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  • Ja's Stepping High ganja festival celebrates 15 years - Local reggae acts gear up February 23, 2018
    Local reggae acts Capleton, Lutan Fyah, and up-and-coming talents Dann-I, Koffee, King Fragrance, and Jah9 are gearing up for the 15th staging of Jamaica's ganja festival, aptly dubbed 'Stepping High'.Operated by the Connell family in Negril, the...
  • Best Bets February 23, 2018
    February 23Kingston and St AndrewUWI Carnival Band Launch at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, 6 p.m.February 24Kingston and St AndrewXodus opening fÍte, Debut, at ATL Autobahn from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.February 25Kingston and St...
  • 5 questions with Chuck Fenda February 23, 2018
    Known for hits like, I Swear, Poor People Cry, Gash Dem, and the Cherine Anderson duet, Coming Over Tonight, reggae/dancehall entertainer Chuck Fenda aka The Living Fire, aka the Poor People Defender, is in the spotlight this week. The Gleaner,...
  • Five Things To Do February 23, 2018
    MusicListen to your favourite tunes at Shush Headphone Party, tonight at 1A Hillview Avenue, women two-for-one before 1 a.m.Plaza PartyHead downtown for Pan Di Plaza: Dung-A-Town, Ocean Boulevard on Saturday, February 24, starting at 8 p.m.Drink...
  • Cynthia Schloss surrounded listeners with love February 23, 2018
    On this final Friday in Reggae Month 2018, The Gleaner ends its series on outstanding contributors to Jamaican music who died in February. We started with William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke (who died on February 2, 2014). Next was Wayne 'Sleng Teng' Smith...
    Mel Cooke/ Gleaner Writer

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  • Guyana observing 48 years of being a republic February 23, 2018
    GEORGETOWN – Guyana is marking the 48th anniversary of republicanism today with President David Granger saying that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country has lived under the shadow of threats to its...
  • BSTU officials discuss school violence with ministry February 23, 2018
    The Ministry of Education has assured the island’s teachers that their concerns about school violence and recommendations to deal with the issue will be taken on board. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry,...
  • Small number of misprinted notes in circulation February 23, 2018
    The Central Bank of Barbados is advising the public that there are a small number of genuine $50 and $100 notes in circulation that are missing the holographic patch – the shiny foil on the right side...
  • US ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May February 23, 2018
    WASHINGTON – The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of US policy and is bound to trouble US allies who have...
  • Alleyne School wins US Embassy Black History Month speech competition February 23, 2018
    US Embassy Bridgetown is pleased to announce that the winner of its inaugural Black History Month Secondary School Speech Competition is the Alleyne School. Fourth-form student Shamera King-Charles brought...

RSS Caribbean Life News

  • TRADE ROW FUROR February 23, 2018
    Trinidad and Tobago: When Caribbean community leaders assemble in Haiti next week, they might well be forced to discuss the very strong possibility that one of the nations which had helped to found the integration movement and the regional free trade system is seriously considering withdrawing from that very same system until it is better […]
  • City Hall celebrates Black History Month February 23, 2018
    Manhattan: Black History Month was celebrated at City Hall on Feb. 15. The City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus hosted the culturally-themed event. Three people were awarded with proclamations at the celebration. The honorees were former councilman Archie Spigner, the founder of the Mind Builders Creative Arts Center, Madaha Kinsey-Lamb, and clergyman Melvin Faulkner. […]
  • Barbados bristles at human trafficking ranking February 23, 2018
    Barbados: The United States’ continued challenging of Barbados regarding prevention of trafficking of persons has angered this island’s Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, who is questioning the American approach and methodology for labelling this state. Read more.
  • A requiem for women rights activist February 23, 2018
    Guyana: The iconic life of Guliana Jacobs-Moses was remembered quite the way she would have wanted on Thursday, Feb. 15 with a celebratory memorial filled with love and touching tributes, her mother Christiana A. Jacobs, family members, friends and the many whose lives she touched. Read more.
  • Caribbean diplomats to UK: Be more caring February 23, 2018
    Jamaica: Caribbean diplomats in London have asked the United Kingdom (UK) government to be more compassionate in the treatment of Caribbean nationals Read more.