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...

Shootout at Luciano's house.

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Three Policemen were shot and injured this morning during a shoot-out with a lone gunman at a house belonging to popular singer, Luciano.

Reports are that shortly after 5 a.m, the police, acting on information, attempted to conduct a raid at a house located at 21 Westminster Crescent in the Half-Way Tree area in St Andrew. The officers were greeted with heavy gunfire and a shoot-out lasting almost two hours, ensued.

During the battle, two policemen were shot. Another, who was a part of a team that attempted to rescue the injured lawmen...

Leroy Sibbles' son gets 6 1/2 years for killing baby

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Garfield Anthony Sibbles, son of popular reggae singer Leroy Sibbles, was yesterday given a six-and-a-half-year sentence for killing a child that had been left in his care.

Justice Bruce Durno sentenced Garfield Anthony Sibblies, 40, of Brampton, yesterday. But since Sibblies has spent the equivalent of almost six years in custody – based on the usual two-for-one credit inmates receive for pre-trial incarceration – he could be released after serving two-thirds of the remaining six months in a provincial jail.

Sibblies pleaded guilty...

Fire at Sizzla's house

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A seven-apartment house with a studio, which is owned by dancehall artiste Miguel 'Sizzla' Collins, was destroyed by fire yesterday, police confirmed.

The cause of the fire remain unknown, left an estimated $25-million worth of damage at the Richings Avenue, Kingston 6, dwelling. One person was injured in the incident.

It's reported that about 9:45 a.m.sunday morning, the artiste left home to attend a meeting when he received a call that the house was on fire. The police and the fire brigade were summoned. Two units, one from York Park...

Ninja Man gets 4 Charges

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Dancehall deejay Desmond 'Ninja Man' Ballentine was yesterday charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm following a shooting incident on Tuesday.

The deejay was yesterday charged after an interview with detectives from the Major Investigation Task Force. Head of the Major Investigation Task force (MIT), Assistant Commissioner Les Green, confirmed the charges and added that the case might be mentioned in court as early as next Friday. Ninja Man is now being held in custody.


Dancer Colo Colo attacked and beaten

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Popular dancer, Wayne 'Colo Colo' Stewart and his girlfriend were left nursing wounds after being brutally attacked by a group of men during a video shoot.

The incident, which took place on Wednesday night in Half-Way Tree, has left the creator of the 'Rum Ram' dance in great concern.

It was alleged that Stewart and his girlfriend, Lisa Brown, were taking part in a dance documentary on hip hop and reggae on Half-Way Tree Road on Wednesday night when they were attacked by a group of bus conductors.

Stewart said the men approached them...

Mother gets probation for daggerin' daughters

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After her two underage daughters were caught at a dance in Portmore, St Catherine, Isolyn Jones was sentenced on Tuesday for breaching the Child Care and Protection Act.

Jones, a resident of Drewsland in St Andrew, appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court and was sentenced for negligence to two years' probation with strict supervision.

It was said in court that the police had responded to reports of 'night noise' in the Portsmouth community last month where a dance was in session.

Jones' daughters were said to be...

Don Gargon Ninja Man is wanted - One Man Dead

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Desmond Ballentine, aka Nnjaman, who is wanted by the police for questioning in regard to the murder of a man known as Ricky Trooper
that occurred on Lower Mall Road in Kingston yesterday morning.

Desmond Ballentine more popular known as Ninja Man might be able to help the cops along with their investigation in a situation where one man was left dead.

According to the Constabulary Communication Network, about 11:15 am, Johnson, otherwise called ‘Ricky Trooper’ [not the selector from sound trooper and killamanjaro sound] was sweeping...

Arrest warrant issued for Shocking Vibe's CEO

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A warrant has been ordered for the arrest of the head of Shocking Vibes Entertainment, Patrick Roberts.

Roberts was scheduled to appear before the Tax Court on tax evasion charges yesterday, after it was alleged that he owed the Government millions of dollars in unpaid taxes.

Roberts, a businessman and music producer, ran unsuccessfully as a candidate for the People's National Party against the Jamaica Labour Party's Andrew Holness in the 2007 general elections for the West Central St Andrew seat. He is currently the constituency...

Accused in Peter King’s death guilty.

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A 26-year-old handyman has been found guilty of manslaughter in the March 2006 killing of a Jamaican trade official, whose naked body was discovered in his town house in an upscale Kingston development.

Sheldon Pusey had testified that he stabbed the chairman of Jamaica's Trade Board, Peter King, in self defense after he spurned the 63-year-old official's aggressive sexual advances.

A jury returned the verdict on Monday.

At the time of his death, King was special adviser to the Ministry of Commerce and chairman of the Trade Board...

Sizzla returns with a new album

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1. Sizzla Jah Love
2. Sizzla Ghetto Utes Dem Ah Suffer
3. Sizzla Stop It Right Now
4. Sizzla Gwaan Bear
5. Sizzla Hey Youths (Respect)
6. Sizzla Black Man In The White House
7. Sizzla Future Is Yours
8. Sizzla Premeditate
9. Sizzla I'm Loving You
10. Sizzla Open Up The Doors
11. Sizzla What Am I To Do Baby
12. Sizzla I Love You So
13. Sizzla Tax Payers Money
14. Sizzla Qualities In Life
15. Sizzla Babylon Ease Off

Those who didn’t enjoy Sizzla’s last effort Addicted - mostly composed of dancheall/hip hop...