Sunday, January 26, 2020

KOBE BRYANT AND HIS 13-Y-O DAUGHTER DIE IN HELICOPTER CRASH

Legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old Daughter Gianna died in a California helicopter crash this morning. Bryant and others were travelling in his private helicopter over Calabasas when a fire broke out, sending the chopper spiraling from the sky. The crash occurred around 10 a.m. local time amid foggy conditions in the hills overlooking Calabasas, with the...

More cruise ships scheduled for Port Royal this winter season

Following a successful call by the Marabella cruise line of the Discovery 2 ship to the new Port Royal pier last week, the Port Authority of Jamaica is anticipating even greater high points with more ships scheduled to call, in the coming weeks. The PAJ said three more calls are scheduled for the winter tourist season. One each in...

Saudi wealth fund in talks to buy Newcastle United

Saudi Arabia's Sovereign Wealth Fund is in talks to buy Newcastle United. But it's understood the Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund is not the only group interested in completing a takeover of the club. The interest of the Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Saturday morning and it claims Prince Mohammed bin Salman will team...

Jamaica a Regional Leader in Protecting Plant Health

Jamaica has been commended by regional and international organisations for launching the International Year of the Plant Health (IYPH), becoming the first country in the Caribbean to join the global movement. The United Nations observance under the theme: ‘Protecting Plant Protecting Life,’ aims to increase global awareness about the importance of protecting plant health in order to end hunger, reduce...

LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant for third on all-time NBA scoring list

LeBron James moved past Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA's career scoring list, getting the milestone on a driving layup against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. The Los Angeles Lakers star scored the basket with 7:23 left in the third quarter and he waved to a Sixers crowd that gave him a rousing standing ovation when the...

PM leads dengue clean-up campaign in Grants Pen

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, on Saturday, joined residents of Grants Pen in St. Andrew in searching for and destroying mosquito breeding sites in their community, under the national dengue clean-up campaign. The three-day exercise, which began on Friday, is being undertaken in an effort to control the spread of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which transmits the dengue virus. Mr. Holness led...

China scrambles to contain ‘Strengthening’ Virus

China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday that the ability of the new coronavirus to spread is strengthening, and infections could continue to rise, with nearly 2,000 people in China infected and 56 killed by the disease. A handful of cases have been reported outside China, including in Thailand, Australia, the United States and France, with health authorities around...

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs calls out Grammys for lack of R&B, Rap Representation

Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation from Beyoncé, Jay-Z and several other music industry players. At the end of his 50-minute speech Saturday night at Clive Davis’ white-hot pre-Grammys gala, where Combs was honoured, the music mogul demanded...

Grammy Awards Sunday; Who will win 2020 Best Reggae Album?

The 62nd Grammy Awards takes place today, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. There are five nominees for 2020 Best Reggae Album. These include: -Rapture by Koffee -Mass Manipulation (Steel Pulse) -As I Am (Julian Marley) -The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie vs. Roots Radics (Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics) -Third World’s More Work to be Done. More than 100 entries were submitted. Veteran artists have...

Ocho Rios Carnival looks to increase support from tourist sector this carnival season

As the carnival season heats up, revelers are gearing up for an amazing experience on the road. Carnival In Jamaica which launched earlier this month, signaled the start of the season, as stakeholders market the entertainment package in an effort to increase tourist arrivals during the season. At the launch, the Zee caught up with Ocho Rios Carnival Director...
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