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Dancehall-fusion artiste
Kreesha Turner (left) with
Ncredible Entertainment CEO
Nick Cannon at the Jamaica
Observer offices yestrday.

DANCEHALL-FUSION artiste Kreesha Turner dropped by the Jamaica Observer offices yesterday for our Monday Exchange and brought with her entertainer/music, television and movie producer Nick Cannon. Kreesha, who has a new record and management deal with Cannon’s Ncredible Entertainment, is on ... Read More

St Richards Primary team (from
left) Matthew Sinclair, Robert
Neil, Brittany Wright and Siyani
Munroe hoist their
championship trophy for the
Junior Schools’ Challenge Quiz,
while TVJ general manager
Claire Grant shares the moment.
(PHOTOS: MICHAEL GORDON) St Richards finally takes JSCQ trophy
ST Richards Primary turned the tables on rivals Mona Preparatory to emerge as victors of the 2014 se ... Read More

Kwela Cole
sang in the
of Wicked. Starlight Broadway Tour
THE Browne Entertainment Arts and Media (BEAM), joined by the Performing Arts All-Stars of Jamaica, ... Read More

Panellists (from left) University of the West Indies
professor Kadamawe K’nife; former Miss
Jamaica World, Cindy Breakspeare; Reverend
Sean Campbell from Christ Church in Vineyard
Town; and reggae artiste Tanya Stephens. Respect Jamaica encourages dialogue with teen debate
IN celebration of Human Rights Day, the Respect Jamaica Initiative hosted a panel discussion on insp ... Read More

Red devils dispatch arch-rivals

Tuesday, December 16, 2014    


Manchester United grabbed three crucial points when they blanked their nemesis Liverpool 3-0 at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata netted in a cagey first half, but the game was finished off by Robin van Persie on 71 minutes. David De Gea was again United's Man of the Match after making eight exceptional saves. Chelsea remains three points clear of second place Manchester City, after unimpressively winning 2-0 over Hull City. The in-form Eden Hazard netted before Diego Costa returned amon ... Read More

NIA premieres second anti-corruption documentary

Tuesday, December 16, 2014    

IN recognition of International Anti-Corruption Day, the National Integrity Action premiered their second documentary, Building Integrity: A Work In Progress, at the Cineplex Movie theatre last Tuesday. The documentary was locally produced and featured entrepreneurs, athletes, civil servants as well as persons within the music industry. On the heels of the first documentary, The Cost of Corruption: Jamaica's Barrier to Prosperity, this documentary sought to highlight the more positive side of ... Read More

Christmas across the world

Tuesday, December 09, 2014    

Babushka dolls

Russia - In Russia, Christmas is celebrated in a whole different way than it is in Jamaica. For starters, Russians don't celebrate Christmas on December 25, but rather on January 7. They also do not call it Christmas, but the festival of winter. However, one similarity shared between Russian Christmas and that of Jamaican Christmas is that they hold a big feast, but not on Christmas day, on Christmas Eve. The feast is celebrated in honour of the 12 apostles and a 12 course meal is served. Food ... Read More

Roy Hall Memorial Scholarship announces 2014 recipient

Tuesday, December 09, 2014    

2014 Roy Hall Memorial Scholarship recipient Sashay Scott (centre)
receives her award from Roy Hall Memorial Foundation member
James Bruce, alongside (from left) Foundation member, Caroll
FoFanah, Principal of EMCVPA, Nicholeen DeGrasse-Johnson, and
president of the Roy Hall Memorial Scholarship Eloine Hall-Oakley.

STUDENT of the School of Drama at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA), Sashay Scott, is the 2014 recipient of the Roy Hall Memorial Scholarship. Scott was presented with her award, valued at $200,000, by Eloine Hall-Oakley, president of the Roy Hall Scholarship Foundation. Speaking on the she chose drama as her career, Scott notes, "I see drama as an avenue through which both adults and children can benefit a great deal [through] therapy, problem-solving..." She spoke fu ... Read More

AXE launches Gold Temptation in the city

Tuesday, December 09, 2014    

VIP Facebook winner Travis Davis
gets sprayed by beautiful Axe
Ambassadors at the Gold
Temptation launch in Half-Way-Tree
Transport Centre.

TRAFFIC came to a halt at the Half Way Tree Transport Centre two Fridays ago to witness the arrival of newest and most irresistible male fragrance from Axe — Gold Temptation. A supersize canister of the Gold Temptation on a royal carriage caused commuters to stop in their tracks. Crowds gathered and followed the procession on to the third level of the Transport Centre. At the Transport Centre, spectators were already geared up to welcome the new variant to the Temptation line. It was a ... Read More

Jermaine Edwards produces a classic

Tuesday, December 09, 2014    

Don't Count me Out

Artiste: Jermaine Edwards Album: Don't Count me Out ONE of Jamaica's gospel music stars, Jermaine Edwards, shows us, again, his original and open-minded approach to the genre. The Digicel brand ambassador recently released his newest offering Don't Count Me Out, and it probably is one of his best album's released so far. With worship being the main theme, Jermaine mixes the strong sound of the drums, solid bass and guitar runs and trained choral vocals of conventional gospel to create an exc ... Read More

Why not start your own business?

Tuesday, December 09, 2014    

Richard Johnson (left), marketing assistant, JN Fund Managers accepts a bracelet from St Jago High
School entrepreneurs (from second left) Zavion Edwards, Oshin Morgan and Dannalee Hammond.

ST Jago High School is planning to win Champs next year. Some students say they are so confident of victory that they have formed a company to produce victory bracelets. Dannalee Hammond, who handles finances for SIVA, the St Jago student company, says they are working flat out to produce the bracelets made in school colours. That type of entrepreneurial spirit is driving hundreds of students from 46 schools participating in the Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs (JACE) programme to de ... Read More

12 Mini Miss Jamaica finalists sashed

Tuesday, December 09, 2014    

From left: Monaé McKenzie (Miss Street Gadgets & Bistro); Nailini Budoo (Miss
Fruity Star Beverages); Leah Burke (Miss Jus Com Motors); Tanasheree Danvers
(Miss Dangel’s Seafoods & Restaurants); Nicarah Grady (Miss Fay's on Wheels
Restaurant); Aisha Scott (Miss Delapenha's Funeral Services); Chantae Amos (Miss
Togra Promotions); Athalia Brown (Miss GK Motors); Niasha Bloomfield (Miss Enfield
St. Mary); Tahaela Mitchell (Miss Ideal Group of Companies); Swiveneth Parkes
(Miss J'sin Promotions) and Jordanne Whittick (Miss Klesing Industrial Supplies).

TWELVE girls, aged six to 10, were sashed for the finals of the Mini Miss Jamaica 2014 contest at the Four Seasons Hotel in Kingston. The newly sashed pre-teens contestants are: Monaé McKenzie (Miss Street Gadgets & Bistro); Nailini Budoo (Miss Fruity Star Beverages); Leah Burke (Miss Jus Com Motors); Tanasheree Danvers (Miss Dangel's Seafoods & Restaurants); Nicarah Grady (Miss Fay's on Wheels Restaurant); Aisha Scott (Miss Delapenha's Funeral Services); Chantae Amos (Mi Togra P ... Read More

UWI students get study break from Digicel

Tuesday, December 09, 2014    

Tari Lovell, sponsorship executive
at Digicel, has his hands full
serving up some pizza to UWI
students during ‘Beat Season’.

HUNDREDS of University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) students were treated to a surprise study break by Digicel during 'Beat Season' at the UWI campus on Thursday, December 4. The telecoms leader, in partnership with the UWI Marketing Association (UMA) and other sponsors like KFC, Pizza Hut, Pepsi, and Nestlé provided the students with food, drinks and an area to relax during their long study sessions and all-nighters, which usually occur near the end of semester just before exams. "Th ... Read More

Style Shot - Not that, DO THIS

Tuesday, December 09, 2014    


Let's be honest, we are not always stylish. There are times when we just don't 'feel the vibes' to be style magazine worthy. Often times, we just want to pull on the most comfortable combination of clothes. But, unfortunately, sometimes what you wear is just not appropriate. Which only leaves Style Shot to impart some fashionable wisdom -- see where you have been going wrong and take note of the solutions. Women Eyebrows We see this almost every day! Women shave their eyebrows completely off, ... Read More



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