Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Queen Ifrica’s ‘Climb’ Makes It To The Top – Debuts At Number One On Reggae Billboard

Queen Ifrica’s ‘Climb’ Makes It To The Top – Debuts At Number One On Reggae Billboard

Queen Ifrica now sits atop the Billboard Reggae chart, as her latest studio album, Climb, made its debut in the number one spot this week. Sales of the album seemed to have been bolstered by an in-store/acoustic performance event at VP Records’ Florida location, as well as strong digital downloads. Known for her strong and compelling social commentary messages, Climb has been getting rave... [Read more]


Thompson To Give Heineman Donation To BT Basic School

Thompson To Give Heineman Donation To BT Basic School

Oneil ‘Bigga’ Thompson After winning a $50,000 donation following his participation in the Heineken Power Scrimmage match at the University of the West Indies (UWI) on Wednesday, Arnett Gardens captain, Oneil Bigga’ Thompson, decided that he wants the benefits to be given to a school close to home. The Heineken Power Scrimmage match is a part of the build up to the arrival of the... [Read more]


Bolt Proud Of Racers Grand Prix Growth

Bolt Proud Of Racers Grand Prix Growth

Usain Bolt (left) chats with Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange (centre) and Glen Mills, president of the Racers Track Club, at the JN Racers Grand Prix media launch at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston yesterday. A star-studded line-up has been named for this year’s Jamaica National Racers Grand Prix, which takes place at the National Stadium on June 10. The meet, which is... [Read more]


Tifa challenges government

Tifa challenges government

In the wake of Reggae Month, dancehall deejay Tifa is challenging the Jamaican government to do more for its entertainers. In explaining, Tifa says she understands that curbing crime and violence is of importance but Jamaica should have been the Motown of the Caribbean. In coming weeks Tifa is expected to head to Canada for a tour which will see her making stops in at least seven major cities.... [Read more]


Jamaica’s Usain Bolt capped the first meeting of the Nitro Athletics Series in Australia by Dwight Fraser February 4th, 2017

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt capped the first meeting of the Nitro Athletics Series in Australia by Dwight Fraser February 4th, 2017

  Sports ultimate show-man Jamaica’s Usain Bolt capped the first meeting of the Nitro Athletics Series in Australia today by propelling his team of international “all-stars” to a crowd-pleasing win in the 4×100 meters relay. Taking the baton from Olympic gold medal-winning team mate Asafa Powell, Bolt powered down the second leg at Lakeside Stadium before Americans Jenna Prandini and Jeneba... [Read more]


Streaming Could Trump US Travel Woes

Streaming Could Trump US Travel Woes

As concerns rise about travel restrictions being imposed by US President Donald Trump and how they will affect Jamaica, organisers of two of the country’s biggest music festivals are encouraging others in the business to channel their energies and resources into building solid online platforms for their events. The organisers of Rebel Salute, held in January at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove,... [Read more]


Whitmore Encouraged Despite Defeat

Whitmore Encouraged Despite Defeat

Reggae Boyz head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore said that despite losing 1-0 to the USA, his young team produced what he described as an encouraging performance. The local-based Reggae Boyz returned to the island from Chattanooga, Tennessee, yesterday afternoon following Friday night’s loss. Whitmore told The Gleaner that he is looking forward to getting the players back into... [Read more]


St George’s College Mourns – ISSA Responds To Student’s Death

St George’s College Mourns – ISSA Responds To Student’s Death

Members of St George’’s College’’s Manning Cup team mourn the death of their teammate, Dominic James, who collapsed during yesterday’’s game against Excelsior at Stadium East and later died at the University Hospital of the West Indies. The executive of the Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) is expected to meet today to discuss the way forward, after yesterday’s... [Read more]


Sean Paul Vows to Bring Back Authentic Dancehall

Sean Paul Vows to Bring Back Authentic Dancehall

Earning top honors on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for the first time in ten years, has propelled international dancehall artiste Sean Paul to put the finishing touches on his upcoming album. Sean Paul who believes no one else is in a better position to bring back some authentic dancehall to the mainstream, says there is a new generation of hip hop artists who have borrowed the sound of dancehall,... [Read more]


Jesse Royal on Tour With Lauryn Hill

Jesse Royal on Tour With Lauryn Hill

Young reggae revivalist Jesse Royal has been making huge strides. Jesse who has been on tour all summer in Europe and the United States, has been a key staple on international R&B female soul singer Lauryn Hill’s concert series MLH Caravan a Diaspora Calling. The concert series dubbed a celebration of the many cultural facets and artistic beauty of the African Diaspora, features opening performances... [Read more]