Russia to wear ‘neutral’ Red and Gray at Winter Olympics | Sports

MOSCOW, Russia (AP): The Olympic Athletes from Russia will be wearing gray and red in Pyeongchang. Under an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruling last month that formally banned the Russia team, as many as 200 Russians could end up competing under the Olympic flag next month. Russian sportswear company Zasport published sketches yesterday, of what it says are IOC-approved designs for the competitors, who will be officially known as Olympic Athletes from Russia. There are winter coats, tracksuits, and hooded sweaters in gray, as well as an outfit in red…

Jovi Rockwell gets set to dance | Entertainment

Singer/songwriter Jovi Rockwell believes dance is important to the happiness of our communities. “It is one thing everyone can agree on and it shows togetherness,” she said in an interview with The WEEKEND STAR. “The power of dance is so far-reaching that people from different nations are not afraid to go a street dance hosted in a community that is considered violent.” Rockwell, who jumped on the entertainment scene as a dancehall artiste in the early 2000s, is taking a step back to her roots, finding herself in the crowd…

Marvellous Marva going from strength to strength | Sports

  MARVELLOUS MARVA must have been the most improved horse in training last year, moving from non-winners-of-two to open allowance in eight starts – her last two victories recorded up in class. The mare, who appeared to be a one-paced sluggard as a three-year-old, transformed into a dangerous middle-distance runner at four last season, closing the year by beating overnight and open allowance in back-to-back victories. Making her 2018 debut in Saturday’s Alexander Hamilton Trophy, her second bite at open allowance, MARVELLOUS MARVA comes in at a paperweight 52 kilos…

Romeich starts campaign to assist fire victims | Entertainment

Businessman Romeich Major has started a campaign to offer assistance to those affected by the recent fire at the Walker’s Place of Safety. Flames gutted the establishment earlier this week, claiming the lives of two wards and displacing another 34. Romeich said the idea actually came about after two of his employees decided to help out on their own. “We have a group and they were messaging, saying we should do what we can to help. As the head of the group I decided it was a good idea and…

40-y-o searches for relatives – Woman raised by obeah man seeking to find family members | News

A Kingston woman, who claims that her mother left her with an obeah man and his wife when she was a baby, is trying to connect with her blood relatives. Ethel Brown, 40, who lives at Slipe Road in Kingston, said it is important for her to find her long-lost family members, especially because her two children have been asking about their relatives. “Mi waan meet dem because mi have mi daughter and a son, and dem always a say dem wish dem know dem grandmother and grandfather or some…

Brathwaite stars for Sydney Sixers | Sports

SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Sydney Sixers were winless in six outings before the arrival of West Indies Twenty20 star Carlos Brathwaite. With the all-rounder in their ranks, they have now gone unbeaten in three games, and he was among the wickets again yesterday as they trounced Brisbane Heat by nine wickets. Playing at the Sydney Cricket Ground in their penultimate fixture of the Big Bash League, Sixers routed the Heat for 73 off 16.4 overs, with seamer Brathwaite grabbing two for 20 from 2.4 overs. Fast-bowling Sean Abbott led the attack…

Dancers’ Paradise: John Bling ventures into recording | Entertainment

Popular for his skills on the dance floor, John Bling is taking a step in another direction. He has entered the realm of the recording artiste. Fresh into the new year, John and the Black Dice Crew have hit the pavement with the newest song and dance called Swing It. “Dancing is just like miming. But I have a voice and a lot of things I want to express. Mi just a try give people a whole complete package of entertainment,” he told The WEEKEND STAR. “My music is ‘alcohol-free’,…

Queens Meet to serve as trial for C’Wealth Games | Sports

  The Invitational men and women’s 60m-hurdles events will contested for the first time at this year’s 17th staging of the Queen’s/Grace Jackson track and field meet which will be held on January 27 at the National Stadium. Meet organiser, Olive McNaughton, said there will be the return of the boys’ Class One 800m event at this year’s championships. “Having the men and women’s 60m events help to facilitate persons who are looking to qualify for the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham this year,” said McNaughton, during yesterday’s press launch,…

Studio Vibes: Beats and melody at Grafton | Entertainment

    On Wednesday afternoon, a song was being shaped in one of three recording studios at the Grafton complex in Vineyard Town, St Andrew, and hoops were being shot in the front courtyard. In the studio, producer Mikey Bennett was sitting with singer McKada, working on a song she had written. They bounced the lyrics and melody back and forth, Bennett adopting a falsetto to somewhat match her higher pitch. She had a small digital recorder, then as the session went on, the book with lyrics came out. Bennett…

At last! … Blood-drenched St James gets state of public emergency | News

  Yesterday’s announcement of a state of emergency for the crime-crippled parish of St James means that the security forces will have extraordinary powers, and the suspension of certain rights that citizens now have. The security forces will have the power to search, curtail operating hours of business, access to places, and to detain persons without a warrant.  All persons using all roads leading in and out of St James will be subject to vehicle and personal search. In various areas of the city and township, there will be joint…