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The North Carolina Courage announced today the signing of Havan Solaun to a short-term contract through the 2020 season. Solaun will be available to play in the Courage’s next match on Sunday, October 4 against the Houston Dash at 7 p.m. ET. Solaun was drafted 15th overall in the 2015 NWSL Draft by the Seattle Reign. She suffered an injury her rookie season but played in four matches and scored one goal in 2016 before being traded to the Washington Spirit. The midfielder made 37 appearances...
 
Reggae star Koffee is Mastercard’s official brand ambassador in Jamaica, the first such appointment in the region. The exclusive partnership was announced on Wednesday September 23, 2020 and will see the artiste working with Mastercard to build awareness about digital payments and educate customers and merchants about the convenience, safety and wide acceptance of its electronic payment options.
 
Reggae artiste Hartley Anthony Wallace also know as Pad Anthony died in Jamaica on Saturday August 29, 2020. He had been suffering from various health issues after he suffered from a heart attack several years ago. A close friend of Paddy revealed that an unfortunate turn of events led to his death as it’s suspected that after suffering a stroke he reportedly fell and hit his head. Rest In Peace
 
Matthew "Rygin King" Smith was shot and seriously injured during a gun attack in Struie district, Westmoreland, on Sunday while a woman, identified as his girlfriend, was also shot and killed. Another male individual was also shot and injured. The deceased female has been identified as 28-year-old Sashalee Blackwood. The incident took place while the entertainer, his girlfriend, two children, and a group of other people were travelling through Westmoreland to a function that was being held...
 
Music producer Bobby Digital, who helped guide Shabba Ranks career from hardcore dance-hall act to Grammy winner, died in Kingston, Jamaica on May 21, 2020. The 59 year-old’s death was kidney-related, according to his son, music producer Sheldon “Calibud” Stewart. Robert Digital Dixon started his career in the early 1980's as an audio engineer and understudy with producer Lloyd”King Jammy” James. He was engineer for many of Jammy's’ biggest productions including Frankie Paul’s I Know The...
 
Roger Davis, the drug boss who was convicted in the United States (US) along with his brother, dancehall artiste 'Flippa Mafia', for leading an international narcotics syndicate, is among the 46 Jamaicans who were deported last week, law enforcement sources have revealed. Roger Davis and Flippa Mafia or Flippa Moggela, whose real name is Andrew Davis, along with another sibling, Kemar Davis, led a syndicate that used the US Postal Service and private courier services to ship large...
 
Minister of Health & Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton stated that 16 samples tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This has brought the total number of confirmed cases in the island to 364. The 16 new cases are comprised of seven males and nine females, who range in age from three years to 75 years. Minister of Health & Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has advised that 16 samples tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This has brought the total number of confirmed cases...
 
Miley Cyrus has settled a $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit by Flourgon who accused the pop star of stealing her 2013 smash "We Can't Stop" from a similar song he recorded a quarter century earlier. Flourgon sued Cyrus in March 2018, claiming that "We Can't Stop" closely resembled his 1988 song "We Run Things," which he called a reggae favorite since reaching No. 1 in Jamaica. Flourgon accused Cyrus and her label RCA Records, owned by Sony Corp, of misappropriating material...
 
Javian "Sikka Rymse" Chambers a known protege and family member of jailed dance hall artiste Vybz kartel is now undergoing surgery after being shot multiple times. The deejay was trailed after performing at an event in Sandy Park in the early morning of Sunday, December 1st. The shooting took place at 3:45 am at a stoplight in the vicinity of the Sovereign Shopping Center, the entertainer’s vehicle was shot up by unknown assailants. Sikka Rymes is now undergoing surgery at the Kingston...
 
Jamaican Tajay Gayle made history when became the first-ever Jamaican to score a gold medal in the long jump event at the World Championships. The 23-year-old set a new personal best with a jump of 8.69 metres. It is also a new national record, erasing the 8.62 metres which was held by James Beckford. Gayle, who entered the championship with a personal best of 8.24 metres, struggled during the qualifying round and made the final with the 12th best jump of 7.89 metres. He now joins...
 
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the world champion in the 100 meters for the fourth time since 2009 on Sunday. With a time of 10.71 seconds, she beat European champion Dina Asher-Smith in the women's final of the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The British athlete crossed the finish line in 10.83 seconds. Marie-Josee Ta Lou from the Ivory Coast took third place with 10.93 seconds. Fraser-Pryce won the title in 2009, 2013 and 2015. The 32-year-old is also a two-time Olympic...
 
Riu Hotels and Resorts has officially relaunched its Riu Ocho Rios all-inclusive resort, the company announced this week. The property, which first opened in 2005, has undergone a dramatic refurbishing project, one that included what Riu called a “complete overhaul of its facilities.” Riu has added what has become a staple of many of its resorts in the Caribbean, a new Splash Water World aquatic park. The reimagined poolscape means Riu Ocho Rios now boasts five pools at the property...
 
Dancehall singjay I-Octane issued a challenge for his new song “Mine Yuh” for big money prize of US$1500. The challenge is to create a dance video to the song and post it to Instagram tagging I-Octane in the post. The contestant with the most likes will receive the prize money and according to Octane, a brand new air conditioner as well. The track which was produced by Zj Dymond and Dinesty King is now trending on Audiomack. It seems the challenge has boosted the popularity of this single...
 
Shenseea plans to use beats from the Motherland on her debut project for American label Interscope Records, according to producer Tarik “Rvssian” Johnston. The yet-to-be titled album is slated for release late this year. Afrobeats, an increasingly popular sound, will be featured on the album. Rvssian said the deejay will also dabble in pop and country. Afrobeat is a growing genre, especially in the United States. Last year, Nigerian singer Davido's Fall soared to number 22 on the...
 
Shenseea is now an signed artist to Interscope Records. The 22-year-old artist who has worked with artists such as Vybz Kartel and Shaggy, has been making waves with her infectious dance hall tunes, and with a debut album in the works Shenseea released her new single “Blessed” featuring Tyga. The bass-heavy track was produced by Rvssian, and is dripping with energy as the rising star oozes self-confidence from start to finish.
 
The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority has said effective immediately, the Boeing 737-8 Max and 737-9 Max aircraft will be temporarily restricted in Jamaica. The directive follows a similar restriction from the United States following Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia. The crash in Addis Ababa killed 157 people. It was the second fatal Max 8 disaster in five months after one crashed over Indonesia in October, killing 189 people. The FAA said new evidence from the crash site in...