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Published:Sunday | August 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

All pageant winners seem to have a story of overcoming great adversity on their way to the crown, and Miss Jamaica World 2016 Ashlie White Barrett is no different.What differentiates her story from all the others, however, is that at just 20 years...

Published:Wednesday | August 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

A change of venue from Merl Grove High to Jampro in New Kingston did not stop patrons from coming out for an evening of great entertainment at the second annual staging of 'Expressions'...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

There may have been several other 'houses' assigned to different countries at the 2016 Olympic Games, but according to several persons on the ground in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, there was something extra special about Jamaica House.The Jamaica Tourist...

Published:Thursday | August 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Damian Marley's provocative latest single, Nail Pon Cross, sparked a social media firestorm recently when an image of the entertainer hanging from a cross surfaced on the Internet. The image, which was being used to promote the track, did not go...

Published:Sunday | August 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The curtains may have closed on the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen pageant for 2016, but the hard work for the freshly crowned Queen is just beginning.In case you were worried about whether the woman that walked away with the prestigious title was...

Published:Wednesday | August 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The relationship among family members of late reggae icon Peter Tosh might have taken a turn for the worse.The Gleaner has learnt that the Grammy Award won by the singer in 1987 and one of his famous guitars are now in the possession of a pawn shop...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

As Tropical Storm Earl continues to move further away from the island, the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has confirmed that the Emancipation and Independence activities scheduled to take place from today onward, will go on as...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2016 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle

After five consecutive stagings of his comedy show, Let Loose, popular media personality and comedian Oral Tracey has decided to add an international flavour to the annual event.Following a few dismal performances from last year's staging, Tracey...

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The organisers of the Jamaica Music Camp are happy at the success of the latest installation of the annual summer camp. Now in its third year, the camp was held at The Tryall Club near Montego Bay and offered various activities for children between...

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Yesterday marked 10 years since the passing of one of Jamaica's most treasured national icons. Louise Bennett-Coverley passed away in Toronto, Canada on July 26, 2006. The woman referred to as one of the pioneers of the country's cultural space...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Ten years ago today, the nation lost the incomparable Louise 'Miss Lou' Bennett-Coverley. A great cultural icon, Miss Lou championed the movement to get Patois officially recognised as a language. Many of the nation's greatest playwrights, poets,...

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The local gospel fraternity wants the Government of Jamaica to take a stance against the rising crime rate by "actioning" a national day of prayer.The call was made by a few well-known gospel artistes at the recently concluded Fun in the Son event...

Published:Saturday | July 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Bob Marley Foundation, 1Love Foundation and Ben and Jerry's Partners for Youth Empowerment are reporting success having completed the third instalment of the annual One Love Youth Camp last week.The camp, which is aimed at continuing Bob's...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

It is no secret that Jamaica is one of the most culturally in-demand countries across the globe. It is also no secret that the country has a lot of catching up to do in terms of maximising its earnings from hosting entertainment events. Well aware...

Published:Monday | July 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

The Best Dressed Chicken Fun in the Son returned with a bang on Saturday. Held at the National Heroes Park, it pulled a huge crowd as persons turned out, no doubt missing the event, which was last hosted in 2014.The organisers of the now biennial...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Producers of the local talent show Digicel Rising Stars (DRS) have decided to go international for the second year in a row, at least as it relates to guest judges.Organisers of the show have decided to bring out the big guns again this year by...

Published:Monday | July 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Oneil Scott, more popularly known as Nazzleman, walked away the winner of the 2016 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Festival Song Competition on Saturday night.The finals, staged at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, Hope Road...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

There were many issues discussed at this year's International Reggae Day (IRD) Conference, recently held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, but chief among them was the fact that Jamaica needed to maximise the earnings from reggae music.It is no secret...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Some months ago the Trench Town Culture Yard was listed among scores of popular tourist attractions operating across the island without a licence under the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) Act. Today, however, the cultural site is a legally operated...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Dancing is her passion, and for years she's had the dream of bringing together dancers from the different companies across the island for one massive production. She has finally turned that dream into reality and this weekend, patrons will get to...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

There was a wealth of information to soak up at this year's staging of the International Reggae Day (IRD) Conference, but like last year, there were hardly enough people in attendance to take advantage of all that the event had to offer.On Friday,...

Published:Sunday | July 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Organisers of Reggae Sumfest 2016 stunned the local entertainment fraternity when they announced some drastic changes to the show's format this year, especially when they did away with the much-anticipated International Night.And although the Reggae...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Today marks International Reggae Day (IRD), and the stage is set as music will steal the global spotlight, and several countries worldwide join in the celebrations.This year, more than 35 cities across the globe have hopped on board and are expected...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

Today, as the world celebrates International Reggae Day, organisers of Reggae Sumfest have declared July as Reggae Sumfest month.'The Greatest Reggae Show on Earth', scheduled for July 17-23, is one of the biggest reggae festivals in Jamaica to date...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle

She rose to fame as part of a girl group known as From Above, but Nigerian- based English singer-songwriter Deborah Oluwaseyi Joshua, more popularly known as Seyi Shay, has been in the music industry for more than a decade.The entertainer was on a...

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