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Bert Samuels Details When He Expects Ruling in Vybz Kartel’s Appeal, Believes DPP was ‘Wrong’ to “Encourage” the Judge to Continue Trial – Interview

Bert Samuels Details When He Expects Ruling in Vybz Kartel’s Appeal, Believes DPP was ‘Wrong’ to “Encourage” the Judge to Continue Trial – Interview

Kedean Brown After the two-day appeal seeking to overturn the murder convictions of Vybz Kartel, Kahira Jones, Andre St. John, and Shawn Campbell, attorney-at-law Bert Samuels provided details about the concluded hearing. On February 14 and 15, the Privy Council heard arguments presented by both the prosecution and the appellant’s defence teams, which consisted of Samuels. Speaking about the heari... »

Vybz Kartel Reacts To His Attorney Privy Council Argument, Awaits Fate

Vybz Kartel Reacts To His Attorney Privy Council Argument, Awaits Fate

Vybz Kartell is optimistic that he and fellow appellants Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones, and Andre St. John will be freed as his Privy Council appeal hearing begins in the United Kingdom. Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, is presently incarcerated at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, but the team of lawyers representing him and the other appellants led by prom... »

Top 6 Biggest Stories of 2023 out of Jamaica

Top 6 Biggest Stories of 2023 out of Jamaica

2023 for Jamaica was a year filled with a lot of bad news and some good news, in this article, we take a look back on some of the most talked about stories that dominated the local news headlines. Some of these stories include the SSL fraud case, the Chris Brown concert that was held at the National Stadium in Kingston, Gully Bop’s illness and death and the most recent, a brawl during the much-ant... »

Spice Becomes First Jamaican Female Dancehall artist to have a Lead Song sell Gold in the US this Century

Spice Becomes First Jamaican Female Dancehall artist to have a Lead Song sell Gold in the US this Century

Spice becomes the first Jamaican female dancehall artist in 30 years to have a lead song become eligible for Gold certification in the US according to the RIAA database. She is also, the first Jamaican female dancehall artist to have a single from their album to sell over 500,000 equivalent units in the United States since 1995. Jamaican recording artist Diana King’s “Shy Guy” off her “Tougher Tha... »

Grammys: Julian Marley, Antaeus’ ‘Colors Of Royal’ Wins Best Reggae Album 2024

Grammys: Julian Marley, Antaeus’ ‘Colors Of Royal’ Wins Best Reggae Album 2024

‘Colors of Royal’ by Julian Marley and Antaeus won the coveted Grammy for Best Reggae Album at the 2024 Grammys held on Sunday. The Grammys is one of the few international awards that features reggae as an award category, although dancehall artists also submit their albums for consideration. This year’s contenders for the coveted title include some of the biggest names in the genre, including Buju... »

Ziggy Marley Says ‘One Love’ Movie Shows Bob Marley’s Vulnerable Side

Ziggy Marley Says ‘One Love’ Movie Shows Bob Marley’s Vulnerable Side

The highly anticipated Bob Marley: One Love biopic premiered in Kingston on Tuesday night (January 23, 2024) with plenty of fanfare. The premiere saw the Marley family showing out including Ziggy Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Rita Marley, and Cedella Marley. Plenty of other celebrities hit the red carpet at the premiere event, including Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, as well... »

Bounty Killer Says ‘LGBT and Dudus’ Why He Lost His Visa

Bounty Killer Says ‘LGBT and Dudus’ Why He Lost His Visa

Bounty Killer explains the two main reason why he lost his visa Dancehall artist Bounty Killer says the reason his visa was taken away is because of his perceived connection to Tivoli Gardens criminal Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke and the fact that he doesn’t associate with or accept the LGBT community. While speaking at The Fix’s 10th anniversary, the artist addressed several things, including why he ... »

Cocoa Tea: Associate Gives Latest News On The Reggae Artiste

Cocoa Tea: Associate Gives Latest News On The Reggae Artiste

After death rumours and much concern about iconic Reggae artiste Cocoa Tea‘s well-being, an associate of the veteran artiste shares some positive news about his health status on Friday, January 26, 2024. Amidst the passed-away rumours, the wife of the entertainer set the record straight and rubbished such claims in early January. According to his wife Malvia Scott, Cocoa Tea “is very much alive.” ... »

Top 5 Trending/Hottest Dancehall Songs in Jamaica Right Now – January 2024

Top 5 Trending/Hottest Dancehall Songs in Jamaica Right Now – January 2024

Riddim Juggling has once again captured the hearts of dancehall audiences, with tracks from Rvssion’s Dutty Money Riddim and Notnice’s Street Vybz Riddim claiming top spots for trending music in Jamaica. Securing spots in the top five on trending are dancehall artistes 450, Chronic Law, newcomer Nigy Boy, and Jada Kingdom as her feud with Stefflon Don continues to grip the attention of fans. Chron... »

Jamaican Passport Moves Up Rankings to 60th Most Powerful Passport in World

Jamaican Passport Moves Up Rankings to 60th Most Powerful Passport in World

According to the 2024 Henley Passport Index rankings, Jamaica has once again moved up the list by three places (from 63) to rank sixtieth (60th) as the most powerful passport in the world. Jamaicans can choose from a total of 90 countries to visit without a visa. The Henley Passport Index is the official standing by which the world’s passports are ranked according to the number of countries a spec... »

Cocoa Tea “Very Much Alive”, Says Wife Of The Legendary Reggae Singer Amid Death Rumours

Cocoa Tea “Very Much Alive”, Says Wife Of The Legendary Reggae Singer Amid Death Rumours

Following numerous speculations and rumours circulating online indicating that legendary Jamaican reggae singer Cocoa Tea has passed away, the wife of the entertainer sets the record straight and rubbish those claims. According to Malvia Scott, Cocoa Tea “is very much alive,” she also urged the public to keep the entertainer in their prayers. However, the entertainer’s wife revealed that the Clare... »

Beenie Man Propose To Girlfriend Camille McIntosh: ’23 years in the making’

Beenie Man Propose To Girlfriend Camille McIntosh: ’23 years in the making’

Beenie Man has made the bold move as he proposed to his girlfriend Camille McIntosh, a video posted to his Instagram account confirmed. The dancehall legend, real name Moses Davis, posted the heartwarming video showing him placing the ring on Lee’s finger as he speaks to her. The audio from the video was edited out and replaced with his new song “Simma.” The pair appeared happy and content as Cami... »

Shenseea Spends Christmas in Jamaica with Tarrus Riley and Family “Nuh weh nuh betta than yaad!” – WATCH VIDEOS, SEE PICS

Shenseea Spends Christmas in Jamaica with Tarrus Riley and Family “Nuh weh nuh betta than yaad!” – WATCH VIDEOS, SEE PICS

Many say there is no place like home and Shenseea seems to agree with this sentiment as she spends the holidays in her place of birth, Jamaica. The Dancehall artiste shared with fans that she and her family were invited by Tarrus Riley to spend Christmas with him and she seemed to have a grand time at not only his residence but also at a local river attraction in St. Thomas. Shenseea posted videos... »

D’Angel Shares Scenes from Her Christmas Giveaway in Spanish Town – Watch Videos

D’Angel Shares Scenes from Her Christmas Giveaway in Spanish Town – Watch Videos

Dancehall artiste and humanitarian D’Angel has shared scenes from her Spread A Little Love Christmas giveaway as her annual charitable event kicked off in Spanish Town today. Working both with like-minded charitable individuals and corporations, D’Angel has acquired supplies to ensure that many of her home town residents have a better Christmas this holiday season. The event commenced this morning... »

Koffee Says She Eats Pork and Is Not A Rastafarian

Koffee Says She Eats Pork and Is Not A Rastafarian

Koffee clarifies assumptions that she is a Rastafarian Koffee made a surprising revelation about her diet, leaving Jamaican fans and especially Rastafarians stunned. The Grammy Kid sat down for a short and sweet interview in Barbados with Loop news this week, and the conversation got interesting when the singer was asked about her diet. As the holiday season is in full swing, the curious interview... »

Vybz Kartel Fans Concerned About His Health, Shares Family Visit Photos

Vybz Kartel Fans Concerned About His Health, Shares Family Visit Photos

Vybz Kartel visited behind bars by his sons for the first time in almost a decade Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel is sharing his joy after seeing and spending time with his two oldest sons and meeting his grandson for the very first time. It seems that the Horizon Remand Centre resumed their annual family visits for the holidays for the first time since the pandemic started, as Kartel shared photos ... »

Sean Paul Dominates Dancehall In 2023 With Over 1 Billion Spotify Streams

Sean Paul Dominates Dancehall In 2023 With Over 1 Billion Spotify Streams

Sean Paul is the most streamed dancehall artist of 2023, with over a billion plays in a single year. For as long as one can remember, Sean Paul’s dominance has been an indomitable force in the dancehall arena. It comes as no surprise that the internationally acclaimed star came out on top of the leaderboard for the most streamed dancehall artists on Spotify for 2023. It’s the monstrous numbers tha... »

Bounty Killer Bashes Jamaicans for Putting Political Parties Above the Country: “Jamaican People Are Idiots When It Comes to Politics” – Watch Interview

Bounty Killer Bashes Jamaicans for Putting Political Parties Above the Country: “Jamaican People Are Idiots When It Comes to Politics” – Watch Interview

Outspoken dancehall veteran Rodney Price bashes Jamaicans for putting their loyalty to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) above what is right for Jamaica. The artiste, known professionally as Bounty Killer, has never shied away from speaking his mind regarding the perceived inadequacies of Jamaica’s leading political parties. Bounty blasted Prime Minister Andrew H... »

Earthquake Rocks Sections of Jamaica Again – Three Times In 3 Months

Earthquake Rocks Sections of Jamaica Again – Three Times In 3 Months

A quake estimated to be 4.2 in magnitude rattled eastern regions of Jamaica on Sunday afternoon. According to the Android Earthquake Alerts System via Google, the quake took place at about 2:06 pm and 21 km from Kingston. Android Earthquake Alerts System via Google The Jamaica Observer made a post on Instagram asking followers whether or not they felt the quake and many persons had something to sa... »

Isaiah Laing Talks Being Involved In Multiple Fatal Shootouts, Details The 3 Times He Got Shot While On Duty – Watch Interview

Isaiah Laing Talks Being Involved In Multiple Fatal Shootouts, Details The 3 Times He Got Shot While On Duty – Watch Interview

Speaking on his time as a lawman in the streets of Jamaica during an interview, Sting originator Isaiah Laing detailed the three times he got shot while on duty, his run-ins with a notorious gang member, and how he was eventually pushed out of the force. Before finding one of the most prominent stage shows in Jamaica, Laing had a decades-long career in the police force. He joined the police force ... »

Bob Marley’s Son Rohan Marley Faces Jail Time

Bob Marley’s Son Rohan Marley Faces Jail Time

A woman who won a lawsuit against Rohan Marley has applied to the Supreme Court to have him sent to jail for disregarding a court judgment awarding her $15 million in damages after his employee crashed into her and caused her severe injury. According to the Jamaica Gleaner, Marley owes the $15 million judgment debt to Trudy-Anne Silent-Hyatt, who was injured after a truck owned by him and driven b... »

Vybz Kartel’s Appeal Lawyer Isat Buchanan Suspended For 2 Years

Vybz Kartel’s Appeal Lawyer Isat Buchanan Suspended For 2 Years

Isat Buchanan slapped with a 2-year suspension ahead of his Privy Council hearing The General Legal Council, the oversight body for lawyers in Jamaica, has suspended attorney Isat Buchanan, the lead defence attorney on Vybz Kartel appeal case, for crass comments made towards the country’s Director of Public Prosecutions. On Tuesday, the disciplinary panel of the GLC gave its decision after hearing... »

Bounty Killer and Beenie Man Catch Strays From D’Angel

Bounty Killer and Beenie Man Catch Strays From D’Angel

D’Angel debuts a new song “War Angel” taking digs at several dancehall artists including her exes Bounty Killer and Beenie Man Dancehall artiste D’Angel has dropped a war song as she targets her ex-husband Beenie Man and ex-boyfriend Bounty Killer for choice disses ahead of the coming of Sting. Sting is celebrating 40 years of existence, and it seems that D’Angel is making ... »

Lottery scammers in the US linked to car dealership in Jamaica

Lottery scammers in the US linked to car dealership in Jamaica

Three Jamaica-born individuals have been convicted in Pennsylvania, United States, for their roles in a lottery scam that targeted elderly Americans between 2017 and 2020, defrauding them of millions of dollars. The scheme reportedly involved an auto-body shop in New York that is linked to a used car dealership in Jamaica. The convicts are 47-year-old Caron Pitter, Rohan Lyttle, 49, and Charlene M... »

Jamaican Track Star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Ink Deal With Richard Mille

Jamaican Track Star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Ink Deal With Richard Mille

Jamaican sprinter and world’s fastest woman alive, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, signs endorsement deal with luxury watch brand Richard Mille Luxury Swiss watch brand Richard Mille has announced that Jamaican sprinter and currently the athlete with the fastest woman alive, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, is its newest brand ambassador. On Wednesday, the brand’s Instagram account posted a warm message an... »

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