Happy to finally have a home | News

Two years ago, Jazzelle Francis’ worst nightmare became a reality when her home was burnt to the ground. But now the 21-year-old woman is jumping for joy because Food For The Poor has given her somewhere to call her home. She is not the only one who is elated, as another family from Rum Lane in Kingston who lost their house in that same dreadful fire will also receive a home. Francis, a mother of two, told THE STAR that she is very happy that at least one house has…

Jameik King on musical high | Entertainment

Fast-rising dancehall artiste Jameik King was on sparking form over the recent Christmas holiday as he delivered impressive performances at a number of major events. “The holidays were very hectic. I had a lot of fun performing for my fans all over the island. I got a good response at all the events, especially at (GT Taylor’s) Christmas Extravaganza in St Elizabeth,” said King. Having closed out 2017 on a musical high, the talented singjay plans to step up his game in 2018. “I’m working on a collab with a…

E-Dee releases new video | Entertainment

Dancehall artiste Everton ‘E-Dee’ Dennis has released a brand new music video for his new single ‘Island Energy’. The single is from his forthcoming album. Shot on location at the Hollywood Carnival held recently in Hollywood, California, the video captures the ‘island energy’ of carnival dancers from islands and countries around the world. The famed Hollywood Boulevard was shut down for this massive parade. The artiste was chosen by the CEO of Ariesun Inc as their brand ambassador for the new Island Energy drink. E-Dee appeared in commercials for the…

Girl forced to give teacher a blow job? – Educator accused of indecent sexual assault of 11-year-old | News

    Two male teachers are now in jail after being charged with having sex with their students. One of the teachers is from a St Catherine primary school. It is alleged that he used physical education gears to get access to his 11-year-old victim. He has been charged with having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16. He also faces additional charges of indecent assault and grievous sexual assault. These charges arose from claims that he allegedly fondled the 11-year-old girl and forced her to perform…

Stars ‘salute the Rebel’ | Entertainment

Following another successful staging of Rebel Salute, several entertainers have sought to salute the organisers of the festival for their hard work in sustaining the festival for more than two decades. Speaking with THE STAR following their performances, several artistes congratulated Tony Rebel and his team for helping in the preservation of reggae music through this historic event. Last weekend’s staging of the reggae show marked its 25th anniversary. Ikaya: Big up Rebel Salute. Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel and the entire team, keep doing what you’re doing. Over the years,…

Spotlight teams up with Macka Diamond | Entertainment

Dancehall deejay Spotlight has teamed up with Macka Diamond for a song called Prove It. “Since I put up the song on my Instagram with me and Macka Diamond a eat ice cream together, ah crazy things gwaan, mad comments. The song ah go hard,” said Spotlight, whose real name is Stennett Harris. The single has been released on the Cornelius Records label, and will be officially distributed by 21st Hapilos Digital Distribution on Friday. “It was pre-released online through some sites on YouTube on January 11th, and the feedback…

Wayne Wonder, D Major add sweetness to Tony Kelly’s rhythm | Entertainment

Singers Wayne Wonder and D Major have added sparkle to hit-making producer Tony Kelly’s syrupy and instantly infectious Caramel Ice Cream rhythm. The rhythm was released late last month, and it features a nice lineup of established, as well as up and coming new voices, including Shaggy, ADN, Khalia and Busy Signal, Romain Virgo, Atiba and GC. Wayne’s Falling and D Major’s Temptation are among those currently enjoying rotation on FM radio. “Tony Kelly is one of the producers that I’ve always wanted to work with,” D Major said. “I…

Popcaan lands movie role | Entertainment

Dancehall artiste Popcaan has landed a role in the Netflix drama, ‘The Intent’. A representative of his management team confirmed the development yesterday, but declined to give details about the role Popcaan is expected play in the movie. The representative said filming is already taking place in Jamaica, and will continue into next week. Although the post made no direct reference to the movie, Popcaan’s official fanpage shared what appeared to have been a behind-the-scene image of the filming. The Intent 2 is scheduled to be released this summer. The…

Promoters feel pinch from event fees | Entertainment

While entertainers are benefiting from the copyright fees paid to agencies like the Jamaica Music Society (JAMMS) and Jamaica Association of Composers Authors and Publishers (JACAP), some small party promoters say they are feeling the pressure financially. In addition to JAMMS and JACAP, a fee must be paid to the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) before an event promoter can get a licence to host a party. All three fees can sometimes total $15,000. “It’s really hard to find that much when there is a 2 a.m. cut…