Entertainment fraternity members collect Nat'l Honours

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, October, 16 2018    

Cheers rang out at King's House on Monday as members of the entertainment fraternity made their way to the presentation dais to receive their National Awards. The loudest were for veteran deejay Winston “Yellowman” Foster. Read More

Cumper's Game goes to the US

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, October, 15 2018    

The Key Game, a play looking at the demolition of a psychiatric hospital in Jamaica during the 1990s, has been revived for an 11-day run at New Perspectives Studio in Manhattan, New York. Read More

'Storytelling still alive'

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Monday, October, 15 2018    

Long before Jamaica gained Independence in 1962, villagers would gather at night to engage in storytelling as a form of recreation and tradition. Stories belted of Bredda Anansi, an African character known for his mischievous ways, and these stories usually ended with the line... Read More

Jimmy Cliff cancels gigs

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Monday, October, 15 2018    

Veteran singer Dr James “Jimmy Cliff” Chambers is taking the month off to recover from a hip injury. This is according to his management team, who broke the news late last month that Cliff would be unable to fulfil show commitments in October after being... Read More

Not time to vote

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 14 2018    

Jamaican artiste Dalton Harris, who is currently a finalist in the UK version of the televised talent competition X Factor, has hit out against individuals soliciting votes on his behalf despite the fact that voting has not yet started in the competition. Read More

Grace Jones ready for national award

Sunday, October, 14 2018    

Fashion icon, singer, actress, author and film producer Grace Jones will tomorrow add member of the Order of Jamaica (OJ) to her list of stellar accomplishments. Read More

Without honour

Sunday, October, 14 2018    

Jamaicans have made a significant contribution to the diversity of British pop music. Despite this, most have been overlooked for national recognition by their country's Government. Here are four of them: Read More

No Belafonte for awards

Sunday, October, 14 2018    

Actor and musician Harry Belafonte will not be present at tomorrow's presentation of National Honours and Awards at King's House. Read More

A General born in England

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 14 2018    

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in communities in London, the Midlands, Nottingham and Bristol. The... Read More

Marshall speaks from the heart

Saturday, October, 13 2018    

HOT on the heels of his smash hit, Glory to God, Wayne Marshall yesterday released his new single You Are My Father. The single is the first from the Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum's compilation album: Heart of Jamaica.You Are My Father speaks to the unique relationship... Read More

Oquino on a high

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Saturday, October, 13 2018    

Singer Oquino (formerly known as Jah Cube) says his Canadian chart-topper Why You Do Me That was inspired by a real-life situation.“It is based on a true story. A friend of mine was going through a situation, and the circumstances inspired me to write this song,... Read More

Morning Bliss celebrates milestone

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Saturday, October, 13 2018    

Morning Bliss, the all-white breakfast party, is celebrating its first anniversary on Heroes' Day, Monday, October 15. It is slated to unfold at Lyssons Beach in St Thomas.Junior Bloodline, co-promoter of the event, spoke about how the party has evolved. Read More

Boyo Hammond, Beres' brother dead

Saturday, October, 13 2018    

Winston “Boyo” Hammond, older brother of Beres Hammond and father of singer Lenn Hammond, died on October 9 in Toronto, Canada from cancer. He was 73 years-old.According to a statement from his family, Hammond was the fifth of 10 children born in Annotto Bay,... Read More

Miss Universe JA for Style Week T&T

Saturday, October, 13 2018    

Miss Universe Jamaica, Emily Maddison, will be making runway appearances in Trinidad and Tobago as special guest at Style Week Port of Spain 2018, scheduled from yesterday to Sunday.She is expected to headline the Dermoth Williams Couture collection by Uzuri International... Read More

Zion looks to the future

Saturday, October, 13 2018    

August Town has produced a number of roots artistes in the last 20 years. The latest is 12-year-old singjay, Zion. Read More


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