Weh Dem Up To: Daddy duties kept Da’Ville out of spotlight | Entertainment

After a lengthy musical break, entertainer Da’Ville is hoping to reintroduce himself to the Jamaican audience for 2018 and beyond. THE WEEKEND STAR caught up with the artiste at the recently concluded 25th staging of Rebel Salute, where he revealed that ‘daddy duties’ somewhat kept him away from the entertainment scene. However, he said he is back with a vengeance and is ready to take the industry by storm. “I was busy doing other things, still doing music and still touring, but at the same time I became a father.…

Nino Million sings about ‘Bumpa’ | Entertainment

International recording artiste Nino Million has found form with the females following the release of his latest single Bumpa. The vivacious track is geared towards the women as he shows support for both natural and surgical enhancements in the rising trend among woman who seek to ‘enhance’ their assets. The artiste told THE WEEKEND STAR, “Nothing beats when a beautiful lady has a nice a nice size bumpa, worst when they are twerking and dancing.” “Personally I don’t see an issue with enhancement once it makes them happy. It’s their…

Vox Pop: How do you feel about the declaration of a state of public emergency in St. James? | News

Lance Waucope, security guard: “I don’t mind it because crime is getting out of hand in St. James. Something must be done about these menace to society, even if it might hamper working and law abiding people. It has to start somewhere and I for one welcome it.”   Dale Ballentine, chef: “Honestly, I believe this state of public emergency is just a temporary fix, or you could say putting a bandaid over a gunshot wound because that alone won’t solve crime and violence. We need other agencies, businesses and…

Gospel Spotlight: Discyple takes on ‘Spiritual Warfare’ | Features

Budding gospel artiste Discyple says he has a story that many would describe as an extraordinary account of the Almighty’s mercy and power. The up and coming gospel act told THE WEEKEND STAR that he survived being shot fives times at close range and now leads a life of praise and worship which he said was his only option after being saved from a life of crime and deviant behaviour.   SPARED MY LIFE   “When god calls you, it’s not an option as to whether or not you are…

‘Professional’ Foster attracts MLS scouts at Combine | Sports

Real Salt Lake assistant coach Tyrone Marshall said that Portmore United’s striker, Maalique Foster, drew interest from coaches and scouts at the Major League Soccer (MLS) Caribbean Combine in Florida last week. Foster was among three Jamaicans and a total of 22 players from the Caribbean who participated in the annual event. “I thought Maalique was the best player at the Caribbean Combine,” Marshall, who is a former MLS star and Jamaica national senior team defender, told Star Sports yesterday. “I understand that he (Foster) was approached by coaches and…

Marcia Griffiths signed to new booking agency | Entertainment

New York-based Donsome Booking Agency now has veteran reggae singer Marcia Griffiths on its client list after the entertainer recently signed an exclusive booking deal. The company, which has secured bookings for many local and international artistes, is well known throughout the music industry for its professionalism and commitment to its clients. In a media release sent to THE WEEKEND STAR, Griffiths, who recently celebrated 54 years in the music industry, said that the reason behind the new deal is simple: she wants a company with experience and one that…

Jungle justice is a crime – police | News

Amid much public outcry to stop crime, the police are cautioning persons not to take justice into their own hands. Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor told THE WEEKEND STAR that what many call ‘jungle justice’ is not justice at all. “People who engage in this act are doing it for revenge and not justice,” he said. He added that the police have received many reports of people engaging in this act, and on many occasions, the vigilantes harm the wrong person. “There was one case where persons beat a man who…

Bishop defends Young Windies after controversy | Sports

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (CMC): Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop has leapt to the defence of the West Indies Under-19s after their actions during the Youth World Cup fixture against South Africa Under-19s on Wednesday, drew strong criticism from current and former international players. Young Windies captain Emmanuel Stewart sparked controversy at Bay Oval here when he successfully appealed against opener Jiveshan Pillay for obstructing the field during the 17th over of the South Africa innings. The incident arose when the left-hander picked up the ball and tossed…

Gymnast says Dr Nassau scarred her mind for life | Sports

LANSING, Michigan (AP): US Olympian McKayla Maroney said being sexually assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor who molested her and other gymnasts scarred her mind in ways that may never heal. Dr Larry Nassar will not be sentenced until next week to accommodate the many victims who want to speak. Since Tuesday, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has listened to more than 60 who were molested after seeking his help for injuries, including a statement from Maroney that was read by a prosecutor on Thursday. “Dr Nassar was not a doctor,” said…

J’cans open bedrooms to sex dolls | News

Sex dolls have been around for ages, but earlier this week social media went into a frenzy when Sexy Real Sex Doll Shakira began making rounds. These silicone beauties now boast human like features such as the ability to simulate orgasms, flirt, and they can even be made to feel warm like real skin. Based on how frighteningly realistic they look, questions are being raised about whether or not the sex dolls might be able to replace females in Jamaican bedrooms. In a post made on Instagram, dancehall artiste Ce’Cile…