Muslim First Ever Gay Wedding Takes Place In The United Kingdom

July 11, 2017
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24-year-old Jahed Choudhury and 19-year-old Sean Rogan tied the knot in Walsall registryoffice in traditional Muslim attire. The pair, who’ve been together for two years, first met when Choudhury was crying on a bench in Darlaston. .

He told Express and Star: “I’d not long overdosed and I was crying on a bench and Sean came over and asked if I was okay.” Adding that Sean gave him hope at his lowest point and has stood by him ever since.


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President Trump help Chicago to fight gun crime, sends

June 30, 2017
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SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE – In January, President Donald Trump tweeted that he’d “send in the Feds!” to Chicago, citing the city’s miserable statistics on shootings.

Well, his administration has done just that.

On Thursday, authorities confirmed that about 20 additional agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been sent to Chicago to combat gun violence here, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.



2nd Cultural Xpression Agricultural Music Festival set for July 23, 2017

June 30, 2017
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‘’Building Agricultural and community awareness have always been our main objective’’ Wyatte.

While our communities are at a critical stage it’s time once again to build back up the momentum of the surrounding community members.

Spaceless Gardens along supporting organization proudly presents the 2nd Agricultural Music Festival and Community Market Day.

One of the goal for organizing the event is to help build agricultural and community awareness amongst surrounding community members. The first Agricultural event back in Feb 2017 yield great results and was requested by members the community for event to take place once again.

Having the community awareness event, not only allows us to build community awareness, but it also allows community members and farmers to grasp the oppertunity to show case their Culinary Arts, Crafts, locally cultivated Produce and talented local Music Artist and Dj’s.

The day is planned to be a fulfilled day for both adults and children. There will be a play area for children while adults get a chance to mingle and enjoy the cultural ambiance.

Entertainment of the day will be presented by Uniq Sound, DeejBlaze, Mix Master Pauly, Jack Da Hot One and Hearted Lion Sound.

As the evening sets in there will be live entertainment by up rising artist Acha and other local talent soon to be announced.

There will be a general clean up soon schedule for the clean up of the St Peters Community Center and Basketball court area. We encourage other community members to come out and support the cause. On the schedule date of the clean up there will be refreshments and community garden membership cards for the participating members.

The St Peters Community Garden Research and Development will soon be issuing membership cards for surround community members.

The benefits having this card is to encourage community members to get more involved in agriculture development and sustainability. The card will grant card holders benefits such as, free and discounted locally grown produce in stock from the garden, tour options, home garden consultations, seedlings, plants, meals and other added value item created by the St Peters Community Garden Research and Development Center.

We would like to invite the general public to come out on Sunday July 23, 2017 at the St Peters Community Center from 11 am to 11 pm to enjoy a fulfilled day of Food, Fun and great Music while being informed about agriculture and the great benefits it may have in uplifting our people and surrounding communities.

If you would like to become a vendor at CX Agricultural Music Festival contact 5536300 or send and email to stmaartenagriculture@gmail.com.

This event is proudly supported by , UNESCO, UNDP, Prince Bernhard Cutuur Funds, Spaceless Gardens, Wattzz Publishing, Uniq Sound, Viva Signs, Windward Roads, C – Trios, Island Dust Busters, Cultural Xpression and St Maarten Agriculture.com.


Absence of ‘PG13’ rating for Pirates of the Caribbean’s get’s ‘UA’ with no cuts

June 29, 2017
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The new film in the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, Pirates Of The Caribbean Salazar’s Revenge has been granted a ‘UA’ certificate with no cuts. But censor chief Pahlaj Nihalani is an unhappy man. Given a choice he would’ve gone with a ‘PG13’ rating for Pirates Of The Caribbean.

“Sadly we don’t have a ‘PG13’ rating in India. We only have ‘U’, ‘UA’ and ‘A’. While certifying Pirates Of The Caribbean our choice was ‘U’ or ‘UA’. We opted for ‘UA’ because it contains violent content. The ideal censor certification would be the American ‘PG 13’ which warns parents to not bring children under 13 to a film. All the Pirates Of The Caribbean films are graded ‘PG13’ in the US,” says Nihalani.

Nihalani feels the rating system needs to be changed. “In the absence of a choice we had to grade it as ‘UA’ which means children are free to watch The Pirates Of The Caribbean as long as they are accompanied by an adult. We feel many recent Hollywood blockbusters like Fast & Furious 8, XXX, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Logan actually deserved ‘PG 13’. But we don’t have it.”




Rising Dancehall Artist Kenny Bling signs to U.S Based Afar Music Group

June 24, 2017

Immersed into the dancehall scene at a young age, the Montego Bay, Jamaican native’s introduction came from his father, popular dancehall DJ Scully Brown,who was a one of the top DJ in the 80’s, on the Electro Force Sound System. From his paternal influence to the sounds of Bob Marley, Shaggy , Vybz Kartel, Protoje among others, Keneil Brown aka Kenny Bling, perfected his writing and lyrical skills which eventually led him to his 2015 debut L.I.F.E EP gaining him recognition.

Setting the pace for summer 2017, Kenny Bling’s career continues on to a positive journey with joining Afar Music Label and his first release under the label “Mi Chargie”. The single on AMG’s Level Up Riddim which also features Jr Reid, Nesbeth and D Medz has been getting heavy rotation on the airwaves in Jamaica from radio stations like Zip fm, Irie fm, hitz92 and Sun City to name a few.

The streets as also taken on to the song with endorsements by the likes of well known selecta like Boom Boom. “Mi Chargie” which talks about the age old theme of friendship and loyalty will deliver a video to be filmed in Kingston Jamaica as Kenny Bling and his team begins to gear up for an island wide promotion just in time to coincide with the staging of Reggae Sum Fest Jamaica biggest Festival.

At present time Kenny Bling is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on his forthcoming sophomore EP. “Mi Chargie” can be previewed HERE, and available on iTunes.




Rights to Film Starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o obtained by Netflix

June 24, 2017
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CANNES, France, Thursday May 25, 2017 – What started out as a fantasy on Twitter has become reality with the news that Barbadian superstar Rihanna and Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o will co-star in a movie directed by Ava DuVernay for Netflix.

According to sources at Entertainment Weekly, the multiple Grammy award-winning singer and the 34-year-old Oscar winner of ‘12 Years A Slave’ fame, will team up for the highly-anticipated project.

Netflix reportedly beat out several other networks to secure the rights to the movie after aggressive negotiations at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Director of ‘Selma’, Ava DuVernay, will helm the production, and Issa Rae, executive producer of Insecure, will write the screenplay.

The project started after a meme of Rihanna and Lupita went viral.

It was a photograph of the pair sitting together on the front row at the Miu Miu fashion show during Paris Fashion Week 2014.

The picture was shared by thousands of fans. One thing led to another and Rihanna and Lupita exchanged tweets saying they’d be on board if the project was picked up.

Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/netflix-secures-rights-film-starring-rihanna-lupita-nyongo-idea-twitter#ixzz4ktGF2eUc


Reggae Inspirational and Rastafarian Quotes to think about

January 28, 2017
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There are a number of Reggae/ Rastafarian quotes that have surfaced over the years, inspiring us in varied ways. Here’s a compilation of 20 quotes that are sure to keep you thinking.

1. “The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.” – Bob Marley

2. “I don’t know where life will lead me, but I know where I’ve been. I can’t say what life will show me, but I know what I’ve seen. Tried my hand at love and friendship, but all that is passed and gone. This little boy is moving on.” – Jimmy Cliff

3. “Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” – Bob Marley

4. “I’ve abused myself a lot over the years. But my voice is still intact – really, it’s better.” – Jimmy Cliff

5. “This world was not created piecemeal. Africa was born no later and no earlier than any other geographical area on this globe. Africans, no more and no less than other men, possess all human attributes, talents and deficiencies, virtues and faults.” – Haile Selassie I

6. “Peace is a day-to-day problem, the product of a multitude of events and judgments. Peace is not an ‘is’, it is a ‘becoming’.” – Haile Selassie I

7. “A man who says “I have learned enough and will learn no further” should be considered as knowing nothing at all.” – Haile Selassie I

8. “Sometimes that is why you might even stay in the bathroom for even half an hour, making that water running all over, just singing.” – Dennis Brown

9. “Well, until this very day, I’m still learning.” – Dennis Brown

10. “I don’t stand for the black man’s side; I don’t stand for the white man’s side. I stand for God’s side.” – Bob Marley

11. “In the beginning there was the word. The word was Jah. The word is in I, Jah is in I. I make what is good, better, and what is better, best. I follow this in every aspect of life.” – Peter Tosh

12. “Open your eyes & look within, are you satisfied with the life you living?” – Bob Marley

13. “In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.” – Bob Marley

14. “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” – Haile Selassie I

15. “Life and Jah are one in the same. Jah is the gift of existence. I am in some way eternal, I will never be duplicated. The singularity of every man and woman is Jah’s gift. What we struggle to make of it is our sole gift to Jah. The process of what that struggle becomes, in time, the Truth.” – Bob Marley

16. “The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude.” – Dennis Brown

17. “A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself” – Unknown

18. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” – Bob Marley

19. “Me only have one ambition, y’know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together – black, white, Chinese, everyone – that’s all.” – Bob Marley

20. “Just can’t live that negative way…make way for the positive day!” – Bob Marley

Spotted at http://www.omnitonerecords.com/blog/

UB40 Embraces Vocal Tranquility with ‘Unplugged’ and ‘Greatest Hits’ Compilations

January 28, 2017
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“This is the first time we’ve taken iconic UB40 tunes and done them in an acoustic style,” says Ali Campbell. “It all sounds very fresh. It’s completely unlike anything we’ve done before.”

Embodying the classic-tinge of Reggae’s early years paired with the delivery of finger-snapping, gospel-esque harmonies and certainly irresistible replay worthy moments, the double-disc opus spins as a time capsule Reggae lovers have longed for and can now fully embrace.

Channelling the essence of Jimmy Cliff on Many Rivers To Cross, the vibrancy of Lord Creator’sKingston Town and the showmanship of Eric Donaldson’s Cherry Oh Baby, UB40 brought curious listeners on a compelling musical journey, up close and personal with the here and now, while saluting the greats that have paved the way for today’s musical geniuses.

Among the highlights on the album is a new version of ‘I Got You Babe’, featuring vocalist Ali Campbell’s 22-year-old daughter Kaya Campbell, who sings the lines originally performed by Chrissie Hynde when the track topped the UK charts in 1985.


Another original to be given a fresh sheen is 1986’s ‘Rat In Mi Kitchen’, with Terence Wilson (Astro) again providing talk-over vocals. “That song was based on a real incident,” recalls Ali. “Astro came over to my house in Balsall Heath to talk about lyrics, but I didn’t want to talk about the band, as I had a rat hiding behind my washing machine! Some people thought it was about the government of Margaret Thatcher, but it had nothing to do with politics.”

At the end of if all, there’s no denying the impeccable legacy of the band with the opus offering an inventive spin and a summation of Reggae at its best.



Brit Awards for Sean Paul and Rihanna

January 25, 2017
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LONDON, England, Wednesday January 18, 2017 – Fresh from landing a slew of nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards and the fourth annual iHeart Radio Music Awards, Barbados’ superstar Rihanna and Jamaica’s dancehall sensation Sean Paul have done the Caribbean proud again with several nods at the forthcoming BRIT Awards.

Rihanna, the only Caribbean national to gain a nomination as a solo artist at the British awards, was nominated in the International Female Solo Artist category. She was in good company, moreover, with fellow nominees including Beyonce and her younger sister Solange.

Rihanna was also recognized for her collaboration with Calvin Harris on the Taylor Swift-penned This Is What You Came For in both the Best British Single and British Artist Video of the Year categories.

Sean Paul was recognized for his collaboration with Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie on Rockabye in both the British Single and Video of the Year categories.

The Jamaican Cheap Thrills hitmaker also received a nod for his collaboration with Little Mix on Hair in the Video of the Year category.

The Brits will be broadcast live on February 22.



Rihanna And Friends Soon To Start Ocean’s 8 Shooting

October 13, 2016
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CALIFORNIA, United States, Wednesday October 12, 2016 – Filming of the all-girl reboot of the Ocean’s Eleven franchise is set to get underway in New York this month, and Rihanna and friends are reportedly ready to rock.

Barbados’ pop princess will be joined in the caper by Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling and rapper Awkwafina.

The movie is slated for release in 2018, according to the Hollywood Reporter, and although the plot has been kept under wraps, it is said that it will see the girl gang pulling off a heist at the Met Gala in New York.

Previous incarnations of the Ocean’s series have been set in Las Vegas and across Europe.

The original Ocean’s Eleven movie was made in 1960 and saw Frank Sinatra in the title role of Danny Ocean, backed by co-stars from his famous Rat Pack including Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.

George Clooney took the title role in the first remake of the movie in 2001, alongside co-stars Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould and Don Cheadle.

Clooney went on to reprise the lead role in successive box office hits Ocean’s Twelve in 2004 and Ocean’s Thirteen three years later.

Meanwhile, Matt Damon, who played pickpocket Linus Caldwell alongside Clooney and Pitt in three of the four previous Ocean’s movies, is enthusiastic about the upcoming all-girl reboot.

“I think it’s going to be awesome,” he said.

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