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Angry vendors confront Kingston’s mayor Angela Brown Burke

Scores of vendors at the Redemption Arcade on Spanish Road in downtown Kingston on Monday afternoon hurled abuse at Kingston’s Mayor, Angela Brown Burke, when she visited the facility.

RJR News sources say Mayor Brown Burke led a KSAC team to the Arcade to speak to the vendors about several issues including outstanding stall fees. However, the visit was reportedly cut short as vendors became irate, demanding that the KSAC assist them in promoting the arcade, which they claimed is not being used by members of the public.

When the RJR News team arrived, Mrs. Brown Burke and her team were being ushered into their vehicles, as vendors demanded that she roll back the fees or face protest.

Nine Miles Residents treated to Health Fair at Cedella Booker Basic School

The Unlimited Resources Giving Enlightenment Foundation(URGE) partnered with Integrative Clinics International and the Bob Marley Foundation recently to host the first of two planned biannual health fairs for 2014. The fair was held at the Cedella Booker Basic School in Nine Miles, St Ann, on Thursday, May 17,2014.

An initiative launched more than a decade ago by a group of California-based doctors and nurses with a desire to serve the residents of Nine Miles was the motive for the community event.

Kelly Rowland to perform on St Kitts Music Festival

Grammy Award winning-artist Kelly Rowland will be one of the feature acts on the final night of the St. Kitts Music Festival, which takes place Thursday June 26th to Saturday June 28th, 2014.

This was announced today by Minister of Tourism & International Transport, Senator Ricky Skerritt, who said, “We are thrilled to welcome Kelly Rowland to St. Kitts for the first time. I have no doubt that Kelly’s performance will reinforce the high musical quality and variety that have made the St Kitts Music Festival such a special experience for all music lovers.” For more than two decades Kelly Rowland has had an undeniable presence in pop R&B as a member of Destiny’s Child, and as a solo artist.

Reggae Sumfest takes a step into the Future

Already one mainstream rapper is on the bill for the 22nd staging of Reggae Sumfest, and now the Festival has enhanced the package with the addition of American Hip-Hop star Future.

Future, whose real name is Nayvadius Cash, will be joining the likes of rap heavy weight Wiz Khalifa at Reggae Sumfest 2014 scheduled to take place in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay from July 13 – 19. The Epic Records artiste is known for Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping singles such as Racks, Turn on the Lights, Magic featuring T.I., Love Song with Rihanna and Tony Montana a collaboration with Drake and Rick Ross. Read more

Bunji, Fay-Ann shine on ’106 and Park’

Host of US cable network BET’s 106 and Park brought up last weekend’s falling-out between Bunji Garlin (Ian Alvarez), Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez and the Asylum Vikings and the producers of the 2014 Tobago Jazz Experience, asking Bunji if the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) had apologised for disrespecting them. Bow Wow (Shad Gregory Moss) and co-host, Keshia Chante, were interviewing Bunji and Fay-Ann following their performance of Differentology
on the show’s stage on Thursday. The BET segment was recorded on Wednesday and aired during Thursday’s live broadcast. As for the performance, Bunji and Fay-Ann had the audience going wild as they danced along, with some of them waving Trinidad and Tobago flags. Bunji threw in some freestyle chanting during the performance, eliciting even louder cheers from the audience. As they introduced Bunji and Fay-Ann, Chante said excitedly that she was eager for the performance, being a “Trini” and loving soca music and “wining”.