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Shaggy & Friends 2016 Teams Up with iHeartMedia and Fiat

(l-r) Owen Grover of iHeart Radio, Susan Thompson of Fiat and Shaggy

The lawns of Jamaica House are once again getting ready to erupt with the sound of music and the feeling of philanthropy with the return of the massive benefit concert Shaggy & Friends, under the theme I Dare. The concert is slated for Saturday, January 2, 2016.

Janet Morrison, Diana McCaulay and Donna Hemans Take Home Lignum Vitae Awards 2015

Janet Morrison, Donna Hemans and Diana McCaulay win 2015 Lignum Vitae Awards

Janet Morrison, Diana McCaulay, and Donna Hemans beat out a field of nine (9) writers to become the winners of the 2015 Lignum Vitae Writing Awards, taking home a total of $1 million in the process.

Clinton Hutton Penetrates Morant Bay Rebellion with Colour for Colour Skin for Skin

Clinton Hutton Takes a Looks into Morant Bay Rebellion with Colour for Colour

Ian Randle Publishers recently launched Clinton Hutton’s Colour for Colour Skin for Skin: Marching With the Ancestral Spirits Into War Oh Morant Bay, an exploration of the Morant Bay Rebellion and the surrounding economic, philosophical and cultural factors t

Claudia Rankine Makes TS Eliot Prize Shortlist

Claudia Rankine Makes TS Eliot Shortlist

Less than a month after she became the second Jamaican to take home the Forward Prize, the UK’s largest prize for poetry, Claudia Rankine has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize for her celebrated poetry collection Citizen: An American Lyric.

Jamaican Author Jean D'Costa to Host Workshop on Writing for Children

Jean D'Costa to host workshop on writing fiction for children

The name Jean D’Costa has become synonymous with Jamaican children’s literature after decades of her works becoming signature texts in the island’s education system.

Riddim Twins Sly and Robbie Get Gold Musgrave Award

Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare receive Gold Musgrave Medals

Renowned producers, Lowell ‘Sly’ Dunbar and Robert ‘Robbie’ Shakespeare, dubbed the ‘riddim twins’ for their collaborative efforts inside the studio and on the stage, will join scholar and novelist Orlando Patterson as the recipients of and the 2015 gold Musgrave Medals.

Caribbean Secondary Schools Drama Festival for November

JYT performs Wi Love Wi Self at Schools Drama Fest 2013

Just under 100 students from 8 Caribbean countries will gather in Trinidad and Tobago to share their art and vie for glory on a single Caribbean stage. The occasion is the 9th biennial Caribbean Drama Schools Festival which will take place November 1-8, 2015. 

Poet Kendel Hippolyte Urges Caribbean Artists to Join Battle Against Climate Change

Kendel Hippolyte Calls for Action on Climate Change

Award-winning St. Lucian poet Kendel Hippolyte has issued a call for all Caribbean artists to lend their voices and their art to the fight against climate change as well as helping the island states adapt to deal with critical changes that are already occurring. 

Marlon James Rocks Twitter

What Twitter Said About Marlon James' Win of the 2015 Man Booker Prize

Marlon James' victory at the Man Booker last night made the tweets that echoed around the world as the Jamaican author continues to trend on social media. 

Here are a few of our faves!

Jamaican Marlon James Wins 2015 Man Booker Prize

Marlon James cops the 2015 Man Booker Prize

“Pile them up, a character says repeatedly and Marlon does just that. Pile them up: language, imagery, technique, imagination. All fresh, all exciting. This is a writer to watch out for.” 

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