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April 21, 2024
Grounation Day: Celebrating Haile Selassie's Visit to Jamaica

Grounation Day, a significant holy day observed by the Rastafari community, commemorating the historic visit of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia to Jamaica on April 21, 1966. This day holds immense importance, second only to Coronation Day (November 2), in the Rastafari calendar, symbolizing the connection between Jamaica and Ethiopia, faith and liberation.

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April 21, 2024
Bounty Killer and Shabba Ranks: A Dancehall Rivalry Reignited

In the vibrant world of dancehall music, where lyrics are sharp and rivalries fierce, two legends have once again found themselves at the center of attention. Bounty Killer and Shabba Ranks, both icons in their own right, have reignited their long-standing feud with a flurry of words and actions that have sent shockwaves through the industry.

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April 21, 2024
Elephant Man: Dancehall Legend Fathers Many!

In the world of Jamaican dancehall, few names shine as brightly as Elephant Man's. With a career spanning decades and a unique style that's impossible to ignore, Elephant Man, born O'Neil Bryan, has cemented his place in music history. But recently, it's not his music that's making headlines—it's his staggering number of children.

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April 21, 2024
Celebrating Queen Nanny: Honoring Jamaica's Fearless Heroine

Every year on April 20th, the vibrant community of Moore Town in Jamaica bursts into celebration. Drums echo through the hills, voices sing songs of freedom, and the spirit of resilience fills the air. This day marks more than just a holiday; it commemorates the indomitable spirit of Queen Nanny, the revered leader of the Jamaican Maroons.

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April 20, 2024
Britany Anderson: Triumphantly Back after Injury

Britany Anderson, the Jamaican athlete known for her lightning speed and impeccable hurdling technique, has made a triumphant return to the track after a year-long hiatus due to injury. Her remarkable comeback at the X Athletics Meeting in Milano, Italy, on April 13th, 2024, has reaffirmed her status as one of the world's most formidable athletes in the 100m hurdles event.

Anderson's journey to this moment has been nothing short of inspiring. After suffering a knee injury in April 2023, which required surgery and forced her to miss the entire season, many wondered if she would ever return to the pinnacle of her sport. However, true to her resilient spirit, Anderson used this setback as an opportunity for self-reflection and renewed passion for track and field.

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April 13, 2024
Springtime Splendor: Exploring Jamaica's Vibrant Transformation

As the rest of the world welcomes spring with open arms, Jamaica, despite its tropical climate, undergoes its own captivating metamorphosis during this enchanting season. While the changes may be subtle to some, those who venture into the rural heartland of the island are treated to a symphony of sights, sounds, and flavors that herald the arrival of spring in Jamaica.

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April 12, 2024
Setback for Triple Jump Queen: Yulimar Rojas' Paris 2024 Dreams Dashed by Achilles Injury

The world of athletics has been struck by somber news as Yulimar Rojas, the Venezuelan powerhouse and reigning Olympic triple jump champion, faces an unexpected setback on her journey to the Paris 2024 Olympics. Rojas, who holds the world record in the women's triple jump event, recently announced her withdrawal from the upcoming Games due to an Achilles tendon injury sustained during a training session in Spain. This injury not only dashes her hopes of defending her Olympic title but also leaves a void in the track and field community, robbing spectators of the chance to witness her unparalleled talent and resilience on the grand stage.

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April 12, 2024
Remembering the Coral Gardens Atrocities: Jamaica's Journey Towards Justice and Reparation

On April 11, 1963, chaos erupted at a gas station, leading to a deadly clash between Rastafarians and the police. Accounts of the incident vary, but what followed was a state-sanctioned crackdown on the Rastafarian community. Prime Minister Alexander Bustamante infamously ordered, "Bring in all Rastas, dead or alive," setting off a wave of violence and persecution.

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April 12, 2024
Shabba Ranks Returns to Jamaica: Dancehall Legend in the Spotlight Again!

Shabba Ranks, the iconic "Dancehall Emperor," has made a triumphant return to his homeland, Jamaica. Renowned for his electrifying performances and chart-topping hits, Shabba Ranks' arrival in Jamaica has sparked excitement among fans and music enthusiasts alike.

Born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon OD, on January 17, 1966, Shabba Ranks hails from Sturge Town, Saint Ann, Jamaica, and was raised in the vibrant community of Seaview Gardens, Kingston. From humble beginnings, Shabba Ranks rose to become one of the most celebrated Jamaican musicians of his time, captivating audiences worldwide with his distinctive style and magnetic stage presence.

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April 10, 2024
Jamaica Carnival 2024: A Resounding Success with Over $5 Billion in Revenue

The vibrant rhythms of soca music, the dazzling costumes, and the infectious energy of revelers—Jamaica Carnival 2024 was a spectacular celebration that left an indelible mark on the island. As the colorful procession wound its way through the streets of Kingston, it wasn’t just the music that reverberated; it was the sound of economic prosperity.

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April 10, 2024
World Athletics Introduces Prize Money for Olympic Gold Medallists

In a groundbreaking decision that reverberates across the global sporting community, World Athletics has announced that it will award prize money at the Olympic Games. This historic move recognizes the unwavering dedication and extraordinary achievements of athletes who ascend to the pinnacle of their discipline. Starting with this summer’s Olympic Games in Paris, gold medalists will be financially rewarded, marking a new era in athletic recognition.

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April 9, 2024
Congratulations to Beenie Man on the Grand Opening of SIMMA Seafood and Bar

Jamaican dancehall icon, Beenie Man, known for his chart-topping hits and electrifying performances, has added a new feather to his cap with the opening of his latest venture - SIMMA Seafood and Bar. As the curtains rose on this exciting culinary endeavor, fans and admirers alike congratulated the legendary artist on his foray into the world of gastronomy.

Born Moses Anthony Davis on August 22, 1973, in Kingston's Waterhouse district, Beenie Man's journey to musical stardom began at a young age. Encouraged by his uncle Sydney Knowles, who played drums for Jimmy Cliff, he made waves in the music industry with his infectious beats and charismatic style. From winning the Tastee Talent contest at the age of eight to securing eight consecutive DJ of the Year awards, Beenie Man's meteoric rise to fame is a testament to his talent and dedication.

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April 8, 2024
Jamaica: The Ultimate Destination for Viral Videos and Memorable Adventures

Jamaica has emerged as a hotspot for content creators and vloggers seeking to capture the essence of the island's vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and lively festivities. From African vloggers to American online streamers, Jamaica has become the go-to destination for viral videos and memorable adventures.

One notable visitor to the island was 22-year-old American online streamer and YouTuber, Kai Cenat. Best known for his live streams and comedy-based content, Cenat visited Jamaica for Carnival, adding his unique perspective to the island's colorful celebrations. Joined by thousands of revelers, Cenat immersed himself in the pulsating rhythms and infectious energy of Jamaica's Carnival, documenting every moment for his eager audience.

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April 8, 2024
The Great North American Eclipse: A Spectacular Celestial Event Draws Crowds and Clouds

On Monday, April 8, 2024, North America witnessed a celestial spectacle unlike any other - the Great North American Eclipse. This rare phenomenon occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, casting a shadow and obscuring the Sun's light. For many skywatchers, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, drawing crowds from far and wide to witness the awe-inspiring sight.

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April 4, 2024
Celebrating Beverley Kelso: A Legendary Voice in Reggae Music

As April is upon us, it's time to celebrate the remarkable legacy of Beverley Kelso, a true icon in the world of Jamaican reggae music. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, in April 1948, Kelso's journey as a singer and founding member of The Wailers has left an historic mark on the music industry.

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April 4, 2024
Juici Patties finally landed in the USA!

Juici Patties, the renowned Jamaican fast-food chain, has finally landed on American shores, making its debut in Hollywood, Florida. With the opening of its flagship restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard, the savory flavors of Jamaica have found a new home in the heart of the Sunshine State.

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April 2, 2024
Stop Stealing Creatives' Work: A Call for Respect and Recognition for Jamaican/Black Artists

In the bustling world of social media, the journey of a creative work can take unexpected twists and turns, sometimes leading to misrepresentation, misuse, and outright theft. For Kavionart, a talented artist with a passion for capturing history and culture through his paintings, the recent discovery of copyright infringement surrounding one of his artworks, World Boss (Vybz Kartel) has sparked a much-needed conversation about the importance of giving credit where credit is due.

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April 2, 2024
Jamaica Dominates 2024 Carifta Games with 38th Straight Title

In a display of unparalleled athleticism and determination, Team Jamaica secured yet another victory at the 2024 Carifta Games, continuing their reign as the undisputed champions of the competition. The final day of the event in Grenada saw Jamaica's athletes clinch an impressive total of 84 medals, reaffirming their status as the powerhouse of Caribbean athletics.

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March 20, 2024
Di Jamaican Easter: A Kid's Book about How Jamaicans Celebrate Easter

"Dí Jamaican Easter" invites young readers to bask in the sunshine and vibrant traditions of Easter in Jamaica. In this unique island celebration, forget the Easter Bunny – it's all about the delicious Bun and Cheese! Dive into a culinary adventure with buns that come alive with raisins, fruits, nuts, and a touch of rum for the grown-ups. From HB to National, the variety is endless, and when paired with the beloved Tastee cheese, it's a combination that will leave your taste buds dancing.

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March 20, 2024
Is Jamaica one of the cheapest places to retire in?

According to The Travel's rankings, Jamaica holds the fourth spot among English-speaking countries, with an estimated monthly living expense of $924. This figure seems appealing, especially when paired with Jamaica's reputation for hospitality and English fluency. Additionally, the article highlights Jamaica's healthcare system, which comprises a mix of public and private facilities, offering retirees access to essential services.

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March 20, 2024
Jamaica's Next National Hero? Bob Marley

In a stirring declaration during his contribution to the 2024/25 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives, Opposition Leader Mark Golding announced a profound commitment: reggae icon Bob Marley will be named Jamaica's next national hero under a future People’s National Party (PNP) Government. The announcement was met with resounding applause from the Opposition benches, underlining the significance of Marley's legacy to the nation and the world.

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March 14, 2024
Jamaica's Tourism Triumph: Celebrating Wins in Germany and Dubai

In a whirlwind of victories, Jamaica has recently made waves in Germany, further solidifying its status as a global tourism powerhouse. From clinching two prestigious global tourism awards to securing commitments from airlines for continued flights with Switzerland and the introduction of larger planes for German flights, Jamaica's triumphs know no bounds.

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March 14, 2024
Privy Council Decision: Vybz Kartel's Conviction Overturned - Implications and Impact

In a significant development, the UK's Privy Council has made a ruling that reverberates throughout the legal landscape of Jamaica. The decision entails the quashing of the murder convictions of dancehall artist Vybz Kartel and three other individuals, namely Shawn Campbell, Kahira Jones, and André St John.

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February 28, 2024
Edna Manley: Pioneering Artist and Cultural Luminary

Edna Swithenbank Manley, OM, remains an unforgettable figure in Jamaican art history, celebrated for her profound contributions as both an artist and an educator. Born on February 28, 1900, her legacy endures through a body of work that transcends generations and borders, embodying the essence of Jamaica's cultural identity.

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February 27, 2024
Jamaica's Under-20 Football Ascendancy: Reggae Boyz Conquer Concacaf Qualifiers with Victory over Grenada

In a resounding display of skill and determination, Jamaica’s under-20 football team has asserted its dominance in Group F of the Concacaf Under-20 World Cup qualifiers. The Reggae Boyz secured a commanding 2-0 victory against Grenada at the St Kitts Technical Centre on Monday, solidifying their position at the top of the group standings with back-to-back wins and a comfortable six-point lead.

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February 26, 2024
Celebrating the Marleys: Ky-Mani Marley and Karen Marley

Today marks a special occasion for fans of reggae music as we celebrate the birthdays of two illustrious members of the Marley family: Ky-Mani Marley and Karen Marley. Their contributions to both music and fashion have left an incredible mark on their respective industries, carrying forward the legacy of their iconic father, Bob Marley.

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February 25, 2024
Celebrating a Milestone: American Airlines Lands In Ocho Rios

At the helm of this momentous journey was none other than Captain Marc Coley, a proud Jamaican son, who steered the Embraer 175 aircraft with precision and pride. For Captain Coley, born in Mona, St. Andrew, this was more than just another flight; it was a triumphant return to his roots, a testament to the dreams that take flight against all odds.

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February 24, 2024
Cecile's Birthday Bash: Celebrating the Dancehall Queen

Today marks a jubilant occasion in the vibrant tapestry of dancehall music as we celebrate the birthday of the illustrious Ce'Cile. Born Cecile Claudine Charlton on February 24, 1976, in the heart of Manchester Parish, Jamaica, her life story intertwines with the pulsating rhythms and soulful melodies that define the genre.

Ce’Cile's journey into the world of music began through a serendipitous encounter with Michael 'Ibo' Cooper, a member of the renowned reggae band Third World and a friend of her father's. This encounter sparked her passion for music, igniting a flame that would propel her towards stardom. She made her debut in 2001 with the track "Can You Do The Work," a collaboration with Sean Paul that catapulted her into the spotlight.

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February 24, 2024
Antonette Wemyss Gorman: Shattering Barriers as Jamaica's First Female Chief of Defence Staff

In January 2022, Rear Admiral Antonette Wemyss Gorman etched her name in history as she assumed the role of Chief of Defence Staff of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), becoming the first woman to lead the country's armed forces. This monumental achievement not only signifies her remarkable career but also serves as a beacon of inspiration for women worldwide, showcasing that gender should never limit one's aspirations or capabilities.

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February 24, 2024
YG Marley's "Praise Jah in the Moonlight" Emerges as 2024's Biggest Reggae Anthem

In the vibrant realm of reggae music, where the legacy of the Marley family looms large, a new star has risen to claim his place among the greats. At just 22 years old, YG Marley, son of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley, and grandson of the legendary Bob Marley, has unleashed his debut single "Praise Jah in the Moonlight," captivating audiences and earning a coveted spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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February 23, 2024
Celebrating Jamaica Day 2024: Embracing Authenticity and Unity

Today, on February 23, 2024, Jamaica and its vibrant culture take center stage as the island celebrates Jamaica Day under the theme, ‘Celebrating Jamaica: Authentic and Unique… A Fi Wi TREND A Dweet.’ However, this year's celebration carries an extra special significance as two cities in the American state of Iowa, Waterloo and Cedar Falls, join in the festivities, marking a historic moment for the island.

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February 23, 2024
Shelly Thunder: From Dancehall Royalty to Gospel Trailblazer - A Musical Journey of Transformation

In the vibrant pulse of Kingston's rhythm, emerges the incomparable force of Michelle Harrison-Timol, affectionately known as "Shelly Thunder." Celebrating her birth on February 23rd, this daughter of Kingston transcended the boundaries of her island home, leaving an indelible mark on the global dancehall stage. Raised amidst the lively streets of Harbour View and a proud alumna of Excelsior High School, Shelly embarked on a journey that carried her across the Atlantic to New York City in 1980.

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February 21, 2024
Jamaica's Rising Track Star: Bella Brown, One of the Fastest Kids in the World

In a triumph that has sent waves of celebration across Jamaica, young sprinter Bella Brown has claimed her place among the fastest children in the world. At the prestigious Millrose Games held in New York, Bella dashed her way to victory in the U8 (under-8) 60m race, clocking in at an impressive 8.66 seconds. Her win not only showcases her individual talent but also highlights Jamaica's continued dominance on the global track and field stage.

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February 21, 2024
Bob Marley: One Love - The #1 Movie in America Celebrating the Legend

In a world often filled with chaos and strife, the resonance of Bob Marley's message of unity and love seems more pertinent than ever. And now, in a remarkable convergence of art and reality, the movie "Bob Marley: One Love" emerges as a beacon of hope and inspiration, capturing the essence of Marley's life and legacy in a mesmerizing cinematic journey. As it climbs to the top of the charts, both in box office receipts and cultural impact, it's clear that this film isn't just another biopic—it's a testament to the enduring power of Marley's music and message.

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February 20, 2024
Three-Fingered Jack: The Jamaican Robin Hood of Resistance

Amidst the echoes of defiance and liberation in Jamaican history, one figure stands out with mythic resonance – Three-Fingered Jack, or Jack Mansong. His tale, a blend of fact and folklore, embodies the spirit of rebellion and resistance that courses through the island's veins. As Black History Month unfolds, it's fitting to delve deeper into the legend of this enigmatic figure and explore why he's often likened to the Jamaican Robin Hood.

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February 19, 2024
Peter Tosh's Exclusion from the Bob Marley Biopic: A Reflection on Musical Dynamics

As Paramount Pictures' highly anticipated Bob Marley biopic, "Bob Marley: One Love," graced theaters on February 14, 2024, fans worldwide braced themselves for an intimate glimpse into the life of the legendary reggae icon. However, even before its release, a wave of discontent rippled through the fan base. After its release, many expressed disappointment over the absence of Peter Tosh, a pivotal figure in Marley's musical journey, from the narrative.

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February 13, 2024
Remembering Gregory Isaacs: A Musical Icon's Journey

Gregory Anthony Isaacs OD, a name etched in the annals of reggae history, was more than just a musician; he was a soulful storyteller, a voice of the people, and an emblem of Jamaican culture. Born on July 15, 1951, Isaacs carved his path into the world of music with his melodious voice and profound lyrics, leaving an indelible mark on the global music scene. As Reggae Month dawns upon us, it's only fitting to pay homage to the legacy of this legendary artist.

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February 12, 2024
Surviving the Unthinkable: Marcus Garvey and the Assassination Attempt

October 1919 stands out as a critical moment in the life of Marcus Garvey, the indomitable leader of the Pan-Africanism movement. It was during this month that Garvey faced a harrowing assassination attempt that would leave an indelible mark on his legacy. The scene unfolded in the heart of Harlem, New York, where Garvey's Universal […]

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February 10, 2024
Kapo: Jamaica's Visionary Artist and Spiritual Leader

Mallica Reynolds, popularly known as "Kapo," left an unforgettable mark on Jamaica's cultural landscape as both a revered artist and a religious leader. Born on February 10, 1911, in Byndloss, Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica, Kapo's journey from a young visionary to a celebrated painter and preacher is one of remarkable significance.

At the tender age of 12, Reynolds underwent a profound spiritual experience that led him to adopt the name "Kapo." By 16, he had received a divine vision and embarked on a path of preaching, ultimately founding the St. Michael's Revival Apostolic Tabernacle in Kingston. Throughout his life, Kapo remained a prominent figure in the Zion Revival movement, serving as its patriarch Bishop until his passing in 1989.

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February 10, 2024
Celebrating Jamaican Scientists: Pioneers in The Caribbean and the World

While the contributions of scientists from around the world are often celebrated and widely recognized, the achievements of Jamaican scientists in the field of medicine are sometimes overlooked. However, Jamaica has been home to several brilliant minds whose innovations have significantly impacted the medical world. As we commemorate Black History Month, it's essential to shine a spotlight on these remarkable individuals and their groundbreaking discoveries.

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February 10, 2024
Remembering Jonestown: The Tragic Legacy of the Peoples Temple

The Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, commonly known as Jonestown, remains one of the darkest chapters in modern history, leaving an unforgettable mark on the collective memory of Guyana and the world. Nestled deep in the jungles of Guyana, Jonestown was intended to be a utopian community, but it tragically descended into a nightmare of manipulation, coercion, and ultimately, mass death.

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February 9, 2024
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: Sprinting Towards a Legacy Beyond the Track

Jamaican sprint sensation Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made her own mark on the world of athletics, blazing down tracks with unmatched speed and determination. With three Olympic gold medals and numerous world championship titles to her name, she has exemplified excellence on the global stage. However, as she prepares to hang up her spikes after the Paris Games this summer, Fraser-Pryce's focus shifts from the track to her cherished family.

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February 9, 2024
Local Government Elections in Jamaica: Understanding the Process and Importance

Jamaica, like many other nations, relies on local government elections to ensure effective governance at the grassroots level. These elections, distinct from general elections, are vital for the development and management of infrastructure and public facilities within various divisions across the country. As Jamaica gears up for its next local government elections, it's essential to understand the process and significance of this democratic exercise.

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February 8, 2024
Experience the Heartwarming Tale of "Mi Luv Yuh": Di Jamaican Valentine's Day

Mi Luv Yuh" offers a refreshing perspective on love, family, and the true essence of gift-giving. Authored by a talented Jamaican writer, this enchanting tale takes readers on a journey through the eyes of Joshua, a young boy who discovers the profound meaning of love on a day that celebrates it the most.

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February 7, 2024
Harry Belafonte: The Jamaican-American Icon Who Defined an Era

Harry Belafonte (born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr.; March 1, 1927 – April 25, 2023) was more than just an entertainer; he was a cultural force, a civil rights activist, and a beacon of hope for many. Born to Jamaican parents in Harlem, New York, Belafonte's journey from a humble beginning to international fame was marked […]

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February 6, 2024
Celebrating Bob Marley: A Tribute to the Reggae King

Today, February 6th, marks a day of jubilation, a day where the rhythm of reggae fills the air, and the spirit of Bob Marley, the Reggae King, is celebrated far and wide. As we honor what would have been his 79th birthday, we delve into the life and legacy of this legendary figure whose music […]

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February 4, 2024
Celebrating Miss Lou: Jamaica's Cultural Icon, Poet, and Phenomenal Woman

Happy Reggae and Black History Month. This blog is dedicated to our beloved Louise Bennett whom we affectionately call Miss Lou. She is the Jamaican aunt we all wanted to have. Here's some information you need to know about this phenomenal, beautiful, spirited, creative woman who loved and promoted Jamaica and its dialect.

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February 3, 2024
Jamaica's Late and Oldest Supercentenarian: Violet Brown - She Once Held the World Title

Jamaica, known for its vibrant culture, reggae music, and stunning landscapes, also boast being home to one of the world's oldest persons. Violet Brown, born Violet Mosse on March 10, 1900, gained international recognition as a supercentenarian, holding the title of the world's oldest verified living person for five months. From April 2017 until her passing in September 2017, she held the title of the world's oldest verified living person.

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February 2, 2024
The Powerful Woman Who Stood by Marcus Garvey - Amy Jacques Garvey: A Legacy of Leadership and Liberation

Amy Euphemia Jacques Garvey, born on December 31, 1895, in Kingston, Jamaica, emerged as a powerful force in the fight for African liberation and political unity during the 20th century. Beyond being recognized as the second wife of the iconic Marcus Garvey, she carved her own path as a journalist, activist, and one of the pioneering female Black publishers of her time.

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February 1, 2024
Happy 67th Birthday, Dennis Brown!

As the sun rises on February 1, 2024, Jamaica and reggae enthusiasts around the world pause to remember the phenomenal talent that was Dennis Emmanuel Brown. Today would have marked his 67th birthday – a poignant moment to reflect on the life, music, and enduring impact of the reggae legend, who left an indelible mark on the genre and inspired generations of artists.

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February 1, 2024
Reggae Roots & Rasta Pioneers: Icons of Reggae and Dancehall, from Jamaica to the World

Reggae, a genre born on the Caribbean island of Jamaica in the late 1960s, has grown into a global musical force with a profound cultural impact. The term "reggae" was coined with the release of Toots and the Maytals' "Do the Reggay" in 1968, marking the beginning of a genre that would soon captivate audiences worldwide. Rooted in a rich blend of influences, including traditional mento, American jazz, rhythm and blues, and the earlier genres of ska and rocksteady, reggae is more than just music—it's a cultural movement with deep ties to Rastafari, an Afrocentric religion that emerged in Jamaica in the 1930s.

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January 29, 2024
Reggae Month 2024: A Harmony of Musical Celebration and Innovation

Reggae Month 2024 is set to resonate with the rhythm and vibes that make Jamaica's musical heritage truly iconic. Kicking off with a tribute to the Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Brown, at the Vera Moodie Concert Hall, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston on February 1, this month-long celebration promises a melody of events, symposiums, and activities across the island. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, unveiled the exciting lineup, inviting Jamaicans to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Reggae.

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January 29, 2024
Wings Over Jamaica: Soaring Horizons and Controversies at Ian Fleming Airport

Jamaica has welcomed a new chapter in its aviation history with the expansion of its international airport network. American Airlines, in a proving flight on January 25, paved the way for its upcoming service to the Ian Fleming Airport in Boscobel, St. Mary, starting February 24. While this development promises increased connectivity and tourism opportunities, it has also sparked debates about geographical nomenclature and the choice of the destination. Let's explore the significance of this expansion and the dynamics surrounding Jamaica's three international airports.

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January 29, 2024
Jamaican Athletic Stars Shine Bright: Brianna Lyston's Record-Breaking Sprint and Jaydon Hibbert's Remarkable Journey to Pro Success

In the world of collegiate athletics, two Jamaican stars, Brianna Lyston and Jaydon Hibbert, have recently set the stage ablaze with their phenomenal performances. Louisiana State University (LSU) sophomore Brianna Lyston stunned the audience with a personal best and collegiate-leading 60m time at the Razorback Invitational, while Arkansas' Jaydon Hibbert, a Bowerman Award winner, has decided to take the leap into the professional realm while continuing his education.

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January 26, 2024
The Tainos are Still in Jamaica: A Resilient Heritage

Jamaica's history is a tapestry woven with tales of triumphs and tribulations, a journey marked by the Arawaks, Spanish conquests, Maroon resistance, and the challenging years of slavery. Amidst this rich history, a group often overlooked but with a vibrant legacy is the Tainos, also known as the Arawaks, the original inhabitants of Jamaica. Despite a prevailing narrative suggesting their extinction, recent developments have shed light on the fact that the Tainos are not only alive but actively seeking recognition and respect for their heritage.

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January 26, 2024
Jamaica's Massive Influence in the Movies

Jamaica, a small island with a population of approximately 3 million, may be geographically compact, but its cultural influence is nothing short of expansive. Recently, Jamaican talent has been making waves on the global stage for decades and will continue to do so. One such example is the presence of Jamaican artists in the British […]

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January 24, 2024
5 Great Jamaican Recipes

These five recipes create a symphony of taste that transports you straight to the heart of the Caribbean. From the vibrant hues of the Grater Cake's coconut layers to the soulful notes of the Sweet Potato Pudding's rich melody, and the lively dance of the Jamaican Red Peas Symphony, each dish is a celebration of tradition, warmth, and the unique culinary heritage of Jamaica.

The Jerk Chicken, with its bold seasoning and aromatic grilling, pays homage to the iconic Jamaican barbecue, while the Coconut Kissed Rice and Peas elegantly wraps up the feast with its delicate dance of coconut, beans, and spices.

Whether you're seeking a taste of the islands or looking to infuse your kitchen with Caribbean flair, these recipes offer a delightful journey through the vibrant and diverse culinary landscape of Jamaica. Embrace the simplicity, savor the creativity, and let these dishes take you on a flavorful adventure that captures the essence of Jamaican cuisine. Cheers to good food, good vibes, and the rich cultural tapestry that these recipes weave into every bite.

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January 24, 2024
The Pinnacle: A Paradigm Shift in Jamaican Real Estate Development

Jamaica's real estate landscape is undergoing a transformative change with the introduction of The Pinnacle, a colossal luxury residential resort in Montego Bay. Spearheaded by LCH Development Limited, this groundbreaking project is not only set to redefine luxury living but also promises to elevate Jamaica's status as a premier tourist destination. The recent groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, January 20, 2024, marked the commencement of one of the largest development projects in the country.

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January 24, 2024
Bob Marley Movie Premiere in Kingston, Jamaica. The Local and Int'l Stars attended in Regal Style

In a dazzling surprise appearance, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, graced the red carpet on Tuesday for the premiere of "Bob Marley: One Love" at the Carib Theatre in Kingston, Jamaica. The star-studded event brought together royalty, political figures, and entertainment icons to celebrate the life and music of […]

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January 22, 2024
Jamaican-Owned Hotels Part 1: Empowering Authentic Experiences and Jamaican Entrepreneurs

In the heart of Jamaica, a symphony of vibrant culture, warm hospitality, and unique experiences awaits at Jamaican-owned hotels. Beyond offering exceptional stays, these establishments are more than just destinations; they are pillars of entrepreneurship, community engagement, and economic empowerment. Supporting these hotels isn't just about indulging in a vacation; it's a powerful choice to uplift local businesses, preserve cultural legacies, and contribute to the very heartbeat of Jamaica.

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January 22, 2024
Unexpected Bounty: Jamaican Fruits Flourish in January 2024

The convergence of these delectable fruits in the heart of winter is nothing short of a culinary marvel. Mangoes, usually a herald of summertime bliss, have taken an early lead, inviting everyone to indulge in their succulent sweetness. The naseberry, with its caramel allure, adds a touch of warmth to the cool January breeze, while the star fruit's tangy burst hints at the vibrant flavors that await. Otaheiti apples, custard apples, and june plums join the festivities, their presence defying the usual seasonal expectations. Soursop art here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/1388691190/still-life-with-soursop-signed-prints?ref=share_v4_lx

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January 21, 2024
At 14 Years Old, Jada Wright's Extraordinary Journey into UTech, One of Jamaica's prestige universities

Jamaica has a new reason to be proud, as Jada Wright, a 14-year-old prodigy, embarks on her journey at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech). The youngest student ever to matriculate for a degree at UTech, Jada's entrance into the BSc in Computer Science program at the School of Computing and Information Technology has captured the nation's attention.Known for her exceptional achievements and unwavering determination, Jada is not just a student; she is a beacon of inspiration for aspiring minds across the nation.

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January 21, 2024
Breadfruit: From Caribbean Roots to Global Plates. Could This Caribbean Staple Solve World Hunger?

In a groundbreaking revelation from our esteemed Northwestern researchers, it has been unveiled that breadfruit, a resilient and drought-resistant marvel, thrives in the face of warming temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns. Proudly Jamaican, this revelation highlights the extraordinary potential of breadfruit as a global game-changer, particularly in regions most affected by the escalating heat on our planet.

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January 21, 2024
Jamaican Pride Soars: Shericka Jackson and Antonio Watson Shine at the 2023 National Sports Awards

In a dazzling celebration of Jamaican excellence, Shericka Jackson and Antonio Watson emerged victorious as Jamaica’s Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year at the prestigious 2023 RJRGLEANER Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards held at the iconic Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The atmosphere was electric as the nation came together to honor these outstanding athletes, marking their stellar achievements on the global stage.

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January 19, 2024
Remembering the Reggae Icon: Pluto Shervington's Legacy Lives On

Jamaican reggae artist Pluto Shervington, best known for his iconic 1976 hit 'I Man Born Ya,' passed away on Friday in Miami, Florida, at the age of 73. His departure leaves a void in the music world, and fans around the globe mourn the loss of a talented musician who played a significant role in shaping the reggae landscape.

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January 16, 2024
Lady Ann - One of the First Ladies of Dancehall

In the heart of Jamaica, amidst the pulsating rhythms of dancehall, emerged a luminary whose impact on the genre remains etched in history. Meet Barbara Smith, a trailblazing figure better known as Lady Ann, the rhythmic enchantress who took the dancehall scene by storm, leaving an unforgettable mark on the landscape of Jamaican music.

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January 14, 2024
Teen Sensation Dujuan 'Whisper' Richards Completes Move to Chelsea: A Dream Come True

Jamaican Prodigy Joins English Premier League Giants, Chelsea, in a Historic Move

In an exhilarating development for football enthusiasts worldwide, Dujuan 'Whisper' Richards, the young and talented Reggae Boyz sensation, has officially completed his move to the illustrious English Premier League giants, Chelsea. The 18-year-old prodigy finalized his transition from Phoenix Academy to the iconic blue colors of Chelsea, marking a significant milestone in his burgeoning career.

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January 12, 2024
Cool Runnings Crowned UK's Beloved Sports Movie: A Dive into the Nostalgia of the Iconic Bobsled Classic

In a recent national research study, the timeless 1993 film "Cool Runnings" has been officially declared the United Kingdom's favorite sports movie of all time. The heartwarming depiction of a Jamaican bobsleigh team's journey to the Winter Olympics secured an impressive 18% of the vote, edging out tough competition from Sylvester Stallone's "Rocky" at 17% and the 80s classic "Chariots of Fire" at 16%.

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January 10, 2024
Thank You, Jamaican Comedians: Embracing Laughter for Well-being

A good sense of humor can't cure all ailments, but data is mounting about the positive things laughter can do. From short-term benefits like stimulating organs and activating the stress response to long-term effects such as improving the immune system, relieving pain, increasing personal satisfaction, and enhancing mood – laughter holds the key to a healthier and happier life.

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January 9, 2024
Exclusive 5-Year Payment Plan Offer for Garden House Villa Purchase

A representative is putting this info out there for prospective buyers. They are pleased to announce a special opportunity for potential buyers considering their Garden House villa. A distinctive 5-year payment arrangement has been crafted to enhance the purchase process, providing flexibility and convenience. The details are as follows:

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January 9, 2024
Marcus Garvey's Visionary Black Doll Factory: Fostering Black Pride and Resilience

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, a Jamaican-born political leader and tireless advocate for black empowerment, made an indelible mark on history with the establishment of the Negro Factories Corporation. Within this ambitious initiative was a notable venture – the creation of black dolls. These dolls, produced by the UNIA-ACL's Doll Factory, represented a powerful tool in Marcus Garvey's vision to instill black pride, positive self-image, and resilience in the hearts of black children.

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January 8, 2024
🌴🌊 5 Reasons You Should Visit Treasure Beach in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica 🌊🌴

Treasure Beach is a hidden gem on Jamaica's south coast that offers a diverse array of guest houses, hotels, homestays, and villas catering to all budget types. From the renowned Jake's to the inviting Welcoming Vibes, the options are plentiful. Embrace the community tourism experience with clean, well-styled, and welcoming accommodations. Whether you're on a budget or ready to splurge, Treasure Beach ensures breathtaking views, excellent service, and a home away from home.

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January 8, 2024
Celebrating 13 Years of Love and Success: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Jason Pryce's Remarkable Journey

In the world of sprinting, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is a name synonymous with speed, grace, and sheer determination. However, beyond the tracks, her life is adorned with a love story that recently marked a significant milestone – 13 years of marriage with her husband, Jason Pryce.

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January 7, 2024
How Marcus Garvey Became the Prophet of Rastafarianism 

Embarking on a journey through the intriguing tapestry of history, we delve into the captivating origins of Rastafarianism, where the prophetic words of Marcus Garvey ignited the flames of a movement. Picture the 1920s, an era pulsating with Garvey's powerful declaration: "Look to Africa, when a black king shall be crowned, for the day of […]

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January 7, 2024
Exploring the Enchanting Otaheite Apple: A Jamaican Culinary Jewel with a Historical Twist

The Otaheite Apple's journey is steeped in history, tracing back to its origins in tropical Asia and Australia. Cultivated since ancient times by Austronesian peoples, this fruit embarked on intentional voyages, deliberately introduced to Remote Oceania as a valuable canoe plant. In 1793, the Otaheite Apple tree made its way to Jamaica aboard the ship captained by the renowned English officer in the Royal Navy, Captain William Bligh. Interestingly, this same ship also brought the breadfruit to Jamaican shores. The fruit's name pays homage to its origin, deriving from "Otaheite" or Tahiti, the island from which it came.

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January 5, 2024
Usain Bolt's Resilience: A Building of Triumph Across from a Past Challenge

In a recent social media post, Usain Bolt, the legendary Jamaican sprinter, shared a glimpse into his ongoing venture – the construction of a commercial building. The post, accompanied by a caption reflecting Bolt's unwavering determination, sparked speculation and discussion among his followers. One particular comment caught the attention of many, suggesting that Bolt is erecting this structure across the street from an organization that reportedly mismanaged his funds.

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January 5, 2024
Cedella Marley Resigns as Reggae Girlz Global Ambassador: A Decade of Dedication Comes to an End

Jamaican singer and entrepreneur Cedella Marley, daughter of reggae legends Bob and Rita Marley, has tendered her resignation as the Global Ambassador for the Reggae Girlz with immediate effect. This announcement, made through a letter to the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), marks the end of her just over 10 years in the post, a position she took up following her appointment by the late JFF president, Captain Horace Burrell.

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January 5, 2024
Beenie Man Proposes to His Girlfriend

Congratulations poured in from fans and fellow artists, celebrating Beenie Man's engagement to Camille Lee. Beenie Man, born Moses Davis in 1973, has been a prominent figure in the Jamaican music scene since his early days. He began toasting at the age of five and won the Tastee Talent contest in 1981. His career saw significant growth in the 1990s, marked by collaborations, international success, and accolades.

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January 4, 2024
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Shines in Essence Magazine: A Celebration of Jamaican Sprint Icon

In a dazzling display of recognition, Jamaican sprint sensation Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has graced the pages of the January/February issue of Essence Magazine. As a testament to her extraordinary athletic achievements and unyielding spirit, this feature not only celebrates her prowess on the track but also offers readers an intimate glimpse into her life beyond the […]

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January 2, 2024
Thank You, Jamaican Farmers: Guardians of the Land and Sustainers of Communities

It is essential to recognize that a nation's ability to feed its people directly impacts its economic independence. The dependence on food imports exposes Jamaica to economic vulnerabilities, making it crucial for the nation to prioritize and invest in local agriculture. The importance of supporting local farmers is not only an economic necessity but also a step towards enhancing resilience in the face of global uncertainties.

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December 31, 2023
Embracing a Healthier and Happier 2024: The Jamaican Way of Life

As we step into the promising horizon of 2024, many of us are contemplating resolutions and lifestyle changes that can lead to a happier and healthier year. One unconventional yet compelling choice is to embrace the Jamaican way of life. Beyond the breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture, Jamaica offers a unique lifestyle that can contribute significantly to our overall well-being. In this article, we explore the reasons why being more Jamaican in 2024 can lead to a fuller, more wholesome life.

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December 30, 2023
From LEGO Dreams to the Cosmos: The Inspirational Journey of Virgin Galactic's Christopher Huie

In a tale that resonates with the pursuit of the American Dream, Christopher Huie, a Virgin Galactic astronaut who embarked on his inaugural space journey, reflects on the sacrifices and determination of his Jamaican immigrant mother. As one of the four crew members aboard Unity 25, which underwent its final assessment, Huie's story symbolizes the triumph of hard work and perseverance against the backdrop of space exploration.

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December 27, 2023
Jamaica Honors Victims of the Zong Massacre: A Remembrance of Tragedy and Triumph

On December 22, members of the public in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, gathered to commemorate the Zong Massacre of 1781, a tragic event that saw more than 130 enslaved Africans thrown overboard from the British slave ship, the 'Zong.' The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, along with various agencies, organized a Wreath Laying Ceremony to honor the victims of this horrific act. As the world reflects on the significance of the Zong Massacre, it serves as a reminder of the brutal realities of the transatlantic slave trade and the resilience of those who fought against it.

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December 27, 2023
Usain Bolt Spreads Christmas Cheer with Community Treat

Usain Bolt, the legendary Jamaican sprinter and the fastest man in the world, has once again demonstrated his commitment to giving back to his roots. This Christmas, Bolt organized a heartwarming community treat for the people of his hometown, sharing the joy of the season with those who have supported him throughout his illustrious career.

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December 27, 2023
Celebrating Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: A Trailblazing Sprinter's Legacy

On this special day, we gather to celebrate the remarkable journey of a true legend in the world of track and field—Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. As she marks another year of life, it's only fitting to reflect on the indelible mark she has left on the sport and the hearts of millions around the globe.

Born on December 27, 1986, in Kingston, Jamaica, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has become a beacon of inspiration and a symbol of excellence in the realm of sprinting. Her career, spanning over a decade and a half, is a testament to her unwavering dedication, unparalleled skill, and the resilience that defines true champions.

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December 27, 2023
Yohan Blake: Celebrating the Beast on His Birthday

Happy Birthday to the Beast himself, Yohan Blake! Born on December 26, 1989, in Jamaica, Blake has sprinted his way into the hearts of fans worldwide with his exceptional talent and remarkable achievements in the track and field arena. As he celebrates another year of life, let's take a journey through the highs and lows, victories and challenges that have defined the career of this extraordinary athlete.

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December 25, 2023
Sam Sharpe Day Proclaimed: Honoring the Legacy of a National Hero

In a momentous declaration, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has officially proclaimed December 27 as Sam Sharpe Day, a day dedicated to commemorating the life and accomplishments of the National Hero, the Right Excellent Samuel Sharpe. This proclamation, made at the request of the Cabinet, aligns with the Ministry of Culture's mission to celebrate and preserve the memory of those who have significantly contributed to Jamaica's development.

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December 25, 2023
D'Angel's Triumphant Return to Sting: A Decade in the Making

The anticipation is palpable as dancehall artiste D'Angel gears up for a monumental return to the Sting stage on Boxing Day at Jamworld in Portmore, St Catherine, after an impressive hiatus of a decade. The iconic Sting festival, recognized as the longest-running stage show in Jamaica and touted as the greatest one-night reggae and dancehall […]

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December 25, 2023
Jonkunnu: A Celebration of Resilience and African Heritage

Junkanoo, a vibrant and dynamic cultural festival, traces its origins back to the period of African chattel slavery in the British American colonies. Although now predominantly celebrated in Jamaica, The Bahamas, and Belize, its roots are deeply intertwined with the historical experiences of the African diaspora. This article delves into the history, origins, and cultural significance of Junkanoo, exploring its evolution from a grassroots celebration to a cherished tradition in the Caribbean.

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December 25, 2023
Sangster International Airport Soars to New Heights: Named 'Airport of the Year' in Caribbean Travel Awards 2024

In a resounding recognition of excellence, Sangster International Airport (SIA) has been crowned the Caribbean Airport of the Year in the prestigious 10th annual Caribbean Travel Awards. The accolade, announced by Caribbean Journal, the globe's foremost platform for Caribbean travel, celebrates SIA's remarkable achievements and its evolution into one of the Caribbean's foremost aviation hubs. Situated 3 miles east of Montego Bay, Jamaica, Sangster International Airport has not only become a pivotal gateway to Jamaica but also a symbol of innovation and resilience in the face of challenges.

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December 24, 2023
Jammin' through the Holidays: An Irie Compilation of Jamaican Christmas Hits

As the festive season draws near, Jamaica is gearing up for a Christmas celebration unlike any other, accompanied by the infectious beats of reggae, dancehall, and timeless melodies. In the spirit of spreading joy, Destination Jamaica brings you a curated collection of 11 sensational Jamaican Christmas songs that are sure to have you groovin' and "ketchin' di good vibes" this year.

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December 22, 2023
How do Jamaicans Celebrate Christmas? A Festive Fusion of Culture and Joy

In Jamaica, Christmas is not just a holiday; it's a vibrant celebration that fuses tradition, music, food, and the warm spirit of togetherness. As the island comes alive with the sounds of reggae-infused carols and the tantalizing aromas of festive feasts, Jamaicans usher in the holiday season with a unique blend of cultural richness and joy. Get Di Jamaican Christmas book here: https://a.co/d/aGnSZYu

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December 22, 2023
Jamaica: The Delicious Culinary Capital of the Caribbean

All-Inclusive Culinary Paradise at Sandals Dunn's River
For those seeking an immersive culinary experience, Sandals Dunn's River reigns supreme as the World's Best All-Inclusive Culinary Resort for 2023. This luxurious resort seamlessly combines world-class amenities with a gastronomic adventure, offering a diverse range of dining options that cater to every palate. From the fiery flavors of jerk chicken to the refined elegance of Jamaican-inspired fine dining, Sandals Dunn's River is a culinary paradise that leaves guests with a taste of Jamaica's culinary prowess.

A Culinary Journey and Beyond
Jamaica's allure extends far beyond its culinary treasures. The island's breathtaking natural beauty, vibrant nightlife, and warm hospitality make it a perfect getaway for travelers seeking an unforgettable experience. The rich cultural tapestry, combined with an award-winning culinary scene, positions Jamaica as a beacon of diversity, unity, and celebration through the universal language of food.

In conclusion, Jamaica's culinary journey is an odyssey through time and tradition, where every dish tells a story of the island's vibrant history and cultural fusion. From the savory symphony of ackee and saltfish to the smoky delights of jerk chicken and the seafood extravaganza of escovitch fish, Jamaica's culinary offerings are a feast for the senses. As the island continues to bask in global recognition, it invites the world to savor the unique and diverse flavors that make Jamaica the unrivaled culinary capital of the Caribbean.

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December 20, 2023
Spreading Christmas Cheer: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce's Heartwarming Treat for Ewarton's Children

In the heart of Ewarton, on Saturday, December 15, the enchanting spirit of Christmas descended upon the Windalco Sports Complex, courtesy of none other than Jamaica's track queen and the queen of giving, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. The Pocket Rocket Foundation, under Fraser-Pryce's guidance, orchestrated a festive treat that made lifetime memories of around 300 children, turning […]

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December 20, 2023
Is Dancehall Stagnant Today?

Dancehall, once a vibrant and influential genre, now faces questions about its vitality and identity. A glance at the Spotify list of most-streamed artists in global Dancehall reveals Sean Paul at the top, followed by Popcaan and Kartel. However, amidst these rankings, a larger issue looms – is Dancehall stagnant? The Sales Conundrum Dancehall's struggle […]

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December 18, 2023
Title: Discover the Hidden Tranquil Beauty of Mayfield Falls in Jamaica (Off-the-Beaten Path Experience)

If you seek a serene escape into nature's embrace, look no further than Mayfield Falls in the picturesque Westmoreland region of Jamaica. Tucked away in the Glenbrook District on the border of Westmoreland and Hanover, Mayfield Falls is a hidden haven of tranquility and natural splendor that beckons nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.

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December 17, 2023
Sam Sharpe's Christmas Rebellion: A Symphony of Freedom

As the world envelops itself in the warm embrace of the Christmas season, adorned with twinkling lights and festive cheer, there lies beneath the tinsel and mistletoe a tale of courage and resilience that resonates through the ages. It is the story of Sam Sharpe, a black Baptist deacon, who, against the backdrop of the Christmas Rebellion of 1831, kindled a flame of freedom that would forever change the course of history.

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December 15, 2023
Delving into the Delectable Drama of "Black Cake": A Tale of Secrets, Heritage, and the Caribbean Sun

Charmaine Wilkerson's debut novel, "Black Cake," has taken the literary world by storm, and Hulu's adaptation has only amplified the narrative's resonance. The New York Times best-selling story unfolds the captivating journey of Covey Lyncook, alias Eleanor Bennett, played brilliantly by Mia Isaac, as she unveils her hidden truths to her children in the face of a battle with cancer. The heart-wrenching and suspenseful tale takes the audience from the Caribbean to Europe and America, exploring Covey's escape from her Jamaican hometown after her first husband's murder.

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December 15, 2023
Jaydon Hibbert: Jamaica's Trailblazing Phenom Gets The Bowerman in Historic Win

In a season ablaze with extraordinary performances, the spotlight found its brightest glow on Thursday evening as Jaydon Hibbert, the 18-year-old Razorback freshman, etched his name in history by claiming The Bowerman for 2023. The prestigious accolade, bestowed upon the most exceptional collegiate track and field athlete, marked the zenith of Hibbert's undefeated journey through the triple jump domain.

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December 13, 2023
Noah Lyles Crowned Male World Track Athlete of the Year! His GF Junelle Bromfield Beside Him in Style

Adding a touch of glamour to the evening was Lyles' Jamaican girlfriend and athlete, Junelle Bromfield, standing proudly by his side. Their regal presence exemplified the essence of track royalty. Bromfield, a constant support to Lyles, has shared in his triumphs, including victories in the 100 and 200 meters.

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December 13, 2023
Happy 209th Birthday, Manchester, Jamaica!

Nestled in the heart of Jamaica, the Parish of Manchester stands as a testament to the island's rich history, diverse landscapes, and the resilience of its people. Let's take a journey through time and explore the captivating facets that make Manchester a unique and vibrant part of Jamaica as we celebrate its 209th birthday.

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December 11, 2023
The World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year for 2023 is....

Jamaicans wanted Shericka Jackson to win this year's World Female Athlete of the Year! Well, World Athletics just announced on their instagram page the winners for field and track events. So, drumroll please. The Winner in the female track category is.....

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December 11, 2023
Soursop Juice: The Creamy, Healthy, Natural Fruit Juice Jamaicans Love

The lush landscapes of Jamaica boast not only breathtaking scenery but also a treasure trove of natural wonders, one of which is the exotic fruit known as soursop. Also called graviola, this delectable fruit not only tantalizes the taste buds but also offers an array of impressive health benefits, making it a beloved choice for Jamaicans, especially when transformed into the delightful concoction known as soursop juice.

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December 10, 2023
Remembering Talia, 9 Year Old Girl in Poem

Do you recall the age of nine, Playing carefree, silly all the time? School was a must, study a bore, Morning neatness, evenings shoes muddy galore. Nothing was taken too seriously, Life, a perpetual joke, oh so deliriously. A gaggle of cousins, close and dear, Holidays approached with boundless cheer. Christmas without dawn's early call, […]

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December 10, 2023
The Mosaic of Jamaica's Dynamic Traditional Dances

Jamaica, a vibrant island pulsating with rich cultural beats, encapsulates a mesmerizing fusion of African and European influences in its traditional dances. Within this kaleidoscope of rhythmic expressions, each dance narrates a unique story, embodying the spirit of a community and celebrating moments both joyous and solemn.

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December 9, 2023
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is The Jamaican Sprint Fashion Queen!

Move over runways, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is here to show that the track isn't the only place she dominates – she's also ruling the world of fashion with her impeccable style and vibrant wigs. The Jamaican sprint sensation isn't just about breaking records; she's breaking barriers in the fashion world, one runway at a time.

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December 8, 2023
Claude McKay: A Literary Luminary of the Harlem Renaissance

Explore the rich tapestry of Claude McKay's literary legacy in our comprehensive article that delves into the life, recognition, and enduring influence of this Jamaican-American writer and poet. From being named the national poet of Jamaica to earning prestigious awards and academic recognition, McKay's impact on literature transcends borders. Discover the cinematic tributes to his powerful poetry and the rediscovery of a previously unknown manuscript, adding a new dimension to his contributions. McKay's influence on a generation of black authors and his enduring relevance are celebrated in this exploration of his poetry, fiction, and non-fiction works. Join us on a journey through the life and literary achievements of Claude McKay, a pivotal figure in the Harlem Renaissance and an enduring force in African American literature.

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December 8, 2023
Sunshine Amidst Showers: A Jamaican Tale of Hope and Laundry

"In 'Sunshine in the Rain,' we follow a narrative infused with the essence of Jamaican life. Amidst frowning clouds and impending rain, a resilient woman hangs her clothes, hoping for a sunny outcome. As the downpour begins, memories of a perfect washing day surface, bringing warmth and nostalgia. The tale beautifully captures the intersection of challenging circumstances and the enduring hope for brighter days, highlighting the Jamaican spirit of resilience and optimism."

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December 8, 2023
World Athletics Top 5 Female Athletes 2023: Who will take the Top Spot?

As the anticipation builds for the World Athletics Female Athlete of the Year award, it's time to reflect on the remarkable achievements of the top 5 contenders. Each of these extraordinary athletes has left an indelible mark on the world of track and field in 2023, showcasing exceptional talent, determination, and sportsmanship. Let's delve into the accomplishments that have positioned them as frontrunners for this prestigious recognition.

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December 8, 2023
Di Jamaican Christmas Kid's Book - A Jamaican Christmas Journey of Joy and Traditions

In the heart of the Caribbean, where warm breezes dance through palm trees and reggae beats echo in the air, Christmas is not just a season; it's a celebration of love, family, and the unique Jamaican spirit. "Di Jamaican Christmas," a delightful kids' book, invites readers to experience the magic of the holidays in the tropics, where there's no snow but an abundance of warmth and joy.

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December 6, 2023
Battling Beyond Borders: Racquel's Resilience in the Face of Type 1 Diabetes, Poverty, while Still Retaining Hope

She finds herself in the hospital once again, this time with water retention causing excruciating pain. Despite the physical agony, Racquel's voice remains as clear as a Jamaican summer's day. In the background, her nurse's guidance echoes like that of a feisty, concerned Jamaican family member. Spending over half of her 34 years in a Jamaican public hospital, Racquel sheds light on her journey with type 1 diabetes since the tender age of 12.

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December 6, 2023
Shericka Jackson: Unveiling the Layers of a Resilient Sprinting Phenomenon

In a revealing episode of Sim Soul Sessions, Jamaican sprinter Shericka Jackson bared her soul, describing herself as "aggressive" and reflecting on the challenges that marked her childhood. As an athlete who has made history in the world of track and field, Jackson's journey is not just about breaking records but also overcoming personal hurdles that shaped her into the formidable force she is today.

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December 5, 2023
Sprinting Legends: Merlene Ottey and Veronica Campbell-Brown

In the dazzling world of track and field, the legacy of Jamaican sprinting is illuminated by two exceptional athletes—Merlene Ottey and Veronica Campbell-Brown. Although separated by time, their stories intertwine, creating a narrative of Jamaican sprinting excellence.

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December 5, 2023
Caribbean Woman Make History: Mother-Daughter Duo's Epic Space Adventure and the Reggae Rhythms of Jamaica

In a historic moment for the Caribbean, Keisha Schahaff and her daughter, Anastasia Mayers, have etched their names in the stars as the first women from the region to journey into space. The Antiguan pair won tickets for Virgin Galactic's Galactic 02 spacecraft, making them not only the first Caribbean women but also the first mother-daughter duo to embark on this celestial adventure.

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December 4, 2023
Yendi Phillips Welcomes Her Second Child! 

Jamaican TV host, model, and former beauty queen Yendi Amira Phillipps has recently shared the joyous news of welcoming her second child. The announcement came through an Instagram post featuring her son, Isiah, and has garnered warm wishes and congratulations from fans and well-wishers.

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December 3, 2023
Oliver Samuels at 75: Celebrating the Jamaican King of Comedy

On November 4, 1948, a legend was born in Jamaica who would go on to become the epitome of laughter and a cultural icon - Oliver Samuels. As we celebrate his 75th birthday, it's an opportune moment to reflect on the illustrious career of the Jamaican comedian and actor, known far and wide as the "King of Comedy."

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December 2, 2023
The Unsung Jamaican Hero of Global Dancehall Dominance

The reggae icon Bob Marley has long been the undisputed king. However, as the rhythms of time evolve, so does the crown's rightful heir. If Bob Marley could pass on his musical crown today, it would undoubtedly rest upon the head of the dancehall sensation, Sean Paul. Despite often being overlooked in his homeland, Sean Paul has earned global acclaim, with recent accolades highlighting his unrivaled success on streaming platforms.

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December 1, 2023
Masicka Unleashes a Reign of Musical Royalty with "Generation Of Kings"

Breaking into the scene with a surge of vibrant beats and compelling narratives, dancehall luminary Masicka dropped his eagerly anticipated sophomore album, "Generation Of Kings," on Friday, December 1, under the Def Jam Recordings banner. The 29-year-old artist invites listeners on a sonic journey through 17 tracks, showcasing his evolution in collaboration with seasoned talents like Popcaan and Dexta Daps on standout singles such as "Stars R Us" and "March On."

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November 30, 2023
Celebrating Sanchez: A Musical Journey of Love, Faith, and Talent

On November 30, 1964, a musical legend was born in Kingston, Jamaica—Kevin Anthony Jackson, better known by his stage name, Sanchez. As he celebrates his birthday today, let's take a moment to reflect on the remarkable journey of this Jamaican reggae/gospel singer-songwriter and record producer.

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November 30, 2023
Jamaican Sprint Star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Earns Coveted Endorsement with Richard Mille

In a triumphant celebration of both athletic prowess and enduring excellence, Jamaican sprint sensation Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce recently added another feather to her illustrious cap. Fresh off receiving the 2023 Alumni Exemplar Sports Award from the University of the West Indies at their 75th-anniversary celebration, the Olympic Gold Medalist and ten-time World Champion sprinter announced a new partnership with the prestigious luxury watch brand Richard Mille.

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November 29, 2023
Dancehall Dancing: A Global Gem that Jamaicans and the World Should Treasure

A Cultural Tapestry Unveiled: The Roots of Dancehall Dancing Dancehall, born out of reggae in 1970s Jamaica, is not merely a musical genre but a cultural phenomenon tightly interwoven with dance. Many dancehall songs are dedicated entirely to the intricate and lively moves that make up this expressive dance form. The synergy between the music […]

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November 29, 2023
Jamaican Musical Legends, Shabba Ranks, and Buju Banton Make Hollywood Waves with Jeymes Samuel

Jamaican music icons Shabba Ranks and Buju Banton are set to conquer Hollywood alongside acclaimed filmmaker and musician Jeymes Samuel in his upcoming movie, "The Book of Clarence." Samuel, who serves as the director, writer, producer, and composer of the film, has orchestrated a groundbreaking collaboration featuring Lil Wayne, Shabba Ranks, and Buju Banton for the film's soundtrack, with the first track, "Hallelujah Heaven," making waves.

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November 28, 2023
Title: Lisa Hanna Reflects on Her Miss World Triumph: A Stroll Down Memory Lane

isa Hanna, a name synonymous with grace, intelligence, and beauty, recently took to her Instagram on November 27, 2023, to share a poignant video. The post serves as a nostalgic journey back to the pivotal day in Sun City, South Africa, on November 27, 1993, when a recent high school graduate and black belt karate rebel with "untweezed" eyebrows made history by representing Jamaica at the Miss World Competition.

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November 28, 2023
Tanya Stephens: The Undisputed Queen of Reggae Music

In the rich tapestry of Jamaican reggae music, one artist has consistently stood out as a trailblazer and an influential force – Tanya Stephens. Born Vivienne Tanya Stephenson on July 2, 1973, Stephens has not only captured the hearts of Jamaican audiences but has also achieved international acclaim for her distinctive sound and powerful lyrics. As evidence of her regal status in the world of reggae, let's delve into the facts and achievements that support the claim that Tanya Stephens is, indeed, the queen of Jamaican music.

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November 27, 2023
Out of Many, One People": Unveiling Jamaica's Rich Tapestry Through Art and History

Embark on an enthralling blend of art and history this Christmas with 'Out of Many, One People: The Story of Jamaica Illustrated' by Kavion Robinson. Uncover the brilliance of over 40 original artworks as Robinson breathes life into Jamaica's history, weaving tales of National Heroes, cultural icons, and sports legends. It's not just a book; it's a visual odyssey that empowers, educates, and celebrates the resilience of a nation. This Christmas, gift more than a present – gift a journey through time, a celebration of diversity, and an artistic masterpiece. Discover why 'Out of Many, One People' is the perfect blend of art, culture, and inspiration.

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November 27, 2023
Usain Bolt Meets Fellow Greats at Las Vegas F1 Gand Prix

Usain Bolt Lights Up Las Vegas F1 Grand Prix Gala

In a dazzling debut at the Las Vegas Grand Prix, Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, joined an A-list lineup of stars and racing titans. The inaugural event, set against the iconic Las Vegas Strip, witnessed Formula One's speed demons vying for supremacy. Bolt, rubbing shoulders with luminaries like Lupita Nyong'o, Terry Crews, Anthony Mackie, and soccer legend Jerome Boateng, added an extra spark to the star-studded affair.

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November 26, 2023
From $50 US TO $100, Finance Minister Says Customs Duty-Free Threshold to be Increased in 2024

Finance Minister Nigel Clarke, DPhil., MP, unveiled impactful fiscal reforms at the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Annual Conference, showcasing the government's dedication to economic resilience. A standout measure involves doubling the Custom Duty threshold from $50 to $100

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November 25, 2023
Kelly Stephens Lights Up the Music Scene with "Cigarette": A Musical Inheritance Unveiled

Kelly Shane releases new single, "Cigarette".

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November 25, 2023
The Health Wonders of June Plum: Nature's Nutrient-packed Delight

Dive into the health wonders of June Plum! In this exploration, discover the antioxidant magic, hypertension-fighting prowess, and immune-boosting elixir that this exotic fruit offers. Unearth the nutrient-rich profile of June Plum, from vitamins to minerals, while also unraveling its additional charms, including vision enhancement, blood sugar regulation, and bone-strengthening capabilities. Join the journey beyond taste and savor the delightful blend of flavor and wellness packed into this tropical gem.

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November 25, 2023
Track Star Shelly-ann Fraser Pryce to be Honored by the University of the West Indies 

Tonight, The University of the West Indies will honor a living legend at its 75th Anniversary Gala. Dr. The Honorable Mrs. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, a trailblazer in track and field, will receive the Alumni Exemplar Sports Award for 2023. From her historic Olympic victories to her unmatched dominance in the World Athletics Championships, Fraser-Pryce's journey is a testament to excellence, discipline, and resilience. As the spotlight shines on this iconic sprinter, we applaud not just an athlete but a symbol of inspiration and determination. Congratulations to our Founder, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, on this well-deserved recognition.

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November 24, 2023
Ivorian Sprinter, Marie Ta Lou, Ties the Knot in a Joyous Celebration

In a dazzling display of love and tradition, Ivorian sprinter Marie-Josée Ta Lou announced on her Instagram account that she is now a married woman. The Olympic athlete, known for her incredible speed on the track, shared the joyous news of her union with her US-based Trinidadian fiancé, J Smith. The couple celebrated their love […]

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November 24, 2023
Jamaican Dancehall Jahsii is in the Hospital, according to his social media

In a cryptic turn of events that has left colleagues and fans deeply concerned, Jamaican entertainer Jahshii recently shared a striking image on his official Instagram page. The photo features him donned in full hospital gear, connected to an intravenous line, prompting an outpouring of best wishes and prayers from well-wishers. Accompanying the image, Jahshii […]

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November 24, 2023
Jamaican Holiday Indulgence: Rich and Spiced Black Christmas Cake Recipe

This authentic recipe combines a medley of soaked dried fruits with the warmth of rum and the aromatic allure of spices. The result is a dense, moist cake, deeply flavored with the essence of the islands. Perfectly balanced with a touch of molasses and a hint of tropical fruit preserves, this indulgent treat captures the spirit of Jamaican holiday traditions. Elevate your celebrations with each decadent slice, a true taste of the season.

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November 22, 2023
Reggae Resilience: Jamaica's Historic Victory on Canadian Soil Secures Semifinal Spot and Copa America 2024 Qualification

Jamaica secured a historic victory on Canadian soil, marking their first-ever win in the country and propelling them into the CONCACAF Nations League semifinal while simultaneously earning qualification for Copa America 2024.

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November 21, 2023
Jamaican 400m Star Christopher Taylor Faces 30-Month Suspension for Anti-Doping Violation

Jamaican sprinter Christopher Taylor, a prominent figure in the world of 400m running, is currently serving a 30-month suspension imposed by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), as reported by SportsMax.tv. The AIU charged Taylor earlier this year with violating the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Anti-Doping Code Article 2.3.

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November 20, 2023
Elaine Thompson-Herah's Olympic Quest Reloads: Sprinting Towards Glory with Coach Reynaldo Walcott

Breaking away from her interim coach Shanikie Osbourne, the decision has sparked discussions among fans. However, Thompson-Herah, who will once again share her training space with the remarkable two-time Olympic 100m gold medallist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, is ready for the challenges ahead.

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November 18, 2023
Elaine Thompson-Herah's Coaching Shake-Up: Unraveling the Financial Dispute Behind the Scenes

Derron Herah addressed the backlash that followed Thompson-Herah's departure from the MVP Track Club, emphasizing the need to set the record straight amid the ongoing scrutiny. Her decision to part ways with Osbourne, he argued, was not a hasty move but a result of a protracted series of events and disagreements, particularly in the financial realm.

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November 17, 2023
Beenie Man Achieves Gold Status for Iconic Single "Who Am I" in the US

On November 15, 2023, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Beenie Man's hit single "Who Am I" as Gold in the United States, marking a significant achievement for the artist.

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November 16, 2023
Isis Clarke-Reid - The Trailblazing Jamaican Sprint Pioneer You Need to Know

The story of Isis Clarke-Reid, a trailblazing sprint pioneer who soared to unimaginable heights, serves as a testament to the indomitable spirit of Jamaican women in the world of athletics.

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November 15, 2023
Elaine Thompson-Herah's Surprising Coaching Split Raises Questions Ahead of Paris Olympics

Five-time Olympic champion, the fastest woman alive in the 100 m, and the second fastest alive in the 200 m, Elaine Thompson has parted ways from her most recent coach, Shanikie Osbourne.

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November 13, 2023
Shericka Jackson is a World Athletics Finalist!

Jamaica's track sensation Shericka Jackson finds herself in the prestigious list of finalists for Women's World Athlete of the Year.

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November 11, 2023
Celebrating Excellence: Basil Watson's "The National Windrush Monument" Wins Prestigious PSSA Marsh Award

World-renowned sculptor Basil Watson has not only mastered this craft but has been honored with the prestigious 2023 United Kingdom Public Statues and Sculptures Association (PSSA) Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture. The accolade recognizes Watson's exceptional work, particularly his poignant creation, "The National Windrush Movement."

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November 10, 2023
Jamaican Reggae Stars Shine Bright: Grammy Nominees for Best Reggae Album Unveiled

The global stage is set for the celebration of reggae music as the Grammy nominees for Best Reggae Album have been announced, showcasing the rich diversity and talent within the Jamaican reggae scene. This prestigious recognition is a testament to the enduring influence of Jamaica's musical heritage on the world stage. Let's dive into the […]

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November 10, 2023
Dancehall Icon, Shaggy, Launched his Own Radio Station!

Jamaica's musical maestro, Shaggy, has once again proven why he is a true icon in the industry, this time with the launch of his very own radio channel – Shaggy’s Boombastic Radio. This exciting addition to the airwaves promises to be a rhythmic odyssey, uniting the beats of reggae, dancehall, and vibrant afrobeats.

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November 10, 2023
Disruptions Unravel: Bomb Threats Shake Multiple Schools Across Jamaica

In a startling turn of events on Thursday morning, several schools found their routines abruptly interrupted by the ominous presence of bomb threats delivered via email.

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November 8, 2023
Jamaican Dancehall Star, Popcaan, Partners with Clarks Originals!

Congratulations to the Jamaican Dancehall sensation, Popcaan, who has embarked on an exciting collaboration with the prestigious British International Shoe Manufacturer and retailer, Clarks Originals!

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November 5, 2023
Beres Hammond Receives Honorary Degree from the University of the West Indies!

The University of the West Indies (UWI) conferred an honorary degree upon the legendary reggae artist, Beres Hammond, on Saturday, November 4th, 2023.

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November 4, 2023
Hidden Waterfalls in Jamaica - Breadnut Valley Waterfalls

This hidden waterfalls in Maggotty, St.Elizabeth is one to experience! Several breathtaking waterfalls for swimmers and non-swimmers. Have fun with the crowd or go on a hike to a more secluded waterfalls. Big, beautiful property for a day of joy.

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November 4, 2023
South African Pop Princess Tyla Visits Jamaica!

South African Pop Princess Tyla is the latest international star to visit Jamaica.

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November 4, 2023
Jaheel Hyde Wins First Gold for Jamaica at the Pan-Am Games 2023

Jamaica wins its first gold medal in the 400m Hurdles! Jaheel Hyde is the champion at the 400m Hurdles Final at the Pan-American Games.

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October 31, 2023
Jamaica's Deadliest Earthquake - Port Royal 1692

In 1692, Jamaica experienced its deadliest earthquake. The worst damage happened in Port Royal where the pirates resided. It was once called the wickedest and richest city until a force more powerful wiped it all out. Today, Jamaica still faces the a massive earthquake risk.

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October 31, 2023
Dancehall Icon Gully Bop Dies at 59 Years Old

Dancehall Icon, Gully Bop, dies at 59 years old.

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October 8, 2023
Murder in Manchester: A Widower Finally Gets Justice

Ten years after the horrific murder of her husband, Arthwell Alphonso Joseph, in their Jamaican home, his widow, a British national of Jamaican descent, continues to grapple with haunting memories. She vividly recalls the chilling presence of the killer, Shevano Richards, who arrogantly roamed their house, leaving her terrorized. With Richards behind bars, she reveals the dark details of that fateful night and the ongoing scars it left behind. As justice is finally served, her story becomes a testament to the strength of faith and the resilience of the Jamaican justice system. 'Seeking Justice: A Widow's Tale' is an unflinching account of love, loss, and the pursuit of truth, showing that even in the face of unspeakable tragedy, hope and justice can prevail.

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August 19, 2023
World Athletics Championships 2023: How the Jamaicans Performed on Day 1!

The 2023 World Athletics Championships, which is the nineteenth edition, are happening from August 19 to 27, 2023, at Budapest's National Athletics Centre in Hungary. This is the first time Hungary is hosting the Championships. Jamaicans were set to participate in 9 events. An early upset happened when Jamaica placed 5th in the mixed 4*400 […]

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August 2, 2023
Jamaica Makes Historic Draw Against Brazil! 0-0 takes Reggae Girlz to Top 16 in FIFA Women's World Cup! Brazil is Out

In a historic moment, Jamaica secured their spot in the knockout stages of the Women's World Cup, marking the first time they have achieved this feat. The match held in Melbourne was a tense affair, with Jamaica displaying resolute defensive skills, ensuring their impressive tournament run continues. On the other hand, Brazil suffered a disappointing […]

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May 27, 2023
Rabat Diamond League May 28, 2023 Schedule and Where to Watch

The upcoming Rabat Diamond League event in Morocco on May 28 is set to showcase a star-studded field of elite athletes, including Olympic and world gold medalists, vying for glory in various disciplines of athletics.

One of the highly anticipated showdowns will take place in the men's 100m race, featuring Marcell Jacobs, the Olympic 100m gold medalist from Italy, going head-to-head with Fred Kerley, the reigning world champion from the United States. This clash between two exceptional sprinters intensifies the competition for the coveted title of the "world's fastest man."

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May 1, 2023
Coveside Concert: Murder She Wrote – A Carnage of Musical Celebration  - Chaka Demus and Pliers, Leroy Sibbles, Tanya Stephens and Richie Spice Pierce Patrons with Killer Performances

The third concert in the Coveside Concert happened on April 29, 2023 dubbed Murder She Wrote featuring Jamaican artists Chaka Demus and Pliers, Tanya Stephens, Richie Spice, Leroy Sibbles and dancer Carlene Smith. Location: Plantation Cove in Priory, St. St.Ann, Jamaica.

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March 9, 2023
50 Great Jamaican Women and their Contributions

Here are 50 great, powerful and inspiring Jamaican women who have made significant contributions to the island and the world.

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February 27, 2023
Lost in Time Festival - The Live Reggae Music Show Jamaica Needed

Lost in Time Festival 2023 by Jamaican Artist, Protoje, was the Reggae Concert Jamaica Needed!

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February 25, 2023
Why do Jamaicans Celebrate Carnival?

Carnival in the Caribbean is an explosion of color, music, and culture. It's a time to let loose, forget your worries, and celebrate life in all its glory. From Trinidad to Jamaica to Barbados, Carnival is a beloved tradition that brings people together from all walks of life.

The festivities typically start in January and continue through March, with each island putting its own unique spin on the celebration. You can expect to see stunning costumes, elaborate parades, and a soundtrack of calypso and soca music that will have you dancing all night long.

Whether you're a seasoned Carnival-goer or a first-time visitor, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Sample delicious Caribbean cuisine, watch as masquerade bands parade through the streets, or join in the revelry yourself and dance until dawn.

Carnival in the Caribbean is a one-of-a-kind experience that you won't soon forget. Come for the music, stay for the culture, and leave with memories that will last a lifetime.

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December 6, 2022
Miss Jamaica World 2022 is Medical Student - Shanique Singh

25-Year-Old Jamaican Shanique Singh earns the Miss Jamaica World Beauty Contest crown and prepares to represent our likkle and tallawah country globally!

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November 28, 2022
Blue Mountains🇯🇲 Hike up the Island's Highest Peak 🇯🇲

Visit Jamaica's highest peak. The Blue Mountains is certainly the picturesque place to tour!

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