Happy New Year from DJ FearLess The Badness King! Enjoy a new fully loadeddancehall mixtape brought to you by Badness King Dj Fearless titled “Di Gal Dem Plenty”.
Featuring more than 70 tracks Fearless released his new mix with dedicated to all his female supporters. The UK based DJ brings you a lot of the newest Vybz Kartel’s tunes that dropped at the very beginning of the year, including the sensational “World Government”, and a lot of the songs featured in Kartel’s “To Tanesha” new album.
The non stop dancehall mix is fully loaded with tons of Vybz Kartel’s hits of the past and present new year, and it closes with a famous World Boss anthem, “2010″, to salute the past decade, the Gaza way.
Fearless pays homage to Kartel’s old and new music and spins the hottest hits from Govana, Jahvillani, Mavado, Shenseea, Aidonia, I-Octani, Popcaan, Tommy Lee Sparta,Squash, Daddy1 and many many more, check the full track list posted after the mix.
Available for free stream and free download, play DJ Fearless “Di Gal Dem Plenty” Dancehall Mixtape 2020 below.
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DJ Fearless “Di Gal Dem Plenty” Dancehall Mixtape 2020
CALIFORNIA, United States, Monday February 24, 2020 – Barbadian superstar Rihanna made a call for unity in a powerful speech on Saturday, after accepting the prestigious President’s Award at the 51st NAACP Image Awards for her philanthropic efforts.
In a three-minute speech that earned her thunderous applause at Pasadena the Civic Centre Auditorium in California, the singer/ business mogul/actress/philanthropist – who, in 2012, founded the Clara Lionel Foundation, a non-profit organization named after her grandparents that funds ground-breaking education and emergency preparedness and response programmes worldwide – insisted that people needed to be united to fix the world’s problems.
Rihanna spoke of the importance of unifying communities and encouraged people of colour to tell friends of different races to “pull up”.
“If there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that we can only fix this world together. We can’t do it divided. I cannot emphasize that enough. We can’t let the de-sensitivity seep in. The ‘if it’s your problem, then it’s not mine’; ‘it’s a woman’s problem’; ‘it’s a black people problem’; ‘it’s a poor people problem’,” she said.
Posing a question and asking for a show of hands from the audience, the 32-year-old global music and fashion icon continued: “How many of us in this room have colleagues and partners and friends from other races, sexes, religions? They want to break bread with you, right? They like you? Well then, this is their problem too.”
“So when we’re marching and protesting and posting about the Michael Brown Jrs and the Atatiana Jeffersons of the world, tell your friends to pull up,” she added, referring to an unarmed 18-year-old man who was fatally shot by a white policeman and a 28-year-old woman who was shot to death in her mother’s Dallas home by a police officer.
Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, the US’ oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization, said in a statement that Rihanna had received the award for not only her “ground-breaking career as an artist and musician”, but also for being a “stellar public servant”.
“From her business achievements through Fenty, to her tremendous record as an activist and philanthropist, Rihanna epitomizes the type of character, grace, and devotion to justice that we seek to highlight in our President’s Award,” said Johnson who presented Rihanna with the award at a live show aired on BET.
Alongside her musical achievements which include nine Grammy awards, Rihanna has added more credits to her burgeoning resume: executive producer, fashion designer, actress, business entrepreneur and philanthropist.
In becoming a recipient of the President’s Award, she has joined the join the ranks of other distinguished recipients, including American rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and record executive Jay-Z; American politician and retired four-star general in the US Army Colin Powell who was the first African American to be appointed Secretary of State; and the late Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer of all time, activist, and philanthropist.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Monday February 24, 2020 – Haiti’s annual Carnival, scheduled to be staged from yesterday until Wednesday, has been called off following violent clashes between the country’s soldiers and police.
On what was to be day one of the celebration at the Champ de Mars, members of President Jovenel Moise’s reconstituted Armed Forces of Haiti and off-duty members of the Haiti National Police and their supporters exchanged gunfire a short distance from the presidential palace.
Hours after the afternoon battle, government announced that the festival would be cancelled “in order to avoid the planned bloodshed”.
Reports indicated that at least one person was fatally shot in the head and more than a dozen other people were wounded.
The deadly clash came during a protest that was organized by police officers demanding better pay and working conditions and demanding that authorities accept their effort to unionize.
During the unrest, a stand that was built for the festivities was destroyed by the protesters.
While the government says it cannot increase the officers’ salaries, President Moise announced several other measures, including: doubling a monthly police debit card from $51 to $102 for 15,000 members of the police force; and the construction of a new police housing village with two-bedroom apartments that would be sold with a 25 to 30-year mortgage at 7.5 percent interest.
Haiti’s Carnival was also cancelled last year due to unrest.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday February 24, 2020 – So serious are the issues facing the region that its leaders have decided to restructure the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) to enable it to raise additional monies from individuals, companies, institutions, regional countries and extra regional countries.
CARICOM Chairman, Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley, said the issue of the CDF and its management was one that had “bedevilled the Community for some time”, noting that it was created as a way to assist disadvantaged countries, sectors, and regions.
“Member states have committed to capitalizing this Fund, but this will never be enough to do what needs to be done, particularly with all of the challenges that the region faces at this point in time…. I outlined a number of them and we keep seeing new challenges as we did with the COVID-19, and to that extent, therefore, we feel strongly that we need to revisit the structure of the CARICOM Development Fund,” she said on the heels of the 31st Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government which her country hosted.
Mottley added that the restructuring would be long-term, explaining that the CDF would ultimately drive the development of regional institutions that had been taken over by technological developments which made them obsolete or incapable of being competitive.
As a result, she said a transition period was needed since a middle developed country that was affected by a climatic or other event would require an injection of capital in order to stabilize it.
The CARICOM chairman noted that going forward, once the restructuring was done correctly, the Fund would be one of the key pillars of the integration movement, allowing leaders to deal with the disparities that exist as far as size and capacity were concerned, and carrying all nations from the very large to the very smallest ones on the integration journey.
She opined that in any Single Market and Single Economy there would be winners and losers, pointing out that this decision by heads of government would “make a significant difference” to the region’s development.
At the end of the two-day summit, a number of agreements were also signed. Dominica signed the Protocol on the Public Procurement and an agreement on the Return or Sharing of Recovered Assets; the British Virgin Islands signed an agreement for the establishment of the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for the Education in Medicine and other Health Professions; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines signed the Protocol on Public Procurement and Declaration of Intent to Provisionally Apply the Protocol on Public Procurement.
CARICOM Heads of Government will meet in St Vincent and the Grenadines for their Regular summit from July 2 to 3, but they have promised to confer before that date by teleconference.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Monday February 24, 2020 – Paediatric cancer experts and health authorities convened by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), together with the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, are calling for stepped-up action to improve the survival rate for children suffering from cancer in the Caribbean.
In the Caribbean and globally, cancer is among the leading causes of death in children under age 15.
In high-income countries, more than 8 in 10 children with cancer are able to survive the illness, thanks to early diagnosis and effective treatment. But in several Caribbean countries, two-year overall survival is only about 55 per cent. Higher toxicity of cancer treatments and patients’ abandoning their treatment are the main barriers to successful outcomes, and experts say that strengthening health systems is the best way to address these challenges.
“Childhood cancer treatment is very cost-effective, and many more children’s lives can be saved by ensuring that the health system is well equipped to diagnose and treat children with cancer and provide support to their families,’’ said Silvana Luciani, head of PAHO’s non-communicable diseases unit.
The experts convened by PAHO include paediatricians, paediatric oncologists, and non-communicable disease programme managers from nine Caribbean countries and territories, along with representatives of ministries of health and other collaborating organizations. The group met in Port of Spain Trinidad recently to map out ways to increase support and action—at both the country and international levels—to reduce deaths in children and adolescents with cancer in the Caribbean through strengthened health systems, focusing on improving diagnosis, treatment, training, and family support.
The meeting identified priority areas of action as: earlier detection and diagnosis of childhood cancer in primary care, with timely referral for specialized treatment; increased access to essential medicines for childhood cancer; training and continuing multi-disciplinary medical education for specialists and primary care providers; improved continuity of care, including for children who live far from treatment centres to prevent abandonment of treatment; and the production and sharing of evidence for public health use and to mobilize political and financial support.
The actions proposed by the experts in Trinidad build on earlier efforts by the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative (SCI), established in 2013 to build sustainable local capacity to diagnose, treat and manage paediatric cancers and blood disorders in six participating countries – The Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago –, and a regional working group for Latin America and the Caribbean set up by PAHO in 2017 to develop strategies and recommendations for health system strengthening for childhood cancer.
The current efforts are also part of the broader Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2018 to improve survival rates by addressing barriers to access and quality of care for children with cancer.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday February 24, 2020 – Government is presently exploring possibilities for investment to establish a ferry system to move people and cargo from coast to coast and throughout the island chain.
Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey recently shared his vision to move cargo from Oistins in Christ Church all the way to the north of the island, as he also spoke about his desire to see service expand even further.
“We have now an expression of interest out to encourage those who have the wherewithal to help us build out those jetties from the north all the way to the south and move cargo along the coastline, and also think bigger, and move between the islands,” he said.
He added that Government had determined that there was need for a “nicely built and stabilized” ferry that could move great containers and people.
Humphrey noted that lessons learnt from the aftermath of past disasters indicated that getting food into the island chain was almost impossible.
“The Caribbean should not be in a position where it is waiting on someone to come and save us. That is why it is necessary to have the ferries,” he said, making reference to the difficulties experienced in getting planes into Dominica after the passage of Hurricane Maria.
Minister Humphrey also pointed out that investing in ferries would also benefit the country, as the costs could be “recouped” in shipping, and assist with reducing export costs.