Dexta Daps

Popular dancehall artiste Dexta Daps has been arrested. The details surrounding his arrest are sketchy but a video of the 'Morning Love’ singer's arrest surfaced on social media on Wednesday evening. The video shows a throng of residents following behind the cops as they lead him to a waiting jeep. The video appears to have been shotin the singer's Seaview Gardens, St Andrew stomping grounds. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Stephanie Lindsay, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), confirmed to Loop News that the singer had been held but the details of his arrest had not yet been established. "We will know the circumstancessurrounding his arrest in a few," she told Loop News. The entertainer is being held at the Hunt’s Bay police station. Loop News understands that the artiste has retained the services ofQueen's Counsel Peter Champagnie. This is not the singer's first brush with the law. In 2015, Dexta Daps, whose given name is Louis Grandison, was charged following a scuffleat the Sangster International Airportwith a group of police officers, videos of which went viral on social media. He was charged with assault occasioning grevious bodily harm, resisting arrest, and using indecent language. He was later freed of all charges in November 2015.

FILE - In this January 28, 2018, file photo, Pink performs "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. Pink says she had COVID-19 and is donating $500,000 each to two emergency funds. In a pair of tweets posted April 3, 2020, the singer says she tested positive after she and her three-year-old son started displaying symptoms two weeks ago. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

The singer Pink had tested positive for COVID-19, she said on April 3, also announcing that she is donating USD $500,000 each to two emergency funds. In a pair of tweets, she said she and her three-year-old son were displaying symptoms two weeks ago, and she tested positive after accessing tests through a primary care physician. Her family had already been sheltering at home and continued to do so, she said. They were tested again "just a few days ago," and were negative. The Grammy Award-winning artistbehind eight studio albums and hits like "Get the Party Started," "What About Us," "Raise Your Glass" and "Just Give Me a Reason" calledfor free and widespread testing. "It is an absolute travesty and failure of our government to not make testing more widely accessible," she wrote. "This illness is serious and real. People need to know that the illness affects the young and old, healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor, and we must make testing free and more widely accessible to protect our children, our families, our friends and our communities." She announced she's donating onemillion dollars across two coronavirus-related relief funds, with $500,000 each going to the Temple University Hospital Fund in Philadelphia and the COVID-19 response fund run by the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles. The Temple University donation honours the singer born Alecia Moore's mother, Judy Moore, who worked at the hospital's cardiomyopathy and heart transplant centre for nearly two decades, she said. She called health care workers "heroes" and ended her post with an appeal to the public. "These next two weeks are crucial: please stay home," she wrote. "Please. Stay. Home."


Apple in The Loop, a cocktail by Ovando Gayle.

This week’s cocktail special was made by mixologist Ovando Gayle, a specialist in his field and an alumnusof the Academy of Bartending, Wines & Spirits. Gayle is a man of few words, who lights up when guests express satisfaction after the first sip. Tonight’s cocktail is the Cinni Martell, a sensuous and elegant special, made with – among other tangy additives – a combination of Malibu coconut rum and our very own Jamaican Otaheite apple. Here’s how you can recreate Ovando Gayle’s Apple in The Loop… Ingredients ½ oz Campari 1 oz Aperol ½ oz Malibu Coconut Rum ½ oz Otaheite Apple syrup ½ oz lime juice 2 oz Pineapple juice Method Add ice Shake Pour over ice Garnish with Otaheite apple and Maraschino cherry Always remember to drink responsibly!

Kingston Public Hospital surgical resident Dr Phillip Coombs

In light of the discussions surrounding COVID-19, and despite the timely updates shared by Ministriesof Health and Wellness across the region, hearing positive messages that confirm "What the Doc said" from one of the most popular doctors on social media is exactly what people seem toneed. The affable Jamaican Dr Phillip Coombs obliged a sit-down with the Loop News team to answer, among other things, questions that continue to boggle the mind. Today (April 1), Dr Coombs is back with more tips and advice for all.The most relevant question of the day is: "Can you catch the COVID-19 twice?" Here’s what he had to say: Tomorrow, find out what Dr Coombs thinks about the nationwide lockdown and more.


One nurse receiving her new SIM card.

Digicel (Barbados) donated 105 SIM cards to the Cuban health professionals who recently arrived in Barbados to stop the spread of COVID-19. Within hours of the call to assist, the Digicel retail team was able to activate over 100 prepaid SIMs allowing the health care professionals to maintain contact with their families back home, each other and local health officials. The team of health care professionals arrived on the island on April 5. They came onboard twospecial LIAT chartered flights from Havana, and were screened at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) on arrival. Health Minister, Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic said the Cuban team will provide support to local medical teams. “The team would offersupport to our medical teams who have been on the front line treating those with COVID-19 working in the most demanding of circumstances. We thank the people and Government of Cuba for their support in this time of great demand for their medical services.” When the Cuban team arrived, Barbados' confirmed cases of COVID-19 stood at 56. The team of professionals will be stationed primarily at the new Harrison's Point government facility, which is in the final stages of preparation.

There is no shortage ofpersonal protective equipment (PPE) in Barbados as donors keepsteppingup to the plate to safeguard doctors and nurses. The JADA Group Barbados most recently madea generousdonation to help medical staff intheir fight to manage and containCOVID-19 onisland. Handing over the face masks, made by the well-known 3M manufacturer, in a presentation at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), JADA captioned the photo: "After a call for additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline nurses and doctors fighting the spread against COVID-19, The JADA Group has donated over 500 construction-grade masks to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados." Almost 200 persons have liked the Instagram post. View this post on Instagram Together, we can. 💜 #OneJADAfamily A post shared by The JADA Group (@thejadagroup) on Apr 1, 2020 at 5:18am PDT Queen Elizabeth Hospital also thanked JADA publicly on IG as well. "Thank you for your much-needed donation!" After the handover, JADA additionally shared that they were pleased to be able to give the assistance because they know of"the importance of personal protective equipment for frontline nurses and doctors fighting the spread against COVID-19." JADA Group covers Cemix, Infra Rentals and Infra Barbados as well.