APRIL 2014

Obama, Usain strike the ‘Lightning Bolt’ (VIDEO)

Obama, Usain strike the ‘Lightning Bolt’ (VIDEO)

It appears that United States President Barack Obama and sprint sensation Usain Bolt are quite fond of each other. Obama, who recently paid a working visit to Jamaica, had high praises for Bolt. The Olympic champion said that the president told him that ‘he [Bolt] is the greatest.” Bolt also said he was a bit nervous to meet Obama. The President met with Bolt and shared an epic moment where they d... »

Efforts intensified to secure release of Jamaican pilot in Qatar prison

Efforts intensified to secure release of Jamaican pilot in Qatar prison

The Jamaican authorities have intensified efforts to secure the early release of a Jamaican pilot being held in a prison in Qatar. Paul Stephens, was sentenced to five years behind bars in November 2012 and was unsuccessful in his appeal. A report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says on November 23 the Jamaican Government, through its Embassy in Kuwait, sent a Diplomatic Note to the State of ... »

Elephant Man’s rape trial now for March next year

Elephant Man’s rape trial now for March next year

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The rape trial of entertainer Elephant man has been pushed back to March 16, 2015. The date was set when the entertainer, whose real name is Oniel Bryan, appeared in the Home Circuit for trial today.  The case could not start due to other ongoing cases. The artiste’s bail was extended. The 38-year-old artiste is charged with rape stemming from a January 2012 incident invo... »

Tobacco use linked to HPV, oral cancers: US study

Tobacco use linked to HPV, oral cancers: US study

WASHINGTON DC, United States (AFP) – Cigarettes and other tobacco products increase the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted virus linked to mouth and throat cancer, according to a study released Tuesday. Oral human papillomavirus type 16, or HPV16, is found in 80 percent of throat cancers and is transmitted by oral sex. Tumours related to the virus have increased by 225 percent in the... »

Sean “Diddy” Combs Arrested For Tupac Murder A Hoax

Sean “Diddy” Combs Arrested For Tupac Murder A Hoax

Sean “Diddy” Combs is still a free man and Tupac Shakur’s murder is still unsolved. Over the last week there is a viral article posted on a website has been circulating claiming that hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs was arrested for the shooting death of the lat rap icon Tupac Shakur. The website claims that sources close to the Bad Boy rapper confirmed that he was arrested for the 1996 murder of ... »

Vybz Kartel First Photo Since Going To Prison

Vybz Kartel First Photo Since Going To Prison

Vybz Kartel stepped outside of a maximum security prison in Jamaica yesterday for the first time since hand down a life sentence in April. The embattled dancehall deejay was escorted by heavy security to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates court yesterday for a conspiracy trial. The trial was postponed until Thursday. Vybz Kartel wore a red pants red cap and white T-Shirt with the words “Life ... »

The Voice of the Voice Tessanne Chin’s “Count on my Love” sales – disappointing

The Voice of the Voice Tessanne Chin’s “Count on my Love” sales – disappointing

Following the release of Tessanne Chin’s “Count on My Love” album, there are concerns that the album is not doing as well as hoped. According to Headline Planet – with the near-official number finally available album sales have been disappointing. The article from Headline Planet points  to Hits Daily Double’s weekly sales report, which usually differs only slightly from the authoritative Bi... »

Macka Diamond apologises to Panamanians

Macka Diamond apologises to Panamanians

MACKA DIAMOND… they came without my fee and the contract that I signed said that I should receive payment at the hotel DEEJAY Macka Diamond is apologising to show patrons in Panama for missing a gig in that Central American country last weekend. The entertainer, who was slated to perform at Club Fiesta in Panama City on April 26, stated that there were several glitches on the part of the con... »

Beyoncé On The Cover Of TIME 100 Most Influential People

Beyoncé On The Cover Of TIME 100 Most Influential People

TIME magazine has released their issue of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and Beyoncé is on the cover. Last year Jay-Z made his appearance on the list of the 100 people with the most influence. On the cover, Beyoncé posted for a black-and-white photo shot by Paola Kudacki for the iconic magazine. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg praised the 32-year-old pop star as a role model for women. ... »

American Sprinter Justin Gatlin sympathy for Jamaicans on doping bans

American Sprinter Justin Gatlin sympathy for Jamaicans on doping bans

Gatlin Gordon Williams, Gleaner Writer PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP): High profile Jamaican athletes, dogged by accusations and convictions on doping charges, have found a sympathetic ear from one of their fiercest rivals in track and field. American Justin Gatlin, who in 2006 tested positive for a banned substance and served a four-year exile from the sport, is rallying to support athletes who,... »

Penn Relays 2014 Highlights @ Penn State

Penn Relays 2014 Highlights @ Penn State

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Champagne Campaign: Shat Money’s 9th Anniversary @ The Garage. Bronx, NY

Champagne Campaign: Shat Money’s 9th Anniversary @ The Garage. Bronx, NY

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Billion $$$ man

Billion $$$ man

More lavish furniture inside one of the houses. Upscale properties, mad money and other assets of convicted drug dealer seized Livern Barrett Gleaner Writer Not content with $230 million in property and other assets they have already seized from a convicted drug dealer and one of his cronies, Jamaican investigators have set their sights on a further $500 million in assets traced to the drug gang. ... »

Dudus ‘money’ disappears!

Dudus ‘money’ disappears!

A BMW motor car seized from a man in west Kingston in 2010, which police investigators said then they believed was owned by Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke. One of the houses initially reported as owned by ‘Dudus’. Investigators find only a fraction of the wealth that the Tivoli don was supposed to have amassed After digging for almost four years, local investigators have found ve... »

Jamaica Collage run blazing 39.72 to win 4X100m at Penn Relays

Jamaica Collage run blazing 39.72 to win 4X100m at Penn Relays

  Jamaica College’s Devaughn Baker (right) breaks the tape ahead of Calabar High’s Seanie Selvin to lead his team to their second win in the high school boys’ Championships of Americas 4x100m relay in a new record 39.72 seconds at the 120th Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, yesterday. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) Members of Calabar High’s victorious 4X800m team celebra... »

LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Hates Black People Especially Magic Johnson (Audio)

LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Hates Black People Especially Magic Johnson (Audio)

L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling is in a lot of hot water today after audio from an argument with his girlfriend was released. TMZ dropped the bombshell audio on Friday night. In it you can hear Donald Sterling and his half black, half Mexican girlfriend V. Stiviano where he told he she can’t post photos of herself and black people on Instagram or take them to his games. The argument occurred o... »

Businessman charged with illegally importing BMW X6 to Jamaica

Businessman charged with illegally importing BMW X6 to Jamaica

A St Andrew businessman became the first person to face criminal charges following a series of operations across several parishes earlier this month in which a dozen high-end motor vehicles were seized by the Revenue Protection Division (RPD). He is Dwight Morgan, the 42-year-old managing director of BUCMARS Limited. Morgan was arrested by personnel from the RPD on Wednesday and charged with impor... »

Reggae Artiste Tony Rebel in legal showdown

Reggae Artiste Tony Rebel in legal showdown

SINGER Tony Rebel will face a critical hearing in the Supreme Court in downtown Kington early next month. The May 7 hearing could result in Rebel having to shell out millions to a composer who claims that the artiste infringed his copyright. However, if Rebel is successful, he would be allowed to contest the multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought against him by music composer Jah Wayne. Garth McBean,... »

Rumor Control: Shawn Storm Did Not Beat Up Vybz Kartel In Prison

Rumor Control: Shawn Storm Did Not Beat Up Vybz Kartel In Prison

Rumors of a fight in prison between Shawn Storm and Vybz Kartel are spreading like wildfire. Earlier this week news surfaced online claiming that Shawn Storm assaulted Vybz Kartel in prison after hearing the voice notes between his mentor and a man identified as Problem Child. The voice notes were leaked from a Blackberry smartphone belonging to Vybz Kartel. Kartel and his friend Problem could be ... »

Penn Relays: Edwin Allen blaze to Championship of America 4x100m win

Penn Relays: Edwin Allen blaze to Championship of America 4x100m win

Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: The Edwin Allen team of Christania Williams, Claudette Allen, Saqukine Cameron and Monique Spencer posted the fifth fastest time in Penn Relays history – 44.70, on their way to a win in the high school girls 4×100 championship of America event. The girls from Frankfield, Clarendon were followed to the line by rivals and defending c... »

Vybz Kartel juror returns to court May 30

Vybz Kartel juror returns to court May 30

Livingston Cain, the juror accused of attempting to bribe fellow jurors in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, leaves the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court with his lawyer Dian Watson, yesterday. (PHOTO: LIONEL ROOKWOOD) THE juror who allegedly tried to bribe his fellow jurors in the Vybz Kartel murder trial in return for a not-guilty verdict, is scheduled to return to the Corporate Area Reside... »

Jamaican trio lands gold in field events at Penn Relay

Jamaican trio lands gold in field events at Penn Relay

Convent of Mercy Alpha Academy’s Krista-gay Taylor clears the bar on her way to winning the high jump gold medal at the 120th Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, USA yesterday. PHILADELPHIA, USA — Edwin Allen High’s long jumper Claudette Allen and discus thrower Rochelle Frazer gave the Clarendon school a great start to their quest for honours at the 120th Penn Relays Car... »

Reggae Sister Carol releases Live No Evil album

Reggae Sister Carol releases Live No Evil album

SISTER Carol has been spreading reggae’s roots and culture message for over 30 years. She gives her fans more ‘consciousness’ on Live No Evil, her latest album. The set was officially released in January by the singjay’s Black Cinderella Records. It contains 14 tracks including The Prayer, Jill-cuzzi, Mating Season, Servitude and Muma and Pickney, which she did with her dau... »

Wyclef Jean Flat Broke, Owes IRS $2.9 Million And $100k In Legal Fees

Wyclef Jean Flat Broke, Owes IRS $2.9 Million And $100k In Legal Fees

Where did all of Wyclef Jean fortune go? The former Fugees member is flat broke according to his business manager. Wyclef is reportedly up to his neck in debt including a $2.9 million tax debt to the IRS and owe over $100,000 in legal fees. The Haitian born singer also owes law firm Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman $102,027.40. Wyclef Jean reportedly the first $133,000 in legal fees but rea... »

Jamaica Public Service to drop light bills for April

Jamaica Public Service to drop light bills for April

Customers of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) are being promised a 6.85 per cent decrease in their electricity bills this month, compared to March. In a release yesterday, the JPS said the fuel and independent power producers (IPP) charge decreased from $28.83 in March, to $24.38 in April. “As a result, the overall impact on the bill of a typical residential customer using 165 kilowatt-hours... »

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