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Johnny Kemp ‘Just Got Paid’ singer found dead in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Johnny Kemp, who rose to fame with the 1988 single “Just Got Paid,” died this week in Jamaica, the Associated Press reported. He was 55. According to police, the singer’s body was found floating at a Montego Bay beach on the Caribbean island early Thursday. A cause of death has not yet been determined. Kemp [...]

Garissa University victims remembered

Face masks with names of the Garissa university students who were killed during an attack by gunmen are placed on a wooden board, during a memorial concert at the “Freedom Corner” in Kenya’s capital Nairobi April 14, 2015. Kenya gave the United Nations three months to remove Dadaab camp, housing 350,000 registered Somali refugees, as [...]

SOUL LEGEND, PERCY SLEDGE, DEAD AT 73

Legendary soul singer Percy Sledge has passed away at the age of 73. Percy Sledge, the R&B powerhouse who topped the chart with “When a Man Loves a Woman” in 1966, died this morning in his Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Coroner Dr. William ‘Beau’ Clark confirmed to The Associated Press that Sledge died [...]

‘The black models were sent home early’: Abercrombie and Fitch staffer tells of ‘racism’

An anonymous Abercrombie and Fitch employee working at one of the brand’s flagship stores has revealed shocking details about the racial discrimination she has witnessed and the sexual harassment she has faced as a part-time sales person or ‘model’ for the controversial retailer. The unidentified female staffer, who still works a few shifts a month [...]

The origins of 4/20: Official Weed Smoking Day

April 20 is less than a week away, and with the amendment in the Ganja Law set to take place in Jamaica on Wednesday, chances are that 4/20 will be very special this year. (This article was originally published on April 20, 2009 in the Huff Post and is updated each year.) Warren Haynes, the [...]

LIME and Digicel schoolboy ambassadors Michael O’Hara & Jaheel Hyde barred from Penn Relays

Michael O’Hara of Calabar High, and Jaheel Hyde of Wolmer’s Boys have been officially barred from participating as high school athletes at the prestigious Penn Relays set for April 23-25. According to a release from the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)  the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletics Association (PIAA) has ruled that the two top athletes not [...]

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    Johnny Kemp ‘Just Got Paid’ singer found dead in Montego Bay, Jamaica

    Johnny Kemp, who rose to fame with the 1988 single “Just Got Paid,” died this week in Jamaica, the Associated Press reported. He was 55. According to police, the singer’s body was found floating at a Montego Bay beach on the Caribbean island early Thursday. A cause of death has not yet been determined. Kemp [...]

  • Chris Brown shares first pic with baby daughter Royalty

    Chris Brown shares first pic with baby daughter Royalty

    Chris Brown posted adoring photos of his daughter Royalty to Instagram on Thursday night. The singer, who only recently learned he is a father, is clearly besotted with his 10-month-old girl. In one snap he cuddles the sweet child, seated in his lap, as they both wear matching maroon coloured hooded jumpers.  Chris Brown posted [...]

  • Ian Lyn

    Car dealer Ian Lyn wanted by the fraud squad

    Car salesman Ian Lyn is wanted by the Fraud Squad in connection with a number of complaints by people who gave their vehicles to be sold by Carmax and who have been unable to recoup their money from the firm located on 88 Hope Road. Lyn, who formed the company five years ago and serves [...]

  • Sean Paul's wife Jodi 'Jinx' Stewart

    Sean Paul’s wife Jodi and the baby bump that was just a bump

    Earlier this week, the Gleaner  reported that popular entertainment personality and wife of superstar deejay Sean Paul, Jodi Henriques, appeared pregnant in her carnival costume. The Gleaner’s report elicited a firestorm of comments on the matter with many taking to social media to have their say. Jodi has now decided to respond. Below is what [...]

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    Two held following cold-blooded murder of 3 boys and Monymusk worker

    Two men have been detained in connection with Wednesday’s quadruple killing in Hayes, Clarendon. It has emerged that three school boys were among the victims. The incident occurred shortly after 9 pm on Shrimp Street in the Monymusk Housing Scheme. The victims have been identified as  Ricardo Brisco,14, a student of  Garvey Maceo High School; [...]

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    Schools mourn execution of three students; Monymusk worker also killed

    Three schools are in mourning today, following the killing of three children in Hayes, Clarendon last night. A fourth person was also shot dead in the incident. The shooting occurred shortly after 9 o’clock on Shrimp Street in the Monymusk Housing Scheme. The victims have been identified as 14-year-old Ricardo Brisco, otherwise called ‘Phillip’, of [...]

  • KC turns 90!

    KC turns 90!

    Today, April 16, 2015, is the 90th birthday of the noble institution, Kingston College. Here are some pictures from Founder’s Week Church Service 2013, at which Canon gave an address that made every person – male and female – in the small gathering proud to be a Kingston College old boy or present student.   [...]

  • HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY KINGSTON COLLEGE!

    HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY KINGSTON COLLEGE!

    Today, April 16, 2015, is the 90th birthday of the noble institution, Kingston College. Here are some pictures from Founder’s Week Church Service 2013, at which Canon gave an address that made every person – male and female – in the small gathering proud to be a Kingston College old boy or present student.   [...]

  • Garissa University victims remembered

    Garissa University victims remembered

    Face masks with names of the Garissa university students who were killed during an attack by gunmen are placed on a wooden board, during a memorial concert at the “Freedom Corner” in Kenya’s capital Nairobi April 14, 2015. Kenya gave the United Nations three months to remove Dadaab camp, housing 350,000 registered Somali refugees, as [...]

  • EXECUTED! Three boys 14 -15 and a 35-y-o man executed in Clarendon

    EXECUTED! Three boys 14 -15 and a 35-y-o man executed in Clarendon

    Three students and a 35-year-old Clarendon man were on Wednesday night shot dead in the Monymusk Housing Scheme, Hayes in the parish. The police have identified them as: 14-year-old Raymond Givens, a student of the Bustamante High School; Ricardo Brisco, also 14 years old, of Garvey Maceo; and 15-year-old Alex Turner of Central High. Turner [...]

  • CHATYCHATY ARTISTE OF THE MONTH APRIL – MAY: JAH REEFA

    CHATYCHATY ARTISTE OF THE MONTH APRIL – MAY: JAH REEFA

    With the first quarter of 2015 out of the way, rising  singjay, Jason Brown aka Jah Reefa has already released three songs which are definitely paving the path to success for this talented Jamaican entertainer. The songs include Password, Summertime (featuring Binx ) and Teacha Gone   which was  produced by Crownus Records. Passionate about the [...]

  • Woman fights off bike robbers at Family Pride Plaza in Havendale

    Woman fights off bike robbers at Family Pride Plaza in Havendale

    Two men who have been travelling on a motorbike and robbing residents of Havendale and shoppers at the Family Pride Plaza have struck again. This time though, they were unsuccessful in their bid to rob an elderly woman of her handbag. The pillion rider on the motorcycle approached the woman in the parking lot of [...]

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    Consumers to enjoy reduced light bill

    Jamaican consumers are set to enjoy reduced light bills, as the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says electricity costs are to fall by 7 percent. The decline comes as the JPS cut the fuel and IPP charges in line with reductions in the price of  oil on the world market. The company says that is being [...]

  • 16 year-old ISIS suspect being monitored

    16 year-old ISIS suspect being monitored

    The Office of  the Children’s Advocate has indicated that it is monitoring the 16-year-old boy who has been detained by the police on suspected terrorism related activities. Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, states that her office has taken measures to ensure that his rights are secured. The teen was denied entry into Suriname on the weekend based [...]

  • Destra - The Queen of Bachannal!

    Destra tells carnival organisers to break down all VIP barriers or no performance

    Bacchanal Queen Destra Garcia found herself on the wrong side of Bacchanal organisers last Friday after the curvaceous soca icon lashed out against what she described as segregation facilitated by the organisers, strict VIP rules. Destra was in the middle of her set during the Bacchanal Jamaica J’ouvert fête at Mas Camp, Stadium North, and [...]

  • SOUL LEGEND, PERCY SLEDGE, DEAD AT 73

    SOUL LEGEND, PERCY SLEDGE, DEAD AT 73

    Legendary soul singer Percy Sledge has passed away at the age of 73. Percy Sledge, the R&B powerhouse who topped the chart with “When a Man Loves a Woman” in 1966, died this morning in his Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Coroner Dr. William ‘Beau’ Clark confirmed to The Associated Press that Sledge died [...]

  • JCDC Festival Song Contest: 10 finalist chosen

    JCDC Festival Song Contest: 10 finalist chosen

    The top ten finalists in the 2015 Jamaica Festival Song Competition were selectedfrom the 37 competitors at the semi-final held recently at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre. The semi-finalists gave a captivating performance ensuring that they secure one of the top ten spots. They will now compete for a chance to have their entry song [...]

  • ‘The black models were sent home early’: Abercrombie and Fitch staffer tells of ‘racism’

    ‘The black models were sent home early’: Abercrombie and Fitch staffer tells of ‘racism’

    An anonymous Abercrombie and Fitch employee working at one of the brand’s flagship stores has revealed shocking details about the racial discrimination she has witnessed and the sexual harassment she has faced as a part-time sales person or ‘model’ for the controversial retailer. The unidentified female staffer, who still works a few shifts a month [...]

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