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The Jamaica XNews newspaper was perhaps the most popular smaller newspaper in Jamaica.


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The term XNews actually suggests "extra-news", which was one of the distinctive characteristic of this newspaper. Since its genesis in February, 1993, the newspaper rose to capture a significant, and perhaps, a unique part of the Jamaican newspaper audience.

It's users were drawn by it's thought provoking, unrefined and direct nature.

It was published every week, and not only did it capture the everyday news, sports, entertainment and the latest happenings, it had a mouthful of gossip; It was extremely popular for that, and no one is excluded - regardless o f whether they were politicians, musicians, media personalities, entertainers or entrepreneurs.

The newspaper had several sections that cater to the tastes of its readers. With attractive images and features this paper published each of its sections in such a way that it sells very well.

One commendable, and distinctive, feature of the x-news paper was that it dug deep into the stories before it is published.

The X-News was also highly involved in the community, sponsoring and awarding several local initiatives. It was a member of the CVM Group, which included, CVM TV and Hot102 FM.

Funny enough, the XNews always appears to be in the news :-)

The following are some references to the XNews by a Jamaica Gleaner writer - Desmond Allen:

  1. in the XNEWS Merritone Music 50th Anniversary Supplement, October 4-10? Listen this: "When the smoke cleared and the dust settled, only one man was left standing. He was the unmatched, unconquered Mr. Winston 'Merritone' Blake. When the storm of confusion and chaos of rivalry calmed, only one untouchable sound system triumphantly told the tale - Merritone Music." I like it.(10/10/2000)
  2. XNEWS should know we still use English and not American spelling. Check this in the feature "What's your sex style?", February 9-15, page 27: "Like ice cream, sexual pleasure comes in an astonishing range of flavors - and everyone has a favorite." That should be 'favours' and 'favourite'. (2/21/2000)
  3. Isn't this XNEWS piece on "Lesbian rapes on the rise" (Nov 10-16, page 4) a little dangerous? "These occurrences (of lesbian rapes) never get reported because oftentimes the victims are said to enjoy the experience..." (12/14/1999)

The X-News ceased operations in late March (or early April) 2010.

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Posted: 5/07/2010


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