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#ReggaeSumfest2016: Barrington Levy brings back memories of early dancehall days

Barrington Levy (Photo: Philip Lemonte)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Veteran dancehall crooner Barrington Levy's performance inside the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex this morning brought back vivid memories of the original dancehall days of the 1980s, as Sumfest's Reggae Night winds down. The seasoned reggae ambassador went dow ... Read More

Sanchez #ReggaeSumfest2016: Sanchez brought the house down
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Reggae singer Sanchez brought the house down with his exceptional voca ... Read More

Busy Signal (Photo: Philip Lemonte) #ReggaeSumfest2016: Busy Signal delivers versatile set
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Busy Signal gave a versatile performance on Sumfest's Reggae Night at ... Read More

Chris Martin (Photo: Philip Lemonte) #ReggaeSumfest2016: Chris Martin scores big at Sumfest
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Christopher Martin scored big on Reggae Night of Sumfest here at the C ... Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: Nature electrifies Sumfest, calls for end to MoBay violence

Saturday, July 23, 2016 11:38 PM    

Nature (Photo: Philip Lemonte)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay native, Nature captivated his hometown audience with an electrifying performance on Sumfest's, Reggae Night now underway, here. The energetic reggae singer pranced around the stage as his powerful voice delivered Wasting Time, World peace, Warrior, Talking About a Revolution, among others. He called for an end to the violence overwhelming the city of Montego Bay. Horace Hines Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: Nicky Silk has crowd reminiscing on Garnett Silk

Saturday, July 23, 2016 11:01 PM    

Nicky Silk (Photos: Philip Lemonte)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Garnett Silk sound-alike, Nicky Silk, brought back memories of the late reggae star on Reggae Night of Sumfest at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex. He performed renditions of Garnett Silk's hits such as Lord Watch Over Our Shoulder Tonight, Keep Them Talking, Hello Mama Africa, Belly Full but Them Starving and more earned him cheers from around the venue. His performance followed that of a well received, Don I, who performed Time wait on no one, Put anothe ... Read More

#ReggaeSumfest2016: D-Medz gives early spark on Reggae Night

Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:37 PM    

D-Medz (Photo: Philip Lemonte)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — D-Medz provided an early spark during his debut on the Reggae Sumfest stage earlier on Reggae Night now underway here at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex. Backed by the Warrior Love Band, the Clarendon native's deliveries of Youths Them a Champion, Rebel Soldier and Don't Follow Bad Company were well received. Acts to come later include, heavyweights such as Luciano, Super Cat, Sanchez, Taurus Riley, Christopher Martin among others. Read More

Defiant Turkey extends police powers, shutters schools after coup

Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:18 PM    

President of Turkey - Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ISTANBUL, Turkey (AFP) - Turkey pushed on Saturday with a sweeping crackdown against suspected plotters of its failed coup, defiantly telling EU critics it had no choice but to root out hidden enemies. Using new emergency powers, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's cabinet decreed that police could now hold suspects for one month without charge, and announced it would shut down over 1,000 private schools it deems subversive. A week after renegade soldiers tried to oust him with guns, tanks a ... Read More

Can't find a room at Rio Olympics? Try the luxury sex suite

Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:15 PM    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) - Can't get a room at the Rio Olympics? Worry not, the Villa Reggia has beds -- oh, and sex chairs and an S&M cage. With 500,000 tourists expected to flood Rio de Janeiro for the Games starting August 5, Brazil's second biggest city is bending over backwards to make sure there's enough lodging. Hotel capacity has been massively expanded, Airbnb participants are looking to seize the moment, and small businesses in the impoverished but often spectacularly located ... Read More

Laverna Campbell is LASCO/NAJ - Nurse of the Year 2016-17

Saturday, July 23, 2016 9:30 PM    

Nurse of the Year 2016-17, Laverna Campbell receives her trophy from Executive chairman of the LASCO Group, Lascelles Chin.

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Laverna Campbell is the LASCO/Nurses’ Association of Jamaica (NAJ) Nurse of the Year 2016-17. Campbell, who was first runner-up in the 2010-2011 Nurse of the Year programme and who works at the Percy Junor Hospital in Clarendon was crowned today (Sat July 23) at the awards luncheon held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Six nurses vied for the coveted crown. She received the LASCO/NAJ Nurse of the Year trophy and a cheque for $200,000 amongst a host of prizes. Runner-up ... Read More

Bartlett looks to China to boost cruise ship market

Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:18 PM    

Tourism Minister,  Ed Bartlett, examines craft items on display at the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier during his recent tour of the Falmouth development projects.

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Minister of Tourism, Ed Bartlett says the Government will be looking to the Chinese market t to boost earnings from the cruise ship subsector by 2021. “In September I am going to China, and we are going to talk about the possibility of having Chinese cruise emanating from within our area and going into the rest of the Caribbean. That would enable us to look at other ports,” the Minister said. Bartlett was speaking following a recent tour of development ... Read More

Police summer campers, TPDCo clean Negril beach

Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:14 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Approximately 100 participants of the Identity Purpose Attitude Destiny (IPAD) Youth Empowerment and Mentorship Summer Camp 2016 along with a team from the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) carried out a massive clean-up exercise at the Negril Beach Park in Westmoreland on Saturday, July 23. The day's activities centered on the area adjoining the Negril Craft Market, and included cutting of the shrubs, the raking and bagging of leaves and other debris. There was a ... Read More

Street dances to be staged islandwide

Saturday, July 23, 2016 5:59 PM    

Minister of Culture, Olivia Grange speaks with Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Dr Delroy Gordon, at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ in Kingston, recently.

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has secured $5 million to promote street dances across the island during the independence celebrations. This was disclosed by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ on July 22. “We want the celebrations to penetrate the communities and villages where persons would not be able to finance such activities,” Miss Grange said. She noted that the money ... Read More

India push wilting Windies to verge of heavy defeat

Saturday, July 23, 2016 5:20 PM    

Umesh Yadav celebrates (L) during day three of the first Test match between West Indies and India July 23, 2016 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in St John's, Antigua.

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda (AFP) - West Indies were facing the prospect of another huge series-opening defeat at 21 for one in their second innings at stumps, a deficit of 302 runs, after being forced to follow-on on the third day of the first Test against India on Saturday. Fast-medium bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami took four wickets each to wreck the home side's first innings, dismissing them for 243 in the final session of the day with half-centuries by opener Kraigg Brathwaite ... Read More



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