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Little-White: Black people deserve write-offs, too

Black people deserve write-offs, too

Former operator of Outameni Experience, Lennie Little-White, is questioning if “black people” should not get government help, as he responded to criticisms that the Government wrote off his entity’s debt with the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ).

Yesterday, Opposition Spokesman on Finance Audley Shaw demanded to know why the Government wrote off an $80-million liability that accumulated on a 2005 investment in the film-maker’s entity.

But Little-White is arguing that there was nothing untoward about the Government’s decision.

“All those things that brown people in Jamaica get and they’re written off. Banks write off things every day. The Government writes off things all the while. Why black people must not get write-off, too?” asked Little-White.

Meanwhile, he is denying claims that the National Housing Trust’s purchase was a bailout by the current administration because of his political preference, stressing that the Bruce Golding administration found favour with his proposal to save Outameni Experience.

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness claims the Government has irresponsibly used taxpayers’ money to “bail out” a private, loss-making entity.

But Little-White is rejecting those assertions.

“Is foolishness Audley Shaw and Holness talking, and I’ll tell dem suh in dem face!”

South Florida Juggiling act. Music Icon Abebe Lewis profiled

AS the production crew gets ready to shoot scenes for the music video to Inner Circle and Chronixx Tenement Yard in Miami, Abebe Lewis is close to the action, making sure everything is in place.

Lewis, 35, is the son of Inner Circle bassist Ian Lewis and nephew of the band’s guitarist Roger Lewis. He is the marketing consultant for Inner Circle’s label, Soundbwoy Entertainment, and the group’s Circle House Studios, located in north Miami.

Though he was born in Kingston, Lewis was raised in South Florida. He has helped oversee the second coming of Inner Circle, which his father and uncle formed as teenagers in 1968.

Inner Circle still tours, performing their hit songs from the 1970s (which include Tired Fi Lick Weed in a Bush and Tenement Yard) and the 1990s (Bad Boys, Sweat). In recent years, they have collaborated with emerging acts like Khago and Chronixx at Circle House, a state-of-the-art complex where top pop acts like P Diddy and Pharell have recorded.

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Jah Rog, of Inner Circle, sits down with new and upcoming reggae singer

The growth of Reggae is dependent on the artists of this generation.
Today Jah Rog, of Inner Circle, sits down with new and upcoming reggae singer, Jesse Royal. Roger compares his experience to the one Royal is living, mentioning that they are part of different generations, & different upbringings. However, the most important thing is to carry on the culture, no matter the differences. Reggae music is prestigious in the vibes that it sends and there is no better example than that of which Bob Marley made. Reggae is a cultural experience.