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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
  • Shawn Storm feels justice system ‘pressured’ - Attorney going to Privy Council
  • When the judgment was read out at minutes to 10 on Friday morning via electronic link, Bianca Samuels, one of the lawyers for Sean Campbell, let out a barely audible gasp, questioning what she had just heard, “Dismissed?” Samuels, her father Bert,...
  • Published On : Sat, 04 Apr 2020

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  • JAFTA Propella on virtual schedule
  • In this time of crisis, all film productions have come to a halt. Nonetheless, the Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) Propella programme is still a go. The short-film programme, designed to take film-makers on a capacity-building...
  • Published On : Sat, 04 Apr 2020

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  • 35 glorious years of Phase Three
  • One of the moments that stand out for Delano Forbes, the current CEO of Phase Three Productions, was when his parents lost everything in a fire in 1999 and they had to literally start from scratch, as there was no insurance to cushion the blow....
  • Published On : Sat, 04 Apr 2020

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  • ‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81
  • Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including 'Lean on Me', 'Lovely Day' and 'Ain’t No Sunshine', has died from heart complications, his family...
  • Published On : Fri, 03 Apr 2020

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  • Five Questions With … Busy Signal
  • BUSY SIGNAL was recently named Dancehall Artiste of the Decade by the International Reggae and World Music Awards organisers. The deejay, who has religiously contributed to the growth of dancehall while exploring other genres, has hailed the...
  • Published On : Fri, 03 Apr 2020

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  • Diaspora weighs in on Kartel - Expect a national response whatever the verdict
  • In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown, there is an air of expectancy in some sections of the Jamaican diaspora in the New York Tri-State area. It can be summed up in two words – Vybz Kartel. News that Kartel will know his...
  • Published On : Fri, 03 Apr 2020

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  • Duane Stephenson back in the songwriting lab - COVID-19 forces him to put down the mic and pick up the pen
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has offered no gifts, except perhaps the opportunity for some people to slow down. As harmful as that may be to the economy of the entertainment space, it may also turn out to be extremely helpful, particularly for those who...
  • Published On : Fri, 03 Apr 2020

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  • Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival goes virtual
  • FESTIVALS ACROSS the world have been postponed or cancelled, but Tmrw.Tday Culture Festival has decided on a third option – to take it all online. Instead of flocking to Seven Mile Beach, Negril, for a weekend of yoga, green eats, reggae, dub and...
  • Published On : Fri, 03 Apr 2020

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  • Derrick Walcott: a maker and changer of West Indian literature – Pt 2
  • (Part 2 of an article based on an interview with Dr Edward Baugh, author of a recent biography on Nobel laureate Derek Walcott. Part 1 was published last Friday.) BAUGH’S “FIRST encounter” with Walcott excited him, he told me, but it was really a...
  • Published On : Fri, 03 Apr 2020

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  • 5 things to do this weekend
  • Here are five more movies about the Apocalypse (or apocalyptic-type events) that you can binge-watch this weekend. Even if you’ve seen them once, they’re worth watching again. The Book of Eli Denzel Washington as the strange drifter Eli who...
  • Published On : Fri, 03 Apr 2020

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  • Freedom Skate Park to add spark to Bull Bay
  • At the end of the Bull Bay quarantine comes some more good news for residents, especially the young and spritely. Freedom Skate Park, a massive undertaking that has been years in the making, is finally now very near its own end. Kevin Bourke, one...
  • Published On : Thu, 02 Apr 2020

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  • Family starts GoFundMe for Delroy Washington
  • The family of late British reggae pioneer, Delroy Washington, has started a GoFundMe drive to assist with funeral expenses and other memorial costs. The account, which was established on Tuesday, four days after Washington’s death in London from...
  • Published On : Thu, 02 Apr 2020

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