Ikaya releases video for ‘Leave You Alone’ | Entertainment

Soulful reggae singer Ikaya is back with a video release for her single Leave You Alone featuring Jesse Royal. The song is featured on the 2017 Reggae Gold compilation album. Paired with breakout reggae artist Jesse Royal, the result is melodic magic. Filmed in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica and directed by Nile Saulter and Jason Panton, the scenic, picturesque video showcases stunning shots of Ikaya as she sings the tale of being with a lover that she knows she shouldn’t be with. Portrayed as the man Ikaya is trying…

Capleton ‘Slew Dem’ with fashion – Designer happy to make deejay’s custom outfits for 30 years | Entertainment

“The audience nuh supposed to a go harder than yuh,” Capleton told THE WEEKEND STAR. Interestingly, the Slew Dem dancehall and reggae artiste was speaking about people’s sense of fashion. Capleton is known for coordinated outfits, including his footwear. The legendary roots reggae artiste was incidentally recognised last year by international fashion magazine Vogue for his style. The article stated that Capleton wore a “custom three-piece look that could have easily come down the runway at Comme des Garcons.” “It’s all about presentation, and that is very important as an…

Simone is ‘bananas’ about serving customers | News

  A few weeks ago, while selling ripe bananas to a customer driving a high-end utility vehicle, Simone Hibbert was offered a job at a corporate entity. She refused the offer. “I am a Christian, so I couldn’t take up the offer based on the type of business the company is involved in. Plus, I love my job and I enjoy meeting customers and interacting with people,” Hibbert confided. A mother of two, Hibbert resides in the Arnett Gardens community. She has been selling ripe bananas for the past four…

Vershon shifts focus for 2018 | Entertainment

A feud with Jahmiel, an alleged run-in with Mavado, and court dates with the mother of his child are just some of the things that dominated the headlines for dancehall artiste Vershon last year. Because of the controversies, he said that he has shifted focus for 2018 and is only channelling positivity. Speaking with THE WEEKEND STAR about the release of his first single for the year, Vershon said he has started 2018 on a thankful note and wants to remain in that space of gratitude going forward. “My new…

Police promise safe Rebel Salute | Entertainment

The police personnel responsible for providing traffic management and other security arrangements for this weekend’s Rebel Salute in St Ann have promised a safe event for patrons attending the show. At the festival’s international media launch at Jewel Dunn’s River on Wednesday night, Senior Superintendent of Police in charge of operations at Area Two headquarters, Michael Smith, outlined the traffic arrangements that will be in place for the event. This includes four lanes of traffic from the traffic lights at Priory, heading westward beyond the entrance to the venue, Grizzly’s…

VCB plans to keep going | Sports

Veronica Campbell-Brown said that she has no plans to retire anytime soon, as her body is not showing any signs of slowing down. Speaking after the launch of the third staging of her VCB Foundation 5K Run/Walk yesterday, Campbell-Brown said that she still feels strong as she looks to start her 16th season competing at the senior level. “I don’t feel like I am slowing down. I feel strong and I feel good,” Campbell-Brown, who produced times of 10.84 and 22.60 last season, said.   HIGH LEVEL   The two-time…

Cannon on the loose | Sports

LOOSE CANNON appears to have matured, somewhat, at the back end of last season, being a more relaxed runner- certainly since trainer Wayne DaCosta removed the figure eight from the one-time tearaway leader on his return from a four-month lay-up in September. With the figure eight off, LOOSE CANNON scored a composed win over BILINGUAL in his first time back and was not his usual speedy self in his follow-up race, a 1000-metre straight loss against A.P.I. In his subsequent races, LOOSE CANNON might have disputed the lead, but not…

Danielle D.I. starts the year like a ‘Boss’ | Entertainment

The year 2018 is off to a good start for dancehall artiste Danielle D.I. On her new single ‘Boss B…h’, the focus is on female empowerment. “The song encourages females to take control of their lives and aspire for their dreams in 2018,” Danielle D.I. said. The track is produced by Billboard-charting producer Jon FX. FX dented the Billboard Reggae album chart last year with Sizzla’s I’m Yours album. Danielle D.I. is upbeat about the new single and hopes the message will connect with her female fanbase. It is due…

Save our basketball, save our community! … ‘Back-to’ NBL official calls for support | Sports

With the National Basketball League (NBL) set to restart in just under two weeks, manager of the Majesty Gardens Legends, Chisena Campbell, said they are desperate need of gears and other supplies to compete this year’s competition. Campbell warned that basketball plays a crucial role in maintaining peace in the community and is hoping support will shortly arrive. Twenty-four teams are to participate in the competition, which is scheduled to begin on January 20. Campbell told Star Sports that they have approached a number of persons seeking sponsorship, but they…

Football fiesta! … Gleaner signs RSPL deal with PLCA | Sports

The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited (GCML) is now the official print partners of the Red Stripe Premier League, following the signing of multi-year deal with the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA). The signing of the deal, which took place at the media outlet’s North Street office, earlier this week, will see the newspaper company bringing unprecedented focus to the Premier League, through multi-platform coverage as well as promotional and developmental programmes involving league stakeholders. General Manger of the PLCA, Pat Garel, was elated with the deal. “Personally, I am delighted…