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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





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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 Beyonce´, 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





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After a relatively long drought, dancing is making a return to the dancehall scene. According to Bling Dawg aka Bawse Dawg, who is leading the movement with his Esco produced dance single called Kreech, dancehall is a seasonal genre and it's now dancing season.

Their dance moves which are very popular in the dancehall at present are the Sivva dance move created by Ding Dong and the Ravers Clavers, as well as the Moggla dance move popularised by Flippa Moggla and Voicemail.

Local dancer John Bling expressed happiness at the early signs that dancing is making a return. The dancer says he feels proud that his We Are The Dance campaign was not in vain.

"Mi feel good sey it a return, the dancers protested and we kept meetings to bring back dancing into the dancehall and now wi see the profits of our efforts. I guarantee that by the end of the year everybody will be dancing again and dancers soon start tour again," John Bling said.

Ding Dong - Syvah (Official Video)


Bling Dawg, Kreecha - Kreech Dance


Flippa moggla and Voicemail -moggla dance (official video)





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Kingston, Jamaica: The Gleaner Company Limited celebrates its 180th anniversary on September 13, 2014. As part of our celebratory activities, the 'Old Dame of North Street' will host the 'Fit for 180, Fit for Life' 5K Run.

The Gleaner has always promoted healthy living and The Gleaner's 180 5K Run is an extension of that goal. The race will begin at The Gleaner Company's head office at 6:30 am, with a pre-race warm up session with Spartan Health Club's Steve Ming at our East Street parking lot at 6 am.

The Gleaner continues to promote 'Destination Downtown', so runners will be led on a route along South Camp Road, onto Marescaux Road, down Heroes' Circle and ending on East Street.

The Gleaner's 180 5K Run is for runners and walkers of all fitness levels and ages and is being organised by Running Events Limited.

Persons wishing to participate in the run will be required to pay $1000. The first 1000 persons to register will receive a limited edition Gleaner 180 bag. Teams with 50 or more persons will pay a discounted price of $900 per person.

The fun will not end at the finish line as participants will be feted to a breakfast party, using their race BIBS for entry. A first of its kind, the breakfast party will see participants being treated to an array of healthy meals, refreshing beverages and high-energy music by Flava Unit Sound System.

Several prizes will also be up for grabs, including $20,000 gift certificates courtesy of National Commercial Bank. These will be awarded to the top male and female runners and walkers who cross the finishing line. Other awards include Oldest & Youngest Finisher, Largest Participating Team and Champion Team.

Funds raised will go towards the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) Physiotherapy Department and PALS Jamaica (Peace and Love in Society).

Interested persons can visit www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner180run for race and registration details. Individuals may also complete entry forms along with the registration fees at The Gleaner Company's head office located at 7 North Street.

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Stacious goes topless for promotion of new single

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Dancehall artiste Stacious has gone topless in promotion of her new single Bad 45.

The deejay who has been relatively silent on the music scene, recently posted the topless photo on her personal facebook page exposing her breasts for all her fans to see.

Stacious who also lost some weight over the past few years, is aslo promoting her weight loss business venture.




Site releases list of artistes who Should Climb Zip FM Tower to boost dying careers

Here are a list of artistes that should perhaps follow suicidal dancehall artiste iKon D Link and climb the tower of Zip Fm in an attempt to revive their dying careers.

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Alkaline

This young artiste, damaged his own reputation by endorsing battywash while living in an homophobic country. Battywash is using the tongue to stimulate the rectum. Alkaline needs to climb the tower and beg the Jamaican fanbase to forgive him or if not...JUMP!

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This deejay fell from grace after leaving Vybz Kartel's Gaza alleging that he was assaulted by Kartel's men. His career has never been the same since. They say Popcaan stole his style and made it more catchy. But we say, climb the Zip FM tower and beg Liquid some airplay or Jump!!

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Bramma

This artiste has been signed to Bigship Records for over a decade and has failed to win one dancehall fan or solidify himself as a relevant dancehall artiste. Any artiste who was signed to Bigship during their most successful era in music and didnt buss, definitely needs to climb the Zip FM tower and beg some airtime...or JUMP!

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This rapjay is signed to Mavado's Gully Side camp. He had a lil flame going for his career in late 2000s, but dissed Bounty Killer and has been on a downward spiral since. Chase Cross needs to definitely jump from the Zip Fm tower...or beg Bounty Killer for forgiveness.

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D Angel

She was only on the radio during her marriage to dancehall artiste Beenie Man. The controversy boosted her popularity, but as soon as cheating issues surfaced and the marriage ended, so did her career. D Angel needs to climb that Zip FM tower and beg Liquid a strength.

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Deablo this fresh act is a founding member of Aidonia's camp. To date Deablo is one of the hardest artiste to buss, despite being quite lyrical. It is either Aidonia's fans are not loyal to his artistes or he clearly needs a change of camp. Anyway Deablo needs to climb the Zip FM tower and beg for airplay or just JUMP!

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Iyara

This Alliance artiste has been a part of the crew for almost a decade and is yet to breakout. Iyara needs to go wash off at Portland mineral or climb that Zip FM tower and Jump. "DJ Liquid could you please assist in this young man's career?" . Even Kalado join Alliance yesterday and buss leave Iyara...and again its not because he is not good.smh

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Ja Productions producer Justus, has not received a hit rhythm since his friend and partner Roach was sadly murdered while leaving an event. Justus needs to climb that tower and demand some respect for Roach's legacy.

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Masicka

This young artiste Masicka is not witty lyrically, but he definitely has good rhyming skills and good flows. However he has dissed almost 90% of the music industry and basically blackballed himself. Masicka needs to climb the Zip FM pole and beg forgiveness from all the artistes he dissed that are suffocating his career, because obviously Konshens can't save him, he couldn't even save Delus or Darrio. Not even radio play can help you obviously. So apologize or else JUMP!

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This artiste has been in the U.S for over three years and has collaborated with over 10 hip hop artistes including Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj. However his debut album was a failure and he is yet to sell any records, not even with his collaborations. Unlike Bounty Killer who sold platinum with No Doubt or even Busy Signal who sold platinum in Europe with Major Lazer. Seriously Mavado cant even sell platinum in Europe? He definitely should climb the Empire State building in the U.S and JUMP or if you want to go the radio route, there must be a high enough tower at Hot 97 or Power 105.

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This artiste received two hit songs in the early 2000s but has failed to make an impact since. He recently tried with a Bounty Killer collab, but we think its best if he climbed the Zip FM tower for some inspiration...maybe something with JUMP in his mind.

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Popcaan was soaring under the Gaza camp, making friends with Drake and other rappers. However as soon as Vybz Kartel kicked him to the curb for his alleged disloyalty, the artiste has been struggling to make hits with fluidity. He is already getting plays at Zip FM. So we think he should climb the prison wall and plead to Vybz Kartel, so that he can get regain relevance.

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This Trench Town artiste rose to overnight stardom with A Ya Suh Nice, however his career ended as soon as it started after persons began to complain about his controversial lyrics in the single. He also suffered another serious career blow when his manager/cousin, robbed all his money from tour and left him flat broke. Potential Kidds needs a break, help him out Zip FM. Nuh badda mek him jump.

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This deejay had a wave of hits in early 2000, however his music quickly faded as other catchy slangs replaced his 'mad' antics. Predator just climb Zip tower and do what any mad man would do...

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This fresh act tattooed his face to get attention and here it is its working, because he made the list. However unlike his tattoo, his music has failed to stand out in the public domain. Like iKon D Link, we think Radijah should be looking for the highest tower to JUMP!

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Sexy she definitely is, and sex appeal she has, but Raine Seville is really one of the hardest balloons to burst in the local music industry. She has worked with some of the biggest names in local production and is yet to stamp her name as a brand. She already tried the stripping down shock value, so I guess all that is left for her to do is try the Zip FM tower and JUMP for the air play!

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This veteran deejay had a lot going for him in the 90s until he crashed his own career by getting married to a groupie, after the marriage crumbled so did his career. He further sank himself deeper after he messed around and lost his U.S visa. Mr Lexx has released several songs in recent times, with none making an impact. Maybe he should have cemented himself in Europe when he was hot, instead of running down Jamaica hype and U.S hype. But there is always that faithful Zip FM pole waiting on you, when woman and music have failed.

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Multitalented Music Artist, Deejay, Actor and Dancer, "John Bling" is presently in Jamaica, but preparing for his European Promotion Tour, beginning in the UK for his newly-released music Video for "We Are the Dance". For which a clothing line has begun for the "We Are the Dance" movement. There are currently T-Shirts and Hoodies of all colors available for purchase.

You may watch the video for "WE ARE THE DANCE":


John was also featured in the upcoming blockbuster feature film, "JAMAICAN MAFIA", which will also be touring across the United States very soon.

John's role as one of the Jamaican Mobsters and his music once accepted will be featured on the up and coming soundtrack of the US Feature Film, "JAMAICAN MAFIA", written by and starring Mykal Fax, as well as Jamaican greats Paul Campbell, Roger Roger, Nardo Ranks, Glamour Wayne and D'Angel. His manager, Ms. Dale Foti, is Executive Producer and Production Manager on this film.

You may watch the video for "JAMAICAN MAFIA OFFICIAL TRAILER":


"We Are the Dance" is a Dancehall song written by John Bling (Ambassador for the Dancers of Jamaica and Dancehall) and featuring well-known Jamaican dancers and artists, plus the first ever world famous Dancehall Queen, "Carlene", whose name and persona is also mentioned in the song, as well as Donnaray Roc, CEO of internationally-known Dancerz Boulevard. The first portion of the video was shot by Nigel Angus and Jamal Jones of One Shot Lens Productions in the USA and the second portion was filmed in Jamaica with the artists and dancers there, courtesy of Ian Jarret, Avalanch and Christopher Lewis of ABSTRACT VISIONS. Some New York based dancers featured were Spikes,Chin Bling Byrd Focus, Kendra Legz and Fyah Theater Productions. The song is performed by Jamaican Dance Pioneers Sadiki, Ding Dong, John Bling, Boysie, Mad Michelle, Queen Latesha, Craigy Dread, Keiva Di Diva and Latonya Styles with lead vocalist Don Frisco. It's an All-Star Dancers Anthem which was recorded as an initiative to give a voice for the dance fraternity, demonstrating their importance on the dancehall scene. The endeavor was organized by Latonya Styles and Keiva Di Diva, Produced by Danny Champagne (Champagne Records). John just recently shot the video for this song in long Island City, NY and some of the authentic Jamaican Dancehall Artists featured on the song participated.

This song has a very special meaning because, as featured on the front page of the Jamaica Star recently, the authentic Jamaican Dancehall Dancers are not being featured in the popular artists' Intl music videos and therefore not being financially supported for their talents. After all, this is where the dance form originated and most Jamaican Artists who were fortunate enough to successfully crossover to mainstream should be supporting their culture by relying on these dancers to deliver the best possible performance of the dance.




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"Mi park mi car and go buy a drink inna Spanish Town, and when mi come out, mi see three man near mi car. One a dem kick out the passenger window and say how mi diss the Gaza Boss, La Lewis," Tanto Blacks said.

He added that LA Lewis is jealous of his success and his expensive Volvo car.

"People always a put we side a each other, so him feel like him hype, like mi and him a di same ting. A one ting mi want him know, mi a go bruk back him car glass when mi see him. Mi Volvo glass expensive, and mi know him caan pay fi it because him nah mek no money like dat, so all mi can do a bruk back him car glass," an angry Tanto Blacks said.

LA Lewis, has however, denied these claims

TANTO BLACK "SHOWS HOW HE START HIS VOLVO IN STYLE"





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News Americas, LONDON, England, Thurs. Aug. 14, 2014: Never one to mince words or hold his tongue, West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle is at it again, this time turning his wrath on the government of his homeland of Jamaica.

Gayle, in an interview with The London Telegraph, claims he is "disappointed" that he has not gotten the level of accolades and respect from Jamaica's politicians like Trinidad has given to Brian Lara.

The top batsman, who hit two triple centuries in his career, one against South Africa in 2005 and the other against Sri Lanka in 2010, said despite this achievement, he's "never even saw a camera at the airport."

"I am so disappointed in the Jamaican government," Gayle told The Telegraph. "I'm just asking for a little decency and a little acknowledgment. I've scored two triple centuries and I never even saw at a camera at the airport. That hurt."

Gayle, who leads a very social life, even last week telling his Twitter followers when he was about to have "sex," said he has "seen other people, who have not done anything at all for Jamaica, receiving lots of privilege" but he has received none.

He also revealed, without disclosing what his denied request was, that he has asked "twice for a small favor, and neither time did they say yes."

Added Gayle: "I guess when you die, all the good things are said about you. But in life, if you have something to say or offer, do it now. Don't wait until the person is dead and gone to say: 'Oh, he was such a great player, he did all of this.'

"It's just the way I feel, and I want to express myself. There, I've said it, and I don't have any regrets. The government will get my message, and that's important."

Gayle reportedly earns a combined $9 million annually and plays for four franchises across the globe.





Man attacks Tony Matterhorn on video

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After being pressured into playing a song by an aspiring dancehall artiste who threatened to commit suicide if his song was not played by him, disc jockey ZJ Liquid has made it clear that he will not be playing the song in its present format again.

Liquid told the media, "No! I will not be playing it again, maybe if him do it over and do it properly, I might consider doing it."

Twenty-four-year-old aspiring dancehall artiste Jyquan O'brian, who goes by the moniker Ikon d Link, stunned the nation yesterday evening, when he climbed an extremely tall ZIP FM transmission pole and threatened to jump if ZJ Liquid did not play his song.

According to reports, Ikon visited the radio station to speak with Liquid, but was told he could not as the disc jock was already on air. He was denied entry but in defiance, the artiste sneaked past security and climbed the station's pole, threatening to take his life if his song called Stress was not played.

The artiste is currently promoting the music video for Stress see below

iKon D Link - Stress [Official Video]





We are not lesbians says Stylysh

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Stylysh has denied that her song 'Secret Lovers', which features Ishawna, is intended to be a pro-lesbian record.

According to the deejay, critics have misunderstood her concept and have drawn the conclusion that she and Ishawna were serenading each other.

Stylysh admitted that the wording to the lyrics can be misleading, but was adamant that her intentions were pure.

"I think people are drawing that conclusion because we are two females, and the way wi a flow di lyrics. is when I upload the song on YouTube, and people start comment sey it sound like we are singing to each other, mi realise sey it can be misleading, but the truth is that wasn't intended. I was talking about my secret lovers and she was talking about hers. But I guess because the world is changing so much, people are reading into everything they listen to," Stylysh said.

Secret Lovers was produced by Hitmaker Music productions. The ladies are aiming to film a music video for the song in coming weeks. Stylysh also says the promotional flyer, which shows her hugging Ishawna from behind, is an innocent photo.

"Girls hug all the time, and that nothing to read into". She said. Ishawna recently ended her relationship with DJ Foota Hype.




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Dancehall artiste Agent Sasco, otherwise known as Assassin, has made another step into the hip-hop music industry, following his collaboration with Kanye West in 2013 called 'I'm In It', which was featured on the gold-selling album 'Yeezus'.

The deejay has been featured on another rap record, this time with veteran rap artiste Raekwon and Canadian R&B billboard-charting singer Melanie Fiona.

Raekwon is a member of the iconic Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group which was certified four-times platinum by the RIAA for their album Wu-Tang Forever, released in 1997.

The single featuring Agent Sasco is called Soundboy Kill It, and sees the rapper and deejay delivering hard-core lyrics to give listeners a dub-plate-inspired effort. In the song, Agent Sasco belts: "Sound fi dead the whol' clique a dem, when mi sey di sound dead all di tweeter dem".

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"I was in the studio in New York, and they played me the song and said I should do something on it, and as simple as that, we recorded it. We give thanks for the opportunities that come along to represent our music on a certain level. What I want to do, and will continue to do when I collaborate with rap artistes, is to represent dancehall and Jamaican culture. So, yu nah catch me rapping. And we have other things in the pipeline that we can't speak about as yet, but the massive can look out for more Assassin-hip-hop fusion," the artiste said.

The deejay was also featured on US-based hip-hop radio station Hot 97.

Raekwon - Soundboy Kill It Feat. Melanie Fiona & Assassin


Agent Sasco aka Assassin talks getting on Yeezus





Chikungunya Identified on UWI Campus

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The University of the West Indies (UWI) has informed its student population that a case of the Chikungunya virus has been identified on its Mona Campus.

In an email sent this afternoon, the University said fogging is to begin on the campus momentarily.

Just over two weeks ago, health authorities in Jamaica confirmed its first case of Chikungunya virus making Jamaica the 29th country in the Caribbean and Latin America to report the disease.




Medical doctor eyes return to dancehall stage

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Medical doctor and recording artiste Shaka Pow is gearing up to make a return to the music industry.

According to the artiste, who compares himself to Superman because of his dual personality, he had taken a break to focus on medicine. However, with the return of old-school dancehall rhythms, he believes the climate is right to make a return.

Shaka Pow says he has proven his worth in the medical field and now feels the need to do the same for his second passion. The deejay has his eyes set on the international market, citing that his songs were more accepted in places like the United States, Japan and Germany.

The deejay is gearing up to release a new mixtape called The Baddest Dancehall Mixtape Ever. The project features dancing songs, social commentary and roots-reggae music and was mixed by Shaka Pow's younger brother, Cha Baby.

The deejay recently joined forces with veteran dancehall producer Snow Cone, who achieved Billboard success with dancehall star Sean Paul. Now, the collaboration between Snow Cone and Shaka Pow has given birth to a new single called Best Babyfather, which is featured on the old school-flavoured 'Nuh Fraid' rhythm.

The rhythm also features veterans like Mr Vegas, Mad Cobra, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Capleton, Terry Ganzi and Sizzla Kalonji.

He is also promoting the new Swing Dance.

SHAKA POW ft JAY STAR / FRESH KIDDS SWINGA LINGA OFFICIAL VIDEO 2014





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Reggae artiste Super Beagle is gearing up to release a new album, as he hopes to build on his renewed popularity after being sampled by Grammy Award-winning rapper Kanye West for his multi-platinum selling single, Mercy.

Kanye West borrowed the intro from Super Beagle's single, Dust A Sound Boy, which is regarded locally as one of the strongest sound clash singles of all time.

The singer says online sales for Dust A Sound Boy has improved since Kanye West did the sample, and although he was tight-lipped about actual figures, he made it clear that the returns from publishing are at an all-time high.

"Since the sample, the work turn up more again. I was living in the US for a while with my family, so many persons didn't realize that Super Beagle was the one behind such a classic record, but now, due to the success of Mercy (by Kanye West), I am back to work. The song is selling, and publishing looks good and will even get better as certain things continue to iron out," Super Beagle said.

The iconic reggae artiste recently moved back to Jamaica in order to concentrate on producing new music. He says while living in the US had its benefits, the environment is not necessarily the best to produce authentic Jamaican music.

"You have shows here and there, and I had my own reggae band touring with. But to do real reggae music and get the feeling right, you have to be in Jamaica, or else it just won't feel right, and it's harder to connect with the people. With this new gravitation to my music, the best place to be is yard, and so I am here producing music and working on the album," he said.

The album, called Heart of Love, will be distributed by VP Records and was self-produced by Super Beagle via his 20-year-old record label, Fresh Breed productions. The artiste has already released one single from the album, called Mama Cry. The single features Terror Fabulous and has been getting favourable rotation worldwide. An accompanying music video was recently released on local TV and can be viewed on YouTube.com. Super Beagle is also making preparations for a promotional tour of Europe and the US.

Kanye West's Mercy, with Super Beagle's sample, peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and hit number one on both the US Billboard Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. The record also sold over 2 million copies in the US, as of October 2012.




Aidonia finds Rastafari

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Dynamic dancehall artistes, Kalado and Spice are as disappointed as their fans that, owing to a lack of professionalism on the part of the organisers, their highly anticipated, joint summer tour of Europe has been cancelled. The two entertainers should have left Jamaica this week to kick off what was scheduled to be a month-long European tour starting on August 7th and ending on August 30th. Both artistes were looking forward to touring together for the first time, in addition to which, this would have been Kalado's first European tour.

The respective management teams for the artistes have disclosed that a lack of dutiful preparation from Kayamoves, the highly recommended, Europe-based agency which was handling all the details of the proposed tour, led to an unfortunate breakdown in communications. After experiencing many challenges during the four-month preparation time for the tour and receiving vital information from Kayamoves in an ad hoc manner, things finally fell apart.

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"We were informed less than two weeks prior to the beginning of the tour that the itinerary was not complete, after several attempts weeks prior to that requesting the touring schedule and information. The proposed tour was in the works for almost four months and up to this day we have not received a final itinerary to approve from the Agency," the management teams said in a joint statement.

Kalado and his management team have stated that they have no option but to distance themselves from Kayamoves and is informing the public that they have no agreement with Kayamoves and the agency is not authorized to book any shows for Kalado. All promoters who are interested in booking Kalado for Europe are advised to contact Montrevail Agencies on 514-375-0388 or at montrevail@live.com and for Spice, Khool International Booking Agency at 876-877-5956.

Kalado and Spice have expressed their apologies to their fans and note that they regret being denied the opportunity to showcase their summer catalogue and perform their several hit songs live and direct in front of a welcoming European crowd.

However, they will be working on some future dates together as they bring their talent and their catalogue to centrestage. Both artistes are hot on the scene, with Kalado presently #1 on the Richie B Jamaica Countdown Charts with Personally and Spice continues her dominance with hot remixes and new songs Like a Man which she performed to an enthusiastic crowd at Reggae Sumfest.




Mount Rosser Bypass Toll Rates Coming Sep 5th

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Come September 5, motorists will be required to adhere to the toll rates that were announced for the Linstead to Moneague leg of the north-south link of Highway 2000.

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They are being given a free ride through the toll for one month, but after that, Class 1 vehicles will pay $200; Class 2 vehicles, $420; and Class 3, $1,000.

The opening ceremony for the new highway took place yesterday at Treadways, St. Catherine, and Minister of Transport, Works and Housing Dr. Omar Davies told journalists that while motorists are being given free access to the roadway for a month, drivers should follow the stipulated guidelines.

He said the Government would be working assiduously to ensure that the other two legs of the project are completed in short order.

Drivers are being asked to exercise caution in order to avoid accidents on the newly open roadway.




Tony Matterhorn and Bounty Killer are still at odds. The two took to social media over the holiday to throw jabs at each other.

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Stacious a victim of fraud

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Dancehall artiste Stacious has confirmed that unscrupulous persons have been trying to defraud several of her would-be clients.

The artiste, who also doubles as the CEO of Scrumptious Diet Club, which offers meal plans and personal training for a healthy lifestyle says at least one woman was contacted by the fraudster via Whatsapp to join the club.

"I've been overseas for a couple of weeks and I got a phone call from my colleagues at Gym Plus who stated that a woman was at the gym saying that I told her to meet me there. When they put her on the phone, she told me that she had been speaking to someone who she assumed was me via Whatsapp about becoming a member of the club," Stacious said.

She added that the fraudster had been checking up on the woman regarding meal plans and payment. The woman however, insisted on paying in person.

"I just want everyone to know that I don't conduct business via whatsapp. I don't even use Whatsapp. Persons who want to be a part of the Scrumptious Diet Club can contact me via email at scrumptiousdietclub@yahoo.com or they can come in for a consultation. If persons are contacting you about my diet club, it is not me, I prefer consultations," The matter has since been reported to the Constant Spring police who are investigating.

As it relates to her music career, the artiste will be releasing the video for her latest single, Groovin, in the upcoming weeks.

"I've stopped trying to fit in. I'm doing music my way and I know my real fans will appreciate it," she said.




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Bounty Killer was recently Honored by 21st Hapilos for helping aspiring artistes to become millionaires by providing mentorship for them under his Alliance and Price Records camp.

Bounty Killer is responsible for the careers of over 10 high profile dancehall artistes including Vybz Kartel (which lead to the rise of Tommy Lee, Popcaan, Black Ryno, Jah Vinci, Gaza Slim, Lisa Hyper, Deva Bratt), Wayne Marshall, Mavado, Nitty Cutchie, Elephant Man, Harry Toddler, Kalado, Iyara, Pattexx, Nymron, Predator, Busy Signal, Boom Dandimite, K Queens, Advance, Stein among others.

Mr. Johnny Wonder, Executive Vice President, 21st Hapilos Digital was on hand in Jamaica to distribute the digital awards. "On behalf of myself and the entire 21st Hapilos staff, we would like to thank all the artists, producers, ZJs, DJs and industry insiders for the overwhelming support with the distribution of the 21st Hapilos Awards we love and support all our real supporters. We see you all believe me. Although there are many of you to thank."

Bounty Killer introducing Vybz Kartel for the first time (2000)





Tommy Lee Sparta has sex in music video

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Explicit music videos are a growing trend in dancehall with Tommy Lee Sparta being the latest artist to join the mix.

A month after releasing an a video for his single "Dream (Nuh Ramp Wid Me BC Food" the Guzu Musiq deejay takes things to another level with a graphic video for his single "Nymphomaniac."

The Wayne South-directed video was shot while Tommy Lee was on tour in Europe. The music video is too graphic to show on here so you can view it on Tommy Lee's veveo channel.

Tommy Lee Sparta - Dream - Nuh Ramp Wid Me BC Food


Tommy Lee Sparta - Nymphomaniac (Explicit)






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The comedian is now begging his woman to stay after speculations were raised that the comedian and Macka Diamond are involved in a sexual relationship.

The allegations started last month, after a controversial picture featuring Majah Hype and Macka Diamond surfaced on the Internet, which appeared to show him touching her on her exposed breasts.

"My girlfriend really took it hard, she thought it was a violation. It reach a point where things really shake up. Right now, we just a reach a rebuilding phase, but it still kind of sticky. She feel like mi betray her. Even though we not married, is two children we have together, so we have to make it work. She have to understand say is just so music business unpredictable," he said. ," Majah Hype said....




Gage throws curve ball at Freaky patron

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Dancehall artiste recently had to back down from a patron who wanted to perform oral sex on him live onstage.

At first the Throat deejay entertained the gesture after the woman sucked on his pants and a Smirnoff bottle. However as she began to open his zipper he had to run in order to avoid embarrassment.

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The Music Industry Achievers Awards has announced Monday August 25, 2014 as the new date for the much anticipated event. The event will be held at the Courtleigh Auditorium with the walking of the red carpet at 6:00 and the show beginning at 7:00pm sharp as originally scheduled.

"I am elated to announce Monday August 25, 2014 as the new date for the Music Industry Achievers Awards. Everything will continue as originally scheduled and I hope to see everyone in attendance." Said Nackesha Doyley.

The Music Industry Achievers which was originally scheduled for Thursday July 10, 2014 was forced to be postponed due to reasons beyond our control.

"I was forced to postpone the event due to personal reasons. I was grief stricken after making the sudden postponement but my hands were tied" said Nackesha Doyley.

She continues, "As the premier event, everyone is trusting that we deliver a top class event and I am happy to say that we are on top of our game."

The CEO and founder of the Music Industry Achievers Awards Nackesha Doyley also wants to express her deepest gratitude to all her supporters, sponsors, performers for being so understanding and supportive.

"I wish to thank you all again for the continued support, my sponsors, my ambassadors, my performers, everyone really and also special thanks to my phenomenal team."

Attendees will be entertained by performances from Versatile, Seanizzle, Tnez, Iyara, Omari, Ikaya and many more. Tickets are available at Quick Fix Tectronics, Shop #50 Clock Tower Plaza so go and get your tickets now.

Please visit our facebook page Music Industry Achievers Awards and Instagram queenie_miaawards for more information. You can also contact miaproduction@hotmail.com or call 1 (876) 389 2506




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Veteran Dancehall artiste Mr. Lexx says Reggae Sumfest's Dancehall Night was boring!

"Yow, me deh ya a watch dancehall night and a watch the new crop of artistes and yow, I gotta come back. I gotta come show dem how to do it. I mean, the show was boring. Nobody performance stand out; nobody outfit stand out except for Mr Vegas an the platform shoes," Mr Lexx complained.

"We need more entertainment. It's entertainment; everybody a tek this ting too serious an di music dark. we need back happy music. we need performances and entertainment. Mi deh deh an a watch di whole crowd and I was saying, 'dem need me, I gotta come back."




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Queen Latesha believes sucking should have no place in dancehall, this is what she said in a recent interview.

"I go to Europe and Japan to teach dancing at workshops and nobody will book you for walking like a dog or sucking on a bottle in the dancehall. I am fed up with these songs which are degrading females, and I don't want my music to travel in a direction of slackness, but I just wanted to flip the script to show Gage how it feels and how it sounds when he speaks to females in that manner," Queen Latesha said. 

She even chastised selectors for endorsing songs which blatantly objectifies females. Songs like Touch You by Alkaline, which encourages females to stimulate his rectum with their tongue, and Throat Queen Latesha believes should have no place in dancehall. 

"Dem hurry come up selector and artiste yah need to do better. As for the females, none of these artistes that tell you to perform these acts will want to wife you, they don't want a woman who does the disgusting things they tell you to do. Artistes need to do songs to empower women, some of them only sing songs because they have the opportunity to and have no substance," she said. 

However the woman in the photo doesn't seem to care.

DUNG INNA THROAT GAL DANCE HALL GIRLS VIDEO JUNE 13, 2014


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Queen Latesha- Mouth (Gage diss) Throat Counteraction





Chronixx Jimmy Fallon Interview on NBC

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Chronixx will make an appearance on popular US late-night TV show, the Tonight Show with iconic host Jimmy Fallon on July 22. The show is scheduled to be aired on NBC at 11:35 p.m. The Here Comes Trouble singer will be the first reggae artist to appear on The Tonight Show since Fallon took over from former host Jay Leno in February.

Chronixx is also set to perform in Central Park, New York City alongside Junior Reid on July 26 at a free concert hosted by Large Up and Federation Sound. Chronixx and his band, The Zinc Fence Redemption Band, will then head to Belgium for the first leg of The Dread and The Terrible Euro Summer Tour which is slated to make stops in Germany, Slovenia, London, Switzerland and Croatia.

The reggae artiste often compared to Peter Tosh, is promoting his debut album. The Dread and The Terrible, released this year.

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Khago, who recently returned to the island said: "I feel good about being nominated. I didn't expect it but a di hard work wey mi put in. It's a good look to see that yu sing a song three years ago and when yu step in a hip-hop club yu music still a play if dem even only a play three songs from dancehall. Win or lose, I still win, because we a go up against people like Vybz Kartel and Gyptian. Sometime all yu need is one song to connect with the people and Nah Sell Out has a good chance'.

Khago continued: "Inna Jamaica, dem always a put away music too fast, but in America and the rest of the world a different thing, music last longer."

Other notable Jamaican-produced songs which made the cut are Vybz Kartel's Cake Soap, Mavado's Pepper, Gyptian's Hold You among others.

Khago - Tun Up Di Ting [Official HD Video]





Tommy Lee bashes Alkaline for Battywash lyrics

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Dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta has gone rock and roll with his latest diss song called Nah Bad in which he disses Alkaline for his sexually derogatory lyrics.

"Alkaline fix dem argument deh...a wah duh some bwoy dem nuh badda dan we none at all," Tommy Lee Sparta sings.

Alkaline has received much backlash in the entertainment industry since he released the song Fuck You in which he said he wants a girl to stick her tongue in his rectum as brawta.





UK police snare 660 suspected pedophiles

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(CNN) -- UK police have arrested 660 suspected pedophiles -- including doctors, teachers and scout leaders -- in a six-month operation spanning the country, the National Crime Agency said Wednesday.

The operation -- which targeted people accessing indecent images of children online -- involved 45 police forces across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

More than 400 children across the United Kingdom have been protected from harm as a result, the National Crime Agency said in a statement.

Thirty-nine of the suspects were registered sex offenders, the statement said, meaning the vast majority were not previously known to police. Their number also included social care workers and former police officers.

UK to probe Westminster pedophile ring 29 arrested in child porn investigation

The operation was kept under wraps until Wednesday to protect children and gather evidence against the accused, the statement said.

The National Crime Agency is not revealing the methods used to track down the suspects because it hopes to deploy them again in the future.

The charges brought so far range from possession of indecent images of children to serious sexual assault, it said. Many suspects have yet to be charged in the case.

"This is the first time the UK has had the capability to coordinate a single targeted operation of this nature," said Phil Gormley, the agency's deputy director general.

"Our aim was to protect children who were victims of, or might be at risk of, sexual exploitation. A child is victimized not only when they are abused and an image is taken. They are re-victimized every time that image is viewed by someone."

Some of those who start by looking at indecent images online go on to abuse children directly, he said, so arresting them now may prevent them from crossing that line.

The operation comes amid wide public concern over the issue of sexual abuse of children in the United Kingdom.

Children's TV entertainer Rolf Harris was sentenced this month to five years and nine months in prison for a string of indecent assaults against women and girls.

His trial came in the wake of shocking revelations of predatory sexual behavior by the late TV host Jimmy Savile against vulnerable children and adults.

The publicity around those high-profile cases appears to have encouraged others to come forward with allegations of abuse.

Chief Constable Simon Bailey said the majority of police forces in England and Wales are dealing with an "unprecedented increase" in reports of sexual abuse of children.

"Forces are investigating exploitation of children and young people by groups and gangs, non-recent abuse including large-scale investigations into abuse in institutions over many years and sexual abuse by parents and family members," he said.






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Queen Latesha lashes out at Gage for encouraging females to perform oral sex with his pro-oral sex single Throat.

Queen Latesha has counteracted the single, and says Throat is derogatory to females and she wants her counteraction called, Yu Mouth, to make male artistes understand how it feels when females have to contend with filthy content targeting their sex life.

The dancer also condemns females who endorse the songs in the dancehall by performing various taboo acts to get attention, such as sucking on liquor bottles to show their skills at performing oral sex.

It might be a case of using an 'eye for an eye'' technique. However, Queen Latesha says she was simply giving males a taste of their own medicine when she crafted the explicit lyrics "Open up yu, open up yu, open up yu mouth, bwoy".

"The male artistes are not elevating females and telling them to take their kids to school. All they are saying is oral sex and walk like a dog. This Throat song has females sucking off bottles in the dance and that is not a good look as a real veteran female dancer. I have been in the business over 10 years and I feel a way. When the world sees videos of females sucking on bottles and call it dancing, it will stop us from getting work...I go to Europe and Japan to teach dancing at workshops and nobody will book you for walking like a dog or sucking on a bottle in the dancehall. I am fed up with these songs which are degrading females, and I don't want my music to travel in a direction of slackness, but I just wanted to flip the script to show Gage how it feels and how it sounds when he speaks to females in that manner...Dem hurry come up selector and artiste yah need to do better. As for the females, none of these artistes that tell you to perform these acts will want to wife you, they don't want a woman who does the disgusting things they tell you to do. Artistes need to do songs to empower women, some of them only sing songs because they have the opportunity to and have no substance," she said. ," Queen Latesha said.

Gage - Throat (Raw) [Streat Mongrel Riddim] January 2014


Queen Latesha- Mouth (Gage diss) Throat Counteraction





3-y-o girl awakes in coffin at her funeral

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A three year old Philippine girl woke up at her own funeral after doctors declared her clinically dead, only to be again pronounced dead later by a health officer.

According to the United Kingdom's (UK) Daily Mail, the girl was pronounced dead on Friday, July 11 and her family arranged a funeral. A relative heard movements during the ceremony and opened the coffin to find the child's head moving.

However, the joy would be short-lived as the child was again pronounced dead on Monday, July 14.

Dr Mary Silyne Asor-Cabahug, the Municipal Health Officer of Aurora assessed the child's condition but found no signs of life and made the final pronouncement, the Daily Mail said. Dr Asor-Cabahug further advised the family to bury the body as soon as possible to prevent disease.




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The Ministry of Health revealed last night that its heightened surveillance system has detected a suspected imported case of the chikungunya virus.

In a release from the health ministry, Chief Medical Officer Dr Kevin Harvey said the case was an individual who travelled from an affected country and fell ill.

The individual had screening tests done at a private laboratory in Jamaica, which gave indications of the illness.

A sample which was taken and sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency for confirmation, if found positive, would confirm Jamaica's first imported case of the chikungunya virus.

The health ministry said it had been putting measures in place for more than two years in anticipation of the chikungunya virus reaching Jamaican shores.

The ministry urges persons travelling to and from countries that have confirmed cases of the virus to ensure that they protect themselves from mosquito bites by using insect repellent containing DEET and covering their bodies as much as possible by, for example, wearing long-sleeved clothing.

There is no specific treatment for the chikungunya virus nor is there a vaccine.

As of Monday, 28 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America have reported cases of chikungunya, with 5,227 confirmed.

Symptoms of chikungunyan:

  • High fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain mainly in the limbs and large joints
  • A rash

Although it does not often result in death, joint pains and stiffness can last for months and even years. It may become a source of chronic pain and disability, resulting in the individual being unable to attend work or school.

Infants and the elderly are at greater risk for more severe disease. There are some diseases that may increase the risk for severe reactions such as diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.

Anyone who experiences any of the symptoms of chikungunya is asked to visit a doctor or the nearest health centre immediately.




Markus Records Warns Public Against Imposters

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Markus Records wishes to advise the public that he is NOT seeking money from anyone in order to raise funds in aid of his father. He also wishes to advise the public that anyone soliciting monies in aid of a concert for Buju Banton is fraudulent.

"It has recently reached me that there imposters who are pretending to be me and are claiming that they are seeking funds for a concert to help my father. I want to tell Jamaica and the rest of the world that this is the farthest thing from the truth." Markus stated.

He continues, "You have some very unscrupulous individuals out there who are trying to tarnish my reputation but I will not have it. These imposters are calling around entertainers and other media personnel saying that they are Markus and is collecting money for concert in aid of my father."

Markus Records further warns the pubic that they should not pay any money to anyone who claims that they are acting on behalf of Buju Banton.

"Please I am asking the public to be very careful about who they hand over their hard earn money to. Under no circumstances should you give any money to anyone who claims that they are representatives of Buju Banton. Neither my father nor I have given that right to anyone to collect money on his behalf".

This comes only a few months after promoters in Trinidad were tricked by "agents" of Buju who claimed they were collecting money in aid of a concert for Buju.

Anyone who is caught collecting money on behalf of Buju Banton will suffer legal consequences. Also if anyone is aware of this fraudulent act immediately inform the relevant authorities.

"I urge that if you have fallen prey or victim to this act, please seek the relevant authorities and report it. Markus Records is not liable for any monies collected from anyone but I sincerely apologize if you were drawn in by these imposters."




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A 25-year-old British woman has spent nearly $30,000 on surgical procedures to keep up with Sex Tape/Reality TV star Kim Kardashian. Claire Louise Leeson started the kardashification process when she was just 17, and now has bigger boobs, whiter teeth, and so, so much spray tan.

Appearing on the U.K. talk show This Morning, she explained that she wears pants with silicone padding to fake Kim's famous booty, but she's considering getting actually butt implants as a next step.

Claire Louise Leeson says she was bullied and called ugly as a child, and the Kim Kardashian $30,000 look alike plastic surgery is all part of overcoming that.

Kim Kardashian fan Claire Leeson spent £18,000 to look like her heroine





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American pastor James Bryant says these hoes aint loyal, while preaching, and gets donkey of the day by popular radio show based in U.S, the Breakfast Club. According the the pastor "Every brother would you tap another brother's ass, these hoes aint loyal".

Listen for yourself.

Donkey of the day: Pastor James Bryant (Hoes aint Loyal)





Asafa and Sherone vindicated by CAS

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Kingston, Jamaica July 14, 2014 - Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson this morning received their Arbitral Award from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Both Athletes wish to first and foremost thank CAS for its fast, effective and world class jurisprudence. The hearings were professionally conducted and focused on the law and therefore the sanction of 6 months commencing on June 21, 2013 is understood and accepted by both Asafa and Sherone as that is what the law calls for in such cases.

"I never felt that I should not have received a sanction" said Asafa, "However, I always felt that the 18 months was not in line with a first time positive test result and it being proven it came from a tainted supplement."

CAS has not just reduced the sentences of both athletes but it also awarded ALL costs associated with arbitration for the CAS hearing as well as additional monies in legal fees to be paid by JADCO. It is believed to be one of the largest awards in the history of CAS.

Simpson said "I feel total relief and that we have finally been vindicated. We both knew that we had done all we could to ensure the supplement was ok before taking it ... our actions were not intentional and CAS has recognized that. I am truly thankful."

Asafa and Sherone are eligible to run immediately and will both be back on the track tomorrow July 14, 2014 at Luzern Spitzenleichtathletik in Switzerland with a renewed sense of excitement and passion.

Paul Greene attorney for both athletes said "We are elated by the results but knew all along this is the sanction the case law interpreting the World Anti-Doping Code demanded. The Code requires that sanctions for athletes be harmonized in light of their degree of fault.  Asafa and Sherone's degree of fault when compared to the athletes sanctioned before them was at the low end of the 0-24 month range under Article 10.4 of the Code. The real shame of this is that we can't go back in time to December 22, 2013 when they should have been back competing. Had the JADCO Panel followed the IAAF rules Asafa and Sherone would have had a hearing within 3 months and been able to compete all of 2014. The nearly historic cost that JADCO will be required to pay is a sign from the CAS that JADCO's failures in handling their cases are unacceptable."

Both athletes are grateful for the support they received not just from friends and family over the last year but also from their fellow Jamaicans and they cannot wait to hit the track and fly the Jamaican flag high.

For more information:
Tara Playfair-Scott
JA: 876-997-0383
USA: 202-470-3379
Asafa & Sherone vindicated by CAS




Alkaline barred from performing in Nevis

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The authorities in St. Kitts and Nevis have revoked the work permit granted to Jamaican artiste, Alkaline, to perform in the country today.

Alkaline, whose given name is Earlan Bartley, was scheduled to headline a concert in Nevis.

In a statement, Police Commissioner Celvin Walwyn said the Nevis Police Command decided to revoke the permission granted for the concert, out of respect for the Office of the Premier.

Commissioner Walwyn said, prior to the revocation, he sent Premier Vance Amory an article on an incident involving Jamaican artiste Tommy Lee Sparta. That artiste is in a row with Dominica over his alleged denial of entry in February.

The Commissioner said he warned the Premier of civil issues resulting from a revocation of permission to the Alkaline headlined concert.

Premier Amory had raised strong objection to Alkaline's performance on the ground that it could elicit lewdness. He said the lyrics may further aggravate the already fragile social environment and impressionable young people.




Cancer stricken man kills wife, commits suicide

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) - A cancer stricken businessman, shot and killed his wife before committing suicide near the Shore of Peace cremation site at Mosquito Creek near Port of Spain on Friday.

Relatives said that 58-year-old Donald Ragoo had telephoned them soon after shooting dead his 40-year-old common-law wife, Pamela Maharaj, informing them where the bodies would be found. Both bodies bore a single gunshot wound to the head.

Relatives said Ragoo had been diagnosed with cancer but became more depressed recently after he lost his businesses in a court case with his former in laws.

"They were very depressed and last year Donald found out that he had cancer. He built that house from scratch and when he lost the case they told him that he had to leave his home. They did not have anywhere to go," one relative told reporters.

Police said Ragoo had also set fire to the properties, including a restaurant, before committing the murder-suicide.




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Germany supporters were euphoric as substitute Mario Goetze's 113th-minute goal made the difference in a 1-0 victory, making his team the first Europeans to win the Cup on South American soil.

Germany lifted the World Cup for the fourth time in the competition's history, following championship victories in 1954, 1974, and 1990.

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Lil Kim shares pic of new baby girl

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Lil' Kim celebrated her birthday by sharing her most precious gift with her fans. The rapper shared a photo of her new baby girl, Royal Reign, who was born last month in New Jersey.

The photo, taken on the day the baby was born, shows off a beautiful little bundle of joy.

Lil' Kim first shared word of her pregnancy back in February while attending a MAC Cosmetics after party during New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.




Tacky High School Security Guard Killed

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The security guard at The Tacky High School in St Mary has been found dead at the school.

Commanding Officer for the St. Mary Police, Superintendent Dean Johnson says the body has been confirmed as that of the school's security guard.

The guard is said to have been on duty on the morning of May 5 when a massive fire destroyed the administrative block of the school.The fire was set by arsonists.

Reports are that four armed men arrived at the school about 1:00a.m., held up the security guard and demanded the combination key to a vault at the It is alleged that when their demand was not met they tied up the security guard and went to the administration block and later set the building on fire.




Police hunt gay murder suspect

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THE St Andrew Central police have intensified their search for a homosexual man known to frequent the Shoemaker Gully at Trafalgar Road in New Kingston in relation to the murder of a man in May.

The fugitive has been identified as Jevaughn Francis, also called 'Pebbles'.

Police said that in the early hours of Sunday May 18 this year, a man was using his cellular phone while walking by the spot, now called the 'Gay Bridge', when he was attacked and dragged into the gully and stabbed repeatedly after he resisted being robbed.

The victim died the following day but was able to provide a description of the man who robbed and stabbed him.

The dead man has been identified as 18-year-old Rasheed Samuda of Myers Street in Kingston 12.

Francis is also wanted for several robberies committed in the New Kingston area at nights.

The night before the fatal attack, another man who was walking past the gay bridge was also attacked and stabbed after he resisted attempts by two men to steal his cellular phone.His description of the men who robbed him fit a man known as Ramon Francis, also called 'Teetus' or 'Ishana'.




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American radio personality Star says Vybz kartel is a snitch for sending black berry messages and capturing himself on video.

According to the media personality very explicit, Vybz kartel is the person who caused the case to go sour and would have gotten a gun shot if he was from from the early days of gangsterism.

Here is the video

Star: I Have No Respect for Vybz Kartel





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Beenie Man is sticking by his statement, that "He Is The Balance In Dancehall".

The International Recording Artiste who came under heavy criticisms for comments he made in an interview with New York based Radio Station, Hot 97, says he believes that though what he said was "misunderstood",  he and fellow entertainer Bounty Killer, are the ones who kept the "balance" in the genre, and have been doing so for many years.

Meanwhile Beenie Man says the feedback he continuously receives while on tour proves his relevance.




SUMMER JAM ll Beach Party ll Jamaica

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SUMMER JAM 2014

Friday July 18. 2p - 10p. The Pre-Sumfest Beach Party.
HOSTED BY: Rockmond Dunbar
Venue: SAND at Doctor's Cave. Doctor's Cave Beach Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica

HAPPY HOUR from 2p - 6p. Drinks 2:1.

MUSIC BY:
Creep Chromatic
DJ Sparks
DJ Scott

Tickets: JAD $2500 (Pre-Sold)
Available at:
SAND 876.631.4952 

Event Partners:
Brand New Machine
Blue Island




Convicted murderer, Adidja Palmer is to file a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit against the outgoing Commissioner of Police, Owen Ellington and Television Jamaica (TVJ).

Palmer's lead attorney Tom Tavares-Finson says the lawsuit is in relation to comments made on the April 9 episode of the current affairs programme All Angles on TVJ hosted by Dionne Jackson-Miller.

Palmer, who is popularly known as 'Vybz Kartel' is expected to file the claim in the Supreme Court this afternoon through attorney-at-law Alexander Williams.

Tavares-Finson stated that the entertainer, who is serving a life sentence, signed the court documents this morning.

Tavares-Finson argues that the commissioner's comments are prejudicing the entertainer's appeal.

However, the Police High Command has rejected the criticisms, noting that the claims were already well-established.

Last week, Ellington announced his retirement from the police force.

In April, Kartel, and three other men were sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

He has filed an appeal against his conviction but the notes of evidence for the legal process have not yet been completed.

***source JAMAICA GLEANER***




DJ Sanjay to booted from Coppershot?

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Local DJ Sanjay is alleged to have been booted from Coppershot, a sound system he has been playing with prior to being signed to Fame FM.

According to sources, the owners of the sound system have been at odds with the DJ because he has constantly made references to Fame FM when he is doing gigs on the behalf of Coppershot.

The sources allege that Sanjay has constantly used Fame FM jingles in his juggling instead of promoting Coppershot when he is on the road. The DJ recently played at Absinthe, however he did not share stage with fellow Coppershot DJs Cutty and others.

It is also said that Cutty did not bigup Sanjay who had just played before him, neither did Sanjay, despite the fact that they play the same sound system.

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Mr Vegas has accused fellow recording artiste I-Octane of trying to sabotage his performance at the upcoming Reggae Sumfest by telling his back-up singer to stop working with him, an accusation denied by I-Octane's camp.

"Its unfortunate that, two weeks leading up to the show, I have to be searching for a back-up singer, and me and this person have been working together for over three years, without problems. She was forced to stop working with me because she was asked to choose between me and I-Octane, and she decided that she will not take any side," Mr Vegas continued.

"As a female, the back-up singer felt intimidated and sey she cannot work with neither me nor I- Octane for this Sumfest, because she doesn't want to be in such a position. It's unfortunate that they took such a route because they didn't need to involve her," Mr Vegas said, adding he will now have to train a new backup singer, who will be less familiar with his material. I take my show very professional because I choose performance over a bag of torches. She is also going to lose money because of this and to think she only started to work with I-Octane about a year now, it's sad because I was ok with her working with him" . He said.

-Octane's manager Ray Alexander, denied giving the back-up singer an ultimatum. Alexander also connected the media with Thamara, the organiser of I-Octane's back-up singers.

"Somebody has filled her spot to be I-Octane's back-up, but we have no problems with her working with Mr Vegas," she said.




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Following Beenie Man's interview on Hot 97 during which he said he was the only artiste representing for dancehall music, Elephant Man has come out swinging at the Sim Simma deejay, because Beenie Man also claimed that Elephant Man, Baby Cham and Mr Vegas were broken down.

"Yu too badmind. Yu try offa Yellowman. Yu not even own a studio fi record yu song dem, bout yu live inna apartment with 300 man. Wicked people cyah pretend too long, ah yourself yu a trick because yu nah run no dancehall, go fix yu teeth dem wey a drop out," Elephant Man said.

"Beenie Man badmind until him teeth and the middle of him hair a drop out. He never has nothing good to say about other artistes. I was booked for Best of The Best, but I had problems leaving my European tour. I performed at BET the same time with him, and him sey mi nuh have nuh hit song. Suh tell mi which hit song Beenie Man have? Beenie Man don't have a hit song. Nobody cyah guh up a di hills and point pon Beenie Man house. Yu gone pon interview gone tell people sey a you alone a duh good inna music, after dem never ask yu bout yuself. When Vybz Kartel deh road, yu run bakka the man and talk bout Gaza yu sey, then yu same one gone pon interview gone bash di man. Mi deh Europe, and di bwoy know sey mi deh Europe, and gone tell people foolishness," a seemingly upset Elephant Man said. " Elephant Man said.

Elephant Man - Miley Cyrus (Twerk)


Melloquence & Elephant Man - Hold Me [Weedy G Soundforce - Official Video 2014]





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TESSANNE Chin's album, Count on My Love debuted in the top 10 on the iTunes album Top 100 chart, peaking at number six before rounding off the day in the 10th spot.

The 10-track production features singles produced by the likes of Supa Dups and writers including Diane Warren and Ryan Tedder.

Social media began buzzing early yesterday as fans of the Jamaican singer raved about the potency of the tracks which includes Tumbling Down, which was written for the winner of the competition, as well as Everything Reminds Me of You which Chin premiered a few weeks ago on The Voice.

Chin thanked her fans on social media for putting the word out there as well as clamouring for the product which was not available in some markets.

Chin is also looking forward to her performance at Reggae Sumfest on Saturday, July 19.

The artiste is currently part of The Voice Tour and has already completed eight gigs with another 31 to go in all the major cities in the United States as well as a stop in Toronto, Canada.




J'can bisexual denied asylum in UK

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A Jamaican bisexual who yesterday lost his asylum battle in a British court is now facing deportation.

According to the Advocate.com, the 32-year-old Jamaican, Orashia Edwards, lost his lengthy legal battle with the United Kingdom's Home Office when he was denied asylum on the basis of his sexuality. The court concluded that Edwards was "dishonest" about his sexuality, apparently not believing that he is bisexual.

Edwards and his family fear that he will face persecution upon the return to his homeland because of his sexual orientation, the report said.

The Advocate.com report said that although the court did not release any official documentation about why it found his sexual orientation "dishonest", Edwards does have a newborn daughter in Leeds, where he has reportedly been residing for the past 14 years.

Outside of the courtroom, the scene was tearful as family and friends expressed outrage at the decision.

"What they are doing is they are sending my son to die, and I will never forgive them for that," Edwards' mother told ITV.com. "I will never forgive this government for that," the report quoted her.

Leeds for Change -- an organisation that campaigns on behalf of LGBT asylum-seekers -- staged protests earlier this year, started an online petition which garnered nearly 1,000 signatures, hoping to interrupt his deportation, and successfully got a flight cancelled that was meant to deport Edwards last January. The activist group is looking to obtain a similar outcome for the British Airways flight scheduled to deport Edwards today, asking followers to call, tweet, and e-mail the airline and ask that it cancel his flight, said the Advocate.com report.




Police Commissioner Owen Ellington to retire

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Minister of National Security, Honourable Peter Bunting, has been advised of the request by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Owen Ellington to retire from his post on completion of vacation leave due to him.

He will proceed on leave on Tuesday July 1, 2014.

Commissioner Ellington has indicated that his decision to retire is based on the need to separate himself from the leadership and management of the Force prior to the commencement of the upcoming Commission of Enquiry into the conduct of the Operations of the Security Forces in Western Kingston and other areas during the limited State of Emergency in 2010.

In addition, he believes it will allow the Independent Commission of Investigations, INDECOM, to conduct its investigation into allegations of police-involved killings in the Clarendon Division (some of which occurred during his tenure) without any perception of influence or interference on his part.

The Minister of National Security expresses appreciation for the thirty-four years of service Mr. Ellington gave to the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the people of Jamaica.

The Minister also acknowledges Mr. Ellington's contribution to improving the professionalism of the JCF and establishing strategies that have led to a significant reduction in crime and improvement in public security during his tenure as Commissioner.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Glenmore Hinds has been appointed to act as Commissioner of Police effective Tuesday, July 1, 2014 while the Police Service Commission commences the process of appointing a new Commissioner of Police.




Accident on Highway 2000

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An accident on Highway 2000 has reportedly left several injured and at least 3 persons dead.

Reports reaching YardFlex indicates a massive traffic jam in the area as a result of the crash. Motorists are cautioned to find alternative routes.

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There are reports that Delta Airlines flight 384 that left the Norman Manley International Airport at 9:17 a.m. this morning was forced to return to the island minutes ago.

An airport employee told the Gleaner that the passengers, who have been removed from the aircraft, will be housed in the in-transit lounge until a decision is taken as to what will happen next.

According to the airport source, the pilot of the Atlanta-bound aircraft decided to return to the NMIA after detecting a problem with the back right engine.

**SOURCE: JAMAICA GLEANER**




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According to Kiprich in an interview with The STAR.

"This is a fake Twitter account, my real account is Kiprich Nuh Behaviour. I wouldn't guh mek another twitter account fi talk things bout people. A just some mischievous people, me and D.I just do a song and video called Hear The Pree, and we bring out the concept in the video. When a man a guh call people name dem thing deh nuh good, me wouldn't do that. That's not my style...The last time dem target mi Facebook a try get money from people and now this. Some people just idle and need something to do. Get a grip, get a hold a yu life man. I am a private person, I am more the sneaky type," Kiprich said.

As for Danielle she seemed hurt by the act ""Are you serious, sex on set of a video? What kind of groupie business dat dem a pull off pan mi? This pass devastating. I woke up in such a good mood, I don't know why people come up with this right now. Imagine you are trying to move forward and people are trying to drag you backwards. I have a very private life and I have moved on with my life, so I am deeply hurt to hear comments like this. Just stop being malicious and stop hating ... oh God," she said.

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Danielle D.I and Kiprich recently released a raunchy trailer for their video for Hear Di Pree that will be officially released in July. She also has a new single titled, Heads Up produced by Sly and Robbie. Kiprich is also promoting the single Loyalty Over Royalty and will soon be leaving for Canada alongside Outaroad Records label mate Berri. The mischievous and controversial Kiprich Sting King account now has over 2,000 followers, while Kiprich's original account Kipponubehavior has over 25,000 followers.





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According tweets from a twitter account called Kiprich Sting King, dancehall artiste Kiprich and Danielle D.I had sex on the set of their video shoot for the collaboration called Hear Di Pree.

The snippets from the video were quite raunchy, however these recent posts from Kiprich are basically selling the idea that they actually have a sexual relationship.

Here are some of the tweets, you be the judge.

Kiprich Sting King @KiprichWarKing  ·  38m

Danielle D.I haffi hear mi pree and bruck off mi cocky inna real life, yu thing a song thing this #KINGLIFE

Kiprich Sting King @KiprichWarKing  ·  43m

Mi nuh brag wen mi dagga woman but da one ya worth it, all youth view mi mek mi name inna har heart, nuh behavior

  Kiprich Sting King @KiprichWarKing  ·  46m

She a talk bout rebel but wen mi knock it hard she mek noise like treble, real quenga inaa dancehall 

Kiprich Sting King @KiprichWarKing  ·  51m

Match made and dancehall a wah duh dem. Straight daggering after this

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Not everyone was mad at Luis Suarez for biting Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's World Cup match against Italy on Tuesday.

One Norwegian man won $916 (or 5,600 Kroner) thanks to Suarez's habit of sinking his teeth into his opponents.

According to Afterposten, Norway's largest newspaper, Thomas Syversen took a chance on the 175-to-1 odds that Suarez would bite someone during the match.

"This is probably the sickest game I've handed in, not to mention the sickest game I've won," Syversen told Afterposten. (The quote was then translated.)

Sick, indeed.




Police woman abducted by gunmen!

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A policewoman stationed in St Elizabeth, was hospitalised following her abduction by gunmen yesterday morning, police have confirmed.

Reports are that sometime after 9 a.m., the constable left her home in New Forrest in the parish and was on her way to work when she was abducted by two armed men, between New Forrest and the nearby community of Comma Pen, also in St Elizabeth.

She was reportedly blindfolded, tied up and taken away into bushes.

Police said she was later found in the Bull Savannah area of the parish in an unconscious state. She was subsequently taken to hospital where she was admitted in stable condition.




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Italy coach Cesare Prandelli and federation president Giancarlo Abete left Italian football rudderless on Tuesday as both announced their resignations after the Azzurri failed to qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup.

Despite Abete claiming he would try to convince Prandelli not to quit his post, the 56-year-old Italy handler was unequivocal.

"I will not go back on my decision," said Prandelli.

Italy crashed out after a 1-0 defeat to Uruguay which left them third in Group D.

Abete said his decision had been made prior to the tournament, which saw Italy fail to reach the second round for the second successive edition.

"I'd already taken this decision prior to the World Cup," said Abete.

"I think we need time to reflect."




A woman suffering from an unknown ailment was taken to a church along Retirement Road on Tuesday for healing, but died before prayers could have been said to save her life.

The 22-year-old woman was taken to the church after being given 'medicine' by an obeah man. However, she died before prayer warriors could have been dispatched to 'rescue' her.

The drama unfolded sometime after 8 a.m.

The administrator explained that the woman had gone to a number of doctors but they could not make her better. It is said that her ailment developed sometime after she gave birth to her daughter and received an injection. She continued that it was then that the deceased woman's baby- father took her to an obeah man for healing.

The police's Corporate Communications Unit is aware of the woman's death and stated that a post-mortem is to be conducted on her.




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A 17-year-old female student was kicked from the graduation roster of one of Clarendon's most prominent high schools after a steamy sexually explicit video was released on WhatsApp with the teenager and a taxi operator having wild sex in the trunk of a blue station wagon.

The video, which was released two weeks ago and is going viral, shows the teenager from the well-known educational institution dressed only in a pair of glasses, while the taxi operator was sheathed only in a condom.

It is understood that when she turned up for school two Mondays ago, the video had already been distributed among the students and screened by teachers and ancillary staff, and a 'welcoming party' of jeerers and astonished school administrators anxiously awaited her.

It is reported that the principal later informed the graduating class of 2014 that "Miss movie star won't be graduating" and confessed that she cried after watching the steamy sex act on WhatsApp.




WORLD CUP: Monday, June 23 match schedule

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Australia vs Spain (Group B)

Time: 11 a.m.

Venue: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba

Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)




Netherlands vs Chile (Group B)

Time: 11 a.m.

Venue: Arena Corinthians, São Paulo

Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)



Cameroon vs Brazil (Group A)

Time: 3 p.m.

Venue: Estádio Nacional de Brasilia, Brasília

Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)



Croatia vs Mexico (Group A)

Time: 3 p.m.

Venue: Arena Pernambuco, Recife

Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)




Princeville Plaza could face shutdown

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A major stink is brewing between the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) and the Princeville Plaza Strata over a problematic sewer system, which, the local government authority says, poses a public health hazard.

The KSAC Health Department says that it will be giving the strata a timeline to fix the sewerage problem or face shutdown because of public health concerns.

At Thursday's meeting of the Disaster Preparedness Public Health Committee, Councillor Neville Wright (PNP, Trench Town Division) said that a definitive plan was needed to conclude the Princeville Plaza issue that was creating a serious public health problem.

Everton Baker, the chief public health inspector, outlined to the meeting the background to the Princeville Plaza issue. He said that because the sewerage system at the plaza was at a location below Constant Spring Road, it was unable to collect all the sewage at the plaza. He said that the problem was exacerbated by grease from restaurants in the plaza which is also entering the sewerage system and causing it to overflow into the nearby Retreat Avenue community. He said that the problem had been affecting that community for more than six years.

Baker said that the health department had been working with the strata and had asked its representatives to clear the sewer system periodically as a "stop gap" measure.

As an alternative plan that would be cheaper, the health department had agreed for the strata to lay the pipes in a nearby lane and channel the sewage through the pipes into the Constant Spring Road sewerage system.

**source: JAMAICA OBSERVER**




Two-Day Erection Lands Man in Hospital

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A man who cried openly expressing a painful two-day erection, sent tongues wagging at a medical facility recently, where he showed up for treatment.

Reports are that the man grabbed the attention of many in the waiting area at the medical facility where he wept and cried out for help.

It is not clear what triggered the discomfort that the man was experiencing, however, that didn't prevent other patients from speculating.

It was being speculated by many that the man's prolonged erection was a result of an overdose of a sexual enhancement drug.

Meanwhile, Jephthah Ford, another medical doctor, said that in recent times he has seeing similar cases among young males.

"Recently, a young boy had to be admitted to hospital because he had a broken penis because he had taken a sexual enhancement drug. Young men and boys don't need these drugs, these drugs are for older men with erectile problems.




Macka Diamond exposed...

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Macka Diamond recently shot a video in Brooklyn, where several picture from the set were made available.

One pic in particular has had many individuals fuming as they believe Macka Diamond is being too risqué.

The man in the picture is allegedly US based comedian Majah Hype.




A 16-year-old mentally ill boy had to recently seek medical attention after he was allegedly buggered by a man in Waugh Hill, St Catherine.

The harrowing incident took place on June 2, some time before 5:30 p.m.

The teen's father, a farmer, said he was in his hut when his oldest son came to him with his brother and recounted the horrific ordeal.

"I saw the older one running with the younger one. The younger one was raped in an abandoned building," the father explained.

He said his oldest son told the teenager to take off his pants so that he could see if he had been molested. He said that what he saw was damage done to his son's anus. "I was so frightened," the father said.

The father said that his son had to be rescued by another relative, who claimed to have heard moaning and groaning and who used a piece of board to hit the man off the teenager.

The perpetrator of the heinous act, was known to the community as a troublemaker and at the time of the incident, was set upon and beaten by an angry mob before fleeing the area.

The father claimed that the man was also responsible for robberies and the molestation of animals in that community. Days after the incident it is said that the 16-year-old was taken in for medical attention at a clinic along Slipe Pen Road in Kingston.

Meanwhile, head of the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse, Deputy Superintendent Veronica Gilzene, said she was unable to comment on the matter due to its sensitive nature.




Drake samples Kranium's hit single

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Kranium has been getting tremendous media attention locally and internationally as his hit single, 'Nobody Has To Know', continues to gain momentum.

Over the weekend, while performing in Houston, Texas, international hip hop artiste Drake showed his versatility when he sampled Kranium's mega-hit.

In front of a packed audience, Drake belted out the lyrics to the chorus of the widely popular song.

Kranium then took to his Facebook page to spread the word. On Sunday, the Jamaican-born artiste posted a 16-second video of the performance with the caption, "Drake singing 'Nobody Has to Know' last night in Houston, TX."

Many Facebook users have been commenting on the international appeal of the song, with many predicting its success to grow even further.

While some professed their love for Drake for always supporting Jamaican music, others blasted the entertainer for attempting to sing a song in Jamaican Creole, stating he should "stick to rapping".

"Drake a spoil it," one user said, while another claimed, "Drake need to stick to his own songs."





June 17: World Cup Schedule

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Belgium vs Algeria (Group H)

Time: 11 a.m.

Venue: Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte

Referee: Marco Rodriguez (Mexico)




Brazil vs Mexico (Group A)

Time: 2 p.m.

Venue: Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza

Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)



Russia vs Korea Republic (Group H)

Time: 5 p.m.

Venue: Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá

Referee: Nestor Pitana (Argentina)




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New York: Veteran singer Tony Gregory, who came to prominence with the 1982 international hit single 'Gypsy Girl,' has been added to the impressive lineup for the 2014 installment of Groovin' In The Park on June 29th at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY.

Gregory will perform with reggae Queen Marcia and friends - John Holt, Judy Mowatt & Bob Andy - as part of her up coming 50th anniversary celebration at Groovin' In The Park.

"We are absolutely thrilled and honored to have an international superstar like Tony Gregory grace the stage at Groovin In The Park this year," Christopher Roberts, CEO ofGroovin Inc, parent company of 'Groovin' In The Park' said.

Gregory's association with Griffiths dates back to 1964 when they recorded the single "You're Mine." In 1975 he earned his first million selling hit titled "He," from his second album titled "One More Time." Other popular hits from his catalogue include "It's Alright with Me," "For Love of You," "Let's Come Together" and "I Need it Now." His success as an artiste has enabled him to tour the world, sharing stage with luminaries like The Drifters, Chuck Jackson, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Sam Cooke and Ben E King.

After living in North America and Germany for many years, Gregory moved back to Jamaica in the late 90s and has since established a publishing company Sunland Music - that concentrates on controlling music copyrights for himself and other composers - as well as an entertainment company, Gregory Entertainment Limited.

Earlier this year he was one of the special friends that Marcia Griffiths invited to perform at her 50th anniversary celebration at the 2014 Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival in Trewlany. Gregory is getting set to release his new album titled "Seasons," the first video of which is now available on YouTube.

Other performers at Groovin' In The Park are Air Supply, Chronixx and reggae group LUST.




WORLD CUP 2014: Monday, June 16 match schedule

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Germany vs Portugal (Group G)

Time: 11 a.m.

Venue: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia)



Iran vs Nigeria (Group F)

Time: 2 p.m.

Venue: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba

Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador)



Ghana vs United States (Group G)

Time: 5 p.m.

Venue: Estádio das Dunas, Natal

Referee: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden)




NEW TSHIRTS ALPHA WEAR JA GET COLORFUL WITH THE SUPPORT OF YELLOWMAN, KONSHENS, CHRONIXX AND MORE.

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Alpha Wear JA (AWJA), a unique fashion forward venture created by the renowned Alpha Boys School in Kingston, Jamaica, is pleased to announce the launch of its 2014 Summer Lookbook. Featuring new editions of the iconic tshirt design created by Michael Thompson, aka Freestylee: Artist Without Borders, AWJA shirts now include 3-color versions in Jamaica's national colors (black, gold and green) and Alpha's colors (red, black and white). Showcasing photos of Jamaica's top current and past artists Konshens, Chronixx, Chris Martin, Kabaka Pyramid, Josey Wales and Sheldon Shepherd as well as former Alpha students Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace, Damon Riley and Grammy-nominee Yellowman, the AWJA 2014 Summer Lookbook showcases the vibes and values that make Alpha Boys School a 'Kingston Original'.



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Founded in 1880, Alpha Boys School is a non-profit educational and vocational training school for at-risk boys in Jamaica. Alpha Wear JA was launched in April 2013 with shirts crafted from handmade screens. Alpha students are now trained in screen printing at the Jamaican Business Development Corporation. As part of their training Alpha boys are also learning about promotion, fulfillment and customer service. AWJA is a key part of Alpha's entrepreneurial plan for long term sustainability and 21st century employability. In the next couple weeks Alpha Boys School will open its own screen printing facilities at 26 South Camp Road with the support of the Digicel Foundation.

Konshens, one of Jamaica's most dynamic and influential artist-turned-entrepreneurs, says Alpha's more than a century-long commitment to social development and the creative arts in Kingston and around the country helped to inspire his own career. "Alpha Wear JA is a unique opportunity for Alpha students and Jamaica to highlight our amazing culture. I am honored to partner with Alpha which is a special example of the strength and determination that is Alpha, it is Jamaica and it is our music."

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Alpha Wear JA is designed to address the Alpha Boys School's funding needs with quality innovative clothing. The project provides a real world training environment and helps Alpha staff and students embrace entrepreneurship as a critical partner toward its future sustainability.

New roots reggae singer, Chronixx, who has much to do with reggae's future sustainability, has also endorsed Alpha's focus on the creative industries. "Alpha is a symbol of Jamaican innovation and contribution to world culture," said Chronixx. "Alpha Wear JA clothing is a unique way to celebrate Alpha and its students."

From jazz innovators who recorded for Blue Note in the 50s to ska pioneers in the 60s, reggae icons of the 70s and Grammy nominee the dancehall King Yellowman in the 80s, Alpha's music program is respected internationally for its graduates who have changed the direction of pop music for decades. Alpha boys currently work with Beres Hammond, Nomaddz and many other top entertainers in Jamaica and abroad.

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Dancehall superstar Popcaan, who burst on the scene in 2010 on the biggest dancehall tune of the year, Clarks (with Vybz Kartel), is today releasing his debut album Where We Come From.

As Vybz Kartel's protége, the 23-year-old has proven to be one of most talented up-and-coming vocalists in the genre, lending his distinctive voice to an arsenal of hits such as The System, Dream, Ravin and Billboard charting song, Only Man She Want.

With the release of the album, social media have already been abuzz with excitement. Hashtags such as #wwcf #wherewecomefrom #wayup #tr888, have already surfaced.

Though it remains unusual for dancehall artistes to release full length albums, this debut is testament to Popcaan's vision and growth.

With the first single, Everything Nice, being one of the most popular songs presently in Jamaica, and is anticipated to be a hit in the United States and Europe, expectations are already high for the second release, Love Yuh Bad.

Though the album was officially released today, glowing reviews from notable industry magazines including The Fader, Complex, Buzzfeed, Spin, Riddim and Pitchfork, have pre-empted the highly anticipated album.

Where We Come From is executively produced by Dre Skull and features productions from several Jamaican, American and European producers, Jamie 'YVP' Roberts, Anju Blaxx Adde Instrumentals and Dubbel Dutch.

Since his tenure in the industry, Popcaan became the first dancehall artiste since Sean Paul to have his track playlisted on the BBC. He has since piled up millions of YouTube hits, a Billboard Hot 100 hit and high-profile collaborations with Snoop, Pusha T, and Busta Rhymes.

Where We Come From is now available on ITunes, Amazon and all music sites.




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Dancehall star KipRich has declared that he is ready to close Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest 2014 in Montego Bay since fellow artiste I Octane is chickening out from the responsibility.

Speculation as to who should close the show has been playing out in the media recently. Sumfest organisers have asked I-Octane to close the show but he has somewhat declined, claiming that Mr Vegas should do this. Vegas has said that Octane should, however, do this.

"Ah the first mi ever see this in the industry where an artiste is announcing to the world that he doesn't want to close a major reggae show. Mi close Sting two years straight, and Sting ah the most intimidating show on the planet, so mi know mi can do a good job at Sumfest. Mi waan close it, mi ready fi the responsibility so why dem a run from the occasion? How dem a run down bigmanship but when yuh see what it entails, everybody ah run up and down like dem nah no head?" KipRich asked.

He added that he had worked reggae shows all over the world, and usually, artistes allow promoters to decide the running order of a show.

"Whatever time a promoter want you fi work, that's the time artistes should work. Artistes don't work fi please other artistes. Remember as an artiste, yu a work fi please the fans, yu need to give the fans dem a show. Your primary responsibility is to entertain and give them their money's worth, so since when it become about trying to embarrass another artiste or about how yu feel? ... It is always about the fans," an upset KipRich said.

Kiprich, who is a certified crowd-pleaser and a veteran of many reggae-dancehall shows, called on the promoters to use him instead.

"Mi never see dancehall come to this, where artistes ah run from the occasion. Mi close the International Kite Fest the other day and the people dem wait pon me, and mi mek sure mi have a real show fi dem. So why dem a clown out dancehall with argument 'bout dem nuh waan close? How much more demwant Beenie Man and Bounty Killer fi bear? What about the future of the business? Stop hide from the real ting dem and use the media fi confuse the issue. If yu say yu a de big man, and yu work hard for that title, then step forward. Mi ready fi close it, Gourzong, line up de money!"




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According to the controversial columnist, the Gullyside deejay should focus on building the library in Cassava Piece before claiming that he build the Alliance.

Mavado's claims were made in a recent interview with a cable station, weeks after news broke that the artiste had collected Drake's money without building a library in Cassava Piece.

"Mavado I see you on my TV las week a mek a likkle talk sey a you build Alliance...which one sir? Cuz is not the one that Bounty is in charge of. Yu caan build wha guh guh deh guh see. Speaking of build...gwaan guh build the community center," Keisha said.

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Bill Gates is putting his money where your pleasure is.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded $100,000 to the University of Wollongong in Australia to develop a condom with more sensation, according to a YouTube video the school posted on June 3.

Next generation condoms at UOW





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Dancehall/reggae artiste Mr. Vegas has responded to I Octane and his camp in a 13 video which he uploaded on YouTube.com. According to Mr. Vegas his love for music is what led him to criticize I Octane's performance at Reggae Sumfest last year.

"I just think that we cannot promote one brand. If 20 artiste on a festival every body should be promoted equally even the opening act," Mr Vegas said.

According to the Heads High veteran, I Octane was not behaving as if he cared about the music, but rather to prove a point that he was more relevant that his fellow recording artistes.

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According to Bounty Killer's nephew and recording Advance, he respects Mavado, but the accusations made against his uncle and mentor Bounty Killer are unfair.

"I have Respect for Mavado & i have Respect for Bounty Killer, But The Jamaican Public & World Deserves to know the truth. And the Only way to do this is to let the people look and listen, observe and learn for them selves, My First Question Wasn't Mavado blaming the Police for killing his friend in the beginning ? On behalf of My Self, My Uncle Bounty Killer, and the Entire Alliance Camp, I would like to Send Our Deepest Condolences to the Conrad Family, even tho we & the entire music industry have said it before, we don't mind saying it again because life is the most important thing. Now My Question for the Public is What Happened to the Police Officer that he Mavado Said Wanted to Kill Him and accidentally Killed His Friend ?," Advance continued.

"Anyways now after Watching Mavado´s Recent Onstage Interviews, I realize he is basically saying only two things "Respect & Loyalty" and I Quote Respect & Loyalty! ok now lets put that a side for a second and lets tackle the root of the problem ok. So obviously Mavado is Saying he is upset becuz Bounty killer did not send his Condolences, "David Brooks aka Mavada thats a lie, becuz its obvious to the persons in the club and the jamaican public that your upset about a statement that you hear Seh! Bounty killer of Made about you and your friends came and mash up his party Facts! ,and I Quote hear Seh! . lol jah know star, but anyways even if Bounty had Made such a Statement it is in his right to do so, because it was his party and his lost, same as how it was your right to greave about the lost of your friend, yes life is the most important thing at the end of the day I do agree, and yes a party is just a party, but Mavado thats does not escape the fact of reality that regardless of the circumstances that occurred that night, at the end of the result, the event was destroyed by you Mavado and your friends and yes connie got shot & died by you¨ll behavior & thats the reality. And to top things off didn't Chase Cross immediately started to release diss songs one week after aiming at the general that u claim u have so much respect for and what did u do are say ??? I heard him speaking about Bounty Killers Personality issues, Yes Agree but u know What Mavado, which human-being on this earth is flawless or perfect, "No one" everyone has something about them that someone else does not like even you Mavado, even My Self & thats just life.

"This comment below was made by a fan" #Facts

Mavado too lie..him just playing victim. Him not telling the people that he is the one who is responsible for his own friend death, him and the police kick off and his friend was defending him by baxing the police and lost his life. Mavado also saying killa went to their enemy club but mavado was invited to their same enemy club and did a show there 2years before the shooting.

A Hint for the Gaza Fans Open unnu eyes Mavado is trying remove the Gaza moniker and Replace it with Gully but i can honestly tell you that won't work.

A Big Respect to Dj Khalid for What he have said "Family Don't Fight Family! "Love & Unity Mi Seh! Within The Music.

My Main Reason For Presenting this Statement, is to Provide the Public of jamaica & the World at Large, ( Not Alliance Fans & Not Gully Fans ) The General Public with the Correct information so that they can be there own analysis, Because it is full time we stop from draggin each other down, because this is what this is at the end of the day "Crab inna Barrel" Love and Unity is What we Need within our music, so everyone that agrees pls share a "Love & Unity" Comment and each negativity that there are promoting in our culture, & Our Beautiful Island of Jamaica, Jah Bless to One & all #OneUniversalLove Advance Seh! So Properly Properly Properly," Advance concluded in his long message.

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After headlining Dancehall Night at the 2013 edition of Reggae Sumfest, Dancehall/Reggae star, I-Octane has declined an offer by show organizers to close the show again this year, instead calling on Mr. Vegas, who questioned Sumfest's selection of Octane as the closing act last year, to finish the show.

Last year, after it was announced that I-Octane was closing Dancehall Night, Mr. Vegas became increasingly vocal about the show's line-up.

He openly questioned the show's promotion of the singjay as the closing act. He also questioned why young Reggae artiste Chronixx, performed on International Night 2, suggesting he would have been a better fit for Dancehall Night.

"Honour to Bounty Killer and Beenie Man who have closed Sumfest for many years. Last year, many people were sceptical and thought it was a risky move to make me as a young artiste close the show. The outcome was good and the reviews were good, and despite that, Mr Vegas still had nothing positive to say, and I think he should have been happy that a young youth was stepping out and prospering. If Mr Vegas is performing, I am not closing, I want to perform before him. I am not trying to stop any artiste from performing at the show. But because of what Vegas said last year, I want him to close the show " I-Octane said.

When contacted, Mr Vegas said I-Octane should close the show again, since he sees himself as the next "King of Dancehall".

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"I think 'The King' of last year's Dancehall Night should close this year again. When Beenie Man was King, he did it for years, back to back. My advice is, close it again brother, you put a lot of promotion and hard work into it last year, to show that a you a run the place," Vegas said.

"I just closed Jamming Festival in Colombia last night, and I didn't do a campaign and invite all the media houses to centre the whole festival around me. Everyone that performed, Turbulence, Anthony B, among others, played their part, it did not matter who closed. I have nothing to prove, I just give thanks that my blessings still a come down from God ... artistes need to realise that if you do good music, yuh nuh haffi set torch inna venue. Any fire that blaze up too fast, out quick," Vegas said.

"Spend more time focusing on building a legacy, instead of trying to run the place and claim 'bigmanship'. When the promoter says it's my time, I am ready, not when I say it's my time," Vegas added.




Queen Ifrica says she is 'NOT HOMOPHOBIC'

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Reggae singer and deejay, Queen Ifrica, is clearing the air regarding her ongoing contentious association with the gay community.

Queen Ifrica stated that she is not homophobic, insisting instead that she has love for everyone in spite of their beliefs.

"One thing that a lot of people don't know about me is that I love people, regardless of their religious, sexual or any other belief they might have. I just love people in general," she said.

The outspoken artiste has come under increased pressure in recent times because of anti-homosexual lyrics she used while performing at the 2013 Independence Grand Gala in Kingston. As a result she has been banned from performing at several shows, the latest being an event at the Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, New York where she was the headline act.

Meanwhile veteran artiste and producer Tony Rebel supported his colleague saying a lot of people are not aware of the love she has for people, including those of the gay community.




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"Honour to Bounty Killer and Beenie Man who have closed Sumfest for many years. Last year, many people were sceptical and thought it was a risky move to make me as a young artiste close the show. The outcome was good and the reviews were good, and despite that, Mr Vegas still had nothing positive to say, and I think he should have been happy that a young youth was stepping out and prospering," I-Octane said.

The singjay says this year, he was thinking of performing on International Night in order to promote his reggae songs featured on his new My Journey album. However, he was recently asked by Sumfest's Johnny Gourzong to close the show's Dancehall Night once again, an invitation which he accepted, until he realised that Mr Vegas was also on the line-up.

"When I saw that Mr Vegas will be on the show this year, I decided that he should be the one to close it. Since he was full of big talk last year and ridiculing the festival and the line-up, I want to give him the honour of closing Sumfest and I will stand up and watch his performance, and if he does well, I will walk over and shake his hand," Octane said.

"If Mr Vegas is performing, I am not closing, I want to perform before him. I am not trying to stop any artiste from performing at the show. But because of what Vegas said last year, I want him to close the show," I-Octane said.

Source THE STAR




Damion Crawford's 'dutty Labourite' comment


Member of Parliament for East Rural St. Andrew Damion Crawford has apologized to the Opposition JLP for a derogatory comment he made in relation to JLP supporters on the weekend.

It came in a statement today and followed a call for an apology from Chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party Robert Montague.

Here are some of the comments.

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Aneta Dawn Maxwell He have no business in politics,he is illiterate.People like him is ruining the beautiful Country.

Like · Reply · 15 · 17 hours ago

Strykah Timoll Something is wrong with this boy.He is confused about his sexuality.He was born a boy but for some reason he think he's a sexy girl with long hair.Bebe

Like · Reply · 9 · 17 hours ago

Du-famous Dontae' Samuels Trim we ago trim di dread boy

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Cheryl Ever Blessed Mitchell-Shannon A trim dah fish deh fi guh trim him dutty dread locks.

Like · Reply · 8 · 17 hours ago

Monique Lee Lee I think he was rude ,people a people no matter what party you are. Can't call people duttty.

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Aschema Foreverbless McKinson Di head a di stream dutty suh di foot must dutty to. Same ting im madam pm wuda seh to....all a de comrade dem a de samething. Damion brite n outta orda bad.

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Richard Israel McIntyre It is rather unfortunate you ppl are crying out... unuh memba the pothole comment by Charles?? Unuh likkle diss unuh diss di PM... now unuh come bout apologize... do unto other as you would have them do unto you. Dis dutty argument a gwaan from long time... a suh unuh style unuh self ntn new

Like · Reply · 5 · 16 hours ago

Marlene Pond ur no better ..two wrong does not make it right

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ZJ Wah Wa charged with Lottery Scamming

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Deon-ville O'Hara more popularly known as "ZJ Wah Wa", is among 26 persons who over the last year have been indicted by federal grand jury in North Dakota, USA as investigations into the operation of a lottery scam targeting elderly victims in the area continue.

ZJ Wah Wa has been slapped with three counts of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, along with money laundering. Every count carries a maximum penalty of 30 years behind bars, the Associated Press reported.

The popular Zip Jock has been accused of running a lottery scam that induced elderly victims throughout the U.S. to send millions of dollars to them to cover fees lottery winnings, and O'Hara would travel to the U.S. to pick up money from victims, prosecutors have claimed.

O'Hara was previously stopped at the Sangster International Airport in November 2013, with US$105,000 in his possession, with US investigators stating that the cash was proceeds from the scam. The Jamaican was later arrested by US authorities earlier this month, while he visited Florida where he has been jailed. Attorney for the accused Jamaican, informed the Associated Press that ZJ Wah Wa, has agreed to be transferred to North Dakota.




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Dancehall artiste Aidonia bashed by fans for wearing 'skirt like' clothing a fashion trend that is has been popularized in the U.S by Kanye West and ASAP Rocky.

According to Aidonia's fans, as a hardcore deejay, he should not have gone that route.

Denise Todd said via facebook "Dwl y dem entertainer yah mus tek demself tun poppy show is not everybady style fit one fool mek many fools kmt blasted ediat".

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While Michael Sharpe said "The Kanye skirt come on Donia get a hold of yourself before we change u name to Sonia".

Aidona is currently celebrating his first international success after his song Jocky was sampled by Will I Am of Black Eyed Peas pop band.

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Skull, Clarks stolen from grave

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The Morant Bay police are investigating the circumstances under which a skull, pieces of bones, and a pair of Clarks shoes were stolen from a grave at the Red Hills Cemetery in St Thomas, last Friday.

The absence of a skull prompted talk of obeah among the onlookers.

The Morant Bay police, who are investigating, are now following leads that the grave may have been broken into by a family member in search of money relatives may have buried with the dead. It understood that only $2,000 and a pair of Clarks shoes were with the deceased.

Meanwhile, family members were disgruntled with how the police dealt with the matter. They argued that they should have been notified first rather than being told after they arrived at the scene.

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Seventeen-year-old student, Narine Williams, of Guns Drive, Granville, St James, was last night stabbed to death, allegedly by a 14-year-old boy.

The police say Williams, who attended the Maldon High School, was attacked by a student of the Mt. Salem Junior High who lives on Church Lane also in Granville.

The two young men were reportedly fighting over a lover.

The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m.

*Source: JAMAICA GLEANER*




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American pop artiste will.i.am has sampled the work of recording artistes Bounty Killer and Aidonia for his latest studio effort called Birthday.

The song will be featured on Will.I.am's upcoming album. Will has won several Grammy awards with his band Black Eyed Peas.

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This is Aidonia's first official sample since breaking unto the dancehall scene for more than a decade. American comedian Kevin Hart also increased Aidonia's American popularity after he played the deejay's song on BET 106 and Park earlier this year.

Aidonia and his mentor Bounty Killer rekindled their relationship in 2012 after a brief fallout. They also released a collaboration called Mac 90 to show their friendship.

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Sean Paul in Full Rev for Reggae Sumfest

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Armed with a selection of hit singles and albums, backed by numerous awards and a reputation for energy-charged performances, international reggae icon Sean Paul is in full effect for Reggae Sumfest 2014.

Over the decades Reggae Sumfest has featured its fair share of international superstars including Usher, Chris Brown, Flo Rida, Miguel and Ne-Yo and will now once again present jamaica's own multiplatinum, Grammy Award winning international reggae star Sean Paul.

The artiste's social media pages came ablaze with the announcement on Friday when the artiste posted a video declaring that he will be back on the festival. This will mark Sean Paul's first time in a decade performing on the Sumfest stage and the multifaceted singer, songwriter, musician and producer, is expected to bring the set that has excited millions of fans around the world to, Catherine Hall on International Night 2, Saturday, July 19.

He returns to the stage in his home country as a global ambassador for Jamaica. "I'll be bringing the love the world has shown for reggae music home," Sean Paul said of his performance.

The Got 2 Luv U singer will take his unique style to the stage, performing with the full backing of the Badda Banz band.

"In discussion with his team, it has been agreed that Sean Paul will be accompanied by his band, his dancers, effects and a few surprises that I am not at liberty to reveal. Sean Paul will put on a Show!" teased Summerfest Productions Executive Director, Johnny Gourzong.

"Yup," added Musical Director Jason "Jigzagular" Henriques. "In between the Full Frequency Europe Tour and some other shows, we are rehearsing intensely in preparation for Reggae Sumfest."

In the ten years since Sean Paul performed on the Reggae Sumfest stage, the home grown global reggae giant has released an unprecedented four major label albums, topped the Billboard 100 charts, picked up an American Music Award (the first for any Jamaican) and four MOBO awards. The Want Dem All artiste also added another four Grammy nominations to his resume and deejayed in over 100 countries across the world.

Classic hits like Gimme Di Light, We Be Burning and Temperature will likely be mixed in with contemporary hits like Want Dem All, She Doesn't Mind and most recently his radio/club/street banger Come On To Me produced by Major Lazor.

"There is no stage like home," reminisced Sean Paul. "I've toured the world, but Jamaica is still my favorite place to be."

Reggae Sumfest will be staged from July 13 - 19 with a Beach Party on Sunday, July 13 at Aquasol Beach, the All White Party on Tuesday July 15 at Pier 1 and stage shows from Thursday to Saturday at Catherine Hall. The festival will feature some of the greatest local and international performers. With the announcement of Freddie McGregor, Busy Signal, Chronixx, Jah Cure, Beenie Man, Sanchez, Bounty Killer, I-Octane, Assassin, Mr. Vegas, Aidonia, Bugle, Nature, Spice, Alkaline and Zvuloon Dub System, to complement the headliners, Wiz Khalifa and Tessanne Chin, anticipation is already frenetic for the 22nd staging of the show. Sponsors for this year's festival include, Digicel, Iberostar, Secrets Resorts and Spa, Pepsi, Jamaica Tourist Board and more.




Reggae Sumfest takes a step into the 'Future'

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Montego Bay, St. James: Already one mainstream rapper is on the bill for the 22nd staging of Reggae Sumfest, and now the Festival has enhanced the package with the addition of American Hip-Hop star Future.

Future, whose real name is Nayvadius Cash, will be joining the likes of rap heavy weight Wiz Khalifa at Reggae Sumfest 2014 scheduled to take place in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay from July 13 - 19. The Epic Records artiste is known for Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles such as Racks, Turn on the Lights, Magic featuring T.I., Love Song with Rihanna and Tony Montana a collaboration with Drake and Rick Ross.

His most recent project, is a long awaited album titled Honest released just Tuesday, April 22, to very positive reviews from critics such as Simon Vozick-Levinson of Rolling Stone, who said, "When he raps, it's in pulse-racing staccato bursts; when he sings, his Auto-Tuned vowels stretch and melt like alien dreams. Two years after his debut LP, Pluto, sent shock waves through mainstream rap, everyone else is still playing catch-up."

Reggae Sumfest will mark the artiste's first appearance in Jamaica, performing for a world-wide audience at the International Reggae Festival known as the 'Greatest Reggae Show on Earth.' The artiste is set for International Night II on Saturday, July 19.

The artiste is also known for the strong connection he has with his fans and always guarantees that they enjoy his performances. Godfrey Dyer, Chairman of Summerfest Productions, producers of the Festival expressed that he believes Future will add substantial value to not only the level of performances but to the musical diversity of the show. "Every year we try to offer our fans the best that is out there musically. So far the response to rapper Wiz Khalifa has been incredible and I know fans will welcome the addition of Future. We expect Future to thrill the audience with a dynamic set".

Other confirmed artistes on the event include multiplatinum Grammy award winner Sean Paul, local song bird and The Voice winner Tessanne Chin, legendary singer Freddie McGregor, reggae crooner Jah Cure, veteran Sanchez, rising star Chronixx, dancehall's Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Busy Signal, I-Octane, Assassin aka Agent Sasco, Aidonia, Bugle and more.

Reggae Sumfest will be staged from July 13 - 19 with a Beach Party on Sunday, July 13 at Aquasol Beach, the All White Party on Tuesday, July 15 at Pier 1 and stage shows from Thursday to Saturday at Catherine Hall. Sponsors for this year's festival include, Digicel, Iberostar, Secrets Resorts and Spa, Pepsi, Jamaica Tourist Board, and more.




Jason Derulo set to Talk Dirty at Sumfest

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Reggae Sumfest adds a touch of sensual pop with American recording star Jason Derulo for the 22nd staging of the Festival at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay from July 13 - 19, 2014.

Set for International Night I, Friday, July 18, Derulo is no amateur in the entertainment scene. The artiste has been in the business since the age of 16, having started his career as a producer and writer for acts such as Danity Kane, Sean Kingston, Lil Wayne, Cassidy, Iyaz and Lady Gaga. As a singer he is known for hits such as Talk Dirty, Ridin Solo, In My Head and Whatcha Say (#1 single in America upon release).

According to Executive Producer of Summerfest Productions, Johnny Gourzong, following dynamic performances from artistes such as Usher, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida, Derulo was a natural choice to be on the festival stage. "We have received overwhelming requests for Jason, so we are pleased to announce his confirmation on our line up. It's going to be another great show this year."

With the release of Derulo's third international album, Tattoos in September 2013 and his third U.S album Talk Dirty in April 2014, Derulo has not only chart toppers to share with his Jamaican fans, but also a slew of new music.

Born to Haitian parents in Florida, do not be surprised if Derulo comes back to his Caribbean roots during his Reggae Sumfest performance, which will mark his first appearance in Jamaica. Known for his energetic style of performing and having professional experience as a dancer and actor, Derulo is a performer at all levels. The artiste is also a fan of Jamaican music which he says he grew up listening to at home.

Reggae Sumfest will be staged from July 13 - 19 with a Beach Party on Sunday, July 13 at Aquasol Beach, the All White Party on Tuesday, July 15 at Pier 1 and stage shows from Thursday to Saturday at Catherine Hall. The festival will feature some of the greatest local and international performers. With the announcement of Busy Signal, Chronixx, Jah Cure, Beenie Man, Sanchez, Bounty Killer, I-Octane, Assassin, Mr. Vegas, Aidonia, Bugle, Nature, Spice, Alkaline, to complement the headliners, Wiz Khalifa, Sean Paul, Tessanne Chin, and Freddie McGregor anticipation is already frenetic for the 22nd staging of the show. Sponsors for this year's festival include, Digicel, Iberostar, Secrets Resorts and Spa, Pepsi, Jamaica Tourist Board, and more.




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Dancehall artiste Destiny Sparta says positive music is not getting attention in dancehall. According to the artiste signed to Tommy Lee Sparta's Guzu Musiq, positive music takes longer to blow up.

The artiste also pointed to Assassin, who she says does positive music, but is yet to receive the deserved respect from dancehall's audience.

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"People nuh wah hear the good music. When mi duh positive music and put dem pon YouTube dem nah get nuh views in comparison to when I put up the slack songs. A lot of females don't get played in the dancehall and if the song don't slack yu dead fi hungry inna dancehall. Assassin is lyrical and he has the full package but still him not getting the full attention because di people dem want slack music. After yu duh the slack music and yu get the people dem attention, then you can feed them some good music," she said.





Demarco pleases Africans

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Demarco made a triumphant return to the African continent over the weekend, performing to a mammoth gathering on Saturday night during the Club Music Street Jam held at First Street, Industrial Area.

The concert marked Demarco's second in the Ugandan capital Kampala, and it was a prodigious success measured by any standard.

The buzz surrounding his arrival also made headlines in the Ugandan Daily Monitor, one of the country's premium news tabloids.

Hordes of Africans queued up at the venue as early as 6 p.m. ready to catch one of the finest dancehall artistes to grace today's music alongside a number of local acts. Performances kicked off at 8:30 p.m. with the night's emcee Dave Dash, attempting to up the ante early, urging the over 30,000 in attendance to sing and dance along to popular musical selections courtesy of DJ Aludah, DJ Joe, Slick Stuart and Shiru.

Performances from local artistes Leyla Kayondo, Aziz Azion, Michael Ross, Don MC, Rabadaba, Mun G and Jose Chameleone soon followed, clearing the way for Demarco who finally got on stage at 12:45 a.m., sending the crowd into a frenzy.

Living up to his promise of a memorable event, he performed most of his classics interspersed with new favourites such as Lazy Body and Fren Circle. The atmosphere became so charged at one point that even noted African musician Sheena Karungi got involved in a dancing contest during his set.

Demarco performed for over an hour and ended his sweat-drenched performance with Blessings, a collaboration done with Ugandan singer Peter Miles. After thanking the crowd for their hospitality and patronage he was quickly whisked away by heavy security detail, thereafter more local artistes got involved and stretched the night's festivities until the wee hours of Sunday morning. The show was sponsored by Club Beer and organised by Silk events.




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Gullyside artiste 3 STAR has denied allegations that he was slapped in the face at a recent stage show after attempting to block Alliance deejay Iyara from entering the stage for a clash.

The two deejays have been at odds since Bounty Killer decided to answer Mavado's subliminal disses recently. Iyara and 3 STAR have release at least three songs each targeting each other.

Bounty Killer himself has aimed three songs at Mavado. Mavado is yet to respond with a direct counteraction. However sources claim that the artiste has something soon to be released which will address his issues with his mentor.

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ZJ Wah Wa arrested in the U.S

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According to the Broward Sheriff's Office website, ZJ Wah Wa is currently in custody at Broward County in Florida.

The website states that 24-year-old Wah Wa, real name Deon-Ville Antonio Ohara, has been in police custody since May 5 this year. It is understood that he was arrested by the United States Marshals Service.

Despite numerous searches, the website did not state the reason for his arrest, nor did it give an expected release date.

It, however, stated that he is in the main jail and in Marshal's Hold. There was also a visitation schedule.




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Sources are alleging that, dancehall artiste Gage is the one that was impersonating Tommy Lee Sparta in the recent controversial crying audio.

The audio which surfaced on Monday has been making rounds on the internet and has since been denied by Tommy Lee Sparta and his camp. Gage is often said to have a similar voice as Tommy Lee Sparta and some persons are alleging that the deejay might have been the one who started the crying audio.

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Tommy Lee - Crying About How Kartel Send Man Fi Bad Him Up And Tek Him Money





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Jennifer Lawrence was recently named the sexiest woman in the world by FHM magazine.

She beat out major names for the top spot including Rihanna, who came in at No. 3, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, and Kaley Cuoco, who took the No. 5 spot.

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Do you think the judges picked the right woman? Could have sworn Ishawna said she was the hottest woman alive. She must be on the list somewhere...no?...look again.

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By Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah 
Kingston 6 



WIPE THE RECORDS - Clear all non-violent cannabis related criminal convictions as a first step towards Legalization.

FULL LEGALIZATION - Legalization now for medical, recreational, sacramental use, including the purchase.

APPROVE and LICENSE MARIJUANA PROCESSORS - "Marijuana processor" is a person, or persons, licensed to process marijuana into useable marijuana and marijuana-infused products. It would also license the processor to package, label and sell product at wholesale to marijuana retailers.

APPROVE and LICENSE MARIJUANA PRODUCERS - "Marijuana producer" is a person, or persons, licensed to produce and sell marijuana at wholesale to marijuana processors and other marijuana producers.

APPROVE and LICENSE MARIJUANA RETAILERS - "Marijuana retailer" is a person, or persons, licensed to sell useable marijuana and marijuana-infused products in a retail outlet, including sales of a pound or less by street vendors.

APPROVE and LICENSE HOSPITALS, PHARMACIES, and their PHYSICIANS to administer or dispense useable marijuana for the intended use in diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in individuals or animals.

APPROVE the deposit of Marijuana profits at local banks.

APPROVE a NON GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY - The Agency will consist of 14 Certified Public Accountants to serve as the People's representatives, with one representative elected from each parish, by their parish. Elected representatives are limited to serving five (5) terms, each term consisting of four (4) years. Three members shall hold senior positions, and all shall be elected by the Board itself. All License fees to be established and voted on by the Cannabis Board.

CANNABIS - THE PEOPLE'S INDUSTRY

CANNABIS - THE PEOPLE'S INHERITANCE

KEEP THE POWER IN THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE

We can generate revenue for:

OUR education,

OUR health care,

OUR nation's infrastructure

OUR national debt

OUR people

We can move toward additional international markets, exporting our commodity to legal recipients by our licensed marijuana producers and licensed marijuana processors, which will encourage additional investment both foreign and local.

IN THE NAME AND MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO LIVED AND DIED

ALWAYS DEFENDING THEIR RIGHT TO THE USE OF THE SACRED HERB





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Monday, May 12, 2014

Women's Health Network Benefit on this Friday

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Kingston, Jamaica: Friday, May 16, 2014 will see the staging of the Women's Health Network's benefit show, an event that benefits solely women across the island that are unable to pay for medical treatment. The show dubbed African Jamaican Connexion will be held at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel at 6:30PM. The show will feature South African singing sensation Lorraine Klassen.

Nurse Lorraine Gentles, secretary of the organization said "the organization will be hosting the African Jamaican Connexion which is a music and dance show geared to raise $4,000,000 in funds to purchase an ultrasound and a mammogram machine to help with the diagnosis of cancer in the patients that the organization assist."

The show will see to performances by the South African songbird Lorraine Klassen, as well as Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths, L'Acadco: A United Caribbean Dance Force, L'Acadco Drum Explosion Orchestra, Desi Jones & Friends and Digicel Rising Stars alum Nickisha Barnes.

Dr. Rudolph Stevens President of the organization said "We are looking forward to the event and hope that we will be able to gain all that is needed to continue the great work of the organization and its members."

Each ticket costs $3,500 and are available at Mall Pharmacy and from the Gynae Centre, Balmoral Ave. All proceeds from the show will go towards the purchase of the necessary screening equipment.

ABOUT WOMEN'S HEALTH NETWORK JAMAICA (WHN)


Since the organization is fairly young this event would be the second major fundraiser that they have held. The Women's Health Network Jamaica (WHN) is a diverse, community-based health and social care charity organization. The non-profit organization provides developmental consultancy to depressed communities across the island and delivers health and social care solutions to communities in the global space by focusing on the health and social status of women and their families.

The group consists of doctors, nurses, and other professionals who wanted to use their time and talent to help increase the standard of living among women in need. From their initiative, they have performed over 800 surgeries in Maggoty and Islington, and have hosted a number of health and nutrition demonstrations catering to thousands of persons.

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For further information please contact Black Butterfly Media at 1.876.460.8220 (M) or blackbutterflymedia@gmail.com (E)




Flexxx says Mavado Stole Drake's Money!!

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Dancehall artiste Flexxx accuses Mavado of sealing money from American rapper Drake which was intended to build a library in Cassava Piece.

According to Flexxx who is also a the former ghost writer for Mavado, the singer took Drake's money and promised to start a library in the community, however over two years has passed and Mavado is yet to erect a library in Cassava Piece, but instead used the money for his personal benefit buying luxury cars and houses. Listen his song posted below for details.

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Flexxx and Mavado fell out after the singer went on Irie FM to deny that the deejay was featured on his U.S tour. Mavado later allegedly had Flexxx's U.S Visa revoked and blocked him from recording with several established producers.

(Mavado Diss - May 2014) Flexxx - Dark Storm| Follow @Lava_Vein





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As you read this, the over 200 female students abducted on April 14 from Government Girls School,Chibok, in Borno State are passing through hard times, with some of them being rapéd for as much as 15 times a day.

One of the abducted girls who managed to escape made this shocking revelations.

According Daily Mirror, "Families of the schoolgirls, aged between 15 to 18, are certain their daughters are now being used as séx slaves by an extreme sect that has killed 1,500 people since the start of this year alone. They are captives in the wild Sambisa Forest in north-east Nigeria where Boko Haram has a heavily armed camp of bunkers, tunnels, ramshackle buildings and tents.

"One girl who recently escaped following an earlier kidnapping said she was prized as a terror leader's wife because she had been a virgin. She said young female captives were raped up to 15 times a day, forced to convert to Islam and had their throats cut if they refused."

Daily Mirror said that "under President Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian government appears to have done little except issue an entirely false claim that most of the girls had been rescued by defence forces."

It quotes Mma Odi, executive director of the Nigerian charity Baobab Women's Human Rights, as saying:

"It is a very bad situation for those girls. The men went to the school for no other reason than to make them their sex objects. The men will have reduced them to sex slaves, raping them over and over again. And any girl who tries to resist will be shot by them. They have no conscience.

"The conditions will be terrible and it seems like the government has just abandoned them because they are girls and they are poor. If they were the sons of the rich, the government would act. Their abductors are not human beings and if the girls get out they will no longer be normal. They will have to have years of counselling to recover."

Also indicting the Jonathan led administration, Professor Hauwa Biu, a women's rights.




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Following Mavado's claim that Bounty Killer's diss songs towards him are garbage several fans of Bounty Killer have turned to social media to give the self proclaimed Gully Gad a wake up call.

One viewer on facebook said "if a neva killer u wudda stuck ina d gully so know u self ute.have respect killer a d general.99.9% of people don't memba weh dem a come from".

Another viewer commented "big man thing gully go easy when u hv to de barber shop until hours a nite n killa gi u de key n u drive left de man on road side n a hype u fi glad u buy ur visa n fk up de link fi de rest pussy," another said.

There were many other comments including this one.

"Pussy go suck mumma yu badd like killa? Memba is a man diss killa an yu tek it up an get a hype an wi as Alliance fan back yu an push yu yute go sleep pussy yu bye a little visa an a hype".

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International sources have reported that 13-year-old Willow Smith is old enough to make decisions on who she hangs with, even innocently in bed, this according to Willow's parents.

Sources connected to the Smith family tells the media that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith believe their daughter is "very mature" enough so to make her own decisions, as long as they don't clearly cross the line.

Will and Jada view the now-famous photo of Willow in bed with 20-year-old "Hannah Montana" star Moises Arias as innocent fun and an expression of art.

Reports are that the Smiths have known Moises for years, and he's best friends with 15-year-old Jaden. Bottom line, Will and Jada have NO issue with the picture.

Willow Smith Receives Backlash For Controversial Picture





According to Mavado, in an interview posted on ZIP FM website, any artiste that wants to be in a lyrical confrontation with him, has to be up to his standards.

"I heard a couple of songs but those are not songs. Those are garbage. That's not music. I mean, dem song deh, which part dem a go? Dem not even a go cross the airport, so why should I even listen to them," he said.

Mavado, who is currently signed to DJ Khaled's We The Best label, went on to say that artistes are only using his name to generate a buzz for their career.

"I won't give none of them the time of day. Think about it, I don't have to call anybody name to be on top, I'm always on top. They are the ones that always have to be calling David Brooks name to create a hype and to create a buzz for their career. I don't have time for that."

Mavado Diss Bounty Killer Saying Songs Are Garbage #Audio


Bounty Killer also released another song titled A WHO aimed at Mavado

Bounty Killer - A Who (Mavado Diss) [The Bomba Riddim] May 2014

(A WHO by Bounty Killer)




Businessman accused of spreading HIV

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An unidentified woman who claims that a prominent businessman infected her with HIV has taken to popular social application, WhatsApp, to reveal his full name, contact information and warn to other females to stay away from him.

In the warning, the woman gives a lengthy report about how she met the businessman and how she found out that she had the virus.

The woman said that when she met the man he was married, however, he pursued a relationship with her which lasted for several years.

She said that about two years into the relationship, she noticed that he was consistently taking a medication called Atripla, which she later found out was treatment for the virus.

Around the same time when she noticed he was taking the medication under the disguise of multi-vitamins, she said she also found sex tapes with the businessman having unprotected sex.

Some of the sex tapes, she claimed, involved schoolgirls having threesome.

She said that about a year ago, after falling ill, she was diagnosed with pneumonia and later tested positive for HIV.

Under the Offences Against the Person Act, it's an offence to knowingly infect another person with a sexually transmitted disease.




FACEBOOK MEETING leads to rape

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Three of four men who are accused of raping a teenager whom they met on the social network sight, Facebook, were remanded when they appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

When the case was mentioned, an attorney-at-law made a lengthy bail application on behalf of one of the men. She told the court that the accused is now 18 years old and that his mother had secured the assistance of an elderly relative who will supervise his every movement if granted bail.

Bail was, however, denied by the court after it was revealed that the accused was one of two from the group who were convicted of similar offence in the St Catherine Circuit Court last year and given a probation order.n better,'' The RM said.

The men were then ordered remanded until June 25.

Allegations are that in February this year, the 18-year-old woman was lured to a house in Portmore, St Catherine, where she was forced to perform various sexual acts by the men who took turns assaulting her.

A subsequent report was made to the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse and following an investigation, the four were charged with rape.

**source JAMAICA STAR**




Gaza Slim releases Gospel Song

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Amid the chaos surrounding her current situation, with a pending court case, a confident Vanessa Bling has expressed great optimism for her latest studio effort, which is a gospel track titled 'Mercy on Me'.

The song was voiced by Jermaine Reid and is her first officially released track of the kind since her 2010 musical breakthrough with One Man, which features incarcerated dancehall star Vybz Kartel.

Vanessa Bling, known to most as Gaza Slim, said the track shows her versatility as an artiste and has already been receiving positive feedback on social media.

The song was released earlier this week on her label, VB Music.

"It (Mercy on Me) is showing the other side of me and is expressing myself as a versatile artiste. As what most people believe, I have the vocal ability to do other genres," she said.

The former Oberlin high school student says she is aware that the public may have mixed reactions towards this attempt, given her associations, but she opined that it was something she had always wanted to do.

"People will always judge me because of the group I associate with, but no one is perfect, and people should not just get up and judge. get to know them first," she said.

"However, I always talk about God and I always go to church. Every Sunday, whether or not I go to church, I throw my offering," she added.

Pertaining to the making of the song, Vanessa Bling, real name Vawnessa Sadler, said her initial attempt was to do over a Grace Thriller song, but she was advised by Reid to do an original instead.

She also said that both she and Kartel had recorded a gospel song prior to his arrest in 2011. The song happens to be a cover version of Shirley Ceasar's Can't Even Walk.

Vanessa Bling - Have Mercy On Me Lord | May 2014 @Crushroad876





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Early Bird Discount Extended to May 15


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Local and international fans of the 22nd Reggae Sumfest can continue to purchase tickets at reduced rates for the event up to May 15 2014. The special early bid rates were originally slated to end Wednesday, April 30, however the organizers have extended the offer for an additional two weeks. The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth is scheduled for July 13-19 at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay. 
 
With the addition of Assassin, Alkaline, Mr. Vegas and Spice as part of the renowned Dancehall Night, the extension of the early bird initiative is expected to attract even more support. There has been tremendous support thus far of the early bird rates as fans react to the announcement of headline acts such as Tessanne Chin, Sanchez and Wiz Khalifa. 
 
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Johnny Gourzong, Executive Director of Summerfest Productions, promoters of Reggae Sumfest says reduced ticket costs are important to patrons so they try to please them not only through entertainment but also through admissions. "We are moving towards releasing the line up over the next few days and wanted to give our patrons more opportunity to benefit from discounted prices. With the tough economy, every little bit of savings help.  The regular prices will kick in on Friday, May 16 making it a wise move for persons to take advantage of reduced prices while it lasts," Gourzong said.
 
Tickets may be purchased online with a credit card at www.touchtix.net or on the Reggae Sumfest website, www.reggaesumfest.com. Early Bird tickets for the Beach Party and All White party on Sunday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 15 respectively cost $1,000 each. Tickets for Dancehall Night on Thursday, July 17 are available to early birds for $3,300 and $6,050 for VIP while Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19 costs $6,600 for regular admission and $9,900 VIP. Weekend and VIP passes are also available in the Early Bird Special.
 
Fans may access season passes for all three nights at a cost of $15,400 for regular tickets while VIP season passes cost $23,100. Regular Weekend passes that give access to Friday and Saturday only cost $12, 100 while the VIP weekend price is $17,600. VIP tickets offer access to the special VIP parking lot and a closer view of the stage.
 
Available on the www.reggaesumfest.com website, fans who take advantage of the special will secure their spot to see performances from the excellent mix of great talent slated for the Reggae Sumfest Stage.  Sponsors for this year's festival include Digicel, Iberostar, Secrets, Pepsi, Jamaica Tourist Board, Gleaner and IRIE FM.
 
 
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Alkaline Beaten in Mobay?

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According to sources, dancehall artiste Alkaline was beaten in Montego Bay after the artiste disrespected an older recording artiste who was slated to perform before him. Allegations are that Alkaline was given his down payment by the promoter, but became boisterous when the older artiste stayed on stage too long and decided he was going to leave.

A group of men is alleged to have approached Alkaline trapping him in the middle, then giving him several blows.




Bounty Killer answers Mavado

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After years of avoiding a lyrical brawl with his protégé Mavado, dancehall icon Bounty Killer has finally decided to respond to the Gullyside singjay, who has aimed several subliminal disses at him since they parted ways in 2010. Bounty was unavailable for comment. However, a new song called Death Work surfaced on YouTube.com on April 30, in which Bounty Killer unleashes his fury on Mavado and his Gullyside camp.

Dancehall enthusiasts had long expected a lyrical battle to start between the artistes, especially since Mavado's fellow Gullyside artiste Chase Cross had released a diss song aimed at Bounty Killer in 2011.

Several YouTubers also began to upload songs captioned as Mavado disses towards Bounty. Mavado's singles, Dem A Try Style Man and Pon Di Gully are both labelled as Bounty Killer disses on YouTube.com. Notably in Pon Di Gully, Mavado sings "Inna di dancehall a just me alone, di people nuh wah see nuh next gad".

This is a line which Bounty Killer sees as a subliminal diss and went on to respond to the artiste by deejaying, "A one general inna music bout bex bad, and dem nuh wah see a next gad? Tell madden send him best bag," along with a string of expletives. Bounty Killer also called out Mavado's manager and reminded the singjay not to be ungrateful.

"Sign yu to Khaled, sen yu guh foreign to make a outreach, yu tun rapper groupie, deh dung a South Beach and have the heart fi come a run off yu mouth peace, pass yu place a yu career a gonna out it, everything pon the Gully mi a rub out it. Bwoy tell yu bout yu madda and yu big him up, yow yu been a drop words come act big enough confront the General, hope yu can live it up," Bounty deejays in Death Work.

The Alliance and Gullyside feud is also spreading to the other artistes under each camp. Iyara from the Alliance and 3 Star Wildlife of the Gullyside have already released diss songs targeting each other. Since the start of the feud, Alliance affiliated recording artiste Busy Signal also sent a warning to Mavado in a song called Real Talk in which he deejays, "Singer nuffi a war Bounty real talk, him nuh memba when him bruck and when him hungry? A beg the bills and the 50? Tell him nuh be an ungrateful pickney, Killa a di man wey help people pickney buss di youths outa the slum fi mek it musically. Now yu mek it pon yu own a feed yu family. Rodney Price cudda neva be mi enemy". That song is labelled on YouTube.com as a Mavado dis.




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The organizers of Reggae Sumfest have confirmed the lyrical Assassin and new sensation Alkaline for Dancehall night, July 17 of, the 22nd staging of Reggae Sumfest. 'The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth', is already shaping up to be 2014's most memorable event and returns to its home base Catherine Hall, Montego Bay from July 13 - 19.

Agent Sasco aka Assassin along with the controversial young blood Alkaline is an indication that the Festival organizers are putting together a line-up of searing hot performers synonymous with exceptional entertainment. Fans are in for a treat as the prolific hit maker Mr. Vegas and the industry's most daring leading lady Spice will stamp their own brand of entertainment on Catherine Hall. Other dancehall artistes confirmed for the greatest dancehall celebration are QQ, Bugle, Aidonia and I-Octane who closed the show last year on an explosive note.

While keeping the other names under tight wraps, Sumfest Directors are assuring patrons that there will be more exciting announcements to follow in the coming weeks. Executive Director Johnny Gourzong says "This year's staging will be an entertainment package guaranteed to please and music lovers should take advantage of the early bird tickets special to make sure that they can be part of an unforgettable musical experience in Montego Bay come the 13th of July."

Assassin aka Agent Sasco is undoubtedly one of dancehall's top performers with a list of hits from an expansive catalogue. Fans can expect a lyrical onslaught as the artiste switches between his hardcore persona, Assassin and the more refined Agent Sasco with hits such as Late, Same Thing Again, Talk How Me Feel and Girls Gone Wild.

Vegas, is the dancehall gifter with treats galore. Currently blazing a trail across the world, the resilient and charismatic performer will touch hits such as Bruk it Down, Party Tun Up, Sweet Jamaica, I Am Blessed and his most recent party rocker Give It to Her.

Spice will be representing for the women and she too cannot be discounted nor outdone when it comes to performing. Spice, while being shy and soft spoken off-stage is the exact opposite when she gets in front of an audience. The artiste transform into a raunchy, sensual diva as she delivers lyrics to songs such as Twerk, Why You Mad and her recent hit, So Me Like It which was remixed with Hip-Hop star Busta Rhymes.

The exciting, controversial, eccentric rising star Alkaline is also expected to deliver a massive performance in what will be his second appearance on the show. Alkaline has grown vastly since his debut performance last year, his lyrical delivery and fan base has expanded and he continues to express himself in bold ways. Alkaline is expected to keep the audience ignited with songs such as Bruk Out, Things Me Love and Move Mountains.

The 22nd staging of Reggae Sumfest is expected to live up to its mantra 'The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth' and with artistes such as Assassin, Vegas, Spice and Alkaline the organizers are anticipating great quality performances come July 13 - 19 at Catherine Hall.




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Contact:   Coleen Douglas
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The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) invites you to partner with us for

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY 2014

WHAT: International Jazz Day 2014 Concert

WHERE: Devon House

WHEN: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

FEATURED ARTISTES:
Orville Hammond, Maurice Gordon, Ruth Royes, Samuele Vivian, Ibo Cooper, Joel Ashbourne, Jon Williams, Tony Moss & EMCVPA Students, Travelle Clarke and Christopher Wright

In December 2012, the United Nations General Assembly formally welcomed the decision by the UNESCO General Conference to proclaim April 30 as International Jazz Day. The day is used to draw public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage and is a culmination of a month long focus on the on jazz.

Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova said in her announcement that, "Jazz embodies the spirit of UNESCO. It brings people together and builds peace, tolerance and understanding. It has been the soundtrack for positive social change, from the fight against racism to the struggle for democracy."

The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts offers a degree in Jazz and Popular Music Studies since 2007 and is delighted to join the rest of the world to acknowledge the role jazz has played in society. Under the theme celebrate, educate, participate, EMCVPA will be hosting a number of events on Wednesday, April 30 as the main activities for Jamaica.

The events include a brown bag lunch hour discussion entitled, "What is Jazz Anyway?" between the hours of 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Vera Moody Concert Hall, EMCVPA Campus. Discussion will be led by Mr. Orville Hammond, Head of Jazz and Popular Music and lecturer of Jazz at the EMCVPA School of Music. Celebrations will close with a FREE to the public Jazz Concert at 7:00 p.m. on the lawns of Devon House featuring artistes including Orville Hammond, Maurice Gordon, Ruth Royes, Samuele Vivian, Ibo Cooper and Joel Ashbourne.

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Jamaica ranked fifth most miserable country

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Jamaica has been ranked as the fifth most miserable country in the world, according to a study published by the United States-based public policy research organisation, Cato Institute.

The Misery Index, which was created by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and published by Cato Institute, features 90 countries from across the globe.

According to the EIU, the Misery Index is based on the sum of the unemployment rate, the lending rate and the inflation rate minus the per cent change in real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita.

According to the index, the major contributing factor to Jamaica's misery is its interest rate.

Two other Caribbean countries were also included in the list, Barbados ranked at 27 with unemployment being blamed as that country's source of misery, while Trinidad and Tobago was ranked at 43, with interest rate being attributed to that country's source of misery.

Meanwhile, Venezuela is ranked as the most miserable nation in the world due to inflation.




Ce'Cile, Chris Martin split

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Although she has never publicly said who she was dating, singer Ce'Cile yesterday confirmed that she is no longer dating fellow singer Christopher Martin, who also fathers her child.

When asked if the end to their relationship will affect their 20-month-old child, Ce'Cile says that will not pose a problem.

"I lost a boyfriend, my daughter has not lost a dad. It should never be entangled. He's a good dad," she said.

And although her daughter has been on tour with her in the past, Ce'Cile says it will be difficult to leave her to go away for shows.

"It's hard to leave her to go away. The travelling is going to get a little hectic. Now that she is going to start school, she won't (be travelling)," she said, noting that her toddler has been to places like Sweden, Germany and the United States.

Instead, Ce'Cile says her plan is to make sure her daughter goes to a foreign country every year. She says she also wants to make sure her child is versed in another language.




Two prisoners escape from Horizon

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Up to late last night, two prisoners who escaped from the Horizon Adult Remand Centre in St Andrew, had still not been recaptured.

The men, 18-year-old Casheen Peart, otherwise called 'Nine Star', of Church Lane district, St Thomas, and 22-year-old Omar Creary of August Town, Kingston 6, escaped after they made their way through a vent and breached the walls of the facility yesterday.

Police said Peart, charged with murder, is of brown complexion, slim build with a tattoo on his chest and shoulder. He also has pierced ears. He was last seen dressed in a white merino and a pair of plaid shorts.

Creary is of brown complexion, 183 centimetres (6 feet) tall and has scars on his lower and upper arms. He is currently serving a life sentence.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Peart or Creary is being to contact the police 119 emergency number, Crime Stop at 311, or the nearest police station.

The public is also being advised that it is a criminal act, punishable under law to harbour a criminal and if caught, the full force of the law would extended to those individuals involved.




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What was intended to be a night of fun turned out to be a nightmare for some patrons who attended an event at popular hotel in central Jamaica.

It is understood that about 20 patrons, who were on their way home after the event had ended, were held up at gunpoint by three gunmen who took them to a nearby abandoned building and proceeded to rob them of valuables, including cash, cell phones and jewellery.

According to the victim, about 20 persons in total we taken to the location and all were robbed and then set free by their captors.

The incident has been the hot topic among taxi operators and residents in the area and surrounding community.

The victim, who chose to remain anonymous, said he didn't report the incident to the police as he feared for his life and also felt ashamed.




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According to the website, indiewire.com, a film about the international rise of reggae legend Bob Marley and his Wailers band is reportedly in the works.

Reported to be titled Buffalo Soldiers (the name of one of Marley's songs), it will be distributed by Mandalay Pictures, with writer Barry Morrow (Rain Man) and producer Cathy Schulman (Crash) reportedly assigned to the project.

According to the website, the film traces Marley and the Wailers' emergence from the rugged Kingston community of Trench Town in the 1960s, to super-stardom a decade later.

There are no production details (budget, cast) on the project or if it has been endorsed by the Marley family who have long touted a film about its patriarch who died in May 1981 at age 36 from cancer.

At one stage, A-list Hollywood director Martin Scorsese was rumoured to be in the running to oversee the biopic but that reportedly fell through.

Two years ago, Academy Award-winning director Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland) released his critically-acclaimed documentary Marley, which revived speculation that a film on the singer/songwriter was not far off.

The Wailers - Stir It Up live Old Grey Whistle Test 1973





Dancehall artistes M-Gee and GarrIzon robbed

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Dancehall artistes M-Gee and GarrIzon are the latest entertainers to fall victim to the parasitic crime epidemic plaguing the island.

The incident occurred on Easter Sunday and Wednesday respectively. M-Gee was at a popular beach party in Portmore, St Catherine and GarrIzon was at The Popular Wray and Nephew Contenders.

"I can't understand why a man would leave his house to come to a party to rob a next man of his things that he works so hard for. We have the same 24 hours, two hands and feet, so why they can't go and work for their own too. Them must remember God nah sleep, their time soon come," the M-Gee said regarding the robbery of his car.

GarrIzon who also had his car stolen, said he did not want to comment on the matter as the police were still investigating. It is not clear if the young artiste will seek legal action against Wray and Nephew Contenders, since his car was stolen out of their designated parking area, under the lit area.

Gramma Zone GarrIzon Melloquence - UWI UTech Style (Gangnam Style Remix) {Official Video}





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According to the artiste "I am now doing what Ishawna wants to do. I am free, single and disengaged, and I am loving my new freedom to act as an individual. I am 100 per cent focused on my career," she continued.

"Although I have never done something like this before, people close to me know this is the real me. I am promoting a sexy single, so I had to do a sexy photo shoot," she said.

Ishawna - No Fear [Official Music Video]





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In the aftermath of the posting of a video on Facebook showing her beating her 12-year-old daughter, Point Fortin mother Helen Bartlett says she is "prepared to go to jail" to set her child on the right path.

The mother of four yesterday said her daughter was her "problem child" who might be "acting out" because of neglect on her father's part.

Bartlett made these statements during a radio interview with journalists Dale Enoch and Tony Lee on i95.5 FM yesterday morning. They shared data which revealed about 72 per cent of the respondents support her action, while 28 per cent did not agree with the mode of discipline.




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NEW YORK CITY - Three of the most dominant athletes in the sport are the latest superstars to join the lineup for the adidas Grand Prix, which this year marks its 10th year of bringing the world's top athletes to Icahn Stadium, organizers announced today.

David Rudisha, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Valerie Adams - who among them own five Olympic gold medals and 14 World Championships titles - will all be returning to the NYC event, set to be held this year on June 14. One of the premier track-and-field events in the world, the adidas Grand Prix has hosted two World Records and 15 National Records in its first nine years, and its fans have had the privilege of witnessing almost a dozen performances that were the fastest ever recorded on U.S. soil - including Rudisha's awe-inspiring run here in 2012.

Tickets for the event, at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island, are on sale now at www.adidasgrandprix.com or by calling 1-877-849-8722. For a limited time, use the promo code ADIDAS14 and get 10 percent off!

Also available for purchase now are Family Packs of Backstretch Tickets, available for $80 and $50 for sets of 4 tickets in both the Backstretch Reserved and Backstretch General Admission seating areas, respectively. *Family Pack tickets are not subject to any further discounts.


Looking at our first track stars announced for this year's adidas Grand Prix


David Rudisha (KEN) is the 2012 Olympic gold medalist, 2011 IAAF World Champion, and World Record-holder (1:40.91) at 800 meters. In his U.S. debut at this meet in 2012, Rudisha stopped the clock at 1:41.74, the fastest time ever run in this country.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) has won the past two Olympic gold medals at 100 meters, and is a six-time World Champion. She was named 2013 IAAF Female World Athlete of the Year.

Valerie Adams (NZL) is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time World Champion in the shot put, and has not lost a competition in more than three years, going back to August 22, 2010.


Also added to the lineup are


Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain the 2008 Olympic gold medalist and reigning World Champion at 400 meters.

Erik Kynard of the USA and Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar in the high jump. Kynard, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist ranked #4 in the world and Barshim, the 2014 World Indoor Champion and 2013 World Championships silver medalist ranked #2, will join the previously announced Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine, the 2013 World Champion ranked #1, in what promises to be among the best high-jump competitions ever seen in the U.S.

Michael Tinsley of the USA and Javier Culson of Puerto Rico in the 400-meter hurdles. Tinsley and Culson, the 2012 Olympic silver and bronze medalists, respectively, also have three World Championships silver medals between them: two (2009, 2011) for Culson and another (2013) for Tinsley.


The will all be joined by the previously announced Jenn Suhr, Sally Pearson and Yohan Blake


The sixth stop on the international IAAF Diamond League circuit, the adidas Grand Prixis in its 10th year at Icahn Stadium, in conjunction with the Randall's Island Sports Alliance. The latest news, photos and information on the event can be found at www.adidasgrandprix.com; on Facebook and on Twitter.

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Rihanna dances to Buju and Nadine Sutherland

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Over the Easter weekend, R&B superstar Rihanna tweeted a video of herself and best friend Melissa Forde in the back of a truck singing along to Nadine Sutherland and Buju Banton's 'Wicked Dickie'.

Despite the video of the Bajan beauty singing the song getting only 400 views since its YouTube release just over two days ago, YouTube users have admitted that it was Rihanna's video that led them to search for the original version of the song.




The Government is being accused of disrespecting the office of the Opposition Leader by allowing the telephone services to remain disconnected for the past two weeks.

The matter was raised in the House of Representatives yesterday by Member of Parliament for South West St Catherine, Everald Warmington.

Warmington told the House that the telephone at the office of the Leader of Opposition, Andrew Holness was disconnected because of the non-payment of bills.

He said the office was never treated in that manner when the Jamaica Labour Party was in Government.

House Leader, Phillip Paulwell, has given his commitment to resolve the issue.

**SOURCE JAMAICA GLEANER***




The Police Fraud Squad is now investigating the employee of a bank who is accused of fleecing millions of dollars from an entertainer's account.

But while investigations are ongoing, the popular local entertainer is accusing the institution of moving too slowly to compensate him.

The attorney representing the entertainer yesterday stated that the banking institution has failed to honour its financial obligations to his client, leaving him deprived of access to millions of dollars which he legitimately lodged to his account.

Information reaching our news team is that the entertainer deposited the money over time to his account through a specific female employee at the institution.

Reports are that the employee had been advising the entertainer for over a year and advised him how to invest his money. She is said to have then signed off on documents advising her client that everything was taken care of.

The attorney said that his client was under the impression that he had been receiving 'special treatment' from his personal banker and had never joined a queue whenever he visited the bank, on the advice of the woman.

The discrepancies were said to have been unearthed last month when the entertainer visited the bank, and had to join a line because the woman was not at work.

The attorney stated that "He has two accounts and would normally leave the books with her and collect them a few days later, at which point he would check and it appeared that things were normal. While he was at another teller, he was told that one of the books he thought was a US account was not a US book, but in fact Jamaican ... The number coding in the books were different, but my client didn't look to see."

Additionally, it was outlined that the entertainer was misled as none of the investments he made were there.

Our news team was told that since the discovery the entertainer has been receiving the run-around from the local bank in his attempt to reclaim his funds. It is said that he has been compelled to make contact with the bank's head legal officer.

Yesterday, a Fraud Squad detective confirmed that an investigation has been launched.

Our news team was also told that it was the bank who contacted the police. We were told, however, that the female banker in question was not yet in police custody as the investigations are ongoing.




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The History of Palm Sunday

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The celebration of Palm Sunday originated in the Jerusalem Church, around the late fourth century. The early Palm Sunday ceremony consisted of prayers, hymns, and sermons recited by the clergy while the people walked to various holy sites throughout the city. At the final site, the place where Christ ascended into heaven, the clergy would read from the gospels concerning the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. In the early evening they would return to the city reciting: "Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord." The children would carry palm and olive branches as the people returned through the city back to the church, where they would hold evening services.

By the fifth century, the Palm Sunday celebration had spread as far as Constantinople. Changes made in the sixth and seventh centuries resulted in two new Palm Sunday traditions - the ritual blessing of the palms, and a morning procession instead of an evening one. Adopted by the Western Church in the eighth century, the celebration received the name "Dominica in Palmis," or "Palm Sunday".

A Palm Sunday video is a great way to prepare for your church's celebration of Palm Sunday.

The Meaning of Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. The gospels record the arrival of Jesus riding into the city on a donkey, while the crowds spread their cloaks and palm branches on the street and shouted "Hosanna to the Son of David" and "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord" to honor him as their long-awaited Messiah and King.

These Palm Sunday PowerPoints depict scenes and images of Palm Sunday, providing a perfect enhancement to your teaching on this subject.

The significance of Jesus riding a donkey and having his way paved with palm branches is a fulfillment of a prophecy spoken by the prophet Zechariah (Zechariah 9:9). In biblical times, the regional custom called for kings and nobles arriving in procession to ride on the back of a donkey. The donkey was a symbol of peace; those who rode upon them proclaimed peaceful intentions. The laying of palm branches indicated that the king or dignitary was arriving in victory or triumph.

Palm Sunday in Modern Times

Today, Palm Sunday traditions are much the same as they have been since the tenth century. The ceremony begins with the blessing of the palms. The procession follows, then Mass is celebrated, wherein the Passion and the Benediction are sung. Afterwards, many people take the palms home and place them in houses, barns, and fields.

In some countries, palms are placed on the graves of the departed. In colder northern climates, where palm trees are not found, branches of yew, willow, and sallow trees are used. The palms blessed in the ceremony are burned at the end of the day. The ashes are then preserved for next year's Ash Wednesday celebration.

In the simplest of terms, Palm Sunday is an occasion for reflecting on the final week of Jesus' life. It is a time for Christians to prepare their hearts for the agony of His Passion and the joy of His Resurrection. In order to improve your effectiveness this Palm Sunday, sign up with Sharefaith 10 Day Free Trial to access our vast collection of Palm Sunday resources--powerful media for a significant day.




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A Facebook page was recently created which shows pictures of Vybz Kartel as well as messages with various women speaking of oral sex.

One of the women is alleged to be Gaza Slim, however sources are saying that the information on the Facebook page could have been manipulated by the police to make both artistes look bad in the eyes of the public.

The page also carries 3 videos featuring Vybz Kartel and his friends socializing about certain issues.




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Tessanne Chin marked another milestone in her life. The Season Five winner of NBC's 'The Voice' now has her own official rum.

Accompanied by her sister, Tami Chynn, and Solid Agency's Marlon Bourke, Tessanne was at an exclusive ceremony at J. Wray & Nephew Limited's corporate office in New Kingston, where the presentation was made.

The occasion was in celebration of the singer's accomplishments and there she was gifted with a one-of-a-kind rum created just for her.

Clearly overwhelmed by J. Wray & Nephew's decision, Chin reflected on the moment she heard the news saying that she was truly honoured.

Admitting to being a lover of Appleton, Chin described the moment as an honour.




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The New York Post is reporting that a Jamaican music executive who fled the United States after participating in a murder more than 10 years ago, has been arrested in New York.

Kevin Reynolds, the CEO of Twenty First Hapilos Digital Distribution, was arrested at the John F.Kennedy International Airport in New York. The newspaper reported that Reynolds had been on the run since 2002, but had assumed the identity of a 'Dennis Graham', and managed to obtain passports and other documents under this assumed identity.

He also managed to form and successfully operate the company, which is known for its digital distribution of reggae and dancehall music, and with offices in Kingston and New York.

He was arrested on the weekend by New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and NYPD detectives, as he waited to board a flight to Jamaica.

According to the Post, he was wanted for the 2002 shooting death of Winston King who was shot in front of his 11-year-old daughter in Silver Spring Maryland.

The newspaper quotes law enforcement sources who claim he disappeared, changed his identity and eluded police for 12 years. It states that despite being wanted, Reynolds established himself as a music entrepreneur under his new identity, and successfully travelled between Jamaica and the US without detection until last weekend when he was nabbed.




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Cashtastic, a South London rapper and Universal Music Publishing signee, has been deported to his home country Jamaica.

Cashtastic, real name Cashief Nichols, was detained by the UK Border Force agency due to a technicality with his immigration status since moving to the the UK from Jamaica aged 6.

He was reportedly granted bail on March 4th, however he was detained for a further two weeks and forced to leave the UK.

"I've been detained/given removal directions by the UKBA. They're sayin even tho I came to the UK at age 6 I have no right to be here!"

"A judge gave me bail on march 4th then immigration detained me two weeks later again." he tweeted.

Since then, the star has received a huge amount of support from fans and other artists including Wiley, Angel, Harvey (So Solid), Fuse ODG, George The Poet and more.

The rapper was one of the best young talents in the UK and was on the brink of breaking into the commercial rap market.

**NEW**- Cashtastic- Life On The Edge (Official Video)- **Taken from the ALARM CLOCK EP**



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Entertainers vehicles seized!!!

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christopher-martin-photo-4.jpgAccording to sources, two popular entertainers have had their motor vehicles confiscated by the police. One has been identified as reggae crooner Christopher Martin.

The vehicles were reportedly seized as part of a major crackdown by the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) and the Revenue Protection Division (RPD) of the Ministry of Finance.

It was being alleged that the vehicles were illegally imported, Christopher Martin's manager, Kingy, however, denied these allegations.

"We didn't import the vehicle. We bought the vehicle from a registered car lot. We went to the lot, saw the vehicle, liked it and purchased it. We have all the legal documents supporting this. Chris had the car for almost three years. This really came as a surprise to us," he said.

Kingy added that their lawyers are currently looking into the matter, but in the meantime, they are focusing their attention on Martin's upcoming debut album 'Stepping Razor' which will be released by the end of summer.

It is also being alleged that the son of a prominent politician also had his vehicle confiscated.




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Incarcerated entertainer, Adidja 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer, has released a statement appealing the perpetrators of threats against journalists to stop.

The Jamaica Observer reported this morning that its crime reporter, Karyl Walker, and Abka Fitz Henley of Nationwide News Network have been threatened by Kartel's callers.

But according to the statement released through Kartel's lawyer, Tom Tavares-Finson, the artiste wants such action to stop.

"Such action is not helping me or my fellow appellants and is playing into the hands of the police and others who are seeking to discredit me and prejudice the fair hearing of my appeal," Kartel wrote.

SEE FULL STATEMENT FROM VYBZ KARTEL:

It was brought to my attention this morning by a member of my legal team that a number of persons including journalists have reported receiving threats from persons purportedly acting on my behalf.

During my sentencing hearing my Attorney Tom Tavares-Finson indicated to the court that I hold no ill-will to any of the persons involved in my trial neither the Police, Prosecutors, Executives from Digicel and certainly not any member of the Media who covered my trial in a manner which exposed the weaknesses in the Prosecution's case for all the world to see.

I reiterate the position "I hold no ill-well [sic] to anyone who was involved in my trial" and I put my faith in the judicial system and the appeal process on which we have now embarked.

I appeal to any misguided individual or individuals who may think it appropriate to seek to threaten or intimidate anyone, to stop it.

Such action is not helping me or my fellow appellants and is playing into the hands of the Police and others who are seeking to discredit me and prejudice the fair hearing of my appeal.

In the meantime I thank my family, friends and fans who continue to support and have faith in me.

Signed: Adidja Palmer

**SOURCE JAMAICA OBSERVER**




Police Kills Wife then commits suicide

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The police are still at the scene of what is suspected to be a case of murder-suicide in the Oaklands apartment complex on Constant Spring Road, St Andrew, involving one of their colleagues and his wife.

The Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary (CCU) says about 11:25 p.m. yesterday the policeman, 31-year-old Davian Thompson who is attached to the Spanish Town police, went to the apartment where he lived with his wife, Latoya Campbell-Thompson and shot her. She was to celebrate her 28th birthday today.

Colleagues subsequently launched a search for the constable. They received information about 6:30 this morning that a body was found in the Shortwood gully, metres away from the apartment. The body, which had a gunshot wound to the head and clutching .38 revolver, was confirmed to be that of the policeman.

Thompson was on suspension from the police force for his involvement in a shooting incident in Westmoreland last year. Early investigations by the Constant Spring Criminal Investigation Branch have revealed that the policeman was not a licensed firearm holder.

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Jah Mason - a positive force in Reggae

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Born on a beautiful November-morning 1970 in the parish of Manchester/ Jamaica, "Andrae Corey Johnson"(Jah Mason) is truly blessed with a musical talent. He was raised from a family that has always been involved with the extreme lively & colorful Jamaican music-scene. But it was not his well-known family member "Tony Rebel" who first recorded this young juvenile... it was former Black Uhuru Singer Junior "One Blood" Reid in 1991 for his own Label JR Productions.with a Track titled "Selassie I" under the stage name Perry Mason.It was later that year after making a Spiritual Troth to Bobo Hill,Bull Bay -Jamaica he changed his name to Jah Mason.He reached to international fame with songs like "Hard Mama Work", "Money", "Cool with the Fire" and "Run come Love me tonight". a combination with his close friend Jah Cure for Beres Hammond's "Harmony House Label".In 1997 Jah Mason got the opportunity for his first tour in Europe with Tony Rebel since then he is a positive force to be reckoned with. Several Shows in the US,the Caribbean & the UK followed...

In 1998 Jah Mason's first Album entitled "Keep your Joy" was released."Keep Your Joy" was also a Track title from the album,becoming a well known hit world-wide. In the following two years(1999-2000) 3 more Albums entitled "Most Royal" (Jah Warrior Rec./ UK), "Surprise Dem" (Vikings Rec./ JA) and "Unlimited" (ReggaeVibes/ USA) were released. In 2002 Jah Mason released the outstanding concept-album "Never Give Up" together with Israeli producer 'Danny P. Kark' & the Jamaican Label "Kariang Records". He performed this album all over Europe, the USA and exotic places like Israel and Sicily. During the next year Jah Mason continuously toured all over the world, releasing the Album titled "Rise" with a French Label in 2003. It was that same year he established himself as one of the most consistent Reggae Artist on the World Map of Reggae.....In 2005 Jah Mason got his first Number 1 hit on the Jamaican Charts after working with Genius Reggae Producer Roland aka "Rollie"the was track title "Princess Gone" which stayed at No. 1 for over three weeks, reached Number 2 on the US Reggae Charts , hit No. 3 on the British Reggae Charts and No 1 on the Caribbean Charts.

After performing this huge hit all over the world Jah Mason, Rising Sun and VP-Records released the Album "Princess Gone/ The Saga Bed" in May 2006.This album elevated Jah Mason's name in the Reggae Industry to another level and lead him to a very successful year in 2006.

In September 2006 Greensleeves Records released another album titled "Wheat & Tears" After touring this album in Japan November 2006 Jah Mason didn't find no time to rest and produced a next album, released in February 2007 called "Life is just a Journey". And just like the title of the album says Jah Mason hit the road again for a 6 weeks headlining European Tour including countries like Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Spain.

After the summer-festivals in Europe Jah Mason got the chance to perform in front of packed venues in Australia and New Zealand in September 2007, where he was represented as the first Bobo Shanti artist ever. All in all Jah Mason has performed over 60 shows that year. In March- April 2008 Jah Mason was joined by Lutan Fyah for yet another European Tour including countries like France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. That same year he release another album titled "No Matter The Time", produced by Vikings Rec. and Pete Music.This album was released by Nocturne in France.Fyah Mason, as he is also called by his colleagues has done several collaborations such as Run Come Love Me Tonight with Jah Cure, Nicco D on the track Ruff times which was big internationally, also done Collabs with other local and international artistes such as Richie Spice, Spanna Banna, Lutan Fyah, Capeleton, Sasha, Zamunda, Lucian, Joy, Al Jaba du, D'agel, Iqulah, Shakka Pow, Chrisinti and the list goes on.

Jah Mason's music has reached all corners of the world and he has trekked far and wide to do live performances and he is always well received. His fan based is widely international, but no one can deny his profound talent and writing abilities as he writes all his material personally. This makes his music a personal expression issues of love, brotherhood, current affairs as well as rastafari. To date Jah Mason has earned himself an International Name.He is one of the most consistent artist in the business.Jah Mason has gain audiences all around the world.He has reached fans no other Reggae Artists were able to reach,fans in places such as New Caledonia,Solomon Islands, several Pacific Islands in the Eastern Hemisphere,Vanuatu and Moscow-Russia.




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Cop Stabbed In The Neck, Attacker Shot Dead

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A man who this afternoon stabbed a policeman in downtown Kingston has been shot by the cop.

The Independent Commission of Investigations is probing the incident.

Onlookers say the man, believed to be mentally ill, and the cop were involved in a tussle.

According to an eyewitness, during the tussle, the policeman was stabbed in the neck.

The injured policeman reportedly attempted to flee but as the cop tried to get away, he was reportedly chased by the man.

The eyewitness said the policeman then shot his attacker killing him.

The policeman was then taken to hospital.

The police have confirmed that there was incident involving a cop and another man, but could not provide details.




Reggae Sumfest 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, April 4, 2014

Reggae Sumfest offers reduced tickets to early birds


Jamaica, St. James: Local and international fans of the Greatest Reggae Show on earth can now purchase tickets at reduced rates for the event scheduled for July  13-19 at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay. Reggae Sumfest organisers are giving diehard fans access to what promises to be an exciting event with an early bird special which began on April 1 and ends on April 30.

Johnny Gourzong, Executive Director with Summerfest Productions, organizers of the event notes that his team is always looking to give patrons value for their money and this Early Bird Special is one such initiative. "We know that Reggae Sumfest is loved by Jamaicans at home and abroad and also boasts admirers globally. In harsh economic times impacting the world we want to reward those committed fans with saving on their tickets which is why  Early Bird tickets are available for one month and we encourage persons to buy early. This year's show will be phenomenal," he explained.

Fans are urged to beat the rush and get your tickets now because passes are likely to sell out fast given that Tessanne Chin, Sanchez and Wiz Khalifa are already confirmed and more artistes will be announced soon.

Tickets may be purchased online with a credit card at www.touchtix.net or on the Reggae Sumfest website, www.reggaesumfest.com. Early Bird tickets for the Beach Party and All White party on Sunday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 15 respectively cost $1,000 each. Tickets for Dancehall Night on Thursday, July 17 are available to early birds for $3,300, and $6,050 for VIP while Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19 costs $6,600 for regular admission and $9,900 VIP. Weekend and VIP passes are also available in the Early Bird Special.

Fans may access season passes for all three nights at a cost of $15,400 for regular tickets while VIP season passes cost $23,100. Regular Weekend passes that give access to Friday and Saturday only cost $12, 100 while the VIP weekend price is $17,600. VIP tickets offer access to the special VIP parking lot and a closer view of the stage.

Available on the www.reggaesumfest.com website, fans who take advantage of the special will secure their spot to see performances from the excellent mix of great talent slated for the Reggae Sumfest Stage.  Sponsors for this year's festival include Digicel, Iberostar, Secrets, Pepsi, Jamaica Tourist Board, Gleaner and IRIE FM.

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For further information, please contact: Carlette DeLeon at 876.754.1526 or carlette@headlinejamaica.com.




Alpha Boys Home to be closed!!

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After 135 years of service to Jamaican children, the Roman Catholic Sisters of Mercy have decided to close the Alpha Boys' Home at South Camp Road in Kingston.

The announcement was made by Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna at her ministry in Kingston Tuesday morning.

She said that the Government has been assessing the status of the 120 boys now housed at the facility to determine how many are suitable to be returned to their parents or be housed in other child care facilities.

The Alpha Boys' Home educational and music programme will however continue, Hanna said.




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Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson has been handed an 18-month ban from competition, 10 months following her positive doping test.

The sentence was handed down earlier today by the disciplinary panel that presided at her doping hearing at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston.

In announcing the verdict, Lennox Gayle, chairman of the three-member Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary panel said the body came to the decision that Simpson was negligent in all the circumstances as an elite athlete.

Gayle says the 18-month ban should commence from the date of June 21, 2013.

This means that Simpson is eligible to return to competition on December 20, 2014.

The Olympian tested positive for the banned stimulant Oxilofrine at the Jamaican Championships last June.

She had blamed her positive test on a new brand of nutritional supplements given to her by her former physical trainer, Canadian Chris Xuereb.

Simpson was a first time offender.

A two-year suspension is the maximum sanction allowed for first-time offenders, and Lackston Robinson, the attorney who represented the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission, had told the panel during his final submission on February 25 that the athlete should serve the time.




$10m Falls Out Of Armoured Vehicle

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The police are carrying out investigations after a bag containing J$10M fell out of an armoured truck on South Camp Road at 10:55 a.m.

Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were reportedly on patrol and saw when the bag fell out of the truck.

The money has since been returned to the security company.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Hornet Williams, who is in charge of operations in the Kingston Eastern Police Division, says he is happy the officers on patrol were in the right place at the right time.

**source JAMAICA GLEANER***




K.D. Knight Joins Ninja Man's Defence Team

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Well-known attorney-at-law K.D. Knight has joined the defence team of dancehall entertainer Ninja Man.

The murder trial of the entertainer continues to be plagued by delays as it was once again pushed back when it was called up in court this morning.

The artiste, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, was expected to stand trial in the Home Circuit Court today but it had to be pushed back because there is another case before it.

Ninja Man has been before the courts since 2009.

The trial was rescheduled to November 10.

Ninja Man is accused of the March 16, 2009 murder of Richard Johnson.

He is jointly charged with his son Janiel and another man Dennis Clayton.

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A fourth accused, Seymour Samuels, has died.

**Source JAMAICA GLEANER**




Miss Kitty robbed

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Radio host and MC extraordinaire Khadine 'Miss Kitty' Hylton is now picking up the pieces after vandals broke into her vehicle and made off with $200,000.

According to the Digicel Ambassador, after withdrawing the cash from a Washington Boulevard bank branch on Wednesday, she proceeded to Hope Road to collect a gift basket. It was while inside that the bandits struck.

Much to her dismay, the store attendant informed her that they had no security guards or security cameras on the property. The police were, however, quick on the scene, but there were no eye witnesses.

On Friday afternoon, Miss Kitty was rewarded with good news. While sharing the story in her radio programme, she was surprised by representatives from Stewart Motors who gifted her with a brand new BMW X6 to use while her vehicle is being repaired.

She also had scathing remarks for the thieves.

"The blood of Jesus is against unuh. Everybody has the same 24 hours so I don't understand why you should sit at home while I work and then come to take my earnings from me. When you partake in ill-gotten gains, the blood is on you. This act is so dastardly and evil. But I am not not gonna give up because the blood of Jesus is against every thief."




Marcia and Judy get Reggae award

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Marcia Griffiths (second left) and Judy Mowatt were presented with the Reggae Ambassador's Award by VP Records and Groovin' Inc, co-promoters of the Groovin' In The Park concert. The ceremony was held last week at the Jamaica Consulate in New York City. Christopher Roberts (left), founder of Groovin' In The Park, and VP Records President Chris Chin with the awardees.

MARCIA Griffiths and Judy Mowatt, members of Bob Marley's harmony group the I-Three, were honoured with the Reggae Ambassador's Award in New York City last Tuesday.

The awards were presented at the Jamaica Consulate by VP Records and Groovin' Inc, co-promoters of the annual Groovin' In The Park concert.

Griffiths and Mowatt were recognised for their "supreme artistry, outstanding achievement and contribution to the development and promotion of reggae worldwide".

Veteran tour manager/booking agent, Copeland Forbes, was also honoured for his contribution to the music industry.

Griffiths thanked VP founder Pat Chin and Groovin' In The Park founder Christopher Roberts for the award.

"I feel like I am truly blessed as this award is deeper than music. Thank you for allowing me to share this journey. Without you I would not have reached this milestone," she said.

Mowatt, a born-again Christian, was also appreciative.

"Had it not been for God, for his gift and talents that he gave to me, I would not have been here this evening. So it is with heartfelt gratitude, I give thanks."

Griffiths and Mowatt will perform at the fourth Groovin' In The Park, scheduled for June 29 in Queens, New York. Chronixx, John Holt and Bob Andy are also headliners.

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Amidst preparations for his live concert series and upcoming album titled 'Next Dimension', tragedy has struck leaving Reggae singer Teflon stricken with grief by the sudden death of his close friend and road manager Ricardo Lowe more popularly known as Blackman.

Reports are that on Friday night, April 4th several persons including children were at the intersection of Charles Street and Chestnut Lane when a group of armed men sprayed bullets on them. The 12-year-old boy reportedly died on the spot while Lowe man died in hospital. Unconfirmed reports are that the shooting incident stems from an ongoing gang feud between men from Tivoli Gardens and Chestnut Lane.

A bereaved Teflon appeared evidently shaken by the news of Lowe's death. According to a senior member of Yard A Love the artiste's management company.

"We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Ricardo Lowe and would like to sincerely extend our condolences to his family and friends in this time of grief. He was an outstanding worker and devoted comrade to his job; and to see him lose his life in such a draconian manner is difficult for us to comprehend, but we must remain strong, his passing is a great loss to music industry."

At this time Teflon's Management is asking members of the media and music fraternity to be respectful as the entertainer moans in private.




Kartel Voicenotes Leaked

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Vybz Kartel Voice Notes Murder Evidence





New pot regime is going to pot

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When Ottawa announced a way to produce and distribute medical marijuana, it cited several good reasons for doing so. Health Canada argued that a new system would make high-quality medical cannabis more accessible to those who need it. The process would be less onerous for patients, and the product less costly and less susceptible to crime.

But the orderly new regime that was supposed to emerge on April 1 has so far turned out to be nothing more than a figment of Health Canada's imagination. For patients, producers and doctors, confusion reigns. Among the barriers standing in Ottawa's way is a court injunction upholding the status quo, by allowing patients to continue growing their own medical marijuana. The government was planning on ending the legalization of home-grown pot for approved medical users, and turning the production of the only legal pot in the country over to a group of government-licensed grow ops. The temporary injunction stops that. Some patients are also planning a broader constitutional challenge, arguing that the new system will drive up costs and reduce access.

They don't buy Ottawa's argument that continuing to allow medical marijuana patients to grow small amounts of marijuana at home poses health hazards from mould to the threat of home invasion. For them, what matters more is the bottom line. Pot can be grown at home for pennies a gram, while Health Canada's official suppliers charge anywhere from $3 to as much as $13.50.

For producers, there's a different problem. The court injunction means that after investing millions of dollars in machinery and security in anticipation of April 1, they now may have no customers. Doctors are also distancing themselves from changes to the status quo. Many feel uncomfortable prescribing a substance that has not been subject to the same clinical trials and approvals process as pharmaceuticals. Instead of taking these concerns seriously, Health Canada until recently essentially ignored them.

April 1 was supposed to mark the beginning of a new era for medicinal marijuana in Canada. Instead, uncertainty and confusion mean the new rules are having the exact opposite of their intended effect. Many patients don't want to be forced to buy the cannabis the licensed producers are peddling; pot growers are out of pocket because of a court injunction; doctors responsible for authorizing the use of medical marijuana are wary of doing so. Health Canada's big plan is going up in smoke.

**source: THE GLOBAL MAIL**




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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Marcia Griffiths kicked off her year-long golden anniversary celebration earlier this year on the opening night of Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, and is now booked for Groovin In The Park festival in New York City on June 29.

"After weeks of negotiations, a deal was reached for the reggae queen to join Chronixx and other soon-to-be-announced acts at the festival ..." a press release from The PR Agency said on Thursday.

"We are truly honoured to have a reggae legend of the stature of Marcia Griffiths perform at Groovin in the Park 2014," Christopher Roberts, CEO of Groovin Inc, said. "This is her 50th anniversary in the music industry and she will be going all out to entertain fans and sweep them away with musical treasures."

The release said her upcoming performance is billed 'Marcia Griffiths and Friends' in NYC and will feature original I-Threes member Judy Mowatt, veteran singer John Holt and a reunion with her long-time singing partner Bob Andy.

Griffiths gained international recognition with Bob Andy in 1970 with their cover of Nina Simone's 'Young, Gifted and Black', which sold half million copies in the UK and Europe. She later toured the world with Bob Marley and the Wailers as a member of the I-Threes before hitting the Billboard chart as a solo act with her monster hit 'Electric Boogie'. Other hits from the Griffiths include 'Feel like Jumping', 'Melody Life', and 'Truly'.

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VYBZ KARTEL sentenced to LIFE IMPRISONMENT. Eligible for parole in 35 YEARS. 

SHAWN STORM sentenced to LIFE IMPRISONMENT. Eligible for parole in 25 years. 

ANDRE ST. JOHN sentenced to LIFE IMPRISONMENT. Eligible for parole in 30 years. 

KAHIRA JONES sentenced to LIFE IMPRISONMENT. Eligible for parole in 25 years




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"It's something that I am experiencing. You always have the side girl who then becomes the wife, so basically a desso the thing deh. Nobody don't perfect, Pamputtae is in that situation and I am dealing with it and mi have it lock. That's why mi talk about it. Nobody don't perfect and who is dem to judge me?" Pamputtae said in a recent interview.

She sings in Husband Lock "Gyal come a dance and a talk bout she hot, a talk bout ring and a she a get the cash. A pure dutty clothes and plate she a wash, nuh pay har nuh mind cause a chat she a chat. Woi mi have yu husband lock, mi have yu husband lock.  She a call mi man tekka, sey mi a home wrecker, a nuh my fault him deal wid me better. Calm dung yu self nuh rise yu blood pressure. Get a pen and guh write Dear pastor a letter. Sorry my dear mi know sey yu hear a him a buy all a mi Brazilian hair. All when mi fly out a him pay the fare. Mi know sey yu hurt but man haffi share" she chants over a bouncing old school flavoured dancehall rhythm".




BOUNTY KILLER disses ALKALINE on Instagram?!

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Harry Toddler gets married

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Downsound recording artiste Harry Toddler is now a happily married man.

He recently tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Tina Stewart, daughter of veteran Reggae singer Tinga Stewart. The two love birds got married in a private ceremony at Sandals Ochi Rios. The wedding was attended by family members, close friends and Downsound CEO Joe Bogdanovich.

"I'm a big man now, it's like I'm no longer Harry Toddler, I'm Harry Adult now. This is a big step in the right direction for me. Tina has been there for me for over a decade, no matter what happens she has always there, so I knew she was the right lady for me."

Harry Toddler said getting married is an important step that ever man should make in life.

"It doesn't matter who you are, as a big man you should get married at some point in time. It's just the right thing to do, being married brings more stability to your life."

He also stated, "Now that I'm married I will be working even harder because when you have a wife and family you have to make sure that they are comfortable. My wife and my family are my inspiration, they motivate me to keep on going," said the former Scar Dem Crew Member.

Harry Toddler is currently promoting three brand new singles Dancing Splash & Enjoy Yourself ft. Specialist and Mani Gouche. He is also responsible for the staging of the weekly DSR Fridays street party in Kencott which features Foota Hype, Lizard Hype, Sean 13, Hottaball, Ravers & DJ Tom.

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Radijah says Alkaline did not tattoo his eyes

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"if you are an artiste and don't have an image, people don't recognise you, no matter how yu song big. A lot of people seh mi shouldn't duh it but a my life and mi know why mi duh it and mi nuh duh it just for music. Mi nah follow Alkaline because him eye don't tattoo for real, mi know dat and him know dat tuh," the 19-year-old artiste said.

The artiste is known for the single Walk Like A Dog.

Radijah Walk Like A Dog (Official Video)





Prodi releases first dancehall song

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Just last year, gospel artiste Prodigal Son announced his decision to branch out into the reggae market. Now, the artiste is once again adding another branch, this time, his focus is on dancehall music.

The gospel artiste recently released his new dancehall single titled Hustler's Anthem and was quick to point out that he was simply using different genres as a means of expressing himself.

"My song, Head Caan Hot So, had elements of dancehall in it. To me, dancehall is just a genre, it's a part of my culture. I am dancehall and dancehall is me.I am way more focused on the support I am getting from my real fans. Those are the people who are looking out for me. I am not focused on naysayers. I'm just going to continue to put out good music and focus on what I am doing," he said. ," Prodigal Son aka Prodi said.




Vybz Kartel Sentencing Put Off To April 3

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Justice Lennox Campbell, the judge who presided at the Vybz Kartel murder trial has put off sentencing until April 3.

Campbell made the pronouncement in the Home Circuit Court a short while ago.

Campbell said that he had sent a letter to the defence lawyers requesting certain information regarding the convicts, however he is yet to get the information.

The judge said he wanted to find out if someone with artistic talent like Kartel is allowed to continue producing music while in prison.

He wanted to know if there was such allowances if he could make an order for the proceeds of the recordings to go towards the estate of the deceased.

And this morning when Tavares-Finson was making his submission in relation to Kartel, he mentioned that the Director of Public Prosecutions is now trying to change the protocol in relation to the handling of evidence in her office.

However, Llewellyn told the court that she said no such thing.

She also denied claims by Tavares-Finson that she would be launching an investigation into the conduct of the investigators in the Kartel case.

**source Jamaica Gleaner***




Twin of Twins to release cartoon

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Dancehall duo Twin of Twins have begun to dabble into screen writing and are looking to release their cartoon in coming weeks. Here is a preview of the project.

The duo recently said returned from the U.S where it is said the the duo was finalizing a major deal with an internationally renowned television network.

Twin Of Twins Locked Up A Yaad ||Movie Preview||





Rapper Wiz Khalifa confirmed for Sumfest 2014

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US Rapper and Black and Yellow hit maker Wiz Khalifa has been confirmed for the 2014 staging of Reggae Sumfest.

Wiz Khalifa is set to perform on International Night 1 of the highly anticipated festival that will run from July 13 - 19 at Catherine Hall Entertainment Center, Montego Bay.

Other acts already confirmed for Reggae Sumfest are Sean Paul and Tessanne Chin.




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Both Vybz kartel and Kern Spencer's attorneys had the same issues of poor evidence. However the youth from the ghetto (Vybz Kartel) was found guilty and Politician Kern Spencer set free, Defence attorneys says EVIDENCE did not support the charges!

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Kern Omar Spencer, the former legislator who for more than five years has fought corruption charges related to the Cuban light bulb programme, was released from court this morning a free man.

Spencer, the former junior energy minister who had responsibility for the implementation of the programme, and his former personal assistant Colleen Wright, were freed after Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey upheld a no-case submission made by their attorneys.

Spencer, the former north east St Elizabeth Member of Parliament who cried in Parliament when the allegations were first made public, was a picture of relief after the ruling.

Defence attorneys K.D. Knight and Deborah Martin argued, in their submissions, that Spencer and Wright were denied a fair trial because of prosecutorial misconduct and the lengthy delays in the case and that the evidence did not support the charges.Same situation with Kartel. Why was he found guilty?




Alkaline attack continues on Social Media

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Dancehall artiste Alkaline has continuously received backlash online since releasing the single Fuck You, in which he stated that he wanted a batty wash as a brawta during sex.

Several irate social net workers have voiced their concerns in writing, or by creating images mocking the artiste. Here are some of the stunts pulled by social networks to send the controversial deejay a message.

To make matters worse, the deejay recently released a picture in which he sports processed hair.

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I am writing to you in regards to the Vybz Kartel murder trial. Not being in attendance at the trial (supposedly the longest murder trial in Jamaica's history), I had to rely on media reports and unless much has been "lost in translation", I do not think that based on the evidence presented a jury could have met for approximately 2 hours to examine the offerings presented in a 65 day trial (judge Lennox Campbell spent all of 6 days to do his summary).

Clearly jurors had long decided that the "WORLD BOSS" and his co-accused had to be sent away and they were not going to objectively examine the evidence presented. I guess they were exercising their "common sense" as urged by judge Campbell - Jurors are not members of the court, or public opinion they are sitting in the court of law, the Supreme Court to be exact and the evidence presented must be beyond reasonable doubt to result in a conviction.

The police had also used Mr. Palmer's phone while it was in their possession, an action which I suspect would have resulted in the collapse of the crown's case in other jurisdictions.

A particular concern must also be the conduct of the presiding judge. He did not come across as an impartial arbitrator but probably demonstrated bias towards the prosecution. he for example repeatedly refused to include timestamps of audio and video evidence during his summary. I am not a fan of dancehall or a lawyer and i do believe that if you do the crime you should pay the penalty, that's just it. I will say this though, the Jamaican system is known for its lackadaisical traits and cover up.

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They see Mr. Palmer as a young black. Yes, a black ghetto youth with power. But think about it; open up your minds for one moment and let us think as educated people. If you were a business man selling bags, what would you do? Make the bags appealing to what the public is gravitating towards right?  It's the same with musicians, rappers, djs,r&b singers, pop stars you name it. Don't blame Mr. Palmer for violence in Jamaica because killing and robberies have been happening long before you and I were born. Mr. Bunting went on national TV and stated that Mr. Palmer is one of Jamaica's four problems..Question to you Mr. Bunting - has crime decreased for the last two years these men have been behind bars, and do you strongly believe that with Mr. Palmer and his co-accussed in prison that the crime rate will go down?  Because so far it has not. As the minister of national security you are doing a very poor job and instead of blaming Mr. palmer, maybe Mr. bunting you should consider retiring.

Now let's take a look at the case in a nutshell. The Deputy Commissioner of police stated that he is concerned that the cell phones were being used but not surprised because he is very much aware of the level of corruption in the police force. Now, how can a police officer collect a cell phone as evidence and allow other police officers to use the same cell phone and then after tendered it into evidence and the judge accepted it into evidence? The blood found on the premises where it was said that the alleged murder took place was collected as evidence and matched against Clive William's uncle. It came back negative and the prosecution's reply was the reason the blood wasn't a match was because Mr. Williams was a "jacket".

A cell site expert from the police force was called upon and he testified that no one cell phone can make a call one second after being registered at the Norman Manley airport and at the Acadia cell sites.

When the question was put to him by the defense as to how that is possible, his reply was he could not answer to that.

He was asked if it's possible that the chip was cloned and he replied saying it's a possibility.

Another police expert was called upon by the prosecutor. He testified that metadata is a data about data and the main witness had testified before that he arrived at Havendale 5 or 5:30 but call data record showed his phone making calls in Portmore at that particular time. The police expert was asked by the defense how this is possible. His reply was I don't know. He also testified that a photograph was taken from a phone allegedly belonging to the accused Mr. Palmer of a dog bite on his foot. Metadata time of the photo was 7:09 pm at that time call data was shown that the main witness

was in route on Red Hills road heading to Havendale, and the main witness had testified that Mr. palmer got bitten while he was running after him. Now could it be that the main witness was there before he was actually there? How is it possible that the main witness was in both places at the same time? When asked upon by the defense how is it possible, his reply was he does not know. Now this said police expert gave evidence that he created a call data report on the 22nd of October 2011, and at that time was the first he was using the phone while he was examining them, but his report showed that he was being accessed on the 3,4,10,11,12,13,14 of October 2011. When asked by the defense who had access to the cell phone during this time since October 22nd 2011 was the first time it was being used by him, he replied saying he could not speak on that.

The inconsistencies of this witness go further but I choose to end it here. Another witness was called by the prosecution. This time it was the head of the Digicel group who was in charge of preparing the call data record that was given to the police to give to the court. He testified that he prepared two (2) cds: js1 and js2. Now the js1 was a copy of the evidence collected and only to be opened in court for court use only. Js2 was the working copy which the police used to create evidence, however when the evidence was presented by the police expert, it was shown from js2 and that CD the head of the Digicel group said he gave it to the police for only working use was not for court presentation.

When asked by the defense how can the court verify that the information on js2 was authentic he replied  saying it could only be proven with the original js1. He also testified that the information on js2 could be copied and modified. The defense then asked the court to present the original js1 CD at which the prosecutor told the defense and the court that the original js1 cd could not be found because it was lost. Seems to me like all the evidence just got up and walked. The handwriting expert was called to testify by the defense team. This expert also works for the prosecution. Now a letter was written by the main witness to the public defender stating that he was being forced by the police to give a statement against the accused men in Mr. Palmer's trial. He also included in his letter that he had indeed seen Clive Williams alive after august 16.2011. The handwriting expert analyzed the letter by comparing the signature on the letter to over 39 signatures on the main witness statement produced by the prosecution.

The expert indeed said that the letter was signed by the same person. When the prosecution began to cross examine the witness, he told by expert that his examination was incomplete because he didn't have the original statement of the witness' handwriting, in which the expert replied he wasn't given the original statement but instead given photo copies, the defense objected and ask the prosecution for the original. The prosecutor told the court the original was missing.

The prosecution called  a police cell site expert. During his evidence he testified saying he has a photo of the house navigated by Google Earth. When questioned by the defense how he came up with the location he told the court he got coordinates from a photograph from a phone that allegedly to belonged to Mr. palmer. In presenting his findings to the court, the house that Google pointed to was not the same house the alleged murder was said to have taken place but a house that was actually across from it. When asked by the defense how that house came up he replied that he could not  speak to that matter or maybe Google Earth was at fault.

On a next matter, how did the main witness happen to make out that Mr. Williams was lying motionless on the floor with Mr. St John standing over him with a block while he was running for his life all from a cell phone light? Bearing in mind, the house was in complete darkness, how did the main witness run from such a short distance from the house to jump over a 8 foot gate and not sustain any injuries at all? (atalented young man).

A note book containing crucial information to the case just vanished. A video was shown in court, a video showing no faces, just clothes and tattoos. No murder was seen taking place on the video. After it was put out by the media long before the trial started that the police have video evidence of the accused men committing murder.

I have come to realize that people can sound alike..and people sound different over the phone even on a voice note..Take for example the dancehall duo twins of twins when they are in character 90% of the time they do sound like the person they are mimicking. With today's technology, anything is possible including creating a fake text message or even making a fake phone call. There is an application for that and it works, trust me it does because I have tried it and you cannot tell if it's real or fake.

The prosecutor called another police expert that stated he was in charge of dealing with the text messages. He presented a colored chart to the court that was created by him showing text messages taken from a cell phone allegedly belonging to Mr. Palmer in a readable form but right before the court he changed the color and format in which  the messages were sent. Please note that he had earlier informed the court that the js2 cd was read only and that nothing could be changed. That same police took the text "program them things for lizzy" and placed it somewhere else and later admitted he doesn't know how that happened.

It's no doubt the police force is corrupted. Police even kill their own and say they died in a shoot out. Mr. Palmer is paying the price for voicing his opinion against the corrupted government; he was brave enough to talk and to even write a book about the ills of society. You cannot find a person guilty because you dislike them, or for how they look. His tattoos and bleaching is just an artistic impression and after all it's his skin.

For anyone to sell anything at all you have to be creative, especially in the entertainment industry where the competition is so fierce. Vybz Kartel and Adidja Palmer are two different individuals .Shawn Storm and Shawn Campbell are two different individuals. Call it spilt personalities if you may. For them it works. Tapping into character to put food on the table.

Do you think corruption is going to stop if someone doesn't talk about it? Do you think potholes are gonna fill up on their own if someone doesn't challenge the government? Wake up people. I wish the system would have tried these men for who they are and not from the community in which they are from.

A man must be judged according to the evidence against him and not what was made up for him. This case surely and purely is made up of unfair circumstantial evidence.

In order for there to be a better justice system, the corruption has to be removed. These men deserve a fair trial.




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LA Lewis has done it again. This time, he is offering a 1.6 million reward for any evidence that shows the location of Lizard. He said his "intelligence" has pointed in the direction of Ocho Rios where the former dancer was allegedly spotted more than once.

"We have the warrant out because people have been approaching us saying they saw Lizard in Ocho Rios. We have been working behind the scene with Gaza Federation and we feel like the evidence used to convict Vybz Kartel was tampered with. They have no blood stain, nor forensic evidence, so we thought this would have been a pushover case, but the results were shocking to the world," L.A Lewis told The Star.

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Tiana and Female deejay Lala Pink Doll had sex?

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Social media has been flooded with funny memes of Tiana who has been labeled by the up and coming dancehall artiste, Lala Pinkdoll as "Mrs.Fagotty", which she says seeks to attest to the female version of  the ever controversial dancehall artist Alkaline.

Although the artist Lala was tight lipped on the details of what ignited the feud between the two, she however suggested that she and Tiana were fucking each other.

The dancehall community has been no stranger to an increase in the public endorsement of taboo dancehall activities in the past weeks, with artists such as Alkaline blatantly endorsing the pleasures of anal stimulation and J Amsterdam publicly endorsing the pleasures of treating women with oral sex.

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Former glamour cop Reneto Adams is advocating that convicted entertainer Vybz Kartel be locked up for no fewer than 50 years.

Adams, who expressed delight at the guilty verdict against Vybz Kartel for murder last week, said he bore no grudge against the artiste in particular, but said the country had been done a favour by the panel of jurors.

"I have been one of the voices crying out in the wilderness for criminals to be found guilty and locked up for no less than 50 years for heinous crimes.

The Jamaican people have suffered for far too long," Adams said. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, along with Shawn 'Storm' Campbell, Kahira Jones, and André St John were all found guilty by an 11-member jury that voted 10:1 for the murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams, who police say was killed at a house owned by Vybz Kartel on Swallowfield Avenue in Havendale, St Andrew, in August 2011.

Shane Williams was acquitted by the jury, but was subsequently slapped with another murder charge by police. "It is not just Kartel, but all criminal elements.

There have been certain judgements in recent times that give us hope. 'Zeeks', 'Dudus', 'Dog Paw', 'Andem' are all in prison," he said in reference to former gang leaders Donald Phipps, Christopher Coke, Christopher Linton, and Joel Andem.

"I am very elated," Adams remarked. During the trial of Vybz Kartel, defence lawyers pointed to evidence tampering and sloppy investigative work by some police officers and labelled the police force as corrupt.

Yesterday, Adams said that he was not pleased with some aspects of the claims, which he argued painted the police in a bad light. "I would describe it as horrendous the way certain exhibits and evidence were handled.

There can be no excuse for that type of thing when there are certain guidelines and rules relating to handling evidence and exhibits; some of which I helped to formulate. It is not pleasing at all," he said. Vybz Kartel and his three co-accused be sentenced by Justice Lennox Campbell next Thursday.

Under Jamaican law they will have to serve at least 15 years before being eligible for parole, but will have to await Justice Campbell's sentence to know how many years they will be locked up in a maximum security penal facility before a parole board decides that they are no longer a menace to society.

***source JAMAICA OBSERVER***




KoKo aka Nordia Witter shoots B Rida video

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After releasing a successful single titled B Rida, the fast rising and re-branded singer, Koko, formerly known as Nordia Witter, has followed up with an even more sultry video.

Directed by Scorpio 21, the video was shot at various locations across the island and sees the sexy up-and-coming artiste proactively dressed in keeping with the theme of the hit single.

Since it's release, Witter has been receiving a slew of calls requesting performances especially from the twin republic of Trinidad and Tobago, now in the throes of the carnival season.

"It was a blast working working with Scorpio 21 and Substance Muzik management and staff. The ladies are going to love the video and the gents will definitely go crazy," Witter said. She added that she was thankful to her fans and her team for their support.

She is set to follow up with more releases in the upcoming weeks.

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Accused juror in the Kartel murder trial, Livingston Cain, had approached other jurors telling them to return a verdict of not guilty in relation to all the accused men.

This was revealed when Cain appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court Tuesday morning.

Cain told a particular juror: "I will take care of you as long as you say weh me a say. These men are promising entertainers and uno must let them go."

The court was told that the jurors in the matter had reported the issue to the foreman before the accused man approached her with an offer of $500,000 for the release of all the men accused of the murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

He has been offered $750,000 bail with daily reporting conditions and is to return to court next week Friday.




Bodyguard Beef-Up For DPP, Kartel Prosecutors

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Jamaica's top prosecutor yesterday revealed that the police have increased security around her office and the two prosecutors in the Vybz Kartel murder trial because of "specific and general security concerns".

As part of the increased safety measures, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn disclosed that close protection security has been provided for Jeremy Taylor, the lead prosecutor in the Kartel case, and his junior, Crown counsel Leighton Morris.

Llewellyn, however, declined to discuss the security concerns or the measures that have been put in place by the police, saying that would be inappropriate.

"But they are still in place and will remain in place until I am advised by the police authorities that they are no longer required," she insisted.

"The welfare of my staff is paramount," Llewellyn added, while indicating that she was not aware of any death threats against Taylor.

The concerns about the safety of the two prosecutors could mean additional challenges for the police who have already placed in protective custody, the main prosecution witness and Stephanie Breakenridge, the sister of Clive 'Lizard' Williams, who Kartel and his co-accused were convicted for killing.

Without mentioning the Kartel case, Llewellyn explained that she is required to carry out regular reviews of the "welfare needs" of her staff, adding that once it is deemed appropriate, the police would be asked to put measures in place.

**source: JAMAICA GLEANER**








Kartel fans look to Obama for support

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Despite Vybz Kartel's conviction on a murder charge on Thursday, his family and fans are clinging on the smallest bit of hope the deejay can beat his current predicament, as dire as it may be.

His fans in particular are going to the extremes to try and secure and out for the self-professed 'Worl' Boss' as they have petitioned the United States government to help free him. The petitions, started this weekend, claim that Vybz Kartel did not receive a fair trial in the Clive 'Lizard' Williams case, which he and three co-accused were convicted of his August 2011 murder.

One of the petitions claimed evidence tampering by police during their investigation, citing alleged corruption and bias against him throughout, though that petition has seen been stopped. A second petition, started on Sunday, is hoping to secure 100,000 signatures by April 15 so it can be formally presented to U.S. President Barack Obama's administration.

Meanwhile Kartel's mother and sister have spoken out for the first time since the Mar. 13 verdict. His mother, Teresa Palmer gave an exclusive interview with the Jamaica Observer on Friday in which she expressed anger and sadness at the situation, suggesting many 'lies' have been told on her son.

"I don't like that. A lot of lies were told. They tampered with the phones," she said. "Dem man yah no need no sentence. Dem must go a road. Dem haffi let go mi pickney." 

Palmer said she has not eaten since the verdict and is trying to cope with the news. She believes, however, that several people have unfairly judged her son because of his hardcore lyrics and persona he presents.

"They say who God bless, no man curse," she said. "You can fight against a man like this? You [should] fight against people who come into your community and rob, rape and kill. I don't know why society is fighting the man and he never took anything from them."

Kartel's sister, Morine Nelson even chimed in, challenging an assertion by Jamaica's security minister, Peter Bunting that her brother's music has promoted crime over the years, while insisting people should stop hating the deejay without knowing his background.

Vybz Kartel and his co-accused will be sentenced on March 27. However, his legal team has indicated they will file an appeal to overturn the conviction.

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Meanwhile a juror in the Clive 'Lizard' Williams case, Livingston Cain has been charged with five counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice after allegedly offering millions of dollars to sway other jurors in the case to render a not guilty verdict for Kartel and company. He will appear in the Half Way Tree Magistrates Court on March 18.




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Several customers of telecommunications company, LIME, in sections of Portmore and Spanish Town in St Catherine, remain without service after vandals burnt cables serving mobile sites in the parish.

LIME's corporate communications manager, Elon Parkinson, says minutes after four this morning, the company's surveillance teams observed that several of the sites were not active.

It was later discovered that vandals used a tire and other debris to set fire to a manhole housing fibre optic cables in the vicinity of the Ferry Police station.

Parkinson says some of the company's major customers, National Commercial Bank and the Inland Revenue Department are without service.

He says it was too early to determine the cost to effect the repairs but notes that fibre optic cables are generally very expensive.




Juror Arrested in Kartel trial

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A juror at the Vybz Katel murder trial has been taken into custody on allegations of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

It is understood that the juror approached another juror and offered a bribe in exchange for a not guilty verdict.

The juror is likely to appear before court tomorrow.

The eleven-member jury began deliberating at 3:45 p.m.

Initially, the eleven-member jury deliberated for 1 hour and 53 minutes before returning a 10-1 verdict.

They were sent back to reconsider because the verdict was not unanimous and was reached under two hours.

The jurors then went back to consider the matter before again returning to the courtroom.

Adidja Palmer - GUILTY
Shawn Campbell - GUILTY
Kahira Jones - GUILTY
Shane Williams - NOT GUILTY
Andre St John - GUILTY

Kartel, 38, whose real name is Adidja Palmer and his co-accused went on trial on November 20 in the Home Circuit Court.

They had been in custody since September 2011.

They were charged with the murder of 27-year-old Clive 'Lizard' Williams, of Waterford, St Catherine.

The Crown represented by senior deputy director of public prosecutions, Jeremy Taylor, and Crown Counsel Leighton Morris alleged that on August 16, 2011 'Lizard' was beaten to death at Kartel's house at 7 Swallowfield Avenue, Havendale, St Andrew over two missing guns.

The prosecution relied on circumstantial evidence and common design to prove its case against the men.

Those found guilty are to return to court for sentencing on March 27.

The defence attorneys have indicated their intention to appeal.

Kartel and five other men had been charged with William's murder, but at the start of the trial in November last year, the fifth co-accused, fashion designer, Calvin Haye, was freed after the Crown offered no evidence against him.

**SOURCE JAMAICA GLEANER***




Vybz Kartel Found guilty 10-1

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Dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel and three of his four co-accused have been found guilty of the murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams marking the end to a keenly watched trial that has lasted for 65 days. Adidja Palmer - GUILTY Shawn Campbell - GUILTY Kahira Jones - GUILTY Shane Williams - Not GUILTY and Andre St John - GUILTY were the results.

Fans of the artiste have created a facebook page advocating for his release.


Vybz kartel now faces up to 25 years in Jail.

Vybz Kartel - Back To Life (Song About Jail) (Download) May 2012





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Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan has had her share of relationships and hookups -- and those hookups I'm sure she's kept secret...until now.

In Touch Weekly's reporting that they have a list written by Lilo herself of the names of all the men she's slept with! some men you may recognize and some of those men were in relationships at the time!

How did they find it? Apparently, Lindsay left the list behind at a hotel after playing what appears to be a game of Scattergories by the photo of the list.

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Via In Touch Weekly:

In Touch has exclusively obtained a shocking list, penned in Lindsay Lohan's handwriting, exposing 36 of her famous lovers.

Among the dozens of superstars named are Adam Levine, Zac Efron, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix. "They were giggling and talking s--- about people in the industry," a source, who watched as Lindsay jotted down name after name at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Jan. 30, 2013, tells In Touch.

"It was her personal conquest list," the source says. "She was trying to impress her friends with the list and then tossed it aside."

The source also shares with In Touch that Lindsay would pause to think at times "as if she had to remind herself of who they were."

Also named on the list are Colin Farrell, Evan Peters and Wilmer Valderrama. Many of them never imagined Lindsay would kiss and tell, but she apparently did! "The list has some pretty big names on it, and they're not all single guys," an industry insider tells In Touch. "This getting out now could rock several Hollywood relationships to the core."

Its a surprise L.A Lews didnt make the list.




UWI Carnival promises to be high energy

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TUWI promoter Miguel Gramma Zone Reid says the season for UWI Carnival officially kicks of this Thursday March 13 at Integration Thursdays which will be held at the UWI Mona Bowl following UWI's Sports Day. Djs expected to play include DJ Smoke, Arif Cooper and Hypnosis Sound.

The weekend will kick off with the annual energy pumping Jouvert at UWI Sand Pit on Friday March 14, 2014 and patrons should be thrilled by Smoke, Arif, Hypnosis, Kurt Riley, Richie Ras and DJ Ice. While The beach party will be held on Sunday at Sugarmans beach and powered by SKYY Vodka.




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Kanye West has asked best pal Jay Z to accept the honour of best man, but the 44-year-old artist has turned down the offer according to reports.

Jay Z initially agreed to be best man but changed his mind when word got out the whole spectacle could be sold to E! for a special episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

A source apparently close to Beyonce and Jay Z told Perez Hilton that Jay Z agreed on the understanding that there would be no reality TV cameras there to film him, his wife Beyonce and their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.

"The thought of popping up in KUWTK [Keeping Up With the Kardashians] mortifies Beyonce," says the source.

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"She purposefully keeps herself away from trashy TV and isn't prepared to lower her standards for anyone, or any occasion."

It's been reported that a television deal is already in the works, with E! desperate to gain exclusive rights to the wedding.

E! are so anxious to seal the deal, according to more close "sources", that they are willing to pay millions for it which could include paying for the wedding itself.

Although the 33-year-old reality television star told Ryan Seacrest in an interview in February she would like a smaller, more intimate wedding it would be out of character for the wedding to be kept private.

It will be Kim Kardashian's third marriage, and her second wedding to be broadcast by E!.

The reality star's marriage to Kris Humphries in 2011 was broadcast as a two-part special, involving the preparations for the big day and the ceremony itself.

The marriage, widely regarded as a publicity stunt, was short lived: Kardashian called it off after just 72 days due to "irreconcilable differences".

If Jay Z won't be best man because of television cameras, does that mean his family won't make an appearance at the wedding at all? It doesn't seem like a huge leap, but we won't know until the next source close to the couple leaks more juicy details.

JAY Z, Kanye West - Otis ft. Otis Redding





Mr Peppa and Alley Cat start feud over song

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There seems to be a squabble brewing between dancehall artistes Alley Cat, now called Imperial, and Mr Peppa.

The issue has apparently started recently after the release of a song, Have It Lock, featuring Mr Peppa and Bounty Killer, that has been receiving steady rotation on radio stations.

Alley Cat aYA he released a rhythm compilation called Motion Picture 2010 which featured the song by Mr Peppa, however, DJs refused to play it which pushed the artiste to re-record the song with established producers Pay Day Music and add Bounty Killer to the effort.

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Alley Cat said Peppa has been getting strong airplay for the new version of the song in 2014. However, all the credit is going to Pay Day Music instead of his (Alley Cat's) label Imperial productions, who first produced the song.

"I want the people to know that I was the first major producer behind it, and I want to ask the DJs to give young producers a chance. If its even to create a 'pump it or dump it' segment where fans can vote on projects. But radio DJs should not have the power to decide what happens to your productions, because dem overlook the thing because of double standards. Is me and Mr Peppa sit dung and write the song initially," he said.

The deejay insisted that he has no serious grouse with Pay Day Music, Bounty Killer or Mr Peppa. He believes the actions of radio DJs pushed Mr Peppa to seek stronger affiliation in order to get the song its deserving highlight.

When contacted, Mr Peppa said Alley Cat should not have released the song because he recorded it as a demo for Bounty Killer and did not intend to promote it as a solo for himself.

He also said Alley Cat was out of line and was not concerned about the project until it started getting popularity.

A seemingly upset Mr Peppa further stated; "If is a newspaper hype yu a look mi wi tek it to lyrical war because mi tek it as a disrespect. Mi nuh want nuh side distraction and mi nah mek no man box mi food outa mi mouth."

Apart from Have It Lock Mr Peppa is also now promoting a collaboration with ANG artiste Prince Pin called Nuh New Friend. Alley Cat has a new album called Dancehall Knowledge vol 3.

Prince Pin & Mr. Peppa - Nuh New Friend [Official Music Video]


Alley Cat - Imperial Medley





The high court judge presiding at Vybz Kartel's murder trial has instructed jurors to examine whether the conduct of police support allegations by defence lawyers of fraud and corruption to seek convictions.

Justice Lennox Campbell issued the charge to jurors as he reviewed the evidence from Digicel executive, Joseph Simmonds.

Simmonds has testified in the trial that he had prepared a statement and two Compact Discs (CDs) containing call and text message records from 40 phone numbers.

He said he had given the discs to the police, who made the request.

It was also revealed that one of the discs that contained the original data extracted from the cell phones had gone missing.

The judge told the jurors that they have to determine if the missing disc is a part of the conspiracy argued by defence lawyers.

He also told the jurors to examine whether the conduct of the police in handling the case supports the allegations by defence lawyers that there was corruption and fraud to secure the men's conviction.

Justice Campbell referred to the phone that was in the custody of the police and used.

He reminded that the defense is arguing that the phone was compromised at different stages while in police custody.

He told the jurors that they have to consider and examine carefully the complaints of the defence.

The judge is on his fourth day of summation.

Kartel and his co-accused are on trial for the August 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams who was allegedly killed over two missing guns.

The other men on trial are Kahira Jones, Shane Williams, André St John, and entertainer Shawn Campbell, also called Shawn Storm.

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"Vybz Kartel is a very intriguing artiste to work with... I don't really have nothing to think about his situation because I don't know all of the truth about it and it is none of my business. At the end of the day I just know about my experiences with him and I know what he does for me and music. He is an inspiring mother fucker and he work hard too.

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The thing I found more intriguing is how he was able to evolve what the now reggae artiste should be like, whether you agree with it or you don't, his perspective of what the now reggae artiste should be is what differentiates him from everything that I have seen a long time in reggae artistes...He understands how to incorporate shock value with incredible music...He does things on the shock value level that we might look at as very crazy. I wouldn't say he say he was the Rick James of reggae because he is not a clown, that ain't Kartel.

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He is still looked at as being very serious even though he is very entertaining. I just respect what he does with his music and I hope that his situation works out for him because he has a lot more to contribute". 

Busta Rhymes in the below interview.

Busta Rhymes Praises Vybz Kartel's Work Ethic





In an interview with an international media VLAD TV Beenie Man said.  "I dont know if he is involved, I don't know if his frainds took it to heart. But there is no murder without a body and they found these bodies. Video below.

Beenie Man Weighs In On Vybz Kartel's Murder Case





The judge in the Vybz Kartel murder trial has told jurors that they should not find the entertainer guilty because of the contents of his lyrics.

Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is charged jointly with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell, also called Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones; Shane Williams and André St John.

High Court judge Justice Lennox Campbell gave the instruction to the 11-member panel of jurors as he started his summation of the case in the Home Circuit Court this morning.

As he opened his address, the judge told the jurors that they first have to determine whether Clive 'Lizard' Williams is dead.

He said if they find that he is not dead, that's the end of the matter.

However, he said death can be proven by other facts including circumstantial evidence.

The Crown had said it is relying on circumstantial evidence to argue that Kartel and his four co-accused plotted and murdered Williams at the artiste's Havendale, St Andrew house on August 16, 2011.

The judge outlined to the jurors what is common design, the argument used by the prosecution to implicate the accused men.

The judge told the jurors that they must be satisfied and feel sure that Williams is dead.

Justice Campbell instructed the jurors to decide if the five accused men killed Williams.

Justice Campbell noted that the evidence must point in the direction and one direction only, that the men killed Lizard.

It is alleged that 'Lizard' was beaten to death over two missing guns.

Justice Campbell also asked the jurors not to speculate or have any sympathy for anyone in the case.

He said the evidence must be the yardstick by which they judge the case.

Justice Campbell told the jurors that they should not be prejudiced by the 'locking' of guns in the case.

He said the accused men's morals are not on trial.

The High Court judge is continuing is summation.

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A multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought against reggae artiste Tony Rebel and his company is now being heard in the Supreme Court.

Musician and composer Wayne Lattibeaudiere, popularly known as Jah Wayne, has sued Tony Rebel for using his music without crediting him.

Jah Wayne claims that Rebel breached his copyright in relation to the composition 'Going Home' that was released by Rebel under the title 'La La Bella'. Jah Wayne is contending that he wrote the composition for the song in 1996.

He is also suing Rebel's record label Flame Production Incorporation Limited.

The suit was filed in 1999 but is just being heard in the Home Circuit Court by Justice Kirk Anderson.

He is asking the Court to rule that he is the composer and owner of the copyright of the musical composition, Going Home, otherwise known as La La Bella. He is asking the Court to make an order for the registrar of the Supreme Court to take an account to determine the amount of profit made by the defendant.

He is also asking for an order that the defendant publish in newspaper locally and overseas that he is the composer.

Rebel has denied the claim and is saying he created it on his own and it is his composition.

Justice Kirk Anderson has turned down an application by reggae artiste Tony Rebel and his company to strike out the multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought against them by musician Wayne Lattibeaudiere, popularly known as Jah Wayne.

Jah Wayne had said he did not read his statement before he certified it to be true.

The judge allowed the clerk to read sections of the statement to Jah Wayne for him to make the relevant corrections and certify it as true.

However, the judge awarded costs in favour of the defendants for the three hours it took to correct the statement and additional costs for McBean to review the revised statement.

The judge said the corrected statement must be filed and served on the defence by Thursday.




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Season 5 winner of NBC's The Voice, Tessane Chin is among a list of accomplished women set to perform at the White House tonight.

As part of their "In Performance at the White House" series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major female artists to the White House for a celebration of the great "foremothers" of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women, this according to a report.

According to the White House official website, the show can be streamed live via WhiteHouse.gov/live at 7:30 P.M. ET tonight.

The programme will include performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe, and Jill Scott.

"Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House" will be broadcast Monday, April 7 at 9:00 PM ET on PBS stations across the US.

Tumbling Down Lyrics - Tessanne Chin





Lil Wayne owes $12 million in unpaid taxes

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Sometimes the richest people seem the poorest. Today (March 3rd), a tax lien has been imposed on Lil Wayne to the tune of over $12 million in unpaid taxes.

TMZ reportedly obtained the tax lien which states that Lil Wayne failed to pay taxes for the years of 2011 and 2012. Lil Wayne reportedly owes $5,843,952 in unpaid taxes for 2011 and $6,311,132 for 2012. Lil Wayne made the Top 5 of Forbes' Hip Hop Cash King list in both of those years with earnings of $15 million in 2011 and $27 million in 2012.

Lil Wayne recently owed $7 million in back taxes for 2008-2009 and paid that amount in 2012.

Lil Wayne has a history of delayed payments as he and his record label Young Money has been sued by producers over unpaid royalties. In 2012 alone, Wayne paid settlements to "Lollipop" producer Deezle and "Love Me or Hate Me" producer David Kirkwood.




Jah Mason ready for upcoming tour

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Jah Mason Spring Tour 2014

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13.2.14 Toulon, France

14.2.14 Montpellier, France

15.2.14 Avignon, France

19.2.14 Barcelona, Spain

20.2.14 Beauvais, France

22.2.14 Geneva, Switzerland

26.2.14 Montivilliers, France

27.2.14 Groningen, Holland

28.2.14 Malmo, Sweden

1.3.14 Stockholm, Sweden

2.3.14 Copenhagen, Denmark

4.3.14 Hamburg, Germany

5.3.14 Vienna, Austria

6.3.14 Munich, Germany

7.3.14 Cergy, France

8.3.14 Annecy, France

9.3.14 Amstelveen, Holland

13.3.14 Rouen, France

14.3.14 Gennevilliers, France

Jah Mason - Love The Bobo Man





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Freaky dancehall singjay J Amsterdam says Alkaline's 'Batty Wash' line in his controversial song is worse than his (J Amsterdam's) entire Wine Inna Face single.

"Alkaline is making it bad for me right now because people feel that he did the anal licking line because of me, Demarco and Ricky Carty. But what he did in his song with one line is worse than my entire song. This did me more harm than good because I have received no bookings, not even Tiana or D'Angel want to be associated with me. Persons have to be hypocrites to survive in this industry ... Jamaica is not ready for it, and even though I said oral sex in the song, I have never performed it," J Amsterdam added.

J Amsterdam-Come Wine Inna Face ( Raw ) Jan 2014





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Dancehall producer Elvis Redwood says Vybz Kartel is still one of the biggest names in the dancehall music industry despite being incarcerated. According to the billboard charting producer who appeared in ER recently Vybz Kartel's You Want Me on the Igloo Riddim is the most sold single on iTunes, coming from his compilation.

The igloo project also features Konshens, Baby Tash, Alkaline, I Octane, Jah Vinci, Garrizon and Gramma Zone, Shane O among others.

Vybz Kartel - You Want Me (Raw) - Igloo Riddim - February 2014






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Controversial youtuber Youtube Usher, has wrongfully accused billboard charting dancehall producer Notnice of producing Alkaline's Batty Wash song called Fuck You. The youtuber was speaking his mind in one of his usual online rants, however he was way off target this time around as it relates to who the real producer of the song was.

Several commentators have since took to the social networking site to inform Youtube Usher that he should research his facts before opening his mouth.

Alkaline's song has received thousands of views since the controversy about anal licking and continues to grow.

Di sadamite a dancehall music (alkaline and notnice)


Alkaline - Fuck You (2016) [Raw] - Igloo Riddim - February 2014





Buju's former lawyer dead

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Lumumba, the attorney who represented Buju Banton before being named mayor of Jackson, Mississippi has died.

Mr. Lumumba who was a prominent attorney and human rights advocate died Tuesday at the age of 66. City officials said Chokwe Lumumba died at St. Dominic Hospital. A cause of death was not immediately clear.

Olimata Taal who was one of Mr. Lumumba's mentees is saddened by what she describes as his sudden passing.

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Prior to being appointed Mayor in Mississippi, Chokwe Lumumba advised Buju Banton to seek other legal counsel.

Mr. Lumumba served one term on the City Council and was sworn in as mayor last July.

As an attorney, Chokwe Lumumba represented rapper Tupac and countless others.

Buju Banton - Untold Stories





Dominicans demonstrate for Tommy Lee Sparta

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Tommy Lee Sparta's  has stated that several Dominicans took to the streets to protest against the government's decision to refuse entry to the artiste. Tommy Lee Sparta, who was set to perform in Portsmouth on Sunday night, was denied entry when the private jet he was travelling in landed in Dominica on Sunday evening.

Several residents turned up outside the police station where the artiste was being held. One irate resident stated that the people of Dominica will be there for Tommy Lee regardless of what happens. Another young man had a placard around his neck with the words 'Free the Boss'.

"Free Tommy Lee. Free Tommy Lee. Watch everybody in this spot, everybody in this spot is for Tommy Lee," he said, while showcasing a section of the crowd.

Others pleaded with the artiste to open the bus window as he was being transported to the hospital. Some could be heard questioning the authorities as to why they had locked up the artiste like a criminal.

"We reported this to the United Nations headquarters that the CARICOM nationals were arrested, denied food and water, medication and rights to legal representation. This changed when the artiste developed serious medical conditions from the ghetto concrete floor accommodation provided. He was consequently moved to the Marigot Hospital emergency room because a metal from his broken leg developed blood clots, cramps and muscle spams," Williams said.

With more Dominicans taking to social media to blast the government, Williams assured fans that the artiste has no history of disrupting public safety.

"He has performed in Russia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Italy, Germany and several other countries. None of these countries had security concerns. Based on online feedback and public outcry, to view him as a threat of the safety of an entire nation is ridiculous."

Tommy Lee Sparta - Spartan Soldier - OCTOBER 2013





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Reggae artiste Fantan Mojah has received over two million views on YouTube.com for his single Rasta Got Soul, a song which has never charted in Jamaica and is rarely played on local radio.

The song was produced by Warrior Music on their Think Twice rhythm and is one of Fantan Mojah's more successful singles internationally.

According to Fantan Mojah's management Young Veterans, reggae is not getting effective coverage from local media. "How can a reggae song with no controversy nor nudity get more than two million views online and remains relatively under the radar in Jamaica? Reggae music should be getting more attention especially since the society is going in a direction that doesn't look too morally correct right now," Young Veterans said.

The management says Fantan Mojah has been performing on shows in Jamaica and abroad, and is already an icon in some parts of the world.

"Fantan Mojah is a terrific performer who has thrilled millions all over the world with his music. But I guess sometimes people don't realise just how much impact some of our artistes are making on the global scale if you don't follow the hype. Right now Fantan Mojah's image is painted on the house of one of Chelsea's star football players and that shows the level of respect that he has," Young Veterans said.

The artiste recently performed at Lutan Fyah's Birthday Bash, Ninja Man's Birth Day celebration, Noddy Virtue's Reggae Salute, Stone Love Anniversary, Patrick Roberts Ghetto Splash among others.

The reggae artiste is currently promotion a dancehall song called pro marijuana song called Hydro.

Fantan Mojah - Rasta Got Soul Produce by Dameon Gayle





VCB cleared

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Jamaica's multi Olympic and World Championships gold medallist Veronica Campbell Brown has been cleared to resume her track and field career.

The Court of Arbitration in Sports (CAS) cleared Campbell Brown, "100 per cent of any wrong doing", according to a source close to the situation.

Other sources stated that Campbell Brown had been suspended by the IAAF for two years but she appealed to CAS and was cleared.

The 16-time medallist tested positive for a banned substance at the Jamaica International invitational last year May and has been side-lined ever since.

She missed the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia last August.




Alkaline Says he wants a girl to Give him batty wash

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If you think sucking pussy and sucking dick was going too far in dancehall. Dancehall artiste Alkaline has pushed the boundaries of dancehall music a step further by saying in his new song Fuck You that he wants to get his anus licked by a girl.

According to the artiste "cocky suck and batty wash is just a brawta. Since the song's release several persons have took to youtube to condemn the young artiste for the batty wash/ass licking line.

Here are some of the comments.

"Chuckie" cah believe that a wah alkaline a deal wid.

Nicholas Graham "Suck mada alkaline!! Yah freak! Batty man bout batty wash"

Bloodray jones "any man who make gal push tongue up dem asshole is a battyman!! alkaline getting off on gal licking him batty!! him worst dan nyamstardam!! mi would bun him out if him say him eat pussy!! but mi bun fire pan battyman more dan fire pan pussy sucker!! mi bun dem all but fire hotter for battyman!! alkaline a battyman!!"

Alkaline - Fuck You (2016 Raw) [Igloo Riddim] February 2014


Dancehall veteran Mr. Vegas recently released a song asking the young artiste to careful what he sings about.




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The artiste triggered a nerve-wracking anticipation of a verdict being handed down recently in the high-profile murder trial. The artiste brought a section of the busy downtown Kingston commercial district to a virtual standstill that harked back to the 1991 extradition case against notorious Tivoli Gardens don Lester Lloyd Coke, aka Jim Brown, as the police were forced to stave off a crowd which descended on the area.

The Igloo rhythm is expected to pick up steam following his anticipated release.

Vybz Kartel- Hey Girl (Preview) February 2014 (Igloo Riddim)






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The Dancehall & Reggae community has come to its peak in recent weeks with an excess of music that lacks creativity and quality. There has been an outcry for a form of quality control within this particular music industry for as long as we can remember. There has been a need for a quality control sector which disallows certain music that doesn't meet the regulated standards of production from being distributed within this market.

Some say Dancehall is dead! Some say Reggae is dead! But is it really? Surf the net or any social media platforms that promote Dancehall and Reggae. I guarantee that you will find quality singles and compilations from each genre, but only after a deep search. This is the major problem. There is so much music being released with no regulatory body to govern these releases. So as a result, music that hasn't been mixed or mastered properly is displayed on the same platforms with the bunch that is up to standards. Then ultimately resulting in the perception that Dancehall and Reggae is dead, because the quantity exists in abundance, but the quality is relatively at a minimum.

Now we should ask ourselves who is responsible for this travesty that is now our music industry. Do your research and you will end up with the name Johnny Wonder of Hapilos 21st nine out of ten times. I will bet you that this individual qualifies for your answer nine out of ten times. Who is Johnny Wonder? Well many say he is one of the worst persons they ever encountered professionally, while others say he is a money grabbing piece of s****t. Whatever the results of your survey about this individual may be , I can bet you that it lacks anything positive, nine out of ten times.

While I respect this individual for his experience and hard work he has done over the years for our music. I can't afford to let him hide behind his merits and continue to help destroy this music industry that provided so much for so many and continues to provide regardless of its state of affairs. Now many will ask, who are you to judge Johnny Wonder? Well let's just say I am an artist myself who was a victim of some of the worst customer service ever to be handed down to a customer. With that said I will add that Johnny Wonder has the professionalism of a teenager who sells lemonade from a street cart and I would recommend him to take a crash course in business ethics at the very minimum.

How can someone who is so unqualified be responsible for so much? How can someone so unqualified have so much power in this music industry? It's almost as If we Jamaicans sat back and allowed our Government to run the operations of dancehall. We need to take back our music! Ask any mainstream producer in the dancehall community about Johnny Wonder. Nine out of ten of them will tell you that Mr Wonder services are equivalent to JPS of Jamaica. They can't do without the services because there are no better options but it lacks efficiency immensely and if they had a better option they would switch in a heartbeat. Compare his services to the less popular but very diligent Zojack Worldwide or the crowd favorite Riddimstream Media and you will notice a big gap in professionalism, courtesy and delivery.

It's just unfortunate that it's the wolf of Dancehall Johnny Wonder that is currently top of the hierarchy. Now I gave you a quick rundown of what the wolf of dancehall lacks, which is ultimately everything. God knows Mr Wonder may have started this journey as an innocent man who had the welfare of this music industry as his priority, and perhaps along the way got corrupted by the its monetary benefits because all he seems to prioritize now is the welfare of the superstar artists while treating the younger upcoming artists like they don't exist. Is this fair? I always thought a business's initial aim should always be to treat all customers equally. If we look at the likes of Digicel, Flow, Verizon, Cablevision and other companies, Johnny Wonder's company would not even qualify for an internship if these companies were hiring relative companies to work with them.

I want to assure you that this is not a hate article against this individual, as I am actually being very kind with my words when compared to the damage and corruption he has done to this industry. Who ever elected him to be Dancehall's president? Well this is basically what he did. He organized and extracted a couple thousands of email contacts from his years of experience as the industries inside man, then started to blasts releases to these contacts, representing himself as the main distributor, and then overtime was able to develop a descent relationship with his recipients as he created the supply and demand network of music.

Nothing more, nothing less. Are you impressed? I was for a while, until in my second year of my computer science major I learnt how to write a script that not only extracts all email contacts from the web related to dancehall, music, reggae, and videos but was also able to tell me which of these emails were active in a matter of five minutes. Get my point? If not, my point is that not only is the wolf of Dancehall old school, lacks professionalism, integrity and efficiency, there are a lot of persons who can do what he does with their eyes close, better than he does it.

In a few days, we will share a recent interview conducted by YoutTube Promoter JJ Eva Frass with Dancehall Artiste Stamma Gramma as they speak further on the issue.




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The defense in the high profile murder trial against dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel has closed their case.

Tom Tavres Finson is making an address to the jury regarding his criticism of the prosecution's case.

He has criticized the credibility of the prosecution's star witness along with the police officers who testified.

At the start of this morning's session, Defense attorney Tom Tavares Finson, raised concerns about the prosecution hiring handwriting experts and not informing the defense.

Mr. Finson highlights the use of one expert by the name of William Smiley who prepared a report in December on documents related this case.

In a statement from Mr. Smiley, the expert says that he had started analysis and the documents were requested to be returned the prosecution.

Finson also mentions the hiring of another expert, George Dixon who did one report on November 25 2013 and another on December 12, 2013. Finson says he did not know of this second expert until yesterday.

He says under the proper protocol procedure, this information should have been given to the defense.

In response, lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor says that he did not see the importance of disclosing the report as it was inconclusive.

The judge says that as a minister of justice the prosecutor should have tendered the information to the defense.

Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm along with three others are on trial for alleged 2011 murder of Clive Lizard Williams.




Sparta Boss Charged for Lotto scam?

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Tommy Lee Sparta has been charged in relation to alleged involvement in the illicit lottery scam.

The Major Organized Crime and Anti- Corruption Task Force, MOCA charged Tommy Lee last Friday, with breaches of the law reform (fraudulent transaction) (special provisions) act. His 4 co accused, including 2 women, have been charged.

Tommy Lee Sparta's attorney Bert Samuels says the entertainer is expected to appear in the half way tree R-M court.

Tommy Lee Sparta is out on 400 thousand dollars bail.

Mr. Samuels says the deejay's bail conditions allow him to perform at shows.

Reports are that on Monday, February 3, members of the New Kingston police were conducting a routine stop and search operation along Knutsford Boulevard, when a motorist was cited for breaching the road traffic act.

Police say the motorist, who did not have a driver's license in his possession gave an identity, which turned out to be fictitious. Further investigations were conducted that resulted in the lottery scam task force being called in to carry out additional probe.

As a result the driver and two occupants of the motor vehicle were detained.

A probe was launched and an operation was conducted at a house in the Kingston 5 area, which is the residence of one of the occupants of the motor vehicle. Police say during a search of the premises, items related to lottery scam activities were detected and seized.

Efforts to get a comment from Tommy Lee Sparta or his management were futile.

Iyara - Naa Dweet (Raw) [John Legend - All Of Me Remake] February 2014 | ANG Dancehall Reggae





Nicki Minaj video Cover Art upsets Malcolm X's fans

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Rapper Nicki Minaj has never shied away from making a statement -- and with her latest video, the rapstress is back in the crosshairs of controversy. The clip, for her new single "Lookin Ass Nigga," has drawn mixed reviews so far, but what's sparked a debate isn't the track itself -- but, rather, her unofficial cover art, which uses an image of Malcolm X holding a gun. (The image has since been taken down, but you can see it here.)

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Shortly after she posted the picture to her Instagram account, the uproar began -- including a Change.org petition, which drew thousands of signatures, urging a boycott to stop her from "dishonoring the life and contributions of one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century." In another petition, activist Kevin Powell made the point that Malcolm X's reason for carrying a gun (because he was justifiably afraid for his life) isn't comparable to Minaj's sexualized use of guns in the video.

Amidst the furor, Minaj took to Instagram on Thursday evening to explain herself and offer an apology to the assassinated leader's estate. "What seems to be the issue now?" she wrote, before apologizing:

...Well, I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single. I am in the video shooting at Lookin Ass Niggaz and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing for what he believed in!!!! It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy. I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued...

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Supporters of dancehall music have a reason to celebrate today, following Parliament's decision to remove Clause 15 of the Anti-Gang legislation.

That section of the act stated that "A person shall not use a common name or identifying sign, symbol, tattoo or other physical marking, colour or style of dress or graffiti or produce, record or perform songs to promote or facilitate the criminal activity of a criminal organisation", and was said to be aimed at preventing artistes from recording material deemed as being violent or supporting gangs.

The announcement of the removal of the clause was made by former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, and Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor at a recent panel discussion at The University Of The West Indies, organised by the Mona Campus Youth League (MYCL), a chapter of Generation 2000 on the campus.

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However, McGregor still stood his ground as it related to his stance on the controversial clause. He also revealed that the clause was created as a result of the Mavado-Kartel feud, which, he said, segregated dancehall fans and facilitated the rise of gangs in local schools.

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Lil Kim is Pregnant

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Rapper Lil' Kim has shown off a surprise baby bump at New York Fashion Week.

The diminutive hip hop diva - who was last linked to boxer Floyd Mayweather - let her bump do the talking as she was carried by a burly bodyguard from her car, showing off her new physique at the event in New York.

It is unclear who Kim - real name Kimberly Denise Jones - is currently in a relationship with.

Recently Kim has been linked to professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., 36, and the pair were said to be still 'dating' in September last year.

The 39-year-old rapper claimed to be in love with music producer Scott Storch in 2012 - who she collaborated with on her hit single Lighters Up - and even revealed that she 'would have married him.

Kim has been quiet on the music scene of late, although she performed in London in November last year, and released a mix-tape which featured the cover art for 1995 debut album Hard Core.

Her debut album, Hard Core went double platinum following its release and reached number eleven on the US Billboard 200 - the highest entry for a female rap album at the time - after selling more than 78,000 copies in its first week of release.

Adding to that accolade, Kim then climbed to number one on the Rap Chart with three tracks from the critically acclaimed set, including Not Tonight (Ladies Night remix) and Crush on You.

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Tessanne Chin signs with international agency

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Tessanne Chin, who won season five of NBC's The Voice last December, will now be represented by one of the world's largest talent and literary agents, ICM Partners, according to a report on Hollywood.com.

ICM Partners, which has offices in Los Angeles, New York and London, is a full service agency representing creative and technical talent in the fields of motion pictures, television, music, publishing, and live entertainment. Among some of the agency's clients are Al Pacino, Samuel Jackson, Eminem, Beyonce, and The Beach Boys.

Chin is now working on her album with Universal Republic Records; it is slated to be released later this year.




Casinos famous for live music around the world

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Today's casinos are often part of a much larger resort that offers guests a complete entertainment package. Typically a diverse choice of activities can be found with some resorts even including amusement parks and other unexpected points of interest. Casinos have also become well known as hosts to various music acts. Many casino resorts include specially designed theatres that can accommodate live music performances.

The city of Las Vegas features numerous casinos and on any given day is the site of just as many music events. Some of the acts are there for a limited engagement while others book performers for longer contracts.

One of these is the Flamingo Hotel and Casino. Currently, they are headlining Donny & Marie. While this may be their permanent show, there are other music acts that come there as well. A popular one is the Legends in Concert which is a tribute to top musicians of yesteryear.

Many attendees of this show enjoy the nostalgic trip down memory lane.

Caesar's Palace is one of the most renowned casinos on the Vegas Strip.

Also, the casino is a place many go to take in musical performances. The casino features all the games you would find at Riverbellecasino.com but also its has its own theatre which is fittingly known as the Coliseum.

Over the years, many top performers have dazzled audiences with their musical prowess. Big names like Sheryl Crow, Bette Midler, Celine Dion and Elton John have headlined shows here at the Coliseum. The casino's reputation for superb musical talent continues into the present with names like Rod Stewart drawing in the crowds. Most casinos require prior purchase of tickets to get into these shows. In fact, some casinos recommended purchasing tickets prior to your departure to ensure you have a seat. Shows are additional fees and not part of one's hotel or casino fare.




L.A. Lewis challenges Bounty

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Deejay L.A. Lewis has reported to the St Andrew South police that he has been receiving death threats from some of Bounty Killer's followers because of a YouTube post.

It is reported that after leaving a party last week Wednesday, Lewis was approached by men with ratchet knives who started arguing with him over the controversial diss track he posted on YouTube.

The deejay told the media that he was not hurt in that incident, but he said the experience pushed him to lodge a report to the cops.

Since the latter part of 2013, the deejay has been inviting Bounty Killer to a lyrical confrontation. However, the veteran artiste has not responded to any of the the self-proclaimed Seven-Star General's songs.

The Youtube video, titled 'Bounty Killer Girl Confess to L.A Lewis', has more than 10,000 views and shows a female claiming to be a former lover of Bounty spilling details about the artiste's sexual habits.

Lewis told the media that he is not fearful for his life, because his intentions were merely lyrical; however, he is concerned for the woman in the video who is also receiving death threats.

Efforts made by the media to confirm the report with the police were futile. However, the deejay presented his original receipt to The Gleaner's North Street offices as proof that a formal complaint was in fact made to the police.

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Red Square Productions/Maybach Music Group Releases "Twerkin' Cyrus" on the Suburb Riddim with Magazeen Featuring Wale.

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[February 11, 2014 - Kingston, Jamaica/Los Angeles, California] Dancehall icon Spragga Benz' record label, Red Square Productions, teams up with Hip-Hop superstar Rick Ross' record label, Maybach Music Group, to officially release the first single off of the "Suburb Riddim" which is entitled "Twerkin' Cyrus". The track was produced by Manager/Producer Tugz of the Red Square team for Red Square Productions.

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This sizzling record features Magazeen, a Dancehall Artist, and Rapper sensation, Wale, both of which are Maybach Music Group Recording Artists.  This is also the first time in history of Dancehall and Hip-Hop colliding in such a way with Wale being the first Hip-Hop Artist to be featured on a real Dancehall Riddim, not on a remix.

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The Suburb Riddim is also the first team project of 2014 for the Red Square Productions label. It features their own entire label recording Artists, which includes: Spragga Benz, Amlak, Tajji, Jay-5, Kemmikal, Jahfrica, Xyclone, Askel, Natty Cris and Bittah.

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Maybach Music Group's Hip-Hop Recording Artist, Wale.

This Dancehall compilation of the "Suburb Riddim" is yet to have a release date set but be sure to know that it is coming soon.

For updates, media queries and bookings, contact Lesley Hayles, @LesleyOdyssey on Twitter or email lesley.hayles@gmail.com

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Today -- Reggae Wednesday -- Reggae Praise

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Today!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 pm at Emancipation Park Reggae Wednesday show "REGGAE PRAISE" featuring - Ryan Mark • Kevin Downswell • Judy Mowatt • Sista Pat • Claudius England • Lt King Stitchie!!!

Please invite your colleagues, family and friends!





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Reggae artiste Mr Absolute, otherwise known as Shaggy Wonder, says he is picking up the pieces following his controversial divorce with TV host and artiste manager Suzie Q.

The two had tongues wagging in the entertainment industry in 2012, after Mr Absolute accused Suzie Q of cheating with reggae artiste Spanner Banner a claim which was refuted by both Suzie Q and the Life Goes Onsinger.

However, Suzie Q and Spanner Banner later tied the knot in 2013, and Mr Absolute says he has cut his locks as a result of the stressful divorce.

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The Taliban singer said he is now directing his focus on his music career. "I didn't expect what happened to happen and certain things I can't even put out there because we have children together and I am more disappointed in her than even angry," Mr Absolute said.

"The house was built by both of us and mi haffi leave everything in Jamaica wid har and start over in America because I was too embarrassed to stay where we lived," Mr Absolute said.

He said that he has willed his portion of the property to his children and another family member in case anything should happen to him. He has also released a song called Happy With Yourself which chronicles his experience during the divorce, and is currently promoting the music videos for singles Burning Fire and Plea My Cause.

The singjay disclosed that his music videos are being aired on several local media outlets except that which is operated by Suzie Q.

"Mi nah guh ask har fi play dem ... Mi a tek the place by storm ya now. mi have more freedom fi duh mi music. Every single piece of furniture wey inna di house a me and har buy dem a foreign. Spanner need fi provide fi him wife as a big artiste ...," Mr Absolute said.




Introducing Nordia Witter

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Beautiful, Young and Talented are just some of the words used to describe up-and-coming artiste Nordia Witter.

Firmly aiming for the top and never settling for less is just one of Witter's personal Mantras.

With a distinctive and innate talent that promises to be one of Jamaica's finest, Nordia is determined to take her place in music history.

Her latest single "B Rider" was just recently released and sees Nordia showing her skills as she handles the hard hitting beat like the professional she is. The song is aimed at targeting the international audience and is expected to be the break out single for Witter.

The aspiring artiste had tongues wagging at the recently concluded Youth View Awards with her Keenea Linton-George dress and Christian Louboutin heels, however she hopes in 2014, music lovers will be speaking about her music rather than her image as she aims to impress with her pop infused dancehall single called B Rider.






Konshens and Sean Paul for Arsenio Hall show

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Social media have been abuzz with reports that dancehall star Konshens and international dancehall deejay Sean Paul will be making a primetime appearance on one of America's most highly rated late night talk shows.

Well the buzz is real. Both entertainers will perform their hit single Want Dem All on the CW Television network affiliate WPIX's Arsenio Hall show on February 13.

Ever since Want Dem All was released, fans have been showing their approval on social media and requesting it on radio. Want Dem All is produced by Benny Blanco. It is a ladies anthem and definitely a party starter.

Want Dem All is featured on Sean Paul's forthcoming studio album Full Frequency, which is due for release on February 18 via Atlantic Records.

"We recently went to Costa Rica and performed it in front of over 10,000 screaming fans and trust me it was a great energy," said Konshens.

Both artistes will bring the energy to American television viewers.

Konshens is gearing up for a hectic schedule after he departs the island for Washington DC later this month. He has dates in Pennsylvania and New York, then he returns to the island to take part in the Rainforest Seafood Charity event in Montego Bay on March 5.

The top rated Arsenio Hall show began its run on American television in 1989. A number of top selling stars from urban to pop music have performed on the show which lasted until 1994. The show was revived last year. Among the Jamaican entertainers who have performed on the show in the past were Patra and Shabba Ranks, while foreigners include 2 Pac, Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Easy E among others.

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Sean Paul - Want Dem All ft. Konshens [Official Audio]





Rasta Man bawls for Vybz kartel

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A Rastafarian who goes by the name Bad Ras has uploaded a YouTube video where he cries for incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel, asking Jah to forgive the deejay for his mistakes.

The minute and 34 seconds long video is called Kartel Case and shows the Rastaman holding a Gleaner in his hand while reading about Kartel's trial and beginning to cry (literal eyewater) while chanting a song.

The song, dedicated to Vybz Kartel, is a remake of Sizzla Kalonji's Dry Cry. It has received over 5,000 views thus far, with mixed reviews.

He also says Vybz Kartel was wrong for saying he fucked Mavado's mother as well as fighting Ninja Man and betraying Bounty Killer after the Alliance boss gave him a career so he could feed his family.

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STEPHEN "RAGGA" MARLEY REVEALS NEW SONG "THORN OR A ROSE" FEATURING BLACK THOUGHT OF THE ROOTS 

ROLLING STONE PREMIERES "SOULFUL" COLLAB OFF HIS UPCOMING SUMMER ALBUM 'REVELATION PART 2: THE FRUIT OF LIFE'

Stephen "Ragga" Marley unveils his brand new track "Thorn Or A Rose" featuring Black Thought, giving fans a sneak peek of what is to come on his 2014 summer album 'Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life.' The eight-time Grammy-winning artist and son of Bob Marley will also tour all major markets in the U.S. throughout April and May. For most up-to-date schedule visit: https://www.facebook.com/stephenraggamarley

Rolling Stone raves that the "soulful" track weighs "in on 21st century race relations and staying true to yourself amidst a laconic, jazzy backdrop." Read full article here:

Listen to Marley's "Thorn Or A Rose" featuring Black Thought:

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His upcoming album 'Revelation Part 2: The Fruit of Life' is the second installment in a two part series, following his 2012 Grammy-winning Best Reggae Album 'Revelation Part I: The Root of Life.'  Whereas 'The Root of Life' is a celebration and preservation of roots reggae, filled with powerful messages, enriching spirit and live instrumentation,  'The Fruit of Life' will utilize a diversified sonic palette to express the far-reaching impact Jamaican music has had on various genres, especially hip-hop.





DAMIAN "JR GONG" MARLEY GOES GOLD ONCE AGAIN 
FOR HIS SKRILLEX COLLAB "MAKE IT BUN DEM"

GRAMMY-WINNING ARTIST DROPS BRAND NEW SINGLE
"IS IT WORTH IT (GUN MAN WORLD)"

This week, reggae star Damian "Jr Gong" Marley scores another Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold certified hit for his Skrillex collab "Make It Bun Dem." This is the first time Damian has reached this status since his 'Welcome To Jamrock' album in 2006. The album's title track also sold over 500,000 units in 2005.

Skrillex reached out to Damian to be on the track and the rest is history. When released in 2012, "Make It Bun Dem" saturated all blogs, clubs and airwaves worldwide. To date, the video has received over 72 million YouTube views:

Skrillex & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Make It Bun Dem [OFFICIAL VIDEO]


Purchase the single now, along with 6 other remixes, on 'Make It Bun Dem After Hours (Remixes)': https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/make-it-bun-dem-after-hours/id555199107

Today, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley also reveals his brand new single "Is It Worth It? (Gun Man World)." LISTEN here now: https://soundcloud.com/withlove-pr/damian-jr-gong-marley-is-it

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Reports out of Australia are that Jamaican netball star Romelda Aiken has been the victim of a "racist" and "aggressive" cyber attack.

According to the Central Queensland News (CQNews), Queensland Firebirds captain Laura Geitz says the entire team has thrown its support behind teammate Aiken after her public admission that she has been the victim of cyber racism, bullying and aggressive threats.

The CQ News reported that the Jamaican star revealed that she sent a "naked photo of herself to a person she met on Instagram".

The photo was then posted on various public social media platforms. The person then began a series of racial and personal attacks, stalking and threatening the star athlete over a period of months, the CQ News report said.

Australia's Couriermail also reported that Aiken admitted she sent the stalker a photograph, "naked, taken side on. It was revealing - but at the same time showed very little".

"The fact Romelda has brought her private turmoil out into the public arena at the risk of her own reputation will mean more young women may get the message that this is a form of interaction that can so easily be exploited," Geitz is reported as saying.

"The Firebirds love and respect Romelda even more so now after knowing what she has been going through, and I think she is only going to be stronger for it."

Queensland police have been investigating the matter, the CQ News report said.

Aiken began her netball stint in Australia joining the Queensland Firebirds in 2008.




Popcaan charged for assaulting a police officer

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Dancehall artiste Popcaan has found himself in trouble with the law, after allegedly assaulting a police officer at the airport recently. The artiste managed to hide the issue from the media for several months by keeping a low profile.

However he recently turned up on his court date and was forced to reveal the situation in full view of the media. Popcaan is the second former Gaza member to make the news for a criminal act in the past few days.




Zimmerman wants to fight Rappers... they accept

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Two years after his fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin in February of 2012, George Zimmerman's promoters are saying he is asking for a boxing match with rapper Kanye West.

Why does Zimmerman want to fight the Yeezus rapper? According to international sources, Zimmerman has taken issue with Kanye's treatment of seemingly defenseless people. Kanye assaulting a paparazzi member in September of 2013 and his recent altercation with an alleged racist 18 year old troublemaker has rubbed Zimmerman the wrong way.

This is the second rapper Zimmerman has voiced his desire to fight. A few days ago, promoter Damon Feldman of the Celebrity Boxing Federation informed the international media that rapper Game would be a "perfect match" for the training Zimmerman. The hated ex security guard has also pulled the attention of DMX who says he wants to throw A punches at Zimmerman on behalf of Trayvon Martin.

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The Game - Ali Bomaye (Explicit) ft. 2 Chainz, Rick Ross


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Tommy Lee, the controversial dancehall artiste, is among several persons taken into custody by the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) in a major crack down on the lottery scam.

The entertainer, whose given name is Leroy Russell, was arrested in the business district of New Kingston late Monday.

A senior investigator at MOCA told RJR News, that the artiste and six other persons, including two women were detained.

He said the cops raided a house on Brompton Close off Lady Musgrave Road and seized documents, including lists with the names of US citizens and other material used in the lottery scam.

Tommy Lee Sparta - Megah Banton - UNKIND - Extended Version - Official Music Video - October 2013





Reggae Month 2014 - Sunday, February 2

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Reggae Month Calendar of Events

Reggae Month 2014 under the theme "The Journey Continues" is set to kick off this Sunday, February 2, with an Ecumenical Service at the University of the West Indies Chapel, Mona, St Andrew, beginning at 12:00 pm. A staple for the start of our Reggae Month activities, this celebratory service brings various denominations together in praise, worship and thanksgiving for the festival now in its sixth staging. Ken Boothe, the Alpha Boys Band, Dawn Martin, Dimario McDowell and DehJah Dance Theatre and others will be participants.

Later, the Jamaica Music Museum will host their lecture series "Grounation" to be held at the Institute of Jamaica, East Street and the Trench Town Festival will present "Jammin at the Bass" at the Ambassador Theatre bringing a close to the first day's activities.

Attached is our Reggae Month Calendar for your perusal. Regular notices on our events will be sent throughout the month and we also invite you to visit our website: www.jariajamaica.com for additional details.

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'Bunny Rugs' of Third World is dead

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William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke former lead singer of the popular band Third World has died in a Miami hospital.

Clarke who would have turned 66 on Thursday, February 6, had been in intensive care for some time.

He missed a number of engagements linked with the celebration of Third World's 40th anniversary last year but it was generally felt that he would have recovered enough to return to Jamaica this month.

Clarke was born in Mandeville and replaced 'Prilly' Hamiltion as lead singer for the band in 1976. His first album with the band was '96 degrees in the Shade' but is best known for the hits 'Now that we found Love' an O'Jays original, and 'Try Jah Love'.

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Alkaline Groupies Face-off on Facebook

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Two girls recently went ham on facebook over dancehall artiste Alkaline, one of the Groupie who goes by the name Gully Princess claims to be just a fan of the deejay, however she has several pictures of the artiste posted on her profile...even her banner picture. She was apparently approached by a next girl (Shantoy) who claims she is the wife of Alkaline...here are the messages and a picture of Gully Princess.

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Tony Matterhorn and Nasheen Fire Clash over wig

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When sound system selector Tony Matterhorn decided to wear a female wig in an Instagram video posted recently, he may not have expected that the backlash would have been so great.

Florida-based DJ Nasheen Fire  made his thoughts abundantly clear via his Instagram profile by posting a self-made video in which he made disparaging comments about Tony Matterhorn's wig.

Tony Matterhorn then took Nasheen's comments to heart and retaliated by hurling several verbal blows at the DJ, during which he insulted Nasheen's mother and iconic dancehall artiste, Bounty Killer, who earlier, had shared Nasheen's video bashing Matterhorn's wig-wearing stunt.

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"Listen! Mi born March and mi nuh hate pon people, yu hear. Yu see After Dark, it's entertainment and mi keep it professional. Some a unno man vex because unno see gyal a comment and unno might like da girl deh. Then suppose unnu see mi messages them? Unno would a dead?," Tony Matterhorn questioned.

And as for his attack on the Florida-based DJ, he said: "Nasheen and Bounty Killer already know mi a sick head. Unno nuh waah mi guh back to wey mi used to duh. Just leave it alone. If unnu see mi a entertain and unno have a problem with it, pick a number and join the line. If yuh want some followers tell mi and mi mek unnu get some followers. Him talk bout a gyal alone talk up inna video and him duh six video pon him page ... talk up," Tony Matterhorn said.

Nasheen says he had not intended to start a feud with Matterhorn but only wanted to make him aware that wearing a female wig did not look good for his image. He also said Tony is fraud for dissing Bounty Killer.

"I want the world to know that I don't have a personal beef with Matterhorn, but from how I see he reacted, it's clear that he has a problem with me. I know Matterhorn for years and he and I both know that I'm not a follower and I speak my mind at anytime whenever I feel like. He was the one who blew this out of context when he made his first video dissing me saying I should gomy mother, and I would never dis Miss Maggie. He is out of place for dissing Killer, but Matterhorn just feels guilty because he dissed Killer in a song last year, which he never responded to. So this is just another attempt to try get Killer to diss him back. Matterhorn just wants the attention that he is not getting. Let me remind you, Bounty Killer is responsible for making the entire world know about Dufton Taylor a.k.a. Tony Matterhorn. Killer will never answer him on wax because him (Matterhorn) a lose him way. Not because you have a big female fan base you should do anything to keep them entertained. You control your fan base. Don't get caught up and let them control your mind till you start doing things you would not have done before," Nasheen said.

Nasheen Fire and his sound system, Innocent Sound, are now calling for a sound clash with Tony Matterhorn to settle the argument.

"Tony Matterhorn, I challenge you to a clash with my Innocent Sound and we can settle this musically. If not, shut yuh big mouth and go back to making skits with wigs and low selecting life. Big up Team Innocent Sound, Fada Taylor di boss, Juxxy Fire, Dappa lee-Neely and the whole squad," Nasheen told the medi.




Kalado vs Alkaline for 2014

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The management teams of young dancehall artistes Kalado and Alkaline are predicting that the deejays will be the popular faces of 2014.

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According to Alkaline's manager Dwayne Morris, by the end of 2014, the 123 deejay will be in high demand.

"By the end of the year he will be in demand and he will be on the charts. They will also see him outside of just being a recording artiste, but as a performer, which is why we are hosting Alkaline in Concert at Constant Spring. It is a live show with him and Ruff Kutt band. We have some guests, but he is the headliner. I am a bit shocked that he has picked up so fast among the youth, they catch on real fast. The music industry, however, took a longer time to accept him as an artiste and not just the youth with the tattoo eyes. He is a lyricist and we as a team sit down and plan out everything we do with Alkaline's career. As an artiste, from you have the people, you are good," Morris said.

Kalado on the other hand, has been out at least a year longer than Alkaline. However, his popularity soared in 2013 starting with his first chart topper, Make Me Feel produced by Dre Day. According to Anthony 'Akeem' Grace, Kalado's publicist, the Alliance deejay brings a new sound to the music industry.

"Kalado is most definitely the artiste to look out for in 2014. He has something new and Jamaicans love new elements of entertainment, hence the fans are loving it. We are in the studio 24/7 and we know what the fans want. Fans want an image as well because he has the raw talent. So we are putting together the right component to make the artiste a complete star," Grace said.

Alkaline - Obeah | Raw | Desert Riddim | December 2013


Kalado - Pree Money & Gyal - [Sunlight Party Riddim] December 2013 @RaTy_ShUbBoUt_





All Set For Jamaica Jazz

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The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is all set for another incredible staging come Thursday January 30 - February 1. The Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium has been transformed into a musical haven with world class stage production and equipment. Patrons will be enticed by the festival atmosphere when they enter the venue with several attractions on offer outside the main stage and performances.

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival remains bent on delivering quality acts to patrons and the 2014 staging of the festival will be no different despite the ever deteriorating economic conditions. The Festival has managed to develop a mechanism which has led to its sustainability regardless of the increasing costs to plan and execute the event.

"This year we are 15% over the budget which we used to stage last year's festival" states Junior Taylor, Associate Producer for the Festival. Who went on to exclaim the rising fees of the artistes annually.

Withstanding the economic climate, the organizers have remarkably left ticket prices unchanged from the 2013 staging and will still be presenting an astounding line-up on each night of the three day Festival. Patrons can rest, assured in the quality of the performances with the likes of Chaka Khan, Toni Braxton, Crystal Gayle, Beres Hammond, Chris Martin, Protoje, Aaron Neville and the Queen of Reggae Marcia Griffiths all set to dazzle on the main stage.

Patrons are also in for a treat with other entertaining activities set to take place inside the venue. The scrumptious offerings of the infamous food court will be amongst the favourites and the sponsors' village, complete with fun interactive activities, will provide the perfect complement for the Jazz and Blues talent stage. The talent stage has become a treat over the years for patrons as it often commands great respect and applause from those who venture to that area of the ground.

"The talent that will be on show will simply be amazing. Over the years patrons have really gotten treated to quality performances as the talent stage performers are usually very close and at times, arguably equal in quality to the main stage performers," stated Ewan Simpson, Talent Stage Manager for the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Without giving too much away Simpson expressed delight at two of the instrumentalists in Verlando Small and Lightening Drummers, who will both feature on this year's Talent Stage.

Western Jamaica is already buzzing from the excitement as the influx of visitors has already begun. Accommodation at this point will prove challenging with several hotels already reporting that they are fully booked for the period. Knutsford Express, the Festival's official transport partners is all set to provide hassle free, comfortable shuttle service to and from the Festival for patrons who are unable to find accommodations and will commute to the Festival.

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival has set the Entertainment calendar alight for almost two decades, and is again set to enjoy another successful staging. Patrons are reminded that tickets are still available at select locations islandwide. The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is set for January 30 - February 1 at the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium.

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The 2014 JAMAICA Jazz & Blues Festival is scheduled for January 30-February 1 at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium.

Ticket Outlets Open Islandwide For Jazz

Trelawny, Jamaica; The organizers of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival have announced over a dozen convenient ticket outlet islandwide.

Patrons in the Kingston & St. Andrew area can purchase tickets at Texaco - Mary Brown's Corner, The Jamaica Pegasus and Fontana Pharmacy in Barbican.

The Montego Bay based patrons can get tickets at Total - Ironshore, El Paso Records - Baywest Shopping Center and Sam Sharpe Square locations. Tickets can also be bought at Texaco - Fairview, Fontana Pharmacy and Scotchies Restaurant Coral Gardens.

Ocho Rios fans can get their tickets at two locations, Pier View Vacation Inn and Fontana Pharmacy. Fontana Pharmacy inside the Mandeville Shopping Center will also offer tickets to the Mandeville fans with the Fontana Pharmacy located at Beckford Plaza offering to the fans from Savanna-La-Mar. Negril supporters can get their presold tickets at the Time Square Shopping Mall on Norman Manley Boulevard.

Great credit is due to the organizers of the 18th staging of the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, January 30 - February 1 at the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium, as in the face of rising Foreign Exchange Rates and expenses to stage the thrilling spectacle, the Jazz staff have managed to this year keep ticket prices at the same cost as the 2013 staging. This is a tremendous achievement as most major shows and events usually have the economic changes reflected in their prices.

This year the Festival will cost US $50 pre-sold and US$55 at the gate for Thursday night and US $80 pre-sold and US$85 at the gate for Friday and Saturday night's shows. Weekend passes are also available for US $155 and US$165 at the gate while season passes will be sold for US$200 pre-sold and US$220 at the gate. VIP tickets will be sold at US$120 pre-sold per night or $125 at the gate. VIP weekend passes are available for US$230 pre-sold and US$240 at the gate with VIP season passes for US$350 pre-sold and US$370 at the gate. Patrons can also purchase parking passes for US$20, which grants special parking access.

The Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival will take place January 30 - February 1 at the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium. The Festival is sponsored by Jamaica Tourist Board, Flow, Jamaica Observer, RJR Group, TVJ, Courts, Seaboad Marine, Charmin,  Bounty, Captains Aviation Services, Knutsford Express, Avis Car Rental, Red Stripe, Fire Blade Energy Drink, Delta, RIU, Hilton Rose Hall, Half Moon, Holiday Inn, Ciroc, Johnny Walker,  El Greco, Toby Inn, Pepsi, Irie 107 FM, Kool 97 FM, Fyah 105 FM, Nationwide News Network, Power 106 FM, Hot 102 FM, Music 99FM, Megajamz, Mello FM and many more.


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RBC to sell its Jamaican banking operations

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TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell RBC Royal Bank (Jamaica) Limited and RBTT Securities Jamaica Limited (collectively "RBC Jamaica") to Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals and is expected to be finalized in the coming months.

"Consistent with our strategy of being a competitive leader in the markets where we operate, we determined after a careful and thorough review that the best decision for the long-term future success of RBC Jamaica was to sell it to Sagicor," said Suresh Sookoo, CEO of RBC Caribbean. "Sagicor is a well established financial franchise in Jamaica with the size, scale and complementary capabilities that RBC Jamaica does not currently possess."

"RBC has operated in the Caribbean for over 100 years and remains committed to this region. This transaction will allow us to successfully reposition our Caribbean business for the future and focus on regions where we have significant market share," said Dave McKay, group head, Personal & Commercial Banking, RBC. "We are focused on strengthening our business performance, service and competitiveness in markets where we can be a leading competitor over the long term."

While financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, the purchase price approximately reflects the book value of RBC Jamaica. RBC expects the transaction to result in an estimated loss of C$60 million (before and after-tax) as a result of International Financial Reporting Standards, largely related to an estimated writedown for the proportionate share of RBC Jamaica goodwill and other intangibles acquired by RBC in connection with its acquisition of RBTT Financial Group in 2008. The transaction is not expected to have a material impact on RBC's Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 ratio.

The loss is based on current estimates and is subject to change and will be reflected in the results of the first quarter ending January 31, 2014. RBC will release its first quarter 2014 results and host an earnings conference call on February 26, 2014.

About RBC

Royal Bank of Canada (RY on TSX and NYSE) is Canada's largest bank and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We employ approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 15 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 44 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may be deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of certain securities laws, including the "safe harbour" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and any applicable Canadian securities legislation. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the loss relating to the sale of RBC Jamaica expected to be reflected in our first quarter 2014 financial results. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "foresee", "forecast", "anticipate", "intend", "estimate", "goal", "plan" and "project" and similar expressions of future or conditional verbs such as "will", "may", "should", "could" or "would".

By their very nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties, which give rise to the possibility that our predictions, forecasts, projections, expectations or conclusions will not prove to be accurate, that our assumptions may not be correct and that our forward-looking statements, including statements about the loss relating to the sale of RBC Jamaica expected to be reflected in our first quarter 2014 financial results, will not be achieved. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of risk factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors - many of which are beyond our control and the effects of which can be difficult to predict - include: credit, market, liquidity and funding, insurance, regulatory compliance, operational, strategic, reputation and competitive risks and other risks discussed in the Risk management and Overview of other risks sections of our 2013 Annual Report; the impact of regulatory reform; the business and economic conditions in Canada, the United States and certain other countries in which we operate; the effects of changes in government fiscal, monetary and other policies; and judicial or regulatory judgments and legal proceedings.

We caution that the foregoing list of risk factors is not exhaustive and other factors could also adversely affect our results. When relying on our forward-looking statements to make decisions with respect to us, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. Material economic assumptions underlying the forward looking statements contained in this press release are set out in the Overview and outlook section and for each business segment under the heading Outlook and priorities in our 2013 Annual Report. Additional information about these and other factors can be found in the Risk management and Overview of other risks sections of our 2013 Annual Report. Except as required by law, we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement contained in this press release.

For further information:

Investor Relations Contacts:
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Tiana Defends Freaky sex and J Amsterdam

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I response to the bashing the freaky deejay has been receiving for his song Gyal Come Wine Inna Mi Face Tiana said.

"I don't feel they should bash him because if one of the big artistes should come out and admit that he is freaky, you would find that a lot of other established male artistes would start admitting that they are freaky as well. This society is biased. If you are going to bash women for wanting oral sex returned, then you should bash the males, too. Artistes like Vybz Kartel, Konshens, Demarco, and Alkaline have all stated that they want women to perform oral sex on them. So why can't women receive it too?," she asked.

"It's his views and there should be freedom of speech. The song itself could have been better, but I am cheering for him because he has come out of the dark, and there are many more Jamaican men who like oral sex," she said.

Tiana believes some Jamaican men will indulge in oral sex, however, they will pretend in the public space that they are against the practice. The deejay says some Jamaican men did not want to publicly comment on her song Freaky Man (Freaky Gyal Pt 3) on YouTube, but they sent private messages to her cell phone saying that they loved the concept. She sees that as an indication that there exists a strong level of hypocrisy on the part of Jamaican men as it relates to their views on performing oral sex.

Tiana - Freaky Man (Freaky Gal Part 3 Remix) (Official Video) (Full HD)


J Amsterdam - Come Wine Inna Face (Freaky Male Dancehall DJ Admits To Having Performed Oral Sex)


VIDEO: Messiah of freaks speaks





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Defence in the Vybz Kartel murder trial flipped the script on key witness Detective Patrick Linton Tuesday morning putting him under pressure for alleged "very nasty things" posted on his Facebook page.

The statement came after defence attorney Tom Tavares-Finson in the Home Circuit court asked the cop a number of questions, almost lauding him for his professionalism.

Tavares-Finson then told Kartel to stand up and asked Linton: Do you have anything against this man?

Linton responded: No, and added that all he did was to be professional in his interpretation of data, and that he had no ill will against any of the accused.

Tavares Finson then asked Linton to explain what is social media for the benefit of the jurors.

He also asked Linton to explain what is Facebook. Linton complied.

The defence attorney then asked Linton to open his Facebook page for the court, but Linton replied that his page was private.

"Let me get to the point," said Tavares Finson. "You have been putting some very nasty things on Facebook". Linton remained quiet.

Tavares-Finson requested that the court demand the opening of the Facebook page.  But Linton responded that the page was deactivated. "That must have been done this morning," Tavares Finson responded, "because I have videos of the page."

Tavares Finson again asked Linton to open his Facebook page. "These things can be easily hacked," Linton responded. The court then took a break.

**story credit JAMAICA OBSERVER***




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The 12-member jury at the Vybz Kartel murder trial was this afternoon showed Blackberry messages allegedly telling of how Clive 'Lizard' Williams was chopped up.

A message allegedly sent from a Blackberry cell phone attributed to Kartel stated that Lizard was chopped up fine like mince meat and thrown away.

Another message read that "as long as you live Lizard will never be found".

The jury heard another message which stated that he was the "WorlBoss" and that he would become a person of interest.

The message went further to state that only a man identified as "Wee" and another identified as "Shawn" would sink him and so it was important to be on the lookout if the police went for the men.

The jury was shown messages from the cellphone attributed to Kartel stating that he wanted to leave Jamaica.

Earlier, a video allegedly taken from the same Blackberry cellphone showing several men were shown to the jury.

One of the men had a pick-axe and another man had tattoos on both forearms.

Voices in the video were heard giving instructions for a man to be held down and for his throat to be cut.

Kartel whose real name is Adidja Palmer is charged jointly with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell also called 'Shawn Storm', Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St John for Williams' alleged murder.

The prosecution is alleging that Williams was killed over two missing guns.

**story credit THE GLEANER***




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Dancehall artiste Ricky Carty has released a music video in which he explicitly shows himself fucking the daylight out of an unidentified woman.

According to the deejay he is an entertainer and he is simply providing entertainment.

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The 56 Grammy awards last night shocked many viewers by endorsing homosexuality courtesy of a enactment of a gay marriage, using homosexual rapper Queen Latifah and pro gay rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis as the catalyst to make their statement.

Many viewers immediately went to twitter to voice their frustration with the gay community and their move to force persons to support homosexuality.

Top 10 Grammy Snubs





New York, New York (January 24, 2014). International Superstar Shaggy wrapped up 2013 with a hectic schedule touring Europe, US and Western Canada. Due to the demand and number of sold out shows, Shaggy is set to hit the road again in the next few weeks.

Prior to heading on his 2014 tour, Shaggy presented a check of $70 million JMD, to D. Lambert Innis, head of anesthesia and intensive care at Bustamante Hospital for Children, yesterday. The funds represent the proceeds from Shaggy and Friends show held on January 4.

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Photo Credit: Joseph Wellington

The Out of Many One Music (OOMOM) tour, has been one of the most successful reggae tours for 2013. OOMOM tour was not only successful but very entertaining, Shaggy is know for his many classics 'It wasn't Me', 'Mr. Boombastic', 'Angel' just to name a few, but the crowd loved the energy, charisma, surprise guest artists and the interactive style performances, which Shaggy is so well known for.

"Its not very often you can attend a concert dance, sing, and feel like you are apart of the show nowadays, and Shaggy always does that, I saw him a few times in New York last year and I am ready to see him again in Brooklyn on Tuesday, February 25" says Maria Sanchez of Harlem.

Shaggy is currently preparing to release a few new singles from numerous artists produced on his label Ranch Entertainment. The anticipation surrounding Ranch Entertainment releases are always peak. Last year Ranch Entertainment produced the #1 Reggae Tune for 2013 according to Large Up, which was Shaggy and Beres Hammond combination 'Fight this Feeling'. The single had all ages and demographics dancing and singing "the way you make me feel".

The full tour line up will be announced in a few weeks but check www.shaggyonline.com for up to date schedule of appearances.




Prodigal Son speaks his mind

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Yardflex's One-on-One with Prodigal Son

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1) Why did you decide to start doing reggae music?

Prodigal: I was always doing Reggae, all I did was just to take it mainstream.


2) Since making that decision, what has the feedback been like from fans and from the church?

Prodigal: The feedback has been mixed but the vision must continue. As it relates to the church, I give thanks for God's people.


3) What are some of the reggae songs that you are promoting?

Prodigal: Tracks that I have been promoting are 'Mi Know Jah' and 'I Am Going Home' with Konshens. I just dropped a big one for Gospel too so fans can look out for that.


4) Does this mean that you will no longer be doing gospel music?

Prodigal: I will always be doing Gospel. I am a man of God, that is my calling.


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5) What are your plans for 2014?

Prodigal: My plans for 2014 is to do what we do everyday - try to take over the world LOL. On the real though, I'm just going to keep doing good music and God will do the rest.


6) Is there any reggae artiste that you want to or will be collaborating with

Prodigal: There are a lot of people that I would love to and will be working with. Time is the master.


7) Is there an album in the works?

Prodigal: I am working on a new project, just stay tuned.


8) What's next for Prodigal Son

Prodigal: Whatever the Master wants, I am just a servant.


***see official video for Tears I Cry and Me Know Jah***


Prodigal Son -Tears i Cry (Official Video)



Mi Know Jah (Official Music Video)- Prodigal Son





Demarco Defends his porn video

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Demarco's video alongside two females who appear to be performing oral sex and other sexual acts on each other, has been described as pornography, distasteful and tacky. Still, others have hailed him as being groundbreaking and different.

Demarco says those opposing his video are hypocrites.

"The hypocrisy of our society is so paradoxical; accusing me of lechery, yet here's the real truth - only weeks earlier I was the good Samaritan saving a woman's from the clutches of death after she cracked her skull in a severe car accident outside my studio compound. myself and my team rushed her to hospital.Aside from a selected few, no one saw the need to highlight this. I also donated a sizeable contribution in back-to-school supplies to various inner-city children in Kenya and Jamaica, another deed treated with utmost inattention.The focus that is being thrust upon this video should be given to matters such as the disenfranchised youths of this country, the rising rate of unemployment, lack of proper infrastructure for our children to learn, squatting, the crime epidemic, among other social issues." The Ride It Singer said.

Demarco Ride Official Video


Demarco has been doing well on the international scene and has received a Mobo Award nomination and a Australian Award nomination for best African song.Link to the EXPLICIT WARNING video http://dancehalltakeout.blogspot.com/.




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Foota hype get Box box box Up a Cockburn Pen 2014


Popular dancehall selector Foota Hype has denied allegations made by a YouTuber that he was assaulted by thugs in the community of Cockburn Pen recently.

"Mi fans, from yu hot people a guh try all kinda way to water down your thing. Big up mi real fans and the company mi sign to Downsound Records. Right now we working on Don Husky and Nassir careers and we are closing an international deal for Ishawna because her single Need Love is raising eyebrows. That is what I am focused on, no negative vibes. If a man even try anything negative wid mi right now mi just walk dem out."I was in no altercation with nobody, that person who put that thing on YouTube is an overseas L.A. Lewis and seems like he has a vendetta against DJs. Is a website put up false news about me and people just start run wid it," Foota Hype said.

However War Professa the YouTuber had a different story, plus a song. He told the media."Suh whol on nobody nah guh talk bout it? Nobody nah guh talk bout how the boy Foota Hype get box up over Cockburn Pen true him deh deh a big up the wrong don? Dog yu can't deh a Cockburn Pen and a big up the wrong don.Yu deh a Waltham and a big up Seaview more than Waltham, yu fi get box. Some a unno selector a dat unno fi get - box up, yu see when people book unno fi party and unno come late because unno a wait pon the hype segment ... fi get box ... nuff a unno nuh know how fi just chill, calm and juggle, this bag a dagga this and dagga dat and bad man tune - box. Unno have talent dog, utilise it,"  War Professa said.

Foota hype get Box box box Up a Cockburn Pen 2014


WAR PROFESSA_ "BOX"_NEW LOTS RIDDIM_(Foota Hype Get Box Up )_Jan 2014





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C-Strokes - It's All About You


As previously announced and introduced to the world, Port Harcourt, Nigeria's Mayor Chimbiko Iche Akarolo, adopted the musical moniker of C-Strokes after losing his devout wife during childbirth, due to a poor health system. This tragedy translated into music which in turn gave birth to CAF, a foundation created in honor of his late wife to support pregnant women and childcare.

It was by a chance meeting with Mojo Morgan of Reggae's royalty Morgan Heritage, that an association with Heritage Grown Productions who shares in the vision to support childcare with emphasis on malaria was formed. Mojo is featured on the remix of the lead single "It's All About You" from the upcoming album "Reality (Love & Life)".

All Proceeds from the single will go to the CAF Foundation. The single is now available for purchase worldwide at www.smarturl.it/ItsAllAboutYou

CAF Mission Statement

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Caroline Akarolo Foundation:
for Safe Motherhood and Childcare
5, Peremabiri Street, D/Line,
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Phone # 234-806-690-5212

About Caroline Akarolo Foundation

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Caroline Akarolo Foundation began as an
anniversary memorial in honour of the
Mayor of Port Harcourt's late wife,
Caroline Akarolo, who passed on on
August 28, 2011, about 24 hours after
childbirth. 

At the commemorative "Caroline Akarolo Day for Safe Motherhood and Childcare" event of August 28, 2012, attended by the wife of the Governor of Rivers State, Judith Amaechi, the CEO of O. B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation, Siene Lulu-Briggs, the Chairman of the Rivers State Chapter of Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Ibitoroko Korubo and many other actors in Safe Motherhood and Childcare, everyone who spoke urged the event organizers to move the initiative from being just a special day for Safe Motherhood and Childcare to becoming a full-blown foundation.

Today, Caroline Akarolo Foundation focuses on coordinating for building and maintaining platforms, networks and systems towards supporting the availability and delivery of timely professional medical services to mothers having babies and infants needing care. The foundation will do this through her planned periodic Safe Motherhood Roundtables for public, private and civil-society sector actors, her annual August 28th Caroline Akarolo Day for Safe Motherhood and Childcare, her soon-to-be purchased fully-kitted Caroline Akarolo Maternal Emergency Mobile Hospital and her other planned programmes.

Board of Trustees: Dr Sampson Parker (Chairperson), Azubike Wanjoku, Chimbiko Akarolo, Maclean Uranta, Belema Papamie (Secretary)

... so that mothers having babies may be safe and infants may be cared for

Our 2013 Programme Schedule

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Board of Trustees: Dr Sampson Parker (Chairperson), Azubike Wanjoku, Chimbiko Akarolo, Maclean Uranta, Belema Papamie (Secretary)

... so that mothers having babies may be safe and infants may be cared for




Rob Ford inna yardie style

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Drunk & Swearing in Jamaican Patois


Rob Ford responds to video of himself swearing incoherently in Jamaican patois slang





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The Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium will be energized with the addition of young Reggae sensations Chronixx, Protoje and young soulful performer Chrisopher Martin at the 18th staging of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Scheduled for January 30 - February 1, the organizers have identified the value of incorporating younger acts in the three day music Festival.

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The 2014 staging is already shaped to deliver quality performances and the organizers feel the inclusion of younger acts will serve to attract the younger generation to the festival and simultaneously diversifying the its offerings with different genres of music.
 
Chronixx, Bryan Art and Christopher Martin are slated to perform on Thursday, January 30 while Protoje will take the stage for his Jazz debut, preparing a full band presentation on Friday, January 31. The trio One Third, as many others before, graduates from an impressive talent stage performance last year, to open the Festival's main stage on Saturday, February 1.
 
Reggae artiste Chronixx has been making waves both locally and internationally as the young vocalist set out to establish himself with songs like Behind Curtain, They Don't Know, Smile Jamaica and Here Comes Trouble. His string of hits has quickly gained respect and adoration of Reggae fans of all ages across the world.

No stranger to the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, the exceptional vocalist, Christopher Martin will be seeking to make a lasting impression with his trademark charismatic and interactive performance.

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"I'm looking forward to showcasing my talents on such a big stage to all the different music lovers, attending from all over the Diaspora. I am looking forward to delivering all those songs people have grown to love and respect me for," Martin said. Screaming female fans will be captivated with his catchy songs, Paper Loving, Chill Spot, Take My Wings and the fan favorite Cheater's Prayer.

This year, Protoje will make his full solo debut on the Jamaica Jazz & Blues stage with an excellent catalogue of songs such as; Kingston Be Wise and Who Them a Program off his sophomore album, The Eight Year Affair. Fans can expect the music to speak for itself when Protoje takes the stage after a nine month hiatus of performing in Jamaica. Protoje revealed, "It's just roots reggae music coming at you, dub-wise, dub-style, heavy roots music and all. I haven't performed in Jamaica in almost a year so I'm looking forward to touching the stage and giving the people a real nice experience".

Protoje is the reggae act to share the stage with R&B crooner Joe, Chrisette Michele and six-time Grammy Winner Toni Braxton. "It is a joy for be on the festival, working on the same night as Toni Braxton and Chrisette Michele who are some extraordinary vocalists". The artiste is currently working on his third album to be released later this year.

The Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival is set for January 30 - February 1 at the Trelawny Multipurpose stadium and fans can expect youthful exuberance and quality from these fresh faces in the music circle. The event is sponsored by The Jamaica Tourist Board, Flow, Consumer Brands Ltd. Seaboard Marine, Knutsford Express, Jamaica Observer, Courts, Delta, TVJ and many more.


Accreditation Closes January 23, 2014

Visit www.JamaicaJazzandBlues.com for further details  




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The popular stripper who calls herself New York is venting over the loss of her boyfriend Geezy who died violently over the weekend. Geezy was a promoter who hosted several events in New York.

According a seeming sad New York on one of her controversial Instagram posts, she is wondering if she could have his sperms to fertilize her egg even though he was already dead. One of her Instagram friends responded to her post stating that the procedure could be done, hastily, however she would have needed consent from the parents of the deceased since he was not married to her.

New York was recently in Jamaica on vacation and also made an appearance at Taboo night club during Konshens recent birthday celebration.

The stripper sisters recently released a debut dancehall single called Reckless, produced by UIM records.




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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama believes smoking marijuana is a "bad habit" but thinks legal penalties now fall disproportionately on minorities and that states legalizing pot should go ahead with their plans, he said in a profile released on Sunday.

"As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life," he is quoted as saying in a New Yorker magazine article. "I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol."

The president said he has told his daughters smoking marijuana is "a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy."

However, he said he is concerned that marijuana-related arrests fall far more heavily on minorities than on others. Legalization of pot should go forward in the states of Colorado and Washington because "it's important for society not to have a situation in which a large portion of people have at one time or another broken the law and only a select few get punished," he said.

Marijuana remains illegal in the United States under federal law, but 21 U.S. states allow or are about to allow medical marijuana use, and Colorado and Washington have decriminalized use of pot entirely. Alaska and the District of Columbia are considering following suit.

The Obama administration said last year that federal law enforcement will not target users in Colorado and Washington, as long as they comply with their respective states' laws.

The Department of Justice says it will not interfere with states' efforts to regulate and tax marijuana provided they are able to meet a set of requirements, including keeping it from children and restricting its flow into other states.

The president also said he believes that those who argue that legalizing marijuana will solve a number of social problems "are probably overstating the case." Legalization in Colorado and Washington will likely be a challenge, he said.

In the lengthy profile, the president muses over race, the Middle East, and criticism of his efforts to woo Congress, among other topics. Discussing race, he said that he believes some people will never accept having a black president.

The president said that the three sets of negotiations involving Iran, Israel and the Palestinians, and Syria each have less than a 50-50 chance of succeeding, but are necessary steps toward achieving stability in a volatile region.

If we were able to get Iran to operate in a responsible fashion ... you could see an equilibrium developing between Sunni, or predominantly Sunni, Gulf states and Iran in which there's competition, perhaps suspicion, but not an active or proxy warfare," he said.

On the question of whether Obama will write a memoir, former adviser David Axelrod called it a "slam dunk" that the president will. A literary agent estimated publishers will pay between $17 million and $20 million for one.

Obama said narrowing the gap between rich and poor would be a key part of his legacy.

"I will measure myself at the end of my presidency in large part by whether I began the process of rebuilding the middle class and the ladders into the middle class and reversing the trend toward economic bifurcation in this society," he said.

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Alkaline says he messed with his eyes for Attention

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According to the artiste in an interview, he wanted people to notice him.

"You have like 10 million artistes in Jamaica, everybody claim that they are the baddest, so I think to distinguish myself from every other entertainers, why not just tat my eyes ... everybody has their own stepping stone to success and I guess this happens to be mine. This is just something to captivate the interest of people and I think I have achieved that. Some are freaked out, but they don't need to be freaked out because I am a shock-value artiste and I bring theatrics and provocativeness to dancehall," Alkaline said to The Media.

In the mean time another aspiring dancehall artiste Mace, has pulled a similar stunt, using a Shock Value approach to get attention, like we are giving him now.

For all who dont know what shock value is please read: Shock value is the potential of an action (as a public execution), image, text, or other form of communication to provoke a reaction of sharp disgust, shock, anger, fear, or similar negative emotions.

Artistes who have used shock value are 50 Cent, Tommy Lee Sparta, Danielle D.I, Raine Seville, Destiny Sparta, Vybz Kartel, Miley Cyrus among others.

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Persons are now seriously questioning if Alkaline and Mace actually tatted their eyes, since this Youtube video surfaced with a woman showing how to insert black contact lens, that can easily be mistaken for eye tattoos.

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Jurors in the Vybz Kartel murder trial this afternoon heard text message evidence allegedly from Clive 'Lizard' Williams informing his girlfriend that he was being transported to a Havendale house and he feared that he was going to be killed. 

Detective corporal Shawn Brown made a PowerPoint presentation of the text messages that were made on August 16, 2011, the same day that Williams was killed, reportedly over two missing guns. 

In the series of messages read out in court, Williams allegedly urged his girlfriend to contact his sister for her to call police. 

In one of the messages, Williams told his girlfriend that 'Teacha', referring to Vybz Kartel, had sent to call him. 

In another message, he told his girlfriend that he was really scared, urging the woman to hurriedly call the police. 

He also mentioned that he was being transported in a car to Havendale. 

Kartel is jointly charged with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell also known as Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St John for the August 16, 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams. 

Williams was allegedly killed for the disappearance of two guns. 

WHAT THE MESSAGES SAID: 

Clive Williams to Vybz Kartel - August 8, 2011 
3.09 pm - Williams: "Daddy a little thing gwaan. Wi really waan talk to you daddy" 

Shawn Campbell to Vybz Kartel - August 16, 2011 
3.09 pm - Campbell: Mi boss wi haffi get back dem ting deh, mi boss 
3.28 am - Campbell: "Cuz right now, mi not even can sleep, mi boss" 
3.29 am - Campbell: "Jah know di likkle time mi close mi eye" 

Shawn Campbell to 844-5320- August 16, 2011 
1.11 pm - Campbell: "Something a gwaan pon di ends and a serious some ting cuz ppl ago ded don't tell mammy nottin" 
1.12 pm - Campbell: "And delete dem txt yah wen mi don txt you 
1.20 pm - Campbell: No mi gd 
1.21 pm - Campbell: And who tief it ago ded 
1.21 pm - Campbell: Soon mek yuh know waah go gwaan 
1.43 pm - Campbell: "How much fi deal with every ting fi Lizzy 
1.45 pm - Campbell: "ok" 

Clive 'Lizard' Williams and his girlfriend 
6.53 pm - Williams: "baby, teacha sen call" 
6.55 pm - Girlfriend: "What are you going to do bbz" 
6.57 pm - Girlfriend: "I couldn't answer, bbz. Sorry" 
6.58 pm - Williams: "I'm really SCARED baby, please call police. You have to save me, plz" 
6.58 pm - Girlfriend: "jus u alone?" 
7.00 pm - Williams: "Please tell Nadine to call police for me please. U have to do it now, please" 
7.08 pm - Williams: "tell dem that Vybz Kartel ago kill we, please baby" 
7.09 pm - Williams: "please you have to hurry up" 
7.11 pm - Williams: "Shawn can't save we, plz. We in a Need a drive go up there" 
7.13 pm - Williams: "baby are u sure? Wats the address, bbz?" 
7.13 pm - Williams: "tell Nadine to call the police" 
7.16 pm - Williams: "baby, please all mi know a Havendale. Please tell dem fi look for Neepha car" 
7.18 pm - Williams: "mi deh a Red Hill Road a go up please please" 
7.18 pm - Girlfriend: "ok baby, i'm praying for u. Yhou tht ntn doesnt happen i will call" [sic] 
7.20 pm - Williams: "tell Nadine don't stop. Please call every min"




GRAMMY® NOMINEES JOHN LEGEND,
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS,
KACEY MUSGRAVES, TAYLOR SWIFT,
AND KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM
ON THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®
 
NOMINEE PAUL MCCARTNEY
AND RINGO STARR
EACH WILL PERFORM
 
NOMINEE SARA BAREILLES
AND 2014 MUSICARES® PERSON OF THE YEAR
CAROLE KING TOGETHER IN
A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
 
Music's Biggest Night®
Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Jan. 26, 8 P.M. ET/PT
 
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2014) -- The latest performers for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast were announced today and they include: current GRAMMY® nominees John Legend, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban, as well as nominee Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr -- who as members of the Beatles will receive the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. Other special performances include nominee Sara Bareilles together with four-time GRAMMY winner and 2014 MusiCares® Person of the Year Carole King. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host of Music's Biggest Night®. The music industry's premier event will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 - 11:30 p.m.(ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Westwood One, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

This will be the first performance on the GRAMMY Awards telecast for Sara Bareilles, 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, and Ringo Starr.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have seven nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album for The Heist; Song Of The Year for "Same Love" (along with Mary Lambert); Best Rap Performance (along with Wanz) and Best Rap Song for "Thrift Shop"; Best Music Video for "Can't Hold Us" (along with Ray Dalton, Jon Jon Augustavo, Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer, Jenny Koenig, and Jason Koenig); and Best New Artist.

Kacey Musgraves and seven-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift have four nods each: Musgraves is nominated for Best New Artist, has two nominations in Best Country Song for "Mama's Broken Heart" (along with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally) and "Merry Go 'Round" (along with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne), and is nominated for Best Country Album for Same Trailer Different Park; Swift is up for Album Of The Year and Best Country Album forRed, Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Highway Don't Care" (along with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban), and Best Country Song for "Begin Again."   

Sara Bareilles and 16-time GRAMMY winner Paul McCartney are each up for two awards: Bareilles is nominated for Album Of The Year for The Blessed Unrest and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Brave"; and McCartney is up for Best Rock Song for "Cut Me Some Slack" (along with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear) and Best Music Film for Live Kisses (along with Jonas Åkerlund, Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger). 

Nine-time GRAMMY winner John Legend and four-time GRAMMY winner Keith Urban each have a nomination: Legend is nominated for Best R&B Album for Love In The Future; and Urban has a nod in Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Highway Don't Care" (along with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift).

Previously announced performers include current nominees Daft Punk with nominee Nile Rodgers (of Chic), nominee Pharrell Williams, and 25-time GRAMMY winner Stevie Wonder; nominee Kendrick Lamar joined by nominees Imagine Dragons; nominee Lorde; eight-time GRAMMY-winning group Metallica and GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang performing together; nominee Katy Perry; nominees P!nk and Nate Ruess (of FUN.); nominee Robin Thicke and GRAMMY-winning group Chicago, whose debut album was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® this year; and a special performance featuring Merle Haggard, 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and nominee Blake Shelton. Also performing with Daft Punk are the RAM (Random Access Memories) session players: Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, and Paul Jackson Jr.

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards -- the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music -- The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.




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Marcia Griffiths, Chronixx, Chalice and Moses Davis, who performs under the stage name Beenie Man, will add a tasty mix of sweet reggae to this year's staging of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.

The event, scheduled for January 30 to February 1 at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium on Jamaica's north coast, has already signed big-name Jamaican act Beres Hammond, as well as major American singers Chaka Khan, Toni Braxton, Aaron Neville, Crystal Gayle, Chrisette Michele and Joe.

Griffiths, regarded by many as the queen of reggae, will celebrate her 50th anniversary in the music industry.

Griffiths has established herself as a formidable solo act, but was, for many years, a member of the famous all female trio the I Three, singing back-up for Bob Marley & the Wailers.

Reggae revival advocate Chronixx has brought a freshness to the music in recent times with a string of hits, among them Smile Jamaica, Behind Curtain, Odd Ras and They Don't Know Chronixx.

He has steadily improved his craft and his latest hits include Here Comes Trouble and Me Alright with Kabaka Pyramid.

Beenie Man, easily one of Jamaica's finest dancehall performers, will take the festival stage through an entirely different lens, as the Grammy-Award winning deejay will be performing under the theme 'The Other Side of Moses Davis'.

Chris Martin and worldwide reggae sensation Protoje will also appear on the festival. JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival is sponsored by the Jamaica Tourist Board, Flow, Consumer Brands Ltd, Courts, Seaboard Marine, Knutsford Express, Intelligent Multimedia, Captains Aviation Services, KIA Motors, Red Stripe, Fire Blade Energy Drink, Cafe Blue, Half Moon, RIU, Hilton Rose Hall, Holiday Inn, Jamaica Pegasus, Round Hill, El Greco, Toby Resort, the Jamaica Observer, Television Jamaica, Fame FM, Mello FM, KOOL FM, Power 106 & Music 99, Hitz 95, FYAH 105, Radio 94, Nationwide, MegaJamz, Irie FM and Onstage TV.




Port Harcourt, Nigeria - Through their travels musicians are often privileged to meet persons from all walks of life, hardcore fans, music lovers, politicians and even the occasional royalty. Such an honor recently was bestowed on Morgan Heritage's youngest band member Mojo Morgan while journeying in Nigeria he became acquainted with Port Harcourt Mayor Chimbiko Iche Akarolo.

Bonding through music, Mojo heard a tale unlike any other, and combining his love of Music and Philanthropy decided to lend his voice, talent, compassion and heart to a worthy project. This is the story of the Mayor who became musician...

Music is the universal language. So as a means to raise funds for the charity, Chimbiko resorted to music as a tool for promoting the ideals of the foundation through the name C-Strokes. Although it is quite unorthodox for his position as a Mayor, his position in the city of Port Harcourt, Nigeria has enabled him to collaborate with medical associations and musical artists both locally and now internationally with Heritage Grown Productions. Mojo Morgan of Reggae super group Morgan Heritage, heads Heritage Grown Productions and he also shares in the vision to support childcare with emphasis on malaria. Mojo is featured on the remix of the lead single "It's All About You" from the upcoming album "Reality (Love & Life)".

C-Strokes' music touches emotionally where words alone can't express. All proceeds arising from his career as C-Strokes is donated to his CAF charity. With the help and new collaboration with Heritage Grown Productions, sub Saharan Africa will witness great support for motherhood and childcare in 2014 and beyond.




New Dancehall Videos

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College student Acids girl because of bad mind!

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A student who allegedly threw acid in her friend's face said she wanted to have her raped, a court was told yesterday.

Mary Konye, 21, is also said to have asked Muslim students about where to buy a niqab, or Islamic veil, telling them she had to go to a Muslim relative's funeral.

The court heard that Konye told a friend she planned to disfigure Naomi Oni, saying: 'I'm going to mess up the one thing that girl has - her looks.'

Omolola Vincent, 20, told Snaresbrook Crown Court in North-East London: 'She said she was going to throw acid on her. She told me she had acid. She bought it online.'

Miss Oni, 21, of Dagenham, East London, was attacked on December 30 on her way home from work. The Victoria's Secret shop assistant suffered permanent scarring all over her body and her face.

She also nearly lost the sight in both eyes.

Konye is accused of following her home dressed in a niqab and throwing acid in her face as she got off at her bus stop.

Konye's college friend Miss Vincent also said that Konye posted a picture of Freddy Krueger, the disfigured character from the Nightmare on Elm Street horror film, online.

She then changed her written status to: 'That's what you're going to look like when I'm finished with you.'

Miss Vincent, a student, added: 'As soon as I saw it I messaged her and I said "Oh my gosh, did you actually do it?"

'She replied that even if she did do it she wouldn't tell anybody.'




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The Presiding Judge in the Vybz Kartel murder trial has ruled that all evidence prepared by Digicel is to be submitted into evidence in the case.

This means that all information such as call records, text messages, BlackBerry messages, voice notes, video evidence retrieved from the entertainer's phone and other electronic device will be brought into open court. This ruling means that the electronic evidence has linked all the co-accused except one, Shawn Williams.

The judge ruled that the evidence collected from Mr. Williams' phone was irrelevant and inadmissible, thereby clearing the way for his attorneys to file a 'no case' submission on behalf of his client. This ruling was handed down despite strong opposition from the defence lawyers of the entertainer Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused who have indicated that they will be submitting appeal to block this decision. The ruling clears the way for the continuation of testimonies and the return of the jurors.

Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor - BackStabbers - January 2014





Johnny Says Trinidad is targeting Jamaicans

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"My fellow Jamaicans, please have all your ducks in a row and your T's crossed if you need to travel to Trinidad and Tobago because we are being targeted, no doubt. They had no good reason to treat my wife and I the way they did, so I can only assume it's our nationality that was the issue. It's as if the Immigration and Customs personnel have replaced the word Jamaican with criminal, so, please be careful. A. J. Nicholson ... there is much work to be done. We were suspects, the minute we walked up to immigration. Without scanning our passports, the Indian looking officer took up a phone and called someone to indicate that she felt suspicious ...This has never happened before in all my years of travelling. Even to the great United States, a country that is constantly having to protect its borders from terrorists. It was humiliating ... there was no respect shown to me and my wife ...Without hesitation, on reaching the customs officer, he called over the woman in bright orange that was the leader of the Enforcement Team. She showed her name tag before she started her interrogation of the suspects (that's how I felt). She asked about the contents of our luggage ...While searching our luggage, I was asked to break open one of the patties we took for our hosts, she then broke several pieces of the ginger we were asked to take, and squeezed the hard-dough bread so hard that it lost its shape. Having not found anything beyond what was reflected she moved on to the next bags ... "She asked if I was wearing two trousers ... asked if my wife was from Barbados (even though they had her Jamaican passport)... they asked if we had a criminal record... our answers did not satisfy her and she sent me in a room with two gentlemen ... I was not prepared to take off my clothes ..."

Our news team understands that the lengthy ordeal threatened the couple's ability to catch a connecting flight, which they did, however, not without their luggage being left behind, and a little 'attitude' from the Caribbean Airline staff on the ground for being late for boarding.

Kiprich - Can't Get Weh (Black Ryno Diss) - January 2014 | @GazaPriiinceEnt





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According to Kiprich the war was organized for him to lose after he had already prepared for somebody else.

The artiste also says he will reclaim his war title from Black Ryno who is celebrating new popularity since his Sting victory.

"Hear wah gwaan now. Big up mi fans dem to the fullest; yu win some, yu lose some. Mi give Ryno dah one ya, but next year mi a guh give him the real challenge. Yu haffi grow dem because we alone cyah duh this every year. I came out for the big guns; I was loaded, but a just suh things guh. I would have felt good if I saw Cobra come out and give the people a real show because the people wanted to see KipRich go up against a man who can put on a show. The people dem know mi capabilities already," KipRich said.

Kiprich Ryno - Can't Get Weh (Black Ryno Diss) - January 2014 | @GazaPriiinceEnt





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According to the clash champion.

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"I wasn't surprised when D'Angel came on stage and I had no problem with it. Every artiste needs a break in life and I don't have a problem with artistes coming into my set. D'Angel never show her private part and I was close there, suh mi know wey mi a sey. I saw Foxy Brown come here and show panty and bra and dem never ban her. Foreigners come here and cuss bad word and dem don't get banned," he continued.

"D'Angel, likkle girl just stand up and face the Gideon. All of us have to go through trials and tribulations. Jesus never duh nobody nothing and a cross dem nail him pon, so just hold the faith and don't give up. Mi bring peace guh Mall Road and a murderer dem call mi. Mi nuh like dem something deh when dem ban artistes," Ninja Man said.

"A nuff pressure D'Angel guh through and dem fi give har a break now, a somebody pickney to, a nuff time dem put har through hell and still a try put hole inna har coffin, dem fi lowe har," he said.

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Jazz tickets on sale online

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Trelawny, Jamaica; Fans are now able to secure tickets for the JAMAICA Jazz & Blues Festival scheduled for January 30 - February 1 2014. The Festival is one of the most diverse music events in the Western Hemisphere.

Only the website, www.jamaicajazzandblues.com offers online tickets. Tickets are available for purchase in a range of options allowing fans to choose what best fits their needs as patrons. Organizers have divided tickets to provide the fans with these choices by categorizing the tickets in daily, weekend, and season passes.

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General admissions are available starting at US$50 for Thursday and US$80 for Friday and Saturday. General admission weekend passes are available for US$155 which allows entry on Friday and Saturday while the general season pass is only US$200. Daily VIP passes are available for US$120 with VIP weekend passes being sold for US$230 with the VIP season passes on sale for US$350.

According to Junior Taylor, Associate Producer for the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, the ticket prices remain the same as last year despite the drastic decline in the exchange rate. "The cost of the production is of such that we had to rationalize to spend and ensure that ticket prices are not out of the reach of local patrons, Taylor said.

The announcement of online ticket sales comes in the thick of a string of revelations for this year's show. Organizers have once again pulled out all the stops as they are set to deliver a thrilling line-up at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium from January 30 - February 1. A show cast such as the performers for the 2014 JAMAICA Jazz & Blues Festival can be considered unrivalled for any solitary music festival, as a diverse blend of Pop, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Reggae will all be incorporated within the three-day extravaganza. Already, organizers have announced the likes of Six-time Grammy Winner, Toni Braxton and the 2009 Best Urban/Alternative Performance Grammy Awardee Chrisette Michele among others.

Tickets for the 2014 JAMAICA Jazz & Blues Festival slated for January 30 - February 1, are available for purchase to the public. It is advised that all purchases are made only through the JAMAICA Jazz & Blues Festival's official website, www.jamaicajazzandblues.com. For additional information regarding the purchasing of tickets please visit www.jamaicajazzandblues.com/tickets.

Visit www.JamaicaJazzandBlues.com for further details.




The Marymount High School in Highgate  in the eastern parish of St. Mary, is in mourning  following the death of a student on Monday.

The Ministry of Education is reporting that Abigail Hyman, a Grade 9 student, died following what is suspected to be a heart attack. Abigail who fainted at school in the morning, was taken to a health centre and died afterwards.Guidance counsellors have been dispatched to the institution to provide grief counseling.




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A probe has been launched, following an incident yesterday in which a mentally ill patient jumped from the third floor of the Kingston Public Hospital, KPH. The incident occurred about 4:30 in the afternoon.

The 29 year old woman, who sustained a broken hip, was a patient on the medical ward. Up to late Monday night, she was under observation to determine if she had sustained other injuries.

Staff members said despite efforts to restrain the patient to a bed she managed to free herself.

It has been reported that this is not the first time that persons have jumped from the third floor of the KPH and that at least two other incidents proved fatal.

The employees say it's time for the authorities to discontinue housing mentally ill patients on upper floors at the hospital. They are worried that if the matter is not addressed soon there could be a recurrence.




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Justice Lennox Campbell has ruled that the Vybz Kartel murder trial will continue following an inquiry into an interaction between a juror and a member of the defence team.

The juror turned up at the office of the attorney over the Christmas break.

However, Justice Campbell said after hearing from the attorney and the juror this morning, he was firmly of the view that it would not affect the case.

Reports are that while the murder case was on break over the Christmas period, the purported juror attended the lawyer's office and declared identity.

However, it is reported that the lawyer declined to have any discussion with the person.

Veteran defence attorney, Bert Samuels, has said if the reports are true, the trial could be derailed.

However, he said given how advanced the trial is he is hoping it will be found to have been an innocent encounter and the jury will not be dismissed.

Kartel who is celebrating a birthday today, is jointly charged with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell also known as Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St John for the 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

Two witnesses, Joseph Simmonds, an official from Digicel and Detective Heather Forrest were bound over until Thursday when the matter is scheduled to resume before the jury.




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Dancehall artiste Spice and her boyfriend Nicholas Hall appear to be at odds following Hall's decision to post controversial pictures of Spice and another man on instagram.

According to Hall, Spice claims the pictures are from her recent video shoot for the song A Suh Mi Like It. However he was not told about the shoot, neither was he informed that tacky pictures were saved to her phone.

"I have taken a lot of shit where your music is concern but this is Too Fkn Far now. I wasn't even inform abt this scene and now you claim it's "So mi like it video"????? KMFT Grace. Like srsly Grace????? Y did I have to find these??? KMFT. You claim it's from "So mi like it video but dis look Bloodclaaat serious #kmft @spiceofficial #Tiredathisshit," Hall wrote to Spice on facebook.com.

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Spice later retaliated by sharing the pictures herself to her facebook and instagram pages. She also gave Hall a stern tongue lashing for searching her phone.

"@NicholasLall Since as the Pics Bun you so much that you Decide to post on your IG and FB pages Let me Help you KMFT. @NicholasLall how dare you take pics from my Phone and Post them up knowing there pics from my " So mi like it" Video???? Like srsly then you say you are a MAN? Whats in these pics to be so mad about? The worst thing about it is that we Live Together so if you don't like sum ting you Talk to me and don't Broadcast mi #Blooodclaat Business Hope you know now that #ITSOVER," Spice said.

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Check out the open letter Aja Metoyer wrote to Gabrielle Union according to Black Sports Online...

"So it's only right I put Dwyane Wade on blast. First and foremost i'd like to thank ***** Wade, his cousin for booking my numerous of flights.

Ohh yea, hi Ms. Union. Good too see you stuck around and have a few more pieces of clothing inside of his house. The kitchen looks great by the way. I love the new counter tops. I would also like to thank Rich, the chef for his amazing breakfast. His cookies are the best.

And last but not least I'd like to thank Dwayne for always making me feel comfortable on your side of the bed. Hiding pictures in your drawer. You know the night stand next to your side of the bed, the one with the two drawers. Think the picture is the one with you and Sanaa Lathan in it.

Also Gabrielle you are a little to old to be making Valentines day Photo albums. Leave that to the young girls your man cheats on you with. Dont believe me, I took a picture of the picture.

FYI your man likes fat asses you might need to get you one. Last but not least. I will send you a picture of the bags your man left in the hotel room i f*cked him in. lol "............. CRAY CRAY right!!!!

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Busy Signal pulls thousands in Uganda

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Platinum selling reggae-dancehall artiste Busy Signal was recently welcomed to Uganda in fine style as show promoters and the Ugandan government arranged a welcoming parade for the Bumaye singer.

"It was a lot of people males, females, government officials and children. Persons where riding bikes and others where in vehicles and I just got a chance to say high to the people and kept it lively. The motorcade was arranged by the government in collaboration with the promoters and people just joined along it was my fifth time going to Africa and my first time going to that area and it was overwhelming to see the love that I received, I can't explain. I performed for three hours, during which I even changed my clothes and returned... big people type of vibe. The stadium is made to carry 42,000 persons and they managed to squeeze in 50,000 and I did two shows and they were sold out," Busy Signal said.

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"The reception for dancehall is good, but for reggae music its bigger... songs like Reggae Music again and my rendition of The Gambler reggae style are very big songs in Uganda. The world is a very big place and reggae music gave birth to dancehall, hip hop, reggaeton and such. But outside of Jamaica reggae music is the biggest thing, no disrespect to dancehall. But we were always told this by the elders and based on what I have seen from being all over the world, reggae music is known worldwide. I am just thanking the people who believe in me, my versatility, my lyrics and melodies. You are never going to have Busy Signal just doing one kind of music," he said. 

The heavily booked artiste also advises local artistes to desist from making music that are easily disposable. According to Busy Signal both dancehall and reggae artistes should work on their material if they want to have long lasting careers on the world stage.

"The world does not look on what is running Half Way Tree or Portmore or the little corners. When you spin the globe you can't see Jamaica because it's a little dot, yet we put out so much greatness. We just have to focus on creativity and study the music. Know people like Nardo Ranks, Papa Levi, U-Roy, King Stitt and nuff more. It's not about singling bout flossing, who rich and who bruck. It's about music and quality," Busy Signal said.

Busy Signal - All In One [Official Viral Video]





Model bashed for revealing clothing

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A local model recently found herself at the center of controversy after wearing an outfit which exposed too much of her body to the audience at the fashion show.

The clothing was intended to be a two piece bikini, however critics are saying the garment does not count as  a two piece bikini, because the bottom half of the clothing is incomplete.

It reveals half of the model's vagina and leaves little to the imagination, several persons have shared the photo of the model on facebook, each voicing their own opinion on the piece that many regard as being as disgusting as D Angel's performance at Sting.




First 2014 murder reported in St James

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The western parish of St James recorded the first homicide for 2014, yesterday morning.

45-year-old David Allen from Lilliput was apparently killed because of a current flare-up of violence in the parish caused by feuding thugs. Allen was reportedly a strongman from Canterbury.

According to the police, at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Allen was standing when he was approached by two men who shot him repeatedly.

He succumbed to his injuries at hospital. Reports are that l66 murders were recorded last year in St James up from 153 in 2012.





D Angel says her sting actions were not terrible

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"As a grown woman and an artiste, I am entitled to entertain and perform. I have been watching Sting from I was a child and there is nothing that I did on stage at Sting that was far-fetched from all the things that have happened on that stage over the years. I haven't done anything different from what has always been done at Sting. I have never seen it become a problem before, so why is it now that they are making a big mountain out of it? I went on stage with 'The King of the Dancehall' Beenie Man and the fans loved it, I went on stage with 'The King of Sting' Ninja Man and the crowd loved it. The opportunity presented itself to perform for my fans and I did that and they all loved it. I stayed true to the culture of Sting, which is energy-packed entertainment. I think outside the box. I was just having fun. It was just solid and mature entertainment. The patrons enjoyed it and the fans were happy. I represented dancehall on a wider scale. My music and career is not based on one night, my career goes on after this," D'Angel continued.

"I am looking forward to a positive 2014, touring the world, and fans can look forward to a new, fierce and sexier D'Angel. For bookings, persons can contact angelsproduction@gmail.com or call 1876-484-6463," she said.

NINJA MAN VS D'ANGEL CLASH @ STING 2013





Happy New Year from YARDFLEX!!!

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Happy New Year. May the New Year bring to you warmth of love, and a light to guide your path towards a positive destination.

May this new year brings all the crazy colors and fun in your life.

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As this year is ending, I wish all the negativity and difficulties also end with this year and 2014 bring success and desired results for you.

As the new year renews all the happiness and good tidings, hope the joyful spirit keeps glowing in the your heart forever! Happy New Year!

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"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something." -- Neil Gaiman

This New Year I wish that God showers you with His choicest Blessings, Fate never takes you for a bumpy ride, Cupid strikes you with his sweetest arrow, Lady Luck bestows upon you health and wealth, your Guardian Angel keeps your mind alert and bright.

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Sizzla, D'Angel banned from Sting

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Supreme Promotions head, Isaiah Laing, says dancehall entertainers D'Angel and Sizzla Kalonji have been banned from Sting.

According to Laing, Sizzla has been banned because he was repeatedly warned not to go on stage during the Boxing Day event and promote hate music.

D'Angel was banned because of her raunchy behavior on stage during Ninja Man's set.

"We repeatedly told Sizzla not to do any hate music and he went up there and did it. D'Angel is banned for at least 5 years as a patron. We don't need your money D'Angel. Stay home. Watch the event on pay-per-view next year."

In a release to the media, the promoters of Sting - Supreme Promotions and Downsound Records - stated that that they have taken steps to force "corrective actions" from some artistes.

"We remain committed to advancing Reggae/dancehall music and the industry. We will continue to strive to improve our product and are confident that with your support we will achieve our aim," the release said.

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Usain Bolt makes acting debut in ad

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Usain Bolt is playing a whole family of characters in Virgin Media's latest multi-million pound advertising campaign.

Created by BBH, the new ad shows the whole Bolt clan simultaneously using Virgin Media's superfast broadband service to perform their favourite tasks. The Jamaican sprinter takes on a range of roles including a cheeky baby Bolt and a mischievous Mrs Bolt whose favourite athlete is Mo Farah.

Richard Larcombe, brand and marketing director at Virgin Media, said: "The growth of in-home devices is increasing exponentially, as such, customers rely on their network more and more to deliver a seamless experience.

"Usain brings the ads to life with his brilliant portrayal of an unforgettable Virgin Media family."

Media planning has been handled by Fifty6 and the ad will run for the first time during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 on ITV London on 1 January.

The advertising push comes as Virgin Media prepares to introduce a 152mb broadband service next year, which it claims will be "twice as fast" as any of its rivals.

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Kevin Garnett, Usain Bolt, Alicia Sacramone etc - Gatorade Ad: "Quest for G" - Part 4 (Ego)





Super Cat the Don Dadda at Sting (video)

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When the 'Don Dadda' Supercat made his entrance on the Magnum Sting stage at approximately 1:20 am Friday the whistles and firecrackers were almost deafening.

Among the vintage hits he performed were 'Nuff Man a Dead', 'See Boops De', 'Unda Pressure' and 'Don Dadda'.

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STING 2013 - 'NINJA MAN VS D'ANGEL' CLASH (Official Video) [HD].





Lady Saw vs. Macka Diamond at Sting (video)

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Lady Saw demolished Macka Diamond in the clash at Sting. In the end, Lady Saw was the last woman standing.

Macka Diamond has since congratulated Lady Saw on her victory.

"People must remember that when two warriors meet on the battlefield of life, anything can happen, I did my best but it never work 100 per cent but I can hold my head high, my fans and supporters feel good, dem say mi brave because everybody afraid to go up against her, and I did it. Mi feel proud of myself to go up there and show courage inna the face of great odds and mi represent fi all the females in the industry and show that two top females can meet on a stage and nothing disgraceful nuh happen," Macka Diamond said in a statement.

"I want to congratulate Lady Saw on winning the clash, it was a great moment for dancehal and a great moment for the females in the industry, and as Beenie Man say, mi ready fi 'dweet again'. Bring on round two," she said.

Lady Saw Vs Macka Diamond Clash Sting 2013 #Clash #Lady Saw #Sting #2013





Dancehall artiste Kiprich was dethroned as the clash king early Friday morning at the 30th anniversary of Sting.

Former Portmore Empire artiste Black Ryno surprised the crowd inside the Jamworld entertainment complex as he left Kiprich almost speechless.Minutes before Ryno's entrance Kiprich seemed confident of winning the US$30,000 up for grabs, urging DJ Mad Cobra to join him onstage for a lyrical showdown.

But it was Ryno that took on the challenge.

"A joke suppmn, is wa dis dem send up here," Kiprich declared as the crowd roared with excitement.

For approx seven minutes Kiprich had the advantage as he freestyled about Ryno and Popcaan's war at last year's Sting referring to Ryno as "Vybz Kartel's beating stick".

However Ryno fired back with a string of rhymes leaving Kiprich dumbstruck as the crowd booed and clapped him off stage.

Kiprich later returned onstage to congratulate his victorious rival who received the cash and a new Sting clash champion belt.

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Black Ryno defeats Kiprich: New Sting Champ

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After leaving Sting embarrassed last year when his protege Popcaan pushed him offstage, former Gaza artiste Black Ryno returned to make a name for himself this year.

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The artiste ambushed Kiprich who was expecting a challenge from Mad Cobra and walked away with 3 million dollars cash. Kiprich who did not deejay much during the clash, says he was not prepared for Ryno, however that did not matter to the fans who only wanted a clash and didnt care which angle it was coming from.

The Clash King Kiprich was left licking his wounds and promises to deliver next year, when Black Ryno is expected to defend that champion belt at Sting 2014.

Black Ryno Vs Kiprich Clash (Sting 2013)





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Dancehall artiste, D'ANGEL, recently had a wardrobe malfunction which brought her international attention after being picked up by international sites mediatakeout and dancehalltakeout.

Apparently the artiste is enjoying the attention and repeated the stunt, this time on purpose at Sting 30, while on stage with Ninja Man, the artiste sat down on the stage and spread her legs for Sting and Pay Per view to see, or course she was wearing underwear, but patrons still got an eye full.

STING 2013 - 'NINJA MAN VS D'ANGEL' CLASH (Official Video) [HD].


D'Angel - March Out (Official Music Video)





2 Chainz flops at Sting, Wycliffe delivers

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2 Chains left Sting 30 with a sour taste in his mouth after delivering a solid set of American hits that did not connect with the hardcore dance-hall audience. The rapper pulled for hits such as Birthday Song and Bees In The Trap. However there were no fire works in his favor, instead the patrons stood staring at him.

The rapper apparently in shock at the poor response tried to let the patrons know that he was an accomplished rapper. "I got nominated for a Grammy twice, I have two albums , I have a record deal...you seem not to know what the fuck is going on," the rapper said. However the crowd response was the same.

At the end of his allotted time on stage the rapper begged for more time stating that he was not prepared to travel to Jamaica and not perform most of his materials. Some patrons tried to clap him off  stage, however many stood and watched with a dead stare, apparently they didn't want to boo the rapper, simply out of respect.

On the other hand Wycliffe had a remarkable set delving into his pool of classics. He also paid homage to incarcerated artistes Vybz Kartel and Buju Banton and cursed a few Jamaican badwords that had the audience in a frenzy.

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Sting says they will be on-time with the show

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Show promoters says show time will literally start at 9:20 pm in order to facilitate Pay Per View viewers. 2 Chains, Super Cat Ninja Man among others will perform in that area.

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Merry Christmas!

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merry-christmas-2013-tiny.jpgThis Christmas as you count your blessings sent to you by the Almighty, don't forget to pray for those you aren't able to partake in this wonderful celebration. I wish you have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year ahead.

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New videos in Festive Season Prince Theo, Gage

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Gage - Put It Yasso Viral Video (Explicit) - 36 Degrees (ZJ Ice)





Danielle DI beats Stacious in selecting Clash

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The Celebrity Face-Off ended inside a packed Famous Nightclub, Portmore, St Catherine, last Thursday with DI decisively defeating Stacious in the final celebrity matchup.

There was no money at stake in the face-off between Stacious and DI it was all fun and friendly entertainment, but that did not lessen the intensity of their musical battle.

The two took to the stage after a number of performances, among them Kalado, Alkaline impressing the audience and Major Mackerel taking the house down with squeaks, growls, a potshot at Elephant Man and a couple of the songs with which he made his name in the late 1980s to early 1990s.

The final night judges were Cool Face, Scott Wilson and Richie D.

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Stacious won her only round of the night in the opening juggling, making a smashing entrance in a Ninja suit which never looked as good on an actor. She started on a spiritual note, with Psalms 23.

Chronixx welcomed the general and Mavado's Messiah hit a good note. However, Stacious' round was soon over, as time was called to her surprise.

DI had gone first in the round, introduced as the uptown downtown gal by host Nuffy, the Rebel singer delight the crowd throughout.

Opening with Peter Tosh's Creation, DI was soon in dub plate mode, showing that she was well stocked for the encounter.

DI warned from early that "a nuh pretty ting tonight" - and it was not.

There was a "sound killer/Stacious dead an DI a de winner" dub, Jah Cure had his say and the rockers continued with Tarrus Riley's Beware on dub. However, there were some microphone problems during her set.

Riley also contributed One Drop on dub and DI closed with the query "Stacious a who you try come dis" to close.

The judges all scored it four points for Stacious to three for DI, with the point for crowd response going to the former.

It proved to be Stacious' only high point for the face-off.

DI started the next round by saying that her opponent was clad in Ninja Man's 'wear an' lef' and, although her first song in the 45 round fell flat, when she had Kartel "sen' fi di army", DI was on a roll. And she closed with the surprise draw of the night, Jimmy Cliff's Harder They Come, which scored.

Stacious replied by reeling out a scroll, proceeding to read names of many men DI was supposed to have had relationships with - all from the entertainment business - tossing the paper aside when the list got too long.

Bounty Killer's Lodge was her opening shot, but despite her best efforts, the round was not to be hers.

All the judges awarded DI six points for that 45 round, plus the point for crowd response. Stacious earning five points on two scorecards and four on the third.

It was in the final dub-for-dub round that DI really took the gloves off.

Stacious went first in the killer round, starting on the wrong footing with a dub of Barrington Levy's Murderer. She would not recover, one of the problems being that the sound quality was not good.

On the other hand, DI was to the point and roused the crowd immediately, living up to her promise "when mi play da one ya, gunshot inna yu marrow."

There were boos for Stacious' Bounty dub. In reply DI had Mackerel snarling "unda deh" in combination with KipRich to score heavily.

Although Stacious noted that it was a 'regular' tune, as "dem song deh play every week", the boos started early. And they continued with her Mavado dub.

After DI's rousing reply, in which the introduction said Stacious was "kinda spacious", Stacious got more boos for her dub, which was supposed to have sent DI "dung inna hole".

At this point Cool Face paused the proceedings to appeal to the engineer one more time for better sound.

DI was in her element, putting a leg up on the console assigned to Stacious and rocking to the beat as the dub sank home. The dub matched her bravado, Macka Diamond's Dye Dye, putting the battle out of contention.

The announcement of the winner of the round and face-off was no surprise, DI scoring seven by all three judges' reckoning, with two awarding Stacious four points and another five.




Word on the streets is that after this article was written, lawyers were rained in immediately. Next time dont call di people dem name. Here goes the article.

Bugle, singjay, has a hit song titled Nuh Compatible, which addresses the issue of his incompatible relationship with a woman. Some persons have being speculating if the song was done for Bugle's babymother, Raine Seville. The speculations started after vulgar promotional pictures of Raine and Konshens hit the Internet. Bugle has neither confirmed nor denied the speculations. Persons can draw their own conclusions based on their understanding of his lyrics.

This song is a refreshing change to so many songs which usually deal with explicit sex exploits or 'having girls in a bundle'. It is in the same category of I-Octane's song Gyal a Gimme Bun, which highlights how he is in an incompatible relationship because he is not spending time with his woman, and getting 'bun' in spite of all his efforts to make her comfortable.

Music is important and can inspire great action and lead to better understanding of issues. In this song, Bugle helps us to understand the importance of compatibility on many factors.

Bugle bemoans that they have personality differences 'You waan go easy, But mi waan go hard'. He is a go-getter with a great drive. Obviously, he is a type A person who is greatly motivated to achieve. She lacks motivation to accomplish things. The differences run deep because she 'hype' while he is conscious and has his eyes on the 'prize'. She perceives life as one party; she was a party girl; she is a groupie always hanging around reggae artistes. She is boisterous and loud while he was not into that.

She wants to spend money recklessly: 'You waan pretty car' and is a shopaholic wanting more shoes than the famous late Imelda Marcos of the Philippines, while he wants to invest in furniture.

They also have serious differences. She was into junk food while he wants 'soul food'. He concludes that it is a useless endeavour to pursue such a relationship. He makes an honest assessment and said, 'No make sense wi try, mi no comfortable, And to how mi si things wi no compatible'.

This girl does not lack qualifications because she was 'educated' but, unfortunately, she was not wise. She was not intelligent. Apparently, he was not well schooled but he is streetwise. He knew his way around because he studied at the 'university of life'.

She believes life owes her a living, 'You waan gain and nothing you never try'. She was lazy. She was a loafer. She was also envious, 'Mi cyaa believe how yo eye dem dry'.

She wanted to live off men 'cause you a wait pon dem fi mine yo' and was sexually loose, 'That's why yo end up wid a bag a man a wine yo' ...

This is not a song that is stereotyping women. It is highlighting differences between men and women. However, it would have been good if Bugle had identified that he, too, had faults and she must have some saving grace. I-Octane's song is a more balanced song on a problem relationship.

Nevertheless, Bugle's song is powerful and should be listened to by persons in relationships. Persons need to analyse honestly their relationship and decide whether it is worth going forward. It is important to have similar attitudes towards financial management, setting goals and working towards achieving them. It is also important to ensure that your partner gets along with in-laws. Sexual looseness and unfaithfulness will cause problems in a relationship and these issues have to be confronted truthfully. These issues will determine whether you are compatible.





Super Cat arrives in Jamaica

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The Don Dadda Super Cat has arrived in Jamaica.

Super Cat is set to perform at Sting's 30th anniversary on December 26 at Jamworld in Portmore, St. Catherine.

There will also be a homecoming party for the artiste this afternoon at the Cockburn Gardens, Primary & Junior High School Football Field,118 Hagley Park Road, St. Andrew 12.30 pm.

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Jamaica's latest dance move dubbed 'walk like a dog then c... up and p...' has gone viral on YouTube leaving many viewers upset.

The video which has over 8,500 views, forced several persons to post comments expressing their disappointment about the dance move and the name that it has been given.

Two videos were posted about the dance last week, showcasing a female dancer who goes by the name TC.

In both video clips, which were seemingly captured at a party, the female dancer is seen gyrating her body, before going on 'all fours', and posing like a dog lifting its leg to urinate.

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A YouTube user commented under the video, "Dancehall has gone to the dogs."

Another posted, "Jamaica dancehall stop! unno look like eeeeediot. Really gyal, go read a damn book and better your life. Walk like a dog and c... up and p.... Really, that is what you a promote."

Meanwhile, Marcus B wrote, "This is why most people are talking ... about our country. What is really going on with black people,"he said.

In recent times, the entertainment scene has seen several dance moves with weird names. In October, one such dance move called the donkey kick made its debut. The move involves a woman gyrating and then kicking.

The donkey kick is at times combined with another dance called the 'muscle wine'.

Walk Like A Dog Then You Cok Up And Piss TC New Dance For 2014





Idris Elba gets emotion when asked to Play Mandela

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Idris Elba put the phone down on his agent when he was asked to play Nelson Mandela.

The 41-year-old actor was so worried about being cast as South Africa's first black president in the biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' he refused to consider the idea and he even tried to pass the role onto Morgan Freeman - who played Mandela in 2009 film 'Invictus'.

Speaking in the January issue of Reader's Digest magazine, he said: "You know, I was really, really sensitive [about the role]. My agent called up to ask if I wanted to play Mandela and I put the phone down on him. I was like, no way. Mandela? Couldn't do it.

"You're asking me to play Mandela, do you think I'm going to play a f***ing Disney Mandela? Don't ask me to do that yeah?

"Then I thought to myself, called him back and said, 'Can I be honest? If it's a grey-haired version of the fist-pumping Mandela, I'm not the actor to bring in. I'm not Morgan, go with Morgan."

Idris - who plays a younger version of Mandela showing his struggle as a younger man against apartheid rule in South Africa - is being tipped for an Oscar for Best Ac