Monday, May 15th, 2017

 

DANCEHALL remix with Enrique Iglesias hits Billboard Chart

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Iglesias is the son of Spanish singer Julio Iglesisas. A lyric video for the song was uploaded to the singer’s VEVO page and had racked up over 230,000 views. Grammy-winning Jamaican producer Tony “CD” Kelly worked on the remix.  Sony Music contacted Rodney Hill (Hill, who is also Jamaican),  and asked if he could sort out and A&R five remixes for the song. I felt like we needed a dancehall version and something which could resonate worldwide. And Tony Kelly is great at producing that sound, Said Hill Views (52)


Empire’s Jussie Smollett issued a RuJohn Foundation Scholarship

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Jussie Smollett, from the famous Empire TV programme, and a sponsor of the RuJohn Foundation has  presented Leneka Rhoden  with the award because of her work in the school community and for nation building. Rhoden has been a volunteer with the foundation since 2014. “Wow! I was in shock. I thought… is this really him? I knew he was in Jamaica, but I didn’t know I would have been so close to him. Of course my friends told me how jealous they were. I didn’t even think of getting hisRead More


Sumfest 25 was launched in fine style at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records.

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An energetic performance from the Sumfest Dancers, From there, the proceedings unfolded smoothly, Blandine JnPaul Reid (Red Stripe), Paul Pennicook (Jamaica Tourist Board) and Mitch Watson (Pepsi) about their favourite entertainers and Sumfest moments.  live from the venue’s upper level, and greetings from Delano Seivreight (from the Ministry of Tourism) and Olivia Grange (Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports), before Robert Russell’s Vvote of thanks and live performances from the likes of Richie Stephens, Devin Di Dakta, Mr Lex, Harry Toddler and Devianah. Reggae Sumfest 25, were also in attendance,Read More


FLASH FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN AND NORTHEASTERN PARISHES

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A Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood prone areas of St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland. A Trough west of Jamaica has been influencing the weather conditions across the island since Saturday night. Satellite imagery and radar reports indicated light to moderate showers across sections of all parishes, especially southern parishes, during last night into this morning. Views (19)