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McBee Is Almost Here As Producer Announces Free Student Tickets

News Americas, New York, NY, June 20, 2024: The first American presentation of Alwin Bully’s Caribbean drama “McBee” is almost here. “McBee” will be presented as a one-night-only staged reading at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC) at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, New York, 11432 on Sunday, June 23, at 7 p.m., with a complimentary Caribbean Cuisine Reception in collaboration with Golden Krust Caribbean Restaurant starting at 5:30 p.m. The event honors the late Dominican-born writer, Bully, and is part of this year’s Caribbean American Heritage Month festivities in New York City.

Set on an unnamed Caribbean island, “McBee” tells the story of political power couple Allan and Alice McBee. After Allan receives a prophecy from three Rastafarians that he is destined to become Prime Minister, they plot to fulfill the prophecy with explosive consequences.

The cast features Luke Forbes (Amazon Prime’s “Harlem”) as McBee and Denise Hunt (“How Stella Got Her Groove Back”) as Alice, alongside Yinka Adey, Jerry Benzwick, Lincoln Brown, Dianne Dixon, Emilio Evans, Gerard Joseph, Miranda Melhado, Mitzie Pratt, and James Duke Walker. Janel C. Scarborough serves as Consulting Producer.

Broadway World Award winner, Jamaican David Heron, producer and director of the American premiere of the play, anticipates “an evening to remember” and a fitting tribute to Alwin Bully. “Our VIP balcony tickets sold out several days ago, so we look forward to hosting a large and enthusiastic audience, including some of New York’s best and brightest future entertainment professionals, for what is sure to be a very special occasion,” he said.

Heron has also announced a Free Student Ticket Initiative. This program will allow high school and college students from across New York City to attend the event at no cost. Students or their teachers and principals can request tickets by contacting Sure Thing Productions. Preference will be given to students pursuing or planning to pursue careers in theater, film, television, or the performing arts. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and student ID may be required.

Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin, VP Records co-founder, and Anita Bully, widow of playwright Alwin Bully, will be guests of honor. Miss Pat will sell and sign copies of her book, “Miss Pat – My Reggae Music Journey,” and offer free memorabilia giveaways courtesy of her V and P Foundation.

Kendel Instant Ginger Teas, a main sponsor, will provide free tea sampling during the pre-show Caribbean Cuisine reception. Additional sponsors include The True Tribute Organization, IMC Media, and Results Promo and Marketing.

For more information about the production and the Free Student Ticket Initiative, visit mcbeetheplay.eventbrite.com or call 646-533-7021.

Caribbean Grammy Winning Star To Headline Jersey City Fourth of July Celebration

News Americas, New York, NY, June 18, 2024: Grammy Award winner, Caribbean born singer Wyclef Jean will headline this year’s Fourth of July celebration at Jersey City’s Exchange Place, promising a spectacular and unique holiday experience.

Caribbean born singer Wyclef Jean, seen here playing at the “Sounds of Little Haiti” concert at the Haitian Cultural Complex in 2017 in Miami, Florida, will perform at the 2024 Jersey City Fourth of July celebration. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The free event kicks off at noon, showcasing performances by local talent throughout the day. The musical lineup features DJ Funk Flex at 6 p.m., followed by rapper Fat Joe at 7 p.m. The main event will see the Haitian immigrant taking the stage at 8 p.m., delivering his renowned energy and hits to the waterfront audience.

The celebration will culminate in a breathtaking fireworks display by the Grucci family, starting at 9:25 p.m. over the Hudson River. Fireworks will be launched from two barges in the river, offering a wide viewing area along the waterfront. Spectators can enjoy the show from the Hudson River Walkway, stretching from Grundy Pier to the Colgate Clock.

In addition to concerts and fireworks, the day-long event will feature food vendors, family activities, and more, hosted by Jersey City Night Market along the Hudson River waterfront. Attendees can expect a vibrant atmosphere with plenty of entertainment and dining options.

For more information on the event, including transportation, directions, and what to bring, visit the city’s website at July4thNJ.com.

Past Fourth of July concerts in Jersey City have featured headliners such as Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, and Flo Rida. This year’s celebration with Wyclef Jean promises to continue the tradition of star-studded performances and community fun.

Caribbean American Sean Kingston Out Of Jail and Performing

News Americas, New York, NY, Weds. June 12, 2024: The “Beautiful Girls” superstar is back. Caribbean American star Sean Kingston marked his return to the stage with an inspiring performance at Alabama’s Sand Mountain Amphitheater on Saturday, June 8th, following recent legal allegations. He is out on $100,000 bail after spending time in jail in California and Florida.

Sean Kingston is on bail and performing. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)

Last month, Kingston was arrested at his show in Fort Irwin, California, following a raid on his Miami mansion that linked him to a widespread fraud ring allegedly run with his mother, Janice Turner. He was extradited to South Florida and booked into the Broward County jail. Local 10 reports that the 34-year-old recording artist, whose real name is Kisean Paul Anderson, faces several felony charges after authorities accused him and his mother of committing over a million dollars worth of fraud.

His arrest in California occurred soon after Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) deputies raided the mansion he rents in Southwest Ranches on May 23. During the raid, authorities also arrested Kingston’s 61-year-old mother, Janice Turner. Both mother and son now face serious allegations tied to their involvement in a major fraud operation.

Kingston addressed his situation, saying, “I am gonna use this situation and have it be a fuel to my fire, I’m back.”

As Kingston prepares to face a judge, the music world watches closely, awaiting further developments in this high-profile case. The allegations have sent shockwaves through the industry, putting a spotlight on Kingston’s legal troubles and the potential ramifications for his career.

Caribbean Tales and Tempo TV: Bringing Caribbean Content to Millions

News Americas, Toronto, ON, Mon. June 10, 2024: TEMPO Networks announces an exciting partnership with CaribbeanTales Media Group (CTMG) to provide a platform for the CaribbeanTales catalogue to reach millions of mobile customers worldwide on IOS and Android devices. Under the agreement, TEMPO as lead partner, will give its customers access to a huge range of original locally and regionally produced content from the CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution catalogue directly through its TEMPO+ Caribbean app. This partnership will enable millions of viewers to access Caribbean content in ways that they have not been able to before.

CaribbeanTales and Tempo Networks join forces.

“This groundbreaking partnership is destined to further catapult the distribution of culturally relevant Caribbean content worldwide and create important pathways for Caribbean producers and creatives,” exclaimed Frederick A. Morton Jr. aka Mr. TEMPO, Founder of TEMPO Networks. “I am thrilled to join forces with CaribbeanTales, which has been engaged in the important work of distributing Caribbean content for decades and shares our vision for the production and distribution of quality content documenting Caribbean history and lifestyle.”

“With our partnership we are building on our commitment to support, develop and distribute Caribbean content for Caribbean viewers worldwide,” explains Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of CTMG. “This partnership expands the reach of CaribbeanTales-TV and brings rich, new content to both the CT and TEMPO+ Caribbean platforms.”

For almost two decades, TEMPO has permeated the hearts and souls of viewers with the network emerging “as the ultimate platform for the expression of the entire Caribbean experience,” says Morton. “Caribbean people have a unique passion for living which shines through everything they do and TEMPO+ Caribbean is the bridge to this culturally rich and trendsetting community.”

CTMG is the leading supporter of content generation in the Caribbean with an enormous library of productions that tell the tales of everyday Caribbean people and the Diaspora through series, dramas, documentaries, animation, comedies and short films. All of this content is currently available on CaribbeanTales-TV.

“This wonderful partnership provides an injection of energy and resources into the world’s availability to access Caribbean content and has the potential to be a game changer for our emerging industry,” says Solomon. “There is now a mechanism through which the most compelling regional projects from the most talented producers can be viewed and disseminated, creating funds for the creators in the process. We are looking forward to working with TEMPO+ Caribbean, and with producers and other partners to build on this important milestone in the establishment of a sustainable indigenous industry for the Caribbean.”

Download the TEMPO+ Caribbean App on IOS and Android to access the widest library of Caribbean content in the world.

Links:
CaribbeanTales-TV – Online SVOD for Caribbean Content: https://caribbeantales-tv.com/

TEMPO on CaribbeanTales-TV: https://caribbeantales-tv.com/pages/TEMPO-on-cttv

TEMPO+ app on IOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/TEMPO-caribbean-network/id1640195256

TEMPO+ app on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tvcoins.prod.TEMPO&hl=en_CA

CaribbeanTales-TV on TEMPO: https://www.temponetworks.com/caribbeantales-tv/

About CaribbeanTales Media Group
Built over 20 years, CaribbeanTales Media Group (CTMG) is the only media group in Canada that provides an ecosystem of screen-based activities that serve Black Canadian, and culturally diverse audiences. CTMG is Black-owned, staffed and controlled. Our Board leadership and staff are mainly Black and are culturally diverse. CTMG provides a pipeline of activities from creation to distribution that aims to uplift, enrich, promote and monetize Black and culturally diverse film and television content for audiences.

CTMG includes: CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), the first full-service film distribution company in the English-speaking Caribbean; the Caribbean-Tales International Film Festival (CTFF) that produces festivals and events; the CaribbeanTales Incubator (CTI), a production hub creating world-class and compelling original content ; and CaribbeanTales-TV (CT-TV), an online streaming video service.

About TEMPO Networks
Founded in 2005, TEMPO Networks is the Caribbean’s leading television, media & entertainment life-style brand capturing Caribbean life & culture worldwide. With its flagship 24/7 linear TV station broadcasting throughout the Caribbean and the USA on cable to over 4M viewers, TEMPO produces popular Caribbean life-style content, featuring travel, tourism, music, cuisine, pop-culture and diaspora life. TEMPO recently launched its streaming platform, TEMPO+ Caribbean, on Apple IOS & Android platforms, with an exciting and ground-breaking slate of original and exclusively curated programming. Its diverse content caters to the very significant and varied worldwide demographic who love and enjoy all things Caribbean.

New Caribbean Music You Should Know

By NAN ET Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 7, 2024: It’s the weekend, the summer and also the midst of another Caribbean carnival season. That means a lot of Caribbean artists are also dropping new music. Here is some new music that’s out this week.

Sean Paul And Kes

International Jamaican-born dancehall star Sean Paul has teamed up with top Trinidad and Tobago soca artist Kes as well as some of the top voices from India (DIVINE), Pakistan (Bilal Saeed), and Sri Lanka (Yohani) for a remix EP of their high energy uplifting smash ‘Out Of This World’.

The original song is the anthem/theme song for the 2024 Cricket World Cup, one of the biggest sporting events in the world that is currently being played in the Caribbean and the US.

Produced by Trinbagonian producer Tano, the song fuses the sonic influences of Jamaica and Trinidad with India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka to create a global sound that can connect with listeners all around the world. Released via Ineffable Records.

Listen HERE

Beenie Man & Hezron

A new generation of fans have been gifted with the opportunity to rock to a dancehall version ‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,’ the classic 1966 dance number by The Temptations by Hezron and Beenie Man.

Produced by Pot of Gold Production for Tad’s International Record, Hezron & Beenie Man’s rendition of ‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg’ is a DJ’s musical delight. Hezron does justice to David Ruffin’s earnest plea for his lover to give him another chance. And the doctor, Beenie Man, showcases his groovy vibes, which is a signature feature of collaborations with this Jamaican musical connoisseur.

Beenie Man complements Hezron’s smoky vocals with a toast big on swag to the melody of Teddy Pendergrass’ 1978 hit song, ‘When Somebody Loves You Back’. The blend of soul, Rhythm and Blues and dancehall makes ‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg’ a certain hit in diverse markets. Hezron is a stalwart of the Tad’s International Record camp. He has released several well-received songs for the label including ‘Natural Woman’, ‘Save The Children’ and ‘I Shall be Released’ (with Big Youth).

For ‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg’, Hezron teams with Grammy winner Beenie Man, a dancehall legend whose countless hits include ‘Slam’, ‘Nuff Gal’, ‘Oyster And Conch’, ‘Who Am I’ and ‘Dude.’

Catch it HERE

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=MpRT9aoiC6k&si=VWfRj0t0njiZlwN2

Antaeus Returns With “Athena

Fresh off his Grammy win with Julian Marley, acclaimed artist and music producer Antaeus returns with “Athena,” the eagerly awaited follow-up to his global hit “Byzantine Meditation.”

This captivating new track showcases a mesmerizing performance by Greek-Canadian vocalist Christina Ralli, whose ethereal vocals, invoking the Ancient Greek word “Onar” (meaning a dream or vision), infuse the song with a haunting allure and emotive resonance that captivates listeners.

Athena, the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, handicraft, and warfare (though not war itself), embodies the intellectual and civilized aspects of conflict, representing virtues such as justice, skill, and prudent restraint. The track draws inspiration from Athena’s symbolism, including the owl and the olive tree, while paying homage to her significance in Greek mythology.

Catch it HERE now

STEPHEN MARLEY

Stephen Marley, the acclaimed 8-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, has released a brand new remix of “Old Soul.” The title track of his latest critically acclaimed album by DJ Delano, co-founder of renowned Jamaican sound system, Renaissance Disco, the “Old Soul (DJ Delano Renaissance Santa Barbara Mix),” features a sample of the classic “Santa Barbara” riddim created by legendary Grammy Award-winning Jamaican drummer, Sly Dunbar (Sly & Robbie), is out now on all streaming platforms.

The new remix release coincides with the second leg of Stephen’s Old Soul Tour (Unplugged) dates, currently with Michael Franti and Spearhead as a co-headliner. Both the remix and tour are a continuation of Stephen Marley’s support of his landmark album Old Soul that was released last fall.

Catch it HERE

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=4LzyERDTonM&list=OLAK5uy_nMI85ml8MG3jgQv9sYHDZBUzFQP6R4A70

Adrian Dutchin

Guyanese soca star Adrian Dutchin is back with ‘Carnival Done.’ Produced by Fabulous Soundsz, the song is sure to be a wonderful addition to this carnival season as Dutchin sings: “wine pon nah nah.”

Listen HERE

Gouvana

Jamaican dancehall powerhouse Govana delivers his new single ‘Four Storey.’ An introspective and uplifting track about pursuing your dreams in order to create the life that you desire despite the obstacles that may be placed in your way. Produced by Curt “Crash Dummy” White, this is the third single from Govana off his upcoming album ‘Legacy’, due out June 28th on Ineffable Records. It follows his recently released singles ‘Dat Mi Seh’ with Skeng and ‘Pull Over’ with Jada Kingdom. Listen Now.

Farenizzi and Charly Black

Dancehall artists Farenizzi and Charly Black team up for a sizzling new single titled “Perfect Timing,” set to heat up the airwaves this summer. Produced by Dutty Rock Productions, the infectious track tells the story of a captivating lady who is all about living in the moment and having a good time, with her mesmerizing dance moves perfectly syncing to the rhythm.

Farenizzi and Charly Black bring their unique styles and energies to “Perfect Timing,” creating a fusion of soul & dancehall beats accompanied by a catchy hook to captivate listeners. This collaboration showcases the undeniable talent and charisma of these two acclaimed artists.

LISTEN HERE

Khalia

Jamaican born and UK grown rising reggae star Khalia delivers her new romantic/sexy single ‘Addicted’. Produced by Anwar Hanchard for Albion Muzic, who’s smooth production lends itself perfectly to Khalia’s silky yet powerful vocals and relatable songwriting. This is the second single released since her debut EP ‘Stay True’, which dropped last year and included features from Shaggy, Mortimer, Tanya Stephens, and Blvk H3ro.

Khalia recently performed at Protoje’s Lost In Time Festival in Jamaica, and is scheduled to perform at Summerjam Festival in Germany in July, along with 6 other shows this summer. Released via Ineffable Records.

Listen HERE

Haitian-Born Designer Jo Bella Shines at Miami Swim Week

News Americas, New York, NY, June 3, 2024: Haitian-born designer Jo Bella ignited Miami Swim Week with her stunning Haitian Doll designs on May 30, 2024, at The Shows at SLS South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida.

Designer Jo Bella walks the runway for Haitian Doll by Jo Bella during Miami Swim Week: The Shows at SLS South Beach on May 30, 2024 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Miami Swim Week: The Shows)

Haitian Doll by Jo Bella, a New York City-based fashion brand, was founded by designer Johanne Brazela. The brand celebrates Haiti’s rich heritage and the vibrant energy of New York City through its unique and lively swimwear collections. To explore the latest collection and learn more about the brand’s mission, visit the official website at Haitiandollbyjobella.co.

A model walks the runway for Haitian Doll by Jo Bella during Miami Swim Week: The Shows at SLS South Beach on May 30, 2024 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Miami Swim Week: The Shows)

A model walks the runway for Haitian Doll by Jo Bella during Miami Swim Week: The Shows at SLS South Beach on May 30, 2024 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Miami Swim Week: The Shows)

A model walks the runway for Haitian Doll by Jo Bella during Miami Swim Week: The Shows at SLS South Beach on May 30, 2024 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Miami Swim Week: The Shows)

Born and raised in Haiti, Brazela moved to the United States as a teenager with her siblings and mother. Her passion for fashion and beauty was evident from a young age, and she pursued her dreams despite challenges. During the lockdown, she dedicated herself to her swimwear goals, securing contracts for Miami Swim Week and other prestigious fashion shows within the first year. This new line of swimwear showcases the brand’s commitment to storytelling through fashion while celebrating diversity in design and culture.

The latest collection from Haitian Doll by Jo Bella features a meticulously curated selection of swimwear that is both fashionable and versatile. From chic and sophisticated to bold and vibrant, each piece captures the essence of New York City and Haitian culture.

In addition, the new collection seamlessly blends diverse design elements, resulting in swimwear that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also deeply meaningful. It is a celebration of the unique stories and experiences that individuals bring to their fashion choices.

Countdown On to American Premiere Of McBee This Caribbean American Heritage Month

News Americas, New York, NY, June 1, 2024: The countdown is on to the exciting American premiere of Alwin Bully’s Caribbean drama “McBee,” produced and directed by Jamaican-born, Broadway World Award winner David Heron.

This one-night-only staged reading production is set to take place on Sunday, June 23, at 7 p.m. at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC), at 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, Queens, NY, 11432. The event will begin with a complimentary Golden Krust Caribbean Cuisine Reception at 5:30 p.m.

‘McBee’ pays tribute to Bully, the late Dominica-born playwright and is part of New York’s annual CAHM festivities. Set on an unnamed Caribbean island in the recent past, ‘McBee’ follows the story of respected politicians Allan and Alice McBee. Upon encountering three mysterious Rastafarians who predict his rise to Prime Minister, Allan and his ambitious wife, Alice, embark on a path of power and deception, with consequences for themselves and their nation.

The talented ensemble for this eagerly anticipated event includes Luke Forbes (Amazon Prime’s “Harlem”), Denise Hunt (“How Stella Got Her Groove Back”), Miranda Melhado (Amazon Prime’s “Amityville Vampire”), Emilio Evans (Allblk TV’s “Makeup X Breakup”), three-time Actor Boy Award winner Karl O’Brian Williams, Yinka Adey, Actor Boy Award nominee Jerry Benzwick, two-time Audelco Award nominee Dianne Dixon, Gerard Joseph, Mitzie Pratt, and Oniros Film Award winner James Duke Walker.

Yinka Adey, Dianne Dixon, and Gerard Joseph portray the three Rastafarians who reveal the prophecy to McBee. Mitzie Pratt and James Duke Walker play politicians in the McBees’ circle, while Jerry Benzwick portrays Peter, the long-suffering and often hilarious butler to the McBee household.

Adey, who appears as Rastafarian Prince Ras, has performed in acclaimed productions such as “Imbroglio” and “The Black That I Am.” Dianne Dixon, who portrays Queen Ras, is a two-time Audelco Award nominee with notable stage and screen credits. Gerard Joseph, as Bredda D, marks his return to the New York stage, having appeared in productions like “The First Deep Breath” and “Blueprints to Freedom.”

Jerry Benzwick, playing Peter, has earned recognition for his performance in “Oroonoko” and has appeared in productions such as “God’s Way” and “Single Entry.” Mitzie Pratt, as Mabel Angus, has an impressive career in both stage and screen, including the Sundance-winning film “Nanny” and the drama series “Love My Roomie.” James Duke Walker, cast as Vere Duncan Jr., has performed at The Apollo Theatre and in staged readings of David Heron’s “Against His Will.”

The American premiere of “McBee” is presented in association with Kendel Instant Ginger Teas, The True Tribute Organization, IMC Media, and Results Promo and Marketing. Tickets are available at mcbeetheplay.eventbrite.com.

Get Ready For Buju Banton’s Long Walk To Freedom Concert – USA

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. May 29, 2024: The last time Grammy-winning, Jamaican-born, reggae singer Buju Banton performed in the US was January 2011 in Miami. Weeks after his return to the US following his 2018 release from an American prison, the singer will thrill fans with his first “Long Walk To Freedom” US concert.

Buju Banton during his last performance at the Century Club in Century City, LA. (Photo by Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Banton is set to perform in the U.S. for the first time in over a decade on Saturday, July 13th at the UBS Arena in Elmont, New York. The legendary singer will take the stage with his Shiloh Band, just two days before his 51st birthday on July 15th.

“I give thanks for life each day, but on this weekend, there is a special thanksgiving and I look forward to celebrating with all of my family, friends, and everyone who has prayed and supported me over the years,” said the Grammy Award winner in a statement.

Joseph Budafuco, Buju Banton’s manager, reflected on the journey since his last U.S. show in Miami in January 2011. “It’s a true honor to witness the return of a legend, as history unfolds before our eyes once again,” Budafuco expressed.

He added, “We look forward to presenting an exceptional concert in partnership with AG Consulting and Dahved Levy, whose experience in the market is profound.”

Caribbean American Sean Kingston Waives Extradition Hearing In Fraud Case

News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Weds. May 29, 2024: Caribbean American rapper and singer Sean Kingston has waived his right to fight extradition in a California court and agreed to be turned over to authorities in Florida. Kingston, 34, and his mother, Janice Turner, are charged with committing over a million dollars worth of fraud.

Sean Kingston is now in a CA jail awaiting extradition to Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)

Kingston did not make a public court appearance but signed papers agreeing to skip extradition hearings, as confirmed by representatives from San Bernardino courts and the sheriff’s office. He remained in a Southern California jail on Tuesday night as Kisean Paul Anderson, inmate 2405370702 of SBCSD – West Valley Detention Center at 9500 Etiwanda Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA. But sheriff’s officials will coordinate with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to return him to Florida.

Kingston was arrested last Thursday, May 23rd, at Fort Irwin, an Army training base in California’s Mojave Desert, where he was performing. His mother, 61-year-old Janice Turner, was arrested the same day when a SWAT team raided Kingston’s rented mansion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

They are charged with conducting an organized scheme to defraud, grand theft, identity theft, and related crimes. According to arrest warrants from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, they allegedly stole money, jewelry, a Cadillac Escalade, and furniture. The warrants specify thefts amounting to nearly $500,000 in jewelry, over $200,000 from Bank of America, $160,000 from the Escalade dealer, over $100,000 from First Republic Bank, and $86,000 from a custom bed maker.

Kingston was already on two years’ probation for trafficking stolen property. His mother previously pleaded guilty to bank fraud in 2006, serving nearly 1.5 years in prison for stealing over $160,000.

Robert Rosenblatt, an attorney for Kingston and Turner, stated they planned to waive extradition and looked forward to addressing the charges in a Florida court, confident of a successful resolution.

Caribbean American Singer Sean Kingston Is Inmate 2405370702 In California Jail

News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Mon. May 27, 2024:  Caribbean American singer, Sean Kingston, remains an inmate at a California jail after being busted following a show at Fort Irwin, CA, for grand theft and a scheme to defraud.

The singer, whose real name is Kisean Paul Anderson, is now inmate 2405370702 of SBCSD – West Valley Detention Center at 9500 Etiwanda Ave., Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

Sean Kingston, who performs live on stage during “Hot Summer Night” concert at FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park on June 3, 2023 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)Sean Kingston, who performed live on stage during “Hot Summer Night” concert at FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park on June 3, 2023 in Miami, Florida, is now in a CA jail. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)

The 34-year-old, singer, is set to face an extradition hearing tomorrow, before he’s sent back to Florida to answer charges. Kingston, whose mother is Jamaican, rose to fame after he was signed with American record producer J. R. Rotem’s label Beluga Heights Records and released the 2007 debut single, “Beautiful Girls,” which peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100.

The singer has not had a hit since.

Cops allege that over a 6 month period, Kingston and his mother, Janice Turner,  stole almost $500K in jewelry, more than $200K from Bank of America, $160K from a car dealer, $100K from First Republic Bank and even $86K for a customized bed.

Turner was released after four days in jail on Sunday. Broward County Sheriff’s raided the singer’s rental property on Thursday, May 23rd, and arrested Turner.

According to court records, the 61-year-old is facing 8 charges, including conducting an organized scheme to defraud, grand theft and identity theft.