Pastor under fire for calling women hoes – Female church leaders say clergyman’s comments were degrading | News

  Pastor Gino Jennings’ recent rant in which he labelled fashion forward women in the church as hoes has not gone down well with female heads of churches who staunchly denounce his stance, saying that he is misguided. The often controversial preacher, whose broadcasts from the United States airs on local television, ripped apart church women who wear ankle chains, red lipstick, and fake hair. In the late December broadcast, currently making the rounds on social media, Jennings, who is the head of the First Church of Our Lord Jesus,…

JN creates product for farm workers in Ontario, Canada | News

Jamaican seasonal farm workers in Ontario, Canada, have the opportunity to receive discounts on mortgages, loans and on insurance products and services, as well as access more convenient means of sending money to friends and relatives in Jamaica through a programme designed by the Jamaica National Group. The package is being offered through its subsidiaries JN Bank, JN Small Business Loans Limited, JN General Insurance Limited and JN Money Services Limited (JNMS). The company is hosting a series of link-up sessions across several parishes to introduce the seasonal workers to…

Thanks guys! – Holder hails Gayle, Samuels for committing to qualifiers | Sports

HARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC): West Indies captain Jason Holder has praised the involvement of veteran Jamaican batsmen Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, both of whom have made themselves available for the ICC World Cup qualifiers. “I must commend Chris and guys like Marlon, who have come here with that motivation to do well for the West Indies and give themselves a chance to play another World Cup,” he said. “As I said to the group, it may be an opportunity for guys to finish their careers well, it’s also an opportunity…

Cavs ban fan for racist ‘Jamaican’ taunt | Sports

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP): The Cleveland Cavaliers have indefinitely banned a fan from their arena for making racial taunts at San Antonio’s Patty Mills. Security officials reviewed videotape from Sunday’s game and identified the fan sitting near the court. He yelled at Mills while the Spurs guard was shooting free throws in the fourth quarter. The team did not disclose his name or any details about him. He is barred from events at Quicken Loans Arena, with the team to review the ban after one year. While Mills was at the…

‘Country people love nice things’ – Maphead, the antique furniture specialist | News

Herbert ‘Maphead’ Williams has been the main furniture maker in Goshen, Clarendon, over the past two decades. “It’s something me love from long time eno. Is a good trade, and although me never get no formal training, me take me little time and learn the thing from other furniture man growing up,” Maphead said. When The STAR visited the shop last week, Maphead and his work partner, Cleon ‘Turner’ Johnson, were hard at work, building a chest of drawers. “A mostly antique tings we build eno. People love buy we…

Conte in pole position for Italy job | Sports

MILAN, Italy (AP): Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is Italy’s top choice as national coach. “I haven’t chosen yet but I think Conte is the one who could do the best,” Italian federation vice commissioner Alessandro Costacurta told yesterday’s Gazzetta dello Sport. “I’ll definitely talk with him in a couple of months.” Conte, whose future at Chelsea remains uncertain, already coached Italy to the quarter-finals of the 2016 European Championship before joining the London club. Other coaches being considered by Costacurta include Roberto Mancini, Carlo Ancelotti, and Claudio Ranieri. “(Conte) has…

Windies ‘A’ batting collapse | Sports

  NORTH SOUND,England (CMC): Shamarh Brooks struck a half-century but West Indies A’s batting collapsed on the opening day of the day/night third four-day ‘Test’ against England Lions on Monday night. Opting for first knock, the hosts reached a comfortable position of 150 for three at one stage before losing their last seven wickets for 86 runs, to be dismissed for 236 in their first innings at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium. The right-handed Brooks, without a score of note in three previous innings in the series, top-scored with 63…

Ed Sheeran is 2017 best-selling artiste | Entertainment

Ed Sheeran has been named the world’s best-selling recording artiste of 2017 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Sheeran’s most recent album, Divide, with singles such as Shape of You, Castle on the Hill and Perfect, were the contributors to the British singer’s success. Drake, who won the honour in 2016, is second on the list followed by pop-singer Taylor Swift, who holds the third place. According to the IFPI, Divide, which was released in March 2017, has so far been certified multi-platinum in 36 global markets.…

Brighter days for Sharwayne | News

  Days after The STAR told Sharwayne Lennon’s heart-wrenching story of poverty and despair, the teenager was on Monday reunited with an aunt, Sherine, who lives in Clarendon. He also learnt that he has a twin sister, who also lives with the aunt. “When we go CDA this week, we realised say him and him sister a twin. Dem born the same day and year to di same parents, so that’s when we discovered that they are twins,” she said. The Child Development Agency (CDA) office in Clarendon refused to…

Swansea in FA Cup quarter-finals | Sports

SWANSEA, Wales (AP): Swansea coach Carlos Carvalhal got the better of former club Sheffield Wednesday in a 2-0 win yesterday that sent the Welsh club into the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 54 years. Jordan Ayew and Nathan Dyer both scored from close range in the second half of the fifth-round replay as Swansea set up a match at home to either Tottenham or third-tier Rochdale, who meet in a replay on Wednesday. Carvalhal a Portuguese coach known for his humour and colorful analogies left Sheffield Wednesday…