Shaggy to make splash

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Thursday, August, 8 2019    

Grammy-winning entertainer Shaggy has been selected as the voice of Sebastian, the crab in Disney/ABC's live production of the animated movie, The Little Mermaid. Read More

Dream Weekend gets thumbs up

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 8 2019    

NEGRIL, Westmoreland — The annual Dream Weekend party series, which started on Friday and ended on Tuesday in Negril, has reportedly registered a record number of patrons in attendance, and it appears that the police were well prepared to make public safety and order... Read More

17-y-o set sights on breaking into events promotion market

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Thursday, August, 8 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The world of events promotion can be one of uncertainty and disappointments, but on the flip side it can also be one filled with personal fulfilment and financial success. Read More


BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 8 2019    

KENYA'S president Uhuru Kenyatta; Prime Minister Andrew Holness; Entertainment & Culture Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange; and Lisa Hanna, Grange's Opposition counterpart, exited their motorcades to cheers from the 35,000 flag-waving guests attending the 57th Independence... Read More

MoBay entertainer 'Changa Changa' returns to court next month

Thursday, August, 8 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Robert Lee Young, otherwise called “Changa Changa” is to return to court on Friday, September 27 to answer to charges of resisting arrest and indecent language. Read More

PHOTO: Fireman at work

Thursday, August, 8 2019    

Mystic, 'the fireman', blows fire during his performance at the second staging of the Emancipation Jamboree and Cultural Expo held at the Whitter Village in Ironshore, St James last Saturday. The event featured art and craft, fashion displays, local food, entertainment, and a Kiddies Village. Read More

Gil Bailey takes his show to YouTube

Thursday, August, 8 2019    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Fifty years after his voice was first heard on New York's airwaves, Gil Bailey has again broken new ground. Two weeks ago, the veteran broadcaster debuted his The Gil Bailey Show on YouTube, and hopes the medium will... Read More

Jahmiel, Chronic Law post weak sales

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer | Wednesday, August, 7 2019    

Popularity does not necessarily translate into sales. That is the story on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart this week. Dancehall artistes Jahmiel and Chronic Law debut with paltry sales of their album and EP, respectively. Read More

Vershon barred from Bermuda

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Wednesday, August, 7 2019    

Vershon was denied entry into Bermuda last Friday by immigration officials. He was slated to perform at the BDA Summer Music Festival the following day. Read More

PM Mottley gives Crop Over nod

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 7 2019    

Christ Church , Barbados — Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley was among the thousands of spectators who gathered along the route of the Grand Kadooment Day, culmination of two months of celebrations for Crop Over 2019. Read More

Rihanna heightens excitement

Wednesday, August, 7 2019    

Christ Church, Barbados: Approximately 10,000 costumed revellers in 23 bands braved intermittent showers and chipped through the streets of St Michael on the outskirts of the capital Bridgetown for Monday's Grand Kadooment Day, the climax to Crop Over 2019. Read More

OJ for Rita

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, August, 7 2019    

Rita Marley, who steadfastly developed her husband's legacy into a multi-million dollar brand, has been awarded the Order of Jamaica in this year's National Honours and Awards, announced yesterday by the Jamaican government. Read More

Joanna Walker tastes victory

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Tuesday, August, 6 2019    

St James' Joanna Walker is the 2019 Jamaica Gospel Song winner. The final, held Sunday evening, filled the National Arena in Kingston with songs of praise. Read More

Alison Hinds rolls with Jamaica

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 6 2019    

Christ Church, Barbados: Carnival in Jamaica has received a major endorsement from Bajan soca queen, Alison Hinds. Read More

Oska (10 Star) is a London Yardie

Tuesday, August, 6 2019    

United Kingdom-based deejay Oska (10 Star) is getting a buzz with his latest single London Yardie. Read More


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