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Philadelphia’s top prosecutor calls for new trial for Meek Mill

In November 2017, 32-year-old rapper Meek Mill spent months in prison after he was sentenced to two to four years in jail for minor probation violations related to a 10-year-old gun and drug-possession case. However, District Attorney (DA) Larry… …read … Continue reading

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Five Questions with Conray ‘Rey’ Richards

By Stephanie Lyew/Gleaner Writer To watch Shady Squad’s Conray Richards caper and bounce in the middle of a party will probably leave a non-dancer awestruck. His movements are effortless, his energy booms louder than the heaviest bass speaker, and his … Continue reading

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Anti-abortion movie premieres in Jamaica – Canada bans ‘Unplanned’ for hate speech

By Sade Gardner /Gleaner Writer When Texas college student Abby Johnson shows up at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic to volunteer, protesters are unreservedly belittling patients, with one even shouting “Baby killer!” But in the midst of the protesters stand … Continue reading

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5 things to do this weekend

The Apollo Series, which features open-stage music, poetry, dance, and comedy, returns on Saturday, May 25, at The Haven, 12 Hillcrest Avenue. Featured acts are Giark, Blvk H3ro, Five Steez, and Mordecai. Admission: $500, showtime 8 p.m. Jump… …read more … Continue reading

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Sitcom star Ity takes on the orange economy

By Kimberley Small/Staff Writer At the recently held 12th annual Small Business Expo and Conference staged by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), keynote speaker Ian ‘Ity’ Ellis engaged participants with the potential of developing the orange economy and shared… … Continue reading

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Changes for 29th Int’l Ocho Rios Jazz Festival

By Marcia Rowe/Gleaner Writer The International Ocho Rios Jazz Festival is a labour of love for its organiser, Myrna Hague. But the self-proclaimed defender of music has found this year, the 29th staging, particularly challenging. “When you have huge challenges, … Continue reading

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Gem Myers walked away from the ‘Culture’ – Gem Myers did not take the ‘high’ road

By Sade Gardner/Gleaner Writer Today, The Gleaner presents the first in its five-part series exploring the underground substance abuse culture in the entertainment space and its implications. While many Jamaican entertainers have fallen victim to drug abuse, Gem Myers is… … Continue reading

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Editors' Forum | Connecting the dots: Linkages in the Orange Economy

By Kimberley Small/Staff Reporter For the Orange Economy to exist beyond an idea, it must first be acknowledged that the cultural and creative industries exist and are thriving but that they do so as in their categorisations – separated. “The … Continue reading

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Rita Marley, awardees toast IRAWMAs

By Yasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer On May 11, the day that marked 38 years since the passing of reggae legend Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley, the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) held its glitzy 37th staging at The Jamaica Pegasus … Continue reading

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Little | Not much there

By Damian Levy/Gleaner Writer No one liked being a kid when they were one. Everyone couldn’t wait until they were big. Being big means staying up late, and eating what you want, and for Marsai Martin’s Jordan Sanders, it means … Continue reading

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