first_imgOn the heels of the collaborative Shaggy/Sting 2019 Grammy Award win for Best Reggae Album on Sunday, today Shaggy will launch a new music video. The video, “Use Me”, is the first single from his upcoming album, Wah Gwaan?!, which is scheduled to release in May 2019.  The “Use Me” single has all the hallmarks of a Shaggy smash, including an island vibe, witty wordplay, and an irresistible pop melody. The single’s video was directed by veteran, award-winning, Jamaican director, Jay Will of Game Over, and shot in Miami, Florida.Along with snagging this year’s Grammy for Best Reggae Album, Shaggy also made his mark on the award show by hosting the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles this past Sunday. Shaggy was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to Brooklyn, NY as a teenager, where he cut his teeth deejaying clubs on the burgeoning New York dancehall scene. He then served four years in the US Marines, including two tours of duty in the Middle East as part of Desert Storm. Few know that Shaggy has collaborated with, and written and produced records for, the most renowned reggae musicians in the world, including Toots and the Maytals, Barrington Levy, and Maxi Priest. He has done the same for mainstream artists such as Sting, Janet Jackson and Chaka Khan, among others.   This year’s Grammy win with rock icon Sting, was for their joint album, titled 44/876. In 2018, the duo toured the world performing, and the album spent over four months at the top of Billboard’s Reggae Album chart. Over the years, Shaggy has racked up eight singles in the Billboard Hot 100, including two that went to number one. He has also landed seven albums on the Billboard 200, with four in the Top 40. Shaggy is the only certified Diamond-selling dancehall/reggae artist. Shaggy uses his platform to help Jamaica through his Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation. The foundation hosts Shaggy & Friends benefit concerts, which has raised millions for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital. The hospital is the only English-speaking children’s hospital in the Caribbean, and is located in Kingston.His upcoming album, Wah Gwaan?! represents a robust musical journey that invites the listener in with vibrancy, urgency and hope.last_img read more

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Former Senator Phillip K Williams (Photo credit: Office of the Prime MinisterPhillip K Williams, who served as senator in the House of Assembly from November 1978 to June 1979, and died on 3 April 2015, will be afforded an Official Funeral on Saturday 18 April 2015.The government of Dominica announced on Friday that Saturday, April 18, 2015 will be an official day of mourning as a mark of respect for the late Senator and the Dominican Flag will flown half-staff on all public buildings in the State on Saturday.Public viewing shall be from 2:00pm at the La Plaine Baptist Church, while the Official Funeral Service will commence at 3:00pm. The late Phillip K Williams will be laid to rest at the La Plaine CUM Cemetery. On November 3, 1978 Phillip K Williams was nominated by the Dominica Freedom Party to serve as a Senator in the House of Assembly, a position he held till June 26, 1979. He was also a member of the La Plaine Village Council from 1963 to 2000 serving as Chairman from 1967 to 1997. In 1997 Phillip K Williams was awarded Dominica’s third highest award, the Meritorious Service Award. He worked as an agriculturist, overseer, insurance agent and farmer during his extensive career that spanned over seven decades. Phillip K Williams was born in La Plaine on December 24, 1923. He leaves to mourn his wife Stephanie and children Davenport, Earline, Ervin, Fitzroy, Gifford, Heather, Ingrid, Jefferson, Oswald, Primrose and Reginald. President Charles Savarin and First Lady Clara Savarin, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Mrs Skerrit, other members of Cabinet and members of the Diplomatic Corps are expected to attend the Official Funeral for the late Phillip K Williams. 145 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Official funeral for former La Plaine senator by: Dominica Vibes News – April 17, 2015 Share Sharelast_img read more

first_imgBuilding social cohesion while helping ethnic communities flourish feature on top of the stated list of priorities for Liberal candidate for Barton, Pramej Sherstha.Being the first candidate of Nepalese descent to stand in a federal election, Mr Sherstha says he has a deep understanding and appreciation of the contribution migrant communities have made and continue to make in the country.“Our migrant heritage is an enduring source of strength, prosperity and cultural vibrancy, ” he said.Acknowledging Greek migrants are among those who helped build the nation, he stressed his commitment to engage with the local Greek community in his electorate, as well as fight to address their specific needs.“I believe Barton reflects modern Australia and I love the diversity of the community.“Our plan to keep Australians together includes practical programs that build social cohesion by connecting diverse communities to Australian society and to the workforce,” he added.Mr Shrestha grew up locally and is a business graduate from the Australian Catholic University.A pressing issue for his electorate, he claims, is ensuring that local business owners and hard-working families enjoy the support they need.“Τhe main issue raised by voters at pre-poll was that they feel that Barton has been forgotten over the past three years.“Small and medium businesses make up over half of our economy and employ two-thirds of our workforce.“They really are the heart of our economy. In Barton alone 22,783 small and medium businesses are benefiting from tax relief legislated by the government.”According to the Liberal candidate, a re-elected Morrison government will facilitate growth for local businesses by establishing a dedicated fund providing $100 million in funding and partnering with financial institutions to enhance equity financing to small businesses.“The Fund will aim to expand to $1 billion as it matures,” Mr Shrestha added. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more