Archive | August, 2011

Farewell to Summer 2011

31 August 2011

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Farewell to Summer 2011

The warm, carefree and fun-filled days of summer are gone. It’s time to say goodbye to the many hot parties that populated the entertainment calendar in July and August, some of which were truly epic and unforgettable. Sayonara to summer dresses and the sight of summer bodies (or fluffy figures) dotting the beaches. Allow reality […]

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The hard knocks of Ghett’a Life

29 August 2011

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The hard knocks of Ghett’a Life

It’s a theme that’s all too familiar in the Jamaican stories that light up the celluloid screen, one that touches on the polarising power of politics and the seemingly institutionalised violence that plays out as a tragic corollary in garrison communities. Chris Browne’s “Ghett’a Life” is the latest in the line of such films, and […]

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Red Stripe sheds light on bold, bear-faced campaign

24 August 2011

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Red Stripe sheds light on bold, bear-faced campaign

Ahead of the August 24 national television premiere of the second instalment of the “Mission ImPAWSible” advertisement from Red Stripe’s new marketing campaign, members of the local blogosphere were invited to a special screening at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records at the Marketplace on August 22. Directed by Storm Saulter out of the New Caribbean Cinema (NCC) […]

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Blu Grass in the Sky @ Redbones

21 August 2011

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Blu Grass in the Sky @ Redbones

Consistent with our modus operandi for events at Red Bones Blues Cafe, Pree Jamaica missed the first half of the “Double or Nothing” show on August 19, which featured the Jason Lee Worton-fronted StoneDub band. We were, however, just in time to catch the other band billed on the night, Blu Grass in the Sky, […]

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From Miss Ja World to the world of surfing

19 August 2011

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From Miss Ja World to the world of surfing

Some nine years ago, she proudly represented Jamaica in the 52nd Miss World pageant in 2002 at Alexandra Palace, London, United Kingdom. Today, she continues to represent her country with pride in another area – one that has her catching waves in the Caribbean, the US East Coast and South America. Meet 27-year-old Danielle O’Hayon, […]

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Shakira Martin readies for Miss Universe

18 August 2011

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Shakira Martin readies for Miss Universe

Twenty-five-year-old Shakira Martin, Miss Jamaica Universe 2011, has her sights firmly set on representing Jamaica to the best of her abilities at the 60th staging of the Miss Universe pageant, which is scheduled to take place on Monday, September 12 at Credicard Hall in São Paulo, Brazil. Shakira will be among the 89 contestants taking […]

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Listen to your Konshens

14 August 2011

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Listen to your Konshens

Recording artiste Konshens, who is set to release his debut album “Mental Maintenance” later this year, treated his fans to a listening session at the Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC) late last month before embarking on a tour of Europe. The artiste born Garfield Delano Spence indicated that the album is a must-listen for […]

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Courtney John making his own luck

14 August 2011

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Courtney John making his own luck

In the rough and tumble world of the music industry, Courtney John continues to shine and make his own luck by putting out consistently good music while expanding the boundaries of his creativity. The reggae singer/songwriter’s 2009 hit single “Lucky Man” was recently picked up by Unilever’s Axe Lynx for the brand’s summer holiday campaign, […]

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Maya Wilkinson walks into MJW Top 10

14 August 2011

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Maya Wilkinson walks into MJW Top 10

Twenty-year old Maya Wilkinson, Miss Maybelline New York, became the first top 10 finalist in the Miss Jamaica World 2011 pageant after winning the Softsheen Carson model competition held at Club Privilege on August 9. The judging panel, which was comprised of Sophia Max-Brown, Keneea Linton-George, Tommy James, Joan McDonald, Deiwght Peters and Roxene Nickle-Alveranga, […]

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Wedded bliss begins for Jah Cure & Kamila

11 August 2011

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Wedded bliss begins for Jah Cure & Kamila

As the sun descended on the western Jamaica skyline on August 7, reggae singer Siccature ‘Jah Cure’ Alcock and media personality/fitness expert Kamila McDonald exchanged solemn and endearing wedding vows at a ceremony held in the Beach Hall of the Tryall Club in Hanover. Love satiated the sultry summer air, and the family members, close […]

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Doug Gore dethrones Summerbell at Dover

9 August 2011

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Doug Gore dethrones Summerbell at Dover

“The king is dead!” declared Doug ‘Hollywood’ Gore in a television interview moments after claiming his second victory of the day and breaking the Dover Raceway track record at the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) Independence of Speed two-day meet, which ended on August 7. An expression of sheer pleasure was etched on his face, […]

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Makka Pro surfing raises profile of St. Thomas

5 August 2011

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Makka Pro surfing raises profile of St. Thomas

Jamaica’s own Imani Wilmot and American Jensen Callaway conquered the waves at the Jamaica Surfing Association’s (JSA) 5th annual Makka Pro surfing contest, which was held at the Makka surfing beach in Southaven, Yallahs, St. Thomas on July 30-31. Imani became the first Jamaican to secure the top spot in the Women’s Open Division, beating […]

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