Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 teenAGE BPL Matchday 21 predicitons http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-BPL-Matchday-21-predicitons One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline. Teenage Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:48:19 GMT Alkaline set to perform for the first time in Jamaica after a long hiatus from the island http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Alkaline-set-to-perform-for-the-first-time-in-Jamaica-after-a-long-hiatus-from-the-island The announcement was made on the deejay’s Instagram page where he captioned a picture of the flyer with “Mhm.” Teenage Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:02:24 GMT Yaya Toure to China? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Yaya-Toure-to-China- Toure seems to be the latest victim of China’s relentless efforts to attain almost all the big stars in the game. However, according to his agent, Dimitri Seluk, Toure turned down a lucrative contract offered to him by an unnamed Chinese Football team in order to stay in the Barclays Premier League with Manchester City. Teenage Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:58:11 GMT Selena and The Weeknd http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Selena-and-The-Weeknd2017-01-12T10-57-54 When low quality paparazzi shots emerged of the two leaving an Italian restaurant on Tuesday night holding hands, kissing and looking every bit the happy couple the internet was abuzz. Cue all the Can't Keep My Hands To Myself and The Heart Wants What It Wants jokes. Teenage Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:55:45 GMT Leon Bailey’s decision to not represent Jamaica indicative of the JFF’s poor leadership http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Leon-Bailey-s-decision-to-not-represent-Jamaica-indicative-of-the-JFF-s-poor-leadership However, from an early age, the JFF showed little interest in the upcoming star, despite him attracting interest from some of the world’s best teams like Chelsea and Ajax. Recently, the 19-year-old did an interview with ESPN FC and stated that "There is a lot of pressure from Jamaica, but I don't see a future there. I want to play in big tournaments against top players, and with all due respect I don't see that happening in Jamaica any time soon." Bailey’s comments may come off as a bit harsh, especially for a country in which he was born and raised. But can you blame him? One can presume that if any other person was given the opportunity to play for a bigger, better nation then they would also seek to jump on that opportunity. Teenage Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:56:20 GMT #PressRecord with reggae artiste Runkus http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-PressRecord-with-reggae-artiste-Runkus Teenage Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:55:05 GMT Top rumours after one week in the January transfer window http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Top-rumours-after-one-week-in-the-January-transfer-window 1. Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea - The Monaco midfielder is likely to be a welcomed addition to the Blues. He impressed managers with how instrumental he has been for his team in Ligue 1. Chelsea now £60 million rich after Oscar's transfer to China is said to start bidding soon. Chelsea, is however not ready to pay the £30m asking price. Teenage Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:37:52 GMT Interview with 19-year-old producer and songwriter Tessellated http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Interview-with-19-year-old-producer-and-songwriter-Tessellated Here's what he had to say: Teenage Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:29:51 GMT Ed Sheeran FINALLY has new music http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Ed-Sheeran-FINALLY-has-new-music Shape Of You is upbeat and gives slight dancehall vibes, but Ed Sheeran separates himself from most of today's artistes that are riding the popular wave of sampling dancehall songs, by using acoustic guitar heavily in the song. In so doing the song still sounds very much like Ed even though it's not quite like anything he's ever done before. Teenage Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:21:25 GMT Assessing Chelsea’s title hopes ahead of their Tottenham clash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/Assessing-Chelsea-s-title-hopes-ahead-of-their-Tottenham-clash It has been a convincing start to the 2016/17 campaign after a very tumultuous year last season, finishing 10th which was the lowest the club has finished since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich took over in 2003. Teenage Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:29:00 GMT teenAGE matchday 20 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-matchday-20-predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline. Teenage Mon, 02 Jan 2017 11:54:04 GMT #Worstof2016: Local male artiste http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-Worstof2016--Local-male-artiste Don't get us wrong,Tommy Lee tried hard, but unfortunately the controversial artiste was in the media due to trouble with the law than for his music. Teenage Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:15:40 GMT #Bestof2016: Local male artiste http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-Bestof2016--Local-male-artiste He released the album New Level Unlocked and it is arguably the best dancehall album this year even surpassing King of the Dancehall by Vybz Kartel. Of course Kartel had notable hits like Fever and Western Union. However, the songs from Alkaline's album like One More Time, Side Chick and the well known Champion Boy seemed to be more popular. Teenage Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:03:38 GMT #Worstof2016: Local female artiste http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-Worstof2016--Local-female-artiste The picture that went viral of the 43-year-old back in November landed the dancehall star in the middle of a firestorm on social media. In the photo, Macka's legs were wide open and she is seen clutching a sword pointed suggestively towards her groin area. Teenage Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:59:00 GMT #Bestof2016: Local female artiste http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-Bestof2016--Local-female-artiste Her songs tend to be ‘spicy’, direct and often times lewd in the eyes of many persons in the Jamaican society, but in the dancehall arena she is very much loved and adored. That disparity was revealed when she was asked to perform at the Rio Sports Gala and Awards ceremony back in October. Her raunchy performance left a few mouths agape and many tongues wagging  in a forum which included the likes of the Governor General and the Prime Minister . The situation sparked a major discussion online and within the Jamaican media fraternity. It did nothing to dampen her year however, as the 32-year-old was still being booked and continued with her life after the controversial situation was cleared up. Teenage Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:53:33 GMT #Worstof2016: Worst dressed male http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-Worstof2016--Worst-dressed-male Gayle dresses as though he is still in the year 2003. This is due to his continuous choice of tight shirts with odd designs and even weirder pants and shoes. Evidence of Gayle lack of style can be seen on his social media pages or wherever you happen to see him. Whether at a gala or a party as seen at the event Cabana City Reserve Gayle always stands out and never for the best reasons. Gayle is one who likes to make statements as is evident in his beard (which is now dyed) and his daily attire but we believe there a more stylish and well put together ways to stand out and this superstar needs to find some. Teenage Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:46:05 GMT #Bestof2016: Best dressed male http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-Bestof2016--Best-dressed-male  However for the year 2016, Jamaican men have stepped up to the plate and shown their style and growing elegance, 2016 was the year for well tailored suits and designer shoes.  Teenage Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:38:34 GMT #Worstof2016: Worst dressed woman http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-Worstof2016--Worst-dressed-woman This year we had some difficulties in selecting someone fitting the title of worst dressed, but with some thought one popular female was identified. Teenage Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:34:01 GMT #Bestof2016: Best dressed woman http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-Bestof2016--Best-dressed-woman It was the year when everyone found themselves with regard to style,  we met a lot of show stoppers, trend setters and a majority of trend followers. These individuals rocked chokers, trench coats and thigh-high boots and they in fact made it quite difficult to spot the "best dressed female" for the year 2016.  Teenage Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:15:56 GMT #Bestof2016: Sports performance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-Bestof2016--Sports-performance This year, the now legendary Usain Bolt, further cemented his legacy as the greatest sprint legend of all time and perhaps one of the greatest sports men of all time. During his rise to stardom, he has broken records and made history on numerous occasions and this year he did it one last time. Bolt became the first man to win the ‘triple-triple’. That is, winning three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and the 4 x 100m relay in three consecutive Olympic Games. With an achievement like that it would have been impossible for him not to win this title, especially since the great man himself announced that this was going to be his last Olympics in his very illustrious career. Teenage Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:09:22 GMT #Worstof2016: Social media personality http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-Worstof2016--Social-media-personality The fact that anyone can reach a large number of people in the social media era is a good thing. But sometimes it may not be. Teenage Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:03:17 GMT #Bestof2016: Social media personality http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/-Bestof2016--Social-media-personality Since then the young vlogger has proven himself with unique, original, and creative content which has gained him many followers and fans. His 241,000 followers on the social media application Instagram are well deserved as he has continuously shown his ability to place a comedic spin on many real-life scenarios applicable and relatable to young persons. 2016 has been a great year for Legore professionally. Teenage Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:44:57 GMT teenAGE matchday 19 predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-Matchday-19-predictions Every week we will predict four matches and our writers will give their predictions for the winner and the scoreline. Teenage Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:30:02 GMT teenAGE Matchday 18 BPL predictions http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/teenAGE-Matchday-18-BPL-predictions One point is awarded for the correct winner and two points for the correct scoreline. Teenage Mon, 26 Dec 2016 07:16:47 GMT J Cole's '4 Your Eyez Only': Smash or Trash? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/teenage/J-Cole-s-4-Your-Eyez-Only--Smash-or-Trash- Thristan: It's no Born Sinner or 2014 Forest Hills Drive. It's not as catchy as some of his other work, since he took it down a bit and made 4 Your Eyez Only more mellow, but it shows a different understanding of his surroundings and his life. You won't bop your head as much to this one but it's definitely a smash. The story-telling aspect of it is a perfect example of America's indictment on the black man. Teenage Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:33:50 GMT