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Love Triangle Led To The Death Of Dancehall Artiste Keshan

Love Triangle Led To The Death Of Dancehall Artiste Keshan

Vybz Kartel and the rest of the dancehall community are still mourning the death of up-and-coming female artiste, Keshan. As family, friends, and fans struggle to come to terms with the untimely death of dancehall artiste Keshan, more details concerning the investigation have begun to emerge. According to the Star, an unidentified family member spoke out about Keshan’s budding success that came to... »

Dancehall Artiste Squash Addresses Viral Gun Video, Police Launched Investigation

Dancehall Artiste Squash Addresses Viral Gun Video, Police Launched Investigation

Dancehall star Squash is under police investigation after a video showing him brandishing a gun went viral. The video clip that has been making the rounds on social media shows Squash showcasing a firearm. The Mobay deejay has since stepped forward to address the video saying that persons who are circulating the clip are misrepresenting the facts. He said that the video was shot in Trinidad and th... »

Vybz Kartel Attorneys Downplays Appeal Statement, Anxiety Kicks In

Vybz Kartel Attorneys Downplays Appeal Statement, Anxiety Kicks In

Vybz Kartel attorneys are downplaying a recent statement about his pending appeal verdict. Last week, Urban Islandz broke a story about Vybz Kartel appeal verdict looming. His lead defense lawyer, Tom Tavares-Finson, told reporter Lisa Evers that they’re hoping that the long-awaited verdict will arrive in two weeks. That was a week ago, so this week could be the week that the dancehall star learne... »

Bounty Killer Goes To War With The Government To Protect Jamaican From China

Bounty Killer Goes To War With The Government To Protect Jamaican From China

The Warlord, Bounty Killer has marched onto the battlefield, this time to wage war for the protection of Jamaica’s natural environment. Bounty Killer has made it clear that he wants no bauxite mining in the Cockpit Country in Trelawny, Jamaica’s largest watershed, and will be cross and angry if the Jamaican Government permits bauxite companies to encroach into that territory. On Saturday the five ... »

Vybz Kartel & Shawn Storm Appeal Verdict Could Arrive Within Two Weeks

Vybz Kartel & Shawn Storm Appeal Verdict Could Arrive Within Two Weeks

Dancehall entertainers Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm’s appeal verdict could arrive within the next two weeks. Vybz Kartel’s lead attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson, recently gave an update on the highly anticipated trial to Fox 5 NY News reporter’s Lisa Evers on Wednesday. “Vybz Kartel murder case appeal “could come anytime within next 2 weeks” says his high powered attorney Tom Tavares-Finson,” Evers sai... »

Jamaica PM declares state of emergency in St Andrew South

Jamaica PM declares state of emergency in St Andrew South

(JAMAICA GLEANER) — Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced that a state of emergency has been declared in the police division of St Andrew South. Holness said he advised the Governor General on the recommendation given to him by the heads of the security forces. “In St Andrew South the main cause of death is caused by gangs,” Holness said yesterday morning with Police Commissioner Major... »

US citizen who overstayed time in Jamaica, ordered deported

US citizen who overstayed time in Jamaica, ordered deported

Omar Cogle was a minor when he was shipped to Jamaica by his parents. The United States-born Cogle is now 22, and was arrested by police for breaches of the Immigration Act. He overstayed his welcome after being given six months to stay in Jamaica. When he appeared before Senior Parish Judge, Vaughn Smith, in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday, he explained that he was a victim of f... »

Beenie Man Claps Back At Dancehall Queen Carlene, Praised D’Angel At Son’s Graduation

Beenie Man Claps Back At Dancehall Queen Carlene, Praised D’Angel At Son’s Graduation

Beenie Man has clapped back at former Dancehall Queen Carlene Smith, the mother of his daughter Crystal Davis, who accused him of being a deadbeat dad. His retaliation came a week after a video surfaced on social media in which Carlene, who was at their daughter Crystal’s graduation ceremony, implied that the entertainer had not supported the teen and that only friends and family members had suppo... »

Dancehall Star Popcaan & Jamaica PM Andrew Holness Broke Ground For Massive Development In St. Thomas

Dancehall Star Popcaan & Jamaica PM Andrew Holness Broke Ground For Massive Development In St. Thomas

Popcaan is using his influence to help in the development of his home parish St. Thomas. Andre Sutherland, the St. Thomas citizen, better known as Popcaan, showed us that it’s deeper than the music. He is collaborating with the government and other stakeholders to develop an Urban Center in Morant Bay, St Thomas. Prime Minister Holness described him as a “strong vocal advocate for the upliftment o... »

Beenie Man A Deadbeat Dad? Dancehall Queen Carlene Blast Deejay At Daughter’s Graduation

Beenie Man A Deadbeat Dad? Dancehall Queen Carlene Blast Deejay At Daughter’s Graduation

Beenie Man gets put on blast by his baby mama Dancehall Queen Carlene at his daughter graduation. A video which surfaced on social media with former Dancehall Queen Carlene Smith, at her daughter Crystal Davis’ sixth form graduation has set tongues wagging after she implied that the child’s father, dancehall star Moses ‘Beenie Man‘ Davis’ has not been supporting the youngster. In the five-minute-l... »

Dancehall’s Dancing King Ding Dong Wed Longtime Girlfriend Tashana

Dancehall’s Dancing King Ding Dong Wed Longtime Girlfriend Tashana

Dancehall’s dancing king Ding Dong is now a married man. Ding Dong shocked fans on Saturday when photos surfaced of himself and his longtime girlfriend Tashana, exchanging vows. His manager Romeich, who was his best man, posted a picture of the two of them on his Instagram, congratulating the deejay on his wedding. “Congrats bro bro @dingdongravers wonder when a my time? All the best and happiness... »

Dancehall Artiste Munga Honorable Murder Case Pushed Back To November

Dancehall Artiste Munga Honorable Murder Case Pushed Back To November

Munga Honorable’s murder case has been delayed once again. Munga Honorable appeared in Supreme Court in Downtown Kingston on June 6th. Munga, whose given name is Damian Rhoden, is charged in connection with the February 2017 murder of Cleveland Smith. According to the report put forward by the police, it is alleged that Smith (the deceased) was accosted by a group of men, one of whom was reportedl... »

First shipment of Jamaican mangoes off to the US in 20 years

First shipment of Jamaican mangoes off to the US in 20 years

A shipment of 12,000 pounds of mangoes was exported to the United States (US) on Thursday. The mangoes – ‘Julie’ and ‘East Indian’ – were the first to be exported to the US in 20 years. Export of the mangoes, which is being facilitated through the Mango Irradiation Programme, is expected to continue once or twice per week until the close of mango season in late July 2019. Minister without Portfoli... »

Jamaican travellers urged to take precautions against measles

Jamaican travellers urged to take precautions against measles

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Health and Wellness is urging citizens who intend to travel overseas to ensure that they and in particular, their children, are fully vaccinated against measles with the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. According to a ministry statement, as at May 17, the countries in the region that have reported confirmed measles cases were: Argentina, the Bahamas, Brazil,... »

Lawyer Speaks On Vybz Kartel Health Crisis In Prison

Lawyer Speaks On Vybz Kartel Health Crisis In Prison

Is Vybz Kartel health deteriorating in prison? The dancehall icon was rushed to a hospital in March of this year, sending his fans into a panic over his health. At the time, his attorney confirmed  that he had a thyroid problem that he had to be taken to the hospital for treatment. Doctors were able to get it under control, and the deejay has been doing well since then. Vybz Kartel later thanked t... »

Vybz Kartel Appeal Talks Heating Up, Is The Court Ready To Drop Verdict?

Vybz Kartel Appeal Talks Heating Up, Is The Court Ready To Drop Verdict?

Vybz Kartel appeal is back on the forefront. Is the Court of Appeal ready to hand down a verdict in Vybz Kartel’s appeal case? The dancehall deejay and his co-convicts have been waiting on a judgment for almost a year. The case was presented before the courts in July last year. Kartel’s attorney, Valerie Neita-Robertson, says that she plans to inquire with the court about the case, but still... »

Dancehall Diva Shauna Chyn Has No Regrets About Plastic Surgery

Dancehall Diva Shauna Chyn Has No Regrets About Plastic Surgery

Shauna Chyn aka Shauna Controlla says she has no regrets getting plastic surgery. The dancehall diva who rise to fame while she was dating Gully Bop now found herself out of the viral dancehall deejay’s league. These days, Shauna Chyn has been linked to Downsound Records head Joe Bogdanovich, although neither of them have never confirm the rumors. A couple months ago, Chyn suddenly emerged on the ... »

Teenage Reggae Sensation Koffee Writing Songs For Rihanna’s Upcoming Dancehall Album

Teenage Reggae Sensation Koffee Writing Songs For Rihanna’s Upcoming Dancehall Album

Teenage reggae sensation Koffee is writing songs for Rihanna. Koffee resume just keeps on growing. This week the 19-year-old singer/deejay was listed on Apple Music as one of the next breakthrough artists this year. We in the reggae/dancehall community already see her as a shining star, and it appears Rihanna also saw greatness in her. California rapper Haiti Babii recently spilled the beans durin... »

Mavado Hints He Is Back In Jamaica Ahead Of Son Murder Trial

Mavado Hints He Is Back In Jamaica Ahead Of Son Murder Trial

Mavado hinted that he might be back in Jamaica to support his teenage son who will be going on trial for murder. It’s been a year since Mavado left the island for the United States where he is a legal permanent resident. The dancehall singjay has steered clear of the island after cops issued a wanted notice for him to turn himself in for questioning. The Gully Gad ignored the warning from cops whi... »

Shenseea Attacked By Rastafarian Over Girl On Girl In New Tyga Video

Shenseea Attacked By Rastafarian Over Girl On Girl In New Tyga Video

Shenseea managed to anger some dancehall fans and now some members of the Rastafarian community. The Romeich Entertainment first lady has been getting a lot of criticisms since dropping off her new video “Blessed” with Tyga. Some folks are accusing Shenseea of selling out dancehall music, while others are labeling her a lesbian, as in the case of this Rastafarian female in the video below. While t... »

Sizzla Axed From Reggae Show After Gay Rights Group Turns Up Heat

Sizzla Axed From Reggae Show After Gay Rights Group Turns Up Heat

Sizzla is experiencing more issues with the gay community. The reggae/dancehall icon was the headlining act on this year’s staging of the annual Reggae On The River concert in California. Sizzla Kalonj was the headlining act on the same show in 2016 after getting back his United States visa. Gay rights group protest the event back then, but he still performed while opting not to sing any of his mo... »

Bob Marley & Buju Banton Gets Bashed By Barbados Politician, Reggae Fans Hit Back

Bob Marley & Buju Banton Gets Bashed By Barbados Politician, Reggae Fans Hit Back

Bob Marley and Buju Banton get bashed by a Barbados politician, and now reggae fans are hitting back. Buju Banton performed at a sold-out show in Barbados last month that saw celebrities like Rihanna coming out to see the Grammy-winning singer perform While a massive crowd converged on the arena to see Buju, not all Bajans were welcoming of the Jamaican singer. Urban Islandz reported earlier this ... »

Former Dancehall Queen Lady Saw Gets Rebuked For Doing God’s Work

Former Dancehall Queen Lady Saw Gets Rebuked For Doing God’s Work

Former Dancehall Queen Lady Saw, real name Marion Hall, says folks are reporting her Facebook page because she is doing God’s work. Lady Saw, who retired from dancehall in 2015, is now doing gospel music and ministering across the world under her birth name, Marion Hall. She often posted her performances and minister on her Facebook page, but recently she had an issue where folks reported the page... »

Buju Banton Break His Female Fans Hearts Pic Of New Girlfriend Went Viral

Buju Banton Break His Female Fans Hearts Pic Of New Girlfriend Went Viral

Buju Banton went viral after a photo of him getting cozy with a mystery female surfaced online. The Gargamel is known for being ultra private about his personal life, but in the age of social media, celebrities are finding it increasingly more difficult to keep aspects of their lives private. On Friday a picture collage started making the rounds across the social sphere with some vloggers suggesti... »

Shaggy and Noah Powa Drops “Money Up” Video

Shaggy and Noah Powa Drops “Money Up” Video

Shaggy and Noah Powa get their “Money Up.” The dancehall deejays link up for the new single last month and now they dropped off the visual. “Money Up” appears on Shaggy’s new album Wah Gwaan?! which was released on May 10th. The Jay Will-directed cut saw the two dancehall acts showing off their wealth by pulling up in a Lamborghini and Mercedes-Benz GT in hood. Shaggy says the track is a motivatio... »

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