Friday, September 30th, 2016

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]


Elephant Man makes Billboard

Elephant Man makes Billboard

Elephant Man is elated after peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart. ‘Hip Sings’ is a collab with overseas-based DJ-songwriter and producer DJ Sultan. The song is flirting with crossover success as it has been in the top ten of the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart for the past three weeks, peaking at #10. Ele tells Music News that this is the way he wants to see dancehal Elephant... [Read more]


Sherwood Content Residents Want Bolt Statue Erected In Community

Sherwood Content Residents Want Bolt Statue Erected In Community

Usain Bolt does his ‘To the World’ pose after winning the men’s 100m final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Moments after Usain Bolt crossed the finish line to win a record third straight 100 metres Olympic title in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday, August 14, thus cementing his legendary status in world athletics, scores of people from his boyhood community of Sherwood Content in Trelawny... [Read more]


Thompson, McLeod Set To Shine In Lausanne

Thompson, McLeod Set To Shine In Lausanne

Jamaica’s double Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson and men’s 110-metre hurdles winner Omar McLeod will be two of the stars on show at tomorrow’s Lausanne Diamond League meet in Switzerland. After a four-week break to facilitate the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Athletissima meeting is the 10th of 14 meets on the schedule. Track and field fans are... [Read more]


A display of unity at Reggae Sumfest

A display of unity at Reggae Sumfest

Did Josef Bogdanovich silence critics following the staging of Reggae Sumfest 2016? Despite much chatter and criticisms following the change in format to exclude international acts from the festival, Reggae Sumfest’s two nights of live performances under the theme our music, our festival displayed strong unity in dancehall and reggae. As is customary, Dancehall Night got the largest turnout of the... [Read more]