State of Emergency in St Catherine North

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness a short while ago announced that a State of Public Emergency has been declared for St Catherine North.This, he said, will last initially for 14 days. Read more

Katalyxt launches second youth innovator's competition

THE Katalyxt team continued training by hosting their second sensitisation workshop for the Youth Innovators' Competition at the Ministry of Education's Regional Office in Browns Town, St Ann last month under the theme “Planting the Seed of Entrepreneurship in Fertile... Read More

Snapchat redesign sparks backlash among some users
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Snapchat's latest app redesign, aimed at broadening the appeal of the youth-oriented social network, sparked a backlash from many users complaining about the abrupt overhaul of their preferred service.More than 578,000 users had signed an...... Read More

It's Chicago West: Kim and Kanye name third child
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have called their third child Chicago, the reality star announced Friday, opening the floodgates to hefty doses of mockery and consternation on social media.Kardashian West announced the name on her app, later...... Read More

Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child via surrogate
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West Tuesday announced the birth of their third child, a baby girl who was born via a surrogate."She is here! We're so in love," Kardashian, 37, wrote in a post on her website which she...... Read More

Kendrick Lamar heads into film with 'Black Panther' soundtrack

Thursday, January, 4 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — High-flying rapper Kendrick Lamar is making his first soundtrack as he released a song Thursday with singer SZA for the upcoming superhero film "Black Panther."Lamar, whose socially conscious and often experimental hip-hop has won him wide... Read More

After near decade, Beyonce back on top of US song chart

Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Beyonce, with little argument one of the top stars in pop music, Monday ended an unlikely drought – nine years since she had a number-one US song.Beyonce hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for her new duet with Ed Sheeran on a remix... Read More

Star line-up for Shaggy & Friends 2018

Thursday, December, 7 2017    

THE Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation (SMADF) continues their altruistic work with the sixth staging of the unifying charity concert, Shaggy & Friends, scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2018, on the prestigious lawns of Jamaica House, St Andrew.The event, as... Read More

Yawd crowd did it for the love

Sharlene Hendricks | Tuesday, December, 5 2017    

ALL tickets sold out! Microphone official. Chronixx made history on the final leg of his Chronology Tour; being the first Jamaican musician to sell out an event before the actual date of the show, here on home soil. Hours before Chronixx's long awaited appearance,... Read More

Katalyxt launches 2017/18 Youth Innovators' competition

Saturday, December, 2 2017    

LITTLE over a month ago the Katalyxt team launched its 2017/18 Youth Innovators' Competition (YIC) at the Jose Marti Technical High School in St Catherine.  The excitement could not be missed as several schools gathered to be stimulated by thought-provoking... Read More

'I Did Something Bad': Swift recrafts sound and reputation

Friday, November, 10 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — In her rise to pop superstardom, Taylor Swift was once earnest and anodyne, her life's disappointments more a chance for songs of perky commiseration than of rage.The world has changed, or maybe the 27-year-old has grown up. On "Reputation," her... Read More

Introspective Eminem returns with Beyonce tie-up

Friday, November, 10 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Rap superstar Eminem made his long-awaited return Friday with a strikingly fresh sound -- an introspective ballad that features Beyonce.Eminem, the top-selling rapper of all time who earned his fame on the back of aggressive beats and... Read More


Friday, November, 3 2017    

"I wanted to get a different view of it", explains SPARK Photo Club member Patrick Williams of his winning entry in this year's photo competition, organised by the Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation of GraceKennedy.  Patrick's photo –... Read More

Simply '8'

Isheba Cornwall | Friday, October, 27 2017    

While some people listen to music just for the fun of it, these eight boys who make up the boy band '8' have an unbelievable passion for music. Adrian Bacchus; Andre Bacchus; Bradley Dodd; George Campbell; Jhada Dwyer; Jordan McLeary; Matthew Gillespie and Moses Estick met at Jamaica... Read More

Beyonce charity song finally dethrones 'Despacito'

Wednesday, October, 11 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Beyonce's Spanish-language remix of "Mi Gente" for hurricane relief opened Wednesday on top of the US Latin song chart, finally dethroning the global mega-hit "Despacito.""Mi Gente," which Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin created from the... Read More

Kesi and the Artist

Monday, October, 9 2017    

IF you're familiar with the name Richard Nattoo, chances are you most likely associate him to the delicate and intricate glass illustrations, exuberant watercolour paintings and coffee stained drawings with his recurring little... Read More


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