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TVJ’s “THE ITY AND FANCY CAT SHOW” ENTERS ITS TENTH AND FINAL SEASON!

TVJ’s “THE ITY AND FANCY CAT SHOW” ENTERS ITS TENTH AND FINAL SEASON!

The element of surprise has remained at a high for nine seasons of the popular Sunday night Ity and Fancy Cat show on TVJ, produced by Ellis International Limited. Ian ‘Ity’ Ellis and Alton ‘Fancy Cat’ Hardware had to learn to balance performing pre-planned skits with their usual stand-up comedy routines. Unfortunately, the upcoming 10th season has been announced as the closing set for the family-oriented production. “We never really put a time limit on the entire show, that … Read entire article »

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AFTER TWO YEARS, FORMER T.O.K. MEMBER “CRAIGY T” BREAKS HIS SILENCE!

AFTER TWO YEARS, FORMER T.O.K. MEMBER “CRAIGY T” BREAKS HIS SILENCE!

IT has been two years since dancehall quartet TOK called it quits. Over that time, former band member Craig “Craigy T” Thompson has been searching for his “lane” to move his brand forward. He claims to have found that sound and is showcasing it on his two singles which are now in rotation. “Both songs are really taking to the market … Read entire article »

RITA MARLEY RECEIVES SECOND HONORARY DOCTORATE IN SOUTH AFRICA!

RITA MARLEY RECEIVES SECOND HONORARY DOCTORATE IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Dr. Rita Marley is now part of the alumni from the University of Fort Hare, South Africa, one of the premier tertiary institutes in Africa. Fort Hare is also the alma mater of global giants Olivia Tambo, Govan Mbeki and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. In 2015, the University of the West Indies (UWI) awarded her an honorary Doctor of Letters degree for notable works … Read entire article »

THE PETER TOSH MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS TO KINGSTON OCTOBER 19-22!

THE PETER TOSH MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS TO KINGSTON OCTOBER 19-22!

 Peter Tosh— PETER Tosh Music Festival returns to the museum bearing his name in Kingston from October 19-22. Among the events slated for the celebration are musical performances, the inaugural Peter Tosh Awards, and a celebratory gala. “As we celebrate Peter’s birthday once again, this time with the Peter Tosh Music Festival hosted by the Peter Tosh Museum, it’s undoubtedly a good time … Read entire article »

NATEESHA STREAM’S RENDITION OF “TONIGHT I GIVE IN” ENTERS THE NEW YORK CHART!

NATEESHA STREAM’S RENDITION OF “TONIGHT I GIVE IN” ENTERS THE NEW YORK CHART!

 Nateesha Stream—- I n 1983, American Rhythm & Blues singer Angela Bofill peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Black Singles chart with Tonight I Give In. Last month singer Nateesha Stream released a cover produced by Nyah Bless Music label. The Kingston-based Nateesha Stream has been singing for over a decade. She spoke about her rendition of the Bofill hit which has been generating a huge buzz … Read entire article »

TOM LAING IS RIDING ON THE SUCCESS OF HIS HIT “KING’S HIGHWAY”!

TOM LAING IS RIDING ON THE SUCCESS OF HIS HIT “KING’S HIGHWAY”!

BY KEVIN JACKSON—-  Tom Laing— SINGER Tom Laing is currently holding down the number eight spot on the South Florida Reggae chart with King’s Highway . It is also number two on the Foundation Radio Network (New York) reggae chart. King’s Highway is taken from Laing’s latest EP Love is Ok. But while Laing is celebrating his recent chart success, he has remained true to his Trench Town roots. … Read entire article »

JAMAICAN MURDER SUSPECT, O’BRIEN ELLIS, WHO FLED TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS, NOW FIGHTING DEPORTATION ORDER!

JAMAICAN MURDER SUSPECT, O’BRIEN ELLIS, WHO FLED TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS, NOW FIGHTING DEPORTATION ORDER!

A Jamaican man accused of killing a man last December before fleeing to the Cayman Islands, is seeking to prevent deportation from that nation, because he contends his “right to life” may be in danger. According to records filed with the Cayman Islands Grand Court this month, O’Brien Ellis, 29, who was arrested in Cayman for illegal landing, is seeking a … Read entire article »

A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR REGGAE ARTIST AND COLON CANCER VICTIM, FELUKE, THIS SUNDAY AT JAMAICA COLLEGE!

A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR REGGAE ARTIST AND COLON CANCER VICTIM, FELUKE, THIS SUNDAY AT JAMAICA COLLEGE!

A benefit concert has been planned for reggae singer and percussionist Denver ‘Feluke’ Smith. The event, dubbed ‘The Healing – a Denver Smith’s Charity’, is set for this Sunday and is being held to assist in offsetting the cost of the entertainer’s surgery as his journey to recovering from stage-four colon cancer continues. The Karl Hendrickson Auditorium at Jamaica College, is … Read entire article »

MR. VEGAS IS ONCE AGAIN BLASTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AFTER MAKING COMMENTS ABOUT HIS SISTER!

MR. VEGAS IS ONCE AGAIN BLASTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AFTER MAKING COMMENTS ABOUT HIS SISTER!

By The Tropixs—   Mr Vegas can’t catch a break these days as Dancehall fans are now blasting the veteran deejay for allegedly not helping out his sister. The former Dancehall artist-turn-Gospel singer shared on Sunday that his sister’s house in Lucea, Hanover was burnt to the ground by an angry resident from their community. Vegas uploaded photos from the blaze on his Instagram account … Read entire article »

JAMAICA’S COCO-COLA PLANT HAS DISMANTLED ITS LOCAL SOFT DRINK OPERATION!

JAMAICA’S COCO-COLA PLANT HAS DISMANTLED ITS LOCAL SOFT DRINK OPERATION!

Rudisa Holdings, which acquired the old Coca-Cola plant in Kingston eight years ago with the intent to manufacture and sell soft drinks in this market, has pulled back from the plan, even as other local beverage producers are adding capacity. The company, owned by the Sardjoe family of Suriname, is now selling off equipment in a bid to recoup the investment … Read entire article »