Honoring and remembering the life of an iconic figure isn’t an easy fete. There won’t be a single individual that will be able to capture the true essence of such, as their life was shared with so many. Dexter Pottinger, wasn’t just another one of Jamaica’s outcasted child rather he was the son of a nation that sought to stifle his freedom of expression regardless of his choice.

Many knew him as the model, turned stylist, video director and image consultant but to some he was a lover, mentor, friend, family and idol. I don’t think I can honestly convey the impact that he has had on my life. However, who I am and what I am is partially because of him.

Three years ago, I openly spoke about my sexuality from the comforts of the US but it was the courage, advice and strength I got from him that allowed me own in truth who I am irrespective of public perception. If there ever was an individual in modern times who commanded the respect of not just corporate Jamaica, it was Dexter.

Dexter’s work wasn’t just confined to the shores of an island that at times lags behind the world in so many respect. He saw the world and its artistic eclectic blend and brought it to the lives of many Jamaicans. Receiving invitations, nods, awards from notable individuals in the industry across the world spoke testament to who he was and what he did.

The circumstances surrounding his final days are unknown/unclear but his life and work, which we all have witness bares truth to who he was as a person. As he styled not just the outward appearance of many he sought to empower everyone. Just as Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss and 30 pieces of Gold. I hope Jamaica will seek to remember him not by his personal sexual preferences but by the impact he has had on lives across the world.

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Contributed: The New Jersey-based Deejay, who originally hails from Portmore in St. Cathrine, Jamaica, is currently enjoying much attention with a new single titled Needle Eye.

The song that was produced by the Manchester Based Studio Vibes production team know for last Summer’s hit Pandora Riddim their new Riddim Game Changer riddim was released on the 25th of February. Read the rest of this entry »

JLP New Cabinet

Posted: February 28, 2016 in Press Releases

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The following is a complete breakdown of who we think will form the next Cabinet and their respective portfolios:

Audley Shaw-Finance and Planning

Minister of State- Aubyn Hill- Fiscal Discipline

Fayval Williams-  Minister without Portfolio, Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Economic Growth

Minister without Portfolio, Office of the PM – Kamina Johnson w/responsibility for Information 

Minister without Portfolio, Office of the PM – Darly Vaz/responsibility for Telecommunications  Read the rest of this entry »

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New York, USA (Shuzzr): Finding a David amongst a slew of Goliath in Reggae and Dancehall is no easy feat. However, there are many artist out there who haven’t been able to garner the well much spotlight to which their musical repertoire deserves.

In a rapidly changing Jamaican culture where Reggae and Dancehall echoes the reality of the Jamaican lifestyle. Many are forced to adjust or change and very few reggae songs that have managed to emerged onto the mainstream market isn’t at its core authentic Jamaican Reggae music. Read the rest of this entry »

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An Open Letter to the Queen of Dancehall Lady Saw,

I write to you as your humble, gracious and utmost loyal fan. When I saw the headlines recently regarding your conviction, I was overwhelmed by the fact that you’ve decided to dedicate your life to serving the Heavenly master. Your actions are testament to the fact that the Lord do work in mysterious ways, wonders to perform. Read the rest of this entry »

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Will the Cheerleader Artist, OMI, get the Grammy Nod?

International Recording Artist, Omi, did what most Jamaican artist only dreamed about doing this year, and that is, topping the acclaimed Billboard charts. The Recording Academy recently concluded its yearly screening process for selecting the top acts in over 83 categories in 30 different fields. Though nominations won’t be announced till early December, music critics may start to wonder if the Jamaican act who tireless pushed his “old single” may have earned a placed within the top four top categories namely “Record of the Year”, and “Song of the Year”. Read the rest of this entry »

Who is Dancehall’s Most Notorious Rapist? 

We seem to be in one of Jamaica’s darkest times at the moment in recent history. With Jamaica’s crime rate escalating beyond the level of chaos, and the recent curious case of Odane the alleged rapist, it doesn’t take an expert analyst to determine that we are in perilous times. Since I’m neither a politician nor social commentator and my department of expertise lies within the Dancehall industry, I will focus on Dancehall’s own alleged “rapist” Alkaline a.ka. Vendetta Clan Champ.  Read the rest of this entry »