Denis O’Brien: investors may still be prepared to buy in to Digicel’s IPO purely on the back of his reputation. Photograph:  Reuters

Crunch time is approaching for Digicel’s planned initial public offering (IPO) on the New York stock exchange. Denis O’Brien hopes it will raise it ab(...)

 Karen Browne, Biddy Hughes (marketing director) and Sheelyn Browne. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Sheelyn Browne’s ancestors, including the legendary Grace O’Malley, survived famines and rebellions at the family estate in Westport, which was once d(...)

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(...)

British prime minister David Cameron  at the United Nations. Photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters

Black British activists have warned prime minister David Cameron that the pressure to make reparations for slavery will not go away, after he faced ca(...)

Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life (Picador)

Big seems to make an impression, and a first glance at this year’s Man Booker shortlist appears to suggest that length did not deter the judges. It ma(...)

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(...)

Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers crosses  the finish line to win the 200m women’s final at the World Championships in Beijing. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Move over, Usain Bolt. Here comes Dafne Schippers. Because anyone who thought things might slow down a little inside the Bird’s Nest in the absence of(...)

Denis O’Brien:  has  been awarded honorary membership of the Order of Jamaica, for services to its telecommunications industry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Denis O’Brien may be getting crucified in the land of his birth over what some see as the bone-headed extent of his self-pitying litigiousness, but th(...)

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(...)