Boom Boom gets strong support at birthday party | Entertainment

Dancehall selector Boom Boom says that his main aim for 2018 is to give the youth on the ‘streets’ a ‘buss’. “I want some Caribbean dates so the youths dem that neva fly out can know how plane feel and experience being in another country other than Jamaica,” the ace disc jock said. Boom Boom was speaking after he had a successful birthday party at the Uptown Mondayz Headquarters located on Savannah Plaza in Half-Way Tree recently. “I would like to big up my sponsor Hennessy and Hennessy brand manager…

She has overcome the spiritual ‘potholes’ | Features

Christians are encouraged to testify at all times about the goodness and blessings of Jesus. It is said that when they do, they weaken the stronghold of the devil and it gives them (Christians) more inspiration to keep serving Christ. Nicola Cohen has been walking with her Maker for over 17 years. She testified that the journey has never been easy, because she has encountered many spiritual ‘potholes’ including temptations, difficult days, and disappointments. But because she has a God who never fails, she can continue to serve Him and…

Struggling Gaters up against Sharpes | Sports

Clarendon Gaters are aiming to control their hunger for a win and make their advantage count down the stretch in their quest to rally and claim a place in Netball Jamaica’s Berger Elite League. The Gaters have squandered winning positions in three of their matches to lose all five contested in the first half of the sport’s premier championship in the country. With five games remaining, they are looking to buck that losing trend, starting today in the feature match of a double-header against St James Sharpes, at the Leila…

Ram Puss found dead at home — Popular bingo caller dies after battling illness | Entertainment

Popular Bingo caller Donald ‘Ram Puss’ Hayden has died. Ram Puss, 58, was found dead at his home in Chancery Hall, St Andrew on Thursday night. Radio personality, Jennifer ‘Jenny Jenny’ Small, who says she knew Hayden for more than six years expressed shock over his passing. In confirming his death, she noted that the specific cause of death was uncertain, but said that he suffered from a number of illness. “They are not so sure about the cause of death because there were different things wrong with him. They…

Big Ship set to sail – Freddie McGregor prepares super set for Rebel Salute 25 toni | Entertainment

In 2015, reggae crooner Freddie McGregor left his musical imprint on Rebel Salute, held at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St Ann. From the moment the Big Ship captain sang his first lines, it was evident that a lot of preparation went into his set as he thrilled the audience with hits such as Push Come to Shove, Prophecy, To Be Poor Is A Crime and Just Don’t Wanna Be Lonely. Tonight is expected to be no different as the reggae singer promises another remarkable delivery on the final night of…

Music and More with Mel | The real effect of peace concerts | Entertainment

I have told this story in this space before, so those who have read about a trip to the Bob Marley Museum in the mid-1990s when I shouted out “lie!”, skip to paragraph three. So there I was, in the courtyard of 56 Hope Road, St Andrew, among a group of persons doing the museum tour. The guide indicated a drawing of Marley holding the hands of former prime ministers Michael Manley and Edward Seaga above his head at the One Love peace concert in 1978, and said after that…

Ardenne students deliver Act IV | Entertainment

It was baptism in the world of theatre for five Ardenne High School grade 13 students, who had to plan and implement a project for Unit 1 of Performing Arts, a course at the CAPE level in the Caribbean Council Examination (CXC). The experience gained was valuable and has left them with a strong appreciation for theatre, as well as life. The five students, Dania Brown, Jhada-Ann Walker, Deidrie Wadsworth, Alex Anderson and Akeem Anderson, along with their teacher, Suzanne Beadle, spoke with The Gleaner last Saturday, the first presentation…