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Miss Kitty and Skatta Burrell, two of the judges in Magnum Kings and Queen of Dancehall.

Miss Kitty and Skatta Burrell, two of the judges in Magnum Kings and Queen of Dancehall.

The seventh Season of  Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall is in full swing with the 5th and final auditions set to take place this Sunday (December 15) at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston.

With over 2000 talented Jamaicans Auditioned so far in Sav-La-Mar, Ocho Rios, May Pen and Portmore, Kingston is expected to carry the biggest crowd; attracting all those who have tried and failed to secure a place at the other four auditions as well as those who have waited until the last minute to show their talent.

Marketing Director, Wines & Spirits at J. Wray & Nephew Limited, Gary Dixon, says Kingston is the heartbeat of Dancehall so it is only natural for it to host the biggest and most exciting of the 5 auditions: “Every year Kingston continues to impress and this year we expect no different. Over the past 6 seasons some of the best talent to grace the Magnum stage were unearthed at the Kingston Auditions.  Kingston will be the last chance to get Into the competition this year and based on history people from all over Jamaica will be there to show the best of their talent.”

Judges Miss Kitty, Skatta and Professor Nuts select the best from each auditions.  These auditions’ finalists are placed in a pool for the Judges to then deliberate and select the Top 28 Live Show finalists (14 Princes and 14 Princesses) who will compete for the title of 2014 Magnum King and Queen of Dancehall.

The Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre will be buzzing with activity this Sunday December 15 between 9am and 3pm when talent from all corners of Jamaica will seek their final chance to Be the Boss by taking the first step towards Magnum stardom.


Jamaica Motor Show

Jamaica Motor Show

The Firm Agency is pleased to announce its 6th staging of the Jamaica Motor Show to take place on the grounds of the Jamaica Police Officers Club, January 19 starting at 10am. The annual show for used and new car dealers come on the heels of a successive return auto show that kicked off in Kingston last year then travelled to Manchester and Montego Bay to offer many ‘premium car deals’.

The Jamaica Motor Show, a used car dealer market, is fast shaping up to be one of the biggest and best auto show the country has ever seen, with a record number of discounts, sales and patrons supporting the years. In making the announcement for the 2013 staging, the Firm Agency CEO, Ian Lyn said, “this year is going to be an amazing year, Scotiabank is back on board and the RJR Group, First Heritage Cooperative (FHC) Credit Union, NCB and RBC Banks are fully behind us, plus we have made additions to this year’s show to ensure the entire family and our fans enjoy themselves by adding a Kiddies Village, along with entertainment from Nadine Sutherland with more artistes to be added.”

“We can confirm that multiple car brands can be expected at the 2013 Jamaica Motor Show. Last year patrons left satisfied having seen the new Porsche, Bentley, Benz and BMWs, as well having had good deals,” chimed Lyn, Show Director. Punching home the point that automobile fans should start planning their route to the Police Officer’s Club he noted, “We’re thrilled to offer this platform to Jamaicans to get affordable car deals in the current economic times, as well as to offer a unique market for players in the used car dealer market.”

A huge highlight of the 2013 Jamaica Motor Show will be the addition of a Car Stereo Competition. “Music is a part of who we are as Jamaicans, and globally we’re recognized for that through the works of our entertainers,” gave Lyn as he explained the reason for the addition. Continuing, “It’s customary while walking or driving down the road to hear music being pumped from a car with a good stereo system. In seeking to improve on last year’s show, we thought this would be an innovative move to find the best car stereo system.” The winners in the competition will be presented with prizes from the sponsors.

The Firm Agency boss is confident Jamaicans will look forward to this one of a kind show. Noting “patrons can anticipate a one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen concept with the opportunities to win several prizes when they turn out at the 2013 Jamaica Motor Show.”

Lyn is upbeat about the future prospects of the show outside Kingston, “Last year we travelled to Mandeville and Montego, for this year we’re working on expanding to other towns as well as adding something unique to each location; more will be revealed down the line, but for now the focus is Kingston.”

The 2013 Jamaica Motor Show will be held at the Police Officer’s Club, 34 Hope Road, Kingston 10 on January 19, 2013.

For further information about the Show visit or Follow on Twitter @FirmEvents

Prime Minister Bruce Golding has just concluded an emergency meeting at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) where he was updated of the damages caused by the heavy rains from Tropical Depression # 16.

Bruce Golding

The Prime Minister who cut short his overseas assignment , is now preparing to tour the island by helicopter, for a first hand view of the damage done to sections of the island now experiencing heavy rainfalls. Prior to this morning’s meeting at ODPEM, the Prime Minister accompanied by several government officials, visited the Sandy Park area in Kingston where there were reports of a family being washed away and one person confirmed dead.

The Prime Minister has urged citizens to stay home and secure life and property as best as possible.

Tropical Storm Nicole projections.

Voice Clip: “We encourage people to try and stay home and try and protect their homes as best as possible. Once I am through with the aerial survey that we are doing now, I will be in a position to give you a more updated position in terms of what additional measures we will have to take to ensure that our people are safe.”

Meanwhile the Minister of Information, Daryl Vaz has called a special press conference for 2:00pm this afternoon at Jamaica House during which the media will be given a full update on the weather situation and actions to be taken .

This morning’s meeting was attended by several government Ministers including Information, Transport and Works, Water and Housing and representatives from the Ministries of Labour and Social Security and Health as well as the related government agencies.

Source : Office of the Prime Minister

THE car belonging to youth activist Lawman Lynch was at firebombed at his St Andrew home early this morning.

Lynch, who is known to be vocal in matter relating to youth development, in an interview with Nationwide Radio said this morning that he believe was somehow related to him voicing his opinion on Direct, a programme on the local television station CVM last night, concerning the matter of the resignation and apology of the prime minister.

Lynch who made his first publicly on the matter of the controversial issue surrounding Prime Minister Bruce Golding on the current affairs programme Direct, said he did not accepted the apology from the Prime Minister and believe he should resign.

Lynch said that at sometime around 3am he a heard explosions, after which it was discovered that his car, which was parked at the gate of his St. Andrew was in flames.

In the meantime several comments of encouraging words to the youth activist flooded his facebook page. Many gave that they believe in him, especially the work he has been involved in over the year.

In a statement to his Lawman Lynch Foundation group on Facebook, the youth activist gratitude for the kind words of wisdom that were being submitted to him and express that the “unfortunate incident” which took place would not deter his effort.

Lynch who is in full gear preparing for his foundation May 29, MUSIC for LIFE charity show, in its 2nd said the show is still on. The show last year assisted raised donations towards the re-constructing of the Martha’s Children Home after it was destroyed by fire in downtown Kingston. This year a selected Inner-City Basic School is slated to benefit with a school feeding programme, expected to satisfy a total of 100 to 150 students.

“This unfortunate incident (car bombing) has slowed me down, so I am depending on ALL of you reading this to ensure that we do all we can to make MUSIC for LIFE a reality and a success – THE SHOW MUST GO ON!!,” read the statement from Lawman Lynch.

See link for MUSIC for LIFE Fan Page