Remembering Miss Lou

Remembering Miss Lou
THIS Monday, September 7, will mark the 96th anniversary of the birth of Jamaican cultural icon Louise Bennett Coverley, popularly known as Miss Lou, and a slate of activities is being planned in observance. The day's activities will commence at the National Heroes Park with a tribute from the theatre fraternity dubbed Respec Miss Lou. Members of the theatre community will pay homage to Miss Lou, in which they will be asked to take a stem of her favouri...

Reggae Boyz Face Nicaragua In Critical World Cup Qualifier

Reggae Boyz Face Nicaragua In Critical World Cup Qualifier
THE task may be simple, but the stakes are high, very high. That's the scenario facing Jamaica's Reggae Boyz when they open their Russia 2018 World Cup Finals campaign at the Third Round of the CONCACAF Qualifying phase in the first game of the two-way play-offs against Nicaragua inside the National Stadium at 8:00 pm today. The Jamaicans, buoyed by their recent continued rise up the FIFA list to 52nd, and fresh from their historic run to the CONCACA...

Jah9 To Release Sophomore Album Next Year

Jah9 To Release Sophomore Album Next Year
ROOTS singer Jah9 is set to release her second album early next year. Her first, New Name, was came out in 2013. She is currently promoting The Marijuana, a song produced by Biggy Music, which released Jesse Royal's Finally and Deep Jahi's Till a Morning early this year. Jah9 believes The Marijuana is timely. "I am currently working on other projects to do with the use of ganja for health and sustainable development, so recording 'The Marijuana' w...

Another Caribbean Act on Billboard

Another Caribbean Act on Billboard
ANOTHER Caribbean act has made the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Locked Away by sibling duo R City and singer Adam Levine from Maroon 5 is currently number eight on the publication's main board. R City comprises Timothy and Theron Thomas who are from St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. They relocated to the United States 10 years ago and currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia. Locked Away is currently on several European charts, and those of Aust...

Bothered By A Rash Of Suicides, Rev Urges Cops To Be Brother’s Keeper

Bothered By A Rash Of Suicides, Rev Urges Cops To Be Brother’s Keeper
THE recent spate of suicides among Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) members has led a member of the constabulary's Chaplaincy Unit to call on police personnel to look out for signs of stress among colleagues. "The time has come when we can no longer just sit back and depend on persons whom we identify as individuals suffering from depression to take in themselves for counselling," Rev Courtney Faulknor, assistant chaplain told the online press. The s...