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Kingston is the capital of the island of Jamaica, lying on its southeast coast. In the city center, the Bob Marley Museum is housed in the reggae singer’s former home. Nearby, Devon House is a colonial-era mansion with period furnishings. Hope Botanical Gardens & Zoo showcases native flora and fauna. Northeast of the city, the Blue Mountains are a renowned coffee-growing region with trails and waterfalls.
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News
  • The science of sound at the heart of dancehall music
  • You know how goosebumps feel, or the feeling when your ‘belly-bottom’ picks itself up and relocates under your ribcage, then down a hill, where every ‘rockstone’ makes it bounce up and tumble again. It can happen when you hear a song that sticks to...
  • Published On : Mon, 26 Aug 2019

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  • Jr Gong starts work on new album
  • Having completed his latest production, Third World’s just-released album, More Work To Be Done, which has been attracting much critical acclaim, Marley scion Jr Gong is not resting on his laurels. The young veteran, who has collected a floor-to-...
  • Published On : Mon, 26 Aug 2019

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  • New reality series ‘conquers’ Shakespeare
  • The new TVJ reality television series, Conquering Shakespeare, follows eight local high schools as they compete in the second Jamaica Schools Shakespeare Championships, founded by Dr Tony Sewel of Generating Genius UK. There is never a dull moment...
  • Published On : Mon, 26 Aug 2019

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  • Chris Brown to welcome baby boy with ex
  • Chris Brown and his ex are set to welcome a baby boy. The 30-year-old singer – who already has daughter Royalty, five, with former girlfriend Nia Guzman – is allegedly getting ready to welcome a son with Ammika Harris, who he split from earlier...
  • Published On : Mon, 26 Aug 2019

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  • ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ one of the best movies of 2019
  • To be perfectly honest, the life of a film critic is not as glamorous as it seems. Some weeks, you’re writing about the amazing experience of watching a movie that comes along once in a lifetime. Others, you have to be a grown adult walking into...
  • Published On : Mon, 26 Aug 2019

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  • Ewan McGregor confirms return to ‘Star Wars’ franchise
  • Ewan McGregor has confirmed his return to the Star Wars franchise. The 48-year-old actor is to reprise his role as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi – who he played in the prequel movies, The Phantom Menace, Revenge of the Sith, and Attack of the Clones...
  • Published On : Mon, 26 Aug 2019

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  • Kingdom Choir conductor, didn’t enjoy singing at royal wedding
  • Kingdom Choir conductor Karen Gibson didn’t enjoy singing at Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s wedding because there had been so many changes requested for their performance of Stand By Me. The gospel troupe gained global recognition when they sang...
  • Published On : Mon, 26 Aug 2019

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  • I never liked doing comedy – Iceman
  • Donald ‘Iceman’ Anderson is turning a new page in both his life and career. In a recent interview with The Gleaner, Anderson, more popularly known as a comedian, made a shocking revelation. While pointing out that he has no regrets about his time...
  • Published On : Mon, 26 Aug 2019

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  • How to make dancehall music great again - Revisit the past to look forward
  • In meandering through The Gleaner’s inaugural Entertainment Forum, where panellists highlighted the prevalence of dancehall music on the international charts, dissected technology’s influence on young, contemporary Jamaican music producers and...
  • Published On : Sun, 25 Aug 2019

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  • The golden age of cinema in Jamaica - Movie theatres doubled as stageshow venues
  • There was a time when cinemas dotted the Jamaican landscape islandwide. In the ’60 and ’70s, Kingston was overflowing with cinemas of various shapes and sizes. The rural parishes were well supplied, too, with at least one or two in each parish...
  • Published On : Sun, 25 Aug 2019

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  • Money talks! - 90s artiste says industry controlled by cash
  • “Music is not about talent anymore. It’s about how much money you have.” That was the sentiment shared by ’90s deejay Benzly Hype at a recent Entertainment Forum hosted by The Gleaner. The artiste, who was a member of the now defunct dancehall...
  • Published On : Sun, 25 Aug 2019

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  • Embattled Ronnie Thwaites wants top act to remix ‘Mr Luxury’
  • With Afrobeats and dancehall among the top genres up for experiment by heavyweight pop artistes in recent years, more Jamaican toasters are on the receiving end of big royalties, as their work is repurposed. Most recently, American rapper Nicki...
  • Published On : Sun, 25 Aug 2019

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