Sun | Aug 18, 2019

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Half Pint

The sun pelts as Half Pint signals to The Sunday Gleaner from the top floor of his Oaklands Apartments residence in St Andrew. His small frame complements his thick, knee-length dreadlocks which swing as he walks to give us his ‘greetings’. “Bwoy...

It has been instilled in most Jamaicans from the earliest days of childhood that some words are forbidden; simply put, they are ‘bad words’. From the word that means female dog (that has earned the definition of a lewd female) to the various “...
Veteran sound system owner, Winston ‘Wee Pow’ Powell of Stone Love, hold uu his Reggae Gold Awards, wh ich he received earlier this year at the National Indoor Sports Centre.

Winston Powell, owner of the immortal sound Stone Love, is today standing up on a platform of moral integrity, as he rallies against calls for Jamaican bad words to be made ‘legit’ in the dancehall space, more specifically, during sound clashes....

Stormzy has offered two more black students a scholarship at Cambridge. The Vossi Bop hitmaker’s programme was launched last year to encourage people of all backgrounds to strive for the best education possible. And now the 26-year-old grime star...

Even a year after placing second in the now defunct Magnum Kings and Queens competition, Bad Gyal Jade refuses to fade into the background and be labelled another has-been. She prides herself as the young dancehall queen, adding that there is no...

Jussie Smollett is considering suing the city of Chicago. The Empire star had been accused of having orchestrated a racist and homophobic attack on himself back in January, and although he had the case against him dropped in March, local officials...

Reggae stalwart, Maxi Priest, has promised a performance to remember when he takes the stage at this year’s National Rum Day celebrations at Appleton Estate Murray’s Chillin’ in Clarendon today. The event, which is free to the public, begins at 9 p...

The venue is crammed. The lights go down, and excitement permeates the space. The MC announces the entertainer you’ve been dying to see, and low drums, teased by the backing band, add to your anticipation. This is it, this is the moment you got...

For several decades, the National Pantomime, staged by the Little Theatre Movement (LTM), held pride of place on Jamaica’s annual entertainment calendar. But in spite of its national acclaim, Jamaica’s noble theatre institution seems to have lost...

Rum Day Celebration This year’s National Rum Day celebrations will culminate today with a free concert, Appleton Estate Murray’s Chillin’ in Clarendon, which will feature performances to remember by entertainers Maxi Priest and Wayne Marshall...
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