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The Goverment warns Jamaica to prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac Impact on Friday

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THE Ministry of Health is urging the country to be on the alert as the forecast model for Tropical Storm Isaac suggests that the storm might impact the island as early as Friday. The warning came yesterday at the ministry’s quarterly media briefing in New Kingston.   Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at the ministry, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, told journalists that as the system approaches the Lesser Antilles citizens must be in a constant state of readiness. “… We are in a constant state of readiness for disasters — having anRead More


Tommy Lee Sparta Released From Jail

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Dancehall superstar Tommy Lee Sparta was released from jail this morning. Tommy Lee Sparta walked free after they were unable to charge him with a crime. The dancehall artist has been behind bars for over a week and last week a judge ruled that authorities should release or charge him with a crime by Tuesday of this week. Tommy Lee has continuously denied having any involvement in any criminal activities in his native parish St. James. In an OnStage interview in 2016 The artist plead with police officers to stopRead More


Cleon “Mineral Boss” Jones shot and killed in broad daylight

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Mineral Boss records CEO Cleon  Jones aka Corey was shot and killed at his home this morning at about 8:30 AM.  Better known as the River Boss Cleon was very popular in the dancehall community. He  hosted  a weekly event at the Mineral River and also produced several riddims.   Mineral Boss Records (MBR)  projects includes Party Paint Riddim, River Bed rhythm and the Money Boss rhythm, which features some of the biggest names in dancehall music as well as up-and-coming artistes.Progress by Mavado; Vision by Corey MBR Boss; NuhRead More


Ninja Man Found Guilty Of Murder

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Dancehall artiste Ninja Man and his co-accused were found guilty of the 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson, also known as Ricky Trooper. A seven-member jury which included four men and three women handed down the verdict in Home Circuit Court in Kingston after three hours and 11 minutes of deliberation. Ninja Man, whose given name is Desmond Ballentyne, along with his son, Janeil, and Dennis Clayton, were on trial for the 2009 murder of Johnson in the Lower Mall Road community of Kingston. Ninja Man and his co-accused had been on trial forRead More


Reggae Sumfest: Is Josef Bogdanovich Shunning The women of Dancehall

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Over the years Reggae Sumfest has established itself as the governing, international event in Jamaica, showcasing an array of diverse talent. Many has identified dancehall as a  male dominated industry, but reggae Sumfest has always provided a platform for female artists  to showcase their talent.  At the 2015  staging of Sumfest we saw female artists such as Lady Saw (who headlined dancehall night), Macka Diamond, Raine Seville, J. Capri, Lisa Hyper, Ikaya, and Jenifer Hudson who gave a delightful performance on international night. In 2016 only two female artists are slatedRead More


Fire Links Gambles With Hometown Artist Blakkman To Win Boom Allstar Clash [video]

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The Boom clash was  one of the most highly  anticipated events in Jamaica this year. Patrons both local and abroad stayed up to take in the showdown between two of dancehall’s greatest selectors Tony Matterhorn and Fire Links. The coin toss was won by Fire Links who elected that Matterhorn played first. Matterhorn came out very energetic. The confident selector told the crowd “Mi know exactly what Fire Links a come out come do, suh mi just juggling some songs and the mi murder him inna di second round. Fire links took to theRead More


Raine Seville Reps For Female Dancers

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Follow us on Raine Seville reps for female dancers by Curtis Campbell April 22, 2016 File Raine Seville Reggae/dancehall artiste Raine Seville has collaborated with popular dancers Chinn Unique, Swat Twinz, Stacey Xpression, Mad Michelle and Japanese Kiss Kiss for the visuals of her latest single, ‘Touch’. Touch is featured on the Bruk It Off rhythm, and according to Raine, the single is an ode to female dancers. “It’s another ladies anthem endorsing all sexy women and female dancers,” Seville explained. The singer told Dancers Paradise that dancing is anRead More


Raine Seville’s Touch Official Music Video

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Raine Seville releases a sexy new video for her single touch. The song is featured on the Bruk It off Riddim. In the song Raine pays tribute to the female dancers. “It is very difficult to be a female in a male dominated industry, so I definitely have to endorse the ladies that are out there putting in work no matter what obstacles come their way.” said Raine Seville. The songstress recently signed a deal with US based record label Island Jams and this is one of several tracks sheRead More


Voicemail Releases New Video For Single Dancehall At Boom Clash [Video]

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Last night Super Group Voicemail premiered their music video for their hit single “Dancehall” at the  Boom Sound Clash Tournament in Jamaica. What better place to premiere the video? said Qraig, one half of the  dancing duo. “Sound clash is the heart of dancehall. It is a pleasure to premiere a video about dancehall to authentic dancehall fans. The Boom clash is an effort to preserve dancehall culture in Jamaica. This sound clash showcases the country’s best known sound systems and selectors competing for bragging rights and the  prize money over the courseRead More


Reggae Boyz To Play Costa Rica In The World Cup Qualifier Match March 25th: National Stadium

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Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz will enter the crucial World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica at the National Stadium on March 25 as the 52nd ranked nation in the world after the latest release of the FIFA/Coca Cola Rankings showed the Winfried Schafer coached team dropping a place. The Reggae Boyz, despite dropping a spot, remain the 5th best placed team in CONCACAF overall and second highest ranked team in the Caribbean behind Trinidad and Tobago who stayed still at 49. Gold Cup champions Mexico continues to be the highest ranked CONCACAFRead More