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Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:16 AM

How much do you miss events and outside? Let us count the ways. Fame FM’s Fame Frequency virtual party series has been entertaining Jamaicans during the curfews and gathering restrictions, giving them an opportunity to flex their party muscles from...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Celebrating culture at its highest grade is OHJA Herb House, a revolutionary medicinal cannabis dispensary. Something Extra was on location in Barbican for the company’s official launch and storefront opening. Here are the social highlights.

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:09 AM

Mourners said their final goodbyes to former government minister Dr Donald Keith Duncan on Sunday in an official funeral, held at the University Chapel in St Andrew. Though small in numbers, owing to coronavirus restrictions, they were not short on...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2020 | 12:11 AM

F. PROFILE Five things you should know about Mark Golding Mark Golding has thrown his hat into the ring for president of the 82-year-old People’s National Party (PNP) and was nominated to run against Lisa Hanna, St Ann South East member of...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

From May 13 to July 31, two free online programmes – A French for the Arts and A Technical Training – were offered to 50 Caribbean creatives, who were selected to be Integrate French as a Language of Exchanges (IFLE) and Visual and Performing Arts...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Jodi-Ann Tucker has always taken an innovative and creative approach to lifestyle. From fashion to beauty and, recently, home decor, you name it, she claims it and stamps her unique signature spin, maintaining glam in both her style and...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:09 AM

Digicel relaunched on Tuesday as a digital operator with a suite of eight apps and the promise of more powerful digital experiences all day, every day. The company unveiled its all-new Digicel Prime Bundle, which promises more data and access to a...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

His love for fitness and seeing people become the best version of themselves were just a few of the reasons why 23-year-old Samuel Hewitt decided to whip people into shape. Hewitt realised that persons, even while experiencing the compounded...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:16 PM

Two of Jamaica’s most impressive landmarks — the 109-year-old Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, and the famed Blue Mountains — will be among aspects of Jamaican culture captured for artistic display at a Japanese virtual exhibition of specially...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:11 AM

National Heritage Week, which was held under the theme ‘Celebrating a Heritage of Resilience and Pride’, culminated with the annual wreath-laying salute to our national heroes and the presentation of the national honours and awards. The...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:27 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

With the global pandemic still in full swing, many have been faced with no choice but to depend on the digital space for work, school, shopping and yes, dating. If you’re wondering how you can really get to know somebody virtually, it’s much...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:26 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Make-up is art. Beauty is spirit. Blending them all in majestic fashion is the lovely Kayan Merritt. Merritt is no stranger to creativity. Growing up, she was so fascinated by beauty and style that she became the go-to for her sisters and friends...

Published:Monday | October 19, 2020 | 7:20 AM

“Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.” – Sharon Draper There are times during this pandemic...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:12 AM

The Sagicor Foundation recently closed out its 2019-20 Adopt-a-School Programme following major renovation work, totalling $18 million, at its three adopted schools: Prime Time Early Childhood Institution in Denbigh, Clarendon; Petersville Early...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 12:07 AM

Lifespan Spring Water has combined its Dash n’ Win promotion with a public-education campaign in order to deliver COVID-19 protocols across the island. This as the company affirms its commitment to helping Jamaicans live through the coronavirus...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

F. Profile Tifa talks celibacy and survival in a sexualised genre Sexologist applauds artiste’s conscious decision Her wardrobe sometimes consists of figure-hugging, revealing outfits. Her music videos are sexy and her lyrics consist of...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 12:08 AM

The Victoria Mutual Group recently hosted the first of three virtual Diaspora Web Expos to be held this month. Chaired by VM’s ‘Chief Happiness Officer’ Christopher ‘Johnny’ Daley, the event offered registered participants from Jamaica and across...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:11 AM

October is celebrated internationally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and pink is the colour symbolic with the cause. In a show of support and recognition for the month of awareness for the disease, Sagicor’s client-facing team members recently...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:12 AMSherry Ann McGregor

‘End Delays From The Bench! – Bar Association Calls On Judges To Speedily Hand Down Judgments’ was the caption of an article in this newspaper on May 12, 2016. At that time, the Jamaican Bar Association had delivered a letter to the then chief...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” This profound sentiment expressed by English poet William Congreve is often reflected in matters pertaining to love, specifically that of heartbreak. Welcome to Flair-fessional, where women share their...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

Imagine your doubt and fear ringing true when you discover that you have breast cancer. It’s ‘Pinktober’ so we’re kicking off the awareness month by sharing the life-changing story of Chelan Smith and her beauty in the face of this battle. Magnetic...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Last week Dr Keith Rowley, prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, said unless there is a dramatic turn of events regarding COVID-19, carnival ova deh nah keep. Now, let us take a good, long look at this statement. Trinidad and Tobago carnival is...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:20 AM

Dancehall artiste Ding Dong celebrated his birthday with fans locally and worldwide through a virtual birthday celebration in partnership with Magnum Tonic Wine on Monday. The virtual celebration featured performances from Taurus Riley, labelmate...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:11 AM

Women made serious fashion and political moves yesterday as the new session of Parliament opened at the Jamaica Conference Centre with the swearing-in of senators and members of parliament (MPs). A record 18 women MPs were sworn in as the...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:08 AM

Andrew Holness was sworn in as Prime Minister of Jamaica for the third time on Monday. The ceremony was significantly scaled down because of COVID-19 restrictions but there was still a spirit of celebration. Here are the highlights.

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