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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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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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Rebel Salute: 10 Things Every Veteran ‘Saluter’ Knows

Rebel Salute is one of Jamaica’s premier reggae festivals, highlighting the very best in local reggae talent. The festival has been in existence for over two decades, and there are some persons who have never missed a show. Here are

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10+ Cool Things to Look Out for at Rebel Salute

Rebel Salute is one of the most anticipated reggae festivals in Jamaica annually. Each year, thousands of ‘Saluters’ from home and abroad gather to enjoy the musical offerings from Jamaica’s finest reggae performers. Now a staple on many calendars, Rebel Salute has

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Joan Webley

Name: Joan Elizabeth Webley aka Nanook Age (optional): 33 Name of business: Nanook Enterprises Ltd.  Your job title: Attorney/Managing Director Age at which you started your business: 25 What do you think is the most important character trait in a

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9 People, Organisations And Teams That Won In 2015

It has been challenging to find many things worthy of celebration as we’ve looked back on the year so far. However, we did manage to unearth some last week. To continue the celebratory tone, we look at cheer with some of

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Reggae Month Playlist

Jam to the sweet sounds of Reggae music all month long, with songs from our playlist, with links to iTunes. Your favourites not on the list? Don’t worry. We’ll keep updating the playlist throughout February. Just tweet us your faves

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#DestinationDowntown

Once upon a time, just a few decades ago, downtown Kingston was the jewel in Jamaica’s crown, boasting all the amenities of a modern, prosperous city. The narrow streets boasted successful businesses, majestic theatres, awe-inspiring places of worship and stately administrative

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The Ward Theatre In Its Heyday

The ‘Grand Old Lady’ of downtown Kingston, the Ward Theatre, was donated to the city by Custos Charles James Ward, on December 16, 1912. The Ward once stood in majesty as a testament to the best of Jamaican culture. In its

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 21, 2013

Jamaicans CHASE Funds – Entity A Financial Lifeline For Groups, Individuals In Struggling Economy.  The severe economic downturn gripping the country has many Jamaicans in a frenzy, scraping for funds in every crevice and corner of the country, and the Culture,

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