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INMATE CHARGED FOR ATTACK ON JAWARA TOSH!

INMATE CHARGED FOR ATTACK ON JAWARA TOSH!

HACKENSACK — Authorities have charged an inmate with aggravated assault after a February jailhouse attack that left the son of a famous reggae star in a coma. The inmate, Kyrie Charon Baum, was being held at the Bergen County Jail on robbery and handgun possession charges out of Fort Lee when he viciously attacked Jawara McIntosh, son of the late reggae icon Peter Tosh, according to a prepared statement from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office released … Read entire article »

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ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD SHOT AND KILLED IN KINGSTON, 12 YEAR-OLD BOY ALSO SHOT!

ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD SHOT AND KILLED IN KINGSTON, 12 YEAR-OLD BOY ALSO SHOT!

Residents of Fleet Street in downtown Kingston are still reeling from Thursday night’s horrific gun attack that ended the life of 11-year-old Taysha Hughes, who was shot in the chest as masked gunmen sprayed a group of young men with bullets. Elsewhere, the Kingston Central Police have launched an investigation into another incident in which a 12-year-old boy was also shot and injured and a man identified as Nicolas Malcolm killed. Suspected Attacker Killed The police say that … Read entire article »

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JAMAICAN ORGANIZATION JSIF TO SPEND $260 MILLION ON REMOVAL OF ZINC FENCES!

JAMAICAN ORGANIZATION JSIF TO SPEND $260 MILLION ON REMOVAL OF ZINC FENCES!

  MONTEGO BAY, St James — Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Omar Sweeney says $260 million has been allocated for the removal of zinc fences in communities throughout sections of the island. The project, which falls under the Integrated Community Development Project and is funded jointly by the Government and the World Bank, aims to provide a general framework for integrating the human, social, economic and environmental development of the targeted communities. “The $260 … Read entire article »

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JAMAICAN DANCEHALL ARTIST SPICE NOW A CORPORATE BRAND AMBASSADOR!

JAMAICAN DANCEHALL ARTIST SPICE NOW A CORPORATE BRAND AMBASSADOR!

Dancehall artiste Spice has secured her first major partnership with a corporate company. The hard-core female entertainer signed a deal with Sperone Moscato Jamaica, and is now the company’s newest ambassador. The line of Italian Sparkling Moscatos is distributed by Select Brands Limited, one of the largest distributors of wines and spirits in Jamaica. Spice told THE WEEKEND STAR that she was overwhelmed at the opportunity, but was hesitant at first because she wasn’t sure if her image and … Read entire article »

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JAWARA TOSH’ FAMILY SEEKS HELP FROM JAMAICAN POLICE BODY!

JAWARA TOSH’ FAMILY SEEKS HELP FROM JAMAICAN POLICE BODY!

Despite the fact that he does not have jurisdiction in the US, the family of Jawara McIntosh, Peter Tosh’s son, want Terrence Williams, the commissioner of The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to help them understand how the reggae singer came to be in a coma. Jawara, 37, was allegedly beaten in a US lock-up on February 21 while serving time for marijuana. “We would want INDECOM, if they would be willing, to write a letter to … Read entire article »

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UPCOMING ARTIST RAS IRIE, WANTS MORE CONSCIOUS REGGAE SONGS!

UPCOMING ARTIST RAS IRIE, WANTS MORE CONSCIOUS REGGAE SONGS!

By Curtis Campbell— Ras Irie Reggae artist Ras Irie is hoping his record, ‘Carty Carty’, will be the key to his rise in the music industry. According to the artist, who hails from Black River in St Elizabeth, conscious music is the answer to Jamaica’s problems. “Road a gwaan wicked right now, even in the tourist areas gun a buss. So, we have to create some real conscious music because it seems like dem youth ya unconscious. I am making … Read entire article »

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DANCEHALL ARTIST GYPTIAN UNDER FIRE FROM FANS, AFTER PHOTOS WITH GIRLFRIEND SURFACE!

DANCEHALL ARTIST GYPTIAN UNDER FIRE FROM FANS, AFTER PHOTOS WITH GIRLFRIEND SURFACE!

From The Tropixs— Reggae fans are blasting recording artist Gyptian after photos surfaced with his longtime girlfriend. Social media users quickly labelled the ‘Hold Up’ hitmaker as a sellout after discovering he was dating a caucasian woman. According to some users Gyptian has joined the growing list of Dancehall/Reggae artists selling out the Jamaican women for foreigners. Sources close to the former VP records artist says he doesn’t care about what the haters have to say because he’s truly happy … Read entire article »

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‘CHINESE HOGGING JAMAICA’S CONSTRUCTION SECTOR NOT GOOD’ SAYS MASTERBUILDERS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT!

President of the Incorporated Masterbuiders Association Humphrey Taylor says that the construction industry is in a state of ill-health because of the Chinese hogging the industry. He said that too many of the big jobs have gone the way of the Chinese and that the practice is now reflecting badly on local construction stakeholders, who have been left out in the cold, with major projects in the pipeline. “As an industry, we are not all that healthy because most of the big jobs are done by the Chinese,” Taylor said. In response, he said that the association would be pressing for changes at the policy level as its members are demanding parity with their Chinese counterparts if they are to remain relevant in the discourse around national development. “We understand the situation, but we … Read entire article »

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RAPPER PRODIGY OF MOBB DEEP DEAD AT 42!

RAPPER PRODIGY OF MOBB DEEP DEAD AT 42!

Prodigy, one half of New York rapper duo Mobb Deep, died on Tuesday days after being hospitalized for complications related to sickle cell anemia. He was 42. Prodigy, who’s legal name is Albert Johnson, was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital “a few days ago” after a Mobb Deep performance in the city. The rapper had suffered from sickle cell anemia, a hereditary blood disorder, since birth, and the exact cause of his death has not yet been … Read entire article »

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TARRUS RILEY BREAKS NEW GROUND WITH POWERFUL!

TARRUS RILEY BREAKS NEW GROUND WITH POWERFUL!

Since hitting number one on global reggae charts 10 years ago with She’s Royal, Tarrus Riley has done the circuit countless times. But thanks to Powerful, his international hit with British singer Ellie Goulding, he has broken new ground in terms of fans. Last week, he performed for the first time in Vancouver and Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. “It was great vibes…new places, same songs. Dat song get mi on different radio stations an’ wi hear from different promoters; an’ … Read entire article »

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