Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Saturday | February 2, 2013
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Entertainment potential untapped
Stakeholders in the local music industry are of the view that if properly managed, entertainment tourism could well become the catalyst that would drive the Jamaican economy to prosperity.

Montego Bay's Rasta village takes shape
The Rastafarian Indigenous Village (RIV) in Montego Bay, which is being positioned to become an acceptable international project, is to benefit from a major J$23.65 million financial input from the Government of Jamaica and the World Bank through the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).

Bartlett joins call to create entertainment zones
Former Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has joined the growing list of persons calling for the Hip Strip in Montego Bay and the One Love Drive (West End road) in Negril to be designated entertainment zones to capitalise on the global appeal of Jamaica's music

Herbert Morrison Band meets Third World
The just-concluded 2013 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival should leave members of the Herbert Morrison Technical High School Band with pleasant memories as the young musicians got a chance to meet the legendary Third World Band, arguably one of the most potent forces in reggae music.

Jazzing it up in Trelawny
Organiser of Jamaica Jazz and Blues Walter Elmore relaxes with Johnnie Walker/Ciroc brand manager Marsha Lumley during the music festival in Trelawny.

Royolyn Genus: Rooting for accountability
With his genius in building a reputation of accountability already attracting much commendation, 21-year- old Royolyn Genus hopes that this positive trend will follow him into a professional career in business.

Don't underestimate Hepatitis B infection
Hepatitis B is a fairly well-known infection, but unfortunately, it not given much thought outside of medical circles. It doesn't generate the level of interest that other infections such as HIV do. There are some interesting facts about hepatitis B, though, that may surprise you.

Taking a stand for Peace
Lobbying for peace in western Jamaica will be taken to another level tonight when several top-flight musicians lend their talent to the 'Bring Back The Love, Bring Back The Peace' concert at the Aquasol Beach Park in Montego Bay.

Chef pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking
A Canadian chef, who pleaded guilty in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday to trafficking three and three-quarter pounds of cocaine, is to be sentenced on February 25.

Treasure Beach Sports Park eyes big times with pavilion opening
Having already completed two phases of its development plan, the developers of the Treasure Beach Sports Park in St Elizabeth are now moving swiftly to finish work on Phase Three as its 2,400 square-foot pavilion is slated to be opened on Sunday, February 17, by the visiting House of Lords and Common Cricket Club from England.

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