Water Shortage Now Critical, Says Pickersgill

Water Shortage Now Critical, Says Pickersgill
THE Government has sounded the alarm that the dry spell that the country is now experiencing will not let up anytime soon, with the situation already reaching critical proportions in some parishes, such as Clarendon and St Thomas. Jamaicans can expect that if there is no significant rainfall, the drought, which has already forced the National Water Commission (NWC) to implement a tight schedule of lock-offs, will affect the island until at least the end...

STETHS Dominate T20 Awards

STETHS Dominate T20 Awards
CAPTAIN of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) Ramaal Lewis and his squad were officially crowned champions of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Digicel Twenty-20 tournament at an awards ceremony at the Terra Nova Hotel yesterday. Lewis, who is currently away with the Jamaica Tallawahs team, copped three of the six awards for his school. The 18-year-old, who slammed an unbeaten 25-ball half-century in leading his team to a 76...

‘FREAK’ Calls Beenie man, Popcaan

‘FREAK’ Calls Beenie man, Popcaan
DANCEHALL artistes Beenie Man and Popcaan are featured on the remix of British duo Krept and Konan's Freak of the Week single. The track -- which also features American R&B singer Jeremih -- was produced by California-based DJ Mustard. Released last weekend in the United Kingdom, Freak of the Week samples Jamaican producer Jeremy Harding's 1997 Playground riddim. Harding gave the remix thumbs up. "The remix sounds good. One of dancehall's curre...

Gregory Park Fire Leaves 25 Homeless

Gregory Park Fire Leaves 25 Homeless
TWENTY-FIVE people, including eight children, were left homeless Tuesday night when fire, allegedly set by arsonists, destroyed an eight-room house in Gregory Park, St Catherine. Police reported that about 7:30 fire was seen coming from the house, located in a tenement yard, shortly after a heated argument among a group of people in the community. The Jamaica Fire Brigade said a team of firefighters worked hard in trying to contain the blaze but desp...

Full Slate For Reggae Day

Full Slate For Reggae Day
TODAY is International Reggae Day. The media-based celebrations aim to bring reggae into sharp focus globally. This is achieved through increased airplay of reggae music, special conferences and workshops, as well as live shows. According to conceptualiser Andrea Davis, this year will see the inclusion of music markets such as Hawaii, India, African states joining the global event, as well as the hot spots of Miami, New York, and London. She hopes th...