Yanique ‘Curvy Diva’ Barrett, took on renowned ‘Daggerring Master’ Marvin the Beast at the recent staging of Chug It held in Portmore, St. Catherine. The Curvy Diva surely didn’t shy away from the challenge of dancing with Marvin; who is notoriously famous for conducting risky stunts with his female partners. In fact, Yanique insisted on an encore performance after the Beast decided to go easy on her on his first attempt.
Feeling a bit inspired, the host for the night – MC Nuffy decided to throw his hat in the ring by also challenging the Curvy Diva.
The very outspoken Nuffy did a series of unusual antics, including jumping on Yanique’s posterior – which sent the audience at Chug It into a frenzy.
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Comedian Christopher 'Johnny' Daley, who, just this week, returned from an immensely successful trip to Helsinki, Finland, has announced that his hugely popular radio show, 'Johnny Live' morning show, will no longer be a part of the SunCity Radio portfolio.
The show, owned and executively produced by the actor and comedian, has been on the station since 2013. However, Daley says it is now time for a new journey for the growing entertainment brand.
For the fans and dedicated listeners of the show, Daley expressed gratitude for their support.
"I would like to extend hearty gratitude to my listeners, corporate partners and staunch supporters for the dedication they have shown. It is for that reason and the love for my many fans of the show why I can safely say we will be back at a new home to be announced soon. One love!" he said.
Sting - The Greatest One Night Reggae and Dancehall Show On Earth. Not this year!
Today OnStage, Jamaica's Premiere Entertainment Show, published an interview with Sting promoters Isaiah Laing and Heavy D. Watch it below:
ABOUT THE CANCELLATION…„The last two, three years the headliner is just never there.“
„There was no crowd at Sting, because there was no headliner.“
„Since Kartel gone, the headliner move!“
„We have 50 Artists to work, but If you don’t have two [main acts], the 40 don’t count!“
„The ones that are hot now.. is not interested.“
„For the last 8 years we have not made a profit at Sting!“
ABOUT DECEMBER 26TH 2016…„We doing an award ceremony for the people who have made Sting what it was over the years.“
Come July 1 when the new policy announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness takes effect at the National Housing Trust (NHT), scores of contributors who own land are expected to converge on the housing entity to engage the Trust as they seek to access loans to build houses, while others will make single or joint applications to purchase houses on the open market.
The Gleaner has sought additional information from the NHT, particularly in relation to how the new policy will benefit low-income earners.
A 25-year-old minimum wage earner who approaches the NHT on July 1 for a loan could access up to $4 million, including a home grant. This means that this low-income earner would have a monthly mortgage payment of $8,808.58.
At the same time, a 45-year-old minimum wage earner could borrow $2.2 million and access a home grant of $1.5 million, bringing the total sum available from the Trust to $3.7 million. This middle-aged person would be required to pay a similar monthly mortgage of $8,804.90.
With a weekly income of $12,000, a 25-year-old contributor could access $4.5 million from the NHT and pay a monthly mortgage of $12,271.03. Another contributor in a similar age group who earns the same amount weekly and who wishes to purchase a house in a new housing development or who plans to build a house, can get up to $5.5 million from the Trust. This person's monthly mortgage would be $14,997.41.
However, a 45-year-old contributor earning $12,000 per week could borrow up to $4.25 million as of July 1 and end up paying a monthly mortgage of $ 17,009.36.
THE Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) yesterday arrested and charged two members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force from the Area One Headquarters in Montego Bay, St James, for the alleged shooting injury of a woman in Mount Salem on January 22.
Senior Superintendent of Police Anthony Castelle and District Constable Rohan McIntosh were both charged with unlawful wounding, unlawful discharge of firearm, and misconduct in a public office.
The two policemen appeared before Judge of the St. James Parish Court Sandria Wong-Small, where they were granted bail.
Alkaline is the latest dancehall artiste who has had his visa revoked. He joins fellow deejays who has had their visas revoked Beenie Man, Mavado and Bounty Killer.
It is reported that the move was made by the US immigration after he released a politically motivated track titled Save Yourself in which he addressed Jamaica and Caribbean nations, saying “You can’t change my pride,you can’t take my power.”
Alkaline has since dismissed the act as a joke; however the United States Embassy in Kingston did not share his humour as his visa was subsequently revoked on May 13.
Republic Records says Drake’s Views sold 1.2 million copies worldwide in under six days. Republic also claims the album was streamed over 250 million times on Apple Music in the same time period. Over 200 million of those streams came from inside the United States.
Physical copies of Views will be available starting tomorrow (May 6) as well as digital downloads from retailers like iTunes. Streaming rights for the album will stay with Apple Music for another week; on May 13, Spotify and other streaming competitors will receive Views.
Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna seems to be trying her very best to connect with today’s youths by delivering a positive message in a form that they can appreciate.This was evident from her recent instagram post where she quoted lyrics from the incarcerated Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel. It can be said that Vybz is one of Jamaica’s most provocative and controversial artiste but during the course of his career he has managed to produce several positive songs filled with inspiration messages which includes“School”, which Minister Lisa Hanna decided to directly quote from.
The police are reporting that they have begun a probe into the fatal shooting of a correctional officer on main street Bog Walk, St Catherine last night.The deceased has been identified as 22-year-old Roman Bent of Ackels district, Kitson Town, in the parish, and is said to have worked at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Facility.
Reports from the police are that about 10:00 pm, there was an altercation between Bent and two members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) during which he was shot. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The police say that the matter has been reported to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).
Businessman Corey Todd has responded to the allegations levelled at him last month by artiste manager Shelly Curran that he beat artisteDevin di Dakta with a belt over a diss song.
“My question is : was Shelly Curran there? The answer is no and when she was told that Devin sexually assaulted a dancer, her reply was: “my Devin would never do that” and then said she had to go,” the statement read.
Todd admitted that security personnel had to forcibly remove Devin Di Dakta from the Taboo Gentlemen’s
“I’ve known Shelly for a few years and I’m very surprised by her antics. She then called me back very hysterically and emotionally saying ‘you made 20 people beat Devin, and I’m like Shelly, listen to yourself and at that point I just hung up because I knew she was trying to cover for him as a artiste manger or something else. I’m not sure but charges have been filled by the dancer he violated. Was he thrown out the club? Yes, and anyone who did what he did would be kicked out. Yes, he was forcibly removed from the compound which security has the right to do,” he said.
With rumors swirling that Rihanna is finally releasing her ANTI album this week, she just debuted her new single, "Work," featuring Drake on all iHeartRadio stations across the country. This latest connection between Drake and RiRi has also been rumored for a little bit now, as footage of them shooting a video for the song at a mall in California surfaced earlier this month.
The song is slower and very rhythmic with Rihanna showing off her vocal skills over the crafty production. Drake is also singing on the track, but it fits with the overall flow, as he and Rihanna end up going back and forth at one point. Drake appears to still have some focus on Meek Mill at the moment, as he sings "Sorry if I'm way less friendly, I got n***as trying to end me." "Work" is produced by Boi-1da, Allen Ritter, and Sevn Thomas.
While the reactions to "Work" are still fresh, the song will have big shoes to fill seeing that their 2012 collaboration, "What's My Name," hit No. 1 on the charts. Will "Work" see similar success? Only time will tell. Listen to the song via Tidalhere. The single is also available to purchase on iTunes here.
Dancehall artist Devin Di Dakta and his manager Shelly-Ann Curran made their way on TVJ’s recently aired Entertainment Report explaining the details of his beat down at Taboo Strip Club by club owner Corey Todd.According to the entertainer, he was beaten by business man Corey Todd and several members of his security team which allegedly includes off-duty police officers. After the incident which took place in the parking lot of Cory Todd’s popular night club Taboo, Devin was then sent to the hospital by his manager Shelly-Ann Curran.
Global superstar Adele’s (UK) recent hit song “Hello” reached a staggering one billion views on the popular video platform YouTube a mere 88 days after it was uploaded.
This represents the Fastest time for a video to reach one billion views on YouTube since PSY’s South Korean dance track “Gangnam Style” became the First video to receive one billion views 159 days after the four-minute clip was first uploaded (almost twice as long as Adele’s video took to hit the mark).
Grammy award-winning musician Adele’s comeback single (following her four-year break) received a whopping 27.7 million views in the first day after it was uploaded.
FROM 20 JANUARY to 20 February, all five visible planets will sit in a line from the horizon to the moon - for the first time since 2005.
Dr Alan Duffy, research fellow at Swinburne University in Melbourne, said that this reasonably rare alignment is “essentially a quirk” of the universe. All the planets sit on a flat plane but have different yearly cycles – so for all five visible planets to happen to line up is “something well worth seeing,” he said.
According to Dr Tanya Hill, senior curator at the Melbourne Planetarium, there will be another chance to view the planets lined up in August, but then not again until October 2018.
The “girls dem sugar” Beenie Manseems to have found himself a new love interest in the likes of former Miss Jamaica Festival Queen and current TV host of TVJ’s ‘E Prime’ and ‘Nyammings’ – Krystal Tomlinson.
According to Beenie Man, the two were in fact dating but decided to remain tight lipped about the details of their relationship in a recent interview with the Jamaica Star this week.
When Tomlinson was contacted by the Jamaica Star, she said “At this time, I’m not prepared to answer questions about that. I am not in a position to. I like to keep my life private, so at this time, I have no comment on the issue at all,”.
25-y-o Krystal Tomlinson, who wore the sash Miss Manchester, was crowned Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2013. Herself and 42-y-o Beenie Man were spotted at Rebel Salute being all cutesy while kissing in the audience.
REPUTED Klansman leader Tesha Miller is expected to be closely watched by the police after he arrives in Jamaica, following his serving of a prison term in the United States.
Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams told journalists on Friday that the police have been “doing our planning to ensure that [Miller] doesn’t add to our problems”.
Miller, who was convicted in the United States in 2014 on a charge of illegal entry, was scheduled to arrive in the island yesterday.
News last year that he would have been released early, triggered anxiety among Spanish Town, St Catherine residents as there was an intense battle at the time for leadership of the criminal Klansman gang that is supportive of the ruling People’s National Party.
Contrary to popular opinion, Usain Bolt cannot fly. However, he does run extremely fast.
As the track and field events ramp up, Bolt will take center stage and give the world a glimpse of superhuman speed.
The questions remain: how fast and how much faster can he go?
According to Fox News, humans—who top out at roughly 23 mph—may one day be able to reach phenomenal speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.
That study showed that speed is based more on contracting muscle fibers than it is negated by sheer force of running.
Dancehall artisteGage Almighty, popularly known for his “Dung Inna Yuh Throat” hit single; is allegedly homeless and battering life in his motor vehicle after his management company dropped him.It is said that the artiste “cant even afford a blue soap fi wash out him white clothes… says a family member, him not even can pay toll to baxcide haha”.
But in a respond from Gage and his management team; they are dismissing the allegations as simple propaganda that these sites cook up to gain traffic for their websites. According sources, Gage is still living in the up-scale section of Kingston, Jamaica and was not drop by his former management team. The decision to part ways with the company was solely Gage’s idea as a result of him being fed up with them.