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Reggae Legends Jacob Miller and Inner Circle to be Guests of Honour at 2015 Rebel Salute

Jacob Miller, one of the most influential singers in reggae, will be ‘guest of honour’ at next year’s Rebel Salute which takes place January 16-17 at Richmond Estate in Priory, St. Ann.

Chief organiser Tony Rebel says it is a “great privilege” to pay homage to the chunky vocalist who was killed at age 27 in an auto accident in 1980.

The Miller segment will feature Inner Circle and Third World, two bands Miller was closely associated. Both appeared on Rebel Salute in 2006 when it was held at Kaiser Sports Club in St Elizabeth.

Roger Lewis, co-founder of Inner Circle, is looking forward to the show especially as it is a salute to the man he knew as ‘Jakes’.

“Jakes was a number one prankster who loved life 24/7…never took life too seriously. Loved music and singing,” said Lewis.

Along with his younger brother Ian on bass, guitarist Stephen ‘Cat’ Coore and keyboardist Michael ‘Ibo’ Cooper, Lewis started Inner Circle in 1968, while still students at Jamaica College. Coore and Cooper formed Third World four years later.

The band played the Kingston live show scene during the early 1970s. Mid decade, they were joined by Miller who sang lead on some of their biggest hits including Tired Fi Lick Weed in a Bush, Forward Never and Backward Never and Shaky Girl.

Prior to his death, Miller – who appeared in the 1978 low-budget movie Rockers – had returned from a trip to Brazil with Bob Marley.

Kickoff the New Year Right and Celebrate at RESOLUTION 2K14

The Elite Society alongside popular Jamaican DJ/Selector Gairy Sweetness has vowed to bring the good ole’ New Year’s Eve partying vibes back to South Florida with RESOLUTION. The two teamed up to give the people what they’ve been asking for, a party with class, elegance, and style.

For the past few years the city hasn’t experience a memorable N.Y.E event, and that void is set to be filled. RESOLUTION will be held at Ft. Lauderdale’s premier spot for Caribbean events, KARU, located at 1000 State RD 84. Things kick off at 10 pm until 5 am in the morning, so be prepared for a night like no other.

Having the time of your life is the main goal of the night so the music has to be flawless, hence why entertainment will be provided by King Waggy Tee (99 Jamz), HMV Sound, Firm Music, and Sound Sweetness. With those DJ’s controlling the dancefloor 2015 will definitely start off in the right direction. Remember, “This is the Only Place to be for N.Y.E”

For more information contact 954-695-1457

Ticket Locations: Aunt’ I’s – Barbican Square – Fins & Things

Running a marathon, half marathon, 10K with reggae

KINGSTON:A sound-off in Negril Square on Thursday will herald the start of the annual Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K, which take place next Saturday in Westmoreland.

The musical clash will feature Negril-area sound systems and from the competition, winners will to be selected for 14 music stations that will be set up along the 26.2-mile looped course.

The annual event, which had its first staging in 2001, has built a famed international reputation and is ranked by the London Times as one of the top-10 road races in the world.

Its infusion of reggae music, both on the course and in associated events – a unique blend of sports and culture – is what makes the Reggae Marathon unique. Read more

‘Most Jamaican parents could become criminals if …’

OPPOSITION LAWMAKER Delroy Chuck has argued strongly that if corporal punishment is completely removed and punished by criminal sanctions, most Jamaican parents would be exposed to criminal prosecution.

A United Nations Children’s Fund 2012 study showed that 89 per cent of Jamaican parents inflict corporal punishment on their children.

Reviewing the Sexual Offences Act during a meeting of a joint select committee of Parliament, Chuck said the removal of corporal punishment totally would result in chaos in the society.

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Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise announced for 2015

Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise announced plans for 2015 and you’ll have 2 chances to see this awesome reggae cruise. Norwegian Pearl ship sets sail on November 30th 2015 in Miami, Florida with two stops in Montego Bay, Jamaica before its return on December 5th 2015. The second ship leaves Miami, Florida on December 5th 2015 with stops in Falmouth and Ocho Rios, Jamaica before its return on December 10th 2015.

The lineup is going to be Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Julian “Juju Royal” Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Bounty Killer, Capleton, Elephant Man, Barrington Levy, Third World, Morgan Heritage, Tanya Stephens, Cham T.O.K. and Christopher Ellis.

In addition to live concerts, there will be numerous sound systems and DJs on board. Stone Love, King Jammy’s, Saxon Sound featuring Tippa Irie, Papa Levi, Muslehead and Mickey Boops, Metro Media, Black Scorpio, Kingston 12 featuring Shinehead and Papalotl will be blazing vibes day and night throughout the cruise.

More artists and DJs will be announced at a later date.

Many other entertainment events will be planned to satisfy every reggae lover’s appetite. This cruise is all that is reggae, but especially all that is Jamaica.

Tickets for the general public will be available December 16, 2014. Pre-sale tickets go on sale today (December 2, 2014) for cruisers on the 2014 Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise and December 9, 2014 for 2013 & 2014 wait listers. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.welcometojamrockreggaecruise.com or call 1-800-248.7471.