arrested -photo-1.jpgA judge on Friday sentenced a Brooklyn youth to 17 1/3 years in jail for killing a 22-year-old college student just before the Caribbean J'Ouvert festival in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn began in 2016.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Donald Leo imposed the stiff sentence on Regional Moise, 20, for shooting in the head at point-blank range, Tiarah Poyau, a graduate student in accounting at St John's University in Jamaica, Queens, New York.

The incident took place on September 5, 2016.

Poyau died after she was taken to the nearby Kings County Hospital in Central Brooklyn.

Police said Moise was intoxicated at the time of the shooting, but jurors found him guilty of criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment and weapons possession in Poyau's shooting death. He was acquitted of the more serious charge of murder.

"This is the most tragic case I've ever come across," said Justice Leo before imposing the sentence on Moise. "In one selfish act of idiocy, you destroyed the incredibly bright future of a promising young woman."

The victim's family had pleaded with Justice Leo to sentence Moise to consecutive - no concurrent - sentences, as Moise's lawyers had requested.

"Criminally negligent homicide is a slap in the face your honor," Poyau's mother, Valerie Brown, told the court before Moise's sentence. "It's really an insult, not just to me but to my whole entire family. Please, I beg of you, please see fit to give him the maximum that is allowed for each charge."

Before he was taken away in handcuffs, Moise apologized to the victim's family.

"I'm sorry to Ms Brown and the Poyau family for all stuff y'all have been going through," he told the court.

After the sentence, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement that "this defendant fired four shots during what was a joyous cultural celebration, tragically killing Tiarah Poyau, a completely innocent bystander with a promising life ahead of her.

"It is a miracle that no one else was struck," he added. "Today's sentence delivered a measure of justice for Tiarah's heartbroken mother, family and many friends, and a clear message that gun violence will not be tolerated at J'ouvert."

shenyeng-on-instagram-shenyengz-which-day-can-i-release-our-new-song-blessed.jpgShenseea broke the Internet over the weekend when she uploaded pictures of herself in bed with a woman. She has since not been answering any questions relating to the raunchy post. However, she has been promoting her new song with Tyga, called blessed. But her fans are not here for it.

Just check out this exchange:

SHENYENGZ: which day can I release our new song BLESSED?? ๐Ÿค” @tyga produced by @rvssian

๐Ÿ“ธ: @keysusx

rxtedty: The day you start liking man again

SHENYENG on Instagram: "SHENYENGZ which day can I release our new song BLESSED?? ๐Ÿค” @tyga produced by @rvssian ๐Ÿ“ธ: @keysusx"

The lesbian looking post quickly racked up a quarter million likes, the most Shenseea has ever received for one picture.

munga-honorable.jpgMunga Honorebel's murder trial will begin on June 6 in the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston, Jamaica.

The Dancehall entertainer, whose given is Damian Rhoden, is charged in connection with the February 2017 murder of Mr. Vegas' nephew, Cleveland Smith. Munga was granted bail in June 2017 in the sum of $500,000 JMD.

Munga Honorebel's attorney, Christopher Townsend says he is now in preparation mode for the upcoming trial.

"We are in preparation for trial. The case is being managed which means we are gathering all the witnesses and ensuring that they are present. The judge will want to hear from us, so we are getting the matter ready for trial date," he told the Jamaica Observer.

According to police reports, Cleveland Smith left his Moonlight Drive address in St Andrew on his green Rambo pedal cycle to attend a session. It is alleged that he was accosted by a group of men, one of whom was armed with a gun.

Smith was shot after an altercation ensued between the men and himself. He was then rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A holy controversy over Khaled's song

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a-holy-controversy-over-khaleds-song.jpgJ Khaled's new "Holy Mountain" collaboration with Buju Banton, Mavado, Sizzla and rapper 070 Shake has sparked controversy.

The banger taken off the American DJ, producer's new 15-track album "Father Of Asahd," samples late Reggae entertainer Billy Boyo's "One Spliff a Day."

Billy Boyo was still in his teens when he emerged in the early 1980s with "One Spliff a Day" and the track still gets heavy rotation in the retro Dancehall scene.

On Monday, Billy Boyo's daughter took to social media to reveal that her father's estate was not compensated for the sample on DJ Khaled's new album.

Boyo, born Billy Rowe, died of a brain tumour on 29 October 2000, after a two-month-long struggle to beat the disease.

crime-scene-knife.jpgA Trelawny woman and her five-year-old grandson were chopped to death by a relative in Martha Brae Saturday night.

The attacker is said to be the mentally-challenged son of the woman and uncle to the child. He, too, was killed after being shot by the police when he reportedly attacked members of a police party who had gone to the location to investigate the incident.

The deceased woman has been identified as 56-year-old Jennifer Gordon, otherwise called " Coolie", a domestic helper. The five-year-old boy is identified as Levon Walker, both of Hugh Shearer Drive in Martha Brae, Trelawny.

The accused attacker is identified as 28-year-old Leon "Duval" White, of the same address.

Reports are that about 11:00 last night, residents living along Hugh Shearer Drive heard Gordon crying for help and summoned the police.

Upon the arrival of the lawmen, they attempted to enter the house when they were reportedly attacked by White, who was armed with a machete. In a bid to avoid being chopped to death by the mentally challenged man, the police were forced to shoot him.

A search led to the discovery of Gordon and her grandson who were found in separate sections of the house with multiple chop wounds.

"It is also unfortunate that when the police went to the location to subdue Mr White, he attacked them with a machete and was fatally shot," said Senior Superintendent Kirk Ricketts, the commanding officer for the Trelawny police.

"I have since gone in the area and spoke to the community members and I also spoke to the Health Department, and I was informed that White was a patient, who was treated as recently as May of this year," he added.

According to one neighbour "Duval, is very ok when he receives his medical treatment but very violent, when he is not treated. And to my knowledge he was not treated upon the most recent visit by the medical team," the neighbour added.

Ricketts said the police were providing counselling to the immediate family of the deceased, as well as community members.

Operation Restore Paradise for Mo Bay

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The St James Municipal Corporation, in collaboration with the police, will be undertaking activities aimed at restoring and maintaining law and order in the parish starting on Monday.

The initiative dubbed 'Operation Restore Paradise' will span one week, and will involve other agencies including the Ministry of Health, National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Island Traffic Authority, Transport Authority and the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard.

Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation, Councillor Homer Davis, made the announcement at a press conference held the Municipal Corporation's Office on Friday (May 17).

"We have decided to take a zero tolerance approach as it relates to law and order in the city of Montego Bay, because we think that we have a paradise and what we are seeing taking place in our paradise is not acceptable," Davis said.

"The approach will be one of sensitizing our people, one of enforcement when it becomes necessary and one of prosecution when it becomes necessary," he added.

The Mayor informed that traffic enforcement will be a major part of the operation, and persons with outstanding traffic tickets, as well as operators of Public Passenger Vehicles who operate in contravention of the Road Traffic Act will be targeted.

"For business operators who operate in the city, [we will check] their certification, as it relates to public health, and as it relates to contracts with the NSWMA to remove their garbage," Davis stated.

Meanwhile, Commanding Officer for the St James Police Division, Superintendent Vernon Ellis said the police will be ensuring that the law is adhered to.

"The security and safety of a parish is the business of everyone. The challenges we face out here, the security forces cannot arrest our way out of the challenges. Some of the solution lies with many other agencies. We have decided that this time around...that we will be using a multi-agency approach," he stated.

Superintendent Ellis also informed that the police will aim to sensitise the public on the different laws in the country.

"So we are going to de-culture persons by telling them what is right, by showing them the stuff that they are not supposed to do. Educating them on the laws, rules and regulations. We are going to sell to them the mission of restoring paradise. We are going to get the citizens to be a part of the solution to the problem that we are having out here in St James," Superintendent Ellis noted.

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tony-rebels-daughter-davianah-to-release-ep.jpgReggae artiste Davianah is applying the finishing touches to her debut seven track EP, 'Rasta Picknii'.

"The EP will have seven songs and it will be strictly reggae hence the title, 'Rasta Picknii' as it will showcase my cultural side," Davianah, whose real name is Davahu Barrett, said.

Some of the songs include 'Break My Heart', 'Stir It Up' and 'Move'. She is aiming for a summer release for the project.

The 24-year-old artiste plans to shoot a video for a separate single, 'Supergirl' next month.

"I have quite a number of new singles that I have already recorded, I haven't stopped pushing my dancehall persona, my EP is just designed to show a more cultural side of Davianah," she said.

On Sunday, Davianah released a freestyle dedicated to her mother, Norlene Cornwall, that has over 15,000 views on IG since it was posted. "Mommy you and i don't have the perfect mom and daughter story but our story will never be short of love. When everybody else turn their backs on me i knw i can count on you. I love you Mother and Happy Mothers Day to u @norlenefit and all the mothers out there," she said in the post.

Davianah doesn't have a great relationship with her superstar father, Tony Rebel. She raised eyebrows earlier this year when she performed at her father's Rebel Salute concert in a nude-coloured pantyhose and mint-green wig, and later sparked a major conflict with her father with a scathing Instagram pose accusing him of hypocrisy.

However, in her Instagram description, she continues to label herself as "Daughter of Tony Rebel."

Born July 28, 1992, Davianah debuted at Rebel Salute 2011 during Tony Rebel's set, doing a cover of Estelle's 'Come Over' that elicited a huge response from the crowd. She performed on Reggae Sumfest 2017 and 'Reggae on the Hill' in Barbados. She has become known for her melodic attractive reggae freestyles and also controversial hard-hitting hardcore freestyles that have won her numerous fans on social media.

"I am coming for everything they said I couldn't have. It is not easy being a second generation star, but I welcome the challenge," she said.