An Au Revoir @ Opa!

Opa! guests raise a
toast to the guest
of honour,
Ambassador of
Belgium Godelieve
Van Den Bergh.

'Opa!' is what Greeks exclaim in a time of celebration or when expressing joy and gratitude. It's a term that would perhaps aptly reference the two-year tenure of Ambassador of Belgium to Jamaica, Godelieve Van Den Bergh. The ambassador's tour of duty comes to an end in October, at which time she'll ... Read More

Food Reminiscing on Diwali Food Reminiscing on Diwali
Today, thousands of persons of Indian descent across the region will be lighting small clay lamps fi ... Read More

UTech student Spence Ann Kedward
is in deep concentration as she
garnishes her plantain-based punch. A Taste of Jamaica - The Bartender Competition
I was asked to be the head judge for the bartender competition section in the recently held Best Dre ... Read More

Success Breeds
Success Success Breeds Success
Last week we discussed the importance of throwing aside your reservations when it comes to creating ... Read More

On A 'Mission'

Monday, October 20, 2014    

The designers of Mission Catwalk Season 4.

Drama, dresses and diva tantrums are back for the fourth season of executive producer and host Keneea Linton-George's hit reality designer competition show, Mission Catwalk, subtitled this year -- 'The High Fashion Edition'. AW catches you up to speed with the 12 contestants looking to win it all (prizes include: the unveiling of a collection at Milan Fashion Week courtesy of sponsor Campari; $500,000 from National Commercial Bank Small and Medium Enterprise; and sewing equipment valued at $200 ... Read More

Vows - The Wright Love Story

Monday, October 20, 2014    

The couple raised their
hands together in triumph
as they were introduced as
Mr and Mrs Tarik Wright
for the first time.

"Now I've got you in my space I won't let go of you Got you shackled in my embrace I'm latching on to you." — Latch by Sam Smith How they met... Fiona Panton was initially reluctant to divulge her phone number when engineer Tarik Wright asked. The year was 2012, and the two strangers were enjoying an evening lyme at Hope Gardens when mutual friend Dr Trudy-Ann Morrison introduced them. Panton, an account manager at Columbus Business Solutions at the time, made a lasting impression o ... Read More

Spotted! - Malcolm Gladwell

Sunday, October 19, 2014    

Malcolm Gladwell, award-winning journalist, speaker, writer and New York-Times bestselling
author, at the Talk of the Town at the Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston, on

THE British-born, Canadian-raised (of Jamaican-British parentage) Malcolm Gladwellwrites for The New Yorker magazine and is a New York Times best-selling author. Gladwell's books include The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What The Dog Saw, (an anthology of his New Yorker pieces), and his latest which enjoyed a 2013 release -- David and Goliath. The New York City-based Gladwell is also an award-winning journalist, speaker and marathoner. Where? On Monday, October 13, at the Sir John Golding R ... Read More

The Gladwell Engagement

Sunday, October 19, 2014    

Cocktails and dinner co-host LIME was repped
by CEO Garfield Sinclair (left); Head of Legal
and Regulatory, and Company Secretary
Rochelle Cameron; and Vice-President of Retail
Stephen Price (right). Flanking guest of honour
Malcolm Gladwell, the LIME execs welcome
SO to the Jamaica Pegasus-venued event.

From early Monday afternoon into late evening could aptly be engraved as positively stimulating. The University of the West Indies, Mona hosted 'Malcolm Gladwell: A Conversation'. Yes, THE Malcolm Gladwell. The man, who Harvard professor, experimental psychologist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker once described as a 'minor genius'. The Gladwell of such best-selling works as The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference; Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking; and O ... Read More

VIDEO: Let's Party!

Sunday, October 19, 2014    

Bankay’s Alana Williams-created
birthday cake was a nod to his
preferred drink — a bottle of
Singleton Trinity Single Malt

Debonair charmer. Business mogul. Party-hearty promoter. Man about town. Many labels can be ascribed to Kamal Bankay, but last Thursday, the one most fitting was 'birthday celebrant' as the Dream Entertainment director-cum-DJ celebrated his 35th year of life with a rollicking do at Ribbiz Lounge, where he is one-third of a business partnership with Brian 'Ribbi' Chung and Don Creary. SO gives you party access. (PHOTOS: LIONEL ROOKWOOD) Read More

My Kingston - Jeremy Whittaker

Sunday, October 19, 2014    

Jeremy Whittaker

Congratulations on the release of your debut feature film Destiny. When did the idea for the movie originate? I knew I always wanted to make movies. I spent a long time investing in attaining the abilities and skills to make a movie. From 2006 I decided I wanted to make a Jamaican movie. The actual idea of Destiny was born in 2011. Was film-making always a professional end game for you? Yes. That is exactly where I saw myself. I think it's my gift to tell stories and to see things others don' ... Read More

Cocktails With - Sher Bridgeman

Sunday, October 19, 2014    

Sher Bridgeman

A broken ankle is not about to put the kibosh on Sher Bridgeman sliding on a pair of fab golden stilettos. Meeting us for Friday afternoon cocktails at the lounge at the Spanish Court Hotel, the assistant vice-president of business development at Guardian General Insurance Jamaica Limited doffs the sandals in favour of heels for her close-up moment with our lens. Style clearly matters. So, too, does maintaining solid customer-service ties with the brokers she serves. Bridgeman is fresh from me ... Read More

Australians cheer Flanagan's Booker Prize win

Sunday, October 19, 2014    

LONDON (AP) — Australian literature-lovers cheered last Wednesday after Richard Flanagan won the prestigious Booker Prize with a visceral story of wartime brutality and its aftermath - a novel the head of the judging team said was as powerful as a kick in the stomach. The country's government may be less pleased. Flanagan in a post-awards interview that Prime Minister Tony Abbott's environmental policies made him "ashamed to be Australian". Flanagan drew on his father's experiences as a ... Read More

Time for Him at Totally Male Club Spa Salon

Saturday, October 18, 2014    

Customer: Donovan Wignal, president of
MSME Alliance and CEO of Mairtrans
International Logistics.

It's Heroes' Weekend and we're dedicating this issue to the male heroes in our lives. Follow us to Totally Male Club Spa Salon, the experts on all barber and spa services for men. Who to See: Sandra Samuels-Reid Where: Totally Male Club Spa Salon Suite #2, 1 Brompton Road, Kingston 5 Tel. 1-876-946-2454 What to Get: Ingrown hair removal treatment, hot stone massage, haircut and shave. This Week's Pick... Totally Male Club Spa Salon Totally Male Club Spa Salon spokesperson, recording ar ... Read More

And... Action!

Saturday, October 18, 2014    

The lobby in the Carib 5 cinema was abuzz with guests and media out for Monday night's Destiny

A potent mix of music stars, thespians, film-makers, sports personalities, and naturally, supportive friends and family was out for the premiere of director Jeremy Whittaker's debut feature film Destiny at the Carib 5 cinema on Monday evening. We're back on the red carpet with more highlights. (PHOTOS: LIONEL ROOKWOOD) Read More



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