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Jamaican dancehall superstar Bounty Killer was this morning remanded in custody when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate Court. Bounty Killer, whose real name is Rodney Pryce, is charged for wounding. Previous reports were that Bounty Killer allegedly assaulted her with a hammer, and now a reporter states that he’s also accused of using a mosquito zapper racquet to hit the female. Pryce, who is accused of beating his girlfriend, was denied bail by Senior Magistrate Judith Pusey, despite a plea from his attorney Christopher Townsend that his client was innocent. It is reported that the woman had to be given 19 stitches and her body had marks associated with being beaten. Acoording to the Jamaica Observer, In her statement, the woman said she visited the entertainer at his Oakland apartment in Kingston on September 15 at about 5:00 am, and while she was in his bedroom he attacked her. She said he grabbed her by her hair and throat, pushed her on the bed and started to hit her in the head. The complainant said the artist used his chain to hit her all over her body. However, she said she managed to escape and ran into…
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FOR FANS of hometown drama, notice is hereby served... the long-running soap opera of MP and P is in hiatus. Resolution of the Brady Bangarang will have to wait a bit. Shiney and Dual Citizenship moves down a notch. Post-mortem of the kiss and make up of Sister P and Bredda P is being sidelined for the time being as Buju occupies prime time. The mega-drama of the week is being played out not here, but in a Florida courtroom where one of our most famous men of music is on trial for his freedom and his reputation. It is sobering to consider that Buju has already spent nearly a year incarcerated, waiting for the trial which has finally become an international and national event. Media interest has helped to make it everybody's business. Up until mid-week, when the trial began moving into high gear, the talk here was that Buju had been set up by the "b-men dem". It is common knowledge, say the people who make knowledge common, that "dem set up Buju", because of that certain song which has brought him dubious fame. He has been targeted many times overseas, to the detriment of his earnings. No…
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Caribbean football fever takes hold Published: 21 Sep 2010 Fans with their faces painted in the national colours support the Soca Princesses in their opening match against Chile in the Fifa Under-17 Women’s World Cup at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, on September 5. T&T won that match 2-1. Photo: Anthony Harris “These are the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean and I’m not saying that just because I live here.” And who would disagree with Jefferson, a bus driver in Port of Spain, the capital of T&T? With its stunning beaches, charming houses and lush greenery, not to mention its party spirit, friendly inhabitants and infectious Soca music, this Caribbean nation certainly does have a lot going for it. Another of the country’s plus points is its love for football. When T&T took on the challenge of hosting the ninth Fifa Under-17 World Cup back in 2001, some 331,198 fans flocked to the matches, quite an achievement for a country with a population of around 1,200,000. Reliving the dreamT&T’s growing support for the game was amply rewarded a few years later when the national team, also known as the Soca Warriors, qualified for the 2006 Fifa World Cup in…
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Premier Awards Program for the Caribbean. Monday, 20 September 2010 20:54 Antigua:--- The Caribbean Business Awards is a bbusiness recognition awards program based in the Caribbean for the Caribbean focused on emphasizing the often overlooked business acumen of the region in the global market place. Supported by the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC), eentry is open to all businesses; it celebrates excellence, achievement and innovation in the Caribbean business world. Founders Derrick & Janice Sutherland said: "With the current economic climate, businesses and individuals alike have to find ways to differentiate themselves and expand their reach into as many markets as possible maximizing all opportunities. The Caribbean Business Awards is the ideal vehicle to demonstrate that they are not just the best locally but Caribbean wide" Now open for entries, the Caribbean Business Awards is set to become the premier recognition program for the Caribbean business community and generate public acknowledgment of the achievements and positive contributions of organisations and business people throughout the Caribbean Diaspora. The awards will highlight innovation and excellence within the business community, providing benchmarks for organisations and individuals seeking to excel in the way they do business. The benefits of the awards are…
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International reggae star Jah Cure has decided to add to his lists of skills and credits the title of producer as he has recently been delving into production on a number of his recent recordings. The Artiste who has been known for hits including Love Is, True Reflections, Call On Me, and the increasingly popular Unconditional Love, has recently come back from a successful tour of Europe and has not lost any time returning to the studio accompanied by his supporting band. The artiste says this latest move is a step he decided to take in order to infuse some more of his musical tastes into his tracks: "I have been in the music business for a long time and after so many years I have now decided to revisit the original and authentic sounds of roots rocking reggae music and as such bring in elements such as live horns and percussion in these sessions. Reggae is now being mixed with Hip Hop and many other genres and we just want to bring back some of the traditional niceness". So far, working out of Big Yard and Tuff Gong Studios, Jah Cure has recorded several live tracks which have been…