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First International Issue VIBE Magazine Debuts First International Issue will it newsstands on April 5th and will feature Jamaican Track star Usain Bolt and the legendery Bob Marley.The issue will also focus on other interantional , such as looking at how Akon kicked off the international craze, UK music makers Tinie Tempah, Jessie J and Mark Ronson and Morocco’s RedOne.According to VIBE Editor-in-Chief Jermaine Hall “We wanted to introduce the readers to some leaders in the international space that helped craft the sound as well as artists that are successful outside the US.”Gracing the maagazine cover is Triple threat rapper/actor/entrepreneur and global gangster 50 Cent who talks God, growth, girls and keeping it global
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Wyclef on show still Fri, March 25, 2011 - 12:06 AM Injured Haitian music star Wyclef Jean is still on schedule for the May 1 Reggae On The Hill climax of this year’s Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival. According to producers FAS Entertainment, they have received no information to suggest any change in his commitment to headline the event. Speaking after a site visit at the Farley Hill National Park venue by stakeholders, FAS director Al Gilkes said nothing had changed in terms of the planning for any of the festival’s five events, which start April 25 (Easter Bank Holiday) with the Reggae Beach Party at Brandon’s, St Michael. “Like everybody else we know that Wyclef was injured while campaigning last weekend in the just ended elections in Haiti, but from all reports the injury was superficial and he was treated at hospital and discharged. The incident did not stop his political activity in Haiti and we have not heard that it will affect his scheduled performances in Barbados and other countries,” Gilkes said yesterday. Gilkes added that FAS had also received an audio clip by Wyclef for broadcast on radio, in which the Grammy Award-winning performer is promoting his coming…
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Cameras barred from ‘Dudus’ enquiry By PAUL HENRY Crime/court co-ordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday, March 21, 2011 THE media was this morning barred from filming the evidence of the former executive secretary of Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne who reportedly sent an email to attorney Harold Brady and Solicitor General Douglas Leys without her authority or approval. The woman is said to live in an area where her safety may be in jeopardy, and so Manatt/Dudus Commission of Enquiry chairman Emil George barred videotaping of the proceedings. Only audio recording was allowed. George also told reporters to tell editors to not prominently display the woman’s evidence. In a private meeting, however, reporters told him that neither they nor he could dictate how stories were placed. The chairman also wanted to take the reporters’ cellphones, but the journalists protested, saying the phones were part of their work tools. The woman, who is also a worker with the Commission, was said to have sent an email outlining the extradition proceedings to Leys and Brady. Lightbourne had said, before the email was brought into evidence, that she had not spoken Brady in relation to the extradition of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke. Lightbourne has since said that the…
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Death traps - Most nightclubs, bars ignore fire safety regulations Security measures create fire traps in some clubs BY JANICE BUDD Associate Editor — Sunday This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday, March 27, 2011 PATRONS at some of the Corporate Area's most popular exotic clubs and bars could be sipping their drinks and enjoying the "sights" oblivious to the fact that they are sitting in fire traps. The Jamaica Fire Brigade says overcrowded dance floors and padlocked exits at clubs and bars are increasingly becoming cause for alarm. WILLIAMS... there are some very big establishments where, for security reasons, they are padlocking some of the doors. WILLIAMS... there are some very big establishments where, for security reasons, they are padlocking some of the doors. 1/2 The fire experts feel carelessness and plain old greed could one day spark a massive club fire and cause tragic loss of life similar to the 2009 Russian nightclub tragedy in which 109 patrons died. In that case, fireworks launched inside the building hit the plastic ceiling, setting everything ablaze. The victims died from burns, smoke inhalation and being crushed in the ensuing stampede. According to local fire experts, the same could happen here in Jamaica. The Fire Brigade's…
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Young Money singer/emcee Drake narrowly escape arrest in Jamaica earlier this week at the exciting Brit Jam stage show the resort city Montego Bay. Dancehall heavy weight Mavado called on the “Find Your Love” singer on stage during the height of his performance. Although he was warned, Drake greeted fans in a way that angered police officers at the event. “Everywhere me go, me seh Jamaica to the blood clot world,” Drake said in while impersonating a deep Jamaican accent. Blood Clot is a popular Jamaican expletives, however, it is against the law for artists to use expletives while performing on stage show in Jamaica. Several hip hop artists have over the years got into running with law including Ja Rule and Snoop Dogg. Drake performance was cut short as a result of the incident. His body guards whisk him off stage before law enforcement officers could get a hold of him. Peep video of Drake and Mavado on stage below