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UBTandR Latest: Lunch in 9.58 or it’s free

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Always one with the special promotions aimed at keeping customers happy, Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records Sports Bar has a new lunch promotion for you to try. They think they can serve you lunch in 9.58 minutes and if they fail, the bill is on them. They’ll even give you a stopwatch so that you can track the time. The catch is that you have to order from a certain lunch menu which is in itself pretty basic and made up of foods that are mostly pre-prepared and easy to throw together, like jerk chicken and pork platters, spring rolls, quesadillas and pastas.

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Regina Belle talks marriage, hair and longevity at Soul in the Sun

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Regina Belle and Peabo Bryson

Last weekend at Soul in the Sun I had the opportunity to chat with Regina Belle along with others in the entertainment industry and recorded it all for you! She gives solid advice for marriage, faith and speaks about making music. Enjoy!

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Soul in the Sun Night 2 Recap: Can you woo woo woo?

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Soul in the Sun Night Two saw the greats come out in their legendary style. You could tell we were in a whole new world of music here when everybody came out in a suit and the lone woman on the show was in a sparkly skirt and heels. We were amongst iconic entertainers who know exactly what it takes to entertain. Their level of respect and appreciation for their craft shone right through. The night begun for me with an epic performance from Jamaica’s own icon Richie Stephens. I spoke with him briefly after his performance and asked what his secret was for longevity in the music business, because I mean, Richie Stephens is Jamaica’s go-to RnB man.

IrieDiva and Richie Stephens

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A chat with D-Major after his first European #RealKnowReal Tour

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IrieDiva and D-Major

Jamaican recording artiste and my good friend D-Major is back from his first headlining tour in Europe promoting his debut album It’s Major (also on Amazon) and reports that the tour was a major success! Each night got bigger and better with Stuttgart in Germany recording a sold out audience, the largest for the promoter of the venue so far, and the Helsinki Finland ladies showing the most love. Watch the video to get the full rundown of the tour’s highlights below.

D-Major in Amsterdam

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Soul in the Sun Music Festival Delivered! Night One Recap

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This weekend was the first Soul in the Sun Music Festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica that delivered awesome R&B music from the 90s and further! Classics from Freddie Jackson, Jeffrey Osbourne, Peabo Bryson, Regina Belle and for the younger generation a little Silk, Dru Hill and Keith Sweat thrilled audiences with their respective R&B and soul hits. Thanks to the Jamaica Tourist Board I had the opportunity to attend the shows held on Friday and Saturday night and I had a great time! I’m surely looking forward to this festival being a staple on the Jamaican music festival scene. I had a chance to interview or listen in on a few interviews and have some awesome nuggets for you so I’m gonna dub this whole week #SoulintheSun week here on IrieDiva because we have lots to talk about including Miss Regina Belle’s fantastic #naturalhair secrets!

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Etana Launches Style Etana, New Line of Skirts in African Print

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As mentioned in a previous Loop summary post, I had the esteemed pleasure of sitting with Jamaican Reggae artiste Etana recently as she prepares for the release of her fourth studio album I Rise. She also announced that she would be releasing a new line of skirts to compliment her t-shirt and jewelry already on offer on her website etanathestrongone.com. The Loop article can be found here, we spoke about a range of topics from her beginnings in the industry, touring and her successes thus far and current affairs including Mario Deane and her thoughts on the gay community.

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IrieDiva for Loop Jamaica: Sperm Bank Errors, Health Food Restaurants, Staycation Ideas and Chik V Alternatives

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My latest Loop articles explore a range of topics from healthy places to eat around town, the benefits of individual vegetables, what to expect at Mystic Mountain some natural mosquito repellents and alternative treatments to the chikungunya virus symptoms.

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