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New date set for R Kelly's federal trial

Sunday, December, 27 2020    

CHICAGO, USA (AP) — A federal judge has again delayed R Kelly's trial in Chicago on child pornography and other charges because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, postponing it to next year. Read More

Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch sold

Sunday, December, 27 2020    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AP) — Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in California has found a new owner in billionaire businessman Ron Burkle. Read More

Newmakers: 'Ele' in airport drama

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 25 2020    

SELF-PROCLAIMED Energy God, Elephant Man, appears to be running out of steam when it comes to court appearances. Read More

COVID-19 silences European festivals

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, December, 25 2020    

Roots singer Pablo Moses often refers to Europe as his bread basket because of that region's bountiful festival circuit. This year, because of the coronavirus, that bough went bare. Read More

Newmakers... Tommy's troubles

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 25 2020    

THE phrase, 'lightning doesn't strike the same place twice' does not apply to Montego Bay-based deejay Tommy Lee Sparta.In July, he grabbed headlines as cops asked him to report to the Freeport Police Station in that city, as a person interest. Read More

Spartan shutters operations

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter Johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 25 2020    

For more than 40 years, the name Spartan Health Club has been associated with beauty, health, and fitness in Jamaica. Read More

End of the 'Digital' age

Friday, December, 25 2020    

A proud son of Olympic Gardens, Robert “Bobby Digital” Dixon was a regular at dances in his hometown and the neighbouring community of Waterhouse during the 1970s and 1980s. As a producer, he was the perfect 'talent scout' for the dancehall explosion of the... Read More

ARTISTE OF THE YEAR: Buju seizes destiny

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Friday, December, 25 2020    

TODAY, the Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk presents its annual year in review. Despite the slowdown of the sector, caused by COVID-19, some artistes shone brightly. See who was hot; see the newsmakers; and see who left us. Read More

EMERGING ARISTE FOR 2020: The 'skillful' Skillibeng

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 25 2020    

DESPITE the sector being brought to a virtual halt by the coronavirus pandemic, emerging deejay Skillibeng stood head and shoulders above his peers in 2020. Read More

Party promoters feel the squeeze

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, December, 25 2020    

A year ago, party promoters were in contention with the Government and lawmen over what they said was “premature” endings to street dances. This year, they wished they were in that position. COVID-19 has caused a suspension of the entertainment... Read More

Chart News: Bob still a Legend

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, December, 25 2020    

The names of three Jamaicans rang loudly on the Billboard charts this year: Bob Marley, Skip Marley and Popcaan.Each entered multiple charts, with Bob (who died in 1981) making the biggest impression. Read More

Newsmaker: Koffee continues her winning ways

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Friday, December, 25 2020    

Career - wise, 2020 was another big one for Koffee. Not only did she create history with her win at the Grammy Awards, the singjay also earned multiple brand endorsements and scored a massive summer hit song. Read More

Newmakers... Bad Boy Trevor breaches Acts

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 25 2020    

BAD Boy Trevor lived up to his moniker when he found himself on the wrong side of the law in March. He was arrested and charged with breaching the Disaster Risk Management Act, Noise Abatement Act, the Emergency Powers Act, and Spirit Licence Act. Read More

Newmakers... George Nooks in troubled waters

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 25 2020    

George Nooks found himself in troubled waters in the last quarter of 2020, when he was locked up and his vehicle seized for an incident last year.His attorneys spoke with the Jamaica Observer days after the incident. Read More

Rygin King escapes death

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 25 2020    

Rygin King barely escaped with his life after being shot and critically injured by unknown assailants upon leaving a funeral in Westmoreland. Read More



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