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One More COVID Death

Jamaica has recorded 126 new cases of the virus and one more COVID related death in the last 24 hours. The Ministry of Health and Wellness said the new cases comprise 58 males and 65 females, with three of the cases under investigation. Their ages range from two years to 99 years. The ministry said one of the new cases is...

No More Uncle Ben’s

Uncle Ben's Rice will change its name to Ben's Original and remove the image of a bow-tied black man from its packaging. The change follows through on a pledge its owner Mars Food made in June, to review the brand amid global protests over police brutality and racism. Uncle Ben's entered the market in the 1940s and was for decades the...

Only 1 of Three Officers Charged in Breonna Taylor Case

A grand jury has charged one police officer over the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor at her home in the US state of Kentucky. 26 year old Taylor, a hospital emergency room technician, was shot multiple times during a police raid on March 13. The family of Taylor have labelled the decision as "outrageous and offensive."

“Fiddy” Still Has “Power” With TV Viewers

50 Cent’s television empire is continuing its hot streak. According to Deadline, his new show Power Book II: Ghost has been picked up for a second season following its record-breaking premiere. The Starz series, touted as a Power spin-off, collected almost 7.5 million multi-platform views in its debut week, making it “the most-watched new series in the network’s history.” The show...

Brotehr Stephen, Busta Rhymes feature on Ziggy Marley’s Latest

Grammy winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley has released a new family album titled More Family Time. The album is a follow up to his 2009 Grammy and Emmy winning album Family Time. The project features a number of friends including rapper Busta Rhymes, brother Stephen Marley and his children Judah, Gideon, Abraham and Isaiah. A part of the proceeds from the album's...

Police Hold man and His Mother in Sexual Assault of 14-year old

Investigators from the Hanover Police and CISOCA have arrested a 22 year old man and his mother in relation to the alleged sexual assault of a 14 year-old girl. The woman will be questioned in relation to allegations that she assisted her son to procure drugs for an abortion after the teenager was impregnated. Her son is facing charges of...

Urgent Need For School Return – Williams

Education Minister Fayval Williams outlined the format for reopening during a media briefing Tuesday afternoon. Mrs Williams said the education sector is in crisis with many children failing key subjects, such as Mathematics, English, Science and Social Studies. She said there is therefore an urgent need to get children back in school. The Education Minister said lessons will be delivered through three...

PM Holness: Gov’t Taking “No Risks” on Potential Vaccine

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that the Jamaican Government will not act hastily in giving clearance for the distribution of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. He said on Tuesday that local health teams will conduct appropriate checks before granting approval to administer the vaccine, pointing to the role of the Ethics Committee in the Ministry of Health & Wellness as...

Jada Kingdom ready for marriage and kids?

During an Instagram live on Sunday, the 22-year-old ‘Budum’ artiste revealed she sees not just a marriage in the future, but a baby as well with partner Verse Simmonds. The pair are currently in the United States where Jada traveled to recently to celebrate their birthdays together, they also released a collab titled ‘Bedroom Bully’, last week. During the live the...

SkilliBeng smarter than we thought?

Dancehall artiste SkilliBeng emerged on the scene with his hit song ‘Brik pan Brik”, which is allegedly talking about scamming, but who would have thought that he has more CXC’s than most, did we judge him too quickly? During an interview with the Content Kings back in July, Skilli revealed that he had multiple CXC subjects, “Mi have Maths, English,...
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