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.
René Angélil, husband of Céline Dion, has died, his rep confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE on Thursday.
"Rene Angelil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer," the rep said in a statement. "The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment."
Angélil, who guided Dion's career as her manager and mentor, is survived by the couple's three children – René-Charles, 14, and 5-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy – as well as Anne-Marie, Patrick and Jean-Pierre, his adult children from previous marriages.
"Mr. Angelil, 73, died of throat cancer at his home in Henderson while under the care of a physician," the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner said in a statement to PEOPLE.
The coroner's office added that Angélil's death was due to natural causes and no further investigation into his death was expected.
Born in Montreal, Angélil began his career as part of the Canadian pop rock group The Baronets in the 1960s. While the group had a modest number of hits, they eventually broke up and Angélil found success as a music manager.
Reports are that popular Dancehall artiste ”Gage” the ”Dung Inna Yuh Throat” singer is said to be now battering life and is living out of his motor vehicle.
Its rumoured that he has been dropped by his management. The source which is close to him says ”He 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.”
Another former close member of his entourage says hey spotted him a week ago near the Manor Park area parked up in his car taking quick nap, the entertainer has also had run ups with the law because of no tax payment.
Its also rumored that the Chris Gayle managed artist was dropped because we was lazy, they have since signed former Gully Squad artist Savage.
They say “Behind every successful man, there is a strong, wise and hardworking woman.”
The World’s fastest man, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has finally admitted that he is officially off the market and is in a steady, serious and committed relationship with a Jamaican woman.
Bolt who was Sunday’s guest on Profile, told veteran Jamaican journalist Ian Boyne that there is indeed “a special person” in his life, a 26-year-old he has been dating for over two years now.
“She is from Old Harbour actually,” Bolt told Boyne.
Bolt also explained that maintaining a low key relationship his a number one priority of his.
“I have tried my best to keep it on a certain level. I have explained to her that when it comes out it’s not gonna be as she thinks it’s gonna be. A lot of people will try to attack her so I tell her to just take it easy and let’s make sure that you’re ready for this,” Bolt stated before confessing that he spends a lot of time with his girl.
Alkaline is currently busy on his 2016 quest for Dancehall dominance, the Vendetta clan leader recently teamed up with the Gully Gad Mavado for a video shoot.
The two Dancehall stars are currently shooting a video medley for their singles on DJ Sunshine’s Yellow Moon Records “Fire Starta Riddim” Mavado who is back in Jamaica after a 2-year hiatus recorded Funeral Bell, while Alkaline released his hit single “Champion Boy,” a Vybz Kartel and Usain Bolt diss track on the juggling.
He manages to make you laugh uncontrollably as most of what he does is considered a joke but where his salvation is concerned, Ity Ellis is far from comedic.
The popular comedian from the Ity and Fancy Cat Show, got baptised on January 1, 2016. His decision to get baptised is one he is still basking in, a little over a week later.
"My wife and my youngest daughter got baptised last year. We've been going to church together and thing. I have been listening to the word and meditating. The pastor who baptised me is my childhood friend that I met on the football field in Boy's Town just like Fancy Cat. I think God spoke to my heart in a way that he has never spoken before or in a way that I've never even heard before".
The Jamaican Police have removed housing structures and debris from the Kingston cooperate area belonging to a group of alleged homosexuals who were seen squatting on the lands. The group created make-shift homes with the used of tents and cardboard boxes, all of which were forcefully removed by the lawmen and cleanup crew.
This activity did not go down well with the group of men with notable girl-like characteristics. A few could even be heard making claims that the very police officers involved in the cleanup campaign were known to frequent their board house dwellings looking for sex.
Andrea Mundell-Bowen, the sister of late Reggae pioneer, Hugh Mundell, was killed on her coffee farm in Golden Spring, St Andrew on Thursday night.
Early reports are that she was raped before she was brutally murdered and her body hidden under bushes. The Constant Spring Police is investigating.
Mundell-Bowen was the principal of Andreafay Blue Mountain Coffee. Her good friend, Philip Mascoll, paid tribute to her on Facebook.
A flight attendant was caught trying to smuggle cocaine into Florida hidden in Spandex underwear.
Rohan Myers, 39, confessed to carrying more than 6.5 pounds of the drug concealed in long-legged compression pants he was wearing under his clothes.
Officials became suspicious after the Caribbean Airlines crew member landed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport from Montego Bay, Jamaica, last month.
Myers reportedly became "very nervous" and started sweating when customs officials searched his luggage and asked about a pair of athletic compression pants in one bag.
"I have cocaine on me, I'm supposed to take it to the hotel," Myers confessed as he was escorted off to be searched, reported The Sun Sentinel.
Authorities then discovered four packages of the drug that had been duct-taped to his thighs and ankles.
The origin of 50 Cent and Rick Ross’ feud dates back over five years, to a point when both were at vastly different stages in their careers, but the veteran rappers still fire shots in each other’s direction every now and then for sport. And the game was on again on Friday (Nov. 6). As he often does, 50 kicked things off, posting a picture of a shirt that depicts Ross’ naked torso. Boredom will do that to you sometimes.