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Shaggy’s Christmas Album

Shaggy has announced a 15 track Christmas album that will feature dancehall, reggae and international artistes. The album titled ‘Christmas In The Islands’, will be a 15-track release that includes Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Shenseea, Junior Reid, Ne-Yo, Romain Virgo and several others. “Our island is all about family, friends, food, great beaches, warm, welcoming people, and a strong culture,...

Popcaan graces Billboard R&B Hip Hop Airplay Charts

Popcaan scores a major Billboard hit as his, Drake and PartyNextDoor hit “Twist and Turn” gains momentum. His song “Twist and Turn,” which is a feature song from his latest project Fixtape debuted at number 50 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. This is his first track to make that particular Billboard chart. The song is also doing well on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs...

Joe Budden has contracted the Corona Virus

Rapper turned Pod caster Joe Budden confirms he has contracted the Corona virus. The often outspoken and sometimes abrasive rapper turned talk show host, revealed via Twitter last night that he has the virus,“So I have Covid. I’m pretty sure this effects our pod schedule.” Just earlier this week, his podcast, The Joe Budden Podcast, was named the Best Hip-Hop Platform...

WEEZY NOW REPPING TEAM MAGA?

Rapper Lil Wayne has been facing some backlash from the hip-hop community after meeting with President Trump. Weezy took to social media to share that he spoke to President Trump about the proposed "Platinum Plan" (for Black Economic Empowerment) and providing the community with real ownership, “Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump, besides what he’s done so far with criminal...

78 new Cases, 3 COVID Deaths

Jamaica yesterday (Thurs) recorded three more COVID deaths increasing the tally to 205. One of the deaths was previously under investigation. One other death is currently under investigation, moving that figure to 31. At the same time, there were 78 new cases, with the ages of the patients ranging from five to 89 years old. The total case count is now at...

70% Chance for Next Storm This Weekend

The National Hurricane Center raised the likelihood of development for a system Friday morning in the southern Caribbean to a 70% chance of becoming the next tropical depression or tropical storm over the weekend. It says the system has a 70% chance of formation in the next 48 hours. If the system does develop into a tropical storm it will be...

Gayle Passes 1000 T20 “Maximums” in IPL

Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score 1,000 T20 sixes after passing the milestone during a bruising innings in the IPL. The 41-year-old West Indian hammered eight sixes, taking his career tally in the format to 1,001, during a knock of 99 from 63 balls for Kings XI Punjab against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi. Gayle thumped his 1,001st six...

Musical Heroes – Leslie Kong

Over the course of a short life (he was barely 38 when he died), Leslie Kong became one of the most influential figures in the development of Jamaican music and it's international appeal. Along with his two older brothers Cecil and Lloyd, Leslie  ran a restaurant, ice cream parlour and record shop called Beverley's on Orange Street, in downtown Kingston. In...

Lawyers for Reid, Pinnock Seek Dismissal

Legal submissions seeking to have the criminal case brought against former Education Minister Ruel Reid and President of the Caribbean Maritime University CMU Fritz Pinnock thrown out, will continue today in the corporate area parish court. Parish judge Chester Crooks is hearing the submissions. The accused are asking the court to free them because officers from the Financial Investigations Division, did...

Health Ministry Approves 3 for COVID Testing

The Health Ministry has approved three private facilities to conduct coronavirus testing. Two of the facilities Carigen and Microlabs Limited, will conduct PCR testing for people, while Technological Solutions Limited, will conduct environmental testing. Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton gave the update during last evening's COVID Conversations Virtual Press Briefing. He noted that the decision to grant Ministry approval, follows extensive discussions,...
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