Archive | May, 2009

Einstein has always been his stage name, but the dancehall artiste has now decided to use a shortened version and simply goes by the name Stein.

"Yuh can call it a change," said the artiste, whose real name Jermaine Shaw. "It's just Stein now."

“STEIN”

stein-1Einstein has always been his stage name, but the dancehall artiste has now decided to use a shortened version and simply goes by the name Stein.

“Yuh can call it a change,” said the artiste, whose real name Jermaine Shaw. “It’s just Stein now.”

He said Einstein was a name he received during his childhood, but he hated it at the time. And even when he became an artiste and coined other stage names for himself, people still referred to him as Einstein. So after he read more about the origin and work of the German physicist Albert Einstein, whose name he borrowed, Stein began to accept the name.

But, “nowadays, nobody nuh really call me Einstein, dem jus’ seh Stein. So I felt it would be much better to just call myself Stein.

In addition, he said his fans experienced problems when they try to find him on the internet, whether on websites Youtube or MySpace. He noted that many people would appear with a search for Einstein. Thus, propelling him to change his name.

The name change is something he always thought about doing and he does not believe it will have any negative impact on his musical career.

“It nah go have no negative impact. Inna germany a Stein di people dem call me and dem call me Stein a Italy, even when mi did a call myself Einstein. The whole world ago start call me Stein,” said the artiste, who is currently on a month-long tour in the United States.

He has already done 11 of the 15 club shows that he was scheduled to do there. After the shows, Stein says he will stay in the country for a while to record songs with different companies.

When Stein returns to Jamaica in June, he will be shooting videos for his songs Safe And Warm and Represent. His nine-song compilation CD. Chimney Records present STEIN, was release recently.

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Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is moving to have Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Sharon Hay-Webster and other members of the People's National Party (PNP) disqualified from sitting in the House of Representatives.

Golding moves to oust MPs over dual citizenship

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is moving to have Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Sharon Hay-Webster and other members of the People’s National Party (PNP) disqualified from sitting in the House of Representatives.

“We have evidence that the question of foreign citizenship is not confined to the government’s side.We have given instructions to our lawyer to file constitutional motions seeking a declaration based on the same principle that was established in the Daryl Vaz case,” Golding told journalists yesterday.

The prime minister was speaking to reporters shortly after he observed his JLP colleague Gregory Mair being nominated to contest the June 16 by-election in North East St Catherine.

Mair, who will compete against the PNP’s Granville Valentine, was disqualified from sitting in the House of Representatives after he was found to have been in breach of the Constitution, having pledged allegiance to a foreign power on his own act.

Mair has since renounced his Venezuelan citizenship in order to contest the by-election.

Yesterday, Golding told journalists that his party was moving to remove all PNP MPs who were in breach of the provisions of the Constitution.

“There are other persons who also have to be held accountable,” Golding said.

But Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller told journalists yesterday that the PNP “will file motions against the JLP representatives who are sitting in Parliament that we did not file for. So if they file, then we can file as well,” Simpson Miller said.

She added: “On our side, if anything is wrong, it is wrong and we will deal with the wrong,” Simpson Miller said, while noting that Hay-Webster was “misadvised” about her eligibility to be a Parliamentarian.

Hay-Webster was born in the United States but by her admission has travelled on her US passport, an act which court precedence suggests is an act of a pledge of allegiance/obedience to a foreign power.

Golding, while refusing to name the persons the JLP would be going after in the Parliament, said there were several opposition MPs in breach and that some of the cases were harder than others to prove.

He said the party’s lawyers had been asked to give guidance on how to proceed with opposition MPs who have permanent residency status in the United States.

Pointing to Section 39 of the Constitution which says that in order for a person to be qualified to sit in Parliament they must be ordinarily resident in Jamaica for 12 months preceding Nomination Day, Golding has left no doubt that he believes holders of US green cards must also be flushed from the Parliament.

Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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The D.A. involved in Chris’ case told Rhianna's  lawyer, Donald Etra, that she would be expected at the next court hearing via subpoena.

"The DA has advised me that she will be subpoenaed [to testify]," Etra said. "She absolutely will comply."

RIHANNA TO TESTIFY

The D.A. involved in Chris Brown’ case told Rihanna’s  lawyer, Donald Etra, that she would be expected at the next court hearing via subpoena.

“The DA has advised me that she will be subpoenaed [to testify],” Etra said. “She absolutely will comply.”

The DA confirmed to Etra that a motion by Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, to gain access to police records in order to discover who leaked a photo of Rihanna’s injuries was denied, though Geragos will have the right to cross-examine Rihanna when she takes the stand.

As for the “Umbrella” singer’s current state of mind, Etra said, “She’s doing fine. She’s monitoring closely the proceedings of this case.”

To make it even tougher for Rihanna, Chris  Brown will also be present at the hearing and will listen to her testimony.

According to Geragos, the prosecution will outline their case against the embattled R&B star. The D.A. is expected to call the officers who were first to respond to the scene and find the bloodied Rihanna. After the proceeding is complete, the judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to go to trial.

Brown 20, has pleaded not guilty to the charges, for which he could face up to four years and eight months in prison; experts say the case is likely to end in a plea deal. Rihanna will be called to the stand to testify at Chris’ preliminary hearing on June 22, 2009.

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Flippa said he respected Bounty Killer as an ‘elder’ in the business and for his contribution to the music industry but he would not back down from a challenge.

Flippa Mafia performed at the Best of the Best concert in Miami over the weekend, making a direct reference to Bounty Killer as he closed his set with Unfinished House.

FLIPPA MAFIA VS BOUNTY KILLER

Flippa said he respected Bounty Killer as an ‘elder’ in the business and for his contribution to the music industry but he would not back down from a challenge.

Flippa Mafia performed at the Best of the Best concert in Miami over the weekend, making a direct reference to Bounty Killer as he closed his set with Unfinished House.

“Mi do three songs and cut because mi never pleased, dem turn down the mike pon me because Jabba and Bounty Killer dem a friend. Mi walk onstage wid ’Mi No Waan No Man Like Me’, then me do Dem Yah and get a nice response. Then mi do Unfinished House and mi say ‘Bounty Killer ah hype over Unfinished House’ and left the stage. Since him ah tek it up on him head, mi just do it,” Flippa said.

“The song was never about Bounty Killer, the only song mi do directly for Bounty Killer was Walk Wid Liquor because Bounty walk wid Hennessy and mi see Notnice dem tek it up so mi do a song about it. I have a next song called Mi No Fraida Dem on the Style Dem riddim that sick too. Three quarter of the man dem fraida Killa, but mi nah war wid Killa, mi ah the flossing king, mi nah stop be me, I am not a clash deejay, but mi nah back down from Killa.”

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What is considered a king of dancehall? So far there have been kings such as Bob Marley, Shaggy, The self proclaim king himself Beanie Man and Questionably Dutty cup own Sean Paul. Can Mavado live up to these expectations... we ask that question.

Mavado – “Dancehall’s New King?”

 

dhusacover-1What is considered a king of dancehall? So far there have been kings such as Bob Marley, Shaggy, The self proclaim king himself Beenie Man and questionably Dutty Cup’s own Sean Paul. Can Mavado live up to these expectations… we ask that question.

David Brooks aka Mavado hail from the streets of Cassava Piece in Kingston Jamaica is the hottest thing in dancehall right now. Known for his melodic vocals his music has crossed borders that most Jamaican artists dream about. Collaborating with the likes of 50 cent, Busta Rhymes and also recording on a Kanye West track for Jay Z’s  forth coming album the Blueprint 3, with this international success he is undoubtedly the hip hop voice of Jamaica.

With his current hit single “so special” receiving crazy airplay on American radio and his new album “Mr. Brooks Better Tomorrow” climbing the billboard charts he has cemented jam-packed shows in the UK, that also featured Serani, Bugle, Chase Cross and Alliance selector Boom Boom, Mavado moved on to his first-ever European Tour Visiting 6 countries for 9 shows in 10 days across the continent, Mavado has been met with nothing but love, underlining the international appeal of his music and message.

“The response everywhere we’ve been has been mad,” said Mavado. “Paris was the first show and it was crazy, the venue was packed and the crowd sang every word. It set the tone for the rest of the tour which has just been more of the same.”

dscn0089 Traveling by day and performing night after night, Mavado has so far blazed through France, Belgium, North and South Italy and across Switzerland, and will finish up with shows in Germany, Holland and US.

Whilst every show has left the crowd in rapture, perhaps the most poignant appearance was in Zurich, Switzerland, the city where his Father was killed over 3 years ago. Mavado got the chance to meet with some of the elder Mr. Brook’s friends, who knew him as “King” and to cap off a memorable visit Lee Scratch Perry, who is based in Zurich and was also a good friend of Mavado’s Father, attended the show.

With all these achievements and accomplishments and ongoing success can we now truly say that Mavado the Gully God is now the king of dancehall? Since the controversial battle at sting his nemesis Vybz Kartel now has numerous top 10 singles in “Jamaica” and can be heard practically on every new dancehall riddim that hits the streets, Should Vbyz Kartel be dubbed the king or is he just second best, what makes them different?

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'Life Soon Sort Out' by Famshouse recording artiste G Whizz speaks about the ghetto youths struggle in life and how they cope with it. The melodic rhythm provides a basis for the listener to hear and be entertained quite like in a sultry, almost acoustic template.

G-WHIZZ – “LIFE SOON SORT OUT”

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‘Life Soon Sort Out’ by Famshouse recording artiste G Whizz speaks about the ghetto youths struggle in life and how they cope with it. The melodic rhythm provides a basis for the listener to hear and be entertained quite like in a sultry, almost acoustic template. The conscious lyrics help in sending across the point that although your situations are bad; possibilities exist that they could be worst and it helps to be optimistic about their situation through perseverance towards achieving goals of success and treating everyone with respect and equality.

Hailed as a rising star, the 25 year old singer, sogangsta-whizzngwriter and composer diverse talent encapsulates Reggae, R&B & Dancehall displaying such versatility second to none. At this early stage in his career, his delivery and vocal style shows a depth of talent that legendary artiste Johnny “Mr. Buda-Bye” Osbourne commented, “He is ready”. Needless to say anymore, your own experience is the barometer to determine his true potential.

The Barrett brothers, John and Kevin form the nucleus of Fams House Studio and together with G-Whizz embarked on a musical project a little more than 3 years ago. What they have accomplished in this relatively short period of time is indicative they are following in the tracks of their famous dad, the great bass player and producer Aston “Family Man” Barrett of Bob Marley and the Wailers fame. G-Whizz has released 7 music videos including: “Those Days Are No More” on the Spiritual Warfare rhythm, “Ghetto Life”, “No More War”, “Hush”, “She’s Hot”, “Break Free”, & “Ease My Mind”, a collaboration with female artiste Minx. These videos are also in rotation on Jamaican cable channels: CVM TV, TV J, R.E. TV, Hype TV and Music Plus.

His vocal versatility has lead to several collaborations featuring Junior (One Blood) Reid (Gonna Be Alright), Nanko & Atomic (Break Free), Turbulence (Love is Wonderful), Bling Dawg, Minx (Ease My Mind), Deva Bratt, Chi-Ching Ching (We Wont Stop) and others.

Gwhizz single “MUSIC” is featured on Deeboz Muzik A Little Bit More Compilatin CD which also features Lutan Fyah, Tony Curtis, Lukie-D, Chezidek, Cha’Maine, Qshan-Deya, Simpleman, Anthony Que & Snypah! His most popular songs are “Blue Seam”, “Like A Lady”, “We Wont Stop”, “Music”, “Those Days Are No More”, “Ghetto Life” and “No more War.”

Finding the formula to do a follow- up to a good song can sometimes be difficult for a young artist, but G Whizz is an exception. “It Gonna Be Alright” features the distinctive vocals of reggae legend Junior ‘One Blood’ Reid shows Jamaica and the world that this talented young man knows where he is heading and he understands what it will take to get him there. He has began to carve out his own niche in the dancehall with the over night success of 2008 ‘She Bad’ and ‘Its Gonna Be All Right’ is reassurance to the fans that he is not a ‘one hit wonder’.

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Who is Mark Amrett? Why is he the Fashion Icon of the month? He is the DancehallUsa’s Fashion Icon of the Month for countless reasons. This is why he is hot! He is a professional model, actor and fashion photographer.

Mark Amrett – ” Fashion Icon Of The Month”

By Joni Brown, Rain Inc

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Who is Mark Amrett? Why is he the Fashion Icon of the month? He is the Dancehall Usa’s Fashion Icon of the Month for countless reasons. This is why he is hot! He is a professional model, actor and fashion photographer. Mark is also the CEO/Founder of the fashion photography empire, Free Mind Photography. You name it; Mark Amrett has done it!

Mark was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica. He migrated to Florida with his family at the tender age of two. As far back has he can remember, he was always been interested in the entertainment industry, his focus was always in acting. Professional modeling according to Mark was a “foot in the door” to transition to becoming an actor. While modeling, he developed an interest in working behind the scenes. Fashion photography became another outlet for him to come closer to his dream of being an actor.

At first impression, one would think of Mark as being, stuck up, mean thuggin’ and standoffish. Don’t let looks deceive you. Even though he appears unassuming, his intelligence and his mind out shines his appearance. Speaking with him one on one, Mark Amrett the artist, Mark Amrett the businessman, Mark Amrett the family man emerges. He is a laidback, easy to talk to, strong minded and driven by his ambitions.

Mark has worked with top recording artists like Beyonce, Chris Brown, R.Kelly and Timberland, the list goes on. Does Nip/Tuck come to mind? Oh, yes! He has also worked along side Nip/Tuck’s Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon on the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television series. You may have also seen him on Vibes Television.

photography by Mark Amrett

photography by Mark Amrett

Rain: What is the best part of being fashion photographer the girls, right?

Mark: (Laughs) No enuh basically, the best part of fashion photography is being able to show creativity, my focal point of view and of course money.

Rain: Who is your favorite person to work with and why?

Mark: I don’t necessarily have a favorite. I love to work with a person that is on top of their game. People, who know what they want, motivate themselves and act on it.

Rain: What inspires you?

Mark: Determination to make it where I, want to be in the entertainment industry.

Rain: Where and when do you like to shoot best?

Mark: At nights, outdoors. You can play around with the different lighting to create an image so pronounced and defined that I would not be able to create in my studio.

Rain: Describe your experiences in the entertainment industry so far?

Mark: It is very time consuming, can be discouraging at times but like, I said before you have to have the determination. When I first started out, I used to go through many agencies. I could not book a job at all. I was rejected a lot. Nevertheless, as time passed I started booking jobs. It has been very hard but my focus is getting where I want to be.

Rain: Me personally caan tek rejection (laughs)

Mark: Si, dat is why yuh have to have that drive because if you don’t it will break you. I have seen people break down and cry at auditions as if dem madda dead just because they were not who they were looking for.

Rain: Fo real (laugh)

Mark: Yuh a lauf! It serious, but if someone rejects you at an audition that does not mean the next person won’t hire you. (laughs)

Rain: True

Rain: Do you have a mentor?

Mark: I try to be my own mentor. I have to believe in myself first.

Rain: Name one person (model, designer, photographer) you would like to work with and why?

Mark: Kate Moss and Agnes Deyn. They are versatile models that can be translated from high fashion runway to commercial.

Rain: What is your definition of fashion?

Mark: Fashion is an expression of ones own uniqueness

Photography by Mark Amrett

Photography by Mark Amrett

Rain: What are your views on fashion in dancehall?

Mark: Fashion plays a big part in dancehall. Dancehall in itself is like a mini fashion runway show (laughs), where anyone can enter and walk the runway all night.

Rain: What is your subject in photography?

Mark: High fashion

Rain: How would you define your style?

Mark: European rock star mixed with ethnics.

Rain: Who are your favorite Dancehall Artists/Singers?

Mark: Vybz Kartel, Busy Signal and Aidonia

Rain: Name places you have travelled for assignments?

Mark: Bahamas, Bermuda, here in Florida, Mexico, Canada, Virgin Islands LA…..yuh still want more (laughs).

Rain: But of course! ( Laughs)

Rain: Do you have a quote you live by?

Mark: “Free Your Mind for Success”

So there you have it! Mark Amrett to the worrrrrrrrrrlllllllddddddddd!

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Welcome to T.O.K.’s world where exquisite four part harmonies contrast rough edged deejaying, soaring falsetto hooks and gently crooned love songs are as plentiful as rapped verses and gritty gangster exploits

T.O.K – “Our World”

Welcome to T.O.K.’s world where exquisite four part harmonies contrast rough edged deejaying, soaring falsetto hooks and gently crooned love songs are as plentiful as rapped verses and gritty gangster exploits; a world where crisp production and idiosyncratic, taut songwriting yield a daring fusion that ranks them among dancehall’s most distinctive and enduringly popular acts. T.O.K. (an acronym for Touch of Klass) has named their third album for VP Records “Our World” because it encompasses an assortment of musical hues that have had the greatest influence on the group’s sonic identity. “With this album we have consolidated all that variety into one project,” explains group member Roshaun “Bay-C” Clarke. “We have dancehall, one-drop, Latin flavored beats, music for the hardcore listener, for the conscious listener and for the party goers; that is what our world represents.”

OUR WORLD is dominated by previously unreleased tracks and a few of T.O.K.’s recent hits including “Everybody Bounce”, “Super Model” and “Guardian Angel”, the latter a prayer for spiritual strength sensitively sung over a one-drop reggae rhythm, produced by Arif Cooper. Two years after “Guardian Angel’s” initial release, in March 2009, it topped Japan’s Ring Tone Download Chart, an indicator of the tremendous love Japanese fans have consistently shown T.O.K. since their initial performance there in 200l. T.O.K.’s debut album “My Crew My Dogs” and their sophomore effort “Unknown Language” were, respectively, certified gold (sales of 100,000) and platinum (sales of 250,000) by the Recording Industry of Japan. Because of T.O.K.’s enormous popularity in Japan, “Our World” will have its premiere release there on June T.O.K.’s world has greatly expanded since November 1992 when high school students Craig “Craigy T” Thompson, Xavier “Flexx” Davidson, Alistaire “Alex” McCalla and Ros
haun “Bay-C” Clarke formed a vocal group. Like many of that era’s young singers they were greatly influenced by the brilliant harmonization of 1990s American boy bands including Boyz II Men and their favorite Shai, but as Jamaican youth they were equally inspired by the island’s ubiquitous reggae and dancehall rhythms; their shared vision for T.O.K. was to create an adventurous union between beautifully nuanced vocalizing and dancehall’s rough and rugged edge.

Bay-C and Craigy T introduced deejaying into T.O.K.’s performances at Cactus (the now defunct nightclub located in the Kingston suburb of Portmore), which is where the group learned how to connect with a hardcore dancehall crowd. They began writing original music, individually contributing significant concepts, choruses and verses to the group’s collective compositions and were transformed from a mellifluous high school boy band into a tough rhyming rude boy band. However, it took some time for audiences to embrace their audacious yet appealing hybrid. “We fused harmonies with dancehall subject matter, Flexx and Alex’s sing-jaying with Craig and my deejaying and created this new sound,” says Bay-C. “But people who liked that clean cut boy group sound said why are you going into dancehall and the dancehall community was like you are a boy group, what are you trying to do?”

Undeterred by such criticism, T.O.K. persevered and secured their first recording session, covering 3T’s “Anything For You”, which was produced by venerated drummer Sly Dunbar. Flexx then approached ace selector Rory of the immortal Stone Love sound system with a copy of “Anything For You”; Rory started spinning the tune at Stone Love sessions and before long it was playing on the island’s airwaves.

T.O.K.’s continual refinement of their immense talent has kept them at the forefront of Jamaican dancehall and brought them widespread success, especially in Japan, which is now like a second home to them. The group’s diverse song content, unique sound and the sheer magnificence of their vocals as heard on their third album, guarantees prominent placements on international charts and an even greater musical presence in Our World.

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Beenie Man feat Busta Rhymes - "Jiggle"

Beenie Man feat Busta Rhymes – “Jiggle”

Beenie Man feat Busta Rhymes – “Jiggle”

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The 4-year-old daughter of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson died Tuesday, a day after what police called a "tragic accident" in her home. 

Exodus Tyson was pronounced deceased at 11:45 am today (local time) at the hospital," Phoenix police spokesman Andy Hill said in a statement.

Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter dies after accident

 The 4-year-old daughter of former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson died Tuesday, a day after what police called a “tragic accident” in her home.

Exodus Tyson was pronounced deceased at 11:45 am today (local time) at the hospital,” Phoenix police spokesman Andy Hill said in a statement.

“Our sympathies go out to the family.”

Exodus Tyson had been on life support in hospital since Monday, when she was found by her seven-year-old brother with her neck wrapped in the cable of a treadmill.

The boy called his mother from another room, and the 34-year-old woman freed the girl, called an ambulance and tried to revive her.

Responding officers and firefighters performed CPR on Exodus as they took her to the hospital, where she had been listed in critical condition since Monday.

Tyson was in Las Vegas at the time of the accident and flew Monday to Phoenix, where he was seen entering the hospital.

“We are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of love and prayers from all over the world,” the family said in a statement.

“There are no words to describe the tragic loss of our beloved Exodus.

“We ask you now to please respect our need at this very difficult time for privacy to grieve and try to help each other heal.”

The 42-year-old Tyson has been in the news with the US release of the film “Tyson”, a documentary directed by James Toback that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year.

It offers an engrossing portrayal of the turbulent life of Tyson – from his humble beginnings on the mean streets of Brooklyn to his phenomenal rise as the youngest heavyweight world champion in history, through his epic fall marked by addiction, humiliation in the ring and a rape conviction.

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Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, and the Director of Tourism, John Lynch, were among 150 new passengers arriving at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Thursday on Jet Blue Airways inaugural flight from New York.

JetBlue now starting nonstop routes Montego Bay Jamaica

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, and the Director of Tourism, John Lynch, were among 150 new passengers arriving at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Thursday on Jet Blue Airways inaugural flight from New York.

Continuing its expansion in the Caribbean, JetBlue Airways on May 21 began a daily non-stop service to Sangster International Airport from its home base at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.

Bartlett and Lynch, accompanied by Mayor of Montego Bay, Councilor Charles Sinclair and Acting Custos of St James, Enel Brydson, joined in giving each passenger and crew member tokens and gifts.

Addressing participants at a welcome reception at the airport this morning, the Minister said that the relationship being forged between Jamaica’s tourism sector and JetBlue Airways was a “match made in Heaven.”

“As an emerging nation, an emerging airline, JetBlue, meets us at the right point, as we will grow together to achieve great things, a real win-win situation,” Bartlett said.

“It’s been a key strategy for this administration to drive the marketing and ensure that there is connectivity . where people hear about us but can’t get to us. Jamaica would, therefore, be wasting its sweetness unless we are able to be connected and JetBlue is ensuring connectivity for us,” Bartlett noted.

He said that with JetBlue joining a number of other legacy carriers from North America, will give Jamaica a full wrap of the entire continent of North America;, the only destination so to do.

” We are determined, therefore, to use this period, when the world is undergoing its most difficult and challenging time, to put our house in order, to create a level of security for destination Jamaica, so that when it turns, Jamaica is the only place that every one will come”, Bartlett added.

He announced that as soon as Parliament approves the measure, both incoming and out going passengers will be able to shop duty-free in both international airports in Jamaica.

“This will then bring us in line with the great airports of the world and will bring valued revenue to Jamaica,” the Minister said.

Mayor of Montego Bay, Councilor Charles Sinclair, had warm words of welcome for passenger and crew members of JetBlue Airways.

“We hope for you the crew and passengers an enjoyable stay, and that you will be returning on other occasions to enjoy this beautiful city and this country,” the Mayor said.

Senior Vice President of Customer Service at JetBlue Airways, Rob Maruster, announced that the airline will be offering a 20 per cent reduction in airfares from New York to Montego Bay, immediately.

“For the first time in our history, we are very proud to say not only are we happy to be in Montego Bay today, but coming this October we plan to also serve Kingston to New York non stop with JetBlue daily flights,” Maruster pointed out.

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KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Five girls were burnt to death and thirteen injured when fire broke out at a Correctional Centre in Alexandra, St Ann, Jamaica, on Friday night.

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has given instructions immediately to relocate the inmates of the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre.

Five girls burnt to death at Jamaican Juvenile Center

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Five girls were burnt to death and thirteen injured when fire broke out at a Correctional Centre in Alexandra, St Ann, Jamaica, on Friday night.

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has given instructions immediately to relocate the inmates of the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre.

Ten of the girls who were injured and three with secondary burns have been moved to the Kingston Public Hospital.

According to a GIS release, Golding said a Commission of Enquiry will be ordered to determine exactly what took place. He said retired Court of Appeal president, Paul Harrison, has agreed to be the sole Commissioner and the Commission will begin working once the instruments have been signed by the Governor General.

Meanwhile, Golding said security at the centre has been beefed up and additional correctional officers and police have been put in place. Government will also be taking care of the funeral expenses.

The Prime Minister flew down to the Armadale Centre for a first hand view of the situation. He said efforts are being made to identify additional locations where the girls can be housed until repairs have been completed to the Montpellier Centre, which are already underway.

Having looked at the facility, Golding expressed grave concern about the safety of the girls there because this is not the first time that fire has been set to the facility. He said part of the building had been abandoned because of a previous fire and the girls were being housed in another section.

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This Documentary features the excessive use of bleaching products by Jamaican's and it's bad effects.

A Jamaican Family Bleaching out Their Skin

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Charly Black - "Rich This Year"

Charly Black – “Rich This Year”

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G-Whizz – “Life Soon Sort Out”

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A fourth suspect has been charged by Members of the Major Investigation Task Force in connection with the March murder of Ricardo Johnson, in Olympic Gardens, Kingston. The suspect, Seymour Samuels, joins dance hall artiste Desmond "Ninja Man" Ballentine, his son and another man charged for the 20-year old's murder.

Another man charged along with Ninja Man

A fourth suspect has been charged by Members of the Major Investigation Task Force in connection with the March murder of Ricardo Johnson, in Olympic Gardens, Kingston. The suspect, Seymour Samuels, joins dance hall artiste Desmond “Ninja Man” Ballentine, his son and another man charged for the 20-year old’s murder.

Mr. Samuels, who was charged last week, was remanded until June 1, when he appeared in the Half-Way-Tree Criminal Court on Tuesday.
Investigators say Mr. Samuels was recently captured during a police manhunt. Mr. Johnson was shot dead along Marl Road on March 16 when persons traveling in a motor car opened fire at a man.

The bullets missed the intended target and struck Mr. Johnson who was standing on the road. Ninja Man and his son Janiel were later fingered as the gunmen. The artiste surrendered to the police a few days later, while his 20-year old son and another suspect, Clayton Dennis, were captured in St Ann in April.

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