A tribute to J Capri

Kenneth Phillips, father of the late singjay J Capri, said he plans to release a tribute song dedicated to his daughter's memory. The single, Hard to Say Goodbye , will be released on his newly formed label, J Capri... Read More

Vegas aces GED
BETTER late than never, just ask Mr Vegas. The 44-year-old recently attained his high school diploma.The singjay took to social media last Thursday to show off his General Education Development (GED) diploma.... Read More

Ms BBC does it for reggae
Though it has not produced as many stars as New York and Los Angeles, the industrial city of Cleveland, Ohio is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, for hometown singer Ms BBC, reggae is the beat that gets her going.... Read More

DJ Laing D staying
This is the final in a 10-part series highlighting sound system selectors. The spotlight is on DJ Gahmael “Laing D” Laing, a former Campion College student who for the past five years, has helped draw fans to events such as Zimi Seh Riva, Tropics, BRT Weekend, and Marco...... Read More

Alpha band for Sumfest stage

By Basil Walters Observer writer | Monday, July, 15 2019    

The Alpha Institute Band, winners of the 2019 Jamaica's Best School Band (JBSB) competition, will perform at Reggae Sumfest on July 20. They will share the stage with some of reggae's biggest stars, including Buju Banton, Beres Hammond and Chronixx. Read More

Headstone for Gregory

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 15 2019    

TODAY is the 69th birthday of singer Gregory Isaacs, and his widow, June, is planning something special. Read More

Old Harbour's Chevonne Beadle crowned Miss Universe Jamaica Central

Monday, July, 15 2019    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Residents of this south-central town who turned up for the Miss Universe Jamaica Central coronation earlier this month at the Manchester High School had themselves a treat. Read More

Talent competition a hit at Park Mountain Primary

Monday, July, 15 2019    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — As the long summer holidays approached, Park Mountain Primary School, a mile west of here, staged its annual Miss Park Mountain Primary School competition. Read More

Gunshots erupt at Sandz Toronto party

Monday, July, 15 2019    

TORONTO, Canada — Gunshots brought popular party series Sandz to a premature end in Toronto, Canada, on Sunday evening.Acccording to Global News, which quoted Constable David Hopkinson, a brawl broke out and shots were fired. Read More

New works and favourites for NDTC season

DEBORAH GORDON Observer writer | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

A potent combination of existing works and favourites from over the years have been brought together for the 57th season of dance by The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), which will run at the Little Theatre from July 19 to August 11. Read More

Reggae rocking Minnesota

Sunday, July, 14 2019    

The academic appeal of Jamaican culture, particularly reggae music, continues to take root globally. Read More

Afaya Pollack steps closer to her dream

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 14 2019    

ASPIRING musician Afaya Pollack won the first Rita Marley Foundation (JA) Songwriting Competition. The 13-year-old student at Ardenne High School in Kingston said the victory puts her a step closer to realising her dream. Read More

Troyton Hinds goes gospel

Sunday, July, 14 2019    

HIT-MAKING music producer Troyton Hinds will be breaking new ground with his gospel rhythm, Healing Project. Read More

Through our lens

Sunday, July, 14 2019    

In the age of the smartphone, which puts a camera at the fingertips of a large number of people, photography as an art form seems to be diminishing. But that's not going to happen anytime soon if local photographers Cheryl Hylton, Ulrick Lawrence and Dane Hucey have their way. Read More

All set for Mugs

Saturday, July, 13 2019    

One of the summer's most anticipated events, 'Mugs: Kooler Cooler Fete', will be unfolding at Sabina Park in Kingston today. The event gets going from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Read More


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