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Miss Universe Jamaica aware of overwhelming support

REIGNING Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell is currently in the throes of the Miss Universe competition in Doral, Miami, with the finals set for Sunday.The pixie-haired beauty has already garnered a legion of fans worldwide with the pageant-watching website globalbeauties.com placing her in fifth position behind hot favourites Spain, Colombia, Serbia and the USA.Thanks to […]

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One Love for Bob in ‘Cali’

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THE 70th birthday elebrations for reggae icon Bob Marley is a big deal, with a number of events planned globally.One of them, A Global Call for One Love, will be held in California February 6-7. It is staged by the One Love Foundation, operated by American author Robert Roskind.“The events will be held at two […]

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Together for a worthy cause

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Sponsors and entertainers at the Rainforest Seafood Festival launch yesterday (from left), Wisynco Food’s marketing assistant Kimberley Williamson- Smith acting CEO of Cornwall Regional Hospital Anthony Smikle, Digicel’s Sandra Ledgister, chairman and CEO of National Bakery Gary Hendrickson, Beenie Man, Ding Dong, Marica Griffiths, Lt Stitchie, Agent Sasco, Rainforest CEO Brian Jardim, and Rainforest general […]

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Harris’s Ol’ Fyah Stick for Theatre Place

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IT’S a popular saying, ‘Ol’ fyah stick easy fi ketch’ but according to playwright Dahlia Harris when there’s someone throwing water on the flames, rekindling lost love may be harder than you think.That’s the premise which drives her latest project Ol’ Fyah Stick which opened at Theatre Place in St Andrew last night.Comedic legend Volier […]

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Easy Skanking in Boston for Feb release

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Bob Marley and The Wailers’ shows at Boston’s Music Hall in June 1978 is the subject of a multi-faceted project by Universal Music Enterprises. It will be released February 3, three days before what would have been the reggae superstar’s 70th birthday.Titled Bob Marley & The Wailers-Easy Skanking in Boston ’78, the package comprises a […]

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‘Dukie’ makes the cut

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ONE month after winning the ‘Make the Cut’ film-making competition, Lionel ‘Dukie’ Thompson has left the island for a week-long stay at the New York Film Academy.Thompson said he was looking forward to the stint, which is part of his victory package.“I won $150,000, so I want to get a better computer, a faster one […]

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Ja’s Kaci Fennell ‘confident’, says management team

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Friday, January 23, 2015 | 7:55 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Kaci Fennell is said to be “extremely confident” ahead of the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant that is set for Sunday, January 25 in Doral-Miami, Florida.OBSERVER ONLINE received word from her management team late Friday that she is “very calm” at the moment.“Kaci […]

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Dancehall’s man in Toronto

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This is the third in a 10-part series looking at the Canadian reggae scene.One of Toronto’s most popular dancehall artistes is the deejay Eyesus whose recordings show he is just as comfortable doing R&B and hip hop.In 2011, Eyesus, who is in his mid-20s, won an award from the Canadian Reggae Music Achievement. He considers […]

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Storm Saulter is film-maker in residence at UWI, Mona

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 9:08 PM     KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona has announced the appointment of Storm Saulter as film-maker in residence, which will run from January to May of the 2014/15 academic year.During his tenure, Saulter will be responsible […]

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Fighting crime with rhymes

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BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer staff reporter Thursday, January 22, 2015     Police constable Ricardo McCalpin has conceptualised a new crime-fighting plan, and it involves music. Called Fighting Crimes With Rhymes, it started just over one year ago and sees the policeman visiting several high schools across Jamaica to singjay and offer words of advice to […]

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