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Pepsi-Cola Jamaica, distributors of Pepsi and other carbonated beverages locally, has signed fast-rising singjay Shenseea as brand ambassador. “We are extremely proud to sign Shenseea as ambassador. We’ve been admiring her growth as an outstanding dancehall artiste and we believe she exemplifies the energy of our customers and culture of our brand with her unique style and vibrant personality,†shared Mitchell Watson, Marketing Manager, Pepsi-Cola Jamaica. Pepsi executives Mitchell Watson...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017
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The Kingston Tropical Bakery in the Bronx, New York, is extremely popular with the community, offering Jamaican patties and coco bread that are “worth the wait,†according to one customer. The bakery’s manager, Caroline Sinclair, says there have been few changes in its operations since it opened 47 years ago, and now it is the subject of a feature article in the New York Times. The business was opened in 1970 by Sinclair’s sister and brother-in-law to supply the Caribbean...

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017
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Jamaican sprinter and former world 100 metre record holder Asafa Powell is now the holder of a Guinness World Record. According to a release from the athlete’s management, Powell has been named a record holder for most competitive 100 metre races completed in under 10 seconds.Powell has 97 such runs. The athlete, who refers to himself as the ‘Sub-10 King’, recorded his 97th sub-10 clocking with 9.94 seconds in an IAAF Diamond League race in Zurich last year.According to the...

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017
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Dr. Ethan Nadelmann, the founder of the Drug Policy Alliance and a leader in marijuana reform, believes that Jamaica could lose out on profitable marijuana business if it continues its slow pace of development in the sector. Nadelmann criticized Prime Minister Andrew Holness for failing to fast-track the matte. Holness should be working to ensure the law is effectively and expeditiously implemented, he said. Continuing to delay the process may embarrass Jamaica in the view of other nations that are...

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017
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BEENIE Man’s song Romie is making waves 20 years after it was first released. It is sampled in the hit song, Good Life by American rapper G Eazy and singer Kehlani. Good Life is from the soundtrack to Fate of The Furious, alternatively known as Fast & Furious 8, the eighth installment in the Fast And Furious franchise. In an interview with Splash, Beenie Man spoke about the new life his music from the 1990s has got through sampling. “Last...

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Saturday, 29 April 2017
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Popular disc jockey Kurt Riley has hung up his headphones at Fame 95FM after 16 years at the station. His departure became effective on Monday, according to a news release issued by his publicist. “While I’m grateful for the experiences and growth I received at FAME, I can’t continue with the brand’s creative direction,†Riley said, adding that “FAME started out as a lifestyle station that catered to everyone regardless of age and I...

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017
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Charlie Murphy, comedian and brother to Eddie Murphy, died on Wednesday morning following a battle with leukemia, TMZ reports. He was 57. Charlie’s manager confirmed the news to TMZ, noting that the he had been undergoing chemotherapy. He died in a New York City hospital. The Huffington Post has reached out to his representative for more details. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1959, Charlie would go on to become a successful actor and comedian. Before breaking into the entertainment world,...

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017
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On Sunday April 23rd, Caribbean Airlines Invaders Steel Orchestra will make its debut as part of the Bacchanal Jamaica Road Parade in Kingston. “Caribbean Airlines is all about connecting people and Carnival is an integral part of who we are as a region. From the moment, you board a Caribbean Airlines flight, the festivity and authentic Caribbean experience begins.  We are delighted to share the sounds of one of Trinidad and Tobago’s oldest steel bands, Caribbean Airlines Invaders Steel...

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017
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Radio disc jock and music producer ZJ Liquid has released a compilation album of Vbyz Kartel songs titled Black and White. The 13-track set, co-produced by Don Corleon and ZJ Liquid, is produced on the latter’s H2O Records imprint. The album was released on March 10 and is being distributed digitally by 21st Hapilos. “Over the years, I had the opportunity to produce a few of Vybz Kartel’s hits which I have now compiled into an album,†said ZJ Liquid....

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Friday, 07 April 2017
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Upcoming Dancehall artist Insideeus has sent tongues wagging with the release of his new single ‘What If.’ The track is featured on the Half Moon Riddim which is produced by Lenkey Records. ‘What If’ serves as a diss single with Insideeus taking jabs at top Dancehall artists including Vybz Kartel, Alkaline, Popcaan, Shenseea, Spice and Khago. Source:...

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Friday, 07 April 2017