Western Jamaica ready for franchise system | Sports

  President of the Westmoreland Football Association, Everton Tomlinson, said that he is in support of the proposed franchise system which was recently brought back to the table by the Jamaica Football Federation president Michael Ricketts. “Honestly, I still think that’s the way to go … we have to face reality,” said Tomlinson.” I’m one of those who is convinced that in order for the future of Jamaica’s football to be on the right path and get better, then the franchise is where we have to go,” he added. Tomlinson…

Dream come true – Masicka single enjoys BET rotation | Entertainment

Genahsyde recording artiste Masicka has been enjoying a huge amount of success on the local market in 2018. However, with his sights set on making an even bigger impact on the global market, the entertainer has been making strides overseas. His songs have been making the rounds on several music stations across the US and the artiste seems poised to take his music to the mainstream. One of his most recent tracks, They Don’t Know, has been added to the rotation on the internationally renowned video outlet, BET Jams. Speaking…

Community on edge after don’s murder | News

The police are keeping a close watch on Cockburn Gardens, St Andrew, following the murder of a strongman from the community yesterday afternoon. The man, who goes by the alias ‘Ditty’, was shot and killed at a house along Melrose Avenue at about 2:30 p.m. When THE STAR visited the scene, a grey Honda Civic motor car, which investigators believe was driven to the location by the deceased, was parked at the entrance of the dwelling. It is said that the police were called to his stronghold in Cockburn Gardens…

Golding promises Arnett Gardens players outstanding salaries | Sports

Newly elected chairman of Arnett Gardens FC Mark Golding said that his players will be paid for their outstanding salaries for the months of January and February. Golding, who is the member of parliament for South St Andrew, told STAR Sports that the players have been receiving compensation since he intervened in March, but are still owed for the mentioned months. Golding was officially elected as Arnett Gardens FC chairman last Saturday by 29 players, who showed up for the meeting that was convened by the Kingston and St Andrew…

‘Concrete’ Moncriffe starts bid for second contender title | Sports

Devon ‘Concrete’ Moncriffe, a crowd favourite in boxing circles, will start his bid for a second Wray and Nephew Contender title tonight, when he takes on Tyler Wilson from Ontario, Canada, over five rounds at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium. The main bout starts at 9.30 and will be preceded by two amateur bouts at 8.30. Moncriffe was originally scheduled to meet Daniel Roach, but Roach pulled out late last week, and Wilson has come in as a substitute. Most of the Canadian’s experience has been as a mixed martial…

Jahvinci and Popcaan collab on ‘Steamy’ | Entertainment

‘Steamy’, the collaboration between former members of the Portmore Empire, Jahvinci and Popcaan, has been growing in popularity since its release early March. The song, which signalled a reunion of sorts between both entertainers, has amassed over two million views on YouTube to date. Speaking with The STAR, Jahvinci explained that the song came about from a simple vibe session between them and says he is not surprised it has become a favourite in the streets. “Me and Popcaan never drop the link no matter what, from day one. Last…

Just keep working hard – Former ‘bad boy’ advises youth | News

After losing his mother at age five, Andrew Armstrong turned to his father to get the love and tender care. The two were inseparable, and Armstrong thought that things were okay, even though they were not financially stable. “Me and me fada had a really good relationship. We were really close,” he said. After attending Norman Manley High School for five years, he was unable to finish his studies because his father was unable to pay for his subjects. Not wanting to stay home, the teenage Armstong decided to help…

Tough ‘Porridge’ came up big for Portmore in RSPL final | Sports

Former national Under-20 goalkeeper, Kemar ‘Porridge’ Foster, was definitely not soft as his heroics led Portmore United to a 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory over Waterhouse in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final. Foster saved two penalties after the game ended 0-0 during regular and extra-time at the National Stadium last Monday night. He saved the first kick of the shoot-out taken by Waterhouse’s striker, Kemar ‘Bush’ Beckford and then came back and saved the fourth kick from Carlos Barrett, which sparked wild celebrations. “They (team) knew that I had…

Salah magic leads Liverpool to 5-2 win over Roma | Sports

LIVERPOOL, England (AP): Mohamed Salah looked to the ground and held up his hands, almost apologising for the sheer beauty of his goals. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp laughed to himself in incredulity. Roma’s players, former teammates of Salah, were shell-shocked. Anfield rocked in jubilation. In the latest virtuoso performance of his stunning first season at Liverpool, Salah produced two world-class finishes in the first half then set up further goals for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to help his team into a scarcely believable five-goal lead in the Champions League…

Fourth finals’ defeat in four months for Waterhouse’s Simpson | Sports

  Waterhouse’s defeat to Portmore United in the 2018 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final, was the third successive final’s defeat for the Drewsland-based club’s midfield hard man, Keithy Simpson. Simpson, who currently resides in Trinidad with his wife and child, told STAR Sports that he lost two finals with San Juan Jabloteh last year, before he moved to the Maldives with Sealife for a brief spell, where he also lost a final. Then on Monday for the RSPL title, Simpson’s team, Waterhouse FC, went down to Portmore on penalties…