Sizzla apologises for cancelled Canada show

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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...

Happy Easter

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I want to wish each and every one a Happy Easter from
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Aidonia freed

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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.

A policeman told...

Jah Cure release his album, Universal Cure

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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.

A number of entertainers...

Jamaica spends big bucks on guns and ammo.

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MORE TAX dollars are projected to head to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to purchase weapons and ammunition, figures contained in the Estimates of Expenditure for the 2009-2010 fiscal year reveal.

The estimates, which were tabled in the House of Representatives yesterday, show that Government intends to spend $100 million more for the purchase of guns and bullets for the army.

At the same time, the estimates indicate that the Government also intends to cut back on the construction and repairs of rehabilitation centres, while going...

Lucky Dube accused killers gets life.

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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...

Collie Buddz dropped from Sony's Columbia Records

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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...

Tribute to Garnet Silk - Happy Birthday

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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...

Foota hype denies conflict with Mavado.

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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...

Tribute to Marvin Gaye.

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Happy Birthday and Rest In Peace.

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...

Assassin kick off stage at red stripe live.

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Deejay Assassin is furious following his abrupt removal from the stage while performance at 'Red Stripe Live' on Saturday at Sabina Park.

Assassin's set was supposedly cut short because of the use of the word 'fish' in a song he performed called Pre This.

In the release, Assassin states: "My performance was ended prematurely and abruptly as I was stripped of my microphone and escorted off stage."

Assassin says he had spent many years of hard work and sacrifice building his reputation as an artiste, with a great level of integrity...

Luciano charged with harboring fugitive

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Jamaican police say they have charged reggae singer Luciano with harboring a fugitive who shot and wounded three patrolmen while holed up inside the Grammy-nominated musician's home last week.

Police Superintendent McArthur Sutherland said the 44-year-old Rastafarian was charged and released after posting bail.

A police statement said the hourlong standoff last week ended with the fugitive gunman, Andrew Senior, being killed at Luciano's home in Kingston. Two of the injured officers still are hospitalized. The other officer was released.

T.I. Sentenced to one year and a day in prison

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Rapper T.I. was sentenced Friday to one year and a day in prison after pleading guilty to federal weapons charges after he tried to buy a stash of machine guns and silencers to protect himself after his best friend was killed.

The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, will also pay a $100,000 fine as part of his sentence. He was arrested in 2007 after trying to to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers.

He pleaded guilty last March to the federal weapons charges but wasn't sentenced until Friday as part of a deal...

Luciano denies knowing guest was wanted

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Luciano has denied knowing that his house guest, who engaged police in a shoot-out and was killed on his property, was a wanted man.

"He denies knowing that aspect of the man of which the police speak," Delano Franklyn, Luciano's attorney said yesterday.

Andrew Senior, who the police said was a notorious criminal wanted in connection with several crimes including murder, was shot dead Luciano's Westminster Crescent, St Andrew, house Wednesday. Senior died after a two-hour gun battle with lawmen, during which three cops were shot and...

Keiva returns to dancing

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After taking a brief sabbatical from hard-core dancing to work on developing her store, Keiva's Closet, Keiva has reunited with the Cosmic Dancers to hit the streets again. Known as one of the fore- runners when it comes to female dancers, for the last two years Keiva has kept quieter than usual where dancing and music videos are concerned. Now, however, she plans to blaze the dancing arena which she says has become boring.

Thus far, Cosmic Dancers has been rehearsing on a daily basis, creating new, yet-to-be-named dance moves that reflect an old-school style...