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Teflonzincfence tests artistes’ creativity under curfew

For music producers, it can be challenging to pitch a rhythm to recording artistes who they imagine on a rhythm. It can also test one’s patience waiting to see who will take on the task of creating the next hit, said Grammy Award-winning producer,...

Former Born Jamerican hits home with new EP

CONTEMPORARILY, THE blend of hip hop and reggae sounds is popular and highly sought after. But that wasn’t the case when Edley Shine first entered the music business decades ago. Born Jamericans, a ‘90s duo comprising Edley and Norman ‘Notch’...

Koffee goes 5:01 Live with Levi’s

Instead of lamenting the loss of their own income during the coronavirus crisis, some celebrities have lent their talents to various relief efforts or social-media campaigns. The latest to join that company is local sweetheart Koffee, who was...

Eddie Parkins of duo Alton and Eddie has died

Eddie Parkins, one half of the duo Alton (Ellis) and Eddie, who, in 1960, recorded what would become a monster hit, ‘ Muriel’, passed away in New York last week Thursday, his lifelong friend Eric Collins confirmed to The Gleaner. Collins said that...

Caribbean News

Now Is The Chance For Caribbean Nationals To “Eat What They Grow”

… agriculture to thrive, and for Caribbean nationals to “eat what … unique opportunity: for more Caribbean people to eat more locally … 2020.” “Guyana, Haiti, and Belize are the only Caricom member … government in 2003. The Caribbean region has an advantage that …

CDB supports relief measures for drought-hit farmers in Belize

… to the Government of Belize to help farmers recover … drought. According to the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology … Economic growth slowed, with Belize recording just 0.3 per … being of households in northern Belize is intrinsically linked to …

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Barbados records first COVID-19 related death BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — Just over two weeks since Barbados confirmed its first COVID-19 case, the Government has revealed that one person has died as a result of the virus. Minister of Health Colonel …

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Jamaican News

Guardsman senior management takes salary cut

The executive management of the Guardsman Group of Companies has agreed to a salary cut as the island’s largest security firm explores measures to provide greater support to its workforce comprising over 7,000 persons, amid the economic downturn...

Pan chicken vendor hopeful for COVID-19 cash grant

Rohan ‘Nackas’ Simmons has been perplexed since the closure of his food basket, a community jerk weekend pop up kitchen, over the last four weeks, due to the deadly coronavirus. The past weekend was a sombre moment for Simmons, who is accustomed to...

Earth Today | Adaptation Fund gets new chair

THE ADAPTATION Fund Board, from which Jamaica has benefited, held its annual change of leadership virtually earlier this month, with Ibila Djibril of Benin officially becoming the new board chair. The decision was made among a series of procedural...

Cuban News

Cuba co-sponsored resolution in favor of solidarity to confront COVID-19

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The United Nations General Assembly recently approved the Resolution entitled "Global solidarity to fight the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19)", which was proposed by a group of countries, including Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and co-sponsored by Cuba.
The text, which was adopted by tacit consensus, is a call for unity, solidarity and international cooperation to tackle this pandemic, which has caused considerable loss of life and…

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