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Another bad review for a Jamaican artiste, as Zimbabawe media hypes up their own talents

Kingston, JAMAICA: – Rising dancehall artiste, Kalado, has become the latest victim of a negative review following a concert last weekend in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare. Reports in the media are that Kalado was bottled because his performance was not as great as that of homegrown Zimbabwean reggae/dancehall acts. One journalist writing for the [...]

Downsound Records CEO, Josef Bogdanovich, acquires a chunk of Matalon’s KLE Group

Downsound Records CEO, Josef Bogdanovich, has acquired a substantial stake in the KLE Group, an entity which owns Usain Bolt Tracks and Records, Famous Nightclub in Portmore, St Catherine and an upscale housing development in St Mary. CEO of the KLE Group, Gary Matalon, said in a statement, that Bagdanovich’s investment in the company, is [...]

Dahlia Harris suddenly leaves the Ministry of Culture?

Playwright, artistic director, actress, broadcaster, communications practitioner and marketing specialist, Dahlia Harris has suddenly left the Ministry of Culture, where she filled the position of  Principal Director of Culture Harris was appointed to the post  in the Ministry of Culture, on November 15 last year, exactly 10 months to the day. The circumstances surrounding her [...]

New York music fraternity remembers Rocksteady legend, Hopeton Lewis

By Anthony Turner NY: Legendary reggae, rocksteady singer Hopeton Sinclair Lewis who passed away on Thursday, September 4 at his home in Brooklyn, New York was buried on Saturday, September 13 at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue in Bronx, NY. He was 66 years old at the time of his death.       Although he was ailing [...]

Hundreds bid farewell to beloved Agriculture Minister, Roger Clarke at funeral service in Sav

Hundreds packed the St. George’s Anglican Church in Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland to celebrate the life of the late Roger Clarke. There were glowing tributes from many, including Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller who recalled fond memories of the late Minister of Agriculture and Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland. “A man with an undying love for [...]

Canadian reggae artiste, Kafinal, being sued by major label?

Toronto, Canada: Is Canadian based reggae artiste Kafinal being sued by Universal Records for copyright infringement for his hit song ‘Road Tonight?’ Some say the song is a direct rip off of Desmond Dekker’s ‘Israelites’ which was released in 1969. “Utter foolishness! Rubbish!” said Kafinal in a recent interview. “When I was in Jamaica in [...]

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  • Another bad review for a Jamaican artiste, as Zimbabawe media hypes up their own talents

    Another bad review for a Jamaican artiste, as Zimbabawe media hypes up their own talents

    Kingston, JAMAICA: – Rising dancehall artiste, Kalado, has become the latest victim of a negative review following a concert last weekend in the Zimbabwean capital of Harare. Reports in the media are that Kalado was bottled because his performance was not as great as that of homegrown Zimbabwean reggae/dancehall acts. One journalist writing for the [...]

  • INDECOM probe into Mario Deane beating death completed

    INDECOM probe into Mario Deane beating death completed

    The Independent Commission of  Investigations (INDECOM) has completed its probe into the death of  31 year old construction worker Mario Deane. The Commission will now determine whether charges should be laid against three members of  the police force who were on duty when  Deane was allegedly severely beaten by other prisoners in the Barnett Street [...]

  • Downsound Records CEO, Josef Bogdanovich, acquires a chunk of Matalon’s KLE Group

    Downsound Records CEO, Josef Bogdanovich, acquires a chunk of Matalon’s KLE Group

    Downsound Records CEO, Josef Bogdanovich, has acquired a substantial stake in the KLE Group, an entity which owns Usain Bolt Tracks and Records, Famous Nightclub in Portmore, St Catherine and an upscale housing development in St Mary. CEO of the KLE Group, Gary Matalon, said in a statement, that Bagdanovich’s investment in the company, is [...]

  • Chikungunya virus sweeping through Yallahs Primary in St Thomas?

    Chikungunya virus sweeping through Yallahs Primary in St Thomas?

    The Ministry of Education is  following up on  reports of an undiagnosed illness that has affected a large number of persons at Yallahs Primary School in St. Thomas. Reports are that a high percentage of the school population –  including students and teachers — has been absent from school, due to flu-like symptoms as well [...]

  • Journalist Claire Forrester is dead

    Journalist Claire Forrester is dead

    Journalist Clare Forrester is dead. She passed away on Monday evening in Florida after ailing for sometime. Miss Forrester held communication positions with several national, regional and international organizations. She served as Chief Press and Public Relations Officer at the Jamaica Information Service, Director of Communication at the Natural Resources and Conservation Department of the [...]

  • Dahlia Harris suddenly leaves the Ministry of Culture?

    Dahlia Harris suddenly leaves the Ministry of Culture?

    Playwright, artistic director, actress, broadcaster, communications practitioner and marketing specialist, Dahlia Harris has suddenly left the Ministry of Culture, where she filled the position of  Principal Director of Culture Harris was appointed to the post  in the Ministry of Culture, on November 15 last year, exactly 10 months to the day. The circumstances surrounding her [...]

  • New York music fraternity remembers Rocksteady legend, Hopeton Lewis

    New York music fraternity remembers Rocksteady legend, Hopeton Lewis

    By Anthony Turner NY: Legendary reggae, rocksteady singer Hopeton Sinclair Lewis who passed away on Thursday, September 4 at his home in Brooklyn, New York was buried on Saturday, September 13 at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue in Bronx, NY. He was 66 years old at the time of his death.       Although he was ailing [...]

  • Singer Hopeton Lewis laid to rest in Brooklyn; music fraternity absent

    Singer Hopeton Lewis laid to rest in Brooklyn; music fraternity absent

    chatychaty.com: As legendary Rocksteady and Reggae singer, Hopeton Lewis, was laid to rest on the weekend in Brooklyn, New York, one thing was obvious – the stark absence of  his colleagues from the music industry, which he represented so well. Members of Mr. Lewis’ church and family paid tribute to the veteran rocksteady-turned-gospel-singer, but nobody from [...]

  • As ISIS beheads David Haines, another British hostage, Alan Henning is threatened

    As ISIS beheads David Haines, another British hostage, Alan Henning is threatened

    A second British hostage being threatened with death by ISIS fanatics can today be revealed as Alan Henning. Islamic militants warned in a sickening video that the 47-year-old, who is originally from the Greater Manchester area, would be the next person to die after father-of-two David Haines. Mr Henning is believed to have been working for [...]

  • ChatychatyWORD:  “LITTLE…sins….”

    ChatychatyWORD: “LITTLE…sins….”

    by Audra Mae Curtis… As I sat meditating,with the Bible in my hand ,I saw a small white cloud appear ..it was the angel band.. Descending from the courts of heaven with our triumphant King With regal splendour coming back to this old world again !…. With stricken eyes I gazed upon the blessed saviour’s [...]

  • Hundreds bid farewell to beloved Agriculture Minister, Roger Clarke at funeral service in Sav

    Hundreds bid farewell to beloved Agriculture Minister, Roger Clarke at funeral service in Sav

    Hundreds packed the St. George’s Anglican Church in Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland to celebrate the life of the late Roger Clarke. There were glowing tributes from many, including Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller who recalled fond memories of the late Minister of Agriculture and Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland. “A man with an undying love for [...]

  • Canadian reggae artiste, Kafinal, being sued by major label?

    Canadian reggae artiste, Kafinal, being sued by major label?

    Toronto, Canada: Is Canadian based reggae artiste Kafinal being sued by Universal Records for copyright infringement for his hit song ‘Road Tonight?’ Some say the song is a direct rip off of Desmond Dekker’s ‘Israelites’ which was released in 1969. “Utter foolishness! Rubbish!” said Kafinal in a recent interview. “When I was in Jamaica in [...]

  • Oscar Pistirious  charged with pre-meditated murder of Reeva Steenkamp. A judge found him guilty of culpable homicide

    Oscar Pistorious guilty of culpable homicide; not murder

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing. Judge Thokozile Masipa said [...]

  • The Adventist Church – A sleeping church

    The Adventist Church – A sleeping church

    Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: What is really happening in Adventists churches across the globe. From St. Ann, to Waterford, St. Catherine, Jamaica, to Bethany, Long Island, New York, to Europe, Asia and Africa? Why is there so much infighting for position; carry-go-bring-come; dubious newsletter proclaiming Perilous Times, written by those with less-than-Christian motives; [...]

  • Praying Those Locusts Away

    Praying Those Locusts Away

    Please read the Book of Joel, Chapter 1 This locust invasion was a wake call to God’s people. Look at how it happened: “What the chewing locust left, the swarming locust has eaten; what the swarming locust left, the crawling locust has eaten; and what the crawling locust left, the consuming locust has eaten,” (V. [...]

  • Kalado ready to rock Zimbabwe September 13

    Kalado ready to rock Zimbabwe September 13

    Kingston, Jamaica: - Like it or love it, Kalado has so far proven that he is indeed the fastest rising act for 2014. Sealing a slew of hit singles – including the # 1 one song, “Personally” – with a string of memorable performances both locally and overseas, it is obvious that this is a deejay [...]

  • 2 gunmen shot and killed in Garveymeade, Portmore

    2 gunmen shot and killed in Garveymeade, Portmore

    Two  gunmen were reportedly shot dead by the police during a reported gun battle in Garveymeade in Portmore, St. Catherine. They have not been identified. Two illegal firearms were reportedly recovered by the police. Shortly after 6 o’clock the police responded to reports that men were at a premises in the community. When they arrived [...]

  • RJR employee was strangled to death – autopsy report

    RJR employee was strangled to death – autopsy report

    Autopsies on the bodies of RJR Group employee Felicia Sutherland and businessman Daryl Lodge have revealed that they died from strangulation. Their decomposing bodies were found Sunday morning at a house said to be owned by Lodge in Burnt Side, Red Hills, St. Andrew. Investigators believe robbery was the motive for the double killing as [...]

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