Ms World for Ja finals

South Africa’s
Rolene Strauss,
reigning Miss World. At right: Laurie Ann Chin (left), Miss Jamaica World
current title holder, and Laura Butler, Miss
Jamaica World franchise holder, at the launch
held at Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New
Kingston, on Wednesday.
(Photo: Joseph Wellington)

REIGNING Miss World, South Africa's Rolene Strauss, and Miss World organiser Julia Morley will be special guests at the Miss Jamaica World 2015 Grand Coronation Show scheduled for the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James, on August 15. The announcement was made at the launch held at the Jamaic ... Read More

Toya 'Toya' to be buried Sunday
THE funeral for dancehall artiste Toya (given name Latoya Jackson) will be held at the Hagley Park S ... Read More

Anju Blaxxx Blaxxx’s trial rescheduled
JAMAICAN dancehall producer Anju Blaxxx had his case rescheduled to July when he appeared in the Nor ... Read More

Dane Nelson Champion jockey debuts ‘riddim riding’ skills
THREE-TIME defending champion jockey Dane Nelson is debuting his 'riddim-riding' skills on the track ... Read More

Futsal finals to rock

Saturday, May 23, 2015    

Busy Signal and Konshens

DANCEHALL acts Busy Signal and Konshens are slated to entertain the LIME Street Futsal Grand Finals to be held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew, on Sunday. The football action is scheduled for a 5:00 pm start while the after-party which will start approximately at 10:00 pm. Selector Ricky Trooper and the original Fire Links will be providing the musical selections. Stephen Miller, LIME's sponsorship and events manager, said he was thrilled about the entertainment package. "O ... Read More

Designer Hope Wade returns for CFW

Saturday, May 23, 2015    

Pulse model Jheanelle Lennoxx wearing
Hope Wade design at a previous Caribbean
Fashionweek (CFW) staging at the National
Arena in St Andrew.

EFFERVESCENT America-based Jamaican designer Hope Wade returns for the 15th staging of Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW) slated for June 6 to 15 in the Corporate Area. "I am pleased to be back in a purposeful way to the event that has propelled my career to international heights," said Wade. Wade said she will be presenting a collection that reflects the theme All Lives Matter. "I believe that designers can project what's happening on the landscape of humanity in the creative space. In fact, in som ... Read More

Ovamarz leaves for UK gig

Saturday, May 23, 2015    


DANCEHALL artiste/dancer Ovamarz is expected to leave the island today for a series of gigs at the Big Western in Manchester, England tomorrow. Ovamarz told Jamaica Observer that he will be using the opportunity to promote his latest single Hot Rice, a collaboration done with dancehall duo Voicemail. "Like the song, the dance is also very well received in the streets, so the aim is to take it internationally, beginning with the United Kingdom," he said. Hot Rice was released last month and pr ... Read More

Style Week set to sizzle

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May 22, 2015    

Deiwght Peters
Kai Newman

NOW in its 11th year, Style Week Jamaica will kick off its three days of activity at the Top of the World Jamaica, Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston for the White Night, White Style show, this evening. The event is the brainchild of Saint International CEO Deiwght Peters. "Style Week will be three nights of glitz and glamour like no other," Peters told Splash yesterday. White Night, White Style is expected to host 30 local designers showing off their wares at the invitation-only event. On Saturda ... Read More

Moving to 'Muigle'

Friday, May 22, 2015    

Lloyd Laing
LAING... Muigle was inspired by
Google and works the same way

The word Google has become a generic term for on-line searches engines, and if Jamaican software developer Lloyd Laing has his way, his on-line tool Muigle, could become "music's most powerful search engine". According to Laing, who happens to be the son of pioneering Jamaican model Althea Laing, Muigle was inspired by Google and it works the same way. When using Muigle, the search results displays videos, streams and available mp3s for download. The engine has been in operation since last m ... Read More

Touchless hits with Secret Love

Friday, May 22, 2015    


DEEJAY Touchless has teamed with Gyptian for the song Secret Love (remix). But he is not only excited about the song which is co-produced by Universal Linkz/Sonny Spoon Records. "The video is going to be hot so the fans can look out for it," he said. Touchless, who is in his early 20s, lives in Toronto, Canada. He spoke about working with Gyptian. "Gyptian is a good artiste, we met a few years ago at Sting. Working with him was a lot of fun. He is one of the best artistes that I have ever met ... Read More

Crazy times for Devin Di Dakta

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, May 22, 2015    

Devin Di Dakta

PLANS to become a paediatrician have been put on hold by deejay Devin Di Dakta after he won the Magnum King of The Dancehall competition two weeks ago. This was not the St Mary native's first crack at the popular televised talent show. "I entered when I was 15 at the Ocho Rios audition. After going through the preliminary audition round, I was told to come back when I was older. I used that time to really watch the competition and see where I could improve," he said. Since his win, Devin Di D ... Read More

Dancers rock at Arts in the Park

Friday, May 22, 2015    

Kerry-Ann Henry and
Marlon Simms of
NDTC treated the
audience to a
gripping performance
during Arts in the
Park – Dance Edition,
which took place
recently at Hope

HUNDREDS of patrons who flocked to Hope Gardens last Sunday were treated to a spectacular and unforgettable showcase of Jamaican dance by some 35 dance groups and individuals at the fourth staging of Arts in the Park. Performances ranged from traditional folk forms like kumina and junkanoo to contemporary dancehall and street dance by schools and institutions, including Portmore Missionary, Stella Maris and Ardenne High. Several dance troupes also displayed their talent such as the National Dan ... Read More

Meet Krysi Webb, face of the Juk

Friday, May 22, 2015    

Krysi Webb

IN most of the 10 years she has been in the music business, Krysi Webb has been a backup singer for top dancehall/reggae artistes. She is preparing to go out front on her latest project. Webb, 23, is the face of the Juk, a new sound created by musician/producer Diavallan 'Dia' Fearon. It debuts in June with two songs by the diminutive singer: I Can't Live Without You and a cover of Millie Small's My Boy Lollipop. The songs are also the first releases for Webb, who is from the hilly Newcastle r ... Read More

  Lights, camera, action for Dillgin

Friday, May 22, 2015    


DILLGIN recently completed the video for his hit single Shining, in Los Angeles. Directed by Wendell Wellman, it was shot at Hahn Park which is located in Baldwin Hills, Hollywood. Hahn Park is a popular location for films, music video and television shows including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and and the video for Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg's hit single, Nuthin' But a G Thang. Additional scenes for Shining were shot at Leimert Park, also in Southern Califor ... Read More



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