Any study of Jamaica’s rich musical tapestry will always pay due respects to the work of Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd. Lauded for his Studio One (...)

Digital Skibbereen: Seán O’Driscoll of Glen Dimplex, Minister for Communications Alex White and Vodafone’s Anne O’Leary. Photograph: Emma Jervis

Farmers often claim they spend little or no time on computers, but the reality is large numbers log on to Done Deal, Facebook and Twitter, according(...)

The gold was seized during an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) into a £9 million smuggling plot in Britain. Photograph: Getty Images

Gold smuggled by criminals into the UK worth has been sold at a Belfast auction for more than £500,000 (€696,000). The precious metal was seized duri(...)

British prime minister David Cameron arrives in Kingston, Jamaica, for the start of a two day visit to the Caribbean. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

David Cameron has been pressed to consider making reparations to Caribbean countries for Britain’s role in the slave trade as he arrived for a two-day(...)

 Police were called on Friday by a member of the public, who came across plants growing on disused private land on Lower Marsh Lane, Kingston, southwest London. Photograph: PA Wire

A “forest” of suspected cannabis plants that looked like Christmas trees has been found in a remote area. Police were called on Friday by a member of (...)

Here’s the album that kickstarted a dynasty. Originally released in 1998, 100% Dynamite was Soul Jazz’s seminal dive into reggae’s dusty grooves. L(...)

Jamaican ska and reggae trombonist Rico Rodriguez photographed in Paris in 1980. Photograph: Chalkie Davies/Getty Images

Rico Rodriguez, the trombonist and composer who performed with renowned ska revival band The Specials, has died aged 80. His death was announce(...)

Bob Marley: his popularity spread the Rasta  gospel. Photograph: Peter Still/Redferns

Music and religion have long made for a potent mix. In the case of reggae and the Rastafari religion, the links go deep, as a new compilation from (...)

This may be the most righteous compilation to come from the Soul Jazz stable to date, as they focus on links between the Rastafarian religion and r(...)

Monitors show market movements at the Taiwan Stock Exchange in Taipei. Taiwan’s weighted index fell 274.05 points or 2.96 per cent to 8,976.11 as a rout in China spread into regional markets. Photograph: AFP

Chinese stocks dived on Wednesday, as the country’s securities regulator warned investors were in the grip of “panic sentiment” and the market showed (...)