Writer ‘tek bad tings mek joke’ - Culture inspires Shelley Sykes-Coley

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Shelley Sykes-Coley has been writing professionally in her previous capacity as a marketing specialist for over 20 years - but for the last five years has invested time and energy into her first publication.The book, Chat ‘Bout!: An Anthology of…

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Nobody is safe

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The Equalizer 2Academy Award winner Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when it’s someone he…

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Count Prince - severely ill in England

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Clarence ‘Count Prince’ Miller, particularly renowned for his humorous song Mule Train, is ill in England. Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, former Jamaican high commissioner to England, made the revelations Monday evening, as she addressed the gathering for…

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A tribute in pension, funeral funds advice

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Aloun Assamba’s long-term support of Jamaican popular music was evident at Monday’s official launch of Tribute to the Greats 2018, held at Strathairn Avenue, St Andrew.But while Assamba spoke warmly of her experiences with Jamaican music while…

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Florida-based musician wants to reconnect with Jamaican audience

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She’s had an illustrious career that has allowed her to not only cross the paths of numerous reggae stars, but one that gave her the opportunity to work with some of them.She has done work with the likes of Garnett Silk, John Holt, Pluto Shervington…

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Raging Fyah needs continuity, versatility - in new lead singer

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Last week, Raging Fyah band’s lead singer Kumar Bent announced that he is quitting the group, which earned a Best Reggae Album Grammy nomination in 2017 for Everlasting. The band is slated to perform next Saturday at Reggae Sumfest’s Reggae Night,…

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Church members not disappointed with Festival Song results

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The recurring question on Sunday night the reason for the Escarpment Road New Testament Church entering the JCDC’s Festival Song Competition instead of utilising the platform of the Gospel Song Competition.The group stood out with 47 out of a total…

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Summer vacation - - A monster trap!

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Hotel Transylvania 3It is summer, and everyone needs a vacation. Our favourite monster family embarks on a luxury monster cruise to give Drac a break from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel.It’s smooth sailing for the monster pack as…

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Witness how it began

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Behind every tradition lies a revolution. On Independence Day, the rise of a country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness commences. This movement began as a simple experiment by the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA). To push the crime rate below…

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A theatrics-filled JCDC Festival Song Competition

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The break in 2017 of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition seems to have resulted in the largest audience to Sunday’s finals since the competition was launched in 1966.Sunday evening’s finals at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre started off on…

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