Boris Gardiner to shine at Startime

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

The popular Startime show takes place on May 5 at Mas Camp in Kingston. The Jamaica Observer , which is one of its sponsors, presents a series of stories on its impact and stars leading up to the event. Read More

Pearson hailed as true gentleman

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

GLOWING tributes were shared of ceramist Gene Pearson at his thanksgiving service held at the University Chapel, Mona, on Monday afternoon. Read More

After 12: Xodus Soaka...paint, more paint, water and fun

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

Xodus Soaka, the J'Ouvert party held in New Kingston on April 6, lived up to expectations, as it set revellers in the mood ahead of last Sunday's road march. The night-til-daybreak f te proved to be a colourful event, what with all... Read More

More heat on Howard

Wednesday, April, 11 2018    

AN ongoing row between dancehall fraternity members and Dr Dennis Howard, general manager for radio services at the RJR Communications Group, is taking another twist. Read More

The Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, April, 10 2018    

As the Jamaica Observer celebrates its 25th anniversary, the Entertainment Desk revisits some of the key events and personalities covered since 1993. Read More

Carnival drums up economy

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 10 2018    

Carnival is being hailed as major fillip to Jamaica's economy and Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is hoping it will be expanded to other sections of the island. Read More

Xodus moves the masses

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Monday, April, 9 2018    

IN its second year, principals of Xodus band said it has seen a significant increase in revellers in its road march.Activities took over the streets of the Corporate Area streets yesterday. Read More

Kevin Downswell defends the church

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Monday, April, 9 2018    

IN recent months, the church has been at the centre of a much-heated debate about its role in crime-fighting. While some argue it should do more than pray, gospel singer Kevin Downswell said there are plenty of Christians who are out in the field but shy away from the... Read More

An ode to Fatis

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Monday, April, 9 2018    

Kareem Burrell — son of late music producer Philip “Fatis” Burrell — is preserving the musical legacy of his father with the release of Fatis: Tapes in the oven Vol 1, a rare collection of previously unreleased tapes. Read More

Carnival in the City!

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Monday, April, 9 2018    

BRIGHT colours, artistic costumes, and energetic soca revellers flooded at the Corporate Area's streets for yesterday's annual road march. Read More

Jamming with Xaymaca

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, April, 9 2018    

THERE were early telltale signs that Xaymaca International would've enjoyed a massive turnout at their second carnival road march yesterday. Read More

Teejay hopes for change

Monday, April, 9 2018    

Emerging deejay Teejay is hoping that the resort town of Montego Bay can return to the halcyon days. Read More

Gil Bailey — The Godfather

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, April, 9 2018    

This is the first in a 10-part series on Jamaicans who have made their mark on North American radio. Read More

A plan for One Love

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the One Love Peace Concert. The Jamaica Observer presents a series of stories leading up to its April 22 staging. Read More

Ready fi di road!

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Edito — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 8 2018    

JAMAICA's three competing carnival bands are promising a memorable experience for their revellers in today's road march along the streets of the Corporate Area. Read More


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