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Children from six children’s homes monitored by the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) are expressing excitement and joy for the Drum Therapy Project, which was recently implemented in the homes by the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) in partnership with the CPFSA. Doreen Haye, caregiver of the Homestead Place of Safety in Stony Hill, […]

Gospel singer Jenieve Hibbert-Bailey, daughter of music icon ‘Toots’ Hibbert, is praising God for what she terms “answered prayers” after her father’s funeral had to be abandoned yesterday because the burial order could not be found. The thanksgiving service for the internationally acclaimed reggae star, the frontman of the group Toots and the Maytals, was […]

The cover of ‘Toots’ Hibbert’s funeral programme declared that the Hibbert family was “celebrating the life of a legend”, but in reality, there was little to indicate the legendary status of the man for whose life few had gathered to give thanks. In life, the internationally acclaimed ska, rocksteady, and reggae icon Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert […]

Dancehall music – its ‘hardcoreness’, spotlighting graphic references to violence, power, and sex from both male and female recording artistes – oftentimes pushes the boundaries of artistic expression, which internationally acclaimed music producer Sef Millz says limits the distance the music travels. “Sometimes the recording artistes are too hard for their own good,” Sef Millz […]

Recording artiste and songwriter Bugle is not one to hog the musical spotlight. In fact, as prolific and extensive as his musical catalogue is, the name Bugle would not immediately come up in conversations about the music industry. With his quiet, unassuming demeanour, Bugle has managed to manoeuvre the music space without getting entangled in […]

It’s another cover for Alicia Burke. The Pulse superstar, who has appeared on covers for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and, most recently, Elle, is this month’s face of high fashion magazine ISSUE Moda. A former winner of Pulse’s Caribbean Model Search, Burke stars in a 15-page editorial titled Sublime Beauty showing off the best in fashion. […]

The burial of legendary reggae singer Toots Hibbert had to be abandoned today as the family could not produce an order authorising the interment. Following a private service at the chapel of Perry’s Funeral Home in St Catherine, close family members travelled to the Dovecot Memorial Gardens for the interment when it was discovered that […]

The Delegation from Haiti at the opening ceremony of CARIFESTA XIII JOHN’S, Antigua – The Government of Antigua and Barbuda announced last Thursday that following consultations with the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, CARIFESTA XV, has been postponed until 2022. In a statement, the government said that CARIFESTA XV, that was scheduled for August 12-22, […]

At least one family member of late reggae icon Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert is lamenting that the legend will not be buried in his hometown of Treadlight district, May Pen, Clarendon, today. Instead, a private thanksgiving service would be held at Perry’s Funeral Home chapel outside of Spanish Town, St Catherine, starting at 11 a.m. Interment […]

Up-and-coming reggae artiste Jah Torious says he was always drawn to music from a very tender age. Like many entertainers, he had his beginning in the Church, having started out on his Sunday-school choir in Falmouth, Trelawny, at age six. By age 11, he joined the parish’s marching band and by age 13, he began […]