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Mavado Concern About Arrest Warrant, Wants To Testify Via Video In $30m Case

Mavado Concern About Arrest Warrant, Wants To Testify Via Video In $30m Case

Mavado’s lawyer is awaiting word from Jamaica’s top prosecutor, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) regarding possible outstanding warrant for the dancehall singjay. Mavada’s high-profile, $30 million fraud case against Jennifer Messado remains in limbo, as his attorney has confirmed that they are not sure if he will be able to present evidence in the matter. This is due... »

Wayne Wonder On His Relationship With Buju Banton: “I guess we grew apart”

Wayne Wonder On His Relationship With Buju Banton: “I guess we grew apart”

Wayne Wonder is opening up about his strained relationship with Buju Banton. The reggae crooner admitted that the relationship is just “not the same” as it was. Wayne Wonder sat down with DJ Kash on his podcast where he shared his feelings on the state of his relationship with reggae/dancehall legend Buju Bantpn, who he was once close friends with. The “No Letting Go” singer opened up about where ... »

PM Holness Celebrates Charlyne Smith First Black Woman with PhD In Nuclear Engineering

PM Holness Celebrates Charlyne Smith First Black Woman with PhD In Nuclear Engineering

Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica is in a celebratory mood as he congratulates Charlyne Smith, one of Jamaica’s most prestigious scholars this year in her recent accomplishment of being the first black woman to earn a PhD in Nuclear Engineering at Florida University. Smith had her roots in the parish of St. Catherine where she was also educated at St. Catherine High before moving on to Copp... »

Dancehall Artist Khago Awarded $763K In Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor Lawsuit

Dancehall Artist Khago Awarded $763K In Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor Lawsuit

Khago has won a major lawsuit against his former producer as the artiste has been awarded U$800,000 in damages against Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor. The damages claimed were part of a countersuit against McGregor, who is the principal of Streaminn Hub Inc, in a South Florida court presided by district judge Jose E Martinez last month. The wife and manager of the artiste, Francine Gayle, has confirmed Kh... »

Mavado’s Son Dante Brooks Found Guilty Of Murder

Mavado’s Son Dante Brooks Found Guilty Of Murder

Mavado’s teenage son, Dante Brooks, was found guilty of murder. The 18-year-old, who has been on trial for murder, firearm, and arson for the past two weeks, was found guilty of murder by a Circuit Court judge on Wednesday, January 27. Dante Brooks was also found guilty of arson and illegal possession of a firearm, all of which carries life in prison. This latest development means that it’s highly... »

Romeich Addresses Backlash Over Shenseea’s Miami Event Dubbed COVID ‘Superspreader’

Romeich Addresses Backlash Over Shenseea’s Miami Event Dubbed COVID ‘Superspreader’

Shenseea’s manager Romeich is pushing back at critics for calling her recent Florida party performances ‘superspreader’ of the Covid-19 virus that has left more than 235,000 people dead and millions infect. The “Blessed” artiste can be seen over the weekend, promoting various parties that she is performing at. Many videos of jam packed crowds and even a fan hugging the artiste were shared on her I... »

Did Boosie Badazz Outed DJ Khaled As A Coke Dealer? (VIDEO)

Did Boosie Badazz Outed DJ Khaled As A Coke Dealer? (VIDEO)

Did Lil Boosie just let it slip that he once bought cocaine from DJ Khaled? Baton Rouge rapper Boosie Badazz revealed in a recent interview some pretty interesting news about his time on tour several years ago. The rapper’s thick accent has always been something to carefully translate and sometimes funny, but this time it has incited a debate online between two sets of people who think they heard ... »

Love and Harmony to sail next year

Love and Harmony to sail next year

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter HE 2020 voyage of the Love and Harmony cruise is the latest event to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers have taken to social media and announced that the cruise will now take place next year with the same line-up of acts. “It’s going to be a rough week but I know one thing for sure, God makes no mistakes. We will be back bigger and... »

Foota Hype Refused Deportation To Jamaica Opted To Stay In ICE Custody

Foota Hype Refused Deportation To Jamaica Opted To Stay In ICE Custody

Foota Hype rather be locked up in ICE custody than be a free man in Jamaica, so he refused deportation. It has been a rough few weeks for popular dancehall selector Oneil Ricardo Thomas, better known as Foota Hype The ever-entertaining Foota Hype was held by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, on December 14 upon departing from the Jamrock Reggae Cruise, held aboard the Independence of th... »

Case against Foota Hype dismissed – … but selector still in lock-up

Case against Foota Hype dismissed – … but selector still in lock-up

The case against dancehall selector Oneil Ricardo Thomas, aka Foota Hype, was dismissed when he appeared b efore an immigration judge on December 19 in Miami, Florida, the United States (US). However, the celebrations by his fans will have to remain on ice a little longer as Foota Hype remains in custody. The Jamaican Consulate in Miami updated The STAR after the hearing: “We were advised th... »

Foota Hype Faces Judge Today, Gets Low Support From Dancehall Community

Foota Hype Faces Judge Today, Gets Low Support From Dancehall Community

Foota Hype facing the judge today but where is the support from dancehall entertainers? Only a handful of members of the Dancehall fraternity, namely Nikki Z, Skatta Burrell, and Stacious, have so far come out to show some sympathy to veteran selector Foota Hype, following his detention by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) organization, last week Saturday. Disc jockey Nik... »

Foota Hype To Get Visit By Jamaican Consulate Officials In ICE Custody

Foota Hype To Get Visit By Jamaican Consulate Officials In ICE Custody

Veteran Dancehall selector Foota Hype is set to appear in an immigration court in the United States on December 23. Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, has confirmed that the 37-year-old Cassava Piece native is in the custody of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). According to the Ambassador, Foota Hype, whose real name is Oneil Thomas, was detained on Saturday, ... »

Dancehall Veteran Foota Hype Held By US Immigration ICE In Miami: Reports

Dancehall Veteran Foota Hype Held By US Immigration ICE In Miami: Reports

Dancehall selector Foota Hype has gone missing in action for the past five days, and his fans are worried that he has been captured by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. Foota Hype, who has declared himself the global Viral King, and who makes daily Instagram posts whether via live feed, regular posts, or on his IG stories, has not made a post for the last five day... »

Edward Seaga Former Jamaica Prime Minister Dead At 89

Edward Seaga Former Jamaica Prime Minister Dead At 89

Edward Seaga, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, has died. The entire Jamaican community is mourning the passing of well known political figure Edward Seaga, who was celebrating his 89th birthday today, May 28. Family sources say the former PM passed away peacefully while surrounded by close family and friends. Seaga served as Jamaica’s fifth Prime Minister from 1980 to 1989. He was the leader of t... »

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica Edward Seaga hospitalised in US

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica Edward Seaga hospitalised in US

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga has been hospitalised in Miami, Florida, where he is being treated for an undisclosed ailment. Sources close to the family of the former leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) told the Jamaica Observer last night that his family is ensuring that he gets the best possible care for his ailment. They refused to discuss the ailment or his condition. “He is ailing, ... »

Shabba, Super Cat to headline ‘Best of the Best’ concert in Miami

Shabba, Super Cat to headline ‘Best of the Best’ concert in Miami

The ‘Emperor of Dancehall’, Shabba Ranks and the ‘Don Dada’ Super Cat are the headline acts for this year’s Best of the Best concert to be held at the Bayfront Park in downtown, Miami on May 26. The concert has carved out its own niche as a must-attend event on the entertainment calendar. Shabba Ranks, as the first dancehall act to win the Reggae Grammy award, has always de... »

Dancehall Artiste Khago Refuses To Evacuate Florida Home Amidst Hurricane Irma

Dancehall Artiste Khago Refuses To Evacuate Florida Home Amidst Hurricane Irma

Dancehall star Khago has refused to evacuate his South Florida home amidst hurricane Irma barreling down on the state. Some 5 million people are under evacuation warning in the South Florida area with the powerful storm closing in. Millions have evacuated their homes but there are still some folks who are staying home to ride out the storm. Currently, the hurricane is fluctuating between a categor... »