Monday, 29 February 2016
Bouvier Clarke, the widow of late reggae singer William Clarke, aka 'Bunny Rugs', has rubbished claims that she and her family are trying to damage the name and reputation of internationally renowned reggae band Third World, this after lawyers representing the band claimed that Clarke's pending lawsuit against Third World is a ploy to damage the band's "good name".
Clarke told The Jamaica Gleaner that her decision to file a lawsuit against the band is based on their negligence and not her own agenda.
"This is really hard for me and very stressful," she said. "It is not something I want to do because the relationship my late husband had with the band was not a negative one ... . They were like brothers, but I've been trying to reach out to the band regarding money/payments owed to my husband and I have not been getting any response."
She went on to say that she has no knowledge of the types of contracts her late husband signed with the band and has been seeking to find out exactly what
Friday, 19 February 2016
DANCEHALL artiste Popcaan was fined $25,000 for assaulting a police officer at the Norman Manley International airport in 2013.
The entertainer, whose given name is Andre Sutherland, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in the Corporate Area Criminal Court.
He was charged for assault occasioning actual bodily harm. This is not the first time that the Never Sober artiste has found himself on an assault rap.
In 2010, he and two other men were charged for assaulting a pilot at the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Bahamas. The charges were subsequently dropped.
A judge has suggested that Buju Banton or any other Rastafarian serving time in prison could take court action in an attempt to be allowed to use marijuana as part of their religious beliefs and culture.
Judge Charles Gibson said it could result in a declaration that U.S. drug laws and the Religious freedoms protected in the constituion are incompatible.
The issue that would arise, however, is that most Rastas believe that Rasta is a way of life and not a religion. So it could end up being one of those, “you can’t habe it both ways” argument. If the movement is not a religion it cannot be protected under the Freedom of Religion clause.
Marijuana use is recognized as part of Rastafarian culture but even in Jamaica, the birthplace of the Rasta movement, smoking of the plant is not legal.
Although “weed” was not mentioned in the 16 tenets of Rasta, it was considered to be an aid to worship, a medicine and a source of income.
Thursday, 18 February 2016
Wife of dancehall artiste Nesbeth died last night in the United States (U.S)
In an official statement released by the artiste's management team, his wife, Ann-Marie Elliot died of undisclosed complications.
"The family of the singer would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt love and continued support in this time of grief while requesting that their privacy be respected as they bereave a great loss," the release stated.
Nesbeth is known for hits like, My Dream and Guns Out This Morning.
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