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A movie profiling the life of cultural icon Grace Jones is in the works. Grace Jones’ “The Musical of My Life” has been commissioned by BBC Films and will be distributed via Picturehouse Entertainment in the UK. It has been in production since 2005 and Sophie Fiennes who directed the film, called the project an […]

A new music project brings together Jamaica and Cuba. Entitled ‘Havana Meets Kingston’, the project is the brainchild of Australia’s leading reggae and dancehall producer Mista Savona (Jake Savona). Savona said his main intention was to combine Jamaican soundsystem and bass culture with Afro-Cuban and jazz traditions, to create “something fresh, bold, and exciting”. Drawing […]

An Englishman has been appointed the new CEO of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Yesterday, the WICB announced that from February, Englishman Johnny Graves will replace Jamaican Michael Muirhead – who last October, stepped down from his position as the governing body’s Chief Executive Officer. Johnny Graves has spent the past 9 years as […]

China has agreed to help Jamaica build a new children’s hospital in MoBay. Yesterday the Governments of Jamaica and China signed an agreement and plans are already in the works to construct the Western Children’s Hospital in Montego Bay, St James. The 220 bed facility – which will be located adjacent to the Cornwall Regional […]

Bacchanal Jamaica has officially launched its 2017 season. Last Friday, Bacchanal Jamaica hosted a launch party at its St. Andrew Mas Camp and showcased its new layout. Jamaica’s Soca community came out in masses to support the launch event, which included a Band Launch and preview of this year’s carnival, costumes, and fetes. On hand […]

A chess team from University of the West Indies (Mona) has finished in second place in a prestigious international tournament. The 4-man team represented UWI Mona at the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championships that took place in Los Angeles, CA December 27-30, 2016. Hosted in part by the U.S. Chess Federation, the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team […]

A newly elected Haitian Senator has been arrested by the U.S. Last Thursday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida, arrested recently elected Haitian senator Guy Philippe, days before he was to be sworn into office. That morning Phillip collected his legislative certificate, needed for today’s swearing in ceremony. However later that […]

Rihanna is the first artist to go platinum in 2017. On Wednesday January 4th, the Recording Industry Association of America officially certified Rihanna’s song “Kiss It Better” with platinum status. Platinum means “Kiss It Better” passed 1 million in sales. It makes the third single from Rihanna’s “Anti” album to go platinum, following “Work” and […]

Haiti-American NFL player Cliff Avril has been nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. The Walter Payton Man of the Year is awarded to players who show not only excellence on the field, but also in volunteerism and charitable work. Every year each NFL team is to nominate 1 player, and Cliff […]

Kamala Harris – who has Jamaican heritage, has been sworn in as California’s newest Senator. On Tuesday, Harris – the state’s first black Attorney General, officially became the first black legislator in its history. Harris – whose mother is Indian and father Jamaican, is not only California’s first black senator but also considered California’s first […]


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