Lots of bloody action in The Yardie, while audience not happy with subtitles

Lots of bloody action in The Yardie, while audience not happy with subtitles

By Stephen Weir Yardie, a British/Jamaican action movie directed by superstar actor Idris Elba received its Canadian debut last week at the Royal Cinema in downtown Toronto.  And while the 108-minute feature film was awash with blood and murder, everybody in the sold-out theatre left on their own two feet arguing about the Jamaican to […]

Jamaican micro entrepreneurs to benefit from $10m grant

Jamaican micro entrepreneurs to benefit from $10m grant

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The St James Municipal Corporation has doubled its support to small entrepreneurs in the parish under the Local Economic Development (LED) Programme. Chief executive officer (CEO) at the Corporation, Gerald Lee, said that $10 million is being spent this fiscal year to assist some 400 persons in push-starting business operations. Lee was […]

Jamaica Tourist Board Reaffirms Commitment to Diaspora

Jamaica Tourist Board Reaffirms Commitment to Diaspora

NEW YORK, NY – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has reaffirmed its commitment to the Diaspora with the partnership support of the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston, recently.  Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, the four-day conference which had as its theme, ‘Jamaica […]

Rename Mississauga Celebration Square, “Irie Place”

Rename Mississauga Celebration Square, “Irie Place”

By Stephen Weir Happy. Exhausted. Full up to here with doubles and roti. Thousands and thousands of people spent two days soaking up the Soca and riding the Reggae wave at Mississauga’s TD Irie Music Festival. And for those that couldn’t get enough of headliner Farmer Nappy there was a perfect weather Sunday cruise aboard […]

Jamaica Industry Minister here to talk about Agriculture

Jamaica Industry Minister here to talk about Agriculture

By Stephen Weir Earlier this month a birthday party was held at the posh Windsor Arms Hotel along Toronto’s Mink Mile.  And while the 50 or so guests were there to mark Jamaican Minister ’s 67th birthday, most in attendance also wanted to talk about medical ganja. Members of Toronto’s black business and political communities […]

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