Category: Personalities

10 Life Lessons From Captain Horace Burrell






When giants pass from this life, it is not enough to lament and bemoan what has been lost. Even as we grieve their passing, we should stop to examine the lives of these great men and women and extract lessons








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5 Unforgettable Moments With Captain Horace Burrell






On Tuesday, May 6, 2017, Jamaica lost a football giant in the form of Captain Horace Burrell, late president of the Jamaica Football Federation and the man at the helm when the country’s Reggae Boyz qualified for the FIFA World








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What’s Right With Jamaica? Asafa Powell






Today’s What’s Right With Jamaica focus will be on track and field icon Asafa Powell. The Gleaner’s #MakeItLegendary video gives some seriously cool information about him. Please check it out! How thankful are Jamaicans for Jamaica? It’s a wonderful country








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Smooth, Suave, Sensational: 10 Facts About Singer Frankie Paul






Hailed by social commentator Ian Boyne as “smooth, suave and sensational in his delivery”, Frankie Paul was one of Jamaica’s finest and most iconic reggae singers and dancehall personalities of the 1980s and ’90s. Christened Paul Blake at his birth in Kingston, Jamaica,








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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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