Strong police presence for New Year’s Eve celebrations | Entertainment

As Jamaicans get ready to ring in 2018, several activities are set for New Year’s Eve more popularly known as ‘watchnight’. Some people will be welcoming 2018 at a party, while others will be giving thanks at church. Wherever people will be spending the final hours of 2017, the police have sought to ensure that citizens will be safe as they participate in the various activities. Assistant Superintendent of Police Dahlia Garrick, acting head of the Corporate Communications Unit, told THE STAR that the recent sick-out by some police officers…

Chuck Fenda completes Europe tour | Entertainment

Reggae artiste Chuck Fenda returned to Jamaica after a successful ‘Concrete Jungle’ tour in Europe. The 17-day tour wound its way through countries such as Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Malta, and Austria. “We did a total of 11 shows in all, three in Germany, two in Switzerland. The whole experience was incredible; the fans were amazing,” Chuck Fenda said. Chuck Fenda, aka ‘Di Living Fire’, had taken a two-year hiatus from touring the continent, and this created a big demand from his fans as he toured on the strength of his…

Song scammers fooling foreign DJs | Entertainment

Overseas-based producers and disc jockeys are reportedly falling victim to a major dubplate scam being perpetuated by persons in Jamaica who appear to be making a career out of imitating top local artistes. The fraudsters reportedly pose as agents of the artistes and collect money to get dubplates done for these overseas-based producers and disc jockeys. The problem however, is that the people who are actually recorded on the dubplates are not the artistes, but fraudsters who are part of the scam. “Dubplate scam is just as big as lottery…

Rondell Positive for Magnify Him gospel concert in Mandeville | Entertainment

In 1991, the annual gospel concert, Magnify Him, began as a showcase for the Holiness Born Again Church in Heartease, Mandeville, but over the last few years, the showcase has expanded exponentially. The event has grown into an expansive, more inclusive event, promising the contributions of top local gospel artistes. Maintaining its regular schedule to take place on the first Saturday in January (6th), Magnify Him will be headlined by Rondell Positive at the Kendal Camp and Conference Centre in Manchester. Founder and producer of the concert, Anthony Morris, flipped…

Pay the police more – Bounty Killer urges Gov’t to settle wage dispute | Entertainment

Declaring that the show would be his Sting, Bounty Killer was in his element at the 100 Live Stage show held at 100 Hope Road on Wednesday night. In classic Bounty Killer style, the entertainer spoke about several controversial issues, including oral sex, homosexuality, and corrupt politicians. The latter was perhaps what got him the biggest ‘forward’ of the night as the crowd seemed to agree with the reasoning of the ‘poor people’s governor’. Speaking about the current ‘sick out’ by police officers islandwide, Bounty Killer urged the Government to…

J’cans hard to please … Richie Loop says his music big overseas | Entertainment

Richie Loop has painted a picture of Jamaican supporters as being fickle and hard to please. “Jamaica is the base for everything. You go somewhere else then come back in, but you don’t even see me trying to push much in Jamaica. The [European] audience, they love our music. They’re really accepting of what we do. It’s different from what you see in Jamaica. In Jamaica, they big you up and then pull you down. With foreigners, they big you up and keep you up, real supporters. When them on…

Inappropriate – social media blasts Curvy Diva for ‘Christmas twerk’ | Entertainment

Media personality-recording artiste Yanique ‘Curvy Diva’ Barrett was blasted by social users over a raunchy post she made on Christmas Day. While several dancehall stars – including Spice, Konshens, Sean Paul, Agent Sasco, and D’Angel – took the time out to upload adorable photos with their family as they celebrated the festivities, Curvy Diva opted to post a twerking Christmas video, which angered some social media users. “Welllllll merry much,” the Lifestyle singer captioned the video, which racked up over 70,000 views. “Watch my snapchat!!!! Yaniquecurvy for more bad behaviour,”…

Jodiann Pantry sings for peace in Clarendon | Entertainment

Gospel singer Jodian Pantry has taken on an ambitious project to bring peace to Clarendon through an upcoming event, ‘Jodian Pantry and Friends in Tenacity’. “The event is really geared towards helping to combat crime by mobilising people at one spot, with praying, worshipping and intercession on behalf of our parish, Clarendon,” she said. The event will take place on New Year’s Day at Tiger Market in Clarendon. The festivities will begin at midday and end at midnight, with an impressive concert line-up that includes gospel artistes such as Goddy…

Dancers’ Paradise: Shelly-Ann Callum dancing through injuries | Entertainment

During a short Latin American tour in October of this year, Shelly-Ann Callum of Dance Xpressionz received news that she would have to put a pause on her career. Due to a swollen knee and severe pain, the dancer had to be taken to a knee specialist on arrival in Mexico, after leaving Colombia. “When I got to Mexico, the promoter said ‘that looks bad’, so she took me to the specialist, where they extracted three tubes of fluid from the knee and sent me to do an x-ray,” Callum…