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Published:Sunday | October 2, 2022 | 6:59 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Shortly after taking the 2019 Digicel Rising Stars title, Sherlon Russell experienced his first roadblock: the pandemic. It resulted in many cancelled gigs, and for the 25-year-old, was a reason to find a new strategy to get his name on the music...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2022 | 10:35 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

The 2022 Miss Universe Jamaica Beauty, Fashion and Wellness Pageant is close to crowning a new queen. The top three contestants were named a short while ago inside the Grand Ballroom at the AC Hotel Kingston. They are Miss Millennium Paving...

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2022 | 12:41 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Grizzly’s Plantation was the place to be last night for I Love Soca’s introduction to the north coast. For the first time, the organisers of the popular cooler festival joined forces with Best Weekend Ever, and it is a choice that comes with no...

Published:Thursday | July 7, 2022 | 12:11 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Popcaan’s legal team is working overtime to draft a claim against the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). The JCF stated in a release on Wednesday that an International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) green notice alerting authorities to a...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2022 | 5:51 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

The Jamaica Rum Festival is under way at The Aqueduct in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, to the excitement of its attendees, which includes tourism stakeholders, culture junkies, entertainment seekers and visitors to the parish and the island from near...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

While unaged spirits like vodka and gin have been obvious choices for cocktails, bitter apéritifs, as Campari are trending on the summer beverage menu. Outside of the method of making the drink, there’s one thing on mixologists’ minds when it...

Published:Thursday | January 6, 2022 | 12:05 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Even though the Government relaxed restrictions and allowed restaurants to reopen their dining rooms, a large percentage of persons still preferred to maintain their social distance and stick to ordering in, rather than going out. They sought...

Published:Monday | December 13, 2021 | 12:54 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Daena Soares was not named among the top 16 at the 70th Miss Universe pageant held at the Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel tonight, but "she represented very well", said Mark McDermoth, co-director of the Miss Universe Jamaica Organisation. "Daena...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2021 | 7:11 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Miss Universe Jamaica 2021 Daena Soares' excitement is palpable, so much so that the 22-year-old says she feels "breathless". Speaking with a burst of energy, Soares shared that "although everyone else gets breathless out of feeling nervousness, I...

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 | September 14, 2021 | 12:09 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Thirteen years ago, dancehall recording artiste Zumjay embarked on a mission that he calls “the most important decision I made in my whole life”: he enlisted in the US Army. On Saturday, while the world was reflecting on the 20th anniversary of 9/...

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2021 | 10:15 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

Film producer, director, actress and writer Victoria Rowell is an unofficial ambassador for Jamaica, promoting the island as a premier destination for film productions and writing workshops. Even in a global health crisis, she says, she is always...

Published:Sunday | August 22, 2021 | 1:35 PMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer -

California-made reggae band Rebelution might have performed without Kabaka Pyramid and the Bebble Rockers to a sold-out show at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, yesterday, but the musicians are still focused on bringing good vibes...

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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