Appleton Estate launches Jamaica Rum Festival

Appleton Estate launches Jamaica Rum Festival

Last Wednesday, at The Ruins at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, an evening of celebration unfolded as Appleton Estate marked the return of the Jamaica Rum Festival. The event, attended by industry stakeholders and specially invited guests, transformed a casual Wednesday into a memorable soiree. Stefano Furini, Marketing Director at J Wray […]

High Commissioner wants Jamaicans in the diaspora to attend Biennial Conference

High Commissioner wants Jamaicans in the diaspora to attend Biennial Conference

By Neil Armstrong Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Canada, Marsha Coore Lobban, has been very busy since her tenure started in September 2023, and now her focus is on the upcoming 10th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from June 16-19, under the theme, “United for Jamaica’s Transformation: Fostering Peace, Productivity, and Youth Empowerment.” […]

Oliver Samuels receives Living Legend Award

Oliver Samuels receives Living Legend Award

Renowned Jamaican actor Oliver Samuels has been honored with the esteemed Living Legend Award, courtesy of the iconic Jamaican beer company, Red Stripe. The grand ceremony took place on March 8th at the historic Little Theatre in St. Andrew, a venue steeped in history and witness to numerous stellar performances by the esteemed actor over […]

Vybz Kartel’s Murder Conviction Overturned

Vybz Kartel’s Murder Conviction Overturned

A New Chapter in Dancehall Star’s Legal Saga In a case that captured global attention and dominated headlines worldwide, , the Jamaican Dancehall star, saw his murder conviction overturned by Jamaica’s highest court in London on Thursday. However, contrary to the expectations of his loyal supporters, this doesn’t guarantee his immediate release. The Privy Council, […]

Delcita returns to Toronto with ‘The Real Wife’

Delcita returns to Toronto with ‘The Real Wife’

After a decade of delighting audiences in Toronto with her unique brand of Jamaican comedy, the beloved Delcita, played by actress Andrea Delcita Wright, is back for two exclusive performances. The shows, presented by Jermaine Chambers, Your Mortgage Agent, are set to light up the stage at the Jamaican Canadian Association on March 31, with […]

Jamaica’s workers get a significant wage boost

Jamaica’s workers get a significant wage boost

In a notable development, Jamaica’s national minimum wage is poised for a significant boost, with a 15 percent increase set to raise it from $13,000 to $15,000 per week for a standard 40-hour work week. This adjustment, slated to come into effect on June 1, 2024, heralds a welcome improvement in the earnings of the […]

‘Juici Patties’ coming to a place near you

‘Juici Patties’ coming to a place near you

Juici Patties, the renowned Jamaican-owned fast-food chain, made a triumphant debut in Hollywood, Florida, with its inaugural store opening. Within just one day, the store’s entire inventory vanished, a testament to the overwhelming support received from eager patrons. Expressing gratitude for the unprecedented support, Juici Patties conveyed heartfelt appreciation to its customers for devouring what […]

Philanthropist Donette Chin Loy Chang to be honoured at ICHS Hall of Fame Gala

Philanthropist Donette Chin Loy Chang to be honoured at ICHS Hall of Fame Gala

The Immaculate Conception High School (ICHS) Alumnae Association is set to honor four outstanding alumnae, including renowned communications strategist, community leader, and philanthropist Donette Chin Loy Chang, during its prestigious 5th ICHS Hall of Fame Fundraising Gala. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, at 6:00 p.m. at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. This year, […]

Jamaican-American sensation Nadège shines on The Voice

Jamaican-American sensation Nadège shines on The Voice

Jamaican-American artist Nadège recently showcased her talents on the latest season of the popular American singing competition, The Voice. The 26-year-old singer caught the attention of the coaching panel, including John Legend, Reba McEntire, Chance the Rapper, and Dan + Shay, during the Blind Auditions. Nadège’s rendition of Daniel Caesar’s “Get You” earned her high […]

Lillie Johnson lauded as a dedicated public health advocate at Order of Canada investiture

Lillie Johnson lauded as a dedicated public health advocate at Order of Canada investiture

By Neil Armstrong Centenarian Lillie Johnson — who founded the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario and will celebrate her 102nd birthday on March 16 — has been lauded for her advocacy for sickle cell disease in Ontario. At a special ceremony held at Extendicare Rouge Valley, the long-term care residence where she lives in Scarborough, […]

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