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On Saturday morning on Groovin Radio, the latest announcement of acts for the 2014 edition of Groovin in the Park was releases. Since the announcement and subsequent interview with Chronixx, the first act to be confirmed, there has been anticipation of the next artist that will grace the stage at Groovin in the Park this […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Justice Lennox Campbell in continuing his summation in the Vybz Kartel murder trial Thursday morning told the jurors that they cannot find the accused guilty because they gave unsworn statements. “One of the things you cannot do is because they did not give sworn statements, you say they are guilty. You cannot […]

OCHO RIOS, St Ann KIND and caring were some of the words used to describe Chad Young during a Thanksgiving Service for his life held at the Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Ocho Rios, St Ann, on Saturday, March 8. Young, 27, died on February 27 after a brief illness. For the last […]

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Chronixx, arguably the hottest act in contemporary reggae, is one of the headliners for this year’s Groovin’ in The Park show, scheduled for June 29 in Queens, New York. The event marks the singer’s outdoor debut in the Big Apple. In January, he performed alongside guitar great Ernie Ranglin as guests of […]

ATTORNEY Everton Dewar yesterday questioned the rationale behind the arrest of his client during his address to jurors in the ongoing Vybz Kartel murder trial in the Home Circuit Court. Dewar, who is representing co-accused Shane Williams, pointed out to the jurors that the prosecution’s main witness hadn’t mentioned his client’s name in any of […]

Guided by captain and man-of-the-match, Dwayne Bravo, the West Indies defeated Ireland by four wickets in their one-off one-day international cricket match at Sabina Park yesterday. Bravo first took three for 36 to help restrict Ireland to 202 off 49.2 overs, before returning to hit a boundary-filled 35 off 29 balls to lead West Indies to 205 for six off […]

INCARCERATED reggae star Buju Banton has filed yet another appeal in the United States to reverse his conviction on drug charges. The appeal by attorneys Professor Charles Ogletree, Jack Cushman and Max Stern was filed with the 11th US Circuit Court on February 4. Ogletree, who is the head of the law department at Harvard […]

Nerve-wracking anticipation of a verdict being handed down yesterday in the high-profile Vybz Kartel murder trial brought a section of the busy downtown Kingston commercial district to a virtual standstill that harked back to the 1991 extradition case against notorious Tivoli Gardens don Lester Lloyd Coke, aka Jim Brown, as the police were forced to […]

THE history of pop music is dotted by artistes defined by one song. Wayne Smith falls in that category. Smith, whose massive 1984 hit Under Mi Sleng Teng marked the dawn of dancehall’s digital era, died Monday at the Kingston Public Hospital at age 48. Tidel Smith, one of his five children, said his father […]

Today, Grammy Award-winning deejay Sean Paul releases his sixth studio album, Full Frequency – and his voice will be all over the FM dials in Jamaica. In acknowledgement of the release, popular radio stations FAME, Zip, SunCity and Mello will be dipping extensively into Sean Paul’s catalogue throughout the day. In New York, USA, the Sean Paul […]

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