Wednesday, 26 April 2017

TALK OF THE TOWN: Suzie Q’s gospel chapter; Francois & Paula; Jamaica’s Oldest Woman, and more

EVERY week viewers would tune in by the thousands for a quick rundown of the hottest music videos in the land and catch up with their favourite entertainers, thanks to Reggae Trail TV, hosted by Suzie Q. Nowadays, the affable hostess is taking the show in a brand-new direction. Introducing the Suzie Q Gospel Trail, which is being launched this Friday, April 28, at The Hive (formerly the Famous Night Club) in Portmore, St. Catherine. As we hear, the launch is being put on by On Point Entertainment, and will take the form of a grand gospel showcase and premiere party, with performances by Lt. Stitchie, Carlene Davis, rising sensation Alicia Taylor and the Katalys Crew, among several others. If you want more info, check out

People are saying RJR’s new pairing of Francois St. Juste and Paula-Ann Porter-Jones is the new Allan & Dorraine. Airwaves veterans Porter-Jones and St. Juste have teamed up to host Sunny Side Up, weekday mornings from 5:00am - 8:30am, a move that could boost the morning listenership for the long-running station.

Things seem to be progressing smoothly towards the much-anticipated staging of this summer’s Reggae Sumfest concert series, now in its 25th year! Newly christened “Our Music, Our Festival”, the fest takes place July 16-22 at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay. According to a release, Times Square in NYC recently got a taste of what’s to come in July, as DownSound Entertainment hosted a special New York launch at The Sky Room.

So in addition to being home to the World’s Fastest Man and Woman, Jamaica now has the distinction of being home to the World’s Oldest Woman! At 117, Violet Mosse Brown, a native of Trelawney, also happens to be the World’s Oldest Living Person, period, according to checks by the US-based Gerontology Research Group. So what’s Mama Violet’s big living-it-up secret? “Really and truly, when people ask me what me at to live so long,” she recently told an interviewer, “I say to them than I eat everything except pork and chicken, and I don’t drink rum.” Kiddies, take note.

R.I.P Germaine Mason. #HigherHeights


What’s the latest on the Buju Banton saga? Are his lawyers still working on that appeal? Is he in good health? 

Is Cindy Breakspeare still planning to publish that tell-all book, revealing her side of the-Bob-Marley-I-knew story? God knows the world is waiting on it. Surely it will be one of those juicy unputdownable reads.

What has become of the Jamaica International Invitational track meet? The silence is deafening…

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