Marina's Gem is a cozy get away 2 bedroom villa in Mammee Bay St Ann miles west of Ocho Rios, with private beach access. All guests of the listed villas have rights to this private residents beach club where a lovely sandy beach, snorkeling, a variety of other water sports and beach volley ball are available. Jamaica's most famous scenic attraction, Dunn's River Falls, is only a five minute drive, and the shopping and night life of Ocho Rios are only a few miles further down the panoramic North Coast.
Basement studio apartment available for short term rental in the Beverly Hills Apt on Old Hope Road in the heart of Kingston. This is a self catering unit with simple amenities and it is tastefully and simple decorated. The price for what is offered just cannot be beaten. Enjoy your stay on a budget but yet in comfort without compromising style
The Gardens is a small complex located in Kingston, Jamaica consisting of 7 two-bedroom, 2 bath townhouses with all the conveniences, each comfortably accommodating 4 to 5 persons. Its proximity to shopping malls, cinemas, craft markets, restaurants, churches, commercial centers, hospitals, schools, the US Embassy and two major Universities makes it an ideal destination for locals & tourists looking somewhere central to stay.
One cannot tour or talk about Jamaica without highlighting its unique features of the country or its outstanding performances on the world stage or famous persons that have shaped the world views. Its breath taking scenery and delightful people or cool vibes that makes Jamaica great. Hence we have Irie Corner
Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation, has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in Montego Bay, with its British-colonial architecture, and Negril, known for its diving and snorkeling sites. Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae music, and its capital Kingston is home to the Bob Marley Museum, dedicated to the famous singer.
Each month we will look at outstanding Jamaicans who have contributed to the country in the forms of Arts, Music, Entrepreneurship, Politics, Sports, Tourism, Small Businesses, Any and everyone that keeps this great small mighty country moving.
Carlene Smith born on May 1, 1973, known professionally as Dancehall Queen Carlene is a fashion designer, dance choreography, and businesswoman is rated as the world’s first female Dancehall Queen who reign for decades and is dubbed as a sex symbol. In 1992, she founded the world-renowned iconic dance move the “Butterfly” and also is the founder of the well-loved Dancehall Queen Carlene Sweet Potato Pudding SME pastry company, established in 2017. Born and raised in Ravina, St. Andrew, a suburb of Jamaica.
It has been said that there’s no woman in the history of Jamaica’s entertainment industry that is distinctively sexually attractive and proud of their body like Carlene. At age 18, she became a fast-rising female celebrity in Jamaica during the early ‘90s when she was crowned the world’s first Dancehall Queen, a titled which was bestowed upon her on April 12, 1992, at the first staging of the “Fashion Clash” dubbed the “Uptown Fashion Vs Dancehall Fashion” hosted at one of the then Caribbean’s Reggae Dancehall crème de la crème night clubs “Cactus” in Portmore, Jamaica where professional high fashion Jamaican models like the former Miss Jamaica World, Erica Aquart versus an all- female vivacious trendy Dancehall crew which includes Carlene’s sister Pinky and her friends Sharon and Lorna. The next day she made all the Jamaican newspaper headlines with the captioned “The Undisputed Dancehall Queen.” She outnumbers all the fashion models with her unique designs. It all speaks for itself that it wasn’t a Dancehall dance clash that made her Dancehall Queen; it was indeed a fashion clash. If only she knew that one night would gradually change her life in a well-loved respected and highly paid Caribbean celebrity, this was just the icing on the cake of what to come for her dance career. The event organizer of this legendary Fashion Clash was Andrew Williams and the Hon. Olivia Babsy Grange.
Born to a Black Jamaican mother and a White German father. She was raised by her father in her early childhood in Jamaica and attended Excelsior High School. During her early teenage years, she migrated to America to live with her mother and attended college in New York. Her aspiration was to become a mortician, where she would dress deceased persons making them glow, or look the way when they were alive. She stated, “a person not being alive, don’t have to look dead.” During the heydays of her dance career as a choreographer and a fashion designer, this dream faded away.
She ‘s credited, and is being awarded by the Jamaican government for popularizing the Jamaica Dancehall Queen culture globally, which has a great influence on women’s Hip hop fashion in America, especially with the ‘batty rider,” a tight jeans shorts worn by young women, especially associated with the Dancehall music culture. This trendy fashion could be seen throughout several renowned Dancehall and Hip hop artistes music videos in the early 90s and in addition, her stardom was overflowing when she created the world’s favourite dance style “Butterfly” a dance move that took the world by storm in the 90s and is still holding firm in the 21st -century era. Some of the world’s dominant stars like Rihanna incorporate this dance move in her 2016 music video Work feature Drake. See ref: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL1UzIK-flA.
She was the most dominant well paid and popular Caribbean music video vixen, a must feature eye- catching dance model was the order of the day for Dancehall and Hip hop music video producers, and with her popularity and her diverse audience, she was featured in several top artistes music videos. Throughout the ‘90s era, she performed as a dancer on several top-tier music events locally and internationally with the likes of Ninja Man, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Beenie Man, Tiger, Merciless, Junior Tucker, Shaggy, Super Cat, Peter Lloyd, Red Dragon, Red Rat, Admiral Bailey, Byron Lee and the Dragonaires, Carlene Davis, Sister Charmaine, Lady Saw/Marion Hall, and other notable music stars.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
28-Jan-1999 | Giving birth to her only child Crystal Davis whom she considered as her most price possession.
Major Awards received during reigning years as Dancehall Queen – present
1999 | 2012 |
2014 | 2016 |
2019 | 2018 |
Awarded by Stone Love Sound System for Outstanding Contribution In Dancehall.
Selected by music fans as one of Guinness 50 Greatest Dancehall Icons (this celebration was powered by Guinness in the honour of Jamaica's 50th independence.
Jamaica’s Pioneer Of The Dancehall Awards, Club Amazura, New York.
Awarded for outstanding contribution to the Dancehall industry at the
1st annual Queens of Reggae Island Honorary Ceremonies (QOIHC), Jamaica.
Awarded the Reggae Gold Award which includes fifty Jamaicans, who have played a major role in the development of Reggae and Dancehall music.
Inducted in the Time Capsule that will be sealed at the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), to be opened in 2062 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence.
Brand Ambassadorship Deals secure during reigning years as Dancehall Queen – present
Preview YouTube video Rihanna - Work (Explicit) ft. Drake
Rihanna - Work (Explicit) ft. Drake