2019 EVENTS

Popcaan Says He Bought A House In Ghana “Tink Mi Ramp”

Popcaan Says He Bought A House In Ghana “Tink Mi Ramp”

The Unruly Boss, Popcaan, says he’s now a homeowner in the Motherland, an announcement which should be pleasing to the ears of the Ghanaian and Jamaican Governments, and even Rita Marley, who was granted Ghananian citizenship last December. The  artiste appears to have heeded the calls of the Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, for Jamaicans to “come home” to Ghana, during a visit to Jamaica in Ju... »

French shipping company seals deal for Kingston, Jamaica  terminal sale

French shipping company seals deal for Kingston, Jamaica terminal sale

French shipping group CMA CGM has concluded an agreement with China Merchants Port Holdings to sell its stakes in ten port terminals to Terminal Link. Terminal Links was a joint venture between CMA CGM and China Merchants Port, which saw CMA CGM owning 51 per cent of Terminal Links and China Merchants Port with 49 per cent. China Merchants Port will now be the sole shareholder in Terminal Link. Th... »

Reggae Veteran Artiste Anthony B Says Government Yet To Give Reggae Proper Respect

Reggae Veteran Artiste Anthony B Says Government Yet To Give Reggae Proper Respect

The Original Fireman Anthony B says he remains mystified by successive governments’ seeming reluctance to give Reggae music its recognition as a full-fledged industry and income-earner. According to the Fire Pon Rome artiste, the State has not pumped adequate resources towards the promulgation and preservation of Jamaican culture, particularly the musical aspect. He made his comments beneath an IG... »

Case against Foota Hype dismissed – … but selector still in lock-up

Case against Foota Hype dismissed – … but selector still in lock-up

The case against dancehall selector Oneil Ricardo Thomas, aka Foota Hype, was dismissed when he appeared b efore an immigration judge on December 19 in Miami, Florida, the United States (US). However, the celebrations by his fans will have to remain on ice a little longer as Foota Hype remains in custody. The Jamaican Consulate in Miami updated The STAR after the hearing: “We were advised th... »

Foota Hype Faces Judge Today, Gets Low Support From Dancehall Community

Foota Hype Faces Judge Today, Gets Low Support From Dancehall Community

Foota Hype facing the judge today but where is the support from dancehall entertainers? Only a handful of members of the Dancehall fraternity, namely Nikki Z, Skatta Burrell, and Stacious, have so far come out to show some sympathy to veteran selector Foota Hype, following his detention by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) organization, last week Saturday. Disc jockey Nik... »

Bucket steal – Bikers rob woman of her 21 pieces of KFC, Jamaica

Bucket steal – Bikers rob woman of her 21 pieces of KFC, Jamaica

Miriam was looking forward to biting into a piece of spicy chicken breast that she bought at the KFC restaurant in Cross Roads, St Andrew, on Monday. The aroma of the fast-food chain’s signature fried chicken had sent one signal to her nostrils – eat me. Miriam could not wait to take up the challenge. But as she walked home about 7 that night, two thieves rode up on a motorcycle and made off with ... »

Foota Hype To Get Visit By Jamaican Consulate Officials In ICE Custody

Foota Hype To Get Visit By Jamaican Consulate Officials In ICE Custody

Veteran Dancehall selector Foota Hype is set to appear in an immigration court in the United States on December 23. Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, has confirmed that the 37-year-old Cassava Piece native is in the custody of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). According to the Ambassador, Foota Hype, whose real name is Oneil Thomas, was detained on Saturday, ... »

Dancehall Veteran Foota Hype Held By US Immigration ICE In Miami: Reports

Dancehall Veteran Foota Hype Held By US Immigration ICE In Miami: Reports

Dancehall selector Foota Hype has gone missing in action for the past five days, and his fans are worried that he has been captured by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. Foota Hype, who has declared himself the global Viral King, and who makes daily Instagram posts whether via live feed, regular posts, or on his IG stories, has not made a post for the last five day... »

Vybz Kartel New Prison Photos Brings Back Old Gaza Memories With Lisa Hyper

Vybz Kartel New Prison Photos Brings Back Old Gaza Memories With Lisa Hyper

These Vybz Kartel and Lisa Hyper photos brings back some old Gaza memories. Vybz Kartel was surprised with a blast from the past at the general penitentiary, GP, yesterday afternoon. Well, it wasn’t really a surprise as surely the dancehall deejay was aware of who was on his visitor’s list. Former Portmore Empire member and current dancehall artist Lisa Hyper visited Di Teacha and recorded the mem... »

Irie Jam retains Mayberry Investment to raise capital

Irie Jam retains Mayberry Investment to raise capital

…this as company touts international expansion Irie Jam Media, having recently retained the services of Mayberry Investments Limited (Mayberry) to successfully raise market capital powering the first stage of the company’s global expansion, is now yearning for greater expansion. Some 25 years ago the entity created history when it executed the very first radio simulcast between New Yor... »

Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh Wins Miss World 2019

Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh Wins Miss World 2019

Congratulations to Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh for winning the Miss World 2019 pageant. Jamaica has added another Miss World title to the vault as St. Thomas’ own Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World 2019 in London on December 14. The entire Caribbean is currently in celebratory mode, but especially the entire island of Jamaica will be celebrating for the rest of the year. Singh was crowned by Me... »

Dancehall Icon Ninjaman Broke His Arm In Prison, Set To Undergo Surgery

Dancehall Icon Ninjaman Broke His Arm In Prison, Set To Undergo Surgery

Veteran clash deejay Ninjaman has been released from hospital after he was hospitalized yesterday after he slipped, fell and broke his arm, and had to undergo surgery according to one of the dancehall deejay’s family members. The Star newspaper reported that the deejay’s nephew Sumari as saying the Don Gorgon is doing fine, and his condition is “nothing to worry about,” and he is in high spirits. ... »

Dancehall Fans Have Mixed Reactions To PM Andrew Holness Extending Party Hours

Dancehall Fans Have Mixed Reactions To PM Andrew Holness Extending Party Hours

There are mixed reactions to Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ social media posts regarding the recent passing of the Noise Abatement Temporary Amendment Act of 2019, which was voted on by Parliamentarians on Tuesday, in the House of Representatives. The Prime Minister posted a video clip of Minister of National Security Dr. Horace Chang speaking at a press briefing yesterday, where he sought to expl... »

Funeral shot up during prayer – Two mourners killed, seven injured

Funeral shot up during prayer – Two mourners killed, seven injured

BY AKINO MING/JAMAICA STAR As the pastor was about to bless the offerings at the funeral of Romain ‘Boysie’ Anthony White yesterday at Kings Chapel Seventh-day Adventist Church on Windward Road, Kingston, at least two gunmen reportedly alighted from a car and opened fire on the hundreds of mourners standing outside the church, injuring nine persons, two of whom succumbed to their injur... »

Buju Banton Link Up With Sean Paul In “Trust” Video

Buju Banton Link Up With Sean Paul In “Trust” Video

Buju Banton link with Sean Paul his new video, “Trust.” As you guessed it, the video depicts the downside of the constant use of cellphones, especially it’s impact on relationships. The directors definitely wanted the message to sink in, as we see a man seemingly meeting his demise after his lady searches his phone during the opening scene of the video. The video ironically cuts to a brief text me... »

Bob Marley’s Widow Rita Marley Gets Ghana Citizenship

Bob Marley’s Widow Rita Marley Gets Ghana Citizenship

Rita Marley is now officially a citizen of the West African country of Ghana. The wife of reggae legend Bob Marley was honored with the Ghanaian citizenship by President Nana Akufo-Addo last week Wednesday, according to Pulse. She was one of 126 Africans who were bestowed with the new status. Rita Marley has been aiding Ghana in different areas for over 10 years. She is involved in projects that e... »

Dancehall Icon Brigadier Jerry Unable To Post $250K Bail, Remains Behind Bars

Dancehall Icon Brigadier Jerry Unable To Post $250K Bail, Remains Behind Bars

Brigadier Jerry will continue to spend more time behind bars. The veteran Dancehall deejay was unable to post bail when he appeared in the Waterbury Superior Court, 400 Grand Street court last week Wednesday, and is being remanded in a Connecticut state prison until next week, Wednesday, December 11, when he makes his next court appearance. Brigadier Jerry, who is best known for songs such as “Jam... »

Mavado Son Gets More Bad News On Murder Case, Spending Christmas In Jail

Mavado Son Gets More Bad News On Murder Case, Spending Christmas In Jail

Mavado’s son gets more bad news in his pending murder case and will spend Christmas in jail. It’s another holiday behind bars for Dantay Brooks, the son of David Constantine Brooks, better known as Mavado. The teenager was remanded in the Home Circuit Court on November 20, 2019. Numerous attempts have been made by his defense team lead by Peter Champagnie to have bail granted. Sadly from young Bro... »

Beenie Man Tackles Climate Change On Eva Clean School Tou

Beenie Man Tackles Climate Change On Eva Clean School Tou

Beenie Man has been championing the preservation of the Jamaican environment over the last few weeks as part of his Eva Clean School tour, which he is undertaking in association with the Recycling Partners of Jamaica and Brain Box Marketing. The school tour by the veteran deejay aims to bring awareness to the issue of global warming by highlighting ways to combat climate change, and also focuses o... »

Irie Dale Birthday Party 2019

Irie Dale Birthday Party 2019

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Vybz Kartel Wants Out Of Prison By Christmas, What’s Taking The Court So Long?

Vybz Kartel Wants Out Of Prison By Christmas, What’s Taking The Court So Long?

Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm want to be home this Christmas. The dancehall community is still awaiting the conclusion of Vybz Kartel and his co-convicts appeal case. It’s been well over 1 year and 6 months since the appeal court heard arguments from the defense and prosecution. As we draw close to the end of the year, Kartel and Shawn Storm are hanging their hopes high for a verdict soon, like befo... »

Dancehall Icon Buju Banton Signs To JAY-Z’s Roc Nation, New Album Coming

Dancehall Icon Buju Banton Signs To JAY-Z’s Roc Nation, New Album Coming

Buju Banton, one of Reggae’s greatest acts of all-time, has made a phenomenal leap into the musical stratosphere by signing with JAY-Z’s Roc Nation label. Roc Nation was started back in 2008 by rapper JAY-Z and as since amassed a beautifully, talented roster of artiste across various genres, such as rock, pop, hip-hop, Latin, and Reggae. Some of the associated acts include Big Sean, Cassanova, Dj ... »

Dancehall Icon Tanya Stephens Calls Out Jamaicans Who Comfort Rapists

Dancehall Icon Tanya Stephens Calls Out Jamaicans Who Comfort Rapists

Singjay Tanya Stephens this morning ripped into lovers of Reggae music, many of whom she says are quick to exonerate people who have been accused of rape and other types of sexual assault. “You know Jamaica and extended community and reggae lovers especially. It always amazes me the speed at which you rush to comfort and reassure and support people accused of rape. It always f*ckin amazes me that ... »

Koffee among five nominees for reggae Grammy

Koffee among five nominees for reggae Grammy

Rapture, the five-song EP by teenage sensation Koffee, is among five albums nominated in this year’s reggae category of the Grammy awards. Last year, Etana broke the drought of female nominations, and this year, Koffee has set her own record. She has become the youngest solo artiste to earn a Grammy nomination in the reggae category. The other albums nominated in the category are As I Am by Julian... »

Richie Stephens addresses sexual assault allegations – Says it was attempt to smear his reputation

Richie Stephens addresses sexual assault allegations – Says it was attempt to smear his reputation

Singer Richie Stephens was yesterday forced to use social media to address what he described as an attempt to smear his reputation. In a post made to his official Instagram page, Stephens ,who is currently on the Australian leg of his world tour, disclosed that there were some sexual assault allegations involving him circulating on social media. Stephens said that the matter had been thoroughly in... »

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