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Koffee named Mastercard brand ambassador

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Reggae star Koffee is Mastercard’s official brand ambassador in Jamaica, the first such appointment in the region.

The exclusive partnership was announced on Wednesday September 23, 2020 and will see the artiste working with Mastercard to build awareness about digital payments and educate customers and merchants about the convenience, safety and wide acceptance of its electronic payment options.

Reggae Artiste Pad Anthony Is Dead

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Reggae artiste Hartley Anthony Wallace also know as Pad Anthony died in Jamaica on Saturday August 29, 2020. He had been suffering from various health issues after he suffered from a heart attack several years ago. A close friend of Paddy revealed that an unfortunate turn of events led to his death as it’s suspected that after suffering a stroke he reportedly fell and hit his head.

Rest In Peace

Rygin King Shot, Girlfriend Killed

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Matthew "Rygin King" Smith was shot and seriously injured during a gun attack in Struie district, Westmoreland, on Sunday while a woman, identified as his girlfriend, was also shot and killed. Another male individual was also shot and injured. The deceased female has been identified as 28-year-old Sashalee Blackwood.

The incident took place while the entertainer, his girlfriend, two children, and a group of other people were travelling through Westmoreland to a function that was being held in a neighboring parish.

On reaching a section of the Struie...

Jamaica now has 364 COVID- 19 cases

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Minister of Health & Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton stated that 16 samples tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This has brought the total number of confirmed cases in the island to 364. The 16 new cases are comprised of seven males and nine females, who range in age from three years to 75 years.

Minister of Health & Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton has advised that 16 samples tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
This has brought the total number of confirmed cases in the island to 364. The 16 new cases are...

Koffee Wins 2020 Grammy For Best Reggae Album

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Koffee made history on Sunday January 26, 2020 when she became the first woman and youngest artist ever to take home a victory in the best reggae category and the Grammy Awards.

Miley Cyrus settles $300 million lawsuit with Flourgon

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Miley Cyrus has settled a $300 million copyright infringement lawsuit by Flourgon who accused the pop star of stealing her 2013 smash "We Can't Stop" from a similar song he recorded a quarter century earlier. Flourgon sued Cyrus in March 2018, claiming that "We Can't Stop" closely resembled his 1988 song "We Run Things," which he called a reggae favorite since reaching No. 1 in Jamaica.

Flourgon accused Cyrus and her label RCA Records, owned by Sony Corp, of misappropriating material including the phrase...

Sikka Rymes Shot Multiple Times in Jamaica

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Javian "Sikka Rymse" Chambers a known protege and family member of jailed dance hall artiste Vybz kartel is now undergoing surgery after being shot multiple times. The deejay was trailed after performing at an event in Sandy Park in the early morning of Sunday, December 1st.

The shooting took place at 3:45 am at a stoplight in the vicinity of the Sovereign Shopping Center, the entertainer’s vehicle was shot up by unknown assailants. Sikka Rymes is now undergoing surgery at the Kingston Public Hospital.

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.

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...

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...