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Stories by Dave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Xaundre Mohansingh, 20, is a Jamaican youngster from Vere in Clarendon. He's a graduate of Glenmuir High School in May Pen and he's currently an outstanding, high-achieving medical student at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona.Xaundre...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Groovin' in the Park has announced the addition of a Women Of Reggae segment to this year's event, which unfolds at Roy Wilkins Park in New York, USA, on Sunday, June 24. The package will now include songbirds JC Lodge, Pam Hall and Marcia Aitken....

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

New Jersey, United States:The reggae anthem From A Little Cottage in Negril was the backdrop for a promotional party that brought out over 60 of Jamaica's most productive travel professionals in New Jersey to the plush Highlawn Pavilion in West...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Reggae legend Freddie McGregor did his first tour of the United States almost 30 years ago. That first outing was in 1989 with Dennis Brown and Lt Stitchie. With their tour manager being Copeland Forbes, the itinerary covered the four corners of the...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:11 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

In seven short years, Groovin' In The Park has become one of the most successful entertainment brands in the fiercely competitive New York City market. This reggae and R...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

At last year's epic Groovin' In The Park extravaganza in New York, a perfect concert day in Roy Wilkins Park was blemished when a number of disgruntled reggae fans left the park before the show ended when the Busy Signal set came to a premature end....

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner has been reliably informed that reggae icon and Grammy winner Shaggy will be among the galaxy of stars who will perform for Queen Elizabeth's 92nd birthday party, to be held on Saturday, April 21, at the Royal Albert Hall in London,...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

One of the island's longest serving church organists, Palone Williams, JP, in Westmoreland has died.She served for over half a century at the Savanna-la-Mar Parish Church, bringing untold joy through music to gener-ations of worshippers on the awe-...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

A group of 25 French-Canadian high school students from Polyvalente La Samere in Quebec are scheduled to leave the island today after spending three weeks attending classes at Ardenne High School in St Andrew.The group, accompanied by three...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Romain Virgo is reggae's first sizzling salvo to be confirmed for Groovin' In The Park 2018, North America's premier reggae and R...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

As news of the state of public emergency in the parish of St James continues to spread throughout the international travel trade, one immediate impact has been some cancellations of groups and incentive bookings for Jamaica.Donald Dawson, Jamaica...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Tourist Board was, on Wednesday night, named Best Tourism Board in the global category at the annual Travvy Awards held at the Gotham Hall on Broadway in New York, United States.The annual Travvy Awards, known as the Academy Awards of...

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