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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.

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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.

Vybz Kartel Vs Mavado Full War Mix By Dj Diddy





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 
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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


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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.

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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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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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Tiyarro Ft.Mellis - Take It Slow || Official Video || January 2014


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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.

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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.

Usain Bolt Virgin Media Advert- 2012


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.

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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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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 Actor for his portrayal of the late Nelson Mandela, who died aged 95 last Thursday (05.12.13) following prolonged lung problems.

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Official Love Trailer (2013) - Nelson Mandela Movie HD





Tessanne Chin wins THE VOICE

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Before Tessanne Chin was announced the winner of The Voice tonight, her biggest moment on the show was her performance with five-time Grammy winner Celine Dion.

Celine and Tessanne sang Love Can Move Mountains to thunderous applause.

Following the performance, Tessanne tweeted: "Absolutely speechless Miss @celinedion thank you for making my dream come true. You are even more amazing in person!!! It was an honour."

Tessanne also got another surprise when she was given a car courtesy of Kia Motors, as well as the other finalists, Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin.

The night was also filled with other performances from the top 20 contestants, along with One Republic, Paramore, Ne-Yo and Aloe Blacc.

Following the many performances in the two hour-long show, the contestants lined up on stage to speak to their coaches and await the results.

"A better coach for me I could not find. I thank you everyday for choosing me," Tessanne said to Adam Levine. "It has been a great pleasure, you have been a great, solid guy."

With nerves and emotions very high, Champlin was announced third place winner.

Then said Daly: "The winner of The Voice is Tessanne Chin."

Following the announcement, tears flowed as Tessanne sang a song written for her by One Republic.




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The last time Half Way Tree had so much people at once was during Olympics and of course world championship. But following Digicel's decision to send thousands of text messages inviting all their subscribers to watch the show at Half Way Tree, Jamaica now has a new reason to line up in the middle of the town staring a the huge monitors erected facing the transport center.

Tessanne Chin who performed well through the competition not only had the support of her family, but the entire Jamaica and the diaspora.

Several Watch parties supporting the artiste were reportedly held in the USA in support of the Jamaican beauty.

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Adam Levine found himself in a tough position going into "The Voice's" last performance show Monday. Two of his singers are in the final three. Both, understandably, are trying to win. What's a coach to do?

In Adam's case, the answer was to throw all his support to Tessanne Chin.

Give the coach credit -- he sure wasn't subtle about it. Since only one of his contestants can win, he went all-in for his Jamaican singer with the reggae roots and the big voice. That's a perfectly justifiable strategy, given how well she performed on Monday, and how she's done all season.




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With Sting's 30th anniversary show just around the corner, the Don Gorgon Ninja Man is set to retain his title as one of the greatest clash artistes of all time.

"Dem can sign all who dem waan sign, but mek dem know sey nuh come wid nuh competition because anything cross dis yah border a go dead lyrically. Jamaican flag naah guh a grung,"

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Ninja Man added that State Minister of Entertainment, Damion Crawford, must be commended for supporting dancehall in a corporate way and recognising how lucrative the industry is.

"A dancehall artiste bring home money and spend money pon de yute dem mek it circulate," Ninja articulated.

He advised the government to come to the table with zoning, which will allow venues for lyrics with adult content and for which the 2 a.m. shut-off time will be adjusted.

With Sting dubbed, 'The greatest one night show on earth', Ninja Man is adamant that dancehall music is not dead, but has deteriorated.

"Josey Wales ah still de Colonel, Chaplin a still de Principal, Shabba Ranks a de Emperor, Yellowman and Beenie Man a King. Shabba get two Grammy, Buju get one Grammy and Beenie get one Grammy," he said.

Questioned further as to his views on dancehall being 'locked up in jail', Ninja Man stated that no one artiste is responsible for the genre.

"No one artiste cyan mek dancehall guh a grung! Every six months a new artiste buss and prepare fi mek him name pon Sting. Dis year every artiste a try win US $30,000 fi kill KipRich."

Returning his focus to his impending Sting clash, Ninja Man stated that this year's show will be a celebration.

"Sting dis year have supn fi young people and fi ol' people. The venue a go secure. It's going to be a celebration with with lyrics, entertainment and enjoyment. Di ol' balladeer dem, me, Cat and Bailey dem. Mi not even tell nobody whe mi a come wid dis year. Just come out fi Sting," Ninja Man said.

Already on this year's line up for Sting are 2 Chainz and Wycliffe Jean. There are also talks about Busta Rhymes being considered for booking.

NINJA MI NINJA - Ninjaman [OFFICIAL VIDEO] June 2013





Ex Gaza and Ex Alliance members Collaborate

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While Vybz Kartel lingers behind bars, ex Gaza members are busy mending their bridges. Popcaan is said to have apologized to Bounty Killer earlier this year and sent the artiste a voice note for his birthday. Now Ex-Gaza member, dancehall star Jah Vinci, has teamed up with ex-Alliance member Bridgez to do a combination single called 'Dream Love' on the Diamond Music Empire label.

"We voiced the song three months ago. Jah Vinci is simply brilliant, he went into the studio, heard the rhythm and wrote the song on the spot. He wrote everything; he simply freestyled the song from start to finish, telling me what to sing and how to sing it. He is simply incredible," Bridgez said, adding that the experience was a bit intimidating given that Jah Vinci is such a great singer.

"It was a bit of a challenge because his voice is so strong, but I was able to dig deep and do my best. He really inspired me to do some things, and brought things out of me that I didn't know I could do," she revealed.

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Jah Vinci enjoyed being the creative force behind the combination single. "I really enjoyed working with Bridgez, she is a really good singer whom I expect great things from in the future. I have been getting a lot of positive responses to the song from fans on Facebook and Twitter. DJ Wayne played it the other day, and several Sunciti Radio disc jocks have been playing it, so it's a good look," Jah Vinci said.

As 2013 draws to a close, the former 'Portmore Empire' star is determined to capture a bigger chunk of the marketplace. He released two videos recently, My Love on the 'Party Block' rhythm on the Hapilos Entertainment Label, and Mama Don't Cry, produced by brothers, Blade and Taz of Social Yaad on their 'Sacred Heart' rhythm.

Fans can expect a vast array of Jah Vinci's music from various renowned producers including Chimney Records, Hapilos Ent., So Unique Records and CrO2 (ZJ Chrome). Also a catalogue of other music videos is set to be released soon.Jah Vinci also recorded with Vybz Kartel's former rival Ma

Jah Vinci's fans can continue to follow his growth via the various social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube- @Realjahvinci. Management: Tripledose Productions/OutClear Movement - 1876-847-1948; tripledoseproduction@gmail.com.

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Snoop (formerly Snoop Dogg) is nominated for Reincarnated. He says his conversion to Rastafari was inspired by a visit to Jamaica in 2012 when he experienced a spiritual awakening while meeting with a group of Rastafarian elders.

Sly and Robbie and the Jam Masters' Reggae Connection, Sizzla's The Messiah, One Love, One Life by Beres Hammond and Ziggy Marley in Concert are the other nominees for Best Reggae Album.

Steffens formed A Reggae Committee and served as its chairman until 2011. He has openly criticised the selection process, claiming that judges favour albums produced by the Marley family.

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The Marleys have dominated the category since it was established in 1985. Brothers Ziggy, Damian and Stephen have won Grammys as solo acts, while Ziggy and Steve won multiple times as members of Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers.

Steffens, considered an authority on Bob Marley and the Wailers, believes this year's nominees maintain the trend of mediocre selections.

"The nominations this year fit into the pocket of name recognition more than anything else, regardless of sales or actual quality," he said.

Reincarnated, with sales of over 80,000 units, is the best selling reggae album for 2013. The year has been poor in terms of sales by Jamaican artistes, with American reggae bands performing better on the Billboard charts.

The Snoop set attracted mass coverage from mainstream media in the United States, due to his conversion from 'gangsta rap' icon to cultural artiste.

The lanky rapper (real name Calvin Broadus) is one of the godfathers of gangsta rap which emerged out of southern California's impoverished communities in the early 1990s with hardcore rap acts such as NWA and Ice T.

The 56th annual Grammy Awards is scheduled for the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on January 26.

Snoop Lion - No Guns Allowed ft. Drake, Cori B





Tessanne Chin makes it to Final Three in The Voice

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With just one performance left until a contestant is crowned the winner of The Voice, supporters of Tessanne Chin were confident as they awaited the names of the three contestants who would advance to the finals.

Tessanne Chin stood out during last night's performance show, battling through tears with a performance that coach Adam Levine described as the best performance in the history of the show.

Last week, Tessanne wowed fans with renditions of Bob Marley's Redemption Song and Katy Perry's Unconditionally, which saw the songs moving up the iTunes chart. After a world-class performance of Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water last night, the song rapidly climbed the iTunes chart and settled comfortably in the number one position. This automatically meant that Tessanne's votes were multiplied by five this week.

Questioned as to what moving on to the finals would mean to her, Tessanne declared it would be an honour.

"To have come this far is an honour in itself. To move forward would be a way for me to thank you for all your support. It would be a chance to change my life. I love you," she said.

With a record deal with Universal Music Group and US$100,000 (J$10m) within grasp, fans breathed a sigh of relief as host Carson Daly announced that Tessanne Chin was the first person moving into the finals and was just one week away from being declared 'The Voice'.

Joining Tessanne in the finals are Jacquie Lee from Team Christina and Will Champlin from Team Adam.




L.A Lewis challenges Bounty Killer and Mad Cobra

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LA Lewis is not taking his defeat to Tanto Blacks during the Magnum All-Star Celebrity $1,000,000 Face-Off last Thursday night lightly.

Turning his anger towards Mad Cobra and Bounty Killer, to declare war.

The first of Lewis' grouses has come because of a Bounty Killer dub unleashed by Tanto Blacks during the clash.

According to Lewis, he considers Bounty a friend, and a friend should not have given, "a clown, dub fi shoot mi. A clown him clown mi out."

The 'violation' does not mean an immediate war though as the 'Illuminati' (again self- proclaimed) is giving Bounty 88 hours to make a public apology.

"Bounty knows what 88 hours mean, double infinity. Tell Bounty don't ramp wid mi!"

According to LA Lewis, he has long told Bounty Killer he is the star of the night, "and me a di star a di day."

With that in mind, LA Lewis says Killer must be careful he (LA Lewis) doesn't "start wear piece a black an' start run di day an' di night".

"Him wave him rights fi call LA Lewis him friend," Lewis declared.

While L.A. Lewis has extended a time frame for quashing the possibility of a beef with Bounty, Mad Cobra is getting no such favours.

"Mad Cobra fi know seh a Gaza run Portmore and him run a quarter acre. Him run a quarter acre and call it Brixton," said Lewis.

His anger at Mad Cobra has come because, according to Lewis, the Flex singer had his fans boo him to ensure he lost the clash.

"Before mi start dem a boo," said Lewis.

"Cobra feel like seh him could a bring een im crew fi boo mi an' mi wouldn't know?" Lewis asked.

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"Him fi memba seh, a me seh Gaza," said Lewis, going on to explain that Mad Cobra was angry that LA Lewis had done songs dissing him. According to Lewis, Cobra ran away from the impending clash, and, instead, chose underhanded methods of seeking revenge.

While angered at the two artistes because of the clash, Lewis says he has nothing against Tanto Blacks, who unceremoniously dispatched his efforts last Thursday.

"Mi big up Tanto Blacks on him victory. Is a trying yute 'an' mi nuh have nutt'n 'gainst him."

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Turning his anger back to Bounty, Lewis pointed out that he was more than fair in giving the 88-hour ultimatum.

"If war start, nubaddy cyaa seh LA Lewis cause trouble. Mi gi him whole heap a time fi apologise."

MAD COBRA FEAT BOUNTY KILLER - MADABLE SICK


LA LEWIS - SUMMER TIME (OFFICIAL VIDEO) June 2013





Sizzla Kalonji Sends Condolence to The Mandela Family

on the heels of his first Grammy Nomination for 70th album, The Messiah

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Sizzla Kalonji and Kalonji Muzik send condolence to the Mandela Family and the People of South Africa on the heels of his first Grammy Nomination for 70th album, The Messiah. "We express our deep grief loosing our beloved President the Honorable Nelson Mandela. It is only right that we send our condolence to his family and Africa," says Sizzla.

With respect and honor from Judgment Yard he continues, "We love the President as our African Father, more over for standing up for our motherland Africa and all its brothers and sisters. Rest In Peace, our freedom fighter, we love you. Free Africa now, this moment, this instance."

Mr. Homer Harris, head of Sizzla's management team sends this message, "Condolence to the Mandela Family. The Reggae Community has been singing songs to dismantle apartheid since the 70's, 80's till now. We must not forget about our Giants like Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko. The Reggae community must continue to chant messages across the globe to fight against oppression all over the world."

While the world celebrates the life of one of our greatest Giants, the same weekend our team received news that Sizzla had been nominated for his first Grammy for his 70th album, The Messiah. So while we honor and celebrate Madiba Mandela, we honor and celebrate the achievements of Sizzla Kalonji who has used his music as a pedastol to spread messages of empowerment, unity, love, upliftment, justice, and peace.

Sizzla's music has represented Africa and the reconnection of the African Diaspora to Africa since 1995 through the teachings of Ras Tafari, Marcus Garvey, Nelson Mandela, and other leaders. The Messiah is a special album with Sizzla Kalonji as the executive producer.

"Sizzla has worked hard over the years and is well deserving of a Grammy considering all the albums that he has released. This album, The Messiah is one of Sizzla's personal projects produced by Richard "Breadback" Bramwell and released through Kalonji Muzik and VP Records, expresses Mr. Homer Harris.

Harris continues, "We want to thank Sizzla's team and fan base for all of the support. VP Records has been very instrumental and supportive in making this album a success and receiving this Grammy nomination, so we thank the staff of VP Records under the leadership Chris Chin. We thank the publicists Brian Greenspoon, Tiffany Mea, and Olimatta Taal. We highly appreciate the support and love for this album around the world."

For press inquires contact: Olimatta Taal, olimatta@gmail.com, 404-425-0518 and for bookings Mr. Homer Harris sizzlaofficialbookings@gmail.com.




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The Turkish FA (TFF) are planning to summon the Galatasaray pair to appear before the Professional Football Discipline Committee because they had not sought prior permission to display their messages.

It is in contrast to England where games this weekend have been preceded by a minute of applause in celebration of Mandela's life and his role in ending apartheid in South Africa and transforming the international profile of Africa.

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Plans to discipline Drogba and Eboue are certain to attract criticism and fuel debate in Turkey, where the TFF are trying to keep political imagery out of football as directed by FIFA, although it has proved increasingly difficult in a football-crazy nation beset by political tension.

Players from Fethiyespor were recently charged by the disciplinary committee for wearing t-shirts reading: 'Great Ataturk' in homage of the founder of modern Turkey.




Snoop Lion and Sizzla Nominated for Reggae Grammy

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After temporarily ditching hardcore lyrics for songs about unity and anti-violence, Snoop Dogg has seen his Reggae efforts rewarded by The Recording Academy as he was named one of five finalists on Friday for the Best Reggae Album award at next year's Grammy Awards.

The artist, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, is being nominated for his album, Reincarnated, released in April while using the Snoop Lion moniker. The album, which features collaborations with Mavado, Popcaan, Mr. Vegas, Drake and Miley Cyrus amongst others, was the best-selling Reggae album in the United States this year, with over 21,000 copies sold in its debut week and, to date, has sold well over 50,000 copies there.

Despite criticism from legendary Jamaican artists such as Bunny Wailer and Lady Saw, the album received a number of positive reviews. However, the Snoop Lion act appears to have been cut, at least for the time being, as he recently changed his name again, to Snoopzilla.

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Another artist receiving his first Reggae Grammy nod is Sizzla Kalonji for his album, The Messiah. Having recorded over 70 albums in his career, it is the first chance he will have a music's most prestigious award. The Messiah features 15 tracks, including Chant Dem Down and Psalm 121.

Beres Hammond is also amongst the finalists, securing his first nomination since 2002 with his One Love, One Life double album, featuring the hit single, In My Arms.

The other two contenders for the Best Reggae Album award are four-time winner, Ziggy Marley for Ziggy Marley in Concert and Sly and Robbie and the Jam Masters with Reggae Connection.

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The 56th Grammy Awards will take place on January 26 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Sizzla- The Messiah (2013) Full Album


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Nelson Mandella Dead at age 95

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Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.

South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying, "We've lost our greatest son."

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Mandela's death closed the final chapter in South Africa's struggle to cast off apartheid, leaving the world with indelible memories of a man of astonishing grace and good humor. Rock concerts celebrated his birthday. Hollywood stars glorified him on screen. And his regal bearing, graying hair and raspy voice made him instantly recognizable across the globe.

President Barack Obama said the world lost an influential, courageous and "profoundly good" man with Mandela's death.

Speaking from the White House, Obama said Mandela "no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages."

"I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela's life," he continued. "And like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set."

Obama met with Mandela's family earlier this year when he visited South Africa. But he did not meet with the ailing leader, who was hospitalized throughout the U.S. president's visit.

As South Africa's first black president, the ex-boxer, lawyer and prisoner No. 46664 paved the way to racial reconciliation with well-chosen gestures of forgiveness. He lunched with the prosecutor who sent him to jail, sang the apartheid-era Afrikaans anthem at his inauguration, and traveled hundreds of miles to have tea with the widow of Hendrik Verwoerd, the prime minister at the time he was imprisoned.

His most memorable gesture came when he strode onto the field before the 1995 Rugby World Cup final in Johannesburg. When he came on the field in South African colors to congratulate the victorious South African team, he brought the overwhelmingly white crowd of 63,000 to its feet, chanting "Nelson! Nelson! Nelson!"

For he had marched headlong into a bastion of white Afrikanerdom -- the temple of South African rugby -- and made its followers feel they belonged in the new South Africa.

Mandela also helped seal his country's bid to become the first in Africa to host a World Cup.

Tragically, he kept a low profile during the 2010 World Cup after his great-granddaughter was killed in an automobile accident following a concert to kick off the opening night of the event.

After much anticipation and speculation that he would remain absent as his family continued to mourn the 13-year-old Zenani Mandela, he attended the World Cup's closing ceremonies amid a thunderous mix of vuvuzelas and roars from the crowd.

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Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel greet fans before the final of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

At the same time, Mandela was himself uneasy with the idea of being an icon and he did not escape criticism as an individual and a politician, though much of it was muted by his status as a unassailable symbol of decency and principle. As president, he failed to craft a lasting formula for overcoming South Africa's biggest post-apartheid problems, including one of the world's widest gaps between rich and poor. In his writings, he pondered the heavy cost to his family of his decision to devote himself to the struggle against apartheid.

He had been convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 for leading a campaign of sabotage against the government, and sent to the notorious Robben Island prison. It was forbidden to quote him or publish his photo, yet he and other jailed members of his banned African National Congress were able to smuggle out messages of guidance to the anti-apartheid crusade.

As time passed -- the "long, lonely, wasted years," as he termed them -- international awareness of apartheid grew more acute. By the time Mandela turned 70 he was the world's most famous political prisoner. Such were his mental reserves, though, that he turned down conditional offers of freedom from his apartheid jailers and even found a way to benefit from confinement.

"People tend to measure themselves by external accomplishments, but jail allows a person to focus on internal ones; such as honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, generosity and an absence of variety," Mandela says in one of the many quotations displayed at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. "You learn to look into yourself."

Thousands died, were tortured and were imprisoned in the decades-long struggle against apartheid, so that when Mandela emerged from prison in 1990, smiling and waving to the crowds, the image became an international icon of freedom to rival the fall of the Berlin Wall.

South Africa's white rulers had portrayed Mandela as the spearhead of a communist revolution and insisted that black majority rule would usher in the chaos and bloodshed that had beset many other African countries as they shook off colonial rule.

Yet since apartheid ended, South Africa has held four parliamentary elections and elected three presidents, always peacefully, setting an example on a continent where democracy is still new and fragile. Its democracy has flaws, and the African National Congress has struggled to deliver on promises. It is a front-runner ahead of 2014 elections, but corruption scandals and other missteps have undercut some of the promise of earlier years.

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I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela's life. And like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set.
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-- President Barack Obama 

"We have confounded the prophets of doom and achieved a bloodless revolution. We have restored the dignity of every South African," Mandela said shortly before stepping down as president in 1999 at age 80.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born July 18, 1918, the son of a tribal chief in Transkei, one of the future "Bantustans," independent republics set up by the apartheid regime to cement the separation of whites and blacks.

Mandela's royal upbringing gave him a dignified bearing that became his hallmark. Many South Africans of all races would later call him by his clan name, Madiba, as a token of affection and respect.

Growing up at a time when virtually all of Africa was under European colonial rule, Mandela attended Methodist schools before being admitted to the black University of Fort Hare in 1938. He was expelled two years later for his role in a student strike.

He moved to Johannesburg and worked as a policeman at a gold mine, boxed as an amateur heavyweight and studied law.

His first wife, nurse Evelyn Mase, bore him four children. A daughter died in infancy, a son was killed in a car crash in 1970 and another son died of AIDS in 2005. The couple divorced in 1957, and Evelyn died in 2004.

Mandela began his rise through the anti-apartheid movement in 1944, when he helped form the ANC Youth League.

He organized a campaign in 1952 to encourage defiance of laws that segregated schools, marriage, housing and job opportunities. The government retaliated by barring him from attending gatherings and leaving Johannesburg, the first of many "banning" orders he was to endure.

After a two-day nationwide strike was crushed by police, he and a small group of ANC colleagues decided on military action and Mandela pushed to form the movement's guerrilla wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe, or Spear of the Nation.

He was arrested in 1962 and sentenced to five years' hard labor for leaving the country illegally and inciting blacks to strike.

A year later, police uncovered the ANC's underground headquarters on a farm near Johannesburg and seized documents outlining plans for a guerrilla campaign. At a time when African colonies were one by one becoming independent states, Mandela and seven co-defendants were sentenced to life in prison.

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Nelson Mandela made a statement about reconciliation by wearing a Springboks jersey and congratulating captain Francois Pienaar after the team won the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

"I do not deny that I planned sabotage," he told the court. "I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness, nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after years of tyranny, exploitation and oppression of my people by whites."

The ANC's armed wing was later involved in a series of high-profile bombings that killed civilians, and many in the white minority viewed the imprisoned Mandela as a terrorist. Up until 2008, when President George W. Bush rescinded the order, he could not visit the U.S. without a waiver from the secretary of state certifying he was not a terrorist.

From the late 1960s South Africa gradually became an international pariah, expelled from the U.N., banned from the Olympics. In 1973 Mandela refused a government offer of release on condition he agree to confine himself to his native Transkei. In 1982 he and other top ANC inmates were moved off Robben Island to a mainland prison. Three years later Mandela was again offered freedom, and again he refused unless segregation laws were scrapped and the government negotiated with the ANC.

In 1989, F.W. de Klerk became president. This Afrikaner recognized the end was near for white-ruled South Africa. Mandela, for his part, continued, even in his last weeks in prison, to advocate nationalizing banks, mines and monopoly industries -- a stance that frightened the white business community.

But talks were already underway, with Mandela being spirited out of prison to meet a white Cabinet minister.

On Feb. 11, 1990, inmate No. 46664, who had once been refused permission to leave prison for his mother's funeral, went free and walked hand-in-hand with Winnie, his wife. Blacks across the country erupted in joy -- as did many whites.

Mandela took charge of the ANC, shared the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with de Klerk and was elected president by a landslide in South Africa's first all-race election the following year.

At his inauguration, he stood hand on heart, saluted by white generals as he sang along to two anthems: the apartheid-era Afrikaans "Die Stem," ("The Voice") and the African "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" ("Lord Bless Africa").

To black South Africans expecting a speedy new deal, Mandela pleaded for patience. The millions denied proper housing, schools and health care under apartheid had expected the revolution to deliver quick fixes, but Mandela recognized he had to embrace free market policies to keep white-dominated big business on his side and attract foreign investment.

For all his saintly image, Mandela had an autocratic streak. When black journalists mildly criticized his government, he painted them as stooges of the whites who owned the media. Whites with complaints were dismissed as pining for their old privileges.

He denounced Bush as a warmonger and the U.S. having "committed unspeakable atrocities in the world." When asked about his closeness to Fidel Castro and Moammar Gadhafi despite human rights violations in the countries they ruled, Mandela explained that he wouldn't forsake supporters of the anti-apartheid struggle.

With his fellow Nobelist, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, he set up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which allowed human rights offenders of all races to admit their crimes publicly in return for lenient treatment. It proved to be a kind of national therapy that would become a model for other countries emerging from prolonged strife.

He increasingly left the governing to deputy president Thabo Mbeki, who took over when Mandela's term ended in June 1999 and he declined to seek another -- a rarity among African presidents.

"I must step down while there are one or two people who admire me," Mandela joked at the time. When he retired, he said he was going to stand on a street with a sign that said: "Unemployed, no job. New wife and large family to support."

His marriage to Winnie had fallen apart after his release and he was now married to Graca Machel, the widowed former first lady of neighboring Mozambique.

He is survived by Machel, his daughter Makaziwe by his first marriage, and daughters Zindzi and Zenani by his second.




Vybz Kartel Jesus painting angers Christians

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An image that is currently being circulated online of dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel being depicted as a god has sparked outrage and mix reactions from viewers on social media.

The painting shows a fully tattooed, light-skinned Kartel sitting high on a throne made of gold in the clouds. In the image, he is seen holding a staff in his right hand and contorting his fingers to the 'empire' sign on the other.

Kartel can also be seen in the painting dressed in a pink toga, purple cap with the letter 'W' and matching Clarks, while having his chin caressed by a topless woman on bended knees staring adoringly at him as he looks on.

But unlike the doting woman in the painting, some viewers were not amused while others stated that it was a ploy by the artiste to remain relevant during his incarceration.

"That photo is just so wrong in so many ways!" a Facebook viewer commented.

Another stated, "And he draws out people yet again, when unuh gonna learn seh him do this just for the attention! Smart man!"

The painting's creator has also come under scrutiny by viewers, with many accusing him of idolizing the artiste.

"The painting is about his ego and the image he was portraying to the world," he said.

When asked what was the inspiration behind the picture, Robinson said "The inspiration was how the media portrayed Kartel at the time."

He also said, "The painting is a recreation of 'Ingres's - Jupiter and Thetis'. It illustrates Jamaica's media portrayal of Vybz Kartel as a larger than life figure in dancehall. They placed him on that throne and dancehall society at his feet and blamed him for the behaviour of youths."

Robinson also sought to dismiss claims that the painting was published by Kartel or members of his camp as a ploy to stir up controversy to keep the artiste relevant during his incarceration.

"Kartel has nothing to do with the picture, this was created before he was imprisoned, he knows nothing about the painting and has probably never seen it."

The picture first surfaced on this Free Vybz Kartel page on facebook.





Blood found in Vybz Kartels house not Lizard's?

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Government forensic analyst Sharon Bryson testified today in Vybz Kartel's murder trial that blood found at the entertainer's house was in fact human but that a comparative DNA test did not return a match to Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

Earlier in the trial, an investigator testified that he found what appeared to be bloodstains at the entertainer's home in Havendale, St Andrew where Williams was allegedly beaten before being killed on August 16, 2011 over two missing guns.

The analyst told the court that the sample was first examined for blood followed by DNA analysis, and that the test returned a positive result for blood of human origin, belonging to a male.

The forensic analyst said because there was no body, swabs were taken from an uncle of the alleged deceased, however the results did not return a match with the sample taken from Kartel's house.

Kartel is jointly charged with fellow entertainer Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St John for William's murder.




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The principal of a high school in St Catherine had to seek medical attention yesterday after being attacked by a male student who punched him repeatedly.

Reports are that about 12:30 p.m., the principal saw a fifth-form student with a hoody on along with an earring. The boy was called and he was said to have refused going to the principal.

He was subsequently held and was being led to the office, when he reportedly started to rain blows on the principal who fell.

The enraged attacker continued punching him while he was on the ground. He ended up suffering swollen lips, a cut over his right eye, forehead and bruises all over.

Teachers had to rescue principal and washed his bloody face in the school's bathroom.

The police were called in and the student was taken into custody.

Called the Bog Walk Police Station, personnel acknowledged the incident, but refused to give details.

Meanwhile, calls to the school went unanswered.

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Tessanne Chin Gone to Semi Finals !!

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Maintaining the momentum of two spectacular performances on last night's show, Tessanne Chin supporters once again rallied around the artiste to secure her a spot in the semi-finals of The Voice.

Adam Levine, who had pulled off a 'Houdini' act by having all his contestants saved from elimination in consecutive weeks, was hoping for that trend to continue into the semi-finals ... And, it did.

Last night, Blake Shelton admitted that Tessanne was a world-class vocalist and voters certainly agreed. With both of her performances of the previous night making it into the Top 20 on the iTunes chart, the TessTop4 parties held across the Corporate Area certainly paid off.

After announcing that her family's support meant everything to her, Tessanne breathed a sigh of relief as it was announced that she was guaranteed a spot in the semis.

"Their support has meant everything. They believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. I want to thank them for always believing in me," Tessanne said.

Earlier in the night, in the spirit of the Yuletide season, Kelly Clarkson opened the show with her latest Christmas single Underneath the Tree, and prepared the contestants for the inevitable voting results. Tessanne also joined contestants Matthew Schuler and Jacquie Lee earlier in the night for a rendition of You Got The Love by Florence Welch. She also joined all the contestants for a spectacular rendition of O Holy Night.

With only five contestants guaranteed a spot in the semi-finals, and, with this being the last opportunity for fans to instantly save one of the contestants via tweeting, it came as a shock to many that fan-favourite Matthew Schuler was once again at the bottom.

Unfortunately, he was not as lucky the second time around, and was eliminated.

Joining Tessanne in the semi-finals are Cole Vosbury from Team Blake, Jacquie Lee from Team Christina and Will Champlin and James Wolpert from Team Adam. Wolpert was saved by the voice save feature.

Tessanne Chin: "Underneath it All" The Voice USA 2013 - Top 8 Performances





It's Hump Day!!!

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Sex Position of the day: Hot-Tub Hug

Erotic Instructions:

Start with your guy sitting on the bench with his knees bent and legs slightly spread, leaning back with his arms outstretched and resting on the edge of the tub. Straddle him, facing forward, and lower yourself onto his penis, holding on to his shoulders for support. Keep your knees bent and feet flat as you move up and down or back and forth.

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Why You'll Love It:

The space between your torsos allows both of you to watch the action. There's also room for pelvic play, so you can maximize clitoral stimulation by rubbing your bliss button against his pubic bone as you gyrate.




Woman fights Gaza Slim for her ex?

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A man is allegedly at the centre of an ugly brawl between popular dancehall artiste Gaza Slim and another woman, after the two squared off last Saturday. The brawl has since generated a buzz on the Internet.

Information reaching YARD Flex is that the fracas took place in a St Andrew community between the deejay and another woman. Both are said to be from the same community.

A source says Gaza Slim once dated the man in question, however they are no longer together, but the man's new girlfriend wants to send a message that she is the new wife.

"The next woman tell di deejay say anytime she buck her she a go shell har dung, so she see har and her fren ... and kick har down and trample har."an eye witness said.

No one was seriously injured during the encounter as scores of people intervened bringing an abrupt end to the attack.

Yard Flex also learnt that the tension has escalated as those who are associated with the dancehall artiste vow to defend her cause.

Gaza Slim was 2012's Deejay of the year and is a member of the Gaza Camp.

Vanessa Bling (Gaza Slim) Ft. Vybz Kartel - One Man/Movin On | Official Video (April 2011)


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Male Teacher Kisses Male Student?

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Strong sexual allegations have been made against a male teacher at a high school in St Catherine, who has been accused of fondling male students.

It is also been alleged that the teacher is a repeat offender.

"He is unstable moving from school to school for similar offences," a concerned person SAID

It is being alleged that the teacher has taken a liking to some boys enrolled at the school and has acted on his desires.

"Him holding down male students to kiss them and him asking male students about their penises," an informant shared with our news team.

Further claims are that the educator arrives at the institution in the wee hours of the morning before school begins so he has time to enjoy himself with the students.

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"He is at school at inappropriate times like 5 a.m. with the boys," the source revealed.

A probe by our news team revealed that the school administration met Wednesday to address the complaints. It is unclear if the participation of the boys is voluntary or involuntary.

Head of The Centre For The Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA), Deputy Superintendent Veronica Gilzeans, could not be reached as calls to her phone went unanswered.

However, Corporal Terry-Ann Warren of the unit, revealed that information on such cases cannot be disclosed.

"I am not aware of that report and even if I had I couldn't give it to you. CISOCA deals with sexual allegations and child abuse and that in itself will tell you how sensitive such matters are," she said.

We were unable to make contact with any representative of the school's administration.




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The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, is ready to host its 2013 celebrity football match, which will feature several of Jamaica's top entertainers. According to Culture, Arts and Entertainment Chairperson (CAEC), Miguel Reid, this is the second staging of the now annual competition, and anticipation is high.

The match is to be staged today at the UWI Mona Bowl, starting at 5 p.m. It will see local entertainers, media personalities and public figures going up against members of the student body for bragging rights. The entertainers will want to avenge last year's loss to the student team.

The match is an appetiser for the annual Sagicor Champion's League, a football competition featuring the top blocks at UWI. Defending champions Attica Fraternity have won the competition for the past two years. Attica is already through to this year's finals where they will battle another Taylor Hall block, Roosters (Block C).

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Reid says sports and music make a good entertainment package.

"My intention is to provide diverse entertainment, and starting this competition is one such move. Sports is very dear to the hearts of Jamaicans, and football is one of the most loved sports, so what better way to entertain and add to the development of sports?" he said.

"Last year, we did it and it was a success. We got a good turnout. It was clean fun and persons have been asking for more, so here it is. This is one of the many climaxes for the school semester and we are looking for a strong showing from both patrons and participants on the day," Reid said.

The competition is sponsored by Sagicor. Celebrities expected to showcase their football talent at UWI Bowl today are Damion Crawford, Chino, Laden, Garrizon, Sizzla Kalonji, Demarco, Kalado, Black Ryno, Tanto Blacks, Creep and Nico from Chromatic, and the Twin of Twins, among others.

"Mi ready fi it this year. Last year wi deal wid it a way and this year wi a go harder," Patrick Gaynor of the Twin of Twins duo said. Captain for the celebrity football team will be Big Ship recording artiste Laden.

Music will be provided by Hypnosis, with DJ Jinx and DJ Moonshine.

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Dancehall artiste Bramma, aka Bramma Di Gorilla, has unearthed a new wave of controversy following the release of a new single titled 'Sub Machine' which sees him tackling a series of lyrical jabs at Konshens and his Subkonshus team.

Bramma, who had earlier this year accused Konshens of hijacking his slang 'gorilla', says this new song is due to the disparaging remarks made by Konshens at a popular college event.

In the song Bramma deejays:

Somebody tell Konshens a nuh jus song man sing

Tell a bwoy mi have mi guns dem near mi

Dem a talk, but mi know dem fear mi

Boy a talk bout sub, try know say a sub-machine.

Memba Raine Seville tell me say you ... Catherine, dats why you lef Sherlock, caan touch Papine ...

Dem jealous, yuh nuh see say dem jealous.

Box dung Darrio, mi gun down Delus, vex dem vex tru di whole streets a say us. When di war start, don't beg us ...

The song continues:

"Real Rasta, bwoy mi nuh dread.

Selassie-I dream me say fi stab you wid a peg

Boy nah talk bout him bleach out head ... yuh say 'do sumn' now a sumn you fi do, see it deh now, look deh now, bwoy yuh caan do nutten."

According to Bramma, he as been focusing on his career, but was disrespected by Konshens at an event.

"A one year me a walk out dah yute yah enuh and him still a try trouble me. Mi book fi the show, Konshens never even book fi the show and when mi reach him deh pon stage a perform. The event finish at 9 p.m, and 9 o' clock come and him still deh pon the stage. Dem signal to him and tell him say I was backstage and the man start throw word pon me," Bramma said.

He also said that Konshens was aware of what he did wrong.

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"Him know wha him do and mi done say wha mi haffi say, so come do sumn."

When contacted, a member of Konshens' team said the artiste had no comment on the matter.

Bramma recently released videos for his latest singles Gwaan Good (Yes) and Dancehall Burial. He is also promoting other singles like Cha Cha Bwoy and Wah Gwaan Mi Darlin'.

BRAMMA x SUB MACHINE [konshens diss]


Bramma - Bad Official Music Video





Main witness says he saw Lizard

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The main witness for the prosecution testified yesterday at the murder trial of entertainer Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused that on August 16, 2011, he saw Clive 'Lizard' Williams lying motionless on the living room floor at Kartel's house in Havendale, St Andrew.

He said he and Williams were taken in a taxi to the house, where Kartel questioned them about two missing guns, and Williams said they planned to buy back the guns.

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The Crown is alleging at the trial in the Home Circuit Court that Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer; entertainer Shawn Campbell, popularly known as Shawn Storm; André St John; Shane Williams; and Kahira Jones, murdered Williams on August 16, 2011.

The witness said on the afternoon of August 16, 2011, he was called to Campbell's home in Waterford, St Catherine. When he went there, he saw Williams at Campbell's gate. He said Campbell told Williams that Kartel wanted to see him because since the guns went missing, he had not seen them.

He said he left for his home and some time later that evening, he saw Williams and Campbell arrived at his gate in a taxi. He went with them in the taxi and they all went to a house in Havendale.

When they arrived at the gate, the accused St John was at the premises and he opened the gate and they went inside. The taxi driver did not go inside with them. He said Kartel invited them inside the house.

Questioned by prosecutor Jeremy Taylor as to what happened inside the house, he said Kartel asked what happened.

He said he told Kartel that he was at work, and it was Brown and Lizard who went for the guns, and Lizard said he had given Brown the guns to put back. Kartel then asked what they planned to do, and Lizard told him that they planned to buy back the guns.

The witness said Jones held Lizard backwards and he (witness) ran to a back room because he feared that something was going to happen to him, too.

He said Kartel and Shawn Storm brought him back to the living room, where he saw Williams lying motionless on the floor and St John holding a building block in his hand, while Jones was bending over Lizard. He said he felt he was going to be next, so he ran from the house, jumped the gate, and went on to the road. He said he saw Kartel following him.

Kartel said it was a man called 'Brown' and 'Lizard' who had stolen the guns. Kartel, who was limping, said a dog bit him and he wanted to go to the hospital. The witness said he stopped a taxi and went with Kartel to the hospital.

After they left the hospital, he went to Waterford that night where he saw Campbell, who told him not to tell anyone that 'Lizard' went in the taxi with them earlier that evening. He said he did not hide the information.

Shawn Storm - My Life





Laden deported for 'Spliff Tail' in pocket

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A spliff tail has landed entertainer Laden in hot water with the United States.

Laden was deported back to Jamaica recently after a spliff tail was discovered in his pants pocket by immigration officials while he was being processed in the LAX in Los Angeles, California.

Laden who refused  to be recorded, tells Music News that it was an honest mistake and he's upset with himself.

Laden is not the first entertainer to be caught with marijuana in an airport. Last year, Tommy Lee was busted at Grenada's international airport by police. Stupid and careless but we hope they give him a chance.

Laden - Witness [Official Video]





Shabba Ranks records with Busta Rhymes and A$AP

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ASAP Ferg teams up with Busta Rhymes, Migos, and dancehall super star Shabba Ranks for a remix to the Trap Lord standout "Shabba".

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Joining the track that bares his name, Ranks and his rapid-fire patois help infuse the whole affair with an air of abandonment.

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From there, Fergenstein tosses in a new verse, matching oddball wordplay ("Two bad chicks in my vehicle/Yellow hood rats like Pikachu") with an extra manic delivery. While Ferg remains firmly in the spotlight, the random rhymes and guttural noises from Migos and Busta's triple-speed flow further flesh out this totally bizarre but utterly infectious slice of dancehall-meets-trap-music.

A$AP Ferg -- Shabba (Remix) (Feat. Shabba Ranks, Busta Rhymes and Migos)





Michael Jackson's Doctor held his penis everynight

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"I held Michael's Penis Every Night," Says Dr. Conrad Murray!

In a weird, rambling interview with The Daily Mail, Dr. Conrad Murray (Michael Jackson's doctor) said:

"You want to know how close we were? I held his penis every night to fit a catheter because he was incontinent at night... He wore dark trousers all the time because after he went to the toilet he would drip for hours...Michael didn't know how to put a condom on, so I had to do it for him."

Murray also talks about how he believes Michael killed himself. He says after he walked out of Michael's bedroom,

"I believe he woke up, got hold of his own stash of Propofol and injected himself. He did it too quickly and went into cardiac arrest."

Murray suggests that Michael's children have three different fathers. He says because

"Michael told me he never slept with Debbie Rowe."

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Murray explains that MJ told him that he had been sexually assaulted by one of his doctors when he was sedated. Also, Murray says that MJ predicted that he would die on his [Murray's] watch ("You know, for the rest of your life and my life our names will become inseparable... [MJ smiles] "I am clairvoyant.")

Michael Jackson - Beat It (Digitally Restored Version)





Khago and Laden at war... less than 50 days to Sting

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Dancehall artistes Khago and Laden are now involved in a heated war of words, following Laden's release of a dis song called Google Bad Mind featuring Benji, which is said to be aimed at Khago. 

Khago's name was not mentioned in the song, however the artiste swiftly released a counteraction called Missa Nyam Fuck, in which he fires several lyrical shots in the direction of Laden. 

"Mi google house and fi him and a Stephen dog house come up, ambition and a cruff come up. Ooii deh Missa Nyam Suh di wholla junction a talk sey yu nyam suh, Ooii deh Missa nyam suh Steven give him back to di key to the dog hut...badmind yu fi wah? Afta yu nuh have nuttin not even the shirt wey yu a button, cause a Chino deh mind yu, mine him a whine yu. Yendi muss know something inna something," Khago sings.

Laden has since responded to Khago's counteraction with an effort called Nuh Joke in which he pokes at Khago's threesome song and his fallout with Downsound records.

"Wi google badmind a di cap fit him all him madda wey birth him is not with him. Him a train fi badmind him practicing, anytime Sizzla hold him every locks missing. Dem run yu from Downsound dat couldn't be me, yu lyrics dem a analog fimi dem a 3D. Scatta dis yu pon TV and bruck yu CD," Laden responded.

According to Laden, Google Badmind did not mention Khago's name, but member's of his team  took offence and released a counteraction.

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"The song was done to take over the streets, so me a tek it to the streets. Who the cap fit mek dem wear it and they love to wear cap so mek dem gwaan wear it," Laden said.

Laden also disclosed that he and Khago were never friends and says a music video will be released for Google Badmind in coming weeks.

Khago expressed that Laden simply wanted a hype by throwing shots at him.

"Me no have no micro chip in no man mind. Him claim say a eight years now him have things fi say and him just feel fi talk back now and him deh round Big Ship from when a voice. Why a now him a choose fi say things?," Khago stated.

Khago believes Laden's grouse against him came in wake of his growing popularity in St. Elizabeth, which is Laden's home parish.

"Yu know what. A because me open a bar and gym in junction St. Elizabeth and di people dem say him buss four years before me and still  no do nutten in a junction. Laden a carry a bad vibe since khago sign, up-and-coming dancehall/reggae artiste vigilant to the forefront. Laden a try look a forward from Khago's career," he said.

Khago has already counteracted Laden's No Joke with an explicit single called Missa****/Chalk Him Out.

The Nah Sell Out singjay is currently promoting Gal Dem Nuff which features Vigilant. While Laden is promoting a female dance song called Dip and Come Up.

Khago - Missa Nyaam Fuck [Explicit] Laden, Chino & Stephen Diss - September 2013


Laden & Benji - Google Badmind (Khago Diss) September 2013





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IN a direct breach of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, and a snub of a recent ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Trinidadian immigration officers denied 13 Jamaicans entry into that country on Tuesday night, detained them and sent them back home on the first flight yesterday morning.

The Jamaicans were angry when the media spoke to them immediately after they were processed by immigration officials at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston yesterday afternoon.

They said that their passports were confiscated by the Trinidadians and they were ordered to sit on a wooden bench throughout the night before they were rudely bundled on a Caribbean Airlines flight on which the majority of the Reggae Boyz football team were being flown home after their friendly match at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Among those turned away from her fellow Caribbean Community (Caricom) state was Anne Gordon, who was given the task of chaperoning an 11-year-old girl to see her father who resides in that country with his Trinidadian wife. However, both Gordon and the girl were denied entry, despite carrying Caricom passports.

"She cried all night. They just took our passports and told us we did not meet their entry requirements. If her father lives there why did they refuse the child the chance to see her father?" Gordon questioned.

The child was picture of dejection. "I don't see my father since last year," she said.

In a recent ruling in the landmark case involving Shanique Myrie against the Barbadian Government, the CCJ ruled that where a Caricom national is refused entry into a member state, that national should be given the opportunity to consult an attorney or a consular official of his or her country, or to contact a family member.

The Jamaicans said that they were not allowed to contact anybody nor were they even allowed to use their cellular phones to contact the persons who were waiting outside the Piarco Airport to receive them. They also claimed they were threatened that their phones would be seized if they attempted to use them.

"When I gave them the number of my sister-in-law, the woman (immigration officer) pretended to make a call and then told me that it was a man on the other end. While she did that I called my sister-in-law, who had invited me to visit her, and got her. I tried to give the immigration officer the phone but she said she was not talking to anyone," Onicia Robinson, one of the Jamaicans denied entry to Trinidad, said.

When the Observer contacted Robinson's sister-in-law, Gillian Leben, she confirmed that she was not contacted by any immigration official in regards to her receiving Robinson. "I was outside the airport with a taxi to pick her up until 4:00 this morning (yesterday) and my phone did not ring. No one contacted me," Leben said.

The CCJ had also ruled that member states should give, promptly and in writing, reasons for refusing entry to Caricom nationals. The receiving state is also obliged to inform the refused national of his or her right to challenge the decision.

The Jamaicans claimed that this was not done, saying that they were threatened to sign a refusal of entry form or spend the night in jail.

"I did not sign any form and I saw when the woman sign the form for me," said Cassandara Douse, who was among the 13.

For Omar Campbell the denial of entry was particularly painful. Campbell showed stamps in his passport to show that he had spent 10 months in that country and to compound matters he is married to a Trinidadian woman. He showed his marriage certificate to prove his claim. "To make matters worse, yesterday was my wife's birthday," Campbell said with a sad look on his face.

The Jamaicans also complained that they were verbally abused and told they were being turned back because of the recent murder of Trinidadian national Keron Fraser, whose body was found in a shallow grave at Duncan's Pen in Spanish Town, St Catherine, recently.

Fraser disappeared on October 18, two days after he arrived in the island from Trinidad.

Police said that, upon arriving in the island on October 16, Fraser, who was with a female companion, rented a motor vehicle and headed towards an undisclosed location in Clarendon. He was reported missing two days later.

According to the police, a few days after Fraser's disappearance, two men were detained by the police after they were intercepted in the motor car which he had rented. The vehicle had bloodstains, the police said.

In addition, the Jamaicans said they were only given two minutes to use the bathroom when they requested to do so, and security officials followed them to the bathroom.

"They sat and watched us all night and said we are prisoners. Dem don't like Jamaicans and say dem turn us back because we kill Trini in our country," said June Henry, who was visiting the twin-island republic for a three-week vacation.

The Jamaicans also complained that they were extremely uncomfortable sitting up all night after more than eight hours of travel.

"I had to sleep on a carpet, and we got some raw tasting chicken about 3:00 am," Jodian Davidson said.

For years, Jamaicans have complained that they have been subjected to sub-standard treatment at the hands of Trinidadian airport officials and have advocated a boycott of goods from that country as retaliation for the xenophobic behaviour of the Eastern Caribbean nationals.

Jamaica is a major market for Trinidadian goods and a number of Trinidadians have worked and lived in the country without hassle and in accordance with free movement within Caricom.

A passenger who travelled on the same flight with the denied Jamaicans told the Observer that an airline official informed him that last week 26 Jamaicans were turned back from Trinidad.

There was, however, no confirmation.

A security guard at the Norman Manley International Airport said that he had overheard a number of Jamaicans returning from Trinidad complaining of bad treatment at the hands of Trinidadian officials.

Yesterday, Jamaica's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade raised concerns about the number of Jamaicans who have been denied entry to the twin islands in recent times.

"The ministry is concerned at this development and continues to interface with the relevant authorities in Trinidad and Tobago on the matter, including in the light of the Shanique Myrie ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice," it said in a release.

Airline tickets to Trinidad and Tobago cost between US$520 and US$750 depending on when the ticket is purchased.

Trinidad James - Female$ Welcomed





Another Jamaican High School gone crazy

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The video below shows a school girl dressed in her uniform, yet she twerks on another female who lays on her back and take it. To make matters worse, the twerker exposes her underwear to the camera.

The best part of the video is when the desk shifts and the falls to the floor. WTF





Sweet Killer Is Number One

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For Immediate Release
Sweet Killer Is Number One

Reggae singer Ginjah is on a musical high.

The music video for his hit single titled Sweet Killer recently topped the Fi Wi Choice Top Ten Countdown.

"It's a nice feeling to have a hit single. I am happy that the song and its video is doing so well. Sometimes you can't predict which song is going to hit, you just have to do good music and let the people decide. It is clear that the people have made this song and its video a hit. I am truly grateful to all the people who are supporting my music," said Ginjah.

Sweet Killer is also doing well on several other charts including the Hit List Reggae Chart on CVM TV where it is in the number 3 position.

Ginjah has been very busy in the studios lately recording for various producers such as Weepow of Stone Love, DJ Frass, Mr. G and Jungle Josh from California.

"Right now Sweet Killer is hot and I am not going to sit back and let the momentum die. So far I have recorded several new tracks for producers like Wee Pow from Stone Love, DJ Frass, Goofy and Jungle Josh, he's producing my album. So the fans are going to get a lot of new music from Ginjah over the next few months."

Also on the cards for Ginjah are a number of overseas engagements.

"I have a lot of foreign shows coming up  and my management team is also negotiating tours with promoters in Europe, Japan and Africa. I have toured some of those places before and the demand for me to return is growing, so I will be very busy on the road over the next few months," said the artiste.

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Moonie set Free in Kartel's Case

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A jury has now been empanelled in the murder trial of dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel.

Meanwhile one of the artiste's co-accused Calvin Haye was set free after the prosecution offered no evidence against him.

Vybz Kartel is now jointly charged with fellow entertainer Shawn Storm, André St John, Shane Williams and Kahira Jones for the murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

Allegations are that Williams was killed at Kartel's home in Havendale, St Andrew, on August 16, 2011, after he and another man were taken to the entertainer's house to account for a lost firearm.

The other man is expected to be the prosecution's main witness.

Williams' body has not been found, however, the police say they have video and audio evidence linking Kartel and his co-defendants to the murder.




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American multi-Grammy award winning rapper kanye West has released a steamy video for his single Bound 2 featuring his sextape/reality star girlfriend/wife to be Kim Kardashian.

The video shows Kanye West rapping while riding a bike with a topless Kim straddled around his waist. The song features Charlie Wilson, however he has no role in the video footage...only the two controversial love birds.

"I wanna fuck you on the sink then give you a drink...Dutty Whining with all these Jamaicans," are some of the lyrics Kanye West tells his beauty in the song.

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Kanye West - Bound2 (Full Uncensored Version)





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Reggae artiste Pashon Minott is asking her ex lover and father of her two children fellow reggae artiste Peetah Morgan to give her full custody. According to the artiste, Peetah Morgan has not been a functional father to his children for over six years and she does not think custody should be shared.

The daughter of late reggae icon Sugar Minott, says she is already functional as a single parent and wants to make it legal, so that she can represent her children when necessary without needing to get co-sign from Peetah Morgan.

She has already gone the Kingston and St Andrew family court for assistance and now has in her possession a summon for Morgan, who is being asked to make an appearance the family court on December 2,2013.

"Mr. Morgan has not been a part of my children's life for the past six and a half years. I am raising my children alone but there are certain things that I cannot do without his approval and his signature. I want permanent and full custody of my children because I am already functioning as such and I already have full custody of the children in America, I just want it in Jamaica as well," Minott said.

The singer says she wants a smooth process and no argument with Peetah Morgan.

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"The children don't know where he lives he has made no communication with his children. So I just want him to come to the court on December 2 and grant me custody of my children. I want no drama, no money just come and sign the papers," she said.

According to a letter signed and stamped by the clerk of the family court, Peetah Morgan should make himself available for the hearing in December and persons who are aware of his whereabouts should convince him to do so.

Peetah Morgan's family declined to comment.




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Following the release of his mixed tape "In my life - The Documentary", prolific Dancehall/Reggae star Jah Vinci's "Mama Don't Cry" produced by brothers, Blade and Taz of Social Yaad; a product of their Sacred Heart Riddim and "My Love" (Party Block Riddim on the Hapilos Entertainment Label), are now set to be released this weekend on all major Television stations.

This "Mama Don't Cry" video is a serious but exciting piece as it is filled with action scenes which showcase Jah Vinci overcoming various obstacles. The story line entails a top boss' unsuccessful effort to put a stop to Jah Vinci. Jah Vinci is seen over powering his enemies with the help of his friends, but viewers are left in suspense as the final scenery finishes without a conclusion. Jah Cure also showed his support for Jah Vinci by making a cameo appearance in the video. The video was written and directed by director Blaine "Blade" Pingue of SocialYaad, who is also the producer of the track.

"My Love" focuses on the singjays deep-seated love for a girl he's determined to never ever lose.  They go through many hardships but their love is what keeps them afloat.  Of the video Jah Vinci says, "It's a very interesting video that persons from all walks of life can relate to." "Pagans" are those persons who sit by and unproductively plot and plan to destroy other people's relationships," relates a chuckling Jah Vinci.  The video is set to be released on YouTube as well as Vevo.

JAH VINCI further retorts of both videos, "It's like a movie it's a must watch the people dem a guh love it. I'm pleased with the end result of this video as much work went into the production.  The team has worked really hard on the projects."

Fans can expect a vast array of Jah Vinci's music from various renowned producers including Chimney Record, Hapilos Ent., So Unique Records and CR2O3 (ZJ Chrome). Also a catalogue of other music videos is set to be released soon.

Jah Vinci's fans can continue to follow his growth via the various social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube- @Realjahvinci. Management: Tripledose Productions/OutClear Movement- 1876-847-1948; tripledoseproduction@gmail.com.

Jah Vinci - Guide Me (Chimney Records Production 2009)





Sizzla US Visa Denied, Team will Appeal

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Sorry for the mass email but I am beside myself. In 15 years of agenting and working with International artists from every area of the world, I have never seen anything so screwed up as this mess with Sizzla's immigration. Sizzla, Myself, His Lawyer were all promised the moon and the stars when we began booking this tour. We were so careful that we allowed a 3 month leeway to secure all the appropriate Visas beyond when the immigration attorney said she would have them. He was given his I129 and O1-B Status and all was presented as well. In short, the interview today did not go well and they denied his entry into America.

It is not a dead issue, but I am no longer comfortable waiting and seeing. What I would like to do is postpone the tour and look at rebooking it for February and MArch. In the meantime once he does gain entrance into the states, we will fly him over to do a national press release on the tour and explain how all of the promoters on this tour were so supportive and patient with the process.

I am deeply saddened by the news and I can say this is one of the worst weeks in my career. I would like to speak with each and every one of you and welcome a call. For the sake of alleviating some stress right now, I ask that we at least wait until monday to speak. I am at a loss for words and very upset. My company worked very very very hard and was given some unfair guidance and as a result we as you are left holding the bulk of this disaster. I am confident in Sizzla and I do really like he and his management team. They are good people and we expect that this will be a very lucrative tour in MArch and April. We are hoping to have his clearances overturned in the coming week or two. I really need to be extra careful and limit any more last minute cancellations. I hope you understand and we will be in touch next week.

Stephen Brush
INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS AGENCY




Danielle D.I. goes nude

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Dancehall artiste Danielle D.I has released some raunchy pictures on the Internet, which leaves little to the imagination as it relates to some of her normally hidden body parts.

The deejay, who recently released a new album produced by iconic producers, Sly and Robbie, is also gearing up to reveal even more sexually appealing images when she launches her VEVO YouTube channel in coming weeks.

The pictures show the artiste wearing only a small thong as clothing, along with body paint covering her breasts, while making several poses for the camera.

According Danielle D.I's publicist, Keona Williams, the artiste is free to express herself. She also believes there exists a double standard as it relates to the reaction of Jamaican fans to their own artistes.

"Social media is a part of the market and we have to cater to that market as well in the same way as Nicki Minaj, Rihanna and others. When certain things like this happen abroad some Jamaicans have no problem with it, but if it's a Jamaican artiste they make a big deal out of it," Williams said.

Keona says the pictures are a part of a recent photo shoot conducted by the artiste in preparation for the launch of her official YouTube VEVO page. She also revealed that they are more controversial images to be released by the artiste on her VEVO page in coming weeks.

Danielle D.I is one of the featured dancehall acts in the Magnum All STAR Million Dollar Face-off competition, She is booked to challenge fellow dancehall artiste Stacious in a selecting battle on December 19, at Famous Nightclub in Portmore.

The rebel deejay is also booked to perform at GT Taylor's Christmas Extravaganza and Turbo Female Revolution on November 30 at The Chinese Benevolent Club. Danielle D.I is currently promoting a new single My Man produced by Sly and Robbie on the Taxi Records label.

Danielle DI - Pat It Up


Danielle D.I. - MY MAN - Music Video (Explicit) @di_danielle





Mr. Vegas Wants Bounty Killer's Head at Sting!

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As the Bounty Killer and Mr. Vegas 'fight ova gyal feud' continues into the war season, its seems like Mr. Vegas is ready to take the feud to Sting.

The Bruck It Dung singer recently released a new war song believed to be aimed at Bounty Killer called Bury Him Fuss. The song is patterned from a popular Christmas song and sees Vegas predicting musical death for Bounty KIller.

"Shatta dem doh rate him again, Bow cat and badman a nuh fren Mr. Vegas sings over a infectious rhythm. He even alludes to the potential of a Bounty Killer and Mr Vegas clash at this year's Sting.

The two veterans started a feud over 8 years ago, over a female which fucked both artistes. The feud was reignited recently when Bounty Killer poked fun at Mr. Vegas on twitter about his 90s costume on Digicel Rising Stars. Vegas quickly retaliated with a slew of online insults.

Mr Vegas - Bury Him Fuss (Bounty Killer Diss) - November 2013 @RaTy_ShUbBoUt_





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Romain Virgo is now parting ways with his co-manager Shane Brown after less than a year of partnership.

"Myself, Shane Brown and my original manager Darwin Brown came together and everybody decided that this is the next step that we should take. A nuh nutten whe have no bad vibes. We are forming our own company called Vikings Productions. Vikings Productions will be my record label, management team and my booking agent as well. We will still work alongside other booking agents like Headline Entertainment also. Shane Brown is no longer co-managing my career, but we still work together musically. There is no bad vibes between me and him. It is still important for us to keep the production part of it regardless of what happened. Tarrus Riley deh deh same way but in terms of management - that will be Vikings Productions. No other name will be attached to me but them," Virgo said.

Brown confirmed"Juke Boxx had an agreement to assist Vikings Productions. That agreement is coming to an end and they will now be taking full control of Romain's career as of January 1. I will still be producing and helping out Romain in whatever way I can. I wish more partnerships can work out like this without any animosity," Brown said.

Romain Virgo - Scary Movie (Official Music Video)





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At one time he was the baddest man on the planet, a heavyweight champion who terrorized anyone who got in his way, inside the ring or out. More recently he's unburdened himself as perhaps the most tortured soul on earth, with a one-man show on Broadway that Spike Lee has turned into an HBO special airing Nov. 16.

It turns out that Tyson didn't tell us everything. Not to worry, because he's taken care of that in a hefty autobiography that might be the most soul baring book of its genre ever written.

The title is "Undisputed Truth," and the truth is that Mike Tyson is one messed up dude. He's desperate to put his demons to rest, but the book needed an extra epilogue written just before printing to talk about him falling off the sobriety wagon once again.

And though things might be better these days in Tyson's world, he constantly warns that he's not far from slipping off the edge, or slipping back into a strip club to party with drugs and women.

"Sometimes I just fantasize about blowing somebody's brains out so I can go to prison for the rest of my life," he writes. "Working on this book makes me think that my whole life has been a joke."

If so, Tyson has yet to figure out the punch line. Though he has reinvented himself in recent years as a family man and vegan with enough comedic chops to act in movies, he says he lives daily with the dark past of a junkie who loved to snort cocaine and drink and was constantly preoccupied with finding women to bed.

The sex is detailed in almost clinical terms, and the many women in Tyson's life flow in and out of the pages like they did in his life. One big exception is Desiree Washington, the beauty pageant contestant who Tyson was convicted of raping in Indianapolis -- a charge he heatedly denies -- and spent three years in prison.

"How do you rape someone when they come to your hotel room at two in the morning?" he asks.

Even in prison he got his fill, he says, first with visitors and then with a prison drug counselor who suddenly became available after Tyson had $10,000 sent to her home to fix her roof.

"I was having so much sex that I was too tired to even to go the gym and work out," Tyson wrote. "I'd just stay in my cell all day."

The book is in Tyson's voice but written by Larry Sloman offers a fascinating look into a life that up until now had already been well chronicled. It's raw, and so profane that Tyson needs to explain some of the terms he uses for women and blacks in a separate chapter at the end.

But it is also quite funny in parts, like the time Tyson forgot about a suitcase that contained $1 million in cash, only to have one of his gofers find it a week later.

"I had had a rough night in the city and had forgotten where I left it," Tyson said.

Or when Monica Turner finally tired of his ways and filed for divorce.

"I guess she had had enough of my fooling around because I sure did a lot of it," Tyson said. "Calling to tell her I had AIDS probably didn't help either."

Tyson is brutal on himself throughout the book, despairing of his lack of self-control and feelings of inadequacy. But he's equally brutal about the people around him in a career that made him more than $300 million, yet left him so broke today that he says he will never be able to pay off his IRS debts.

He calls first wife Robin Givens a manipulative shrew who made him act like a trained puppy, says Evander Holyfield was a serial head butter with ties to steroids, and claims the late referee Mitch Halpern was drunk in the ring during his first fight with Holyfield in 1996.

And while he tells an epic tale of beating up British promoter Frank Warren in a London hotel room in 2000 for not paying his $800,000 jewelry bill, he saves special venom for the havoc Don King wreaked in his life.

Tyson was an equal opportunity fighter when it came to beating up promoters, detailing several times he bloodied King, including once on Miami highway when he tried to strangle him in the car from behind.

"When I think about all the horrific things that Don has done to me over the years I still feel like killing him," Tyson said.

There's more, much more. Tyson knows how to tell a story, and he tells them about people you don't expect, like the day he found actor Brad Pitt at Givens' house. When Tyson confronted them, he said Pitt begged, "Dude, don't stroke me. Don't stroke me. We were just going over some lines."

He talks about money as dispassionately as he does about sex, though it was difficult for him to hold on to any of it. When he fired everyone and got new accountants in 2000 they prepared a statement showing he started the year $3.3 million in the hole but made $65.7 million.

"The problem was that I spent $62 million that year," Tyson said, including $2.1 million on cars.

And the Maori tribal tattoo he got on his face? It was supposed to be some little hearts instead, but the tattoo artist talked him out of it.

By the time his career ended with a loss to journeyman Kevin McBride in 2005, Tyson was fat and more interested in partying than fighting. He would go on to bloat up to 380 pounds and continue to drink, smoke and snort his way through strip clubs and bars.

"I just said to myself, Wow, this is over. Now I can go out and really have fun."

The book was supposed to have a happy ending, with Tyson slim and happy in his new life with wife Kiki, who he credits for his attempt at sobriety. But Tyson had to write a new epilogue after acknowledging in August that he had gone out drinking again.

He's back in AA and he's trying to stay sober, he says. But life for Tyson has always been a constant struggle.

"I desperately want to get well," he says. "I have a lot of pain and I just want to heal. And I'm going to do my best to do just that. One day at a time."




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Reggae artiste Gyptian, has topped Billboard's reggae chart with his latest studio album Love, Sex and Reggae. The artiste who's single Hold Yuh was certified gold by the RIAA earlier says Jamaicans need to lend more support to the music industry and quit being foreign minded.

According to the outspoken reggae artiste, several of Jamaica's biggest names in music were not given much respect in Jamaica until they were accepted by foreign countries. This he believes is an indication that Jamaicans are not as patriotic as they ought to be. Gyptian says it is a shame that in reggae's capital, and a country with over 2.7 million people, artistes are finding it hard to sell a minimum of 500 albums legitimately.

The artiste believes reggae music is Jamaica's biggest asset and implores Jamaicans to wake up and smell the fresh air, citing that citizens from other countries will gladly imitate the island's music and reap its profits if Jamaicans fail to support their own product.

"It's a foreign minded thing that we have about us. A man will wait on a man to bring something for him from foreign when the same thing is available in Jamaica, we have to have faith in our products. We must try to elevate the good things about the island like the music and stop supporting the negative bout yu a bad man and stuff like that. Talk about things like our music," he said.

Gyptian also lashed out at Jamaican artistes, who he says have changed their authentic product after signing to foreign record labels. According to the Serious Times singer, international labels sign reggae and dancehall artistes because they are attracted to the authentic structure of their music, he believes when Jamaican artistes attempt to rap on their albums and divert from authentic rhythms it defeats the purpose of which they were signed by the label. The artiste is apparently fed up with the irony of cultural exchange between many Jamaicans and foreign countries.

"People all over the world want to be like Jamaicans. Yet we are trying to be like them? Some of the artistes get signed to labels to do Jamaican music yet they start rapping. You can be versatile but always remember the authentic music and a reggae dat," Gyptian said.

The artiste highlighted that foreigners want difference, and not a fraud version of their own culture."Americans don't want us acting like Americans, that is their territory," he said.

Gyptian affirms that his album Sex, Love and Reggae debuted at number one on the American Billboard reggae chart because he and his team invested in promotions. He highlighted that one of the problems which reduces the capacity for reggae/dancehall artistes to sell records is because they don't promote their products effectively.

He believes many artistes are not looking on the broader picture when it comes to promotion, and would rather collect a large sum of money to perform for a small audience than to perform for free at a massive event.

"Artistes need to promote their albums for them to sell abroad. Some Jamaican artistes don't want to do a free show to promote their album. They want money and lose sight of the bigger opportunity at hand. A good performance is like a tree root, it spreads and people will want more. So at times it's better to perform for free to an audience of 40,000 and reap the financial benefits in the long term," Gyptian said.

The artiste also gave props to Shaggy and Sean Paul whom he says have carefully mastered the art of promotions, which he believes is testimony to their ability to sell albums internationally.

Gyptian's Love, Sex and Reggae edged out Snoop Lions Reincarnation and Shaggy's Out of Many One Music to nab the number one spot on the Billboard reggae album chart, a spot which is frequently held by reggae legend Bob Marley.

Gyptian - Sex, Love & Reggae | Official Album Trailer


GYPTIAN FT ANGELA HUNTE - VIXEN - (LOVE SEX AND REGGAE) - August 2013


(From the Gleaner)




Tommy Lee Sparta escapes Death in horrid car accident

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Artiste Tommy Lee Sparta is now recuperating in the hospital after a motor vehicle accident in his hometown of Montego Bay, in the wee hours of Sunday morning. According to Keona Williams, the director of his Guzu Music Label, the artiste was on his way to his Red and Black birthday party when he lost control of the car and crashed his dark blue convertible on the strip along Rose Hall. He was taken to the MoBay Hope Medical Centre, where it was revealed that he had a broken thigh bone along with scratches and bruises all over his body.

"The blessing is that he is in Montego Bay where all his family and closest friends are, so he is overwhelmed with support. This is a tragic experience for all of us," said Williams. serious situation She added, "I have cried almost to the point of dehydration. Some of the comments online are shameful coming from our own people. The fact it regards such a serious situation it is truly appalling. Tommy Lee Sparta portrays the image of Uncle Demon for entertainment, just as the movie stars do. Leroy Russell does not worship the devil. Leroy Russell has his pastor who has visited him as well as his mother and sisters who are authentic Christians, among other close family members."

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Tommy Lee is currently awaiting surgery but is in stable condition and has been sending tweets via social media to his supporters. He is expected to make a full recovery in time for his performance at 'Bring the Sting' at Jamworld, Portmore, on December 26.

Tommy Lee Sparta - Megah Banton - UNKIND - Extended Version - Official Music Video - October 2013





Aidonia ready for anything at Sting?

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Amid his heavily booked schedule, from now until early next year, dancehall artiste Aidonia says he is gearing up to give the performance of his life at Sting. According to his publicist Kaylia Williams, "I implore everyone to come out to Sting on Boxing Day as Sting celebrates their 30th anniversary.

Aidonia will definitely give an A++ performance and he will be bringing the Sting. To add, Aidonia plans to end the year with a bang and will be donating to a few charities. Already we are in talks with Miss Kitty for Nationwide radio's charity." The artiste has been travelling across the Caribbean for shows almost every weekend, and has been a regular pick for several Corporate companies.

"I am very grateful and is just the work and time we putting in for the fans. They have kept me in the business, motivating me to push harder and inspiring me to be more creative, so we continuing on that path and working with the formula and produce more hits for the fans to enjoy themselves," said Aidonia. Busy season Aidonia's manager and booking agent, Lavarcam Lawrence, says the festive season is already looking positive.

"We will be very busy from now down to Christmas into the New Year. Aidonia will be heading off to Barbados to headline Little Ricky Birthday Bash at the Kensington Oval, and when he gets back he will be jetting off again to St Vincent," Lawrence said. The artiste has been releasing a series of songs geared towards the females which have been creating quite a stir on social media and has been getting good reviews for his new single Grip Mi, which was recorded in Martinique. The song, which has been topping charts across the Caribbean islands, recently had tongues wagging on social media after Rihanna's best friends, Melissa Forde and Leleboo, uploaded videos of themselves dancing to the song on Instagram.

The Instagram video received over 7,000 likes in less than two hours. The deejay is currently in talks with the producer, DJ Gil, who produced Grip Mi, for another project coming out of Martinique. Aidonia is currently promoting Boomflick, produced by TJ Records and shot a video for that effort last weekend. He is also set to release new singles for producers Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor, Spider, TJ Records, Jordan and a soon-to-be-released JOP rhythm produced by his manager.

Aidonia - Boom Flick (Raw) - Toasted Riddim - September 2013





Tommy Lee Sparta hospitalized

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Tommy Lee Sparta is now recuperating in the hospital after his convertible crashed while he was on his way to his Red and black birthday party in Montego-Bay.

Reports are that. Tommy Lee lost control of his car along the Rose Hall strip and was thrown from the vehicle. He was taken to a medical complex where it was revealed he had a broken leg and scratches and bruises all over his body.

A vehicular accident in his hometown of Montego-Bay in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

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Tommy Lee is currently awaiting surgery but is in stable condition and has been sending tweets via social media to his supporters. He is expected to make a full recovery in time for his performance at Bring the Sting at Jamworld on December 26.




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As the Christmas holiday season draws closer, Sting 30, is on the lips of many Jamaicans, especially those living in the Corporate Area.

The big question being asked by everyone is who will Mad Cobra clash with at Sting this year?

It is widely rumoured that the veteran tough-talking deejay will do battle with another hardcore dancehall act who has triumphed in several Sting clashes in the past. There is also another rumor that Stein wants to make his warfare debut this year and is willing to put his budding career on the battle field.

Cobra, who shot to prominence in 1992 with the Billboard Chart hit, Flex, has featured in two of the most epic Sting clashes ever. He last week issued a release that he is willing to clash any artiste for a good price. Stein on the other hand is alleged to have said that he would clash Kiprich or any artiste who "feel like dem bad".

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We know nothing about Stien's commercial clashing experiences, however In 1995, Cobra battled with perennial Sting clash king Ninja Man on Boxing Day at Jam World. Five days later, the two of them featured in the second leg of the clash at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay with many pundits saying the clash was undecided.

Sources close to Cobra have said that he is eager to clash again at Sting, once the price is right and he is not afraid to clash anyone.

Supreme Promotions CEO, Isaiah Laing, anything is possible.

"We are not ready to announce who will clash at Sting 30, but I guarantee that the clash will be very exciting this year. Throughout the years, we have had some of the most memorable clashes and we intend to keep that tradition going. When the time is right we will release more information about the clash," said Laing.

Sting 30 will be held on Boxing Day at Jam World in Portmore, St Catherine under the theme 'Bring the Sting Jamaica Party 2013.'

Below are two war songs from the artistes, you be the judge.

Einstien - Caliber


Mad Cobra - Crimology (Israel Riddim) {Vybz Kartel Diss}





D'Angel defeats Ishawna in Clash

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Going toe-to-toe Ishawna and D'Angel gave good representations of themselves.

With judges Supa Hype and Tanto Metro in place, D'Angel was first to play in the opening juggling round. Dressed for war in camouflage trench coat and combat boots, she shouted her trademark "an so!" and started with a Beenie Man dub.

However, it was quickly clear that D'Angel and her selector were not quite in sync. In addition, in the round, D'Angel did very few effective introductions and, when she did, her quick manner of speaking did not help. She went for Chronixx's Odd Ras, Bounty Killer's Dead This Time and Supercat's warning to "watch it make mi come dung", ending the round with Kartel.

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On the other hand, Ishawna was strong in the round from the get-go with a black gladiator style outfit, complete with short skirt.

"You fallen angel, the blood of Jesus against you!" Ishawna said and the crowd roared. Her juggling started on a spiritual note with Buju Banton and Gramps Morgan's version of Psalm 23, continuing with Untold Stories.

"We nah juggle di everyday ting. Some gal no creative," Ishawna said.

She dropped an Ikaya track, stating that D'Angel had not played any female artistes, before playing Greetings on 45 and dub. There was another jab at D'Angel, Ishawna claiming that only five persons attended her rival's An So Thursdays party.

Ishawna ended an already strong round on a high with a dub of Bugle's Compatible which took the house down.

Supa Hype announced "Ishawna take da roun' ya" and it was on to the 45 round.

Back without the trench coat, showing long legs and wearing a camouflage flak jacket, D'Angel fared a little better. Cobra's Press Trigger was a decent start and there was a rush at the front when D'Angel did a toss out, Flippa Moggler style.

Mavado's Action Pak was also in the mix, as the round ended on a high.

Ishawna demanded that D'Angel "stop buy forward" and hit where it hurt. "She a de only gal whe deh wid two icon inna dancehall. But none a dem nuh stay," Ishawna said, looking over her shoulder at the audience as she played Little Lenny's Healthy Body. That was strong, but it was when Vegas' She's a Ho was dedicated to D'Angel that Famous erupted. And, commenting that D'Angel kept saying she was from Spanish Town, Ishawna declared "a Seaview Garden mi come from" and played Kartel's observation "mi no care whe yu bad from".

It was two up for Ishawna, as Tanto Metro announced that she had won the round.

By a coin toss, Ishawna was up first in the dub for dub round. Ishawna mocked D'Angel's selector, mimicking a Japanese accent before dropping a dub of Dye Dye.

D'Angel responded with a Twin of Twins, sending Ishawna "dung inna hell". Ishawna was back with Bounty demanding "a who?", but D'Angel's Kartel took the house down.

Ishawna was back with Beres Hammond telling all to step aside, but D'Angel was in her element.

With the flak jacket off, she stood on the console to deliver a powerful Cobra shot, the crowd bouncing to the repeated "shot a fia".

There were some boos when Ishawna said "I hear say Angel carry a Coaster bus a people", playing a Bounty dub of Gun No Stick. But D'Angel had a resounding response.

"Me get di two boss fi dancehall, but yu get Joe handybwoy. Yu cyaa use my man dub an' kill mi," she said.

The howls went up as Bounty's unmistakeable voice hailed D'Angel and Famous only got more intense as he launched into a medley, concluding "yu dead yu Mumma bawl, Angel name yu call".

D'Angel was declared the winner, Nuffy explaining that based on the points allocation someone could lose the first two rounds but still win the dub for dub and win the overall face-off.

Some of Ishawna's disappointed fans sought to boo D'Angel during her victory lap, to much shock and surprise she responded.

"MI deh wid the two biggest names inna dancehall because mi pussy good," the audience erupted.

Ishawna - Murderer (Official HD Video)


D'Angel - Stronger





November 30th, 2013

Secret Kept, 7 Merrick Avenue, Kingston 10 (behind Angela's Boutique)

Admission: $2000 Gate,  $1800 Presold

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Cobra Wants US$ 40,000 for Sting appearance

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Mad Cobra has declared that he will only perform at Sting 2013 if he is compensated generously by the event's organisers, Supreme Promotions and Downsound Records.

"It has been 10 years since I last did Sting. The last three years, I paid my money and went to see it as a patron, mi never get no free ticket. So, if he needs me over there this year, Isaiah Laing will have to pay me. I already have a couple of shows lined up for the US where I will make US$60,000, so if he needs me at Sting, I have to be paid at least US$40,000," he said.

Cobra declared that he would rather work for free in the ghetto people shows than do Sting for less than he is worth.

"Ah from August dem check me, so right now, the window ah close. I would love to perform for the people at Sting and reintroduce myself to the young fans who love Teeth a Pull and who never yet see me perform. But if Laing dem a pay Super Cat US$80,000, then mi need to be paid as well. Mi woulda rather do the zinc-fence show dem fi free, but Sting has to pay," he said.

He said he plans to work early, so that he can deliver a full set chock-full of his hits like Yush, Gundelero, Bad Boy Talk, Done Wife and Flex, the international smash hit that topped the US Rap singles chart, hitting number seven on the R&B chart, and peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

However, he said he plans to return to the stage in the wee hours of the morning to participate in what he dubbed a 'jackpot' clash where money will be pooled for the ultimate Sting clash champion.

"I will put some of the money I got from my early Sting performances ... in the jackpot cause mi ready fi murder some people; just put me (up) against the top three and mi will kill them. It no matter which order dem come up in, ah just one result and one outcome, dem a go dead. Mi nuh have nothing to prove, mi nuh have no Sting title but mi badda than the whole ah dem," he said.

In closing, he delivered an ultimatum to the organisers.

"If no bad clash no gwaan over Jamworld, Sting ah go just be another stage show, nothing memorable and if yu waan people come out, yu have to pay money to entertain them."

Mad Cobra - Dis Dem Anyweh (Official HQ Video)





Nicki Minaj Twerks to dancehall

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American rapper Nicki Minaj have always stated that she was a dancehall fan. The rapper and a few of her friends uploaded a video on Instagrm on which they twerked to Vybz Kartel's Tek Buddy Gyal which was a  controversial but popular dancehall song in early 2000.

Nicki has over 3 million fans on Instagram so this is of course good promo for the dancehall artiste.




Papa San Releases new project

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Ever since his days on the secular stage, Tyrone "Papa San" Thompson has had a heart for music and the less fortunate. On Saturday he teams up with local charity The Rescue Package Foundation to twin two loves - philanthropy and music as headliner for the 5th staging of Liberation 2013: The "One Blood" Album Launch at the Jamaica College Auditorium, Kingston.

Collab Filled Frenzy

With anticipation for the project growing globally, Jamaicans will be the first to sample the collab-only disc. Featuring tracks from gospel heavy hitters Israel Houghton, Da T.R.U.T.H, Fred Hammond and Grammy award winning rapper Lecrae, he also hits notes with fellow Jamaicans Stitchie and DJ Nicholas. The 13 track project showcases Papa San's versatility like never before. With his unforgettable hooks and mile-a-minute raps, the music offered is fresh, inspiring and sure to please even his very picky Jamaicans.

5th Time's the Charm

It's not uncommon for Pastor Papa San to put his homeland first. Since migration he's blazed the trail for gospel, becoming the first Caribbean gospel artiste to hit the Billboard charts and consequently the first to win a stellar award (gospel's version of the Grammy). Now going by the name Papa Son (his new moniker from his 2011 album "My Story"), he's had success in his pastoral ministry as Senior Pastor for Our Father's Kingdom Ministries in Florida. However timing and schedules kept him from Liberation.

"For years we've wanted Papa San to be part of Liberation but due his very hectic schedule we waited. After learning more about our aim and our projects he decided to partner with us to help us meet our targets. Nothing happens before its time and the fifth staging of Liberation will be like nothing you've ever experienced", says Dania-Kae Kirkland, Marketing and Public Relations Officer for The Rescue Package Foundation.

The 5th staging also features other local gospel acts Kevin Downswell, Ryan Mark, Omari, Dunamis, Goddy Goddy &Denise Wright all backed by On The Shout Band. The event begins at 6:00 p.m., this Saturday November 2 at the Jamaica College Auditorium, 189 Old Hope Road, Kingston. All proceeds will go to the DuPoint Primary School Book Project and other charity projects.

About the Rescue Package Foundation - The RPF is a 9 year old not for profit organization registered in Jamaica and primarily works with children currently in their early childhood. The primary focus of the foundation is to provide a stable environment where the children have warm meals and a stable nurturing learning environment.

PAPA SAN FT STITCHIE-ONE BLOOD





Tuffy Compared to Drogba in USA football

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National striker Jermaine 'Tuffy' Anderson recently returned from a successful trial stint in the US for Indy Eleven, a new franchise in the North American Soccer League, where he was compared to Ivorian legend Didier Drobga.

According to the Waterhouse player, his success in finding the back of the net, and perhaps his solid frame, similar to the current Galatasary hitman Drogba, led to the comparison being made during the week-long stint.

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"I scored in every training session. They called me Drogba," Anderson said.

The player was immediately back in action shortly after returning to the island, scoring two penalties that sealed a 2-1 come-from-behind win for Waterhouse against Sporting Central Academy in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) round-six action at Waterhouse Stadium.

Showed Composure

Anderson, who is the team's talisman, showed composure in scoring from the penalty spot in the 56th and 65th minute.

Earlier, the Clarendon-based Sporting Central took an early lead when Cory Hylton beat Waterhouse goalkeeper Kelson Cousins to give his team a 1-0 lead at the break.

Two-goal hero Tuffy Anderson said that it was important for the team to win the game as the league race was tight.

"It is my point of duty to score goals. I wasn't here for about a week as I was at trial. The team (Waterhouse) trained without me, but I know how the team plays, so I came back and did my job. We have to keep up with the leaders. It was important to win tonight," Anderson said.




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On Friday December 20th 2013, Jamaica will once again play host to one of the most electrifying performing acts to ever grace its shores. Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire, also known as Reggae/Dancehall/EDM super-group MAJOR LAZER are set to light up the Christmas season with their second live performance this year on the island.

Coming off a hugely successful year which began with a sold-out concert at UWI Mona Campus in January, the event saw dancehall sounds Chromatic and DJ/producer Mario C play opening sets as well as featuring guest cameos from Popcaan and reggae's new golden boy Chronixx. For the main event, Diplo and his MAJOR LAZER crew laid down an unforgettable experience in sight and sound -- dancers, confetti, crowd surfing and human sized hamster balls included. The unforgettable, sold out performance had patrons drooling for another installment.

This time around "The New Mas Camp" will play host to Major Lazer and the performers are committed to deliver a performance bigger and better than their last. Major Lazer frontman, Diplo stated, "Every time we come to the island whether to vibe and record our music in studio or to perform live we get the greatest showing of love from the industry, the people and the media. This time around we are going to raise the bar to the sky again and give back some of the love Jamaica shows to MAJOR LAZER. Our UWI show was absolutely insane and is one of our best shows we have done anywhere in the world to this day."

The Emcee for MAJOR LAZER, Walshy Fire, who started his career with Black Chiney, is a born and bred Jamaican with the vision of taking reggae and dancehall music to the world and back. Walsh too is seriously excited to be able to do this once again telling us, "When we came here in January and saw the love that the people had for what we are doing, it meant the world to us. We infuse elements of Jamaican and Caribbean music into our productions and remixes so it's the most important thing to get the love at home 'inna our backyaad'. We are going to deliver something special with even more surprises and crazy performances to change the game once again. Jamaica can expect more of our crazy energy but just turned waaaaaay up".

Dream Entertainment Director and MAJOR LAZER LIVE Event Curator Kamal Bankay who himself has been a fan of the MAJOR LAZER movement from the early days said, "I'm truly honoured to be given the opportunity to work with these guys and produce a show of this magnitude. As a true fan of Jamaican music and Electronic Dance Music, my dream is to fuse both cultures into the greatest 'onepot' of entertainment. My dream is to bring the international performers to Jamaica to deliver unique shows as well as eventually creating an experience on the island that patronsfrom all over the Caribbean and the world will fly to our island for. Delivering truly unique experiences like this helps Jamaica as a country to grow our global footprint in the popular mainstream music industry. Movements like this put our local artists in places, on stages that are reserved for the biggest and best pop music stars. We intend to deliver to you the most amazing production elements you would have seen in Jamaica and then some..."

Very limited early bird tickets go on sale November 15th at Ribbiz Ultralounge at the Acropolis Gaming center in barbican, Kingston Jamaica for a cost of J$2000. The event will be drinks inclusive beginning at 8pm sharp.

Stay tuned for updates on Major Lazer's facebook and twitter pages in the coming weeks with special discounts, giveaways, fan competitions and announcements to follow!

twitter: @majorlazer
Instagram: @majorlazer




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Reggae/dancehall artiste Wayne Marshall has teamed up with American rappers Ace Hood and Wacka Flocka for the remix of his hit record Go Hard, which featured some of Jamaica's finest lyricists.

The remix to the song is called Go Harder, and the Ghetto Youth International recording artiste said that each artiste brings something different to the track. Go Harder also features Cham aka Baby Cham.

Wayne Marshall, who is currently in the United States working on his music, revealed that he was able to collaborate with Ace Hood, due to his affiliation with Cash Money Records/We The Best producer DJ Khaled

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Ace Hood is currently one of the most popular young rappers, and is known for hit songs like Hustle Hard and Bugatti, which features Rick Ross and Future. Wacka Flocka is known for singles like Hard In Da Paint and No Hands, which features Roscoe Dash and Wale.

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Wayne Marshall is making preparations to release his EP Tru Colours on November 26, and is expected to perform on several events leading up to his official album release in early 2014. He also revealed that he might film a music video for Go Harder, disclosing that the featured artistes are already on board in the event that he wants to execute the project.

Wayne Marshall is also promoting his song Stupid Money which features his son and Agent Sasco aka Assassin. Assassin was also featured on Kanye West's Yeezus album on a track called I'm In It, which has over a million views on YouTube.com.


Wayne Marshall Ft. Agent Sasco - Stupid Money - October 2013


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Tessanne Chin shells down The Voice

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After blasting her way into the live rounds of the popular United States-based television show, The Voice, Jamaican artiste Tessanne Chin once again delivered a stellar performance and dominated the social media platforms.

With US $100,000 and a record deal with Universal Music Group on the line, last night the members of Team Adam Levine and Team Blake Shelton each showcased their vocal ability with songs selected by the coaches.

Having survived the blind auditions, the battle round and the knockout rounds, Tessanne stated that "I definitely feel like I'm getting closer to the artiste I want to be."

With nine contestants before her, they certainly saved the best for last as Tessanne closed the show. The 'Jamaican Powerhouse', as she is called, performed a cover of Jimmy Cliff's Many Rivers To Cross which once again earned her a standing ovation from coach Adam.




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Police investigators in St Catherine say they have held a man who allegedly blackmailed Jamaica Public Service customers into paying him thousands of dollars not to disconnect their electricity.

The suspect was held in Portmore after he allegedly collected $40,000 from a customer.

"He was a former employee of a contractor, who worked at the company. He somehow had knowledge of the accounts," an investigator said.

The police said the man would visit the customers and tell them he is going to disconnect their power. He then demanded a sum of money to prevent this action. The fearful customers would then pay over the money to the suspect.

The police said the man is believed to have collected a minimum of $4,000 from each customer, and has been carrying out the scheme for some time. It is unknown how many customers he had duped out of their money. It was revealed that the scheme was thriving up to the time the man was held.

The police said its investigation has widened with a view of apprehending anyone else involved with the criminal act. The man is expected to be charged with extortion this week.




Johnny Defeats Ity and Fancy Cat in heated Clash

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The Magnum All STAR Million Dollar Face-Off organised by THE STAR saw Ity and Fancy Cat losing to Johnny.

Patrons had high expectations of Ity and Fancy Cat in their match up against Johnny, however, it was Johnny who left the venue a champion after tearing the comedic duo to shreds in all rounds.

At the beginning of the clash, Johnny proclaimed that he would demolish 'Ity and Fluxy Cat', while Ity responded to Johnny's disparaging comments by singing Sweet Hour of Prayer to imply that Johnny would meet his demise. However, that was not to be.

The only thing Johnny lost in the clash was the coin toss, and was therefore sent to draw first blood. He did so comfortably by playing old school clash songs like Murderer by Barrington Levy and Respect by Shabba Ranks.

The patrons seemed to be enjoying the set and gave a decent response to his selections. However, when he played songs like Ring The Alarm and When the Roll is Called up Yonder by Tenor Saw, he received a huge roar of a response, and it was clear that Ity and Fancy Cat were up for a serious challenge.

Ity and Fancy Cat came next starting their set by playing Buju Banton's Psalm 22, categorically stating that they preferred to start their set on a positive note. Their first song, Bob Marley's Hold Ya Head was right on point, especially the line which said 'Whoa Johnny was a good boy' giving the idea that Johnny Daley was already dead in the battle.

However, their follow up songs weren't as lethal despite getting good responses from the audience. Songs like Lil Wayne's Love Me and Deep Jahi's Life Goes On were well received, but were not as effective in tearing down Johnny's prior effort. They ended their set with Shabba's Shine and Criss.

After several rounds of battle Johnny proved to be the stronger DJ and won over the audience entirely.

At the end of the face off, all judges ruled in Johnny's favour, while Ity and Fancy Cat were heard in the background jokingly accusing Johnny of bringing a bus load of supporters from his community to support him, an allegation which Johnny denied.

Ity and Fancy Cat also vowed to avenge their loss at Johnny's upcoming Roast tonight.

Christopher 'Johnny' Daley at Comedytainment


Ity And Fancy Cat Show [Baby Mother Drama] July 21, 2013.





Neyo eats and drink in Negril without paying

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Hey Ne-Yo, here's a tip -- leave one next time. And pay your bill while you're at it.

The Grammy winner spent an evening dining with a group of 10 at West Village restaurant Negril, where he sipped on multiple Grey Goose screwdrivers and ordered mac and cheese and chicken plates, racking up an $800 bill. But the "Sexy Love" singer allegedly walked out without paying a dime -- or giving his overworked waitress "We had a Monday Night Football thing, the Giants were in, too, and Ne-Yo came in with [road manager] Jayvon Smith, a group of girls, some guys and a bodyguard," one eyewitness said. "He was ordering all this stuff and he kept asking people what they want, and kept the drinks coming."

Even though the waitress on Ne-Yo duty was "run ragged" by his needy group, the source says she was overly helpful and enthusiastic toward the singer and his crew. "The waitress was really sweet, she even helped his bodyguard, who sat at the bar while the group ate," says the source. "She's smiling like she's going to get a good tip and she ends up looking for him after no one paid the bill."

According to the source, Ne-Yo's server took the check over to his table when the group looked like they were about to leave -- only to have them start arguing over who would foot the bill. "She asked specifically, 'Is it okay if everyone is on your check?' and he said, 'Yes," says our source. "She hands it to him, he hands it to his manager, his manager hands it to another guy in the group, who hands it back to Ne-Yo."

Negril's manager reportedly pursued Ne-Yo's group to a nearby lounge to get payment, but was rebuffed by his bodyguard.

But the game of keep-away wasn't over yet. The source says Ne-Yo then handed it back to Smith, who walked out, got in a waiting SUV with the singer and drove off.

After discovering the group was headed to the Griffin to party some more, the manager of Negril walked to the nearby Gansevoort St. lounge to see if anyone in the party would please pay the bill. "Someone in the group promised they'd be back tomorrow to pay up, then Ne-Yo's bodyguard was trying to block the manager," another source said. "He said 'Ne-Yo is busy, I'm not going to get his credit card right now.' "

We're told Ne-Yo, who named one album "Year of the Gentleman," remains anything but. Our source says he has yet to pay the bill or a tip.

"The waitress was so upset," says our first source. "She looked like she was working so hard."

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Scientists from the University of Oxford have discovered that women with larger than average butts are not only increasingly intelligent but also very resistant to chronic illnesses.

According to ABC News, the results found that women with bigger backsides tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and are more likely to produce hormones to metabolize sugar. Therefore, women with big butts are less likely to have diabetes or heart problems.

The way these bitches with big asses act stupid you would never have guessed that they are supposed to be more intelligent... swinging on poles for a living eeh.

The new continues stating that having a big butt requires an excess of Omega 3 fats, which have been proven to catalyze brain development. The researchers also found that the children born to women with wider hips are intellectually superior to the children of slimmer, less curvy mothers.

Eyeonthenut reports that the team analyzed data from 16,000 women.

From ABC News:

"Professor Konstantinos Manolopoulos, who leads the team at the University of Oxford, says that women with more fat on the buttocks have lower levels of cholesterol and glucose."

Having a big butt also favors leptin levels in the female body, which is a hormone responsible for regulating the weight, and the dinopectina, a hormone with anti-inflammatory, vascular-protective and anti-diabetic attributes. The adipose tissue of the buttocks traps harmful fatty particles and prevents cardiovascular disease.

Eyeonthenut also cites similar studies conducted by universities in California and Pittsburgh not too long ago that discovered that women with bigger butts, wide hips and smaller waists may even live longer as well.

Garrizon- Gime Di Body( Tribute to Fb ladies& Dancehall)


*This study did not include fake butts.

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iVoltage is being planned and promoted by record producer Elvis Redwood at So Unique records, promoter Miguel 'Gramma Zone' Reid and Garrizon Music. According to Reid, iVoltage is all about raising the bar as it relates to club entertainment.

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"Looking at the New Kingston nightlife there is definitely an opportunity there. We want patrons to be looking forward to this event at least once every month and if all goes to plan we are definately going weekly. Also we have UTECH and UWI graduations at the tip of our fingers so patrons can look at iVoltage as their ultimate pre and post graduation party," he said.

iVoltage is set for November 2 at The Quad single ladies adm at $400 before 1pm and $1000 3-4-1all night. Males $1000 all night. The event is sponsored by Skyy Vodka and Red Bull and will be mixed liquor inclusive all night.

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Sizzla drops new Video

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Sizzla, one of reggae's most prolific artists, releases his brand new video for "Good Love" off his 70th album The Messiah, released in May 2013 on Kalonji Music/VP Records. The Jay Will directed video premieres today on Okayplayer's Large Up, who hails "Good Love" as one of their "favorite songs by him in the last decade."

Since his emergence in 1995, the enigmatic vocalist has undeniably put his stamp on the genre regardless of the current style or trend. Even musical icons like Jay Z have taken notice. On Jay Z's latest album Magna Carta Holy Grail, the rap mogul samples Sizzla's timeless classic "Solid As A Rock" on his new song "Crown." Before Jay Z, hip hop artists used the same Sizzla tune to proclaim their throne status, including 50 Cent on "You Will Never Take My Crown" and Ja Rule on "The Crown." It is evident that Sizzla remains the reigning king of roots on his latest effort The Messiah, which peaked at #1 on the South Florida Reggae Chart and New York Reggae Chart. He showcases his musical depth, passion and precision in partnership with Bread Back productions.

Mostly written and executive produced by Sizzla himself, Kalonji's full scope of talents are displayed on The Messiah. With a fresh perspective in 2013, the man on a musical mission inspires positive change worldwide on this 15-track collection. His social commentary on songs like "Chant Dem Down," "No Wicked Man" and "Psalms 121? reveal his daring bravado and righteous lyrics, while the melodic anthem "Good Love" unveils his softer side.

In addition to music, Sizzla, who was recently named the President of the Ancient Nyabinghi Council, has been organizing, mobilizing, and working to promote Rastafari, unity, upliftment and positivity in Jamaican communities and worldwide. Through his Sizzla Youth Foundation, he has a number of programs and projects that aim to develop youth training and leadership skills. He is building a library, community center and a Sizzla Youth Foundation Museum in his native August Town, a community within Kingston, Jamaica.

Sizzla - Good Love (Official Music Video)





Wayne Wonder films new Video

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Grammy nominated Reggae singer Wayne Wonder took to Portland Jamaica last week Wednesday to shoot scenes for his upcoming music video for the single "Reset It" produced by Pay Day Music Group on the Bad Intro Riddim.

The video which was directed by Icey Jace Film Factory was shot across several popular locations in the parish including the Errol Flynn Marina and Rio Grande river where Wonder and his lead vixen spent some time bamboo rafting.

The video which is expected out early October is said to be highly anticipated following Wonder's performance at BET 106 & Park recently where he received favorable response from viewers.

Wonder who will head to Canada in the coming days for a number of shows is also gearing up for his tour of Japan next month.

Wayne Wonder - Reset It [Bad Intro Reloaded Riddim] April 2013





Man beats wife to Feed matie

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A 58-year-old man who punched his wife in the face because she allegedly refused to give him money, returns to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for sentencing on October 31.

Charged with assault occasioning bodily harm is Willis Henry.

Allegations are that last month the two got into an argument in Frankfield, Clarendon, where his wife lives, when Henry punched her on the left side of her face causing swelling.

The wife told the court she was punched because she refused to give Henry money for his lover who resides in the area.

"Him tump me inna me face fi get money fi pay him woman rent! I mine him! Everyting him have I give him!" she said.

Henry denied he punched her, but used a tissue to hit her in the face.

When asked by Resident Magistrate Lorna Williams if he does have a girlfriend in the area, a smiling Henry responded, "Yes!"

The infuriated wife responded: "She lives across the street from me! He hits me every month when him want money! Tell the judge how much money mi gi yuh! Mi gi yuh $13,000 a week!" .fetched@ http://jamaica-star.com/

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Kinpin loses his woman to a battyman?

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Up-and-coming dancehall artiste Kingpin has released a song on social media, venting about losing his girlfriend to an alleged bisexual man.

According to the artiste, who uploaded a two minute and 54- second video of himself performing the song in his room, he decided to vent about his experience, because he found it strange that his former spouse would do him such a dishonour.

The song is called She Lef Mi Fi A Battyman, and sees the young deejay spilling his guts in acapella.

"This song is based on a true story. I was involved with this female and it wasn't working out, so we decided to separate.

"A few weeks after, she called me up to find out how I was doing, even though we were no longer involved, and during the conversation we were talking about relationships and she told me what she was experiencing," he said.

According to the artiste, he didn't decide to pen a song about the situation until a close friend of his began to query about his ex-girlfriend. He said this conversation led to several questions being raised about the man who his ex was now dating, questions which left him feeling extremely uncomfortable.

Kingpin - She leff mi fi a battyman





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Following last week's Twitter escapade involving dancehall artistes Bounty Killer and Mr Vegas, the controversial and outspoken Mr Vegas has once again added fuel to the fire by alleging that he had a relationship with one of Bounty's ex-girlfriends.

According to Mr Vegas, his relationship with the unnamed female is what caused the breakdown in his friendship with Bounty Killer.

"Wey it really a stem from, me carry a girl from country namenow the girl come a town, and mi see sey har head giddy, she a run road, yu see wey mi a sey. Suh him (Bounty Killer) start sleep with the girl, him mussi rent a house and put di girl inna and one a him youth dem pass an see mi a come outa the girl house, but a my girl wey mi carry from country," Mr Vegas told Ragashanti on his talk show, Ragashanti Live.

Mr Vegas claimed that since a member of Bounty's entourage told him (Bounty) about his relationship with the woman, Bounty Killer started questioning the woman about her relationship with him (Mr Vegas).

"After that now the man start bun mi out and call me names, all kinda something. It's been going on for years and mi ignore this bredda," he added.

Mr Vegas told Ragashanti that he and Bounty Killer have been at odds for over 13 years during which Bounty Killer blocked him from recording on certain popular rhythms.

"Mi nah look nuh forward, retweet, nor comments, nor likes, mi a tell yu facts. When mi wah record Pull Up mi haffi pay Skatta fi record pon di rhythm. My brethren Frenchie went to Jamaica with a rhythm. When the man link di artiste (Bounty Killer) di man sey a $250,000 fi record pon the rhythm and if Mr Vegas deh pon it him nah voice, so this is not only word throwing, this is somebody who is trying to stop yu career," Mr Vegas said.

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British / Pakistani Singer & Model ANNIE KHALID is back with an infectious new pop song featuring the legendary Grammy Award winning Reggae King BEENIE MAN.

'BOOM BOOM DANZE' is the catchy, up beat and energetic dance track with a reggae twist that is looking set to be a big hit this month, with the backing of Annie's army of fans worldwide, as well as introduce her to a new mainstream audience with the many reggae & European club mixes also available.

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Annie Khalid first made waves with her first single 'Mahiya' which spread like a virus throughout the Asian population worldwide before being picked up by leading Bollywood producers for the movie 'Awarapan' when Annie was still in her teens. Since then she's had worldwide success with a blossoming modelling career in which she became the face of Pepsi's mass marketing campaign in Pakistan, resulting in Annie's face appearing on millions of drink cans, bottles and billboards.

Annie has also worked on campaigns with leading hairstylists Toni & Guy and had the honour of being the first Pakistani artist to do an international campaign with European telecom giant Lebara Mobile. She released the single 'Be My Baby' with internationally recognised dance DJ Judge Jules in 2010 and another single, 'Just 3 Words' with chart-topping British boy band A1. Annie has also had the privilege to perform at the 2012 Emmy Awards in Norway.

Annie's impressive music and modelling career thus far has enriched an army of fans, with a following of over 400,000 fans on Facebook and thousands more across the internet. Her eagerly anticipated forthcoming single 'Boom Boom Danze' releases on 30th September and features one of the Kings of the Reggae music world, Beenie Man, adding further buzz amongst Annie's already huge and rapidly growing fan base. The single features a video shot in Jamaica with Beenie Man and has already had over 150,000 hits on YouTube, with the song being a dance floor hit in clubs across Europe.

Annie Khalid , 'Boom Boom DanZe feat Beenie Man'





Jamaican Police Beat old woman?

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A 77-year-old woman has made a report to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) claiming that she was recently assaulted and beaten at church by her church sister who is a policewoman.

Violet Whyte claimed she is still amazed at what took place and is seeking answers. A representative from INDECOM's Manchester office confirmed that a probe has begun into the alleged incident.

Allegations are that the incident took place on September 14 at The Harry Watch Seventh-day Adventist Church in Manchester, after a heated discussion between Whyte and the policewoman over a teenage girl's decision to wear earrings to church.

The teenager lives with Whyte, who did not object to her wearing the jewellery to church.However, the policewoman is reported to have disapproved and reprimanded the teen.

Whyte reportedly came to the child's defence telling the cop she is almost an adult and is free to make a decision to wear the earrings.

During the heated discourse, Whyte claims she was attacked. "She just came up to me and said 'Old woman, old woman, you can tek lick?" Whyte claimed.

The senior citizen, who reported the incident at the Cottage Police Station in Manchester, further alleged that she was grabbed, hit in the neck and punched in her face and back. "I have my handbag around my shoulder and my Bible in my hand, and I used it to hit her in her head and the Bible dropped," she said.

Whyte said she later realised that her mouth was bleeding. "A man saw and said 'My God, what is this in the churchyard," Whyte claimed.

The elderly woman said she is still surprised she was attacked as she had no idea the dialogue she was having would escalate to that. "I don't know why she did it because she and I never had anything before ... Boi I tell you, I don't know," she said.




Beenie Man Collaborates with Annie Khalid the "Face of Pepsi"

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September 25, 2013

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Annie Khalid , 'Boom Boom DanZe feat Beenie Man'


British / Pakistani Singer & Model ANNIE KHALID is back with an infectious new pop song featuring the legendary Grammy Award winning Reggae King BEENIE MAN.

'BOOM BOOM DANZE' is the catchy, up beat and energetic dance track with a reggae twist that is looking set to be a big hit this month, with the backing of Annie's army of fans worldwide, as well as introduce her to a new mainstream audience with the many reggae & European club mixes also available.

Annie Khalid first made waves with her first single 'Mahiya' which spread like a virus throughout the Asian population worldwide before being picked up by leading Bollywood producers for the movie 'Awarapan' when Annie was still in her teens. Since then she's had worldwide success with a blossoming modelling career in which she became the face of Pepsi's mass marketing campaign in Pakistan, resulting in Annie's face appearing on millions of drink cans, bottles and billboards.

Annie has also worked on campaigns with leading hairstylists Toni & Guy and had the honour of being the first Pakistani artist to do an international campaign with European telecom giant Lebara Mobile. She released the single 'Be My Baby' with internationally recognised dance DJ Judge Jules in 2010 and another single, 'Just 3 Words' with chart-topping British boy band A1. Annie has also had the privilege to perform at the 2012 Emmy Awards in Norway.

Annie's impressive music and modelling career thus far has enriched an army of fans, with a following of over 400,000 fans on Facebook and thousands more across the internet. Her eagerly anticipated forthcoming single 'Boom Boom Danze' releases on 30th September and features one of the Kings of the Reggae music world, Beenie Man, adding further buzz amongst Annie's already huge and rapidly growing fan base. The single features a video shot in Jamaica with Beenie Man and has already had over 150,000 hits on YouTube, with the song being a dance floor hit in clubs across Europe.

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Official HD Music Video:

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(Official Music Video) - AK Records


Hot on the heels of 'Boom Boom Danze' Annie Khalid has teamed up with British Asian super-producer Rishi Rich for the next single 'Tujhe Yaad', set to release in October. Annie is also in the middle of filming a BBC TV documentary, currently titled 'Annie Khalid...A Woman's World', in which she profiles her own career so far and talks to other successful Muslim women looking to break down misconceptions.

Annie Khalid's 'Boom Boom Danze' featuring Beenie Man is available to pre-order from iTunes now and releases on 30th September:


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Woman beats her man for having friend over

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A woman who was hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on allegations that she beat her estranged husband because he was accomm-odating his male friends had her bail extended yesterday.

Daeyna Lawrence, 23, of Kingston 20, is to return to court on October 1, when the matter will be mentioned as the file is incomplete.

The court heard that the alleged incident took place from February, however, it is the first time that the matter is being called up in court.

Allegations are that Lawrence's partner reported to the cops that during a dispute, the accused flung a cup that caused several injuries to his face.

It is alleged that the accused visited the complainant to collect several pieces of documents, however, both parties started quarrelling over the male friends that the complainant was accommodating in his home.

The court also heard that the accused hit the complainant several times before leaving the premises.

The matter was reported to the police and Lawrence was charged.




Tessanne Chin blows down the House in USA's THE VOICE

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Many eyes were glued to American TV station NBC last night as Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin literally blew away the coaches and audience when she auditioned for Emmy Award-winning vocal competition 'The Voice'.

The final performer for the two-hour show, Tessanne, who was accompanied by her husband (Michael Anthony Cuffe Jr.) and father (Richard Chin), spoke about her career and her journey as an artiste prior to her performance. She also saw a video from Jimmy Cliff, who she sang back-up for in the past, wishing her the best of luck in the competition.

Although she said she was nervous as she started singing Pink's Try, the audience stood and within seconds, three of the four coaches (Adam Levine, Ceelo Green and Christina Aguilera) turned their chairs. Blake Shelton, however, was not very far behind.

Tessanne Chin - TRY - The Voice USA 2013 Auditions





Rastafarian Selector performs at Gay Party! WTF

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A video of a Rastafarian selector performing at a gay party has evoked the anger of several viewers on Internet website YouTube and other social media platforms.

The video, 'Toronto Gay Dancehall Queens Having a Good Time on Stage' was posted on YouTube in August. However, it has recently gone viral on various social networking sites and has received more than 11,000 views in less than a week.

In the almost three-minute long video, the mostly male patrons could be seen dancing up a storm to the latest dancehall songs, including QQ's One Drop. They effortlessly performed the dance move.

Passionate

Before 19 seconds into the video, the controversial DJ made his appearance by running on to a stage chasing off patrons. "Hol' on deh! Mi a do sumn yah suh! Sorry deh! Sorry deh," he said while pushing three men off the stage to create enough room.

Clad in créme pants, with grey T-shirt and matching turban, the DJ began jumping to the beat of Konshen's Walk And Whine and yelling, "whoiiiiii!! dis a nuh boring time!!" Fuelling the energy of the gyrating male patrons.

At that point, a particularly passionate male couple took the spotlight grinding on each other with one man on his head top, while his partner held him firmly by the hips 'daggering' him from behind, much to the delight of the other patrons and the spirited ras.

Men dressed in full female apparel made their presence known when Gaza Slim's Independent Ladies blared through the speakers.

The dynamic DJ, feeding off the vibes of the crowd yelled, "Weh all a di independent ladies!!" and the more effeminate patrons could be seen showing their appreciation for the hit song by bussing a whine and strutting to the middle of the dance floor.

As the video concluded, the Ras could be seen jumping on stage and yelling "All who waa party sehh party!! Party mi sehh!!" to cheers of approval from patrons.

Rastaman's efforts

Unlike the patrons in the video who were appreciative of the Rastaman's efforts, some viewers were not as kind. One commented, "I aint mad at nobody in this video but the Rasta. He don't need to be proclaiming that anymore."

Another commented, "Fire, fire, fire, an look pon di style dread. Shame to di Rasta community."

"Mi nuh kno weh mi really ah watch to neck back ... but mi kno one ting ... juss true ah man locks him hair don't mean him ah Rasta. Meck mi tell yuh real Rasta nuh inna dem ting, no time ah tall ...," another user added.

But to the displeasure of some viewers, others were supportive of the Rastaman stating that he was only doing his job.

"The dread in the far background, leave him alone, Rasta community doesn't care, he's dancing with nobody, the man is a MC and doing his work," a user commented.

While another stated, "It's his job to make sure that people having a good time, free country dis!"

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Trina Hospitalized after health Scare at Airport!

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International sources have reported rapper Trina was hospitalized early this morning (Sept 23) after passing out in a Florida airport over what doctors say was dehydration and overexertion.

It is understood that Trina had been traveling all day while battling some sort of illness and hit the ground minutes after stepping off the plane.

The 34-year-old rapper was rushed to a nearby hospital where she is now recovering.

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Trina - Single Again Remix Lil'Wayne, Rick Ross, Plies VIDEO





Handwritten statement from Vybz Kartel

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From ADIDJA PALMER.

Before I begin to talk about the real issues as to why the police are taking a set on me. I must first say that the Jamaican police are the worst inefficient set of police in the world. Who say they act on intelligence when it is completely the opposite . If roach was killed on Mannings hill road Sunday morning. What kind of intelligence could have led the police to horizon remand centre Sunday at mid day, I have never spoken to roach or anyone associated with him nor do I have any altercation with him. I was laying on my bed on Sunday at about midday when I heard my cell door shaking. It was the police without giving me a reason for the search about to be conducted. They ask me to step out of my cell. During the search a hammer was used to tear apart a section of the wall between my cell and a cell occupied by "zebra". They took two cell phones out of the wall which was immediately claimed by "zebra" as his cell phones. A subsequent search on Monday led to the officers finding a SIM card from said zebra. In the initial search on Sunday the police and a high ranking officer from the department of corrections asked "Shawn storm" and myself if we had a permit for the D.V.D & mp3 to which we replied yes and furnished the documents. We immediately got back the items. On Monday they came back (the police) and told us that they were going to check out the items but we should have our lawyers called them back. This was relayed to us by the woman from M.I.T in that instant , a police called "brooks" took a paper from cell containing instructions .... Instructions to one of my banks saying that I hereby authorize my baby mother to withdraw five thousand pound sterling. Which would then be given to my lawyer for his stamp. G.P Spanish Town , Tamarind Farm, Richmond Farm, and Horizon are institutions where hundreds of inmates accused & sentenced, have permits for various gadgets such as DVD MP3 etc and I like the others have a permit. This is not the first time the police have told lies on me since I've been here and like the last time when four cell phones were "found in my cell", I will be contacting INDECOM . Because mi tired a dem police ya . Police!!! Come off mi back now!! And for once , GO DO REAL POLICE WORK!! Unuh come in like a crosses inna mi life! Mi nuh member bout roach and mi nuh remember bout unuh, A. Palmer.

P.S everybody in the streets knows what took place in the "PARTY" between roach and "DEM" so all a who a use dem police friend to try frame me, remember this..... Unfair game play twice.

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On the 18th day of September 2013 in a news release by the Jamaica Constabulary Force Constabulary Communication Network entitled "contraband found in Kartel's gaol cell" (copy enclosed) stated inter alia that following a search of the jail cell occupied by Adidja Palmer on Sunday the 15th of September 2013 and Monday the 16th day of September 2013 a number of items of contraband were seized from his cell. These include:

  1. A DVD player and an Apple Ipod;
  2. Two (2) cellular phones; and
  3. "A piece of paper containing instructions purportedly written by a popular entertainer".

These items the police release reported were seized in connection to a murder inquiry being conducted following the shooting death of Patrick Samuels otherwise called "Roach".

Following upon our investigations and instructions we are in a position to state:

  1. The DVD and Apple Ipod taken from the cell of Adidja Palmer were being held by him with the full permission and knowledge of the authorities and the Superintendent of the prison (enclosed for your information is document entitled "Horizon Adult Remand Centre Legal Approval by Superintendent");
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  1. With respect to the (two) 2 telephones reportedly taken from our client's cell, all our investigations reveal that these phones were taken from an adjoining cell. The occupier of that cell has already indicated to the authorities that the phones belong to him; and
  2. The piece of paper mentioned above is, in fact, instructions written by Palmer to a financial institution.

This news release was obviously calculated to prejudice the pending bail application and trial of Mr. Palmer set in the Home Circuit Court for the 18th of November 2013. It contains the obvious implication that by possessing these items of "contraband" Mr. Palmer was in some way connected to the murder of Samuels. We wish to remind that in February 2013 during the process of a bail application for palmer, a Senior Superintendent of Police submitted a statement to the effect that "three (3) phones were found in his cell. This allegation was used in opposition to the bail application and it transpired to have been a fabrication and outright lie. We had written to the Director of Public Prosecutions on the 1st day of July 2013 asking that office to investigate this matter; however, to date we have had no response to this request. I have written to the Commissioner of Police, Commissioner of Corrections, INDECOM requesting an immediate investigation into this matter and to the Director of Public Prosecutions to determine whether or not the news release calculated as it was to prejudice his pending bail hearing and trial presently before the Home Circuit Court amounts to a contempt of court which ought to be prosecuted.




Shelly-Ann Curran Digicel

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Shelly Ann Curran's No. 7 boutique located @7 Montrose Ave, Jamaica's Fashion nite out. They have Digicel Samsung giveaways, great entertainment.




Mr. Vegas and Bounty Killer war drama on twitter

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It was a war of words on social networking site Twitter between dancehall entertainers Bounty Killer and Mr. Vegas last night. 

In a nasty twitter spat, the two deejays exchanged some heated words arguing about money, masculinity and their respective careers.

In one of the many tweets, Mr. Vegas said "Let's talk money! How much you got?" Bounty Killa quickly shot back with "Money mek you get so funny, let's talk about dignity, pride and masculinity?"

The war of words went on for what seemed like forever with fans of both deejays taking sides.

The feud between Bounty Killa and Mr. Vegas dates back to the late 90's.

Efforts to get a comment from Bounty Killa and Mr. Vegas proved futile.

Here is some of Mr Vegas responds facebook

Vegas:
Facts: vybes kartel soon drop a rd, the Dj weh deal wid this mongrel the wickedest!
The Dj weh style him the most and him cah diss Kartel!

Facts: Beenie man make real hit music, so he is still selling out shows and getting shows worldwide, plus him nuh fight the yute dem.
You on the other hand, get zero dates.
A 10 shows tour, cut short to just 3 shows!

Facts: Mi all retire and come forward come si yuh a campaign a dance every night and still cah find ONE hit song!
See you going into every dance, programming the selector dem and anyone weh nuh play yuh song, yuh report dem to the club owner and mash up the youth dem bread!

Facts: Mi si yuh a bawl pon "on stage". a beg the gay people dem fi free yuh up, cause yuh nah get nuh show, yuh nuh have nuh vehicle AND yuh ago stop trouble dem!

Facts: Mi soon need another back up singer!

Facts: The international youth dem not familiar with you, is kartel, Konshens, Idonia, Beenie man, Mavado, RDX, Popcaan, etc etc di yute dem a listen pass the airport!

Facts: bad mind ago kill yuh!

Facts: Every artist weh buss, if dem not a part of your entourage, yuh try kill dem career, but because yuh "shoot up mi pastor and rob the old church" weh mi use to pray inna, yuh cah stop me!
I am blessed!

Facts: Some of your loyalist will bun mi out for this post, but when they leave your presence, they will say "mi nuh like Vegas, but a true him a talk"

Facts: I care zero what you gonna say next, because mi know say empty barrel Mek the most noise!

Facts: The bank was trying to sell me your unfinished house weh them repossess!

Killa mangroupies come defend unu boss. Him house repossess?

Then Bounty Killer refuted Mr Vegas' claim that his attire was just in keeping with his performance, as he wrote on Twitter: "...Guilt killing him dressing like girl bout 70s look. My father never dress so ever. (If ) a so him father used to dress it's in his blood and DNA." When mi talk bacteria boy fi shut up. Bad Man Nuh Dress Like Girl...!!!" "Money mek yu get so funny let's talk about dignity, pride and masculinity."

Bounty Killer & Patexx - Mi Alright [Official Music Video]


Mr Vegas-Trap Setta "Dance Xpressionz" (VIDEO CONTEST TEASER)





Bounty Killa vs Mr Vegas pon twitter

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Bounty post a pic wid Vega inna some 70's clothes that Vegas wore for his performance on Rising Stars. Killa said it look 'fishy' and Vegas take up the argument from there. See tweets below.




Home Again Released in Jamaica September 18th

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After a successful red carpet premiere yesterday, Home Again gets its Jamaica theatrical release on September 18th at the Carib, Palace Cineplex, Palace Multiplex and Odeon theatres!

Be generous and share this email with your family and friends in Jamaica!!

Come catch the film everyone is talking about and critics are raving about! "A distinctly Jamaican style of a gangster film...raw, kinetic and operatic"- Maclean's

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See the Official Trailer here or click the picture above:

A searing drama in the vein of City of God, Home Again tells the story of three young people deported home to Jamaica after being raised abroad since infancy. Once landed in Kingston and without a compass of any kind, each of the characters embarks on a journey that pushes their endurance beyond measure and forces them to discover who they truly are. On the most fundamental level, Home Again asks the question, "How would you survive?"





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On September 26, in several cities around the world glasses will be raised in honour of Arthur Guinness the man who introduced the world to the most famous dark brew. In Saint Lucia, local brewers of Guinness, WLBL will also join in the global celebrations with a number of bar promotions and the broadcasting of regional concerts held to celebrate Arthur Day. However it will not end there. On Sunday September 29, 2013 Guinness will host its official "Arthur Guinness Day" concert event featuring a major Jamaican act.

The event will be held at Fond D'or, Dennery and will be headlined by RDX of Jamaica. With steamy dancehall scorchers like "Broad Out", "Kotch" and "Jump" RDX have been ruling the clubs and the streets with their party anthems all summer long.

RDX members are deejay Renegade (Carlton Williams) and Singer Delomar (Andre Bedward). Both artistes first started out in the dancehall reggae business in 2003 as members of a group call "Xsytment" but went on to form their own group "RDX" in 2006. Their big break came in 2007 with the release of one of their big singles "Dance" which celebrated the latest Jamaican dance craze at the time. This was followed by "Everybody dance" which was also a monster hit for them.

Since then, they have stayed in the game with hits like "Daggering," "Turn Your Swag Up," "Bend Ova," and of course "Jump" their highly successful dancehall single.

The "Arthur Guinness Day" concert here will also feature a number of Saint Lucian acts including Alley Cat, General Bakes, Soca Bandit and DYP.

Tickets for the event will go on sale as of this week.




Flippa Moggela In USA Prison AGAIN!

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US police may have put a damper on the flashy lifestyle of self-proclaimed "flossing king", Flippa Moggela.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Flippa was arrested on Monday and is being charged with a felony.

The deejay remains in police custody.

Just recently, Flippa Mogglea opted for self-deportation after he was nabbed for entering the United States illegally. The self-proclaimed "flossing king" was subsequently barred from the country.




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As investigators intensify their investigations into the murder of popular music producer Patrick Samuels, otherwise called 'Roach', according to reports from Constabulary Communication Network (CCN), Police intelligence have led them to carry out a search of the jail cell of Adijah Palmer, otherwise called 'Vybz Kartel'.

The CCN reports that, on Sunday, Detectives seized two cellular phones and three thumb drives from the cell occupied by Palmer. The cell of Garfield Vassell, otherwise called 'Zebra', was also searched and the officers seized a sim card, as well as a piece of paper containing instructions purportedly written by a popular entertainer.

On Monday the lawmen went back to the prison and during further searches, one DVD player and an apple iPod were taken from the cell of Palmer and a DVD player seized from the cell of Shawn Campbell, otherwise called 'Shawn Storm'.

The items taken from the cells will now be analyzed for evidential purposes in the Police's search for clues as they seek to find the perpetrators behind the murder of Samuels.

Dancehall Producer Patrick 'Roach' Samuels Shot And Killed


Don G - Even Though You Gone (Tribute To Patrick "Roach" Samuels) [illis Production] Sept. 2013





Ninja Man Tops the Charts

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Veteran Dancehall artiste Desmond John Ballentine popularly know as Ninja Man is currently riding a wave of success.

The self style Don Gorgon of Dancehall music recently topped the Jamaica Music Countdown Dancehall Top 25 Singles Chart with his hit single titled Dweet ft. Specialist. The song which was released in March by Downsound Records has been on the charts for a total of 19 weeks.

Since its release Dweet has made its way on to a number of other local charts.

The controversial single has also registered on several overseas Reggae and Dancehall charts. Dweet is currently number 5 on DJ Gusma T's Top 25 Reggae Singles Chart in Italy.

Ninja Man who is currently promoting a hot new single called Jamaica Town is extremely pleased about the success of Dweet.

"I am happy and appreciative for all the support that the fans and everyone in the industry are giving me. Its a nice feeling to know that I can still top the charts after being in the business for over 20 years. I have to big up Specialist too, he's a very talented youth and I am happy that the two of us could collaborate and make this hit song," said Ninja Man.

The supporting music video for Dweet has also enjoyed much success. The video which was directed Mr. B, recently topped the Hit List Dancehall Chart on CVM TV for several weeks.

Ninja Man also has another song inside the top ten of Jamaica Music Countdown Top 25 Dancehall Singles Chart. His biographical single aptly titled Ninja Mi Ninja is currently sitting in the number 8 spot on the chart.

The video for Ninja Mi Ninja is now the number 1 video on Suzie Q's Video Alley Top Ten Countdown Show on TVJ.

NINJA MI NINJA - Ninjaman [OFFICIAL VIDEO] June 2013


Ninja Man - Jamaica Town - Downsound Records - August 2013





Kris Kelli Strips down to show some Reggae Skin!

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Reggae artiste Kris Kelli has been missing from the local scene for quite sometime. The artiste was known for her popular single Fame, featuring incarcerated dancehall star Vybz Kartel.

Word on the street is the Kris Kelli is now doing hip hop and has a new song promoting called Like A Nigga.


The singer recently stripped down on twitter to show her fans that she still has the goodies. How to yu rate her body? lets see with those comments.

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Raine Seville Fires Back at Bugle!

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Dancehall artiste Raine Seville has hit back at her ex-boo Bugle in a response to his Nuh Compatible diss track. Seville's song is called Mad Dem and shows the singer stating that her body makes her man comfortable because it is in fact very compatible contrary to what Bugle proclaims.

She also shows her full sexiness in the accompanying music video wearing a beach wear. And from how she looks in this video, we can see why Bugle is still moping over losing that woman.

Bugle already responded to her song in an effort called Shameless, which is already picking up momentum.

Raine Seville - Mad Dem (Official HD Video)


Bugle - Shameless | August 2013 @Crushroad876





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Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley and Norwegian Cruise Lines are happy to announce plans forthe Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise.

The five-night ultimate reggae voyage will be the first of its kind. The state-of-the-art Norwegian Pearl ship will set sailOctober 20, 2014 from Miami, Florida, with stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica, before its return onOctober 25, 2014.

The world's top-tier reggae artistes - including Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley, Stephen 'Ragga' Marley, Julian Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Etana, Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure, Busy Signal, Morgan Heritage, Jo Mersa, Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis, and Black-Am-I - will be performing aboard the ship. More acts will be announced at a later date.

In addition to live concerts, there will be numerous sound systems and DJs (David Rodigan, Stone Love, Renaissance, and Mighty Crown) blazing vibes day and night throughout the cruise. Many other entertainment events will be planned to satisfy every reggae lover's appetite. This cruise is all that is reggae, but especially all that is Jamaica.

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), an agency of the Ministry of Tourism for the island, has jumped on-board to endorse the world-class Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise and will play an essential role in spreading the word to the masses.

"As the home of reggae, Jamaica is proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural Jamrock Reggae Cruise. This is a wonderful opportunity for music lovers to get immersed in the rich history of Jamaican music. The JTB will be on-board to promote the island's diverse offerings, which are available for visitors to enjoy. The cruise will serve as an opportunity to whet the appetite of reggae music lovers to visit and explore the birthplace of reggae," states John Lynch, Jamaica's director of tourism.




Elephant Man's Rape Case Set For October 25

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Elephant Man is to return to court on October 25, when a rape case against him will next be heard. The artiste, who was born Oneil Bryan, is on charges of grievous sexual assault and rape.

The new date was set when he returned to court this morning. The police say the charges stem from an incident at his St Andrew home in January last year.

Investigators say a woman filed a police report claiming that the artiste sexually assaulted her.

Bryan is being represented by attorney Linda Wright. His bail was extended yesterday.




Producer Roach is Dead

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Dancehall producer Patrick 'Roach' Samuels was shot and killed by unknown assailants early this morning.

Reports are that gunmen fired shots into his vehicle at the Texaco Gas station at Mary Brown's corner. Roach drove off but crashed nearby on Mannings Hill road after more shots were fired at him.

Roach was the former Road manager for Vybz Kartel before they split. He was also the producer of the popular Overproof and Overtime Rhythm.

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On Eddie Murphy's upcoming album, 9, set for release in early 2014, Murphy shelves his trademark goofy laugh for a serious, socially minded hybrid of reggae, R&B and jazz. The music video of the album's first single, Red Light, stars a young girl in a red tank top who walks out of a house after witnessing an argument. At the end of the video, she walks back into the house.

Wearing all black and playing guitar, Murphy shows a somber demeanor. Snoop Lion appears toward the end, adding his reggae flow to the mix. With a series of movie flops behind him, maybe returning to the studio is a wise career move for Murphy.

Eddie Murphy - Red Light ft. Snoop Lion





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Reports are that as the Vybz Kartel Murder Trial saga continues, the prosecution is eyeing a move to have the witness statements entered into evidence, if the witnesses fail to appear or continue to refuse to co-operate with the prosecution in the murder trial of Barrington 'Bossie' Burton.

Following reports from earlier this year, the artiste's trial could not proceed because the witnesses were unavailable. This led to the trial being rescheduled to begin May 27.




Gucci Mane had sex with Tyga's babymother?

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In another episode of American Rapper Gucci Mane's twitter meltdown, the rapper alleged that he along with his friend Waka (also a rapper) had sex with Young Money rapper Tyga's baby mother Blac Chyna, a popular stripper.

According to Gucci Mane, he and Waka both had sex with Blac Chyna at the same time. Blac Chyna has since denied Gucci's claim in a bid to safe her current relationship with Tyga.

Following backlash from several music industry players regarding Gucci's allegations, the rapper has come out stating that his twitter account was hacked.

Tyga is known for his single Rack City.

Tyga - Rack City (Explicit)





Mighty Sparrow hospitalised in The U.S

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Calypso icon The Mighty Sparrow was hospitalised in New York in serious condition on the weekend.

According to the Trinidad Express, a post on the Timeline of the Muzic Playerz DJ duo Facebook page stated that sources close to them informed them of his condition.

The Express reported that they were told by someone who knows Sparrow that he was 'very depressed' last week.

Sparrow was supposed to be presented with a lifetime achievement award last Thursday by the Trinidad and Tobago Consulate in New York.

He did not attend the ceremony, instead sending his son, Richard Francisco, to receive the award on his behalf, with a message that he was unable to attend the function.

According to a brief statement in the Express, "The family of Slinger Francisco, The Mighty Sparrow is sad to announce that the Calypso King Of The World is in a New York hospital in a coma. The family is asking fans and the people of Trinidad and Tobago to pray for him and to respect their privacy. An update on his progress will be announced."

Mighty Sparrow Classic Hits Live





Konshens Changes the Game With Konz Shoes

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Jamaican dancehall superstar Konshens has made a major power move with the ground breaking launch of his shoe line Konz 876.

With this game-changing move, Konshens will set new standards for the dancehall game because Konz 876 is not a mere endorsement deal for Konshens as he will have equity in the venture and play a key role in all marketing and design decisions. alongside his business partners.

"The plan is to build the first worldwide recognized dancehall brand and we seem to be doing that with the huge amount of pre orders just based on posts from my Instagram and Twitter accounts. Dancehall has for many years been looked at as just a hustle, I want to take brand "dancehall" to the globe and do it in a way where we will benefit outside of just the music," Konshens said in a release.

"Dancehall and Reggae music have the widest range of core fans worldwide and I think the only thing that separates us from other more mainstream genres is the lack of entrepreneurship on our part as artistes. There's so much more we can do to maximize on our potential,influence and pulling power."

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Konshens and his business partners, who are already successful businessmen, intend to buck that trend and usher in a new era in dancehall.

The brand's first release will be five different shoes. One is the "Konz Sub" which is a mix of patent leather and leather.

"It's a low top shoe that comes in both black and white and we also offer one for the ladies in pink and white. It has a very edgy but clean classic look There is also the "Gamechanger"" which is a high-top shoe mixed with both leather and blue jeans, a very creative and clean design," Konshens said in a release.

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There will be two launches in Jamaica, the first in Kingston at The Quad on Friday the 13th and in Montego Bay at Donway Village on the Hip Strip thisSaturday the 14th.

Konz876 will have an office and store in Kingston at 13 West Kings House Roadwhere people can purchase shoes.

The company has also developed a website, www.konz876.com, to facilitate purchases outside of Jamaica.There are also plans for launch parties for the brand all over the world based on the sheer magnitude of Konshens' fan base and his rising popularity worldwide.

"I wore my shoes on a two week worldwide tour recently and Konz876 has been buzzing internationally. This move created a vast amount of interest in the brand, people wanting to know more about it, and they were clamouring to get there hands on a pair ," Konshens said.

There are also plans in the pipeline to tweak the design specs to appeal to certain key demographic segments of the market, in other words...bagga sittn fi Di girls!!!

"On our next batch of shoes,as well as more men's designs we will place more emphasis on the ladies as we have just concluded our market research to see exactly what women want to wear,as their swag changes even more rapidly than ours as men," he said.




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National footballer Tuffy, is now being hailed as a hero for his extra time goal scored in Tuesday's match against Costa Rica.

They say 'the stone that the builder refuses will be the head cornerstone' and Tuffy definitely proved that parable to be true, following former Jamaican coach Whitmore's arrogant decision to omit the player from the Jamaica football team, despite several pleas from the Jamaican people.

Tuffy now has one goal from one math after several of the team's international strikers failed to hit the target after several matches both local and abroad. Some Jamaicans have this perception that anything that is foreign is better than local, and this may have been one of the reasons why Whitmore opted to ignore a player that had scored the most goals in Jamaican premier league for two consecutive seasons.

For too long Jamaican football has suffered from bias in all levels. At the high school level only some players who represent certain high schools are drafted to represent the national team, and despite the brilliance of some high school players, they will never rise to prominence because they were not matriculated at one of the so called 'hi bred' high schools... Cut that shit out.

It must end. And not everything foreign is better; it took a white man from overseas to give Tuffy a chance to shine. In the same way in which the upper class largely rejected reggae music until foreigners recognized that it was a great genre of music and embraced it. The seasoning from slavery still lingers in the head of several Jamaicans. And it must end.

Big up Tuffy and congrats on your first national goal, Whitmore once again "Good riddance".

Champion Music video by Melloquence feat Garrizon (Official Music Video)


Tuffy a real Champion




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Shabba Ranks speaks on Ninja Man, he says Ninja Man opened doors for him. However since he started to rise Ninja Man made others came between their relationship, but he will work with Ninja Man if the opportunity presents itself.

Shabba Ranks also said he wanted a set for himself at BET and didn't want to be rushed in an unprofessional manner. He wanted to walk on the red carpet just like other celebrities and treated in a good manner. The two Grammy winner says he wants BET and other international companies to treat dance-hall artistes like other celebrities and not hiding them behind a corner.

Shabba Ranks Onstage Tv Interview [States Reason for Declining BET Performance]





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Rapper Gucci Mane took toTwitter to claim he slept with Nicki Minaj when she lived in Atlanta in the early stages of her career.

Gucci Mane has never really been known for being tight-lipped. So it's no surprise that the rapper took to Twitter to air out his dirty laundry.

What is shocking is the list of celebrities he threw into the fire. The most outrageous claim being that he slept with Nicki Minaj, and not just on one occasion and not alone.

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"Me and waka f--k nikki minaj dats nothing," he tweeted Monday, stating that rapper Waka Flocka Flame got in on the action with the "Starships"rapper. "Nikki minaj can do a trick with her mouth ask waka?"

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"May God strike me dead if I ever had sex wit that man #ugliness," Minaj replied in a tweet she later deleted. "He's sick and in dire need of rehab. #Love"

Gucci Mane also included Monica and Keyshia Cole as ladies he's bedded.

Flocka's humorous reply was: 'Kids please don't do drugs @gucci1017 is the perfect outcome lol #IceCreamCone."

The 33-year-old Alabama rapper went on to detail his relationship withMinaj, rehashing how he helped her when she was just starting to make a name for herself in the industry.

"Did I put nikki n 50 dollar room then let her move in," Mane tweeted."Then help her get an apartment im a fool 4 a bubble butt but I hate a--shots fake ho."

Gucci Mane - Nothin On Ya (Feat. Wiz Khalifa) Official Video





Minister Crawford where is the ent registry?

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Despite the launch of the highly touted Entertainment Registry by Government at the beginning of the month, the body is not yet ready according to a representative on the Entertainment Advisory Board.

Comedic actor Christopher Johnny Daley made the revelation to the media.

State Minister Damion Crawford with responsibility for Entertainment and Tourism agreed to participate in the discussion but went missing in action at the appointed time.

Minister Crawford is yet to comment on what prompted his absence.

The entertainment registry launched on September 1 is to provide a central portal for listing Jamaican entertainment services and companies, including their key profile and contact information; legitimize the entertainment industry; facilitate efficiency and transparency within the entertainment industry; and provide for the free movement of creative skills internationally and across the region.

Promoters are also expected to rate their events on a matrix provided.




Mavado to Sue Politician for House

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Entertainer Mavado is demanding his money back from an MP of the ruling party who allegedly collected millions from the deejay for a house for his mother in Kingston's upscale community, Norbrook.

In an exclusive interview with Music News, Mavado says he has been waiting almost four years for the house and up to today no word from the politician. Vado also threatened that the name of the MP will be revealed in short-order.

Mavado is suing the MP for millions.

Mavado has kept a clean slate as it relates to getting in trouble for the last few years. The artiste also collaborated with Nicki Minaj recently and is focused on staying positive and bring dancehall to a next level.




Women fight over Dead Man

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A brawl between four women at the burial of a man on Sunday evening, has been met with shock and disgust after the heated scuffle was caught on tape and circulated on numerous social networking sites.

The melee, which took place in St Catherine, was allegedly due to the women fighting over a deceased man in his late 20s, who died in July.

What triggered the fight is unclear, however, a woman said it was the mother of one of the women involved in the fight who allegedly started it.

"The mother rubbed her hand inna har private part and rub it inna di girl face and is from there mi hear it start," she said.

The fight was allegedly between the two girls, one with her mother defending her and the other with a female being identified as either her sister or cousin doing the same.




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Following his collaboration with dancehall artiste Mavado, American rapper Papoose has being going hard at other rappers whom he thinks are fake rappers.

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After coming for Kendrick Lamar for his blasphemous claims on 'Control,' Papoose sets his sights on Big Sean, but not for his verse on said song.

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When asked during a recent interview with The Breakfast Club about Pap's own 'Control' response, Sean replied, "who?" And, needless to say, it has the Brooklyn MC feeling some type of way. Last night, Kay Slay's sidekick released his own remix to 'First Chain,' on which he looks to cut the G.O.O.D. Music rapper deep.

"Big Sean speak like a woman when he talk/ When he having a seat, he keep his legs crossed," he raps, which is just one of many predictable (yet admittedly funny) insults about his not-so-macho image. Papoose even takes shots at his G.O.O.D. Music familia, again, in similar fashion: "Kanye wore a skirt, what was he tryna prove?"

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Papoose's 'First Chain' remix is lyrically sound, but it's not like Sean's comment actually warranted an entire diss track. And can someone point out when Papoose was ever relevant in this whole 'Control' conversation anyway? At this point, the rapper who took nine years to release his debut album is sounding dehydrated, not thirsty. Someone get this guy a glass of water. Stat.

Papoose - First Chain (Remix) (Big Sean DIss)





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Pebbelz Da Model Charged With Murder and facing a life sentence Behind Bars For Injecting Fake Booty Shots!! -- Video Inside -- If some of you are out the loop Pebblez da Model has been MIA status after being caught in Memphis and charged with illegally brokering a butt shot procedure that resulted in the death of an Atlanta woman.

Pebblez, real name Natasha Stewart, was arrested on January 3, 2013 and charged with being a fugitive from justice in connection with Gordon's death. Police also took Shannetria Newberry into custody. It is not clear what role she played in Gordon's death. Both women are being held at the Shelby County jail without bond.

According to the Associated Press, Gordon met Pebbles in New York and paid her $200 for the referral to Garner. The Associated Press located a Twitter. Pebbelz Da Model's Twitter page featured photos advertising Garner's work. The photos showed Pebblez with grossly deformed buttocks and hips, consistent with butt shots or butt implants.

Shana Luxury





Nicki Minaj Performs with Mavado

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After shooting the video earlier in the week, Nicki Minaj joined Jamaican Dancehall artiste Mavado to perform their collaboration "Give It All to Me" live for the first time.

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Nicki was a surprise guest at Hot 97′s reggae and dancehall show "On Da Reggae Tip" Friday night.

Nicki hit the stage at the dancehall fest, which also featured performances from Beenie Man, Damian and Stephen Marley, and Gyptian.

Mavado - Give It All To Me [Ft Nicki Minaj] [Overdrive Riddim]





Buju Banton's Co-Accused Released

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One of the co-conspirators in the Buju Banton drug case, Ian Thomas, has been released from federal prison.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons' website Thomas was released on August 23.

Another co-accused James Mack, who along with Thomas were held in a police-controlled warehouse in Tampa, Florida, for attempting to purchase a large quantity of cocaine from undercover Drug Enforcement Agents remains behind bars.

Mack, who is currently serving time in a federal prison in Sacramento, California, is slated for release on November 11.

Meanwhile Banton, who is currently serving a 10 year prison sentence, was on August 24 sent to the FTC prison in Oklahoma, from where it is expected that he will be transferred to another federal prison.

Buju Banton - JAM JAM 2006





The King returns thanks to the dismissal of Whitmore!

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Marlon King is confirmed among the overseas-based players called for Jamaica men's national senior team's crucial final round CONCACAF World Cup qualifier against Panama away on September 6.

King, who retired from international football late last year, reconsidered that position since Whitmore is no longer apart of the coaching staff.

Also making a return to the Reggae Boyz outfit are Chris Humphrey and Luton Shelton.

King, who is now a free agent after been released by Birmingham City, and Humphrey, of Preston North End, return to the Reggae Boyz after being suspended last year for breaking curfew during the CONCACAF semi-final round qualifiers.

Also expected to return is Jamaica's Reggae Boyz all-time leading scorer Shelton, who was dropped from the squad by then coach Theodore Whitmore.

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Tuffy Finally Drafted for the Jamaica Football team

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Waterhouse striker Jermaine 'Tuffy' Anderson will travel to Panama City and will be hoping to get a run out as Reggae Boyz head coach, Winfried 'Winnie' Schaefer, employs a 3-5-2 formation against Panama in their crucial CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying football match tomorrow.

Anderson has been the top goal scorer in the country's top football competition for the past few seasons and is a favourite among local supporters. However, he has been overlooked for previous squads and will no doubt be hoping to get a chance to make an impact in tomorrow's game or against Costa Rica on September 10 inside the National Stadium.

Football Mondays Half Time Feature - Jermaine "Tuffy" Anderson Waterhouse FC (25-02-13)





Assassin Rides 2013 success with New Music

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Assassin has released a new mixtape which is growing in popularity. The artiste was this year featured on Kanye West's Yeezus album and recently worked on a collaboration with Wycliffe Jean. The act, however, says "summer's success isn't over just yet, with the release of the Bombshell Mix Tape."

"People have been asking for new music and this is the best way I think my fans can get a real taste of the what I'm doing in the studio nowadays, because the writing and recording almost never stops," Assassin tells us from the recording studio in New York.

Bombshell Mix Tape's first 18 tracks are singles the artiste recently recorded, including tracks like Shell, Tell Unuh, God Year, Rebellious Nature and more.

"I think everyone is going to like how we put together this mixtape and the special touch we added by including the live performances courtesy of Reggae Sumfest," he said.

Assassin left tens of thousands of patrons in lyrical ecstasy on Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest. It was evident that a more mature and seasoned artiste was on stage as he took patrons on an electrifying ride through an impressive sample of his hit singles, barely enough to dent a catalogue that now includes I'm In It. Music lovers can relive Assassin's performance Talk How Mi Feel, Don't Mek Wi Hol' Yuh, Nothing At All and Nah Sell Out were well received. By the time Assassin, who also goes by Agent Sasco, got to tracks like Hand To Mouth, Nutten At All and Almighty Protect the crowd was already singing word for word.

Bombshell Mix Tape is available for download in three versions-- tracked, untracked and mobile and is available free of cost via the following links or by going to Agent Sasco's FaceBook page.

Assassin (Agent Sasco) - Kind To Dem | Raw | First Capital Riddim | February 2013





Bugle goes after Raine Seville again?

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Following the success of his single Nuh Compatible which was hailed as a diss to his ex gf recording artiste Raine Seville, Bugle doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. His new single, 'Shameless', the follow up to 'Nuh Compatible', is already creating a buzz, and unsurprisingly attacks the same person.

Shameless once again teams Bugle with production house UIM Records.

Finding a proper follow-up single to a massive number one single such as Nuh Compatible wasn't a difficult task for the renowned songwriter.

"My ability to write good songs has never changed. I have been writing good songs before I even got the break in 2007. The truth is, I am just mastering my craft and it's not a task for me," Bugle explained.

Even though it was released to radio less than two weeks ago, the feedback to Shameless has been overwhelming.

"The feedback has been great. People really love the song because they can relate to what I'm saying and they are gravitating towards it rapidly," Bugle noted.

Shameless accuses a woman of using her private parts to gain success. However Raine Seville is yet to respond to any of Bugle's songs.

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A a did mi mi mek counteraction long time and shell dung Bugle. Raine yu a ramp wid life. Yu nuh want hit?

Bugle - Shameless | August 2013 @Crushroad876


Raine Seville - Secret (Animal Instinct) 2013





Tessanne Chin Auditions for NBC - The Voice

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Beautiful, sultry, and soulful Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin has auditioned for the popular reality vocal show The Voice.

The Voice is an innovative vocal competition show, which features four stages of try outs. The first begins with the blind audition, then the battle rounds, the knockouts and finally, the live performance shows.

During the blind auditions the decisions from the super star panel of coaches, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera, are based solely on voice and not by looks. The coaches hear the artists perform yet, don't get to see them. If the coaches are impressed by the artists voice, he/she pushes a button to select the artist for his/her team.

Known for her hit singles "Hideaway" and "Messenger" Tessanne Chin and her team Ranch Ent. has confirmed that Tessanne has auditioned for "The Voice".

"With no further details at this time we can only ask that everyone tune in to NBC on Monday, September 23 and support Tessanne during her blind auditions". says Ranch Ent. CEO Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell.

As we look forward to The Voice and watching Tessanne's audition, Tessanne wanted to say Thank You!

"Soooo overwhelmed by all the love and support!!! Makes me wanna cry, thank you so much for all your kind words and for believing in me" says Tessanne




Lady Gaga Dreaming of Sex... no surprise there

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The 27-year-old pop superstar debuted the song - from her upcoming ARTPOP album - at her iTunes Festival concert in London on Sunday night and has now revealed the track's lyrics come from her own racy dreams.

Writing on her Twitter account, Gaga - who is dating actor Taylor Kinney - revealed: "#SexDreams is me talking to two different lovers. One im with in reality, the other in fantasy. (separated by me singing vs. speaking). #SexDreams chorus is that moment when you wake up sweaty from that dream and laugh because you know you got away with something naughty! (sic)"

The song's chorus contains the lyrics "Last night/Damn, you were in my sex dreams/Doing really nasty things/Damn, you were in my sex dreams / Making love in my sex dreams."

Gaga has made her return to the stage following a six-month lay-off as she recuperated from hip surgery in February.

Now the flamboyant singer is back performing she just cannot wait to get back on tour.

She tweeted: "Heading back to America! Looking forward to getting back to rehearsal, more performances of APPLAUSE coming your way soon ... CAN I GO BACK ON TOUR NOW. I promise to be a good girl this time and not break anything. (sic)"




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Facebook says it will expand its facial recognition database to include over 1 billion extra faces as it incorporates users' profile pictures into its database, thereby increasing the scope of its existing, highly controversial technology.

The world's largest social network made the announcement Thursday in an update to its data use policy. Facebook's "Tag Suggest" feature already automatically recognizes "friend" faces in photo uploads to speed up the process of tagging friends, but the new adaptation will also use the facial recognition technology to identify its own users' profile pictures.

"Our goal is to facilitate tagging so that people know when there are photos of them on our service," Erin Egan, Facebook's chief privacy officer, told Reuters, adding that the change would give users better control over their information.

Facebook's existing technology identifies faces automatically by comparing them to previous tagged photographs.

Egan added that there would be an "opt out" feature, meaning that somebody's photograph could be excluded from the facial recognition database.

The practice has already raised regulatory concerns in Europe, meaning Facebook users there will not be affected by the change - it is only for US users. Facebook was persuaded to disable its facial recognition technology across Europe earlier this year, after an investigation by privacy authorities inGermany and Ireland.

"Can I say that we will never use facial recognition technology for any other purposes? Absolutely not," Egan said. "If we decided to use it in different ways we will continue to provide people [with] transparency about that and we will continue to provide control."

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Critics said that there has also been little attempt in the new update to provide greater clarity as to policies. "The company is also deliberately deleting information about specific privacy controls," noted the New York Times, pointing out that a direct path to the possibility of opting out of endorsing adverts on friends' pages would no longer be on the privacy page.

The old privacy policy informed users: "You can use your privacy settings to limit how your name and profile picture may be associated with commercial, sponsored, or related content (such as a brand you like) served or enhanced by us." However, the changed wording assumes permission for name, profile picture and content to be used in connection with commercial content.

"We are proposing this update as part of a settlement in a court case relating to advertising," Egan said in a statement in regards to changes in commercial use.

While not specifying which court case, it was revealed on Wednesday that Facebook will pay out $20 million in compensation to users who had their personal information shared on the website. Details of users appeared in the "sponsored stories" advertisements without their permission.

Facebook and Google (Google Plus uses similar technology) both insist that they are not participants in any program that allows the US government direct access to their computer servers, and only supply personal information upon specific request and following a review.

The update to Facebook's technology comes as public scrutiny grows of corporate use of private data, and its sharing with governments, following NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations of mass US electronic surveillance in June. For seven years, the National Security Agency has been using a warrantless web surveillance system, PRISM, with a near-limitless ability to spy on anyone's phone calls, e-mails, video chats, search history and more.

According to the documents leaked by Snowden, Internet giants such as Google, Apple and Facebook have been complicit in the scheme, providing the NSA with access to users' data.




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WASHINGTON -- A broad coalition of law enforcement officers who have spent the past three decades waging an increasingly militarized drug war that has failed to reduce drug use doesn't want to give up the fight.

Organizations that include sheriffs, narcotics officers and big-city police chiefs slammed Attorney General Eric Holder in a joint letter Friday, expressing "extreme disappointment" at his announcement that the Department of Justice would allowColorado and Washington to implement state laws that legalized recreational marijuana for adults.

If there had been doubt about how meaningful Holder's move was, the fury reflected in the police response eliminates it. The role of law enforcement is traditionally understood to be limited to enforcing laws, but police organizations have become increasingly powerful political actors, and lashed out at Holder for not consulting sufficiently before adopting the new policy.

"It is unacceptable that the Department of Justice did not consult our organizations -- whose members will be directly impacted -- for meaningful input ahead of this important decision," the letter reads. "Our organizations were given notice just thirty minutes before the official announcement was made public and were not given the adequate forum ahead of time to express our concerns with the Department's conclusion on this matter. Simply 'checking the box' by alerting law enforcement officials right before a decision is announced is not enough and certainly does not show an understanding of the value the Federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement partnerships bring to the Department of Justice and the public safety discussion."

The missive was signed by the Major County Sheriffs' Association, the National Sheriffs' Association, the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Narcotic Officers Associations' Coalition, the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association and the Police Executive Research Forum.

Law enforcement, the police groups said, "becomes infinitely harder for our front-line men and women given the Department's position."

The Justice Department declined to respond.

Local law enforcement agencies rely heavily on the drug war for funding. Police departments are often able to keep a large portion of the assets they seize during drug raids, even if charges are never brought. And federal grants for drug war operations make up a sizable portion of local law enforcement funding.

The letter warns that marijuana can cause suicidal thoughts, impairs driving and is a "gateway drug." The missive does not, however, address the failure of law enforcement generally to reduce drug use, even while tripling the number of people behind bars. Instead, the police warn that liberalizing pot laws will lead to an increase in crime.

"The decision will undoubtedly have grave unintended consequences, including a reversal of the declining crime rates that we as law enforcement practitioners have spent more than a decade maintaining," the officers write.

Worse, they warn, more states are likely to follow Washington and Colorado.

"The failure of the Department of Justice to challenge state policies that clearly contradict Federal law is both unacceptable and unprecedented. The failure of the Federal government to act in this matter is an open invitation to other states to legalize marijuana in defiance of federal law," they write.




Women Fight Over Dead Man at Funeral

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Music Monday we bring to you Denyque!

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Denyque - Make Me Believe You (Official Video) August 2013





Roger Clarke Does the Chicken Back dance...Shame

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Several persons have reacted on social media to a photograph of Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon.

Roger Clarke purported to show the Minister dancing with a woman at a PNP meeting at the Port Antonio High School on Sunday evening.

The Minister is shown on his toes with his pelvis against the woman's buttocks, holding on to her with onlookers in the background. Comments included: "Dis a wa dem do while the economy a sink", "look like two hog a juk!". Several memes were generated including one comparing the Minister and the lady to two mating cows.

The Dance is now being called The Chicken Back dance, alluding to the fact that the minister recently said Chicken back was on a scarce commodity and that Jamaicans should consider eating oxtail.

Miley Cyrus Twerk & Robin Thicke - MTV VMA 2013 Performance (FULL)





Cecile opens up at JACAP Forum

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