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Wayne Marshall's father suffers heart attack
Dancehall artiste Wayne Marshall, who has embraced a more spiritual side in his music, is praying that his father makes a full recovery after he suffered a  heart attack today.  More detail
Detectives from the Constant Spring police station swooped down on Mavado's residence in Norbrook this afternoon and detained his son, brother, cousin and nephew in a major operation. However, Mavado slipped the police dragnet as he left the island last night.  More detail
Chozenn criticizes "self-appointed Jesus...
Chozenn found himself in the eye of a firestorm of criticism last week that was so intense that it prompted the nation's number one gospel station, LOVE FM, to ban the remake to appease outraged Christians. However, Chozenn remains stoic in the face of the backlash, and vowed to stick to his path.... More detail
It appears that Chozenn has been banned by LOVE FM. The gospel singer's 'Bawl Out' remake of the raunchy Dovey Magnum song on a dancehall riddim has been banned by LOVE FM.  More detail
Niko passes away after a long battle with kidney...
Tonight, dancehall mourns one of its legends as Niko, whose given name is Nicholas Grant, passed away tonight after a long battle with kidney disease since 2015. More detail

Did Kartel sign the RCA to tolerate gays? Featured

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Mi BB nuh stop blow up since morning, everybody ah ask me if ah true say Kartel sign the Reggae Compassionate act and all these things, and mi a wonder what is the big deal? The only big artiste mi know who nuh sign it is Bounty Killer, Buju Banton, TOK and Elephant Man. Everybody else who the gays target dun sign it, Capleton, Moses Davis say him never sign it even though dem have him signature, Sizzla sign it, and a bagga other artistes who did a get pressure from the gay movement against murder music. Mi just feel say ah style dem a try style the deejay wid da headline de. Weh dem feel like? The man nuh waan spend EU money too? People, if yu read the story, it clear say ah just tolerance the people dem a preach, read it below and decide fi oonu self.

The Reggae Compassionate Act

We, the artists of the Reggae community, hereby present this letter as a
symbol of our dedication to the guiding principles of Reggae's enduring
foundation ONE LOVE. Throughout time, Reggae has been recognized as a
healing remedy and an agent of positive social change.
We will continue this proud and righteous tradition.

Reggae Artists and their music have fought against injustices, inequalities,
poverty and violence even while enduring some of those same circumstances
themselves. Over the years, reggae music has become popularized and enjoyed
by an unprecedented audience all over the world. Artists of the Reggae
Community respect and uphold the rights of all individuals to live without
fear of hatred and violence due to their religion, sexual orientation, race,
ethnicity or gender.

While we recognize that our artistic community comprises many different
individuals who express themselves in different ways and hold a myriad of
beliefs, we believe firmly that the way forward lies in tolerance. Everyone
can keep his own conviction and we must receive respect for our freedom of
speech as far as we respect the law, but it must be clear there's no space
in the music community for hatred and prejudice, including no place for
racism, violence, sexism or homophobia.

We do not encourage nor minister to HATE but rather uphold a philosophy of
LOVE, RESPECT and UNDERSTANDING towards all human beings as the cornerstone
of reggae music.

This Compassionate Act is hereby calling on a return to the following
principles as the guiding vision for the future of a healthy Reggae music

. Positive Vibrations
. Consciousness raising
. Social and Civic Engagement
. Democracy and Freedom
. Peace and Non-Violence
. Mother Nature
. Equal Rights and Justice
. One Love
. Individual Rights
. Humanity
. Tolerance and Understanding

We, as artists, are committed to a holistic and healthy existence in the
world, and to respect to the utmost the human and natural world. We pledge
that our music will continue to contribute positively to the world dialogue
on peace, respect and justice for all.

To this end, we agree to not make statements or perform songs that incite
hatred or violence against anyone from any community.

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