Bob Marley 67th Bday today. A look back…

Today, Bob Marley would have turned 67 years old. There will be several events around the world marking the reggae legend’s birthday. In December 1976, Marley was involved in a tragic incident in which he, his wife Rita, manager Don Taylor, and a friend, were shot at his Hope Road home. Reporter Leslie Miles, then working with the Daily News, was at the house that evening. He recounts the episode in an interview with the Observer’s reporter Basil Walters last week.

ON December 3, 1976, two days before the ‘Smile Jamaica’ concert organised by Prime Minister Michael Manley, tragedy struck in the country’s capital.

Reggae star Bob Marley, main act for the Heroes Circle event, was shot at his Hope Road home.

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Water company jealous of JPS profits makes move to rip you off…

A friend of mine sent me the bill on the left yesterday. Please click to read bill and see the NWC’s response to what the K Factor and X Factor charges are on your water bill. It was timely since today the Observer published the article below about a private water company wanting to raise clients bills in St Catherine up to 132%. Yes I wrote 132% but if JPS can get away with that type of billing why shouldn’t the water companies.





Jamaica’s Wiki Leaks Articles

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Changes Coming For Farm-Work Recruitment
The Government is now considering major changes to how the farm-work programme operates based on suggestions from the United States government which made it clear that it was not pleased with some aspects.

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K’Naan and Nas: Two Ways to “Manage” a Music Career

K’Naan and Nas: Two Ways to “Manage” a Music Career

From one hip-hop artist, a leaked email exposing the ugly, angry side of the struggle between artist and label. From the other, a frank chat at the end of a long tour about owning one’s art and brand. Two very different leadership lessons.

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Miss Universe Contestant Prizes

YENDI Phillipps last night placed second in the Miss Universe pageant, creating history as the highest ever finish by a Jamaican in that contest.

Phillipps served early notice of her historic feat when she was named in the final 15, then the final 10 and outshone early favourites Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Ireland to place in the top five.

The contest was won by Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete.

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Leah Tavares Finson is no wild child

Leah Tavares-Finson is the daughter of Senator Tom Tavares-Finson and a former Miss World, Cindy Breakspeare. Her brother Damian Marley is pretty famous too, having copped a few Grammy Awards; so why has she been raising eyebrows recently? For starters, there was the brief MYSPACE message requesting that “Presi” be left alone, followed by an early morning ‘situation’ at a house in Kintyre. Leah is adamant, however, that she’s no “wild child”.

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