At the call of Calabar

Guest speaker at the event Dr John-Paul Clarke
(right) is greeted by COBA President Keith Whyte and
Jasmine Thomas-Girvan, wife of the late Professor
Norman Girvan.

Here, Sir! Here, Sir! Here, Sir! So we answer near or far Here, Sir! Here, Sir! Here Sir! Here, Sir! THE call was certainly answered and they stepped out boldly in their numbers for the Calabar Old Boys' Association (COBA) Annual Dinner and Awards held Saturday last at the Mona Visitors' Lodge. T ... Read More

The new Mr and Mrs Robert Kelly
cut their cupcake-themed wedding
cake which was designed and
baked by the bride herself. Vows - It Was Destiny En Route to the Altar…
Collette Hinds and Robert Kelly were the kind of high school classmates who, despite seeing each oth ... Read More

The Sunday Observer of November 1, 2009 succinctly announced the success of the inaugural event: “SALES SOAR”, while SO called it ‘A Rocking Night Out’. Discount Happy!
What started as a litmus test to boost the slowed post-back-to-school sales of The Rock's retailers ... Read More

Elite Paris top model manager and supermodel-maker Helen Bodet
(second right) took a breather from the booking fury of Paris
Fashion Week to share lens time with Saint CEO Deiwght Peters
and his star faces of the moment Kai Newman (second left) and
Tami Williams. Last Call In Paris
Four fashion capitals, four weeks of high drama down the runway. The month-long global marathon of d ... Read More

Cocktails With - Toya Taylor

Sunday, September 28, 2014    


Always one to step out ever so fashionably on the social scene, Toya Taylor is her own walking style statement. It's none too surprising for us to learn then that the spunky, cute-as-a-button advertising sales executive is venturing into the fashion designing realm. We meet for drinks at Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel's Regency Bar and Lounge -- a preferred watering hole of hers -- to get the deets. What are you sipping? Vodka and soda water with lime. You're always cutting a stylish presence on ... Read More

My Kingston - Yukio Ueno

Sunday, September 28, 2014    

Yukio Ueno

What's your favourite place in Kingston? Port Royal. What is the most memorable meal you have enjoyed in Kingston? Jerk chicken with rice and peas. What would you do if you were mayor of Kingston for a day? I would try to feed and clothe as many of the city's homeless as possible. What would be your recommendation to a first-time visitor to Kingston? To go explore the Bob Marley Museum. What is your beverage of choice? Blue Mountain coffee. Share the title of the last book you read. T ... Read More

Gardening - Sept 28

Sunday, September 28, 2014    

Phalaenopsis Orchids

Dear Orchid Doc: Please provide any suggestion as to how to deal with the leaf rot/bud rot/root rot which the rainy weather seems to have brought on. Thanks. -- Jodi Dear Jodi: You seem to have two different problems. 1 Leaf rot and root rot seem to have been caused by the rain, but also a lack of fungicide. 2 The bud rot seems to indicate that you have trips/mites. A) Try to get Phyton 27, an excellent fungicide to treat root and leaf rot. Use 2 tsp to a gallon of water. B) For th ... Read More

Bargain Make-up!

Saturday, September 27, 2014    

Before and After - Chantelle Lynch, cashier at Fontana Pharmacy

Looking for new, good-quality make-up that won't break the bank? Your search ends October 2nd - look no further than beauty supply stores participating in Take Style Out to get everything you need to feel beautiful at a discounted price. Participating location Fontana Pharmacy showed us what make-up products will be on sale and how to use them in two Get the Look makeovers. Fontana's make-up artist, Shanique Frances, shares each step she took in completing these makeovers using L.A. Girl and L' ... Read More

Hair in a Bundle!

Saturday, September 27, 2014    

Get hair bundle specials on (from left) Filipino curly, Russian Body
Wave, Peruvian Straight, Malaysian Natural Wave and Brazilian Body Wave
that you can safely colour and style to your preference, one-night-only
on Take Style Out, October 2, 5:00 pm-10:00 pm.

Take Style Out (TSO) has got you covered from head to toe -- everything you need to get glammed up will be discounted at participating locations islandwide on Thursday, October 2nd -- leaving you with enough cash to go out the Friday after in your brand-new attire. Ahead of the big night, Under the Dryer's got the scoop on where you can find the finest quality, 100% virgin hair on sale during our one-night-only event in both Kingston and Montego Bay! Where... Glitzzy Hair The US-based franchi ... Read More

Vows - A Chance at Love

Saturday, September 27, 2014    

The newly-weds
seal their “I do”
with a loving kiss.

What are the odds of meeting your future husband in the middle of a crowded dance floor? Pretty good, is the response of newly-weds Shakara Foster-Brown, physiotherapist at the University Hospital of the West Indies, and Courtney Brown, operations engineer at Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd. Their chance encounter at a party in 2008 led them to the altar. Vows shares the love story. Chance luck... Six years ago, Shakara Foster, a student at the University of the West Indies, had no idea of ... Read More

Jamaican Creating culinary waves in berlin

Thursday, September 25, 2014    

Chef/Patron Kirk Henry laughing late into the evening. No matter what the chore, Henry remains jovial.

Berlin is the shameless city of deviance and decadence. There is no such thing as a closed door. The art scene is original, courageous and edgy. The music scene is cosmopolitan and complete — all genres and subgenres are over — represented. The club scene is frenetic. Whereas New York is undoubtedly the world's 24-hour city, Berlin is 48 hours and far more eclectic. Living amidst this hyper-energetic pace is one short ‘windgy’ Jamaican man named Kirk Henry, who through s ... Read More

Chef McIntosh Does 'Good' in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Thursday, September 25, 2014    

Chef Rich Francis (left), who presented the dinner on Friday night with Chef Dennis McIntosh. (PHOTOS: MICHAEL HALL)

After winning the “Master Chef Cook-Off Challenge" in Sydney, Nova Scotia in 2013, Chef Dennis McIntosh was invited back by the Right Some Good team, this time as guest chef for the pop-up dinner at Inverary Resort in Baddock, which took place on Thursday, September 4 and was attended by some 200 guests.   The Menu:   Scenic Valley Farm Oven-Roasted Island Squash Bisque Luckett Vineyard L'Acadie Blanc, Gaspereau Valley NS   Mira Bay Seafood Dumpling Coconut Tomato Crea ... Read More

There Will Be Soup

Thursday, September 25, 2014    

As sure as Saturday follows Friday, there will be soup in the Gopaul household as the week-closing meal. It’s a time-honoured ritual my beloved grandaunt Leonie Gopaul — more akin really, to being a second mother — has kept going as a culinary tradition as her own mother (my late great-grandmother) Lillian Gopaul raised her brood of six sons and six daughters on Saturday soup in George’s Plain, Westmoreland. “It was always beef soup,” Aunt Leonie said, her ey ... Read More

Société Mondiale du Vin — The Argentine Tasting

With Christopher Reckord | Thursday, September 25, 2014    

Chef Gariel Ferguson (left) slices beef tenderloin for Mexican Ambassador to Jamaica His Excellency Gerardo Lozano and his wife Maritza. Also at the station are (from third right) Brandy Kirkland, Larry Watson and Dave Hill.

On Saturday, September 13, the Société Mondiale du Vin — Jamaique hosted a Tasting of Argentina's finest wines at the residence of His Excellency Ariel Fernandez, Argentina's Ambassador to Jamaica and his charming wife Helene Hagen-Larsen. The Société Mondiale du Vin, which translates to “World Wine Society”, is the wine affiliate organisation of the Confrèrie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs whose focus is the appreciation of wine and ... Read More



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