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Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Jamaica Carnival has received a major endorsement from the number-one soca station in the world, Team Soca."TeamSoca.com, an online station that features the 15 best soca deejays in the world, was created by Trinidadian DJ Spice to help educate and...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

A brand-new reggae festival is about to be staged on Jamaican shores that will at the outset feature acts that can only be considered reggae royalty. From the likes of Ky-Mani Marley to Lee 'Scratch' Perry, the roots of arguably the most hypnotic of...

Published:Saturday | July 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia 'Babsy' Grange has endorsed the Credit Unions of Jamaica Gosplash, set for the Fort Clarence Beach in Hellshire, St Catherine, on August 1.The minister was speaking through an intermediary...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

One of reggae music's most powerful singers, Garnet Silk, died on December 9, 1994 while trying to save his mother from a burning house in Mandeville, Manchester. Four months later, Novlyn 'Lovey' Banton gave birth to his last child Garnet Silk Jr....

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

After about a five-year hiatus, actress Karen Harriott is back on stage in the play He Said She Said, a comedy review written and directed by Owen 'Black' Ellis. It plays at the Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Jamaica's 400m champion Javon Francis feels he is at his strongest and fastest this year as he hopes to challenge for a medal at the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil this summer.The 21-year-old quarter-miler opened his season on January 23, with a 46.19...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Veteran sprinter Kim Collins is aiming to set records should he qualify to represent St Kitts at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer.Should he make the team, it would be his sixth Olympic Games, but that is not the record he is...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

The Kingston and St. Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) will stage the 2016 David Hunt Management Seminar at the Melbourne Cricket Club on Saturday, January 30.The seminar sponsored by Mayberry Investments Limited and named in honour of the late...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) is to sell the building that houses its headquarters at 40 Old Hope Road as the organisation embarks on finding a more fitting home.The administration has also already identified two...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Being fitter, stronger and having his wife as coach have been key factors to why Kim Collins continues to defy time and run faster even as he gets older.Collins, who turns 40 in April, opened his season at the Central Hurdles and Relays meet at G.C...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

LONDON (CMC):Somerset officials said they were anxiously anticipating Chris Gayle's appearance in the Twenty20 Blast later this year, after the West Indies batting star signed off on a six-match deal to represent the English county.The 36-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

World Championship relay gold medalist, Christine Day, revealed that she has ambitions of winning an individual medal at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer, following what was merely a training run at the inaugural McKenley-Wint Track and Field...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2016 | 11:09 PMLeighton Levy

Christoffe Bryan opened his season with a win in the men's high jump at the Kansas State University (KSU), University of Kansas (KU), Wichita State University (WSU) Showdown in Lawrence, Kansas.Bryan, the former Wolmerian, won with a leap of 2.20m...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

With his focus firmly fixed on being at his best in time for the Olympics in Rio this summer, 2012 NCAA discus champion Chad Wright has been spending time with his old schoolmates and high school coach, hoping to be razor sharp this season.This is...

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2016 | 1:20 AMLeighton Levy

Former national under-17 captain Omar Holness has revealed that three things have him excited about playing Major League Soccer (MLS) in the coming season. The 21-year-old Jamaican, the overall number-five pick, was selected by Real Salt Lake in...

Published:Tuesday | January 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Olympians Arthur Wint, Herb McKenley and Dennis Johnson, as well stand-out coach Michael Clarke, will be among six luminaries to be honoured at the inaugural staging of the McKenley/Wint Track and Field Classic that will christen the new synthetic...

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Rudolph Speid, president of the Jamaica Volleyball Association (JAVA), has expressed delight at the association being selected to host the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Volleyball Championship in July this year. The president said...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Jamaica has won the bid to host the 2016 Caribbean Volleyball Senior Men and Women Championship to be held in July of this year.Jamaica had been in contention to host the championships that will feature eight male and a similar number of female...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Jason Morgan, who set a new national record in the discus in 2015, is looking forward to being even better in 2016 and perhaps even win an Olympic medal in Rio this summer.He has reason to be optimistic. Training has been going well, he is working...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Captain Horace Burrell, has disclosed that contracts have been sent out to members of the senior men's national football squad, thus addressing one of the grievances the Reggae Boyz had at the start of...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

The Reggae Warriors conceded 18 points in the last 17 minutes and were eliminated from contention for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup as their do-or-die match against Canada ended in a thrilling tie on Tuesday.The Warriors, who lost 20-14 against...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Alia Atkinson was the fastest in the world in the 100-metre breaststroke for 2015. At the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup in Dubai on November 6, the iconic Jamaican swimmer produced 1:05.93s to win gold.Not only was it the fastest time in the...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 11:56 PMLeighton Levy

Pepsi feels it has got great return on its $5 million investment in the 2015 ISSA/Flow Super Cup. The competition dubbed the 'Champions League of Schoolboy Football' and already deemed a resounding success, concludes today with defending champion...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

As she gets ready to launch the third edition of her now annual six-a-side football competition in the Waterhouse community where she grew up, World and Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is urging businesses within the Waterhouse...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMLeighton Levy

Seasoned reggae singer and songwriter Hopeton Lindo, is enjoying success with his latest album - My World Your World - that was inspired by the state of the world today. The 16-track album, Lindo's fourth, features the production talents of the...

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