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JAMAICA’S TRUE WEALTH A TRADITIONAL STORY

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I grew up in Portland Jamaica where fishing and farming was the way of life for many people. Mr Jones owned the banana walk from St Thomas to Portland. My Grandfather was a fisherman who would regularly be out at sea for days.  My grandmother did embroidery and seaming. Where did all  the farmers, and fisherman go? Where is the conventional way of life? Is this a deliberate take over of foreign influences to modernize a country? The problem with that ideaRead More …

Sean Paul receives death threat

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Sean Paul jihadi death threat: Jamaican singer told to stay away from Maldives New Year’s Eve concert Online death threat bears logo of Syria-linked extremist group   A death threat has been posted online warning Sean Paul, the Jamaican singer and reggae star, that he should not perform at a New Year’s Eve concert in the Maldives. The video message carries the logo of a group which claims to consist of Maldivian jihadis with links to Syria. “Sean Paul, ifRead More …

NOTHING TO SOMETHING IN 48 HOURS, A FANS OPEN LETTER TO GULLY BOP

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Dear Gully Bop, Aka Daddy Vybz Aka Kartel Daddy Aka Country Man, A merry Christmas to you Sir! I would like to congratulate you on your recent success.  You are a very talented entertainer and I am happy you are finally getting the recognition you deserve. However, I am a bit frustrated because it seems to me that you have overlooked a few things along the way. I would like to tell you that (your story) is very powerful. Most ofRead More …

Bobby Shmurda…Jamaican father Trinidadian mother, East Flatbush raised! What went wrong?

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Did you know Bobby  Shmurda  is the youngest of two sons born to a Jamaican father and Trinidadian mother. Since his rise to fame Shmurda has frequently expressed his disbelief at how far he has come. “I feel like I’m in a dream” a childlike Shmurda  said  in a recent interview. He often speaks of the challenges he has faced in his 20 years. He was born in Florida, but re-located to Brooklyn, New York after his father was incarcerated. “Where I’m fromRead More …

Jamaica ranked the 3rd most homicidal country in the world

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The United Nations and the World Health Organization have released their 2014 Global Status Report on Violence Prevention, which paints a bleak and detailed picture of murder and violence around the world. Worldwide in 2012, there were 475,000 murder victims, 60% of whom were males between 15 and 44 years old. Half of all homicide victims are killed by a firearm, and Latin America is the world’s most murderous region. The global homicide rate for 2012 stood at 6.7 per 100,000 inhabitants — slightly lowerRead More …

Laing calls Alkaline “unimportant” to Sting…highlights Gully Bop & Ninja Man

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The organizers of ‪‎Sting‬ have dismissed dancehall artiste ‪‎Alkaline‬ as ‘unimportant’ to  their 30 year running show, after the controversial deejay cancelled a scheduled performance at the popular Boxing Day stage show. Isaiah Laing, CEO of Supreme Promotions, said the entertainer is using the show just to “look a hype”. “All of this is just a stunt. Alkaline is not important and one artiste can’t mash up mi business. Alkaline a look a hype and me nah play that game cause him nah getRead More …

Haiti Prime Minister resigns after anti-government protests

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(CNN) — After days of anti-government protests in Haiti, the country’s prime minister is resigning. Laurent Lamothe announced his resignation Saturday night, the country’s Ministry of Communications said on Twitter. “I leave the position of prime minister this evening with a feeling of accomplishment,” Lamothe said in a televised speech. The resignation comes after violent anti-government protests calling for elections and for both Lamothe and President Michel Martelly to step down. The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti denounced the violence in the nation’sRead More …

Corey Todd Shot!! Was there a hit placed on Vybz Kartel’s former associate’s life?

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The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is now investigating a shooting at the Taboo Night Club in Montego Bay, St James early this morning in which two men were shot. The incident occurred shortly after five this morning. The Police say popular businessman and owner of the club, Corey Todd was closing the establishment when two men on a motorcycle fired shots at him, hitting him in the right hand. A policeman who was at the location responded by firingRead More …

Is Current Management Ruining Gully Bops Career?

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Are the antics around Jamaica’s newest super-star overshadowing his talent? Is he being recognized as a talented artist with a bright future or just a gimmick that you ride until it dies? In the past, the trajectory of viral stardom has generally involved a spike of fame, followed by a plunge into near-total anonymity. We’ve seen it with Cliff Twang, Rosie and several other social media celebrities. Country Man however seems to be a different case, with the right leadership and guidance,  he has the potential to become one of the biggest starsRead More …

New visa rules for Jamaicans in immigration crackdown Read more

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All Jamaican nationals entering Britain will have to apply for visitor visas in order to enter the country, the Home Office announced today. From midnight tonight, no Jamaican will be allowed through immigration without the necessary papers. The Home Office touted the move as a way of reducing queues at airports as well as reducing the number of people who abscond while on temporary visas. According to Home Office figures, between January and June 2002, 150 Jamaicans absconded each monthRead More …