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Rachel Stuart-Baker: 30 years after Miss Jamaica Universe

Jamaica Observer 12 Mar 2023
This year marks 30 years since she strut down the runway as queen; Jamaica's ambassador to the 42nd Miss Universe pageant. It was in 1993 that, as a college student studying television broadcasting, the opportunity to enter the Miss Jamaica Universe competition came ... I was also away in Canada studying television broadcasting.

IRAWMA nominations revealed; 7 nods for Koffee

The Gleaner 11 Mar 2023
... and also broadcast from Jamaica on Sunday, May 7.

Race day review — Sunday, January 26, 2023

Jamaica Observer 03 Mar 2023
Later in life Mr Delapenha was head of sports at the now-defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, was a race-caller at Caymanas Park, and avidly represented Jamaica at golf for many years ... astride, for trainer Michael Thomas's opening success of the 2023 racing year in Jamaica.

Ghana’s love affair with reggae and Jamaican Patois

Joy Online 26 Feb 2023
It draws big crowds – me included – and last year featured Jamaica’s Busy Signal, who had many of his fellow countrymen and women singing along to his hits ... The onstage competition, a musical tradition that originated in Jamaica, was live-streamed globally and hosted by Grammy award-winning producer and BBC broadcaster Seani B.

Music gonna teach them a lesson

Jamaica Observer 22 Feb 2023
Speaking at the Jamaica Music Museum's (JaMM) Grounation symposium last Sunday, he described music as the reason for Jamaica's global recognition, and again raised suggestions to policymakers about advancing the industry. "Remove all the duties from recording and broadcasting ...

‘We Remember Bob Andy’ TV special for Reggae Month

The Gleaner 19 Feb 2023
VP Records on February 10 released We Remember Bob Andy, a tribute album featuring 15 artistes covering the late Jamaican singer/songwriter’s catalogue, on CD, vinyl, and all digital streaming platforms. A Television Jamaica broadcast special... .

Ace photographer Howard Moo Young dead at 80

Jamaica Observer 18 Feb 2023
Moo Young and former Radio Jamaica broadcaster Radcliffe Butler started Moo Young/Butler, which became arguably the leading advertising/public relations company in Jamaica during the 1980s and 1990s ... It was held to calm political tension between supporters of the governing People's National Party (PNP) and Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

Rhythm and Roots: The Influence of Jazz on Ska and Early Reggae

All About Jazz 09 Feb 2023
If any country could be identified solely by its music, Jamaica would probably be a prime example ... Upon his return to Jamaica, he realized that there was, as he put it, "almost a dearth of music." ... Although there were other outlets for broadcasting music to the public, his powerful setup is considered to be the earliest sound system in Jamaica.

The good, the bad and the brutish

Jamaica Observer 06 Feb 2023
Riley gave 25 years' service and represented her fellow workers on the Board of Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC) as a union delegate. I have had the pleasure of working with veteran Keith Campbell, currently CEO at Public Broadcasting Company of Jamaica (PBCJ) and adjunct ...

Broadcasting Commission taking steps to increase digital literacy

The Gleaner 04 Feb 2023
Efforts are being taken by the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) to establish a digital literacy skills framework for Jamaica, which will equip citizens, particularly children, to make better decisions when using the internet. Executive... .

Press Association honours 'behind the scenes' veterans

Jamaica Observer 02 Feb 2023
The veterans (from left) are cameraman and technical director at Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation and Television Jamaica Clevans Wilson; CEO at Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica Keith Campbell; Jamaica's first camerawoman at Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation Pat ...

Better deal needed for the disabled

Jamaica Observer 02 Feb 2023
VETERAN broadcast journalist Patrick Lafayette is calling for more research and education in Jamaica to improve the health sector for the visually and hearing impaired ... He said with either estimates the number of people living with disability in Jamaica ranged from 350,000 to 450,000.

Think before you act, JTC!

Jamaica Observer 31 Jan 2023
The decision being broadcast on mainstream media and elsewhere by the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) about pretrained teachers needing to become qualified or be booted out of the profession is understandable ... If one should go by the assertion and reasoning of former Jamaica ...

Jamaica's first TV camerawoman being honoured by Press Association of Jamaica

Jamaica Observer 30 Jan 2023
MAKING history wasn't on Valerie "Pat" Riley's mind when she started work at the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC) over 40 years ago. Rather, she was just happy to have entered the working world in Jamaica after eight years in London, England.

Bolt is patron of 50th Gibson/McCook Relays

Jamaica Star 30 Jan 2023
Speaking at the launch at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on Friday, Wilks boasted that the Gibson/McCook Relays bring together different age groups of athletes to perform together in a grand spectacle of breathtaking relays ... He welcomed the return of Television Jamaica (TVJ) to the Gibson/McCook Relays family.

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