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TRENCH TOWN BENEFITS FROM NEW TOURISM CONCEPT!

TRENCH TOWN BENEFITS FROM NEW TOURISM CONCEPT!

The new tourism concept which is bringing visitors to vacation in places like Trench Town and Portmore in Jamaica and seen as a threat by some traditionalists in the hospitality market has won a powerful ally in the Caribbean’s leading hotelier, Gordon “Butch” Stewart. Stewart said he was particularly thrilled by the fact that ordinary people who have an extra room, almost anywhere in Jamaica, for example, could make additional money by renting it out … Read entire article »

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VETERAN BROADCASTER DON TOPPIN, RECALLS HIS “JAMES BOND” MOMENT!

VETERAN BROADCASTER DON TOPPIN, RECALLS HIS “JAMES BOND” MOMENT!

By Richard Johnson—-  Don Topping — Last Tuesday, British actor Roger Moore — who is best known for his role as the world’s best-loved spy, Agent 007 James Bond — died in Switzerland at age 89.He had been battling cancer. Moore’s debut as Bond came in 1973 with Live and Let Die, which was shot in Jamaica as well as in the United … Read entire article »

FREDDIE McGREGOR, AMONG RECIPIENTS FOR 2017 MUSGRAVE AWARDS

FREDDIE McGREGOR, AMONG RECIPIENTS FOR 2017 MUSGRAVE AWARDS

 From left: Deputy chairman of the council of the Institute of Jamaica Marigold Harding, Tanya Shirley, Freddie McGregor, Culture Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange, Professor Daniel Coore, Kingston’s Mayor Steadman Fuller, Eleanor Jones, and Ambassador Dr Basil K Bryan. (Photos: Collin Reid) — A faulty microphone threatened to ruin what was to be one of the standout moments of the 2017 Musgrave … Read entire article »

MUNGA HONOURABLE CHARGED WITH MURDER!

MUNGA HONOURABLE CHARGED WITH MURDER!

  Entertainer Damian Rhoden, more popularly known as ‘Munga Honourable’, has been charged with murder by the police. Reports are that Munga was taken into custody by the Hunts Bay Police earlier today and charged a short while ago. He was charged with murder for the fatal shooting of Cleveland Smith at Ackee Walk, St Andrew two weeks ago. Smith was killed at a … Read entire article »

PONZI SCHEMER WHO FAKED JAMAICAN BIZ LOANS GETS 6 YEARS!

PONZI SCHEMER WHO FAKED JAMAICAN BIZ LOANS GETS 6 YEARS!

By Brian Amaral— A man who ripped off investors in a multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme, promising that he was investing in Jamaican businesses but really paying down other investors, was sentenced Wednesday in Massachusetts federal court to 70 months, or nearly six years, in prison. Mark A. Jones’ crimes warranted even more than the 50 months prosecutors had recommended, Senior U.S. District Judge Mark … Read entire article »

NICKI MINAJ INTENDS TO CONTINUE UK TOUR!

NICKI MINAJ INTENDS TO CONTINUE UK TOUR!

  Nicki Minaj has assured fans in the U.K. she does not intend to pull her 2018 tour plans following the bomb blast that cost 22 people their lives in Manchester on Monday night (May 22). The music world has been largely defiant following the terror attack at the Manchester Arena following Ariana Grande’s gig, insisting the show must go on despite … Read entire article »

CELEBRATION PLANNED FOR ALAN MAGNUS’ LIFE’S WORKS!

CELEBRATION PLANNED FOR ALAN MAGNUS’ LIFE’S WORKS!

Come Tuesday, June 20, the life and works of retired veteran broadcaster Alan Magnus will be celebrated by a slew of prominent entertainers at a free live music concert at Jacob Place, King’s Plaza on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew. Musical tributes will be paid to the recently retired Magnus, who for close to half a century hosted the Good … Read entire article »

ARTISTS SHOULD FOCUS MORE ON MARKETING SAYS PROMOTER!

ARTISTS SHOULD FOCUS MORE ON MARKETING SAYS PROMOTER!

  Entertainment promoter Denzie Frass is aiming to push Jamaican music into the international market through building relationships with overseas-based media outlets. According to the promoter, who recently launched his entertainment promotional company, Ultra Modern Digital Media, lack of proper promotion has been the major factor hampering the growth of Jamaican music. Denzie says any success in the music industry is based … Read entire article »

FEDERAL JUDGE TOSSES OUT LIFE SENTENCES OF LEE BOYD MALVO!

FEDERAL JUDGE TOSSES OUT LIFE SENTENCES OF LEE BOYD MALVO!

 A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia’s most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are … Read entire article »

NEW EDITION OF THE CLASSIC “HEART OF THE CONGOS” TO BE RELEASED JUNE 9!

NEW EDITION OF THE CLASSIC “HEART OF THE CONGOS” TO BE RELEASED JUNE 9!

  A 40th anniversary edition of the iconic reggae album “Heart of the Congos” will be released by VP Records on June 9th. The album will be its most complete version for this edition. Produced by Lee “Scratch” Perry in 1977, the release was re-mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at the Soundmasters, UK and features the original mix with dubs, disco mixes and ‘Don’t Blame It On I’- … Read entire article »