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ANTHONY ROCHESTER, THE MAN BEHIND GARNET SILK’S HIT SONGS!

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November 27, 2014
ANTHONY ROCHESTER, THE MAN BEHIND GARNET SILK’S HIT SONGS!

 Anthony Rochester—- The Jamaica Observer continues its 20-part series, 20 Days of Silk, which looks at the life of roots singer Garnet Silk. Next month marks 20 years since his death. IN terms of mainstream acceptance, Garnet Silk had a brief career, but he produced a number of hit songs from 1992-94. Several of...
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THE PRESS ASSOCIATION OF JAMAICA HONORS KEITH BROWN, BEN BRODIE AND LINDY DELAPENHA!

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November 27, 2014
THE PRESS ASSOCIATION OF JAMAICA HONORS KEITH BROWN, BEN BRODIE AND LINDY DELAPENHA!

 Press Association of Jamaica President Dionne Jackson Miller (left) joins PAJ honorees (from second left) Lindy Delapenha; Clarence ‘Ben’ Brodie, and Keith Brown, as well as Greta Bogues, senior director corporate affairs and external communications at J Wray & Nephew which sponsored the event. (PHOTO: FAE ELLINGTON)— THREE veteran media personalities, who have contributed...
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AUTOPSY SHOWS PELLETS OF COCAINE IN THE BODY OF ROOTS-PLAY ACTOR CLEVE “CHU-CHU” WARREN!

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November 27, 2014
AUTOPSY SHOWS PELLETS OF COCAINE IN THE BODY OF ROOTS-PLAY ACTOR CLEVE “CHU-CHU” WARREN!

  Post mortem has found that popular roots play actor and entertainer “Chu Chu”, had over 56 pellets of cocaine in his body when he died. Chu Chu, whose birth name is Cleve Warren, was lead actor of Dynamite Production, producers of several popular roots plays. Police say the cocaine was found following an...
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CRACKDOWN PLANNED ON FAKE BLUE MOUNTAIN COFFEE!

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November 26, 2014
CRACKDOWN PLANNED ON FAKE BLUE MOUNTAIN COFFEE!

By Terron Dewar—- Coffee Industry Board Chairman Delano Franklyn displays what he says is a package of counterfeit Blue Mountain coffee at a news conference yesterday. (PHOTO: MICHAEL GORDON)— THE Coffee Industry Board says it will be cracking down on the sale of fake Blue Mountain coffee, particularly in the island’s resort areas. Coffee...
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THE DANCEHALL QUEEN CULTURE TO BE EXPLORED IN A NEW DOCUMENTARY!

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November 26, 2014
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Film director, Cori McKenna—- By Shereita Grizzle— The dancehall space and culture is often met with heavy resistance and immense negativity by many Jamaicans. There have been countless documentaries exploring the dancehall space, some aimed at highlighting the negative effects of that particular culture, others hoping to convince the world that dancehall does more...
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FANTAN MOJAH HEADS TO MALAWI FOR A CONCERT DECEMBER 21!

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November 25, 2014
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By Patience MandalaJamaica’s reggae artist Fantan Mojah real name Owen Moncrieffe has confirmed to perform in Malawi next month Malawi 24 can reveal.Organizers have confirmed that the 39 year old artist is expected to perform in the country in December but further details of the show could not be revealed. According to the organizers,...
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WITH NO INDICTMENT OF POLICE OFFICER, PROTEST FILLS THE STREETS OF FERGUSON!

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November 25, 2014
WITH NO INDICTMENT OF POLICE OFFICER, PROTEST FILLS THE STREETS OF FERGUSON!

A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)— FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white police...
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BRIDGETT ANDERSON, FORMER MANAGER OF GARNET SILK, REMEMBERS!

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November 24, 2014
BRIDGETT ANDERSON, FORMER MANAGER OF GARNET SILK, REMEMBERS!

By Richard Johnson—  Bridgett Anderson—  THE relationship between an artist and manager is an intense bond. During his short but fruitful career, conscious reggae singer Garnet Silk built a strong relationship with manager Bridgett Anderson. So strong was this bond that, even today, 20 years since his transition, she speaks with the utmost respect...
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CAN JAMAICA STILL CLAIM REGGAE MUSIC AS ITS OWN?

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November 24, 2014
CAN JAMAICA STILL CLAIM REGGAE MUSIC AS ITS OWN?

Copeland Forbes—- By Shereita Grizzle– Reggae and Jamaica have been inextricably linked since its origin in the 1960s. The genre of music is considered to be ‘the heart and soul’ of the country’s entertainment landscape and holds an important place in the country’s history. Its contribution to theisland’s cultural development is significant and cannot be discredited. However,...
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JAMAICA’S MEDIA WORKERS HOLD CHURCH SERVICE TO START “NATIONAL JOURNALISM WEEK!”

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November 23, 2014
JAMAICA’S MEDIA WORKERS HOLD CHURCH SERVICE TO START “NATIONAL JOURNALISM WEEK!”

‎KINGSTON, Jamaica:  Media practitioners this morning gathered at the Emmanuel Apostolic Church on Slipe Road in Kingston for the launch of National Journalism Week 2014.‎ ‎ This year, National Journalism Week is being recognised under the theme: ‘‎Guarding democracy’. The newly installed president of the Press Association of Jamaica, Dionne Jackson-Miller, said Jamaica is...
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