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Jamalco Celebrates Bob Marley at Halse Hall Great House

Jamalco staged a Bob Marley Birthday Exhibition and Celebration at the Halse Hall Great House, Clarendon, on Friday, February 6, the birthday of the legendary Jamaican musician. Administrative Services Manager, Ms. Sharon Palmer, who gave the keynote address, lauded Marley … Continued

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Minister Commends Burning Spear on Winning Reggae Grammy

Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia “Babsy” Grange, today commended Jamaican singer, Burning Spear, on winning the 2009 Reggae Grammy. Spear, a native of St. Ann’s Bay, was named winner of the Grammy for Best Reggae Album for … Continued

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Bob Marley Remembered in Montego Bay

Reggae icon, the late Robert ‘Bob’ Marley, was remembered at a symposium, held at Sam Sharpe Square, in Montego Bay, St. James, on February 5, with hundreds of students, adults and teachers from across Western Jamaica participating. The event was … Continued

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CDA Appeals for More Foster Families

The Child Development Agency (CDA) is appealing to persons to open their homes to children eight years and under, who need the care of foster families. Making the call today (February 8), at a National Church Service, held at the … Continued

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Eight Get Bob Marley Day Awards in Toronto

Eight persons living in Toronto, Canada, have been presented with Bob Marley Day Awards for their work in inspiring young people. The presentations took place on Thursday, February 5, at Toronto City Hall. The Mayor’s proclamation, declaring February 6 as … Continued

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Bob Marley Day Proclaimed in Toronto

For the 19th consecutive year, the Mayor of Toronto, Canada, proclaimed February 6 as Bob Marley Day. Mayor David Miller, is Toronto’s fifth Mayor to have issued a proclamation in honour of the Jamaican reggae icon. On Thursday, February 5, … Continued

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Government Resolute in Reducing Child Labour

Minister of Labour and Social Security, Pearnel Charles, has emphasised that the Government is resolute and committed about reducing child labour, and has warned persons of the consequences of employing children. Speaking at the launch and agreement signing of the … Continued

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Music Industry Welcomes Reggae Month 2009

Chairman of the Reggae Month Committee (RMC), Howard McIntosh, says that he hopes that Reggae Month 2009 will help to create a more united, formalised and structured Jamaican music industry, which can stimulate effective lobbying for the incentives needed for … Continued

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Industry Players Urged to Use Reggae Music Positively

Head of the National Transformation Unit, and pastor of the Fellowship Tabernacle Church, Rev. Dr. Al Miller, has challenged the reggae music industry to act with responsibility and embrace the fact that music is a powerful tool that can affect … Continued

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Reggae Month Concert to Support Music Veterans

The Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes & Affiliates (JAVAA) will host a tribute to “Bob Marley & Dennis Brown, the King & Crown Prince of Reggae” concert on Friday, February 6, at the Gardens, Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, as … Continued

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Museum to Honour Bustamante Opens

A museum to honour the life and work of National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante, was officially opened by the Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Prof. Sir Kenneth Hall today (Feb. 3). The Bustamante Museum is located … Continued

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Children Urged to be Supportive of Each Other

Child Care Officer with the Child Development Agency, Antoinette Brooks, has charged peer counselors, and other children with positions of responsibility, and who might be better off than other youngsters, to extend the hand of friendship to those who are … Continued

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