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Lloyd James, aka King Jammy, will be bringing reggae and dancehall classics to Bermuda next weekend

“Way in my brain, no cocaine

I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna go insane.

Under me sleng teng, me under me sleng teng

Under me sleng teng, me under me, eh-eh“

There are some of us old enough to remember when we used to listen to “session tapes” from Jamaica, when artists such as the above-quoted Wayne Smith, Admiral Bailey, Johnny Osbourne, Josey Wales, Pinchers and Super Cat were part of our daily diet. When we wore army jackets, two-toned jeans, Clarks boots and diamond-patterned socks.

You know, when some of us said “to heck with the consequences” and sneaked out of the house “to go to a dance” at the old National Stadium, BAA gymnasium or Royal Artillery Association.

Let they who are without sin cast the first dub.

Luckily for us, we survived the “consequences” and have lived long enough to remember those days with a love for the simpler times. We now also have the advantage of having the opportunity to recapture those magic moments.

So, on Thursday, we will be blessed to have reggae royalty as our guest on Motion to Adjourn.

The legendary Lloyd James, aka King Jammy, will grace Bermuda airwaves to speak on the history of reggae and dancehall, working with legendary artists such as Chaka Demus, Frankie Paul, Admiral Tibet and Dennis Brown. He will also be speaking on the upcoming Catch A Fire show, where he will make his first live appearance in Bermuda.

Set your clocks, set your calendars; this is an historic interview that you do not want to miss. May 4, 5.15pm (4.15pm Eastern Caribbean/3.15pm Jamaica). If you wish to send a message to King Jammy, you may send us a WhatsApp message at 441-599-0901. The show can be found online at onlineradiobox.com/bm/power95.

Time to skank, like we used to do some “cough cough” 40 years ago.

Election update

On April 24, the British Virgin Islands held its General Election. A grand total of 42 candidates contested 13 seats. With a total of 9,171 ballots cast out of 16,131 eligible voters, the turnout was approximately 57 per cent.

The results were as follows:

• Virgin Islands Party 6 seats

• National Democratic Party 3 seats

• Progressive Virgin Islands Party 3 seats

• Progressives United 1 seat

With seven seats needed to form a majority, there was no clear-cut winner at the end of the night.

After much speculation, rumour spreading and armchair politics, the Virgin Islands Party made an announcement on Tuesday afternoon that recently elected Lorna Smith, of the NDP, would join the VIP in order to form the next government.

So in some respect they now have a coalition government.

Once again 284 Media provided excellent coverage, inclusive of panel discussions and person-on-the-street interviews from the time the polls opened until the final count.

Next week: British and Bermuda politics.

• Christopher Famous is the government MP for Devonshire East (Constituency 11). You can reach him on WhatsApp at 599-0901 or e-mail at carib_pro@yahoo.com

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Published April 28, 2023 at 7:59 am (Updated April 28, 2023 at 9:05 am)

Let they who are without sin cast the first dub

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