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Museum Professionals from Across the Caribbean Gather to Discuss Resilience Curators, Scholars, and Researchers uniting virtually for the Museums Association of the Caribbean's Annual Conference on Nov 3-4

Washington DC-Museum professionals from across the Caribbean will virtually connect in early November to reflect on cultivating resiliency and what it means during a global health crisis. The Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) is devoting its annual conference and general meeting on November 3 to 5 to the theme "Cultivating Resilience in Museums and Cultural Heritage Sites." In more than 15 concurrent sessions, museum professionals, including curators, educators, scholars, and researchers, are uniting to discuss themes related to historical sites, indigenous peoples, and social justice. 

Visuals From Crown on Your Head, Dropped Now Ahead of Sizzla's Highly Anticipated Album on a High to Be Released August 6th!!!

The Gambia, West Africa, . Ahead of the highly anticipated On A High album to be dropped by reggae international star Sizzla Kalonji, comes visuals from his “Crown On Your Head” single. Directed by G-Mac and filmed in various parts of Kingston, a jubilant Sizzla takes to the streets to inspire his people. Close up shots blending into each other shedding light on the lifeline of Jamaica, the people. The overarching message, believing and uplifting yourself, is presented in a deliberate fashion. Pointing to a portrait of what it really means to stay Solid As Rock in these ever trying times.

Stacious Wins 2021 Jamaica Festival Song Competition

Dancehall and Reggae artiste Stacious is the 2021 Jamaica Festival Song winner. The Singjay won the title along with a trophy and $3 million dollars cash at the Festival Song Grand Final at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston on Thursday. Entry songs from the competition’s top 12 finalists covered a range of Jamaican music genres, including Mento, Ska, and Reggae/Culture.

Reggae/Dancehall artiste Stacious (centre) receives her first place trophy and cheque for $3 million dollars for her winning 2021 Festival SongJamaican Spirit, from Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange (left) and Digicel Brand Marketing Manager Reshima Kelly-Williams, a sponsor of the competition.

Entries Open for 2021 Jamaica Customer Service Song Competition

The Jamaica Customer Service Song Competition is now accepting online entries for its 2021 Cycle. The competition which is in its 4th year of staging is a proud product of the partnership between the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC)and the Jamaica Customer Service Association (JaCSA), and has quickly become a vibrant highlight of the annual National Customer Service Week each October.

The top three winners of the 2020 Jamaica Customer Service Song competition (left to right) Yisrael Campbell representing Dobson Production the third place winner, Martanek Phipps representing the Marialites the second place winner, and Dannareo Fearon representing DF Productions the first place winner, pose with Richard Rowe, Deputy Chairman at the Jamaica Customer Service Association for a photo-op during the song competition’s award presentation on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the JCDC’s Head office in Kingston.

Miami Carnival 2021 Implements New COVID-19 Protocols

Information Courtesy of The Miami Broward Carnival Host Committee

As we plan for the 2021 Miami Carnival season, please know that the Miami Broward Carnival Host Committee, which produces the official Miami Carnival on Columbus Day weekend in Miami, is committed to our patrons' safety masqueraders, vendors, and the community at large. With that said, we want to inform you that we will incorporate and go beyond the CDC's minimum requirements.

Photo courtesy of Party Room Squad and Wassi Ones

Jamaican Bad Boys of Comedy Deliver Good Laughs at The Garden

Lauderdale Lakes, FL - Fresh from a sold-out opening night in Palm Beach on July 10th, the Jamaican Bad Boys of Comedy tour, featuring Oliver Samuels, Drew Thomas and Chris “Johnny” Daley made their second stop at The Garden in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida on Sunday night, (July 18) to a standing room only crowd. Due to unforeseen circumstances, host Oliver Samuels was absent, but comedian Raul Blaze, who is fast becoming a sensation on social media, filled in as host and opened the show by introducing himself and taking a rollcall of Jamaican parishes to see which ones were represented.

Jamaican Bad Boys of Comedy cast members Drew Thomas (left) and Chris "Johnny" Daley are joined by Consul General Oliver Mair (third left) and Palm Beach resident Hugh Smith (right) after rollicking performances at The Garden in Lauderdale Lakes on Sunday (July 18).
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