Family in mourning as Sugar Minott’s grandson drowns

    David Minott, the 16-year-old grandson of dancehall veteran, the late Lincoln 'Sugar' Minott, lost his life while visiting the Somerset Falls attraction in Portland on Sunday. The Wolmer's Boys' School student was with his grandmother and a church... ...

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    Skeng projected to torch the summer

    Several music industry professionals, including music consultant JR Watkis, believe that dancehall deejay Skeng is heating up for another summer season. Watkis, the principal at World Music Views, thinks that the artiste is just making sure he... ...

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    Overwhelming support for ‘Night Carnival’

    Fete Republic dubbed it 'Night Carnival', but between the voluminous voices singing by the seaside and even 'peace officers' bopping their heads and singing along, it proved to be much more. Patrons converged on Ocean Boulevard in Kingston on... ...

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    One more year for Bobby Phantom

    Patrons were in a festive mood during the birthday party for record producer and promoter Bobby Phantom at Carifta Avenue, off Spanish Town Road, in St Andre, recently. The live performances were led by reggae artiste I-Wayne, who hit out... ...

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    ‘Contractor’ Edwards receives Billboard plaque

    Veteran music producer Sean 'Contractor' Edwards is excited following his recent recognition by Billboard for his contribution to the Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica Reggae Collector's Edition album. Edwards received a plaque from Billboard... ...

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    Dexta Daps and Iyara thrill audience in Orlando

    Dancehall star Dexta Daps delivered a marquis performance at the Bellevue Music Fest, held in the OutDoor Venue at The Genasis Event Center in Orlando, Florida, last week. The Shabba Madda Pot singer wowed the females in the audience with a... ...

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    Kashu enjoys buzz with ‘F.O.F.O’ single

    Dancehall artiste Kashu is confident that his new single, titled F.O.F.O, will be a summer anthem. The song, which was produced by Kirk House Production, was released in April and has enjoyed heavy rotation both locally and overseas. "This song... ...

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    Real Askel is ‘Winning’

    UK-based deejay Real Askel is determined toetch his name among the greats in dancehall music. "Music is an inborn thing for me. My dad was a singer. I guess you could say I got it from him. I began singing when I was a little boy but as I grew... ...

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    Bulby York wants females to reclaim their confidence

    Award-winning producer Bulby York is encouraging females in the music industry to "remember they are queens". He told THE WEEKEND STAR that there is nothing more attractive than a female, especially a female entertainer, who "does not sink down... ...

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    Serani teams up with Afrobeats sensation Oxlade

    International recording artiste Serani believes that his new single Slowly, which features Nigerian Afrobeats star Oxlade, is a sure hit. "At all times when I go in the studio, I go in there to a mek hit songs. So I don't have anything else but... ...

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    Plum Music scores with Konshens and Charly Black collaboration

    Recording stars Konshens and Charly Black have officially collaborated for the first time on the single titled Gyal Time Again. The single is a sexy, high-energy girls' anthem which is produced by Miami-based music producer Staxx, who is known... ...

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    Lusion leaves everything to ‘Time’

    Dancehall artiste Lusion is banking his hopes on his latest single, Time, which will be released in June on the Assignment rhythm. The song is based on a real situation where he was arrested and detained by the police. "I've been around people... ...

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    Razor B requests mandatory ‘gyal segments’ in parties

    Dancehall artiste Razor B is defending the females with a call for mandatory segments for them to enjoy themselves in the dancehall space. "The females are crying out and as the gyal dem deejay, I have to come out and make the request formally.... ...

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    Squash finds party vibe with ‘6ix Rack’

    Dancehall recording artiste Squash shows his versatility with the release of what is being dubbed as a party anthem for the summer, titled ' 6ix Rack'. The single is produced by Jovi Musiq and distributed by Hapilos. Since its release on May 2,... ...

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    Mr Handsome treats his community

    It was initially conceptualised as a treat for the elderly in Golden Grove, St Ann, last Saturday, but by the time Lascell Parnell, aka Mr Handsome, finished planning the event - with the help of popular playwright Everton Dawkins - it turned out... ...

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    Bill Cosby returns to Stone Love

    Reunited was just one of the songs that veteran selector Bill Cosby played at Weddy Weddy Wednesdays recently, but it had "an emotional impact" on the selector, who is officially back where he started -- at Stone Love -- the sound system on which... ...

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    Jay Blaza drops fiery single for the ladies

    With the outdoor party season drawing near, dancehall artiste Jay Blaza has decided to ramp up promotion behind his single Twerk, which was released to digital stores earlier this year. His team at PTF Records will also be carrying out a global... ...

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    Crisone Richards sends godly message on new track

    Gospel recording artiste Crisone Richards is sending the message about God's ability to perform miracles and transform lives in her new single Release Liquid Fire. The self-produced track was officially released on May 8. "This track sends a... ...

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    gears up for busy summer

    Singjay Ras Zukes is hoping for summer success with a clutch of new songs. According to the South Florida-based artiste, they are a sign of bigger things to come. "For 2022, a whole heap a thing Ras Zukes a gwaan with. I'm working on an EP, a... ...

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    1Quan ready to take career higher

    Having recorded a handful of songs, newcomer 1Quan believes that he is ready to take his career to new heights. "Mi naah really try bring nutten to the table ya enuh. Mi a come inna di music as a carpenter fi either extend di table or build a new... ...

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    I wasn’t ready for sex with my husband

    Dear Pastor, I am a Christian, and I was not sexually active with my boyfriend before we got married. He had sex with another girl a few times before we got married. I knew the girl, but when my boyfriend and I became serious and she knew that we... ...

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    Too much prejudice against black people

    Dear Pastor, I grew up with my grandmother. She was very prejudiced. She did not want me to talk to black guys. She wanted me to talk to men who were of light complexion. But my boyfriend, who was dark, I did not take him home. He would follow me... ...

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    Caught my woman having sex with Joe

    Dear Pastor, I am a 27-year-old man, and I am living with my girlfriend. I have known her for the past three years. I love her very much. She is older than I am. I used to have another girlfriend, but I caught her in the act of cheating, so she... ...

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    Dad’s creepy friend is trying to sleep with me

    Dear Pastor, I wrote you some time ago about a problem I was having. I am from rural Jamaica and I come from a large family. My father has 11 of us; seven with my mother. He can hardly read but he took care of all of us. When I was 19 years old, I... ...

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    This guy fooling my daughter

    Dear Pastor, I am in my 50s and I have one daughter. I was a farmer but because of ill health, I have not been doing farming anymore. My daughter and her boyfriend run the farm. This man has come in and wants to take over everything. I can still... ...

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    ‘Friend’ offered to sleep with my man so I wouldn’t sin

    Dear Pastor, I am a 25-year-old woman and I am having some concerns. I have one child. His father and I have been living together. Three years ago I became a Christian, and I told my boyfriend that we should stop having sex until we are married.... ...

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    is three times my age

    Dear Pastor, I am 17 years old and I am confused. I have a brother who is 19, and both of us are at home with our parents. I would like to leave, but I do not have any subjects as yet. I am hoping to get some Caribbean Examinations Council passes... ...

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    Young women are throwing themselves at me Young women are throwing themselves at me

    Dear Pastor, I am 56 years old and still reading your columns and listening to you on the radio. You officiated at my wedding, but my wife passed on. Sometimes I wonder whether I should get married again. But my three children are discouraging me... ...

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    I fell in love with a cheater

    Dear Pastor, When I met this woman, she was talking to two men. I enjoyed having sex with her, and fell in love with her. I was treating her well and she convinced me that she had stopped talking to the other men. This was in March 2021. In April... ...

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    Pregnant after a wild night

    Dear Pastor, I have always read your column, and I see where you have helped many people. I have an issue that I would like you to help me with. It has been bothering me now for a number of years. I am 22. When I was 18, a group of us went out. We... ...

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    I am getting married and my boyfriend doesn’t know

    Dear Pastor, I am 23 years old and I have one daughter. I am not married, but I am living with my stepfather and my mother. My child's father doesn't want to visit me because he says my stepfather is too aggressive. I know that my stepfather was... ...

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    My girlfriend wants to run a massage parlour

    Dear Pastor, I am a 35-year-old man and I am writing to you for your advice. I used to run around a lot, and have ended up having five children with four different women. It is not easy to support the children, but I am trying. I have been going... ...

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    I married the ideal man

    Dear Pastor, When I was a young girl, before I got into my teenage years, I wanted to do great things for Jamaica. My mother used to laugh at me and say I am too ambitious. However, my father said he is proud to hear me talk that way because nobody.. ...

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    I want to take this guy away from his wife

    Dear Pastor, I enjoy reading your column. If I don't see it in THE STAR newspaper, I wonder what has gone wrong. That is the first thing I turn to whenever I buy THE STAR. I am 19 years old. People say that I don't look 19; they say I look younger... ...

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    Brother-in-law is stealing my money

    Dear Pastor, I was living in the United Kingdom but I owned a piece of land in Jamaica and my brother was in charge of it. He could not read, so I did most of the business with my sister. She collected the money and gave my brother whatever he... ...

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    My friend blew my mind

    Dear Pastor, I have a story to tell you. I was born in Jamaica, but I got married and am living with my husband in New York. We are happily married. My husband and I attend church every Sunday. One of my girlfriends in Jamaica is always... ...

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    My first love tried to give me a jacket

    Dear Pastor, I am 21 years old and I think I need your help. I am in love with a young woman who is 25 years old. Our relationship goes back to when I was 17 years old. We were neighbours. Our parents were higglers so they leave to go to the... ...

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    My daughter is afraid of her badman babyfather

    Dear Pastor, I am 37 and I have three children; two boys and one girl. Their father has not set any good example for them. He was always smoking ganja. Everybody knew that they could always buy the weed from him. I try to encourage my children to... ...

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    Don’t know why I can’t get pregnant

    Dear Pastor, I am 21 years old and I am engaged to my boyfriend. We have had an up-and-down relationship because sometimes he was in and out of jobs. My father told me that I should never marry a man who cannot keep a job. He got me pregnant two... ...

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    Wrongly accused a teenager of sleeping with my husband

    Dear Pastor, I am 29 years old and I have been married for three years. My husband and I have two children. We have a stable relationship. My husband is very jealous, but I told him that if anyone should be jealous it should be me, because he is... ...

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