Pound Sterling! … Jamaican born Manchester City star set for big deal | Sports

English Premier League leaders Manchester City are set to begin talks with their Jamaican-bron star Raheem Sterling regarding a new contract, with the winger set to rake in over PS250,000 ($42 million) a week from the new deal. This would make Sterling one of the club’s highest paid players and one of the best paid players in the world. Sterling’s current deal – which is reportedly valued at PS170,000 ($29 million) a week basic – expires in 2020, and City are looking to tie down the England international after his…

Dancers’ Paradise: Blacka schools the Little Dancas | Features

On Thursday, St Martin DePorres Basic School in Gordon Town, St Andrew, hosted it’s first dance lesson of the year, marking the first anniversary of the implementation of Blacka Di Danca’s Little Dancas programme. For the session, the world-travelling Redbull athlete led the class himself, alongside Zidan of the Xclusive Dancers. Blacka also brought along a famous friend, dancehall star Mr Vegas. “When I heard about it, I realised it’s a good idea because I always envision something like this with just the youth dem, something more active,” Mr Vegas…

Roberts blames Golding … Says he is willing to walk away | Sports

Patrick Roberts, president of Arnett Gardens FC admitted that salaries owed to the senior team players has played a role in their dip in form in the last five Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) games and has bashed Member of Parliament Mark Golding for a lack of support. Roberts has also stated that he is willing to walk away from club, if that is in it’s best interest. Having suffered a big 5-1 loss to RSPL leaders Portmore United last Sunday at Prison Oval, which was Arnett’s first defeat of…

Razor B takes on soca with ‘Stuck Gyal’ | Entertainment

With carnival less than three months away, dancehall artiste Razor B has begun the revelling with his new single, ‘Stuck Gyal’. The song, which is scheduled for official release on Monday, sees the entertainer stepping out of his usual dancehall space and into the soca realm, something he told THE WEEKEND STAR that he has always wanted to do. “My new song is for Jamaica Carnival 2018. It was produced by myself and Kritikal Productions. I was approached by the CEO of Jamaica Carnival to do a song this year.…

US has a responsibility to its citizens, says MoBay Mayor | News

In response to the US State Department issuing an advisory for citizens not to travel to some areas in Montego Bay due to crime, the city’s mayor Homer Davis said the US government has a responsibility to inform their citizens. Along with the tourist Mecca, the US also lists some areas of Kingston and Spanish Town as places in which citizens should exercise extreme caution. Speaking with THE WEEKEND STAR yesterday, Davis said that he has not read the advisory himself, but he heard about it on the news. “Not…

Petersfield needs support – Woolery | Sports

Machell Woolery head coach of Petersfield High School’s track and field programme, which saw six athletes representing Jamaica at the junior level last year, said they don’t get enough support from the parish. Coach Woolery noted that apart from being the best in teh sport in the parish, Petersfield also gear their student-athletes to move on to colleges overseas, most recent being the national junior shot put and javelin record holder Kevin Nedrick. “We don’t get the support from the parish that we would have liked. We have a few…

Tommy Lee’s EP released | Entertainment

Jamaican-based producer Ricardo Gowe Records recently released Tommy Lee’s debut EP titled New Creator. The EP comprises nine tracks: Pon Di Roadside, Slow Down, Happy Life, Love You, Bad Gyal Duppy, Destruction of Man, Ghost Buster, We are Heroes, and the title track. “The EP was created basically to give listeners a taste of how versatile the artiste is and how talented our record label is”, said Gowe. In this project, the artiste expresses a new version himself, a more well-rounded, more mature entertainer. “We expect the EP will help…

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For the Reckord | A raunchy ‘Set Up’ for laughter | Entertainment

Very popular in the 1970s and 1980s, roots plays (Jamaican sex farces) lost popularity for a while, but now they seem to be making a comeback. Over the weekend, I saw one of the four or five currently on our stages, the RBT Productions presentation of Garfield Reid’s Set Up, at Crown Playhouse, Molynes Road. Roots plays have remained consistent over the decades in two key areas, the content and acting style. They always focus on sexual activity (mainly of the illicit kind) and deception (of many kinds) among our…

Ikaya careful with Rebel Salute song choices | Entertainment

From Fly Away, released in 2011, to Picture in 2017, Rebel Salute patrons can be certain that reggae soulstress Ikaya will have an entertaining selection of songs from her catalogue for them to sing along with and rock to tomorrow night. But as Ikaya prepares to perform for the second time at the two-day festival, she must consider her role as an ambassador for the ongoing anti-ganja and education campaigns hosted by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA). Rebel Salute is one event that promotes the use of the…