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Jamaica’s Usain Bolt sets new 100m indoors best time of 9.98sec in Warsaw

Warsaw (AFP) – Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt set a new best time of 9.98sec for the rarely run 100m indoors at Warsaw’s national football stadium on Saturday. The Olympic champion and world record holder (9.58s) eclipsed the previous best mark for the distance of 10.05 set by Namibian Frankie Fredericks in 1996. The Warsaw [...]

Death of Sierra Leone ‘hero’ doctor, Umar Khan, exposes slow Ebola response

FREETOWN/DAKAR (Reuters) – When two American aid workers recovered from Ebola after being treated with an experimental drug, the grieving family of Sierra Leone’s most famous doctor wondered why he had been denied the same treatment before he died from the deadly virus. Sheik Umar Khan was a hero in his small West African country [...]

‘Ebola virus is deadly,’ health ministry warns Jamaican entertainers travelling to West Africa

The Ministry of  Health is advising entertainers who may be traveling to West African countries that they are putting themselves at risk of contracting the Ebola virus. The Ministry has issued a notice advising persons against travel to the Ebola affected areas of  Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Ministry continues to warn against [...]

REVIEW: The Gladiators Featuring Droop Lion – Back On Tracks

Reggae singer, Andrew Brown, aka Droop Lion, could very well be the poster child for that much fabled old soul who is trapped in a youthful body.  Listening to him as lead vocalist on the latest Gladiators CD, The Gladiators Featuring Droop Lion – Back On Tracks,  it is all too easy to picture him actively [...]

Glitzzy Hair makes contribution to brain tumor patient after reading Weekend Star article

Kingston, Jamaica: – When Glitzzy Hair owner, Jermin Culley, read the article in the Weekend Star of July 31, 2014, about the plight of  21 year-old  Kabul Rochester, who has been  diagnosed with medullablastoma, without thinking twice, he decided to make a contribution. “It was a no-brainer,” said Mr. Culley. “I was moved almost to [...]

Jamaica’s film industry joins the world in paying respect to Robin Williams

Jamaica’s film industry has joined much of the world in mourning the sudden passing of comic and actor, Robin Williams. Carole Beckford, Jamaica’s Film Commissioner, in a statement on the passing of Williams, recalled that he worked with members of the Jamaican industry “from as far back as 1985, when he along with Peter O’Toole [...]

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  • Kalado: Fastest rising dancehall act for 2014 sets Montreal International Reggae Festival ablaze, even as the rain fell during his electrifying performance

    Kalado dazzles at his debut overseas reggae festival

    Kingston, Jamaica:- For the second time since the start of this year, dancehall artiste, Kalado, treated his Canadian fans to a dazzling, unforgettable performance and still managed to leave them wanting more. From Toronto, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec, the artiste, who is undoubtedly the fastest rising dancehall act for 2014, has demonstrated his ever-increasing star power. [...]

  • Suge Knight shot during VMA pre-party hosted by singer Chris Brown

    Suge Knight shot during VMA pre-party hosted by singer Chris Brown

    Music producer Suge Knight has been injured during a shooting at a glamourous awards show party in a Los Angeles nightclub hosted by singer Chris Brown, it has been reported. Witnesses said 25-year-old singer, who is still on parole following his recent release from jail, had been the target of shots fired at the 1OAK [...]

  • Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt competes with Poland's Karol Zalewski (L) and Jamaican's Sheldon Mitchell (R) at the National stadium in Warsaw on August 23, 2014

    Jamaica’s Usain Bolt sets new 100m indoors best time of 9.98sec in Warsaw

    Warsaw (AFP) – Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt set a new best time of 9.98sec for the rarely run 100m indoors at Warsaw’s national football stadium on Saturday. The Olympic champion and world record holder (9.58s) eclipsed the previous best mark for the distance of 10.05 set by Namibian Frankie Fredericks in 1996. The Warsaw [...]

  • Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, respected ebola doctor from Sierra Leone, died from the disease in July

    Death of Sierra Leone ‘hero’ doctor, Umar Khan, exposes slow Ebola response

    FREETOWN/DAKAR (Reuters) – When two American aid workers recovered from Ebola after being treated with an experimental drug, the grieving family of Sierra Leone’s most famous doctor wondered why he had been denied the same treatment before he died from the deadly virus. Sheik Umar Khan was a hero in his small West African country [...]

  • Former PM Patrick Manning turns down nomination by Kamla Persad-Bissessar for Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Former PM Patrick Manning turns down nomination by Kamla Persad-Bissessar for Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Former PM Patrick Manning turns down nomination by Kamla Persad-Bissessar for Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Here’s the full release from Former Minister and San Fernando East MP Patrick Manning. I wish to respectfully decline the publicly announced nomination by the Honourable Prime Minister to have me receive The Order of the [...]

  • ‘Ebola virus  is deadly,’ health ministry warns Jamaican entertainers travelling to West Africa

    ‘Ebola virus is deadly,’ health ministry warns Jamaican entertainers travelling to West Africa

    The Ministry of  Health is advising entertainers who may be traveling to West African countries that they are putting themselves at risk of contracting the Ebola virus. The Ministry has issued a notice advising persons against travel to the Ebola affected areas of  Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Ministry continues to warn against [...]

  • REVIEW: The Gladiators Featuring Droop Lion – Back On Tracks

    REVIEW: The Gladiators Featuring Droop Lion – Back On Tracks

    Reggae singer, Andrew Brown, aka Droop Lion, could very well be the poster child for that much fabled old soul who is trapped in a youthful body.  Listening to him as lead vocalist on the latest Gladiators CD, The Gladiators Featuring Droop Lion – Back On Tracks,  it is all too easy to picture him actively [...]

  • Portmore's teen sensation: Fourteen year-old Pinky Famous

    Portmore’s teenage sensation, Pinky Famous, ready to take on the world

    Kingston, Jamaica:- On the surface, Tishana Darby, appears to be the typical, fashion-conscious teenager who enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the movies and having a meal at her favourite restaurant. However, when it comes to music, Tishana, is in a league of her own. The 14-year-old, who goes by the moniker Pinky Famous, [...]

  • Exiled Tibetan monks from India  join rally advocating justice for Michael Brown

    Exiled Tibetan monks from India join rally advocating justice for Michael Brown

    The fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9 has sent shockwaves not just through the nation, but throughout the globe. Photos of the clashes between protestors and police in Ferguson, Missouri, could be easily mistaken for a war zone, as tear gas, molotov cocktails, and tanks fill the town’s streets. The situation is so dire that [...]

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    Police Federation wants accused ‘death squad’ cop, Witney Hutchinson, released from custody in Canada

    The Police Federation has sought the intervention of the government to secure the release of a Jamaican policeman Constable Witney Hutchinson, now in custody in Canada. Hutchinson, who is accused being part of a death squad in Clarendon, was arrested by the Canada authorities in June, following a request by the Independent Commission of Investigation, INDECOM. The Police [...]

  • Freak storm creates havoc in St. Elizabeth

    Freak storm creates havoc in St. Elizabeth

    A freak storm in St. Elizabeth on Tuesday afternoon, damaged buildings, felled trees and left several areas without electricity. Reports that shortly after 3:15 there was heavy wind, rain, hail and lightning in the northern sections of the parish. As a result, several trees were uprooted in Appleton. Teams from the Appleton Estate are now [...]

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    Andre Hamilton, son of drug kingpin, Andrew Hamilton, charged with money laundering

    Andre Hamilton, the  20-year-old son of convicted drug kingpin Andrew Hamilton, was offered bail in the sum of five million dollars in the Corporate Area Criminal Court on Tuesday. Hamilton, who is a student,  has been accused of money laundering. He was charged following allegations that he and some members of his family helped his [...]

  • Buju Banton

    Buju Banton granted request from US Appeals Court

    The US Appeals Court has granted a request by Buju Banton’s attorneys, that they be allowed to present oral arguments before the court. Lawyers for Buju Banton also known as Mark Myrie, are trying to get the court to grant the entertainer a new trial. He was sentenced to ten years in prison on cocaine charges [...]

  • PNP National Executive Council member arrested for fraud

    PNP National Executive Council member arrested for fraud

    A member of  the Peoples National Party’s (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC) and another man are behind bars on fraud charges. They are  Donovan Bisasor,58, an engineer  of  Great House Circle, Cherry Gardens and 31-year-old Quantity Surveyor Jessie Gosse of  Richmond Park. Both were held during an early morning operation carried out by the Major [...]

  • Former gay activist, Stephen Bennett, says ‘anyone with a brain’ knows thatLGBT people should not be treated equally

    Former gay activist, Stephen Bennett, says ‘anyone with a brain’ knows thatLGBT people should not be treated equally

    “Ex-gay” activist Stephen Bennett fired off at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in an interview with Mission America’s Linda Harvey last week. Identified by “Understanding the Times with Jan Markell” as a “former homosexual,” Bennett argued that “anyone with a brain” realizes that LGBT people should not be treated equally, Right Wing [...]

  • A re-energised I-Octane thrills Europe; dislocates his shoulder and gains new fans

    A re-energised I-Octane thrills Europe; dislocates his shoulder and gains new fans

    Kingston, Jamaica: – Not even an excruciatingly painful, dislocated shoulder could diminish the potency of international reggae and dancehall artiste, I-Octane, as he powered his way across the major festivals in Europe, in a continuation of his awesome “My Journey” tour.   It was right after closing Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night in inimitable style, that [...]

  • Summer’s hot like lava with DJ Sunshine’s Wul Dem riddim

    Summer’s hot like lava with DJ Sunshine’s Wul Dem riddim

    Kingston, Jamaica: – Irie FM radio disc jock and music producer, DJ Sunshine is blazing the summer with the riddim that is pure liquid lava, the unquenchable Wul Dem. The bouncy and gritty Wul Dem is as unstoppable as it’s irresistible and with a summer that is hot like lava, the Wul Dem is the [...]

  • Boxing promoter, Frank Maloney, as he looks now that he has taken on  a new female personal, Kellie

    xBoxing promoter, Frank Maloney is now a woman named Kellie; his ex-wife is still shocked

    Last week fight promoter Frank Maloney shocked the world of boxing by revealing he is undergoing a sex change. Tracey Maloney, his 47-year-old ex-wife is just as shocked by some of Frank’s revelations as the rest of the world. Wearing a wig, lipstick, dress and heels, the 61-year-old currently lives as a woman called Kellie. She [...]

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