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Published:Saturday | October 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), through its Reggae Open University (ROU), is staying true to its mandate to educate those in the creative ecosystem. ‘School’ was officially in session on Sunday, September 26, and although the...

Published:Saturday | October 9, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“It’s not just in the music industry; it is everywhere. It is in corporate; it is in the Church, ‘Hollyweird’, uptown, the ghetto. It permeates every area of life. This culture is rape culture! The music industry is a representation of society, so...

Published:Saturday | October 9, 2021 | 12:09 AM

NEW YORK (AP): When Daniel Craig first got the gig, he felt like something had gone amiss. “You’ve got the wrong guy,” he told the producers. But Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson insisted. No, he was the one. He was James Bond. Craig, then a...

Published:Saturday | October 9, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Almost 15 years ago, Carey and Craig Smith said they were living a life of fear because of their sexual orientation. Today, the identical brothers, better known as Baddie Twinz, are leading influencers in the YouTube space who use their triumphant...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Come October 9, a new Miss Jamaica World will be crowned but not before you get to know this year’s talented crop of contestants a little better. Find out their likes and dislikes, what ‘Beauty with a purpose’ means to them and how they are...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2021 | 12:08 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

At just over 90 minutes, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is minuscule compared to your usual comic book blockbuster. The film is content with keeping things brief, something that mostly works to the movie’s advantage. The action is charged, and all...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer -

It is not surprising that Queen Ifrica, the illustrious ‘Fyah Muma’ who chants powerfully against the abuse and exploitation of women, has chosen to cover a classic from the repertoire of the acclaimed High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone. A...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:12 AM

It's definitely in, to go out to the movies! Here's what's new on-screen and all you need to know this week. 

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:11 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Many in the church wanted to cry, but remained strong in their conviction until saxophonist Dean Fraser played David Sanborn’s Lotus Blossom, leaving hardly a dry eye at Karen Smith’s thanksgiving service at the St James Parish...

Published:Thursday | October 7, 2021 | 12:08 AMSade Garder/Staff Reporter

James Bond film No Time to Die will open at local indoor and drive-in cinemas on Friday. Melanie Graham, marketing manager and director at Palace Amusement, has high hopes for the 25th instalment in the James Bond franchise. “I am hoping that it...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

The career of reggae-dancehall entertainer Jah Cure was plunged into fresh turmoil over the weekend. The entertainer was reportedly arrested by Amsterdam police following an altercation between him and a promoter. Jah Cure, whose birth name is...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2021 | 12:08 AMSade Gardner/Staff Reporter

‘Delayed but not denied’ is a prominent theme in the career of reggae crooner Chester Miller. The Canada-based artiste is currently promoting his single Unity, a project he had hoped to release five years ago. The Mikey Chang-produced track...

Published:Tuesday | October 5, 2021 | 12:19 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Entertainer Jah Cure was arraigned before a Netherlands court on Tuesday and is currently facing charges on the primary suspicion of attempted murder. Other charges include attempted manslaughter, aggravated assault or attempted aggravated assault...

Published:Tuesday | October 5, 2021 | 12:08 AM

COVID -19-delayed Chopin piano competition opens in Poland WARSAW, Poland ( AP ): A gala concert on Saturday opened the 18th edition of the prestigious Frederic Chopin international piano competition, which was postponed by a year due to the...

Published:Tuesday | October 5, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Despite the Australian police confirming the Richie Stephens rape case has been closed, Elaine Lim is vowing to continue her fight. It was midnight in Singapore when The Gleaner spoke to Lim, but the former soldier in the Singapore Armed Forces,...

Published:Monday | October 4, 2021 | 12:08 AM

Richie Stephens’ lawyer Christopher Townsend says no decision has yet been made on the next step for his client. On Friday, Elaine Lim, a Singapore-based beatboxer and video editor, who goes by the moniker General Ling, uploaded a video to YouTube...

Published:Monday | October 4, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

The road to the 2021 Miss Universe Jamaica Beauty, Fashion and Wellness Pageant continues. As the competition intensifies in searching for the most deserving woman for the coveted title, 10 candidates were officially introduced at the sashing...

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2021 | 11:08 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Veteran recording artiste Richie Stephens has denied the sexual-abuse accusations made by the Chinese entertainer and entrepreneur, Elaine Lim. On Friday, Lim, who is also a beatboxer, art educator and former soldier in the Singapore Armed Forces...

Published:Saturday | October 2, 2021 | 12:11 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

It’s impossible to talk about Jamaicans who have transformed the YouTube space without mentioning Antony ‘FamousSoSick’ Sewell. The content creator formed part of the iconic YouTube ensemble featuring Andrew Trabass, Pink, Nice, Killawalk, Sanka,...

Published:Saturday | October 2, 2021 | 12:11 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Gloria Estefan has revealed that, at the age of nine, she was sexually abused by someone her mother trusted. The Cuban-American superstar spoke for the first time publicly about the abuse and its effects on her during an episode of...

Published:Saturday | October 2, 2021 | 12:10 AMSade Gardner - Staff Reporter

Dub creative Everaldo ‘Evie Pukupoo’ Creary is like a walking Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry encyclopaedia. His voice intonates with delight as he reminisces on his experiences with the bewitching Perry and how the dub inventor altered the course of music...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 12:11 PMBarbara Gayle/Contributor -

Jamaican entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Tonica Williams, hopes to secure the top spot in the 2021 Miss Blind Diva Empowerment Pageant. The pageant is being held virtually in Newark, New Jersey, in the United States, from September 20 to...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 12:11 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): Timbaland paved his own way as a hit-making producer for elite acts like Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, but now he’s creating a lane for aspiring music creators to collaborate with the industry’s biggest performers. While his...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 12:09 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

ABC Fast or Slow, Badda Dance, Bounce, Bad Man Forward, Chaka Chaka, Go Away, Oh My Swing, Part The Crowd, Pree Dem, Santa Sunlight, Swing Song, Sweep, Sashi Cool, Summa Swing, Syvah, and the list goes on. These are the names of some of the dance...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 12:06 AMDamain Levy/Gleaner Writer

Clint Eastwood has an unmatched productivity. Since turning 80, the actor and director has starred in four films and directed twice as much. At 91, the living legend is pulling double duty in the movie Cry Macho, where he plays Mike, a rodeo cowboy...

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