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Amari ‘surrenders life to Christ’, says she’s done with Gully Bop

Amari ‘surrenders life to Christ’, says she’s done with Gully Bop

Social media personality Amari “DJ Mona Lisa”,  known for her tumultuous relationship with dancehall star Gully Bop, is calling it quits with the deejay. Why? She has given her life to Christ. “I am over Gully Bop. He is not trustworthy but I will always care about him,” she said. She got baptised over two months ago after going through a particularly rough patch in her life. “I ... »

Bounty Killer Donates $250K To Dancehall Pioneer Junior Byles Suffering From Mental Illness

Bounty Killer Donates $250K To Dancehall Pioneer Junior Byles Suffering From Mental Illness

ounty Killer appeared OnStage with Winford Williams where he donated $250K to dancehall pioneer Junior Byles, through his . During his time on-air, the veteran dancehall artist talked about a very important issue that is often neglected among the fortunate – giving back. Bounty Killer brought along with him to the TV interview, famous old school reggae artist Junior Byles. The reggae singer who is... »

Spragga Benz Says Cops Constantly Harassed Him After His Son’s Murder

Spragga Benz Says Cops Constantly Harassed Him After His Son’s Murder

Veteran Dancehall artiste Spragga Benz has explained the reason why he has maintained a low profile on Jamaica’s music scene over the last several years. According to the 50-year-old, since the killing of his son in 2008, he became very uncomfortable with the events that took place in the wake of that event, noting that he felt his life was in danger. “Career did always alright. Mi did just haffi ... »

Bob Marley Foundation Assisting In Reggae Boyz Qatar 2020 Marketing Campaign

Bob Marley Foundation Assisting In Reggae Boyz Qatar 2020 Marketing Campaign

The Bob Marley Foundation, led by Cedella Marley, has engaged in another partnership with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), aimed at assisting with marketing and sponsorship generation for the national men’s team, the Reggae Boyz, in their quest to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. According to JFF president Michael Ricketts, the JFF had been engaging in discussions with Cedella, who h... »

Story Of Vybz Kartel Getting Freed By Appeal Court Is A Hoax

Story Of Vybz Kartel Getting Freed By Appeal Court Is A Hoax

Vybz Kartel is not yet a free man, so the story that has been circulating is a hoax. The dancehall deejay’s attorney is dispelling rumors that the DEEJAY’S APPEAL VERDICT has already arrived in his favor. Over the last few days, rumors have been circulating that the “Any Weather” deejay had come out of the other side of the storm. People received false reports through the grapevine that his ... »

Koffee Says Kendrick Lamar Collab Is On The Way

Koffee Says Kendrick Lamar Collab Is On The Way

Does Koffee have a new collaboration in the works with Kendrick Lamar? Rapper Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest artists in his genre and of his time. Many other artists, both young and old, aspire to work with the “Loyalty” rapper at some point in their career, and Jamaica’s 19-year-old koffee is no different. The reggae artiste recently said in an interview that she has met Kendrick Lamar and... »

Bob Marley’s Classic “Redemption Song” Gets New Visual On His 75th Birthday

Bob Marley’s Classic “Redemption Song” Gets New Visual On His 75th Birthday

Bob Marley would’ve been 75 years old, if he was still alive. The new animated video for Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,” which was released by his estate yesterday, has been receiving rave reviews from fans of the Reggae legend, who would have turned 75 today. The images featured in the video were drawn by French artists Octave Marsal and Theo De Gueltzl, to aid in telling the song’s story o... »

Jamaican passport among the lowest ranked in the Caribbean

Jamaican passport among the lowest ranked in the Caribbean

As the world enters a new decade, Barbados remains as the Caribbean country with the most powerful passport. The Jamaican passport, on the other hand, continues to be among the lowest ranked in the region. According to the 2020 Henley Passport Index ranking, Barbados reigns for another year as the most powerful passport holder in the region while positioned globally at number 24 with its visa-free... »

Barbados denies unfair treatment of Jamaican national

Barbados denies unfair treatment of Jamaican national

The Barbados Immigration Department has denied any wrongdoing or mistreatment of a Jamaican national who was detained last month at the Grantley Adams International Airport in that eastern Caribbean island and is now awaiting deportation. The attorney representing the Jamaican man, Kivesi Andrae McPherson, has reportedly indicated that a lawsuit against the Barbados government was being considered... »

Cruise ship denied entry into St Lucia harbour today

Cruise ship denied entry into St Lucia harbour today

CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – St Lucia Saturday denied a cruise ship with more than 3,000 passengers on board entry in the Castries Harbour after health authorities confirmed that some passengers were experiencing respiratory tract infections. But the Department of Health & Wellness denied reports that there may have been cases of the deadly coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that has killed more than 200 p... »

New Jamaican Airline in the Works

New Jamaican Airline in the Works

The paucity of indigenously owned and operated airlines in the country, was among the reasons used to support the launch of Oriole Limited, a Jamaican airline venture that the operators have said will transform and revive the domestic and Caribbean airspace. The full operation of services to be provided by what the operators say will be a domestic low-cost carrier (LCC) is expected to commence nex... »

Dancehall Legend Bounty Killer Speak Out Against Domestic Violence

Dancehall Legend Bounty Killer Speak Out Against Domestic Violence

Bounty Killer seems to be on a mission to help in curbing domestic violence, by reaching out to Jamaican men with a well-reasoned message. The Poor People Governor posted a minute-long video on his Instagram page recently where he tackled the social problem which been plaguing Jamaica for years but further highlighted by a spate of murder-suicides and killings of women by enraged ex-lovers, over t... »

Michelle Obama Wins ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ Grammy

Michelle Obama Wins ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ Grammy

Michelle Obama stays winning, as she joins her husband as a winner of a Grammy Award. Barrack Obama, the 44th president of the United States of America, laid the foundation by copping two separate Grammy wins for the same category. His first win was back in 2006 for the recording of “Dreams From My Father,” he followed up that win in 2008 with the recording for “The Audacity of Hope.”His wife and ... »

Tsunami warning issued for Jamaica, other Caribbean islands

Tsunami warning issued for Jamaica, other Caribbean islands

A tsunami warning is in effect for Jamaica following the massive 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck in the Caribbean Sea between the island and neighbouring Cuba on Tuesday. A tsunami warning is also in effect for Cuba and the Cayman Islands. According to Jamaica’s Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, tsunami waves reaching 0.3 to 1 metres or 3 ft above the tide level ... »

Magnitude 7.7 earthquake rocks Jamaica

Magnitude 7.7 earthquake rocks Jamaica

A strong earthquake rocked Jamaica in mid-afternoon on Tuesday. The quake, said to have been measured at 7.7, sent shockwaves across many areas, including in sections of the Corporate Area in Kingston. A number of corporate entities quickly went into evacuation mode as part of their procedures for such eventualities. There is so far no report on any damage from the earthquake.     »

Nicki Minaj Brother Jelani Maraj Sentence 25 Years To Life For Rape

Nicki Minaj Brother Jelani Maraj Sentence 25 Years To Life For Rape

Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for child rape. Niky Minaj’s elder brother has been in and out of court for the last four years after being arrested in December 2015 on child rape charges. The shocking charges stemmed from allegations that he sexually assaulted his 11-year-old stepdaughter at the time. The disturbing details emerged during the 2... »

Koffee Creates History, Wins Best Reggae Album Grammy

Koffee Creates History, Wins Best Reggae Album Grammy

Koffee just made history by becoming the youngest solo act and only female ever to win a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. The day we all knew would come is finally here, and Jamaica is celebrating a huge win for one of its biggest superstars. Koffee, whose real name is Mikayla Simpson, just won her first Grammy in the category of Best Reggae Album for her “Rapture” EP. The 19-year-old reggae star is ... »

Dancehall Dancer Bumpa Died Performing Dangerous Acrobatic Stunt

Dancehall Dancer Bumpa Died Performing Dangerous Acrobatic Stunt

Popular dancehall dancer Bumpa lost her life after a dangerous stunt went horribly wrong. The dancehall community is mourning the death of another of its members. Popular street dancer Bumpa died on Thursday (January 23, 2020) after sustaining serious injuries to her neck while performing a dangerous acrobatic dance move. Video footage of the incident has been circulating on social media since yes... »

Usain Bolt Expecting First Child With GF Kasi Bennett, Shares Pregnancy Photos

Usain Bolt Expecting First Child With GF Kasi Bennett, Shares Pregnancy Photos

Congratulations to Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett, who are expecting their first child! Usain Bolt is about to be a proud father soon. The famous couple made the announcement in A-list fashion with a gorgeous pregnancy reveal photoshoot. In the beautiful pictures that they shared online, Kasi was styled in a stunning multilayered red dress that accentuates her beautiful bump. The images taken by prof... »

Former Queen Of Dancehall Lady Saw Building Massive Church

Former Queen Of Dancehall Lady Saw Building Massive Church

Marion Hall, formerly Lady Saw, is building a massive church as she gets ready to start preaching. Marion Hall, previously known as the Queen of dancehall Lady Saw is on her mission to spread the word of God all over Jamaica, and she has recently landed equipment to help her on the journey. The evangelist was speaking to the Jamaican Star when she revealed her plans and progress since leaving the ... »

Vybz Kartel Lawyer Says Appeal Judgements Handed Down On A Friday

Vybz Kartel Lawyer Says Appeal Judgements Handed Down On A Friday

Vybz Kartel’s senior defense attorney has a good feeling about the deejay’s appeal case. As the incarcerated dancehall icon anxiously awaits his appeal verdict, so does his lawyers. Valerie Neita-Robertson, one of the senior attorneys on Vybz Kartel’s case said while it’s taking a while to hear back from the court, she believes it is “a very good appeal.” The Court of Appeal indicated in a l... »

Reggae Month App Launched By Jamaican Entertainment Ministry

Reggae Month App Launched By Jamaican Entertainment Ministry

Jamaica’s Minister of Entertainment, Olivia’ Babsy’ Grange, has announced that her Ministry has collaborated with the Ministry of Tourism to develop a Reggae Month App. The app allows interested event promoters of all genres of Jamaican music, whether Mento, Ska, Dub, Rocksteady, Reggae or Dancehall to add their own events, and will also enable music lovers to keep abreast of all the respective sh... »

Kanye West Falls Off Angry Horse In Church, Sunday Service Epic Fail

Kanye West Falls Off Angry Horse In Church, Sunday Service Epic Fail

Kanye West appears to have fallen off a horse he rode into church on Sunday Service Kanye West has always thought highly of himself, but it seems trying to make a grand, over-the-top entrance backfired at one of his recent Sunday Service shows. A video has surfaced that claims to be of the newly-solidified gospel rapper falling off a horse while attempting to ride into his own concert while gospel... »

Dancehall Veteran Flourgon’s Lawyer Concerned About His Safety Amidst Miley Cyrus Settlement

Dancehall Veteran Flourgon’s Lawyer Concerned About His Safety Amidst Miley Cyrus Settlement

There are growing concerns for the safety of veteran dancehall deejay Michael May better known as Flourgon, following the recent news of his court settlement against popstar Miley Cyrus. Flourgon and his legal team filed a US$300 Million lawsuit against 27 yer old pop singer Miley Cyrus. The dancehall deejay claims that Cyrus used lyrics from his 25-year-old track “We Run Things” without getting p... »

Reggae Super Star Shaggy Turns Down A Rihanna Feature For Her Reggae Album, Here is Why

Reggae Super Star Shaggy Turns Down A Rihanna Feature For Her Reggae Album, Here is Why

Shaggy turned down the opportunity to be on Rihanna’s upcoming album. Dancehall veteran and Grammy-award winning dancehall star Shaggy is admitting that he shot down the chance to be on Rihanna‘s highly anticipated reggae album. While the Bajan superstar has enlisted several Jamaican writers and perhaps even collaborators like Koffee and Demarco for the project dubbed “”R9” by fa... »

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