February 9 funeral for Walt Crooks

Wednesday, January, 16 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James-The body of prominent Montego Bay entertainment figure Walt Crooks, will be laid to rest on Saturday, February 9. Read More

Peabo, Regina to star 'Red Roses'

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 15 2019    

THE third Red Roses For Gregory is set for Liguanea Club in New Kingston on February 17.Head of the Gregory Isaacs Foundation, June Isaacs said she hosts the annual event to carry on her husband's legacy. Read More

Fyah Harp strums with Can't Quench

Tuesday, January, 15 2019    

Singer Fyah Harp is fuelled by the response to his 13-track album, Can't Quench . Read More

DJ Nicholas up for TT award

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 15 2019    

Gospel artiste DJ Nicholas is upbeat about his nomination in the 2019 Gospel Music Awards of Trinidad and Tobago. They were announced last week, with DJ Nicholas selected in the category, Regional Artiste of The Year. Read More

Musician Lester Adderley Sr shot, killed

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, January, 15 2019    

Bahamian musician Lester Adderley Senior was murdered in Freeport Sunday morning, police there reported. They say he was shot outside his Game Time Sports Bar shortly after midnight. Read More

Gong blazes for the small man

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, January, 15 2019    

JAMAICA has to find a way to involve the small farmer in the burgeoning formal ganja industry. That is the view of reggae artiste Damian “Junior Gong” Marley. Read More

Munga on the mend

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 14 2019    

MUNGA Honorebel's lawyer, Christopher Townsend, said the dancehall deejay is slowly recovering following Saturday's three-way motor vehicle crash which claimed the life of a Canadian citizen. Read More

Zandrea Bailey remembered as remarkable

Monday, January, 14 2019    

Zandrea Bailey, a finalist in 2014 Miss Universe Jamaica competition, died in a New York hospital yesterday. She was 29.Bailey, who has been battling lupus, was admitted at the institution for several weeks. Read More

Dillgin sets up lupus foundation

Monday, January, 14 2019    

YESTERDAY, Zandrea Bailey — Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 finalist — died in a New York hospital where she had been admitted for the past several weeks. She had been diagnosed with lupus in 2012. Read More

Dyer hails Walt Crooks

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Monday, January, 14 2019    

Hotelier Godfrey Dyer hailed his friend and business partner Walt Crooks as a pioneer of good entertainment in Montego Bay.Crooks died on January 4 in the tourist city at age 69. Read More


By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, January, 14 2019    

British journalist Dotun Adebayo believes the Jamaican government should renovate top recording studios and make them museums, which would allow it to tap into the lucrative music tourism market. In an interview with the Jamaica Observer, he said Channel One and Studio One would be ideal... Read More

Nordia has chocolate dreams

Monday, January, 14 2019    

On-the-rise singer Nordia believes her training in the field of social work will help her to connect with the feelings and challenges facing her teeny-bopper audience. Read More

HERE'S TO 2019

Monday, January, 14 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester – BAJA Gold Incorporated was among organisers of events in Manchester to ring in the New Year.Here are photo highlights from the company's New Year's Eve Ball at the Manchester Golf Club on Brumalia Road in Mandeville. Read More

Jr Gong predicts good year for reggae

Sunday, January, 13 2019    

For award-winning recording artiste Damian “Junior Gong” Marley 2019 is poised to be a great year for reggae music. Read More

British Council partners with Rebel Salute

Sunday, January, 13 2019    

For the second year running, the British Council is partnering with the music festival Rebel Salute with its live music skills training programme for young people — Backstage to the Future: Caribbean. Read More


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