Mary J. Blige Stars In “Power Book II” (@maryjblige)

Power Book II: Ghost” picks up after the earth-shattering events of “Power” as Tariq St. Patrick grapples with a new world order: his father dead and his mother, Tasha, facing charges for the murder her son committed.

Not to mention the academic rigors of the Ivy League university Tariq is attending to earn his inheritance. Tariq is forced to split his time between school and hustling to pay for Davis MacLean, the fame-hungry defense lawyer who is Tasha’s only hope of escaping prosecution by U.S. Attorney Cooper Saxe.

Tariq turns to the familiar drug game, entangling himself with a cutthroat family headed by Monet Stewart Tejada, that’s been at it far longer than him. As Tariq tries to balance his drug operation with his grades, love, life and family, he figures out that the only way to avoid the same fate his father met is to become him, only better.

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Jamaica’s 8PM to 5AM Curfew Still In Effect & Schools Will Reopen, Virtually, On Oct. 5th (@AndrewHolnessJM @OPMJamaica)

At a press briefing today, Jamaica’s Prime Minister, The Honorable Andrew Holness, announced that the current covid-19 protocols will be extended to the 6th of October. That being said, the 8PM to 5AM daily curfew remains in effect (until the morning of the 7th), and no more than 15 persons are allowed to congregate in public.

As it relates to the reopening of schools; October 5th is still the date. However, learning will be done virtually as opposed to in person. For additional information please visit the JIS website.

Jamaica’s Government Announces New Covid-19 Protocols To Take Effect On Sept. 8th

Earlier today the Andrew Holness Administration held a covid-19 press briefing in which they announced several new protocols that will go into effect as of Tuesday, September 8th.

Some of the changes include: 1) the new islandwide curfew hours will be 8PM to 5AM, 2) public transportation by motor car will be limited to one person less than the maximum number of persons allowed to be carried under the relevant licence, and 3) burials will be allowed but with strict observation and enforcement of the 15-person rule. The 15 includes no more than 10 mourners with the additional 5 persons comprising the officiating clergy, funeral officials and the persons preparing the gravesite. Funeral processions are only allowed to include the hearse, the vehicles taking the officiating clergy and the mourners.

These new orders will be in effect for a two week period.

Wayne Marshall Will Join The JMMB’s ‘Man Talk’ Webinar Tonight (@Wayne_Marshall)

Tonight, Tuesday, September 1st, The JMMB Group will host another ‘Goal Getter Live Stream Webinar’ via their social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

This episode will feature three prominent men: Ibrahim Konteh (promoter and banker), Wayne Marshall (recording artist and musician) and Christopher Walker (JMMB Fund Managers CEO).

They will go live at exactly 8:30 PM – Jamaica time – and the conversion will be centered on “Father: Provider, Protector & Role Model.”

Effective Thursday, August 27th, 18 Communities In Kingston Will Go Into Partial Lock-down

Andrew HolnessSee below an official media release from JISJamaica Information Service – regarding the additional restrictions for communities in Kingston.

Effective Thursday (August 27), persons in several Corporate Area communities will be required to remain at home, outside of curfew hours, as the Government puts in stricter measures to control the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was announced by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, who said that this stipulation, which will remain in place for the next two weeks, applies to the 18 communities where a clustering of cases has been observed.

It was reported last week that these Corporate Area communities have been seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases with no epidemiological link, which have a high risk of transmission, and are now being monitored by the health authorities.

They are Duhaney Park, Patrick Gardens, Pembroke Hall, Cooreville Gardens, New Haven, Half-Way Tree, Hughenden, Arlene Gardens, Molynes Gardens, State Gardens, Zaidie Gardens, Constant Spring, Barbican, Meadowbrook, Havendale, Delacree Park, Olympic Gardens and Waltham Gardens.

Speaking at a virtual press briefing on Monday (August 24), Mr. Holness explained that the new Order will give authority to the police to request that persons return home if they are seen loitering in a public space or have no reason to be out.

Just In: New Curfew Hours For Jamaica As Covid-19 Cases Increase (@AndrewHolnessJM @OPMJamaica)

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The Jamaican government is once again implementing some very strict curfew hours in several Parishes as covid-19 cases are on the rise. The affected Parishes are Kingston & St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon and St. Thomas.

That being said, effective Saturday, August 22nd through Wednesday, September 2nd; the new curfew hours will be 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

MC Lyte, Method Man & MJB Are Just Some Of The Artists That Will Be At This Year’s American Black Film Festival (@ABFF)

MC Lyte Method Man & MJBIn response to the current crisis and its disproportionate impact on communities of color, the 2020 American Black Film Festival will now be held as a virtual event. It will feature a wide range of recording artists, actors and public figures. Some of the confirmed acts include: MC Lyte, Method Man, Mary J. Blige, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and that is just to name a few.

Continuing the tradition of the live festival, the digital version will include screenings, celebrity conversations, panels and seminars centered around the business of entertainment, as well as virtual networking opportunities.

The 24th annual American Black Film Festival will take place from Friday, August 21st through Sunday, August 30th, and it will stream live via abff dot com.