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Jamaican Author Erna Brodber gets US$165,000 Grant

Jamaican Author Erna Brodber gets US$165,000 Grant

Kingston Jamaica (McN) – Erna Brodber, a Jamaican author and social activist is one of eight writers to receive an US grant of US$165,000 after winning the Windham-Campbell Prizes offered by Yale University in the USA. The Windham-Campbell prizes are awarded each spring in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Erna Brodber Born in Woodside, Saint […]

Rohan Marley and Lauryn Hill are now Grandparents

Rohan Marley and Lauryn Hill are now Grandparents

“AH BLESSINGS ‘ WE GIVE THANKS FOR LIFE Welcome to Earth Little ZEPHANIAH NESTA ????????” Singer Lauryn Hill reportedly become a grandmother at the age of 41. The girlfriend of Hill’s 19-year-old son Zion Marley apparently welcomed a baby boy over the weekend, with the child thought to have been named Zephaniah.While the former Fugees […]

Lisa Hanna Unapologetic

Lisa Hanna Unapologetic on Kartel’s Music

Kingston, Jamaica (McN) – Last week the outspoken PNP St. Ann Member of Parliament, Lisa Hanna began receiving death threats after she spoke-out on radio about Vybz Kartel being allowed to record music from prison, after he was convicted for murder. She was again in the Media, unwavering about her take on artiste recording music […]

Sean Paul and Jinx Welcomes Son Levi Blaze

Sean Paul and Jinx Welcomes Son Levi Blaze

Dancehall artiste Sean Paul and his wife Jodi “Jinx” Henriques are singing Rockabye Baby in a real way, as they welcome their new-born, first-born son – Mr. Levi Blaze Henriques. Sean Paul, 44-years-old and wife “Jinx,” Jamaican TV presenter got married in May 2012. The Dancehall star announced the birth of his first child born on Instagram on […]

Kartel Fans Threaten Lisa Hanna

Police Investigating Threats Against Lisa Hanna From Kartel Fans

Kingston, Jamaica (McN) – Police say they have now launched an investigation into the alleged Kartel Fans social media threats against Member of Parliament (M.P), Lisa Hanna. The threats against the St. Ann M.P. by Vybz Kartel fans erupted after Hanna had a radio interview, and answered questions regarding the incarcerated star’s music while in […]

scatta burrell Vybz Kartel

Vybz Kartel Music Should Not be Banned – Producer Skatta Burrell

Kingston, Jamaica (McN) – South East, St Ann Member of Parliament, Lisa Hanna started receiving threats on social media after she spoke about Vybz Kartel. Music producer Cordel ‘Skatta’ Burrell is speaking out against Lisa Hanna’s statement, saying banning Vybz Kartel’s music is not a correct thing to do in terms of civil rights. The People’s National Party […]

Drake, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez.

Drake Gives Rihanna a Birthday Shout-Out, While Jennifer Lopez Gets Grilled About the Singer

Drake and Rihanna may not have worked out in the romance department (yet, at least), but the Canadian singer still has “a lot of love” for his ex-girlfriend and frequent collaborator. During Drizzy’s concert in Dublin on Monday, he gave RiRi a special shout-out on her birthday. “It’s somebody’s birthday today — somebody I have […]

MURDER FOR SALE book by Roger O. Williams

MURDER FOR SALE – Cornered to Choose Death & Life or Life & Death

“To save his beloved grandmother; a young man must choose between her life and another. As life slips from the frail grasp of her body the line between wrong and right becomes increasingly blurred”  New York – ‘MURDER FOR SALE’ by Roger O. Williams “Murder For Sale“ is not just a story about murder. It’s […]

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Warren Johnson – “Views From Above”

In “contemplating” the subject of this article, you will have to consider and decide which side of the divide are you on, after an honest appraisal and self-examination. If you are able to read and understand this far, there is no need to bog you down with the definition of the word Jamaican, nor the […]


“E- PICK “- Join DJ Amber in a Discussion about Jamaica’s Music

ABOUT: “E- PICK ” “E- PICK ” is a weekly Friday commentary post on www.mckoysnews.com, where Amber Crowl [Radio Personality, Host, Writer and activist] discusses music and an integral part of Jamaica’s culture and entertainment – the impact on our communities, the struggle of the Jamaican Music, and highlights of the success Jamaican has seen through […]

Dr Jimmy Cliff

Life time Achievement Award for Dr Jimmy Cliff

  I had the pleasure of attending the award celebration for Jamaican Icon and Reggae superstar, Dr Jimmy Cliff. In this article I share with you some of the highlights captured. Dr. James Ezekiel “Jimmy Cliff” Chambers was bestowed with the Life Time Achievement Award on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at the Somerton All Age […]


Popcaan Remix Single “World Cup” with Hip Hip Superstar Shyne

Kingston, Jamaica (McN) – Dancehall star Popcaan secured a deal to collaborate with Hip Hop star Shyne. Jamaican Deejay artiste Popcaan will collaborate with Hip-Hop superstar Rapper Shyne, popularly known for his hit single Bad Boyz, featuring Jamaican reggae singer Barrington Levy. The two will collaborate on the remix of  Popcaan’s hit single World Cup. The single […]

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