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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.

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 3:29 PM

The world’s oldest film festival opened last Wednesday under a slew of anti-COVID protocols, with the few A-list celebrities making the trip wearing face masks and the general public largely absent. Paparazzi, who in past years rented boats to...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:26 AM

On Sunday night, the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards aired with a virtual outdoor show that played host to some of the biggest names in music. Lady Gaga won the first award of the broadcast for Best Collaboration for her hit single with Ariana Grande,...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2020 | 12:20 AM

The brilliant 14! The 2020 Jamaican winners of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship were formally presented with their award certificates recently at a ceremony hosted by Asif Ahmad, the British high commissioner to Jamaica. The newly minted...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:11 AMKrysta Anderson/Gleaner Writer

If it is that a picture is worth a thousand words, then by this estimation, what is a video worth? Video, according to Lisa Lubin, informs and entertains people. No one understands or appreciates this sentiment more than O’Knegi Holness. His love...

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2020 | 12:25 AM

It was a double celebration for Sharon Morris as she celebrated her 60th birthday and the official opening of her business, Tru Finishes, recently. Her friends and family made the event a very memorable one as they were honoured to share in the...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Lifespan Spring Water launched its Dash n Win promotion recently at the Half-Way Tree Transportation Centre. The live show featured brand ambassador Denyque, Comedian Ian ‘Ity’ Ellis, the Shady Squad Dance Group, and many other surprises. Jamaica’...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2020 | 12:32 AM

Strutting a truly unique style aesthetic, Jodi-Ann Tucker rises as a phoenix of island fashion. Today, Something Extra gives you a sneak peek of this melanin magic. Read more about her inspiring and empowering couture journey online in Flair.

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2020 | 12:23 AM

For some, nothing screams happiness better than a bottle of rum. And as last Sunday was National Rum Day, let’s continue to spread joy with highlights from the Appleton Estate celebrations. Here’s your spirited dose of Something Extra.

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2020 | 12:22 AM

Sunday, August 16, was National Rum Day, and to mark this special occasion, Appleton Estate lined up an impressive reggae showcase to entertain its audience. The talented trio of In.Digg.Nation brought the vibes to the main stage at Appleton Estate...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) lit up its social circuit last weekend with the grand coronation of the inaugural Mr and Miss JTA 2020 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. With restricted numbers of patrons allowed in the venue,...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:36 AM

Veteran reggae singer Freddie McGregor broke the mould last Thursday night, delivering his first live performance since January, at the Moon Palace Jamaica in Ocho Rios, St Ann. McGregor, who has become a staple on some of the country’s biggest...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:20 AM

Jamaica celebrated its 58th year of Independence with a virtual showcase of some of our finest in the entertainment industry at the National Arena last evening. Despite the coronavirus restrictions, the Jamaican spirit was present, cementing this...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 9:08 AM

It was pure musical magic when two powerhouses merged to create the 2020 virtual staging of Uppsala Reggae Jam Festival, held at the Harry J Recording Studios on Emancipation Day. Something Extra was on scene and brings you the social highlights.

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:22 AM

The winner of the 2020 Jamaica Gospel Song Competition was disclosed during the competition’s Grand Announcement Show last Sunday on CVM Television. Schoolteacher Treisha Williams with the song One Dose of the Holy Ghost was crowned the winner. The...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 2:56 PM

A new administration was selected to lead and advocate on behalf of the Montego Bay businesses community. Two-term president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Janet Silvera, welcomed the team with a reception. Here are...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2020 | 12:25 AM

It was a virtual save for the culture as the Jamaica Festival Song Competition, sponsored by telecommunication network Digicel, managed to successfully host this year’s fully digital staging in spite of COVID-19 conditions and restrictions....

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