Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Tifa challenges government

Tifa challenges government

In the wake of Reggae Month, dancehall deejay Tifa is challenging the Jamaican government to do more for its entertainers. In explaining, Tifa says she understands that curbing crime and violence is of importance but Jamaica should have been the Motown of the Caribbean. In coming weeks Tifa is expected to head to Canada for a tour which will see her making stops in at least seven major cities.... [Read more]


Jamaica’s Usain Bolt capped the first meeting of the Nitro Athletics Series in Australia by Dwight Fraser February 4th, 2017

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt capped the first meeting of the Nitro Athletics Series in Australia by Dwight Fraser February 4th, 2017

  Sports ultimate show-man Jamaica’s Usain Bolt capped the first meeting of the Nitro Athletics Series in Australia today by propelling his team of international “all-stars” to a crowd-pleasing win in the 4×100 meters relay. Taking the baton from Olympic gold medal-winning team mate Asafa Powell, Bolt powered down the second leg at Lakeside Stadium before Americans Jenna Prandini and Jeneba... [Read more]


Streaming Could Trump US Travel Woes

Streaming Could Trump US Travel Woes

As concerns rise about travel restrictions being imposed by US President Donald Trump and how they will affect Jamaica, organisers of two of the country’s biggest music festivals are encouraging others in the business to channel their energies and resources into building solid online platforms for their events. The organisers of Rebel Salute, held in January at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove,... [Read more]


Whitmore Encouraged Despite Defeat

Whitmore Encouraged Despite Defeat

Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore said that despite losing 1-0 to the USA, his young team produced what he described as an encouraging performance. The local-based Reggae Boyz returned to the island from Chattanooga, Tennessee, yesterday afternoon following Friday night’s loss. Whitmore told The Gleaner that he is looking forward to getting the players back into... [Read more]


St George’s College Mourns – ISSA Responds To Student’s Death

St George’s College Mourns – ISSA Responds To Student’s Death

Members of St George’’s College’’s Manning Cup team mourn the death of their teammate, Dominic James, who collapsed during yesterday’’s game against Excelsior at Stadium East and later died at the University Hospital of the West Indies. The executive of the Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) is expected to meet today to discuss the way forward, after yesterday’s... [Read more]


Sean Paul Vows to Bring Back Authentic Dancehall

Sean Paul Vows to Bring Back Authentic Dancehall

Earning top honors on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for the first time in ten years, has propelled international dancehall artiste Sean Paul to put the finishing touches on his upcoming album. Sean Paul who believes no one else is in a better position to bring back some authentic dancehall to the mainstream, says there is a new generation of hip hop artists who have borrowed the sound of dancehall,... [Read more]


Jesse Royal on Tour With Lauryn Hill

Jesse Royal on Tour With Lauryn Hill

Young reggae revivalist Jesse Royal has been making huge strides. Jesse who has been on tour all summer in Europe and the United States, has been a key staple on international R&B female soul singer Lauryn Hill’s concert series MLH Caravan a Diaspora Calling. The concert series dubbed a celebration of the many cultural facets and artistic beauty of the African Diaspora, features opening performances... [Read more]


Asafa Powell cruises to victory in Zagreb

Asafa Powell cruises to victory in Zagreb

Former world record holder Asafa Powell topped the field in the men’s 100m at the 66th edition of the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial in Zagreb, Croatia on Tuesday, the final meeting of the 2016 IAAF World Challenge series. Powell, aiming for record 98th sub-10 seconds performance, came up short in his bid after he was timed at 10.01secs. Joel Fearon (10.06) and James Dasaoulou (10.10sb) were second... [Read more]


Jamaica Supreme In Men’s 200m And 4x100m

Jamaica Supreme In Men’s 200m And 4x100m

Jamaica is prominent in a recently published list of world records for lanes in the men’s 200m and 4x100m. Led by Usain Bolt, the Caribbean island has the lion’s share of the fastest times per lane in statistics appearing this week on the website of the respected US publication Track and Field News. The list shows that Jason Young, Yohan Blake and Bolt own the fastest 200-metre times... [Read more]


JFF Probes Schafer – Reggae Boyz Coach Relieved Of Responsibilities ‘With Immediate Effect’

JFF Probes Schafer – Reggae Boyz Coach Relieved Of Responsibilities ‘With Immediate Effect’

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) relieved the senior men’s national team head coach, Winfried Schafer, of his responsibilities following an incident where he allegedly unplugged a TVJ cameraman’s cable during an interview with Reggae Boyz team manager Roy Simpson. In a response to the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) sent yesterday afternoon, a release from the JFF’s general... [Read more]