GAYS and lesbians in the US have targeted Jamaican products Red Stripe beer and Myers Rum in a boycott of the Caribbean island to support local homosexuals who they said were being oppressed.
Last Tuesday, gay advocates at a New York City inn - the self-styled birthplace of the gay rights movement - dumped the Jamaican liquor products in the sewer and called for continued support to send "a clear message to Jamaican people and their government".
According to the group, through their website boycottjamaica, international human rights...
Children's music is dominating Ziggy Marley's melody making these days -- both for himself and on behalf of his father, Bob Marley.
His new album, "Family Time" (May 5 on Tuff Gong Worldwide), is a collection of what he refers to as "family music." Tracks include originals as well as covers of Woody Guthrie's "This Train" and the Jamaican children's standard "Hold Em Joe," along with two spoken-word pieces by actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
Other guests include Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, Toots Hibbert and his mother, Rita...
Dancehall has, arguably, never been so nice. Thousands of music lovers had their musical appetite satiated at the ninth staging of the Death Before Dishonour World Clash Jamaica, staged at Pier One in Montego Bay, Monday night.
Yes, it was a musical and lyrical war among approximately 12 sound-system operators from all across Jamaica and as far as Japan. But when the dust settled just before 6 a.m. Tuesday, there was only one don who reigned ultimately and walked away with the coveted trophy - Black Kat, the Christiana-based sound system...
Prime Minister Bruce Golding told Jamaicans he will take a 15 percent pay cut as the Caribbean island nation, dependent on troubled industries like tourism and bauxite, grapples with a global economic downturn.
In a national broadcast late Sunday, Golding said he would take a cut in his annual salary from $5.4 million Jamaican dollars ($61,400) to $4.7 million ($53,400) and would relinquish a 7 percent pay increase that was scheduled to start April 1.
He urged parliamentarians to follow his lead and take 10 percent pay cuts.
Sizzla Kalonji has issued a statement regarding the reason behind the cancellation of his show which should have taken place in the Canadian city of Toronto yesterday.
According to the artiste's camp, the real reasons behind the cancellation of the event scheduled for the Paramount Concert Theatre, was time inefficiency and late entry of the paperwork to the Canadian Embassy in Jamaica. Sizzla was approved by authorities in Canada to perform
The artiste's handlers are also denying reports which indicate that one of the factor's...
Deejay Sheldon 'Aidonia' Lawrence was freed in the Gun Court on Wednesday.
The entertainer was slapped with several charges ranging from conspiracy to shooting, illegal possession of firearm and shooting with intent stemming from an incident in Shortwood, St Andrew, in January 2008.
Defence lawyer Valerie Neita-Robertson made an application for the charges to be dismissed for want of prosecution. She submitted that yesterday was the ninth time the case was coming before the court and the witness was never present.
With the release of his highly anticipated album, Universal Cure, reggae singer Jah Cure hopes to cement his place as one of Jamaica's premier reggae artistes.
While incarcerated for eight years on a rape charge, Jah Cure recorded a trio of hit songs, True Reflections, Love Is and Longing For, which were overflowing with soul and emotion and which connected with his fans.
Jah Cure said he hopes the 16-track Universal Cure, which includes the hot, new single Call On Me, will exceed all expectations.
The family of murdered South African reggae star Lucky Dube has welcomed the guilty verdict for his three killers.Sfiso Mhlanga, Mbuti Mabe and Ludwa Julius Gxowa, who were found guilty of shooting Dube dead in 2007.
On Thursday the South African court jailed three men for life for the murder of international reggae star Lucky Dube
Dube was 43 when he died on Oct. 18, 2007 following an attempted car hijacking in a Johannesburg suburb.
The Gallo Music-signed reggae artist enjoyed one of the most successful music careers in the South...
Reggae artiste, Collie Buddz, is no longer signed to Sony Music's Columbia Records. He had been with the label a little over two years.
Born in New Orleans, Collie Buddz - whose real name is Colin Harper - grew up between Bermuda in the Caribbean and the US.
Released in 2007, his self-titled debut album shot to the top of Billboard's Reggae Album chart. First week sales of the disc was 10,825 copies, which landed it at number 68 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Among the hits the album generated were Come Around (the video directed...
Garnet Silk, born Garnet Damion Smith in Bromelia, in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica, on the second day of April 1966.
On December 10th 1994 Garnett Silk, one of Reggae’s most revered and promising stars passed away. In Jamaica, he was quietly remembered, as radio stations across the country paid homage to the music phenomena that left us too soon.
Born in the sleepy town of Hatfield in Manchester, Jamaica, Garnett born Damion Smith, inhibited musical aspirations as a young boy and by his mid teens had taken on the moniker “little...
Alliance members singjay Mavado and selector Foota Hype are denying that there is no war between them despite rumours of a fracas in Cassava Piece on Wednesday night.
Rumours surfaced on the streets and on the Internet that Mavado and Foota Hype came to blows in Cassava Piece recently, and as a result a man was killed in the area. One popular entertainment website reported, "the two big man dem ah Cassava Piece (Mavado and Foota Hype) kick off and one punch the other inna him mouth, and den the bad man dem get involved. One of the big man...
Born: 2 April 1939
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Died: 1 April 1984 (shot to death)
Best Known As: Singer of "Sexual Healing"
Name at birth: Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.
Marvin Gaye was an African-American soul singer whose hits included "How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You," "Mercy Mercy Me (the Ecology)" and "Sexual Healing." Gaye was an early hit-maker for Motown Records, writing and recording singles like "Can I Get a Witness" (1963), "Ain't That Peculiar" (1965) and "I Heard It Through the...