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It has been more than three weeks since children have been home from school due to what was initially a forced 14-day shutdown of educational institutions as of Friday, March 13, ordered by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in an effort to tackle COVID...

As the name suggests, the post of coronavirus response chair is one which was recently conceptualised by the Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliated Unions (JFMAU), in an effort to put in place a structured approach to handling the effects...
Alton Ellis (left) and Eddie Parkins of Alton and Eddie, the duo responsible for the hit ‘Muriel’.

Eddie Parkins, one half of the duo Alton (Ellis) and Eddie, who, in 1960, recorded what would become a monster hit, ‘ Muriel’, passed away in New York last week Thursday, his lifelong friend Eric Collins confirmed to The Gleaner. Collins said that...

Producer Mikie Bennett, in a recent interview with The Sunday Gleaner on the influence and impact of Vybz Kartel on the music, noted that the controversial dancehall artiste is the “most dominant figure we have had in dancehall in many years”....

Around the world, people have been pooling skills, talents, and resources in the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Factories have been re-purposed and product output temporarily altered. Even entertainers have taken time to keep...

In a constantly evolving #MeToo era, the all-encompassing, potent messages of Bob Marley are given a distinctly feminist flavour in Women Rising, the second instalment of the yearlong docuseries Bob Marley– Legacy, in celebration of Bob Marley’s...

Musician, artiste and producer Craig Parks, more popularly known as Leftside, like many other entertainers, has been utilising the live-stream option on social media platforms more. “There are times things are available to us and we take it for...

It must have been a case of déja vu last Friday for supporters and critics of dancehall heavyweight Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer. It was six years ago, to the day, that he and co-accused – fellow ‘Gaza’ artiste Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Kahira...

When the judgment was read out at minutes to 10 on Friday morning via electronic link, Bianca Samuels, one of the lawyers for Sean Campbell, let out a barely audible gasp, questioning what she had just heard, “Dismissed?” Samuels, her father Bert,...

In this time of crisis, all film productions have come to a halt. Nonetheless, the Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) Propella programme is still a go. The short-film programme, designed to take film-makers on a capacity-building...
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