Lifestyle

A Tasty Chill Out

Chicken with
Parmesan cheese
(PHOTOS: ACEION
CUNNINGHAM)

Chill Out Hut is true to its name; with the beautiful Caribbean Sea as its backdrop, easy-going and relaxed vibe, it is just a mere turn-off from a very busy thoroughfare... not that you would even notice. Added to the mix are appetising dishes from Head Chef Ingrid Rowe-Morgan, making it quite the ... Read More

Bella takes
‘Wow’ to the street! Branded - March 5
For the past few months, this vivacious, bubbly character has taken over social media. Some may kno ... Read More

Beef tenderloin with
baked potatoes. On The Hunt... For A Good Steak
There's nothing quite like a good steak, a perfectly grilled cooked choice cut with just the right a ... Read More

Jamaica Observer’s Western Region
Manager Cheddi Van Creighton presents the sixth winner, accountant/cashier Latoya McIntosh-
Robinson with her Guinness ice bucket at the Bogue City Centre offices in Montego Bay Winners' Circle March 5
Guinness Brand Manager for Stouts Andrew Anguin presented Guinness ice buckets stocked with four bot ... Read More

Dealing With Your Taxes

With Cherryl Hanson-Simpson | Thursday, March 05, 2015    

As the deadline for business owners and self employed persons to file
tax returns nears its March 15 deadline, the Tax Administration Jamaica’s
Constant Spring Road office was abuzz with activity last week.

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has been very active in informing self-employed persons and business owners about filing tax returns and paying taxes. As the tax deadline date of March 15 approaches, it's important for these imdividuals to pay close attention to tax matters relevant to them. With the stresses of running a business, entrepreneurs may sometimes neglect to follow all the tax requirements, which can be costly if they have to pay penalties and interest from late returns. It is crit ... Read More

Aye Aye, Chef Robby

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Chef Robby Skeete, proprietor
of the Caribbean Pirates
Restaurant in St Lucia.

Lunch was quite the catch last Friday afternoon, dining harbour-side at the Caribbean Pirates Restaurant in the St Lucian capital of Castries. The immensely popular seafood-centric eatery is owned and operated by Robby Skeete, a tam-wearing, dreadlocked chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America. Overlooking the island's harbour where mega-sized cruise liners originating from Europe, the United States and elsewhere around the globe drop temporary anchor, the second-floor restaurant at L ... Read More

Triangle pub Keeps Appetites In Shape

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

TRIANGLE PUB Keeps Appetites In Shape

It's Independence Day (February 22) in St Lucia, and just under five hours until our scheduled departure flight on LIAT, which will bring our four-day, Campari-sponsored trip to the picturesque island to a close. Biding time for the connecting flight through Barbados -- en route home to Jamaica -- the intrepid reporter within is in a heightened state of curiosity about local food. With trusty photog Karl McLarty's taste buds in equally inquistive mode, we make the five-minute walk from our hote ... Read More

Two Sisters and a Rum Bar!

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

Rum as far as
the eye can see.

"There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion." -- Lord Byron British poet Lord Byron, born circa 1788, during the height of West Indian sugar and rum production, certainly knew what he was talking about, which is not particularly surprising considering the role of the British in the region's history as sugar- and rum-producing societies. Rum was first developed in the Caribbean at the height of slavery in the 17th century when it was discovered that by fermentin ... Read More

The world's largest secret picnic party -- Dîner en Blanc

Thursday, March 05, 2015    

My white wine of choice is the Sella & Mosca
Vermentino di Sadegna because it is refreshing. It has
a pleasantly aromatic nose with hints of spring
flowers and tropical fruit, accompanied by a dry, fresh
palate with lively fruit. The fruity flavour is
accentuated by the typical aroma of the grape variety.

On Saturday evening, hundreds of people all dressed in white will descend on a secret location and set up tables, lay out their china and flatware, pour wine and Champagne for an occasion simply known by its French name -- Dîner en Blanc. It all began more than 25 years ago in France, when a gentleman by the name of François Pasquier had just returned to Paris after a few years abroad and held a dinner party to reconnect with friends. So many wished to attend that he asked them to ... Read More

The greatest show on earth

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

greatest
show on earth

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 extraordinaire -- with his TeamDWP Studios associate shutterbug Steven McFarlane in tow -- returns to capture the explosion of rhythmic movement and multicoloured displays at the Dirty Dozen J'Ouvert as well as ... Read More

Cocktails With — Sharmadean Reid

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

Sharmadean Reid

We caught up with Jamaican/Londoner, WAH Nails founder Sharmadean Reid, who was briefly in town for New York Fashion Week and All-Star Weekend at Nike's Inside Access Studio, where she was the only female on a panel featuring top athletes and designers. The Central Saint Martins alum (think: Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Zac Posen) set up her first WAH Nails salon in 2009 and quickly sparked huge trends for nail art with panache. Now with a WAH Nails HQ in Topshop, the multi-tasking 30-y ... Read More

Gardening — Feb 28

Sunday, March 01, 2015    

Renentera

Dear Orchid Doc: Help! My orchids are sick. The underside of the dendrobium leaves are dark brown and it won't rub off. Can you tell me what to do, please? — Kay Dear Kay: You seem to have what is know as orchid rust. Combine 2 tsps of Topsin with 1 tsp of Caprid in a gallon of water. Spray once per week, preferably when it is cool, as the sun will cause the chemical to burn. Do this for four weeks, then spray every two weeks for two months, before going back to your regular routine. A ... Read More

DARK & LOVELY

Saturday, February 28, 2015    

Model: Allison Graham

Allison's gorgeous skin tone lends itself to hues of deep red, plum and violet. Here's how to Get The Look. Tinted red eyebrows: Take a deep red lipstick pencil and fill in the brows -- ensure every hair is covered. It is a simple trick for a unique Carnival make-up look. The violet colour blush: Violet is one of the most flattering colours on very dark skin. To intensify the Carnival look, add blush to the apple of the cheeks. Make a C and bring the blush all the way up to the temples. ... 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



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