Glen Simmonds keeps it authentic

This is the final in a 10-part series on Jamaican disc jockeys who have made an impact on North American radio.  Read More

High Hopes bares the soul
US reggae band High Hopes is optimistic their latest single, Taken Souls , could be their breakthrough song.... Read More

Trommy wants to give back
Trombonist Derick “Trommy” Hinds, who has resided in the United States for more than 30 years, has decided to return to Jamaica and teach aspiring musicians.... Read More

Jah Works wins in Japan
For over 30 years, Japan has been a strong market for reggae and dancehall music. The success of Japanese sound system Mighty Crown has inspired many home-grown 'sounds'.... Read More

Ernie, Monty for charity

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

 Pianist Monty Alexander and guitarist Ernie Ranglin will be preforming at a charity concert slated for the Jamaica Pegasus hotel ballroom in New Kingston on Sunday, July 1.Starting time is 7:00 pm. Read More

LKJ slowing down

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

For the past 40 years his writing and poetry have been the voice of the West Indian living in Britain. Read More

Powerful theme song today

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

The Powerful Women & Men Perform for Charity show is to unveil its theme song at the 18th staging of the event set for this evening at 6:00 pm at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew. Read More

Strawberry Hill's second coming

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Strawberry Hill has long been known for its picturesque location in the cool, lush hills of Irish Town, St Andrew. The hotel is the venue for this evening's Hope In The Hills concert, with proceeds going to the Hope Institute of Jamaica. Read More

Bourdain's bittersweet Caribbean run

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Saturday, June, 9 2018    

Anthony Bourdain, the American celebrity chef who gained international fame through his Parts Unknown series on CNN, committed suicide in Strasbourg, France, Friday. His popular show, a ratings winner for the cable network, focused on food throughout the world. Read More

Munga's case moves to Supreme Court

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 9 2018    

MUNGA Honorebel was granted bail when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Kingston on Thursday. However, the matter was transferred to the Supreme Court. It is set for mention on July 3. Read More

Cosmic Rotation hits the mark

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Saturday, June, 9 2018    

The seventh staging of the popular live music series Cosmic Rotation took place recently at the Serengeti at Hope Zoo in St Andrew. The event was sponsored by Appleton Estate. Read More

Korea-Jamaica Friendship month launched

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Saturday, June, 9 2018    

YOUNG Gyu Lee, head of mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, and his staff rolled out the red carpet to guests and dignitaries at the launch of Korea-Jamaica Friendship month at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St Andrew on Wednesday. Read More

Lawyers yet to meet with Mavado

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Saturday, June, 9 2018    

Mavado's legal team is still unable to determine when the deejay will meet with cops at the Constant Spring Police Station in St Andrew. Read More

Stacy Ann Nelson is Miss St Catherine

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer | Saturday, June, 9 2018    

STACY Ann Nelson is the 2018 Miss St Catherine Festival Queen. The 24-year-old — who wears the sash of Gateway Dental — was crowned during last Sunday's coronation at Eltham High School, Eltham Park in Spanish Town. Read More

Hola, Miss Portland

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Saturday, June, 9 2018    

CROWD favourite Jessica Hartley was crowned Miss Portland Festival Queen 2018 at Port Antonio High School in the parish last Saturday evening. Read More


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