Ky-Mani Marley and brothers rocked at Redemption Live

Ky-Mani Marley was a colossal hit at the Redemption Live Concert at the Half Way Tree Transport Center on Sunday.

At the show, sorted out by Digicel and Red Srtripe in festivity of reggae legend Bob Marley’s birthday, Ky-Mani had the group of onlookers shouting and yelling to his unique tunes and in addition a few choices from his dad’s immense inventory of hits.

As though not happy with the shouts and yells, Ky-Mani brought in front of an audience some of his siblings, which likewise got the pack into a free for all.

Ky-Mani opened his set with his dad’s Work before getting into another of his father’s tunes, Rebel Music.

He then stamped his firsts, New Heights, Smoke Song and In Love With A Rasta Man, to the valuation for the group

Ky-Mani’s presentation of his siblings, Stephen and Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, got happy adulation from the group. And keeping in mind that they perfprmed their dad’s Could You Be Loved, Damian raised the stakes by deejaying over the tune as siblings Julian and Rohan likewise joined the stage.

The group cherished each moment of it.

Source: Loop Jamaica

DJ Khaled enjoying fatherhood, calls son ‘biggest blessing’

Grammy-selected recording craftsman DJ Khaled has another manager in his life: his newborn child.

Khaled discussed 3-month-old Asahd on celebrity main street for the ESPN Super Bowl party Friday night in Houston.

“I’m taking a shot at my new collection. I’m energized that will report the title of my new collection genuine soon,” Khaled said. “My last collection ‘Significant Key’ has been named for the Grammys that is coming one week from now, so I’m so roused.”

In any case, his most prominent euphoria is the affection for his child, calling him the “greatest gift” in his life.

“That is my closest companion, and I’m his father,” Khaled said. “So my child, he’s the CEO of my organization. He’s the manager of everything now. He’s simply adapting early, you comprehend what I mean?”


Source: Loop Jamaica

The Weeknd set to perform with Daft Punk at the Grammys

The Weeknd will collaborate with Daft Punk for an execution at the month’s Grammy Awards.

The joint effort between the vocalist and the electronic music couple is one of various pairings declared Tuesday. Anderson Paak will make that big appearance with A Tribe Called Quest and Dave Grohl. Maren Morris is set to perform with Alicia Keys.

The Grammys beforehand declared that Adele, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban would perform.

James Corden of the “Late Show” will have the February 12 service on CBS. The Grammys will be introduced at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Source: Loop Jamaica

US$100-m investment Sandals to begin Dragon Bay reconstruction this year

Sandals Resorts International says it will this year start reproduction of the old Dragon Bay inn in Portland, changing it into a 157-suite six-star boutique family resort at a cost of US$100 million.

“That will be our twelfth inn interest in Jamaica,” Sandals Deputy Chairman and CEO Adam Stewart told visitors going to last Friday’s notable of a US$50-million lodging and BMW/MINI complex in St Andrew, initiated by Sandals, ATL, Marriott International and BMW.

“It won’t be a Beaches or Sandals. It will be a shiny new brand,” said Stewart, whose father Gordon is the originator and executive of Sandals and Beaches Resorts and the ATL Group, which incorporates this daily paper.

“This has been a long lasting dream for my father specifically,” said the more youthful Stewart whose father yesterday applauded him for “making an extraordinary, incredible showing with regards to in driving the [ATL Group’s] engine auto division”.

“Mythical beast Bay has been quite a while in coming. The reason we’re doing it is a guarantee made by the leader and Minister [Daryl] Vaz to make the Ian Fleming International Airport genuinely available to business stream flying machine. That was the dedication that we required, to make Portland available, and consistent with our oath, now that that venture is going on, Dragon Bay will happen,” the more youthful Stewart said.

The Sandals assemble formally procured Dragon Bay Beach Resort on March 22, 2002 from the previous proprietors Albert Abela Corporation and SSI Cayman Limited.

Be that as it may, poor streets and the deficiency of the Ken Jones Aerodrome have brought about Sandals setting a hang on building up the property. The senior Stewart had since a long time ago contended that the poor framework in the ward was contradictory with the quality item that is made arrangements for Dragon Bay.

Throughout the years, the Government got the fundamental street driving from Ocho Rios to Portland settled. At that point in 2009 the Boscobel Aerodrome in St Mary was redesigned and renamed the Ian Fleming International Airport.

Notwithstanding, the runway required growing to permit littler business planes to utilize the air terminal, a move that industry experts contend would drive more traveler activity to Portland, St Mary and Ocho Rios.

Last September, the Government declared that the runway would be extended, a choice that has discovered support with the senior Stewart, who had since quite a while ago contended that greater territorial stream flying machine of in the vicinity of 55 and 100 seats, for example, flown by American Airlines, Air Canada, USAIR, JetBlue, and Delta, require at least 5,700 to 6,000 feet of runway, contrasted with the current 4,780 feet at Ian Fleming.

Recently, he told the Jamaica Observer that “with the new airplane terminal arranged at Boscobel to take streams, our arrangements are currently in rapid”.

He said the Dragon Bay resort will give up to 800 occupations in the development stage and a little more than 500 stable situations when it is up and running.

Stewart and his group extend that the resort’s visitors and staff will expend more than 2,000 dinners day by day, in this manner nearby ranchers will profit as they will be incorporated into the lodging’s linkages obtaining program.

The resort, he called attention to, will likewise give salary creating chances to transport administrators, visit organizations, and fascination proprietors.

“In that part of the world, which is recently wonderful, we would want to offer countless, between rafting on the Rio Grande, Nonsuch Caves, the numerous shopping visits and the various land and water attractions,” the senior Stewart said.

“A ton of Jamaicans know about the old Dragon Bay. It’s a valuable site, unrivaled anyplace on the planet,” Stewart said. “We truly think it will convey a tremendous measure of advantage to the locale and we are hoping to add a couple extravagance manors to the property.”

He said the new inn “will be novel inside and out” and brought up that “Shoes has driven the comprehensive business with a great many innovations that have been a money box for focused brands”.

He indicated a not insignificant rundown of advancements, among them swim-up bars, swim-up rooms, claim to fame eateries and wrap-around swim-up pool bars.

“Going as far back as the mid 80s we were the first in this side of the equator to place hairdryers in the inn rooms,” Stewart said. “Advancements will be a vital part of Dragon Bay. It will be the presentation of a shiny new idea.”

Included Stewart: “Mythical serpent Bay will be the pride of Portland and the stay for every single future depend on come to Portland. This is Sandals Resorts’ most lovely land and it will be our best work ever.”

Source: Jamaica Observer

Alpha to name centre in Sean Paul’s honour

ALPHA Institute’s Music Technology Department is to be renamed Sean Paul Henriques Media Center.

This respect happened after Grammy-winning artiste Sean Paul visited the foundation in December and gave $1.5 million to its music innovation program.

Sean Paul said what awed him more than anything else was the eagerness and energy of the understudies.

“Additionally, those people who are there day by day, who give those children some trust. I addressed a couple of the children, who said when they first went to the organization they were about ‘disagreeableness’. After the primary term, they picked up companions and disagreeableness was put as a second thought. The program is showing kids an alternate concentration in life and, some of the time, that is all it takes to make an exceptionally encouraging youngster that develops into an incredible grown-up,” he told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.

The cash will be utilized to build up another studio and rooms in the Music Technology Department. This inside is required to give aptitudes preparing to the understudies in media and innovation.

“Music has done as such much in my life, so my thinking was to offer back to a program that is truly doing positive things and one that greatly affects Jamaica’s music history. It’s paying reverence back to the roots. I think it is an awesome cause since I trust that kids require something valuable to do with their time, and I was cheerful to give towards the program. I truly trust that I will have the capacity to give some an opportunity to help create it more. Any individual who can give their time and their exertion, it is an incredible thing to do,” he said.

The organization is in its third year of offering music innovation as a feature of its professional program.

“I have been effective and Jamaica is an exceptionally altruistic place. There are many individuals out there who require help, so every day, I do end up peopling from varying backgrounds, whether it be music, time or cash,” he said.

Alpha Institute (some time ago Alpha Boys’ Home) was established in 1880 and is viewed as the support of Jamaican music. The Catholic-run foundation has delivered numerous performers, including trombonist Don Drummond, trumpeter Johnny “Mixed up” Moore, saxophonist Tommy McCook, and additionally vocalists Joe Harriott and Leroy Smart, and emcee Yellowman.

Sean Paul won a Grammy grant in 2004 for his set Dutty Rock.

Source: Jamaica Observer

Johnny Depp sues ex-managers alleging millions in losses

Johnny Depp sued his previous business supervisors on Friday affirming they botched his income all through a lucrative time of his vocation, in spite of the fact that the organization says the on-screen character’s spending is at fault.

Depp’s claim documented in Los Angeles Superior Court against The Management Group looks for more than $25 million, asserting its proprietors neglected to legitimately pay his charges, made unapproved advances and overpaid for security and different administrations.

Michael J. Kump, a lawyer for The Management Group, calls Depp’s claim a “manufacture” and wrote in an announcement that Depp never asserted any wrongdoing. The organization “did everything conceivable to shield Depp from his flighty and reprobate spending,” Kump composed.

Depp’s claim denounces the organization and its proprietors, lawyers Joel and Robert Mandel, of getting $28 million in installments for their administrations over the about 16 years they dealt with his funds. The organization “effectively disguised the genuine condition of Mr. Depp’s funds while driving him more profound and more profound into money related pain,” the claim states.

Depp enlisted the Mandels in 1999 and their remuneration was not subject to a composed get, his claim states. It states they got 5 percent of his salary on hit movies, for example, the “Privateers of the Caribbean” establishment and other significant discharges, including “Alice in Wonderland” and the 2005 film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

It asserts the organization neglected to record Depp’s expense forms on time, costing him about $5.7 million in punishments. The claim likewise charges the organization overpaid for a few administrations, including neglecting to end the rent on a home where Depp’s mom lived briefly, and burning through $8 million on security in the vicinity of 2012 and 2015 alone.

Depp scholarly of the issues in the wake of procuring another administration organization in March 2016, the objection states.

Kump composed that Depp owes The Management Group $4.2 million from a $5 million credit they gave the performing artist. “His strategies and claim will come up short, and he will be compelled to pay back the advance as guaranteed,” Kump composed.

The claim went ahead that day Depp finished his separation from on-screen character Amber Heard. Their separation informed decisions for the performing artist to pay his ex $7 million in portions — which she has reserved for two philanthropies — while permitting him to keep various properties and vehicles.

Depp isn’t the main blockbuster star to prosecute his previous supervisors charging botch. Nicolas Cage sued his previous business administrator looking for $20 million for charged blunder in 2009 and the director in a countersuit refered to the on-screen character’s spending for his budgetary inconveniences. The case was settled before trial.

Source: The Tropixs

Ryan Reynolds named 2017 Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Ryan Reynolds, who earned a Golden Globe assignment for assuming the title part in 2016’s “Deadpool,” was named Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals understudy amass on Friday.

The honor is introduced every year to entertainers who have made enduring and great commitments to the universe of diversion.

“Ryan Reynolds is one of Hollywood’s most different driving men consistently transitioning through changed types of show, activity and comic drama in his rich and continually advancing profession,” the gathering said in an announcement.

Reynolds is planned to be cooked and get his pudding pot on Feb. 3.

Notwithstanding “Deadpool,” the Canadian-conceived on-screen character has showed up as of late in “R.I.P.D.,” “Mississippi Grind” and “Self/less.”

He stars with Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson in the sci-fi motion picture “Life” and with Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” both due out this year.

Reynolds additionally has a TV generation organization, DarkFire, which as of late sold its initial two activities.

He serves on the governing body for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and in 2007 raised more than $100,000 when ran the New York City Marathon to pay tribute to his dad, who has Parkinson’s.

A year ago’s Man of the Year was Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Past champs dating to 1963 incorporate Bob Hope, Warren Beatty and Robin Williams.

The 2017 Woman of the Year hasn’t yet been declared.

Hurried Pudding charges itself as the country’s most established university showy association, following its foundations to the late 1700s. It got its name on the grounds that at the initially meeting, understudies chose that individuals in sequential order arrange must give a pot of hurried pudding for each meeting.


Source: The Tropixs


As we number down to our nineteenth organizing of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards slated for Thursday, May 25, 2017 we shed light on those accused of elevating our cooking to the guests to our shores. We began with Sandals Resorts International and proceed with this week in the kitchens of the Half Moon Hotel.

Cosimo Riccardi — Chef de Cuisine, Il Giardino Restaurant at Half Moon

Culinary expert Cosimo Riccardi, right now gourmet specialist de food of Half Moon’s Italian eatery, Il Giardino, has 13 years of involvement in the eatery business. His excursion began in the UK as culinary expert gardemanger before advancing toward Italy working in two-star Michelin-evaluated eateries.

Amid his residency at Il Giardino, Riccardi has presented dishes with impacts from Naples, Italy and has made utilization of the regular herbs in the herb cultivate at Half Moon, and in addition new and occasional vegetables found in Jamaica.

Christopher Golding, Chef De Cuisine, Sugar Mill Restaurant

Golding concentrated home financial matters in secondary school before wandering into the kitchen of the Wyndham Hotel as a student. Assist down to earth abilities were sharpened at the Sans Souci Resort. Enlisting at the Hocking Technical College in Ohio, US, the Caribbean Training Institute and the HEART Academy in Runaway Bay managed him the fundamental accreditations. It wasn’t much sooner than his longing for experience grabbed hold and Golding ended up on board the Premier Cruise Lines, where he put in five years as culinary expert de partie, and later as its sous gourmet specialist.

Notwithstanding working with the Premier Cruise Lines as a culinary specialist de partie and sous gourmet expert, Golding likewise worked at the now-dead The Ritz-Carlton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in St James for a long time as cook de partie, colleague sous gourmet specialist and sous gourmet expert. He joined Half Moon in 2008 as sous cook for the resort’s ocean side eatery, Seagrape Terrace.

Rudolph Bailey, Sous Chef, Seagrape Terrace Restaurant

Rudolph Bailey carries with him 19 years of involvement in the culinary expressions. Having been prepared at the HEART professional focus in Trelawny, Bailey acknowledged his first occupation at a visitor house in Fairfield, St James get ready dinners for the little number of visitors who might remain there. Before taking up the sous culinary specialist position at the Seagrape Terrace, he worked at the Sugar Mill Restaurant – granted the Norma Shirley Restaurant of the Year in 2016 at the

Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards.

Throughout the years, Bailey has built up an affection for flavors, for example, cilantro and tarragon, alluding to them as “new” and “interesting” fixings with solid flavors that function admirably with the dishes he appreciates get ready. One of his favored dishes is flame broiled sheep with simmered garlic and rosemary, taking note of that sheep doesn’t require much and the fixings are to upgrade its regular flavor.

Nicholas Castillo, Sous Chef, Sugar Mill Restaurant

Having attempted his hand at various occupations previously, including development and business enterprise, Nicholas Castillo got to be distinctly attracted to the culinary expressions. He says his secondary school culinary educator alluded to him as “a characteristic” and this propelled him to seek after the culinary expressions at the HEART Culloden Vocational Training Center before joining the group at Sandals Negril.

Roused by his mom and her cooking systems (she makes a phenomenal escoveitch angle), Castillo watched precisely for a long time and has since built up his own style, which incorporates trying different things with garlic, a most loved of his because of its satisfying fragrance and taste. He keeps on being roused and inspired by the “wows” he gets from visitors at Half Moon who discover his dishes delightful.

Gabriel Villagra, Head Pastry Chef, Half Moon

Gabriel Villagra has made considerable progress from his home in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With over 10 years of involvement in the realm of cakes, Villagra was prepared at the Institute Argentine Culinary in Argentina before going to the Ecole Gastronomique Bellouet Conseil, Paris, France. It was in the city of affection, where he began to look all starry eyed at the craft of cakes and remained in Paris to fill in as a baked good culinary expert in a bread kitchen there.

Villagra says he is the main dough puncher in his family and is pleased with the way he has trod, which has conveyed him to Jamaica. It is here where he now shares his affection for chocolate – an adaptable fixing in a wide range of treats – and enjoys treks to Ocho Rios, his most loved place in his new home.

Source: Jamaica Observer

Erykah Badu Named Essence Black Women in Music Honoree

Erykah Badu will be the lady of great importance when Essence respects the four-time Grammy Award champ at its eighth yearly Black Women in Music festivity. The magazine’s welcome just celebration will occur Feb. 9 in Los Angeles.

The Grammy Week occasion, exhibited as a team with The Recording Academy, will likewise salute the chosen people for the 59th yearly Grammy Awards airing on Feb. 12. As a major aspect of the Black Women in Music merriments, Roc Nation-oversaw Nigerian craftsman Tiwa Savage will perform.

Supported by Lincoln, the current year’s festival concurs with the twentieth commemoration of Badu’s diversion changing presentation collection Baduizm. Discharged on Feb. 11, 1997, the set spun off the No. 1 R&B hits “On and On” and “Next Lifetime.” Bowing at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 2 on the Billboard 200, the set at last won a Grammy for best R&B collection at the 40th yearly service.

“From the time that she first hit the scene with Baduizm, we as a whole began to look all starry eyed at the virtuoso that is Erykah Badu,” said Essence supervisor in-boss Vanessa De Luca in a discharge reporting the yearly festival.

Previous Black Women in Music festivities have paid tribute to Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Solange, Emeli Sandé, Andra Day and Epic Records president Sylvia Rhone.

Source: Billboard

On the ‘Pulse’ for 37 years

On Sunday, the administration on the Pulse Group welcomed companions, family and partners to their Stony Hill area, Villa Ronai, to praise the organization’s 37th commemoration.

The occasion ought to have been twofold — watch the commemoration and commend the achievement of their most recent worldwide model Alicia Burke. Nonetheless, Burke was unavoidably missing.

The model who has been gracing runways and pages of well known glossies in all the form capitals of the world, was summoned finally to shoot a battle for none other that real design name Ralph Lauren.

“We were baffled, yet she didn’t have a decision… Ralph Lauren called,” Pulse Chairman Kingsley Cooper told the Jamaica Observer.

“This is the second time she is shooting for Ralph Lauren with picture taker Steven Meisel. He shot her last year for Ralph Lauren, and in addition twice for Italian Vogue. She has truly built up an association with him and that is awesome considering he is one of form’s top picture takers. So we truly had no way out. It implies more to her and her profession to shoot this crusade to party in Jamaica. At this moment she is our best model. What she has done in a year of being on the global market has never been finished by any of our models.”

Cooper concedes that the model organization, for which the Pulse brand is best known, is no longer the heart of the business.

“We have made considerable progress in our 37 years. We have dependably felt that Jamaica has the level of ability that could contend at a global level. Similarly it was finished with music, we felt it was conceivable with our models. We harvested triumphs right on time in such manner. In any case, we wanted to extend our base and intrigue. We have gone into land property and a venture organization through our posting on the stock trade.”

He additionally takes note of that, with the additional inflows from the augmented stage, it permits Pulse to accomplish progressively when there is a moderate period in the realm of displaying.

“This coming year we are peering toward a Caribbean development and are hoping to sign our first model out of Trinidad in the coming weeks. One of our latest endeavors is the Peter Tosh Museum, which we opened toward the end of last year. The effect of that wander was prompt. This past Christmas occasion had some truly incredible days with visits being more than the staff could deal with. We are likewise making travels through associations with lodging and visit administrators. The exhibition hall was likewise said in an article in The New York Times as one of the must-see attractions when going to Kingston.”

Thinking back on the previous 37 years, Cooper is satisfied with how far Pulse has come.

“We have made considerable progress. With respect to our vision, we have understood some of our objectives, and there’s a whole other world to come,” he said.

Source: Jamaica Observer