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Mavado Son Remains Behind Bars Is The Singer Still A Wanted Man?

Mavado Son Remains Behind Bars Is The Singer Still A Wanted Man?

Mavado’s teenage son remains behind bars, but is the singer still a wanted man? Mavado is currently overseas and has been steering clear of Jamaica for the past three months. The dancehall singjay fled Jamaica in June after he was shot at and one another man was killed in what law enforcement said is a reprisal killing. Mavado’s 16-year-old son and a few others were arrested for the crime, but eve... »

Vybz Kartel Corrupt Juror To Know His Fate In Court Today

Vybz Kartel Corrupt Juror To Know His Fate In Court Today

Vybz Kartel’s murder case corrupt juror will know his fate when he appears in court today. While Vybz Kartel and his co-accused await the verdict in their appeal, juror Livingston Cain, who is charged with corruption, is back in court for his ongoing trial. Cain was arrested on the day of Kartel’s conviction in March 2014 for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. Cain was slapped with several cor... »

Light 4.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Jamaica

Light 4.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Earthquake Unit at the University of the West Indies is reporting that a “light earthquake” with a magnitude of 4.6 was felt in the Corporate Area and St Catherine at 1:47 this afternoon. The tremor had a focal depth of 23.1 kilometres, the unit reported. Meanwhile, The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, says it has, so far, not received reports of da... »

Jahmiel Drops Soulful “Still Not Over You” Video

Jahmiel Drops Soulful “Still Not Over You” Video

Jahmiel gets soulful in his new video “Still Not Over You.” Reggae/dancehall singer Jahmiel is having a phenomenal year. The singjay come through with another well-received music video for his lovers rock single “Still Not Over You.” The cut was directed by Damaniac Visualz and features the Patriotz singer reminiscing about his love interest after the two broke up. “I don’t want you to leave I jus... »

Capleton Rape Case Postponed Over Bomb Scare At Court

Capleton Rape Case Postponed Over Bomb Scare At Court

Capleton rape case was, once again, postponed over a bomb scare at the courthouse. Capleton was back in court earlier this week as his rape case resumes in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court. The reggae icon and his lawyer Christopher Townsend reported to court on Monday, but a bomb scare halts the hearing. Apparently, someone called in and said that a bomb was placed in the building and suc... »

Usain Bolt Exposed After Sliding In A Married Woman’s DM

Usain Bolt Exposed After Sliding In A Married Woman’s DM

Usain Bolt found himself at the center of another cheating scandal. Usain Bolt is currently living his best life playing football in Australia and sliding in smoking hot women’s DM. This week, the Jamaican sprint legend got exposed sliding into the DM of a married woman. It turns out that he didn’t know that she would expose him, but she did. The female who is a makeup artist and blogger posted a ... »

Ziggy Marley Explains Why He Said He Is Not Black

Ziggy Marley Explains Why He Said He Is Not Black

Bob Marley’s eldest son Ziggy Marley explains why he famously said he is not black. Ziggy Marley recently wrote on Facebook that he is not black and received some backlash for it. I should also note that he also said he is not white either. According to the reggae legend, some fans just misunderstood what he said and the broader messaging that he was conveying. If he is not black or white, then wh... »

Vybz Kartel Producer Gives Major Update On His Upcoming Album

Vybz Kartel Producer Gives Major Update On His Upcoming Album

Vybz Kartel right-hand producer Linton “TJ” White gives an update on his new album. Last week, Vybz Kartel hinted on Instagram that he is dropping some new music sometime soon. The incarcerated deejay was pushing back at rumors that he has slowed down his new music releases until a verdict is reached in his appeal case. Kartel also used the hashtag #thecometiscoming to promote a new song with Sanc... »

Sean Paul and Usain Bolt Name Climate Change Ambassadors For The Caribbean

Sean Paul and Usain Bolt Name Climate Change Ambassadors For The Caribbean

Sean Paul and Usain Bolt have thrown their star powers behind climate change. The dancehall star and the track and field legend were named ambassadors for a new climate change initiative in the Caribbean put together by a coalition of global organizations, including the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank and Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Sean Paul and Usain Bolt joined Virgin Atlantic... »

Gil Bailey is back on the air

Gil Bailey is back on the air

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer After one year off the airwaves, veteran broadcaster Gil Bailey is back on New York radio. Since June, he has hosted the two-hour Gil Bailey Show on Saturdays on WNSR 620 AM, starting at 7 am. He also broadcasts daily on gilbaileyradio.com. Bailey is a pioneer of Caribbean radio in the Big Apple, having started at WHB1 in 1970. He also co-host The Gil and ... »

Vybz Kartel Case Juror Raises Conspiracy On Lizard Being Overseas

Vybz Kartel Case Juror Raises Conspiracy On Lizard Being Overseas

Is Vybz Kartel murder victim, Clive “Lizard” Williams, living overseas or is he dead? Earlier this month a few of the jurors from Vybz Kartel murder case spoke out about the hardships they’ve faced with since the 2014 trial. At least three of the 11-member jury are now living overseas, and one female juror confirmed that she placed into witness protection. The revelation renews conspiracy that Cli... »

Beenie Man Donates $300K To Sickle Unit At UHWI Hospital

Beenie Man Donates $300K To Sickle Unit At UHWI Hospital

Beenie Man digs deep into his pocket and donates $300,000 to the sickle cell unit at UHWI. Dancehall artists including Shaggy, Bounty Killer, and now Beenie Man, have taken on a vested interest in helping out the health sector in Jamaica. Beenie recently pledged $300,000 to the Sickle Cell Unit at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in St Andrew. The funds will help the hospital with... »

Vybz Kartel Latest Prison Photos Left Dancehall Fans Shook

Vybz Kartel Latest Prison Photos Left Dancehall Fans Shook

Vybz Kartel’s new photos from prison are causing quite a stir among dancehall fans. Urban Islandz obtained these new photos of Vybz Kartel behind bars in a recent family day visit. A number of the dancehall legend’s friends including Sikka Rhymes and Gaza Slimatic visited the deejay at the Spanish Town prison last week. Some of the Gazanation fans are questioning the validity of the images while a... »

Gold medal for Yellowman

Gold medal for Yellowman

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer Never one to shy away from hard work, Yellowman is one of dancehall/reggae’s true road warriors. On Friday, he hits the stage for a second time at the Blackbird Ordinary in Miami, Florida, having performed there last night. Prior to this he was a headliner at Rototom Sunsplash in Benicassim, Spain. Yellowman has maintained that hectic pace for almost... »

Vybz Kartel Case Another Juror Fled Jamaica In Fear For His Life

Vybz Kartel Case Another Juror Fled Jamaica In Fear For His Life

Vybz Kartel murder case jurors are stepping forward to speak about how their lives have been affected since the 2014 trial. A second juror is now saying his involvement in the controversial trial uprooted his life too. Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is currently awaiting a verdict for this appeal case. His lead attorney, Tome Travares-Finson, is now questioning the timing of these ... »

Massive earthquake rocks Trinidad and Tobago

Massive earthquake rocks Trinidad and Tobago

A 6.8 earthquake rocked Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday evening. According to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre, the quake struck a latitude of 10.51 N, a longitude of 62.76 W and a depth of 73 km. Meanwhile, initial reports say several buildings and property have sustained damage. The quake occurred at 5:30pm and lasted for almost a minute.   »

Vybz Kartel Lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson Says Juror Trying To Prejudice Appeal

Vybz Kartel Lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson Says Juror Trying To Prejudice Appeal

Vybz Kartel’s lead attorney Tom Tavares-Finson is questioning the credibility of a juror who claims she is in the witness protection program. A female juror contacted the Gleaner over the weekend claiming that she was forced to go into witness protection because she is in fear for her life. Tom Tavares-Finson has shared his reaction by raising the same question that most of us have. The Queen’s Co... »

Beenie Man Speaks On Alleged Involvement In Bogle’s Murder IVIDEO)

Beenie Man Speaks On Alleged Involvement In Bogle’s Murder IVIDEO)

Beenie Man has broken his silence on his alleged involvement in legendary dancehall dancer Bogle’s death. Last week, another legend in the dance world, Labba Labba, made some damning allegations against Beenie Man whom he said is responsible fpr Bogle’s death.  The dancehall legend is making it clear that he has nothing to do with the dancer’s death. This is not the first time that Beenie ha... »

Vybz Kartel Murder Case Juror Say She Contemplates Suicide After Trial

Vybz Kartel Murder Case Juror Say She Contemplates Suicide After Trial

One member of Vybz Kartel murder trial jury says that the case destroyed her life to the point she contemplates suicide. Vybz Kartel appeal case is still in the hands of the courts, and now two jurors from his murder trial are speaking out. Four years after the controversial trial of dancehall icon Vybz Kartel, two members of the jury are speaking out on how the case affected their lives. The two ... »

Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul Music, Dead At 76 (VIDEO)

Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul Music, Dead At 76 (VIDEO)

Aretha Franklin, the legendary queen of soul music, is dead at 76. Earlier this week news broke that she was gravely ill and is in hospice care following a long battle with cancer. A family source confirmed with CNN that Aretha Franklin died on Thursday morning at 9:50 a.m. at her Detroit home. Family and close friends surrounded her at the time of her passing. Her longtime publicist, Gwendolyn Qu... »

Beenie Man Back In Spotlight For Alleged Involvement In Bogle’s Murder (VIDEO)

Beenie Man Back In Spotlight For Alleged Involvement In Bogle’s Murder (VIDEO)

Beenie Man is once again under scrutiny for his alleged involvement in dance legend Bogle’s murder. Another dancehall dancing legend, Labba Labba, thrust Beenie Man back into the spotlight by revealing that the dancehall king paid hitmen to kill Bogle. For those of you who don’t know that backstory, Bogle, whose real name is Gerald Levy, was shot and killed by men on motorcycles on January 20, 200... »

Bounty Killer Blast Mavado While Praising Vybz Kartel

Bounty Killer Blast Mavado While Praising Vybz Kartel

Bounty Killer went HAM on Mavado while praising Vybz Kartel on Instagram last night. One Gullyside fan decided to take it up upon himself to ask dancehall legend Bounty Killer why he never posts photos of Mavado and gives more shout-outs. The question came up after Killer posted an old flyer of himself and Vybz Kartel dated back to 2004 when the Gaza deejay was just stepping out. Grunggaadzilla ca... »

Ninjaman Still Doing Charity Work For His Community From Prison

Ninjaman Still Doing Charity Work For His Community From Prison

Ninjaman continues to do his charitable work for his community even from behind bars. Before going to prison, Ninjaman was very active in his community with a lot of charitable initiatives. So it was a big blow to his community when he was handed down a life sentence for murder in December of last year. Rather than focus his entire attention on his legal troubles, Ninjaman is instead putting on a ... »

Alkaline Performs “Formula” On Fox 5 New York Live | VIDEO

Alkaline Performs “Formula” On Fox 5 New York Live | VIDEO

Alkaline made his first live television performance in the United States on Fox 5 in New York. The dancehall hitmaker performed his 2012 smash hit single “Formula” in front millions of viewers in the Big Apple area on Thursday. Alkaline will be performing at the Six Flags Caribbean Concert in New York this weekend for a day and night event. Bunji Garlin, Patrice Roberts, Kes The Band, and Lyrikal ... »

Ninjaman is plotting his appeal, but it hinges on the outcome of Vybz Kartel’s appeal verdict. While Vybz Kartel awaits the outcome of his murder case appeal, Ninja Man is plotting his appeal, and his next move could depend on the court’s ruling on his dancehall counterpart’s case. The Gazanation deejay’s highly publicized appeal caase wrapped in the Jamaican court system last month, but the judge... »

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