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Junior Kelly Back In Jamaica After Successful Fall European Tour.

Reggae singer Junior Kelly is back home in Jamaica after a very successful fall European tour, which kicked off last October in Amiens, France. Even hurricane Sandy hitting Jamaica, weather conditions grounding flights and closing the Island airports couldn’t put a damper on him. He remained in high spirit and great energy.

Kelly departed as soon as the country airport in Montego Bay reopened on the Thursday, October 25 late evening right before his Friday, October 26 performance. With no time to spare as he landed, Junior Kelly was up for his meet and greet, press and straight to his scheduled performance.

Full of energy, good form and positively great vibes, Junior delivered his hits to the delight of eager fans. Taking the crowd on a melodic musical journey with classic songs such as “Love So Nice” to his latest hit “Been There” video. The tour took Kelly and his band through the Netherlands, France, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

Reflecting on his tour Junior stated, “The energy and vibe i received from the fans during this tour was truly amazing and humbling and it was heart warming to see that people out there are still crying out for conscious music, my music, Reggae music”

“Its really beautiful to see three generations of people coming out to my concerts and enjoying and loving Reggae music, so i know it will live on”

“I really appreciate the fact that i am able to perform every day of the week and the fans came out in their numbers every night to listen to Reggae music, even in these harsh economic times when buying a concert ticket is so hard. These die-hearted fans in Europe are mainly from the poorer class of society and they have so many other choices in terms of artistes or food or paying a bill, but they come out because they see me as one of the young roots artistes whose messages make them feel good and one that is going to stand the test of time. It is truly a blessing and an honor.”

Check out video footage of several performances and interviews

Junior Kelly – @ Cabaret Sauvage (Paris)
http://youtu.be/1dt3oNwnGvQ

Junior Kelly – Iinterview @ Cabaret Sauvage (Paris)
http://youtu.be/IuPErAGaRBQ

Junior Kelly – Melkweg, Amsterdam
http://youtu.be/FwzUFI6vyIY

Junior Kelly Live at Melkweg Amsterdam (NL)
http://youtu.be/9TGnK3gHfCo

Junior Kelly live @ Club Reigen – Vienna, Austria
http://youtu.be/3laoTMTpkkc

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Sandy hits Cuba as Jamaica lifts hurricane warning

The worst seems to have passed for Jamaica as Hurricane Sandy has passed the island with its sights firmly set on Cuba and the Bahamas.

For the first time since 2007 (Hurricane Dean), Jamaica was hit by a hurricane as Sandy made landfall in the island on Wednesday, with the eye of the storm hitting seven miles of Kingston at approximately 3 p.m. local time. The storm, rated at a Category 1, headed in a northerly direction with sustained winds of about 130 km (80 mph).

Police say that one casualty was suffered at the hands of Hurricane Sandy as 74-year-oldCleveland Scott was hit by a boulder that fell from a hillside as he did chores in his Kingston home. The man reportedly fell onto a piece of steel in his home and sustained serious injuries/ He was rushed to hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.

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Hurricane warning in effect for Jamaica as ‘Sandy’ could hit island by Wednesday

Jamaicans are being urged to prepare for the arrival of Tropical storm Sandy as a hurricane watch is now in effect for the island.

Hailing as the 18th storm to emerge since the beginning of the hurricane season (June 1), Tropical storm Sandy could strengthen into a hurricane within the next 24 hours. As of Tuesday afternoon, Tropical storm Sandy was located at approximately 250 miles south of Kingston, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 km/h).

According to several reports, the center of Tropical storm Sandy will hit Jamaica by Wednesday while tropical storm force winds could reach the island tonight.

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