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“FEMALE ARTISTS NEED MORE OPPORTUNITIES” SAYS SINGER IKAYA!

“FEMALE ARTISTS NEED MORE OPPORTUNITIES” SAYS SINGER IKAYA!

By Shereita Grizzle— — Ikaya— Reggae artiste Ikaya is urging event promoters to include more female artistes on their shows. The Hard Way singer made the plea in an interview with THE STA post-performance at the recently concluded 25th staging of Rebel Salute. It was her second performance at the show and she was one of few females who took the stage. She expressed sincere gratitude to the organizers for allowing her the opportunity to share her music on such a global platform but called … Read entire article »

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ONE NEW RADIO STATION AMONG SEVEN LICENSES ISSUED BY JAMAICA’S BROADCAST COMMISSION!

ONE NEW RADIO STATION AMONG SEVEN LICENSES ISSUED BY JAMAICA’S BROADCAST COMMISSION!

 A radio transmission tower.—- A new island wide broadcast radio licence was granted to S&B Communications Limited, which will operate as CREST FM was one of seven media licences issued by the Minister of Information on the recommendation of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica last year. Also included in the seven was Tarrant Baptist Church, operators of limited area station, TBC-Radio which had its licence renewed and coverage area expanded to include areas in Middlesex and Cornwall. Universal … Read entire article »

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UPDATE: “MACHETE MOM” BONDS WITH DAUGHTER!

UPDATE: “MACHETE MOM” BONDS WITH DAUGHTER!

By Jodi-Ann Gilpin and Shanna Monteith/Gleaner Writers— “Come here, mi baby!” That was how 44-year-old Doreen Dyer greeted her teenage daughter when she arrived at the Morant Bay Parish Court in St Thomas yesterday for a hearing after being charged with cruelty to child last year. Dyer caught the attention and fury of many Jamaicans, following a video that went viral on social media that showed her beating her daughter violently with a machete while using expletives. However, both Dyer … Read entire article »

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JUDGES IN WESTERN JAMAICA ARE BLASTED FOR THEIR “LIGHT” SENTENCES IN ILLEGAL FIREARM CASES!

JUDGES IN WESTERN JAMAICA ARE BLASTED FOR THEIR “LIGHT” SENTENCES IN ILLEGAL FIREARM CASES!

By Livern Barrett/Senior Gleaner Writer— Illegal guns and ammunition— Dozens of persons who were convicted for illegal possession of guns and ammunition in St James and three other western parishes last year got off easy, as High Court judges opted for suspended sentences and fines as low as $70,000, an explosive document compiled by the police has revealed. In one case, a St James man, convicted for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, was admonished and discharged. In several … Read entire article »

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VETERAN DANCEHALL SINGER WHITE MICE OF “TRUE LOVE” FAME, DOING WELL IN EUROPE!

VETERAN DANCEHALL SINGER WHITE MICE OF “TRUE LOVE” FAME, DOING WELL IN EUROPE!

 White Mice — Hardcore dancehall fans never tire of hearing White Mice’s True Love. It’s one of those songs that gets the revered gun salute. Released in 1987 on the ubiquitous Far East rhythm, True Love remains White Mice’s signature. It’s what fans want to hear whenever he performs. The singer, who turned 47 in October, still records and performs in Europe and the Caribbean. In March, he has dates lined up for southern California, followed in June by shows … Read entire article »

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“THE CHURCH NEEDS TO DO MORE” SAYS GOSPEL ARTIST GODDY GODDY!

“THE CHURCH NEEDS TO DO MORE” SAYS GOSPEL ARTIST GODDY GODDY!

BY BRIAN BONITTO— Goddy Goddy — GOSPEL deejay and pastor Goddy Goddy is of the opinion that Jamaica’s churches could play a more active role in the nation’s fight against crime. He believes they are too distracted in proving which denomination is correct. “The crime is out of hand… It’s terrible. It’s is spiritual thing, as the Bible said: ‘We’re wrestling against principalities and powers.’ The churches need to step up… The handle is in the hand of … Read entire article »

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SINGER DIANA KING ANNOUNCES HER MARRIAGE TO HER GIRLFRIEND!

SINGER DIANA KING ANNOUNCES HER MARRIAGE TO HER GIRLFRIEND!

 Mijanne Webster (left) and singer Diana King in performance at a previous gig. (Photo: Tony Siew) SONGBIRD Diana King is singing a new tune.— The singer used social media to announce her marriage to local violinist Mijanne Webster last Friday. According to her post, she said making the big day public took some courage and equalled it to her coming out publicly in 2012. “As an artist who is LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender), born and raised in … Read entire article »

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JAMAICA’S WOMEN BOBSLEIGH TEAM QUALIFY FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS!

JAMAICA’S WOMEN BOBSLEIGH TEAM QUALIFY FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS!

 Jamaica’s bronze medal-winning female team of Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian (left) and Carrie Russell share a photo opportunity. — KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (JBSF) today announced that it will be sending a women’s team to the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month. It is set to mark Jamaica women’s bobsleigh team’s first appearance at the Olympics, though the announcement comes three decades after the small tropical island made its debut … Read entire article »

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THE SECOND ANNUAL “KAYA FEST” ANNOUNCES NEW VENUE FOR ITS APRIL 28-29 PRESENTATION!

THE SECOND ANNUAL “KAYA FEST” ANNOUNCES NEW VENUE FOR ITS APRIL 28-29 PRESENTATION!

“Wake up and turn me loose,”  Bob Marley sang on the title track of his classic album ‘Kaya,’ released exactly 40 years ago this spring. “Got to have Kaya now!”  In celebration of this momentous anniversary, Stephen “Ragga” Marley’s Fruit of Life Productions will present the second annual Kaya Fest on April 28 and 29 at the NOS Events Center, located at 689 S E Street in San Bernardino, California 92408. To provide a better overall experience … Read entire article »

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VP RECORDS TO RELEASE BOBBY DIGITAL DOUBLE ANTHOLOGY IN FEBRUARY!

VP RECORDS TO RELEASE BOBBY DIGITAL DOUBLE ANTHOLOGY IN FEBRUARY!

Top Jamaican producer Bobby “Digital” Dixon is known for his signature sound which has influenced many in the reggae music industry and beyond. Now, just in time for Reggae Month and Black History Month, on February 2nd and 9th 2018, 17 North Parade, an imprint of VP Records will present his greatest hits in a double anthology series. Reggae music lovers will experience his dancehall offerings on Volume 1: “X-tra Wicked” out on February 2nd. … Read entire article »

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