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Hello, Mama Africa! Yes?

In 2008 the late Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani “broke the Internet” and got tongues wagging by producing the fashion bible's first all-black issue. Despite her trailblazing, Milan has lagged behind in its... Read More

A Tale of Two Maroon Towns
My bare feet desperately grasped for balance as I crossed the Wag Water river. Knee deep, I gingerly waded and nearly toppled over twice. I was on Maroon land in Scott's Hall, St Mary. ... Read More

ALARA — Nigeria's answer to Barneys
Here are some interesting facts about Africa: Senegal has been described as the “Paris of Africa”, Djibouti the “Singapore of Africa” and the Republic of Congo is determined to become Africa's next fashion capital. And who would have ...... Read More

Salento aka “Little Jamaica”
Rome, Milan, Venice and Florence are great destinations for good food, great wine, amazing fashion and a general atmosphere of romance. All reasons that ensure Italy, like Jamaica, remains a country many want to visit! Now Salento, Italy's south-coastal secret treasure, is gaining...... Read More

Almost Around the World in 120 DAYS

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

In one Ghanaian Pentecostal church on Easter Friday in the city of Takoradi, dapper men and women of all ages dressed in white jumped in praise of God while surrounded by hundreds of fellow worshippers in a tent. This reminded me of many of the Portmore tents of worship at home. In the... Read More

Hope Springs Eternal at Strawberry Hill

By Vaughn GRAY | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Four hundred music lovers and charity-minded folk made the trek up to Irish Town on Sunday, June 10, to attend Hope in the Hills — a benefit concert in support of the Hope Institute. Read More

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Today, Father's Day, we salute all fathers, acknowledge the four featured in SO and applaud our beloved Papal Chaplin Msgr Gregory Ramkissoon and his 645 children. Ramkissoon wants neither glory nor celebrity, just health and God's grace so that Mustard Seed Communities can continue to... Read More

My Kingston — Troy Kemp

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

TROY KEMP Executive Director for the National Centre for the Development of BoysWhat are your fondest memories of Kingston? Read More

Founding Father

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

Speaking with SO the monsignor noted: “In many ways, fatherhood has shown me the joys and hurdles that we carry as parents all the time - from womb to tomb! And yes, I do feel totally responsible for our children because, in many ways, they see... Read More

Cocktails With...Davianne Tucker

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Wright Image Ltd Brand Manager Davianne Tucker is a millennial on the rise. A University of the West Indies (UWI) graduate, the 25-year-old served as President of the Guild of Students in the 2015-16 academic year. During her studies, she was a member of the Faculty of Social Sciences... Read More

My Kingston - Greg Millwood

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

What are your earliest memories of Kingston?Going to Maiden Cay every Sunday; Coney Park in Hope Pastures; and going to the movies at Island Cinema, but instead of watching a movie everyone would go up on the roof. That was the Sovereign hangout of my time.  Read More

xoxo Kate

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

I remember my very first pair of Kate Spade mules. It was purchased in the '90s, in Gotham of course. I was there for the Summer Fancy Food show at the Jacob Javits Center and had spent my last day in the city at Bergdorf's as dictated by our beloved Carrie Bradshaw. You see, before the... Read More

Kingston New Orleans

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Acclaimed Jamaican artist Patrick Waldemar showcased this newest body of work Kingston New Orleans on Thursday, June 7 at the Toyota Gallery, 93 Old Hope Road. Dividing his time between the titular locations has pushed Waldemar in a direction that... Read More

True Bleu

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

“B is for Bleu, Beautiful, Bikinis, Beaches & Blast of a Weekend” Talk about a tagline! Read More

SO Gardening —June 3

Betty Ashley | Sunday, June, 3 2018    

Dear Orchid Doc:I am having a problem with my dendrobium. The plant itself looks good but when it spikes, some of the blooms drop and get mussy, and some just spoil and the buds just keep dropping. Thanks for your help. Read More



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