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Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

Trinidadian recording artiste Fay-Ann Lyons, in her song Girls, sings, “Carnival is woman, carnival is girls, girls, girls”. But, masquerades across the globe have harvested greater support and interest from men with each staging. Many men are...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:30 AMStephanie Lyew, Shereita Grizzle, Kimberley Small/Gleaner Writers

The carnival season in Jamaica climaxed in a colourful spectacle on the streets of the Corporate Area yesterday, with the highly anticipated road march bringing down the curtains on a calendar that had been chock-full of events. The three bands...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:23 AMDamian Levy/Gleaner Writer

There are many films that try to be epic. Some do it through mind-blowing special effects, and others do it through chilling drama, designed to leave you in awe and possibly without words for what you’ve seen. There are a few films that have...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:07 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

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Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 4:01 PM

From the Golden Bali to Red Hot Roses costumes, Xodus Carnival is a mass of feathers from the various bands under the Cosmopolitan theme. But some revellers came out to wine in their own costumes.  Jin Forde, hailing from Barbados, is the...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:59 PM

Forty-one year old Michelle Bourne said having experienced the Carnival vibe from a road march years ago, she knew this year she had to allow her children the same experience. Bourne was seen chipping down Knutsford Boulevard with her three...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 11:55 AM

The music trucks seemed ready, and there were a few revellers who arrived on time for the Xodus Carnival road march. But when the clock struck 9.30 a.m, the scheduled time for the revellers to depart Jamaica Collge, nothing happened. 

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 9:51 AM

There is already heavy police presence on the streets of St Andrew for today's Carnival road march. Some 8,000 revellers aligned with three bands, will spend most of the day on the roads to the beats of music blaring from mobile sound systems.

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:20 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer

As thousands of revellers take to the streets of Kingston today for Carnival Road March, halfway across the world in Singapore, Suka Suka Sundays – a free reggae street party and jerk festival – will already be in full...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:18 AM

This year’s carnival activities are believed to have pumped more than J$1 billion into the Jamaican economy. Kamal Bankay, chairman of the National Carnival in Jamaica stakeholders committee, under the Sports and Entertainment Network of the...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:17 AMRoy Black

Jamaica has given the world six major genres of music: mento, ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, and dancehall. That is nothing short of amazing when one considers the island’s geographical size and population. Most countries of comparable size in the...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:14 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

With the birth of his Big Ship Records, legendary reggae singer Freddie McGregor was dubbed the ‘Captain of the Big Ship’, a moniker he wears with pride, especially considering that his children are numbered among the vessel’s able-bodied crew. And...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:13 AMSade Gardner - Gleaner Writer

Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire is ­anticipating a Grammy nod for art collective dub poetry duo The No-Maddz for their upcoming sophomore set Heaven on Earth ( H.O.E). The international producer is behind the 11-track masterpiece, which premiered at a...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:13 AMSimone Morgan-Lindo/ - Gleaner Writer

The police will be on the lookout for people who are highly intoxicated and who might cause disruption at the Carnival Road march tomorrow. At a press conference held at the Police Commissioner’s headquarters yesterday, Assistant Commissioner of...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:36 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The fictional British Secret Service agent, James Bond, created in 1953 by Ian Fleming while he was living at GoldenEye in Oracabessa, St Mary, has returned home – of sorts. Yesterday, the producers and cast of Bond 25 (the 25th Bond movie)...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:32 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

As revellers flood the streets of the Corporate Area on Sunday, they will be accompanied by a fleet of huge trailers. Since carnival road march began in Jamaica almost 30 years ago, Zoukie Trucking Services Limited has been a constant. According...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:31 AMStephanie Lyew/ - Gleaner Writer

Skimpy costumes and untamed dancing aside, carnival road marches are paramount meeting grounds for people of all ages, cultures, and class – and for some, it’s a family affair. Bianca Hernould tells The Gleaner, “As kids, my parents would come...

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:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:20 AMMichael Reckord/Gleaner Writer

The three-character comedy Face the Truth is written and produced by Angela Jarrett, who also acts in the production. Now playing at the Pantry Theatre in New Kingston, the story surrounds a mother, Dorothy Morton (played by Rosemary Murray), who...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Trinidadian soca singer Patrice Roberts continues to prove that she is an artistic force to be reckoned with. With a career that spans more than a decade, the entertainer released her largest volume of music for any carnival season in 2019 with 14...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:20 AMKimberley Small/Staff Reporter

If Kes The Band intended to prove the power of soca by introducing a new element of live bands, multiple genres and satisfied revellers to the Jamaican carnival season, then they succeeded. For the inaugural instalment of Tuesday On The Rock in...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:16 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:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:13 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Josef Bogdanovich, CEO/founder of Downsound Entertainment, organisers of Reggae Sumfest, is a happy man. Tickets for the July 14-20 event are selling as fast as fans of headliner, Buju Banton, can say ‘Long Walk to Freedom’. Sumfest saw a whirlwind...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 1:15 AMStephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer

“Rather than controversial, the choice in topics and titles of my music are more on the provocative side,” explained Kristofer Madu to The Gleaner, during an interview that would later unearth the Kingston-raised rapper’s true mission. Madu has a...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:17 AM

A happily married couple buy the home of their dreams in the Napa Valley, but the vendor they bought it from refuses to leave the property.

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