Cocktails With - Marcia Griffiths


A national treasure, renowned not only for a remarkable solo career, but also for her hit songs with Bob Marley and the I-Three, as well as frequent duets with Beres Hammond..., Marcia Griffiths was bestowed with the title Commander of Distinction at last Monday's National Honours and Awards Investi ... Read More

The couple raised their
hands together in triumph
as they were introduced as
Mr and Mrs Tarik Wright
for the first time. Vows - The Wright Love Story
"Now I've got you in my space I won't let go of you Got you shackled in my embrace I'm latching o ... Read More

Miss Universe Jamaica 2014 Kaci Fennell paused for a photo op inside the Johnnie Walker
lounge with birthday boy Jermaine Bibbons (left), brand manager, spirits (Johnnie Walker/Cîroc),
and Don Creary. Frenchmen delights!
Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Caribbean sea, the premier event of the annual Heroes' wee ... Read More

Opa! guests raise a
toast to the guest
of honour,
Ambassador of
Belgium Godelieve
Van Den Bergh. An Au Revoir @ Opa!
'Opa!' is what Greeks exclaim in a time of celebration or when expressing joy and gratitude. It's a ... Read More

Food Reminiscing on Diwali

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Food Reminiscing on Diwali

Today, thousands of persons of Indian descent across the region will be lighting small clay lamps filled with oil, candles and artificial chain lights in celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light. Houses and public spaces are decorated with small earthen lamps called diyas, signifying the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. Diwali focuses on embracing one's inner light, to dispel physical and mental darkness. In honour of the vibrant festival, T ... Read More

A Taste of Jamaica - The Bartender Competition

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, October 23, 2014    

UTech student Spence Ann Kedward
is in deep concentration as she
garnishes her plantain-based punch.

I was asked to be the head judge for the bartender competition section in the recently held Best Dressed Chicken Taste of Jamaica - A culinary competition put on by the Culinary Federation of Jamaica. Overall, the event had just over 250 participants working in teams or individually vying for a range of titles including the following: Chef/Junior of the Year; Junior Apprentice Chef of the Year; Pastry Chef of the Year and Bartender of the Year. This event also serves as part of the selection p ... Read More

Success Breeds Success

With Cherryl Hanson-Simpson | Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Success Breeds

Last week we discussed the importance of throwing aside your reservations when it comes to creating independent sources of income. As the saying goes, "Fortune favours the bold;" so if you need to earn more to pay bills and achieve your goals, you have to become courageous in trying to make money. Many persons are fearful of taking action on their income creation ideas, as they wonder if they can really be successful in offering a product or service to other people. They worry that they will fa ... Read More

On A 'Mission'

Monday, October 20, 2014    

The designers of Mission Catwalk Season 4.

Drama, dresses and diva tantrums are back for the fourth season of executive producer and host Keneea Linton-George's hit reality designer competition show, Mission Catwalk, subtitled this year -- 'The High Fashion Edition'. AW catches you up to speed with the 12 contestants looking to win it all (prizes include: the unveiling of a collection at Milan Fashion Week courtesy of sponsor Campari; $500,000 from National Commercial Bank Small and Medium Enterprise; and sewing equipment valued at $200 ... Read More

Spotted! - Malcolm Gladwell

Sunday, October 19, 2014    

Malcolm Gladwell, award-winning journalist, speaker, writer and New York-Times bestselling
author, at the Talk of the Town at the Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston, on

THE British-born, Canadian-raised (of Jamaican-British parentage) Malcolm Gladwellwrites for The New Yorker magazine and is a New York Times best-selling author. Gladwell's books include The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What The Dog Saw, (an anthology of his New Yorker pieces), and his latest which enjoyed a 2013 release -- David and Goliath. The New York City-based Gladwell is also an award-winning journalist, speaker and marathoner. Where? On Monday, October 13, at the Sir John Golding R ... Read More

The Gladwell Engagement

Sunday, October 19, 2014    

Cocktails and dinner co-host LIME was repped
by CEO Garfield Sinclair (left); Head of Legal
and Regulatory, and Company Secretary
Rochelle Cameron; and Vice-President of Retail
Stephen Price (right). Flanking guest of honour
Malcolm Gladwell, the LIME execs welcome
SO to the Jamaica Pegasus-venued event.

From early Monday afternoon into late evening could aptly be engraved as positively stimulating. The University of the West Indies, Mona hosted 'Malcolm Gladwell: A Conversation'. Yes, THE Malcolm Gladwell. The man, who Harvard professor, experimental psychologist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker once described as a 'minor genius'. The Gladwell of such best-selling works as The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference; Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking; and O ... Read More

VIDEO: Let's Party!

Sunday, October 19, 2014    

Bankay’s Alana Williams-created
birthday cake was a nod to his
preferred drink — a bottle of
Singleton Trinity Single Malt

Debonair charmer. Business mogul. Party-hearty promoter. Man about town. Many labels can be ascribed to Kamal Bankay, but last Thursday, the one most fitting was 'birthday celebrant' as the Dream Entertainment director-cum-DJ celebrated his 35th year of life with a rollicking do at Ribbiz Lounge, where he is one-third of a business partnership with Brian 'Ribbi' Chung and Don Creary. SO gives you party access. (PHOTOS: LIONEL ROOKWOOD) Read More

My Kingston - Jeremy Whittaker

Sunday, October 19, 2014    

Jeremy Whittaker

Congratulations on the release of your debut feature film Destiny. When did the idea for the movie originate? I knew I always wanted to make movies. I spent a long time investing in attaining the abilities and skills to make a movie. From 2006 I decided I wanted to make a Jamaican movie. The actual idea of Destiny was born in 2011. Was film-making always a professional end game for you? Yes. That is exactly where I saw myself. I think it's my gift to tell stories and to see things others don' ... Read More

Cocktails With - Sher Bridgeman

Sunday, October 19, 2014    

Sher Bridgeman

A broken ankle is not about to put the kibosh on Sher Bridgeman sliding on a pair of fab golden stilettos. Meeting us for Friday afternoon cocktails at the lounge at the Spanish Court Hotel, the assistant vice-president of business development at Guardian General Insurance Jamaica Limited doffs the sandals in favour of heels for her close-up moment with our lens. Style clearly matters. So, too, does maintaining solid customer-service ties with the brokers she serves. Bridgeman is fresh from me ... Read More

Australians cheer Flanagan's Booker Prize win

Sunday, October 19, 2014    

LONDON (AP) — Australian literature-lovers cheered last Wednesday after Richard Flanagan won the prestigious Booker Prize with a visceral story of wartime brutality and its aftermath - a novel the head of the judging team said was as powerful as a kick in the stomach. The country's government may be less pleased. Flanagan in a post-awards interview that Prime Minister Tony Abbott's environmental policies made him "ashamed to be Australian". Flanagan drew on his father's experiences as a ... Read More



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