Archive | January, 2015

‘Pay Attention’ to 2015

28 January 2015

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‘Pay Attention’ to 2015

Pay Attention returns on Saturday with performances from some of Jamaica’s prime independent artistes. The event, which was first held in 2012 as a free event, promises an eclectic showcase of talents which include Five Steez, Gully Cash, Rseenal and Jane Macgizmo – as well as DJ Inztinkz and Deadline Sound. The organizers are anticipating […]

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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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All About The Bass-line: Meghan Trainor eyes reggae genre

6 January 2015

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All About The Bass-line: Meghan Trainor eyes reggae genre

Meghan Trainor wants to make a reggae album. The 21-year-old singer, songwriter, producer, who is set to release her debut album Title this month, told RTÉ she is already envisioning a different kind of follow-up. “I wanna get my reggae out there,” she shared. Sounds unusual for the Massachusetts-born, Nashville-influenced musician. Not so much. The […]

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Former Aswad frontman receives MBE

6 January 2015

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Former Aswad frontman receives MBE

Musician and actor Brinsley Forde is listed among the Order of the British Empire awardees. The honours was introduced by King George V on June 4, 1917 to acknowledge distinguished service to the arts and sciences, public services outside the Civil Service and work with charitable and welfare organizations of all kinds. Forde is recognized […]

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