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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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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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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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From Price of Memory

The Price of Memory – Rastafari vs the British Monarchy for Slavery Reparations

Before Pan-Africanism and reparations for the horrors of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, which many social scientists believe remains to haunt the dilapidated socio economic and cultural life of the Caribbean, became fashionable in academic and political circles, it was the Rastafari and a few other outcasts who championed these causes. Now that the Caribbean Community …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Cricket Below Parr

Jack Parr was the first host of the ground-breaking, late-night television programme known as ‘The Tonight Show’ later made even more popular by Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. WIKIPEDIA says, “It was during Paar’s stint as host that ‘The Tonight Show’ first became an entertainment juggernaut; Paar generated the most obsessive fascination and curiosity from …

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Dancing With Code – Juett Carty Combines Her Passions

Pursing a double major degree in Computer Science and Dance might seem implausible at first glance. However, Juett Carty, the 2014 JNGI Rex Nettleford Scholarship Dance Scholarship recipient, has found a way to pursue her passion. Juett, 24, is completing a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education at the Edna Manley College of the Visual …

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