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Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:21 AM

NEW YORK (AP): The voice on the phone is steady and clear. “It is unnatural to kill anything,” the man says. “But once you’ve done it the first time, it becomes easier each time.” That chilling insight comes from inside Red Onion State Prison in...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:16 AM

This Sunday, as the world observes Mother’s Day, Jamaicans are being invited to mark the occasion with an online entertainment special hosted by The Ashe Company. With the usual plans of dinner dates, live events and concerts or a day at the beach...

Published:Saturday | May 8, 2021 | 12:13 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

“My mom is one of my best friends. We’ve always joked and said we share a single brain cell because we’re always doing something ridiculous together and dying from laughter,” Simon Tomlinson told The Gleaner about his mother Tania McDonald-...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:22 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Two animation majors from the Caribbean School of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, will be a part of a local production team set to produce an animated short film for the 52nd season of the...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:21 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts (AP): The rapper G Herbo is in more legal trouble in connection with an alleged scheme to use stolen credit card information to pay for a lavish lifestyle, federal prosecutors said. The Chicago native, whose real name...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:17 AM

Artistic director of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) and dean of the School of Dance at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Marlon Simms, is graciousness defined. Also, the perfectionist who strives for high ideals...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:21 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP): A US tax court has handed a major victory to the estate of Michael Jackson in a years-long battle, finding that the IRS wildly inflated the value, at the time of his death, of Jackson’s assets and image, leading to an estate tax...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:20 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaican music is as rich in originality and brilliance as it is in fascinating stories, some less happy than others, but no less blockbuster-worthy. One such is the life and times of renowned and revered trombonist and composer, Don Drummond, who...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:28 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born American film-maker and novelist Julian ‘Jingles’ Reynolds, CEO of the New York-based Fiwi Productions, said the global demand for the Jamaican culture not only remains, it is growing stronger. Reynolds is celebrating a recent deal...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:27 AM

The official launch of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) opening of entries digital platform will be aired on Television Jamaica (TVJ) on Thursday, May 6, at 9:30 p.m. It will also be live-streamed on the JCDC’s social media...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:26 AM

INGLEWOOD, California (AP): President Joe Biden spoke about the COVID-19 vaccination being safe, Prince Harry advocated for vaccine distribution everywhere, and Jennifer Lopez embraced her fully vaccinated mother on stage during one of the...

Published:Wednesday | May 5, 2021 | 12:25 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is receiving lots of praise from some quarters for a creative social media campaign dubbed ‘Wanted Wednesdays’. The initiative, which appears to tap straight into the dancehall culture, mimics the names of the...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 4:04 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP): Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is releasing her first children's book, one rooted in the relationship between Prince Harry and their son, Archie. Random House Children's Books announced on Tuesday that The Bench will be...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:21 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Entrepreneur Patrice White stirred up emotions with her social media post last weekend about her days of working as a janitor at fast-food outlet McDonald’s before becoming a member of the management team and the invaluable lessons she learned...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:18 AM

Founder and producer of the annual International Reggae And World Music Awards (IRAWMA) Ephraim Martin recently announced that the virtual broadcast date for the 39th event has been extended to Sunday, May 16. “The date change is necessary to...

Published:Monday | May 3, 2021 | 12:08 AMYasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer

What once hosted a bustling business, which provided bread and butter for tour guides, Jamaica Union of Travellers Association (JUTA) drivers, and the community of Trench Town, is now glum buildings devoid of energy, the patter of feet, the clicks...

Published:Monday | May 3, 2021 | 12:07 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

When Mother’s Day weekend rolls around next week, Jamaicans here and in the diaspora will get the opportunity to see Oliver Samuels, the king of comedy, in action as he brings a special production to life as a treat to all mothers. Having had his...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 2:25 PM

NEW YORK (AP): The Grammy Awards have changed its tune and voted to remove its anonymous nomination review committees — groups that determined the contenders for key awards at the coveted music show. The Recording Academy made the announcement on...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:17 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In an era when the reggae scene is focused on a rebirth of the core sounds of the genre, singer-songwriter Wesrok is staying true to himself. “Being different comes with a lot of challenges,” he told The Sunday Gleaner. “I actually love challenges...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:17 AMYasmine Peru - Senior Gleaner Writer

Nigerian Afro-dancehall artiste King Perryy, listed as one of the fastest-rising acts in the genre, had a double celebration last Wednesday: it was his birthday and also the day on which he dropped his début album, Citizen of The World, on all...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:16 AMShereita Grizzle/Staff Reporter

Using social media to air grouses or speak out against colleagues and business associates could have legal ramifications. Recently, a lawsuit was filed in the Supreme Court against popular dancehall artiste Jada Kingdom by her former management...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2021 | 12:14 AMStephanie Lyew - Sunday Gleaner Writer

She was guided by a beat, propelled by passion and went in search of the knowledge that would one day help her to build a brand — Lady Rennae — the voice and personality that morning radio listeners would hear. Often tasked with the tricky...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 6:36 PM

FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (AP): Former reality TV star Josh Duggar faces charges of downloading and possessing child pornography under a federal indictment unsealed on Friday. Federal prosecutors announced the indictment a day after Duggar was...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:13 AM

Locked away because of the coronavirus pandemic, many Jamaicans have been forced to dance in their homes and yards as the dance halls and clubs have all been closed. But people can now unleash that ‘inner dancer’ in a contest and win real prize...

Published:Saturday | May 1, 2021 | 12:13 AM

LONDON (AP): On Friday, several thousand music fans became the first people in Britain in more than a year to legally dance, drink and listen to music in a nightclub, as part of a test to see whether social-distancing measures can be eased without...

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