|Cops disarm with music
While changing the country through their vigilance, Jamaica's policemen help to lighten their souls and image through music. This year has not been the best for Jamaican police officers, with 20 from their ranks having been murdered, but they are keeping the faith through music.
How 'I'mportant is VIP?
To some people, the VIP sections of many parties, concerts and other events seem expensive, but there are those who believe it is total value for money. Mikey, who works in the Pearnel Charles Arcade in downtown Kingston, says he goes to both VIP and regular sections at parties, but for different reasons.
Glory days - Cargill Avenue a two-way dancehall road
From the outside, the House of Leo on Cargill Avenue, off Half-Way Tree Road, St. Andrew, does not look like somewhere special. In fact, in the days when it was, for dancehall devotees, somewhere very, very special, from the outside it still looked ordinary, with the same long wall and an unremarkable gateway.
Women differ on clashing
The attention has long been on men clashing in the dancehall, but to a lesser degree, women have been involved in battles, also. There are some female artistes who live for clashes, like Queen Paula.
A 're-Fugee' makes world his home
Lead Fugees rapper Wyclef Jean was the first member of the group to embark on a solo career and he proved ambitious and eclectic on his own. As the Fugees hung in limbo, Wyclef became hip hop's unofficial multicultural conscience.