Kingston (Jamaica)

  • Calendar

    September 26, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Inner Circle's Roger Lewis Talks Reggae, Legal Weed, and 4/20: "Marijuana Is A Good Herb"

    "Like we say in Jamaica," Inner Circle founding guitarist Roger Lewis tells Crossfade, "it's a gladdy good thing for some smoke." This Saturday (AKA 4/20), Roger and his bruddas will be bringing the "Mary Mary" and "Boom Shaka Laka" to Sunset Cove Amphitheater with Steel Pulse. And it'll be a day t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    SoBeWFF: Guy Fieri Mingles While Ziggy Marley Rocks the Closing Party

    If last night was any indication, SoBeWFF proud papa Lee Schrager might have to rename the festival the South Beach Wine, Food & Reggae Festival, because Ziggy Marley rocked the tents with a full-length concert that appealed to everyone of every age and degree of sobriety during Guy Fieri's ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2012
  • News

    October 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Pot Candy, Sleep Aids, and Anti-Energy Drinks

    Happy 4/20! This holiday, once underground, has gone mainstream. MTV lists quite a few celebrations and legalization demonstrations in San Francisco, Seattle, and even Topeka, Kansas. (Willie Nelson is performing.)At 4:20 p.m., thousands of people are expected to "light up" in solidarity. Since we a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Eat Like a Local: Jerk, Parrotfish and Rum in Jamaica

    All photos by Laine DossMaking soup roadside. Jamaican men and women sell everything from fruit to steamed fish out of shacks and tents. ​Recently, Short Order was invited to sample the food and farms of Jamaica. In this three-part report, we shared a visit to several farms and the Bob Marley muse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    $7.6 Million Worth of Pot Seized at Port of Miami

    ​U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they haven't made a huge pot bust at the Port of Miami for months, but sometimes you just have to wait. Authorities report they discovered 3,837 pounds of marijuana, nearly two tons, stuffed inside shipping containers at the port last Friday.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Jamaican Bees, Fruit and Herbs

    All photos by Laine DossBob Marley eternally give his "one love" salute at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston.​Short Order was recently invited to tour Jamaica, where we visited parts of the island not usually on the tourist radar. Yesterday, we shared our experience on a coffee plantation in the B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee: A Legal Buzz From the Land of Wood and Water

    All photos by Laine Doss​Short Order was recently invited to join a diverse group of food bloggers to tour some of the more out of the way places in Jamaica. Today, we'll share a visit to a coffee plantation in part one of a three-part tour of the road less traveled in Jamaica.

  • Music

    June 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    This Week in Cocaine, Castro, and LeBron

    ​TWCCL is a new weekly installment bringing you all the news you need on the three issues that matter most to Miamians. COCAINE: Big bust of the week: $217 million in cocaine, seized at a shipping port in Kingston. An eight-ball was found at the Kennedy Space Center. This is the second time i ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Jamaica State of Emergency Explained; Best of the Best Concert Still On

    Christopher "Dudus" Coke​As we posted yesterday, Kingston, Jamaica still remains under a state of siege by gang members, and both they and Jamaican officials have blockaded streets throughout the capital city. At the center of it all is Christopher "Dudus" Coke, a notorious drug lord with bloody l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Music Newsletter: iLa Mawana at the Funky Buddha on Saturday

    ​Trusted scribe Alex Rendon puts out a rock-solid music e-mail newsletter for New Times Broward-Palm Beach every week, which you can sign up for right here. Here's one stimulating entry from this week's edition.Ace local booking source the Honeycomb brings massive, nationally-touted reggae ensembl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Tonight! Julian Marley at Culture Room

    It can be difficult to keep track of all the musical offspring of super-fertile reggae king Bob Marley. Ziggy, Stephen, Julian, and Damian have each carved out their unique notches in their reggae family tree. Julian, elder only to Damian, creates music true to the traditional roots reggae legac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    More SunFest Additions: Iyaz and Sean Kingston Give the Lineup Some Pop

    Although we already discussed SunFest's New Music Night offerings, it would be poor form to let the day's other additions go unmentioned. For the youth contingent, 20-year-old Sean Kingston already has a wealth of Caribbean-flavored catchy melodies in his arsenal. "Fire Burning" is the one that rais ... More >>

  • Music

    February 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Top Chef 7 Miami Casting, In Pictures

    Jacob KatelProspective Top Chef contestants shoot the shit while they wait their turn to see the casting director.​Top Chef 7 is officially on its way to your signal box, and Magical Elves, the production company behind the hit Bravo series, was in Miami on Sunday looking for talent. Prospective c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Jamaican Me Hungry, Part 2: Jack Sprat and Treasure Beach

    Treasure Beach​Located on the southern shore of Jamaica, about 4 hours west of Kingston, Treasure Beach remains a sleepy, relatively undiscovered fishing village. If you relish a quiet getaway that, in July and August at least, is barely tainted by tourists, this is where you want to be. And ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009
  • Calendar

    August 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Etana's The Strong One is on the Shortlist for a Grammy Award

    I just got an email this past Friday, announcing the current shortlist of reggae albums under consideration to be nominated for a Grammy. Surprisingly, one-time Fort Lauderdale resident, Etana, made the list due to her debut album, The Strong One, which was released earlier this year. Etana spent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    For the only witness to a cop murder, Jamaica sucks

    Back in April, New Times wrote about a case in which the only witness to a high-profile cop murder was about to be deported. To sum up the story: Jamaican-born Dwayne Henry watched a light-skinned man slay revered Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Reyka in the parking lot of a Walgreens last year. Henry has ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 3, 2008
  • Music

    February 28, 2008

    Miami Movement

    Our guide to the 15th annual Caribbean Festival.

  • Film

    January 17, 2008

    What Would a Jew Do?

    The Miami Jewish Film Festival grapples with eternal questions.

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Various artists

    Strictly the Best 35/36 (VP)

  • Music

    February 23, 2006
  • Dining

    March 31, 2005
  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Dub from the Roots

    Looking for Leslie Ruddock, brother to King Tubby and the unsung hero of dub

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Lord of the Dancehall

    You may not have heard of Tony Kelly, but you have probably heard him

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2005
  • Music

    November 18, 2004

    Back to Life

    With "Earth A Run Red," Jamaican crooner Richie Spice rises again

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    Coolie Dance

    Thanks to Pitbull and Nina Sky, Scatta Burrell's beat was the riddim of choice this summer

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Survival Dude

    With the success of "Dude," Beenie Man and Ms. Thing prove they are the wickedest duo

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Field Marshall

    Jamaican upstart loves the scent of that purple skunk

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Elephant Man

    Good 2 Go (VP)

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    Dancehall Rasta

    With King Man, Everton Blender mixes up lovers rock with roots reggae soul

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Winding and Long

    If Babylon isn't ready to embrace Buju Banton yet, give it time

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Chin Music

    How one little record shop climbed to the top of the reggae world

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    City Slackers

    Poverty, dancehall, and sound systems in modern-day Kingston, Jamaica

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    Papa Bear

    Don't worry, kid; reggae legend Freddie McGregor's gonna make it all better

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Many Blessings

    Capleton finds success in righteousness

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Everything Irie

    Watcha gonna do, Inner Circle, make one of the hottest recording studios in the nation?

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Best Reggae Radio Program

    Sounds of the Caribbean

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    Yard Sale

    Kingston duo: Black Rat and Max Wayne

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    Cars That Go Boom

    Bass Mekanik breaks beats and windows

  • Music

    December 11, 1997
  • News

    January 5, 1995

    Dread Reckoning

    Dub architect, crossover dreamer, music exec, and all-around nice guy, Mikey Dread has kept the reggae fires burning for almost twenty years

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