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Missing Rumors Iced Labba Labba Found Alive

Labba Labba was found alive and well.

The retired dancehall dancer has been located after over a week of reports that he has gone missing. Last weekend, LA Lewis posted a video of himself at Labba Labba home where he claimed that he is unable to locate the dancer. A video has now surfaced online showing Labba Labba in good spirit while dismissing LA Lewis claims. “Dem man deh a waste man,” he said in the clip.

Over the past week, Beenie Man name has been mentioned once again after rumors surfaced claiming that the dancer might’ve been killed for fingering him out in Bogle’s murder. The dancehall legend has maintained that he has nothing to do with Mr. Wacky’s killing.

Labba Labba has also issued an apology to Beenie Man and retracted what he said.

Athlete Kavon Nelson shot dead in Kingston

Quarter-miler Kavon Nelson was reportedly gunned down at his home on MacVille Terrace in Kingston this morning.

Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that gunmen invaded Nelson’s home some time after midnight and shot him. The 25-year-old athlete was subsequently taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

When contacted, the constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) was unable to provide details.

Nelson was a member of the Akan Track Club at the time of his death. His training partner, world championship medallist, Javon Francis took to social media to express his grief about Nelson’s death.

“RIP to my best friend, otherwise my training partner,” Francis posted on his Facebook page this morning. “I never know this day would come. You are a brother to me and someone who love and care but I just want to say I love you from the bottom of my heart you will still be in my heart bro.”

MAVADO’S SON REMANDED IN CUSTODY AMID BAIL HEARING

Mavado’s 16-year-old son, who’s accused of killing a man and directing that his victim be beheaded, has been remanded in custody.

The teenager was ordered to return to Court on September 21. The order was given when he appeared in the Corporate Area Criminal Court last Friday, according to sources.

Mavado’s son is charged jointly with 23 year old Andre Hines for the June 5 murder of Lorenzo Thomas, in Cassava Piece, St. Andrew.

Both are charged with conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

Allegations are in June this year, Mavado’s son and Hinds visited Mr. Thomas’ home and murdered him.

The lawyer who represents Mavado’s son, Bert Samuels, says his client is denying the allegation.

Cop saved by cell phone that stopped bullet from entering his chest

A police sergeant attached to the newly formed Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) had a close brush with death on Saturday, when his cellular phone in his shirt pocket blocked a gunman’s bullet from entering the crucial left side of his chest during an encounter in St Andrew.

Reports are that shortly after 5:00 p.m., three armed robbers held up a phone store along Hagley Park Road and fled from the scene in separate directions.

Shortly after, one of the robbers who was standing at an intersection apparently waiting to be picked up by his cronies, was pointed out by civilians to the sergeant who rode up on his motorcycle.

As the policeman pulled over to question the man, the alleged robber reportedly pulled a gun and opened fire at the cop, hitting him in the region of the chest and in both legs.

The courageous cop returned the fire while down and injured, but the man managed to escape.

It was later discovered that the cellular phone in his shirt pocket had prevented a bullet from penetrating that section of his chest the heart is.

There was also a bullet mark on his helmet.

The helmet that the police sergeant was wearing at the time he was attacked and shot by a gunman in St Andrew on Saturday. The bullet mark is clearly visible on the helmet. 

It is not clear if the gunman was hit during the exchange of gunfire.

The sergeant is reported to be recovering well in hospital, having not sustained the likely deadly blow that the phone saved him from

Corrupt Juror In Vybz Kartel Case To Know His Fate In Court Today

Vybz Kartel’s murder case corrupt juror will know his fate when he appears in court today.

While Vybz Kartel and his co-accused await the verdict in their appeal, juror Livingston Cain, who is charged with corruption, is back in court for his ongoing trial. Cain was arrested on the day of Kartel’s conviction in March 2014 for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. Cain was slapped with several corruption charges including one count of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and six counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The football coach was the only juror of the 11-member jury to return a not guilty verdict in the case. The juror forewoman reported him to the judge during the trial claiming that he tried to bribe her and other members of the jury with $500,000 cash. The jury forewoman is currently living overseas as part of the witness protection program. She fled the island in fear of her life.

The forewoman also captured Cain on a cell phone recording trying to make the bribery. Livingston Cain and his attorney Valerie Neita-Robertson appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court last week Thursday. Neita Robertson, who also represents Vybz Kartel in his appeal case in July, argued in court that her client is entitled to his own interpretation of the evidence.

The seasoned lawyer also pointed out that two witnesses testified in Vybz Kartel’s controversial trial that the prosecutor did not present enough evidence to conclude that the four men were guilty. Parish Judge Maxine Ellis said that she needed to refresh her memory of the evidence since the case has been before the court since 2015.

Neita-Robertson also blasts the prosecution and the investigating officer in the case who told the court that he did not personally examine the critical cell phone evidence submitted by the jury forewoman.

Livingston Cain will be back in court today, Tuesday, September 18. He is facing years in prison if convicted for the crimes.

DANCEHALL MUSIC SCORNS By EDWARD SEAGA JAMAICA FORMER PRIME MINISTER

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Edward Seaga, has declared his distaste for modern Dancehall music, which he describes as lacking in substance.

The former Jamaican politician made his sentiment public during the recent official reopening of Things Jamaican at Devon House, St Andrew.

“We seem to be searching, but fruitlessly. After a run of all the different basic rhythms that we have developed, we have cooled off into dancehall. I am not going to say anything disparaging about that except that I don’t like it,” Edward Seaga stated.

“I am a man that when I think music, I think melody. I think lyrics. I think rhythm, but I see them all together, packaged in one thing, and my basic concept is that if you can’t whistle it, it is not music,” he added.

Edward Seaga, who is credited with producing “Many, Oh” by Higgs and Wilson in 1960, the first Jamaican hit record pressed on vinyl for commercial production, used the occasion to remind the audience of his formula for success, which has stood the test of time.

“I had to recognize that where you begin is not with the concept, but with the material, and the material in music is the tunes. The material is the folk music – and you heard some of it this evening being revived after such a long time, and a new version of Jamaican folk music, which I endorse.”

The elder statesman was referring to a rendition of Mento classics performed by the Rhumbakah band, compromising young men from the Charlemont High School, St Catherine. Their spot-on rendition of favorites such as Sly Mongoose, complemented by their flawless performance of the accompanying age-old dance moves and mastery of instruments, elicited strong applause.

He went on to describe that key to the success of the ska era was the bottom-up approach, which, he believes, is a template for development in other spheres of business.

Once again, I turned my mind to get that music going at a different level, popular level, (because) not any and every Jamaican would be interested in the mento class of music, which the young men played here tonight. And the brand of Jamaican music that evolved, in which I played a part, has become not a sideline music. Not a marginal music, but a mainstream popular music, and it has become that because it has melody, it has rhythm, it has lyrics, and it had Bob Marley,” Edward Seaga explained.

“Because in whatever you do, you need some stars, and if you don’t have the stars, you don’t have the attraction … . And I have always asked myself, ‘How come we hit the mainstream in the world without going into the level of the people who went to university and who are at the top of the ladder? How come is at the bottom of the ladder we had to start?’ That’s where the genius was!” he added.

Seaga pointed out that Brand Jamaica was built on the creativity and hard work of ordinary Jamaicans through the avenues of culture and sports, with little support from corporate Jamaica.

“They are the ones who have put Jamaica where Jamaica is. We didn’t get there because of some rich merchant somewhere. We didn’t get there because of banks. They didn’t work with banks. They worked with their hands, but we got there because these people at that level had something to say about the environment in which they lived and to say it creatively, and so Jamaica today is well known.”

Edward Philip George Seaga was the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica, from 1980 to 1989, and the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party from 1974 to 2005. He served as leader of the opposition from 1974 to 1980, and again from 1989 until January 2005.

Source: hypemagazine

13-year-old girl gone missing from Willodene in Spanish Town

An Ananda Alert has been activated for missing teen 13-year-old Tamara Francis, otherwise called “Nyomi,’, of Willodene, Spanish Town in St Catherine, who has been missing since Saturday, September 15.

She is of dark complexion, slim built and about 152 centimetres (five feet) tall, and has the letter ‘T’ tattooed on her left leg.

Reports from the Spanish Town police are that about 4:00 a.m., Tamara was last seen at home, and has not been heard from since.

Her mode of dress at the time she went missing is unknown.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Tamara Francis is being asked to contact the Spanish Town police at 876- 984-2505, the police 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.

Ski Mask suspects named and summoned by the Trelawny police

The Trelawny police have listed four alleged members of the dangerous Ski Mask gang which originated in the bordering parish of St James, as being wanted for various serious crimes, including shootings and murders, that have been committed in the neighbouring parish.

The four are Adrian Walker, also called ‘Lippy’, who is said to be the leader of the gang; Robert Miller, Oshani Johnson and a man known only as ‘Oshane’ or ‘Bobby Reds’.

The four are being asked to surrender themselves to any of the nine police stations in Trelawny, or any other police station of their choice.

Speaking to reporters in Falmouth, head of the Trelawny Police Division, Superintendent Dwight Powell, said the four men are based in Bunkers Hill, Trelawny, where they have been terrorising community members.

The gang originally operated out of Barrett Town in St James, but was believed to have been crushed when six of its members were killed during a confrontation with the security forces in Goodwill, St James in 2017.

However, the emergence of remnants of the criminal outfit in Trelawny has brought serious relevance back to their operations, and only Wednesday of this week, the group reportedly engaged a police military team in a fierce gun fight in Bunkers Hill, in which there was no reported casualty on either side.

FANS BLEW UP AFTER ‘OUCHEA’ & ‘SHE SAY’ PREVIEW From VYBZ KARTEL

Vybz Kartel shared a snippet of two unreleased singles “Ouchea,” featuring UK rapper/singer, Ili Sanchea, and “She Say.”

The collaborative track preview has racked up over 58.9K views with the second track grasping 34.8K views. Both clips received 14K likes on Instagram in 8 hours.

“#Coming #Kgn >>> #Uk,” Kartel captioned the clip on Friday.

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Fanatics of the “Worl Boss” deejay have since swarmed the comments section of Kartel’s post with enthusiasm, pressurizing his team to drop the songs as soon as possible.

“Drop the song today me Don… A it me a wait pan… Fi play wul day… Repeat button nah guh good when this drop,” one fan wrote.

“Drop it now daddy ….smash Youtube! ,” another expressed.

“A wonder if unuh knw who this man is?? There is no f%&king doubt that he is the Dancehall hero👏👏👏👏,” one added.

Ili Sanchea has also shared a sample of joint song on social media.

🇯🇲🇬🇧 The comit is comin🤫 F R E E @vybzkartel 🌪🌍,” she captioned her post on Instagram.

Over the weekend, a dancehall producer confirmed that Kartel is preparing his forthcoming album after sharing the cover art online.

While details on project’s name and release date is unknown, sources told Hype Life Magazine that the album is due “very soon.”

Marlon Samuels confirms upcoming court case with Yanique

In an interview with Entertainment report yesterday Jamaican super star cricketer Marlon Samuels opened up about pending court case with ex lover Yanique Curvy Diva. “We have a court matter coming up” Marlon answered when Anthony asked him about the Curvy diva.

“My reputation means the world to me, more than what’s in my bank account” Samuels after getting annoyed told Anthony to ask him about “proppa” artistes like Spice, Shenseea etc. “i cant offord to make somebody destroy my repetition with lies” the icon said.

After being asked about why going after a female Marlon got irate and ask to change the topic, and it was changed on to “Spoon Head” aka foota Hype. Marlon expresses that Foota called his name twice before he finally respond in online rants and now 2 songs.

“i’m not hype, iuyani’m iconic” Samuels also showed off his new small clothing business that’s been run from his house.

Going off topic Marlon also pointed out that she did not drive all his cars, and showed the reporter one car that was parked for 6 months.

In closing Marlon stated that he is set to return to India in a couple weeks time because he’s currently on injury brake and chilling in Jamaica.

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