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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

WHY DEM NAME CHIKUNGUNYA AFTER "CHICKEN"? @one876 @bounce876 Featured

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How the white people dem ever a discover the "cure" fi the diseases in the tropics? Mi feel say ah dem gi weh the disease and then have the cure fi mek a profit offa we black people. This chikungunya disease ah tek over the whole of the Americas now. Yesterday, mi read say researchers in Glasgow have made the first step towards preventing the transmission of the chikungunya virus. That means new spray and new money. And check this, the virus is not usually fatal, but can be very debilitating and painful; survivors can be severely affected by long-term problems, including arthritis. That means we ah go need medication for years after. Don't mek the white man trick oonu. Why dem name the disease after chicken then??
According to the Ministry of Health, Jamaica's confirmed chikungunya cases stood at 24 as of last Thursday. Of this number, 21 are from local transmission, two imported, and one considered cryptic due to the uncertainty of whether the virus was contracted while the person infected was travelling overseas, or from a household contact.
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