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Published:Saturday | October 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

One of the concerns of award-winning, Jamaica-born film-maker Roy T. Anderson is that “our stories were not being told properly”. Always possessing a curious mind and with a goal to “give justice to our people”, Anderson has brought to life the...

Published:Saturday | October 16, 2021 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

The Grace Thrillers is more than a group known for singing great gospel music; it is an institution that is this year celebrating 50 glorious years. Founder, Noel Willis, is immeasurably proud of the brand and its impact on the gospel music...

Published:Saturday | October 16, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew - Gleaner Writer

Sebastian Braham considers himself a choir boy at heart. He has walked across church halls, school auditoriums and stages, even in the virtual space, singing praises as a musical minister, but now, the singer is throwing his hat into theatre. “I...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Khalia Hall, 25, was crowned Miss Jamaica World 2021 during the exciting finals of the competition held on October 9 at the Courtleigh Auditorium. She beat 14 other finalists for the title and was crowned by Miss World 1976 winner, Cindy...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Basil Watson said he is “truly honoured” after he was chosen to design the national Windrush Monument, which will stand at London Waterloo station in the United Kingdom (UK). “I’m truly honoured to be chosen to design this monument from an...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:07 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

Of the cinematic roles that have spanned multiple decades, James Bond carries a level of prestige others lack and is at the mercy of a very possessive audience. Generations can point to the James Bond they loved, which isn’t always the one they had...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Aisha Robb, who is representing, Abihail Myrie, says that when her client feels safe, she will present herself to the police in order for them to take her name off the missing persons’ list. She notes that Myrie is “in good health...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 12:09 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Lashana Lynch was in stunt training when she found out she was going to play a 00 agent in the James Bond film No Time to Die. Lynch had already been cast by director Cary Joji Fukunaga and the producers, Barbara Broccoli and Michael...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 12:09 AM

Ray J out of hospital, feeling much better Ray J is home from the hospital and feeling much better. The One Wish hitmaker was admitted to a medical facility in Miami earlier this month, suffering from pneumonia, but he was discharged over the...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 12:09 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Six years after her last album, Adele revealed Wednesday that her new project, 30, will be released on November 19. An initial single, Easy on Me, is coming out on Friday. The British singer, who was divorced in 2019, said in a...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 1:33 PMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer - -

Attorney-at-law Maurice McCurdy this morning emphasised that he was retained by Lorna Strachan and Mark 'Buju Banton' Myrie to act in a matter pertaining to their daughter, Abihail Myrie. McCurdy, who informed the media and the police on Tuesday...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:59 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer -

Rapper Cardi B brought dancehall to LA on Monday, and it was certainly festive, with the event channelling a vibe that mimicked Uptown Mondays meet Weddy Weddy Wednesdays. The WAP singer last week announced that she was hosting a dancehall-theme...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Miss Jamaica World beauty pageant made its grand return in 2021 after a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, and last Saturday, Khalia Hall, Miss General Food Supermarket, sashayed away with the crown at the grand coronation show,...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:08 AM

The Addams Family 2 An extraordinary vacation Everyone’s favourite spooky family is back in the animated comedy sequel, The Addams Family 2. In this all-new movie, we find Morticia and Gomez distraught that their children are growing up,...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Ups and Downs is the newest release from ‘roots percussionist’ Hector Lewis, and it tells a relatable story. Lewis tags it “one of those upliftment songs which comes from a place of being down”, and he is delighted that he was able to team up with...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 10:11 PM

LOS ANGELES ( AP ): Rapper Tyga was arrested in a felony domestic violence investigation Tuesday, authorities said. Tyga, 31, whose legal name is Michael Stevenson, was booked after a Tuesday incident in Hollywood, Los Angeles police said. He...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 6:47 PMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer -

Maurice McCurdy, the attorney-at-law for Abihail Myrie, the 21-year-old daughter of veteran dancehall artiste, Mark 'Buju Banton' Myrie, is assuring the public that she is not missing as is being reported in the media...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

Strict COVID measures were in place at this year’s graduation photo sessions at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, disallowing extra company, including close family and friends. But for 22-year-old David-Asher, Jon-Michael and Marc-...

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:06 AM

Lashana Lynch – who stars in the new Bond film No Time to Die – would prefer to see women lead their own film franchises rather than simply have an actress replace Daniel Craig as the next 007. The 33-year-old actress – who also starred in 2019’s...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Last week, bloggers, vloggers, and YouTubers all revelled in the drama surrounding reggae singer Richie Stephens and General Ling as videos and subsequent interviews from both were splashed across both social and traditional media. This week,...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Kim Kardashian West has joked that she is divorcing Kanye West because of his “personality”. The 40-year-old star filed for divorce from the rapper in February, and quipped during her opening monologue while hosting Saturday Night Live that she had...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

“I think a lot of people started to fold psychologically, physically even, during the pandemic,” Yeza tells The Gleaner. She includes herself in this lot, as she went off the grid for a couple of months while she sought to overcome a “low...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:08 AMAnthony Turner/Gleaner Writer

NEW YORK: After a two-year hiatus due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Groovin’ In The Park, New York City’s premier reggae and R...

Published:Monday | October 11, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange is happy with how Jamaica was showcased in the new James Bond flick, No Time To Die. The film, she stated, “has really promoted destination Jamaica, location Jamaica, the culture of...

Published:Saturday | October 9, 2021 | 10:04 PM

Fifteen contestants took the stage, but only one could win the crown. At the end of the night — Khalia Hall — who wore the sash Miss General Food Supermarket, was named Miss Jamaica World 2021. Hall, the Fast Track Top Model competition winner,...

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