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Jamaica’s First Gold in Long Jump at World Championships

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Jamaican Tajay Gayle made history when became the first-ever Jamaican to score a gold medal in the long jump event at the World Championships.

The 23-year-old set a new personal best with a jump of 8.69 metres. It is also a new national record, erasing the 8.62 metres which was held by James Beckford. Gayle, who entered the championship with a personal best of 8.24 metres, struggled during the qualifying round and made the final with the 12th best jump of 7.89 metres.

He now joins Beckford, who won a silver medal at the 2003 World Championships in...

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins 100 meters

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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the world champion in the 100 meters for the fourth time since 2009 on Sunday. With a time of 10.71 seconds, she beat European champion Dina Asher-Smith in the women's final of the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The British athlete crossed the finish line in 10.83 seconds.
Marie-Josee Ta Lou from the Ivory Coast took third place with 10.93 seconds.

Fraser-Pryce won the title in 2009, 2013 and 2015. The 32-year-old is also a two-time Olympic champion.

Riu Officially Reopens Jamaica All-Inclusive Hotel

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Riu Hotels and Resorts has officially relaunched its Riu Ocho Rios all-inclusive resort, the company announced this week. The property, which first opened in 2005, has undergone a dramatic refurbishing project, one that included what Riu called a “complete overhaul of its facilities.”

Riu has added what has become a staple of many of its resorts in the Caribbean, a new Splash Water World aquatic park. The reimagined poolscape means Riu Ocho Rios now boasts five pools at the property, including two pools with swim-up...

Louie Rankin dies in car crash in Canada

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Grammy-award winning artist Louie Rankin -- famous for his role as Ox in the movie "Belly" and teddy brukshut in the movie "Shotta" died in a car crash in Canada.

Louie died Monday in a fatal wreck in Ontario, Canada, the crash reportedly involved a transport truck and another vehicle.

I Octane US$1500 Challenge

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Dancehall singjay I-Octane issued a challenge for his new song “Mine Yuh” for big money prize of US$1500.

The challenge is to create a dance video to the song and post it to Instagram tagging I-Octane in the post. The contestant with the most likes will receive the prize money and according to Octane, a brand new air conditioner as well. The track which was produced by Zj Dymond and Dinesty King is now trending on Audiomack. It seems the challenge has boosted the popularity of this single.

Go ahead and try out the #MineYuhChallenge. Don’t...

Shenseea looks To Use Afrobeats Riddims On Her New Album

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Shenseea plans to use beats from the Motherland on her debut project for American label Interscope Records, according to producer Tarik “Rvssian” Johnston. The yet-to-be titled album is slated for release late this year. Afrobeats, an increasingly popular sound, will be featured on the album. Rvssian said the deejay will also dabble in pop and country.

Afrobeat is a growing genre, especially in the United States. Last year, Nigerian singer Davido's Fall soared to number 22 on the Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart.

Shenseea Signs With Interscope

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Shenseea is now an signed artist to Interscope Records. The 22-year-old artist who has worked with artists such as Vybz Kartel and Shaggy, has been making waves with her infectious dance hall tunes, and with a debut album in the works

Shenseea released her new single “Blessed” featuring Tyga. The bass-heavy track was produced by Rvssian, and is dripping with energy as the rising star oozes self-confidence from start to finish.

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Ghana Artist Stonebwoy wins Reggae Dancehall artist of the year

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Dance hall artist Stonebwoy has been crowned the Reggae Dance hall artist of the year at the ongoing Vodafone Ghana music awards 2019.

Stonebwoy was in the competition with Samini, Shatta Wale, Epixode and Ak Songtress. Looking at how well Stonebwoy has performed

The Reggae Dancehall artist of the year is Stonebwoy’s first award so far at the awards night. His rival, Shatta Wale has already won two awards; Highlife song of the year and Reggae Dance hall song of the year.

One World Rebellion band pulls out of Jamaica Carnival 2019

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The band One World Rebellion, owned by Soca Star Fay Ann Lyons, said it has halted its entry into Jamaica's Carnival this year.

In a statement issued on Friday, the band said: "the decision is due to conflicting reports from the Jamaican organizers versus those from sponsors pertaining to receipt of funds over the last few months which requires further investigation for clarity."

The band said the investigations have halted production and with Carnival fast approaching they are unable to deliver the type of quality product it knows it can...

Koffee - Toast

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[Intro]
Cyaa bawl ina life man
Gwaan wid it, mi gwaan wid it
Yo Izy are you kidding me?

[Hook]
Toast (Yeah, yeah)
Say we a come in wid a force (Yeah)
Blessings we a reap pon we course inna handful
We nuh rise and boast
Yeah, we give thanks like we need it the most
We haffi give thanks like we really supposed to, be thankful

[Chorus]
Blessings all pon mi life and
Mi thank God fi di journey, di earnings a jus fi di plus (Yeah)
Gratitude is a must (Yeah)
Mi see blessings fall by mi right hand
Buss a toast fi di friends weh tek off heavy...

Kaya Fest 2019

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Kaya Fest is a Music and Awareness Festival created in the spirit of Bob Marley’s great legacy and curated by his son, multi-Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and producer Stephen Marley, the festival is a historic gathering of the greatest working artists in music today, for an expression of unity and excellence.

Each year, Kaya Fest invites an incredible roster of reggae-influenced artists, including the likes of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Pitbull, Sean Paul, and Wyclef Jean to celebrate one love, unity, peace...

49 people killed in shootings at New Zealand mosques

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About 49 people were killed and dozens more were injured when at least one shooter opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Police confirm there are 49 people dead in the attack, 41 people were killed in the Deans Ave mosque, with seven killed at the Linwood mosque. Another person died in hospital.

A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder and is due to appear in the Christchurch District Court tomorrow morning. Another person was arrested earlier today however that was not related to these events.

The number of those...

Jamaica grounds Boeing 737 Max 8

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The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority has said effective immediately, the Boeing 737-8 Max and 737-9 Max aircraft will be temporarily restricted in Jamaica.

The directive follows a similar restriction from the United States following Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia. The crash in Addis Ababa killed 157 people. It was the second fatal Max 8 disaster in five months after one crashed over Indonesia in October, killing 189 people.

The FAA said new evidence from the crash site in Ethiopia, together with newly refined satellite data which...

Cruise Ship Wants More Jamaican Workers

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Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson has said senior executives of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL), the second-largest cruise company in the world, have advised that they are in need of more Jamaican workers.

Robinson was part of a delegation, led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, which hosted a high-level team from RCCL in Kingston last week.

“In the meeting with the RCCL folks, there was a huge push for the development of Port Royal for cruise tourism. We also looked at the continued development of Falmouth as a...