Roger Clarke is dead

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Minister of Agriculture Roger Clarke is dead. People's National Party colleagues confirmed Clarke's death a short while ago. Clarke visited the United States recently for surgery.

Jamaicans sizzle on Bet's 106 and Park

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Elephant Man, Gyptian, Kranium, QQ and Wayne Marshall recently represented for the Caribbean at Bet's carnival. The show saw them performing hits as well as doing interviews.

Here are some of the performances Yardflex compiled for you.

Carnival & Gyptian Sounds Off on Nicki's Remix of Hold Yuh & QQ Breaks Down the Stukie Dance on

106 & Carnival Elephant Man Hints at New November Album



Tanya Stephens - Pon Di Side

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John Holt Collapses onstage in UK

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Chairman of the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes and Affiliates (JAVAA), Frankie Campbell, is wishing singer John Holt a speedy and lasting recovery, following his recent collapse onstage at the One Love Festival in Springfield in the United Kingdom.

Campbell said that the I Want A Love I Can Feel singer did an operation last month and was, perhaps, back in action too early.

"I just think he went back to performing too early. We don't want to lose anybody else at this point in Jamaican music - certainly, not Holt," Campbell said.

The JAVAA chairman and bass player in Fab 5 Band also encourages performers to ensure that they are covered by an effective health-insurance policy, as sickness and death are inevitable.

"We want to know that our musicians are healthy as possible. In Fab 5, we have an insurance programme, because health is vital. We can't afford to lose somebody like Holt, because he is one of the few living vintage artistes who have been holding up the music in the four corners of earth," Campbell said.

"John has been extensively touring and we want him to continue spreading the music."

The singer continues to receive treatment at an undisclosed location.

The 2014 One Love Festival was dedicated to the memory of Nelson Mandela. The second live stage at the venue was renamed The Madiba Stage this year, in honour of the late freedom fighter and former president of South Africa. The stage was formerly called Soul Adventurers.

The line-up included Cocoa Tea, John Holt, The Wailing Souls, Brushy One String, Cornel Campbell with Soothsayers, Macka B and the Roots Reggae Band, Michael Prophet, Addis Pablo, Gary Clail Sound System, Gorgon Sound System featuring Bunny Lee, King Kong, Nerieus Joseph with Sereus Band, Jesse Royal, Apache Indian, Saxon Sound Marque.

John Holt started his musical career in 1963 with I Cried a Tear, a record produced by Leslie Kong. However, his prominence locally came as the lead singer of The Paragons. They recorded several hit records like Ali Baba, Tonight and I See Your Face for producer Duke Reid at his Treasure Isle Studio.

Holt left The Paragons in 1970 and concentrated on his solo career, Stick By Me coming in 1972.

JOHN HOLT - Live HD at Garance Reggae Festival 2013

Pastor Fondles girl at Altar?

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A male pastor who is employed as a guidance counsellor at a high school in central Jamaica is now before the court answering to a charge of indecent assault.

Jcan Media has learnt that about three months ago, a female second-form student at the school visited the office of the guidance counsellor, after she was experiencing personal challenges.

It is understood that the professional service of the counsellor was administered to the student, following which the service as a pastor was offered by way of prayer for the minor.

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It is alleged that during the prayer, the guidance counsellor sexually assaulted her when he touched her breasts several times and used his hands to touch her vagina, bruising her badly.

It is understood that the student reported the matter to her parents, who reported it to the school's administration for action. The matter had to be reported to the Office of the Children's Registry.

The media further understands that the matter was turned over to Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse, which carried out their investigations and the pastor was arrested and charged. He is to appear in court this week.


Moringa oleifera: A plant with multiple medicinal uses and benefits Moringa has been identified as the vegetable with the highest nutritional value among many types of food species studied.

How to use, eat moringa? WHO/FAO recommend the following daily allowances for a child aged 1-3 and a woman during lactation Moringa RDA (Recommendations Daily Allowances).

Moringa oleifera has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value and medicinal benefits. Different parts of this plant contain a profile of important minerals, and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol.

Moringa can act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine.

Moringa Leaves Medicinal uses and benefits
* Leaves rubbed against the temple can relieve headaches.
* To stop bleeding from a shallow cut, apply a poultice of fresh leaves.
* There is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effect when applied to wounds or insect bites.
* Extracts can be used against bacterial or fungal skin complaints.
* Leaf tea treats gastric ulcers and diarrhoea.
* Eating Moringa food products is good for those suffering from malnutrition due to the high protein and fibre content.
* Leaves treat fevers, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, inflammation of the mucus membrane.
* The iron content of the leaves is high, and they are reportedly prescribed for anemia in the Philippines.
* Dried Moringa leaves treat diarrhoea in Malawi, Africa.
* The powder ground from the seeds is also used in the treatment of scurvy skin diseases (common bacterial infections of the skin).

Moringa Flowers Medicinal uses and benefits
* Flower juice improves the quality and flow of mothers' milk when breast feeding.
* Flower juice is useful for urinary problems as it encourages urination.
* In Haiti, villagers boil Moringa flowers in water and drink the tea as a powerful cold remedy.

Moringa Pods Medicinal uses and benefits
* If eaten raw, pods act as a de-wormer and treat liver and spleen problems and pains of the joints.
* Due to high protein and fibre content they can play a useful part in treating malnutrition and diarrhoea.

Moringa Seeds Medicinal uses and benefits
* Used for their antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties to treat arthritis, rheumatism, gout, cramp, sexually transmitted diseases and boils. The seeds are roasted, pounded, mixed with coconut oil and applied to the problem area. Seed oil can be used for the same ailments.
* Roasted seeds and oil can encourage urination.
* They can also be used as a relaxant for epilepsy.
Moringa seeds are effective against skin-infecting bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They contain the potent antibiotic and fungicide terygospermin.

Moringa roots, bark and gum Medicinal uses and benefits
The roots and the bark have all of the properties described above but are more concentrated. Therefore much more care should be taken if using them as medicines.
* The roots and bark are used for cardiac and circulatory problems, as a tonic and for inflammation. The bark is an appetizer and digestive.
* In Senegal and India, roots are pounded and mixed with salt to make a poultice for treating rheumatism and articulars pains. In Senegal, this poultice is also used to relieve lower back or kidney pain
* Fodder-branches.
* The alkaloid spirachin (a nerve paralysant) has been found in the roots.
* The gum is diuretic, astringent and abortifacient and is used against asthma.

Discovery Channel documentary Moringa - The Miracle Tree


Dancehall/reggae DJ Foota Hype has responded to allegations that he is spying on his ex-girlfriend Ishawna, following the release of her song called Restraining Order which alleges that she is being stalked by an ex-lover.

The song did not state that Foota Hype was the stalker, however in a lengthy video he says Ishawna cannot diss him because he built her.

Foota Hype Responds To Diss Song From Ishawna

Ishawna - Restraining Order (High Life Riddim) Foota Hype Diss | August 2014 @Crushroad876


Jamaican rapper Bobby Shmurda has sparked a dance craze called the Shmoney Dance with his single Hot Ni**a. The rapper is based in New York and has received over 10 million views for the song and was recently signed by Epic Records.

Controversial cultural Hip Hop critic and media personality Charlamage recently commended the rapper for his overnight success. He also credited the rapper's ability to get people dancing to his Jamaican background. Charlamange also said Bobby Shmurda reminded him of iconic Jamaican rapper Heavy D.

"I like Bobby Shmurda, you know why? Because he is having fun. He is Jamaican, and he makes people dance in the club. I don't know when New Yorkers got too cool to dance. Heavy D used to dance. I was in London and the first song the DJ played was Bobby Shmurda, and the entire club was wilding," the usually tough critic said.

Hot Nia has several cover versions from several underground and commercially successful rappers, including Acehood, T.I., Juicy J, Corey Gunz, French Montana, and Lil Kim. Several stars including BeyonceĀ“, Chris Brown, Meek Mill, and K. Michelle have also posted videos of themselves doing the comedic Shmurda dance move. Elephant Man also released a song called Shmoney Dance in an attempt to improve the song's popularity in Jamaica.

Shmoney Dance - Bobby Shmurda "Hot Nigga" [Official @its99Percent Tutorial]

Hot Nigga by Bobby Shmurda [Prod by @JahlilBeats] Dir. @MainEFeTTi