Tag: icon


Where Is Marlon “Icon” Samuels?

Marlon Nathaniel “Icon” Samuels, the 39-year-old Jamaican cricketer who plays internationally for the West Indies in all three formats, and a former ODI captain has not been seen on the cricket field for more than a year. Consequently, fans and pundits have been asking, where is the “Icon”? The stylish right-handed middle-order batter and off-spinner, some have speculated has taken […]


Jimmy Cliff’s Village Set To Get Icon Treatment

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced plans to make Jimmy Cliff’s hometown Somerton a tourist attraction. The Minister’s announcement comes against the background of renaming the hip strip in Montego Bay Jimmy Cliff Boulevard. Cliff’s hometown of Somerton holds the rich cultural history of some of the most celebrated Jamaicans. Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson, former Governor General Sir Howard […]


Eric “Cherry Oh Baby” Donaldson Gets Icon Awards

Six-times Jamaica’s National Festival Song Competition winner Eric Donaldson was one of the recipients of the Icon Awards at the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association Honor Awards held recently at the Little Theatre in St. Andrew. Donaldson has earned bragging rights by winning the competition over the years with songs such as, Cherry Oh Baby 1971, Sweet Jamaica 1977, Land of My Birth 1978, Proud to Be Jamaica 1984, Big […]