The new reggae generation is in full swing, several new reggae embassadors are making reggae relevant again. One of the most prolific is chronixx and his zinc fence redemption band. I have bought and listened to his new “dread and terrible” EP and I’m pleased to report that it doesn’t disappoint. One gripe i have; it’s too short. Give it a listen.
If you are new to reggae this is a good first introduction and if you are a long time reggae fan then it’s going to bring back memories of Black Uhuru and Peter Tosh particularly the dub versions at the end. With this production chronixx and his band are able to speak to regulars and new comers alike with beats that captivate and lyrics that resonate long after the song ends. It’s clear they have a great appreciation for the foundation of the music and the need for its renewal. With everything else that is happening in jamaica as it relates to our music I hope this album and the hard work that went into it doesn’t get glossed over. By the way my favorite track off the album has to be whistle with capture land a close second.
Track listing:
1.Alpha and omega
2.Here comes trouble
3.Capture land
4.Rastaman wheel out
5.Eternal fire
6.Spirulina
7.Like a whistle
8.Alpha and omega- Dub style
9.Here comes trouble- Dub style
10.Capture land- Dub style

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The new reggae generation is in full swing, several new reggae embassadors are making reggae relevant again. One of the most prolific is chronixx and his zinc fence redemption band. I have bought and listened to his new “dread and terrible” EP and I’m pleased to report that it doesn’t disappoint. One gripe i have; it’s too short. Give it a listen.
If you are new to reggae this is a good first introduction and if you are a long time reggae fan then it’s going to bring back memories of Black Uhuru and Peter Tosh particularly the dub versions at the end. With this production chronixx and his band are able to speak to regulars and new comers alike with beats that captivate and lyrics that resonate long after the song ends. It’s clear they have a great appreciation for the foundation of the music and the need for its renewal. With everything else that is happening in jamaica as it relates to our music I hope this album and the hard work that went into it doesn’t get glossed over. By the way my favorite track off the album has to be whistle with capture land a close second.
Track listing:
1.Alpha and omega
2.Here comes trouble
3.Capture land
4.Rastaman wheel out
5.Eternal fire
6.Spirulina
7.Like a whistle
8.Alpha and omega- Dub style
9.Here comes trouble- Dub style
10.Capture land- Dub style

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Posted: March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Vybz Kartel bemoans lack of local artiste support – Latest News – Jamaica Observer Mobile
http://m.jamaicaobserver.com/mobile/latestnews/Vybz-Kartel-bemoans-lack-of-local-artiste-support

A Bus Ride Home

Posted: March 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

It was on a bus ride home that while reflecting on the most wanted list for St Catherine I realized I had just figured out a plan to effectively kill jamaica’s crime monster. While reflecting on the list I realized that the men whose name appeared on the list must be part of one large group or several small groups. It became apparent that none of these men operated alone and even with them gone the gang/s would still exist.
So how do we fix this? Dismantling the gangs seem the most logical solution. How do we effectively achieve this without another tivoli? This is where my love for mafia movies came in. While thinking about jamaica I thought about John Gotti and his Gambino crime family.
The american government realizing the size and reach of these crime syndicates and their ability to replenish their ranks decided to attack the organization and not just individuals. This was by all accounts the single most successful solution. In a few years after the law became active most if not all the crime families were gone. This in theory could help solve jamaica’s crime situation.
Charge them all one time, charge them as a unit. This is where the government comes in. The much talked about anti-gang legislation that is presently being touted by attorneys must be passed in order for our crime problems to be addressed.
The anti-gang legislation would form the Backbone of the country’s crime fighting initiative. Another key legislation that needs to be in place for the anti-gang law to be effective is one that allows for plea bargain. Afterall we need concrete evidence that what we are dealing with in any case is indeed a gang and who better to confirm this than a member of the gang on trial. Offering a member of the gang a smaller sentence may induce one member to admit to a crime and point fingers at those involved. This would allow the courts to then convict the gang as a whole effectively ridding the country of one gang per trial not just one lower level pawn. But how would we get them to cooperate when many criminals lead a far better existence behind bars than outside? Simple! Remove the option of prison from the equation and replace it with something more frightful.
For too long we have danced around the issue of the death sentence in Jamaica and not explored the benefits of having it as part of our deterrent for crime. Imagine for a moment a 17 year old charged with gun possession and that gun was used to kill someone a year ago before he joined the gang. We can threaten him with the murder charge while dangling a plea offer if he should choose to name names and point fingers. With the prospect of being hanged waiting in the distance it would not take much persuasion to convinced him to cooperate with law enforcement. Its a three part solution once all three are implemented and get the cooperation of the justice system and the security forces. All of this would really be pointless if the political will does not exist and the justice system does not improve especially as it relates to case lag time.

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a bus ride home

Posted: January 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

It was while on a bus ride hme that I reflected on the most wanted list for St Catherine when I realized I had just figured out a plan to effectively kill jamaica’s crime monster. While reflecting on the list I realized that the men whose name appear on the list must be part of one large group or several small groups. It became apparent that non of these men operated alone and even with them gone the gang/s would still exist.
So how do we fix this? Dismantling the gangs seem the most logical solution. How do we effectively without another tivoli dismantle a gang in a short time? Simple! Charge them all one time, charge them as a unit. This is where the government comes in. The much talked about anti-gang legislation that is presently being touted by attorneys must be passed in order for our crime problems to be addressed.
The anti-gang legislation would form the Backbone of the country’s crime fighting initiative. Another key legislation that needs to be in place for the anti-gang law to be effective is one that allows for plea bargain. Afterall we need concrete evidence that what we are dealing with in any case is indeed a gang and who better to confirm this than a member of the gang on trial. Offering a member of the gang a smaller sentence may induce a one member to admit to a crime and point fingers at those involved. This would allow the courts to then convict the gang as a whole effectively ridding the country of one gang per trial not just one lower level pawn. But how would we get them to cooperate when many criminals lead a far better existence behind bars than outside? Simple! Remove the option of prison from the equation and present it with something more frightful.
For too long we have danced around the issue of the death sentance in Jamaica and not explored the benefits of having it as part of our deterrent for crime. Imagine for a moment a 17 year old charged with gun possesion and that gun was used to kill someone a year ago before he joined the gang. We can threaten him with the murder charge while dangling a plea offer if he should choose to name names and point fingers. With the prospect of being hanged waiting in the distance it would not take much persuasion to convinced him to cooperate with law enforcement. Its a three part solution once all three are implemented and get the cooperation of the justice system and the security forces

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Heard the prime minister elect will/may reexamine the buggery law I must say though I support her in a lot of things, this right here isn’t one of them. But in mature and vibrant jurisprudence requires revision of laws at intervals so as to allow laws to reflect present realities. With that said I hope one of the laws reexamined is the law that criminalizes marijuana. After all as much as I don’t use it I’m sure a large number if not the majority of Jamaicans would approve of this move.
There are far more Jamaicans who use marijuana than there are gay men in Jamaica thus looking at a law that affects a few Jamaicans and ignoring one that affects the majority is nonsensical to say the least. The benefits of decriminalizing marijuana are varied and far outnumber any theoretical benefits that can be derived from the revision of the buggery law. The economic and social benefits of legalizing ganja are numerous as many research suggest but that’s not the reason for this post. What I want is the legislature to move with the time and the people. A revision of the buggery law at this time is not necessay but laws having to do with fraud prevention, tax evasion and attracting investment are the laws to be revised. The one concerning marijuana should have long been revised but our government has long been one of rhetoric and nothing else.

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Posted: January 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

Jobs in jamaica

Posted: May 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

The employment situation in Jamaica is such that highly qualified college and university graduates are stuck in dead-end underpaid jobs. It is an employers paradise in Jamaica and the rest of the world as the graduates are forced into these “day” jobs with the hope that the much-needed experience will pay off in the end, while the employers are able to boast an employee profile of college graduates and are therefore able to demand high prices for the services the company renders. It is disheartening to hear our elected representatives and other business leaders give the same advice over and over ” students need to stop thinking about being employed and begin to create employment opportunities. But permit me if you may in lew of a passive response but where the HELL should university graduates with no working experience, no assets or collateral for loans! where exactly are they expected to get the much-needed capital for start-up? From the banks? From government lending agencies? I don’t think so! Why not you may ask? Well for one the banks need collateral for loans, the government agencies scare people away with the lengthy process, and finally many of these college graduates do not even know the avenues available to them. But why is this so? Well from personal experience many of the government programs come on stream close to general or local elections and you become aware of them at said meetings. Another problem is that the powers that be decided that discussions on investment opportunities must only be discussed with persons already involved in business; hence you will hear about these opportunities at the Barita investment annual meeting, the rotary club dinners, the business leader dinners and conferences and the like. But why for the love of God and good sense wont they present this information to secondary and tertiary students at graduations and on-campus forums.

   I believe this is the major issue affecting investment and economic growth in Jamaica, it is not the absence of jobs that must be addressed first but rather the absence of the opportunities to create jobs. The result is thus the  exploitation of our youths in jobs that do not help these students and graduates to realize their full potential robbing Jamaica of the possibilities that could have been if at-least 50% of the students could explore the business ideas they have. Is it a blame game that I wish to play? Not really! But one do believe that in everything there is cause and effect. So if the question is who should be blamed? I really don’t know. But I believe our elected leaders, business leaders, educators, and the students themselves need to take responsibility for the situation and shape a society and economy that will not produce educated slaves but one that gives equal opportunities at the pursuit of happiness.

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Kartel’s hair real or not? – Deejay’s hair causes big debate – Entertainment – Jamaica Star – May 11, 2011.

so we choose the name Jamaica’s numba 1 blog for one purpose…to get you interested. we make no claims at present to being the best blog in Jamaica…but i guarantee we will be before long. what do we write about? Every and anything from Vybz Kartel’s new hair style to the budget just concluded; from the death of the worlds most wanted man Osama Bin Laden to the political instability in the Middle East. we at jamaicanumba1blog believe that too long we’ve been too passive in Jamaica to analysing and discussing local events as well as international happenings. we welcome all comments and discussions on any raised topic. so if your passionate about politics, entertainment, world events or just like reading the opinion of other people to make one of your own then this blog is for you. if you just need to defend your political party or your favourite entertainer by CUSSING out this blog…your welcome as well as no attention is bad attention as proven by the most lyrically inclined dancehall artist of this generation Mr. Vybz Kartel turning taboo sexual and social topics into everyday discussions in the media and in the schools through the hungry youths he feeds his most diligently prepared stew; but that’s for a different time or better yet a different post.

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Posted: May 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

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