Bolt’s Olympe Rosé impresses at the finish line

By Sade Gardner/Gleaner Writer Similar to patriotic Jamaicans gathering before their television screens to watch Usain Bolt compete in any race, a packed crowd gathered at his eponymous Tracks... ...read more

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Barry G receives US Congressional Award

By Anthony Turner/Gleaner Writer Veteran broadcaster Barrington ‘Barry G' Gordon, was on Sunday presented with a United States congressional proclamation from Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke of the Ninth Congressional District in New York. The presentation was made to Gordon by... ...read more

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Promoters add cannabis-friendly concert to SPF Weekend

By Kimberley Small/Staff Reporter Heeding the call of their customers, SPF (Summer. Playground. Fantasy) Weekend promoters have added an entire day, complete with a brand-new culture and cannabis-friendly concert, and reintroduced a beloved DJ music festival to their usually highly... ...read more

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All fruits ripe for Tessellated – Artiste teams with Apple; set for Sumfest debut

By Kimberley Small/Staff Reporter With the advent of streams and light-speed downloads, music ages much more quickly than it used to. So 2017 stunner Pine... ...read more

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Yeza and Xolani Nation redefining rebel in roots reggae

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer The hypnotic, melodious, yet powerful voice of Yeza is about to hit the speakers. Consider it a warning. Once she sings –militancy in excess – and teases with a little twist of her hips, there will be no way to resist facing the stage as the roots-... ...read more

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Idris Elba talks Bond

Idris Elba thinks being offered the role of James Bond would put him in a “difficult position”. The Luther star has been tipped to take over as the iconic spy from Daniel Craig – which would make him the first black actor to nab the part – since... ...read more

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5 Questions with Safia Cooper

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer Safia Cooper, renowned marketing professional and daughter of business mogul and executive chairman of Pulse Investments Limited, Kingsley Cooper, could say that she learnt from the best in the business. “As the pioneer of a now global business,... ...read more

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Teenager-targeted parties squeaky clean – No alcohol, no lewd lyrics

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer The classic saying ‘out of sight, out of mind' is not particularly true for parents, especially those who are trying to find activities to keep headstrong teenagers occupied throughout the summer holiday. Outside of summer school and the various... ...read more

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Ed Sheeran collab ‘surreal’, says Koffee

By Kimberley Small/Staff Writer Gearing up to release No. 6 Collaborations, his first project in two years, UK recording artiste Ed Sheeran has recruited actual Jamaican acts to accompany himself and Canadian super-pop star, Justin Bieber, on the recent ‘island-pop' inflected... ...read more

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Networking a priority at Sumfest’s Reggae Symposium

By Kimberley Small/Staff Reporter The synergy between cannabis and Jamaican music; the relevance of radio in the advent of social media; the technical art of sound engineering; the question of appropriation or misappropriation and the correlation between music and violence are all... ...read more

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