BERLIN (AP)—Usain Bolt was honored by the city of Berlin by receiving an original segment of the Berlin Wall—nearly three tons of it. The Jamaican sprinter, who broke world records in winning gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters, was presented with the piece of wall at a small ceremony Sunday, the final day of the world championships. The 12-foot high section will be delivered to Bolt’s training camp in Jamaica. The piece of the wall, which divided communist East Berlin from West Berlin betwee
Tarrus Riley is a second-generation reggae artist. By ROB KENNER Published: August 21, 2009 LAST month, inside a sprawling new tourist resort on the Montego Bay coast, Tarrus Riley did the near impossible: He and his seven-piece band, anchored by the Jamaican saxophone virtuoso Dean Fraser, transformed an antiseptic, fluorescent-lighted, air-conditioned hotel ballroom into a sweaty reggae dance party. Mr. Riley, a 30-year-old Rastafarian singer-songwriter, was celebrating the imminent release o
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Talented 25-year-old cosmetologist and dancer Tavia Morris, of Mt Salem in St James, emerged the toast of last Saturday night's Red Label Wine International Dancehall Queen Contest at the Pier One Complex in Montego Bay. "Last year, I thought I was on my way to winning the title but I made some costly errors and ended up not even making the top three," said Morris, reflecting on last year's event, which was won by Michelle Young of the United States. "This time around, I was quite confident tha
Singer criticized for songs urging violence against gays, lesbians Controversial reggae star Elephant Man, widely criticized for his songs urging violence against gays and lesbians, has been dropped from a concert during the final weekend of Toronto's Caribana Festival. The contentious Jamaican singer, whose real name is O'Neil Bryan, was withdrawn as a headliner from the Celebrity Ball concert scheduled for Toronto's Circa Nightclub on Sunday night. He had been scheduled to perform along with
Controversial dancehall artistes Patrick and Paul Gaynor, popularly known as Twins of Twins, were freed of fraud charges on Thursday morning when they appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court. The two brothers were charged several weeks ago for allegedly defrauding a fellow artiste of more than $50,000. Allegations are that the complainant paid the brothers the money to assist with the application for a visa. He went to the police to report that he could not make contact w
After many successful years in the dancehall as an artiste, 'Queen of the Dancehall', Lady Saw, is now a producer. Lady Saw's first production on her recently registered Diva Records is the Summer Bounce rhythm. The rhythm was made by Jam 2 and Stephen McGregor and given to Lady Saw three years ago. However, it was only recently that she decided to use the rhythm. She produced songs for herself like Bills and Beg Yuh, as well as other songs like Elephant Man's Question, Vegas' Brand, CeCile's E
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