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The Contender breathes life into boxing

1 May 2011

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The Contender breathes life into boxing

After many years of laying comatose in Jamaica, the sport of boxing has been recalled to life in a major way by the 15-week Wray & Nephew Contender boxing reality television series, which culminated on April 27 with the exciting middleweight championship fight between Rikardo “The Surgeon” Smith and Devon Moncrieffe at the Constant Spring […]

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Fire in Babylon burns with glories past

19 April 2011

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Fire in Babylon burns with glories past

With pace like fire and fearless, forceful batting, the West Indies team dominated the world of cricket from 1980 to 1995. Back then, the notion of playing for pride carried added significance, particularly in the socio-political context of the day. The UK documentary “Fire in Babylon” succeeds in capturing the issues,  intricacies and spirit of the period, as it […]

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‘Confessions’ – A satirical twist on domestic violence

30 March 2011

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‘Confessions’ – A satirical twist on domestic violence

Directed by theatre veteran David Tulloch, “Confessions” is a satirical comedy that explores domestic abuse. The script is atypical, with the conventional gender roles being reversed as it relates to victim and abuser. Martin (Jean-Paul Menou), a househusband who suffers physical and emotional duress at the hands of his new wife, Ann (Stephanie Hazle), ponders the genesis of his […]

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Better Mus Come: Art, Truth and Politics

21 November 2010

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Better Mus Come: Art, Truth and Politics

Artistic expression, it is often said, represents a search for truth. In his quest to tell compelling Jamaican stories, filmmaker Storm Saulter has turned his unflinching lens on an unsavoury truth in the film Better Mus’ Come, a truth anchored in the reality of political violence across the decades. Through eyes of many inner-city residents, […]

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Fare game with CA$H CAB

12 November 2010

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Fare game with CA$H CAB

Telecoms company Claro has upped its marketing ante by sponsoring CA$H CAB, the latest game show to hit local television. The programme, which originated in the UK, features a specially outfitted cab that is used to pick up unassuming passengers as they go about their normal business. Once in the CA$H CAB, participating passengers become […]

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Pree10: Nicole ‘Sky’ Grey on ‘Better Mus Come’

30 October 2010

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Pree10: Nicole ‘Sky’ Grey on ‘Better Mus Come’

A veritable triple threat if ever there was one, model, recording artiste and actress Nicole ‘Sky’ Grey is commanding attention on the catwalk, putting the finishing touches on her debut album and making her acting debut in the Storm Saulter film ‘Better Mus Come’. Pree10, a special interview feature that serves up 10 questions to […]

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Guinness pours on the action with ‘The Expendables’

21 August 2010

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Guinness pours on the action with ‘The Expendables’

“Greatness” was the common thread that linked the star-studded cast of the Hollywood blockbuster The Expendables and the world-acclaimed brew Guinness, which hosted a special premiere of the movie at Carib Cinema on August 13 under the auspices of local distributor Red Stripe/Diageo. The specially invited guests included recently reconciled dancehall greats Bounty Killer and […]

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Knight and Day in JA

28 June 2010

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Knight and Day in JA

The June 23 local premiere of Knight and Day, the action comedy starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz that was partly filmed in Jamaica, was hosted by JAMPRO at the Carib Cinema in Cross Roads. Officials from the agency, members of the local film industry and other specially invited guests were on hand to watch […]

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