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COMPLEXION-CHANGE AS A RESULT FROM BLEACHING, CAN CAUSE TRAVEL WOES FOR JAMAICANS!

COMPLEXION-CHANGE AS A RESULT FROM BLEACHING, CAN CAUSE TRAVEL WOES FOR JAMAICANS!

By Nadine Wilson-Harris— Scores of Jamaicans who bleach their faces are facing delays in renewing their passports as additional checks are often needed to confirm their identities. The ‘bleachers’ are among the more than 2,100 applicants whose passport-renewal applications were referred for further investigation in the last two years by officials at the Passport and Immigration Citizenship Agency (PICA) in an effort to verify the authenticity of their identities. Chief executive officer of PICA Andrew Wynter told The Sunday Gleaner that … Read entire article »

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YOUNG MAN GAVE KINGSTON PASTOR HIGH-END CARS, HIS FAMILY WANTS CARS BACK, PASTOR REFUSES TO RETURN CARS!

YOUNG MAN GAVE KINGSTON PASTOR HIGH-END CARS, HIS FAMILY WANTS CARS BACK, PASTOR REFUSES TO RETURN CARS!

By Nadine Wilson-Harris—- A BMW X5—- A Corporate Area pastor who has been gifted two high-end vehicles by a grateful member of his flock says that he has no intention of giving them back despite pleas from the family of his church member for him to return them, The family members say that the young man who gave the pastor the vehicles is now taking the bus and other forms of public transport, which he had never done before. But … Read entire article »

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WARNING – IDENTITY THEFT IS ON THE RISE IN JAMAICA!

WARNING – IDENTITY THEFT IS ON THE RISE IN JAMAICA!

By Nadine Wilson-Harris— Chief executive officer of the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency Andrew Wynter (right) and Minister of National Security Robert Montague— “Persons’ lives will stop for a little while because they are unable to utilize their document until (PICA) can satisfactorily determine who the rightful owner is.” Several Jamaicans are having their lives placed on hold as their identities have been stolen by individuals, who use their birth certificates, passports, medical records, and other documents to create … Read entire article »

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“UGLY” – THE STORY OF JAMAICAN SUPER MODEL STACEY McKENZIE, HEADS TO THE BIG SCREEN!

“UGLY” – THE STORY OF JAMAICAN SUPER MODEL STACEY McKENZIE, HEADS TO THE BIG SCREEN!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter—  McKenzie gives instructions to young models (Photos: Arthur Mola) — The story of Kingston-born, Toronto-based supermodel Stacey McKenzie is to make it to the big screen. Production on the biopic is set to commence later this year, with casting directors set to visit Jamaica shortly to search for two young Jamaican girls to play McKenzie at different stages of her life. In an interview with the Jamaica Observer from New York where she is currently involved … Read entire article »

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WITH A WEEK TO GO, ONLINE POLL GIVES MORGAN HERITAGE NARROW-EDGE OVER CHRONIXX FOR REGGAE GRAMMY!

WITH A WEEK TO GO, ONLINE POLL GIVES MORGAN HERITAGE NARROW-EDGE OVER CHRONIXX FOR REGGAE GRAMMY!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter—-  Top: Common Kings Bottom: Morgan Heritage— WITH a week to go before this year’s staging of the Grammy Awards, an online poll is tipping Jamaican reggae band Morgan Heritage to take this year’s Best Reggae Album category. The ceremony is scheduled for Madison Square Garden in New York next Sunday, January 28.  The poll — which was run on the official website of the awards, www.grammy.com — has the sibling band, which is nominated for the … Read entire article »

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CANADA’S ROOTS SONGSTRESS TASHA T, WINS THE WORLD CITIZEN ARTISTS AWARD!

CANADA’S ROOTS SONGSTRESS TASHA T, WINS THE WORLD CITIZEN ARTISTS AWARD!

Paris (France)— The international nonprofit organisation World Citizen Artists (WCA) is delighted to announce the two Award recipient for its 2018 Peace Awards initiative for music and visual arts. This year Canadian singer-songwriter Tasha T and Tibetan-Swiss artist Sonam Dolma Brauen were both selected for inspiring works that champion humanitarian causes and promote peace in an increasingly divisive and dangerous world. The competition attracted over two thousand registrations within one month. Emerging and established artists and musicians entered during “Peace Month” in September 2017, … Read entire article »

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PRODUCER JOHN JOHN GETS SOME MAJOR ACTS FOR THE SINGLE “WAR GAMES!”

PRODUCER JOHN JOHN GETS SOME MAJOR ACTS FOR THE SINGLE “WAR GAMES!”

 John John — PRODUCER Lloyd “John John” James II has pooled together a formidable group of Jamaican artists to create the instructive War Games. Released on December 22, 2017, the single by Shabba Ranks features Stephen Marley, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, and I-Octane. It is distributed by Zojak World Wide and is available online. John John explained the thinking behind the single. “This is the time for conscious music, so I decided to bring some artistes together with the … Read entire article »

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JAMAICA IS BRACING FOR THE RETURN OF BUJU BANTON!

JAMAICA IS BRACING FOR THE RETURN OF BUJU BANTON!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter—  Buju Banton — THERE is rarely a major stage show held in Jamaica without artistes paying homage to incarcerated deejay Buju Banton. And, as the countdown begins for his release from a US prison, the tributes are growing and the anticipation is becoming more intense. Amid that anticipation, however, there are those who question his appeal, as he has been off the scene for a decade. One man who is not daunted is … Read entire article »

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LT. STITCHIE LASHES OUT AT SOME CHURCHES IN NEW SONG, “UNDISPUTED!”

LT. STITCHIE LASHES OUT AT SOME CHURCHES IN NEW SONG, “UNDISPUTED!”

Lt Stitchie— Lt Stitchie has lashed out at some in the church community on his new track Undisputed. The song, which was shared on his new YouTube channel on January 15, talks about the hypocrisy and self-serving attitude of some churches. The outspoken DJ did not hold back as he criticized the churches for their desire to rule and control as opposed to reaching out to sinners. The video was shot in Spanish Town. Undisputed is on the Life 101 Rhythm by … Read entire article »

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TARRUS RILEY, BABY CHAM, JAHMIEL, TO HEADLINE THE UK’s “MORE LIFE 2018!”

TARRUS RILEY, BABY CHAM, JAHMIEL, TO HEADLINE THE UK’s “MORE LIFE 2018!”

 Tarrus Riley— Tarrus Riley is to headline the popular music showcase, ‘More Life 2018’, in the United Kingdom later this year. He will be joined by Cham, Jahmiel, David Rodigan, and Bass Odyssey. “We spoke to our customers and received great feedback from ‘More Life 2016’, and that’s why we are bringing back Tarrus Riley for the second straight year. For an indie promoter/media company, we are fast becoming a competitor in the urban market, while keeping to … Read entire article »

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