VP marks milestone with box set

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

VP Records will release a multi-song box set on October 25 as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations. Titled Down In Jamaica - 40 Years Of VP Records, it contains 94 songs that helped transform the Queens, New York company from 'mom and pop' entity to one of the music industry's most... Read More

Nike steps out to reggae

Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

AMERICAN sportswear brand Nike is stepping to the reggae beat.The company recently released its new line of Air brand of sneakers, inspired by reggae and other genres of music. Read More

Post responsibly, says deejay Big Pop

Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

BIG Pop is asking members of the public to use social media platforms in a responsible manner and not to disseminate lies and scams, which could hurt other people. Read More

Miss China goes global

BY HORACE HINES Observer reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

MISS China, Alice Li, was crowned Miss Global International 2019 during a glitzy ceremony at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James on Saturday night. Read More

'Shottas' actor Louie Rankin dies in Canada crash

Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Louie Rankin's Jamaica manager, Lexxi, has confirmed that the dancehall deejay/actor died Monday evening as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash in Canada. Read More

Lila Ike high on education

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Monday, September, 30 2019    

While her own pursuit of tertiary education has hit a snag, reggae artiste Lila Ike is big on education. Read More

GioVanniRimz stays close to his roots

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Monday, September, 30 2019    

TWO years ago when budding music producer Giovanni “GioVanniRimz” Ashman launched his oneJAHnre Music Group, he wanted to mould different sounds and work with likeminded artistes. He believes he achieved that with the AFROdisiac rhythm, the label's latest project. Read More

Kerwin Du Bois rocks I Love Soca

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 30 2019    

THOUSANDS of soca fans attending last Saturday's I Love Soca: Cooler Festival had more than their fill of 'island music'. The event, which ended after 3:00 am, was held at Sabina Park in Kingston. Trinidad's Kerwin Du Bois was the headliner. Read More

Wailers get Blue Plaque honour

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, September, 30 2019    

The former site of Island Records' Basing Street studio in London will be recognised with a Blue Plaque on Friday, to acknowledge the work of The Wailers (Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh) who worked on two groundbreaking albums there. Read More

Tahera Brown's passion for pageants hits the international scene

By Everard Owen Observer writer | Monday, September, 30 2019    

With a passion for pageants Tahera Brown was crowned Miss St Thomas Farm Queen in 2013 and returned the following year to win the Miss Portland Festival Queen title. Read More

Best of Jamaica on show

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 29 2019    

A STANDING ovation brought down the curtains on the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport's Carifesta Expose. The show — held at the Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Drive in Kingston last Monday — featured the top acts from Jamaica's presentation in Trinidad and... Read More

No Shaggy & Friends

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 29 2019    

There will be no staging of the biennial charity showcase Shaggy & Friends in January next year. Read More

Ghost to bring Vibes tonight

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Saturday, September, 28 2019    

Dancehall singer Ghost is the headline act at tonight's staging of Mello Vibes scheduled to take place at Mas Camp in Kingston. This edition of the popular retro party series is dubbed Girls Town. Read More

Lyme brings out bess in guests

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Saturday, September, 28 2019    

Organisers of the Bess Jam's pop-up lyme are pleased with the contributions received for the Bahamas Relief Fund. Read More

Highly Favrd1 goes back to her roots

Saturday, September, 28 2019    

CANADA-BASED gospel singer Highly Favrd1 is upbeat about the reaction to the mento flavoured Remember the Yam, a nostalgic ditty reminiscing about the Jamaican staple. Read More


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