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Dancehall star Alkaline created a ruckus during his first performance in Jamaica in more than 3 years. Alkaline was the headliner for the Magnum New Rules concert, held in Jamaica’s National Stadium car park last Saturday. The artist took the stage shortly after 3am to a massive crowd – which immediately began uprooting the fence […]

8 players on Trinidad & Tobago’s national senior women’s football team have been given retainer contracts. Yesterday, the T&T Football Association (TTFA) announced a new 4-tier contract system which offers the women 1-year contracts. Under the agreement, the 8 players – which include team captain Tasha St. Louis, will receive regular monthly salaries for the […]

he University of the West Indies and the University of Johannesburg, have established a joint Institute for Global African Studies. Yesterday UWI Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles and Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg, Ihron Rensburg, signed a memorandum of understanding at UWI’s Cave Hill campus in Barbados. This agreement is the […]

St. Vincent Soca star Kevin Lyttle, has signed a major record deal with Sony Music. Via his own label Tarakon Records, Kevin Lyttle signed with Sony’s subsidiary Ultra Records, to release 4 new projects – including what will be his 4th full-length album tentatively entitled “Slow Motion”. The Sony/Ultra Records deal marks Kevin Lyttle’s second […]

Athletes from Jamaica and the Dominican Republic returned home from the 2017 Special Olympic Winter Games as medal winners. Jamaica’s 18 man team won 5 medals – 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, its best medal haul ever and the first time all Jamaica’s competitors medaled in the games. Speed skaters Romaine Austin won […]

The U.S. has named 21 of 25 Caribbean nations among its 2016 global list of Major Money Laundering Countries. Last week, the U.S. State Department released the list in its 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report on Money Laundering and Financial Crimes. Most – such as the Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, […]

3 Haitian nationals are suing the former mayor of their rural village in a Boston federal court. Yesterday, the 3 Haitians filed a civil lawsuit against Jean Morose Viliena, the former mayor of the western Haitian village, Les Irois. Viliena – who was mayor of Les Irois from 2006 to 2010, is accused of committing […]

The PBS series “Taste the Islands” returns for a second season. “Taste the Islands” is a half-hour cooking series produced by Blondie Ras Productions in South Florida, and is hosted by creator Hugh “Chef Irie” Sinclair. Premiering in 2015, it is the first Jamaican-produced and Jamaican-hosted series to air on national public television in the […]

Jamaica has gotten its first ever gold medal in the Special Olympics World Winter Games. In its 34th year, the Special Olympics World Winter Games is being held in Graz, Austria and is hosting 2,700 athletes from 107 countries. Yesterday, 19-year-old Romaine Austin earned the historic gold medal for Jamaica after winning division 15 of […]

A group of Jamaicans have been denied visas to attend a performing arts competition in the U.S. For the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) – which is to be held in California this June, 15 intended participants went the U.S. embassy in Kingston to apply for visas over 3 days this week. Of the […]


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