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JAMAICA GENERATED US$1.46B IN TOURISM EARNINGS FOR FIRST 6 MONTHS OF 2017!

JAMAICA GENERATED US$1.46B IN TOURISM EARNINGS FOR FIRST 6 MONTHS OF 2017!

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica generated US$1.46 billion in tourism earnings during the first six months of the 2017 calendar year to record an impressive 7.5 per cent increase over the corresponding period in 2016. Additionally, the country welcomed 2,165,330 visitors up to the end of June this year, which was 3.9 per cent higher than the corresponding period in 2016. These included 1,186,646 stopover visitors and 978,684 cruise passengers.   This was announced by Tourism Minister Edmund … Read entire article »

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12 YEARS LATER JAMAICAN DJ COBRA WILL BE BACK ON SUMFEST STAGE!

12 YEARS LATER JAMAICAN DJ COBRA WILL BE BACK ON SUMFEST STAGE!

Daraine Luton   The last time Cobra touched the Sumfest stage was in 1995. Then, he unleashed his venom on Ninja Man in a fierce but friendly duel that ended after the Ninja fell. Howard McGowan, The Gleaner’s entertainment editor, wrote that Ninja Man was coming off a big ‘Sting’ effort and sought to challenge Cobra. “With the swiftness and deadly accuracy of the reptile … Read entire article »

AFRICAN REGGAE ARTIST PATORANKING SET TO SHINE AT SUMFEST TONIGHT!

AFRICAN REGGAE ARTIST PATORANKING SET TO SHINE AT SUMFEST TONIGHT!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter   WORDS failed Nigerian dancehall star Patoranking as he tried to articulate his feelings on being part of Reggae Sumfest’s line-up this weekend at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay, St James. “It’s beyond explanation,” he told Splash. “I can’t find the words to accurately express how I feel… it’s a dream come true for me, a … Read entire article »

BOGLE: DANCER WHO HAD THE MOVES!

BOGLE: DANCER WHO HAD THE MOVES!

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer   The dancer has always had a place in Jamaican music. They were known as ‘legs man’ back in the days of hotspots like Glassbucket and Chocomo Lawn. None is more popular or innovative than Gerald Levy. Most people know him as Bogle. It has been 12 years since Bogle (aka Mr Wacky) was murdered at a gas station … Read entire article »

SLY AND ROBBIE: THE RIDDIM TWINS!

SLY AND ROBBIE: THE RIDDIM TWINS!

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer   AS the 1980s beckoned, roots-reggae was running out of steam; music was becoming more commercial and record companies demanded a fresh approach to production. The drum-and-bass team of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare had the talent, and ideas, to be part of that transformation. After relaunching the Taxi label in the late 1970s, (Dunbar started it in the … Read entire article »

LINKIN PARK LEAD SINGER CHESTER BENNINGTON, 41, FOUND DEAD IN APPARENT SUICIDE!

LINKIN PARK LEAD SINGER CHESTER BENNINGTON, 41, FOUND DEAD IN APPARENT SUICIDE!

NEW YORK, (AFP) — Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who overcame a troubled childhood to top the charts with an angry but melodic brand of metal, was found dead Thursday in an apparent suicide. He was 41. “Shocked and heartbroken, but it’s true,” Linkin Park’s guitarist and main songwriter Mike Shinoda wrote on Twitter. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office said it … Read entire article »

JAMAICA’S FORMER MINISTER OF CULTURE LISA HANNA, THREATENS LAWSUIT AFTER BEING FOUND ON DATING WEBSITE!

JAMAICA’S FORMER MINISTER OF CULTURE LISA HANNA, THREATENS LAWSUIT AFTER BEING FOUND ON DATING WEBSITE!

By The Tropixs—   Opposition Spokesperson on Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna is threatening to take legal action against popular dating website Match.com after they allegedly used her photograph. Hanna took to social media on Wednesday to upload a Match account which used her photo. According to the profile says a 46-year-old woman named Mourellie who resides in Miami, Florida. – Mourellie was also online and ready … Read entire article »

JAMAICAN PROFESSOR GETS PATENT FOR ANTI-CANCER DRUG FROM THE GUINEA HEN WEED!

JAMAICAN PROFESSOR GETS PATENT FOR ANTI-CANCER DRUG FROM THE GUINEA HEN WEED!

Twenty-eight years of dedicated research on one of the endogenous plants of Jamaica, petiveria aalliacea (guinea hen weed), has landed Adjunct Professor in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Technology, Jamaica Dr Lawrence Williams and co researcher Dr George Levy (USA) a patent with the United States for the discovery of anti-cancer activity of the plant. The invention … Read entire article »

NEW SECURITY MEASURES IMPLEMENTED AT JAMAICA’S TWO AIRPORTS, TRAVELERS WARNED TO EXPECT LENGTHY DELAYS!

NEW SECURITY MEASURES IMPLEMENTED AT JAMAICA’S TWO AIRPORTS, TRAVELERS WARNED TO EXPECT LENGTHY DELAYS!

Travelers to the United States using Jamaica’s two main international airports are being warned to expect a longer screening process as new security measures are implemented. The measures are aimed at ensuring that Jamaica is compliant with new safety regulations imposed by the US Transportation Security Administration. Persons travelling with personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone, such as laptops and tablet … Read entire article »

JAMAICA’S “REGGAE BOYZ” MOVE INTO GOLD CUP SEMIS AS THEY DEFEATED CANADA!

JAMAICA’S “REGGAE BOYZ” MOVE INTO GOLD CUP SEMIS AS THEY DEFEATED CANADA!

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Jamaica defeated Canada 2-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday. Goals in each half from Shaun Francis and Romario Williams secured victory for the ‘Reggae Boyz’, who will play Mexico or Honduras in the last four. Jamaica, the beaten finalists in the 2015 Gold Cup, got off to a dream … Read entire article »