Vows: Jenny “writes” her own script

Ernie Smith serenades the couple (Karl McLarty)

The romance as recounted by Jenny Bryan (now Pickett), has all the hallmarks of a traditional love story with a modern-day twist. “We met the old-fashioned way —online”, she quips, “but soon after, in his uniquely boyish way he would ask me, “You wanna be boyfriend and ... Read More

Interior designer and award-winning author Cecile Levee oozes sophistication in a black column dress. (Antonio Graham) Here’s How We Do Evening
It’s a truth universally acknowledged and accepted by those in the know that Caribbean women l ... Read More

Barbra-Lee Grant for Alexander McQueen (Kim Weston Arnold) A Saintly Ascension
Saint International up-and-coming model Barbra-Lee Grant was the subject of another Of ... Read More

Kamalame Cay The Bahamas 25 Of The Caribbean’s Best
It’s the list those in the travel industry anticipate with as much trepidation as chefs do the ... Read More

Cocktails With... Sevana

Sunday, July 24, 2016    

Rory Daley

Reggae songbird Sevana is at the Penthouse Records complex, midweek, rehearsing with her band. Our last encounter with the recording artiste occurred the previous week, at Nouvelle Jamaican restaurant Redbones Blues Caf̩, where the singer-songwriter launched her eponymous EP Рavailable on iTunes, Tidal Plus and Spotify Рto an audience of fans, who were additionally treated to the signature sounds of our current date. For this meet-up we are attuned to the speech tones ... Read More

One Caribbean

Sunday, July 24, 2016    

Prime Ministers of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, respectively, Andrew Holness (left) and Dr Keith Rowley Joseph Wellington

Thoughts upon visiting Kingston... It’s an opportunity to renew so many friendships and to re-establish a connection with a place that has been very dear to my heart since the seventies. During that time when I was a student, if I am allowed to say so, those were the golden days of Jamaica. It was the time when Lawrence Rowe appeared on the scene; it was a time when Michael Holding appeared on the scene; it was the time when Foreman fought Frazier at the National Stadium. Some of the is ... Read More

Gardening — July 24

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, July 24, 2016    

Phalaenopsis orchid

Dear Orchid Doc: My Phalaenopsis orchids have not bloomed since I bought them earlier this year. They are healthy-looking. I water them once per week, and apply 20-20 fertiliser or bloom booster every 10-14 days. I have them in a greenhouse, and they are getting sufficient sunlight. Can you give me some advice, please? Olivene Lewis Spanish Town Dear Olivene: Nothing is wrong with your Phalaenopsis orchids; they usually don’t bloom this time of the year, especially in your area. F ... Read More

Grace Foods heads to the Olympics, again….

Friday, July 22, 2016    

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (ADRIAN DENNIS)

GraceKennedy Foods, a division of the GraceKennedy Group, is once again the official food and nutrition sponsor of the 2016 Jamaica Olympic team. T hursday Life readers would recall the similar role played by the group in 2012 at the Olympics in London. At the range once again will be Chef Karl Thomas to provide local dishes once the team touches down in Brazil on July 24. “Going to the Olympics brings back great memories. This will be my second time as the official chef for the Olymp ... Read More

Cheers to Another 50 Tasty Years!

Thursday, July 21, 2016    

Jerk Chicken Patties on Plate

Continuing their year-long celebration of 50 tasty years in business, Tastee opened to the public its new Liguanea location that will serve as its Kingston flagship as well as the company’s latest addition to the Tastee family of businesses, the Brew’d Awakenings Cafe. At an impressive reception to acknowledge what was hailed as a visionary team effort, the company’s CEO Ryan Foster and the Chang family inaugurated the new location with Tastee supporters, partners and well-wish ... Read More

In Honour of PM Rowley & Mrs Rowley

Thursday, July 21, 2016    

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley addresses dinner guests. (Karl McLarty)

Trinbagonian patriot Brian George, president and chief executive officer of Supreme Ventures Limited, and his wife Keneea Linton-George hosted the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Keith Rowley — who is on The Rock for a four-day official visit with his attorney-at-law wife Sharon — at an intimate dinner inside M at the Spanish Court Hotel last Monday evening. The four-course affair was catered by the award-winning Ashebre – The Virtual Restaurant Executive Culinary Art ... Read More

Petite Sirah - The Rodney Dangerfield of wine?

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July 21, 2016    

Petite Petit (M. J. Wickham)

This past week while hanging out with friends, I was introduced to a wine that I had not tried before called Nugan Estate Manuka Grove Vineyard, Durif. While the vintage that I tasted might have seen better days, I was nonetheless intrigued by the wine and off I went to do some research. Durif aka Petite Sirah Durif is a black-skinned grape variety, with Petite Sirah being its North and South American name. In the rest of the world it is generally known as Durif, named after its discoverer/cr ... Read More

VIDEO: In Honour Of PM Rowley & Mrs Rowley

Thursday, July 21, 2016    

Supreme Ventures President and CEO Brian George (second right) and his entrepreneur wife Keneea Linton-George (right) with T&T Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and his wife Sharon. (Karl McLarty)

It was an early dinner Monday evening, inside M at the Spanish Court Hotel in honour of Dr Keith Rowley, PM of Trinidad & Tobago and his attorney-at-law wife Sharon Rowley. The four-course affair was hosted by fellow Trinbagonian and Supreme Ventures Limited President and CEO Brian George, and his entrepreneur wife Keneea Linton-George. The guest list comprised Trinbagonian nationals, members of government, and influencers in the food and cultural arenas. The welcome cocktail, a passion ... Read More

We Be Burnin'

Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:20 AM    

Spanish sensation Enrique Iglesias made a cameo on The Rock overnight to collab with his Gimme the light pal Sean Paul. The two apparently worked out of Don Corleon's private studio and Enrique is expected to jet off the island early morning. Music lovers continue to have atop their party playlist the hit from the last time the two joined forces for Bailando. Read More

Vows: All that matters

Monday, July 18, 2016    

Father of the bride George Irving escorts Kerry-Ann to her waiting bridegroom. (Ricknel Marshall)

When Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Youth Empowerment Officer Davey Haughton met Kerry-Ann Irving, Heart Trust/NTA administrative officer, neither of them knew that on June 24, 2016, they would walk down the aisle as husband and wife. Vows recounts those steps to the altar. How They Met… The two studied at the Northern Caribbean University. Kerry-Ann remembers seeing Davey on campus very often, but the two never spoke, until one day, before leaving to New York for summer ... Read More



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