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Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:18 AM

This year’s carnival activities are believed to have pumped more than J$1 billion into the Jamaican economy. Kamal Bankay, chairman of the National Carnival in Jamaica stakeholders committee, under the Sports and Entertainment Network of the...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:17 AMRoy Black

Jamaica has given the world six major genres of music: mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, and dancehall. That is nothing short of amazing when one considers the island’s geographical size and population. Most countries of comparable size in the...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

With the birth of his Big Ship Records, legendary reggae singer Freddie McGregor was dubbed the ‘Captain of the Big Ship’, a moniker he wears with pride, especially considering that his children are numbered among the vessel’s able-bodied crew. And...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:13 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire is ­anticipating a Grammy nod for art collective dub poetry duo The No-Maddz for their upcoming sophomore set Heaven on Earth ( H.O.E). The international producer is behind the 11-track masterpiece, which premiered at a...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:13 AMSimone Morgan-Lindo/ - Gleaner Writer

The police will be on the lookout for people who are highly intoxicated and who might cause disruption at the Carnival Road march tomorrow. At a press conference held at the Police Commissioner’s headquarters yesterday, Assistant Commissioner of...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:36 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The fictional British Secret Service agent, James Bond, created in 1953 by Ian Fleming while he was living at GoldenEye in Oracabessa, St Mary, has returned home – of sorts. Yesterday, the producers and cast of Bond 25 (the 25th Bond movie)...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:32 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

As revellers flood the streets of the Corporate Area on Sunday, they will be accompanied by a fleet of huge trailers. Since carnival road march began in Jamaica almost 30 years ago, Zoukie Trucking Services Limited has been a constant. According...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:31 AMStephanie Lyew/ - Gleaner Writer

Skimpy costumes and untamed dancing aside, carnival road marches are paramount meeting grounds for people of all ages, cultures, and class – and for some, it’s a family affair. Bianca Hernould tells The Gleaner, “As kids, my parents would come...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:20 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

The family of international reggae icon Peter Tosh has filed a lawsuit against Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey, for failing to protect and uphold the human rights and the dignity of Tosh’s youngest son – Jawara McIntosh. The 39-year-...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:20 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

The three-character comedy Face the Truth is written and produced by Angela Jarrett, who also acts in the production. Now playing at the Pantry Theatre in New Kingston, the story surrounds a mother, Dorothy Morton (played by Rosemary Murray), who...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Trinidadian soca singer Patrice Roberts continues to prove that she is an artistic force to be reckoned with. With a career that spans more than a decade, the entertainer released her largest volume of music for any carnival season in 2019 with 14...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:20 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

If Kes The Band intended to prove the power of soca by introducing a new element of live bands, multiple genres and satisfied revellers to the Jamaican carnival season, then they succeeded. For the inaugural instalment of Tuesday On The Rock in...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:16 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Veteran music industry trailblazer Sylvia Rhone was earlier this week named chairman and CEO of Epic Records. Epic is a division of Sony Music Entertainment and it is perhaps best known as the label that turned R...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:13 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Josef Bogdanovich, CEO/founder of Downsound Entertainment, organisers of Reggae Sumfest, is a happy man. Tickets for the July 14-20 event are selling as fast as fans of headliner, Buju Banton, can say ‘Long Walk to Freedom’. Sumfest saw a whirlwind...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 1:15 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“Rather than controversial, the choice in topics and titles of my music are more on the provocative side,” explained Kristofer Madu to The Gleaner, during an interview that would later unearth the Kingston-raised rapper’s true mission. Madu has a...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:17 AM

A happily married couple buy the home of their dreams in the Napa Valley, but the vendor they bought it from refuses to leave the property.

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:16 AM

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to 22 films, Avengers: Endgame....

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:06 AMMarcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer

On Easter Sunday, one of Christianity’s holiest days, the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) continued its tradition of celebrating the season with an early-morning feast of movement and music. The 38-year-old show saw new pieces in music, but...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:06 AM

A whole heap a people deh ya man she said It was an umbrella city Patrons came prepared to wrestle if necessary but coexist with the weat

Published:Tuesday | April 23, 2019 | 12:05 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Back in the day, when topless was almost a movement, Delroy ‘Scoffery’ Escoffery was a prominent member of the ultra savvy UPT crew. Today his life is a far cry from the days when he owned a crazy, modified pickup truck, that drove the girls crazy...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The support and audience reaction to the staging of Jesus Christ Superstar seemed not only to have served as a confidence booster for executive producer Andre Dixon but re-emphasised the dire need for a performing-arts centre in...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:10 AM

What if you could have superpowers? That’s the question of most superhero fiction, and it stems from a fantasy many people have to do amazing things. Most people grow up accepting that they won’t be bitten by a radioactive spider or, in the case of...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Beenie Man and Bounty Killer have both been signed for this year’s instalment of Reggae Sumfest and will perform onstage together in what is gearing up to be an epic ‘tune-fi-tune’ ‘90s recall segment. Sumfest made the big announcement rather...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Jamaican DJ/producer/songwriter KickRaux has signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music Inc. “It’s an honour to be recognised by one of the top music publishers in the world. They put me in the studio with the best songwriters in the...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:07 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

Following last month’s untimely passing of co-franchise holder of the Miss Jamaica World competition, Aston Cooke, there have been necessary changes in the entity’s leadership structure. While Weston Haughton retains the franchise holder position...

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