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The daughter of reggae icon and Big Ship ‘captain’ Freddie McGregor, Zosia McGregor, know by the stage name Xosia, is ready to set sail on her own path.

Navigating the strange tides and rogue waves of the music industry has never been Zosia McGregor’s fear. With a birth name that means ‘wisdom’, the singer has always been known to delve deep to find an understanding. “Zosia, the person, goes way...
Pharrell Williams’ non-profit plans to open a group of small private schools for students from low-income families, starting in Norfolk.

NORFOLK, Virginia (AP): Singer Pharrell Williams’ non-profit plans to open a group of small private schools for students from low-income families, starting in Norfolk. The first school will open this fall in Ghent — the group declined to specify...
Dressed for the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ performance, entertainer Shaggy (left), embraces  Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange.

For dancehall and Jamaica to be represented on US prime time TV with slots on ‘Good Morning America’, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and ‘ Wendy Williams’, mere days apart, is being hailed as epic and calls for a ‘catawampus’ celebration, complete with Go...

Survival is an all-too-familiar story for James Chambers. Born in Somerton, St James, Chambers moved to Kingston as a teenager, learned to become a man, and later became the successful reggae, rocksteady, and soul musician known by the name of...

Emerging artiste Iotosh has released his third single, and with a title like Fee Fi Foe (with an ‘e’), it is near impossible not to hear the terrifying roar, Fee-fi-fo-fum, of the giant – some call him Gogmagog – in the classic English fairy tale...

It’s mango time! And the sweet pickings for fruit lovers worldwide would have to be a St Julian. Juliet Bodley, more popularly known as ‘Julie Mango’, ripened in the pandemic season on the social media platform, TikTok. And already, she is fleshing...

NEW YORK (AP): The first children’s book by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is a multicultural tribute to fatherhood. The Bench, a picture story published Tuesday by Random House Children’s Books, celebrates the bond between Meghan’s husband Prince...

Event promoters in Clarendon, armed with the belief that unity is strength, have formed an association with the aim of securing a seat at the table to air their grouses. Denton Atkins, president of the group, which calls itself the Clarendon...

Hitting high notes on a meticulously constructed reggae rhythm was a childhood dream for Solomon Marley-Spence, having been raised in a family of deep musical history like his own. But ask if he has found the key to harmonising a soulful tune, and...
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