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Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

Having been named one of the '75 Most Powerful African Americans in Corporate America' by Black Enterprise Magazine in 2005, audience members at the Jamaica-China Friendship Association's annual dinner waited with bated breath to hear what Paula...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

Put on your headphones and it's a DJ battle and epic dance party. Take them off, and it's as quiet as an ice cream social. This new concept is already trending in big cities worldwide, where noise ordinances and other limitations have encouraged...

Published:Monday | October 26, 2015 | 10:20 PMDavina Henry

When you think of Negril, it conjures up images of white sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets. But as Eat Around Jamaica also found out, Negril is home to a hidden gem - 3 Dives Jerk Centre.Located on West End in the parish of Westmoreland, owner...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2015 | 5:48 PMDavina Henry

Food, fun, frolic, and great entertainment was the order of the day at the annual Port Royal Seafood Festival.As is customary, patrons gathered at the football field to partake in the wide array of mouth-watering seafood dishes and enjoy the...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

Food, food and more food was the order of the day at Chill Out Hut Restaurant and Bar in Greenwood, St James. Head chef Ingrid Rowe-Morgan had told me they had a big surprise for me, and having journeyed for more than three hours from Kingston, I...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

He describes himself as a living legend, having been one of the pioneers of reggae music.In 2002, he was awarded the nation's Order of Distinction, and now, more than a decade later, Leroy Sibbles is still racking up accolades - the most recent...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2015 | 8:15 PMDavina Henry

With his new trapment sound on the first single off his latest project, artiste Dre Island is ready to release his sophomore project to the world.Fresh off the 'Reparation Tour' with fellow artiste Chronixx, Dre Island is now focusing his attention...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015 | 11:59 AMDavina Henry

She broke hearts when she announced that she would no longer be playing Delcita Coldwater, but actress Andrea Wright says she is now back ... but with a difference.Known for her character's rotten teeth and ugly painted face, Wright has done away...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

My name is Davina Henry, and I am not a fan of puddings. Yes, I know that is quite rare for a county girl like me, but still, pudding has never been my thing.My mom is an expert at puddings, but even her clever play on words and even more exciting...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

Proving that she is indeed more than just your average local entertainer, dancehall artiste CeCile is now in the process of launching her own hair line.Aptly titled 'High Grade Hair by CeCile', the artiste told The Gleaner,...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

Heavy criticism and public outcry was the result of last Sunday's story which highlighted the millions of dollars issued by a financial company to individuals to facilitate their partying lifestyle.However, despite the tongue-lashing and the...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2015 | 4:32 PMDavina Henry

The dream has certainly now become a reality, when many look back and calculate just how much they have spent for 'Emancipendence' week.Fancy clothes, new hairstyle, all-inclusive accommodations and season armbands are just some of the expenses that...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

Among the numerous events held in the Corporate Area are a number of weekly parties, including Uptown Mondays at Savannah Plaza in St Andrew; Sexy Tuesdays, held at the Mango Ranch on West Kings House Road; Weddy Weddy Wednesdays on Burlington...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2015 | 1:03 PMDavina Henry

The threat of rain did little to dampen the spirits of the thousands who turned out at the Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York, for Sunday's 2015 edition of the annual Groovin' In The Park concert.As patrons made their way into the venue during the...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

A week after the Islamic Council of Jamaica warned that dancehall music should be avoided, as listeners may come under the influence of evil spirits, several artistes and producers arerefuting these claims.In a Sunday Gleaner interview, published...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

Bowling has become a favourite pastime for many persons across the globe, and local lovers of the game have had to travel overseas in order to indulge in the exciting gaming experience.Now, families and friends can bowl at home since Jamaica has...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

Jamaican film-maker Aisha Porter-Christie has launched a campaign on the popular Indieogo fundraising platform, seeking to crowd-fund US$4,000 to complete her project, Lost Boy. With a storyline set in Jamaica, the film is an adaptation of the...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2015 | 3:20 PMDavina Henry

With three Miss World titles under the belt, Jamaica is now ready to host the Miss World Finals, according to Laura Butler, Miss World franchise holder for Jamaica.Butler, who acquired the franchise in 2013, believes that though it will prove costly...

Published:Friday | May 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

To celebrate Mother's Day, here are some slices of wisdom that our favorite celebrities learned from their moms...

 

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

"We've made the impossible, possible," is the phrase being touted by Samsung Electronics with the release of its entirely redefined smartphones - the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.According to Kenneth Moore, key accounts manager at Samsung Electronics, the...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

"Definitely worth seeing", is how Father Richard Ho Lung describes the upcoming annual event, aptly titled King David, a musical celebration of a man after God's own heart.The show certainly provides an excellent means of fundraising, but the...

Published:Friday | April 10, 2015 | 1:30 PMDavina Henry

Ibo Cooper, lecturer at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and former member of Third World, is seeking to set the record straight on comments made by famed producer Clive Hunt in The Sunday Gleaner last week.During his...

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2015 | 12:54 PMDavina Henry

The young and young at heart converged at Hope Gardens for a day filled with excitement and laughter. While the event was geared towards attracting mostly children, adults were certainly not left out, as they, too, participated in the day of...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2015 | 11:47 AMDavina Henry

Gospel recording artiste Jai has now rebranded himself as Jai Kingston, and is in the process of releasing his sophomore album.Jai, an acronym for Jesus and I, told The Sunday Gleaner that the name change was to establish a greater presence online."...

Published:Thursday | March 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry

He has been in the industry for several decades, and, though he is credited with establishing the careers of several iconic reggae performers, including Dennis Brown, Winston 'Niney' Holness believes that he...

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