bujus-son-markus-asks-for-prayers-poses-with-his-father.jpgThings took a turn for the better in the Markus Myrie Buju Banton drama on Monday evening, when Markus uploaded a picture of himself and his father to his Insta Story and wrote an apology/explanation, in it telling the world that he loves his father and acknowledging his errors.

Markus, who had filed a report to the police last week, indicating that his father had assaulted him, has humbled himself and admitted that his actions were wrong. But he also noted that "when you love somebody, you tell them the truth regardless of the repercussion, for example, this ridiculous altercation."

"Your absence had nothing to do with prison and you know that," he declared in one of his posts.

"Many of you think you know the situation, but remember that he is my father, he is not yours. I ask you all to please keep the family in your prayers, as I will. I love you @bujuofficial."

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Oh what a party when Kartel is released

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vybz-kartel-photo-32.jpgIt's been four days since Vybz Kartel made a post on social media. Hopefully, the self-proclaimed Worl Boss is just chilling out and is not sick.

Therefore, that means that he has not said anything about the Buju Long Walk To Freedom concert. It would be interesting to hear what he has to say.

But despite the success of that event, many are waiting on another concert. The freedom party which will be held when Addi is finally released from prison.

Actually, some feel that Gaza Nation alone can fill the stadium and it will not be so difficult for press people to get their accreditation and all else that they need to cover the event.

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Notnice in car accident

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road-accident.jpgProducer Ainsley 'Notnice' Morris was shaken up but largely unhurt in a motor vehicle accident that occurred along Perkins Boulevard in St Andrew on Thursday afternoon. However, he has so far not mentioned this on social media, as he does everything else.The Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) information arm, confirmed the collision, and said a "police service vehicle, a bike man and a BMW were involved" in the crash.

A source reported that, "He (Notnice) went to the doctor and then went home. He is okay, but the BMW wheel tear off, as the bike man ran into it."

Eyewitnesses said the police service vehicle was also damaged in the collision.





Jamaica looking to host new football tournament

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Minister of Sport Olivia Grange has revealed that plans are afoot for Jamaica to play host to a new international friendly football tournament.

Grange, who made the revelation during the official opening of the new Astro turf and facility at the UWI-JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence on Wednesday, pointed out that her ministry is currently taking steps to finalise the execution of the Caribbean-African Cup.

According to the minister, whose portfolio also includes cultural responsibilities, the initiative is a part of the Jamaican Government's plan to strengthen ties with the African community, and if all goes efficiently, then the tournament could be launched in the coming months.

She said the concept of the Caribbean-African Cup came about through discussions with the African Union's Ambassador to the United States Arikana Chihombori-Quao, as well as the minister of finance for Accompong.





Scott wins triple jump at int'l meet

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Jamaican Jordan Scott of the University of Virginia continued his outstanding season after winning the men's triple jump at the NCAA Division One indoors national championships, setting a facility record 16.89m at the Birmingham CrossPlex recently.

The former Campion College athlete was the only one of the 13 Jamaicans in the meet to win an individual event as Texas Tech's Odaine Lewis finished second with 16.65m to make it a Jamaican first and second in the hop, step and jump.

Scott, who is in his third year at Virginia, is on a roll after setting school records in both the long and triple jumps earlier this season after breaking the outdoors triple jump record last year.

He set another school first on Saturday, recording the first NCAA indoor field championship for the Virginia men's track and field team in school history and was the "first Cavalier to win an NCAA indoor title since Henry Wynne's mile victory in 2016 and is the first ACC male competitor to win the indoor national title in the triple jump", according to the school's website.

Scott represented Jamaica at the IAAF World Under-20 championships in Poland in 2016 and made his first national senior team last year.





Still using scandal bags? You could be fined

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plastic-bags.jpgSome persons are ignoring the plastic bag ban implemented by the government three months ago, which seeks to eliminate the use of single use plastic bags. This is supposedly an environmentally friendly move, but, the truth is that most persons were just not prepared for it.

As the ban takes effect, some retainers are crying for loss of sale, as persons who come to purchase food items either buy less or not at all.

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is warning that the time for allowances has expired and is not taking any excuses, they are out to prosecute those offenders.

Chief executive officer of NEPA Peter Knight emphasises that people and entities which continue to use the banned bags are in breach of the Trade Act and the Natural Resources and Conservation Authority (NRCA) Act.

The ban prohibits the importation, manufacture and distribution of all single-use plastic carrier bags of 24 inches by 24 inches and below. This includes bags commonly called scandal bags, mainly used in the retail and wholesale sectors.

The ban also extends to plastic drinking straws and expanded polystyrene foam, commonly referred to as Styrofoamâ„¢.

Knight says NEPA will have to determine the source of the plastic bags which are still in use by some vendors and retailers. "The vendors I don't think are importers of plastic bags, so is there an illegal operation going on where bags are getting to vendors, and that we will have to investigate," he stated.





US marine found dead in Jamaica

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crime-scene-tape-gloves.jpgThe police are reporting that the body of a 63-year-old United States Marine veteran was found in an apartment in Unity Hall, St James last week.

The body of Eric Washington was found about 4:15 pm after reports of a foul smell emanating from the apartment.

Officers from the Anchovy Police Station were subsequently summoned and on their arrival the body was removed to the morgue and is now awaiting a post mortem examination.





buju-banton-on-instagram-and-thank-you-one-more-time.jpgAfter his sold-out concert at the Naional Stadium on Satuday, Buju Banton on Sunday evening posted a series of pictures to his IG account and thanked his fans for the over-the-top support.

There are no official numbers in as yet, but critics say that there were more than 35 thousand persons inside the venue to watch what was surely history in the making.

The fans also thanked him in their comments:

I love you Buju, I am so proud of you, you have returned honey with vengeance, I pray for you to be restored, very yrs that was stolen.

The show sounds great sorry I won't be able to go. But have a great tour🇹🇹

Man mi hop skip and jump just fi watch #Longwalktofreedom, but no lie mi woulda dweet again 10 times over. All now mi can't stop sing because a Gargamel riveting show set. If it did badda more than that it woulden nice. What a show man!!!! Massi fadda all next year mi a review it. When you #LiveandloveJah anything is possible.

Mighty #Longwalktofreedom indeed mi bredda. #Bujufan4life

Buju Banton on Instagram: "... AND THANK YOU ONE MORE TIME!"

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Police awaiting medical report from Markus

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police-station.jpgThe police say that although Markus Myrie, the son of Mark "Buju Banton" Myrie, has filed a report against his father alleging that he was assaulted, they cannot moved on the case until they receive an official medical report.

Persons have been saying that the police are ignoring the report because of who Buju is and what he represents.

"The police man dem nah go lock up Buju. Buju too big fi that. All dem want a couple VIP ticket to di concert," was the sentiment expressed by many persons who are ignorant of the law

This is standard procedure and has nothing to do with the accused, the police say in their defence.

Even though the report has been filed, there are procedural things that have to be done. His son, who said he was assaulted, was sent to seek medical attention. That part has to be satisfied. He has not returned yet," Leighton Gray, superintendent in charge of the St Andrew North Police is quoted as saying.





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