Tag: JCDC

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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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 5, 2016

Lights, Camera, Rio! – Olympics Officially Under Way Today. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games would fit very comfortably in a Hollywood script. For some, it’s supposedly a horror movie – take your pick from dope, to deadly mosquitoes, and everything in between,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 3, 2016

Storm Relief – Jamaicans Rejoice At Escaping Earl. Jamaicans, surprised by the suddenness of warnings to prepare for a major weather system, are breathing a sigh of relief after the country escaped the worst of an “unusually” fast-moving tropical wave which

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6 Things You Need To Know Today- May 4, 2016

Worker Exodus – Salary Review Speeds Up As Key Staff Quit Ministry Jobs. The Andrew Holness administration has committed to continuing a review of the compensation policy in the public sector even as there are growing concerns about an increasing

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Mello-Go-Roun – The ‘Best Of Festival’ Photo Special

Since its inception in 1964, Mello-Go-Roun has remained a highlight of the season, showcasing the best of the performing arts that the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has to offer, with performances from various schools and groups in dance, song, drama and

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Mello-Go-Roun – Celebrating The ‘Best Of Festival’

Mello-Go-Roun 2015 will take place this evening at the Independence Village, Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre. It has been one of the most anticipated events on the Independence festival roster since its inception in 1964. The entertainment package was the brainchild of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 9, 2015

Obama Arrives On The Rock.  An unannounced visit to the Bob Marley Museum by United States President Barack Obama took most persons by surprise. After landing in Jamaica last night, the president had a yearning to enjoy a bit of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 28, 2014

Tivoli Enquiry Flaw: Lack Of Deadline For Statements Could Hurt Inquest, Says Lawyer. An attorney for the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has pointed to a flaw in the procedures for the handling of witness statements that will be used in the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – September 9, 2014

New Commish Approved. Some of Jamaica’s major international partners have given their stamp of approval to the appointment of career cop Carl Williams as the country’s next police commissioner, government insiders have revealed… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Bunting Wants $2b More

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 7, 2014

Deadly Beating. While Jamaicans celebrated the country’s 52nd Independence yesterday, Marcia Frazer, the mother of 31-year-old construction worker Mario Deane, was mourning his death… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Millions In Questionable Assets Turned Over To State. After mounting a legal fight to

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