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Archived: Bunji Garlin Makes International Celebs Aware of Flooding in T&T. Nicki Minaj Publicizes.

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Trinidad and Tobago born Nicki Minaj is aware of the devastation being experienced following weekend flooding in Trinidad. The “Chun-Li” singer reposted a video initially highlighted by Soca artist, Bunji Garlin on Instagram on Sunday.  It has since amassed over 200,000 views with other international celebrities now paying attention.

Power couple, Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann are drawing attention to Trinidad and Tobago’s plight.

 

 

 

Bunji Garlin and his wife, Fay Ann Lyons have been using their social media platform to highlight some of the havoc caused as a result of the inclement weather. Many people have been displaced. Reggae artist, Isasha, who lost his brother Million Voice to cancer just a couple weeks ago, was faced with further turmoil when his home at Green Vale, La Horquetta was flooded and his vehicle also caught in the chaos.

Nicki signaled her intent to visit Trinidad soon, back in September.

On Instagram, Minaj had told fans back in September that she was planning to visit Trinidad and Tobago soon. Whether she will still be making that trip, is unknown. Meanwhile, other big names like DJ Khaled and Busta Rhymes have acknowledged the situation in T&T, Busta calling on Garlin to contact him. Another Trinidad and Tobago born rapper, Trinidad James also sent words of comfort to his fellow citizens on the weekend.

Rainfall continues in the twin island republic today. A number of people have been lending assistance in the aftermath of the floods but at this time, much is needed to bring the nation back to a sense of normalcy.

Urban radio station Boomchampionstt.com is among the entities assisting with relief collection. You may drop off items to render assistance, at their office, which is located at 88-90 Abercromby Street in Port-of-Spain.

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Kobe Bryant’s Daughter Takes Her First Step, 4 Months After Dad’s Death.

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Kobe Bryant’s 11 month old baby girl, Capri took her first steps this past weekend and the world got a glance. Vanessa Bryant posted a short video of the moment, excitedly telling her baby girl how proud she is of her.

“”I’m so proud of you!” Vanessa exclaims in the video which was shared on Instagram. “I knew you were gonna do it!” she added.

The former Los Angeles Lakers star’s life was cut short in January when a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California led to his death and the lives of his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people.

In addition to Capri, the couple had three older daughters- Natalia, Bianka and Gianna.

LOOK AT CAPRI TAKE HER FIRST STEPS.

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Shaggy Pushes for Beenie Man, Bounty Killa to Be Granted US Visas.

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US based, internationally acclaimed reggae artist, Shaggy has called on the US Embassy in Jamaica, the US Ambassador to the country and the country’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, to do what is necessary to aid in ensuring that both Bounty Killa and Beenie Man are able to acquire US Visas. His call comes on the heels of their VERZUZ virtual clash on Saturday where close to 500,000 persons logged on to view the veterans battle musically.

Beenie Man and Bounty Killa both had their US VISAS revoked in 2010. At that time, Mavado and Aidonia were also among the dancehall artistes who’s US Visas were taken away by the US Embassy. In 2011, Mavado was once again able to travel to the US and then, five years later, Aidonia was allowed re-entry. To date, both Beenie Man and Bounty Killa remain without US travel access.

In his social media post, both meant to celebrate Jamaica’s cultural performance by these two veteran artistes, and dispute the state of their travel affairs, Grammy award winner, Shaggy said, “Fans world wide were greeted with a cultural experience of epic proportions as best as it could be delivered in these covid times. This was a boost to our spirits, our tourism, our economy, our music, and most importantly brand jamaica 🇯🇲 .. BUT LETS NOT FORGET!!!…,.that both of these artist, these two legends, these two ambassadors of our country our music, and our culture, STILL CANNOT TRAVEL!! It’s about time we rally and push the powers at be to free up these artist allow them traveling visas, work permits so they can travel freely to promote our culture and represent our brand, I’m calling on the Jamaican government, the U.S. Ambassador and the United States Embassy @usembassyja to atleast start having dialogue where this is concerned, I’m calling on the Hon. Olivier Babsy Grange @hon.olivigrange and the prime minister the Hon. Andrew Holness @andrewholnessjm to get involve, the culture needs it, the music needs it, the economy needs it, the country needs it the fans need it. Salute DANCE HALL🇯🇲!!

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