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Beenie Man Not Arrested Despite Reports He Breached COVID-19 Law

Beenie Man Not Arrested Despite Reports He Breached COVID-19 Law

Beenie Man is not in police custody despite recent reporting. Legendary dancehall deejay Beenie Man is now enduring one of the greatest emotional sufferings one can bear, the death of his mother, Lileth Sewel. It is believed that Sewell, who is also affectionately called ‘Mama Lilieth, succumbed to the effects of a stroke that she suffered sometime last year. As if that wasn’t enough, there are no... »

COVID-19: Organisers pull the plug on Carnival in Jamaica 2020

COVID-19: Organisers pull the plug on Carnival in Jamaica 2020

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced that Carnival in Jamaica organisers will forego its annual road march and related activities until April 11, 2021. In a news release late Friday evening, Bartlett expressed: “As the country enters the community transmission phase of the COVID-19 virus, we strongly believe it is in the best interest of our people, to forego hosting our annual carnival ... »

Dancehall Artiste Rygin King Shares His Recovery From Gunshot Wounds, Hit The Studio

Dancehall Artiste Rygin King Shares His Recovery From Gunshot Wounds, Hit The Studio

Ryging King Shares with us his recovery from being shot as he hits the studio for new music. Dancehall artiste Ryging King was attacked by gunmen on June 28, 2020, Westmoreland in broad day light. The gunfire left one other man nursing gunshot wounds and the singer’s girlfriend dead. However, the singjay was extremely lucky not to face the same fate. Nearly a week ago, he announced in an IG post t... »

Usain Bolt Breaks Silence On Police Investigation Over COVID Party, Claims “Scapegoat”

Usain Bolt Breaks Silence On Police Investigation Over COVID Party, Claims “Scapegoat”

Usain Bolt says he’s being used a scapegoat amid police investigation into his birthday party where he might’ve contracted COVID-19. Since the firestorm around his surprise birthday party weeks ago, Usain Bolt has been laying low and resting up after contracting the coronavirus. But the life of the most prolific athlete alive doesn’t slow down for long, and the ‘greatest of all time’ was spotted j... »

Beenie Man Mourning Death Of His Mother, Bounty Killer, Swizz Beatz Shows Support

Beenie Man Mourning Death Of His Mother, Bounty Killer, Swizz Beatz Shows Support

Grammy Award-winning dancehall artist Beenie Man has lost his mother. Beenie Man’s mother passed away after months of battling a critical illness. In July, Beenie Man beseeched his supporters to keep his mother in their prayers. She was bed-ridden in the hospital after suffering a series of strokes. While the dancehall icon seemed to already be preparing for the worst at the time, his spirits were... »

Reggae Pioneers Toots Hibbert Of ‘Toots And The Maytals’ Dead At 77

Reggae Pioneers Toots Hibbert Of ‘Toots And The Maytals’ Dead At 77

Iconic reggae singer Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert has died at age 77. Toots Hibbert from the famous reggae group Toots and the Maytals met his demise on Friday, September 11 after weeks in the hospital. According to reports, the man who popularized the term “reggae” when his band released the song “Do The Reggay” in the ’60s had been battling colon cancer for months. His family announced his death ea... »

Dancehall Producer JBad Shot and Killed In Kingston, Jamaica

Dancehall Producer JBad Shot and Killed In Kingston, Jamaica

JBad, the Jamaican dancehall music producer known as J1 Production, was shot dead. Multiple media outlets are reporting that young dancehall producer and artiste JBad whose aliases include JJ and Yung Cezr, has passed away. While the details surrounding the events leading up to his death are scarce, he was shot and killed, according to rumors circulating online. JBad is most commonly known for wor... »

Jamaican Appointed New Head Of NYPD Special Victims Unit

Jamaican Appointed New Head Of NYPD Special Victims Unit

Jamaican Michael King, a deputy inspector in the New York Police Department (NYPD), has been elevated to head the department’s Special Victims Unit (SVU). As head of the specialised unit that deals with sex crimes, domestic violence and child abuse, King will oversee some 300 investigators. He brings a unique background to his new position, as not only is he a police officer but also a forensic nu... »

Dancehall Veteran Major Mackerel Leg Amputated

Dancehall Veteran Major Mackerel Leg Amputated

Dancehall veteran Makor Mackerel leg has been amputated. Two of the biggest songs coming out of Jamaica in the 1980s were “Pretty Looks Done” and “Dutty Bungle.” Both songs were done at the peak of Major Mackerel’s career and featured his traditional squeals and shrieks that the artist is widely known for. Despite an undeniable love from dancehall fans, Mackerel, who frequents both New York and Ja... »

Reggae Icon Toots Hibbert Hospitalize In Intensive Care, Got Tested For COVID-19

Reggae Icon Toots Hibbert Hospitalize In Intensive Care, Got Tested For COVID-19

Prayers up for reggae icon Toots Hibbert who is currently fighting for his life in the hospital. Cases of the deadly coronavirus have been rapidly increasing in Jamaica over the last couple of weeks. It is now being speculated that International reggae star, 77-year-old Toots Hibbert, may have been one of the latest contractors. The news coming out Hibbert’s camp is that the star is now in intensi... »

Trinidad Gov’t urges nationals to wear masks or face penalties

Trinidad Gov’t urges nationals to wear masks or face penalties

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley Saturday implored nationals to wear masks covering their noses and mouths as the government announced that it would continue to implement all the measures outlined two weeks ago to curb the significant spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Rowley told a news conference that as of Monday, the wearing of the mask would become mandatory and... »

One more death as Jamaica records 102 more COVID cases

One more death as Jamaica records 102 more COVID cases

KINGSTON, Jamaica —  Jamaica recorded one more death related to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, even as the number of confirmed positive cases increased by 102. The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 is now 20 while the total number of positives is 2,113. The Ministry of Health and Wellness said the deceased is a 47-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew. Of the 102 newly confirmed cases... »

R. Kelly Attacked And Beaten In Prison Forcing Lockdown, Lawyer Demands Release

R. Kelly Attacked And Beaten In Prison Forcing Lockdown, Lawyer Demands Release

R. Kelly was allegedly beaten up by a fellow inmate in prison, and now his attorney is demanding his release. R&B singer R Kelly was reportedly on the receiving end of a beatdown in the detention facility where he is being held. Kelly, who has been incarcerated for over a year now, got a rude awakening in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. According to TMZ, Kelly was ... »

Usain Bolt Under Police Investigation, PM Andrew Holness Shutters Entertainment Industry Over COVID

Usain Bolt Under Police Investigation, PM Andrew Holness Shutters Entertainment Industry Over COVID

Usain Bolt is currently under police investigation as the Jamaican government shutters the entertainment industry over rising COVID-19 cases. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding Usain Bo;t’s recent birthday party after the retired athlete, and ambassador tested positive for COVID -19 . The breakfast bash, which featured a host of big names including Raheen Sterling, Chris ... »

Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther Star, Dead At 43 From Cancer, Celebrities Reacts

Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther Star, Dead At 43 From Cancer, Celebrities Reacts

Chadwick Boseman is dead at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Chadwick Boseman is best known as the actor who led one of the most successful films in history, Black Panther, to Box Office success. The famed actor, who played King T’Challa in the hit film, has been quietly battling colon cancer since 2016, and even while filming the movie. His family released a statement late Frida... »

Tufton confirms Usain Bolt tested positive for COVID-19

Tufton confirms Usain Bolt tested positive for COVID-19

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton has confirmed that the COVId-19 test result for sprint star Usain Bolt has returned positive and he has been formally notified. Tufton, who was responding to a question at a virtual press briefing a short while ago, said the authorities have initiated contact tracing. Bolt, who celebrated his 34th birthday with a lavish par... »

Koffee & Popcaan Adds Dancehall Flavor To Barack Obama’s 2020 Summer Playlist

Koffee & Popcaan Adds Dancehall Flavor To Barack Obama’s 2020 Summer Playlist

Koffee and Popcaan are among a diverse list of musicians on Barack Obama’s 2020 summer playlist. It’s that time of year again when the former president of the United States Barack Obama unveils his summer music playlist. It seems Jamaican lyricist Koffee has become a regular on the compilation, and this year Popcaan entered the prestigious list with a hit from his new album. Among the songs that m... »

Dancehall Artiste Prohgres Detained By Police After Dropping New Song “What’s Life?”

Dancehall Artiste Prohgres Detained By Police After Dropping New Song “What’s Life?”

Dancehall artiste Prohgres was reportedly detained by police following the release of his new single, “What’s Life?” It appears that socially conscious singjay Prohgres has landed himself on the wrong side of the law. On Thursday, a short clip of the dancehall deejay being detained by a team of police officers makes its way around social media. The video captured by a passerby ends before we are a... »

Popcaan Asks His Mom Miss Rhona To Promote His Music At Church, Here’s Her Response

Popcaan Asks His Mom Miss Rhona To Promote His Music At Church, Here’s Her Response

Popcaan was bugging out Miss Rhona on IG Live about promoting his new album at church today. Depending on your denomination, today’s regularly scheduled sermon might get a little ‘unruly’. That’s if  Popcaan actually gets his way, after taunting his very pious mother, Miss Rhona, on IG Live yet again, this time urging her to promote his latest FIXTYPE to her congregation. In the latest episode of ... »

Elephant Man Takes Embarrassing Fall On Stage Dancing With Female

Elephant Man Takes Embarrassing Fall On Stage Dancing With Female

Elephant Man took an embarrassing tumble on stage dancing with a female and now he’s forced to explain himself. The dancehall Energy Gad could be steering down the path of a sharp increase in the burpee count given to him by his trainer after fumbling a ‘slim thing’ while performing on Jamaica’s virtual Independence Day event on August 06. Elephant Man was billed among the likes of Kemar Highcon, ... »

Shaggy, Marcia Griffiths & Ken Boothe Getting Honored On Jamaica’s Independence Day

Shaggy, Marcia Griffiths & Ken Boothe Getting Honored On Jamaica’s Independence Day

Reggae icons Shaggy, Marcia Griffiths, and Ken Boothe will get honored today at Jamaica’s virtual Independence Day celebration. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Babsy Grange, announced that the three reggae artists will be honored with the Jamaican Reggae Icon Awards at the Independence Spectacular virtual ceremony. “COVID has forced us to change many things, but it will not s... »

Beenie Man, Bounty Killer Reacts To Jamaican Court Ruling Schools Can Ban Dreadlocks

Beenie Man, Bounty Killer Reacts To Jamaican Court Ruling Schools Can Ban Dreadlocks

Beenie Man and Bounty Killer are among several dancehall celebrities outrages by the recent court ruling paving the way for schools to ban students wearing dreadlocks. The Jamaican entertainment fraternity—artistes, actors, media personalities, deejays—is crying foul at the recent Supreme Court ruling that schools can ban children sporting dreadlocks hairstyles from entering their doors. Citing th... »

Reggae Icon Bunny Wailer hospitalized

Reggae Icon Bunny Wailer hospitalized

Reggae legend Neville Livingston, known as Bunny Wailer has been hospitalized. The 73-year-old was admitted to a Kingston facility last Monday suffering from what his family has described as complications related to a stroke he suffered in October 2018, that affected the right side of his body. Since the 2018 stroke, the ailing artiste has been to Cuba for treatment and has continued his rehabilit... »

Shenseea, Ishawna, Agent Sasco & More Delivered At Reggae Sumfest Virtual Stream

Shenseea, Ishawna, Agent Sasco & More Delivered At Reggae Sumfest Virtual Stream

Shenseea, Ishawna, Agent Sasco, Konshens, Teejay, Ding Dong, and more all delivered stellar performance at Reggae Sumfest 2020 virtual show. Sumfest has taken to the digital world, and the first performance night was an epic success. On Friday (July 24), Reggae Sumfest Night 1, dubbed “Taste of Reggae Sumfest 2020,” was live across social networking platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and even You... »

Jamaican Singer Dobby Dobson Dead At 78 From Coronavirus

Jamaican Singer Dobby Dobson Dead At 78 From Coronavirus

Jamaican lovers rock singer Dobby Dobson has sadly passed away. Highland ‘Dobby’ Dobson, who was best known for his song “That Wonderful Sound,” died at age 78. According to The Gleaner, the beloved Jamaican singer was residing in the United States since 1979. He died on Tuesday at a hospital in Florida around 4:30 p.m. after contracting the deadly coronavirus. Florida is currently a hotspot for C... »

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