Category: Personalities

Why Jamaica Love Lorna Goodison Long Time …






From as early as 1982, The Gleaner presents records that bear witness to the ongoing love affair between Lorna Goodison and her native homeland. Goodison’s poems have paid homage to, offered criticism of and often craftily described and deconstructed the beauties








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Renay Foster’s Faith Comes Full Circle






Early Days Renay Foster has lived a very full life. A daughter of Jamaican soil, she has spent time in the United States and the United Kingdom, coming full circle to reside in her homeland. Raised in a Christian family








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Who is George Quallo?






George Fitzroy Quallo is Jamaica’s 29th Commissioner of Police, with responsibility for “enhancing the security services to the country, improving public order, reducing corruption and improving accountability across the force”, as well as “implementing a comprehensive succession planning process for








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Saluting Alan Magnus (Part 2): The Legacy






The Early RJR Work Years In an interview with The Gleaner, Magnus described his first decade at RJR as “troubled”. During that time, he was fired twice for falling asleep on the job, and even missed the meeting planned to discuss his








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Saluting Alan Magnus (Part 1): The Man Meets the Mic






Friday, March 31, 2017 will go down as a momentous day in Jamaican history. After 46 years of being ‘The Morning Man’ and winning the hearts of Jamaicans both home and abroad, Alan Magnus stepped away from the radio broadcasting stage. After raising the bar








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#diGDiaspora: Jamaican Businessman Francis ‘Paco’ Kennedy posthumously honoured in US






The United States (US) Minority Business Hall of Fame & Museum (MBHF&M), headquartered in Plano, Texas, will recognise the contribution of the late Francis ‘Paco’ Kennedy, former executive director of the GraceKennedy conglomerate, and head of Kingston Wharves, a division








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Tracking Derek Walcott’s Trek Through The Gleaner (Pt 1: 1950-1960)






On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Caribbean lost one of its most decorated and gifted literary gems. Derek Walcott, poet, playwright, son of St Lucia and Nobel Laureate, passed away. The accolades have been pouring out from around the world as international literary








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Remembering Delroy Gordon: Jamaica’s Quiet Cultural Advocate






On March 16, 2017, many awoke to the sad news that executive director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Delroy Gordon, had passed. He was 55 years old. Gordon served as executive director of the JCDC for only four








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Amy Ashwood Garvey: The Woman Behind Jamaican Pan-Africanism






Marcus Garvey’s fame has been heralded far and wide. He has been honoured as one of the most outstanding leaders of the black consciousness movement of the early  1900s, and is one of only seven persons conferred with the Jamaica’s








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Five Faces of Romain Virgo






Since his arrival on the professional music scene in 2006, Romain Virgo has become a Jamaican household name synonymous with a unique, soulful, lover’s rock sound. He has solidified his place as a reggae star locally and internationally, and many








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