Art/Culture

Cepep suspends Cro Cro after offensive video

Ca­lyp­son­ian We­st­on Rawl­ins, bet­ter known as Cro Cro, has been sus­pend­ed from the State-run Com­mu­ni­ty-Based En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion and En­hance­ment Pro­gramme (Cepep) af­ter an ob­scene out­burst while dri­ving a com­pa­ny ve­hi­cle.

Rawl­ins served as the Cepep South­ern Re­gion­al Co­or­di­na­tor and was sus­pend­ed with im­me­di­ate ef­fect ear­li­er to­day af­ter a video was shared on so­cial me­dia of Rawl­ins dri­ving a Cepep pick-up and curs­ing an­oth­er dri­ver.

Streets to be renamed after Philmore, Crawford

A street in San Fer­nan­do will soon be re­named af­ter steel­pan arranger and ex­tra­or­di­naire pan­nist Ken “Pro­fes­sor” Philmore, three months af­ter he died in an ac­ci­dent in south Trinidad.

This was re­vealed by San Fer­nan­do may­or Ju­nia Re­grel­lo dur­ing the cor­po­ra­tion’s month­ly statu­to­ry meet­ing held at City Hall yes­ter­day.

Re­grel­lo said oth­er street names will be changed to ho­n­our the leg­ends of the city.

Buju Banton free?

Media reports indicate that Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton is now a free man after serving 8 years in prison in the US. 

The Jamaica Gleaner is reporting that the singer real name Mark Myrie was let out earlier today from the correctional institution.

The United States embassy in Kingston is tight-lipped about when the reggae superstar Buju Banton will be returned to the country.

The 45-year-old was arrested in December 2009, months after he was met by a convicted drug trafficker on a flight from Spain who sought to set up a cocaine deal for him.