Christopher Martin, Reggae Recording Artiste

Christopher Martin

Jamaica is a special country when it comes to talent, like the many rivers that run through the green island so does talent gush from its inner communities and towns. One such talent that has carved out a niche for himself is Christopher Martin. Think swagger, sex appeal and tremendous talent.

Romain Virgo, Reggae Recording Artiste

Romain Virgo

In 2007, Romain Virgo made history as the youngest contestant ever to win Digicel Rising Stars, Jamaica’s talent competition, at the age of 17. Virgo was sensational throughout the 2007 competition and outshone his opponents with singing skills that seemed to stretch beyond the talent of a 17 year old.

Master Artist of Suriname Professor Ruben Karsters passes on

Ruben Karsters

Professor Ruben Karsters, Head of the Art Department at AlphaMax Academy, died earlier today. Karsters was 71 years old. He was teaching his students up to last Thursday. He took a turn for the worse on Monday and was rushed to the Intensive Unit of the Academic Hospital on Tuesday.

Former Temptation and Baltimore, Maryland, USA Native Damon Harris, Has Died

Damon Harris

According to Billy Wilson of the Motown Alumni Association, former Temptations member Damon Harris (born Otis Robert Harris, Jr.) died Monday evening at the age of 62.
Wilson’s report didn’t reveal the cause of death, but Harris had been suffering from prostate cancer.

Perfect SAT score for Cameron Clarke of Germantown Academy senior in Philadelphia

Cameron Clarke, 18, a Germantown Academy senior, is one of 360 students nationwide to score a perfect 2400 on the SATs in 2012.

We've all read depressing newspaper stories about underachieving local high school students. This, I'm happy to say, isn't that kind of column.

No, I've set aside this space to give a well-deserved thumbs-up to Cameron Clarke, a senior at Germantown Academy who scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT.

That's right. A perfect score.

That hardly ever happens.

Katia Cadet: Singer-songwriter

Katia Cadet

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Katia Cadet, earned her Grammy nod for co-writing the hit tune “911” performed by Wyclef Jean and Mary J. Blige. Subsequently called upon by A-list producer Salaam Remi to be a part of the writing team for the soundtrack of major motion picture Rush Hour 3, Katia writes and performs the perfect French Jazz tune titled “L’amour Une Aventure”.

Ruth-Ann Brown: Reggae Singer/Songwriter

Ruth-Ann Brown

For Ruth-Ann Brown, making Reggae music was hardly a choice; it was something she could not run from. More commonly known as Ruth, the singer was born in the mid 1980’s in Jamaica, where she was surrounded by the influences of dancehall veterans such as King Yellowman, Josie Wales, and Jacob Miller.

Claire Ann Goring: Artist and Cultural Director

Claire Goring

Claire Coring, Artist, born in Guyana and works out of her studio in Canarsie, Brooklyn, New York.

Claire Goring’s talent and commitment to promoting and preserving the culture of her homeland Guyana has been the inspiration for many of the projects she has undertaken.

Richie Spice - Reggae Artiste

Richie Spice

Most reggae fans became acquainted with Richie Spice in 2004 when his single “Earth A Run Red” began its ascent on the charts, first in Jamaica, then internationally, ultimately emerging as one of the years biggest hits despite being more than four years old!

Keida - Reggae Artiste


The whimsical Makeida Beckford whose stage name is “Keida,” has emerged as a budding new talent on the dancehall/reggae scene. Aptly mistaken for an “uptown girl,” Keida is quick to correct the masses – “I am actually from Bull Bay, Jamaica.

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