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Stories by Leighton Levy

Published:Saturday | March 4, 2017 | 3:00 AMLeighton Levy

After working in the music industry for many years, friends Dennis Llewellyn and David Nevin - Trex and Catapila - have released their first single together. The song is calledDat Rush and looks set to be a winner for the duo, which calls itself...

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Come Friday, December 16, when the internationally acclaimed dancehall-inspired trio known as Major Lazer performs in Jamaica for the fifth year in a row, they will be bringing along a major surprise guest to perform on their annual Major Lazer and...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 6:00 AMLeighton Levy

Veteran gospel singer Shirley Willis says she is excited about performing in Jamaica at the CUJ Gosplash 2016, set for Fort Clarence Beach in Hellshire, St Catherine, on August 1. The event will no longer be held at Sugarman's Beach in Portmore as...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 6:00 AMLeighton Levy

Gospel entertainer DJ Nicholas is promising a lot of new music and more when he takes the stage at the Credit Union Jamaica Gosplash 2016 set for Sugarman's Beach in Portmore, St Catherine, on August 1.The gospel artiste revealed he is also looking...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2016 | 5:00 AMLeighton Levy

For a long time now, the world has known that there is more to Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell than meets the eye. Shaggy, a Grammy-Award winning recording artiste, is known globally for hits like Oh Carolina, Boombastic, and It Wasn't Me. The latter is...

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2016 | 3:00 AMLeighton Levy

After Bryon Lee passed away in 2008, the popular Jamaica Carnival 'died' with him, but some eight years later, it is now on the verge of a rebirth. Come April 3, Jamaica will get a taste of what that second coming will bring with it, something that...

Published:Friday | January 22, 2016 | 1:51 AMLeighton Levy

When it comes to the Zika virus, pregnant women are not the only persons the government is concerned about.    This summer Jamaica will send a strong contingent to the Olympic Games in Brazil where in 2015 there were just under 3000...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2016 | 1:00 AMLeighton Levy

Besides hosting the inaugural staging of the McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic on Saturday, January 23, the newly laid track at Calabar High School is already reaping huge benefits for the Red Hills Road-based institution.Principal of Calabar,...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 1:00 AMLeighton Levy

Raecine Williams is the 26-year-old new host of popular Friday night television programme Entertainment Report (ER). Called 'Rae' by the show's creator and producer Anthony Miller, she, two months ago, replaced...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Jamaica will know by the end of the year whether it will be selected to host the 2016 Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Volleyball Championship set for July 7-17.President of CAZOVA, Mushtaque Mohammed, visited the island from December...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Christmas this year promises to be brighter for hundreds of children in the inner-city community of Waterhouse as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's annual Christmas treat promises to be bigger and better than in previous years.The treat, set for Boxing Day...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Other than the fact that Jamaica's only sports college was named after him, not much is known about Gerald Claude Eugene Foster.For many, Jamaica's track and field history began in 1948 at the London Olympic Games, where Jamaicans like Arthur Wint,...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Captain Horace Burrell, said his hands are clean and does not fear being prosecuted in connection with the ongoing investigations into corruption at football's world governing body FIFA and has vowed to...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Jamaica has decided to forego interest in hosting the 2016 IAAF World Junior Championships that was originally set to be hosted in Kazan, Russia. Citing financial constraints imposed on the country by the International Monetary Fund, Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Jamaica’s Reggae Warriors find themselves in a must-win situation against Canada today if  they are to have any chance of qualifying for the Rugby League World Cup in 2017. The game will be played in DeLand, Florida. Last Friday, the...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 11:00 AMLeighton Levy

Marva Bernard, the immediate past president of Netball Jamaica (NJ), is refuting a statement made by incumbent president Dr Paula Daley Morris that the organisation is in the red. Bernard, who stepped down as president last weekend after 10 years at...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2015 | 11:00 AMLeighton Levy

Montego Bay United (MBU) are close to acquiring the services of a new coach following the recent departure of American Tim Hankinson, who guided them to the top of the Red Stripe Premier League table.Hankinson was in charge as MBU climbed to a 10-...

Published:Sunday | November 8, 2015 | 11:00 AMLeighton Levy

Jamaica's Rugby League team, the Reggae Warriors, will next month begin its campaign to qualify for one of the seven remaining spots in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup that will be held by Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.The Reggae...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 11:00 AMLeighton Levy

The girl with the golden voice, Cherine, is eyeing further opportunities on the African continent, following her encouraging maiden voyage to South Africa in September. Based on the success of the trip, Cherine, who has a new album coming out soon,...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 10:00 AMLeighton Levy

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce says she is not thinking about retirement just yet as she sets her focus on Olympic gold next year and breaking the 10.70-second barrier in the 100m.The reigning Olympic and World champion underlines that she is fully focused...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 10:02 PMLeighton Levy

Asafa Powell is to meet with Puma executives in Austin, Texas, next month to begin 'fleshing out' some of the ideas he has for making his relationship with the sporting goods company mutually beneficial.The 32-year-old former world record holder is...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2015 | 10:00 AMLeighton Levy

Asafa Powell could be looking to cut back on the number of races he competes in before the Olympic Games in Rio next summer as he aims for his first individual medal in the Olympic men's 100 metres.At the International Association of Athletics...

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