Singer becomes pioneer of #MeToo movement on island
Jamaica Gleaner

HAVANA (AP): Dianelys Alfonso has a bold presence – brightly coloured tattoos, spandex bodysuits, technicolour hair – and a clarion voice that won her the label ‘Goddess of Cuba’ for her turns on songs...

Carmen Suite | A love triangle and a runaway puppet
Jamaica Gleaner

 Carmen is as passionate and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one-act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi...

Castro Brown dies of heart attack
Jamaica Observer

Castro Brown, a respected figure in British reggae, died on Saturday in London from complications of a heart attack. He was 68 yearsold.Brown suffered a heart attack at home four days earlier and was admitted to Croydon...

Bermuda Artists Featured In Havana Biennial
Bernews

Three Bermuda artists are featured at the Havana Biennial, taking part in the public art program entitled ‘Behind the Wall’ or ‘Detrás del Muro’, with the exhibition to continue until May 12. A...

Carnival sued in US over seized property in Cuba, in a first
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Carnival, the US cruise line, was sued yesterday over its use of port facilities in Cuba seized after the 1959 revolution, in the first such action under a previously unenforced US...

Guyana Volleyball Federation holds successfully National Female Festival
Kaieteur News

The Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) on Saturday successfully held the National Female Volleyball Festival at the National Gymnasium. Three of the listed teams that indicated their intention to participate took part in...

Bunny Wailer goes to Cuba for treatment; no shows before 2020
Jamaica Gleaner

Elder statesman in reggae music Bunny Wailer is still recuperating from a stroke and will not be ready to take the stage until 2020. Jah B, as the only living member of the iconic Wailer is also called, recently returned...

Cuban sculptor helps to bring Wailers statue to life
Jamaica Gleaner

A life-size statue of the Wailers – Bunny Wailer, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh – which was commissioned by the Bunny Wailer Foundation, as a way of honouring the legacy of the iconic reggae group, is coming to life...

Merritone goes Cuba with love
Jamaica Observer

The Merritone Memories Dream Cruise from South Florida to Havana, Cuba, is being hailed as a success by its principals. According to Monte Blake of Merritone sound system, response to the March 26-February 1 sail exceeded...

Merritone dreams of Cuba
Jamaica Observer

Though he died three years ago, Winston Blake's spirit will sail with his Merritone sound system on its Fort Lauderdale to Havana Dream Cruise from February 26 to March 1.Blake died at age 75 in February 2016, days after...

Rachels writing dream comes true
Royal Gazette

It was the trip of a lifetime for Rachel Sawden. At 24, she took money she had earned working as a personal assistant and spent eight months travelling the world. I rode camels in the Thar Desert in northern India, I went...

Leba Hibbert sings about Jamaica
Jamaica Star

Reggae singer Leba Hibbert is gearing up for the release of her new track titled Jamaica, which features fellow singer Hawkeye. The track is a roots-reggae remake of Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello's highly...

Reggae Girlz move closer to World Cup dream
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica's Reggae Girlz slammed Cuba 9-0 in their final group game at the CONCACAF Women's Championships on Thursday to book their spot in the semi-finals of the competition and continue their push for a spot at the 2019...

Benjy Myaz looks to Havana
Jamaica Observer

For all his travelling as a musician, Benjy Myaz has never been to Cuba which is an hour by aeroplane from Jamaica. He is scheduled to make his first trip there next February as part of the inaugural Dream Cruise:...

Meet the First Ever Miss Scuba Belize
Channel 5 Belize

There are pageants such as Miss Universe, Miss Costa Maya, Miss World, Miss Earth and now there is Miss Scuba International at which Belize will compete for the first time.  [...]

Series called off as Cubans fail to secure flights
Antigua Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – A scheduled two-match international friendly series between the Reggae Boyz and Cuba has been abandoned due to the failure of the Cubans to secure a flight into the country on the required...

Reggae Girlz to play Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba in women's qualifying
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's Reggae Girls will play number-two-ranked Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba in the group stage of the CONCACAF Women's Championship, which serves as qualifying for next year's World Cup in...

Strike hard! - Reggae Girlz crush Cuba to win CONCACAF Caribbean Championship
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica's senior women's football team made it four wins in as many games with a 6-1 thrashing of neighbours Cuba in the CONCACAF Caribbean Women's Qualifiers at the National Stadium last night.The Jamaicans came into the...

Strike hard! Reggae Girlz crush Cuba to win CONCACAF Caribbean Championship
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica's senior women's football team made it four wins in as many games with a 6-1 thrashing of neighbours Cuba in the CONCACAF Caribbean Women's Qualifiers at the National Stadium last night.The Jamaicans came into the...

Women Warriors aim for positive finish
Trinidad Guardian

T&T Women Warriors will be hoping to end their Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Final Round Qualifiers to the CONCACAF Final Round on a high when they Bermuda from 4 pm in Kingston, Jamaica today. On Friday night at...

Soca Princesses’ defence falls apart
Trinidad Guardian

Jamaica’s Khadija Shaw scored a late double to help sink T&T 4-1 in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Final Round Qualifiers to the CONCACAF Final Round of World Cup qualifiers in Jamaica, yesterday. In the top...

Soca Princesses Record 2nd Win
Trinidad Guardian

Kayla Taylor netted a first-half double as the T&T Women footballers strolled past Antigua and Barbuda 5-0 for a second win from as many matches. The teams met in the Women’s Caribbean Football Union Final Round...

Reggae plan to pull Argentines to Ja
Jamaica Gleaner

At 11 years old, Mariano 'Dread Mar I' Castro received his first Bob Marley cassette. The Argentinean reggae artiste describes Marley as his first music teacher. "From just listening to Bob, I was able to learn all the...

Reggae plan to pull Argentines to Ja
Jamaica Gleaner

At 11 years old, Mariano 'Dread Mar I' Castro received his first Bob Marley cassette. The Argentinean reggae artiste describes Marley as his first music teacher. "From just listening to Bob, I was able to learn all the...

Merritone cruise to set sail in February
Jamaica Observer

WINSTON “Merritone” Blake never hid his love for Cuba, its long-time President Fidel Castro, or the country's diverse culture. He visited there regularly.Next February, three years after his death, will be the...

Leviticus jazz, spirituals and fun
Royal Gazette

The quartet is called Leviticus and, if music is your thing, youll want to hear them play. They take traditional tunes and rearrange them, infusing bossa nova, Afro-Cuban and traditional jazz rhythms. Were a jazz quartet...

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