Entertainment

Her brother's keeper

With her brother's sentencing just hours away, Donna Wilson, sister of dancehall deejay Ninjaman, is keeping a positive attitude. Read More

'I Am Not AFRAID' - Etana relocates to Jamaica
ETANA is not afraid. She said she is not allowing the rise in the murder rate to deter her decision to return to Jamaica to live permanently. Up to Sunday, December 10, the murder rate was 1,521.... Read More

Reggae on show in Miami
There was a little piece of Jamaica at last week's Art Basel exhibition at the Miami Convention Center in South Florida. The country's pop culture made its debut with the 'Let There Be Reggae' exhibition.... Read More

Tosh to take centrestage at Rootzfest
The work of reggae pioneer Peter Tosh in advocating for the legalisation of ganja will be celebrated this Sunday at Rastafari Rootzfest to be held at the Long Bay Beach Park in Negril.... Read More

Damian Fyffe takes his 'art' to the world

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, December, 15 2017    

WHEN the nominees for the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards were announced in July, Jamaican Damian Fyffe had reason to celebrate. One of the videos he worked on, Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, was nominated for Best Art Direction. Read More

2017 ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHTS: No Festival Song Competition

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, December, 15 2017    

There was no Festival Song Competition as part of the Jamaica 55 celebrations this year. Read More

Ding Dong promoting unity

Friday, December, 15 2017    

Ding Dong has released a song to let his fans know he is all about peace.The single, Everything A Work, is a collaboration with Mr Vegas, which is currently available for preorder on major digital media outlets. Read More

Troubles and trials of a Ninja

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Friday, December, 15 2017    

Veteran dancehall deejay Ninjaman will face sentencing today in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston for the 2009 murder of Ricardo “Ricky Trooper” Johnson. Read More

JWN's Class Of 51

Friday, December, 15 2017    

Expect something ambrosial and piquant at a bar near you. Read More

AFTER 12: Patrick Phillips: 50 not out

Friday, December, 15 2017    

National Water Commission Internal Audit Manager Patrick Phillips celebrated his 50th birthday in fine style on December 2 with family and friends in St Andrew. His birthday cake left no doubt about his passion for his alma mater, Calabar High School, and his prefered favourite English... Read More

Do Go See - December 15

Friday, December, 15 2017    

TPDCo Craft Fair@ Ministry of Tourism, New KingstonFeaturing: Craft, entertainment and foodTime: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm After-Work Jam@ Chillax Restaurant and Sports Bar, St Andrew Read More

T&T Court of Appeal orders retrial for Machel Montano

Friday, December, 15 2017    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC)— Prominent entertainers Machel Montano and Kernel Roberts were granted TT$50,000 (US$8,000) (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) bail each after the Court of Appeal Friday ordered a retrial in their case dating back to 2007. Read More

Five J'cans in Top 15 albums of 2017

By Kevin Jackson Observer writer | Thursday, December, 14 2017    

Billboard Magazine has published its Top 15 reggae albums for 2017. The list was culled from the publication's weekly Billboard Reggae Album chart and ranks albums according to sales data released by Neilsen Music. The number of weeks spent on the chart and how far the... Read More

Introducing Winter Splash

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, December, 14 2017    

MICHAEL Dawson, organiser of Winter Splash, has set the ambitious task of replacing Sting as the premiere Yuletide calendar event. Read More

PASSAGE - ALBERT MINOTT

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer | Thursday, December, 14 2017    

The Jamaica Observer continues its daily look back at people, events and works that made an impact during the year  Read More



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