What a blessing Mayor Menino has been to the people of Boston. Mayor Menino did not take his job as just doing work. He mixed and mingle with the people of Boston. He was a friend to each of us. Some might not have met him personally but within the 20 years he served the city of Boston everyone knows who he is. He made time for events that you might not have expect him to show up for just because he is the mayor but he did and that's what made him exceptional. One man said that he invited the mayor to celebrate his mother and father 50 year wedding anniversary and was shocked when the mayor actually showed up. Unfortunately he was receiving treatment for his illness and discontinued it recently to spend time with his family. May he Rest in Peace.
Kalado is being held by immigration in Miami, Florida. According to sources Kalado has been detained for the past 10 days now since arriving in Florida. Its not clear as to what he's being charge with or if he is being charge. He is being help on Suspicion of immigration fraud. Kalado was suppose to perform in Boston on the weekend of October 17. At this time their is no word from his manager Nancy Davis as to what is really going on.
Fabian Marley is being call a "Jacket". Fabian who is now 44 years old is the eldest son of the late Bob Marley. According to Fabian he has been served "cease and desist" papers last year August and is being told not to use the Marley name until he takes a DNA test. He has complied with the Marley and took a DNA a while back. He received a letter shortly after indicating that he should redo the DNA test at a lab prescribed by the family. Fabian has decline stating " Me nuh in that with them. Me do my test at Carigen at UWI and give the the result. Don't it up to them, one of the other Marley children, to do their test to match with mine? Something not right, why they don't want to do it? What them 'fraid of?" he ask. Fabian claims that Bunny Wailer supports his claim and agrees that he is Bob's son. He has known Mr Wailer for years and was even send to school by him. At this time Fabian has realized that nothing happens before time and he is going to continue working on his music career and don't feel threatened by the Marley family.
Boyd Bushman a 51 year old scientist has made a confession on his dying bed that aliens do exist. As a matter of fact, the secret headquarter in Nervada is where disposable picture of aliens are under study. Although Americans might not know - the government have American citizens working on Aliens 24 hours a day according to Boyd.
Black Ryno is happy to announce that he can finally start touring the USA. After a long wait and lots of trial and tribulations. Ryno has mended a lot of fences this year and has also reconciled with Gaza artist Popcaan. His new single Side Chick on Justus Arison's High life rhythm is set to release this week.
Alkaline was finally approve for a VISA to travel to the US. He was among 10 other dancehall artist including Tommy Lee waiting on their ViSA. Iyara has recently received his VISA and has already travel to the US. Alkaline is book to perform at club Amazura in New York on December 19.
The Tradition of LightsThe Diwali illuminations with lighted diyas bring the supernatural brightness and joy with the hope of finding light in darkness, achieving knowledge where there is ignorance, and spreading love amidst hatred. Diwali is also known as the Festival of Lights. Light is significant in Hinduism because it signifies goodness. So, during the Festival of Lights, 'deeps', or oil lamps, are burned throughout the day and into the night to ward off darkness and evil.
Stevie Wonder, already a father of 8 from past marriages and relationships is expecting #11. Stevie fiance Tomeeka Robyn Bracy who is the mother of his youngest born last year is now expecting triplets. Stevie Wonder was surprised at the news because he didn't think he would be having more kids at 64.
These six Heroes and one Heroine fought for what they believed in, equal rights, justice, peace and the poor.
Sir Alexander Bustamante (1884-1977) -- Founder of Labour party / First Prime minister of Jamaica following Jamaica Independence in 1962
Norman Washington Manley (1893-1969) -- Founder of the People's National Party (PNP)
Paul Bogle (c.1822-1865) -- Paul Bogle was a Baptist Deacon that led the Morant Bay Rebellion.
George William Gordon (c. 1820-1865) -- Major participant of the Morant Bay Rebellion / Divided his land into small plots and sold at extremely low prices so poor people could be independent by developing and harvesting the land with crops.
Marcus Messiah Garvey (1887-1940) -- Started the internationally known Universal Negro Improvement Association (U.N.I.A) in Jamaica to fight against social unrest and radical discrimination. At one point he had also started his own political party.
Samuel Sharpe (1801-1832) -- was the man behind the 1831 rebellion that led to the abolition of slavery in 1838. Sharpe was hanged in 1832.
Nanny of the Maroons (c. 1686-1733) -- was known for her guerrilla warfare tactics towards the British. A peace treaty was signed between the Maroons and the British in 1739.
Barbados postal service has release a new commemorative collection of stamps featuring Cove Bay, The Music Rocks, The Lion at Gun Hill, The Dry Dock, Harrison's Cave, Morgan Lewis Windmill and the St Nicholas Abbey called THE SEVEN WONDERS OF BARBADOS.
Jacqueline Annette Martin, who lived in Southern Florida was a masquerader in the Miami One Boward Carnival. She was struck by a truck while the parade was approaching the main stage. Police were told that Martin had dropped her cellphone under the trailer that was attached to a truck. Martin was trying to retrieve her cellphone from under the trailer the truck move and she was hit by the trailer. Martin was taken to Kendall Regional Hospital where she later died. This was the Carnival 30th anniversary and for this to happen its heartbroken.
Flippa Mafia, brother Kemar Davis 25, and 13 others were all arrested under "Operation Next Day Air" for running a drug ring. Detectives in Camden and the Burlington County Prosecutors office intercepted a shipment containing more than 26 kilo of cocaine, worth $780.000 , 2 handguns and $600.00 cash as part of the operation. Flippa is set for pretrial November 17 in Camden County Superior Court in New Jersey. Flippa is charged with using the Postal Service to carry cocaine from California to New Jersey. Kemar Davis is being charged with first degree charges of leading a narcotic's trafficking network. The 13 others are being charge with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and money laundering.
Disaster officials are asking everyone to stay inside as the 7th Storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season pass. Thousands are without electricity at the current time, government buildings are close and the airport will remain close until 8am tomorrow.
Mr Vegas has dedicated a single from his new album "Reggae Euphoria. The Climb has been dedicated to his daughter Raina whom he hasn't seen for about 2 years now. Mr Vegas has admitted to not seeing his daughter because of current custody matter. Mr Vegas has been trying to get custody from his daughter's mother Shellian McBayne in Bronx County Family Court in Bronx, New York. Because of Ms McBayne, Mr Vegas said he is heartbroken because McBayne has not been complying with the court order to appear for the custody hearing. He is not able to make any child support payment because he does not have the child social security number. Mr Vegas is hoping he can see his daughter soon.
US Military officials are concerned that the established Central American illegal trafficking network could introduce the infected into the US. According to the US Naval Institute's online news and analysis portal reports that a growing number of West Africans are using the illicit trafficking routes through Central America to enter the US Illegally and could bring the EBOLA virus into the US. Their are 4,000 US troops currently in Africa helping to assist the country with the EBOLA outbreak.