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ALKALINE SURPASSES VYBZ KARTEL WITH YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBERS!

ALKALINE SURPASSES  VYBZ KARTEL WITH YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBERS!

Alkaline stays ahead of Vybz Kartel on YouTube with his Vevo channel reaching a milestone 500,000 subscribers. The two rival deejays fans have been battling each other on the airwaves and on social media over which one of them is currently the leading act in dancehall. In comparison Kartel currently has 364,000 subscribers on his Vevo channel. Sean Paul is currently the leading dancehall artists on YouTube with 700,000+ subscribers. Shaggy has just over 500,000 fans and Spice has … Read entire article »

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“I CAN’T WRITE FOR CHRIS BROWN & JUSTIN BIEBER AND BE BROKE” SAYS SEAN KINGSTON!

“I CAN’T WRITE FOR CHRIS BROWN & JUSTIN BIEBER AND BE BROKE” SAYS SEAN KINGSTON!

The reggae pop star has been under scrutiny in recent weeks over his finances after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest for failing to pay a Miami jeweler thousands of dollars. Despite posting photos of his mansion and luxury cars in Jamaica, Sean Kingston has been getting criticism on social media for living lavishly while still not paying his debts. In a video clip posted recently, Kingston said he is far from being broke. “Yo can … Read entire article »

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FORMER THIRD WORLD MUSICIAN WILLIE STEWART TALKS DRUMS!

FORMER THIRD WORLD MUSICIAN WILLIE STEWART TALKS DRUMS!

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL—   FOR over 20 years, Willie Stewart was drummer for the Third World band, playing on classic albums like 96 Degrees in The Shade, and hit songs such as Now That We Found Love and Love You With A Sense of Purpose. He left the fold in 1997, and though no longer prolific as a recording musician, he remains active as a teacher in South Florida. In June, as part of Caribbean History Month, he staged Rhythms in Conversation at … Read entire article »

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BOUNTY KILLER BEGGING JAMAICANS LIVING OVERSEAS, NOT TO SEND GUNS BACK TO THE COUNTRY!

BOUNTY KILLER BEGGING JAMAICANS LIVING OVERSEAS, NOT TO SEND GUNS BACK TO THE COUNTRY!

Veteran dancehall artist Bounty Killer has lashed out at Jamaicans living overseas who send guns back to Jamaica, following a picture circulating on social media showing several guns and rounds of ammunition claimed to have been seized at the Kingston Wharf. It was later stated by the police that although the guns are real, they were seized in Barbados and not in Jamaica. In a post made on his official Instagram page, the ‘Warlord’ uploaded a picture … Read entire article »

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GORDON “BUTCH” STEWART, CHAIRMAN OF SANDALS RESORTS, PLEDGES EC$150,000 TO CHILDREN IN HURRICANE-RAVAGED BARBUDA!

GORDON “BUTCH” STEWART, CHAIRMAN OF SANDALS RESORTS, PLEDGES EC$150,000 TO CHILDREN IN HURRICANE-RAVAGED BARBUDA!

Sandals Resorts International Chairman Gordon “Butch” Stewart on Friday announced that he is giving a personal donation of EC$150,000 to assist the children of Barbuda, the Eastern Caribbean island ravaged by Hurricane Irma two weeks ago. “Stewart’s donation will be made to the Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Sandals group, which will work with the Ministry of Education in Antigua & Barbuda to directly assist Barbudan students who were evacuated due to the devastating effect … Read entire article »

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FORMER CALIFORNIA TEACHER HEIDI MUTH, 67, FOUND STABBED TO DEATH IN MONTEGO BAY!

FORMER CALIFORNIA TEACHER HEIDI MUTH, 67, FOUND STABBED TO DEATH IN MONTEGO BAY!

Jamaican authorities are investigating the mysterious murder of an Orange County woman who traveled to the country last week. Heidi Muth, a former Mission Viejo fourth-grade teacher, was found dead in an upscale neighborhood in Montego Bay, Jamaica Sunday. Her body had multiple stab wounds on her back. Muth’s brother said the 67-year-old woman, who lived with her adopted son, went to Jamaica last week alone and that no one knew about her trip. He says she … Read entire article »

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MORE THAN 60 PER CENT OF JAMAICAN CHILDREN FACE ABUSE FROM SCHOOLMATES!

MORE THAN 60 PER CENT OF JAMAICAN CHILDREN FACE ABUSE FROM SCHOOLMATES!

With bullying becoming pervasive and seemingly normalized in Jamaica, the Child Development Agency (CDA) decided in 2015 to conduct a study looking at the issue. The study, which investigated the prevalence and impact of peer abuse (bullying) on the development of Jamaica’s children, was funded by UNICEF, and found that just over 60 to 65 per cent of students have been bullied at some point in their lives. “The general perception of respondents was that bullying is … Read entire article »

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JAMAICAN GOSPEL ARTISTS ENJOYING SUCCESS AMIDST INDUSTRY CHALLENGES!

JAMAICAN GOSPEL ARTISTS ENJOYING SUCCESS AMIDST INDUSTRY CHALLENGES!

By Sherieta Grizzle—   Several up and coming artists enter the music industry with one goal in mind – to make money. However industry insiders, particularly established artists, have long warned newcomers that it takes time to build a successful career in music. This is not just a lesson being taught in the secular industry but also the gospel fraternity. It is often believed that gospel artists have a more difficult time attaining financial stability than secular performers, As … Read entire article »

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THE STORY BEHIND ERNIE SMITH’S “I CAN’T TAKE IT” AKA “TEARS ON MY PILLOW!”

THE STORY BEHIND ERNIE SMITH’S “I CAN’T TAKE IT” AKA “TEARS ON MY PILLOW!”

By Mel Cooke— Ernie Smith— Ernie Smith recorded I Can’t Take It as a ballad at Federal Studios in 1967. Eight years later, Johnny Nash did it over as a lovers’ rock track, naming it Tears on My Pillow. It was, for Smith, an unfortunate title change, as that was the name of a Little Anthony and the Imperials hit. However, there is no taking away the credit that I Can’t Take It has been to Smith, the tearjerker ballad a sure hit with … Read entire article »

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1969, A MUSICAL EVENTFUL YEAR FOR JAMAICA!

1969, A MUSICAL EVENTFUL YEAR FOR JAMAICA!

By Roy Black— Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert— The year 1969 was eventful in Jamaica’s history. The year saw the sterling system being replaced by the decimal system of dollars and cents. in September. The Wailers responded to the change with the recording The Pound Get A Blow – a recording that brought out the best in the trio as they sang: “This devaluation It cause an eruption The pound get a blow Oh what a destruction Prepare for starvation Cost of living get high I said the pound … Read entire article »

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