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Stories by Shereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

As its first season draws to a close, YouTube series Balla is at risk of discontinuation as the producers find it increasingly difficult to keep the cameras rolling. The brainchild of writer and director Fabian Barracks, Balla follows the life of...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Skatta Burrell says his thoughts on the COVID-19 virus have taken a complete 180-degree turn. The producer, who caught the virus late last month, told The Gleaner that contrary to his original thought, the virus is not a common cold and should be...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The year 2002 was the last time dancehall artiste Bounty Killer released an album. The project, dubbed Ghetto Dictionary, was a critically acclaimed double album that earned the artiste a Grammy nomination. Almost a decade later, the entertainer...

Published:Monday | August 16, 2021 | 12:47 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When it comes to his roots, rapper Safaree Samuels is as patriotic as they come. The American artiste is of Jamaican heritage and seizes every opportunity to put the black, gold and green on display. For him, being Jamaican is a blessing he does...

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The ASHE Company is looking to expand the cast of its hit YouTube series, CHILL. According to ASHE’s executive director, Conroy Wilson, CHILL garnered so much attention in its début series earlier this year that people have been clamouring to join...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2021 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Following the release of his latest single, My Life, reggae and dancehall artiste Bugle said he is looking forward to showcasing all sides of him on his upcoming album. Scheduled for an October release, Bugle said the project will see him tackling...

Published:Tuesday | August 10, 2021 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Jamaica was only a few days shy of its 58th Independence celebrations when a ruling by the Supreme Court turned the nation upside down. The highest court in the land had just ruled in favour of the institution that barred a young dreadlocked girl...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

YouTuber Quite Perry is among four of Jamaica’s hottest young influencers on The Social House, marketed as “Jamaica’s first social experiment where influencers live together and battle in weekly brand challenges, but only one walks away with...

Published:Thursday | August 5, 2021 | 12:33 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When the Governor General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA) were handed out last week Thursday, media personality and attorney-at-law, Khadine ‘Miss Kitty’ Hylton, was among the recipients. Hylton was awarded the honour for the county of Surrey for...

Published:Monday | August 2, 2021 | 12:06 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

As he gets ready to release his first album in almost two decades, veteran dancehall artiste Bounty Killer has landed a major, joint-publishing deal with Florida-based talent management company Creative Titans and Beverley Hills music company...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

If you have ever wondered which eateries are good and what items on their menus are worthwhile, then look no further than Where’s The Food, Jo? on Instagram. The brainchild of food connoisseur Jody-Ann Williams, the platform provides an inside look...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2021 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Directors of Palace Amusement have revealed that they are currently in discussions with the relevant authorities to obtain a special extension that will allow them to operate beyond the new 8 p.m. curfew time. This following Prime Minister Andrew...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When Denyque gave birth to her daughter back in March 2020, she revealed that she almost took her last breath in the process. Labour complications saw the Supergirl singer losing a total of 4.8 litres of blood. As a result of said complications,...

Published:Monday | July 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

In their first major entertainment event since the reopening of the sector earlier this month, Usain Bolt Tracks and Records brought nightlife in Kingston to exciting heights on the weekend. With Tanya Stephens as the main act for the return of...

Published:Monday | July 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

It’s been two years since the divorce between the Lady of Dancehall, D’Angel and the King of Dancehall, Beenie Man, was made official. The pair, who filed for divorce back in 2011, remained separated until all legalities were completed in 2019,...

Published:Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 5:53 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

For years, 2 Chelsea Avenue has established itself as the home of authentic Jamaican jerk. Today, however, the spot formerly known as Pepperwood boasts the kind of newness that will undoubtedly have jerk lovers clamouring to book a table at the...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Who will rule The Social House? That’s the ‘million dollar’ question swirling on social media today as Jamaicans were introduced to a brand new online reality series. The virtual entertainment space just got a lot more exciting after the first...

Published:Monday | July 5, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

It’s perhaps every girl’s dream to have a love song written in her honour. For Romain Virgo’s wife, Elizabeth, that dream came true some two years ago when her talented husband wrote the single, Beautiful To Me. At the time, Virgo had no intention...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

For as long as he can remember, recording artiste Bamm Holt has been around music. In fact, as the grandson of the late reggae legend, John Holt, the artistry is embedded in his DNA. In a recent interview with The Gleaner, the entertainer shared...

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Grammy-nominated reggae artiste, Barrington Levy, is today overwhelmed at the fresh buzz being created around his 1980s track, Here I Come. The song was recently featured in the official teaser for Netflix’s latest film, The Harder They Fall, which...

Published:Monday | June 21, 2021 | 12:05 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

The year was 1997, and a 17-year-old Richard ‘Richie Feelings’ Bailey had just found out that he was about to become a father. A product of Kingston’s inner city, the popular selector recalled that at that age, he was more excited than scared of...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

For many offspring of entertainers, music is a birthright, something passed down in their DNA. But for Daniela Stone, daughter of well-known reggae singer, Sophia Brown, her calling was fashion. Today, that journey that started back in 2018 with...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Queen of the Dancehall, Spice, has always been a trendsetter when it comes to fashion. Her eye-catching and sometimes over-the-top outfits would make her a guaranteed standout at any stage show. So when she recently launched her clothing line,...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:09 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

At 20 years old, dancehall artiste Safiyah was diagnosed with endometriosis and cervical insufficiency. For the 2018 Magnum Queen of Dancehall, the latter meant that a lifelong dream of having children would be virtually impossible. Her health...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:10 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Fashion designer, content creator, and brand strategist Stacia Davidson is today known on the health circuit as the ‘Raw Boss’. Having started her wellness and fitness journey back in 2019 as a birthday gift to herself, the 40-year-old began her...

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