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first_imgPhoto Courtesy of Baha Men The Baha Men are pleased with the reception from their July 4 concert at the BBT Center in Sunrise, Florida.The Bahamian group, who are synonymous with the 2000 soca hit, ‘Who Let The Dogs Out,’ performed to an audience of approximately 5,000. According to their manager Paul Easton, the audience loved them.“I think we met our objective of satisfying the audience. It’s the first show the band has played since 2015 and we are thrilled with the response,” Easton told CNW.The Baha Men were opening act for veteran rock band The Romantics who closed the show.According to Easton other gigs are on the horizon for The Baha Men which was formed in Nassau in 1980.“We have another show coming up in at Disney World in Orlando on the Labor Day weekend and other promoters have also reached out to us,” he said.Originally known as High Voltage, The Baha Men initially focused on disco and funk. They performed regularly in nightclubs and hotels in The Bahamas and released several self-produced albums.Their first album, 1992’s ‘Junkanoo’, included the local hit ‘Back to The Island’. Another album ‘Kalik’ followed in 1994. That album contained another hit, ‘Dancing in The Moonlight’. But it was ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’, a cover of Trinidadian Anslem Douglas’ Doggie, that made the group internationally famous.It earned them band a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in 2000.The group is currently promoting their latest album, ‘Ride With Me’, released in 2015.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more

first_imgReggae Boyz continue to rewrite CONCACAF soccer history books The Jamaican soccer team pulled off a historic victory on the back of a spectacular strike from fullback Kemar ‘Taxi’ Lawrence to beat CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico and advance the Gold Cup finals On Sunday.Exceptional free-kick The Reggae Boyz continued to rewrite the history books by becoming the only Caribbean team to appear in consecutive finals in the region’s premier tournament.Lawrence put the icing on the cake of a stout-hearted performance by the Jamaicans to hit a free kick from just outside the penalty area in the 87th minute to seal the 1-0 win for the Jamaicans.Phenomenal goal-keepingAs usual the Jamaican captain and clearly the tournament’s most outstanding goalkeeper, Andre Blake, was a tower of strength for his team as he led from in front. Blake pulled off seven magnificent saves to keep his team alive earlier in the encounter, which threatened to get physical at times. A total of seven yellow cards were issued in the game.A more adventurous approachThe Jamaicans employed a more adventurous approach than they did in the group encounter which ended in a dour goalless draw between both teams last week. Forwards Darren Mattocks and Romario Williams worked tirelessly to harry the Mexican defense and by the end of the first half the Mexican squad, team management and large throng of supporters were obviously frustrated.Lawrence and the Jamaican backline fought to contain the marauding Mexicans who squandered a few gilt-edged chances which were happily gobbled up by Blake. The importance of Lawrence’s strike was not immediately obvious based on the humbled reaction of the Boyz who chose to remain focused on completing the task. Then, at the final whistle there was an explosion of emotions, and a circle of praying players.The Mexican mood could be summed up the image of a bitterly disappointed fan violently tossing away of his sombrero.Finals against USAThe Reggae Boyz will now face the USA at the same Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California on Wednesday. This will be replay of the 2015 semifinal when the Jamaicans won 2-1.last_img read more

first_imgThe Jamaican government collects millions pulling in revenue from amnesty offered to residents who have not paid fines in traffic tickets.The Jamaica government says it has collected some J$160 million from unpaid traffic ticket fines, under the Traffic Ticket Amnesty that started on August 2.National Security Minister, Robert Montague, told the Jamaican Parliament earlier this week that the three-month amnesty which will end on October 31, is pertinent to tickets issued between September 1, 2010 and July 31, 2017.Pay without incurring penaltiesUnder the amnesty, persons are given the opportunity to pay outstanding ticket fines without incurring penalties or any additional fees.“I want to use this opportunity to urge all members of the public who believe they may have any outstanding ticket or tickets to make that call before the new Road Traffic Act comes in with harsher penalties,” Montague said.Pay onlineMotorists may pay outstanding traffic tickets online, using Tax Administration Jamaica’s website – – or at any Tax Office located island-wide.According to official figures, the outstanding traffic tickets in the courts total J$2.283 billion, with the Inland Revenue Department records indicating that there is J$565.92 million in outstanding tickets as at December 31, 2016.Notorious offendersAccording to reports some Jamaican motorists are notorious for paying scan attention to traffic tickets issued to them by law enforcement officers for various traffic violations. This lax action has costed the Jamaican government significant in loss of revenue.The tax holiday is meant to correct the situation by allowing those who were given traffic tickets the opportunity to pay the fines without penalty. After, October, the penalty for ignoring payment traffic ticket fines is expected to be very stern.Several officesTax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has opened several offices on Saturdays during the three month Traffic Ticket Amnesty to facilitate members of the public paying their outstanding traffic ticket fines. The following Tax Offices operate between the hours of 10am – 4pm:Constant SpringMontego BaySpanish TownMay PenMandevilleSavanna-la-marSt. Ann’s BayThe Portmore Tax Office will continue its regular Saturday opening.last_img read more

first_imgWest Indies won the toss and sent New Zealand in to bat in the second One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series at Hagley Oval on Saturday.Chris Gayle, who has struggled with an undisclosed illness in recent days, has been replaced by Kyle Hope, while Sheldon Cottrell has come in for the injured Kesrick Williams, in the two changes to the Windies XI.New Zealand, meanwhile, have replaced the rested duo of captain Kane Williamson and Tim Southee, with Neil Broom and Matt Henry.TEAMS:NEW ZEALAND – Tom Latham (captain), George Worker, Colin Munro, Neil Broom, Ross Taylor, T Latham, Henry Nicholls, Todd Astle, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.WINDIES – Jason Holder (captain), Kyle Hope, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Mohammed, Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Ronsford Beaton, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel.last_img read more

first_imgOn April 29, 2018 at approximately 5:30 PM, the Lauderhill Police Department and the Lauderhill Fire Department responded to 3279 La Mirage Drive regarding a 911 call of an unresponsive child found floating in the pool.When Police and Rescue Units arrived on scene they immediately began administering CPR to a 3 year-old female child. The child was transported to Plantation General Hospital where doctors were unable to save her. The child died as a result of the drowning. Initial reports are that the child was at the community pool with the parents and other children. Another child made the adults aware of the 3 year-old floating in the water and the adults pulled the child out and called 911. That child was subsequently identified as Angelique Pache. According to the Lauderhill Police detectives continue to investigate the circumstances related to the child’s death.last_img read more

first_imgVITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, has contributed $5,000 in sponsorship to support the efforts of Friends of Good Shepherd International in opening The Good Shepherd Medical Centre in Montego Bay, Jamaica.The medical complex, scheduled to open on June 6, 2018, expects to serve thousands of the island’s impoverished citizens through various healthcare and dental services for adults, elderly and children. VITAS’ support will be recognized by an honorary plaque naming one of the center’s rooms.“As VITAS employees, we are proud to make a difference every day through serving others,” says Donna Borland, general manager of VITAS Healthcare in Broward County. “Our staff have a commendable spirit of compassion and love for the children and adults in Jamaica. We are proud to partner with Friends of Good Shepherd to support this much-needed healthcare facility for Jamaica’s indigent communities, where no one is turned away.”During a mission trip in 2014, VITAS staff dedicated service, time and expertise to Montego Bay communities, including fundraising efforts to purchase washing machines and medical supplies. Today, VITAS Healthcare of Broward, Dade and Palm Beach continue to send donations of food, clothing and supplies to support Friends of Good Shepherd.For more information about VITAS services, call 1.877.848.2701 or visit read more

first_imgTechnical Adviser of Akwa United Abdu Maikaba has told that he is pleased with his side’s 1-1 draw against Rivers United in a rescheduled Match Day 22 encounter of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) decided at the Yakubu Gowon stadium in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.Title-chasing Akwa United stung the hosts with a 12th goal from in-form striker Musa Newman, who fired in from close range but three minutes later, Emeka Ogbuh headed home a brilliant free-kick by Chinwendu Ali to draw the ‘Pride of Rivers’ level.Despite watching CHAN Eagles- invitee Alhassan ‘Muazam’ Ibrahim’s 23rd-minute penalty saved by experienced Sunday Rotimi in goal for Rivers United, Maikaba said he is delighted with the point, even though the ‘Promise Keepers’ could have won the match.“Actually I am happy with the one point but we would have gotten all the three points at stake,” the former Wikki Tourists boss said.“It is part of the game, sometimes, it happens like that. Even the best players in the world miss penalties in important moments.“To me, we played well and faced some difficulties during the game. We know Rivers (United) needed the 3 points so well and we also need the 3 points. But for over two weeks, it is only today (Wednesday) that it didn’t rain. It’s always raining. So the two teams suffered.“That is why you couldn’t see the best of my team today (Wednesday),”With the result, Rivers United moved up two places to 12th spot on the NPFL standings (with a game in hand) while Akwa United remain third with 51 points.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedMaikaba Pleased With Akwa United Performance Despite CAF Confed Cup Exit (Audio)April 19, 2018In “Africa”NPFL: Maikaba Backs Everton, Begs Akwa United Fans (AUDIO)January 25, 2019In “NPFl”NPFL: Abdu Maikaba Attributes Plateau United Strong Start To Better Players (AUDIO)November 4, 2019In “NPFl”last_img read more

first_imgMans like Joshua can have my left overs!— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) August 4, 2017World Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua responded to Khan’s claims in a subtly hilarious tone, posting a snippet of Shaggy’s “It Wasnt Me” song on his tweeter handle.He then tweeted: “Bantz aside, I hope you guys can resolve your situation or this is a hack as we have never even met! Plus I like my women BBW #ItWasntMe”Bantz aside, I hope you guys can resolve your situation or this is a hack as we have never even met! Plus I like my women BBW #ItWasntMe— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) August 4, 2017Faryal Khan has also responded to her husband’s accusations, calling him a “cheater” and an “adulterer” in a series of Twitter rants. Left my family and friends for this Faryal. I’m not hurt but another fighter. I’m making it public. You getting the divorce #Golddigger— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) August 4, 2017 British boxers, Amir Khan and Anthony Joshua are caught up in a social media bust-up as Khan claims his wife cheated on him with Joshua.In a series of tweets from Khan official tweeter handle, the former Light-Welterweight world champion announced splitting with his wife, Faryal, saying she “always mentioned to me how much she wanted to be with another guy, from all people another boxer @anthonyfjoshua.”center_img Relatedlast_img read more

first_img“I don’t think there’s ever been a tournament where the whole family has been in with us the whole time, but I will encourage the families to come and the lads to see them the day after a game.” said the England boss.“We want that environment where the players are relaxed, otherwise it becomes a bubble where there’s nothing else in your life and the small things become bigger than they should be. You don’t want to get into a situation when players don’t hear anything new and are just talking about the ­tournament and training. If the lads can get out of the hotel at certain times, then great – although that’s not always easy.” The presence of WAGs at the World Cup has proved controversial in the past with high-profile partners like Victoria Beckham, Cheryl Cole and Coleen Rooney stealing the limelight in Germany in 2006. In 2010, the Three Lions were hit with a sex ban by Fabio Capello who banned wives and girlfriends from tournaments because he thought they were distracting. With Gareth Southgate’s invitation, WAGs would definitely pull the paparazzi to Russia. Harry Kane’s fiancee, Kate Goodland, Dele Alli’s model girlfriend, Ruby Mae, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s famous girlfriend, Pierre Edwards, Jamie Vardy’s wife, Rebecca and many others would most likely be storming the World Cup in style.Related Unlike many other managers, England manager, Gareth Southgate has approved the presence of wives, girlfriends and families of players at the World Cup in Russia next summer.  Although the Three Lions need a point to seal qualification for the global tournament, preparations are already underway. Southgate would like his players to take over an entire hotel to ensure privacy in Russia, but says relatives will be allowed to visit at selected times.last_img read more

first_imgAudio Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 1. “So our aim is to keep the cup, take the cup to the honourable commissioner (for sports) and onward to the number 1 man in the state, the governor.”In spite of whatever happened in Benin, Rivers Angels are still favourites for the AITEO Cup title on Wednesday and if they win, they will become the most successful team in the competition with seven titles. They are currently tied on six titles with Pelican Stars of Calarbar.However, Ibom Angels can draw inspiration from their male counterparts, Akwa United, who emerged winners of the men’s AITEO Cup on Sunday.The women’s AITEO Cup final will take centre stage at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos on Wednesday, October 18. 0:25 read more