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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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Check out ReggaeMe Sister Site JaTune.com

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Check out ReggaeMe Sister Site JaTune.com

Jisco Announces Plans To Build US$3 Billion Aluminium Plant in Jamaica

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China’s Jiuquan Iron and Steel Company (JISCO) announced last week plans to invest US$3 billion in constructing an alumina refinery and aluminium smelter adjacent to the Alpart alumina refinery in Nain, St. Elizabeth, a facility also operated by Jisco.

Per the Jamaican government, construction of the Gansu Industrial Park is expected to begin by year’s end. The site will add another 60,000 jobs to the area and is the keystone of the island’s Logistics Hub Initiative (LHI), which is an initiative led by the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA).

The...

Local congressional candidate sponsoring free reggae concert

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The public is invited to enjoy a free reggae concert Friday, June 29 at the Downtown Commons in Clarksville Tennessee. Grammy-winning reggae artist Gramps Morgan will perform at 6 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Justin Kanew, who is running for Tennessee’s 7th District House seat now held by Republican Marsha Blackburn. The Downtown Commons are located at 215 Legion Street in downtown Clarksville.

Cecile & Kiprich Release New Video: Come Back Tomorrow

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Over the past two months, both Cecile and Kiprich have caused a major buzz on the airwaves and national TV with their new single 'Come Back Tomorrow' produced by The Champ & Natural Bridge Records.

The classic throwback sound mixed with modern dancehall samples and grooves is becoming a radio hit. With catchy lyrics and an infectious beat, the track conveys a euphoric feeling.

'Come Back Tomorrow' embodies fun - hot summer video with two dynamic artists coming together and delivering a universal track set to hit charts globally. Throughout the video...

Jahmiel Set to Embark on Maiden European Tour

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From the start of 2018, Jahmiel has embarked on several tours and there is definitely no stopping in sight as the demand for the Patriotz boss remains high.

Over the years summer-time has been a busy period for Reggae artists, like Desmond Decker, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Shaggy, and Sean Paul just to name a few and for Reggae/Dancehall artist Jahmiel his career is shaping up in the same manner.

Jahmiel who has attained notoriety in 2015 with his breakthrough hit 'Gain the World' has been consistently maintaining his spot on international charts and in the...

Marijuana Is Our Birthright

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A Jamaican government official declared marijuana the country’s “birthright” and called for the expedited research and development of indigenous strains on Monday.

“It is like our birthright and we cannot allow persons from outside to come and take away our birthright,” Science, Energy and Technology Minister Andrew Wheatley said, according to a government press release. “We have to position ourselves, we have to take on the mantle [and] do what we have to do… as it relates to medicinal marijuana research.”

Wheatley was delivering a speech at the signing of a...

Jamaican police arrest man over deaths of retired British couple

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Charlie, 74, and Gayle Anderson, 71, were found dead in Mount Pleasant on Friday - with police saying they believe the couple were murdered. The pair, who had been married for 55 years, had retired to the district of Portland on the Caribbean island after living in Manchester.

A man has been arrested in connection with the deaths of a retired British couple in Jamaica, police have said. Charlie and Gayle Anderson, aged 74 and 71, were found dead in their home in Portland on Saturday, having moved to the country from Manchester.

Joe Jackson Dead at 89

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Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson and the mastermind behind The Jackson 5, has died at age 89. The legendary stage parent and music manager was reportedly battling terminal cancer. He was hospitalized with terminal cancer Friday in Las Vegas, He passed away early Wednesday morning.

Mavado Son Charged With Murder

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The 16-year-old son of Jamaican dancehall artist Mavado, is still in police custody in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old man who was shot, chopped into pieces and set ablaze in his home in Cassava Piece, St Andrew, on June 5. The unnamed minor and four other associates of Mavado were arrested last week and accused of killing Lorenza Thomas in a suspected reprisal attack.

Mavado’s son and 23-year-old Andre Hinds who were both charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, the...