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HUNDREDS PAY TRIBUTE TO HORSE RACING LEGEND KENNETH MATTIS!

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October 31, 2014
HUNDREDS PAY TRIBUTE TO HORSE RACING LEGEND KENNETH MATTIS!

Top: Champion trainer Wayne DaCosta (centre) and his wife Elizabeth (right) with Mrs Kenneth Mattis at the Thanksgiving service for her husband today. (PHOTO: KARL MCLARTY) — KINGSTON, Jamaica – Family and friends turned out in their numbers to pay their respect for the life of horse racing’s double Hall-of-Famer, Kenneth Mattis at a...
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“MY ASSOCIATION WITH VYBZ KARTEL AND ALKALINE KEEPS OTHER ARTISTS FROM ME” SAYS PRODUCER NOTNICE!

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October 31, 2014
“MY ASSOCIATION WITH VYBZ KARTEL AND ALKALINE KEEPS OTHER ARTISTS FROM ME” SAYS PRODUCER NOTNICE!

By Simone Morgan– Music producer Notnice in his recording studio.—- DANCEHALL producer Ainsley ‘Notnice’ Morris says his association with controversial acts Vybz Kartel and Alkaline have caused some artists to shy away from him. According to Morris, it is one of the biggest challenges he faces in the industry. But he says he is,...
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SLY DUNBAR & ROBBIE SHAKESPEARE PAY TRIBUTE TO JOHN HOLT!

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October 31, 2014
SLY DUNBAR & ROBBIE SHAKESPEARE PAY TRIBUTE TO JOHN HOLT!

   Sly and Robbie— In tribute to singer John Holt, who died on October 20 in London, England, the Jamaica Observer presents ‘Holt a Day’, a daily feature leading up to his final farewell, which is scheduled for November 15. FOR their 1998 album Friends, the revered drum-and-bass team of Sly Dunbar and Robbie...
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ETANA ENTERS THE BILLBOARD CHART WITH NEW ALBUM “I RISE!”

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October 31, 2014
ETANA ENTERS THE BILLBOARD CHART WITH NEW ALBUM “I RISE!”

   Etana— Due to a change in the cut-off date for the tabulation of Billboard Magazine’s charts, Etana’s new album I Rise debuts at number seven on the Billboard Reggae Album chart. Although it was released on October 28, Catch Di Riddim sources disclosed that Etana’s album sales comprised pre-orders from one state in...
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MARIAH CAREY HEADS TO JAMAICA FOR THE JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL 2015!

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October 31, 2014
MARIAH CAREY HEADS TO JAMAICA FOR THE JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL 2015!

 CAREY… I’m thrilled to be performing in Jamaica for the first time ever—- GLOBAL superstar Mariah Carey has been confirmed as the headline act for the 19th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival next January. Carey, regarded as the best-selling female artist of all time, will be making her first-ever appearance in the Caribbean,...
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SHAGGY TO HELP FOOD FOR THE POOR BUILD HOUSES IN HAITI!

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October 30, 2014
SHAGGY TO HELP FOOD FOR THE POOR BUILD HOUSES IN HAITI!

 Shaggy— Jamaica’s Grammy award-winning reggae star, Shaggy, will perform at Food For The Poor’s (FFP) 20th annual Building Hope Gala, to raise funds to build critically needed houses for poverty-stricken individuals living in Pon Batay, Haiti. FFP’s 20th annual Building Hope Gala will be held Friday, February 6, 2015, at Boca West Country Club...
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“I WASN’T ALLOWED TO SEE MY CHILD” SAYS CHINO McGREGOR AFTER YENDI PHILLIPS’ COURT ACTION!

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October 30, 2014
“I WASN’T ALLOWED TO SEE MY CHILD” SAYS CHINO McGREGOR AFTER YENDI PHILLIPS’ COURT ACTION!

Dancehall entertainer, Chino (left) and Yendi Phillipps. – File Dancehall artist, Chino, has reacted with shock following the decision of former Miss Jamaica Universe, Yendi Phillipps, to file for full custody of their child. In a statement to THE STAR, Chino, whose real name is Daniel McGregor, hit back with allegations that he had been...
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CLIFF HUGHES AND NATIONWIDE NEWS NETWORK TO PAY FORMER JAMAICAN PRIME MINISTER PJ PATTERSON J$12m!

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October 30, 2014
CLIFF HUGHES AND NATIONWIDE NEWS NETWORK TO PAY FORMER JAMAICAN PRIME MINISTER PJ PATTERSON J$12m!

P.J. Patterson – File Nationwide News Network (NNN) and its Chief Executive Officer Cliff Hughes have been ordered to pay former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson $12 million arising from a defamation suit against them. The lawyers representing Patterson initiated legal action based on Nationwide’s coverage of the arrival of a plane in Kingston in 2009. Patterson...
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THE PAUL SIMON EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME MUSEUM!

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October 30, 2014
THE PAUL SIMON EXHIBITION OPENS AT THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME MUSEUM!

 Paul Simon— CLEVELAND, USA (AP) — An exhibit chronicling Paul Simon’s career will debut at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The Rock Hall announced yesterday that Paul Simon: Words & Music will feature a first-person narrative from Simon. It is a first for the museum. The exhibit in Cleveland will...
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PETER TOSH REMEMBERED AT SYMPOSIUM!

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October 30, 2014
PETER TOSH REMEMBERED AT SYMPOSIUM!

BY BASIL WALTERS—-  Peter Tosh—  LATE reggae musician Peter Tosh’s advocacy for the legalisation of ganja and activism were highlighted at a symposium held at the University of the West Indies, Mona, on Monday. The event was titled Peter Tosh — Activist and Pan-Africanist: A Focus on the Man, The Music, The Message and...
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