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Glowing tributes as journalist ‘T Boots’ Harris laid to rest

By Claudette Brown chatychaty.com: – Glowing tributes in music and remembrances were today (Saturday, August 30) paid to former editor, journalist, publicist, musicologist and historian, Trevor Francisco Harris, better known in the music and media fraternities as ‘T Boots. The service was held at the First Baptist Church, Sandringham Avenue, Kingston. Officiating minister, Reverend Aaron [...]

CDC accused of covering up connection between MMR vaccine and autism in African American boys

“Oh my God, I did not believe that we did what we did, but we did. It’s all there… This is the lowest point in my career, that I went along with that paper. I have great shame now when I meet families of kids with autism, because I have been part of the problem.”—Centers [...]

Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke died of a heart attack

Reports are that Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke, had a heart attack on Thursday, while he was at the departure lounge of the Miami International Airport in Florida Highly placed sources say Mr. Clarke who was in a wheelchair,checked in on an American Airlines flight back to Kingston early Thursday. He had cleared customs and security and [...]

Roger Clarke is dead; died at airport in Florida this morning

KINGSTON, Jamaica– Former Minister of Agriculture Roger Clarke is dead. Mr. Clarke reportedly died this morning at a airport in Florida while on his way back to Jamaica. He had been in Florida since mid July where he had surgery for back problem.  

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt sets new 100m indoors best time of 9.98sec in Warsaw

Warsaw (AFP) – Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt set a new best time of 9.98sec for the rarely run 100m indoors at Warsaw’s national football stadium on Saturday. The Olympic champion and world record holder (9.58s) eclipsed the previous best mark for the distance of 10.05 set by Namibian Frankie Fredericks in 1996. The Warsaw [...]

Death of Sierra Leone ‘hero’ doctor, Umar Khan, exposes slow Ebola response

FREETOWN/DAKAR (Reuters) – When two American aid workers recovered from Ebola after being treated with an experimental drug, the grieving family of Sierra Leone’s most famous doctor wondered why he had been denied the same treatment before he died from the deadly virus. Sheik Umar Khan was a hero in his small West African country [...]

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  • Family members and other mourners at funeral service for late journalist, Trevor Harris, affectionately called 'T Boots'. The thanksgiving service was held on Saturday. (Claudette Brown photo)

    Glowing tributes as journalist ‘T Boots’ Harris laid to rest

    By Claudette Brown chatychaty.com: – Glowing tributes in music and remembrances were today (Saturday, August 30) paid to former editor, journalist, publicist, musicologist and historian, Trevor Francisco Harris, better known in the music and media fraternities as ‘T Boots. The service was held at the First Baptist Church, Sandringham Avenue, Kingston. Officiating minister, Reverend Aaron [...]

  • CDC accused of covering up connection between MMR vaccine and autism in African American boys

    CDC accused of covering up connection between MMR vaccine and autism in African American boys

    “Oh my God, I did not believe that we did what we did, but we did. It’s all there… This is the lowest point in my career, that I went along with that paper. I have great shame now when I meet families of kids with autism, because I have been part of the problem.”—Centers [...]

  • Government expresses ‘deep regret, profound sadness’ at Roger Clarke’s death

    Government expresses ‘deep regret, profound sadness’ at Roger Clarke’s death

    The Jamaican government has paid tribute to Roger Clarke: “It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we advise of the death of Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon Roger Clarke. He died this morning in a hospital in Florida where he completed surgery. Minister Clarke has had a successful political career, having [...]

  • Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke died of a heart attack

    Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke died of a heart attack

    Reports are that Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke, had a heart attack on Thursday, while he was at the departure lounge of the Miami International Airport in Florida Highly placed sources say Mr. Clarke who was in a wheelchair,checked in on an American Airlines flight back to Kingston early Thursday. He had cleared customs and security and [...]

  • Joan Rivers hospitalised after cardiac arrest

    Joan Rivers hospitalised after cardiac arrest

    Joan Rivers has been rushed to a New York City hospital in critical condition after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a law enforcement source. The New York City Fire Department transported a woman matching her description to Mt. Sinai Hospital earlier this morning after receiving a call that the woman [...]

  • Roger Clarke is dead; died at airport in Florida this morning

    Roger Clarke is dead; died at airport in Florida this morning

    KINGSTON, Jamaica– Former Minister of Agriculture Roger Clarke is dead. Mr. Clarke reportedly died this morning at a airport in Florida while on his way back to Jamaica. He had been in Florida since mid July where he had surgery for back problem.  

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie get married in France

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie get married in France

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are finally married. The Hollywood couple tied the knot this weekend in France, a spokesperson for the couple has confirmed, in the presence of their six children. Brad and Angelina arrived in Nice on Saturday for their nuptials, believed to have been held at Chateau Miraval.  Brad Pitt and Angelina [...]

  • Chatychaty word challenge:Imminent, immanent or eminent?

    Chatychaty word challenge:Imminent, immanent or eminent?

    Imminent, immanent or eminent? Though these three words may sound exasperatingly similar, they have three very different meanings. When something is imminent, it is destined to happen e.g. “the imminent sunset.” Eminentcan refer to a person of high rank or repute: “an eminent king,” or anything that noticeably pokes out like “an eminent nose.” But when [...]

  • Kalado: Fastest rising dancehall act for 2014 sets Montreal International Reggae Festival ablaze, even as the rain fell during his electrifying performance

    Kalado dazzles at his debut overseas reggae festival

    Kingston, Jamaica:- For the second time since the start of this year, dancehall artiste, Kalado, treated his Canadian fans to a dazzling, unforgettable performance and still managed to leave them wanting more. From Toronto, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec, the artiste, who is undoubtedly the fastest rising dancehall act for 2014, has demonstrated his ever-increasing star power. [...]

  • Suge Knight shot during VMA pre-party hosted by singer Chris Brown

    Suge Knight shot during VMA pre-party hosted by singer Chris Brown

    Music producer Suge Knight has been injured during a shooting at a glamourous awards show party in a Los Angeles nightclub hosted by singer Chris Brown, it has been reported. Witnesses said 25-year-old singer, who is still on parole following his recent release from jail, had been the target of shots fired at the 1OAK [...]

  • Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt competes with Poland's Karol Zalewski (L) and Jamaican's Sheldon Mitchell (R) at the National stadium in Warsaw on August 23, 2014

    Jamaica’s Usain Bolt sets new 100m indoors best time of 9.98sec in Warsaw

    Warsaw (AFP) – Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt set a new best time of 9.98sec for the rarely run 100m indoors at Warsaw’s national football stadium on Saturday. The Olympic champion and world record holder (9.58s) eclipsed the previous best mark for the distance of 10.05 set by Namibian Frankie Fredericks in 1996. The Warsaw [...]

  • Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, respected ebola doctor from Sierra Leone, died from the disease in July

    Death of Sierra Leone ‘hero’ doctor, Umar Khan, exposes slow Ebola response

    FREETOWN/DAKAR (Reuters) – When two American aid workers recovered from Ebola after being treated with an experimental drug, the grieving family of Sierra Leone’s most famous doctor wondered why he had been denied the same treatment before he died from the deadly virus. Sheik Umar Khan was a hero in his small West African country [...]

  • Nick Canon and Mariah Carey have been living apart; Canon  concerned about her ‘emotional state’

    Nick Canon and Mariah Carey have been living apart; Canon concerned about her ‘emotional state’

    Nick Cannon is reportedly claiming that he walked out in his marriage to Mariah Carey amid concerns for her ‘emotional state’. Cannon recently confirmed reports of trouble in the couple’s six-year marriage as he admitted they are no longer living together with sources close to the performer telling TMZ that it was Nick’s decision to [...]

  • Former PM Patrick Manning turns down nomination by Kamla Persad-Bissessar for Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Former PM Patrick Manning turns down nomination by Kamla Persad-Bissessar for Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    Former PM Patrick Manning turns down nomination by Kamla Persad-Bissessar for Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Here’s the full release from Former Minister and San Fernando East MP Patrick Manning. I wish to respectfully decline the publicly announced nomination by the Honourable Prime Minister to have me receive The Order of the [...]

  • ‘Ebola virus  is deadly,’ health ministry warns Jamaican entertainers travelling to West Africa

    ‘Ebola virus is deadly,’ health ministry warns Jamaican entertainers travelling to West Africa

    The Ministry of  Health is advising entertainers who may be traveling to West African countries that they are putting themselves at risk of contracting the Ebola virus. The Ministry has issued a notice advising persons against travel to the Ebola affected areas of  Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Ministry continues to warn against [...]

  • REVIEW: The Gladiators Featuring Droop Lion – Back On Tracks

    REVIEW: The Gladiators Featuring Droop Lion – Back On Tracks

    Reggae singer, Andrew Brown, aka Droop Lion, could very well be the poster child for that much fabled old soul who is trapped in a youthful body.  Listening to him as lead vocalist on the latest Gladiators CD, The Gladiators Featuring Droop Lion – Back On Tracks,  it is all too easy to picture him actively [...]

  • Portmore's teen sensation: Fourteen year-old Pinky Famous

    Portmore’s teenage sensation, Pinky Famous, ready to take on the world

    Kingston, Jamaica:- On the surface, Tishana Darby, appears to be the typical, fashion-conscious teenager who enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the movies and having a meal at her favourite restaurant. However, when it comes to music, Tishana, is in a league of her own. The 14-year-old, who goes by the moniker Pinky Famous, [...]

  • Exiled Tibetan monks from India  join rally advocating justice for Michael Brown

    Exiled Tibetan monks from India join rally advocating justice for Michael Brown

    The fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9 has sent shockwaves not just through the nation, but throughout the globe. Photos of the clashes between protestors and police in Ferguson, Missouri, could be easily mistaken for a war zone, as tear gas, molotov cocktails, and tanks fill the town’s streets. The situation is so dire that [...]

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