Love and Harmony Cruise By Howard CampbellOrganizers of the second Love and Harmony Cruise have long launched their promotional campaign for the March 24-29 gig, but some of their best publicity has come without spending a dime.Ultimate Caribbean Experience“Advertising and marketing has really taken on the same approach as last year, but what we have noticed is that word of mouth has impacted our sales. So, people are recruiting their friends and family to come and be a part of the ultimate Caribbean experience aboard the Love and Harmony Cruise,” said Ronnie Tomlinson, the event’s publicist.Tomlinson told Caribbean National Weekly that the cruise is scheduled to leave Fort Lauderdale on March 24 and make stops in Montego Bay and Georgetown, Cayman.This year’s maiden voyage took place in February/March, and had stops in Miami and Ocho Rios.Targeting dancehall and lovers-rock reggae fansOnce again, promoters are eyeing markets that are strong on dancehall and lovers rock reggae as the main source of clientele.“We are trying to engage lovers of all music especially lovers of reggae and dancehall. Therefore, we know there is a vast array of people who love reggae and dancehall globally, so we definitely take that into consideration this year in our marketing and promotions as well as we target the Caribbean, US, UK and Canada,” she said.Beres Hammond the main featureLovers rock king Beres Hammond is again the mainstay. Vocal quartet, LUST, and deejay Elephant Man are also on the return trip which will have an added attraction for passengers who get restless at sea.“Last year we learned that the patrons loved the idea of playing dominoes and we didn’t have enough dominoes. Therefore, this year we will have the first official domino tournament hosted by Beres Hammond, and a winner will be declared,” said Tomlinson.Larger shipA much larger ship, the Caribbean X Summit, will host Love And Harmony Cruise 2018.Another diverse cast of acts will perform. They include Marcia Griffiths, Beenie Man, Sanchez, Mr. Vegas, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Kevin Lyttle, Rupee, Patrice Roberts and Kerwin Dubois. Comedy duo, Ity and Fancy Cat, are also billed.Brain child of DJ JabbaThe Love and Harmony Cruise is the brainchild of DJ Jabba, best known as a Disc Jockey and sound system selector alongside Bobby Konders in New York. His partner in the venture is Miami businessman Joey Budafuco.Following this year’s event, Jabba said the cruise was 90 per cent booked with most of the fans being Jamaicans who live in the United States. Fans also came from The Bahamas, Bermuda, Haiti, Guyana, Canada, Nigeria and Australia.
The President of the Ghana Boxing Association (GBA), Peter Zwennes has suggested that boxer, Patrick Allotey might have been fortunate to walk away with just a six-month ban for misconduct.The GBA handed the ban to Allotey last week as punishment for his assault on a football fan at the Accra Sports Stadium, following a disciplinary hearing.Speaking to Citi Sports, Peter Zwennes said that had the GBA decided to apply its strictest sanctions, Allotey might have faced an indefinite suspension or the of his boxing license.“There were issues of misconduct. Boxers have to comport themselves in and out of the ring and not bring the game into disrepute. That kind of conduct which has criminal connotations aside from civil liability certain brings the game into disrepute.”GBA President Peter ZwennesAccording to Mr Zwennes, the GBA considered the boxer’s previously clean disciplinary record and his admission of guilt before deciding his punishment.“He admitted his own guilt in this matter and he made a plea for leniency. We took all those issues into account. He’s not one of the indisciplined boxers we have so I don’t know what came over him but it happened. If we had to stretch the limits of the law he might have had an indefinite suspension or a revocation of his license.”“We took all his extenuating circumstances into consideration before handing him the six-month sanction which I think is fair.”Floored A video emerged a couple of weeks ago on social media, and promptly went viral, of Allotey punching another person in the face in the stands.The fan, later identified as Kotoko die-hard Michael Siaw was dancing right in front of him apparently in celebration of the Porcupine Warriors’ winner. Allotey appeared agitated by Siaw’s antics and took out his anger on him.Patrick Allotey draws back his fist preparing to hit the fanWhen the assault had gained mainstream media attention, the victim of the assault was sought out and interviewed.He denied assertions that he had provoked Allotey into attacking him, insisting that he did not know that he was dealing with a professional boxer.Mr. Siaw, the fan who was assaulted by Patrick AlloteyThe public outrage that greeted the incident pushed Allotey to release a statement apologising for his actions.Allotey stated that the violent outburst was unlike him, as he is usually a reserved person.Allotey was then summoned by the Ghana Boxing Association to a disciplinary hearing over his actions.Boxers are not permitted to engage in fights outside the ring so the incident had contravened the ethics of the profession.He also turned himself in to the police, accompanied by his manager, last Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.He was then transferred to the Accra Regional Police Command for investigations to proceed.Pictures emerged of Allotey in handcuffs and went viral on social media.The boxer was then granted bail.The GBA, possibly hoping to make an example of him, suspended his professional license for six months. The GBA said in a statement that Allotey was found liable “on his own plea” and suspended his professional boing license for six months.For more details of Patrick Allotey’s fall from grace click here.
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Should we have expected anything other than disappointment?England’s Under-21s crashed out of the European Championship in Czech Republic as lost 3-1 to Italy in their final group game.It rounded off a dismal tournament for Gareth Southgate’s starlets as they failed to display any real brilliance in either of their three Group B matches.Supporters who witnessed another disheartening performance from England’s men, couldn’t help but laugh at Southgate, who cut an uninspiring figure on the touchline.And you can see how they reacted on Twitter below… 1 England Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate