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Red Square gang member Nyko Walters, popularly known as ‘Speckles’, the man who headed the list of most wanted persons in Clarendon, was shot and killed by the police earlier this week.    

  Promoters of high-end events will face a 160 per cent increase in the cost of licensing fees paid to the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC).

After years of struggling for a breakthrough in music, dancehall artiste Thugsy Malone is finally getting a major buzz with his latest single, 'Call Name'. The single, released on Queste Production  label this week, which has racked up over 101,000 views in only three days on popular youtube blogger Rawpa Crawpa's channel. 

Reggae artiste I Atom is generating a huge buzz with her new collaboration single, 'Ganja Call', featuring dancehall star Capleton which stresses the medicinal qualities and the healing powers of the marijuana plant.  The song has been blowing up FM radio since its release on the Virtuous Voice Production label, on January 7th this year.

Dancehall artiste Lanz was forced to postpone his first Canadian tour after he failed to get his Canadian visa in time. The shows have instead been postponed until early April. 

  Jamaican reggae star Jimmy Cliff will be embarking on his first major international tour in two years. The tour will start in March and end in October. 

Jamaican producer Xavier Hassard aka Lenkey 5 Star is beaming with pride as his experimentation with soca has been paying dividends as entertainer Aaron St Louis, 'Voice' won the 2018 Soca Monarch with his song Titled “Year for Love” on the Upendo riddim Produced by the young producer / Nine Mind Entertainment from Trinidad. Voice bested his competitors during the Soca Monarch finals in Trinidad last Friday. 

Newspaper photographer Rudolph Brown was pepper sprayed by an overzealous police officer as he attempted to photograph a scene where cops were attempting to apprehend a man for littering in Cross Roads yesterday. In a subsequent release, the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) called on the Police High Command and INDECOM to launch an immediate investigation into reports of the unprovoked assault by the police.

Should Etana have refused the US$5,000 grant she received from the government as part of an Artiste Tour support programme for reggae artistes?

The state seems unable to stop murders even with an increased military and police presence in battle-torn communities. Case in point: a man was shot and killed by gunmen in Denham Town, West Kingston on Tuesday night.

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