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“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       12        Once                                        Tony Gold                               Zojak  Records            #5 6          7       13        Worth The Fight                      Clement Irie                            YouIrie … Read entire article »

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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 »

DJ MERCILESS TELLS NINJA MAN “TO WRITE POSITIVE LYRICS BEHIND BARS!”

DJ MERCILESS TELLS NINJA MAN “TO WRITE POSITIVE LYRICS BEHIND BARS!”

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter—  DJ Merciless — DANCEHALL artist Merciless is encouraging fellow entertainer Ninjaman to use the time that he will spend behind bars to write positive and uplifting music. The entertainer made the suggestion minutes after Ninjaman’s sentencing, which was slated for yesterday, was postponed until Monday in the Home Circuit Court. Ninjaman, whose real name is Desmond Ballentyne, was found … Read entire article »

THE WORK OF PETER TOSH TAKES CENTER STAGE AT “RASTAFARI ROOTZFEST” THIS WEEKEND IN NEGRIL!

THE WORK OF PETER TOSH TAKES CENTER STAGE AT “RASTAFARI ROOTZFEST” THIS WEEKEND IN NEGRIL!

 Peter Tosh— The work of reggae pioneer Peter Tosh in advocating for the legalization of ganja will be celebrated this Sunday at Rastafari Rootzfest to be held at the Long Bay Beach Park in Negril. The three-day expo, which runs from Friday to Sunday, and explores the medicinal, economic and other benefits to be derived from the ganja industry, is now in its … Read entire article »

THE CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (CDB) TO PUMP US$172 INTO JAMAICA!

THE CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (CDB) TO PUMP US$172 INTO JAMAICA!

 RAM… this strategy will support Jamaica in its efforts to further diversify its economy (Photo: CDB) THE Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced a US$172-million programme of assistance for Jamaica that will run from now to the year 2021.— These resources will be augmented by £17.5 million in grants from the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF), the bank said in … Read entire article »