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Jimmy Cliff Awarded

Jimmy Cliff Awarded

Jimmy CliffPhoto Credit: DANCEHALLMAG.COM Jimmy Cliff is now an official representative of Jamaica.  Cliff was presented with an Official Passport on Jan. 20. by Minister of Culture, Gender and Sport, Olivia Grange, and State Minister Alando Terrelonge at the...

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Bond Postponed Again

Bond Postponed Again

Daniel Craig as James BondPhoto Credit: Universal James Bond fans, your wait just got longer. It seems even British secret agents are not immune to COVID-19.  The latest 007 movie, No Time To Die, was due for release in April 2020, then November 2020.  Now...

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Markham Woman Killed

Markham Woman Killed

Latoya Alcindor in an undated photo. Photo Credit: Submitted to CP24 The family of a 43-year-old Markham woman found dead in Jamaica are seeking information about a man known by the victim.  Latoya Alcindor was killed sometime between Jan. 18 and Jan....

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Drake Album Delayed

Drake Album Delayed

Toronto rapper DrakePhoto credit: Drake Drake fans will wait a little longer for his Certified Lover Boy album. The album is the Toronto artist’s six studio full-length album and the follow-up to his 2018 chart-topping Scorpion. Drake teased his fans on Oct. 24, 2020...

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Marley and Sanders

Marley and Sanders

Bernie Sanders and Bob MarleyPhoto Credit: Rita Marley  Bob Marley is the latest act to join the Bernie Sanders’s inauguration meme club.  An iconic photo of Marley holding a rolling paper while sitting on a step was altered to show Sanders, looking cold in...

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Dancing Garbage Man

Dancing Garbage Man

Unnamed dancing garbage collectorPhoto Credit: Tysa Fagan A dancing waste collector is putting smiles on the faces of people in Brampton.  On Jan. 20, the yet unnamed young man was caught dancing while emptying green bins into a truck.  Brampton entrepreneur...

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Jamaican Jazz Fest

Jamaican Jazz Fest

SevanaPhoto Credit: Jamaican Jazz and Blues Festival Jazz fans rejoice! The Jamaican Jazz and Blues Festival returns March 4-6, 2021.  This year’s festival is a virtual, interactive event with an artisan village and pre-festival band search. Other events include...

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Author Wins Award

Author Wins Award

Nalo HopkinsonPhoto Credit: Tania Anderson/Nalo Hopkinson Nalo Hopkinson, a Jamaican-born Canadian science fiction and fantasy writer, has won a prestigious writing award.  Hopkinson was named the 37th Damon Knight Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy...

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Reggae Singer Dies

Reggae Singer Dies

Yvonne SterlingPhoto Credit: Jamaica Gleaner Yvonne Sterling, the Jamaican reggae singer, died in hospital on Jan. 18 after suffering a stroke two weeks ago. The singer, 64, was receiving treatment at Kingston Public Hospital.  Tamara Harrison, Sterling’s niece,...

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Nigerian Animated Film

Nigerian Animated Film

Lady Buckit And The Motley MopstersPhoto Credit: ID AFRICA Nigeria’s first animated film is packing the movie theatres across the West African nation.  Lady Buckit and the Motley Mopsters centres around the life of Bukky, a happy 8-year-old whose carefree life is...

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Church To Be Repaired

Church To Be Repaired

Salem Chapel British Methodist Episcopal churchPhoto Credit: Salem Chapel BME The Salem Chapel British Methodist Episcopal church in St. Catharines, built by Harriet Tubman and other freed slaves, is getting much needed repairs.  The church, a national historic...

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One Night In Miami

One Night In Miami

Aldis Hodge, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Leslie Odom Jr., Eli GoreePhoto Credit: Amazon Studios Take four black men, revered in their chosen fields, and put them together for one night.  That is the simple basis for Regina King’s directorial debut, One Night In Miami. But...

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