2024 EVENTS

Dancehall Artist Nigy Boy Shares How He Became Blind

Dancehall Artist Nigy Boy Shares How He Became Blind

Fast rising dancehall artist Nigy Boy shares his journey and how he became blind. The singer is helping bring awareness to help the visually impaired community in Jamaica. Nigy Boy is one of the hottest dancehall acts in Jamaica right now, and many are inspired by the artist, who is blind but living life to its fullest extent. In a video sharing details about his life with curious fans, the artist... »

Buju Banton Breaks Silence On Son’s Death: “Sip Papa God Knows”

Buju Banton Breaks Silence On Son’s Death: “Sip Papa God Knows”

Buju Banton has broken his silence on the passing of his son, Miles Myrie. The reggae singer shared a photo of the 20-year-old on Thursday (April 4), four days after news of his death surfaced. The reggae legend captioned the photo, “Sip papa God knows.” Buju Banton, real name Mark Myrie, has come under scrutiny following a video shared by a woman who says she housed Miles at her home for two mont... »

Buju Banton’s Son Miles Myrie Died In The US

Buju Banton’s Son Miles Myrie Died In The US

Buju Banton and the Myrie family are mourning the death of the singer’s son, Miles Myrie, who passed away in the United States. Miles’ older brother, reggae singer Jahazeil Myrie, confirmed his passing in a post on his Instagram Story on Monday (April 1). Jahazeil shared a photo of himself and Miles in happier times with a heartbroken emoji. The singer used Popcaan’s  song “Only Jah Know,” p... »

‘A Bird’s-Eye View’ of Usain Bolt’s Currently Under Construction Building, Expected to be Call Centre – Watch Video

‘A Bird’s-Eye View’ of Usain Bolt’s Currently Under Construction Building, Expected to be Call Centre – Watch Video

In an effort to diversify his portfolio after leaving the world of track and field, sprint legend Usain Bolt has ventured into several different businesses over the years and seemingly will be opening his second call centre soon, with the building currently under construction. Bolt entered the business processing outsourcing (BPO) sector a few years ago, partnering with an outsourcing firm to cons... »

DPP To Pursue Retrial For Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm

DPP To Pursue Retrial For Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm

Jamaica’s DPP announces plans to push for retrial in Vybz Kartel case Days after the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ruled that dancehall artiste Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer, Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones, and Andre St. John’s murder conviction be overturned, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn says her office will ask the Court of Appeal to order a retr... »

Vybz Kartel Lawyer To Seek Bail Pending Court Of Appeal Decision On Retrial

Vybz Kartel Lawyer To Seek Bail Pending Court Of Appeal Decision On Retrial

Lawyers representing Vybz Kartel and his co-defendants are getting ready to apply for bail pending the decision that the Jamaica Court of Appeal will make regarding their fate. Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, Shawn ‘Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones, and Andre St. John all saw their2014 murder conviction squashed by the UK Privy Council on March 14, citing juror misconduct. The Privy Coun... »

Exclusive: Vybz Kartel’s Fiancée Sidem Ozturk Speak On Privy Council Win

Exclusive: Vybz Kartel’s Fiancée Sidem Ozturk Speak On Privy Council Win

The fiancée of dancehall artist Vybz Kartel is sharing her feelings of joy and relief as she expressed to Urban Islandz that she and his family are awaiting the moment they can be reunited. Sidem Ozturk has been with Vybz Kartel for more than eight (8) years, and while their relationship has been private, the two have shared that they are engaged to be married. Ozturk, a British citizen, lives in ... »

Vybz Kartel Wins Privy Council Appeal To Overturn Conviction

Vybz Kartel Wins Privy Council Appeal To Overturn Conviction

Local Jamaican court will now decide on retrial or total dismissal of case against the dancehall artist The United Kingdom Privy Council has ruled that the conviction of Vybz Kartel and his co-appellants Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, and Andre St John should be quashed. The matter has been remitted to the court of appeal for a decision on whether there will be a retrial. ... »

Vybz Kartel Appeal Ruling on March 14 Live-Stream: WATCH:

Vybz Kartel Appeal Ruling on March 14 Live-Stream: WATCH:

Adidja Azim Palmer, 48, professionally known as Vybz Kartel and Co-Appellants Kahira Jones, Andre St. John, and Shawn Campbell, professionally known as Shawn Storm have been waiting on a decision from the UK Privy Council since February 15, 2024. In what is anticipated to be a landmark moment in Jamaica’s legal history, dancehall icon Vybz Kartel and his co-appellants are on the edge of their seat... »

Bob Marley Tour Manager Allan Cole Calls ‘One Love’ Movie ‘Made-Up Story’

Bob Marley Tour Manager Allan Cole Calls ‘One Love’ Movie ‘Made-Up Story’

Bob Marley’s close friend and former tour manager Allan ‘Skill’ Cole is not a fan of the portrayal of his close friend in the Paramount Plus Bob Marley: One Love movie, which purports Marley as a devout husband and father as he navigated the strife of his career at the heights of fame. It’s been almost a month since the movie began airing worldwide and broke several box office records. Initi... »

Vybz Kartel Privy Council Appeal Ruling Set For March 14

Vybz Kartel Privy Council Appeal Ruling Set For March 14

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is set to hand down its judgment on the appeal brought by Vybz Kartel, Shawn Storm, and two other appellants, Kahira Jones and Andre St. John, who are all challenging their 2014 convictions. On Friday, Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell’s lawyer, Bert Samuels, revealed that he was pleasantly surprised by the relatively quick judgment. “It’s a pleasant surprise... »

Bounty Killer Salutes Sizzla After US Visa Reinstated Ahead Of Boston Show

Bounty Killer Salutes Sizzla After US Visa Reinstated Ahead Of Boston Show

Sizzla Kalonji is getting praised by his peers in dancehall, including Bounty Killer and I-Octane after his US visa was reinstated ahead of a series of shows. The “Thank You Mama” singer is one of a handful of reggae/dancehall artists dealing with ongoing visa woes that prevent them from traveling and or performing in the United States. Sizzla’s US visa was revoked in 2019 for unknown reasons. At ... »

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... »