Lions will roar in NBL – Todd | Sports

Former national invitee Baldon Todd said is aim is to lead his new club, Selassie Gardens Lions to this year’s National Basketball League (NBL) title. The 37-year-old Todd, who made the switch from Majesty Gardens Legends ahead of the start of the season, said he has been working very hard in training and that the team is very confident this season. “Right now I am focusing on my new team because my aim is to lead them to the final and beyond this season,” said Todd. Todd, who led the…

Community Focus: Lover’s Leap | News

Lover’s Leap has become one of St Elizabeth’s iconic locations, not just for the tranquil setting that sees patrons from all walks of life flocking the recently renovated facility, but also the folklore from which it earned its name. “At times, during the day, most persons here are Jamaicans, because Jamaicans are touring and are not staying home anymore. They are going out and enjoying their country, and this is one of their favourite spots to visit,” said Tamelia Hamilton, supervisor of Lover’s Leap. “People come here because they have…

Grin and bear it – ‘Teddy’ postpones surgery again | Sports

Former national attacker Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson has again decided to postpone operation on his right knee to continue playing for Tivoli Gardens in their quest to win the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) this season. Last December, Johnson had stated that he would do the surgery but had a change of heart, stating that he his willing to play through pain for his club. He had also said that the match against Arnett Gardens on January 4 would have been his last before the operation. However, Johnson played in several…

STAR of the Month: I didn’t call myself King | Features

Long hailed as the king of the dancehall, entertainer Beenie Man says the title was not self-proclaimed. According to the deejay, contrary to popular belief, he first received the honour during a competition put on by BET. “Mi neva gi mi self di title, dem crown mi king of the dancehall. Mi do a thing fi BET, me vs reggaeton … dem put me up against a artist name Tego Calderon and dem put wi inna a ring and BET, MTV, all a dem did deh deh a video the…

Indian athletes impress at Camperdown Classics | Sports

There weren’t just local athletes on show at last Saturday’s Camperdown Classics with a 12 man delegation from India and a group of five from the Cayman Island participating at the meet inside the National Stadium. It was a good all-round performance from the young ones from India who are in the island for three weeks with their training base at the Racers Track Club. Their best results came in the 800 metres with Tai Hiram Bahane leading the way after winning the Girl’s Class Three event in a new…

Star Struck Wednesdays at Pier 1 | Entertainment

When it comes to entertainment in Montego Bay, the ever-pulsating Pier 1 Restaurant, Bar and Entertainment Centre is second to none. From Seafood Sundays to Pier Pressure Fridays, from seafood dishes to beef tenderloins, salads to tofu, jerk chicken to jerk sausage pastas, there is something for everyone. Yet, the J. Wray & Nephew White Rum and Skyy Vodka sponsored-Star Struck Wednesdays is the most popular event for party lovers in the west. Each Wednesday offers a mixed entertainment package including a fashion show, live performances, magicians, fun, and games.…

Reggae Icons Concert to honour Dennis Brown | Entertainment

The Reggae Icons Concert is a new addition to the Reggae Month celebrations, with the focus being on the musicians who have contributed to the establishment and development of the genre. “It’s 10 years of Reggae Month but you taking to it to another level, you want to make sure you pay the appropriate tribute. We’re starting with a tribute to the icons concert, with the plan to have it every year. This year, we are focusing on Dennis Emmanuel Brown,” explained Howard ‘Big Mac’ McIntosh. The concert is a…

Popcaan adds selector to resume | Entertainment

Dancehall artiste Popcaan is looking to add selector to his resume. The ‘El Chapo’ deejay plans to unveil the Unruly Sound at Faawud which is scheduled to be held this weekend. “Popcaan did two Red Bull Culture clashes and him have dubplates from those events. So a dat him want to come show the people, so we have to put a name to it di Unruly Sound,” Popcaan’s sister, Squid, told THE STAR. She explained that for his first appearance at the first Red Bull Culture Clash, Popcaan was a…

Lacrosse midfielder stabbed multiple times | Sports

National lacrosse coach, Dale Walker, said that his team’s preparation to compete in the Lacrosse World Championship this summer in Israel will be hampered as one of their best players was attacked and stabbed multiple times by an unknown assailant last Saturday and will be sidelined for several weeks. It is reported that midfielder, Gregory Powell, was on his way home from a function at Pulse Entertainment Complex in New Kingston when he was attacked. STAR Sports understands that Powell’s attacker demanded his phone and wallet and inflicted the injuries…

Russell looks forward to competition – Rules out World Indoors, Commonwealth Games effort | Sports

  IAAF World Under-18 110 metre hurdles champion Dejour Russell (Calabar) made his first appearance on the track this season after competing in the Class One 100 metres, and the 4×100 metres at the Camperdown Classics held at the National Stadium last Saturday. Russell said he was pleased with his runs after finishing second in the 100 metres and anchoring his Class One 4×100 metres team to an emphatic 40.12 seconds. “The 100 metres was my first competitive individual race for the season. I wasn’t expecting anything great as the…