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Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Kevin 'Ray' Owens will headline a Jamaican fundraising gala, concert and awards ceremony in New York City on Saturday, September 19, at the Jamaica Performing Arts Centre in Queens. The glitzy black-tie event is being hosted by the New York-based...

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

'A Taste of Tennis', hosted by tennis legend Serena Williams, describes itself as the world's premier food and tennis experience.The bold promise exceeded expectations last Thursday, and hundreds of New York residents and out-of-town visitors, who...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Scores of Caribbean supporters packed a section of the Door Restaurant in Queens, New York, last week Wednesday night to hear about Labour Day plans for the promotion of two popular Jamaican brands - Dragon Stout and the new D...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

My FavouritebeautyQueen Love them or hate them, beauty pageants have, for many years, become embedded in Jamaica's culture, and the passion for pageants has been fuelled in no small part by Jamaica's impressive success with pageants on the...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

The iconic image of Sintra Arunte-Bronte, the bewitchingly beautiful girl in the wet T-shirt on the Jamaica Tourist Board's (JTB) most successful poster ever, is back in the news again.This dramatic resurgence has come about because pop music idol...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival held in Queens, New York, recently was a celebration of the best of Jamaican cuisine, with chefs from around the diaspora coming into the Big Apple to show off their mouth-watering creations.Among those who cooked up...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 11:01 PMDave Rodney

Westmoreland Family Reunites in JamaicaVarious branches of the Irving/ Stewart/ Turner/ Rodney families who reside in various parts of the United States and the United Kingdom returned to their roots in Jamaica from July 8 to 12, to focus on family...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Summer is here! Barbecues, picnics, and cook-outs will be taking place in every community across the United States and Canada by the thousands.Persons from different ethnicities are hunting for that authentic Jamaica aroma for their grill and to...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Portland-born Dr Judith Green-McKenzie, of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, was honored by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, an international medical society, when it bestowed...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Some 30 tourism destinations from the Caribbean region came together to promote travel and generate new business alliances and growth opportunities under the umbrella of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation during Caribbean Week, June 1-7.Destinations...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 10:46 AMDave Rodney, Gleaner Writer

BIRMINGHAM, England: Stephanie McPherson confirmed her penchant for running in the United Kingdom, when she won the 400m at the Birmingham Diamond league meeting today. McPherson, who won gold at the same distance at last year’s Commonwealth Games, clocked a time...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Two Sundays ago, parishioners at the St Andrew and St Mark Anglican Church in Dorval, Montreal were riveted when Jamaican Patois was used for the reading of a Bible passage for the celebration of Pentecost Sunday.The congregation of the church is...

Published:Sunday | May 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

On my last trip to Jamaica, I did the unthinkable. I abandoned the white-sand beaches and the pulsating Negril nightlife for a few days and headed to Port Antonio to raft on the Rio Grande. The eight-hour ride from Negril to Port Antonio, with many...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

A little spa in Ocho Rios, Jamaica is now listed as the sixth best hotel spa in the world. The Ocean Spa at Jamaica Inn scored 96.00 out of 100, just over one point behind the top of list in Colorado, United States of America at 97.33, based on a...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

Tourist arrival figures are just in for the 2015 winter season, and Jamaica's largest leisure market, the United States (US), has registered overall growth of 9.1 per cent over the same period - January to April of 2014.The island attracted 445,000...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney

The pipe organ is the centerpiece of the musical ministry of many great churches and cathedrals around the world. One such organ in Jamaica, the J. W. Walker...

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