Jamaica

MAN BEATS AND INJURES 5 YEAR OLD STEPSON OVER DUMPLINGS

The Jamaica Star reports that a man has been convicted of child abuse after beating and injuring his 5-year-old stepson .Why? Because the little boy took bites out of his dumplings. Dalry Palmer, 30, a labourer from Old Harbour, St Catherine was given a 2-year suspended sentence in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. Click HERE to read more… I hope this LOSER chokes the next time he eats a dumpling.

UK NEWS: IMMIGRANT ATTEMPTS TO SLASH HIS THROAT ON A JAMAICA BOUND VIRGIN ATLANTIC FLIGHT

Via BBC News An illegal immigrant being deported to Jamaica tried to slash his own throat on board a plane at Gatwick airport, it is understood. The man was taken to hospital with “superficial injuries” shortly after boarding a Virgin Atlantic flight which was about to take off. A UK Border Agency spokesman said an investigation was being launched into the incident. The flight, VS69, has been delayed until 1245 BST on Tuesday. Continue Reading…. I feel sorry for the passengers and crew who were forced []

BRITONS IN COURT OVER ALLEGED FIGHT ON FLIGHT TO JAMAICA

Via The Jamaican Observer Two British nationals are due to appear in court here today after they were arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) soon after their flight arrived from London late yesterday. Jason Dixon and Danielle Bishop were alleged to have been involved in an incident on board the Virgin Atlantic flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Jamaica. Reports are that one of the Britons had become intoxicated and became unruly resulting in a fight. No other passenger was []

RAPPER EVE TO BE HONOURED IN JAMAICA

First the organisers of the Jamaican music awards ceremony EME announced that rapper Trina is going to be honoured and now it’s rapper Eve’s turn. Click HERE if you missed my previous commentary/rant regarding their first announcement. Check out extracts from the press release I received today. Kingston, Jamaica: Hip-Hop rapper, actress and successful designer Eve will be one of three international stars including TRINA and Jamerican comedian Rayzor who are confirmed to perform at the glitzy Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards, set to take place on Saturday, March 12, []

FOOLISHNESS OF THE DAY: TRINA TO BE HONOURED IN JAMAICA

Via Allhiphop Miami, Florida rapper Trina will be honored in Kingston, Jamaica during the 7th Annual Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) this coming March. EME Awards Founder and Chairman Richard “Richie B” Burgess said Trina will be the 2011 “International Friend of Reggae Honoree”  honored for her collaborations with various Jamaican acts like Queen Lady Saw, Sean Kingston, Barbee and others. “Some of the icons of our rich musical heritage as well as the hottest newcomers around will receive the recognition they []

JAMAICAN FILM: ‘BETTER MUS COME’ (TRAILER)

Three years in the making, Better Mus’ Come brilliantly captures the deep rooted conflict at the heart of Jamaican politics as seen in violent images in news reports and recent explosive political headlines all over the world in the international manhunt for alleged Jamaican “Don”, Christopher “Dudus” Coke, leaving over 79 civilians dead and a government-mandated State of Emergency in its aftermath. In a timely and provocative production, Better Mus’ Come traces the origins of the use of street gangs by political []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: REGGAE /DANCEHALL STAR VYBZ KARTEL

“This is my new image,” Kartel said in the interview. “You can expect the unexpected. I feel comfortable with black people lightening their skin. They want a different look. It’s tantamount to white people getting a sun tan. [Reggae star Vybz Kartel talks about his ridiculous skin bleaching antics in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine] Check out lost soul Vybz below.

REGGAE STAR BOUNTY KILLER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING A WOMAN

Reggae star Bounty Killer (real name Rodney Pryce) was arrested and charged with wounding on Saturday after he allegedly beat a woman with a hammer. Via The Jamaican Observer Deputy Superintendent Altermoth Campbell, anti-crime boss at the Constant Spring Police Station, said the entertainer was picked up after a female companion turned up at the station bleeding and reported that he had assaulted her. The incident occurred at his Oakland Apartments residence in St Andrew, police said. “She turned up here sometime after six and said that []

DRAKE DONATES $25K TO HELP BUILD A LEARNING CENTRE IN JAMAICA

Source The manager of Reggae artist Mavado has revealed that singer/rapper Drake has donated (US) $25,000 (JA$2.15 million) to help Mavado build a Learning Centre in his hometown, Cassava Piece (Kingston).  Click HERE to read more. [Thanks Marvin] This Learning Centre will be a positive thing for the community IF Mavado sticks to the plan and ensures it’s built.  If not then that’s Drake’s $25k gone down the drain or worse .. into somebody elses pockets. Click HERE to also read –  []

SUSPECTED DRUG LORD’S DISGUISE WHILE ON THE RUN

It was reported earlier this week that Jamaican police had arrested suspected  drug lord turned fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke. In an attempt to avoid extradition to the US to face gun and drug trafficking charges, Coke has been hiding out in Kingston for months now, and according to The Daily Mirror this was the disguise he used… Ha ha ha ha! *shaking my head*  [Thanks Mikey]