Ninja's lawyer optimistic

NINJAMAN spent a second night in custody at the Central Police Station in Kingston yesterday.His attorney Valrie Neita-Robertson is, however, optimistic the embattled entertainer will get bail today. Read More

Leroy Gibbons shot in Portmore
VETERAN singer Leroy Gibbons said he is counting his blessings after surviving a shooting incident on Monday morning.The entertainer was shot in the buttocks as he walked with a friend along the Port Henderson main road in Portmore, St Catherine.... Read More

Droop gives to Bobo rebuilding effort
DROOP Lion visited the Rastafari community of Bobo Hill in Nine Miles, St Andrew, on the weekend where he made a $50,000 donation to their rebuilding efforts.... Read More

Levi sticking to his roots
JAMAICAN-BORN entrepreneur and musician Levi Roots is the headliner of Music & Food For Friends scheduled for Redbones Blues Cafe in New Kingston on Friday.... Read More

Ninja behind bars

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter | Wednesday, October, 18 2017    

UP to press time last night, dancehall artiste Ninjaman was still behind bars at Central Police Station in Kingston. Read More

Jesse Royal tops Billboard chart

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

JESSE Royal tops this week's Billboard Reggae album chart with his debut effort Lily of Da Valley. The 14-track set was released on October 6 by Easy Star Records. Read More


BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, October, 17 2017    

The local entertainment industry stood tall at yesterday's National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House in St Andrew. Read More

Festival 2018 plans take shape

Monday, October, 16 2017    

PLANNING has begun for next year's staging of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition. The 2018 installation should see a revamped and exciting event which will boost the nation's spirit during the Independence period and beyond. Read More

Organ workshops coming

BY Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

Music educator Rosina Christina Moder continues to contribute to the development of music in Jamaica. Read More

Reggae on the pages

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

The first fun and games book dedicated to reggae and dancehall music, Reggae Larger than Life: The Ultimate Reggae Music Fun and Games, was released last Monday. Read More

Tony Gold returns with Once

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

SINGER Tony Gold, formerly of the duo Brian and Tony Gold, has released his first single in two years titled Once. The song was produced by Jah Mikes for Reggae Vibes Productions.Written by Golden Child, the song speaks about a relationship gone bad. Read More


By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

NOT much is known in Jamaica of veteran saxophonist Ferdinand “Bobby Little Bra” Gaynair. The 89-year-old is one of 171 who will be conferred national honours at King's House in St Andrew tomorrow. Read More

Learning lessons

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Friday, October, 13 2017    

Reggae act Chronixx is the first to tell you how much of a learning experience this past year has been. Read More

Glorious return for Glacia

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Thursday, October, 12 2017    

Gospel singer Glacia Robinson returns to the Jamaican stage on December 26, at The Experience 2017: I Rise Edition show scheduled for Manchester High School.It will be her first time performing locally in 18 years. Read More

Musicians urged to act responsibly

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, October, 12 2017    

THE country's musicians are being charged to comply with the stipulations of the Legal Deposit Act.This act requires publishers to deposit copies of their work with the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) within two months of publication. Read More


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