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SINGER NODDY VIRTUE STEADFASTLY WORKING ON HIS DEBUT ALBUM!

SINGER NODDY VIRTUE STEADFASTLY WORKING ON HIS DEBUT ALBUM!

By Kimberley Small— Noddy Virtue— It’s difficult to forget Noddy Virtue, the St Elizabeth farmer who stole souls lovers’ hearts with his powerful renditions of classic songs on ‘Digicel Rising Stars’ in 2005. Though he has not been in the spotlight for many years, singing is still this crooner’s bread and butter. “I’ve been in the US and across the Caribbean. I’m going to the US shortly to come back around the Caribbean; a lot of things are happening. We … Read entire article »

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PROMOTER ACCUSES KHAGO’S MANAGER OF BREACHING CONTRACT!

PROMOTER ACCUSES KHAGO’S MANAGER OF BREACHING CONTRACT!

Khago Carlos Daley, promoter of the Jamaica Day Reggae Festival held in Maryland, US, is calling out Khago’s manager, Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor, with claims that he has failed to honour a contractual agreement. Daley also claims that McGregor has refused to refund monies paid over to secure the artiste’s spot on his show scheduled for June 30. In the interview, the promoter said … Read entire article »

TEAM JAMAICA BICKLE LAUNCHES ITS PENN RELAYS 2018 ACTIVITIES!

TEAM JAMAICA BICKLE LAUNCHES ITS PENN RELAYS 2018 ACTIVITIES!

Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB) launched its 2018 Penn Relays program in a well-attended event at Sandz Bar & Grille located in Queens, New York recently. The event announced the organization’s activities leading into the Penn Relays which forms a part of its community outreach and fundraising efforts. Master of ceremonies for the evening Robert DeSouza welcomed all to the event. A … Read entire article »

“GO FREDDIE GO” IS THE NO.1 SONG ON THE REGGAE CHARTS IN NEW YORK AND SOUTH FLORIDA!

“GO FREDDIE GO” IS THE NO.1 SONG ON THE REGGAE CHARTS IN NEW YORK AND SOUTH FLORIDA!

Kingston, JA: Reggae Ambassador and CEO of Big Ship Music Inc. Freddie McGregor O.D. is blazing up the charts in New York, South Florida and Jamaica with ‘Go Freddie Go,’ the first single off his upcoming album on VP Records.The melodically rich song, “Go Freddie Go” is #1 on the Foundation Radio Network Top 30 Music Chart in New York; … Read entire article »

REGGAE IS IGNORED, AS THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS 2018 NOMINATIONS ARE ANNOUNCED, FOR MAY 20!

REGGAE IS IGNORED, AS THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS 2018 NOMINATIONS ARE ANNOUNCED, FOR MAY 20!

Rapper Nicki Minaj performs with dancers during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) —By NAN ET Editor— Don’t look for any reggae category or reggae artists among this year’s Billboard Music Awards nominees. There are none! Despite the fact that there is a Reggae Billboard chart and a tremendous crossover … Read entire article »

KNUTSFORD EXPRESS PROFIT DIPS DUE TO THE STATE OF EMERGENCY!

KNUTSFORD EXPRESS PROFIT DIPS DUE TO THE STATE OF EMERGENCY!

Knutsford Express CEO Oliver Townsend.— Knutsford Express Services Limited under performed financially during its third quarter ending February, for which the luxury bus company places some blame on the crime-control measures in St James, where it now operates two depots. Revenue grew in the quarter by 14 per cent to $231.7 million but the company, which operates various bus routes cross-country, had … Read entire article »

TROJAN RECORDS LAUNCHES ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH A LAVISH BOX SET!

TROJAN RECORDS LAUNCHES ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH A LAVISH BOX SET!

By ROBIN MURRAY—   Mighty reggae stable Trojan Records is set to toast its 50th anniversary later this year. The label opened in 1968 at a time when black British culture was scarcely acknowledged by the mainstream, but it became one of the most vital labels in the country. Pushing reggae to undreamed of levels in the UK, Trojan released a string of classic singles and … Read entire article »

DANCEHALL ARTIST MUNGA HONORABLE RETURNS TO COURT ON MAY 29!

DANCEHALL ARTIST MUNGA HONORABLE RETURNS TO COURT ON MAY 29!

 The in camera hearing involving Munga Honorable was called up in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in the Corporate Area yesterday.— Munga Honorable is charged for the murder of Cleveland Smith, who was shot and killed on February 12, last year. Christopher Townsend is representing the dancehall deejay. “The matter was heard, but it was not about my client. It was about … Read entire article »

THE STING & SHAGGY ALBUM “44/876” GETS RAVE REVIEWS FROM MAJOR CRITICS!

THE STING & SHAGGY ALBUM “44/876” GETS RAVE REVIEWS FROM MAJOR CRITICS!

This cover image released by A&M/Interscope Records shows “44/876,” a release by Sting and Shaggy. (A&M/Interscope Records via AP)– The fact that Shaggy and Sting are teaming up on a CD does, admittedly, sound like a gimmick. Why are these two very different artists together? Because they happen to be known by a single name? Why not keep going and add Shakira, Sia, … Read entire article »

SATELLITE RADIO PIONEER DERMOT HUSSEY RIDING THE WAVE OF SUCCESS!

SATELLITE RADIO PIONEER DERMOT HUSSEY RIDING THE WAVE OF SUCCESS!

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer—    Dermot Hussey —   IT’S been 16 years since Dermot Hussey left Jamaica to take up a post as one of the first disc jockeys on groundbreaking XM Satellite Radio in Washington DC. It was an exciting new horizon for someone whose career went against the conventional. Hussey went to XM Satellite Radio as music director. The station merged … Read entire article »