Vows - A Newfound Love

A Newfound Love

It was an intimate 4:00 pm ceremony at the Tropical Beach in Montego Bay on May 18, for Kenton Burrell, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall event coordinator, and his fiancée Michelle Morton, platinum director at DFI/Coastal Travel. Vows shares their love story. How They Met (as told by Michelle)... We me ... Read More

Morgan’s line of
Jamaican sandals —
made just in time for
the Emancipation and
celebrations. AW Fashion - Aug 2
What started as a means of self-expression and a creative outlet has now become a business for local ... Read More

St James High School English Language and Literature teacher Mary
Blackstock (left) and her Norman Manley Law School final-year student
daughter Danielle Brown debated the merits of Berette Macaulay’s digital
photograph Marie (Neue Rootz). (PHOTOS: MICHAEL GORDON) Making Explorations at The National Gallery
The capital's hallowed art space -- the National Gallery of Jamaica in downtown Kingston -- was a vi ... Read More

Icah Wilmot broke a wave. Shore Enough
Cresting high tide at the famous 'Makka' beach in Southhaven, Yallahs in Saint Thomas, the Jamaican ... Read More

Cocktails - Victoria Rowell

Sunday, August 02, 2015    


Actress Victoria Rowell shares a similar firecracker spirit fans might recall of her character Drucilla Winters in the long-running hit CBS soap opera The Young and The Restless. A classically trained dancer with the American Ballet Theater, Rowell has lightning-quick smarts and isn't afraid to ham it up -- turning a glass lamp shade into a pretend oversized goblet for our photo shoot. She is candid, too, and unhesitatingly opens up to us as we sit for convo around the table in the Jamaica Obser ... Read More

MY KINGSTON - Nicholas and Dominic Chung

Sunday, August 02, 2015    

Nicholas (left) and Dominic Chung (PHOTO: KARL MCLARTY)

What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Nicholas Chung (NC): Playing my first football competition for Sts Peter and Paul Preparatory. Domininc Chung (DC): Always going to my dad's business, Chung's Catering, after school during the summer. What is the most memorable meal you have enjoyed in Kingston? NC: Ackee and saltfish with white rice from Norma's on Whitehall Avenue. DC: Oxtail and butter beans from Country Style in Stony Hill. What would be your recommendations to a first-tim ... Read More

Calling All Heroes: Atticus Finch and Bill Cosby Need Not Apply

By Sharon Leach | Sunday, August 02, 2015    

Never has the cause of racism been advanced as it has in post-racial America. Yes, well, how uppity of us to think that black lives mattered in this post-racial age, what with the first black president of the United States of America being elected, not once but twice. How simple-minded of us to have thought that an event of such moment would have explained the meaning of that immortal prayer by so-called reformed felon Rodney King, himself an icon of the state of race relations after the 1992 LA ... Read More

Country Store Living

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Richmond Estate, St Ann

There' s a quaint appeal about Count r y Store located in Richmond, Llandovery , St Ann. It's the k ind of lure that forced Thursday Life, a few Sundays ago, to pull over . We' re glad we did! Lee Issa, chairman of Couples Resorts and president of the Negril Chamber of Commerce, has without a doubt raised the bar on what is defined as rural township. The 7,000-foot Country Store, which opened its doors on May 22, 2015, was built at a cost of J$75 million, and, according to Issa, “for the ... Read More

Blue Ridge - Trays of Tasty Fare

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Blue Ridge burger with plantain, bacon and drizzled with
cilantro cream sauce. There is too, the Blue Ridge burger,
topped with blue or Cheddar cheese.

It was a no-brainer, really: the searing heat in Kingston vs a drive to Salt Hill to lunch at a new restaurant. Reservations confirmed for noon and directions in hand, we cut it close and have 45 minutes to get there. Let me immediately 'fess up that, after turning right at Gordon Town Police Station and following the road for about 20 minutes, a mental note is made to ensure that any other visit will include a whiz of a driver like Michael 'Scanner' Gayle. It's a steep, treacherous drive up t ... Read More

Investing in Jamaica - A Diaspora Perspective

With Cherryl Hanson-Simpson | Thursday, July 30, 2015    

I often receive emails from people living in the Diaspora who express their commitment to this country, and share their concerns for it. Recently, an overseas reader asked me to recommend some investment solutions that would be appropriate for Jamaicans living overseas. There are several local investment options which can help investors from any country to increase their personal wealth. Licensed investment advisors can help persons to identify their investing objectives and choose suitable inv ... Read More

Keep Walking...

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Mixologists Keron
Hayles (left) and
Delroy Glenn.

The Tryall Club mixologists Keron Hayles (left) and Delroy Glenn were kept busy last Friday evening at the Johnnie Walker Golf Classic Welcome Reception which was held at the Tryall Club House. Thursday Life naturally refused to leave without the recipes. Cheers! JOHN WALKER GOLD LABEL RESERVE Platinum Rush: Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve 1 oz passion fruit purée Method: Shake together all ingredients and pour over ice Honey Trap: Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz ... Read More

BRANDED - Krystle Graham-Haynes

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Domino’s Pizza Brand Manager Krystle Graham-Haynes (left) was all smiles as UTech Culinary Arts third year
student Sherie Hartley (centre) and her fashion merchandiser BFF Kristia Franklin enjoyed a slice of stuffed
crust pepperoni pizza.

Thursday Life (TL):How did you land this job? Krystle Graham-Haynes: Prior to joining Wisynco Foods, I worked in the advertising and marketing field for over four years, managing several brands. However, I was looking forward to making the next step in my career. I wanted to share my knowledge, experience and be an asset towards the development of an innovative and dynamic brand. So when I saw the position being advertised, I quickly jumped at the opportunity and was absolutely delighted that I ... Read More

Summer Sips... Part 4

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Select Brands Corporate Marketing
Manager Tania McConnell cools off
with a glass of FIordaliso Pinot Grigio. At right: Select Brands Marketing Manager Debra Taylor
prefers to have options, something bubbly and
something big. Her summer picks include the Santa
Margherita Prosecco and the full-bodied, sensual
Primal Roots Red Blend.

Will this heat ever end? Not anytime soon, but my list of top picks for the summer wines will end this week with a few from Select Brands. I reached out to Tania McConnell and Debra Taylor of the Select Brands management team and I also spoke to Gillian Ferguson, general manager of Uncorked, who has an exclusive list of wines from the Select Brands portfolio, to get a feel of what was a hit for the summer. Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé Hailing from Provence in the southeast of ... Read More

Who will cop the coveted title Chef of The Year?

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Lamb loin with green pea purée

Chef Jason Peru — Lamb loin with green pea purée, pumpkin and carrot purée with confit garlic, roasted grapes, orzo with basil and mint pesto, confit tomatoes, Mauby glaze with red wine reduction and pickled beetroot. Chef Raymond Joseph — Indian spice crusted lamb, kitcheree, bhaji pesto, curried mango sauce, and soused vegetables. Chef John Aboud — Sous vide lamb, lamb jus and fresh cherry reduction, candied striped beets prepared two ways: semi-raw an ... Read More



If you had information that could aid a criminal investigation, would you tell the police?

View Results »


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon