Top shooter – Coaches predict Golden Boot winners | Sports

There appears to be a consensus among coaches in western Jamaica that a Brazilian will walk away from the 2018 wWorld Cup with the Golden Boot award. No Brazilian has won the award since 2002 when Ronaldo emerged the league’s top marksman. Since then, Miroslav Klose (Germany, 2006), Thomas Muller (Germany, 2010) and James Rodriguez (Colombia, 2014) have won the award. Here are the views of the region’s top coaches about who will be the top shooter in Russia. Dr Dean Weatherly Coach of Cornwall College DaCosta Cup team (2016…

Elephant Man satisfies music-hungry fans | Entertainment

Although he disappointed his fans by not partaking in the cook-off, dancehall artiste Elephant Man delivered an energetic and captivating set at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Washington, DC, on Sunday. The screams were almost deafening when the flamboyant deejay’s voice was heard through the speakers, and persons huddled closer to the front of the stage for an hour of invigorating entertainment. All the Energy God needed to do was start the intro of each track for the audience to take over and make it their own. He had…

Blood spills in family dispute | News

A St James man has been slapped with multiple charges after he allegedly stabbed his nephew’s girlfriend and her male companion. The man, Beswick Allen, of a Jarrett Terrace address, reportedly accused his nephew’s girlfriend of cheating on his relative. He has been charged with two counts of unlawful wounding, using abusive language, and resisting arrest. When he appeared in the St James Parish Court on Wednesday, June 6, the court was told that on May 25, the two complainants were in a room at the house that she shares…

Law backs in-form Powell to strike it big | Sports

CMC: West Indies head coach, Stuart Law, expects stylish left-hander Kieran Powell to convert one of his many starts into a hundred very soon. The 28-year-old has endured a frustrating run since his return to the Test scene last year, following a three-year self-imposed break, getting a number of decent starts but managing just three half-centuries. Powell looked set to break the jinx in the opening Test against Sri Lanka, but fell agonising short of three figures on 88 in the second innings. “It’s just a shame he got out…

Smith elated with Jamaica Women’s win | Sports

  Coach of Jamaica Women, Cleon Smith, is elated at the winning start the team has made in the on-going Cricket West Indies Women’s Twenty20 Blast. The Jamaicans, on the back of a solid all-round performance from captain Stafanie Taylor brushed aside Guyana by eight wickets at Sabina Park on Sunday in their opening match. They are down to play Windward Islands today at Kensington, commencing at 9:30am. “It’s always good to get a first win, and I am pleased with how we performed,” said Smith. “We were good in…

STAR of the Month: Crime is everywhere – Shane O fearful of becoming a victim | Entertainment

STAR of the Month Shane O believes Jamaica’s most pressing problem is crime, and although he is a popular entertainer, he admits that he, too, is fearful of becoming a victim. “One bag a violence, and people a dead, dead. If me did have the power fi stop everything, me woulda dweet, but me can’t dweet. People just a drop so like nothing,” he told THE STAR during a recent interview. He told THE STAR that he is also fearful for his life while he tries to make an honest…

Orlando Sinclair wants to make theatre more trendy | Entertainment

Orlando Sinclair, play producer who will make his debut as a director with Young & Wreckless later this month, is clear about his financial objective as he is not into the business of theatre to lose money. Achieving another goal may contribute to that as Sinclair is also intent on cultivating a wider audience by making theatre hip and trendy in Jamaica. Despite an annual season of plays opening on Boxing Day and a number of productions with shorter runs during the year, Sinclair believes that “the majority of the…

Tuesdays @ the theatre | From audio mixing to play director | Entertainment

As an audio-mixing engineer, Orlando Sinclair was presented with recordings of voices and music, which he was responsible for shaping into a cohesive, compelling song. Now that he is making his debut as a play director with Young & Wreckless, which opens at the Phoenix Theatre on Haining Road, New Kingston, later this month, he finds similarities between the two roles. “The musicians and the singers bring a script to you. You have to interpret it – drop in the piano, put reverb on the snare, harmony singers up or…

Powerful performances for charity | Entertainment

The well-supported Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity showed signs of maturity this year. At Sunday’s staging, the acts were consistently of excellent standard. There was, too, a nice blend of the performing arts (dance, drama and music). But the strongest indication of maturity was the inclusion of powerful youth and a powerful and catchy theme song. Aptly, the show began after the playing of Jamaica’s National Anthem, with the powerful youths singing the theme song. The anthem was played by In2nation Band, led by Ewan Simpson. Simpson and…

Tuesday at the theatre side: Orlando Sinclair wants to make theatre more trendy | Entertainment

Orlando Sinclair, play producer who will make his debut as a director with Young & Wreckless later this month, is clear about his financial objective as he is not into the business of theatre to lose money. Achieving another goal may contribute to that as Sinclair is also intent on cultivating a wider audience by making theatre hip and trendy in Jamaica. Despite an annual season of plays opening on Boxing Day and a number of productions with shorter runs during the year, Sinclair believes that “the majority of the…