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Stories by Shereita Grizzle

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

High schools in Jamaica are very competitive and old rivalries between different institutions can carry on for years after the school leaving ceremony. CEO of television cable company, Caribbean International Network (CIN), Stephen Hill, knows this...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A film about the early life of reggae legend Bob Marley, featuring songs from his pre-famed career, is in the works. Unreleased early recordings are to feature in a new movie about the legend's musical beginnings.The production for the film titled...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Another foreign country has once again shown its respect for reggae music. On Saturday, the Eglinton West neighbourhood in Canada got a new 1,200 square foot mural, which not only pays homage to the genre, but serves as a reminder of the country's...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

On Friday, September 18, 2015, the region lost a literary legend in Jamaica-born novelist Anthony Winkler.Winkler, renowned for his work The Lunatic, died at his Atlanta home in the United States. He is survived by his wife, Cathy. Winkler was born...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

For more than two years, there have been talks of the country possibly establishing a reggae hall of fame, and since the idea arose, many Jamaicans, includingseveral persons from the music fraternity, have been in support of the idea. However,...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Wolmer's Dance Troupe is celebrating its 25th anniversary and according to the group's artistic director, Barbara McDaniel, the festivities will be big.The acclaimed dance troupe began celebrating their 25th season of dance back in April and has...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

There were approximately 9,000 applicants, but up-and-coming reggae artiste dBURNZ and his band, The Flashmob, have been hand-picked to represent Jamaica at an internationally acclaimed music programme, courtesy of American sneakers company,...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Jamaica-born author Marlon James has been shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings. He was named among the final six on Tuesday at a press conference at the offices of major sponsors,...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The legal battle between members of the international reggae band, UB40 for the right to use the name continues. The saga which started in early 2014 is still before the courts, as a settlement is yet to be reached.Former lead singer, Ali Campbell...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Slinger Francisco, better known as the Mighty Sparrow, is still awaiting financial assistance from Trinidad and Tobago for his medical bills.According to a news report from the country's Guardian newspaper, president of the Oilfields Workers' Trade...

Published:Sunday | September 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

In July when The Gleaner spoke to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Panoridim Steel Orchestra, they were in good spirits, preparing for the inaugural staging of the International Panorama Competition to be held in Trinidad in August. Fast-...

Published:Saturday | September 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

An official lyrics video for Love Song to the Earth, the new environmentally conscious charity single, which features the vocals of reggae/dancehall star, Sean Paul, has premiered online.The clip, now playing on LoveSongtotheEarth.org and other...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

When the story of Mario Deane first broke last year, it caught the attention of numerous Jamaicans. Many were outraged by the circumstances surrounding Deane's death after it was alleged that he was brutally beaten while in police custody. Countless...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The LIME-FLOW Skool Aid has grown significantly, and on Sunday, thousands of Jamaicans gathered on the grounds of Jamworld in Portmore, St Catherine, to enjoy the giveaways and the entertainment from the annual back-to-school treat.Fun and excitement...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The inner-city community of Waterhouse came alive recently, as it hosted the inaugural staging of the Miss Waterhouse Pageant. According to organisers, the turnout was massive, and based on the success of the first staging, they are already planning...

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

There have always been talk about underrated dancehall artistes and why they have not been able to make a big enough impact in the industry to remain relevant and on top. Following recent comments made by dancehall artiste Aidonia, in which he...

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Clarendon-based recording artiste Sagitarr has seemingly caught his big break after a video of him singing a tribute to the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, went viral.Although originally released in early July, the song has re-surfaced with a bang...

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Grammy-nominated reggae singer Judy Mowatt is making the rounds on the Worldwide Web after comments she made in a recent interview with Britain's The Voice newspaper. In the interview posted online on Tuesday, Mowatt who was part of the reggae group...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The CB Pan Chicken Championship is one of the most anticipated food and entertainment experiences in the island and on Saturday, scores of Jamaicans descended on the ground of the UDC car park in Portmore for the first regional elimination for the...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

His catchy video blogs led him to fame; his wit and charm enchanted Jamaicans locally and abroad; and, before he even had time to take it all in, Dutty Berry became an Internet sensation.He enjoyed success with his video blogs, which opened many...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A joint initiative of the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) dubbed Museums Connect has awarded seven grants to 15 museum partners globally, including Jamaica. The project...

Published:Thursday | August 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Following the removal of Jewish reggae artiste Matisyahu on Monday from one of Spain's biggest reggae festivals, the Rototom Sunsplash Music Festival, there have been new developments. The Gleaner has learnt that on Wednesday, festival organisers...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica (NYOJ) ended their 2015 summer camp in fine style on Friday, hosting a free concert at the Camperdown High School, Kingston. The venue was small, but there was nothing little about the talent on display as the...

Published:Monday | August 17, 2015 | 12:01 AMShereita Grizzle

During preparations prior to the release of his last album, gospel artiste Kevin Downswell thought it a brilliant idea to do a pamphlet to help promote the musical compilation. However, the five-page pamphlet he had in mind turned into a 100-page...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

More than 150 Jamaicans are to receive national honours during the 2015 National Honours and Awards ceremony to be held at King's House in October. Among the list of honourees are several persons from the creative industries who will be awarded for...

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