‘I’m sorry’ – Jah Cure apologises for bashing selectors | Entertainment

Reggae star Jah Cure has apologised for derogatory comments he made about the local selector community. Popular selector Tony Matterhorn, who in his own Instagram post demanded an apology within a certain time, later posted that the entertainer had indeed apologised yesterday. “Big up to Jah Cure and thanks for the apology on behalf of the sound fraternity. We respect that, you stood up and be the big man,” he said. Matterhorn reasoned, however, that some selectors would not accept the apology but that’s what they asked for so “Unnu…

Last stand for stars of Spain’s golden generation | Sports

(AP): After recent struggles at major tournaments, the remaining stars of Spain’s golden generation could be facing a last stand at the World Cup. Winning two European Championships and a first World Cup, the Spanish were unstoppable from 2008 to 2012. But they began to falter at the 2014 World Cup, failing to advance from the group stage, and were eliminated from Euro 2016 in the round of 16. There were doubts new coach Julen Lopetegui could even secure qualification for this year’s World Cup before Spain cruised through a…

God stood by me – Pastor recalls tragic loss of infant son | News

In 2007, Pastor James Pinnock had a nightmare that his 18-month-old infant would be killed by a bus. Within days, his nightmare became a reality. His little boy was crushed to death, while he reversed his minibus out of his yard. When The STAR team visited the clergyman at his home in Sutton, Clarendon, he was preparing for a day of fishing at a nearby river. His family, including his wife and teenage daughter, sat metres away on their veranda as Pinnock shared the painful recollection of that fateful day.…

Rested Ronaldo increases Portugal’s hopes | Sports

Portugal have received assistance from Real Madrid in its quest for a first World Cup title, even though they play Spain in the opening game. By allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to sit out less meaningful matches, Madrid’s management of the 33-year-old forward in the twilight of his career means he should not be worn out in Russia. The five-time World Player of the Year is leading a squad that broke through to win its first major title at the 2016 European Championship. “Ronaldo is crucial,” Portugal coach Fernando Santos said, “but…

JYungg has big dreams | Entertainment

Hanover-born entertainer JYungg has set his sights on one day reaching the top of the Billboard charts. The artiste, who recorded Moving Up before disappearing from the music scene three years ago, said he is focused on his lofty goal. “It’s been a long journey, a roller coaster, actually, but honestly, I’m at the best place I’ve ever been, mentally, as I am more focused and determined,” said JYungg. The artiste, whose given name is Ajay Edward Richard, said he gets his inspiration from heavyweights such as Sizzla, Bounty Killer,…

Room for improvement – Parchment looking to build on victory at Racers Grand Prix | Sports

Despite winning the men’s 110m hurdles at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium on Saturday, Hansle Parchment said he was not pleased with his race execution. Parchment, who is the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist and 2015 World Championship silver medallist, won the event in 13.31 seconds. His compatriot and Commonwealth Games champion, Ronald Levy, was second in 13.32 seconds, and third went to American Devon Allen in 13.38 seconds. “I think it was a good race, but I still need to work some more on the execution,…

Equipment bawls ‘Stop Pressure Me Nuh’ | Entertainment

Dancehall artiste Equipment knows what it is like to live under the whip of a ‘dutty landlord’ while wrestling with the twin tigers of high bills and low wages. He was so inspired by the pressures that he wrote a song called Stop Pressure Me Nuh. “Trust me, it’s hard – the light bill, the water bills. So, the song was inspired by the pressures of life. I couldn’t find the rent for a month, and my landlord was pressuring me, so I decided to put pen to paper and…

Vox Pop: What do you think must be done in a bid to reduce road accidents and fatalities? | News

Rose Smart: “Them must take time on the road because they are riding too fast. Some of them a speed with people pon them bike, so if they take time ride, then it will cause fewer accidents.” Leighton Woolery: “I think they can start by wearing protective gears, like a helmet, for example. Secondly, them can cut down on the speed. Them ride way too fast and reckless sometimes. I see it day in, day out.” Neville White: “The man dem must wear helmet. Too many riders not wearing helmet…

Not surprised – Dunbeholden on course for historic Premier League berth | Sports

Coach of Dunbeholden, Michael ‘Richie’ Cohen, is not surprised by his team’s performance in the ongoing Magnum/Charley’s JB/JFF Premier League promotion series, he told STAR Sports. The Portmore-based side, who are seeking a historic berth to next season’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), are atop the standing on seven points from three games, ahead of Barbican (five), Mount Pleasant Football Academy (four), and Wadadah rooted at the bottom without a point. “It is going as we plan. We aim for 10 points from the first four games, so given that…

Bugle tackles relationships in new videos | Entertainment

Bugle tackles relationships in new videos Coming on the heels of an exhilarating performance at Sharkies Seafood Restaurant on the North Coast as part of the ongoing Appleton Estate Signature Nights series, reggae singer Bugle has unveiled a pair of music videos in which he tackles intimate relationships and the myriad of issues surrounding them. The visuals for Unstable and Replay, the latter featuring female songstress Shuga, debuted on Saturday night via his official VEVO account. Shot throughout the Kingston and St Andrew by filmmakers Damaniac Visualz and Slick Studios,…