Nick Jonas to Perform at Mawazine Festival in Rabat

Rabat – American singer, songwriter, producer, and actor Nick Jonas will perform at the 16th edition of Mawazine Music Festival, to be held in Rabat (May 12-20), the event’s organizer Maroc Cultures Association announced on Wednesday.Nick Jonas was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1992. He began his career in theater as a young boy and was offered a recording contract as a teenager. Jonas formed the boy band the Jonas Brothers with two of his siblings and found great success while working with the Disney Company. Beyond the band, Jonas has gained notoriety as a solo artist and expanded his acting career to TV and movies.The Jonas Brothers’ self-titled album was released in 2007, reached the Top 5 on the Billboard charts and went double platinum. The album’s single, “S.O.S.,” soared to No. 1 on iTunes. Nick Jonas’s career extends beyond his identity with his brothers and he demonstrated that in 2010 when he embarked on his first solo tour with his side project, The Administration.While balancing a recording career and performing in numerous musicals, Jonas has also worked as a television actor. He began by starring in Disney Channel’s TV movies Camp Rock (2008) and Camp Rock 2 (2010) with Demi Lovato.Mawazine “World Rhythms” is a music festival that takes place annually in Rabat, featuring many international and local music artists. read more

Commission members probe weapons on ship

The CID is investigating the weapons on the ship at the Galle harbor after the navy had filed a police complaint.Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd recently slammed what it termed as a “downright betrayal” following allegations raised over its ship which docked at the Galle harbor recently. Approval was granted to the Commission by the police and accordingly officers of the Commission boarded the ship today. Officials of the Presidential Commission investigating large scale fraud today boarded the Avant Garde ship at the Galle harbor to conduct investigations.The Commission had sought approval to board the ship to investigate the weapons found on the ship said to belong to Rakna Lanka. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had recently sealed containers with weapons on the Avant Garde ship. The company said that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) had given the approval for the ship to dock in Galle but the Sri Lanka Navy boarded the ship and assumed command.It also said that there is no discrepancy whatsoever in the consignment of weapons, ammunition and associated equipment maintained by Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd (RALL) representatives on board. (Colombo Gazette) read more