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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
  • Thank you, daddy! - Children of popular entertainers send Father’s Day love
  • Being a parent is hard, but being a parent while manoeuvring a full-time job as an artiste is even more challenging. But some fathers on the local entertainment scene make the job look easy. Their children decided to celebrate them today by sending...
  • Published On : Sun, 16 Jun 2019

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  • Iconic father-daughter musical relationships
  • Most children of entertainers grow up with a love for the industry. When you are the child of musical icons like dancehall’s first king, Yellowman, and reggae’s premiere romancer Beres Hammond, following their footsteps into the industry seems...
  • Published On : Sun, 16 Jun 2019

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  • Ghetto Misfits without a father – Blakka & Ity
  • The comedic duo of Owen ‘Blakka’ Ellis and Ian ‘Ity’ Ellis found out there were brothers when they were adults. Blakka, 59, grew up on First Street in Arnett Gardens while ‘Ity’ was raised across the road in the neighbouring community of Rema. “I...
  • Published On : Sun, 16 Jun 2019

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  • Chris Martin hails his dad the ‘Great One’
  • “I call him ‘Pops’ or ‘Great One’, and he calls me ‘Rasta’,” says singer Christopher Martin of his father, Cleveland, who, he says with gratitude, was there for him “from Jump Street”. Martin says that as far back as he can remember, his father has...
  • Published On : Sun, 16 Jun 2019

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  • Papa, father and daddy, on and off stage
  • The names papa, father, and daddy are often viewed as terms of endearment, symbolising stability, leadership, expereience, and wisdom. Though they are commonly used in a biological context, exceptions are made for father-figures, religious leaders...
  • Published On : Sun, 16 Jun 2019

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  • Vintage Voices | The rise of Prince Buster
  • He labelled himself ‘The Voice of The People’, and in a real sense, that’s what he was. Rarely would he find himself in a position where he could defend the underdog (physically) or the underprivileged and refuse to do so. Prince Buster grew up...
  • Published On : Sun, 16 Jun 2019

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  • Julio Iglesias reflects on a life that ‘has been a miracle’
  • NEW YORK (AP): At 75 and after a five-decade-long career, Julio Iglesias keeps performing internationally, driven by his passion and, above all, a relentless discipline. It’s something the Spanish crooner says he had to learn early on, after a...
  • Published On : Sun, 16 Jun 2019

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  • Reggae Sumfest ready to roll: US$600 tickets sold out
  • With Reggae Sumfest one month away, festival organiser Josef Bogdanovich is happy with the way his online ticket sales are moving and is making the bold declaration that he and his team are “totally ready”. “Everything is in order,” a pleased...
  • Published On : Sat, 15 Jun 2019

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  • Missy Elliott in tears getting inducted into Songwriters Hall
  • NEW YORK (AP): Missy Elliott, the creative mastermind who has written hit songs for a number of female acts and created camaraderie among women in the music industry for more than two decades, felt the love back from her musical sisters as she...
  • Published On : Sat, 15 Jun 2019

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  • Madonna offers a needy, trying-too-hard mess of an album
  • These days, Madonna is wearing an eyepatch for dubious reasons. But it’s her ears that seem to have failed her. The shape-shifting Queen of Pop has missed badly with Madame X, a needy, trying-too-hard mess of an album that sounds like Madonna threw...
  • Published On : Sat, 15 Jun 2019

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  • 5 Questions with Chris Martin
  • Reggae singer Christopher Martin didn’t always want to become an entertainer. It was his dream to become a chemical engineer, and he studied hard and did all the requisite subjects that would have prepared him for this job. Advanced math, pure...
  • Published On : Fri, 14 Jun 2019

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  • Queen Zion Ites & Tami Tsansai reach for South Africa
  • Multidisciplinary (drama, song, dance) performing artist Queen Zion Ites (real name Alison Morgan) and author Tami Tsansai (real name Tameka Coley) are in a race to make it to Africa. Both need US$4,000 each by Sunday in order to make it to the...
  • Published On : Fri, 14 Jun 2019

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