Category: Soapbox

Has Kaci Fennell broken the Internet with her Trinidad Carnival costume?

Has Kaci Fennell broken the Internet with her Trinidad Carnival costume?

Miss Jamaica Universe, Kaci Fennell has lit up the internet with a photo of her Trinidad Carnival costume. She is drawing praises and criticism on social media. Some say the costume is not appropriate...

Ziggy Marley wins Best Reggae Album at 2015 Grammy Awards

Ziggy Marley wins Best Reggae Album at 2015 Grammy Awards

The album “Fly Rasta” by Ziggy Marley (Tuff Gong Worldwide) is the winner of the Best Reggae Album in the 57th annual Grammy Awards (2015).  Congrats Ziggy Marley!!! The other albums that were nominated...

Kerry Washington’s skin lightened by magazine. Do you think she looks like a “browning”?

Kerry Washington’s skin lightened by magazine. Do you think she looks like a “browning”?

InStyle magazine is being asked by angry fans why Kerry Washington looks significantly lighter on its March 2015 cover. Washington, who is of Jamaican descent through her mother, posted a preview of the magazine...

This Jamaican School has “Patois Free Zone” for English Only

This Jamaican School has “Patois Free Zone” for English Only

Could Jamaican schools start to establish “patois free zones” for Standard English only? It’s unverified but a tweet and photo being circulated on Twitter shows a “Patois Free” zone sign at Rio Bueno Primary...

Is This How Jamaicans View Bob Marley?

Is This How Jamaicans View Bob Marley?

US independent newspaper, La Prensasa, reports that Jamaicans view Bob Marley like a regular celebrity and no different from his peers in the entertainment industry. The newspaper which is based in San Antonio, Texas...

Jamaican Patrick Chung Poses with the Super Bowl Trophy after team win

Jamaican Patrick Chung Poses with the Super Bowl Trophy after team win

New England Patriots safety, Patrick Chung celebrated his team’s Super Bowl win on Sunday posing with the  Vince Lombardi Trophy.  Chung was born August 19, 1987 in Kingston, Jamaica.  He was drafted by the...

Bob Marley’s 70th: Jamaica plans birthday bonanza

Bob Marley’s 70th: Jamaica plans birthday bonanza

Jamaica is gearing up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the birth of late reggae superstar Bob Marley. The singer, who died in 1981 aged 36 after a battle with cancer, would have turned...

The Crown Prince of Reggae” Dennis Emmanuel Brown was born today

The Crown Prince of Reggae” Dennis Emmanuel Brown was born today

On February 1, 1957, “The Crown Prince of Reggae” Dennis Emmanuel Brown was born. Bob Marley cited him as his favorite singer. He began his career in 1960s when he was 11 years old...

The hashtag  fuel  #MissJamaicaShouldHaveWoning the fury at Miss Universe as many claim Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell was robbed

The hashtag fuel #MissJamaicaShouldHaveWoning the fury at Miss Universe as many claim Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell was robbed

Social media has exploded with the hashtag #MissJamaicaShouldHaveWon as people express their fury at Miss Universe, claiming Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell was robbed.  Television viewers worldwide witnessed the audience  at Miss Universe pageant booing when...

You won’t believe what happened to Kaci Fennell right after the Miss Universe Pageant tonight

You won’t believe what happened to Kaci Fennell right after the Miss Universe Pageant tonight

Kaci Fennell was not only the favorite of the audience at the Miss Universe pageant but also loved by the other contestants. Here is a Repost from @pageantguy on twitter: “Half of the ‪#‎MissUniverse‬...