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WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2014 — HEPATITIS : THINK AGAIN

World Hepatitis Day was launched by the World Hepatitis Alliance in 2008 in response to the concern that chronic viral hepatitis did not have the level, nor the political priority, seen with other communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. In May 2010, the World Health Assembly passed resolutionWHA63.18 on viral hepatitis which provides [...]

Droop Lion ‘Back On Tracks’ with the Gladiators; kicked off European tour July

Kingston, Jamaica: – To those who have been tracking the career path of  reggae singer, Droop Lion, it comes as no surprise to learn that he has formed a lasting bond with veteran reggae group, The Gladiators. In fact, it would be perfectly true to say that a merger of this nature was inevitable. Having [...]

Jamaica, Kenya win 1-2-3 in Women’s 400m and 10,000 m at Commonwealth Games

Glasgow: Jamaica and Kenya had a night to remember on the third day of Commonwealth Games action on Tuesday, the track and field powerhouses reaping a big haul of medals, while Canada also nabbed two golds. Stephanie McPherson led an impressive Jamaican cleansweep of a high-quality women’s 400m, while there were also golds for Andrew [...]

‘Journalists, please don’t create lies to make headlines,’ Bolt tweets in response to rubbish rumours at Commonwealth Games

Fastest man in the world, Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt has denied he made and derogatory comments regarding the Commonwealth Games being held in Scotland and his management has dismissed the rumours as utter rubbish.  In a tweet this morning: ‘I’m waking up to this nonsense… journalist please don’t create lies to make headlines.’ His manager, [...]

Usain Bolt hit with bizarre questions about Gaza conflict and Scottish independence at Commonwealth Press Conference

Jamaican six-time Olympic champion, Usain Bolt, was hit with a barrage of stupid questions during his first press conference at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in Scotland. Bolt arrived arrived in Glasgow as the Games’ only real star, following the withdrawal of big names including Olympic 5000m and 10,000m champion Mo Farah. But rather than showing him [...]

Reggae music blazes the summer; Chronixx takes Here Comes Trouble live on the set of NCB with Jimmy Fallon

 Kingston, Jamaica: - Just as the Jamaican moment on last year’s BET Awards ignited buzz in Jamaica and on social media, last Tuesday Chronixx debut on America’s popular NBC’s ‘Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’, lit a ‘bonfyah’ as an excited Fallon rightfully proclaimed ‘Jamaica is swelling with pride right now’.  Glowing from his recent golden Jamaican [...]

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  • WORLD HEPATITIS DAY – THINK AGAIN: The Janssen Pharmaceuticals Team (from left) Rishi Maharaj, Area Manager; Diane Dawson, Country Manager, North Caribbean and Marsha Clarke, Specialty Pharmaceutical Representative, Virology, North Caribbean paid a courtesy call on Minister of Health, the Honourable Dr. Fenton Ferguson at his offices at the Oceana Hotel Complex in Kingston, last Tuesday, July 29 and presented him with his World Hepatitis Day T-shirt. Looking on is Dr. Sonia Copeland, Director, Health Promotion and Protection Branch, MOH. World Hepatitis Day was celebrated on July 28.

    WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2014 — HEPATITIS : THINK AGAIN

    World Hepatitis Day was launched by the World Hepatitis Alliance in 2008 in response to the concern that chronic viral hepatitis did not have the level, nor the political priority, seen with other communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. In May 2010, the World Health Assembly passed resolutionWHA63.18 on viral hepatitis which provides [...]

  • Rihanna keeps it hot and steamy in ad for her new men’s fragrance, Rogue Man

    Rihanna keeps it hot and steamy in ad for her new men’s fragrance, Rogue Man

    Over the years, she’s developed quite the reputation for keeping things hot and steamy. And when Rihanna unveiled shots to promote her new fragrance Rogue Man on Friday, she failed to disappoint, with images showing her nuzzling a shirtless male model. In one of the black and white shots, the 26-year-old singer is seen with [...]

  • Kalado takes things Personally; single is # 1 on Richie B’s Jamaica Countdown charts

    Kalado takes things Personally; single is # 1 on Richie B’s Jamaica Countdown charts

    On-the-rise dancehall artiste, Kalado, has scored his first number one with his banging summer anthem, Personally. The single has been on Richie B’s Jamaica Top 25 Dancehall Singles Chart for 13 weeks and it was really a matter of when – Not if – Personally would take move into the coveted number one position. From [...]

  • Ballerina Mitsy Copeland sizzles in new Under Armour ad

    Ballerina Mitsy Copeland sizzles in new Under Armour ad

    In a bid to appeal to more female shoppers, Under Armour has released a breathtaking new ad starring professional ballerina Misty Copeland. The video, which has had more than 530,000 views, shows the 31-year-old American Ballet Theatre dancer displaying her mind-blowing athleticism, zooming in on her unbelievably muscular legs standing out as she goes on [...]

  • Droop Lion ‘Back On Tracks’ with the Gladiators; kicked off European tour July

    Droop Lion ‘Back On Tracks’ with the Gladiators; kicked off European tour July

    Kingston, Jamaica: – To those who have been tracking the career path of  reggae singer, Droop Lion, it comes as no surprise to learn that he has formed a lasting bond with veteran reggae group, The Gladiators. In fact, it would be perfectly true to say that a merger of this nature was inevitable. Having [...]

  • Jamaica, Kenya win 1-2-3 in Women’s 400m and 10,000 m at Commonwealth Games

    Jamaica, Kenya win 1-2-3 in Women’s 400m and 10,000 m at Commonwealth Games

    Glasgow: Jamaica and Kenya had a night to remember on the third day of Commonwealth Games action on Tuesday, the track and field powerhouses reaping a big haul of medals, while Canada also nabbed two golds. Stephanie McPherson led an impressive Jamaican cleansweep of a high-quality women’s 400m, while there were also golds for Andrew [...]

  • Bolt said the Commonwealth Games were ‘a bit shit’? The journalist clearly didn’t hear right

    Bolt said the Commonwealth Games were ‘a bit shit’? The journalist clearly didn’t hear right

    The British media is making quite a hullabaloo about comments attributed to Jamaica’s sprint legend, Usain St Leo Bolt, stirring up hatred against the Jamaican, with the Daily Mail even speculating that Bolt will get a cold reception when he runs this weekend. The Times newspaper claims that Bolt told one of their reporters that [...]

  • Usain Bolt shrugs off Times report; watches Jamaica play netball at the Commonwealth Games

    Usain Bolt shrugs off Times report; watches Jamaica play netball at the Commonwealth Games

    By Neil Johnston, BBC Sport Usain Bolt turned up to watch the Jamaican women’s netball team take on New Zealand after denying claims he made disparaging comments about the Commonwealth Games. The Times newspaper quoted the Olympic 100m champion as saying he was “not really” having fun in Glasgow. But Bolt was all smiles as [...]

  • Orlando Bloom throws punch at Justin Bieber at restaurant in Ibiza

    Orlando Bloom throws punch at Justin Bieber at restaurant in Ibiza

    Orlando Bloom does not have Bieber fever. (Getty Images) A night out in scenic Ibiza turned nasty for two tourists: Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom.The odd pair reportedly came to blows at Cipriani, a restaurant and bar overlooking the Spanish harbor, as fellow patrons including Lindsay Lohan, Diddy, and Paris Hilton looked on. Bloom, 37, [...]

  • ‘Journalists, please don’t create lies to make headlines,’ Bolt tweets in response to rubbish rumours at Commonwealth Games

    ‘Journalists, please don’t create lies to make headlines,’ Bolt tweets in response to rubbish rumours at Commonwealth Games

    Fastest man in the world, Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt has denied he made and derogatory comments regarding the Commonwealth Games being held in Scotland and his management has dismissed the rumours as utter rubbish.  In a tweet this morning: ‘I’m waking up to this nonsense… journalist please don’t create lies to make headlines.’ His manager, [...]

  • ‘Gay marriage ban best for children,’ says attorney general

    ‘Gay marriage ban best for children,’ says attorney general

    DALLAS (AP) — Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in “stable, lasting relationships,” the state’s attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban. Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor, said the views of ban opponents could [...]

  • Men arrested

    No bail for former Director of Special Projects at the National Works Agency, George Knight

    Attorneys representing former Director of  Special Projects at the National Works Agency (NWA)  George Knight, 44, and his co-accused, Clava Mantock Jnr., 32, failed in their attempts to secure bail for their clients in court on Tuesday. Knight, the CEO and President of  Cenitech Limited, and founder of the company, 62 year old Clava Mantock Snr, are among five [...]

  • The Skatalites

    Heart of Ska Festival on Saturday a celebration of ska

    As the Emancipation and Independence celebrations continue, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission will pay tribute the the revered genre ska on Saturday, August 3, with the Heart of Ska festival. The festival will feature film presentations, exhibitions showcasing photos and artifacts of The Skatalites and The Ska Era, panel discussions, Interactive competitions, all day entertainment and the best ‘Duppy’ [...]

  • Rape

    St Thomas pastor on rape charge; accused of sexually assaulting 12 year old girl

    A St. Thomas pastor has been arrested and charged after being accused of  sexually assaulting a minor. He has been charged with rape, grievous sexual assault and sexual grooming. It’s alleged that the incident occurred in 2012 while he was  counselling the child. A report was filed with the Centre For Investigation Of  Sexual Offences and Child [...]

  • Racehorse owner Ram Nagrani shot dead in Stony Hill

    Racehorse owner Ram Nagrani shot dead in Stony Hill

    Ram Nagrani, a St Andrew businessman and race horse owner, was shot dead along Old Stony Hill Road in St. Andrew on Tuesday. Reports are that, shortly after nine o’clock, Nagrani was at home when he received a call to meet someone. While driving along the Old Stony Hill Road, his vehicle was hit from [...]

  • Celebrities take to social media to air views on Gaza

    Celebrities take to social media to air views on Gaza

    Washington (AFP) – Pop idols and professional athletes are going public with strong views about Gaza, putting their relations with fans on the line while stirring up a social media frenzy.  More often than not, celebrity sympathies have been leaning in favor of Palestinians as the Israeli assault on Hamas rolls into its fourth week and [...]

  • Usain Bolt hit with bizarre questions about Gaza conflict and Scottish independence at Commonwealth Press Conference

    Usain Bolt hit with bizarre questions about Gaza conflict and Scottish independence at Commonwealth Press Conference

    Jamaican six-time Olympic champion, Usain Bolt, was hit with a barrage of stupid questions during his first press conference at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in Scotland. Bolt arrived arrived in Glasgow as the Games’ only real star, following the withdrawal of big names including Olympic 5000m and 10,000m champion Mo Farah. But rather than showing him [...]

  • JCDC Live Music Tuesdays gets underway

    JCDC Live Music Tuesdays gets underway

    Jamaica Festival will on Tuesday evening roll into the parishes of St. Mary, Portland and St. Ann, as Live Music Tuesdays gets into high gear. As part of the redesigned Jamaica Festival programme, Live Music  Tuesdays to develop  live band music across the island, through the unearthing and showcasing of what is popularly known as ‘duppy bands’. ‘Duppy bands’ [...]

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