Reggae SumFest confirmed for July 15-21, 2018

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Reggae SumFest

Downsound Entertainment


Montego Bay Jamaica - July 15-21, 2018

For all show and ticketing info please check

Must be 18 years or older to drink. Drink responsibly!


nabiyah-be-nightshade.jpgRyan Coogler's "Black Panther" released on Thursday and among the cast is actress/ singer Nabiyah Be, who plays the role of Tilda Johnson, aka. Nightshade.Nabiyah Be is a Brazilian-Jamaican actress and singer/songwriter. She's the daughter of Grammy Award winner Jimmy Cliff.

Odessa, the actress' sister confirmed her character's identity on Twitter, from the middle of last year and again in an interview last week with a local paper. pointing out her brief appearance in a shot alongside Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger in the "Black Panther" teaser trailer.

"Hey Tweetrens just want to brag that my baby sister Nabiyah is in the #BlackPanther movie. She plays Tilda Johnson. I'm a proud big sister."

-- oDessa (@oblessa) June 11, 2017

In the comics, Nightshade is a genius supervillain who first debuted back in the Steve Englehart and Alan Weiss' Captain America #164 back in 1973 and has faced-off against the likes of Captain America, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Black Panther over the years.

Nabiyah Be originated the role of Eurydice in Anaïs Mitchell's highly acclaimed Hadestown and performs in the Hadestown Original Cast Album scheduled for 2017 release.

Coogler is directing Marvel's Black Panther from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole.

The cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Sterling K. Brown, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Isaach de Bankolé, and John Kani.

Black Panther follows T'Challa, who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically-advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.


dwight-yorke.jpgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) -- Former Trinidad & Tobago and Manchester United footballer Dwight Yorke is being sued by reigning Chutney Soca Monarch Neval Chatelal for the non-payment of a TT$250,000 (One TT dollar =US$0.16 cents) loan.

Yorke, 46, was reportedly loaned the money in March last year to assist in a financial bind.

In the court documents filed last week, Chatelal claimed that Yorke approached him for the loan after his 'Island Vibe' fete which was held on March 4, 2017.

The court documents say the former national footballer was unable to secure a lender for the fete and as a result, was in a bind as he needed to pay those who provided services for the event. Yorke allegedly said that he could not approach the bank as the time for approval would place him in an embarrassing situation.

Chatelal subsequently agreed to loan Yorke TT$250,000 with a TT$50,000 interest to be paid after two months.

He reportedly deposited the money into the Dwight Yorke Foundation account on March 7 following the agreement.

Two months following the deposit, Chatelal contacted Yorke who in December 2017, paid him TT$50,000.

In January, a pre-action protocol letter was sent to Yorke where he was "invited to amicably settle the matter."

There was no response and on February 12, the legal proceeding was filed.

In 2016, Machel Montano sued Yorke for falsely using his name to promote a party that year.

He later dropped the lawsuit but had obtained an injunction to stop Yorke from using his name.


Dwight Yorke is the ex-boyfriend and baby father of glamour model, Katie Price. Katie has previously accused ex-boyfriend Dwight of not seeing their child, who suffers from a range of disabilities including Prader-Willi syndrome and visual impairment.

In her last autobiography, she wrote: "It's sad that [Dwight] is unable to accept Harvey for who he is and seems unable or unwilling to work within his limitations.

"I think Dwight wanted to blame someone for the fact that his son is disabled. I have always said that if Dwight could see what a courageous and talented boy Harvey is then he would enjoy being with him so much."

In 2009, he told BBC Radio 5: "I would like to play an integral part in his upbringing, of course, I love my kid but wasn't given the opportunity to really bring him up in the manner I would like to bring him up in."

Man in custody over murder of 14-year-old girl

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hands-behind-bars.jpgPolice in St James are reporting that the man wanted for the murder of a 14-year-old girl was taken into police custody on Saturday.

He is Owen Allen, otherwise called 'Zoo Bug', of Brown's Lane, Granville in the parish.

An appeal was made for Allen to turn himself in to the police following the murder of Tianna Clarke who is also from the area.

Reports are that about 8:30 am Tianna's body was found in an unfinished building in her community.

Hours later, Allen reported to the Freeport Police.

Lawmen said he is to be questioned in the presence of his attorney.

A high level investigative team has been probing a social media threat issued against students of Wolmer's Boys' School in Kingston. This follows the circulation of a voice note with threatening messages purported to be from a student at the school.

In the more than 10-minute long voice note, a boy can be heard expressing frustration over calling colleagues by phone but not receiving an answer.

He further complained about being "ostracized" and society putting him in "a box with sickos". In the long rant, he chided so-called "friends" who don't remember his name or his birthday, and ignore him when they see him on the road.

He then lists a number of names, before apparently issuing a violent threat against them.

Anxiety over the incident has been fueled by last week's mass killing at a Florida school. A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, killing at least 17 people.

Police are urging individuals to desist from circulating the audio clip, as it may cause undue anxiety at this time.

In the meantime, the Police High Command is asking persons who may have information that can assist with the investigation to contact the Counter Terrrorism and Organised Crime Branch (CTOC) at 967-1389, 811, Crime Stop at 311 or by using the Stay Alert App to submit information.

crime-scene-gun.jpgThe Westmoreland police report that fourteen-year-old Alkye Nicola Vaccianie, a student of a White Hall, Negril, Westmoreland address, was shot and injured by an unknown assailant on Friday night.

Shortly after, on Saturday morning, the gruesome discovery was made of the partially-clad body of another 14-year-old girl with injuries to her face, in Brown's Lane, Granville, St James.

The Negril incident occurred in White Hall district at about 8:15 p.m.

Reports are that Alkye was sitting outside a shop, when an armed man approached her and open gunfire at her.

She was hit in the right side, left side and left thigh and was transported to the Savanna-La-Mar Hospital, where she has been admitted.

The Savanna-la-Mar Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) is investigating the incident.

florida-victim-helena-ramsay-stoneman-douglas.jpgThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade is confirmed that a student of Jamaican heritage was killed in last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida. She is 17-year-old Helena Ramsey.

"My family lost an absolutely beautiful member today, due to a senseless school shooting," Curtis Page Jr. said in a Facebook post about Helena, who would have started college next year.

"Helena was a smart, kind hearted, and thoughtful person. She was deeply loved and loved others even more so. Though she was somewhat reserved, she had a relentless motivation towards her academic studies, and her soft warm demeanor brought the best out in all who knew her. She was so brilliant and witty, and I'm still wrestling with the idea that she is actually gone."

Page said he hopes others can be inspired by Helena's "life well lived, no matter how short."

Fena Cooper, identifying herself as a cousin, said in a Facebook posting, "Valentine's Day will never look the same for my family.

"Helena, we miss you dearly and are so incredibly sorry that your life was cut short. You didn't deserve this. We love you so much and will miss you greatly."

In a statement, foreign affairs minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, expressed condolences to the family of the dead Jamaican teen as well as to the families and friends of the other victims.

The shooter shot and killed 17 persons last Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

omar-best-collymore-aguiar-simore.jpgInvestigators have charged three people in connection with last month's murder of Simone Collymore and taximan, Winston Walters, in Forrest Hills, St Andrew. Among the three accused is her husband Omar Collymore and his arrest has reportedly reignited interest in a 10-year-old murder case in Florida in the United States.

According to the Florida's Sun Sentinel, the murder has renewed interest in a 10-year-old case in the US state.

The Sun Sentinel reports that a decade ago, Omar Best Collymore's girlfriend, Angela Aguiar, was shot dead in a Fort Lauderdale street. Her killer was never charged, but police always considered Collymore someone of interest.

It says Fort Lauderdale detectives are working with Jamaican authorities in hopes of solving the Aguiar homicide. Fort Lauderdale Detective Tracy Figone reportedly told the paper that the two slayings have several similarities.

The paper says in addition to being romantically linked to Collymore, both women had life insurance policies that listed Collymore as a beneficiary.

robbery.jpgA 16-year-old boy is now in hospital battling for life after he was attacked, robbed and then shot by criminals at a football field in St Catherine.

Reports are that at about 2:45 p.m. on Friday the teen and his friends where at the field, close to March Pen Road, having a conversation when two men walked up to the group members.

Sources that one of the men had a machete and the other a firearm.

Reports are that the group members were held up by the thugs and then robbed of their cellphones and other valuables.

Still not satisfied with their illegal act the thugs then opened fire at the victims before running from the area.

The teen was later found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the Spanish Town Hospital where he has been admitted.

Police from St Catherine North Division have since launched a search for the men who carried out the attack.