November 30, 2019
Gregory Isaacs Vintage Collection, no bail for Brigadier Jerry,
Flippa Mafia receives high school diploma and a new initiative by the Marley Brother.
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The Gregory Isaacs Foundation will officially launch the Gregory Isaacs Vintage Collection by legendary clothing brand Gabicci. The collection will be launched today, Saturday, November 30, and marks Gabicci’s first-ever collection for a Jamaican artist. The launch takes place in London, UK @ Gregory Isaacs Red Carpet Affair.
For 2020 Gabicci has collaborated with the Gregory Isaacs Foundation to create a special capsule collection which reflects and celebrates his alliance with the brand throughout his life and music career. The iconic artiste was an avid Gabicci fan and for many years Gabicci was his go-to brand.
Veteran dancehall deejay Brigadier Jerry was unable to post bail when he appeared in the Waterbury Superior Court in Connecticut, USA, on Wednesday. The entertainer’s bail was set at US$250,000.
Brigadier Jerry, whose given name is Robert Russell was arrested by the Waterbury police in Connecticut on November 11 and charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree reckless endangerment, illegal discharge of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, illegal transfer of a pistol and altering a serial number on a firearm.
According to reports made by the Waterbury police, the 62-year-old deejay was playing cards at Bertie’s West Indian and American restaurant on North Main Street and realised his wallet was missing. Thinking it was stolen, he left and returned with a firearm which he discharged at the location. No one was hit.
Russell was subsequently arrested and charged.
He is scheduled to return to court on December 11 but, until then he remains in police custody.
Brigadier Jerry is the brother of reggae artiste Sister Nancy, who is known for hits, including Bam Bam.
Incarcerated dancehall deejay Flippa Mafia has completed his high school diploma behind bars.
The entertainer, whose given name is Andrew Davis, shared the news of his accomplishment with fans on Instagram, where he posted a photo of the certificate. Flippa’s latest achievement was awarded by the State of New Jersey and dated April 16, 2019.
Flippa Mafia was found guilty of first-degree distribution of cocaine, second-degree money laundering, and second-degree conspiracy in the Camden Superior Court in New Jersey, after a three-year trial. He was also ordered to pay a US$250,000 anti-money laundering profiteering penalty.
The artiste was sentenced to 25 years in prison in June 2016 and will be eligible for parole in 2028.
The Marley brothers have launched a new initiative. Stephen, Damian, and Julian Marley present the Ghetto Youths Foundation Limited Edition PIC LOVE Jewelry Collection with proceeds benefiting anti-bullying programs for young people.
Inspired by the iconic heart-shaped guitar pic used onstage by Stephen Marley, the PIC LOVE Collection features this special guitar pic, hand-dipped in gold to create a timeless piece of meaningful jewellery.
The campaign for kindness is a groundbreaking partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to bring the spirit of acceptance, inclusion and LOVE into classrooms across Miami.
Persons can support the cause @ GHETTOYOUTHSFOUNDATION.org.
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