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By StarappleInteresting times lay ahead for dancehall. Last time I addressed the issue of the recent revocation of 4 major artistes USA visas. It is a topic that is not going to be dissipating anytime soon. Speculationover the weekend has even pointed to the infiltration of our society by USA agents posing as consultants, tourists and so on. Funny that they feel free to enter our country and do as they see fit, yet other countries dare not exercise such an option, unless they wish to undergo severe sanctions.Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor has recently recorded and produced an instant runaway hit [locally at least] by Beenie Man called Visa, Jah Cure has also joined in on the action and God knows who else; so very soon I suppose we will have a visa segment in the dance. Oh well. I am not sure if this is even a direction we would want to go in, given that we are going to be under siege very soon. It is not a simpleissue this whole revocation thing; many webs have been weaved and the normal 'we nah tek nuh chat' response that Jamaicans are prone to exhibit is not going to work.…
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Mavado continues his reign with Gal Ova Gun, making this its second week at #1.As for Beenie Man with Mi Woman A Call Mi he holds firm at #2 for yet another week.While Lisa Hype and Gaza Kim’s Bills kept its position at #3 one more time.I-Octane with Lose A Friend maintains his place at #4 after twenty one weeks on the chart and also cops the Greatest Gainer with his hot single Think A Little Time thus jumping three places into #16.The lyricist Vybz Kartel climbs in the top five with Slow Motion and retains the Shot To Watchtitle. He now sits at #5 leaving from #7.The chart has two New Entries, first single comes from the chart ruler Mavado with House Toppositioning at 19 and produced by Rose Gold Entertainment and the other single from multicultural artiste Ms. Trini with Mr. Deejay at #20 off her own label Trini Girl.
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Beenie Man A high energy performance by the King of the Dancehall, Beenie Man will be the added feature to this Sunday's staging of Red Stripe BOLD Socamaloo at the Keycard Beach Village, New Kingston. Previous weeks have seen fast paced soca music fused with hard hitting dancehall beats, fun for socaphiles and those many lovers of dancehall music. From the selectors of Renaissance disco, DJ Kurt Riley and other guest DJ's, each has brought something special to the table. Sunday April 12th is set to be even more exciting coinciding with Bacchanal Jamaica's road parade. Many revellers will no doubt choose Socamaloo as their after road march lyming spot.a special element According to Safia Cooper, brand manager for Red Stripe Bold, a lot of thought has gone into the concept and particularly this week. "Being road march Sunday, we have added a special element that we are certain will entice revellers to be a part of. After partying on the road all day what better way to maintain that party vibe than at Socamaloo, where the energy will be high," Cooper said. "We have brought the beach to the city, not only sand, palm trees and beach umbrellas, but…
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PARIS, France (AFP) -- Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt and Chinese star hurdler Liu Xiang will headline the Shanghai meet of the IAAF Diamond League circuit on May 23, organisers announced yesterday. The outing will be the first on the newly-launched 14-meet Diamond League for Bolt, the world and Olympic 100m and 200m champion, and world record holder in each event (9.58 and 19.19sec, respectively). BOLT... world record holder at 100m and 200m BOLT... world record holder at 100m and 200m The track in Shanghai is already proven to be quick with 9.69 and 10.64sec the winning times in last year's men's and women's 100m sprints. It will also be a first outdoor appearance for Liu, the 2004 Olympic and 2007 World champion at 110m hurdles. "I am very excited that so many world-class athletes will come to China and my hometown Shanghai to participate in the IAAF Diamond League," said Liu. "We will do our best to give outstanding performances for local and global track and field fans." The Diamond League gets under way on May 14 in Doha and culminates in Brussels on August 27.
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Dwight Yorke…One of Manchester United’s biggest stars ever. Retired T&T footballer Dwight Yorke is among the top six best buys ever in the English Premiership League. Yorke, Frenchman Thierry Henry, Mauro Zarate, Wilson Palacios, Zat Knight and Antonio Valencia were the six players who came from relatively unknowns to Premier League stars. Sport.co.uk took a look at the six trailblazing deals which saw the relatively unknown stars become Premier League hits without breaking the bank. Dwight Yorke The smiling assassin, or as he is better known, Dwight Yorke, remains the biggest footballing export of T&T to date and will probably remain so for some time. In 1989, Aston Villa were on a tour of the West Indies and played a local team for which Dwight featured. Impressed with what he saw, former Villa manager Graham Taylor offered Yorke a trial and subsequently went on to award him a permanent contract. However, it was not until the 1995-1996 season that Yorke swapped to the famed centre forward position that made him a household name. In a career that spanned over 20 years, Dwight made 232 appearances for Aston Villa, scoring 73 goals, before moving to Manchester United where he scored 47…