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Published:Monday | August 3, 2015 | 11:01 PMAdrian Frater
Published:Monday | August 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Twenty-year-old Kingston-based dance tutor Keisha 'Kiki' Rodney copped the coveted 2015 International Dancehall Queen title at the Pier One Complex in Montego Bay early Sunday morning when she emerged as a popular winner from the 36-strong...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

WESTERN BUREAU:WHILE MOST stakeholders in Montego Bay are seemingly happy with the efforts of the security forces to quell the lawlessness which has been plaguing the western city, some inner-city residents are hopping mad, lashing out at the...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Despite shooting a three over par final round, Jamaica's Jonathan Newnham nonetheless emerged as the top individual performer in the 2015 Caribbean Golf Championship Hoerman Cup, which concluded at the Half Moon Golf Course in Montego...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Big Head Promotions, the promoters of the annual International Dancehall Queen Contest, is promising that this year's staging, which will unfold at the Pier One Complex, in Montego Bay, on Saturday night, will be an exceptional affair...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 11:01 PMAdrian Frater
Published:Saturday | July 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Several vendors who operated in the popular 'Old Shoes Market' on South Street in downtown Montego Bay, St James, are now counting their losses after a massive fire destroyed 30 fully-stocked shops early yesterday morning."All I can...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:The under-pressure St James Police Division, which has been grappling with a spate of murders in recent weeks, is to be strengthened by the addition of 200 police personnel today.In the wake of two double murders and three other...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 11:06 PMAdrian Frater
Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 7:04 AMAdrian Frater, News Editor

The 2015 staging of Reggae Sumfest came to a grand climax at approximately 6:10 a.m. when ace deejay Beenie Man exited the stage after putting the lid on the second of the two international nights with one of his trademark high-quality performance...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 6:36 AMAdrian Frater, News Editor

Superstar Jennifer Hudson was in fine fettle at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex, in Montego Bay, earlier, mesmerising patrons on International Night Two of Reggae Sumfest 2015 with a command performance. pic.twitter.com/wu5MLzOucx...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 3:19 AMAdrian Frater, News Editor

Ikaya, who is arguably one of the finest female vocalist, who has emerge in Jamaica in recent times, gave a wonderful display of her amazing talent when she sparkled like a well polished diamond in the Pepsi Refresh hour on the final night of...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 2:59 AMAdrian Frater, News Editor

The youthful fans attending the final night of Reggae Sumfest 2015 got a chance to get down and go wild thanks to an energetic performance by emerging rapper Yazz The Greatest of the television series fame, Empire. Singing on a track to smooth...

Published:Sunday | July 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Having decided to do what no woman had ever attempted when she accepted the offer of closing Dancehall Night of Reggae Sumfest 2015, Lady Saw gave a performance that reflected the many sides of her sometimes thought-provoking persona.In a...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 11:27 PMAdrian Frater, Gleaner Writer

Sumfest chairman Robert Russell says he was disappointed with the crowd support for Friday night's International Night One as according to him the performances were quite good but the crowd support was below expectation. "We had a quality...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 10:10 PMAdrian Frater, News Editor

Western Bureau: Today’s final night package, which will bring the curtain down on Reggae Sumfest 2015, is now up and running at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre, in Montego Bay, with opening act Dwane Antonio setting the pace for the impressive line-up of stars down to perform later.

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Woman power ruled supreme on Thursday's Dancehall Night of Reggae Sumfest 2015. Lady Saw, who created history by becoming the first female act to close the traditionally packed night, and the red-hot Spice, whose sensational entry created quite a...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:History will be created at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay this Thursday night as for the first time in the annals of the 23-year-old music festival, a female artiste, the sensational Lady Saw, will be the...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

While the sixth Biennial Diaspora Conference, which was recently held in Montego Bay, St James, was primarily aimed at creating linkages and opening up investment opportunities for the members of the Jamaican Diaspora Canada Foundation, it was all...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Following the gun-slaying of four persons, last weekend, St James now has the dubious distinction of being the first parish to record 100 murders since the start of the year, raising fears that criminals are again operating with...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Bank officials and renowned personalities from the Montego Bay social circuit had a ball at The Aqueduct on Rose Hall, where Scotiabank staged its inaugural Polo Under The Stars event, while over at the Iberostar Rose Hall, Summerfest Productions...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Thanks to the generosity of the University of Technology (UTech) Western Campus Seminar Group, women in western Jamaica, who might be at risk for breast cancer will soon be able to access mammography services at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH)...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

While concerns were raised in many quarters about the effectiveness of the recent Sixth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, which was held in western Jamaica, the public health services in the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA) can boast of...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Social scientist Donovan Reynolds, who was earlier this year selected by the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as its candidate to challenge the sitting member of parliament, Dr Wykeham McNeill, in the Western Westmoreland constituency, has...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

Western Bureau:Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has publicly thanked the Diaspora Education Task Force and the Hospital Liaisons for the estimated US$10 million they collectively pumped into Jamaica over the past three years."I commend the...

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