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Archived: Youths Spiraling Out of Control in Trinidad and Tobago. RKG Stands Up.

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DJ Romie Rome and Chinee

On Tuesday night, RED96.7FM radio personality, Chinee, stepped outside the box, as he almost always does. The urban, youth-marketed frequency, like others of its type, plays predominantly new music, much of which proliferate negative lifestyles, however, on Tuesday night, Chinee and DJ Romie Rome dug deep, searching the crate and pulling out the conscious vibe of Sizzla Kalonji and others like him. “Put books in day bag nah boy, not guns,” he pleaded, referencing the backlash being felt in light of the poor guidance being meted out to T&T’s young and impressionable. In a quick chat with EBUZZTT, Chinee said, “I say these things because I was one of those children. My words are my smoking gun now. This place needs some help and change. I will always stick in my mouth.”

Bass- Boomchapions 94.1FM

On Wednesday morning, on another urban frequency, Boomchampions 94.1FM, radio personality and soca artist, Bass continued the topic, speaking about the impact of drugs on a 16-year-old he referred to as ‘pepper boy’ who’d shot into the spotlight two years ago. He had been video recorded selling peppers in Santa Cruz, and was questioned by an onlooker about his enterprise at the time. He was subsequently interviewed by Bass at the radio station, essentially telling of his positive effort to earn. Fast forward to Tuesday when news emerged that the boy had escaped police custody. Newspaper reports suggested that he is on drugs and had threatened to kill his mother and sisters. Bass pleaded with the public to assist in getting the boy back on track and asked for solutions to the spiraling drug and crime situation in T&T.

RKG’s new single, like that of Jaron Nurse and so many previously released tracks by so many positive artistes, is but a drop in the bucket, considering the magnitude of the problem in T&T. “The mission with this song in particular is to get people in authority to endorse the campaign, ‘Flatline’ #nowarzone- let’s do a campaign. Crime is something we can’t stop, but we have to reduce it. We have to find ways and means to reduce it,” he said. The single, out now, cleverly masks the positive message in melodies that are typically associated with music by artistes like dancehall’s Vybz Kartel, Alkaline and Popcaan.

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Buju On A Mission. Purpose Driven, The Artist Delivers Through His Foundation.

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Reggae superstar Buju Banton continues to stand firm in his purpose. He recently donated 3 million Jamaican dollars, which he won after he competed in the Jamaica song festival competition.

Together with assorted footwear and food, the children at the Sunbeam children’s home received the money, which went towards the construction of a chicken layers business. The business is a poultry and egg production venture, which, upon completion, should provide a sustainable income stream for the childcare facility and employable skills for those housed there.

Buju does not take his celebrity status lightly. Through his Buju Banton Foundation, he’s been encouraging and enlisting his famous friends to support the mission. Among those friends is superstar rap artist turned gospel choir leader Kanye West. Kanye joined in to contribute 50 laptops- one for each boy at Sunbeam children’s home, and 10 desktop computers and chairs for Mount Oliver boys home in Jamaica.

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Konshens’ Wife, Latoya Wright Says She’s Been Single 8 Months and Counting.

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Marriage ain’t what it used to be huh? After just three years of marriage, Jamaican dancehall power couple Konshens and Latoya Wright seem to be separated. The pair have undoubtedly been in the spotlight for some time with what seems to be an on again, off again romantic situation. On Friday however, Wright told her Instagram followers that she’s been single for the past 8 months.

Wright who is based in Miami had been engaged in an Instagram Q&A with fans. The first question posed was whether she was single to which she responded, ““Yes. 8 months and counting! Funny how y’all went to your fingers.”

In February this year, the husband and wife duo who share a son, were spotted in Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival celebrations, ecstatically enjoying the freedom with no holds barred. Their rollercoaster marriage has however been a social media topic for quite some time, with some fans now saying they don’t even wanna know about it anymore.

Flashback to February 2020.

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