Category: Events

The Rebel Salute Round-Up: Who Was Hot & Who Was Not

The umbrellas they used to shelter from the rain in the night were the same umbrellas they used to shelter from the sun in the morning going on to afternoon. Two days of real roots reggae and skanking drew to

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10 Historical Facts About Rebel Salute

In 2018, Rebel Salute celebrates its 25th anniversary.  It has evolved from an annual one-night ‘birthnight bash’ at Fayor’s Entertainment Centre in Mandeville to a globally recognised cultural event, attracting major local sponsors. Here are 10 historic facts about this sensational

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Shaggy & Friends announce 2018 concert date and line-up

The Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation (SMADF) continues their altruistic work with the sixth staging of the unifying charity concert, Shaggy & Friends, scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2018, on the prestigious lawns of Jamaica House, St. Andrew. Co-Produced by Rebecca Packer-Burrell, executive

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What Went Right for #TeamJamaica at the #London2017 World Champs

The 2017 World Championships in London, England, have finally come to an end, and not a moment too soon. To understate the obvious, things did not go well for Team Jamaica at this meet. At all. In fact, everything that

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What’s Right With Jamaica? It’s Carnival!

Byron Lee is the man who must be credited with popularising the concept of Carnival in Jamaica. From as early as 1990, Lee introduced, on an extensive scale, the fire and fierceness of Trinidad’s Carnival culture to Jamaicans. That was

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We Connect International Releases Prelim Results from Study on Woman Business Owners in Caribbean & Latin America

WEConnect International in The Caribbean presented preliminary results of a study being prepared with the support of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) on March 9, 2017. Increasingly, the positive connection among women, their economic empowerment, the growth of economies,

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Jamaican Civil Society Organisations Get Multi-Million Dollar Boost

The nation’s social infrastructure will receive a substantial boost through the launch of the European-Union funded Civil Society Boost Initiative (CSBI), a multi-faceted programme aimed at helping civil society groups to build capacity as they carry out their varied roles

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diGJamaica’s Top 10 Takeaways from the Civil Society Boost Initiative Conference

RISE Life Management Services launched their Civil Society Boost Initiative on March 8, 2017, in a two-part event held at the Jamaica Conference Centre. The first part of the conference was dedicated to a ‘proper’ launch of the project, which is

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Jamaica Biennial 2017 Awards Announced

The Jamaica Biennial is one of the big highlights of Jamaica’s cultural calendar, and also a very important one, not only for the local visual arts community but also for the art world of the broader Caribbean region. In recent

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The Road Calling: diGJamaica’s Ultimate Carnival Checklist

Carnival season is earmarked on many calendars as a time for excitement and fun. In Jamaica, Carnival has become a staple around Easter time. Bands clad in brightly coloured costumes can be seen palaving and parading their way through streets,

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