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Grace Jerk Fest serves up fun and flavour

22 July 2015

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Grace Jerk Fest serves up fun and flavour

The time-honoured culinary tradition of jerk was richly celebrated in Queens, New York on July 19, as thousands of patrons descended on Roy Wilkins Park to indulge their palates and enjoy quality entertainment at the annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. The event was staged in an atmosphere abounding in colour, culture and camaraderie, and the […]

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Ray Donovan is back!

12 July 2015

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Ray Donovan is back!

Caribbean fans of the acclaimed series Ray Donovan will have their television sets glued to HBO tomorrow night (Monday, July 13) for the regional premiere of Season 3 of the hit drama. Multiple award-winning actor Liev Schreiber plays Donovan – a professional fixer to Los Angeles’ affluent class. The new 12-episode season promises more of […]

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Canadian-born Jamaican receives World Cup Young Player Award

8 July 2015

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Canadian-born Jamaican receives World Cup Young Player Award

FIFA’s Technical Study Group adjudged 19-year-old Canadian-born Jamaican footballer, Kadeisha Buchanan, as the Hyundai Young Player of recently concluded Women’s World Cup tournament in Canada. Not surprising, since the Canadian defender had previously received positive assessments regarding her defensive skill set from the group, following her U-17 and U-20 outings. She is the second recipient […]

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35 million pounds ‘Sterling'; Raheem ranked Europe’s U-21 MVP

8 July 2015

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35 million pounds ‘Sterling'; Raheem ranked Europe’s U-21 MVP

According to a Soccerex study, Jamaican-born, England national Raheem Sterling is the most valuable player under 21 in Europe. Twenty-year-old Sterling, who boasts more than a dozen caps for England, has previously been shortlisted for the Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of the Year on two occasions. Soccerex put the striker atop their list with […]

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Jamaica’s ice hockey team shines in Canada

8 July 2015

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Jamaica’s ice hockey team shines in Canada

The Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation (JOIHF) is arduously building an ice hockey team to represent Jamaica in the upcoming winter games. The dream was set into motion over the July 4th weekend, when a team of players – hand-picked from among 2014 summer tryouts – made it all the way to the finals of […]

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HBO premieres ballers, The Brink and True Detective: S2

21 June 2015

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HBO premieres ballers, The Brink and True Detective: S2

Tonight HBO introduces two new 10-episode half-hour series, ballers and The Brink, to their roster. Additionally the premiere of the cult favourite True Detective will kick off with an eight-episode second season. ballers Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in the half-hour comedy ballers. The series explores the lifestyles of a group of past and present […]

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Shameik Moore: Dope Jamaican

21 June 2015

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Shameik Moore: Dope Jamaican

According to Vanity Fair’s July 2015 issue, 20-year-old singer, dancer and actor Shameik Moore’s breakout performance in the Sundance hit Dope is “reminiscent of Tom Cruise’s in Risky Business”. The buzz surrounding the film has also landed Moore a spot on Indiewire’s list of “The 12 Major Breakouts of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival”. Dope, […]

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Gayle crowned king of IPL sixes

14 April 2015

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Gayle crowned king of IPL sixes

Jamaican T20 run machine Chris Gayle hit his 200th six in the Indian Premier League (IPL) during a breezy knock of 21 for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 13. Gayle is 66 sixes clear of his nearest rival in the IPL, Suresh Raina, who has accumulated 134 sixes […]

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MoBay-born actress to appear on Criminal Minds

4 February 2015

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MoBay-born actress to appear on Criminal Minds

Jamaican actress, writer and film director Shauna Chin is schedule to make an appearance, tonight at 9 pm, in the widely popular CBS police drama Criminal Minds – season 10, episode 14: Hero Worship. She will, for a brief time, play a doctor in the series which boasts fan-favourite Shemar Moore on their roster. Below […]

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Jamaican Patrick Chung secures Super Bowl glory

2 February 2015

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Jamaican Patrick Chung secures Super Bowl glory

Patrick Chung, the Jamaican-born strong safety for the New England Patriots, is now a proud of owner of a Super Bowl championship ring after helping his team achieve a 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on February 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. The 5-11, 210-pound athlete, who […]

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Jamaican-born marine: 1st black US spy chief

19 January 2015

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Jamaican-born marine: 1st black US spy chief

Jamaican-born Marine Corps officer, Major General Vincent Stewart, will create history later this month by becoming the first African-American and first marine to hold the position of Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. Stewart, who was born in Kingston, will step […]

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Jamaican-born actor Lyriq Bent enjoys 1.7 million for ‘Negroes’

10 January 2015

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Jamaican-born actor Lyriq Bent enjoys 1.7 million for ‘Negroes’

Jamaican-born, Canadian actor Lyriq Bent stars in the television adaptation of Lawrence Hill’s award-winning work of fiction – The Book of Negroes. The novel, which only uses this thought-provoking title in Canada, is published as Someone Knows My Name in Australia, New Zealand and the US. The book was adapted for a mini-series which premiered […]

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