A woman is in police custody in Runaway Bay, St Ann, Jamaica after she allegedly stabbed her client to death while he was being searched by police.

The incident reportedly occurred on Wednesday morning.

The dead man remains unidentified, but the identity of the accused woman, believed to be a sex worker has been withheld by the police.

Indications are that the man and woman got into a fuss after they reportedly engaged in a sex act, for which the man was required to pay a sum of money.

However, at the end of the act, he sought to forcefully renege on the arrangement by taking back his money at knifepoint.

It was reported that in a rage, the woman used a knife to stab the man in his upper back while police personnel were searching him.

The man was taken to the St Ann's Bay Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, while the woman was taken into police custody.





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Surgeons have revealed the man who received the world's third successful penis transplant is black - but his penis is white.

It means the 40-year-old patient will have to undergo extensive medical tattooing later this year to color-correct the penis he received.

The DailyMail.com reported on the successful surgery yesterday, and the race of the patient has just been revealed.

The tattooing procedure will take place at the end of this year, according to the team of South African surgeons who attached the penis in a nearly 10-hour surgery.

But he will be able to have sex first.

The patient, who is unnamed for ethical reasons, lost his penis due to complications from a traditional circumcision.

Finally, on April 21 this year, his organ was restored and he is already able to have erections.

Within the next six months he will be able to have sex and be able to urinate on his own.





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ishawna-photo-7.jpgWarning or no warning, Ishawna performed her new hit single "Equal Rights" in Portland on Tuesday night.

The former Downsound Records artist sent female patrons into a frenzy when she dropped the new raunchy single, "Mi seh some people affi guh cork dem ears.... dem affi guh cork dem ears tonight!" Ishawna said taking jabs at Bounty Killer.

"Bumpa to some bwoy nice cleeeaaan farid.... a dat mi seh," Ishawna told fans during her set.

However while winning over more female fans, her performance has since made the Veteran deejay who was also billed for the show furious.

Bounty Killer previously told Ishawna that if she performed the single in his presence he would not be taking any more bookings for events she's on.





carlos-hill.jpgCash Plus boss Carlos Hill is a free man today as the fraud case against him totally collapsed in court on Wednesday morning.

Hill was charged with fraudulently inducing persons to invest in Cash Plus, which collapsed in 2008 with more than $10 billion for over 40,000 investors.

Prosecutor Addley Duncan a short while ago told Justice Chester Stamp that the prosecution was offering no evidence against Hill.

The judge then ordered the jurors to return a verdict of not guilty.

According to Duncan, after the Cash Plus investments scheme collapsed in 2008, thousands of people were affected and he was expecting them to come forward to give statements.

However, Duncan said only one person who provided a statement showed up.

Duncan also said the prosecution would be hard-pressed to prove fraud against Hill because people from within the organisation would have been needed to testify but none came forward.

"I have looked at the case and decided that based on the evidence that we have, we cannot prove the case against him," Duncan said.





A teary farewell for Germaine Mason

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funeral-for-tragic-british-olympian-germaine-mason-in-jama.jpgIt rained tears and more tears inside the Hagley Park Road Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Sunday family, friends and well-wishers gathered for a final farewell to Jamaican-born British high jumping star Germaine Mason.

The 34 year old father of one, with another on the way, was remembered as a loving, generous, always great to be around kinda guy.

Affectionately called 'Ger' by family and friends, Mason was a solid rock, a shoulder to lean on.

Olympic champion Usain Bolt, other Jamaican Olympians Michael Frater and Nesta Carter, as well as former Reggae Boyz stalwarts Ricardo "Bibi" Gardner and Ian "Pepe" Goodison were all in attendance, and their mood was sombre, many times reduced to tears, as they tried to comprehend the tragic loss of their dear friend, Ger.

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busy-signal-photo-13.jpgDancehall deejay Busy Signal, born Glendale Gordon had his US work permit reinstated and is traveling to New York to perform at Groovin' In The Park, is triggering a rare media frenzy in entertainment circles.

As it happens, Groovin Inc founder & CEO Chris Roberts is confirming that the rumors are true and Busy Signal will in fact be delivering his first major performance on US soil at the premier reggae and R&B sizzler on Sunday June 25 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY.

"Music fans in the USA have been waiting to see this dancehall mega star in concert for a very long time" Robert said.

"I am happy that this historic performance will be delivered on a Groovin' stage, the biggest music platform for reggae and R&B music in the US."

Joining Busy at Groovin' In The Park will be R&B hitmaker R Kelly who will deliver his first outdoor performance in NYC in almost a decade. Groovin' In The Park will also feature reggae /rocksteady icons Freddie McGregor, Ken Boothe, U Roy and Leroy Sibbles with Lloyd Parks and We The People Band supported by an orchestra with the sweet sounds of violins, violas, cellos and a harp, plus the Lenox Hill Rd Baptist choir. The 17-man orchestral ensemble will be directed by Michael 'Ibo' Cooper, former member of the critically acclaimed Third World band and music educator/ lecturer at the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica.Tarrus Riley, one of the most accomplished of the second generation of Jamaica roots reggae singers, is also confirmed as a performer.





edx2.jpgBuilding on the momentum of last year's hugely successful, inaugural staging of EDX in Ocho Rios, St Ann, the investors have committed to packaging Jamaica's electronic music festival into an attractive and highly competitive export product.

The 2017 staging of the exciting EDM event will take place not only in Kingston, Jamaica, but also in St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands (USVI).

Appropriately titled EDX - Full Flight, the St Thomas USVI leg of the event - which is endorsed by the island's tourist board - takes place on June 3, at the world-class Sugar Bay Resort and Spa, St Thomas, and the islanders are ready for the highly charged musical invasion. When asked why St Thomas was chosen as the place for the very first EDX to be held outside of Jamaica, Mark Tracey, one of the brains behind the event explained that it was actually St Thomas who chose them.

"A promoter from St Thomas received rave reviews about last year's show, and he reached out to us ... and as they say, the rest is history," Tracey said simply.

Quite enthused about the line-up, he noted that among the acts will be Christopher Martin, who is embracing EDM, and who is also well loved in the Virgin Islands; DJ Blak, a third-generation EDM and soca DJ, whose Blaknation followers stretch way beyond his native St Thomas; Rocalypso pioneer and one-man band, John Gazi, along with one of the stars of last year's event, one of the most dynamic EDM group out of California, Bad Royale. Bad Royale will all be in action in St Thomas, as well as in Kingston, Jamaica at EDX Touch Down, scheduled for July 1, at Seventh Harbour which is along the Palisadoes. Tickets go on sale May 20, both online at firstinlineja.com and at various outlets across the island. Tracey pointed out that this year the organisers will be conducting a raffle, and one lucky person will win an all-expense paid trip to EDX Full Flight in St Thomas, USVI.

The raffle will be done using all ticket numbers and online purchase bought between May 20 and May 29. Early bird purchases will also qualify. The winner must also be a follower of either EDX on Instagram or Facebook. For patrons in St Thomas, there will be a bikini contest on the day of the event, and the winner will receive a trip to Jamaica to attend EDX Touch Down.





crime-scene-5.jpgThe correctional officer who was charged last week following a knife and gun attack on his wife is to make his first court appearance this week.

A statement on Sunday night from the Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said he will appear before the St.
Catherine Parish Court on Friday.

Balfor Barnett, 47, was charged last Wednesday with wounding with intent as well as illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Investigators alleged that Mr. Barnett stabbed and shot his wife, a 35 year old nurse, during a dispute on May 14. It was reported that Mr. Barnett, who is attached to the Horizon Adult Remand Centre, and his wife, had a quarrel at their New Harbour Village residence in St. Catherine after she took out a restraining order against him.

It is alleged that he used a knife to stab her in the chest. He then shot her in the abdomen with his licensed firearm.





munga-honorable.jpgDancehall deejay, Munga Honourable, is allegedly in police custody.

Reports are that Munga was taken into custody by the Hunts Bay Police after he turned himself in last evening.

According to reports in various media outlets, Munga is being questioned in connection with the fatal shooting of a man at Ackee Walk, St Andrew two weeks ago.

The man was killed at a dance in the community.

Munga Honourable has reportedly denied any involvementin the killing.

Munga, whose real name is Damian Rhoden, is knows for songs such as 'Bad From Mi Born' and 'Flippin Rhymes', 'Slap Weh' and others.