'Church needs to do more'

GOSPEL deejay and pastor Goddy Goddy is of the opinion that Jamaica's churches could play a more active role in the nation's fight against crime. He believes they are too distracted in proving which denomination is correct. Read More

Diana King weds girlfriend
SONGBIRD Diana King is singing a new tune.The singer used social media to announce her marriage to local violinist Mijanne Webster last Friday.... Read More

White Mice takes on Europe
Hardcore dancehall fans never tire of hearing White Mice's True Love. It's one of those songs that gets the revered gun salute.... Read More

After 12: Shizzle's desires
Shizzle Spanglers threw down the challenge, and the ladies responded, turning out to his Naked Desires birthday party in outfits that had the men gawking on January 13 at Silva Sky Plaza on Orange Street in downtown Kingston. This time BOKEH, the photo house that specialises in parties,...... Read More

Ashe comes of age

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 17 2018    

PERFORMING arts troupe Ashe is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Read More

Tony Rebel salutes loyal fans

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

In one of his popular songs Tony Rebel states: 'If Jah is standing by my side, then why should I be afraid of the pestilence that crawleth by night.' Read More

Harmony Cruise readies to set sail

Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

WITH just over two months to go, at least 96 per cent of the cabins on the second voyage of the Love and Harmony c ruise have already been taken. Read More

Bugle sounds off for charity

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

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Don Corleone puts Pressure on Usher

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, January, 16 2018    

PRODUCER Donovan “Don Corleone” Bennett recently completed a dancehall track with Usher. The song is titled Pressure and was recorded at the AfterMaster Recording & Mastering Studios in Los Angeles. Read More

Rebel Salute ends on a high

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, January, 15 2018    

IT was dubbed mud splash. Read More

Blackwell signs 'Primary' deal

Monday, January, 15 2018    

ISLAND Records co-founder Chris Blackwell, according to Billboard Magazine, has signed a US$50-million deal with American entertainment company Primary Wave. Read More

Sean Paul's Dutty Rock

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

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JCDC kicks off performing arts audition round

Sunday, January, 14 2018    

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will kick off it's 55th anniversary celebrations with the first round of the annual National Festival of the Performing Arts Competition, parish auditions, tomorrow. Read More

Glenroy Richards: the singer who died at Green Bay

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

THE 40th anniversary of the infamous Green Bay incident went largely unnoticed. Five men were controversially killed at a shooting range in Port Henderson, St Catherine, by a squad of Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers on January 5, 1978. Read More

Strong sets open Rebel Salute

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 14 2018    

THE muddy conditions due to afternoon rains on Friday could not dampen spirits during night one of Rebel Salute at Grizzly's Plantation Cove in Priory, St Ann. Thousands of reggae pilgrims soldiered through the wet conditions to take in the more than 12 hours of live performances, which... Read More


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