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Veteran Reggae Performer Johnny Clarke rocks Jazz and Blues

Johnny Clark (Photo: Phillip Lemonte)

FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny- Veteran reggae performer Johhny Clarke closed off the tribute to recently deceased reggae icon John Holt with an admirable performance at Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival being held now at the Trelawny stadium. The seasoned crooner reeled off hit after hit, including 'Rock W ... Read More

Joset Wales (Photo: Phillip Lemonte) Jazz and Blues 2015 - Josey Wales Red Hot on stage, while Brian Holt performs renditions of some of his father's hits
FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny-Deejay Josey Wales came out blazing during his set on the first night of Jam ... Read More

The Tamlins  Jazz and Blues 2015 - The Tamlins thrilled the crowd with hits and tribute to John Holt
FLORENCE HALL, Trelawny-Reggae group, The Tamlins thrilled the audience on the first night of Jamaic ... Read More

Judy Mowatt JAZZ AND BLUES 2015 - Judy Mowatt on high tide as George Nooks says no 'Tribal War'
FLORENCE HALL, (Trelawny), Jamaica - Judy Mowatt and George Nooks upped the tempo as Jazz and Blues ... Read More

JAZZ AND BLUES 2015 - Cornell Campbell delights as the tributes flow for John Holt

Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:50 PM    

Cornell Campbell giving his tribute to John Holt earlier tonight at the Jazz and Blues 2015 (PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE) 

FLORENCE HALL, (Trelawny), Jamaica - The smooth singing Cornell Campbell received a warm reception from his many fans at Jazz and Blues 2015 now underway at the Trelawny Stadium. The 'Boxing Around' singer easily connected with the patrons with his long string of hits such as 'The Gorgon',  'I'll Mash You Down', 'Mash You Down' and 'Queen of the Minstrel'. He passed the musical baton to George Nooks who is now performing. Read More

Errol Dunkley kicks off John Holt tribute

Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:38 PM    

Errol Dunkley performing at the Jazz and Blues 2015 at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium. (PHOTO:PHILLIP LEMONTE)

TRELAWNY, Jamaica - Veteran reggae performer Errol Dunkley took Jazz and Blues 2015 patrons down memory lane as he opened the tribute to the late John Holt segment here at the Trelawny Stadium. The seasoned performer belted out hits of the past including, You're Gonna Need Me, Please Stop Your Lying and Black Cinderella. He topped off his performance with his biggest hit, OK Fred, which was written by John Holt. Dunkley made way to Cornell Campbell. Read More

PHOTOS: Night 1 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival

Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:29 PM    

OBSERVER ONLINE brings you photo highlights of the first night of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, now under way at the Trelawny Stadium. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Read More

Night 1 of Jamaica Jazz and Blues kicks off

Thursday, January 29, 2015 9:11 PM    

Patrons streaming into the Trelawny Stadium for night one of Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2015. (PHOTO:PHILLIP LEMONTE)

TRELAWNY, Jamaica - Patrons are steadily streaming into the Trelawny Stadium for the first night of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Tonight's line-up includes deejay Josey Wales, singers Errol Dunkley and Cornell Campbell, vocal group The Tamlins and soca singer Oscar B, all backed by Lloyd Parks and We the People band. Each act will dedicate part of their set to the late John Holt. The three-day festival will feature headliner Mariah Carey, The Pointer Sisters, Magic!, former lead singe ... Read More

Pro-ganja lobby endorses changes on eve of Senate debate

By Balford Henry, Observer Senior Staff Reporter | Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:21 PM    

University of the West Indies, Mona, Professor Archibald McDonald also chairs the Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Task Force 

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As the Senate prepares to debate the new Bill amending the Dangerous Drugs Act to relax laws on the use of ganja (cannabis) tomorrow, the initiative has been endorsed by supporters of the changes at a two-day investors summit which ended at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, today. Speakers called on the Government to continue full speed ahead with the reforms, and disregard apparent threats from a United States Government official reported as cautioning ... Read More

JAMPRO promises 'dealmaking' investment forum this year

Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:39 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Jamaica’s trade and investment agency says it is anticipating a successful 2015 Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), which is scheduled for March 10-12 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James. The event is Jamaica’s premier international investment and business conference. It is designed for eager investors and business executives, who want to discover business opportunities and industry developments, learn about ... Read More

Businessmen arrested for outstanding taxes

Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:15 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Two businessmen, who Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) described as "delinquent taxpayers", were recently arrested in separate operations conducted by the Special Enforcement Team of the TAJ and the St Thomas police, for outstanding taxes amounting to $28 million. A release from the TAJ Thursday said the arrests were made on warrants of disobedience after Jeremiah Walker, principal director of St Thomas Cable Network Limited, failed to appear in court on a summons served by t ... Read More

Forex: J$115.81 to one US dollar

Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:09 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Thursday, January 29 ended trading at J$115.81, up two cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar closed at J$93.55, up from J$93.19 while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$174.61 down from J$175.41. Read More

JUTC 'regrets' death of physically challenged man

Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:04 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has expressed regret at the death of a physically challenged man whose wheelchair was hit by a JUTC bus near to the University of the Hospital of the West Indies today. “We express our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the victim whose identity we have not yet ascertained,” the bus company said in a release. The incident occurred about 1:00 pm Thursday while the man was reportedly t ... Read More

PHOTO: JUTC bus crushes man 

Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:15 PM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Policemen on the scene of a crash where a Jamaica Urban Transit Company bus reportedly crushed a physically challenged man on Thursday. The man's wheelchair is seen to the right of the bus. See story here. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)   Read More



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