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Thursday Janurary 27th 2011 Red 96.7fm in Trinidad and Tobago is featuring international soca superstars all day today. One of the first guest for the day was world renowned Machel Montano. In his interview Machel Montano said he dreamt he had won the soca monacrch so everyone better watch out! Machel Montano also gave a taste of what he is calling his road march contender where he is asking people to stamp on it! Montano commented that many people are saying his tracks so far this year are just "aiiiight" ...well his response is "well aiiiight nah!" He said this to imply wait until you get all releases for 2011 to make comments. Many other artist have been on Red 96.7 today including Kes, Shurwayne Winchester, Ravi B, Eddie Charles, Blaxx, Problem Child, Bunji Garlin and Fayann Lyons. In a very interesting interview with radio personality Ezel from the Firestorm. Bunji Garlin and Fayann Lyons commented on the pushing out happening in the industry. They also commented on the moulding of their band Asylm now including Problem Child and 3 Suns. All artists have commented on the now $2million Grand Prize for Soca Monarch saying they have bills to pay...and…
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Entertainer Luciano has been charged with harbouring a fugitive. He was charged a short while ago by the Half Way Tree Police. Luciano whose real name is Jepther McClymont is to be offered station bail. Earlier today, the court had ordered that the police charge him by tomorrow or release him from their custody. The order was made during a hearing of a habeas corpus application that was filed in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court. Luciano has been in custody since last Wednesday following a police shoot-out with a wanted man. The two-hour shoot out took place at Luciano’s Westminster Crescent home and studio in St Andrew, but he was not there at the time. Investigators are intensifying their probe to determine if there is a link between Luciano and the gunman, Andrew Senior. Senior was wanted in connection with at least eight murders. The police say during questioning last week Luciano denied knowing that Senior was being sought in connection with criminal activities. The police had said they would be conducting further investigations to verify his statement.
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Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer WESTERN BUREAU: Tarrus Riley ignited a furnace in the loins of the Caribbean Marketplace crowd last week Tuesday night, and if he thought Byron Lee's Dragonnaires would offer some type of cooling system, he was wrong. The 'Naires' were just as hot, taking the audience to fever-pitch temperatures. When the man with the golden voice and incredibly rich stage presence graced the arena-like setting, he was greeted by a group of revellers who had their appetites whetted and their hunger heightened by the 'Strong One', Etana. True to form, the August Town-born and bred Shauna 'Etana' McKenzie declared early during her show-stopping performance that, "We don't want no trouble", with her song Wrong Address, before she pulled from her impressive compilation, Warrior Love and Blessing. Not prepared to hide the truth, Tuesday night she hid nothing from the adult audience, equaling her time on the stage with the heat that this tropical island is known for. "I am not afraid", belted the voices in the audience in sync with Etana, and even her husband, André Morris, who stood backstage seemed mesmerised. But the Strong One's opening act was the start to a night easily penned…
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FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Forty-three-year-old Canadian teacher Paul Martin, who is charged with the attempted murder of his wife — 34-year-old Cathy-Lee Clayson Martin — was on Friday denied bail when he appeared before the Falmouth Resident Magistrate’s Court for the preliminary trial. The preliminary trial has been postponed until January 28. Noting that the evidence against the Canadian teacher was very strong, Resident Magistrate Icolyn Reid turned down an application for bail by defence lawyer Ernie Smith who was partnered with attorney Annmarie Brown Chattoo. “I consider the good character references of accused man but I am not minded to grant him bail. The evidence against him is very strong. The police may have his travel documents but our borders are not secure. People can get in and out,” the magistrate noted. In making his case for bail, Smith argued that the police were in possession of Martin’s passport, therefore he should not be considered a flight risk. Smith also noted that his client was abused by inmates at the Clarks Town lockup where he is being held. The attorney made note of a threat to intensify the physical abuses during the month of February, which is being celebrated as…
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