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Queen Elizabeth II Dies At Age 96

Queen Elizabeth II Dies At Age 96

ust earlier in the day, family members and doctors of the Queen were concerned about the decline of the Queen’s health. The family had congregated at her Scottish estate in Balmoral, near Aberdeen, when those concerns grew, and she was placed under medical supervision. Reports just in from Buckingham Palace state, “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.” Queen Elizabeth II was the longest reigning monarch (served a 70- year term) and died at the age of ninety-six. With her passing, her eldest son Charles, former Prince of Whales, (to be referred to as King Charles III) will take the throne. He will usher the country into mourning as the new monarch and head of state for fourte... »

Google Doodle Honors Jamaican Icon Miss Lou On Her 103rd birthday

Google Doodle Honors Jamaican Icon Miss Lou On Her 103rd birthday

Renowned Jamaican poet and noted activist Louise Bennett-Coverley, popularly known as Miss Lou, is being honored by Google with a Doodle on what would have been her 103rd birthday today, September 7. Beyond her activism, Miss Lou will always be fondly remembered for her dedication to Jamaican folklore and her commitment to using entertainment and humor to educate the island about its proud culture. The internet giant also shared a brief history about the Doodle and Miss Lou as they shared that it was illustrated by Jamaican guest artist Robyn Smith. Bennett was born on September 7, 1919, in Kingston, Jamaica, and quickly developed a passion for literature and Jamaican folklore in school. Thi... »

Busy signal Shares His Jamaica Pride When Traveling In Calls For Peace

Busy signal Shares His Jamaica Pride When Traveling In Calls For Peace

Veteran dancehall artist, Busy Signal, has one wish for Jamaica, and that is that there will be peace on the island. As Jamaicans get ready to celebrate the nation’s diamond jubilee, this dream has come even more into focus. The “One More Night” deejay made the comments during a recent interview with the Star. He added that even though that wish may seem impossible right now, especially with violent crime on the rise, he prays for a peaceful Jamaica. While it may seem somewhat unattainable at the moment, he added that it’s a matter of putting positive vibes out into the universe. His dream extends to seeing a Jamaica without the numerous amount of crimes, senseless violence, and altercations... »

Still no date for Vybz Kartel’s fate

Still no date for Vybz Kartel’s fate

Legions of Gaza fans are anxiously awaiting the verdict of the Court of Appeal judges who will decide on the fate of the ‘World Boss’, Adidja  ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer, and his three co-convicts for murder. The wait is said to be proving to be almost interminable for die-hard fans of the celebrated deejay. But despite all the hand-wringing and frantic speculations over recent weeks and even months, there is still no set date for the handing down of the appeal verdict. “We have absolutely no indication as to when to expect a judgment in this matter. Hopefully it will be before too long,” is the latest word from attorney Tom Tavares Finson, who led Palmer’s defence team at the trial. T... »

Tanto Blacks Wanted In Connection With Fraud

Tanto Blacks Wanted In Connection With Fraud

Tanto Blacks, Dancehall entertainer, and former Magnum Kings and Queens (MKQ) contestant is wanted by officers of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigations Branch (CTOC) in connection with fraud-related charges. This was revealed in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court when the entertainer’s co-accused, 2009 male winner of the MKQ competition, Poor and Boasy, real name Omar Johnson pled guilty to conspiracy to defraud, uttering counterfeit documents, and collecting money utilizing false pretence, however, pled not guilty to the forgery charge. According to reports, both entertainers allegedly approached a businessman at his place of work on May 30 and presented USD 250 ask... »

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