Spice attacks int’l market with ‘Dancehop’ | Entertainment

Last year, Spice vowed that in 2018 she would shake things up by adding more hip-hop to her catalogue. Her first video and single of the year, ‘Duffle Bag’, was released on Friday, and pointed out that if international acts can use dancehall and reggae to their advantage, Jamaican entertainers are also free to use other genres to make hits. “I am trying to fuse dancehall with trap and hip-hop. The artistes overseas use our dancehall style all the time and capitalise on it, so I don’t see anything wrong…

De Bruyne inks new City deal | Sports

MANCHESTER, England (AP): Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new five-year deal with Manchester City, tying him to the English Premier League leader until 2023. The Belgium midfielder joined City in the summer of 2015 from Wolfsburg and has set up more league goals 38 than any other player in that period. De Bruyne has been one of City’s best players during the team’s record-breaking start to the season that has pushed it 12 points clear after 24 games. De Bruyne says: “Not only are we winning, we are playing…

Noface Unknown calls for end to gun violence | Entertainment

  Dancehall artiste Noface Unknown is calling for an end to gun violence in his native parish of St James. He released a new single, Put Down the Gun, an appeal to the youth to denounce violence and choose life instead. “I come from Flankers, which is known as a hostile area in MoBay. Personally, I have seen a lot of violence growing up, and I still have family in the community, so I want to be an agent of change,” said the artiste, whose real name is Frantz Morris.…

Mobay mayor hopes state of emergency will ‘brake’ crime | News

  Montego Bay’s mayor, Councillor Homer Davis, hopes support will be given to the state of emergency that is now under way in St James. “Many stakeholders, some openly and some quietly, were calling for such action, and now that it has been declared, I am hoping that they will support the action; and I hope that the police will be able to put not only a dent, but a major lid on the crime activities that are taking place in the parish, especially murders,” said Davis. St James recorded…

Kelly ready for ANZ league | Sports

Sunshine Girls’ defender Malysha Kelly said she has prepared, mentally and physically, to handle the rigours of playing in this year’s ANZ Championships in New Zealand, which is scheduled to get under way in May. Kelly, 27, will ply her trade for the Southern Steel this season after switching from the Suncorp Super League in Australia at the end of last season. Kelly told STAR Sports that she has been working hard in preparation for this season’s competition and is confident that she will do well. “I am really excited…

Macka Diamond fights for ‘Spotlight’ | Entertainment

On the weekend, dancehall artiste Spotlight may have got his moment to shine when after he was the centre of what appeared to be a love triangle on Instagram. The entertainer’s fiancÈe, who goes by the name ‘Ja Luxury Doll’ on social media, gave Macka Diamond a verbal lashing after a video surfaced with the female deejay and Spotlight sharing an ice cream cone. “Mi a come a Jamaica come tear off piece a yuh goddamn face. Spotlight don’t want you. Me hear say him spend US$2,200 pon clothes fi…

InPulse Art Exhibition opens – artistic opportunities for youth growing | Entertainment

In celebration of its three-year anniversary, the InPulse Art Project launched an exhibition on Saturday at Studio 174 in Downtown Kingston with live entertainment provided by The pH5 band. The visual art learning and creation platform for expression has approximately 20 young adults between the ages of 15-25 from the Dunoon Technical High School, Dunoon Park area, and the surrounding East Kingston communities. The classes are held three times weekly at the school with the project mentors, and features guest artists. Stanford Watson, an artist and one of the project…

Grounding, platform, attitude | Entertainment

From accustomed usage, the letters GPA would automatically represent grade point average, which measures a student’s overall academic standard. However, for Conroy Wilson and Michael Holgate, co-authors of Your Empowerment GPA, the letters stand for grounding, platform, attitude. Holgate said the book is “about how people can empower themselves using the tools we equip them with.” “When you understand what your GPA is, you can live in a more empowered way,” he said. There is a connection between grade point average and grounding, platform and attitude, as Holgate says in…

Theatre informs ‘Your Empowerment GPA’ | Entertainment

Conroy Wilson and Michael Holgate have learnt much from ASHE and have used their 25 years each with the performing arts ensemble to also learn a lot more. Now ASHE’s executive and artistic director, have encapsulated much of that insight and practical experience from the stage as well as running numerous workshops across Jamaica and the Caribbean in the book, Your Empowerment GPA. It was officially presented to the public yesterday evening at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Mona. Among Holgate’s recent projects…

Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley: Investors Should Be Very Conservative Around Return Assumptions | CNBC

At the Inside ETFs Conference, Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley speaks to CNBC’s Bob Pisani about the state of ETF investing, the environment for active versus passive investing as well as what he thinks about bitcoin. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow…