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Reggae Roadblocks Challenges the Obstacles

The perceived international, domestic, and perhaps in some cases, inherent obstacles to the growth of Jamaican reggae are being challenged. ‘Reggae Roadblocks – A music business development perspective’, a book that explores matters that appear to be retarding progress of the Jamaican music genre, written by leading entertainment and copyright attorney, Lloyd Stanbury, has been formally released …

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Caribbean, Latin America Among Most Distressed by Extreme Climate Events

 Lima, Peru Dec 2, 2014 – Haiti, the Dominican Republic, St Vincent and Honduras are among countries listed as most threatened by extreme weather events in a report presented by the development and environmental organisation Germanwatch, at the UN Climate Summit (COP20) in Lima, Peru. While the Philippines, Cambodia and India were most affected by …

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Television in Jamaica … ha

In 1962, when Jamaica celebrated its Independence, there was no television station to capture it. JBC, the Jamaica Broadcast Corporation was established in 1963. JBC was the only television station until 1993 when CVM began broadcasting. Programming was made up of news broadcasts, local musical performances, talk shows, old movies and foreign programs. Television broadcasting …

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Let the Right One Win

I read somewhere that the word “politics” is really two words and not one, something like “harass”. The writer explained that the first syllable “poli” or “poly” means “many” and “tics” or “ticks” are “blood-sucking creatures”. This was the idea behind the song by calypsonian, Black Stalin, about “Vampire Passing.” With election-time approaching in several …

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