Sweet dreams

BY SADE GARDNER Observer Writer | Tuesday, July, 31 2018    

SAFETY is a primary focus for organisers of Dream Weekend, scheduled from August 2 to 6 at Seven Mile Beach in Negril. The party series, which attracts an average of 25,000 patrons annually from home and abroad, turns 10 this year. Read More

Musician Carrot Jarrett is dead

Tuesday, July, 31 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Irvin “Carrot” Jarrett, former member of reggae band Third World, was found dead at his home today.His death was confirmed by current band member Cat Coore. The cause of death was not confirmed.“I haven't been able to come to... Read More

Yendi Phillipps gets baptised

Monday, July, 30 2018    

Beauty queen and model Yendi Phillipps has joined the ranks of persons in popular culture who have become baptised Christians. Read More

Ryan Mark holds church at album launch

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Monday, July, 30 2018    

Celebration Church proved the ideal venue for the launch of Ryan Mark's fourth album, Your Grace, in Portmore, St Catherine, on Friday night.The occasion was a 'Jesus party' celebrating Mark's 12-track body of work following his seven-year musical hiatus. Read More

Teejax Malek I drops Island Rock

Monday, July, 30 2018    

Singer Teejax Malek I says he has never been one to rush things when it comes to recording; rather, getting his sound as innovative as possible has always been priority. Read More

Miss Ja World goes natural

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, July, 30 2018    

ORGANISERS of the Miss Jamaica World contest are pointing to a global trend of “natural beauty” for the number of dark-skinned contestants in this year's pageant. Read More

Nature lover is St Elizabeth festival queen for 2018

Monday, July, 30 2018    

NAIN, St Elizabeth — Kimberley Buckeridge, Miss Courier Jamaica.com, was crowned St Elizabeth Festival Queen 2018 at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commision (JCDC) St Elizabeth Festival Queen Coronation held recently at Alpart Sports Club here. Read More

Popcaan holds number two Billboard spot

Monday, July, 30 2018    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dancehall artiste Popcaan had to settle for the number two spot on this week's Billboard Reggae albums chart.His sophomore album, Forever, released via MixPak Records sold 1,484 copies to debut in the runner-up position. Read More

Sounds of Jamaica

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

NETFLIX 's second season of Marvel Comics' Luke Cage was chock full of Jamaican references. From local history and folklore to the ever-present popular culture of our indigenous reggae music and general way of life. Read More

Great sets at Gala Dinner and Cabaret

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

TANICE Morrison and Khalil were the toast of the evening at The Promise Gala Dinner and Cabaret, at Jamaica Pegasus, New Kingston, recently.The event was the annual fund-raiser for the Best Care Foundation. Read More

Chancellor's Jazz Farewell this evening

Sunday, July, 29 2018    

The Oriental Gardens at the University of the West Indies, Mona, will come alive this evening with the sweet sounds of jazz, as the celebrations of the UWI's 70th anniversary come to a close. Barbadian saxophonist Arturo Tappin heads an impressive list of acts for the event which will... Read More

Twenty years since Stella got her groove back

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

NEXT month will mark 20 years since the romantic-comedy How Stella Got Her Groove Back premiered in Jamaica. Adapted from the 1996 novel written by Terry McMillan, the plot plays on her love affair with Jamaican Jonathan Plummer, whom she met while vacationing on the... Read More

Big crowd at Grace jerk fest

Saturday, July, 28 2018    

DESPITE intermittent showers, the eighth staging of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival (New York edition) attracted a large crowd. Held last Sunday at the Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York, the event featured a day of entertainment activities, food and lots of good vibes. Read More

Macka robbed downtown

Saturday, July, 28 2018    

 DEEJAYS Macka Diamond and her beau Spotlight Kunta were robbed in downtown Kingston on Thursday afternoon. Read More

Vivica Fox puts pen to paper

Saturday, July, 28 2018    

FOR two years in a row, Mission Neahlis hosted a charity event in support of a much-needed cause. Read More


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