Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Toni-Ann Singh, Miss Jamaica World is Miss World 2019.Singh won from a field of 114 contestants at the 69th edition of the pageant in London today. Read more


Jahman, Genaral won't give up

Friday, December, 13 2019    

United States Virgin Islands singer/producer Jahman has collaborated with compatriot Genaral on the song Don't Give Up, which features an all-star Jamaican line-up. They include engineer Delroy “Fatta” Pottinger, guitarist... Read More

Tashina eyes Midas touch

Friday, December, 13 2019    

Fast-rising singer Tashina McKenzie is banking on the success of One Touch, released on the JB Production label in July. Read More

Keithus I talks

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, December, 13 2019    

Veteran roots singer Keithus I has released his latest single, My Life , which he describes as a universal song. It is co-produced by his Jah Dynasty Productions, Delroy “Fatta” Pottinger and Nigel... Read More

Michigan sticks to Roots

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, December, 12 2019    

Roots-reggae singer Papa Michigan said he is an advocate for the legalisation of ganja. His 2014 single, High Grade , is an ode to the health benefits of the plant. Read More

Mystique Jade stakes her claim

Thursday, December, 12 2019    

Growing up on the tiny Bahamian island of Bimini, Mystique Jade was taken with music from other Caribbean countries like Jamaica. Fittingly, she recently recorded her first song with a fledgling label from the home of reggae. Read More


BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, December, 12 2019    

Popular promoter/sound system selector Marlon “Boom Boom” Wizard says temporary amendments to the Noise Abatement Act that were approved by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, is not only a Christmas gift for promoters, but for poor... Read More

Collie Buddz tops Billboard

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

Collie Buddz leads the pack on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums Chart with Hybrid. Released May 24, it has 10 tracks including collaborations with Stonebwoy, Dizzy Wright, Johnny Cosmic and Tech N9ne. Read More

Turner-Smith gets royal role

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

British model/actress Jodie Turner-Smith has defied the odds to land her biggest role in the film industry as the lead in Queen & Slim. Read More

Portmore Music Fest for Dec 28

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

Portmore Music Fest is slated for the UDC Car Park Portmore in St Catherine on Saturday, December 28. The event, now in its fourth staging, is scheduled for a 6:00 pm start. Read More

Jah Device shines with Ray of Light

Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

Even while recording his EP, Ray of Light, Nigerian singer Jah Device eyed Jamaica as one of the destinations he would like to promote it once released. Two months after its release in September, he made it to Kingston where he did two shows. Read More

Toni-Ann wins Miss World talent contest

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

Toni -Ann Singh, Miss Jamaica World 2019, won the fast-track talent competition at the 69th staging of the Miss World pageant currently under way in London, England. Read More

Reggae lessons

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, December, 11 2019    

David Hinds of British band Steel Pulse is calling for reggae's history to be taught in Jamaican schools. The singer/songwriter says it is a shame that foreigners know more about the country's music than Jamaican youth. Read More

Freddie ruled the estate

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 10 2019    

It did not take much for elder statesman Freddie McGregor to ignite the crowd at Appleton Estate in Siloah, St Elizabeth last Saturday. The mere mention of his name while the Big Ship band got into gear with a musical interlude, set patrons on fire. Read More

Cops pull plug on Sasco

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 10 2019    

Patrons at Kenny's Italian Café in Negril were left disgruntled on Friday night after members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force pulled the plug on Agent Sasco's performance. The entertainer was booked to perform at Unplugged with the Sound Agents... Read More

Producers pay tribute to Juice WRLD

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Tuesday, December, 10 2019    

Jamaican producers Tarik "Rvssian" Johnston and Matthew "Boi-1da" Samuels have paid tribute to American rapper Juice WRLD, who died on December 8 after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway Airport. Read More


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