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For a generation of Jamaicans who savoured American soul music during the 1970s and 1980s, Betty Wright’s songs kept many a dance floor busy.The singer died from cancer yesterday in her native Miami, Florida, at age 66.Wright was best known for songs like Clean Up Woman, which announced her as a 15-year-old in 1968; Girls […]

On Monday, May 11, 1981 the sitting prime minister in Jamaica was Edward Seaga. His Jamaica Labour Party had swept to power seven months earlier following a landslide victory at the polls. The Leader of the Opposition was Michael Manley. The United States president was Ronald Reagan.

To diehard, blue-eyed soul fans, songs don’t get better than Bobby Caldwell’s What You Won’t Do For Love. The much covered/sampled track was released in 1978, three years before Bob Marley died.Today is 39 years since Marley died from cancer at age 36 in Miami. That is where Caldwell grew up; his mother, a real […]

LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — A man accused of romancing black-ish star Jenifer Lewis and three other women to con them out of money for his phony businesses agreed Friday to plead guilty to a federal charge of wire fraud, prosecutors said.

ATLANTA, USA(AP) — The social justice arm of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company has called on Georgia officials to take quick action in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say was killed by two white men as he ran through a Georgia neighbourhood.

Shouts of Isaiah rang out across the live stream of the 2020 Actor Boy Awards which was staged virtually for the first time on Saturday night. The musical, which was produced by Father Richard Ho Lung and Friends as the yearly production to raise funds for the Missionaries of the Poor charitites, was the major […]

Almost five years ago, lawmakers on a bipartisan committee of Parliament agreed unanimously to amend the law to give the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) the power to arrest and prosecute cops. That proposed amendment, which was…

At least 10 stores inside the Portmore Mall have fallen casualty to the economic chokehold brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, with several others struggling to stay afloat as St Catherine businesses grapple with revenue losses. And with a 14-day…

Losses within the entertainment industry are already estimated to be in the billions as the sector continues to reel from the impacts of COVID-19. Major events like Reggae Sumfest, which has already been cancelled this year, had an estimated…

When siblings Norma and Warren Williams left Jamaica to attend the funeral of a relative in Margate, South Florida, in February, they had no idea that a rapidly developing COVID-19 outbreak would have crippled global travel, leaving them stranded…

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