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Posted: April 12, 2011
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Dancehall deejay Shaggy was honoured in Miami, Florida, for his humanitarian work.

Shaggy was awarded the 2011 'International Humanitarian Award' by the American Friends of Jamaica at their 7th Annual Peacock Soiree on Saturday.

American Friends of Jamaica was founded in 1982 and continues to support health care, education and economic development in Jamaica.

Shaggy was awarded for his work through his 'Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation'.

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The station officially went on air on August 1, 1990. Reggae in the morning, Reggae in the evening, Reggae in the night was the cry. Critics said it was impossible to sustain a 24-hour Reggae music station. In fact, so strong was the impact, it proved that this format was something the Jamaican public yearned for. The 'little station that could' got all media houses in Jamaica to stand up and take note.

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