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Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Ten ladies are now vying for the Miss Universe Jamaica crown. Out of the 16 semi-finalists, only 15 could make it to last Saturday’s elimination presentation, says pageant director Mark McDermoth. Lloyd-Ann Daley, who was selected from the overseas...

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

South Florida-based recording artiste Beach Boii is often thought of as a rapper. From his style to having inked skin, the entertainer’s image is what most use to define him, but there’s one signature tattoo that explains what he is trying to...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

His mother gave him the name Shevin Jarrett, but he was given the title ‘1Word Boss’ in the streets. It’s a title dancehall entertainer Jafrass could not escape, often having to correct people any time his stage name was miswritten. It soon became...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Our Place Restaurant, Lounge and Jerk Centre believes that sharing a home-cooked meal is fundamental to connecting with its customers, said Operations Manager Lisa Love. “There’s always food here, up to closing time. We serve authentic Jamaican...

Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

It has been said that the pandemic resulted in a global athleisure boom, and that more and more fitness fashion brands are emerging that promote health, wellness, and deliver comfort as a result. Reggae-dancehall entertainer Barbee was not to be...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Mark McDermoth, Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) co-national director, says that the execution of the pageant has gotten more difficult, especially as the country continues to face the global coronavirus pandemic. “As it does, more than anything else,...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

As Richard Hoo Kim, promoter of the popular carnival affiliate and event, Big Wall, gears up to take mas celebrations to Miami in October, he said he does not foresee Jamaica having any large-scale events for the rest of 2021 nor hosting a carnival...

Published:Thursday | September 16, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

As a music producer and disc jockey, Delano Thomas, best known as DJ Delano, has gone the extra mile to connect with an audience. Online spaces and social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Streamlabs, and Twitch (or...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Performers on Broadway, like athletes, face particularly taxing physical demands, thanks to the long hours and the repetitive rehearsals they are tasked with to get their vocals and choreography flawless. The focus is always full-body, shared...

Published:Friday | September 10, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The next Miss Miami Broward Carnival will be crowned in a week at the Miramar Cultural Center for the Performing Arts in Florida. Caribbean women from across the state are competing for scholarships and other prizes, but most importantly, the title...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In another life, Jean-Andre Lowell Lawrence is an illustrator. Or maybe he is in this one. Known professionally by the acronym JLL, the internationally acclaimed producer is always pencilling out his next move, finding ways to create art from...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Incarcerated dancehall artiste Adidja Palmer, more popularly known as Vybz Kartel, is doing well after receiving his first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Kartel received his shot on Friday. “I saw Mr Palmer on Saturday, and he is doing...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Yaadcore has followed up The Calling and Tension with a ganja-heavy song that pays tribute to the medicinal properties of cannabis while making a clear call to action against the fight the plant has faced. And if the original single, Nyquill (...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Whether coated with a sugary glaze, topped with sprinkles, coated with powdered sugar, filled with fruity preserves or cream, or simply plain, doughnuts pack just the right amount of sugar to satisfy any sweet tooth, said the owners of Nazmar...

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Out of the hundreds of photographs that Frank Spinelli has taken of people throughout his travels, there’s one, out of the many of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, that stands out. The photo sees Perry wearing a red snapback cap that he customised with...

Published:Wednesday | September 1, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Maxi Priest as a young, recording newcomer was a radical, and a stubborn one at that. Those were the words he used to describe himself. “Just wanting to do things my way, as the great Frank Sinatra sang,” he said in a recent interview with The...

Published:Friday | August 27, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Kaylia Williams is eyeing the film and television industry closely, even more now than she has throughout her career as a TV host and personality. Known professionally as Press Kay, her playground has primarily been the music and entertainment...

Published:Thursday | August 26, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Chef Matthew Johnson has made a name for himself as ‘Mr Breakfast’. He is doing what few local chefs have done – focusing on the most important meal of the day and making it available all day, every day. In 2018, he held the last Mr Breakfast pop-...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“Growing up in the rural parts of Jamaica, I was always outdoors,” says Christopher Martin. The reggae-dancehall artiste, who is a father of three – two girls and a boy – is concerned about the amount of time and socialisation his children have...

Published:Tuesday | August 24, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The organisers of Canada Monologue Slam, one of North America’s largest acting showcase, have decided that after 10 years, the platform is more than ready to feature an even wider scope of talent. It has embarked on the Jamaica Actors Monologue...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:12 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Gospel music professional Dr Delroy Lingo will receive the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award (also called the President’s Call to Service Award) from the Heart Bible Institute University on December 4 for his volunteerism and service to his...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:06 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Captained by Dr Sara Lawrence Lewis, Charis Women’s Wellness and Maternity Care Centre and its all-woman team is navigating a holistic and empathic way to provide healthcare for women. “All of us here are passionate about women’s health, period,...

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

In the middle of noisy construction coming from several housing developments in residential Kingston, marketing entrepreneur Andrew Walcott has made his home into a leafy haven full of charm and personal touches, and developed a life-changing love...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2021 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The Kingston location of Kaya Herb House is becoming a fast-casual pizzeria, and giving customers a window into the Italian tradition of artisan pizza. And, while it may cause a sceptic to raise an eyebrow as Kaya is firstly a medical cannabis...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Part American-style smokehouse, part fine dining restaurant, the expansive Plantation Smokehouse in Richmond, St Ann, shines in all things fusion cuisine. It is also a burgeoning entertainment hub, with the fittings of a stage and disc jockey...

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