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Hellshire's Aunt Merl's, Back in New Kingston

Happy Independence Day! Here's some good news! You don't have to travel to Portmore for Hellshire-style seafood from Aunt Merl's. For those not in the know, Aunt Merl's Seafood is one of the country's and by extension Hellshire Beach in Portmore's most celebrated... Read More

A Breadfruit Tree Independence
As we continue from last week's reflection of the multifaceted nature of the rum industry, an industry with a deep heritage connected to sugar production but also a connection to the hearts of the people of Jamaica, we move forward to a direct spin-off, our local community bars. Today,...... Read More

Epican Tapas Lounge Reopens
The Epican Tapas Lounge reopened on Friday, July 31 following its closure in April amid the coronavirus outbreak in Jamaica. The eatery will welcome guests to enjoy its extensive menu of small bites, appetisers, and entrees tapas-style at the Market Place, Constant Spring Road, with new...... Read More

Food — Friend or Foe?
In a simplistic way, food can be defined as any substance eaten to provide nutrients, and maintain life and growth; in essence, food is necessary for survival. However, in our social construct food is more than survival. It is an expression of freedom, culture, ethnicity and love. In the...... Read More

Journey To Love

Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

It was a fourth of July, backyard-style wedding for Sunshine Snacks Jamaica Brand Manager Shantell Hill and Hospiten Country Manager/Director Samuel Afonso Diaz. Read More

Romance Travel

Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

You've asked and we've answered! Welcome to your weekly column 'Planning Your Happily Ever After' with wedding consultant Shikima Hinds, who will each week spotlight all the questions you've been asking since COVID-19 was added to the guest... Read More

Ital Rejuve's Black Castor & Coconut Oil

Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

Ital Rejuve's Creative Director Kimberley Forbes has lots to smile about. Firstly, she's added a new product, notably Jamaican Black Castor and Coconut Oil, to her brand. Plus she has been, since May, exporting to Barbados. “Our latest product presents a delicate blend of organic... Read More

Forever Five with LadaBag876

Tuesday, August, 4 2020    

Spacious bags are one of the summer's must-have accessories. And, while oversized straw and canvas totes remain seasonal classics, they are not top of list for the eccentric fashionista. Luckily, Veronica Gibbs nee Diddo of LadaBag876 has some sweet alternatives. The Italian-born... Read More

Virtual Fashion Show - 13 Designers, 6 countries

Sunday, August, 2 2020    

The buzz continues... the historic multi-location virtual fashion show introduced 13 compelling narratives that ran through each collection. Emerging brands showed alongside the established, commanding style stories that were at once bold, respectful of heritage and forward-thinking. Read More

SO 2 - Virtual Fashion Show

Sunday, August, 2 2020    

The Jamaica Observer created history Tuesday with the staging of the world's first-ever virtual fashion show, featuring designers from six countries. Read More

The COVID Effect: Exploring Foreign Investments

Sunday, August, 2 2020    

Can you visualise what financial position the country will be in, in another few years? Unless you're in possession of a powerful crystal ball, you really can't even begin to hazard a guess. One thing that is not in doubt, however, is that vulnerable small-island states like ours, must... Read More

A Masterclass With Claude Hamilton

Sunday, August, 2 2020    

“To become a master at any skill, it takes the total effort of your heart, mind, and soul working together in tandem.” — Maurice Young Read More

Hamilton's Deli Sandwich

Thursday, July, 30 2020    

Any good road trip deserves an artfully packed picnic basket. Just ask Lorraine Kemble and Lakesha Pitter, work pals who are now devoting time to doing outings across the island. “We're always on the road for work, so we have always had a long wish list of picnic-perfect places,”... Read More

Butcher Block July 30 On the Menu @ Butcher Block

Thursday, July, 30 2020    

This week, Thursday Food shares three bacon recipes from Master Meat Crafter Gregory Burrowes: Bacon Brie Burger, Bacon-Wrapped Pan-Seared Filet Mignon, and Creamy Leek, Potato and Bacon Soup.Enjoy!  Read More

Kultured Yoghurt From The Kulture Kitchen

Thursday, July, 30 2020    

Kulture Kitchen principal Ally Fatta's health journey commenced in 2016 when she eliminated a lot of unhealthy eating habits. “Feeling good in my skin is important and it's important that others feel good too... This has nothing to do with size or shape, or the like, but just... Read More



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