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Government – Opposition talk of IMF test failure baseless

The Jamaican Government has shrugged off a prediction by the Parliamentary Opposition that the country will fail future International Monetary Fund (IMF) tests.

Finance Minister Dr. Peter Phillips last night dismissed the forecast as another attempt by the Jamaica Labour Party to discredit the Government. When contacted by our news centre, the Finance Minister said the prediction was baseless.

“From the very first test, there have been those predictions. There seem to be those who wish that things would go badly for the country, but others are working at trying to make certain that we make progress,” he said. Read more

Peter Bailey (@iampeterbailey) Nite cap with Stephen Marley (@stephenmarley) Talks New Album, ‘Fruit of Life’, working with The Roots, Wale & other Hip Hop Acts!

Peter Bailey continues his critically-acclaimed docu-series by heading to Stephen Marley’s “Lion’s Den” recording studios in South Miami where the reggae superstar discussed his iconic father’s legacy, his new album ‘Fruit of Life’ & working with rappers to create a more conscious sound.

Even on Tour Inner Circle Finds Time For the Kids in Papau New Guinea! Visit the Wardstrip School in Papua New Guinea to Inspire and Help the “Light For The World”

Inner Circle Visited the Wardstrip School For Charity while they Were on Tour.

It was a great visit to the school, some 1.000 kids were there and loving it! The charity is called “Light for the world” and they work with blind and deaf children around the world, but their work is threatened by budget cuts to development funding in Europe, including their work on Papua. So we came to interact with the kids, give some inspiration to the kids, and help the charity with publicity.

The Wardstrip Schoolhad 3 deaf students who were nicely integrated into the daily proceedings, and who got much respect as they were the reason the band came to see the school.

Check out the Photos after the Jump! Read more

Inner Circle Set to Perform with Aloe Black at the Festival de Crato 2014 in Brazil

The 30th edition of the Festival of Crato has a poster of luxury, of which artists such as, Aloe Blacc, Anselmo Ralph, Gisela João, Inner Circle or Miguel Araújo, promising to be one of the most attractive and comprehensive issues. It is also demonstrating that the Festival of Crato is a unique event, dedicated to various audiences and musical tastes.

From 27 to 30 August no sound or rhythm that don’t go through the Crato: dance music to fado, the soul to reggae, from rock to hip hop.

Inner CIrcle to Tour Papau New Guinea for the first time ever! June 21, 2014.

All-time favourite Jamaican reggae group Inner Circle will tour Papua New Guinea for the first time June 21st.

Fans in Port Moresby will be treated to a feast of the best reggae music when Inner Circle takes to the stage at the Lamana Gold Club on June 21.

Inner Circle, formed in 1968, was originally called The Inner Circle Band and has recorded 25 albums in total over four decades.

These include Bad to the Bone, The Best of Inner Circle, Big Tings, Bad Boys, Everything Is Great, This Is Crucial Reggae and Speak My Language just to name a few.

Known for hit songs Bad Boys, One Way, Sweat, Rivers Of Babylon, Bad to the Bone and Da Bomb, the band won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1993.

Members include Skatta, Ian Lewis, Roger Lewis, Lancelot Hall, and Bernard “Touter” Harvey.

The band achieved major success in the 1970s with Jacob Miller as their lead singer, but split up after his death in 1980.

In 1982, with American guitarist/vocalists Rick Hunt and Michael Sterling, they reunited and released the album ‘Something So Good’.

The band’s next album, ‘One Way’ in 1987, included one of their biggest hits, “Bad Boys”, which was re-recorded for their 1989 album ‘Identified’ and became the theme music for the Fox TV series COPS that year.

The band’s 2009 album ‘State of Da World’ featured contributions from an array of reggae stars including Damian and Stephen Marley, and 2012 album duets featured collaborations with Peetah Morgan, Ali Campbell of UB40 and Gramps Morgan.

Fan Mary Kalama is excited and looking forward to the show and to meet the band.

“It’s going to be fun and it’s good that another reggae sensational band is coming to town and I am looking forward to see them perform live hit songs ‘Rapped up in your Love’ and ‘Rock with You’,” she

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