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BERLIN (AP)—Usain Bolt was honored by the city of Berlin by receiving an original segment of the Berlin Wall—nearly three tons of it. The Jamaican sprinter, who broke world records in winning gold medals in the 100 and 200 meters, was presented with the piece of wall at a small ceremony Sunday, the final day of the world championships. The 12-foot high section will be delivered to Bolt’s training camp in Jamaica. The piece of the wall, which divided communist East Berlin from West Berlin betwee
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Tarrus Riley Featured In New York Times

Tarrus Riley is a second-generation reggae artist. By ROB KENNER Published: August 21, 2009 LAST month, inside a sprawling new tourist resort on the Montego Bay coast, Tarrus Riley did the near impossible: He and his seven-piece band, anchored by the Jamaican saxophone virtuoso Dean Fraser, transformed an antiseptic, fluorescent-lighted, air-conditioned hotel ballroom into a sweaty reggae dance party. Mr. Riley, a 30-year-old Rastafarian singer-songwriter, was celebrating the imminent release o
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Bolt ran 100 meters in 9.58 seconds Sunday at world championships, turning his showdown against Tyson Gay into a rout and putting to rest the questions that went unanswered last time he set the record -- at his showboating Olympic run of 9.69 seconds. Yes, he can do better when he goes all out the whole way. Yes, he can break 9.6. "I got a pretty good start," Bolt said. "I was there at 20 meters and that was it." It was the biggest change in the record since electronic time was introduced in
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Saturday DanceHall Wildness

Saturday DanceHall Reggae With More Wildness: Guy Summersault's On A Female Making Her Dazed + Slams A Girl On The Floor Leaving Her Unconscious & More! *NSFW
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2009 International Dancehall Queen winner

Talented 25-year-old cosmetologist and dancer Tavia Morris, of Mt Salem in St James, emerged the toast of last Saturday night's Red Label Wine International Dancehall Queen Contest at the Pier One Complex in Montego Bay. "Last year, I thought I was on my way to winning the title but I made some costly errors and ended up not even making the top three," said Morris, reflecting on last year's event, which was won by Michelle Young of the United States. "This time around, I was quite confident tha
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Singer criticized for songs urging violence against gays, lesbians Controversial reggae star Elephant Man, widely criticized for his songs urging violence against gays and lesbians, has been dropped from a concert during the final weekend of Toronto's Caribana Festival. The contentious Jamaican singer, whose real name is O'Neil Bryan, was withdrawn as a headliner from the Celebrity Ball concert scheduled for Toronto's Circa Nightclub on Sunday night. He had been scheduled to perform along with
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Twins of Twins cleared of fraud charges

Controversial dancehall artistes Patrick and Paul Gaynor, popularly known as Twins of Twins, were freed of fraud charges on Thursday morning when they appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court. The two brothers were charged several weeks ago for allegedly defrauding a fellow artiste of more than $50,000. Allegations are that the complainant paid the brothers the money to assist with the application for a visa. He went to the police to report that he could not make contact w
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The winner of Mr Vegas Sasa step contest

With thousands of votes tallied and reviewed in the last three weeks of hectic voting, the organisers of the Sassa Step contest and video shoot winner have finally announced the winner. The winner is Shy N, who tallied an incredible 35 per cent of the vote. As the winner, Shy N will be flown from Japan to Jamaica, all expenses paid by Mr. Vegas, to appear in the singjay’s new Sassa Step music video which is scheduled to be shot on Wednesday, August 20, 2009. Three months ago, Mr. Vegas annou
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Shaggy robbed by two beautiful ladies in Germany

Shaggy, who will be headlining the Ottawa Reggae Festival on August 23, was reportedly robbed last weekend in Dortmund, Germany, according to Germany’s BILD news. Following what was described as a vibrant concert at the club Rush Hour, Mr Lover Lover, who was said to be a little tipsy that night, reportedly invited two young women to his hotel room following the concert. The 18 and 19 year old girls reportedly took advantage of Shaggy, who was ‘put to bed’ by them –so to speak. Germany’s BILD
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Lady Saw is now a producer

After many successful years in the dancehall as an artiste, 'Queen of the Dancehall', Lady Saw, is now a producer. Lady Saw's first production on her recently registered Diva Records is the Summer Bounce rhythm. The rhythm was made by Jam 2 and Stephen McGregor and given to Lady Saw three years ago. However, it was only recently that she decided to use the rhythm. She produced songs for herself like Bills and Beg Yuh, as well as other songs like Elephant Man's Question, Vegas' Brand, CeCile's E
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