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Bob Marley, the reggae king of cannabis, may soon have his own line of pot

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Reggae legend Bob Marley was known to be a fan of marijuana. Now, a marijuana-focused venture capital firm is trying to bank on that tight relationship. Privateer Holdings has reached an agreement with the family of the late musician to collaborate on what the Seattle-based firm is calling “the world’s first global cannabis brand.” Called [...]

Veteran singer John Holt is dead

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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.

Thieves steal Meddy Ranks’ rare reggae recordings

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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 ‘flying the flag for reggae’ with reformed UB40

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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.

Kartel to face another charge

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

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 [...]

Vybz Kartel sentenced to life in prison, to serve 35 years before parole

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

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 [...]

Vybz Kartel, 3 co-accused found guilty of murder

Friday, March 14th, 2014

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’s 69th anniversary

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

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 [...]

Third World lead singer Bunny Rugs is dead

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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 [...]

‘The Voice’ 2013 winner: Tessanne Chin takes the season 5 crown | NJ.com

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

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 [...]