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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!”

FOOD CRISIS PROMPTS SOUTH SUDAN REGGAE BAND TO SING SONGS OF FARMING!

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August 29, 2014
FOOD CRISIS PROMPTS SOUTH SUDAN REGGAE BAND TO SING SONGS OF FARMING!

The Jay Family have a fertile message for their compatriots to stave off hunger and resolve conflict By Adam Bemma in Juba for IPS, part of the Guardian development network– Men and women planting vegetable seeds in a nursery bed in Eastern Equatoria state, South Sudan. Photograph: Charlton Doki/IPS “What is the benefit when...
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DANCEHALL DIVA CE’CILE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “STILL RUNNING!”

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August 29, 2014
DANCEHALL DIVA CE’CILE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “STILL RUNNING!”

    Earlier this week, the music industry heard a buzz about dancehall diva Ce’Cile releasing her upcoming album titled, “STILL RUNNING.” Known to many as Ce’Cile, this Jamaican diva has consistently been dubbed as the woman most likely to join dancehall’s men in the mainstream. Style with grace, intelligence, creativity and flair for...
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MONTEGO BAY TAXI DRIVER, WINS TALENT COMPETITION AND RECORDING CONTRACT WITH DOWNSOUND RECORDS!

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August 29, 2014
MONTEGO BAY TAXI DRIVER, WINS TALENT COMPETITION AND RECORDING CONTRACT WITH DOWNSOUND RECORDS!

From left: NinjaMan, Keith Black and Joe Bagdonovich presenting Black’s prize. FOR 10 years Keith Black has been trying to get a break in the music business. According to the taxi driver, he entered several local competitions which never reaped any dividends. His fortunes recently changed, however, after being announced the winner of the...
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DANCEHALL IS SCARCE ON BILLBOARD MUSIC CHARTS!

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August 29, 2014
DANCEHALL IS SCARCE ON BILLBOARD MUSIC CHARTS!

 Top: Chronixx Bottom: Jah Cure Canadian pop band MAGIC! holds the top positions on Billboard’s Digital Reggae Singles chart, based on latest figures from SoundScan. Their big hit, Rude, is still number one after several weeks. Let Your Hair Down occupies the number two position. Rude has sold over 2.4 million copies, while Let...
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JAMAICA’S FORMER MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE ROGER CLARKE IS DEAD!

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August 28, 2014
JAMAICA’S FORMER MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE ROGER CLARKE IS DEAD!

KINGSTON, Jamaica– Former Minister of Agriculture Roger Clarke is dead. People’s National Party colleagues confirmed Clarke’s death a short while ago. Details regarding Clarke’s death are unconfirmed at this time. However, Clarke visited the United States recently for surgery. More information later.
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THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF THE MOVIE “JAMAICAN MAFIA” IS CANCELLED AROUND CONTROVERSY!

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August 28, 2014
THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF THE MOVIE “JAMAICAN MAFIA” IS CANCELLED AROUND CONTROVERSY!

The sold out Jamaican Mafia movie premiere that was supposed to be held last night at the Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas, Valley Stream in New York never happened. Promoters Irie Jam, Thursday morning, are in a quandary about what actually caused the cancellation of the premiere. “We are deeply sorry for what transpired last night...
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BORIS GARDINER…FROM THE RHYTHM ACES TO THE BRITISH CHARTS!

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August 28, 2014
BORIS GARDINER…FROM THE RHYTHM ACES TO THE BRITISH CHARTS!

Boris Gardiner (at mike) and his Happening performing at the Lucas Cricket Club, Nelson Oval, at the Kingston and St Andrew Free Public Concert in March 1975. The year 1986 was a big one for Boris Gardiner, as he got a number-one song in the United Kingdom (UK) and it was also the first...
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THE CARIBBEAN HALL OF FAME AWARDS RETURN OCTOBER 25!

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August 28, 2014
THE CARIBBEAN HALL OF FAME AWARDS RETURN OCTOBER 25!

 By Balford Henry—  Top: Shaggy & Beenie Man Bottom: Etana & Tarrus Riley— THE Caribbean Development for the Arts, Sports and Culture last staged its Caribbean Hall of Fame for Excellence Awards 2012. This year, founder/executive director, Garnett Reid, is reviving the event. “UNESCO has credited us with being one of the best cultural...
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FREDDIE McGREGOR, ROY AYERS & NIGERIAN STAR WUNMI, SET FOR FIRST ANNUAL SPIRIT & HAMONY FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 13, IN NEW YORK CITY!

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August 28, 2014
Spirit:HarmonyFestival

The first annual Spirit and Harmony Festival is set to take place on Saturday, September 13th at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY from noon to 6:00 PM. The concept for this bold and unique post Labor Day undertaking comes from organizers Carl Clay, founder of the Black Spectrum Theater and Dr. Segun Shabaka,...
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KINGSTON’S GREENWICH TOWN COMMUNITY TO HONOR THE LEGENDARY DERRICK MORGAN AND BUNNY LEE!

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August 27, 2014
KINGSTON’S GREENWICH TOWN COMMUNITY TO HONOR THE LEGENDARY DERRICK MORGAN AND BUNNY LEE!

 By Basil Walters— Derrick Morgan and Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee have inspired many star performers from Greenwich Town—. THE Greenwich Town community in Kingston will honor two of its outstanding musical sons — producer Bunny Lee and singer Derrick Morgan — on Friday. They will receive the Upliftment Award at the neighbourhood’s Resource Centre. The...
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