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No prosecution for Terri Wright, the juror on a contempt charge in the Buju Banton trial

The United States Federal Government has decided not to prosecute the jury foreperson for breaches she committed in connection with a case against popular Jamaican artiste, Buju Banton (real name Mark Myrie). This development occurred on Monday, despite the fact that Terri Wright, the juror in question, was found in contempt of court and that [...]

Jamaica’s former prime minister P J Patterson is special guest on ABC TV’s Here & Now

NY: Jamaica’s former and longest serving prime minister, P J Patterson, will be a special guest on ABC TV’s popular Sunday afternoon show, Here & Now. Here & Now is a weekly one hour program, airing on Channel 7 that’s dedicated to covering the issues and interests of the African-American community. Mr. Patterson’s wide-ranging interview [...]

The moment billionaire Frank Lowy, 84, tumbled off stage as he presented soccer trophy

Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy was left visibly shaken after he tumbled head-over-heels off the podium as he presented the A-League championship trophy during Sunday night’s soccer grand final. The terrifying moment silenced the previously raucous crowd, half of whom were celebrating Melbourne Victory’s 3-0 triumph over Sydney FC. As the 84 year old [...]

Tessanne says she and hubby Cuffe are ‘still friends’; insists new song is not a jab at him

Voice Season 5 winner, Tessanne Chin has broken her silence on her breakup with husband Michael  Cuffe Jr and insists that there was no drama, no foul play and the two are still very good friends and there’s still enough love to go aroud. In an interview with OnStage, Tess told host Winford Williams that she [...]

Buju strikes deal with prosecutors; to be released in 2019

Incarcerated reggae artiste Buju Banton may be released from prison in less than 4 years, after successfully striking a deal with prosecutors in the United States. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a news source out of Miami, the gun charges against the artiste have been dropped and his release has been scheduled for 2019. [...]

Funeral for Toya set for May 24

The funeral for dancehall artiste Toya,  the wife of  CEO of Down Sound Records Josef Bogdanovich is set to take place on Sunday, May 24. Her body will be returned to the island on May 21. Toya, who was  ailing for some time, died from diabetic complications while in the United States, on Thursday May 7. [...]

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  • No prosecution for Terri Wright, the juror on a contempt charge in the Buju Banton trial

    No prosecution for Terri Wright, the juror on a contempt charge in the Buju Banton trial

    The United States Federal Government has decided not to prosecute the jury foreperson for breaches she committed in connection with a case against popular Jamaican artiste, Buju Banton (real name Mark Myrie). This development occurred on Monday, despite the fact that Terri Wright, the juror in question, was found in contempt of court and that [...]

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    What is zika virus or ZikV?

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  • Environment Trust alarmed at reports of mining in the Cockpit Country

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  • Jamaica’s former prime minister P J Patterson is special guest on ABC TV’s Here & Now

    Jamaica’s former prime minister P J Patterson is special guest on ABC TV’s Here & Now

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  • Mariah Carey performs at Billboard Music Awards after 17-year break; has more #1 hits than any artiste

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