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Reputed Clansman boss Tesha Miller held by police

Alleged leader of one faction of the notorious Clansman gang, Tesha Miller was held by police in the Corporate Area on Monday.

Loop News understands that Miller was held at a plaza in Barbican, St Andrew by members of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (CTOC).

Police, when contacted by our news team, declined to comment on the matter and also declined to outline what Miller is being questioned for.

Miller, months after his deportation from the Bahamas last year,  was listed as a “person of interest” by CTOC and asked to report to the police following a spike in murders in the St Catherine North Division, where the Clansman gang is actively engaged in criminal activities.

The police at the time theorised that Miller could assist in their investigation of several of the murders recorded in Spanish Town and sections of Portmore during the first quarter of the year.

After serving a prison sentence in the United States, Miller was deported to Jamaica in 2016. The following year, he reportedly fled to the Bahamas but was held by authorities there for illegal entry and deported back to Jamaica.

Dancehall artiste dies in Florida car accident

Dancehall artiste Massop Di General died in a fatal car accident last Thursday in Tampa, Florida.

The 30 year-old artiste, whose real name is Vivian Grey, was signed to Mineral Boss Records. Tawana Jones, head of Mineral Boss Records, expressed sadness at Grey’s passing.

“This is so tragic. Last weekend, he performed with Shane O in Tampa and his career was picking up as he was getting airplay on stations in Jamaica with his song, ‘Badmind Ago Kill Dem’ and now he is gone,” she told Loop Jamaica reporter Claude Mills.

“He was booked for multiple shows; this is so sad,” Jones said.

Murders down 68% in St James

St James continues to record a sharp reduction in murders amid the state of public emergency across the parish.

Police statistics show that, year to date, up to Friday, October 26, murders in the parish – where there were 335 homicides in 2017- dropped by some 68 per cent compared to the same period last year.

“This time last year there were 259 murders in the parish and as of October 26 we are at 83, which is a reduction of 176 lives or 68 per cent of the figures compared to last year,” revealed Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Charge of Operations in St James, Kevin Francis.

DSP Francis was speaking at a press conference hosted by the Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Homer Davis at the St James Municipal Corporation building in the parish on Friday.

The state of public emergency which was declared in St James, on Thursday, January 19 this year, was recently extended to January 31, 2019.

DSP Francis used the press conference to appeal to residents of the parish to partner with the police to allow the security measures to continue to reap success over the festive season.

“The police cannot do this by ourselves, so we are seeking the assistance of all stakeholders, which includes our citizens, to ensure that our plans, not just for the Yuletide season, but to secure the parish of St James year round will continue to work,” DSP Francis charged.

Dalton Harris’ Whitney Houston song cover tops downloads

Jamaican singer Dalton Harris’ studio recording of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing’ on Saturday’s live show on X Factor UK has popped up on the iTunes Top 100 UK charts, a popular downloads chart.

Harris’s version of ‘I Have Nothing’ is currently at number 32, the highest of any of his fellow X Factor contestants.

Following his virtuoso performance which earned a standing ovation during the the televised talent competition, Harris’s studio recording appeared on the charts, leading all his fellow competitors.

Whitney Houston

“This is not a surprise to me because Dalton has always had the talent, now he has the real opportunity to show the world his true talent and potential, and he is making the most of it,” manager Donovan Germain told Loop reporter Claude Mills.

“I just want us all to continue to support him because as long as he continues to represent on the X Factor, he will keep Jamaica in the forefront of the minds of millions of people, while also promoting the talents of this wonderful little country.”

Only three other contestants made it on to the iTunes chart with only Boys Team member Anthony Russell, who performed Foreigner’s ‘I Want to Know What Love Is’; Scarlett Lee from the Girls Team who did Elvis Presley’s ‘Always On My Mind’ and the duo Misunderstood who performed a rework of ‘Close To You’ originally done by British-born reggae act Maxi Priest.

Spice Adds More Drama To Bleaching Rumours

Dancehall fans are currently divided on Spice’s new complexion.

The “Needle Eye” deejay debuted the new light-skinned look on Monday ahead of the release of her “Black Hypocrisy” music video. However while many believed it was all a publicity stunt, others are now puzzled as to why Spice is yet to return to her natural melanin goodness.

“Wait i’m really confused now! I thought this was all a publicity but now i’m not so sure, why hasn’t she turned back black as yet,” one fan wrote under her video. “Spice what’s going on stop playing with us nuh muma,” another added.

Spice remains tight-lipped and is adding more fuel to the rumours with a slew of new posts uploaded to her Instagram page.

The newly crowned “Queen of Dancehall” asked fans on Thursday to give her a new name to fit her transformation, “I just realize that she needs a name i’ve seen so many funny names . Help me name the brown spice. #Flour #Salt#Seasonsalt #rice #lasco #curry ???? 😂🤣😂🤣😂,” she wrote.

Spice then challenged fans to a bet to see if her complexion is real or fake.

Meanwhile, Spice, whose given name is Grace Hamilton is cashing out on the controversy. Her “Black Hypocrisy” music video clocked over one million views on Youtube in less than 24 hours following its release on Tuesday.

Black Hypocrisy tackles the issue of colourism. In the song, Spice reveals that for years she has had to deal with harsh criticism about the colour of her skin, often by those who were the same complexion as her. Pointing out that black people are very critical of their own kind, Spice urges people of colour to love the skin they are in.

The visuals is currently the number one trending video on Youtube in Jamaica. The Spice and Xtreme Arts-directed cut is also trending in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, the first Dancehall visuals to chart on the streaming platform across the world.

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#Spice new look real or fake? 👀

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16-year-old girl gone missing in Kingston

An Ananda Alert has been activated for 16-year-old Georgina Simpson of Barbados Road, Kingston 11, who has been missing since Thursday, October 25.

She is of dark complexion, slim built and is about 165 centimetres (five feet five inches) tall.

Reports from the Olympic Gardens police are that about 6:30 p.m., Georgina was last seen at home wearing a white merino and black leggings. All efforts to contact him since then have been unsuccessful.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Georgina Simpson is being asked to contact the Olympic Gardens police at (876) 923-5468, the police 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.

Pamputtae Talks Being Bullied By Dancehall Insiders, Shares Transformation

amputtae is speaking out against Dancehall insiders who tried to discourage her from following her dreams.

On Tuesday, the “Sticky Wine” deejay shared her transformation and gave fans inspiration on social media.

“I remember times when people use to bash me and say I didn’t look good, I was too black and I was a rusty iron,” Pamputtae wrote. “They said dancehall wouldn’t love or accept me because I was too fat.”

“Watch the “GLOW-UP”! It’s all real. Don’t let no one tell you – you can’t! When God says yes, NO ONE can say No. And please always remember…you have to start from somewhere. ~ Pamputtae,” she added.

Pamputtae, whose given name is Eveana Henry is currently promoting her new single “Single Mothers.” The track is an ode to ‘women across the globe who are raising children on their own.

View Pamputtae’s transformation below.

Mavado Addresses God-like Image Backlash With “Big Like Jesus”

Mavado shared a preview of his new single “Big Like Jesus” coming out tomorrow.

Earlier this week, Mavado received some backlash on social media for posting a God-like image on his Instagram page. Some dancehall fans were angry over the artwork, calling it blasphemous. The Gully Gad has finally responded to the chatters, and it’s very clear that he could care less. “This must be the end days these are perilous times. What’s the big fuss for?” Vado said.

“Is it me being in the image or the image itself?” Mavado continues. “It’s Halloween season we dress up our kids and houses is all form of devil representations and it’s ok? Look at all these festivals we go in all kinds of costumes with the ‘devil fork’ and it’s ok? They taking bibles out schools and hotels and it’s ok? I have been representing for God ever since I was a child until my last breath so I will forever represent for him, even the Christians are scared to represent for God now when last you see someone knock at your door telling you to come to church they scared to get shot.”

Mavado’s new single “Big Like Jesus” will be released on iTunes on Thursday, and is the follow-up to his recent single “Dancehall Prophecy” where he paid homage to his incarcerated son. The singer is also working on a new project due later this year or early next year.

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This must be the end days these are perilous times. Whats the big fuss for? Is it me being in the image or the image itself? It’s Halloween season we dress up our kids and houses is all form of devil representations and it’s ok? Look at all these festivals we go in all kinds of costumes with the ‘devil fork’ and it’s ok? They taking bibles out schools and hotels and it’s ok? I have been representing for God ever since I was a child until my last breath so I will forever represent for him, even the Christians are scared to represent for God now when last you see someone knock at your door telling you to come to church they scared to get shot. No one knows what God looks like so even the face I replaced my face with it’s not Gods face. As a kid the first prayer we learned is God is good God is great so nothing bringing light to him cannot be bad. I never said I’m God or anyone should worship me. This Christmas is a God Christmas and this song is for all my fans just like how bad-mind, envy and the daily fight of the wicked couldn’t hold down God or didn’t stop him from doing good on earth same so it will not hold us down and we need to strive to do it #biglikejesus #tomorrow

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Vybz Kartel Responds To Wendy Williams Dissing His Son

Vybz Kartel is slamming Wendy Williams over the comments she made about his teenage son earlier this week.

During Tuesday’s episode of the Wendy Williams show, the popular television host/actress spoke Vybz Kartel and his son bleaching their skin while addressing Spice’s light skin viral photo.

“That’s some serious self-hate mayne,” Wendy said while looking at a photo of Likkle Vybz during her ‘Hot Topics’ segment.

While Vybz Kartel’s Instagram account has been surprisingly mum on Williams’ comments, his Facebook page dropped a slew of posts trashing the outspoken personality.

In one post Vybz Kartel pointed out that Wendy Williams also bleached her skin, “Self hate she seh? DWBCL The Wendy Williams Show .. Why you bleaching shape out better than you.”

In another post the “Fever” deejay took aim at Williams’ shape, “Worry bout the Carpenter’s who nail up your thighs to your Chest and low people business.. .a** look like when concrete mix UNDA WATA…. DUTTY ANGELA .. Smfh mirror broke hon? A wah hold you fi use mi Hood box you up..”

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Vybz Kartel Shares Rare Photo Of His Mother & Siblings Along With Himself

Vybz Kartel shared a rare photo of himself with his mother and his siblings.

On Father’s Day in June of this year, we saw Vybz Kartel shared a photo of his father on the Gram and last weekend we saw him posted a rare picture of himself as a child with his mother, Teresa Palmer, and two of his siblings. According to the incarcerated deejay, the photo was taken from back in the 1980s, which means that Kartel was either pre-teen or early teenage years.

“Mummy open up di door please nuh…one day we ago have everything we need, swear from my heart soon #YoungAddi #80s #Waterford #Portmore #BlackWoman #FamilyFirst,” the dancehall star wrote. The dancehall icon’s mom has always been a staunch defender of his, even when some fans criticized him, she never waivers in her support of her son who is now behind bars.

Vybz Kartel and his father

To prevent negative comments on the post, Vybz Kartel turned off the comments section for that particular post. Kartel started his dancehall career from back in the early 1990s under the name Addi Banton and as a part of a group called Vibes Cartels. In the late 1990s, the group split, and he took on the name under a new spelling, Vybz Kartel.

The deejay’s career would start to take off when dancehall legend Bounty Killer took him under his wings and brought him on some big stage shows. Vybz Kartel also wrote several hit songs for Bounty Killer and other artists. Kartel is now awaiting the verdict in his appeal case.

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