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Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 10:31 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Michael Williams, the father of Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 Miqueal-Symone Williams, said not hearing his daughter's name called as the pageant's overall winner was a surprise, but words cannot explain how proud he is of the 24-year-old. "We had...

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2021 | 1:59 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

One pageant critic has named Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) Miqueal-Symone Williams as a standout and a shoo-in for the top 21 candidates in tonight's Miss Universe competition. "When the picture-perfect images match the woman walking on stage, that...

Published:Friday | May 14, 2021 | 12:07 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

He has been called a public relations guru, a scholar and strategist in the reggae-dancehall entertainment and media landscape. Now, Rickardo Shuzzr Smith is adding the title military man to his resume. Currently based in New York, he is widely...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2021 | 2:23 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Miss Universe Jamaica 2020 Miqueal-Symone Williams had every reason to feel welcome in Florida on Thursday. Williams, who landed in the Sunshine State ahead of the May 16 Miss Universe competition, was presented with a Key to Broward County by...

Published:Friday | April 2, 2021 | 10:58 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

An opinionated five-footer with a passion for all things Jamaican, Nasha-Monique Douglas has managed to make an impact more than twice her height as Digicel's chief marketing officer (CMO). It's a position she has held for exactly one year, two...

Published:Friday | April 2, 2021 | 6:39 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

There has been a tremendous outpouring of love and support for the family of Rising Stars alum Tiffany Carolyn Thompson. The accompanying vocalist and recording artiste reportedly died on Monday at the Port Antonio Hospital following a brief...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 7:31 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

It was to be a festive night for those tuning in to the Jamaica Rum Festival Virtual Concert on Saturday as Shenseea, Shaggy, and Sizzla transported those in attendance from their homes to the front of the stage. The curtains went up with...

Published:Sunday | March 7, 2021 | 1:48 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Halfway through the final night of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival, Donovan White, director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board, delivered a heartfelt message from international recording artiste Celine Dion. The Power of Love hitmaker...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2021 | 12:16 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Even as coronavirus cases fluctuate, there are professionals who believe restoring the events industry in a limited and controlled way should be top priority. Kamal Bankay said he believes the events industry can work with the Government to...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2021 | 1:39 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Ronnie Nasralla, well-known for his role in the Jamaican music industry, died yesterday at age 90 in his Atlanta, Georgia home. His eldest son, Christian, said he passed away peacefully. “Rosemary had a priest come there the night before, who...

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