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Admiral Bailey will be able to explain in court, says attorney

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 5:51 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica — Tom Tavares-Finson, attorney-at-law for Jamaican deejay Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey says his client is a good man and that fraud-related charges brought against him are a misunderstanding.Speaking with OBSERVER ONLINE Wednesday, Tavares-Finson said, “Admiral Bailey is someone who is highly regarded by many members of […]

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CLAY PUTS HIS HEART INTO IT

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BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer Writer Wednesday, February 25, 2015     SINGER Clay has played a producer/songwriter’s role in several hit songs by artistes like Sean Paul and Chipmunk, which have made European charts.He is looking for similar success as an artiste with Can I Have My Heart Back, his latest single. It is produced by […]

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Bobbi Kristina suffers setback

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Friday, February 27, 2015 | 12:41 AM     KINGSTON, Jamaica — Efforts to take Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston, out of her medical induced coma has suffered a setback, US media are reporting.Reports are that 21-year-old Brown started having seizures as soon as doctors tried taking her off various medications forcing […]

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Feeling mellow in Jamaica

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BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer reporter morgans@jamaicaobserver.com Friday, February 27, 2015     ITALIAN reggae band Mellow Mood is in Jamaica filming a documentary and recording songs by emerging acts for their Dub Files project.According to vocalist Lorenzo Garcia, Dub Files is a new musical style which combines freestyle and deejaying.“We brought our own producer and we […]

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Beenie Man for Beer Wednzdays Live

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GRAMMY-WINNING dancehall deejay Beenie Man is the headliner for Beer Wednzdays Live at Cuddy’z Sports Bar and Restaurant in St Andrew, tonight. The event, presented by Heineken, is scheduled to start at 8:00 pm. Marsha Lumley, market transformation manager at Red Stripe Stripe, said her company was not only excited, but proud to have an […]

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Campbell’s new mission

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BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com Wednesday, February 25, 2015     AFTER wowing the judges on the TV reality show, Mission Catwalk, season four victor Kurt Campbell heads for Milan Fashion Week in Italy today.He, however, displayed three of his 12-piece collection ‘Shades of Contradiction’ on Monday evening at The Bar@twentythree, Dominica Drive in New […]

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Scientist at the controls

GOING back to its early days, reggae has never been short on quality engineers: Syd Bucknor, Osbourne ‘King Tubby’ Ruddock, and Overton ‘Scientist’ Brown are some of them. The latter, an unsung hero of Jamaican music, will be honoured by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association’s (JaRIA) annual awards ceremony on February 28.A protégé of Ruddock, […]

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High marks for ‘Alligator High’

COME March 30, the local theatre production Saving Alligator High stomps its way into to the Actor Boy Awards as the king of the court with the most nominations — one dozen.The play, penned by Patrick Brown and directed by Trevor Nairne and Brown, has copped nods in all the acting categories — Best Comedy, […]

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‘Rubera’ banks on Militância Rastafari

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WHEN sport-loving Jamaicans of different generations think about Portugal, football stars Eusebio and Cristian Ronaldo come to mind.The Rubera Roots Band are looking to score big with reggae audiences through Militância Rastafari, their first album.Launched in 2013, the seven-piece unit is based in Amadora, an urban area in Lisbon, Portugal’s capital. Members are from Angola, […]

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PHOTOS: Celebrating the life of Bob Marley

As February nears its end, OBSERVER ONLINE would like to reflect on the 70th birthday of reggae king Bob Marley.The Bob Marley Group of Companies and corpoarte partners Digicel organized a number of activities including the opening of a musical reflecting the life of Marley, celebrations at his former home-turned-museum in St Andrew, a free […]

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