Veteran Jamaican reggae singer John Holt died in a London hospital on Sunday. He was 69. Copeland Forbes, Holt’s manager since 2006, confirmed the entertainer’s passing.“John died at 2:40 am English time. His [John’s] nephew informed of his death,” Forbes told OBSERVER ONLINE. via Veteran singer John Holt is dead – Latest News – JamaicaObserver.com.
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An acclaimed record producer said he feared for his life after £250,000-worth of tracks were stolen from his Birmingham home. The haul lost by Meddy Ranks included a clutch of rare and unreleased works by reggae legends. Meddy, who stored the tracks on his laptop, said he now feared repercussions from associates in Jamaica who [...]
Ali Campbell insists he is delighted to be reunited with Astro and recording and performing again under the UB40 name ”flying the flag for reggae again”.Ali Campbell is thrilled to be reunited with original UB40 member Astro and ”flying the flag for reggae again”. via Ali Campbell ‘flying the flag for reggae’ with reformed UB40.
Entertainer Vybz Kartel who received a life sentence for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams Thursday, April 3, is to again face the court on another charge relating to the case. With the murder trial over, Kartel will also stand trial in mid August for attempting to pervert the course of justice. It is alleged [...]
Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is to serve 35 years before he becomes eligible for parole. He and the three other men convicted for Lizard’s murder were each given life sentences a short while ago by Justice Lennox Campbell. Adidja Palmer – LIFE IN PRISON 35 years before eligible for parole Shawn ‘Shawn [...]
The look on the face of entertainer Vybz Kartel when his guilty verdict was handed down yesterday said it all. The deejay, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, appeared drained and forlorn as he seemed to try to come to grips with the fact that he could be spending more than two decades behind bars [...]
BOB Marley died at the age of 36. I recall seeing him alive at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, where his sons were altar servers. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the closest church, theologically, to the Roman Catholic Church in Jamaica, and there were times, as a young man, when I would pay a visit. I [...]
Clarke, who would have turned 66 this Thursday, February 6, passed away last night in a hospital in Orlando, Florida. He had been diagnosed with cancer and had been battling the disease in intensive care. It is reported that because of health problems, he missed some of the shows in Third World’s 40th anniversary tour [...]
Jamaican back-up singer Tessanne Chin will be singing lead from now on: She beat out 16-year-old Colts Neck powerhouse Jacquie Lee and Los Angeles musician Will Champlin, 30, in the fifth season of “The Voice” Tuesday night. In her audition, Tessanne, a 28-year-old vocalist who has toured with reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, had impressed the [...]
Taboo Yardies, a Jamaican film-maker’s documentary on her country’s indifference toward homosexuality, is doing the promotional rounds. T he 77-minute film, produced by Selena Blake, had a screening Monday at the International LGBT Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland. According to a spokesperson for Taboo Yardies, the project “went over very well” with the audience. via [...]