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In Hot Pursuit: The Auto Issue

With the recently hosted ATL Automotive-engineered Revolution Auto Show in our rear-view mirror but serving as active inspiration, we’re traversing the highway to aspirational  driving luxury, and making pit stops to spotlight a  number of the world’s priciest autos, the plushest interiors, filmdom’s iconic wheels, and offer up a sneak peek at the business district’s hottest new address — Porsche’s  showroom space.

With the recently hosted ATL Automotive-engineered Revolution Auto Show in our rear-view mirror but serving as active inspiration, we’re traversing the highway to aspirational driving luxury and making pit stops to spotlight a number of the world’s priciest autos, the plushest interior ... Read More

The night-time facade of the New Kingston-based Porsche showroom. (Photos: MICHAEL GORDON) ‘Boulevard of Porsche Dreams’
Housed on the ground floor of the old IBM building on the corner of Knutsford Boulevard and Barbados ... Read More

FERRARI LAFERRARI APERTA - US$2.2 MILLION (Photo: Chesnot) ‘Bankrolling Your Ride’
Already possessing the distinction of being the world’s priciest hypercars and supercars, thes ... Read More

Amoi Leon-Issa (PHOTO: ANTONIO GRAHAM) Cocktails with... Amoi Leon-Issa
We’re still in residence in the tourism capital of The Rock, Montego Bay, now sharing notes wi ... Read More

Bookends Fiction: Passion Jones

By Sharon Leach | Sunday, March 12, 2017    

One of the beauties of having a belated birthday celebration is always the penance your friends pay, by way of makeup gifts, which is pretty much like what makeup sex is to a relationship. It’s hot and steamy compensation for a gaffe and you’re guaranteed to not get it again until there is some other hideous f--k-up. Meanwhile, you make out like a bandit. That Saturday night, Passion’s friends took her for a night out on the town since they’d forgotten her actual birthd ... Read More

Love Affair With Literature 6

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

Above, the participants (from left) Faizal Deen, Ifeona Fulani, Roland Watson-Grant and Yashika Graham share a light moment with Dr Michael Bucknor, head of the Department of Literatures in English. 
 (Photo: Aston Spaulding)

If the absence of the Kingston Book Festival, now a biennial event on the island, left literary enthusiasts wondering if the pleasurable predictability of life in the city was coming to an end, the Department of Literatures in English, at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, was quick to settle and soothe the spirit of those disquieted lovers of literature. Last Sunday, March 5, the department kicked off its annual ‘March is Literatures in English Month’ activities w ... Read More

Two Una Marson plays published

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

The National Library of Jamaica and Blouse & Skirt Books have co-published two plays, Pocomania and London Calling, from one of Jamaica’s most important feminists and dramatists Una Marston. Pocomania is among the most important Caribbean plays ever written, having been credited with representing “the birth of Jamaican national drama”. First staged at the dawn of the region’s stride toward nationalism and Independence, it heralded a new era of Jamaican and Caribbe ... Read More

My Kingston - Kadion Preston

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

Kadion Preston

What’s most enjoyable about being a resident of Kingston in Jamaica, and Kingston 21 in Florida? I absolutely love being home in Jamaica. It gives me unprecedented joy and truly fulfils a part of my soul. I also enjoy having the opportunity to do business in my homeland and make a difference. As the guiding force behind CaribShopper, how do you maintain the company’s edge in the ever-changing online space? While most industries change and adjust every 3-5 years, the technolog ... Read More

Cocktails with... Liane Chung

Sunday, March 12, 2017    


Having passed the bar in December, attorney-at-law Liane Chung has entered into a field that has been a childhood dream centred on ‘advocating for justice and being the voice of others’. The avid traveller and fitness enthusiast — she’s been a sports all-rounder since her formative days at Queen’s Preparatory School — is also a familiar face on the pageant scene, where she was a notable head-turner. We explore her dedication to a work-life balance and her focu ... Read More

Gardening - March 12, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017    


Dear Orchid Doc: I would love to have a small patch of sun Vandas growing in my garden. How do I go about setting up such a garden? I have been told about coal, etc. Your advice would be truly appreciated. Thanks again. Pansy Dear Pansy: 1. Please begin by looking for a sunny area in the garden (4 -6 hrs of sun) should be enough. 2.Ensure that the area is free from water settlement, also from heavy ROOF water. 3. Excavate the earth about 2 inches taller than the height of the orchid pot ... Read More

Chefs to watch for 2017 - Jewel Resorts and Hilton Rose Hall

Thursday, March 09, 2017    

Rian Gray,Pastry Chef at Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa (Jewel)

Thursday Food highlights five more chefs who are charged with introducing visitors and locals to the best culinary offerings in Jamaica. This week’s featured chefs are from Jewel Resorts and Hilton Rose Hall respectively. Donald Harrison Sous-chef at Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa Chef Donald Harrison’s appreciation for food was developed at a young age. During his formative years, he had visions of going in a different direction, having majored in carpentry at high ... Read More

Big Bengtsson Theory

Thursday, March 09, 2017    

As saxophonist Howard Messam played, the cityscape paid homage to the Iberostarchef On Tour’s latest  import’s adopted city. (ANTONIO GRAHAM)

The Rock arm of the international Iberostarchef On Tour series remained in Scandinavian territory as the Danish Ronny Embory passed the culinary baton to Swede Emma Bengtsson, both Michelin-star peers and New York City residents. Pastry chef-cum-executive chef Bengtsson, who earned a second Michelin-star — two stars translate to “excellent cooking, worth a detour or table excellente, mérite un détour” — for her employer, the Aquavit restaurant, b ... Read More

Recipe Corner... The Centro Restaurant of the Courtyard Marriott

Thursday, March 09, 2017    

Courtyard Marriott head chef Coatiest Gabbidon (Naphtali Junior)

Perhaps the city’s best kept secret is the stylish fare that is plated daily at The Centro Restaurant of the Courtyard Marriott in New Kingston. Managing the process is head chef Coatiest Gabbidon, who joined the team in September 2015. Indeed, Gabbidon entered the food business as a supermarket bag packer but was quickly promoted to meat-cutting attendant shortly after leaving high school. This early exposure in the food industry along with his avid interest in creating meals quickly led ... Read More

Wines from Croatia

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, March 09, 2017    

The wines are available in 1 litre, .75 litre and .187 litre bottle sizes. (Christopher Reckord)

The Stari Grad Plain, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the island of Hvar, Croatia, is an agricultural landscape that was set up by the ancient Greek colonists dating back to the 4th century, and is still operating today. This makes Croatia one of the oldest wine-producing nations in the world, albeit ranking 30th in terms of volume. Croatia has two main wine regions: Continental (Kontinetalna) and Coastal (Primorska) which are made up of over 300 geographically defined wine-producing ar ... Read More



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