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Producer Tarik 'Russian' Johnston - Contributed Recent talks that popular music producer Tarik 'Russian' Johnston had been shot and killed have proven to be untrue. The rumours spread like wildfire after an incident which the producer was involved in unfolded on Saturday in Dunrobin Acres, St Andrew. When contacted, Johnston told THE STAR that there was no truth behind the rumours as he said, "False rumours. Nutten nuh guh suh." He could not comment further as he was engaged in other affairs at the moment. When contacted, Russian's publicist was also reluctant to comment on the issue. According to police, a schoolboy was being robbed in Dunrobin Acres when a group of persons converged, held, and began to beat the robber. Johnston then came on to the scene and fired a shot in the air from his licensed firearm. Another licensed firearm holder who was in the crowd then returned fire. Johnston ran and climbed a wall and as a result, received an injury to his shoulder. The matter was the hot topic for fans of the producer on social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook. Among the rumours posted on social networking website Facebook, included one that said:…
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div.width-fix { max-width: 410px; } Baby Syri Alvarez shows the crowd how to “mash up” as she performs alongside her mother Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez on stage at the launch of b mobile’s Soca in B Square at Woodford Square, Port of-Spain yesterday. PHOTO: KARLA RAMOO Fans who turned up at the launch of Soca in B Square at Woodford Square, Port-of-Spain, Monday were asked to observe a moment’s silence for the death of eight-year-old Daniel Guerra. Executive vice-president of mobile services at the Telecommunications Services of T&T Lisa Agard, in her welcome remarks said the show was kicking off against “a sobering background.” Guerra was reported missing last week and after extensive searches his decomposing body was found close to the Tarouba Link Road, San Fernando, on Sunday. Addressing a large crowd who came eagerly to listen to Soca stars Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann, Agard said: “We need to continuously renew that bond of care for our fellow men.” She expressed condolences to his family and those who were touched by “the tragic loss.” The crowd later went into a frenzy when Fay-Ann appeared on stage and began performing Mash Up. Soca lovers lapped up performances by the soca duo…
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div.width-fix { max-width: 410px; } TOP: Ace arranger Len “Boogsie” Sharpe leads his band, Phase II Pan Groove, during Sunday’s National Panorama semifinals at the Queen’s Park Savannah. ABOVE: Pan players from PCS Silver Stars during their performance on Sunday night. The band tied with rival Phase 11 Pan Groove. Photo: Andy Hypolite Large band champs PCS Silver Stars has tied with Phase II Pan Groove for the top scores following the blink/bmobile National Panorama semifinals at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Sunday. Both bands scored 270 points. In third place and just one point behind was Neal and Massy Trinidad All Stars, while Sagicor Exodus followed with 264 points. There was also a close finish between the top-scoring steelbands in the Medium category, with Katzenjammers (264), NLCB Buccooneers (263) and Pamberi (262) claiming the top three spots. In the Small category the top scores going into the finals were by Arima Golden Symphony (263), Tornadoes (261), Merrytones (261) and Golden Hands (259). The finalists were announced during the early hours of Monday morning. The grand final is scheduled for Carnival Saturday at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain. Thirty-one steelbands made the cut from a field of 44 at the…
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Two of the World’s most beautiful women—Miss World 2010 Alexandria Mills, right, and first runner-up Miss World (Africa) Emma Wareus of Botswana, pose for a photograph in Tobago yesterday. Miss World 2010, Alexandria Mills of the United States and her entourage paid a courtesy call on chief secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Orville London at his office at Calder Hall yesterday. She was accompanied by first runner-up Miss World (Africa) Emma Wareus, of Botswana; Trinidad and Tobago Miss World representative at the 2010 pageant, Davia Chambers; and Julia Morley, co-chair of the pageant. Welcoming the entourage, London said he appreciated the fact they were in Tobago. He hoped the ensuing discussions would be fruitful and positive. Morely, speaking on behalf of the team, said, based on future talks, the country would be able to invite 120 nations to witness and enjoy Tobago’s charm. She added: “We do love Tobago. I do from many years of being here. I think at the moment it’s one of the world’s best kept secrets.”
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BY PAUL HENRY FLORIDA, USA – Reggae star Buju Banton was found guilty on three charges by a 12-member panel of jurors a short while ago at the United States Sam M Gibbons Federal Court here in Tampa. The artiste was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilogrammes of cocaine, of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offence and using the wires to facilitate a drug-trafficking offence. However he was found not guilty attempted possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. The artiste hugged his lawyer David Markus when the verdict was read. Many of the artiste's supporters left the courtroom crying. He has been detained and has had his bail revoked..