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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!”

SLY & ROBBIE PRESENTS THE NEW SINGLE “THE ROMANCE” FROM THE UPCOMING BAND, NO-MADDZ!

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April 15, 2014
No Maddz

   One of the hottest new bands coming out of Jamaica right now is definitely the talented No-Maddz. The band has now released its latest single “The Romance” produced by the legendary Grammy Award winners Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare. No-Maddz was formed at their alma mater Kingston College in 2000. The premiere Dub...
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SON OF DJ PAPA BIGGY DIES AT 27!

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April 14, 2014
Papa Biggy

Vaughn Porteous—- Twenty-seven-year-old Vaughn Porteous, son of deejay Papa Biggy, has died. His body was found last Saturday in Lake Wepawaug in Orange, Connecticut, USA. Papa Biggy (Courtney Porteous) confirmed the news in an interview with OBSERVER ONLINE Monday. A report on the connecticut.news12.com website said fire crew “pulled a man’s body from Lake...
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“REMITTANCE FEES TO THE CARIBBEAN ARE OUTRAGEOUSLY HIGH” SAYS THE WORLD BANK!

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April 14, 2014
Customers in an Western Union office in Kingston

The World Bank has voiced concern about what it described as the exorbitant cost of sending remittances to the Caribbean. The World Bank says in some cases migrant workers are forced to pay as much as US$50 to send US$200 and it says this is wrong. The Washington-based financial institution said this is especially so...
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JOURNALISTS RECEIVE DEATH THREATS FOR COVERAGE ON VYBZ KARTEL

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April 14, 2014
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Reporters have received death threats following the release of a  Sunday Observer article which quoted a source in the police high command as saying that Vybz Kartel had given information to the police that led to the recovery of 17 illegal firearms and the apprehension of several wanted men in the Port more, St Catherine area....
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RECORD PRODUCER JAMIE ROBERTS CALLS FOR DANCEHALL UNITY!

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April 14, 2014
JamieRoberts

 Jamie Roberts— CEO of Young Vibez Productions (YVP) Jamie Roberts is concerned about dancehall’s ‘dry’ state. He believes the genre not only needs a steady flow of songs that appeal to a wider audience, but a return to the days of cooperation between artists and producers. “It’s pressuring, the music is dry, nothing is...
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BERES HAMMOND TO JOIN AIR SUPPLY AT NEW YORK CITY’S “GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK” CONCERT JUNE 29!

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April 14, 2014
BeresHammond:stage

Beres Hammond – File Reggae hit machine Beres Hammond will join Australian soft-pop duo Air Supply as headline acts at the annual Groovin’ In The Park Concert at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York, June 29. Hammond, who ignited New York City when he last appeared on Groovin’ at Roy Wilkins Park in 2012, is expected...
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US-BASED REGGAE SINGER MYSTIC BOWIE, COMPLAINS ABOUT THE LACK OF ATTENTION HE GETS IN JAMAICA!

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April 14, 2014
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  Reggae singer Mystic Bowie has spent most of his long and fruitful career touring and performing with some of the biggest names in contemporary music.  He recently took a break to return to Jamaica to promote his latest single More to Life. Mystic Bowie whose real name is Fitzroy Alexander Campbell has for...
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FREDDIE McGREGOR TAKES VINTAGE REGGAE TO THE “LONG BEACH REGGAE MUSIC FESTIVAL” LOS ANGELES!

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April 13, 2014
FreddieMcGreggor:stage

  Freddie McGregor– KINGSTON, Jamaica – Having started his career as a six-year-old at producer Clement Dodd’s Studio One over 50 years ago, singer Freddie McGregor has an enduring respect for reggae’s elders. His latest venture, the Long Beach Reggae Music Jerk and Food Festival, is scheduled for September in Long Beach, California. The...
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RADIO BROADCASTERS WHO GET CLOSER TO THE MUSIC!

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April 13, 2014
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Allan Magnus -File—-   By Mel Cooke— It is not only at the turntables – or, in these digital times, the hard drive – that there is a blurring of the lines between the broadcaster and recording artiste. But while the disc jock on the FM band who becomes a disc jock in a...
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THE POLICE SAY VYBZ KARTEL OFFERED INFORMATION ON WANTED MEN AND FIREARMS FOR HIS FREEDOM!

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April 13, 2014
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  CONVICTED entertainer Vybz Kartel told the police the whereabouts of several wanted men in Portmore, St Catherine and provided the authorities with information that led to the recovery of 17 illegal firearms, a highly-placed police source has disclosed. The move by the embattled entertainer was part of an effort to gain his freedom,...
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