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Jamaican born Professor of Theology and Ethics at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Noel Erskine, is the 2016 recipient of the Atlanta Jamaica Association (AJA) Black History Month Award.

Professor Noel Erskine, who hails from St. Thomas and is the former Pastor of the Ulster Spring Baptist Church in Trelawny, has been recognized for his over 35 years of service to the Jamaican and Caribbean communities in Atlanta. Dr. Erskine has also been honoured for his extensive work in chronicling black history as well as his study of black religion.

A member of the American Academy of Religion and Black Theology, Rev. Erskine also serves on the Advisory Council of the Secretariat...
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Jamaica-born actress Shauna Chin served a cease and desist order to Gully Bop's ex fiance Laniece Shauna Anderson for using the name "Shauna Chin". The actress has since come under heavy scrutiny on social media by Shauna Chin's fans who were saying that she was being envious of chins success using the name.

The Actress have since stated that she had no intentions of seeking any publicity from the matter, but instead made a wise business decision to protect her brand. Laniece Anderson has since changed her stage name from 'Shauna Chin' to 'Chin Chin'.

Shauna Chin, a native of Montego Bay in St James, is most known for her guest-starring role on the Jamaican television series The Blackburns of Royal Palm...
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Tanesha Parkins, a 27-year-old mother of two, was caught attempting to leave Jamaica with over two pounds of ganja inside her anus and stomach. On January 21, Parkins arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport to board a flight to Curacao when police observed a bulge in her crotch area. A cylindrical package was then removed from her anal cavity.

She pleaded guilty to the charges of possession of ganja, dealing in ganja and taking steps to export ganja. She was fined $10,000 or six months for possession of ganja, $20,000 or six months for dealing in ganja and $41,000 or six months for taking steps to export ganja.

At least three people were killed and two injured in a shooting as hundreds gathered for the Jamaica Labour Party political rally in Monetego Bay, Jamaica, Sunday night. The gunfire rang out as former Jamaican prime minister and current JLP leader Andrew Holness was finishing a nearly hour long speech in Sam Sharpe Square.

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Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller helped to cut the ribbon at the Angels Toll Plaza to officially open the section of the North-South Highway from Angels, just outside Spanish Town, to Linstead in St. Catherine, to join the leg opened last year which now ends in Moneague. The recently built roadway will be open to the public for travel as of Monday February 8, 2016. Travel on the newly opened section will be free of cost for one month.

As part of the agreement for the US$720 million highway development, the government has made 1,200 acres of land available to the developer, China Harbour Engineering Company for hotels, housing and commercial developments. One of the areas slated for development, Mammee...
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Dover police officer Thomas Webster IV was acquitted of felony assault and misdemeanor assault charges today after kicking Lateef Dickerson, in the head so hard that it broke his jaw during a 2013 arrest.

Webster testified he didn't intend to kick Lateef Dickerson in the head in August 2013 and instead was aiming for his upper body. Webster also said he feared for the safety of himself and others because officers were told Dickerson was armed with a gun, and Dickerson was slow to comply with repeated commands to get on the ground.

Jurors deliberated for about 16 hours over three days before acquitting Dover police officer Thomas Webster IV of felony assault and misdemeanor assault....
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Life is a tightrope, a balance between good and evil, positive and negative, one cannot exist without the other, and as music is the soundtrack of our lives, those sentiments are echoed on the "Tightrope Riddim" EP.

Produced by Christopher "Chris Lion" Mattis for Conquering Lion Records and written and composed by Devon Bradshaw , Ian Coleman and Christopher Mattis, the EP features the melodious sounds of international reggae star Capleton with "Paradise", Chezidek "Seed Of Life", Lutan Fyah "Come Away", Fantan Mojah "Stay Far", and second generation reggae royalty Garnet Silk Jr with "All I Desire".

Speaking on this musical project, producer Chris Lion explained "Well tightrope was inspired by my...
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The 58th Grammy's revealed the nominees for the category of Best Reggae Album 2015. To qualify for this category albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015. Recordings must be commercially released in general distribution in the United States.

The Grammy Awards will take place on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Album: Zion Awake
Artiste: Luciano
Label: Vpal Music

Album: Acousticalevy
Artiste: Barrington levy
Label: Doctor Dread Presents

Album: Strictly Roots
Artiste: Morgan Heritage
Label: CTBC Music Group

Album: The Cure
Artiste: Jah Cure
Label: VP Records

Album: Branches Of The Same Tree
Artiste: Rocky Dawuni
Label: Cumbancha
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The former lieutenant of Tivoli Gardens don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, Harry McLeod, was yesterday acquitted of several criminal charges as the prosecution was unable to sustain a case against him.

Harry "Harry Dog" McLeod was acquitted of charges of larceny, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, and forgery when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court in Jamaica. He was acquitted after the prosecution said it was unable to move forward with a case against him, prompting the court to order the return of his vehicle.

Charges against Harry Dog came after the vehicle was allegedly found in Tivoli Gardens with 4,000 rounds of ammunition in it during the May 2010 operation to apprehend Coke,...
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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of State, have added five Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries among others worldwide that are eligible to participate in visa programs.

The USCIS announced on Friday that Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Haiti, and Jamaica are now eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa programs, effective January 18, 2016. Sixty-eight countries globally are eligible to participate in the visa program on that effective date.

It said H-2A and H-2B Visa programs allow US employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary agricultural and...