Ater 12: Twice the fun with the Livingstone twins

Friday, August, 2 2019    

Family and friends helped twin siblings Carl and Carla Livingstone celebrate their 60th birthday on Sunday, July 28 at Chillin' Restaurant, Hope Gardens, where memories of their school days — he went to Kingston College (KC) and she attended the Convent of Mercy Alpha... Read More

A new Festival Queen tonight

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Thursday, August, 1 2019    

THIRTEEN finalists are set to compete for the 2019 title of Miss Jamaica Festival Queen at National Arena in Kingston this evening. The event is slated for an 8:00 pm start. Read More

Quilt's ReAshore'd was riveting

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 1 2019    

There is a poignant line in Quilt Performing Arts Company's production, ReAshore'd, in which the character, in reassuring her people that they have the strength to overcome the horrors of slavery states: “We may have left home, but home has never left... Read More

SPF boosts local economy

Thursday, August, 1 2019    

ORGANISERS of Summer Plaground Fantasy, more poppularly known as SPF, said the weekend parties series is acting as a fillip to the Jamaican economy. Read More

Instagram apologises to revellers

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Thursday, August, 1 2019    

POPULAR social networking service, Instagram (IG) is apologising for blocking Caribbean carnival-related material from its platform. Read More

Weddy Weddy comes of age

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Wednesday, July, 31 2019    

Considered by some dancehall pundits as the genre's godfather, Winston “Wee Pow” Powell celebrates another milestone this evening with 15 years of Weddy Weddy, the weekly dance that has helped expose upcoming artistes and sound system... Read More

Chris Martin has the moves on Billboard

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Wednesday, July, 31 2019    

Christopher Martin regains strength on this week's Billboard Reggae Albums Chart with And Then, which bolts from number 22 to two. Read More

Shanead Music goes Afro route

Wednesday, July, 31 2019    

Unlike their older counterparts, contemporary artistes look to break into markets that can expose them to a wider audience. That is the objective of American singer Shanead Music whose latest song, Dance With Me , is... Read More

Rita, Sizzla toast of gala

Wednesday, July, 31 2019    

SIZZLA Kalonji and Rita Marley will be this year's honorees at the Independence Gala slated for the National Stadium in Kingston on Tuesday, August 6. Read More

A Bonafide spin on a classic

Tuesday, July, 30 2019    

Back in the day, Teddy Pendergrass' Turn off the lights was a song that partygoers literally locked into. Recently, the Las Vegas-based Bonafide band covered the sultry number, reggae style. Read More

Sixteen hunt Miss Jamaica World title

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 30 2019    

THREE former pageant entrants, university students, and corporate Jamaica employees comprise the 16 finalists in the 2019 Miss Jamaica World beauty pageant. The finalists were unveiled to the public at a media launch on Sunday evening at Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New... Read More

Hymn stays true to Marley roots

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 30 2019    

Rita Marley's Cuban roots served as inspiration for You Don't Even Love Me, a song by her grandson Hymn Marley. Read More

Greats get recognition

By Howard Campbell Observer senior reporter | Monday, July, 29 2019    

Fifty years is a long time to be in the same profession, but for Lloyd “Judge” Ferguson of the Mighty Diamonds, he never gets tired of going to the 'office'. Read More

Bounty defends Cockpit Country

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Monday, July, 29 2019    

BOUNTY Killer is taking a stand against mining in the Cockpit Country. He took to social media last Wednesday to voice his discontent.The dancehall deejay also took the time to air his dissatisfaction with Jamaicans' silence on issue. Read More

Tony Mack marks musical milestone

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Monday, July, 29 2019    

As rocksteady evolved into reggae during the late 1960s, Greenwich Farm was one of the locations where the music transitioned seamlessly. It not only produced artistes like John Holt, Delroy Wilson and Slim Smith, but impresarios including Tony... Read More


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon