Change for Peter Tosh awards
Jamaica Observer

The second Peter Tosh Gala Awards, originally scheduled for Pulse Centre at Trafalgar Road on Thursday, has been moved to Eden Gardens (Lady Musgrave Road), according to a statement from organisers.There was no reason...

PM says National Awards seek to inspire citizens to greater achievements
Jamaica Observer

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness yesterday paid tribute to stalwarts of the tourism industry following yesterday's National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House.Holness, speaking at a luncheon organised by Tourism...

With Distinction
Jamaica Observer

Cheers rang out at King's House on Monday as members of the entertainment fraternity made their way to the presentation dais to receive their National Awards. The loudest were for veteran deejay Winston...

The Ultimate from Tad's
Jamaica Observer

The latest in Tad's International Record's The Ultimate compilation albums has been released. Titled The Ultimate 2018 , the 20-song set contains songs by top dancehall acts.

Contribution to culture and entertainment honoured
Jamaica Gleaner

Among the pump and pageantry that usually accompany the annual national honours and awards ceremony, representatives of the music fraternity took they place of pride at yesterday's event.This year, singer, actor and...

Gimmicks or God? - Revivalists get into the spirit of competition
Jamaica Gleaner

The voices and instruments at the Revival Time Music Festival (RTMF) could be heard from the streets - blending secular sounds with the uplifting, rhythmic yet traditional revivalist message inside the Ranny Williams...

Energetic performance kick-starts ‘Heritage Fest’
Jamaica Gleaner

The pre-show drizzle, accompanied by a low turn out, did not prevent a high quality performance to be delivered on Saturday, the first of the three days of the 2018 Heritage Fest Concerts held at...

Richie Stephens' mission to save ska
Jamaica Gleaner

Richie Stephens says he is saddened by the absence of ska on Jamaican's musical platforms. “We are not celebrating our music here, and it saddens me. I think there is a place for it. It is a well rated music, put...

Fever pitch at Sabina
Jamaica Observer

I Love Soca Jamaica Cooler Festival pulled in the faithful by the thousands at Sabina Park in Kingston on Saturday, September 29.

Jimmy Cliff cancels gigs
Jamaica Observer

Veteran singer Dr James “Jimmy Cliff” Chambers is taking the month off to recover from a hip injury. This is according to his management team, who broke the news late last month that Cliff would be unable to...

Cumper's Game goes to the US
Jamaica Observer

The Key Game, a play looking at the demolition of a psychiatric hospital in Jamaica during the 1990s, has been revived for an 11-day run at New Perspectives Studio in Manhattan, New York.

'Storytelling still alive'
Jamaica Observer

Long before Jamaica gained Independence in 1962, villagers would gather at night to engage in storytelling as a form of recreation and tradition. Stories belted of Bredda Anansi, an African character known for his...

'Smallfoot' : A snow-filled snoozefest
Jamaica Gleaner

When I first heard of Smallfoot the animated picture about a yeti named Migo that has his world turned upside down at the sighting of a human, or as he calls it, a 'smallfoot', I was admittedly intrigued. It seemed the...

'Never-ending' gift from Beres
Jamaica Gleaner

Last Saturday, Kimberly Hyatt celebrated her 27th birthday and it was extra special as the day before she had won a vinyl record of Beres Hammond's new album - Never Ending. Clutching the record to her chest, she smiled...

US thump Reggae Girlz 6-0
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica's senior women's football team will have to wait at least until after their third place play off game with Panama to book their spot in next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in France.This is because they were beaten...

A General born in England
Jamaica Observer

This is the 70th year since the Empire Windrush docked in the United Kingdom, carrying hundreds of West Indians seeking work to bolster that country's war-torn economy. Most of them were Jamaicans who settled in...

No Belafonte for awards
Jamaica Observer

Actor and musician Harry Belafonte will not be present at tomorrow's presentation of National Honours and Awards at King's House.He is the sole recipient of the Order of Merit (OM), this year and is being recognised and...

Without honour
Jamaica Observer

Jamaicans have made a significant contribution to the diversity of British pop music. Despite this, most have been overlooked for national recognition by their country's Government. Here are four of them:

Grace Jones ready for national award
Jamaica Observer

Fashion icon, singer, actress, author and film producer Grace Jones will tomorrow add member of the Order of Jamaica (OJ) to her list of stellar accomplishments.The nation's fifth-highest honour will be conferred upon the...

Not time to vote
Jamaica Observer

Jamaican artiste Dalton Harris, who is currently a finalist in the UK version of the televised talent competition X Factor, has hit out against individuals soliciting votes on his behalf despite the fact that voting has...

Walshy Fire and The Expanders presents Thanks for Life
Jamaica Gleaner

Walshy Fire, a member of the popular EDM and dancehall-reggae-influenced group Major Lazer, has expanded his scope with the release of his latest project. Walshy Fire and The Expanders Present Thanks For Life, which was...

Boyz poised for another big Nations League win
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica's Reggae Boyz will be seeking their second win in the 2018 CONCACAF Nations League when they face lowly Bonaire in CuraÁao at 5 p.m. today.The Theodore Whitmore-coached Boyz slammed Cayman Islands 4-0 at the...

Girlz chase history
Jamaica Gleaner

Jamaica's Reggae Girlz could make history this evening when they face the United States in the feature semi-final of the CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying tournament in Frisco, Texas.The equation is simple. Defeat...

Walshy Fire and The Expanders presents Thanks for Life
Jamaica Gleaner

Walshy Fire, a member of the popular EDM and dancehall-reggae-influenced group Major Lazer, has expanded his scope with the release of his latest project. Walshy Fire and The Expanders Present Thanks For Life, which was...

5446 was Toots' prison number
Jamaica Gleaner

The imprisonment of Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert shortly after he won the inaugural Festival Song Competition is viewed by the singer as a deliberate attempt to sabotage his career.The singer was imprisoned at the Richmond...

Lafayette uses technology to realise visions
Jamaica Gleaner

The cover of Third World's 1977 album 96o in the Shade is permanently etched in the mind of broadcaster, singer, and producer Patrick LaFayette, who is now blind. He enthusiastically describes the "stick man" who is...

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