Bobbi Kristina suffers setback

Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon (Photo: AP)

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Efforts to take Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston, out of her medical induced coma has suffered a setback, US media are reporting. Reports are that 21-year-old Brown started having seizures as soon as doctors tried taking her off various medication ... Read More

Band 'Rubera' banks on Militância Rastafari
WHEN sport-loving Jamaicans of different generations think about Portugal, football stars Eusebio an ... Read More

ADMIRAL BAILEY Lawyer says Admiral Bailey has explanation
TOM Tavares-Finson, attorney-at-law representing deejay Glendon 'Admiral' Bailey, said charges broug ... Read More

(From left) Sharee Elise, Glen Campbell and David Crosgill offer one of the comedic moments of
Saving Alligator High. High marks for 'Alligator High'
COME March 30, the local theatre production Saving Alligator High stomps its way into to the Actor B ... Read More

Top DJs for Sunday’s Bachelor Chef Cookout

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Thursday, February 26, 2015    

promoter of
Bachelor Chef

THE popular Bachelor Chef Cookout series is set for the Tiki Hut (formerly known as Kabana) on Hope Road in St Andrew, on Sunday. The event will feature top sound system selectors DJ Narity and Sanjay (of Coppershot and Fame FM) and Chromatic. Dubbed the Best of Best edition, promoter/chef Shea Stewart promises patrons a good time. "Patrons are guaranteed a great time. We have a great line-up of DJs, and with good food, that's a winning combination," said Stewart. He explained how the ... Read More

PHOTOS: Celebrating the life of Bob Marley

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

As February nears its end, OBSERVER ONLINE would like to reflect on the 70th birthday of reggae king Bob Marley. The Bob Marley Group of Companies and corpoarte partners Digicel organized a number of activities including the opening of a musical reflecting the life of Marley, celebrations at his former home-turned-museum in St Andrew, a free Marley concert on the Kingston Waterfront and the annual One Love celebrity football match. See more photos here: Digicel's Bob Marley Redemption Live Con ... Read More

Ricky Flex tackles carnal abuse

Wednesday, February 25, 2015    

Ricky Flex

  ON his latest song, She’s Just 13, singjay Ricky Flex tackles one of Jamaica’s longstanding problems — carnal abuse. According to the father of four children, (including a four-year-old daughter) Ricky Flex believes not much is being done in Jamaica to protect underage girls. “Is something you see in society everyday, even in my community. When this happens, yuh destroy a potential teacher or nurse,” he said. She’s Just 13 is produced by Smokey and K ... Read More

Beenie Man for Beer Wednzdays Live

Wednesday, February 25, 2015    

Beenie Man

GRAMMY-WINNING dancehall deejay Beenie Man is the headliner for Beer Wednzdays Live at Cuddy’z Sports Bar and Restaurant in St Andrew, tonight. The event, presented by Heineken, is scheduled to start at 8:00 pm. Marsha Lumley, market transformation manager at Red Stripe Stripe, said her company was not only excited, but proud to have an artiste of Beenie Man’s calibre as part of its series of live events. “We are delighted to have Beenie Man as the featured artiste on our n ... Read More

Campbell’s new mission

Wednesday, February 25, 2015    

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Campbell's new mission

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, February 25, 2015    

Mission Catwalk season four winner Kurt Campbell (second left) will be accompanied to Milan
Fashion Week by Debbian Spence-Minott (second right), academy and retail operations manager,
J Wray & Nephew to show off his collection ‘Shades of Contradiction’. Meika Lewis (left) and
Dyanne Brown (right) model two of the pieces revealed to the specially binvited guests at The
Bar@twentythree, Dominica Drive in New Kingston, on Monday. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS

AFTER wowing the judges on the TV reality show, Mission Catwalk, season four victor Kurt Campbell heads for Milan Fashion Week in Italy today. He, however, displayed three of his 12-piece collection 'Shades of Contradiction' on Monday evening at The Bar@twentythree, Dominica Drive in New Kingston, ahead of his February 25 to March 3 mission. "The collection highlights luxury and high fashion out of the Caribbean," Campbell told the Jamaica Observer. He won the opportunity as part of his Missi ... Read More

Admiral Bailey will be able to explain in court, says attorney

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 5:51 PM    

Bailey… scheduled for court March 5

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tom Tavares-Finson, attorney-at-law for Jamaican deejay Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey says his client is a good man and that fraud-related charges brought against him are a misunderstanding. Speaking with OBSERVER ONLINE Wednesday, Tavares-Finson said, “Admiral Bailey is someone who is highly regarded by many members of society and not as someone who has been associated with any criminality or even the hint of criminality." He said instead, his client has ... Read More

Scientist at the controls

Wednesday, February 25, 2015    

Errol ‘Flabba Holt’ Carter

GOING back to its early days, reggae has never been short on quality engineers: Syd Bucknor, Osbourne ‘King Tubby’ Ruddock, and Overton ‘Scientist’ Brown are some of them. The latter, an unsung hero of Jamaican music, will be honoured by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association’s (JaRIA) annual awards ceremony on February 28. A protégé of Ruddock, Scientist’ was at the controls for many hit songs during the late 1970s and early 1980s when he wor ... Read More

Three lauded at Marley charity match

Wednesday, February 25, 2015    

Pashon Minott (second right), daughter of late dancehall
singer Sugar Minott, poses with the plaque in honour of her
father’s contribution to Jamaica’s music. (From left )
Benjamin Simms, Digicel advertisting executive; Clive Busy
Campbell, organiser of the Bob Marley One Love Football
Charity Match; and Minott’s widow, Elsie, share the moment.

  THREE veteran artistes were lauded at the Bob Marley One Love Football Charity Match held at the Harbour View Mini-Stadium in St Andrew, on Ash Wednesday. The singers are Max Romeo and Burning Spear, while a posthumous award went to the late Sugar Minott. Organiser Clive ‘Busy’ Campbell said the recipients were well deserving of the honour. “The committee decided on those gentlemen... Max Romeo recently celebrated his 70th birthday and his 50th year in music business. ... Read More


Wednesday, February 25, 2015    

girls Juliene
(left) and
added some
colour to the

It was a full house that turned out for the opening of Bacchanal Fridays held at Mas Camp in St Andrew, last Friday. Soca lovers were kept entertained by selections from DJ Smoke, DJ Lantern, and DJ Richie Ras until the wee hours. Another highlight of the event was the displaying of this year's costumes ahead of the April 12 road march. Here are some pictures from the event. Read More



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