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  • PROTEST IN HAGLEY PARK: School accused of ripping off students in overseas programme

    A massive protest is now underway along Hagley Park Road where a group of more than 150 students are protesting at the HECOIN education institute.

    The students are accusing operators of the school of fleecing them of millions of dollars.

    "The operators of the school told us that they could get us on an overseas work programme," one student told Loop News.

    She was part of a large group gathered at the location demanding that the funds be repaid.

    "Right now students paid as high as $70,000 for their fees and are being given the go around," said another angry student.

    According to a school notice, a large firm in the United States had contracted HECOIN to provide its students with internship opportunities. However, the school has said that the operators of the company where the students were supposed to go overseas cannot be located.

    HECOIN is registered by the Ministry of Education and, according to its website, has campuses in nine parishes of Jamaica.

     

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  • WAR IS ON: Mavado sends WARNING to Demarco and Popcaan! [MUST SEE POST]

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    The feud between dancehall artistes Mavado, Demarco, and Popcaan has seemingly escalated with the artistes levelling disrespect against each other courtesy of new songs.

    The feud, which started following Demarco and Popcaan’s decision to counteract Mavado and Alkaline single Farewell, is now the most talked about in dancehall circles with fans already taking sides with their favorite artistes.

    Record producers Notnice and DJ Frass, who are both at the helm of the feud, producing tracks for Popcaan and Mavado, respectively, were both cautious with their words when contacted by The STAR.

    Notnice, who is no stranger to feuds, having come up under Vybz Kartel’s stable, told The STAR that he is simply doing his work. “I am just producing music and doing my work. Tell dem sey efforts to get a comment from Notnice proved futile,” he said. DJ Frass toldThe STAR that he was busy trying to make international hits.

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    Demarco, who was friends with Mavado prior to forming an alliance with incarcerated dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel, told The STAR that he was not doing any interviews at this point. However, he proceeded to taunt Mavado about his former profession on social media by posting a photo of a barbering tool on his Instagram page, in addition to releasing a new diss song aimed at the artiste titled King Kong.

    King Kong is a direct response to Mavado who compared Demarco to the King Kong Guerrilla character in his song Dem Run Een, due to his physical appearance. Nevertheless, Demarco appears to have owned the name and went to extreme lengths to prove that Mavado is somewhat an underachiever in dancehall due to his inability to make an international hit record despite being signed to a major label.

    “Barber dem not even rate you in Cassava Piece … rapper groupie a wah do him? Bout Big League, yu lighter than saw dust, do song with every rapper and can’t buss,” Demarco sings in King Kong.

    Mavado, who also tackles Popcaan in his diss record Dem Run Een, took to Instagram to respond to Demarco’s song. He posted a screenshot from one of his fans stating that Demarco’s arguments against him were recycled.

     

    “Some bwoy sey dem a mek diss song and all dem do a recycle some old lines that #Kartel use in 06 … lines like barber bwoy and gay bredda and cut inna face. Smh dem lines deh stale out now a just trace di pussycat dem trace, nuh gangsta thing dem nah deal wid at all,” he posted.

    Popcaan’s effort titled Dutty Dread and produced by Notnice sees the deejay reminding Mavado of his affiliation with Vybz Kartel. “Yu nuh bad like my fada Adidjah Palmer … gwaan itch up inna yu league weh a corner … di world dun know yu a barber,” he sang, also taking jabs at Mavado’s barber past.

    Popcaan’s manager, Sharon Burke, had denied that a feud was brewing between the artistes recently. However, the records have been telling a different tale

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  • MoBay taxi driver suspected of committing suicide

    A Montego Bay taxi driver was found dead Tuesday morning at his home in what St James police suspect to be a case of suicide.

    The deceased has been identified as 64-year-old Easton Grant of a Melvin Hall Avenue, Montego Bay, St James address.

    Reports are that early Tuesday morning, residents discovered Grant's body with a rope tied around his neck, hanging from a grill at the side of the house where he lived. 

    The incident has resulted in the termination of orientation proceedings at the nearby Corinaldi Primary School, along Corinaldi Avenue, in the resort city.

    The police and a large gathering of onlookers are currently on the scene.

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  • Nesbeth gets death threats

    Reggae artiste Nesbeth is said to have received death threats in the United Kingdom where he is now on a tour.

    According to Nesbeth’s publicist Raymond ‘Shadow’ Small, the threats are aimed at the artiste, his children and management.

    “I am very disturbed by the whole ordeal and extremely concerned for the safety and lives of my team and especially my children,” Nesbeth said in a media release issued today.

    The My Dream singer was reportedly sent the death threats via several voice notes to the phone of his U.K-based manager, Shanika Dobson.

    According to a media release, the persons sending the threats said “no matter where they are or try to go they are going to be killed”.

    Nesbeth was booked to perform at concerts in London, Birmingham and Luton. However, he did not perform at one of the shows due to what his management team describes as major contractual breaches.

    Nesbeth is slated to return to the Jamaica later this week for assignments in New York and Toronto Canada over the Labour Day weekend.

     

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  • Mama’s got you’: Juliet Cuthbert, baby Zara make Instagram debut together

    Just days after her husband LeVaugh Flynn introduced their daughter Zara to the world on Saturday, Juliet Cuthbert and the baby on Monday made their debut on camera.

    In a photo posted to her Instagram page under an hour ago, Cuthbert-Flynn a government MP and Olympian added the caption “Black woman and child”.

    Many Jamaicans expressed their admiration for the image, with some taking note of what seems to be captioned homage to Sizzla Kolonji’s iconic song of the same name in the late 1990s.

    Zara was born on Emancipation Day, Monday, August 1.

    In the photo, Zara can be seen resting peacefully on her mother’s shoulder, while she peers pensively into the horizon.

    “Hello Zara. Too cute,” said @born_in_xamayca

    “Adorable. Congrats to you and hubby Juliet,” another woman added.

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