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    17 October , 2014

    Etana: Reggae’s Princess Regent

    - by Nadine White - For the last seven years, Etana has comfortably and graciously maintained her place as one of the most relevant reggae artist...
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    12 September , 2014

    Krishane surfs the Atlantic

    - by Nadine White - This year, a lot of young artists of Jamaican descent have been reaping the fruits of their hard work and talent, proving themselv...
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    10 September , 2014

    Melissa Steel – Yorkshire’s ...

    - by Nadine White - Durable and powerful are two qualities of the metal alloy steel. In this instance, these traits also apply to rising star Melissa ...
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    25 July , 2014

    Dolli with a Difference

    The year 2014 has seen some talented artists rise to prominence, many of whom have spent prior years honing their craft. Dolli Difference is far from ...
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    13 July , 2014

    Three Cheers for Omi!

    - by Nadine White - Since exploding onto the music scene in 2012 with hit song ‘Cheerleader’, Omar “Omi” Pasley has come a long way. Hailed as...
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Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision; civic group says no decision reached


By John O’Connor And Jim Salter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FERGUSON, Mo. _ Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict a…

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Catholic Church defrocks priest on Caribbean island of Dominica for abusing minor 20 years ago


By Carlisle Jno Baptiste THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROSEAU _ A longtime parish priest on Dominica who was accused of sexually abusing a girl in 1994 has been removed from the…

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Officials rescue 5 people after pleasure boat overturns in eastern Caribbean


FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique _ Five people have been rescued in the eastern Caribbean after their pleasure boat overturned in rough waters. Authorities on the French island of Martinique said the five…

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Jamaica policeman facing homicide charge arrested at airport


KINGSTON, Jamaica _ A Jamaican policeman facing a murder charge has been arrested at an island airport. The Independent Commission of Investigations probes allegations against Jamaica‘s security forces. It has…

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Ebola hampers adoptions in West Africa, heightens need for aid to children


By Martha Irvine THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO _ The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in impacted west African countries at a standstill for obvious reasons. Tessa and Joel Sanborn understand….

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FIFA audit panel member charged with fraud in Cayman Islands health contract probe


GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands _ A member of FIFA’s financial monitoring panel has been charged with fraud in a criminal investigation in his Cayman Islands homeland. A Cayman anti-corruption unit…

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EBONY MAGAZINE HONOURS QUINCY JONES


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ L-L Cool J says Quincy Jones taught him to be a man. Chaka Khan says Jones is “like an uncle, even a father.” Former U-S Secretary…

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IGGY AZALEA WILL PERFORM WITH JLO AT AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Iggy Azalea is laughing off reports that she and Jennifer Lopez will make the censors jump with their performance at the American Music Awards. They will…

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Enrique Iglesias wins 3 Latin Grammys, Calle 13 makes history with 21 wins, Chris Brown & Pitbull perform


By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Enrique Iglesias picked up his first Latin Grammy in more than a decade Thursday, winning three trophies including song of the year for his…

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) _ A Florida woman has become the fourth in recent weeks to make a rape allegation against Bill Cosby. Therese Serignese (tur-EES’ SAYR’-uhg-neez) is a nurse…

South Africa wins toss and bats 1st in 4th ODI vs Australia, needing win to save series


MELBOURNE, Australia _ South Africa captain A.B. de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat Friday in the fourth limited-overs international against Australia, chasing a win to save the…

Sri Lanka captain Mathews wants settled side for England series after woeful tour to India


COLOMBO, Sri Lanka _ Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews wants a settled side to face England in their limited-overs series starting next week, and avoid the wholesale changes that resulted…

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UN urges Sudan to allow investigation into reports of mass rape of 200 women in Darfur village


The U.N. Security Council is pressing Sudan to allow a full investigation of reports of a mass rape of 200 women in Sudan’s Darfur region. Wednesday’s statement comes amid concern…

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American man jailed in United Arab Emirates after taking unauthorized photo returns home


ATLANTA _ An American man who was jailed over taking an unauthorized photo in the United Arab Emirates has returned to the United States. Robert Alan Black, 70, was released…

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Cuban couple domesticates large Caribbean rodents called hutias


By Andrea Rodriguez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAINOA, Cuba _ Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets. But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana…

In this Feb. 6, 2013 file photo, a mural depicting reggae music icon Bob Marley decorates a wall in the yard of Marley's Kingston home in Jamaica. A U.S. private equity firm announced Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 it has joined the family of late reggae star Bob Marley in hopes of building what it touts as the "world's first global cannabis brand." (AP Photo/ David McFadden, File)

BOB MARLEY ESTATE SIGNS ON TO MARIJUANA BRANDING DEAL


KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) _ A Seattle-based company wants to make Bob Marley the face of marijuana. Privateer Holdings has announced it’s reached a licensing deal with Marley’s heirs to offer…

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NBC says Cosby project is no longer in development, TV Land stops airing ‘Cosby Show’


By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of “The Cosby…

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CNN’s Don Lemon apologizes for his graphic questioning of alleged Cosby victim


NEW YORK _ CNN newsman Don Lemon apologized Wednesday for his sexually charged interrogation of one of the women who has accused Bill Cosby of assault. During an interview with…

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Bono, Affleck stay silent in PSA on Ebola response


LOS ANGELES _ Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and “The Walking Dead” actress Danai Gurira are among celebrities playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling…

Ivory Coast leaves it late, qualifies for African Cup of Nations


By Gerald Imray THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ivory Coast earned a place at the African Cup of Nations with a 0-0 draw Wednesday at home to Cameroon in the last round…

Eckert and Garcia set to meet amid crisis for FIFA World Cup bid corruption case


GENEVA _ The judge and prosecutor behind FIFA’s World Cup bid corruption investigation will meet Thursday in an effort to repair their relations and restore the reputation of a case…

England captain Wayne Rooney scores twice as England beats Scotland 3 1 at Celtic Park


GLASGOW _ England captain Wayne Rooney scored twice as his side beat fierce rival Scotland 3-1 in a friendly match at Celtic Park on Tuesday. England went ahead in the…

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Model TV host Janice Dickinson accuses Bill Cosby of sexual assault


By David Bauder THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault….

Australia wins toss and bats first in third ODI against South Africa


CANBERRA, Australia _ Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and elected to bat first Wednesday in the third limited-overs cricket international against South Africa at Manuka Oval. Australia made…

14 of 15 selected players sign by deadline for West Indies tour to South Africa


A month after a pay dispute controversially derailed its tour to India, the West Indies Cricket Board has confirmed that 14 top-flight players have signed contracts committing them to a…

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In Haiti capital, anti government protest turns violent as 3 people shot


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ An anti-government protest in Haiti’s capital has become violent as three people have apparently been shot in a volatile neighbourhood. Tuesday’s march began peacefully when a crowd…