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Vybz Kartel Prison Visits At GP Suspended Deejay Not Planning Escape

Vybz Kartel Prison Visits At GP Suspended Deejay Not Planning Escape

Vybz Kartel won’t be getting any visits at GP anytime soon. Authorities have suspended all inmates visits at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston indefinitely. The move came after prison officials discovered two large underground holes at the prison and believed they were being dug by inmates who were trying to escape. Superintendent Ivan Randall, confirmed that the decision to h... »

BLEACHING WARNING!

BLEACHING WARNING!

BY FALON FOLKES Staff reporter [email protected] Mercury in cream can cause brain damage, kidney failure — officials THERE are crucial things that Jamaicans who engage in the act of skin bleaching, to acquire the perfect ‘browning’ shade, do not know — one of which can lead to body dysfunction, medical officials have said. What many ‘bleachers’ do not know is that... »

$4b for South Coast Highway, Jamaica

$4b for South Coast Highway, Jamaica

Rehabilitation of roadway from Harbour View to Port Antonio begins March Construction of the long-awaited Southern Coastal Highway looks ready to take off by the end of March, with an allocation of approximately $4 billion included in the 2018/19 budget. This comes exactly one year after Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, signed a US$326 million loan agreement with the China ... »

Tunnel discovered at Tower Street prison, Kingston, Jamaica

Tunnel discovered at Tower Street prison, Kingston, Jamaica

A massive police investigation is now ongoing at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, formerly known as the General Penitentiary (GP), in downtown Kingston, following the discovery of a tunnel at the facility. Information reaching Loop News is that the passage was found at the maximum security facility during an operation that was carried out by a police/military team on Friday. There has b... »

Vybz Kartel’s Mother Speaks On Deejay and Dancehall Influence In Jamaica

Vybz Kartel’s Mother Speaks On Deejay and Dancehall Influence In Jamaica

Vybz Kartel mother, Teresa Palmer, gave a rare interview recently. Kartel, whose government name is Adidja Palmer, is currently serving a life sentence for murder but his music and persona is still very influential in the Jamaican entertainment space. “What’s a party without Vybz Kartel music,” the incarcerated deejay said in a post on Instagram recently. In that case, he wasn’t just being braggad... »

J’cans suspicious of Tillerson’s impending visit to Jamaica

J’cans suspicious of Tillerson’s impending visit to Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The impending visit of United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson to the island has sparked an online debate among Jamaicans, some of whom expressed little confidence that there will be a good outcome from the visit. Tillerson is to embark on his first major tour of Central and South America this week as a worried region watches Venezuela’s slide into crisis. He meet... »

Bounty Killer Inspired By Shaggy Donates 63 Beds To Hospitals

Bounty Killer Inspired By Shaggy Donates 63 Beds To Hospitals

Bounty Killer says he was inspired by Shaggy to donate 63 beds to two hospitals in Kingston. Last week, Shaggy announced that his annual benefit concert Shaggy and Friends raised $100 million for the Bustamante Hospital for Children. This week, Bounty Killer announced that he donated 60 beds to the Kingston Public Hospital and the Victoria Jubilee hospital. The dancehall legend says he felt the ne... »

Bounty Killer Lauds Shaggy For Raising $100 Millions For Children’s Hospital

Bounty Killer Lauds Shaggy For Raising $100 Millions For Children’s Hospital

Bounty Killer is lauding Shaggy for raising a whopping $100 million for the Bustamante Hospital for Children. The “Boombastic” deejay handed over the check last week to the hospital following a successful staging of his annual Shaggy and Friends concert. Last year, Shaggy and his Make a Difference Foundation, headed by his wife Rebecca Burrell, set out to raise $100 million for the Bustamante Hosp... »

Dancehall Singjay Bugle Nix Party To Feed Homeless On His Birthday

Dancehall Singjay Bugle Nix Party To Feed Homeless On His Birthday

Bugle used his birthday to feed the homeless with the help of some celebrity friends. While most of us would relax and or party for our birthdays, Bugle got out of bed early on Tuesday with one mission on his mind, to feed the homeless on the streets of Kingston. The dancehall veteran did the same thing on Christmas Day last year where he saw the need to provide hot meals for of the most ignored m... »

Beres Hammond Ready To Perform With Buju Banton

Beres Hammond Ready To Perform With Buju Banton

Beres Hammond and Buju Banton on the same stage would be one for the ages. Buju Banton is a few months away from being released from prison and several local promoters are already gearing up for his return to the musical scene. One thing is for sure, his first concert will be a grand affair. Reggae legend Beres Hammond has already indicated that he wants to share the stage with the Gargamel and he... »

Ninjaman Transfer From GP Over Beef With Vybz Kartel

Ninjaman Transfer From GP Over Beef With Vybz Kartel

Ninja Man was transferred from GP last week following a beef with Vybz Kartel and other inmates. The Don Gorgon, who was sentenced to life in prison for murder, was involved in a feud with some other inmates while being housed at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, also known as GP. He was subsequently transferred to the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre, in Spanish Town. Sources told... »

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for Jamaica, other Caribbean islands

UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled for Jamaica, other Caribbean islands

  Tsunami warnings issued for Jamaica and other Caribbean countries, after one of the strongest earthquakes to hit the region in recent times, have been cancelled. Prime Minister Andrew Holness tweeted, “Jamaica is officially not under threat from a Tsunami.” The warning was triggered after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck off the coast of Honduras on Tuesday night, shaking the m... »

Ninja Man Working With Troubled Inmated In Prison

Ninja Man Working With Troubled Inmated In Prison

Ninjaman is set to work with troubled inmates behind bars as part of a prison initiative he has been working on since his sentencing last month. The dancehall legend was sentenced to life in prison for his November 20 murder conviction. He will have to serve 25 years before being eligible for parole. A rep for Ninja man  told Dancehall HipHop that he plans to use his time behind bars to mentor tro... »

Vybz Kartel Celebates 42nd Birthday In Good Spirit

Vybz Kartel Celebates 42nd Birthday In Good Spirit

Vybz Kartel is celebrating his 42nd birthday today (January 7th) in good spirit. The incarcerated dancehall legend received a family visit from his kids who were brought to GP on Sunday afternoon. A rep for his label told us that he is in good spirit as he marks another milestone in his life and career. “The Worl’Boss is in great spirit and despite his incarceration, there are a lot of things to b... »

Gully Bop Says Shauna Chyn Dead To Him Denies Being Homeless

Gully Bop Says Shauna Chyn Dead To Him Denies Being Homeless

Gully Bop says he has finally found true love and Shauna Chyn is dead to him. Gully Bop’s viral days as a dancehall artist maybe over but that doesn’t mean he has given up on his career or has any plans to come out of the public eye. The “Wuk Off A Me” deejay spoke with journalists earlier this week in the company of his new girlfriend. He opened up about the current state of his career and some r... »

BANNED: No entertainment events for Palisadoes, Jamaica after traffic jam

BANNED: No entertainment events for Palisadoes, Jamaica after traffic jam

  The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has imposed a ban on entertainment activities along the Palisadoes strip following Monday night’s debacle that saw motorists stuck in traffic for hours and unable to access the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston. Kingston Mayor, Delroy Williams The KSAMC said in a statement Tuesday that no entertainment licences wi... »

Dancehall Artiste Harry Toddler Robbed At Gunpoint Over he Holidays

Dancehall Artiste Harry Toddler Robbed At Gunpoint Over he Holidays

Harry Toddler is the latest dancehall artist to fall victim to the crime wave gripping Jamaica. Following the murder of two dancehall artists in recent weeks, former Scare Dem Crew deejay Harry Toddler was robbed at gunpoint over the holidays. The artist broke the news on social media last weekend telling his fans that he was held up by two gunmen in the Tower Hill area of ST. Andrew. He said that... »

Wyclef Jean Explains Why He Likes Vybz Kartel So Much, Talks Reggae Influence Globally

Wyclef Jean Explains Why He Likes Vybz Kartel So Much, Talks Reggae Influence Globally

Wyclef Jean is a big fan of Vybz Kartel and here is why he has so much respect for the incarcerated dancehall icon. Clef is currently in Jamaica for the upcoming Shaggy and Friends benefit concert this weekend in Kingston. But before he graced the stage, he had a sit down with Winford Williams on OnStage where he opened up about local talents and the heavy usage of reggae/dancehall in mainstream m... »

Sizzla Send His Goons After LA Lewis Who Ran To Police Station

Sizzla Send His Goons After LA Lewis Who Ran To Police Station

Sizzla has sent his goons after LA Lewis prompting the deejay to file a police report. Tensions are currently high between Sizzla and LA since the reggae icon’s performance at GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza on Monday at the Luana Sports Complex in St Elizabeth. Sizzla, who closed the show, used part of his set to blast LA Lewis over a leaked explicit video showing him performing “Equal Rights” o... »

Veteran Reggae Singer George Nooks’ cocaine trial postponed to next March

Veteran Reggae Singer George Nooks’ cocaine trial postponed to next March

The trial of singer George Nooks on a cocaine possession charge was rescheduled to March 27, 2018 in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court by Judge Vaughn Smith. Nooks had his bail extended to the new trial date. His legal representative in court was advised that the case should be tried in the Drug Treatment Court, which is considered not to be in the best interest of the defence. However, the ... »

Christopher Martin New Girlfriend Brittny Newman Is Pregnant

Christopher Martin New Girlfriend Brittny Newman Is Pregnant

Christopher Martin and his new girlfriend Brittny Newman are expecting their first child together. The dancehall singer and Newman have been dating for over a year now following his split with dancehall diva Ce’Cile with whom he has a child with. Rumors started started floating around about her pregnancy since last week and now the couple confirmed the reports. Sources close to former Rising Stars... »

Tarrus Riley and musician friends bring holiday joy with free concert in Jamaica (Pictures and Video)

Tarrus Riley and musician friends bring holiday joy with free concert in Jamaica (Pictures and Video)

Tarrus Riley brought thousands to Emancipation Park on Thursday and used his friends in the entertainment industry to bring them non-stop joy for nearly eight hours at his annual free concert, Let Live Music Live. Even though the show went past its scheduled end time and had an almost impromptu finish at nearly 1:30 am, many more artistes were lined up backstage ready to entertain the gathering fo... »

Veteran Reggae Roots Singer Michael Prophet is dead

Veteran Reggae Roots Singer Michael Prophet is dead

MICHAEL Prophet, one of the many roots singers who emerged from the Jamaican dancehall during the 1980s, died in London at age 60. Best known in Jamaica for the 1980 hit song Gunman, Prophet (real name Michael George Haynes) succumbed to cancer. Typical of artistes who worked the dancehall circuit, Prophet recorded for a number of producers, most notably Henry “Junjo” Lawes and Vivian “Yabby You” ... »

Vybz Kartel shows off his Christmas Clarks collection and his daugther

Vybz Kartel shows off his Christmas Clarks collection and his daugther

Vybz Kartel shows off his Christmas gifts which include a couple pairs of Desert Clarks and a visit from his daughter. One of Kartel’s biggest singles of his career is his 2009 mega-hit “Clarks” and his love for the iconic show brand has not changed despite seeing him rocking Jordans in prison recently. The Worl’Boss posted photos of some of his unique Desert boots on Instagram last week which arr... »

Ninja Man Sentences To Life In Prison (Picture and Video)

Ninja Man Sentences To Life In Prison (Picture and Video)

Ninjaman, his son Janiel Ballentine, and Dennis Clayton were sentenced to life in prison with hard labor. Ninja Man and another prisoner being led away from court – Ricardo Maklyn photo A Jamaican high court judge handed down the harsh prison sentence on Monday in the Home Circuit court in Kingston. Ninjaman and his two co-accused were found guilty of murder of Ricardo Johnson, aka Ricky Tro... »

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