SOE declared in sections of Kingston and St Andrew

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A state of public emergency (SOE) has been declared within specified boundaries encompassing parts of the Kingston Central, Kingston Western and St Andrew South Police Divisions. Read more


Ashe to honour co-founder in Turks

Joseph “Joe” Robinson was a man of the people. Even though he hailed from Turks & Caicos soil, Robinson maintained a passion for developing the Jamaican performing arts industry up until his death in 2005. The Ashe Company was a product of this passion he exuded, which he... Read More

Unearthing reggae's stories
Cultural commentator and lecturer at the University of the West Indies Professor Donna hope has released her fifth publication, Reggae Stories: Jamaican Musical Legends and Cultural Legacies.... Read More

Tributes pour in for Shem Cole
Singer/producer Colin “Iley Dread” Levy and the University of t he West Indies (UWI) have issued statements on the death of Shem Cole, son of audio engineer David Cole, and grandson of former national footballer Alan “Skill” Cole...... Read More

Campari ups POP Style prize purse
CAMPARI's 2018 edition of their Pop Style party series was launched to much fanfare at their headquarters, @TwentyThree Bar, in New Kingston last Tuesday.... Read More

Portia Simpson Miller's Journey

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, September, 23 2018    

Film-maker Lennie Little-White is adding another volume to his portraits of Jamaicans who have distinguished themselves is various fields of endeavour. Read More

Joseph Hoo Kim's legacy lives on

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Saturday, September, 22 2018    

IN the 1970s, Maxfield Avenue was one of Kingston's happening communities. Journalists from around the world flocked the area for stories on its people, politicians and music. Read More

Day Break lights up NY

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Saturday, September, 22 2018    

The Network and Milk and Honey Events recently took the Day Break Premium Breakfast party to the New York area, and fans came out in large numbers.Held on Sunday, September 16, at the rooftop of The Brooklyn Children's Museum, the event has been hailed a success. Read More

Dawkin's adds flavour to Bread's classic

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

Michael Dawkins was an ardent radio listener in the early 1970s when he first heard Bread's monster ballad, Baby I'm A Want You. It became one of his favourite songs and he longed to cover the blue-eyed soul classic. Read More

Naazir speaks from the heart

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

Westmoreland singjay Naazir is hailing the gains made by the Government's Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) and State of Public Emergency (SOE) in reducing crime. However, he believes that some social intervention must be included, as this is the only way to get... Read More

Nathi Prince bats for knowledge

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

Reggae singer Nathi Prince is upset about the content of the music coming out of Jamaica. He has taken aim at the new slang 'fully dunce' which has gained popularity in dancehall circles. Read More

Chi Ching Ching turns the table

Saturday, September, 22 2018    

Chi Ching Ching released his debut album Turning Tables yesterday. The dancer-cum-deejay said the 21-track album has a global appeal and boasts a variety of mixes and collabs. Read More

Rygin King headlines Fyah In Da Ville show

Friday, September, 21 2018    

Dancehall's newest sensation Rygin King is the headline act for the third annual staging of Fyah In Da Ville at the Nashville Bus Park in Mandeville, on November 3. Read More

Vanessa Bling holding firm

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, September, 21 2018    

Vanessa Bling was in the spotlight Tuesday evening at Tracks and Records in St Andrew where her EP, Still Standing, was launched. Family, friends and media attended the event. Read More

Buju's Freedom tour on track for 2019

Friday, September, 21 2018    

As the December 8, release date for incarcerated reggae artiste Buju Banton draws near, plans are moving apace for his post-prison performances. Read More

Kushnie continues Kushnie continues Mission Mission

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, September, 21 2018    

With Season Six of Mission Catwalk dubbed 'The Celebrity Edition', director Mykal Kushnie considers it the hit reality's show's most compelling. Read More




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