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West Kingston most wanted nabbed by police at airport

The police have arrested a man they consider one of their most wanted in the Kingston Western Division.
Twenty-two-year-old Javein Coke, otherwise called ‘Tico’, was held at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston yesterday.

It’s believed he was attempting to leave the island. The police say Mr. Coke was wanted for murder and shootings in West Kingston.

With his arrest, the Kingston Western Police say they have now captured five of their most wanted men since their names and pictures were published weeks ago.They include Kenneth Price also known as “Hulki,” who was wanted for the killing of a man on Pink Lane three weeks ago.

Stephen Marley, Jo Mersa & Wayne Marshall on Revelation II: The Fruit of Life Tour

Stephen ‘Ragga Muffin’ Marley is currently lighting up the United States with his latest musical tour. The 8-time-Grammy-winning artiste is touring with his son, Joseph ‘Jo Mersa’ Marley who is featured on his upcoming album and fellow Ghetto Youths International sing-jay, Wayne Marshall, as they perform across more than 30 US Cities between April and May.

The tour started on April, 12 in St. Petersburg, Fort Lauderdale and will end at New Orleans’ House of Blues on Saturday, May 24. Read more

Third World to release first album since the passing of Bunny Rugs

Legendary Reggae band Third World is gearing up to release its latest studio album come June 10th. Titled Under the Magic Sun, the album is slated to be released by Cleopatra Records packaged as 14-track effort featuring inventive versions of pop and rock classics, including Bread’s Everything I Own, REO Speedwagon’s I Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore, and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Have You Ever Seen The Rain. It will also include a re-visitation of the band’s mega-hit 96 Degrees In The Shade. Although Under the Magic Sun is the first album to be released by the band since the death of its lead singer William ‘Bunny Rugs’ Clarke, the group began working on the project before his death on February 2.

Reggae Sumfest to honour Freddie McGregor

International Night Two of the 22nd staging of Reggae Sumfest will see organisers paying homage to reggae icon Freddie McGregor for his contribution to Jamaican music.

The singer, musician and producer is set to grace the stage with hits from his innumerable catalogues on the closing night of the festival, Saturday, July 19 in Montego Bay, before being presented with an award commemorating an astonishing and outstanding five decades of service to Jamaica’s music industry.

McGregor launched his career in music at the age of seven in the 1960s when he first recorded for Clement ‘Sir Coxson’ Dodd’s Studio One label. Read more