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The centuries-old tradition of playing mas dispatched the clarion call to the global contingent of bacchanalists for the annual pilgrimage to Trinidad and Tobago to pay homage to the soca genre and all the rapturous frenzy that accompanies it. Dwayne Watkins, wedding and lifestyle photog extraordina ... Read More

Sharmadean Reid Cocktails With — Sharmadean Reid
We caught up with Jamaican/Londoner, WAH Nails founder Sharmadean Reid, who was briefly in town for ... Read More

Renentera Gardening — Feb 28
Dear Orchid Doc: Help! My orchids are sick. The underside of the dendrobium leaves are dark brown an ... Read More

Model: Allison Graham DARK & LOVELY
Allison's gorgeous skin tone lends itself to hues of deep red, plum and violet. Here's how to Get T ... Read More

Diageo West Coast Execs On The Rock

Saturday, February 28, 2015    

From left: Red Stripe Managing Director Cedric Blair along with colleagues Ed Solano, general manager of
Free Trade Zone, Border & Duty-Free; Renato Gonzalez, Diageo WestLAC general manager, transformation;
and Jaime Grana, managing director, Diageo WestLAC, were enthralled by action at a recent Red Stripe
Premier League match. Seated behind them are Jean Look Tong (left), head of Red Stripe International, and
Erik Uddenberg, marketing director, Diageo WestLAC.

With Red Stripe Managing Director Cedric Blair as their host a great time was had by the team of Diageo WestLAC execs during their visit to Kingston. Diageo West Coast Execs On The Rock --> Read More

The Bread Necessity

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

The fresh-from-the-oven bread can be
enjoyed plain or with butter or cheese.

Allison Moss-Solomon, public relations brand manager at J Wray and Nephew, is craving bread. On the return leg of the round-the-island bus tour of St Lucia, she hints, cajoles, beseeches, and even takes to calling her export director colleague Mark Nelson 'uncle', to secure a stop to satiate the yen for freshly made baked goods. The tangerine glow of sunset signals the final leg of our island discovery outing. As the two-coaster bus convoy navigates the pothole-free road network and heads bac ... Read More

‘Senty’s’ seafood offerings

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

What’s a trip to country
without stopping for some
refreshment at a roadside bar?

The parish of St Elizabeth (fondly known as 'Saint E', 'Senty' and 'St Bess') is named after Lady Elizabeth Modyford and was once the largest parish in Jamaica, which later was divided into Manchester and Westmoreland. St Elizabeth has played an important role in Jamaican history, from the early presence of Spanish settlers, to its later role as a major slave trade port and its subsequent relevance in the Sam Sharpe rebellion. Across history St Elizabeth has amassed an impressive collection of ... Read More


Thursday, February 26, 2015    

If you are searching for an unusual Carnival look, then this one is definitely for you. Think flowers, but make that a veritable floral arrangement of rhinestones on your face. Are you game? Sasha Bowie shows you how to get this interesting look using blue, green, red and yellow stones. You will need: A variety of rhinestones Spirit Gum Here’s How… Place rhinestones on a flat surface – this is the middle of your 'flower'. Select other rhinestones of the same siz ... Read More

On His Mark

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

dorado (dolphin
meat) along with
yam, plantain,
seasoned rice,
corn on the cob,
and St Christophine
(cho-cho in

Touted by colleagues as one who can throw down in the kitchen, J Wray & Nephew export trade director Mark Nelson was expectedly gung-ho when Thursday Life suggested we venture into Gros Islet for a taste of traditional food. It could not have been better scripted as last Sunday was St Lucia's Independence Day. Hailing a cab along the Rodney Bay boulevard lined with tourist shops, fine dining restaurants, and bar haunts, we heeded recommendations from locals to check out Golden Taste Restau ... Read More

Winners' Circle - February 19

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

Smart Eggs Brand Manager Tina Hamilton (centre) presented gift bags, each stocked with a Smart Eggs gift certificate, drinking
mug, a water bottle and a T-shirt to (from left) Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries senior secretary Everette Barton; Sagicor Life
Jamaica’s associate actuary Shayna Stennett-Jones (collecting for her husband, Delta Supply Company Limited’s inventory clerk
Phillip Jones); Envision Solutions Limited’s customer service representative Patricia Mason; Imperial Optical’s optical dispenser
Tracy-Ann Evans-Passley; Jamaica Library Service secretary Georgia Brown; and Jetaway Travel Service Limited’s travel agent
Pamela Fenton Reese, at a presentation ceremony at the Jamaica Observer’s Beechwood Avenue head office on Monday. The
women were winners of the Thursday Life ‘Branded’ giveaway and were the first shortlisted readers to answer the question
— What’s the Smart Eggs tag line? The correct response was: ‘Eat Smart, Live Smart!’. (PHOTO: LIONEL ROOKWOOD)

Smart Eggs Brand Manager Tina Hamilton (centre) presented gift bags each stocked with a drinking mug, a water bottle and a T-shirt to (from left) Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries senior secretary Everette Barton; Sagicor Life Jamaica's associate actuary Shayna Stennett-Jones (collecting for her husband, Delta Supply Company Limited's inventory clerk Phillip Jones); Envision Solutions Limited's customer service representative Patricia Mason; Imperial Optical's optical dispenser Tracy-Ann Eva ... Read More

Giving Up On Your Goal

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

Kimberly rolled over and looked at her bedside clock with dismay. The jarring alarm had jolted her from a blissful dream and she reluctantly swung her legs onto the floor. It was getting increasingly difficult for her to rise each morning and she longed to stay in bed for one more hour. Up to two years ago, Kimberly had enjoyed getting up at the crack of dawn. She always anticipated another exciting day at work, and was the first to arrive and the last to leave the law office. Her dedication ha ... Read More

Goût de France/ Good France comes to Kingston, Jamaica

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

The Regency Room at The Terra Nova All-
Suite Hotel, known for excellent food and
unparalleled service, is the venue for Goût de
GoFrance slateûd for Thursdaty, Marc h 19.

The Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel has established The Regency Room as not only one of Kingston's chicest spaces, but also one that offers an exceptional dining experience. Its city-chic-meets-Old World-charm gives it its lucrative appeal, making it a preferred spot for corporate execs and socialites alike. The crafting of exquisite menus and wine pairings, raising the service level and the detailed eye of celebrated interior and food and beverage consultant Ardelle Dalla Costa have resulted in the ... Read More

Let Them Eat (Cassava) Cake

Thursday, February 26, 2015    

The touring party of J Wray & Nephew execs, their Caribbean distribution agents and Caribbean
media stopped at Plas Kassav last Saturday and sampled the banana, plain salt fish, chocolatecovered,
apple and raisin, and mango cassava cakes and cassava pones.

There's a pervasive familiarity with the cassava by-product, bammy, in Jamaica. But did you know there were fruit variations running the gamut from mango, banana, apple and raisin, to chocolate-covered cassava cakes that are quite popular in St Lucia? Plas Kassav, located in the hills of Canaries, is home to a manufacturing plant and tourist stop, check-listed as part of our Campari-sponsored island tour last Saturday. With islanders from Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe, St ... Read More


With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, February 26, 2015    

Good to put a face to the name in the e-mails was what Pernod Ricard Brand
Ambassador Alfredo Del Rio said to Debra Taylor.

This past weekend saw the 14th annual staging of the largest food and beverage event of its kind just 90 minutes flying time from Kingston, Jamaica. The 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF), presented by Food & Wine, consisted of more than 75 different events spanning four days to ensure that there was something for everyone. My focus, of course, is wine, but there are many events for all culinary and other beverage lovers. So, if you prefer ... Read More



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