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Jamaica Gleaner Entertainment
published: Sunday | August 27, 2006

A race to beauty
Although franchise holder Mickey Haughton-James remains enthusiastic, not everyone is as convinced about the Miss Jamaica World pageant's worth.

Nettleford, Gloudon go for excellence

The curtains recently came down on Jamaica's Independence celebrations, after a successful summer of showcasing Jamaica's heritage. Schoolchildren did recitals, while others expressed themselves through some of the latest dances, speech...


Beautiful product with purpose

'Sugar and spice and everything nice' is the common myth of what a woman should be. However, annually the Miss World and Miss Jamaica World pageants revamp the formula through their motto 'beauty with a purpose', eliminating hundreds...


Sponsors keep promoters waiting

Some promoters of major stage shows and other music events are now finding themselves in a bind, as sponsors are withholding significant portions of funds pending incident-free completion of the show.


High price tags for dub plates

What! $40,000 for a dub plate? Although dub plates, customised records made exclusively for a sound system or selector, are a staple product of reggae and dancehall culture, some on the fringes of dancehall culture would never understand...


Artistes chained to 'bling'

Signature jewels seem to be the latest dancehall trend, with various artistes trying to 'outbling' the other.


Not all rights are created equal

While the question of copyright has reared its shock of locks and garnered much attention from media and rights holders themselves, it seems that not all rights are created equal.




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