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Domestic Violence Will Not Be Tolerated by the Caribbean Community. Uproar Follows Explosive Revelation.

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The Caribbean community is today in uproar after one of its very comedic influencers became the centre of allegations of physical abuse as detailed by his significant other. The community is adamant that no acts of violence against women or children for that matter, will be condoned, this after the female in question broke her silence via social media, explaining that she has been the victim of traumatic attacks and even alleging that her life could have been snuffed out when her attacker allegedly drew a gun against her.

This feature deals specifically with warning signs for women as it relates to the potential of attack by their significant other. We believe it has become necessary- and it really always has been imperative that information be made available to persons should they become victims of domestic violence or any type of abuse.

Breakingthecycle.org, a website platform that aims to break the cycle of violence in relationships specifically for young people, explains that dating abuse encompasses many types of abuse, including physicalemotional, verbal, digital and sexual.  “It can be hard to tell when a behaviour crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or abusive,” the site explains, noting that dating violence is a pattern and as such, women are encouraged to be aware of these early warning signs, and what could become a series of abusive behaviors over time.

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Explosive Temper
: Many people can anger quickly, but this kind of temper should stand out because it is so volatile and unpredictable. One minute, they could be joking around and laughing, and the next they could be screaming in someone’s face.

IntimidationDoes one partner make the other one feel afraid, even with a look or gesture? Do they smash things or destroy property? Do they threaten to hurt their partner? Are they abusing pets, like kicking the dog when it barks? Do they like to show off their weapons? These are all examples of intimidation being used to keep the victim “in line” and show them who’s “in charge” of the relationship. In a healthy relationship, neither partner feels afraid of the other.

Mood Swings: It’s normal to feel the full range of emotions over time. Sometimes you feel angry, happy and sad all in one day. But potential abusers exhibit rapid mood swings to the point where they feel like a different person. This is sometimes referred to as the “Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde” phenomenon, where the abuser acts one way one minute and totally different the next.

Aggression: Dates don’t usually end with a punch, but that kind of abusive behavior can develop over time. Acts of aggression towards children or animals are a major red flag, but other forms of aggression may be more subtle. This could include a severe lack of patience, throwing a fit or using “playful force” during sexual acts.

Physically Hurting: This may seem obvious, but oftentimes physical abuse is not seen as such unless it’s extreme. Even if the incidents of physical abuse seem minor compared to other stories, it’s still abuse. There are no “better” or “worse” forms of abuse. If someone is pushed or their arm is pulled, it’s still physical pain. Even if it’s only happened once or twice, studies show that if a partner intentionally injures their significant other once, they’re likely to continue to do so.

If you are in an abusive relationship- whether marriage, common-law, or a new relationship even, please seek help. Do not stay in a physically abusive relationship for the sake of money, status, children or love. Your life is important. Remove yourself from your attacker’s environment and seek help from a family member, close friend or organisation for abuse victims.

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Beres Reminds Us of What We Need; Delivers Like No Other.

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Beres Hammond is a legend in these parts and on Sunday night as he hosted his “Love From a Distance” virtual concert, he proved that greatness never ceases to amaze.

Beres has delivered his sweet, flavourful reggae love ballads for decades. On Sunday night, as thousands of his loyal fans around the world, streamed the virtual event, they were certainly reminded of the importance of good music, especially in times like these.

 

Beres, joined on stage by Buju Banton.

Reggae music has felt somewhat alienated in recent time, with the surge of more youthful, less melodic artistry, but all is not lost, and on Sunday, Beres accompanied by Marcia Griffiths, Buju Banton and even young dancehall sensation, Popcaan, fulfilled the silent desires of many, many people from around the world.

Vocals properly tuned, the 65-year-old hit maker, rendered some of his most memorable songs, among them, “Stop A Man from Trying,” “Rock Away”, “What One Dance Can Do” and many others. In a video clip, pre-recorded and inserted into the show, Beres told fans, “For all the well wishers, fans, family and friends and everyone, I am very saddened by the almost two years I haven’t seen you… it makes me feel bad. I’m trying to do this thing now, so we can stay in touch. Welcome to Beres…”

 

HERE’S WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ms3ihZ2xPs

 

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Jamaica’s Sean Paul Gives The World ‘Live n Livin’; Says Dancehall Is Not Dead.

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Jamaican dancehall artist, Sean Paul’s ‘Live N Livin’ is one of two albums from him, set for release this year. The album, according to a media statement issued, was inspired by the perception of members of the music industry that dancehall is dead. Confronting the sentiment head on, Sean Paul says he believes dancehall is alive and well, and maintains a strong pulse.

Sean Paul set to release two albums in 2021.


The first album being released, showcases over twenty artistes and even having proven himself over the years as an International dancehall trendsetter, Sean Paul says he still aims to highlight the significance of the genre while collaborating with different talented artists. Over the years, Sean Paul has made music with the likes of Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Sam Smith, blending and fusing his sound with world rhythms.


Live and Livin’ is dubbed “a collaborative effort,” with 16 tracks all featuring an accompanying artist. On the single, ‘Lion Heart’, Sean Paul stands solo. “It was important to me to show that in our genre of dancehall, we don’t need to clash in order to attain the spotlight. We don’t need to divide our fans to attain the rotations on the airwaves or streams. Over the years me, Shaggy, and more recently Koffee, Shenseea and others have been making it onto the world stage and we are not clashing with our co-workers, nor are we dividing our fans. This album ‘Live N Livin’ is an album I hold very dear to my heart because it shows the effort of collaboration over confrontation,” he said.


The album features veteran artists like Buju Banton, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, Busy Signal, Mavado, and the younger generation of artists such as Chi Ching Ching, Intense, Skillibeng, and Govana and more.


‘Live N Livin’ is set to be released on March 12th and is executively produced by Sean Paul’s label Dutty Rock Productions and distributed by ONErpm.


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