News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. Dec. 22, 2017: A Jamaican deejay says more Jamaican men should man up and be proud of pleasing their wives and girlfriends through oral sex.
Jamaican entertainer LA Lewis’ comments come after a video and photograph of him going down on a woman made the rounds on social media. “Yeah man, a me,” LA Lewis told the Jamaica Star. “I deliberately leggo the picture not as a publicity stunt, but to let Jamaican man dem know that a modern time now and dem have to leggo off a the foolishness and stop hide.”
Lewis said the woman is his girlfriend and that the practice of oral sex should not be taboo anymore and the nation’s men should feel or be liberated as it relates to their sex lives. Men performing oral sex on women is a taboo subject in Jamaica with many men viewing the act of “bowing” as unclean.
Life In Prison For Ninjaman
Veteran Jamaican dancehall deejay, Ninjaman, was sentenced to life in prison on Monday, Dec. 18th, for the 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson.
Ninja Man, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, must serve 25 years before he will be eligible for parole. He also received 20 years for the shooting with intent indictment.
His son, Janiel Ballentine, and co-accused Dennis Clayton, were also slapped with life in prison for the murder. They will be eligible for parole in 15 years.
The life sentences follow a unanimous guilty verdict from a seven member jury on November 20th.
When the sentenced was handed out, Ninjaman, gave the thumbs up. His attorney, Queen’s Counsel Valerie Neita-Robertson, had earlier indicated the artist would be appealing the verdict.
The three were accused of the murder of Ricardo Johnson, also known as “Trooper,” in March 2009.
Ninjaman rose to prominence in the 1980s and during his career spanning more than 30 years, had several hits including his first titled “Cover Me,” featuring Tinga Stewart.
TT Court Orders Retrial Of Soca Stars
Popular soca stars Machel Montano and Kernel Roberts have been granted a retrial.
Justices of Appeal Alice Yorke Soo Hon and Mark Mohammed on Friday, Dec. 15th, allowed the appeal by Montano and Roberts against their convictions and sentence stemming from a fracas outside the Zen nightclub in 2007.
Both men had been convicted and fined in 2013 for assaulting a group of people outside the nightclub.
In December 2012, Magistrate Maureen Baboolal-Gafoor found Montano guilty of assaulting Gerard Bowrin, Janelle Lee Chee, Brandis Browne and Russell Pollonais. Roberts was found guilty of assaulting Browne and Pollonais.
Montano was ordered at the time to pay compensation totaling TT$13,500 and fines totaling TT$13,700, while Roberts was ordered to pay compensation totaling TT$11,000 and fines totaling TT$13,000.
St. Lucia Mourns Death Of Cultural Icon
The government of St. Lucia is mourning the death of cultural icon, who passed away on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.
Eighty-seven-year-old Theresa Hall died last week after a short illness. The government, in a statement, described Hall as a “true pioneer of culture,” adding that her “passion and commitment to culture and dance in particular, spans decades and has marked her as one of St. Lucia’s premier cultural activists.
The Cultural Development Foundation, (CDF), also extended condolences to Hall’s family and said that the island had lost “a passionate and dedicated daughter” who was “a devoted lover of St. Lucian culture – song, dance and traditional dress.”
In 1990, Hall formed the island’s premier dance group, The Helen Folk Dancers, and was also instrumental in establishing the first dance group at the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School.
The former school teacher’s contribution to national development included the organization of arts and cultural events such as the Primary School Quadrille Festival and the National Youth Pageant received the island’s highest award, The Piton Gold Medal, (SLPM), in 1995, and the British Empire Medal (BEM), in 2007.
Look Out For A Vinyl Of Stony Hill
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley is coming to vinyl in the New Year.
The Grammy-winning reggae singer is set to release a LP of Stony Hill on January 19, 2018 on VP Reggae. Anticipation for the vinyl set is high, following the albums #1 debut on the Billboard Reggae Chart in July, as well as the albums recent GRAMMY® nomination of the CD and digital configurations. This is the first solo album of Damian Marley since ‘Welcome To Jamrock.’