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French film festival begins March 20

Fred Pellerin.

March 18 to 26 is being celebrated internationally as French language and Francophonie week, and here in Jamaica one of the highlights is the staging of the Francophone Film Festival from March 20 to April 3. This is one of the biggest foreign language festivals organised yearly in Jamaica, and wi ... Read More

Frass Hill on the video shoot of Mi Know She Know. Frass Hill upbeat about Florida gig
Deejay Frass Hill is looking forward to his first major performance overseas at the Tampa Festival o ... Read More

Mike Sherman (right), president of Universal Media Group Inc, and board member Abebe Lewis.. Carib acts for US TV series
Caribbean artistes will be part of Before The Fame, a new celebrity show set to air on American tele ... Read More

GINUWINE… will perform at Flesh party at The Palms at the Palmyra Top international acts for 8th staging of BritJam
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The 2017 staging of BritJam is shaping up to be one of the best yet as ... Read More

Remembering Roots

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior reporter | Sunday, February 26, 2017    

Actors John Amos (Kunta Kinte) and Madge Sinclair (Belle) in a scene from Roots..

For two weeks in early 1977, Jamaicans rushed home and tuned into the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC) to watch Roots, a powerful mini-series that is arguably the most successful programme in TV history. Based on American author Alex Haley’s book of the same title, Roots celebrated its 40th anniversary in January. The eight-part drama aired at the height of the mini-series craze in the United States. It had an ensemble cast whose performances won a global audience and earned the s ... Read More

Jamie Foxx abused

Wednesday, February 22, 2017    

Jamie Foxx.

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) ­– Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor, Jamie Foxx in a restaurant. Police said they acted after receiving reports Sunday of “particularly arrogant and rude” insults made against restaurant guests, including “one of the guests on racial grounds”. The police statement did not name Foxx as the target, but the actor briefly posted comments a ... Read More

Lessons learnt from Hidden Figures

BY Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February 05, 2017    

Corporate Area students at the Carib 5 cimena in Cross Roads, St Andrew, on Thursday evening. (Photos: Garfield Robinson)

AS if it were extra lessons, scores of specially invited Corporate Area students poured into the Carib 5 cinema in Cross Roads, St Andrew, on Thursday evening for a special screening of Hidden Figures. The occasion was co-hosted by Portia Simpson Miller, leader of Opposition and former prime minister, and Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals/ATL Group. Government ministers, corporate executives and teachers were also among the guests. Stewart explained how he got involved in the project. “This ... Read More



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