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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

My Kingston - Wade Rhoden

Sunday, March 26, 2017    

Wade Rhoden
Visual communicator

What are your earliest memories of Kingston? My earliest memory of Kingston would be restarting prep school there. I had already started school in Manchester, where I was born, but my parents moved to the city seeking better opportunities for the family. In Manchester I was always used to lush green scenery. I quickly realised the difference between both places, not just in appearance, but also the feel of the environment. The stark difference in the level of urbanisation stuck out like a sore ... Read More

SO Gardening - March 26

Sunday, March 26, 2017    


I find your column very helpful. What can I do to prevent the lower leaves of my Dinah Shore vanda from going black, and if they are already black can the condition be reversed? Thank you. Joan Dear Joan: The Dinah Shore orchid is an extremely pretty red, which blooms up to six spikes at a time; however, there is a hereditary problem with the family, the black-looking streaks will always be a part of Miss Dina Shore. To my knowledge, there is nothing you can do to stop or prevent it. Enjo ... Read More

 ‘Counting down to 20’

Wednesday, March 22, 2017    

University of the West Indies, Mona Department of Government head Dr Lloyd Waller (left), and Jamaica Observer Managing Director Danville WalkerObserver

With the highest achievements in food service and presentation on The Rock, a long-established interest of the Jamaica Observer — the newspaper’s awards arm, namely, its annual Table Talk Food Awards unfolds the napkin for the 19th staging. At a ‘Counting Down to 20’ launch party held, last Thursday, around the Spanish Court Hotel’s très chic cabana pool, insiders were kept abreast of the latest directions and reintroduced to the stable of judges and co ... Read More

Spotted! Sasha Gates

Sunday, March 19, 2017    

Spotted!! Sasha Gates

Who… Sasha Gates, WAGS, reality TV star and wife of American football player Antonio Gates Where… The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain, Trinidad The scoop… I brought my babies for the first time, and I introduced a few people to my culture for an unforgettable first-time experience. I always love being in Trinidad! Carnival keeps me sane; the people are unique and the food and soca are special. The island is where I find my centre and peace. I’m always sad to ... Read More

On The ‘loose’

Sunday, March 19, 2017    

En route to Maiden Cay, engineer Peter Thwaites looked out to sea. (KENYON HEMANS)

Pregnant grey clouds in last Sunday’s morning sky did little to deter the sailing plans of the fab set out for boater Andrew Gallimore’s introductory weekend outing to Maiden Cay aboard his super-comfortable 69-foot power catmaran Loose Cannon.‘ sea-sure’ guests steadily streamed in — gliding down the walkway of the Grand Port Royal Hotel in the seaside town of Port Royal, tote bags and backpacks in hand and making their way on to the docked vessel. Raising ancho ... Read More

A Look Back As We Countdown to Diner En Blanc

Sunday, March 19, 2017    

New York City, USA (2015)

Dîner en Blanc, the all-white, flash dining event, is a global calendar must-do. As the Kingston 2017 edition returns next Saturday, at yet another secret location, SO looks back across five years of destinations that delivered some of the event’s most memorable tablescapes, fashion, and antipasto spreads. Read More

Dear Orchid Doc:

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, March 19, 2017    

Vanda orchids

Dear Orchid Doc: I have been advised  to spray my vandas  with a systemic  pesticide and fungicide once  per week. I use Ridomil and  Cure. But I am concerned  about the concentration of  chemicals in the soil over  time and just my overall  environmental footprint. Are  there natural alternatives that  can be used instead which  are as effective? — Walker Dear Walker: Spraying once  per week is really  not necessary ... Read More

Cocktails With — T’Shura Gibbs

Sunday, March 19, 2017    


On one of our many overnighters in the Second City, resident and Jamaica Public Service Company Regional Director, West T’Shura Gibbs talks shop, life, and why adulthood can be all that it’s cut out to be. What is your favourite sip? I am not a big drinker but I will do an occasional glass of red wine. Would an international return to coal energy in 2017 be feasible? While I embrace fuel diversification to reduce our carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy, coal should ... Read More

My Mobay — Hugh Logan

Sunday, March 19, 2017    

Hugh Logan
Director of Sales,
Caribbean Producers JamaicaANTONIO GRAHAM

HUGH LOGAN Director of Sales, Caribbean Producers Jamaica What are your earliest memories of Montego Bay? Watching the fish from the pier at Doctor’s Cave Beach. What’s the most memorable meal that you have enjoyed in Montego Bay? The one I ate today; to be surpassed by the one I eat tomorrow. What would you do if you were mayor of Montego Bay for a day? I would sponsor a day of ‘Clean MoBay’. What would be your recommendations to a first-time visitor to Montego ... Read More

“We Jammin’ Still!’’

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

Please pardon me if I don’t know your name but, I know the face/ Last time I saw you, you was in the middle jumping up having time/ I could see you wining up that waist for miles away.  (TeamDWP Studios By Dwayne Watkins)

SO contributing shutterbug Dwayne Watkins and his TeamDWP Studios By Dwayne Watkins crew returned to the ‘Forged From the Love of Liberty’ republic to chronicle the plumage and colour of its cultural festival. For our annual Trinidad & Tobago Carnival issue, we chip alongside the Origins-themed band YUMA (Young and Upwardly Mobile Adults) to the infectious strains of the 2017 soca songs, in this visual digest from Carnival Tuesday (February 28). PHOTOS: TeamDWP Studios By Dwayn ... Read More



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