Peter Tosh Museum To Open In Kingston This Summer 2016

A museum honoring the life and work of Peter Tosh, Jamaica’s global music legend and founding member of the critically acclaimed reggae group, the Wailers, will open its doors in Kingston, Jamaica, this summer. The museum will be located at newly renamed Peter Tosh Square at The Pulse Centre on Trafalgar Road.

The project is a joint-venture collaboration between the Peter Tosh Estate, Pulse Investments Ltd, and Andrea Marlene Brown; and it comes on the 40th anniversary of the commercial release of the classic and prophetic hit single “Legalize It”.

When the Peter Tosh Museum opens, Jamaicans and visitors from around the world will be able to see a collection of fascinating Tosh memorabilia and artifacts that have intrigued and mesmerized reggae lovers for decades, including Tosh’s famous M16 guitar and his beloved unicycle that became one of his favorite means of transportation.

Niambe McIntosh (left), Peter Tosh’s daughter and executor of the Peter Tosh Estate, shakes hands with Kingsley Cooper, chairman of Pulse Investments, after signing the museum agreement

Some of the treasures will be displayed to the public for the first time. Visitors will be able to relive aspects of the non-conformist, futuristic and abundantly creative Tosh experience through sizzling audio and video recordings featuring the superstar. Exclusive merchandise will also be available for sale at the museum. “This is an important turning point in the preservation and advancement of my father’s legacy, and the museum will allow my father’s message of equal rights and justice to be heard by generations, both young and old,” Niambe McIntosh, daughter of the Grammy winner and administrator of the Peter Tosh Estate said.


A landmark agreement was signed last Wednesday in New York City at the Jamaican Consulate to establish the opening of The Peter Tosh Museum, and to honor the Jamaican icon. Niambe McIntosh signed on behalf of the Peter Tosh Estate and Kingsley Cooper, Pulse chairman signed on behalf of Pulse Investments Ltd.

Peter and fellow reggae legend, Jimmy Cliff, were taking over California this week in 1982

Cooper, who produced the 1983 Pulse Superjam concert which became Tosh’s last ever performance, and who led the initiative for the museum’s establishment, said he was pleased that the lengthy negotiation had finally borne fruit, and he is looking forward to this game-changing project.

“The great Rastafarian campaigner for equal rights and justice, for the abolition of apartheid and for the legalization of marijuana, who did not get his due in life, will now be duly honoured by this important addition to his legacy,” Cooper said.

Peter Tosh was posthumously awarded the Order of Merit, Jamaica’s fourth highest national honour in 2012.

Others present at the signing were Herman G. LaMont, Jamaican Consul General; Jawara McIntosh, known as Tosh 1, Peter’s son; Brian Latture, manager of The Peter Tosh Estate and Chief Executive Manager of Peter Tosh 420, LLC., and L Christopher Castriota of the Jamaican Consulate.

‘Nowhere no better than yard’ – Jamaican living illegally in the US crying to come home

The sweet life that Michael Mitchell* dreamt of when he ran off in the United States (US) more than 20 years ago has not materialised, and now he, like many other Jamaican immigrants, is homesick with a burning desire to return home.

But, like so many other illegal immigrants, Mitchell has no documents and finds himself stuck in New York living a life that he is desperate to escape from.

Mitchell, now 59 years old, ran off in the US after he was granted a visitor’s visa as an entertainer in the late 1980s. For many years he sold marijuana and cocaine on the gritty streets of Bronx, New York, to survive.

But having avoided the police’s dragnets and survived the brutality of other drug pushers from South America, and repeated shoot-outs between men he said were linked to the infamous Tivoli Gardens-headquartered ‘Shower Posse’ and men from ‘Southside’, who ran amok in the borough during the 1980s, Mitchell now wants to come home.

“I want to go back to Jamaica. I long for Jamaica, trust me. More than 20 years now me don’t see yard and sometimes it get to me because this place will stress you out more time.

“But me know one day I will reach back a Jamaica,” said Mitchell, who has been seeking the services of an attorney to help ‘straighten out’ his immigration issues so he can travel. But there is no telling how long that will take, he confessed.

Mitchell is now employed as a maintenance worker at a small company in the Bronx. The job is low paying, but he cherishes it as it is among the few that illegal immigrants can secure without a passport, driver’s licence or other forms of documentation.

His hard reality today is in stark contrast to the lavish lifestyle he planned when he ‘blew’ the entertainment visa given to him as a member of the entourage of a veteran reggae artiste in the 1980s.

LIFE OF DRUGS

Three years after being issued the visa, and after using it to smuggle large quantities of cocaine and marijuana into the US, Mitchell ditched the entourage for a full-time life of drug dealing in the Bronx.

“When me first come a foreign is a lot of things a go on with drugs; money a make. Cocaine and ganja have always been here all along, but is Jamaican come foreign come show foreign people how much money can make in drugs,” said Mitchell, clutching his cloak which he was using to shield a 40?C autumn chill while standing outside a house he now shares with relatives living in New York.

“But you have some little man who get too red eye and start moving a way. Them start shoot up the place, shoot up them one another, and make the Feds (Federal Bureau of Investigations) start clamp down on the drugs certain way,” said Mitchell.

“Man from Tivoli Gardens and man from Southside come up here and a war. Man all fly up from Jamaica come kill man and go back down. So you find a lot of man go prison, some ran away, and some rob who them get to rob and go back home to Jamaica.

“If the man them did a hustle and not doing so much shooting, things would be different. Even the laws and those things would be different. It is the gun and the killing make ‘Uncle Sam’ get so strict,” charged Mitchell.

He was arrested and charged with drug-related crimes in the 1990s, but escaped a prison sentence, which would have led to his deportation.

According to Mitchell, the time he spent in jail caused him to reflect on his life of crime, and he left police custody determined to change. He spent the next several years trying to secure an arranged marriage, which could allow him to apply to live in the States legally, but those efforts failed.

At his age, however, that option is fast fading and Mitchell is pinning his hopes to legalise his status on moves by the American authorities such as the ‘ban the box’ initiative announced by President Barack Obama.

BECOMING LEGAL

This initiative is aimed at stemming discrimination and assisting former prison inmates by stopping potential employers from asking about criminal records in job applications.

But even as he waits, Mitchell knows that his chances of getting legal resident status are slim and his hope to visit his birth land is dim.

“I miss the food, although they are importing a lot of food down there and messing up the people, but I have to have some good Jamaican food.

“I miss the environment, I miss arcade and my friends downtown where I use to sell, and I miss the football games at stadium. I definitely have to play some ball at Hellshire (St Catherine) because I was a Hellshire man from morning. Me hear that the beach wash away, but I still have to go see for myself.”

Mitchell is among scores of Jamaican illegal immigrants in the US who fled their home country without giving serious consideration as to how they will survive in that country, argues Jamaica-born, America-based forensic social worker Carmeta Albarus.

“If you don’t have anything to come here with, no money, no subjects, no plans, it doesn’t make any sense. The drugs thing is not like one time; you come here, and worse you are new, you are going to end up in jail or dead,” Mitchell warned.

For Albarus, many Jamaicans would benefit greatly from pre-migration counselling before moving to migrate.

“Other nationalities do it, especially the Jews. So they have that sort of support system that starts there and follows them through here. So it reduces the risks of them falling through the cracks and getting into the kind of behaviour that lands them in prison, or land them on the other side of the law,” she said.

* Name changed on request.
‘Nowhere no better than yard’ – Jamaican living illegally in the US crying to come home

Movado ignore critism

Mavado tells his fans to look out for new music amid criticism that he has neglected his son, who faces a string of charges including murder.

The Dancehall artist took to social media on Saturday to promise his fans new music in the near future.

“Good morning my fans bless up the Mavado army friends and family look out for my new music coming at you ????,” captioned a photo of himself smiling.

Mavado was subjected to heavy criticism in recent weeks as some fans accused the “Progress” deejay of fleeing Jamaica and neglecting his detained 17-year-old son to face the murder charge for the killing of 23-year-old Lorenzo Thomas.

In May, he released his latest song, “Father God,” which is produced by Keeno 4 Star and featured on the “Dilemma Riddim.”

Mavado, has has yet to return to Jamaica he his now on a tour in the United
States and the Caribbean, despite warnings from law enforcement officials to turn himself in for questioning following a flare up violence in Cassava Piece, St Andrew.

Govana one n move video drop

Govana drops the visuals for his summer banger “One And Move” as he continues to take on the Dancehall scene as one of the most break-through entertainers.

The RD Studios-directed cut, is one of the most entertaining music videos to hit Youtube number one trending spot, boasting a solid concept and humor, which is sure to earn the approval of fans.

The video sees the Jamaican deejay as a promiscuous husband whose cheating behavior seems to have finally caught up to him after a bitter side girl turns up as his wife’s babysitter while they go out on a date.

Watch “One And Move” music video by Govana.

Govana pulls off the theme of the track in effortlessly manner, highlighting his creativity as an artist which has been brought to the forefront in the last few months. “One And Move” follows the release of several chart-topping hits including “Gyal Clown,” “Gyal Thief” and “Bake Bean

Try this Ginger and Spring Onion Chicken

What’s for lunch? Try this Ginger and Spring Onion Chicken from A Saucy Kitchen:

Ginger and Spring Onion Chicken

Ingredients

Sauce

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt & pepper each

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/3 cup | 80 ml water

1 tablespoon arrowroot starch or cornstarch

Chicken & Veg

1 tablespoon | 15 ml cooking oil

6 oz boneless, skinless chicken breastsliced very thin

1/2 onion sliced (white, brown or yellow)

2 cloves garlic finely chopped

1 tablespoon ginger finely chopped

2 green onions ends removed and cut into 1 inch long pieces

Directions

1. Combine the oyster sauce, salt, pepper, sugar, water and starch to a small cup and whisk to combine. Set aside.

2. Warm the oil in a wok or skillet on a high heat. Add the chicken and cook quickly for a minute or two until it’s no longer pink. Transfer the chicken to a small plate and set aside.

3. Add the sliced onions to the same wok/skillet. Add a little more oil if needed and sauté for a minute to soften the onion. Add the ginger and the garlic and cook another minute.

4. Add the chicken back to the wok along with the green onions. Stir fry a minute to finish cooking the chicken.

5. Add the combined sauce to the wok. Cook until the sauce turns into a thicker, saucy consistency.

6. Remove from the heat and serve over rice or noodles and enjoy!

Shawna Chyn’s ‘$2-m body’: Entertainer opens up about cosmetic surgery

Dancehall artiste Shawna Chyn is lighting up the world of Instagram with pictures showing off her bodacious new body.

She is the sexy poster girl of what great body contouring surgery can do for your self-esteem, and your marketability.

Body contouring surgery encompasses a number of different body sculpting techniques used by cosmetic surgeons to reshape almost any area of the body. Through body sculpting surgery, patients can effectively eliminate excess fat and skin that are unresponsive to diet and exercise.

Cosmetic surgeons employ a variety of body sculpting techniques to help their patients achieve lean, toned figures, including liposuction, tummy tuck, and body lift surgery.

“I took the fat out of my back, belly, armpit and between my legs and put it in my bottom. I am now a 38 cup in my breasts. After the surgery, I was basically a baby again so I had to have a personal nurse for two weeks,” Chyn told Loop Jamaica reporter Claude Mills.

The entertainer said she had to scrounge hard and budget to be able to ‘squirrel’ away the money to do the multi-million dollar surgery.

“I saved money for a really long time to do this surgery, I put the money in my special wishlist account, and I hid the ATM card so I couldn’t touch it and that’s how I was able to save for my buttlift, tummy tuck and breast enhancement,” she said.

She said she felt motivated to do the surgery as a gift to herself after seeing a close friend’s body laid out on a cold slab.

“That really shook me up and got me moving. Life is short, you got to go after the things you want,” she said.

Chyn actually felt compelled to have the surgery to legitimize her decision to become an artiste, to move from the sidelines as a manager to being the star in front of the camera.

“I did this for me, I have an awesome personality but my confidence was low because I had a chipped tooth, and I had a child so my tummy needed work and my breasts needed work. I just didn’t look like an artiste so I had to fix myself . I did my tooth first and then I did my body,” she explained.

Most people would have been scared to jump on a plane to a foreign country, where they know no one, to tackle a major new Life experience. But Chyn said she was not worried.

“I wasn’t scared about flying to the Dominican Republic to do the operation. It’s not like they were going to knock me out and take out one of my kidneys ,” she said, laughing.

“These guys were real professionals, they checked my vitals, my liver, my cholesterol and then they did the surgery. I woke up the next day as a new person and I stayed there for 14 days while they made sure I was ok.”

Now, the results are there for everyone to see. When she walks into a room, she sucks out all the oxygen with her bodacious new body and her 100 watt smile.

“My confidence is at all time high, my luxury doll body ah mad dem. I get a lot of compliments all the time now, and I can make my awesome personality shine through,” she said.

FIFA ranks drop for the Reggae Boyz

After breaking into the top 50 earlier this year, the Reggae Boyz have dropped to number 54 in the latest edition of the FIFA World rankings. Jamaica were as high as 48th in the world in April but with the Boyz inactive in May and June, it has caused the team to fall behind the likes of Bulgaria and Burkina Faso. Despite their fall, Jamaica remains at number four in CONCACAF and number one in the Caribbean.

Mexico is number one in CONCACAF followed by Costa Rica and the United States. Jamaica’s highest FIFA ranking was 27th which they achieved in August of 1998. The next competitive action for the Reggae Boyz will be the inaugural CONCACAF League of Nations set for September.

In that event, Jamaica will play the Cayman Islands, Bonaire, Suriname and El Salvador in their opening four games. The top ten in the world only saw two changes as 2010 World Cup champions Spain dropped from 8th to 10th while Poland moved up to 8th from 10th.

Defending World Cup champions Germany lead the way followed by Brazil, Belgium, Portugal, Argentina, Switzerland, France, Poland, Chile and Spain.

Marvin Gaye sues Ed Sheeran for $100 Million

Grammy award-winning superstar has been sued for 100 million dollars for allegedly copying the Marvin Gaye’s 1973 classic, “Let’s Get It On.”

The English singer’s hit song that is under fire, “Thinking Out Loud” was nominated for three Grammys in 2015 and won one of them for Song of the Year.

Ed Sheeran’s song shares just about everything with Gaye’s, from melody to percussion and even aspects that the more casual music listener might not even consider, like syncopation, according to the lawsuit.

Structured Asset Sales, the company responsible for suing Sheeran, bought a third of the rights to “Let’s Get It On” in 2003 when one of the writers of the song, Edward Townsend, died. While the family of Marvin Gaye has yet to sue, the daughter of Edward Townsend has already taken legal action against Sheeran earlier this month.

This isn’t the first time Sheeran has been sued for alleged plagiarism. In January, the 27-year-old was sued by the writers of a song called “Photograph” which was written for a contestant on the show “X Factor.” The lawsuit was for over $20 Million but the cased was dismissed when the two parties decided to settle out of court for an undisclosed amount.

While Sheeran’s 2014 “Thinking Out Loud,” which has more then two billion views on YouTube, doesn’t sound like a carbon copy of Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” there are certainly some similarities.

I s**k d**k and I like that s**t

Shenseea broke her silence on a viral photo of a woman alleged to be the “Position” singer performing oral sex on her manager, Romeich.

The Dancehall artist has denied being the person in the photo before admitting that she does perform oral sex and has taken a liking to it.

“I do suck d**k if that’s what we’re tryna get, I mean, me nah go lie. Me like that sh*t but that’s not me (on the video),” she asserted in the video via Instagram.

She pointed out some stark differences between herself and the woman in the infamous picture before going on to highlight the lengths people would go to in an effort to drag her down.

“Me nuh have nuh acne inna my face, never yet have acne inna my face, point blank. As a matter of fact, round di brim a my finger dem nuh black … thirdly, my eyelash dem nuh so long, they’ve never been that long and with dat deh big whole smile deh weh a show pan deh picture deh, I have a dimple, where’s that dimple on the picture? I just don’t get it,” she said in the video.

#Dancehall artist #Shenseea Opens Up About Oral Sex After Alleged Leaked Photo: “I Do Suck… I like That Shit” ?? …

Shenseaa also addressed rumours that the man in the photo was her manager, Romeich Major.

“I don’t think Romeich have coolie hair pan him head and have negro hair pan him pubic area but, it’s a good story though,” she said.

Her manager Romeich Major has also shot down the rumors saying that it’s just some envious people trying to tear down Shenseea.

“They trying all type a shit but wont stop me or my team @romeichentertainment to get that #dufflebag #day8 ??,” he wrote.

Since Shenseea made that post, the entertainer has been receiving much support from fans. They were particularly satisfied that the artiste admitted to performing oral sex.

Many believe that since she put that bit of information out there, they have no issue believing that if the woman in the photo was indeed her, she would have owned up to it.

Blac Chyna and YBN split after 3 months

Blac Chyna has broken up with her boyfriend YBN Almighty Jay after 3 months of dating.

The 18-year-old musician, whose real name is Jay Bradley, announced the news on his Instagram story on Tuesday (June 19).

“@blacchyna and I are no longer together,” he wrote on the post which he later deleted.

Model Blac Chyna, 29, confirms she is dating 18-year-old rapper YBN Almighty Jay after being spotted while out with him hand in hand in Studio City. Rob Kardashian’s ex sported a fiery new hair style and no makeup for her date with the Texas native. It is the second night in the row the couple have been spotted showing some PDA during a night out.

Blac Chyna and YBN Almighty Jay call it quits

Their breakup comes after he proposed to Chyna on social media.

“Will you marry me?” he asked with a ring emoji in April.

It’s unclear if she accepted the public proposal.

Chyna, 30, and Bradley first got together in February after she briefly dated Mechie. Both relationships followed her engagement to Rob Kardashian, with whom she shares a daughter.

Bradley is best known for his 2017 hit “Chopsticks” and was recently featured on a track by Rich the Kid called “Beware.”

Male fans turned on by Shenseea

In new single “Pon Mi,”produced by Dunwell Productions Shenseea gets personal about her vagina in the video for her raunchy single

Shenseea came all out in new video for her raunchy single “Pon Mi,” produced by Dunwell Productions.

The Dancehall artist turns into her own gynecologist and gives her kitty cat a perfect bill of health.

“It way too fat it a have on too much weight, it a draw too much attention anytime we go a road,” she said in the intro.

“Like me go a gym, me a try work it out but it not helping, it coming like it one pound away from obesity, me no know what to do anymore, it over weight.”

Shenseea, who broke onto the scene in 2016 with her chart-topping Vybz Kartel-assisted single “Loodi,” is now one of the leading female dancehall artists.

Final Kartel case management session on Thursday ahead of July 9 appeal

The final case management conference ahead of the July 9 appeal by international dancehall deejay, Adidja Palmer, popularly known as Vybz Kartel, and the three other men who were convicted of murder with him, is set for Thursday of this week.

The session is scheduled as the last exercise before Kartel, along with Shawn Campbell, another entertainer who goes by the stage name, Shawn Storm; and two other co-convicts, Kahira Jones and Andre St John, face the Appeal Court in relation to the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams in August 2011.

The appeal is expected to run for about three weeks.

Reports are that all is already in place for the big day in court on July 9, as the legal groundwork has been done and positioning on the matter between the prosecution and the defence has been established between the two sides.

The four men were convicted of Williams’ murder in March 2014, and were each given life sentences, with the recommended time-frames before eligibility for parole running up to 35 years in the case of Kartel.