Bob Marley’s grandson Jo Mersa Marley dies at age 31

Bob Marley’s grandson Jo Mersa Marley dies at age 31

Last Tuesday, January 17, Jo Mersa Marley was interred at Nine Miles, St Ann, like his legendary grandfather, Bob Marley. Jo Mersa (born Joseph Marley) passed away suddenly in Miami, at the tender age of 31, on December 27th. The Reggae singer is survived by more than 50 family members, including his wife, Qiara, and […]

Usain Bolt defrauded of $12.7 million

Usain Bolt defrauded of $12.7 million

Lawyers for eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt say their client has been defrauded of $12.7m from his account with a private investment firm in Jamaica that authorities are investigating. Bolt was informed last week that his account balance at Kingston-based Stocks and Securities Ltd (SSL) had inexplicably dwindled. Linton P Gordon, a lawyer of […]

Jamaica’s tourism shows strong recovery in 2022

Jamaica’s tourism shows strong recovery in 2022

Jamaica’s tourism industry is rebounding strongly from the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with earnings of $3.64 billion in 2022. Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, made the announcement during a House of Representatives session. “We ended the year equalling the record-breaking earnings of tourism of US$3.64 billion, and the [2022/23] fiscal year, […]

Dennis Brown tops Jamaicans on Rolling Stone’s greatest singers list

Dennis Brown tops Jamaicans on Rolling Stone’s greatest singers list

The late Crown Prince of Reggae Dennis Brown is the greatest Jamaican singer of all time, according to Rolling Stone magazine.  Brown is the best ranked Jamaican entertainer on Rolling Stone’s 200 greatest singers of all time, coming in at number 67. That’s a credible feat for the Jamaican, as he finished ahead of more […]

The Boy and the Honeybees: a timely book to raise children’s eco-consciousness

The Boy and the Honeybees: a timely book to raise children’s eco-consciousness

By Lincoln DePradine Just in time as an ideal Christmas present is the recently published fiction, “The Boy and the Honeybees’’, which is authored by Toronto-based Jamaican-Canadian journalist Desmond Loren Brown. “It’s a children’s book that every member of the family should read and will enjoy reading,” said Brown. The book, according to Brown, is […]

Sizzla’s burning of plaques causes furore in Dancehall land

Sizzla’s burning of plaques causes furore in Dancehall land

  The entertainer burned two plaques presented to him in commemoration of American rapper and producer DJ Khaled’s Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) platinum certification for the albums ‘Grateful’ and ‘Father of Asahd’. The Jamaican artiste is featured on both albums, and his tirade has been the subject of much talk since the firework. […]

Dominica, Jamaica & Guyana named as top destinations to unwind

Dominica, Jamaica & Guyana named as top destinations to unwind

Dominica lands the top spot as the best destination to unwind in the latest list by travel magazine’s Lonely Planet. The list, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023, “offers a comprehensive set of itineraries” on the 30 countries they’ve picked to help travelers explore the world. It is comprised of four categories: best places to […]

Solar power coming to schools in Jamaica

Solar power coming to schools in Jamaica

Jamaica’s Ministry of Education and Youth will test solar energy usage in schools through a pilot program. Portfolio Minister Fayval Williams stated that the experiment will be conducted at 30 institutions during the first quarter of 2023, “and then, depending on the results, that will be something we would look to scale across our schools.” […]

Jamaica Xodus Carnival mas band launches for 2023 Carnival season 

Jamaica Xodus Carnival mas band launches for 2023 Carnival season 

Twas the first official band launch for the 2023 Carnival season, and patrons and stakeholders alike were rearing to get on bad. Since Xodus Carnival and Bacchanal Jamaica dropped the plot twist for Carnival Road in March 2023, the costume reveal has been the talk of the town. The general interest was evident from Saturday’s […]

P.K. Subban joins ESPN TV hockey team

P.K. Subban joins ESPN TV hockey team

P.K. Subban has become a full-time member of ESPN’s hockey team after contributing during last season’s Stanley Cup playoff coverage. Subban, who retired in September, has signed a three-year agreement with ESPN. He will work mainly as a studio analyst but will handle some games during the season. “I’ve known for a few weeks now. […]

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