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Kalado Taken Into Police Custody For Rifle Guns

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Dance hall artist Kalado had a brief encounter with the law Sunday over what police officers thought were three high-powered rifles found in his possession.

It was reported that the police apprehended the entertainer, whose given name is Eton Gordon, in Lakes Pen, Spanish Town in St Catherine as he was making his way to Portmore.

He was taken into custody, however, upon closer inspection, it was found that the weapons were fake. Kalado was on his way to a video shoot at the time.

The artist was subsequently released.

Trinidad Government signs agreement with BP and Shell

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Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young has announced that the government has reached an agreement with BP and Shell that he says with bring “significant” financial benefits to Trinidad and Tobago.

The agreement involves new pricing arrangements, the extension of the Atlantic LNG Train 1 by a further five years, and the ability of the National Gas Company (NGC) to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) on behalf of T&T.

Minister Young said the discussions started in April 2018 when Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley led a delegation's to the...

Body of missing US woman, Nancy Hardy found

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(Jamaica Observer) The police yesterday exhumed the partially decomposed body of a female Caucasian suspected to be that of 72-year-old US national Nancy Hardy, who has been missing since Saturday. Members of the Area One police are awaiting results of a forensic examination to positively identify the body.

Hardy, who was of Amherst, Massachusetts in the United States of America and Phase 3, Whitehall in Negril, has lived in Jamaica for some 20 years.

Yesterday, the body was unearthed from a shallow, makeshift grave in an isolated section of the...

Reggae is Now Part Of Jamaica's Heritage

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The Jamaican reggae music was inscribed on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by a specialized commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) yesterday.

UNESCO highlighted "the contribution" of this music genre to international awareness "on issues of injustice, resistance, love and humanity" thanks to artists such as Bob Marley, according to a statement released after the meeting in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius.

Jamaica Seeks to Add Reggae to a Unesco Cultural Heritage List

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Jamaica, where the sound of reggae first gave a voice to the oppressed and the hopeful, is now seeking a new honor for the genre. As early as Monday, UNESCO will announce a decision on the country’s application to put reggae on the world body’s list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Unlike UNESCO's World Heritage List, which includes sites considered important to humanity like the pyramids of Giza in Egypt or the Taj Mahal in India, the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity documents elements and practices of...

Are Jamaican Men Abusive?

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Nearly 15% of all women in Jamaica, ages 15 to 49, who have ever married or partnered have experienced physical or sexual violence from a male partner in the previous 12 months.

This was revealed by Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, as he addressed a public forum on gender-based violence on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew. He was citing statistics from the Ministry’s soon-to-be released 2017 Knowledge, Attitude, Belief and Practice (KABP) report, which covers intimate-partner violence.

He said that...

Koffee releases first single 'Toast' from her upcoming EP

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Koffee has released the first single from her debut EP Rapture. The Columbia Records UK artiste debuted her track Toast.

The single talks about her musical journey - from being in high school and writing lyrics to entering the music industry and feeling grateful that she is now able to accomplish great things.
The upbeat reggae track is produced by Walshy Fire of Major Lazer.

Koffee is currently on tour with Chronixx in the United Kingdom. The release date for Koffee's debut EP Rapture is set for early 2019.

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Jamaica’s Reggae Warriors make historic qualification for 2021 Rugby World Cup

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Jamaica will be at the Rugby League World Cup for the first time in their history after they beat the United States 16-10 on Saturday.

The Reggae Warriors will make their inaugural bow in the World Cup thanks to Jy-Mel Coleman’s two first-half penalty goals as well as tries from Joel Farrell and Keenen Tomlinson. The Reggae Warriors then showed their defensive prowess in the second half, to keep the period scoreless and become the 11th country to qualify for the 2021 showpiece.

The victory also meant the Warriors claimed the 2018 Americas Championship.

Billboard to Release its first mixtape ever, and it's dancehall!

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NEW YORK, NY (Impulse Nation)–Internationally acclaimed reggae dancehall music influencer, King Addies, is rolling out the big guns with the exclusive release of “King Addies: 35 Gun Salute” (#35GunSalute) on Billboard.com—the second musical release of their official yearlong 35th Anniversary celebration. An extraordinary follow up to their May 2018 release of “The Killa Collection” (over 100 sound clash tapes totaling 240+ hours of epic golden-era audio), #35GunSalute is a special compilation mix of thirty-five iconic King...

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga Dislike Modern Dancehall

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Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has made public his distaste for modern dance hall music, which he describes as lacking in substance.

Seaga stated "I am a man that when I think music, I think melody. I think lyrics. I think rhythm, but I see them all together, packaged in one thing, and my basic concept is that if you can't whistle it, it is not music," he declared during the recent official reopening of Things Jamaican at Devon House, St Andrew.

Seaga, who is credited with producing Many, Oh (Higgs and Wilson) in 1960, the first Jamaican hit record...

Sting and Shaggy's European tour earns US$10 Million

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Billboard reported that the duo grossed $10.8 million during the tour's opening leg in Europe, playing to 132,155 fans in 23 sold-out shows. Some of these events were festivals. That was enough to earn them a number four place on the Hot Tours chart dated September 8. That table is led by Celine Dion.

The 44/876 tour supports Sting and Shaggy's much-touted collaborative album of the same name. The album has sold close to 400,000 copies worldwide. It debuted at number 40 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Released by A&M Records/Interscope Records/Cherrytree...

Love and Harmony Cruise Announce New Attractions and First Artist Line Up

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It's not every day you have the opportunity to sail away with a few of the world's greatest musicians. Staging their third annual Love and Harmony Cruise, Rockers Island Entertainment, in association with Best of the Best Entertainment and Massive B, are proud to announce the first artist line up for Love and Harmony Cruise, set to sail from Fort Lauderdale to Ocho Rios Jamaica and Georgetown, Grand Cayman, April 13th - April 18th 2019.

"Love and Harmony Cruise is now approaching our third year and we always look to improve each year and bring forth new...
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Jahmiel Release New Single Better Tomorrow

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Known for his ability to connect with a generation that have been labeled as defiant, move to their own beat and risk-takers, Jahmiel has been labeled the 'Voice of the Youth". His delivery, which is usually positive, uplifting and motivational, gives the youths a vision and a sense of hope. In addition to his positive messages, his lyrical flow on uptempo 'modern day rhythms' allows his message to resonate with a younger generation on a global scale.

In his newly released single, titled 'Better Tomorrow' produced by...
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Lead Singer Leaves Raging Fyah

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Lead singer Kumar Bent announced Tuesday (via Facebook & Instagram) his decision to leave Raging Fyah:

"Greetings FyahSquad,

After some lengthy deliberation and meditation, it is with a heavy heart that I feel compelled to announce my decision to leave the band “Raging Fyah”. I believe all concerned will benefit from a parting of ways at this point and I see this as the inevitable conclusion.

We all have our own Paths to follow in this...
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Haiti Fuel Hike Protest

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(AP) Protesters clashed with police Monday in Haiti’s capital while a general strike kept most people at home across the country in a fourth day of unrest sparked by a now-rescinded government plan to raise fuel prices in the impoverished nation. Demonstrators linked to various opposition factions marched on the parliament building but were turned back by police. Protesters also set fire to a tax office in the Tabarre area of the capital.

But much of Port-au-Prince and the country shut down. The general strike halted the mini-buses and taxis that most Haitians...
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