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DANCEHALL ARTIST POPCAAN, CALLS OUT LUCIANO FOR PUBLICLY SCOLDING HIM OVER VIOLENT LYRICS!

DANCEHALL ARTIST POPCAAN, CALLS OUT LUCIANO FOR PUBLICLY SCOLDING HIM OVER VIOLENT LYRICS!

By Shereita Grizzle— Popcaan— With dancehall acts billed among those scheduled to perform on the Jamaican leg of the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise on Wednesday night, there was bound to be a little controversy. This was served up by the ‘Unruly Boss’ Popcaan when he called out reggae veteran Luciano for publicly scolding him and putting his music under the microscope, while performing at an event back in August. In August, Luciano was performing at a show in the … Read entire article »

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KY-MANI MARLEY GIVES FACELIFT TO THE ELLESTON WAKELAND CENTER IN FALMOUTH!

KY-MANI MARLEY GIVES FACELIFT TO THE ELLESTON WAKELAND CENTER IN FALMOUTH!

Ky-Mani Marley was born in Falmouth, Trelawny, with musical and sporting genes. The son of musical giant Bob Marley and Anita Belnavis of Caribbean table tennis fame could be seen at Elleston Wakeland Center playing football before migrating to Miami with his mother. “It seemed natural that I would be involved in music. This I did, and am doing, with a good deal of success,” Ky-Mani told the WESTERN STAR yesterday. According to the dreadlocked Ky-Mani, on … Read entire article »

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BUJU BANTON’S CHILDREN COUNTING DOWN THE MONTHS TO HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON!

BUJU BANTON’S CHILDREN COUNTING DOWN THE MONTHS TO HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON!

By Stephanie Lyew— Ten years is a long time for a father to be separated from his children. Hence, Buju Banton’s offspring are already counting down the months to their father’s release and return to Jamaica. Buju is expected to be released in December 2018, having one year removed from his 10-year sentence. The eldest of Buju’s children, Jodian Myrie, is anticipating an emotional roller coaster on the day her father lands. She shared that Buju had asked all his … Read entire article »

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JAMAICAN PASTOR, DEVON MORRIS, WANTS THE GOVERNMENT TO LEGALIZE BOOTLEG CD VENDORS!

JAMAICAN PASTOR, DEVON MORRIS, WANTS THE GOVERNMENT TO LEGALIZE BOOTLEG CD VENDORS!

By Alicia Barrett—   Pastor of the Sabbath Day Church of God in Linstead, St Catherine, Devon Morris, is calling on the Government to give bootleggers on the street licence to promote and sell CDs. Morris, who said he is also a recording gospel artiste and producer, said entertainers get better promotion from the men on the street than from radio stations. “I have seven gospel CDs to my name. I got started in the promotional business because people … Read entire article »

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AMERICAN MAN HELD FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A MINOR AT TOURIST RESORT IN JAMAICA!

AMERICAN MAN HELD FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A MINOR AT TOURIST RESORT IN JAMAICA!

An American man is behind bars in the United States after being accused of sexually assaulting a minor at a tourist resort in Jamaica. A statement issued by the US attorney’s office for the northern district of California says a federal grand jury yesterday indicted 43-year-old Douglas Peacock for travelling to a foreign country and engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Mr. Peacock was detained in the Southern District of Florida yesterday morning after being arrested on … Read entire article »

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JAMAICANS ARE WARY OF THE NEW ID SYSTEM, THEY CALL IT THE “MARK OF THE BEAST!”

JAMAICANS ARE WARY OF THE NEW ID SYSTEM, THEY CALL IT THE “MARK OF THE BEAST!”

By Akeem Masters—-   “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” The word of the Lord, as presented in Revelation 13:16-17, and for some Jamaicans, the introduction of the National Identification system (NIDS) represents … Read entire article »

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THE RITA MARLEY FOUNDATION GOES ORGANIC!

THE RITA MARLEY FOUNDATION GOES ORGANIC!

Having pledged to work closely with young people, the Rita Marley Foundation (JA) has expanded its reach from literacy to agriculture. After carrying out successful annual stagings of both the RMF Essay and Speech Competitions, the foundation spearheaded by Dr Rita Marley has set its sights on agriculture and recently conducted an organic farming training program for high-school and kindergarten students. Rosemary Duncan, manager at the Rita Marley Foundation (JA), said the foundation embarked on the program … Read entire article »

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THE MILITARY TAKES CONTROL OF ZIMBABWE!

THE MILITARY TAKES CONTROL OF ZIMBABWE!

The BBC is reporting that the military has seized control in Zimbabwe and has said President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980, is safe. After seizing state TV, an army spokesman announced it was targeting people close to Mr Mugabe who had caused “social and economic suffering”. Messages attributed to the ruling party’s Twitter account described the takeover as a “bloodless transition”. The move came after Mr Mugabe sacked his deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in favor of his wife. A … Read entire article »

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ENTERTAINERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION BILL!

ENTERTAINERS SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION BILL!

by K’Shema Francis—   “Intrusive” and “hasty” are some of the words used by entertainers Yasus Afari, and Tony Rebel,to describe the current parliamentary debate on the National Identification and Registration Bill (NIDS). NIDS seeks to collect information from citizens which will include fingerprint and possibly retina scan, a vein pattern of the hand, footprint, toeprint, palm prints, and blood type. Dub poet Yasus Afrai says the government needed to have had community consultations and as such, there is a genuine reason to question their … Read entire article »

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MOVEMENTS AND MUSIC REIGN IN FATHER HO LUNG’S “QUEEN ESTHER!”

MOVEMENTS AND MUSIC REIGN IN FATHER HO LUNG’S “QUEEN ESTHER!”

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter— Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) and his wife Juliet congratulate Father Richard Ho Lung on the staging of Queen Esther at the National Arena in St Andrew on Saturday. The prime minister and his wife were attending their fourth-straight Father Ho Lung & Friends production.— YEAR after year, Roman Catholic priest Father Richard Ho Lung raises funds through his Missionaries of the Poor order for the destitute and forgotten. One of the … Read entire article »

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