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

PAINTER/MURALIST HOWARD “RAS IBRAK” McDONALD GETS READY FOR HIS ONE-MAN EXHIBIT!

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August 23, 2014
PAINTER/MURALIST HOWARD “RAS IBRAK” McDONALD GETS READY FOR HIS ONE-MAN EXHIBIT!

Ras Ibrak— By Orantes Moore—– PORT MARIA, St Mary: OVER THE last five decades, muralist and painter Howard ‘Ras Ibrak’ McDonald has honed his skills to become one of Jamaica’s most prolific Rastafarian artists. Ibrak, 62, currently has paintings on display at exhibitions in Ottawa, Canada, Kingston, and Harmony Hall Art Gallery in Tower Isles, St Mary, close...
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THE GOVERNMENT PUTS A HOLD ON THE JAMAICA URBAN TRANSIT COMPANY (JUTC) FARE INCREASE!

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August 22, 2014
THE GOVERNMENT PUTS A HOLD ON THE JAMAICA URBAN TRANSIT COMPANY (JUTC) FARE INCREASE!

  KINGSTON, Jamaica – Government has put a hold in the implementation of a fare increase for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) OBSERVER ONLINE has learned. The decision follows a meeting this morning between Transport Minister Omar Davies and stakeholders in the transport sector. The increases were to take effect on Sunday, August...
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SINGER/SONGWRITER WAYNE STODDART RELEASES NEW ALBUM “IT IS WRITTEN!”

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August 22, 2014
SINGER/SONGWRITER WAYNE STODDART RELEASES NEW ALBUM “IT IS WRITTEN!”

Multi-award winning vocalist and song writer Wayne Stoddart releases his third solo album “It Is Written” on August 25 2014. The Album takes you on a trip to Jamaica in the 70s and locks you in a rockers jam-session. There is Ska, Rock Steady, One-drop, Rub-a-Dub, Dancehall, Dub and probably the newest reggae genre: Country...
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JOSEPH “POWDA” BENNETT, A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE JOLLY BOYS, DIES AT 76!

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August 22, 2014
JOSEPH “POWDA” BENNETT, A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE JOLLY BOYS, DIES AT 76!

 By Howard Campbell—  Joseph “Powda” Bennett dies at 76! JOSEPH ‘Powda’ Bennett, a member of the resurgent Jolly Boys mento group, died Wednesday at the University of the West Indies Hospital. He was 76. His wife, Daisy Gardener-Bennett, told Splash that he had experienced asthma-type symptoms since returning from France on August 3. She...
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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
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   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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