Mikey Bennett gives FROM THE HEART

Thursday, November, 8 2018    

Victoria Pier on the downtown Kingston waterfront was filled with the sweet sounds of reggae on Tuesday, as local distillery Appleton Estate launched its latest music project, a 13-track album, Heart of Jamaica. Read More

Culture to take stage at Grace Jerk Fest

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

Organisers of the Grace Jamaica Jerk Festival are continuing to place an emphasis on culture at this year's staging. The occasion is scheduled for Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida, on Sunday. Read More

'Pier' vibes

Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

Victoria Pier in downtown Kingston was abuzz last Thursday with the grand opening of the Ribbiz Ocean Lounge. Fresh-faced bubbly ladies and sharply dressed gentlemen stepped out in their 'something blue' as per the dress code and none slouched in the style stakes. The star-studded launch... Read More

Carroll Thompson covers for Phyllis

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

 AS a child in England during the mid-1960s, Carroll Thompson recalls her older relatives listening to the music of Phyllis Dillon, but it was not until adulthood that she became acquainted with the trailblazing singer's work. Read More

Blaq Fuego feels Trench Town vibe

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

The streets of Trench Town are thousands of miles from Kampala, Uganda, where Blaq Fuego was born and raised, but he empathises with the people in a community that has produced some of the world's greatest artistes. Read More

A Kilburn girl at heart

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Tuesday, November, 6 2018    

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in communities in London, the Midlands,... Read More

Mawga Don drops Respect

Tuesday, November, 6 2018    

Sound system selector- turned-singjay Mawga Don is currently enjoying much attention with his single Respect . Read More

Conkarah enters Reggae Billboard chart

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, November, 6 2018    

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BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 6 2018    

A packed house on opening night spoke volumes of the anticipation for the drama Innocence of Guilt: The Mary Lynch Story, which premièred at the Jamaican Shopping Theatre in St Andrew on Sunday. Read More

Stella entertains

Monday, November, 5 2018    

The Stella Maris Dance Ensemble put on an impressive show this past weekend for their 25th annual season of dance at the Little Theatre in St Andrew.The ensemble headed by Dr MoniKa Lawrence pulled out the best of its repertoire to celebrate this milestone. Read More

Showers of blessings

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, November, 5 2018    

Torrential rain drenched Circle House as past and present members of Inner Circle and Third World jammed 96 Degrees In The Shade last Saturday in North Miami. Quite the irony, but it failed to put a damper on a unique occasion. Read More

Jamaican now in top 10 of X Factor UK

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, November, 5 2018    

Jamaican Dalton Harris has successfully made it to next week's round of the televised talent competition X Factor UK. Read More

This is why we hot

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Sunday, November, 4 2018    

Since 2006 when he bellowed his signature 'one blood' on The Game's It's Okay (One Blood), Junior Reid has become the go-to artistes for rappers looking for that reggae edge. He keeps the flow going with Mash it Up Again, a song with Jamaica-born rapper Fully Top... Read More

Pop style in Junction

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

The 2018 staging of Campari Pop style hit Jamaica's south coast recently with a stop in Junction, St Elizabeth. It was a night of fun, style and music, as over a thousand party goers converged at Pine Plaza for the chance to be dubbed Campari's Most Stylish. Read More

Mary Lynch story opens tonight

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

It has been described as the murder trial of its time. In 1992 , Mary Lynch confessed to killing her banker husband Leary during a domestic dispute. Lynch was convicted and spent 14 years behind bars at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre, Jamaica's lone prison for women, she was released... Read More


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