At a press briefing on Thursday, April 2nd, Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, announced that he will be extending the country’s border closure for an additional 14 days.
The government initially implemented the order on March 24th with the hopes of slowing the spread of the corona virus. Basically what this means is that no incoming passenger (whether by air or sea) is being allowed to enter the island during the aforementioned period.
Starting tomorrow, April 1st, the Jamaican government will implement an eight-day nationwide curfew, which is aimed at slowing the spread of the corona virus pandemic.
The announcement was made by the Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, at a press conference last evening. The curfew states that no one is allowed in public between the hours of 8PM and 6AM, from April 1st to April 8th.
A few days ago reggae artist Jah Bouks officially opened his new restaurant in Old Pera, St. Thomas, Jamaica. Named after his hit song ‘Angola’, the Angola Restaurant serves up traditional Jamaican dishes and drinks.
In addition to providing tasty food, Bouks and his team are also offering up the restaurant, which over looks the sea, as a venue for parties, weddings etc.
The movie, ‘A Family Christmas Gift’, will premier on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Network on Monday, December 23rd at 1:00 PM.
Featured in the film is iconic soul artist Patti LaBelle, who is no stranger to film and television production. Her co-stars are: Dennis Haysbert, Dondré T. Whitfield and Tatyana Ali.
International comedic sensation, Majah Hype, will be doing a set at the Island Center (184C Pepper Tree Rd, Christiansted) in St Croix, USVI on Sunday, December 29th. The event, which is being hosted by TS Entertainment, is a part of the comedian’s “Where Yuh From” tour.
Majah Hype (the Caribbean king of comedy), will be supported by Fredo (New York) and Eddie Castillo (Virgin Islands), with music by DJ Kareem.
On Friday, December 6th, AFRIKIN, a platform that elevates global art and culture, will be hosting the ‘Art Of Conversation’ at the New World Symphony (New World Center, 500 17th Street) in Miami Beach, Florida. This event brings together speakers that reverberate the voices of previous leaders who faced historical turning points in their struggle for equal rights, love, justice, respect and unity.
Among the invited guests are: Jah9, artist, activist, certified yoga instructor and dub poet from Jamaica; David Banner, American rapper, record producer, actor, activist, and philanthropist; Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Pan-African activist Marcus Garvey from Jamaica; and many more.
On Friday, November 8th, popular Jamaican comedian, Christopher “Johnny” Daley, who came to prominence years ago as a young star in the TV series Lime Tree Lane, will be performing at Kola Restaurant & Ultra Lounge (32523 Northwestern Hwy) in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
In addition to the comedy show, there will also be musical performances by King Arubis and DJ Kaoz. This event is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM and there is $25 USD entrance fee.