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Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2016 | 12:01 AMDave Rodney

Sunday, June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day. Thousands of Jamaicans are affected by this dreaded disease. I asked Dr Anya McLaren, a Jamaican medical practitioner in Canada who has just won the prestigious Pediatrics Scientific Abstract Award for her...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Jah Jah Yute, a New Jersey-based reggae artiste, was recently been permanently evicted from the Englishtown Auction, a lucrative flea market located in Englishtown, NJ for what he has described as his penchant for singing about the virtues of the...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

A Jamaican medical practitioner based in Toronto, Dr Anya McLaren, has received the prestigious Paediatrics Scientific Abstract Award from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) for her groundbreaking research in sickle cell disease.McLaren, who hails...

Published:Monday | May 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

This week, Chaunte Blackwood, 12, from Ardenne High School, will join 284 other spellers from across the United States, The Bahamas, Canada, Ghana, Japan and South Korea, who are competing in the 89th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee...

Published:Monday | May 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee champion Chaunte Blackwood has already beaten the odds to get to the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship.She is among the top 0.000026 per cent of more than 11 million students who initially...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Noah Salmon is a 17-year-old student who lives in New York City's West Village and attends the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn.Last summer, he travelled to Jamaica with seven of his...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Grammy Award-winning R&B legend, Regina Belle, has been added to the powerful line-up for the 2016 'Groovin' In The Park' concert...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

I was planning an all-island trip around Jamaica, and travelling from New York City, I knew immediately that Goat Island had to be included.On this trip, I was in search of exciting but lesser-known attractions; places not yet...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Coming on the heels of Jamaica being named the third best island in the world on the Trip Advisor 2016 awards list, the island also dominates the category of Best Small Hotels in the Caribbean 2016.Jamaica not only tops the list, but she also holds...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Jamaican popular music legends Beres Hammond and Toots and the Maytals will join American R...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

The United States-based Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA) earlier this week paid tribute to Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Miami employee, Marcia Bullock-Jobson, regional director of groups and conventions, for her 40 years of service...

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Punch Fest 2016 is a first time event on the Jamaican Easter calendar. It's not only a reggae extravaganza that will feature an icon, but the event will also be a live performance platform for a kaleidoscope of reggae's rising stars. Punch...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Open your kitchen cupboard and some of the herbs and spices that you use in everyday cooking are bound to come from Grenada. Known as the spice island of the Caribbean, I journeyed there recently...

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Hundreds of runners from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Trinidad...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Grenada's national stadium was recently turned into a mosaic of red, green and gold - the colors of their flag - as a first-time festival called Sounds of the Caribbean rocked the venue with sizzling performances from the genres of reggae, soca, and...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

A museum honouring the life and work of Peter Tosh, one of Jamaica's global music legends and founding member of the critically acclaimed reggae group, the Wailers, will open its doors in Kingston this summer.The museum will be located at The Pulse...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Tourism is big business. Globally, the industry generates more than US$7 trillion dollars per year, so it was no surprise that nearly 500 exhibitors from almost every region of the world came out to the Jacob Javitz Center in New York City this past...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

A Newsweek magazine special issue billed as the official 70th Anniversary Bob Marley Tribute - and entirely dedicated to the Marleys, reggae, rocksteady, ska and Jamaica - has just hit news stands across the United States.The 100-page article...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

A Newsweek Magazine special issue billed as the official 70th anniversary Bob Marley tribute, and entirely dedicated to the Marleys, reggae, rocksteady, ska and Jamaica, has just hit news stands across the United States.The 100-page feature...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Lt Stitchie, Jamaica's dancehall and gospel icon who is famous for his blistering live performances, left the island earlier this week for a number of performance dates across England. One of his stops will include the Feltham Youth Prison near...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

The 17th annual Ardenne High School Christmas Pageant, Tree Lighting and Fireworks will take place on the school campus on Ardenne Road, tomorrow at 5 p.m.The annual Christmas pageant is a creative and explosive contemporary Jamaican interpretation...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Hedonism II, the all-inclusive resort in Negril that always tantalises, now has a brand new face. About two years ago, the 280-room resort was acquired by new owners, and since then guests have been enjoying the dazzling overhaul of the resort's...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Clive W. Blackwood, from Mulgrave Lane, Kingston, was recently named executive vice president and general auditor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York - the largest bank in the federal reserve system in the United States. The appointment was made...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Inside Joe's Pub in Lower Manhattan last Wednesday night, the ambience mirrored a New Year's Eve celebration. The medium-size party space was filled with hundreds of well-dressed revelers, enthusiastically sharing stories of their travels to Negril...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

A galaxy of reggae music industry luminaries will come together in Kingston on November 20- 22 for the fourth annual Jamaica Music Conference 2015.This year's three-day conference will be a springboard for panel discussions on a number of hot-button...

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