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THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN COLLECTIVE ORGANIZATION FOR MUSIC RIGHTS (ECCO) HAS FIRED ITS CEO, STEVE ETIENNE!

THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN COLLECTIVE ORGANIZATION FOR MUSIC RIGHTS (ECCO) HAS FIRED ITS CEO, STEVE ETIENNE!

 Steve Etienne (Photo: CMC) — CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) — The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organisation for Music Rights (ECCO), Steve Etienne, has been fired. This was revealed by board chairman Martin James in a statement issued on Saturday. According to James, an internal audit to facilitate planning for future operations has mandated changes in several key areas of operations, noting that all of the prescribed and adopted changes are in accordance with … Read entire article »

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“GHETTO SPLASH” AIMS TO BRING PEACE TO DREWSLAND AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES!

“GHETTO SPLASH” AIMS TO BRING PEACE TO DREWSLAND AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES!

By Kevin Jackson—  Top: Capleton Bottom: Patrick Roberts — A strong cast of artists from diverse genres will perform on Tuesday’s Ghetto Splash at Waterhouse Mini Stadium in Drewsland. Promoted by Shocking Vibes Productions, the event returned in 2013 after a 17-year break. The Drewsland area has a long history of friction with neighboring Maverley. Shocking Vibes honcho Patrick Roberts believes Ghetto Splash has … Read entire article »

ROOTS SINGER MICHAEL PROPHET, SUCCUMBS TO CANCER AT AGE 60!

ROOTS SINGER MICHAEL PROPHET, SUCCUMBS TO CANCER AT AGE 60!

 Michael Prophet — MICHAEL Prophet, one of the many roots singers who emerged from the Jamaican dancehall during the 1980’s, died in London last Saturday at age 60. Best known in Jamaica for the 1980 hit song Gunman, Prophet (real name Michael George Haynes) succumbed to cancer. Typical of artistes who worked the dancehall circuit, Prophet recorded for a number of producers, most notably … Read entire article »

“SKANKIN SWEET” PUTS CHRONIXX BACK IN THE NO.1 SPOT, AS DA’VILLE, TARRUS RILEY, AND MARCIA GRIFFITHS MAKE NEW ENTRIES!

“SKANKIN SWEET” PUTS CHRONIXX BACK IN THE NO.1 SPOT, AS DA’VILLE, TARRUS RILEY, AND MARCIA GRIFFITHS MAKE NEW ENTRIES!

THE FOUNDATION RADIO NETWORK TOP 30 MUSIC CHART (NY)    12/15/17   TW      LW WOC TITLE                                      ARTIST                                 LABEL                      HPR 1          4       13        SKANKIN SWEET (1)         CHRONIXX                          SOUL CIRCLE MUSIC  #1 2          5       11        Sin Ting                                   Chevelle Franklyn                   NOW Records             #2 3          3       16        I Must Tell Jesus                     George Nooks                         Tad’s Records              #3 4          1       15        Homely Girl (3)                      Hopeton Lindo                        Irie Pen Records          #1 5          6       … Read entire article »

SECOND WEEK @ NO.1 FOR “I MUST TELL JESUS” AS MARCIA GRIFFITHS MAKES A NEW ENTRY ON THE SOUTH FLORIDA CHART!

SECOND WEEK @ NO.1 FOR “I MUST TELL JESUS” AS MARCIA GRIFFITHS MAKES A NEW ENTRY ON THE SOUTH FLORIDA CHART!

  THE SOUTH FLORIDA TOP 25 REGGAE CHART                                12/15/17   TW        LW      WOC  TITLE                                    ARTIST                     LABEL                                  HPR 1 1          17        I MUST TELL JESUS (2)    GEORGE NOOKS   TAD’S RECORDS               #1 2 2          13        Skankin Sweet                        Chronixx                     Soul Circle Music                   #2 3 3          12        Tonight I Give In                    Nateesha Stream         Nyah Bless Music                   #3 4 4          11        Remembering Reggae Greats Kashief Lindo             Heavy Beat Records               #4 5 … Read entire article »

PROMOTER O’NEIL HENRY, 36, IS CHARGED AFTER 7 PATRONS ARE SHOT AT UN-PERMITTED FISH FRY IN HANOVER!

PROMOTER O’NEIL HENRY, 36, IS CHARGED AFTER 7 PATRONS ARE SHOT AT UN-PERMITTED FISH FRY IN HANOVER!

HANOVER, Jamaica — The police say they are following strong leads after seven people were shot and injured at an unpermitted fish fry held at a bar on Barnes Lane in Mount Pellier in Hanover this morning. Reports from the Sandy Bay police are that about 1:15 am, a dispute developed between two of the patrons and firearms were drawn. The … Read entire article »

FOREIGN “FORTUNE TELLERS” MAKING BIG MONEY BY SELLING JAMAICANS A PEEK INTO THE FUTURE!

FOREIGN “FORTUNE TELLERS” MAKING BIG MONEY BY SELLING JAMAICANS A PEEK INTO THE FUTURE!

By Erica Virtue— Over recent weeks, local television has been flooded with persons selling themselves as fortune tellers and offering Jamaicans a look into the future through face and palm readings, birth dates and playing cards, as well as various other means. Many of the ads show persons with Indian accents and seemingly of Indian descent, offering their services at a huge cost. With … Read entire article »

CHANGES ARE COMING TO THE REGGAE GRAMMY AWARD!

CHANGES ARE COMING TO THE REGGAE GRAMMY AWARD!

Ziggy Marley (left) accepts the award for best reggae album for ‘Ziggy Marley’ at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in February in Los Angeles. Three Jamaican acts are nominated for the 2018 reggae Grammy.—- Last December, veteran reggae singer Freddie McGregor, sent tongues wagging when he boldly expressed his displeasure at the annual picks for the Best Reggae Album at the … Read entire article »

STREET IN MITCHELL TOWN,CLARENDON, TO BE NAMED FOR DAVINA BENNETT, MISS JAMAICA UNIVERSE!

STREET IN MITCHELL TOWN,CLARENDON, TO BE NAMED FOR DAVINA BENNETT, MISS JAMAICA UNIVERSE!

Davina Bennett— Middle Street in Mitchell Town, Clarendon, is to be renamed in honour of beauty queen Davina Bennett. Desmond McKenzie, the local government minister, this week asked that a resolution be moved at the next sitting of the full council meeting for the renaming to take place. “Once this is done, we will provide the necessary resources so that the road can … Read entire article »

UPDATE: NINJA MAN TO KNOW HIS FATE ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 18!

UPDATE: NINJA MAN TO KNOW HIS FATE ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 18!

BY SADE GARDNER—  Ninjaman— NINJAMAN will have to wait until Monday to know his fate, as sentencing was postponed when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston yesterday. The deejay’s attorney, Queen’s Counsel Valerie Neita-Robertson, explained to the Jamaica Observer the reason for the delay. “Mr Gladstone Wilson was not there, so the sentencing was postponed till Monday,” she told the Observer. Wilson is the … Read entire article »