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Published:Tuesday | December 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

When Shanique Singh was announced as the winner of the 2022 staging of Miss Jamaica World, tears streamed down her face as the moment crowned all the hard work she had put in over the last few weeks. Speaking with The Gleaner moments after the...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

After witnessing various cases of stigmatisation and discrimination on the island, Jamaican screenwriter and author Roger Williams was moved to use his skills in the art of film-making to help spread information and knowledge on HIV and AIDS....

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Christmas is the season of giving, and as the year draws to an end, several groups of people with good hearts and helping hands are ready to give back to their communities in whatever way possible. For the team members at Bridge 99 FM, in...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Noted director and playwright Basil Dawkins is hoping to make the celebration of late actress, broadcaster and producer, Leonie Forbes, an annual event. Dawkins spoke with The Gleaner at the Leonie Forbes Cultural Tribute, held at the Little...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:07 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

When thinking about the perfect gift for your loved ones, the task can be tricky, but according to organiser of the first staging of Jamaica Art and Gift Festival (JAGFest), Gianna Fakhourie, there are just a few things to keep in mind when...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

There are several reasons to consider studying abroad. These include diversifying your higher-education options, learning new languages and cultures, becoming a global citizen, and expanding job opportunities. Oftentimes, the trouble is finding...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2022 | 12:07 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Choosing the right perfume can be an intimidating task with so many options on the market. However, according to Shellesa Steele, the promotions coordinator at T. Geddes Grant Cosmetics, selecting the right scent is simplified once you realise it...

Published:Thursday | November 17, 2022 | 12:07 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

When it comes to food, Jamaica arguably has one of the most flavourful cuisines. And luckily for lovers of authentic Jamaican dishes and even for those who want to try it out for the first time, a restaurant serving up tasty meals from ‘Yaad’ can...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2022 | 11:43 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

As children, Tavarie Golding and Roejan Allen would play together around the yard of the Linstead Pentecostal Church. According to Tavarie, as early as age five, he was certain that somehow his and Roejan’s lives would be intertwined forever, even...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:58 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Uzuri International is a Jamaican brand synonymous with glamour, style and fashion since 1998. The umbrella name, which is also the franchise owner of Miss Universe Jamaica, hosts several other existing companies, including the high fashion brand...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:57 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Veteran reggae and dancehall artiste Buju Banton is calling for the development of more mentorship in the music industry and the wider society. According to Banton, it is the duty of those who have come before to transfer knowledge to the new...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2022 | 12:14 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

The 2022 staging of Miss Jamaica World is on, and the top-13 finalists have been selected. According to the co-franchise owner, Dahlia Harris, this year promises to be an exciting show with just a few changes. “Our selection process [this year]...

Published:Friday | November 4, 2022 | 12:14 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

TVJ's newest nighttime 'dramedy', Sizzaz Kut, concluded on Monday night with enough drama to leave tongues wagging and viewers' jaws on the floor. The show takes place primarily in a beauty salon, where the main characters Dawn,...

Published:Saturday | October 22, 2022 | 12:05 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

With the aim of ‘redefining urban living’, PROVEN Properties Ltd, through its VIA at Braemar in Kingston, is blending chic, modern design with all the elements of nature and providing its clients with not only convenience, comfort and security but...

Published:Thursday | October 20, 2022 | 12:07 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

In March of this year, the now Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince William and his wife Kate, took a tour of Culture Yard, the former home-turned-historical site of reggae legend Bob Marley in Trench Town. On Tuesday, tour manager and chief tour...

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2022 | 12:08 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Social media personality, Juliet ‘Julie Mango’ Bodley, who is known for her hilarious skits that detail the Jamaican experience as well as her advocacy for mental health awareness, is now exploring another talent, having released her very first...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2022 | 12:09 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

In 2010, veteran dancehall artiste Harry Toddler spoke to the underrepresentation of women in dancehall with the single Too Many Men, with Chi Ching Ching. Speaking with The Gleaner in a recent interview, he explained that he still holds that view...

Published:Friday | October 7, 2022 | 12:11 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Riding high on the wave of the newly released Likkle Miss Fine Nine Remix with Nicki Minaj and seven other female Caribbean artistes, dancehall deejay Pamputtae is overjoyed and grateful. It is the season of transformation for the entertainer, who...

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Developing a love for singing back in primary school, 17-year-old Mozein Sutherland fought tooth and nail to emerge the victor of the 2022 ‘Digicel Rising Stars’ competition. “It was go hard, or go home,” he told The Gleaner of his mindset leading...

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

George Malcolm Walker, co-producer of Hairport, the winner of the 2022 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Fi Wi Short Film Competition, says he believes that Jamaica has all the tools necessary to create and export exceptional films and...

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

With scores of patrons braving the possibility of severe weather conditions affecting the island resulting from what is now Hurricane Ian, the first staging of the Soca+ Festival, under the I Love Soca brand, got on with plenty of vibes and few...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Arguably having the best acceptance speech of the night, Jamaican-American actress Sheryl Lee Ralph took home the highest honour in television on Monday night when she was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2022 | 12:06 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

The film and theatre community is mourning the loss of award-winning actor Christopher McFarlane. Known for his roles in films such as Ghett’a Life and Better Mus’ Come, along with several other plays and local productions, McFarlane passed early...

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2022 | 12:07 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

The 18th season of ‘Digicel Rising Stars’ is heating up. The popular talent showcase returned to Television Jamaica in July after a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The top-10 finalists were selected from video auditions via the Digicel...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2022 | 12:10 AMAaliyah Cunningham/Gleaner Writer

Overjoyed at being selected as one of 22 competitors in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) FI WI Short Film Competition, first-time film-maker Nasika Alliman says she believes this contest is a stepping stone for her career in film-...

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