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Stories by Mel Cooke/ Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | March 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/ Gleaner Writer

A few years ago, I encountered a particularly despicable cretin who enjoyed using a firearm analogy in opining on advertising job concepts. For those who he felt lacked focus, he said it was like using a...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/ Gleaner Writer

On this final Friday in Reggae Month 2018, The Gleaner ends its series on outstanding contributors to Jamaican music who died in February. We started with William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke (who died on February 2, 2014). Next was Wayne 'Sleng Teng' Smith...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/ Gleaner Writer

Part of the annual Dis Poem Wordz & Agro Festival is an exchange of organic seeds among participants, those who are determined to not have genetically modified organisms dominate agriculture bringing along seeds to trade with others of the same mindset...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/ Gleaner Writer

In the mid-1990s, a Cocoa Tea and Buju Banton combination dubplate for Stone Love Movements on its Corduroy riddim underscored the importance of 2B Grove Road as a dancehall venue. Buju Banton deejayed "whap dem one Stone Love whap dem two/Ova Grove...

Published:Tuesday | January 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMMel Cooke/ Gleaner Writer

Conroy Wilson and Michael Holgate have learnt much from ASHE and have used their 25 years each with the performing arts ensemble to also learn a lot more. Now ASHE's executiveand artistic director, have encapsulated much of that insight and...

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