Five J'cans in Top 15 albums of 2017

Billboard Magazine has published its Top 15 reggae albums for 2017. The list was culled from the publication's weekly Billboard Reggae Album chart and ranks albums according to sales data released by Neilsen Music. The number of weeks spent on the chart and how far the... Read More

Introducing Winter Splash
MICHAEL Dawson, organiser of Winter Splash, has set the ambitious task of replacing Sting as the premiere Yuletide calendar event.... Read More

The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during the year ... Read More

Pamputtae ponders ministry
PAMPUTTAE says she is hoping to become a preacher as she has always had the desire to serve the Lord.... Read More


By Howard Campbell Observer senior reporter | Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during 2017.   Read More

Beres calls for end to gun violence

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

In a recent post-performance press conference in Barbados, Jamaican Reggae Star Beres Hammond addressed reports of a rise in criminal activity in that country. Read More

After 12: Tights Instruction

Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

The instruction to the ladies was clear — very short shorts and tights. The venue was Stanley Roof. The date: Friday, November 24. The hosts — Rock Raiders... Read More

Mineral Boss shot and killed

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 13 2017    

JAMAICA'S music fraternity is again in shock following the murder of one of its members. Record producer Cleon “Mineral Boss” Jones, 37, was shot and killed on the Caymanas Estate Road in St Catherine yesterday morning. Read More

Joe still crunching Jamathon numbers

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

JOSEF Bogdanovich, organiser for Caribbean Love Now Jamathon, is still calculating proceeds from the benefit concert held on November 22. Read More

Rains reschedule Wickie Wackie fest

Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

Wickie Wackie Music festival, which was postponed last Saturday due to the inclement weather, is now set for this Saturday, December 16 at the Bull Bay, St Andrew, venue. Read More

Ernie keeps his promise

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

MUSICIAN Ernie Smith kept good on his promise and donated a cheque valuing $60,000 to Jamaica Association of Vintage Artists and Affiliates (JAVAA) at a concert dubbed Live United held at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium on the grounds of Jamaica College in St Andrew last Saturday... Read More

Another sales surge for Grammy-nominated sets

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

There is another sales spike this week for albums nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 60th Grammy Awards scheduled for January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Read More


Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during 2017. GOSPEL singer and radio announcer Deneese Wright died at the University Hospital of the West Indies on May 11. She was 46. Read More

Tarrus tackles crime

Tuesday, December, 12 2017    

KNOWN for easy-listening ballads like She's Royal and Powerful , Tarrus Riley gets serious on Graveyard , his latest song, produced by Tariq “Rvssian”... Read More

Shaggy, Sting working on album

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, December, 11 2017    

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Sting is scheduled to perform in Jamaica for the first time at the Shaggy & Friends concert on January 6 at King's House in St Andrew. The 66-year-old British artiste has been affiliated with reggae since the mid-1970s when he formed The... Read More


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