Tessanne for Red Dress Awards

Tessanne for Red Dress Awards

Jamaican songbird and Season 5 winner of NBC’s “The Voice”, Tessanne Chin, is billed to share stage with the legendary Elvis Costello, All That! and The Broadway Boys at the 12th annual Red Dress Awards. The ceremony will be held on February 10 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York […]

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Behind The Mic: Yung J.R. ‘Starts The Movement’

Behind The Mic: Yung J.R. ‘Starts The Movement’

Pree Jamaica goes Behind The Mic with the deft, non-conforming, perceptive, self-reliant Yung J.R. The recording artiste and sometimes-musician is set to release a host of music this year – commencing with the aptly titled “Start The Movement” EP. Yung J.R. is among the talented Reid brothers – sons of one of Jamaica’s iconic vocalists, […]

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MoBay-born actress to appear on Criminal Minds

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

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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‘Pay Attention’ to 2015

‘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

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’

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

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

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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Samuels savours ton against South Africa

Samuels savours ton against South Africa

West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels expressed his elation over scoring a brilliant, match-saving 101 against the number one test team, South Africa, on the fourth day of the second Test at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on December 29. Sharing in a record 176-run stand with fellow centurion Kraigg Braithwaite (106), Samuels […]

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Brown aims for Top 50 in 2015

Brown aims for Top 50 in 2015

German-Jamaican tennis player Dustin “Dreddy” Brown has his sights firmly set on breaking into the ATP World Tour‘s Top 50 in 2015 and advancing to the second week of a major for the first time in his career. Brown, who finished the best season of his career with a ranking of 89 in 2014, disclosed his […]

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Pree Picks: TOP5 of the year + Christmas cheer

Pree Picks: TOP5 of the year + Christmas cheer

There’s never a dull moment in Jamaica, and 2014 has proven to be no exception. The year has been punctuated by several significant and high-profile issues and events, and depending on the side of history they fall on, many of them will continue to stir debate or inspire national pride well into the New Year and beyond. Pree Jamaica […]

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