Ex-Destiny's Child member arrested

Billy Joel

COLUMBIA, US (AP) — A former member of the R&B group Destiny's Child was arrested in Myrtle Beach over the weekend after a night drinking with two football players, according to authorities. Online records show Farrah Franklin, 33, was booked into the Horry County jail just before 5:00 am ... Read More

Newley weds Mr & Mrs André Smith VOWS - The Music of Love
A Little Spot in Kingston Love is a curious paradox. It is infamously difficult to find, but can ha ... Read More

Winner of the BAFTA Rising Star Award Eva
Green is styled for the Campari Calendar. Behind The Scenes Of #16
SO fab! Hollywood actress Eva Green is the star of the coveted 2015 Campari Calendar. Green, the Fre ... Read More

From left: Clinton Brown — Victory March; Everald Brown — Mystical Sign; Osmond Watson — Secret of the Arawak VIDEO: Art's Spiritual Awakening in the Second City
Montego Bay is famously known as the Second City, a term that, though affectionately appended, carri ... Read More

Spotted! — Horace Madison

Sunday, July 20, 2014    


Horace Madison Founding Principal/Managing Member, Madison Financial Group and Madison Strategic Integration Where? a JAMPRO Creative Industries Mixer. The whispers... His Rolodex has included R&B and hip-hop stars Usher, Lil' Wayne and Eve, and he has a preference for working with urban music stars. His take... Yes, I prefer urban talent. Urban talent typically has more business management and financial literacy than most other talent genres. He sees... Television and film as ... Read More

Cocktails With — Dr Kurdell Espinosa

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

Dr Kurdell Espinosa

Dr Kurdell Espinosa ADMITTEDLY, the multi-hyphenate Dr Kurdell Espinosa — medical director at the Accident & Emergency Department at Annotto Bay Hospital as well as being a part-time emergency consultant, accident and emergency, and head of the Accident & Emergency Department at Medical Associates — has always caught our eye, the few times we've run into her and her bestie Novlet Deans on the social scene. So recently, one night at CRU Bar & Kitchen, we decided to cut to ... Read More

My Kingston — Declan Eytan

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

Declan Eytan

Declan Eytan Italian Vogue Contributor This is your first trip to Caribbean Fashion Week. What were your impressions? Yes, it is. Kingston reminds me a lot of Suriname's capital Paramaribo, which is where my parents are from. I also noticed that people in Kingston love to ask, "Are you OK? Everything alright? You're good?", every 10 minutes. Give us your take on Caribbean Fashion Week after seeing dozens of collections over two nights. I really like how Jamaicans love to celebrate everyth ... Read More

Gardening — July 20

with BETTY ASHLEY | Sunday, July 20, 2014    


Dear Orchid Doc: I have grown endless numbers of Dendrobiums. I've noticed that some canes sprout by themselves, so I simply wait until they have established a good cluster of roots before pinching them off and planting them in their own pots. Because I have observed how they propagate themselves, I simply cut the canes that have done their time and lay them down on a pebbled area in my greenhouse. They do very well! I visit an enormous orchid farm frequently, and I notice that the Orchid Doc ... Read More

Alexandra Shipp to play Aaliyah

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

Shipp & Aaliyah

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandra Shipp has very little time to get ready for her new role as the late R&B singer Aaliyah. Lifetime spokeswoman Kannie Yu LaPack confirmed Friday that Shipp will play the singer, who died in a plane crash in 2001. Shipp replaces Zendaya in the Lifetime biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. Zendaya pulled out of production last month. The project was briefly halted, but filming will start later this month, leaving the 23-year-old Shipp little time to prep. She h ... Read More

Bookends — Jul 20, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

Nadine Gordimer

Obituary Nadine Gordimer, Nobel laureate, activist, dies JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nadine Gordimer was first a writer of fiction and a defender of creativity and expression. But as a white South African who hated apartheid's dehumanisation of blacks, she was also a determined political activist in the struggle to end white minority rule in her country. Gordimer, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991 for novels that explored the complex relationships and human cost of racial conflict in apa ... Read More

The best of Under The Dryer

Saturday, July 19, 2014    

As we inch closer to the much-anticipated The Jamaica Observer The Under Dryer Awards 2014 on Monday, July 28, the UTD team offers up this fabulous retrospective to everything hair and beauty and the movers and shakers who stayed awhile in our hot seat and left their beauty marks on The Rock. We now showcase our favourite pieces which include category staples Spa Buzz, Get The Look, and Under The Dryer, plus, entire issues that we’ve dedicated to special guests and celebrities! SPA BUZZ ... Read More

Vows — I Give You All Of Me

Saturday, July 19, 2014    

The bride and groom, alongside the wedding party, strike playful poses at the magnificent entrance of the University Chapel at UWI, Mona.

Dr Sertina McGregor and Steadman Fuller Jr were wed on July 5 at the University Chapel at UWI, Mona. The setting was Vows perfect: a brilliant blue sky, a beautiful chapel and a gathering of friends, family and special guests elegantly attired for the special event. There was, however, beneath all the lovely adornments, an unassailable truth: this was the celebration of pure love, anointed by the hands of fate and built on the rock of sturdy commitment. A DAY MARKED BY FATE McGregor and Fuller ... Read More

Guilt On the Go

Thursday, July 17, 2014    

The Herb Roasted Chicken
Salad — a medley of
mushrooms, zucchinis, red
peppers, diced mangoes and
red bok choy mixed with
herb-roasted chicken breast.

If time doesn't allow for indulging in Guilt's scenic wrapped-verandah locale at the stately Devon House mansion in Kingston, then one can still delight in the eatery's decadent fare through its recently introduced Guilt "To Go" lunch menu. Guilt chef and owner Colin Hylton has packaged his creative dishes into artfully decorated boxes for those short on time, and maybe short on extra cash. "It is to appeal to a wider customer base," Hylton told Thursday Life. "People can only afford so much t ... Read More

Fromage’s Summer Salads

Thursday, July 17, 2014    

The sweet and sharp Kale and Apple Salad comprises apples,
caramelised walnuts and diced chicken on a bed of kale and
mixed greens. Fromage's Mango Vinaigrette dressing makes
the perfect accompaniment. (PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

The summer season is in full gear, which means breaking out the gym membership card and making the effort to eat healthier in the hopes of attaining that sacred beach body. Thankfully, Fromage, that inviting little eatery on Hillcrest Avenue, has made the goal of healthier eating a delicious option for foodies everywhere. Fromage offers a variety of tasty menu items, including a scrumptious spread of salad options. The restaurant has racked up rave reviews for its delish salads — mar ... Read More



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