to death

    A Grade 8 student of  the Donald Quarrie High School was  chopped to death near her home in St. Thomas on Tuesday morning. She is Kayalica Simpson, 14 of Newlands in Yallahs. According to reports reaching RJR News, sometime after 4 o’clock Kayalica left her home to use an outside latrine.When she did not return family members began [...]

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    I-Octane makes first trip to Africa

    Kingston, JAMAICA:- Reggae and dancehall ambassador, I-Octane, is eagerly anticipating his first trip to the Motherland – Africa – where  he is all set to throw down a spectacular performance at the Independence Stadium in Bakau, Gambia on March 6. He will be the special guest of T Smallz Suso, the entertainer who is being hailed [...]

  • Brownstone member Charmayne Maxwell falls to her death

    Brownstone member Charmayne Maxwell falls to her death

    Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell, a member of the ’90s girl group Brownstone, died this past Saturday, Feb. 28, her brother Brandon Maxwell confirmed via Twitter. She was 46. He provided some insight on her tragic and sudden passing. “R.I.P my beautiful sister Charmayne ‘Maxee’ Maxwell,” he tweeted. “I can’t even believe I’m typing this right now.” “Bad things [...]

  • Big men armed with knives and stones beat up little Grade 3 boy at St Ann school

    Big men armed with knives and stones beat up little Grade 3 boy at St Ann school

    Two men have been taken into police custody, after allegedly attacking a student and assaulting two teachers at the Parry Town Primary School in St Ann, today. The incident resulted in the early suspension of classes. Irie fm news understands that two men reportedly invaded the school and physically assaulted a grade three male student. [...]

  • Jamaican U-17 footballers in Honduras elevator scare

    Jamaican U-17 footballers in Honduras elevator scare

    Some members of Jamaica’s national Under 17 squad currently participating in the CONCACAF under 17 Championships in San Pedro Sula Honduras received a heart stopping scare in an elevator at the team hotel. Ten players, namely; Ajeanie Talbot, Jahmali Waite, Deshane Beckford, Jahlanie Hammond, Antoneil Mullings, Akeem Chambers, Javain Brown, Fabian Grant, Demar James and [...]

  • Four foreigners killed in Trelawny crash

    Four foreigners killed in Trelawny crash

    Four foreigners died early Sunday in a motor vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer and a car on the Braco main road in Trelawny. The visitors, who were all men, are yet to be identified. Three are said to be from the Dominican Republic and the other from Spain. Head of the Highway and Traffic Division, [...]

  • William Shatner back in LA; refuses to discuss Leonard Nimoy funeral

    William Shatner back in LA; refuses to discuss Leonard Nimoy funeral

    William Shatner has beamed himself back to Los Angeles ahead of Leonard Nimoy‘s funeral on Sunday after all, according to the web site TMZ. It was a shocker, because earlier in the day the former Captain Kirk on the hit “Star Trek” TV series had spent hours on Twitter defending his decision to miss the service for his co-star, explaining that he [...]

  • NHT denies reports of stalling on Observer Access To Information request

    NHT denies reports of stalling on Observer Access To Information request

    The National Housing Trust categorically denies any allegation, whether explicit or implied, that it is being deliberate in not furnishing documents requested by the Jamaica Observer under the Access To Information (ATI) Act. The Trust further rejects any notion that it is “hiding”, as alleged by the Observer in the misleading headline of its lead [...]

  • Dr. Ben Carson defends Barak Obama and creationism

    Dr. Ben Carson defends Barak Obama and creationism

    WASHINGTON — Dr. Ben Carson defended President Barack Obama Sunday against criticism that he was too inexperienced to be president. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Carson went on to suggest that certain scientific ideas, like evolution, are “just propaganda.” The retired surgeon and possible long-shot for the Republican presidential nomination challenged the familiar Republican [...]

  • Alicia Keys debuts son Genesis Ali Dean

    Alicia Keys debuts son Genesis Ali Dean

    Alicia Keys introduced her 2-month-old son, Genesis Ali Dean, to the world on Facebook on Friday. “Blessings and love!! #GenesisAliDean” the Grammy-winning singer captioned the pic. Keys, along with husband Swizz Beatz, their other son, Egypt, and Kasseem Jr. — Swizz’s son from a previous relationship — all posed in black tie attire for the [...]

  • Orange Street businessman held up and robbed; suspects held

    Orange Street businessman held up and robbed; suspects held

    The Kingston Central Police will be questioning two suspects in connection with a robbery early Tuesday at a business establishment in downtown Kingston. About 7 o’clock a businessman arrived at his Orange Street establishment when he was held up by three armed men. They stole cellphones and an undetermined sum of cash. The stolen items [...]

  • Education Ministry must now approve transfer of athletes

    Education Ministry must now approve transfer of athletes

    Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says an athlete seeking a transfer to a new school must now have the approval of his Ministry. He told the House of Representatives this afternoon, that this is part of new guidelines agreed with the InterSecondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA). Principals of the receiving and sending schools, along with parents, [...]

  • Andrew Holness appeals Constitutional ruling in Tufton, Williams case

    Andrew Holness appeals Constitutional ruling in Tufton, Williams case

    Less than a week  after conceding that his decision to remove Arthur Williams and Dr. Christopher Tufton from the Senate by way of pre-dated resignation letters was  unlawful, Opposition Leader Andrew Holness has filed an appeal. The Constitutional Court ruled that he unlawfully removed two members of the Senate,  and Holness also apologised during a [...]

  • Chris Brown denied entry to Canada; cancels Montreal, Toronto shows

    Chris Brown denied entry to Canada; cancels Montreal, Toronto shows

    Chris Brown was denied entry into Canada on Tuesday and forced to cancel two shows on his Between The Sheets tour. The 25-year-old singer tweeted that he wouldn’t be performing on Tuesday at the Centre Bell in Montreal and on Wednesday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. ‘Unfortunately I will not be able to [...]

  • Chris Gayle rewrites the history books with first double century in ODI

    Chris Gayle rewrites the history books with first double century in ODI

    Canberra (AFP) – Chris Gayle’s stunning innings of 215 in a West Indies total of 372 for two in a World Cup Pool B match against Zimbabwe at Canberra’s Manuka Oval on Tuesday was a statistician’s delight. Below AFP Sport picks out the landmark numbers from a match the West Indies eventually won by 73 [...]

  • Zendaya lashes TV host who said her red carpet locks made her ‘smell like weed’

    Zendaya lashes TV host who said her red carpet locks made her ‘smell like weed’

    Zendaya has hit back at Giuliana Rancic after she claimed the singer smelled of weed just because she has dreadlocks. The Fashion Police host made the comments as the starlet arrived to Sunday’s Academy Awards, claiming ‘I feel like she smells smells like patchouli oil… or maybe weed.’ The 18-year-old reacted furiously on Twitter, accusing [...]

  • Blue Mountain Music Festival a ‘flopfest’ says patron; demands refund

    Blue Mountain Music Festival a ‘flopfest’ says patron; demands refund

    In a letter to the editor (The Gleaner February 24, one patron  SUZANNE FRANCIS- BROWN sfbjamaica@gmail.comdemands a refund from the Blue Mountain Music Festival. See letter below.) This past weekend’s (February 21-22) Blue Mountain Music Festival has been advertised as part of Reggae Month activities. Despite reports of late starts at last year’s events, five of us [...]

  • Grisly scene as man’s head cut off following traffic accident

    Grisly scene as man’s head cut off following traffic accident

      KINGSTON, Jamaica — One man is dead and three other people reported injured after a three-vehicle collision on the Osborne Store main road in Clarendon shortly after 8:00 pm Monday. Police report that the dead man was decapitated after the truck in which he was travelling collided with a trailer transporting a tractor. The [...]

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