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Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

New Jersey, United States:The reggae anthem From A Little Cottage in Negril was the backdrop for a promotional party that brought out over 60 of Jamaica's most productive travel professionals in New Jersey to the plush Highlawn Pavilion in West...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Reggae legend Freddie McGregor did his first tour of the United States almost 30 years ago. That first outing was in 1989 with Dennis Brown and Lt Stitchie. With their tour manager being Copeland Forbes, the itinerary covered the four corners of the...

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

In seven short years, Groovin' In The Park has become one of the most successful entertainment brands in the fiercely competitive New York City market. This reggae and R...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

At last year's epic Groovin' In The Park extravaganza in New York, a perfect concert day in Roy Wilkins Park was blemished when a number of disgruntled reggae fans left the park before the show ended when the Busy Signal set came to a premature end....

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner has been reliably informed that reggae icon and Grammy winner Shaggy will be among the galaxy of stars who will perform for Queen Elizabeth's 92nd birthday party, to be held on Saturday, April 21, at the Royal Albert Hall in London,...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

One of the island's longest serving church organists, Palone Williams, JP, in Westmoreland has died.She served for over half a century at the Savanna-la-Mar Parish Church, bringing untold joy through music to gener-ations of worshippers on the awe-...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

A group of 25 French-Canadian high school students from Polyvalente La Samere in Quebec are scheduled to leave the island today after spending three weeks attending classes at Ardenne High School in St Andrew.The group, accompanied by three...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Romain Virgo is reggae's first sizzling salvo to be confirmed for Groovin' In The Park 2018, North America's premier reggae and R...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

As news of the state of public emergency in the parish of St James continues to spread throughout the international travel trade, one immediate impact has been some cancellations of groups and incentive bookings for Jamaica.Donald Dawson, Jamaica...

Published:Thursday | January 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Tourist Board was, on Wednesday night, named Best Tourism Board in the global category at the annual Travvy Awards held at the Gotham Hall on Broadway in New York, United States.The annual Travvy Awards, known as the Academy Awards of...

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