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QUADA GRANTED $500,000 BAIL

Dancehall entertainer Quada has been offered bail in the sum of half a million Jamaican dollars. After three days behind bars, Quada and his legal team appeared before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish court this morning. Quada turned himself into the police accompanied by his attorney on Tuesday, January 14. He was arrested and charged by detectives at the Constant Spring...

Drenching rain brings some relief to exhausted firefighters in Australia

Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia’s east coast on Friday, to the relief of exhausted firefighters and farmers battling years of drought, and granting a reprieve to the organizers of next week’s Australian Open. Australia, famous for its pristine beaches and wildlife, has been fighting bushfires since September, with fires killing 29 people and millions of animals,...

Grammys chief Deborah Dugan suspended after misconduct allegation

The Recording Academy has placed Deborah Dugan, its president and CEO of just six months, on administrative leave following an allegation of misconduct by a senior leader at the organization. The move announced late Thursday comes 10 days before the 2020 Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles. Dugan became the first woman appointed to lead the academy. Recording Academy Board...

Stakeholders show support for the continuing efforts of the Carnival in Jamaica brand

Tourism Minister, Ed Bartlett says marketing Carnival in Jamaica as a tourism product has been fruitful. He was speaking with the Zee last evening at the launch of Carnival in Jamaica, held at the AC Hotel in Kingston. All participating carnival bands were in attendance. These include Xodus, Xayamca, Bacchanal, Frenchmen, Ocho Rios, and Downtown Carnival. The Minister says...

Eminem drops surprise album “Music to Be Murdered By”

Rapper Eminem once again dropped a surprise album, releasing “Music to Be Murdered By” on Friday — along with a video that calls for changes to gun laws. The follow-up to 2018′s “Kamikaze” — also released without warning — was announced on Twitter just after midnight. The Detroit rapper’s new music video for “Darkness,” one of the album’s 20 tracks, depicts...

US SENATORS SWORN IN TO SERVE AS JURORS AT TRUMP TRIAL

  The 100 lawmakers of the US Senate were sworn in today as jurors for the impending impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts administered the oath to the senators to "do impartial justice". In the coming weeks, the senators will decide whether Trump should be removed from office over charges brought by the House...

WINDWARD ISLAND VOLCANOES TAKE CHARGE AT SABINA PARK

  The Windward Island Volcanoes sent to bat against the Jamaica Scorpions, put up a respectable fight on today's opening day of the second round clash, this in the Regional Four Day Championship at Sabina Park. The Volcanoes, despite losing five wickets, have placed 314 runs on the board. Kavem Hodge scored a decent half century 88, Devon Thomas made a sizable...

WEINSTEIN’S LAWYERS WANT TRIAL MOVED, CALLING IT A ‘CIRCUS’

  Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers went to court today with a last-minute demand to halt jury selection and move his rape trial out of New York City, where they say intense publicity, protesters and even the consideration of supermodel Gigi Hadid as a juror have turned the case into a “media and entertainment circus.” Weinstein’s lawyers detoured to the Manhattan appellate court...

Jamaica Rum Festival to be Marketed as a Tourism Product

The launch of the Jamaica Rum Festival 2020 was held last evening at Devon House, in Kingston. Scores of Industry players attended the event, including Tourism Minister Ed. Bartlett, who endorsed the initiative as a Jamaica Tourist Board, JTB Event. Jamaica Rum Festival 2020 will run from February 29 to March 1 at Hope Gardens. J. Wray and...

MORE INTERNATIONAL CELEBRITIES TO COME

With Jamaica becoming a regular holiday nest for celebrities, Jamaicans can expect more celebrities to flock the island this year. By now, if you haven’t been living under a rock, you would have seen Lori Harvey, who celebrated her 23rd birthday on the island. She was accompanied by boyfriend Future, Normani, Winnie Harlow and Jordyn Woods. All were seen on...
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