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PART 5 – December 20, 2010

We Present for you TIVOLI-STORIES* PART 5

The Truth They Tried To Twist –

Tell The Truth To Tivoli

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So of course you already know that this is the Opening Salvo on the Tivioli Stories Episode Five – The Letter T; The Truth They Tried To Twist – Tell The Truth To Tivoli.

  • Burnin and Lootin – Kymani Marley w. Alborosie
  • They Call it Murder – Damien Marley
  • Small Axe – Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • Ambush in the night live in Nigeria – Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • Terrorists – Israel Vibration
  • Roman Soldiers of Babylon – Jaob Miller and Inner Circle
  • We Struggle – Bounty Killa w. Wayne Marshall, Mad Antz
  • Rampage – Buju Banton
  • Murda Dem a Play Remix – Bryan Art w. Queen Ifrika
  • Dub Wise – Dubmatix
  • Self Defense – Agent Sasco (Bad Reputation Riddim)
  • Bugle – Give Thanks
  • Vybz Kartell – Bad Reputation – first half
  • Erup – Beat Dem
  • Vybz Kartell – Bad Reputation – second half
Duration : A Divine 62 Minutes / 64k Digital Media @ 256 MHZ for Maximum Boom
Produced : 12/19/10 by RE Ausetkmt for ASID Hi-Power SoundStudios. UK/JM/US
Copyright : all rights reserved to original copyright owners; and RE Ausetkmt for BadGalsRadio.com; ASID Hi-Power SoundSystem and Studios UK/JM/US

Jamaica is a hotbed of news activity – most surrounding the recent Wiki Leaks. suprisingly Desmond McKenzie the mayor of Kingston was hit between the eyes when he was named in the Dudus affair as a wall builder. Whew..

so many folks are getting hit upside the head in town, that it’s beginning to seem like a collection point for the international headhunters. really reallly reallllly not good. specially if you’ve done something under the guise of government action. that’s illegal incase they forgot – so that means we’re gonna see a whole new class of criminals being collected.

wonder where they’ll house em since they can’t obviously put them in with the regular criminals. shiddd, they’re wayyyy too dangerous and crafty for that. the rest of the ordinary criminals would immediately fall prey to these high level manipulators. that’s all we need to add to the picture to make it bubble past curry.

Sight This :

WIKILEAKS: McKenzie tried to prevent Coke extradition

2010-12-22 09:54:08


Kingston Mayor Desmond McKenzie – file photo

The British-based Guardian newspaper has released a damning cable from the US Government obtained through Wikileaks which claims that the Mayor of Kingston Desmond McKenzie met with US Embassy officials to lobby against the extradition of alleged crime lord, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

The leaked cable dated September 2, 2009, said McKenzie started the meeting by pointedly stating that the Government of Jamaica faced a serious crisis because of Washington’s request for the extradition of Christopher Coke to stand trial on narcotics and firearms charges in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

According to the cable, McKenzie warned about “severe repercussions” and “collateral damage” if Coke were to be extradited

My My My Myyyyy My… Desmond knew better and surely this cannot go unpunished. the mayor of the capital city colluding to prevent the capture of a known wanted man ? this is not what anyone would expect – but the reality is that he did it to keep his city from burning to the ground.

Desmond like all political powerbrokers knows who holds the cards, at any given moment. therefore he knew that Dwight Nelson would pour lighter fluid on him and set his city ablaze if he didn’t do something. we think you’re starting to get the picture more clearly now of how this all played out.

Unfortunantly Dwight Nelson seems to think that his hands are clean even though he is the most culpable in the entire situation. his actions were particularly dubious toward the Jamaican People and for that he should most certainly be measured, drawn and quartered – in the prison oval.

Be it for all to see, because this is the only way to stop this type of organized criminal government activity. The Prime Minister waited as long as he could to deliver his skim milk response to the entire scandal. if he had any real bamboo he’d take it and beat himself over the coconuts until he gets his cabinet in gear. This is the response to the WikiLeaks revelations from the office of Prime Minister Bruce Golding

Men Who Swear on Lil Bibles must think we don’t realize that it was also another lying man who RE-Wrote and Shrunk the Truth Out of Their Lil Books

Statement from the Office of the Prime Minister on the allegations contained in WikiLeaks report

Prime Minister Hon. Bruce Golding

Following the publication on Tuesday, of what is reported to be a classified internal missive by an official of the US Interests Section in Havana, Cuba which commented negatively on Jamaica’s level of cooperation with Cuba in countering drug trafficking, the Prime Minister directed the Minister of National Security to carry out investigations into the allegations and submit a report to him.

The investigations confirm that in 2009 concern was expressed by officials of the Cuban Ministry of the Interior about the failure of the unit within the JCF to adequately respond to communication from its Cuban counterpart. The officer who headed that unit and who had been assigned in 2006 was replaced and the unit was reorganized and renamed the Transnational Crime Narcotics Division.

Since then, there has been full and active cooperation between Jamaica and Cuba on counter-narcotics surveillance and interdiction and no concern has been expressed by officials of the Cuban government. This cooperation has since assisted in the conviction of a number of persons on charges of drug trafficking.

Officers from the Transnational Crime Narcotics Division and other security forces personnel have made a number of visits to Cuba, the most recent being less than a month ago, to confer with Cuban authorities on ongoing efforts to combat drug trafficking and measures to strengthen cooperation between Jamaica and Cuba. These include greater interface among high level officers of both countries involved in counter narcotics, intelligence sharing and interdiction operations.

Issued by: The Office of the Prime Minister

This is the response from Dwight Nelsons Office to the allegations that his dept has both done nothing and also stood mute at a meeting with the Cubans on the Drug Interdiction Problems. He is arguing with Admiral Lewin who makes many good points – that of course Dwight Nelson rides right over..

somebody slap him till his lipstick straightens please.. Me never know a duppy fi walk a daytime.. so him mussa zombie.

WikiLeaks embroils Nelson, Lewin in new war of words

Arthur Hall, Senior Staff Reporter

The WikiLeaks release of a 2009 cable highlighting Cuban authorities’ concerns about Jamaica’s efforts to deal with the international drug trade has sparked a fresh war of words between National Security Minister Dwight Nelson and former police commissioner, Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin.


Rear Admiral Lewin

The two men had a public spat earlier this year after Lewin charged that alleged crime boss Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was tipped off minutes after he briefed Nelson about an extradition request from the United States.

With that dispute still simmering below the surface, the two men are at it again.

Late last week, Lewin told The Gleaner that he had no recollection of Cuba having a problem with the force during 2009, as suggested by the leaked cable.

Dwight Nelson fires back

Lewin also shot down an earlier suggestion from Nelson that the then head of the Narcotics Division, Senior Superintendent Carlton Wilson, was reassigned because of these concerns.

According to Lewin, Wilson was transferred under his watch, but it had nothing to do with complaints from Cuba.

Nelson fired back in a release yesterday. While again not naming Wilson, the security minister refuted the claims of the former commissioner.

Nelson said a probe by a high- powered team (that he led) found that there were at least 20 letters from the Cuban government between January 2006 and November 2009 addressed to the head of the JCF Narcotics Division.

The security minister claimed these letters included requests for information on persons arrested in Cuba on suspected drug activities.

According to Nelson, there was no record of responses to the Cubans.

“The Government of Jamaica finds it hard to believe that the then commissioner (Lewin) was unaware of these letters from the Cuban government, and the subsequent failure to respond,” the national security minister’s release stated yesterday.

Nelson also stood by his December 16 statement that any improvement in the relations between Kingston and Havana came after the head of the Narcotics Division was removed and the division renamed.

But again he was careful not to make an overt link between the Cuban concerns and the transfer.

“It is a fact that it was subsequent to this officer’s removal, restructuring and renaming of the division, and a visit to Cuba by the new head that a new cooperation developed between the JCF’s Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division and the Cuban authorities,” said Nelson.

However, he did not respond to Lewin’s claim that the Jamaican Government’s handling of the WikiLeaks cable was unfortunate.

Nelson also steered clear of the claim by chairman of the Police Officers’ Association, Senior Superintendent Michael James, that Wilson’s reassignment was routine.

James last week argued that Wilson’s reassignment gave him greater responsibility and really reflected a promotion.

According to Nelson, the comments by the former commissioner were examined by an investigating committee from his ministry which included himself; his acting permanent secretary, Dianne McIntosh; Deputy Police Commissioner Glenmore Hinds, and Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Antony Anderson.

Other members of the investigating team were JDF Colonel Trevor Lecky; Superintendent Wrenford Robinson, of the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division, and Assistant Superintendent Keisha Scott.

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We would like to graciously Thank the Jamaican Political Artist Clovis for capturing the situation “just so”. he puts emotion on paper much like we write it – with a dash of scotchbonnet.

This is the wrap up for 2010 of the Tivoli Stories. we will start a whole new episode series in 2011 and hopefully you’ll subscribe to get it All. In our next episode Jamaicas’ intrigue goes international; as the New York Conspiracy Trial begins for Christopher “Dudus” Coke.

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May 17, 2010 – Episode Four

Tivoli Stories Part Four – Can Yuh Say Passa Passa Agwan

Passa Passa dance in Tivoli Gardens

It’s Tivoli Stories Part Four – Can Yuh Say Passa Passa Agwan

Yes it’s time for the Tivoli Story Again My Friends – this time with an extra scotch bonnet.

Producer: Mama ASID – the Iriginal BadGal  for BadGalsRadio.com / RawRootsPodcast.

Produced: May 17th, 2010 at Realities Studios Motown;

Duration: 35:57  MP3 Format 44.1 – 128 bits joint format

Copyright: All Rights to Original copyright holders for all music used in this podcast;  Podcast copyright 5/17/2010 – BadGalsRadio.com / RE Ausetkmt

  • Dubmatix – Killing Dub
  • Vybez Kartel – Mi Talk Wit Gunshot
  • Mavado and Vybez Kartel – How Gun Rise
  • Dub Syndicate – Jamaican Proverb
  • Dub Syndicate – Kingston 14 featuring Gregory Isaacs
  • Bounty Killer – Social Responsibility
  • Isiah Mentor – Rasta Government Dubplate

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Recent Relations between Kingston and Washington have deteriorated over the extradition request for Christopher Dudus Coke; with the US State Department accusing the Jamaican Government of delaying tactics.

Oh Really Now ? so now yuh seh Jamaica a Soon Come Yuh Barack ?
Eeeeeeehhhhh..a wha yuh sey

TIVOLI Gardens, the tough West Kingston base of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, is under satellite surveillance by United States  Government, who are determined to have Coke extradited to answer drug and gun-running charges in the US.


February 10, 2010 – Episode Three

Tivoli Stories Part 3 – Listen To The Heartbeat of Kingston

Welcome to Tivoli and Tower Street

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  • Dem Haffi Get a Beatin – Peter Tosh
  • Tired a Di Bangarang – Lester Sterling and Stranger Cole
  • The Road is Rough Dub Version – Joe Gibbs and the Professionals
  • Johnny Too Bad – Conrad Crystal
  • Two Sevens Clash – Culture
  • Gunman – Michael Prophet
  • Can’t Tek the Gun Gun – Junior Reid
  • Natural Reggae Beat – Black Uhuru
  • Sodome and Gomorra – Misty in Roots
  • Ghetto of the City – Misty in Roots
  • Youths of Eglington – Black Uhuru
  • Dem No Worry Me – Super Cat

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Duration : 56:46 mp3 – 256k / 44.1 mhz Joint Format

Produced by : RE Ausetkmt @ The Sunshine Shop – Tampa Fl. & BadGalsStudios – Motown MI 02/01/2010| mastered 02/09/10 at Top Secret Studios UK – Manchester UK

Copyright : RE Ausetkmt for BadGalsRadio.com and all rights reserved to original copyright owners for the artwork and music utilized in the podcast.

Welcome to the Heartbeat, the Heartbeat of Jamaica. can you hear it ? It’s the sound of Kingstons’ people and their struggle. The people are the warriors, the soldiers, the victims and the pawns in this ever changing live war game called Tivoli Stories.

Extra pressure is being exerted upon Jamaica now by the US Dept of Justice to extradite Christopher “Dudus” Coke to stand trial in the US. The extradition order and warrant have been sitting in the hands of Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding since the fall of 2009.

Quite Recently Jamaica was faced with a political tug of war about finance issues with the United States of America. US President Barack Obama visited with Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding; apparently to reiterate the request for Dudus. Can you imagine such a thing ? a sitting US President coming to the point of asking Jamaica’s Prime Minister for a criminal ?

There is more to this picture than we can see on the surface. We ‘re putting on our diving suit to search the depths of this issue. Through the months since it was issued, this extradition order has caused lots of conversation all across the island. Most of it banking on the fact that like his father Jim Brown – Dudus will not be handed over to the beast.
dudus being arrested by the jdf in 2007
Some of us may have forgotten that when Jim Brown was in the heat of his extradition fight against the US Department of Justice, his cell in the Tower Street Corrections Facility (shown at the top of this post) mysteriously went up in fire.
There are those who say there was no body recovered from the debris of the charred cell. Yet others believe this was a false scenario to sneak Jim Brown out of Jamaica and away from the hands of the CIA. That seems much more likely, as we start to examine the facts now.

January 25, 2010 – Episode Two

BOOM TIME ! – Tivoli Hot and We Deh Bout

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Duration: 42:52 @ 44.1 mhz and 256k joint

Copyright: 01/21/2010 all rights reserved to original copyright holders and RealitiesStudios

Produced, Hosted and Mixed By:
RE Ausetkmt /  Mama ASID -  at The Sunshine Shop Tampa FL and Realities Studios  Motown

  • Concrete Jungle – The Wailers
  • Shantytown 007 – Desmond Decker
  • Trenchtown Rock – The Wailers
  • Rudeboy Dreams – The Skatalites
  • Brace a Boy – Augustus Pablo
  • Tubbys’ Dub song – Augustus Pablo
  • Cassava Piece – Augustus Pablo
  • A Message to You Rudy – The Specials
  • Tenament Yard – Jacob Miller and Inner Circle
  • In the Ghetto – DJ Iron Belly w. Sugar Minot
  • Rasta Government – Isiah Mentor

This episode is all about the early rude boy days in Kingston 14 – Tivoli Gardens. this was the time when men ruled the recording studios with gun and tactics.  early record producers like Duke Reid and Coxsone Dodd knew what it would take to “squeegee down” a hit.  the process always involved “a strong control on the process“.  records were cut, the artists were paid cash on the spot and the producers became the owners of these memorable tunes.  many of the songs that were attributed to the top producers of the day, were in fact just done on the spot fi a money fi eat.

During our talks with reggae legend Mikey Dread he reminded us of his story of the barber saloon song. he was in the studio just scatting and warming up. the producer heard it, recorded it – all without Mikey knowing; and then played it back. Mikey said it was just a warm up. the producer said this is a hit, and so it became a major hit for Mikey Dread.  this is the type of power the early producers had over reggae and it’s performers.

But on the opposite side of that line, were the men who made the legends; that the singers and producers made songs about – the Rude Boys. yes Jamaica has some legendary rude boys and many of them have gone on to become known as urban legends. Men like Ryegen; and the Man – Jim Brown.

Many say that Duke Reid with his Matic in his Waist;  was one of the rudest  men in the recording game. it’s been said that if a performer wasn’t giving his all in the recording studio, above the liquor store;  Producer Duke Reid would buss a shot through the floor to liven up the session.  this is how things run in the ghetto. somebody has to provide the impetus “to make di ting run so“.

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December 24, 2009 – Episode One

POD: Tivoli Stories – where it all began.. Jamaicas’ First Civil War

Today We Start The Tivoli Stories – the reality of the Jamaican Civil War

First let us give you a little history lesson from Jamaica.  this is the story that breaks the seal on the book. you see Tivoli is the heart of Jamaica for many reasons. most of them stem from the money links developed through the kingston stronghold and their community leaders – like the man Jim Brown.


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Duration: 35:35

Copyright 12/24/2009

Produced and Mixed By RE Ausetkmt / Mama ASID at Realities Studios – Detroit, MI

  • Kingston 14 – Dub Syndicate feat. Gregory Isaacs
  • Trenchtown Rock – Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • We Tired a Di Gunplay – Anthony Red Rose
  • Peace – Chevelle Franklin
  • Kingston State of Mind / Mama ASID Remix – Cherrine Anderson (unreleased)
  • Ghetto Life – Jah Cure
  • Youth Are So Cold – Richie Spice
  • More Justice – Junior Gong Marley

What They Say about Jim Brown Now

it was a rough time in Jamaica – the first Jamaica civil war was raging within the island. most of the action seemed to center around the garrison communities of western Kingston.

Tivoli Gardens was the first large scale government housing scheme built in Western Kingston.  it was built in of all places Back o’Wall – a notorious dump and slum.

This is Tivoli Gardens 2009

The political triad of Edward Seaga, Portia Simpson and Omar Davies produced their own fortress with the building of Tivoli Gardens between 1962 – 1972. this move ensured that their political clout would be longstanding.

Tivoli Gardens Shootings 2008


This is our Tivoli War 2010 YouTube Player