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GUEST RUNDOWNS

Postings from special guest contributors. From commentaries, to higher reasonings, to just running-off the mouth. “Everybody has an opinion!”

SOUND SYSTEM COPPERSHOT DISCO, CELEBRATING 20 YEARS!

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August 21, 2014
SOUND SYSTEM COPPERSHOT DISCO, CELEBRATING 20 YEARS!

By Simone Morgan–   Some of the selectors with the 20-year-old Coppershot.— WHAT started out as a hobby for three music-loving teenagers attending Campion College in St Andrew morphed into the sound system Coppershot Disco. Now, 20 years later, Shawn Anderson, Jason Henriques and Matthew Gray are elated at reaching another milestone. “I really...
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SENIORS TO PAY 200% MORE TO RIDE THE JAMAICA URBAN TRANSIT COMPANY (JUTC) BUSES!

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August 21, 2014
SENIORS TO PAY 200% MORE TO RIDE THE JAMAICA URBAN TRANSIT COMPANY (JUTC) BUSES!

By Karyl Walker— THE elderly will be the hardest hit when the new Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) fare structure comes into effect on August 24. Transport, Housing and Works Minister Dr Omar Davies announced yesterday that people 60 years and older will now pay 200 per cent more for bus fares in the...
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SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHERS SAY BOB MARLEY’S SKIN CANCER NOT “SUN-DRIVEN!”

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August 20, 2014
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHERS SAY BOB MARLEY’S SKIN CANCER NOT “SUN-DRIVEN!”

  Bob Marley died of Acral melanoma— A rare type of skin cancer that killed reggae star Bob Marley causes distinct genetic faults not driven by the action of sunlight, research has shown. Acral melanoma most often affects the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, nail beds and other hairless areas of...
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NO BREAKTHROUGH IN THE MURDER OF VP RECORDS’ JOEL CHIN!

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August 20, 2014
NO BREAKTHROUGH IN THE MURDER OF VP RECORDS’ JOEL CHIN!

Chin… shot dead August 16, 2011— By Jovan Johnson– KINGSTON, Jamaica:– Three years after the shocking murder of music producer, Joel Chin, police investigators are yet to make a breakthrough and his mother, Juliet, says everyday she relives the horror of the August 16, 2011. Joel was the grandson of Pat and Vincent Chin,...
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FLY JAMAICA TO ADD MAJOR SOUTH AMERICAN CITY TO ITS ROUTES!

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August 20, 2014
FlyJamaica:named

   By Steven Jackson— Fly Jamaica expanding—- FLY Jamaica aims to service a major South American city with the acquisition of its new aircraft. The route expansion will allow the airline to maintain a higher passenger count without having to hunt to fill seats servicing competitive US cities, acording to Paul Ronald Reece. The...
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ANTHONY CRUZ PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE ELDERS!

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August 20, 2014
ANTHONY CRUZ PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE ELDERS!

   By Howard Campbell– ANTHONY CRUZ… impressed by the performance of the evergreen Errol Dunkley— WHILE at the Reggae Summerjam Festival in Cologne, Germany, two weeks ago, Anthony Cruz observed the high esteem with which fans of all ages held veteran singer Errol Dunkley. He was also impressed by the performance of the evergreen...
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BUJU BANTON RECEIVES A BIG BOOST IN HIS FIGHT TO OVERTURN DRUG CONVICTION!

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August 20, 2014
BUJU BANTON RECEIVES A BIG BOOST IN HIS FIGHT TO OVERTURN DRUG CONVICTION!

  Photo courtesy of Urban Islandz By Jodee Brown—   Incarcerated Reggae/Dancehall entertainer, Mark Myrie, more popularly known as Buju Banton has been granted approval by a U.S. appeals court to make oral arguments in a bid for a new trial as he attempts to overturn his conviction on drug-related charges. The breakthrough came on Monday following an appeal...
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MR. ABSOLUTE, FORMERLY SHAGGY WONDER, RETURNS STRONGER THAN BEFORE!

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August 19, 2014
MR. ABSOLUTE, FORMERLY SHAGGY WONDER, RETURNS STRONGER THAN BEFORE!

Dancehall/Reggae artist Mr. Absolute formerly known as Shaggy Wonder is determined to relive the glory days of his long and storied career. The St. Catherine native made his breakthrough in the music business in 1989 with a controversial single called Blue Bomber, which was produced by Wayne Marsh on the Star Track label. In...
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BRITISH-BASED DUB POET LINTON KWESI JOHNSON, TO RECEIVE JAMAICA’S NATIONAL AWARD!

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August 19, 2014
BRITISH-BASED DUB POET LINTON KWESI JOHNSON, TO RECEIVE JAMAICA’S NATIONAL AWARD!

  By Howard Campbell–  Linton “Kwesi” Johnson– IN 1970s Britain, the sounds of Marley, Burning Spear and Linton Kwesi Johnson were the soundtrack for militant black youth protesting racism in that country. On October 20, Johnson will receive the Order of Distinction for his contribution to the development of Jamaican music. The OD, Jamaica’s...
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“SOUL IN THE SUN” COMES TO MONTEGO BAY OCTOBER 10-12!

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August 19, 2014
“SOUL IN THE SUN” COMES TO MONTEGO BAY OCTOBER 10-12!

The quintessential tourist destination in the Caribbean is now home to another huge music festival. Come October 10-12, Montego Bay will play host to another such festival with the staging of Soul in the Sun, a two day music Festival and a beach party on the Sunday featuring a slew of US based R&B...
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