Pepita will no longer host Intense

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Television personality, Pepita Little, has been relieved of her duties on TVJ's Entertainment show, Intense.

It was reported that Pepita, who hosted the show for the past three years was dismissed after finding herself in an altercation with her co-worker. She made the announcement in a press release issued via her Facebook fan page.

Meanwhile, it is said that the Intense producer, Sharon Schroeter expressed disappointment regarding the decision to let Pepita walk. Intense fans will just have to wait to see who will fill the position of new host on the show.

Daughter of late reggae icon crowned Miss Jamaica UK

At the 22nd annual staging of Miss Jamaica UK in London, last weekend, Keecia Ellis, daughter of the late musical icon Alton Ellis copped the top spot.

Miss Ellis told RJR News that among her priorities during her reign is to set off a greater awareness of laws relating to copyright issues within the reggae music industry. She also pledged to take centre stage in many Jamaican communities across Britain during 50th year of Independence celebrations next year, promoting the values and cultural legacy that makes Jamaica and its people proud.

Proceeds from the pageant will go to Jamaica's Inner-City Foundation and the East Africa Famine appeal.

Buju Banton may get an early release

The United States Government may have made a slip-up in the Mark 'Buju Banton' Myrie's drug trial.

It was said that the US government failed to bring the artiste to trial before 70 days, a right guaranteed under the Sixth Amendment.

Buju's lawyers last week filed an appeal in a Georgia Court of Appeal citing the violation of the act and that the Grammy winning entertainer was deceived. Violations of the act may result in dismissal of a criminal case.

Buju Banton is currently serving a 10-year sentence in a Federal Correctional Institution in Miami, Florida.




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