Nov 26, 2014
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Posts tagged: Portia Simpson-Miller

Visual Culture: A Q+A with Cartoonist Clovis Brown

Words by Sherman Escoffery, Illustrations by Clovis Brown originally published by the Jamaica Observer—

Politicians And Their Retirement Packages

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Impressions: The Jamaica 50 Independence Grand Gala

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Martei Korley—


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Toppa Top 10: Etana’s Female Icons

Words by Jonathan Cunningham


There’s no shortage of women in reggae and dancehall willing to market themselves with slackness but spend a second listening to Etana‘s music and it’s immediately evident that she refuses to be one of them. The 27-year-old songstress continuously inspires listeners to perform at their best and cast negativity by the wayside. Much like the music of some of her personal role models–Marcia Griffiths, even early Whitney Houston–an uplifting message runs through all her material and –perhaps even more remarkably–it arrives in a form that can be embraced by youths and big people alike.

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