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Boat Fest for Kingston and St. Andrew Homecoming Week

A Boat Fest and a Crazy Bike Show are among the many activities to take place during the second staging of the Kingston and St. Andrew Homecoming Week, from November 18 to 25. The two events, organised by the Kingston and St. Andrew Homecoming Development Foundation in collaboration with the…

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Late Elva Ruddock Lauded for Contribution to Entertainment Industry

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, has applauded the late comedienne, Elva Ruddock, for her sterling contribution to the development of Jamaica’s entertainment industry. At the celebration for the life of Ms. Ruddock, which was held at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium, Jamaica College in St. Andrew…

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Ministers Reaffirm Commitment to Ensuring Teen Mothers Continue Education

The Ministries of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport; and Education, Youth and Information, have reaffirmed their commitment to the national policy for the Reintegration of School-Age Mothers into the Formal School System. Gender Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange; and State Minister for Education, Hon. Floyd Green, signed documents signalling continued support…

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UNESCO Examining Jamaica’s Reggae Submission

The Government will know in November whether it has been successful in its efforts to have reggae music inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage Representative List. Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, said that UNESCO technical experts are in…

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Grace Jones ‘Excited’ to Receive National Honour

Fashion icon, singer, actress, author and film producer, Grace Jones, will on Monday (October 15) add member of the Order of Jamaica (OJ) to her list of stellar accomplishments. The nation’s fifth highest honour will be conferred upon the Jamaican-born international superstar at the annual ceremony of investiture and presentation…

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Heritage Fest at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre

The Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston will come alive with the celebration of Jamaica’s cultural heritage from Saturday (October 13) to Monday (October 15). The three-day event titled ‘Heritage Fest 2018’ is being organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) as part of activities to mark National Heritage…

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Redevelopment of the National Stadium

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the procurement process for the redevelopment of the National Stadium has been completed, and a consultant has been selected to prepare a business plan. Ms. Grange made the announcement at the ceremony to break ground for the artificial football…

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State Minister Highlights Strengths of Women during Disasters

Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, says women are oftentimes the unsung heroes during and after natural disasters, always ensuring the safety of family, including young children. Addressing a three-day Climate Change and Gender Focal Points Workshop at the Melia Braco…

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Customer Service Song Competition Finals on September 19

The finals of the first Jamaica Customer Service Song Competition will be held on Wednesday, September 19, at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Ten schools have qualified to enter the competition, developed by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) for the Jamaica Customer Service…

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More Assistance for Alma Mater Gaynstead High from Sport Minister Grange

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport yesterday pledged a scholarship worth 50-thousand dollars for a student at Gaynstead High School as well promised to have lights and a stand installed at the newly built netball court at the school. Speaking at a ceremony at Gaynstead…

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Grange signs historic sports cooperation agreement with China

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has described the sports cooperation agreement which she signed in the Chinese capital today (Friday) as “historic and extremely beneficial”. Minister Grange and the General Manager of China Sport International Company (the state-owned sports cooperation agency) Mr Lu…

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Miss Lou’s statue will be mounted in Gordon Town

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says all is set for the unveiling of the statue in honour of the Jamaican cultural icon, Miss Lou. Miss Lou’s statue will be mounted in Gordon Town, St Andrew where she lived before moving to Toronto, Canada.…

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Local Films for Festival in Trinidad Sept. 18-25

Four local films will premiere at the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF), slated for September 18 to 25 in Port-of-Spain. The projects are ‘Agwe’ by Ina Sortiva; ‘Flight’, Kia Williams; ‘Lovers in the City’, Mezan Morrison and ‘Safe Harbour’, Kaiel Eytle. While at the festival, the film-makers will…

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High Commissioner Expresses Sadness at the Passing of Count Prince Miller

High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), His Excellency Seth George Ramocan, has expressed deep sadness at the passing of renowned Jamaican singer and actor, Clarence “Count Prince” Miller, who died in London today (August 16). Speaking with his only son, Jean Pierre, the High Commissioner said: “Jamaica and the…

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Thousands of Jamaicans Celebrate at Grand Gala

The National Stadium was filled to capacity on August 6, as thousands of Jamaicans came out to celebrate the country’s 56thanniversary of Independence at the Grand Gala. The event got under way at 6:00 p.m. and ended just after 10:00 p.m. with the much-anticipated display of fireworks. Among the attendees…

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Music Exhibition at King’s House August 2-7, 2018

An exhibition titled, ‘The Music of Jamaica: People, Voice and Song’, will be on display in the Ballroom at King’s House from August 2 to 7. The exhibition will open on the same day of the Independence reception on the lawns of King’s House on August 2, and guests to…

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Festival Queen Finalists Will Be Among Future Leaders – Holness

Patron of the National Festival Queen Competition, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness, says she is confident that the 13 finalists in this year’s Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) contest will be among the country’s future leaders. Addressing the contestants during Tuesday’s (July 31) Festival Queen Breakfast at the Jamaica House…

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Sligoville Emanci-Fest July 31-August 1

A Miss Emanci-Fest Queen Coronation, an African fashion show, art and craft display and a Celebrity Chef Cook-off competition are among the many activities to be held at the 11th staging of the Sligoville Emanci-Fest 2018 on July 31 and August 1. This event will also include a Marching Band…

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Grand Final for Festival Song July 15

The grand final of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition will be held on Sunday, July 15 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre on Hope Road in Kingston, beginning at 6:00 p.m. It will be the first event for the 56th anniversary of Jamaica’s Emancipation and Independence celebrations, being held under…

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2017 Festival Queen Recognised By Rotaract Club of St. Andrew

Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2017, Dainalyn Swaby, has been awarded by the Rotaract Club of St. Andrew (RCSA) for outstanding contribution to their community and club service projects during her reign. The 25-year-old Festival Queen, who created history by being the first winner from the parish of St. Elizabeth, was…

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