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FASHION: First African wins prestigious LVMH fashion prize

A 26-year-old South African designer has become the first African to win the LVMH Prize, a prestigious award for young fashion designers that was launched in 2013. Thebe Magugu beat more than 1,700 other applicants to the 300,000 euros ($331,272; £269,887) prize money and will also receive a year’s mentoring by the luxury goods company. […]

Gadgets can be hacked to produce ‘dangerous’ sounds, says researcher

Many modern gadgets can be hacked to produce deafening and disorienting sounds, research has revealed. Security researcher Matt Wixey found a range of devices had little protection to stop themselves being turned into “offensive” low-grade, cyber-weapons. Mr Wixey tested laptops, mobile phones, headphones, a PA system and several types of speakers. The

Bob Marley tapes to be auctioned after 40 years in hotel basement

LONDON, England – A cache of long-lost Bob Marley live recordings found in a damp hotel basement in London after more than 40 years there and painstakingly restored will go under the hammer in Liverpool this month. These iconic recordings are from a point in time when Bob Marley was really at his peak and […]

R. Kelly asks judge for permission to play Dubai concerts

R&B star R. Kelly has asked a US court to let him travel to Dubai to perform concerts next month. According to a motion filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Mr Kelly also plans to meet members of the United Arab Emirates’ royal family. The embattled singer faces 10 charges of sexual abuse involving four alleged […]

Jamaica Welcomes One Million Visitors in First Nine Weeks of 2019

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett says Jamaica welcomed one million visitors to its shores in the first nine weeks of this year, providing foreign exchange earnings of approximately US$800 million. “The industry is now at the peak of its growth, and the beauty about us in tourism is that we make new peaks… because we are […]
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