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. Read more


Wayne still working wonders

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, December, 5 2019    

A remake of singer Wayne Wonder's No Letting Go by Chicago house/remix duo Dirty Werk (DJ Bam Bam and Steve Smooth) topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart on November 2. Read More

Black Queen gives hope

Thursday, December, 5 2019    

Nobody Knows My Pain is the latest song from Black Queen. It speaks to the plight of Jamaicans quietly suffering from chronic lifestyle diseases. Read More

Treasure found at Hope Gardens

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Thursday, December, 5 2019    

The songs that made Treasure Isle one of reggae's greatest labels rocked Hope Gardens on November 25, during a tribute to four of the musicians who played on the many hits produced by Arthur “Duke” Reid, its founder. Read More

Babsy acts against noise

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor -- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 5 2019    

ENTERTAINMENT and Culture Minister Olivia "Babsy" Grange says the Government has begun work on a Corporate Area venue to host events beyond restriction of the Noise Abatement Act. Read More

Daddy U Roy's crowning moment

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

TO be crowned in dancehall culture is akin to a royal coronation. The greats, including Clement “Coxson” Dodd, Prince Buster, and Osbourne “King Tubbys” Ruddock, are among the adorned. Read More

Grammy fever hits Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

THREE nominees for Best Reggae Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards caused a slight increase in sales one week after nominations were announced. Read More

Steve James does it from the art

Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

The annual Art Basel Miami festival opens tomorrow, with its Let There Be Reggae segment focusing on Jamaican pop culture. Photographer Steve James will be part of this expose. Read More

Bluugo shuns violence against women

Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

Growing up in all-female household, 2018 'Magnum King' Bluugo is increasingly worried about the high levels of domestic violence and murders committed against women. Read More

Here's to you!

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

STAYING true to its promise to help emerging film-makers produce short films, GATFFEST Film Festival handed over cheques to the winners from its Film Pitch Competition, held in June. Read More

Remembering the roots of Paul O Beale

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, December, 3 2019    

ACTOR Michael “String Bean” Nicholson says late playwright Paul O Beale contributed significantly to the development and popularity of roots theatre in Jamaica. The genre erupted in the 1980s through fellow playwrights Ginger Knight, Balfour Anderson and Ralph... Read More

Honorebel stays Above The Noise

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, December, 3 2019    

It has been five years since Honorebel released a solo album. In early November, he dropped Above The Noise , a 16-song set on his Phantom Music Group label. Read More

Rita gets Ghana citizenship

Tuesday, December, 3 2019    

Rita Marley, wife of reggae icon Bob Marley, is now a citizen of Ghana. According to pulse.com/ gh, Marley was one of 126 Africans in the Diaspora conferred with the honour by President Nana Akufo- Addo last Wednesday. Read More

IRAWMA goes prime time

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, December, 3 2019    

NEW categories are coming for the 2020 staging of the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), which is set for March 29 at the AC Hotel Kingston, under the theme Reggae Rise. Read More

Tony Anthony looks to Forever

Tuesday, December, 3 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Having been exposed to diverse genres in his 35-year career, Tony Anthony has an appreciation for songs that appeal to his parents, peers and his children. It was not difficult choosing songs for his third album, Then Now & Forever. Read More

Gucci Boss, Dihane Mendez 'pop style'

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, December, 2 2019    

 Show-stopping outfits, great entertainment, and good vibes brought the curtains down on the 2019 grand final of Campari Pop Style held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew on Saturday night. Read More


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