Reggae Train ready to roll

International Reggae Train Dancers and Danca Family on the set of International Reggae Train taping in Manhattan, United States, early last week. (Photo: Contributed)

JAMAICAN reggae acts will be given a global audience thanks to a new television dance show called International Reggae Train. The show, which is similar to the once-popular Soul Train series, will feature live performances and dancers. The pilot episode was shot earlier last week in Manhattan, Unit ... Read More

From left:  Wang Man, interpreter with the Chinese delegation, instructs Gladstone Wilson, chairman of the board at the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica (PBCJ,) on where to sign the agreement for China Radio International to provide two television programmes to be aired locally. Looking on is Zhou Jihong (second right), head of the Chinese delegation, and Dong Tingyan (right), member of the Chinese delegation. From left at back are Carol Francis, programmes manager at PBCJ; Shorna-Kay Richards, director of bilateral relations department at the Ministry of Foreign Affiars and Foreign Trade; Keith Campbell, CEO of PBCJ; Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica Niu Qingbao, and other members of the delegation. (Lionel Rookwood) 2 new Chinese programmes for Jamaican TV
COME February, the Jamaican media, through the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica (PBCJ), wi ... Read More

The principals and cast of Moonlight  share a moment following their Golden Globe win — Best Picture, Drama. (Photo: AP) Golden Globes audience grew by 1.5 million over last year
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company says Sunday’s Golden Globes show enjoyed a bump in i ... Read More

Edwin ‘Countryman’ Lothan as he appeared in the 1982 film Countryman Passage - Countryman
EDWIN “Countryman” Lothan, star of the movie Countryman, died in September at age 70. H ... Read More

Lone Star girl

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer | Sunday, December 18, 2016    

Parisa Fitz-Henley.

Former Jamaica Fashion Model winner Parisa Fitz-Henley has landed her biggest role since becoming a professional actress. She was recently cast in the new NBC series Midnight, Texas. The show is based on the best-selling trilogy by Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse books that were adapted for HBO’s vampire drama, True Blood. “I play Fiji Cavanaugh. I’m a witch and owner of a shop called ‘The Inquiring Mind,’ selling crystals, herbs and teaching peo ... Read More

To Sir With Love author dead at 104

Sunday, December 18, 2016    

Edward Braithwaite.

Edward Braithwaite, the Guyanese author who wrote the book To Sir With Love, has died at age 104. He died last Monday in Rockville, Maryland. To Sir with Love inspired a movie of the same name that starred Sidney Poitier and Scottish singer Lulu. Born Eustace Edward Ricardo Braithwaite in June 1912, he attended Guyana’s Queen’s College, then City College of New York. Braithwaite later moved to Britain and enlister in the Royal Air Force, but even with a degree in engineering from ... Read More

I Am Bolt gets Jamaican run

Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Usain Bolt at the premiere of the documentary I Am Bolt at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew, on Tuesday. (Photo: Karl McLarty)

OLYMPIAN Usain Bolt conquered track and field by being the fastest man alive. The track star is now lending his talent to the big screen with the release of the documentary called I Am Bolt. Produced by British brothers Gabe and Benjamin Turner, I Am Bolt had its Jamaican showing at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew on Tuesday evening. The event was hosted by telecoms giant Digicel. The documentary premiered in London late last month. The track star hinted he may be trading ... Read More

I Am Bolt to inspire through the ages, say fans

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter | Thursday, December 08, 2016    

Usain Bolt (centre), manager Nugent Walker (left) and coach Glen Mills share a laugh during the red carpet premiere of his film I am Bolt at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Tuesday. (Photo: Collin Reid)

Many would have seen Usain Bolt’s rise to glory, but not his story. They would have seen him live the life, but are unaware of the sacrifices. That would have all been changed by now following the Jamaican premiere of the documentary film I Am Bolt, which opens a window to a never-before-seen look at the life of the world’s fastest man. The glitzy red carpet affair hosted by Digicel had the National Indoor Sports Centre buzzing with excitement on Tuesday, as a number of sports an ... Read More



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