A Real Smart Guy Murders Lady & Then Throws Rock @ Armed Jamaican Policeman

Cops in beating, shooting of man ordered arrested

COMMISSIONER of Police Owen Ellington last night ordered the immediate arrest of the policemen involved in the beating and shooting death of a man in Buckfield, St Ann yesterday. Continue reading

Sumfest was Mudfest…

Dancehall entertainer Mavado (left) performs with R&B singer Usher during the final night of Reggae Sumfest Saturday in Montego Bay, St James. – Photo by Janet Silvera

Reggae Sumfest may be forced to relocate to the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium if conditions at the Urban Development Corporation (UDC)-owned Catherine Hall complex in Montego Bay, St James, are not improved.

Sumfest would become the second major event forced to move from the tourism capital as a result of the absence of a suitable show venue. The first was the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Continue reading

Reggae Rising Festival cancellation to drain US$2M from economy

The popular Reggae Rising Festival, with headline acts The Mighty Diamonds and Third World was cancelled by US authorities this month and will result in the loss of some US$2 million (J$172 million) from the rural Californian community, noted producers.

The event was cancelled for 2010 as the producer, Dimmick Ranch LLC, failed to secure a permit for the annual festival patronised by roughly 14,000 people each year.

Third World was one of the headlined acts for Reggae Rising Festival

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Jamaica finds its way to the World Cup

From left: Thierry Henry, Jules Dougall and Akon are all smiles on the set of ‘Oh Africa’ in Johannesburg, South Africa. – Contributed

As the teams battle it out in the ongoing FIFA World Cup, Jamaican Julia ‘Jules’ Dougall has already scored her goal and is heading on to new and exciting avenues. At only 24 years old, Dougall is almost a veteran in the music business as the woman behind creating Pepsi’s World Cup campaign.

Dougall was the creative force behind Akon and Keri Hilson’s Oh Africa, which is being used as the song for the 2010 Pepsi World Cup commercial.

With a music video out and the commercial in constant rotation globally, the catchy African-drum-heavy Oh Africa is one of two songs that World Cup lovers are being bombarded with throughout the competition.

While it may seem like easy magic to listeners, Oh Africa, for Dougall, was a year and a half of work in the making.

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