Friday, 27 April 2018 10:51

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport through its agency the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission has signed a multi-million dollar deal with fast food chain Tastee Limited in support of the 2018 Festival Song Competition.

Monday, 16 April 2018 18:16

The 2018 edition of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition continues to be one for the history books, from the record number of entries received to a 63-member church choir being named among the finalists. The choir along with the other nine finalists were selected at the competition’s semi-final concert, supported by a full house at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre and with over 20,000 online viewers on Saturday, April 14.

Thursday, 01 March 2018 17:23

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says creative practitioners such as: musicians, dancers, visual artists, film makers, among others, must prepare themselves for retirement and death.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:20

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport was out for Saturday night’s viewing of the blockbuster film, Black Panther, hosted by Zip 103FM and the National Council of Reparations at Carib 5 Cinema. Minister Grange is photographed with the ‘Black Panther and members of ‘The Dora Milaje’ (female army depicted by the film).

Monday, 19 February 2018 12:56

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has identified Reggae music as Jamaica’s most valuable yet undervalued export.

Friday, 09 February 2018 17:40

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced Recording Artiste Etana as the first female recipient of financial support from the Ministry’s Artiste Ambassador and Tour Support Programme.

Monday, 29 January 2018 17:46

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has congratulated Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley on winning the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.

Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:39

Reggae Artiste J.C. Lodge (second right); husband Errol O'Meally (left) and daughter Gia paid a Courtesy Call on the Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Entertainment, Gender and Sport on Tuesday at her offices in Kingston.

JC Lodge, who is well known for her hit songs ‘Telephone Love’ and ‘Someone Loves You Honey’, is in Jamaica to perform at Rebel Salute this Friday night at Grizzlys Plantation Cove in St Ann.

Friday, 29 December 2017 12:51

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport (second left) with recording artistes Charly Black, Capleton, Queen Ifrica and King Sounds (left to right) at the launch of Rebel Salute 2018 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Monday. Rebel Salute is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and will be held on January 12 and 13 at Grizzlys Plantation Cove in St. Ann.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 13:08

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport, has congratulated Damian Marley for winning the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Award for Best Reggae Act.

Monday, 04 December 2017 11:18

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has announced the return of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition which will now offer a record prize purse of $10 million in cash and prizes.

Monday, 04 December 2017 10:59

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, says she is “happy the Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliates Union has been resuscitated.”

Friday, 24 November 2017 13:15

The Honourable Olivia Grange, the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport shares a light moment with Recording Artistes Tommy Lee, Carlene Davis and Naomi Cowan (left-right) at last evening’s Caribbean Love Concert. The concert was held to raise funds to assist Caribbean Countries that were devastated by the recent hurricanes.

 

Thursday, 19 October 2017 17:03

The Honourable Olivia Grange Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport today announced Fort Rocky in Port Royal as Jamaica’s first Entertainment Zone.

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 18:21

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is pleased to announce that popular eclectic reggae band No-Maddz will represent Kingston at the World Music Festival in Hamamatsu, Japan, between November 2 and 6.

Friday, 23 September 2016 12:23

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Honourable Olivia Grange has congratulated Freddie McGregor on his nomination for the ‘Guachupé de Oro’ award in Colombia saying, that “he truly embodies what the award is all about.”

Friday, 23 September 2016 12:15

The Honourable Olivia Grange has announced that the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport in partnership with the family of the late Prince Buster, will host a special tribute to the legendary Ska icon at the Institute of Jamaica Auditorium on Saturday, September 24, 2015, beginning at 4 pm.

Friday, 20 May 2016 12:17

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kevin Downswell Ministries, creating a partnership between the two as Downswell promotes his new album ‘All the Way’ across the island.

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 14:53

Culture and Entertainment Minister, the Honourbale Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, speaking at the thanksgiving service for veteran reggae singer, Jimmy Riley, held at Webster Memorial United Church, pledged her commitment to making Jamaica’s music industry among the best in the world.

Saturday, 02 April 2016 12:16

Culture and Entertainment Minister, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, today, April 2, 2016 paid tribute to Winston ‘Merritone’ Blake and urged family members and friends to preserve his legacy and memory.

MCGES

We place people at the heart of everything we do.

We believe that culture is the great equaliser and transformer that makes ordinary men and women great.

We believe that gender equality is essential in a modern society.

We believe that an entertained person is a happy person and happy persons make happy societies.

We believe that physical activity enhances lives and sport is the medicine that heals and corrects.

Olivia Grange

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