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Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:51 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican expatriates have generally reacted with dismay to Democratic candidate Senator Kamala Harris’ decision to pull the plug on her presidential election race, but some believe that the pragmatism of money in politics and her failure to...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican priest Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who was consecrated on Tuesday as the first black woman bishop in the Church of England, says she will cherish this “special” moment and be true to her island heritage while defending her religious mandate....

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Artistes, producers, songwriters, selectors, videographers, dancers, stylists and other creative talent involved in the production, marketing and promotion of reggae music will, next week, be able to learn more about new ­opportunities in reggae...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds of happy, hopeful, and starry-eyed lovers who all want to get married in the near future poured into the Montego Bay Convention Centre for the recent Jamaica Bridal Expo. They came in from all over the island from different age groups,...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:29 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Late last week, Jamaica shone brightly at the Taste of Tennis event, held annually in New York City. Taste of Tennis takes place each year just before the start of the prestigious US Open tournament, and it is a massive gourmet food and...

Published:Monday | August 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Extraordinarily talented and internationally respected composer, choir director, author and lecturer Noel George Dexter passed away on Sunday, leaving a void that many believe will be hard to fill. Florence ‘Flo’ Darby, attorney-at-law and singer,...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:23 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Tourist Board’s (JTB) newly appointed regional director for the Northeastern United States, Phillip Rose, met last Friday with diaspora leaders in the area to enlist their support in the effort of selling Jamaica. During the luncheon...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:35 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born tourism marketing executive Marie Deeble Walker, 58, has died. Sources close to her family have confirmed that Deeble Walker passed away on July 10 in South Florida, where she was visiting family for the July 4th holiday weekend. She...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:13 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Oliver Samuels is celebrating his 70th birthday this year. Many of Oliver’s fans are in awe as to how young, fit and vibrant he looks. In a now viral video on Facebook, when asked about his agelessness, the comedy icon fired back, “Mi nuh walk...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 12:28 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican theatre icon Oliver Samuels created comedic pandemonium across the New York tri-state region over the past two weekends with his latest production, titled 56 East Avenue. The two-hour production was a continuous bellyful of raucous...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:20 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

The family of international reggae icon Peter Tosh has filed a lawsuit against Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey, for failing to protect and uphold the human rights and the dignity of Tosh’s youngest son – Jawara McIntosh. The 39-year-...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Veteran music industry trailblazer Sylvia Rhone was earlier this week named chairman and CEO of Epic Records. Epic is a division of Sony Music Entertainment and it is perhaps best known as the label that turned R...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s former ambassador to the United States, Dr Richard Bernal, was frantically trying to get on a flight from Washington, DC, to Kingston this week, but the normally simple task proved difficult. He was forced to push back his travel by a...

Published:Thursday | February 28, 2019 | 12:06 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican celebrity chef and contemporary gourmet guru Patrick Simpson will turn up the heat in New York on Sunday, March 10. The chef’s creativity will be on display at the next edition of Blue...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

With controversy swirling around criticism that students from The University of the West Indies law faculty have been facing as a result of depicting dancehall outfits as a part of their annual Law Week celebrations in Reggae Month, the dean of...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Music fans who are passionate about the rhythm & blues genre will immediately recognise the captivating and soulful tones of music legend Teddy Pendergrass. Based on music statistics, Pendergrass’ catalogue of hit anthems is just as...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

New York's popular restaurant brand that serves up nouvelle Jamaican cuisine recently opened its fourth location in Negril, Jamaica.Miss Lily's Negril opened at a boutique hotel called Skylark on Norman Manley Boulevard, perfectly placed on the...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans have had the pleasure of experiencing many different genres of music in generous amounts - at numerous festivals on the island. But next spring, for the first time, a mesmerising five-day house music festival will hit the shores of Negril...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

New York-based Jamaican independent singer and songwriter, Urica Rose has made it back on the American Rock/ Alternative Airplay charts.The very confident and bubbly talent, who also plays the guitar, is now sitting at the No. 89 spot on the Airplay...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

As sunset fell on the Hudson River in New York last Sunday, hundreds of music lovers scurried to find the perfect spot at Hastings on the Hudson , a sprawling, luxurious riverside venue to enjoy Blue...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Singer Denroy Morgan did the 1981 smash single I'll Do Anything for You. Some of his 32 children are in the Grammy-winning band Morgan Heritage. As a member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church of North and South America, Morgan is acutely aware...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) said that award-winning television journalist, former CBS News reporter Marlie Hall will be the master of ceremonies for its Caribbean industry awards dinner and fashion show on Thursday, June 7, in New York....

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds is the proud owner of one of the most admired voices in R & B internationally over the last two decades. The 11-time Grammy Award winner performs on Groovin'...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Xaundre Mohansingh, 20, is a Jamaican youngster from Vere in Clarendon. He's a graduate of Glenmuir High School in May Pen and he's currently an outstanding, high-achieving medical student at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona.Xaundre...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Groovin' in the Park has announced the addition of a Women Of Reggae segment to this year's event, which unfolds at Roy Wilkins Park in New York, USA, on Sunday, June 24. The package will now include songbirds JC Lodge, Pam Hall and Marcia Aitken....

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