Monday, February 19th, 2018

British Singer Sting Visits Children’s Hospital

British Singer Sting Visits Children’s Hospital

British singer Sting has arrived on Jamaican soil, and his first order of duty was a visit to the Bustamante Children’s Hospital in Kingston. With Shaggy as his host, Sting got a tour of the hospital on Friday morning, where he met some of the children as well as interacted with some parents who were present with their children. Photographs and videos from Sting’s tour of the hospital shared by... [Read more]


Rebel Salute Holds Visitor Record – Organisers Believe Figures Now Higher Than 2013 Survey

Rebel Salute Holds Visitor Record – Organisers Believe Figures Now Higher Than 2013 Survey

At the December launch of Rebel Salute 2018, which takes place on January 12 and 13 at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, St Ann, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, put some figures to the festival which has grown out of deejay Tony Rebel’s birthday celebration in 1994. In The Gleaner‘s report on December 21, among the statistics was the... [Read more]


Some Roads In St Ann, St Mary And Portland Still Impassable – NWA

Some Roads In St Ann, St Mary And Portland Still Impassable – NWA

The National Works Agency (NWA) says the roadway leading to Lime Hall in St Ann remains impassable after heavy rains on Friday. However, it says work is under way to have it reopened. The NWA says landslides have also blocked roads from Richmond to Highgate, and Trinity to Little Bay in St Mary; while roads leading to Cornwall Barracks and Moore Town in Portland are impassable due to landslides. The... [Read more]


Transport Minister Orders Probe Into Crash After JCF, JDF Members Implicated

Transport Minister Orders Probe Into Crash After JCF, JDF Members Implicated

Transport Minister Mike Henry has indicated that the illegal actions of some members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) contributed to Friday night’s crash in St Catherine, which left four people dead. The incident happened along the McCook’s Pen main road as two cars, travelling in opposite directions, collided. Ten people, including a policeman,... [Read more]


Jada Pinkett-Smith Calls Out ‘Girls Trip’ Golden Globes Snub

Jada Pinkett-Smith Calls Out ‘Girls Trip’ Golden Globes Snub

GIRLS TRIP was without a doubt one of the biggest movies of 2017. Despite drawing in millions at the box office worldwide and making history with it’s all-black- female-led cast, it didn’t do enough to gain one nomination at the prestigious Golden Globe Awards – and Jada Pinkett Smith is not happy about it. The actress claimed that the judging panel had failed to even watch the raucous... [Read more]


Cancer Survivor Set To Give Back This Christmas

Cancer Survivor Set To Give Back This Christmas

Dorothy Satchwell Getting a jump on the jingle bells, concerts and night-life sessions to start over this week until the new year, Dorothy Satchwell, founder of the MistyBlue Cancer Care Foundation, has garnered the support from her own multiplicity of reggae stars to perform for a benefit concert dubbed ‘Cancer Awareness through Music’. Through several fundraising initiatives (including... [Read more]


Chart Watch – ITunes | Four Marley Albums In Top Five

Chart Watch – ITunes | Four Marley Albums In Top Five

Marley albums – whether by the father Bob or his sons Damian, Stephen, Ky-Mani and Ziggy – heavily populating the iTunes Reggae Albums Chart is nothing new. But even by the lofty Marley standards, the topmost handful of the 100 reggae albums identified on Thursday night was remarkable. Save for the number three album Set in Stone (Stick Figure) it is Marley all the way. Bob, along with... [Read more]


Chance For Redemption – KC, STETHS Look To End Disappointing Seasons On A High Note

Chance For Redemption – KC, STETHS Look To End Disappointing Seasons On A High Note

Having endured a miserable campaign were they failed to reach the final of the Manning Cup and daCosta Cup competitions, heavyweights Kingston College (KC) and St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) will look to avoid ending the season empty-handed when they clash in the final ISSA/Flow Super Cup competition today. The match will be played at Sabina Park starting at 7p.m. KC, who were the preseason... [Read more]


Bolt Wins IAAF President’s Award As Barshim, Thiam Top Peers

Bolt Wins IAAF President’s Award As Barshim, Thiam Top Peers

President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Sebastian Coe (left) and Prince Albert II of Monaco (right) pose with Belgium’s combined events specialist Nafissatou Thiam (second right) who won the 2017 Athlete female of the Year Award, and Qatari high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim who won the 2017 Athlete male of the Year Award, yesterday in Monaco, during the 2017 World... [Read more]


Winners And Losers Under The US Senate Tax Proposal

Winners And Losers Under The US Senate Tax Proposal

WASHINGTON (AP): The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses like President Donald Trump and his family do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. On the other hand, people living in high-tax states, who deduct their local property, income and sales taxes from what they owe Uncle Sam, could lose... [Read more]