A passenger’s Account Of American Airlines Flight AA331 Crash at Jamaica Airport


Passengers leaving AA31 after crash in Kingston, Jamaica

At the end of this is Jamaica Observer briefing but first I will tell you that I just left the hospital because my cousin Vicky was on Flight AA331 that left from Miami and crashed at Norman Manley Airport in Kingston, Jamaica last night. Her account is as follows from her seat in row 10… Continue reading

Buju Banton Reportedly Assembling High Profile Legal Team


Federal Criminal Defence Lawyer, Frank A Rubino, who has tried hundreds of cases involving serious federal and international criminal offenses including the case against Panamanian General, Manuel Noriega is being recruited by the management for embattled reggae artiste, Buju Banton, a report on Internet website caribbeanworldnews.com states. Continue reading

Hollywood’s Sexiest New Years Eve Party


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Sean Paul Billboard Reggae Artiste of the year/decade


Music ‘bible’, Billboard, lists Sean Paul as the reggae artiste of the year and decade, whilst Shaggy’s Hotshot was listed as the 15th most selling album of the 2000s.

Paul beat Matisyahu and Bob Marley & the Wailers for second and third respectively for 2009 artiste of the year based on just released chart data from Billboard, the US based music company. Continue reading

Buju Faces US Federal Court Today


EMBATTLED reggae star Mark Myrie, better known as Buju Banton, is scheduled to appear before a US Federal Court in Miami, Florida today for arraignment before a grand jury. Myrie, was held by undercover Drug Enforcement Administration agents in South Florida on Thursday after a drug deal allegedly went awry. The Jamaican entertainer, who is facing charges of possession, with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine, was being held at a Federal detention centre in downtown Miami. Continue reading

Top 25 Reggae Albums of the Decade


The top 25 reggae albums for this decade — which ends December — was dominated by Shaggy but other dancehall artistes ranked highly, according to a list compiled by Splash.

Topping the list was Shaggy’s 2000 release Hot Shots which sold over ten million copies and was amongst the most sucessful albums of the decade. Matisyahu was second, but he also made the top 25 three times. Shaggy, Sean Paul, Sizzla, Beenie Man, UB40 and Damian Marley each made the list twice.

Music rankings are always controversial but Splash arrived at the findings, not by public opinion, but by analysing Billboard Reggae Album charts between 2000 to 2009 and ranked albums in order of weeks charted. Chart longevity indicated that the albums were not only popular but had that timeless quality as sales continued well beyond their release dates. Continue reading

2010 Reggae Grammy Nominees


The 2010 reggae nominees are below… Please vote to let us know who you think should win the the Grammy for Reggae Album of the year…