Flood of support for Noah

Rt Rev Dr Howard Gregory (right), Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, shares lens time
with Erica Anderson, senior manager of statistics, planning and product development at
Scotiabank; and his wife, Charmaine Gregory, at the premiere of Noah held at the Carib 5 in
Cross Roads, recently.

THE St Andrew Parish Foundation hosted the premiere of the motion picture Noah, at Palace Amusement's Carib 5 cinema in Cross Roads, St Andrew, recently. The well-attended event was under the distinguished patronage of the Rt Rev Dr Howard Gregory, Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, and Mrs ... Read More

Sean Paul Sean Paul, Cure for Guyana's Easter Fest
RECORDING artistes Sean Paul and Jah Cure are headliners for Guyana Easter Fest scheduled for Guyana ... Read More

MORGAN... gets its
fair share of fight
from the system Marijuana March
A NUMBER of local artistes are set to show their support for the legalisation of marijuana (ganja) d ... Read More

Busha Mark Busha Mark sings for the females
SINGJAY Busha Mark says he has high hopes for his latest single Gi Wi Di Gal Dem. Produced by House ... Read More

Role change for Father Ho Lung

Saturday, April 19, 2014    

Cast members perform He Is Risen from the production Candles in the Dark.

AFTER 33 years as head and founder of the Kingston-based Missionaries of the Poor, Father Richard Ho Lung has stepped down. Ho Lung, 74, is succeeded by Bro Augusto Silot, a naturalised Jamaican, who was born in the Philippines. The announcement was made at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on North Street in Kingston on Wednesday evening. "I felt it was the right time. Younger men will have to step forward and lead the Missionaries of the Poor into the future. I will still help and be active," he t ... Read More

Original Rising Star launch

Saturday, April 19, 2014    


A STRONG cast of old school artistes are scheduled to perform at a live show marking the official launch of the Original Rising Star sound system on Easter Monday. The event takes place at South Camp Road and features singers Jimmy Riley, Carl Dawkins, Puddy Roots, Pad Anthony, Mikey General and deejay Little Twitch. The show is produced by deejay Bucky Ranks (Clive Buckley) whose son Marlon 'Bad Indian' Mitchell is selector for the London-based Original Rising Star. Studio Mix, a Waterhouse ... Read More

Charley's JB Rum WataWar

Saturday, April 19, 2014    

THE popular party returns on Easter Monday for its third staging at Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay. According to a spokesperson for sponsors Charley's JB Rum, WataWar gets bigger each year. "Our event has been growing immensely since we launched it in 2012. This is due largely to the high quality of entertainment we provide for our patrons," said the spokesperson. "This year the Hurricane Gilbert theme is sure to cause a lot of excitement. Those who experienced it will remember Hurricane Gilber ... Read More

Miami hosts 'Caribbean: Crossroads of the World'

Friday, April 18, 2014 1:15 PM    

Painter Ada Balcacer, of the Dominican Republic, talks to reporters and guests about her installation at the Perez Art Museum Miami in Miami. (Photo: AP)

MIAMI (AP) — One of the opening images in ‘Caribbean: Crossroads of the World’ features a massive nuclear submarine breaking the surface off what appears to be a cold northern coastline, with evergreens that would never thrive in tropical weather. The painting by Cuban-born Julio Larraz imagines the technological evolution of semi-submersibles already used in the tropics for drug smuggling. Curator Elvis Fuentes hung it next to three artworks depicting Haitians crowded onto cr ... Read More

Chris Brown trial set for Monday

Friday, April 18, 2014 4:20 PM    

Chris Brown

WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has set Monday as the start date for the assault trial of singer Chris Brown in the nation's capital. During a brief court appearance Friday in which he wore a suit and tie, Brown turned to wave and salute supporters in the courtroom including his mother and the rapper Bow Wow. The case that begins Monday is significant for the Grammy winner not only because he faces up to six months in jail but also because if convicted he could face additional penalties, inclu ... Read More

More fun for Beach J'ouvert

Thursday, April 17, 2014    

Patrons enjoying the vibe at a previous staging of
Beach J’Ouvert in St Mary. (PHOTO: OBSERVER FILE)

SOCA fans making the annual trek to Bacchanal Beach J'ouvert at James Bond Beach in Oracabessa, St Mary, are to come prepared more. "The entertainment package will be more compared to previous years. There'll be two singers, a live band, and five disc jocks," said Michael Ammar, a director of Bacchanal Jamaica. "There'll be more paint, more fun, and an enchanced experience for both VIP and general patrons," he said. According to Ammar, more bars will be placed in the general area for easier a ... Read More

Supa Dups story

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, April 17, 2014    

Supa Dups

DWAYNE 'Supa Dups' Chin-Quee has had a decorated career as a producer. He has worked with a long list of heavyweights in dancehall, rhythm and Blues and hip hop. With three Grammy Awards to his credit and hits on the Billboard pop charts, he says there is still more to be accomplished. "Just like anything else success comes with hard work and making the right decisions. To be successful in music you have to love it before anything else. Wanting to be in music for any other reason than that you ... Read More

Kafinal salutes Dekker

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Thursday, April 17, 2014    


SINGER Kafinal pays tribute to reggae pioneer Desmond Dekker with his latest song, Road Tonight. It is inspired by Israelites, Dekker's 1968 international hit. The Canada-based singer/actor is best known in Jamaica for the 2004 song Cooking Dat Pwile, on which he teamed with Sambo. Kafinal says he recorded Road Tonight to honour Dekker and help keep his legacy alive. "For the most part we wanted to pay tribute to the late, great Desmond Dekker, based on the familiarity in voice and it would ... Read More

Tydal heads to the US

Thursday, April 17, 2014    


Following the February release of his EP, The Journey of a Young Warrior, singjay Tydal makes his American show debut this weekend. He is billed for three shows — on April 18 and 19 in Alabama and April 20 in Columbus, Ohio. "First impression lasts, so I am going to give a good account of myself, connect with the people with a great energy and represent my country, team Master One (his management) and my family in the best way possible," said Tydal, who is also promoting his latest s ... Read More

High praises for local theatre

Thursday, April 17, 2014    

The cast and crew of Jonkanoo Jamboree accept the
trophy for Best Ensemble from Tanya Batson-Savage (left)
at the Actor Boy Awards on Monday night.

DESPITE the challenges, 2013 was a good year for the local theatre industry. That's the view of Tanya Batson-Savage, head of the panel of adjudicators for the Actor Boy Awards. Speaking at Monday's awards at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, Batson-Savage noted that the year saw 30 productions taking to the stage representing a rich blend of themes and genres from tragedies to musicals, comedies and what she noted was a "growing breadth of plays for children". She, however, heaped he ... Read More



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