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    A Better Jamaica and The "Delightful Festival"

    in Music

    The Delightful Festival- Celebrates the vibrant Immigrant Community of Jamaica, Queens, by presenting a series of FREE evenings of Ethnic Music and Film. 


    Friday, June 5th
    African (Nigerian) Delights

    Saturday, June 6th
    African (Ghanaian) Delight


    Friday, June 12th
    Asian (Bangladeshi) Delights

    Saturday, June 13th
    Asian (Indian) Delights


    Friday, June 19th
    Caribbean (Haitian) Delights

    Saturday, June 20th
    Caribbean (Jamaican) Delights


    Friday, June 26th
    Latino (TBD) Delights

    Saturday, June 27th
    Latino (TBD) Delights

    Join host Petula Beckles, as she speaks with the President of the Jamaica Arts Council, Greg Mays about "A Better Jamaca" and the upcoming festivites of the Delightful Festival.

  • Talk Jamaica Sept 20

    in Current Events

    On Talk Jamaica this week we play clips from the recently concluded annual conference of the People's National Party, we also get reactions from our political analysts of the presentation of the Prime Minister.  Then inside our Talk Vault we speak to Benton Morris who currently dances in the musical production Lion King.  There is also In Perspective and The Week That Was.  Talk Jamaica broadcasts live on talkjamaicaradio.com/listen 

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    Talk Jamaica -September 6

    in Current Events

    Your cutting edge commentary, Talk Jamaica comes your way at 4pm with Ralston Chamberlain and Ricardo Brooks.

    This week we discuss Voter Apathy and its dismantling effects on a thriving democracy. We will be joined by Andrae Blair - PNP YO President, YJ Gen Secretary – Rohan Walsh, Scott Mullings - Unregistered Voter Student at UWI and Shaqkeera Douglas enumerated Law student who will not be voting in the next election.

    Then at 5:15 p.m., we deepen the conversation on the damning findings from the Audit into the Health Sector... get reactions from Medical Association of Jamaica President Dr. Shane Alexis. 
    Then in Talk Vault, we meet a registered nurse and entrepreneur who this year survived breast cancer. Today’s feedback question: What do you make of the decision by the authorities not to release the full health sector report?
    Join the discussion at

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    Talk Jamaica- Aug 9

    in Current Events

    On Talk Jamaica this Sunday, we review stories from ‘THE WEEK THAT WAS’: Our top stories are: 

    The discussion segment commences at 4:30. The discussion segment commences, we look at the state of the Jamaica Labour Party and reports that persons within its ranks want Andrew Holness removed from the helm. Our political experts will join us.

    At 5 p.m., Jamaica’s first ever LGBT Pride Celebrations. A sign of the times or is Jamaican society changing for the better? JFLAG’s Executive Director Dane Lewis and Chairman of the Jamaica Coalition for Healthier Societies will weigh in.

    Then at 5:30 p.m, remembering Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ)’s late former Chairman, Dr. Barry Wade who died last week. Reflecting on his life will be JFJ representatives -Susan Goffe and Rodje Malcolm.

    Then, later in the broadcast, we take you into our Talk Vault feature, at 5:35 PM where he we chat with another top Jamaican performer in the 2015 World Championship of the Performing Arts, Donovan Gilpin.

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    Talk Jamaica Aug 2

    in Current Events

    On Talk Jamaica this Sunday, we review stories from ‘THE WEEK THAT WAS’: Our top stories are: 
    The discussion segment commences at 4:30. Kingston’s Mayor Senator Dr. Angela Brown Burke yesterday endorsed the launch of Pride Jamaica 2015. We play excerpts of her presentation of what will be Jamaica’s first ever Gay Pride Event. 
    At 4:45 p.m., we’ll be joined by the Mayor of Montego Bay, Glendon Harris, who will speak to the crime wave affecting St. James, particularly, Montego Bay, which has recorded more than 100 murders since the start of 2015. 
    At 5 P.M., we sit, one on one, with INDECOM boss Terrence Williams, who has just commenced his second stint in the post. He will address the issues of the proposed oversight body among other burning issues.

    Then, later in the broadcast, we take you into our Talk Vault feature, at 5:35 PM where he meet with 2015 Senior Grand Champion of the World Championship of the Performing Arts, Francois Medley.

  • 02:03

    Talk Jamaica September 27, 2015

    in Current Events

    n Talk Jamaica this week we speak with Councillor Lydia Richards who backed down from a challenge she mounted against Lisa Hanna. We’ll hear her concerns about the delegates list as well as MP Hanna’s stewardship.

    THEN At 5 P.M. we garner reactions from yesterday’s selection exercise in West Central St. Catherine where Dr. Christopher Tufton lost his bid to represent the JLP to Councillor Devon Wint.
    At 5:15, we look back at this week’s developments in Central St. James,... where sitting MP Lloyd B. Smith has withdrawn from a selection exercise leaving two aspirants – Ashley-Ann Foster and Henry McCurdy. A delegate supporting Miss Foster and Mr. McCurdy will join us.

    There is also In Perspective and The Week That Was, join us today at 4pm at www.talkjamaicaradio.com/listen you can also download our mobile app or dial to listen if you are in the US dial 605-562-4134 and if you are in the UK dial 0330998113

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    Talk Jamaica June 21

    in Current Events

    Talk Jamaica comes your way at 4p.m. At 4:45 we go to West Central St. Catherine. What was behind that protest against Dr. Chris Tufton? A delegate will join us.

    Then at 5 p.m., we assess the situation in the Dominican Republic. Is it racism or just constitutional interpretation? And how should CARICOMreact? Jamaica's Jr. Foreign Minister, the Founder of the Free Haiti Movement and a Jamaican seminarian living in the DR will join us.

    We also have Talk Vault, Talk History and In Perspective in the package. Join us at 4p.m.

    Tune in on talkjamaicaradio.com/listen, you can listen via phone or download our mobile app

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    Talk Jamaica June 5

    in Current Events

    On Talk Jamaica this week beginning at 4pm polygamy in Jamaica? The muslins in Jamaica are suggesting it is the way to go. Would it work? Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Jamaica will respond.

    Then at 4:45 p.m. we talk to JTA and Jamaica Medical Doctors Association Representatives about the contentious wage negotiations.

    At 5 p.m. The upcoming Diaspora Conference. We speak with Minister of State in the Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Ministry, Arnaldo Brown, as well as members of the Jamaican Diaspora on the conference as well as various issues.

    Then later in the broadcast, we take you into our Talk Vault feature, where we meet Okarie Edwards, culinary arts expert, who started his own business at the age of 19.

    As always we are streaming live on talkjamaicaradio.com/listen, you can download our app, listen via phone or on Carib Riddims Radio

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    Talk Jamaica- June 14

    in Current Events

    On Talk Jamaica this week we examine the issues surrounding defamation and the media. Our panel includes PAJ President Dionne Jackson Miller, members of the media fraternity and Attorney-at-law, Bert Samuels. 
    Then at 5 p.m., it’s our brand new feature where you, our listeners, ask the questions to our guests. Today’s guest is Education Minister Rev. Ronald Thwaites. Remember to post your questions on our Twitter page @talkjaradio and Facebook: Talk Jamaica Radio using the hashtag -?#‎askronniethwaites?. Ask the questions and get the answers right here on Talk Jamaica.

    Then, later in the broadcast, we take you into our Talk Vault feature, where we meet young Camir Ricketts, a scientist in training whose aim it is to find cures for cancer and HIV/AIDS.

    Talk Jamaica is live on talkjamaicaradio.com/listen, remember you can also download our app or listen via phone

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    Talk Jamaica- May 31

    in Current Events

    On Talk Jamaica this week, will public sector workers and the government reach a consensus anytime soon? The heads of the Jamaica Teachers Association, the Jamaica Police Federation and a member of EPOC will join us to discuss the challenges associated with wage negotiations.

    Then at 5 p.m., Is it time to take Christianity out of schools entirely or create spaces of religious diversity? Should mandatory devotions be removed from our schools? Representatives of the Jamaicans for Secular Humanism, National Secondary Students Council and the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthier Society will join us for this discussion.

    Then later in the broadcast, we take you into our Talk Vault feature, Michael Collins of Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) joins us to talk about Barracks Entertainment's latest gripping production – Force Ripe and why they are sponsors.

    Talk Jamaica comes your way at 4pm on talkjamaicaradio.com/listen and also on caribriddimsradio