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Chronixx live on the Tonight Show on Tuesday

Chronixx, one of Jamaica’s most promising young Reggae artistes, will be performing live on the Tonight Show on NBC on Tuesday night. This is being widely interpreted as a major achievement for the young artiste who has been enjoying steady success only in the last couple of years. Since his appearance on the charts in [...]

Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine; all 295 people on board dead

A Malaysian Airlines passenger plane has been shot down on the Russian-Ukraine border, killing all 295 people on board including a reported five to ten Britons. The Boeing 777 aircraft was hit by a sophisticated surface-to-air missile over territory near Donetsk held by pro-Russian rebels who the Ukrainian government says are backed by the Kremlin. [...]

Ed Sheeran tops BBC1Xtra top black and urban artiste, but he’s white

A BBC power list has named white singer Ed Sheeran as the most important act in black and urban music. The 1XtraPowerList – which has been called the ‘saddest list in history’ by one black artist – put 23-year-old Sheeran in the top spot, while another two white acts were placed in the top four. [...]

Brazil star Neymar was almost paralysed by infamous World Cup tackle; Zuniga called to apologise

Brazil star Neymar could not hold back the tears as he revealed he had come within a few inches of being paralysed. Neymar, giving his first press conference after being hospitalised with a fractured vertebrae in Brazil’s World Cup quarter-final win over Colombia, also said he disagreed with his agent for calling coach Luiz Felipe [...]

Dismal sales for Tessanne Chin’s ‘Count On My Love’: 7,000 copies sold; # 41 on Billboard Top200

Season five winner of  The Voice, Tessanne Chin released her  ”Count on My Love” album July 1 and has made what is being called a “weak debut”, selling a total of 7,000 copies, to make it to number 41 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. – Tessanne Chin, “Count On My Love” – No. 41 [...]

Commissioner Owen Ellington was pressured to resign; was his US visa also revoked?

News outlets in Jamaica are confirming that the Government has been under external pressure from the government of the United States over the conduct of some members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)  as it related to extrajudicial killings. “The US is referred to as the World Police, so it comes as no surprise that [...]

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    Who dunnit? American flags atop Brooklyn Bridge painted white, but who did it… and why?

    Overnight, someone climbed to the top of both the Brooklyn Bridge’s two 273-foot towers and painted the American flags atop the iconic structure white. Police have no idea who the climbers/painters were, nor how they might have gotten up there. The bridge is considered a high-profile terrorism target, so it is under constant security. Except [...]

  • Ancient Christian population of Iraqui city, Mosul, flees Islamic State

    Ancient Christian population of Iraqui city, Mosul, flees Islamic State

     The ancient Christian community of the  Iraqi city of Mosul had all but fled by Saturday after radical Islamists set them a midday deadline to submit to Islamic rule or leave. The ultimatum by the Islamic State drove out the few hundred Christians who had stayed on when the group’s hardline Sunni Muslim fighters overran [...]

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    Obama’s executive order in favour of homosexuals threatens religious liberty

    Unwilling to wait for Congress to pass the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, Obama signed an executive order Monday prohibiting organizations with federal contracts from discriminating against employees who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, or transgender. For religious freedom advocates, that could pose a major problem. Obama’s order does not provide an exemption for religious organizations, whereas [...]

  • Chronixx live on the Tonight Show on Tuesday

    Chronixx live on the Tonight Show on Tuesday

    Chronixx, one of Jamaica’s most promising young Reggae artistes, will be performing live on the Tonight Show on NBC on Tuesday night. This is being widely interpreted as a major achievement for the young artiste who has been enjoying steady success only in the last couple of years. Since his appearance on the charts in [...]

  • Victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified; 80 children among the dead

    Victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified; 80 children among the dead

    Eighty children were among the victims killed when a passenger jet was shot out of the sky at 32,000ft by a surface-to-air missile yesterday. Two Indonesians aged just three and five who were flying with their parents, as well as three Australian children headed home with their grandfather, numbered among the 298 dead after Malaysia [...]

  • Taste of Jamaican Culture: Joseph Hibbert, one of the first preachers of the Rastafari movement

    Taste of Jamaican Culture: Joseph Hibbert, one of the first preachers of the Rastafari movement

    Joseph Nathaniel Hibbert (1894 – September 18, 1986) was, along with Leonard Howell, Archibald Dunkley, and Robert Hinds, one of the first preachers of the Rastafari movement in Jamaica following the coronation of Ras Tafari as Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia on 2 November 1930. In about 1911, at the age of 17, he [...]

  • Beyonce leads MTV nominations with 8 nods; Iggy Azalea and Eminem follow with 7 each

    Beyonce leads MTV nominations with 8 nods; Iggy Azalea and Eminem follow with 7 each

    Beyonce has topped this year’s MTV Video Music Awards nominations with eight moonman trophies, including video of the year for Drunk in Love. Iggy Azalea and Eminem are nominated for seven awards each. Pharrell is the only male nominated for the top prize. Along with Beyonce, his Happy will compete with Azalea’s Fancy, Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking [...]

  • Flight MH17 takes off from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam hours before it was shot down over Ukraine

    Malaysian plane shot down over Ukraine; all 295 people on board dead

    A Malaysian Airlines passenger plane has been shot down on the Russian-Ukraine border, killing all 295 people on board including a reported five to ten Britons. The Boeing 777 aircraft was hit by a sophisticated surface-to-air missile over territory near Donetsk held by pro-Russian rebels who the Ukrainian government says are backed by the Kremlin. [...]

  • Chatychaty WORD for TODAY: A loving God

    Chatychaty WORD for TODAY: A loving God

    “He does not deal with us as we deserve, but instead deals with us with love because that is who He is.” What a glorious God we serve! Father, You have loved us with an undying love;You have chased us, chided us, wooed us. You have given us every opportunity to chose to serve You. [...]

  • Ed Sheeran tops BBC1Xtra top black and urban artiste, but he’s white

    Ed Sheeran tops BBC1Xtra top black and urban artiste, but he’s white

    A BBC power list has named white singer Ed Sheeran as the most important act in black and urban music. The 1XtraPowerList – which has been called the ‘saddest list in history’ by one black artist – put 23-year-old Sheeran in the top spot, while another two white acts were placed in the top four. [...]

  • Chatychaty WORD: God’s amazing grace

    Chatychaty WORD: God’s amazing grace

    “Such is the grace of God, such the love where with He hath loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses and sins, enemies in our minds by wicked works, serving divers lusts and pleasures, the slaves of debased appetites and passion, servants of sin and Satan. What depth of love is manifested in [...]

  • Brazil star Neymar was almost paralysed by infamous World Cup tackle; Zuniga called to apologise

    Brazil star Neymar was almost paralysed by infamous World Cup tackle; Zuniga called to apologise

    Brazil star Neymar could not hold back the tears as he revealed he had come within a few inches of being paralysed. Neymar, giving his first press conference after being hospitalised with a fractured vertebrae in Brazil’s World Cup quarter-final win over Colombia, also said he disagreed with his agent for calling coach Luiz Felipe [...]

  • Messi, Neymar, Rodriguez and Rooney could be barred from future World Cups with clubs prepared to pull the plug in multi million pound battle with FIFA

    Messi, Neymar, Rodriguez and Rooney could be barred from future World Cups with clubs prepared to pull the plug in multi million pound battle with FIFA

    Lionel Messi will lead his Argentina side into the World Cup final tonight unaware that he and nearly every other international star at the tournament is at the centre of a multimillion-pound conflict over the future of football. The battle could mean the 2014 competition in Brazil is the last time FIFA can put on [...]

  • Dismal sales for Tessanne Chin’s ‘Count On My Love’: 7,000 copies sold; # 41 on Billboard Top200

    Dismal sales for Tessanne Chin’s ‘Count On My Love’: 7,000 copies sold; # 41 on Billboard Top200

    Season five winner of  The Voice, Tessanne Chin released her  ”Count on My Love” album July 1 and has made what is being called a “weak debut”, selling a total of 7,000 copies, to make it to number 41 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. – Tessanne Chin, “Count On My Love” – No. 41 [...]

  • VP Records 35th anniversary pop-up exhibition for Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival July 20 in NY

    VP Records 35th anniversary pop-up exhibition for Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival July 20 in NY

    From ska to rocksteady, roots reggae to dub, lover’s rock to dancehall – VP Records has been at the forefront of Jamaica’s musical evolution. 2014 marks the 35th anniversary when its founders Vincent and his wife Patricia Chin moved their headquarters from Kingston, Jamaica to Jamaica, New York transforming their operations into the largest reggae [...]

  • Commissioner Owen Ellington was pressured to resign; was his US visa also revoked?

    Commissioner Owen Ellington was pressured to resign; was his US visa also revoked?

    News outlets in Jamaica are confirming that the Government has been under external pressure from the government of the United States over the conduct of some members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)  as it related to extrajudicial killings. “The US is referred to as the World Police, so it comes as no surprise that [...]

  • Memorial service for Jamaican mother and daughter found dead in Jacksonville, Florida

    Memorial service for Jamaican mother and daughter found dead in Jacksonville, Florida

    The two coffins were moved carefully into Jacksonville’s First Chronicles Baptist Church Wednesday morning, flowers decorating the shiny white-encased remains of Judith Henry and her 17-year-old daughter Denise Rickman. By Thursday the mother and daughter who were found dead two weeks ago will be back home in Jamaica for their July 27 burial in Clarendon. [...]

  • NWU president, Vincent Morrison, resigns

    NWU president, Vincent Morrison, resigns

    President of the National Workers Union (NWU), Vincent Morrison, has resigned. Although Morrison had stepped down as Island Supervisor following a bitter leadership battle, he had remained NWU President based on the union’s constitution. Reports are that his original decision had been to remain in the post until the next congress to elect a leader. [...]

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