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

Entertainment

'Pablo' Lee's 60th — great selections

Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

Albert Lee, better known as “Pablo”, who made his name as a champion selector for Soul Imperial Disco in the 80s, marked his 60th birthday with a party at his childhood home on Solitaire Road in Seiveright Gardens, Kingston 11 on Saturday, September 15. Read More

More Ism from Mr Vegas

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

ANYONE who has followed the dancehall beat for the past 20 years is acquainted with Mr Vegas. He has successfully experimented with lovers' rock, roots-reggae, gospel and soca, and being a master self-promoter, knows how to manipulate tabloid headlines. Read More

New turn for Black Uhuru

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 19 2018    

After a 15-year layoff, veteran roots-reggae group Black Uhuru dropped the 15-song album As The World Turns last Friday. Read More

Going live with Kevin Downswell

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

In its heyday, the live album captured artistes at the pinnacle of their careers. They were usually released when a performer was established, with a cache of songs under their belts. Read More

Shav-A making a name for herself

Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

Singjay Shav-A is a second-generation star-in-the-making. The daughter of Admiral Tibet, she has toured with her father for many years, doing background vocals on stage shows in the US and the Caribbean. But now, she is ready to do it on her own. Read More

Mayday makes contact at number one

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

Florida hip-hop/reggae outfit Mayday makes the Billboard Reggae Album Chart for the first time at number one with South of 5th, their fifth album.It sold 1,767 copies to replace Sting and Shaggy's 44/876. Read More

Standing firm

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 18 2018    

Vanessa Bling is hoping to conquer charts with the release of her EP, Still Standing, which premieres tonight at Tracks & Records in St Andrew at 8:00pm. Read More

Meet the Toon Twinz

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Monday, September, 17 2018    

Imagine Jamaica ten years from now with its own animation studio as successful and influential as Walt Disney. Well, two brothers, twins actually, are hoping to achieve this. Read More

Look out for Evaflow

Monday, September, 17 2018    

Emerging recording artiste and producer Matthew “Evaflow” Elliott is doing all the things he hopes will keep him in the spotlight. Read More

When Dalton wowed X Factor

Monday, September, 17 2018    

Dalton Harris' performance on X Factor UK, which aired on ITV on Saturday, has been picked up by the media in the United Kingdom. Read More

The Predator leads the box office

Monday, September, 17 2018    

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Predator is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in cinemas.According to 20th Century Fox, the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American cinemas. Read More

Dalton's X Factor

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, September, 17 2018    

Eight years after winning the Digicel Rising Stars competition Dalton Harris is trying his hand at another televised talent contest. Read More

Green Book wins at TIFF

Monday, September, 17 2018    

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Farrelly's crowd-pleasing Deep South road trip movie Green Book won the Toronto International Film Festival's audience award on Sunday, putting it on an envious path to the Oscars. Read More

Dance as praise

Sunday, September, 16 2018    

“And David danced before the LORD with all his might...” — 2 Samuel 6:14  Read More

Jr Gong's September milestones

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Sunday, September, 16 2018    

“Out in the streets, they call it murder”. Read More



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