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Trelawny Market nears completion

Mayor of Falmouth, Colin Gager, says despite a series of delays, the multi-million-dollar Falmouth Market should be completed by month’s end.

The new market, which is expected to house 700 vendors when completed, is being developed by the Port Authority of Jamaica, which has spent more $200 million dollars so far on the project.

However, despite the massive capital outlay from the Port Authority, Local Government Minister, Desmond McKenzie, allocated an additional 15 million dollars to aid with the speedy completion of the project.

This follows complaints from several vendors who formerly occupied the old market, who argued that with the roof being removed from the old market which housed them, they are now left to the elements and the authorities must find a suitable replacement for them until the new market is ready as the old market is now uninhabitable.

The new market has been under construction for the past three years and will replace the old market and will include space for the popular ‘Bend Down’ market in the town of Falmouth.

Shauna Chyn Confirms Plastic Surgery, Shows Off New Body

Shauna Chyn did some major work on her body last month.

The controversial recording artiste got breast and buttock implants along with liposculpture from Designer Bodys. DB is the same company responsible for Dancehall Queen Sher and Aneika Headtop’s new banging figure.

Designer Bodys made the announcement over the weekend and revealed Chyn’s before and after photos. “Beautiful MMO with implants, looking amazing doll. It’s 4 weeks don’t forget to send in 3 months post opp pics, thanks for choosing us,” they wrote while tagging the ‘Control Button’ singer.

The post was co-signed by Shauna Chyn who liked it. The ex-fiancée of Gully Bop later uploaded a video with veteran singer Harry Toddler who lauded her new figure.

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Johnson Smith To Participate In G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith is in Buenos Aires, Argentina to represent the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting.

In a statement, Johnson Smith said matters on the agenda include multilateralism and global governance as well as fair and sustainable development.

She added that matters of great priority to the region such as climate change, resilience and the graduation of middle-income countries would fall within these areas.

“The G20 is a grouping which controls more than 80% of the global economy and a forum which addresses the international community’s most pressing challenges. Participating in these meetings therefore provides a new platform within which we can use Jamaica’s voice in the region’s engagement with our global counterparts. We deeply appreciate the inclusive approach of the government of Argentina which issued this invitation and has provided this opportunity under their Presidency,” Johnson Smith said.

She travelled to Buenos Aires from Madrid, where she participated in an Official Visit to the Kingdom of Spain.

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Marlon Samuels Serves Yanique Curvy Diva Court Papers

Marlon Samuels is reportedly taking Yanique Curvy Diva to court.

After weeks of allegedly dodging a subpoena, the media vixen turn recording artiste was served during the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall finals on Saturday night.

“#iconic the irony of this is too real,” the Jamaican cricketer captioned a video on his Instagram account. “They tried to kill my career, and fate took them straight back to the venue where my career was founded Melbourne cricket club.”

“God don’t like ugly and he will used the same place I started my journey to end theirs. You’ve been served enjoy the tea 🍵,” he added.

Samuel’s first threatened to take legal action against the “Lifestyle” singer last month after she made claims of abuse, threats, harassment and stalking in a lengthy Instagram post.

“It has been brought to my attention that there are allegations in social media circles, that a female television personality who goes by the moniker Yanique Curvy Diva has made several derogatory posts on social media about me,” Samuels said in an official statement. “I am therefore informing the public that I refute the allegations made by Miss Yanique Barrett and I intend to take the necessary steps legally to defend my reputation in due course.”

“In my capacity as a sports ambassador, my job is to continue serving the people of Jamaica, the West Indies and by extension the cricketing world, and in addition the blind community by way of the Marlon Samuels Foundation for the Blind. In the circumstances, I am therefore requesting that the mentioned media personality and those associated directly or indirectly to her immediately cease and desist from embroiling my name in any controversy, (expressly or implied) surrounding this person. Failure to observe this request will result in legal action for an injunction against you to restrain you from further slandering and defaming my name and reputation.”

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Sumfest Chairman Says Arrest Of Capleton Will Not Create A Negative Impact On The Event

Chairman and CEO of Reggae Sumfest, Josef Bogdanovich says the recent arrest of  Popular Jamaica dancehall artist Capleton,  will not create any form of negative impact on the show.

The Sumfest boss says, Capleton is a rated international artist who is loved by most reggae music lovers and he thinks his fans will still turn out to support him fully.

Bogdanovich who was speaking on Friday, May 18, at a Press Conference which was held at the Usain Bolt, Tracks and Records located along Gloucester Avenue in Montego Bay, related that no one can determine if Capleton is guilty of the act and so until then he fully supports the artist.

Reggae Sumfest will be held at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay from July 15th to 22nd and the artist will perform on Saturday, July 21st.

On Friday, May 12, Capleton was arrested and charged with Rape and was granted bail when he appeared in the St Andrew Parish Court on Monday, May 14.

The popular dancehall artist whose real name is Clifton Bailey, 51-year-old of a Kingston 10 address was represented by Attorney-at-law Christopher Townsend who applied for bail instantly upon his appearance on Monday morning.

Parish Court Judge Vaughn Smith, issued bail to the entertainer with authorizing any bail condition. Bailey is booked to reappear in Court on June 14th.

Capleton is accused of sexually assaulting a female hairdresser about 11:30 a.m. on April 28, after he hired her to come to his hotel room in New Kingston to groom his hair.

It is further reported that, while in the process of grooming the entertainer’s hair, he allegedly turned on the hairdresser and forcefully held her down and allegedly raped her.

The matter was reported to the police who subsequently brought in a team from CISOCA. Following an investigation, the popular dancehall artist was taken into custody.

He was questioned in the presence of his lawyer on Friday afternoon and then slapped with rape charges.

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Marvin The Beast Reacts To Spice Dissing Him & Shows Evidence

Marvin The Beast is feeling some type of way after Spice disrespected him during her recent interview.

The Dancehall deejay/reality TV show star stopped by Thisis50 earlier this week to speak about her career, entering the international market and her upcoming projects.

During the interview, the “Queen of Dancehall” was asked to explain the raunchy stunts performed in Jamaica by controversial dancer Marvin The Beast.

Spice shocked Dancehall fans when she snubbed ‘The Beast’ claiming she doesn’t know who he is, “Who is that?,” the “No Worries” singer said. “Marvin… the dancer, that’s his name right?,” the interviewer questioned.

However Spice insisted that she did not know who he was speaking about.

Marvin The Beast instantly saw the footage and went live on his Instagram account to address the situation. During his lengthy rant, the Montego Bay-based dancer bashed Spice for her statements and reminded her of their history together.

‘The Beast’ also took jabs at her ‘outgrow’ Jamaica statement on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta claiming he has more right to say that than her because she just holds a work permit and he has papers.

Following his live video, Marvin returned on Thursday to upload a throwback photo with him dancing with Spice with this caption:“Beast at it👉In🇯🇲jamaica 6 years ago,” he wrote. “I think I know this lady🤔yes I know her👍but she don’t know me🤔🤔🤔 really Lol.”

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Drake Is Dating This Jamaican Model

Drake has found himself a new Jamaican girlfriend.

The Canadian rapper was spotted out in his Toronto hometown with 22-year-old model Malaika Terry. The pair visited Cafe Nervosa with an entourage of bodyguards in tow.

According to MTO sources close to the “God’s Plan” rapper, the star wants to settle down with Malaika.

“Drake likes a lot of women, but Malaika’s special,” the source said. “She met [Drake’s] mom and everything. I can see him settling down with her.”

Malaika Terry was born in March 1996. Using much of Jamaican culture in his music, it is unsurprising for Drake to fall for an island girl as her roots are from Jamaica and Ireland.

The beauty boasts 154,000 Instagram followers and we are sure her numbers will be going up soon.

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Yanique Curvy Diva & Tanto Blacks Send Fans Into A Frenzy

Yanique Curvy Diva and Tanto Blacks sent Dancehall fans into a frenzy Thursday night when a photo surfaced online with the two.

In the now-viral photo the “Real Rich” deejay is seen sitting next to the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall host as she holds his chin and places her lips close to his.

The photo was uploaded to Tanto Blacks’ Instagram account with a cryptic caption, “Guess what u want memba mi REAL rich #hotenuuuuh#yankeeboy#bunnaman#badnboogie @yaniquecurvydiva 😘😘😘,” he wrote.

Its unclear if the two are working on new project together however that did not stop Dancehall fans from reacting to the photo.

“On to the next one cricketer just lose yah now,” one fan wrote. “This goes to show Yanique is willing to do anything to get likes on social media, who next??? Gully Bop??,” another added.

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WHITNEY HOUSTON DOCUMENTARY ALLEGES THE SINGER WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED AS A CHILD

A new documentary about late singer Whitney Houston alleges that her cousin, Dee Dee Warwick, sexually abused her.

Houston’s half-brother Gary Garland-Houston and her assistant, Mary Jones, both made the claims against Dee Dee, who died in 2008.

The film, Whitney, is directed by Scottish filmmaker Kevin Macdonald.

Dee Dee Warwick is the younger sister of soul singer Dionne Warwick and was the niece of Houston’s mother.

Houston, who sold millions of records and had hits with songs like ‘I Will Always Love You’ and ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, died in 2012 at the age of 48.

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66 Shot, 34 Fatally By Security Forces Between Jan – Mar 2018 – INDECOM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has revealed that 66 persons have been shot, 34 fatally, by the police between January and March this year.

Speaking at a press conference at the commission’s head office earlier today, Assistant Commissioner Hamish Campbell told journalists that St Catherine recorded the highest number of fatal shootings with 10, while the parishes of Manchester, Trelawny and Portland had none.

Campbell said INDECOM has recorded 58 cases of shootings involving the security forces so far this year.

“This is very slightly less than the total number of fatal shootings for the same period last year, so there’s been no discernable shift or reduction in the number of security forces shootings at this stage of the year,” said Campbell.

Turning to complaints, assault allegations by members of the public head the list with 89 reported cases over the period, followed by the discharge of firearms, fatal shootings, shooting injuries and deaths in custody.

Campbell revealed that nine persons died in custody during the first quarter of 2018 but pointed out that none of the deaths were subject to a complaint that the security forces had been involved in any assault of the deceased.

“One of was almost certainly suicide and the others were illness. Two or three of them were long-term serving prisoners [ who became] ill, transferred to hospital and died in hospital. But we still record them all as deaths in custody but none of them can be regarded as suspicious at this stage or any level of culpability,” Campbell said.

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