Seaga Turns 85 Today

Seaga Turns 85 Today
FORMER Prime Minister Edward Phillip George Seaga celebrates another birthday today -- a simple matter of a mere 85 years. Seaga served as the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica from 1980 to 1989. He also led the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party from 1974 up to his retirement from elective and competitive politics in 2005 when he left Parliament to take up the post of Distinguished Fellow at the University of the West Indies. He was leader of the opposition...

Kurfew in New Kingston

Kurfew in New Kingston
EVERY Monday for the past eight months, keyboardist Andre 'Carlos' Marsh leads the Kurfew band on stage at Triple Century Sports Bar in New Kingston. Unlike the heyday of the 1970s, show bands are rare in Kingston. Having a regular gig is critical for Marsh and his colleagues. "The more we play, the more we gel and develop a sound. Playing live is a great thing," Marsh told the Jamaica Observer. Jerome Small (bass), Kenny Mullings (guitar), Lewin ...

Beauty Queens For ‘Powerful’ Show

Beauty Queens For ‘Powerful’ Show
REIGNING beauty queens Kaci Fennell, Miss Universe Jamaica, and Laurie-Ann Chin, Miss Jamaica World, will be among guest performers at the 'Powerful Women and Men Perform for Charity' show at the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium at Jamaica College in St Andrew, on Sunday. Show times are 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Now in its 15th year, the charity event was conceptualised by Thyra Heaven to raise much-needed funds for the Mustard Seed Communities. So far, $44...

Wayne Wonder Set To Perform At We Are Reggae

Wayne Wonder Set To Perform At We Are Reggae
INTERNATIONAL recording artiste Wayne Wonder will take centre stage on Saturday night when the monthly concert series We Are Reggae continues at the Doctor's Cave Beach in Montego Bay. He will be supported by Montego Bay's own Shawn Campbell. Organisers say the series, which kicked off last month with veteran reggae singer Freddie McGregor as the main act, was a resounding success, adding that "that has raised expectations for the second concert in t...

Chanderpaul’s Dismissal Was Untidy And Distasteful — WIPA

Chanderpaul’s Dismissal Was Untidy And Distasteful — WIPA
The West Indies Players’ Association says it is disappointed with the treatment of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a man who it says has given over two decades of service to West Indies cricket. A media release from WIPA said the treatment is especially disturbing since it has come after a statement made by West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron where he stated: “…at the end of a long and illustrious career like Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s we want...