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SPECIALLY invited guests and cast members anxiously mingled in the lobby of the Carib 5 cinema in Cross Roads, St Andrew, ahead of at Monday night’s premiere of Destiny.
The Jeremy Whittaker-directed romantic drama enjoyed rave reviews at April’s Reel World Film Festival in Toronto. But that did little to calm his nerves at his home debut.
“I do hope it will be well-received, as it has a strong story line about Jamaican culture,” Whittaker told the Jamaica Observer.
Costing just under US$1 million, Destiny was shot in Jamaica with additional footage in Canada. The plot is based on Lisa (played by Jamaican-born, Canada-based Karian Sang) who visits Jamaica from Toronto, Canada, to sell her family’s estate. She gets involved with Sean, a recording artiste (played by singer Christopher Martin), and reconnects with her family.
Martin said he was thankful for the opportunity to showcase his other talent.
“This is a giant step for me. I poured my heart out into it. I expect big things from this movie, perhaps similar accolades like that of The Harder They Come,” he said.
Best known for songs such as Cheater’s Prayer, Chill Spot and Take My Wings, Martin said the transition to film wasn’t difficult.
“I have some experience… In 2004, I won Best Actor in JCDC’s festival competition and I was also in a 2006 stage play. But I would definitely love to do more acting,” he said.
In addition to Martin, the local cast includes Kerstin Whittaker, Munair Zacca, female dancehall artistes Grace ‘Spice’ Hamilton and Latifa ‘Tifa’ Brown, Ian ‘Ity’ Ellis, and Khadine ‘Miss Kitty’ Hylton.
Jamaican-born Floridian Lyndon Forte, who plays Michael, had high praises for the script.
“It’s a traditional Jamaican story. It shows Jamaica in a new kind of light. This is something we can all relate to,” he said.
Without spilling the beans, Destiny is a refreshing departure from the gun-toting gangsters and violence which oftentimes accompany locally made films.
The soundtrack — produced by Clive Hunt with songs by Martin, Busy Signal, Yvad, Spice, Sly and Robbie and Chronixx — coupled with familiar scenes heIp to create a truly authentic Jamaican feel.
It is worth seeing and opens today.
Source: Jamaica Observer
THE trial of the juror who allegedly attempted to bribe his colleagues in the Vybz Kartel trial failed to start yesterday after it was disclosed that the accused man’s attorney and the lead investigator in the case were suffering from chikungunya-type symptoms.
The trial of 50-year-old Livingston Cain, which was set to take place in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court, was rescheduled for March 23 next year. Cain’s bail was also extended until then.
Cain, a football coach of Stony Hill in St Andrew, is facing counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice and one count of conspiracy.
The Crown is alleging that Cain offered the jury foreman in the Kartel murder trial $500,000 for a not-guilty verdict. It is also alleged that he told another juror that he would “take care of him” if he returned a not-guilty verdict.
Cain was reportedly recorded on a cellular phone making the offer to the foreman.
He was the only juror to vote not guilty in the March conviction of Vybz Kartel (Adidja Palmer), Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell and Andre St John for the 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
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Dancehall artiste Vawnessa Bling aka Gaza Slim, has denied allegations by websites that she is involved in a intimate relationship with Reggae/dancehall artiste I-Octane.
A popular website has also alleged that the One Man singer recently received strict instructions from Vybz Kartel to end her relationship with I-Octane, however she says the websites are telling lies for views.
“People too wicked first and foremost. I have not received any message from Vybz Kartel complaining about me being in a relationship with I-Octane and the world done know sey me and I-Octane nuh inna nothing, even Vybz Kartel know that,” she said.
The artiste recently released a collaborative effort with I-Octane called Cya Do It. She believes the collaboration has caused some persons to make an incorrect judgement.
“Me and I-Octane are just friends in the music business. I am a married woman and I-Octane is in a relationship. Mi nuh like publicity stunt so I don’t want people to take this for a joke and even feel like a my team a duh this. Mi nuh like nuh controversy and mi is a married woman, me Vawnessa Bling otherwise known as Gaza Slim is a married lady. Suh people please stop it, mi nuh like it,” she said.
Vawnessa Bling was recently freed of allegedly perverting the course of justice. The deejay says she has turned another page in her life and is currently booked for several shows outside of the island.
In coming weeks she is expected to perform at events in the UK, Trinidad, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, Barbados as well as the local Boom energy drink tour. The singer recently launched her own record label called VB records, however she is still signed to Vybz Kartel’s Adidjahiem Records.
“I prayed so hard, give praises to God and big up Vybz Kartel, Shawn Storm and everybody else. Keep the faith,” she said.
She recently filmed music videos for How To Treat A Girl and Cya Do It and will a release new single Body Wey A Bomb.
Konshens is dismissing reports that the he was badly beaten and is in critical condition.
In a lengthy broadcast via what’sapp, Konshens says he was not attacked, nor was he taken to the hospital and he’s not in critical condition.
WAAAIIITTT!! I wasnt attacked, i wasnt taken to no hospital and im not in critical condition… Calm down. I was accidentally hit over my eye with a bottle and he was only protecting himself so im not upset. He’s not just a music producer, he’s also my friend.
I DO NOT WANT ANY FORM OF RETALIATION. NO ONE ASSOCIATED WITH ME WILL RETALIATE AND I CONDEMN ANYBODY ELSE THAT DOES SO. AND PLEASE BARE IN MIND HE IS STILL A FRIEND OF MINE.
Misunderstanding, fear and misjudgment.
We have an issue over a song that he took from my studio that i ordered him not to take that ended up being stolen by sum1 he’s doing biz with and released. I was upset but Apparently he thought i was way more upset than i actually was.
I saw him last night and sent someone to call him. He came over and i began asking him about the issue. He started explaining that he did not release it and the other person did it to get back at him, i responded asking why he took it from the studio in the first place. Apparently all this time he wasn’t even listening to me, my hand was on his shoulders and his hand was on my back, we are both straight, this is not an unfamiliar situation for ppl in the middle of parties having a convo. However he was looking at the people around me and saw them coming closer and felt threatened.
But he has known me long enough to know that NO ONE AROUND ME regardless of who they are can touch him or anyone else in my presence without my consent. And i would never hurt him because i known him for years he was even an engineer at my studio so he knows how i operate. AND i would never try to have an altercation in public especially over such minute matters. Anyway he felt threatened and made a decision to just swing and run!! A crazy uncalled for decision if you ask me. Upon running he was accosted by persons from the crowd, there was no setup or intent to hurt him, people see konshens with blood on his face and see you running it will be dangerous for you. And im sure several persons on the scene can attest to seeing me with my bloody face pulling people off of him even before i left.
I was not taken to hospital, i drove there myself, i am not in critical condition i am safe at home. AND I DO NOT CONDONE ANY FORM OF RETALIATION NOR DO I HOLD ANY GRUDGE AGAINST HIM…. ANY SUCH ACTION BY MY TEAM OR ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC IS TOTALLY CONDEMNED BY ME. please… Him a our likkle ute from long time. Me chat to him whole night last night. mek it rest right now.
I would like to apologize to the owners of suzies and the promoters and patrons of mojito mondays for our disruption of what was a nice vibe last night, we are not there on a regular and its so unfortunate that the one time we get a chance to be there this happened. Deffinately not SUB style. Very sorry again especially to the loyal patrons of this event and supahype and the 007family. Jus one a dem ting deh.
The incident took place minutes after 1 this morning.
A member of Konshens management team confirms to Music News that the situation was blown out of proportion and that Konshens sustained only a minor cut to his forehead. The source adds that Konshens went to the Andrew’s Memorial Hospital subsequent the incident as a precautionary measure.
Konshens is leaving the island today (07.10.14) for a performance in Zimbabwe. Then he’s off to Canada on October 15th before returning to the island around the 20th of the month.
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