Jamaican Restaurateurs Have #Remained - Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse

Yah Mon platter — jerk chicken, jerk lamb and jerk pork with jerk ketchup, banana Scotch bonnet pepper and papaya sauces (Sebastian Coa)

You might be led to think otherwise with Great Britain’s recent decision to exit the EU, but the kitchen remains the one place where all cultures meet, and Caribbean cuisine, led by Jamaicans, has found favour with many palates. Thursday Life, on a recent trip to the UK visited three popular ... Read More

Red curry vegetables (Antonio Graham) Mystic Thai’s exciting dining options
Sitting in the comfortable 1,800 square-foot elegant space that houses Montego Bay’s latest cu ... Read More

JPC team member Walter Barindelli removes a tray of Jamaican patties (Sebastian Coa) Jamaican Restaurateurs Have #Remained - Jamaica Patty Co
It’s been an incredible two years for Jamaica Patty Co principals Theresa and Andrew Roberts w ... Read More

Temptation (Antonio Graham) Summer Sips at The Cliff
Summer is here, and what better way to beat the heat than with one of six sweet, thirstquenching coc ... Read More

The Dean’s List

Thursday, July 28, 2016    

University of the West Indies, Mona, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal Professor Archibald McDonald gifted Professor Duggan with this piece by sculptor and potter Phillip Supersad.

Eleven years ago, Professor of Information Systems Evan Duggan, returned to The Rock to start the PhD programme in Management Information Systems at the University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona, from a teaching post at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This then led to posts as Executive Director of the Mona School of Business & Management, and subsequently as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Having wrapped his tenure as the administrative head of that faculty, Duggan comes fu ... Read More

Pairing Thai Food with wines

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, July 28, 2016    


Thai cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines in the world. On Monday, in our second city, Mystic Thai opened at the Fairview Shopping Centre. Mystic Thai is the sister restaurant to Mystic India which is also owned by Arun and Kareena Mahbubani. What’s also new to the city and at Mystic Thai is a well-stocked and beautifully laid out Scotch Bar with over 40 different Scotch Whiskies. Wine and Thai The wine list at Mystic will, when completed, boast over 50 different wines. Wine love ... Read More

Vows: Jenny “writes” her own script

Monday, July 25, 2016    

Ernie Smith serenades the couple (Karl McLarty)

The romance as recounted by Jenny Bryan (now Pickett), has all the hallmarks of a traditional love story with a modern-day twist. “We met the old-fashioned way —online”, she quips, “but soon after, in his uniquely boyish way he would ask me, “You wanna be boyfriend and girlfriend?” And so it was that Jenny Bryan of California and St Hugh’s alumna (via Jamaica), costume designer to the TV stars, and New York-born Billy Pickett, international sales agent ... Read More

Here’s How We Do Evening

Monday, July 25, 2016    

Interior designer and award-winning author Cecile Levee oozes sophistication in a black column dress. (Antonio Graham)

It’s a truth universally acknowledged and accepted by those in the know that Caribbean women love to ‘glam up’. Indeed, in Jamaica we dress up even to go to the ladies’. Ask Cecile Levee if you are in doubt! Here’s how we do a Caribbean chic dress code. AW snagged these shots in Negril at the luxe Cliff resort as well as at an intimate dinner party for Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley, at the Spanish Court Hotel. (Photos: Antonio Graham & Karl ... Read More

A Saintly Ascension

Monday, July 25, 2016    

Barbra-Lee Grant for Alexander McQueen (Kim Weston Arnold)

Saint International up-and-coming model Barbra-Lee Grant was the subject of another Of The Minute spotlight feature, where the Afro beauty — who’s signed to Trump Models, and who has wrapped several editorials for Wonderland Mag and Topshop — talked debuting for Alexander McQueen, her favourite labels, her idols, and her promising modelling career. AW Fashion shares the exclusive. SO WHERE ARE YOU FROM? I’m from Central Village, St Catherine, Jam ... Read More

25 Of The Caribbean’s Best

Sunday, July 24, 2016    

Kamalame Cay The Bahamas

It’s the list those in the travel industry anticipate with as much trepidation as chefs do the Michelin ratings. Travel + Leisure, one of the most celebrated travel magazines in the US, has unveiled its 25 Best Resort Hotels in the Caribbean. If you’ve not yet made your travel plans, SO gives you 25 reasons not to delay. #1 In Jamaica Round Hill Hotel & Villas, one of our absolute faves, has landed at #5, which has given the property’s managing director Josef Forstma ... Read More

Cocktails With... Sevana

Sunday, July 24, 2016    

Rory Daley

Reggae songbird Sevana is at the Penthouse Records complex, midweek, rehearsing with her band. Our last encounter with the recording artiste occurred the previous week, at Nouvelle Jamaican restaurant Redbones Blues Caf̩, where the singer-songwriter launched her eponymous EP Рavailable on iTunes, Tidal Plus and Spotify Рto an audience of fans, who were additionally treated to the signature sounds of our current date. For this meet-up we are attuned to the speech tones ... Read More

One Caribbean

Sunday, July 24, 2016    

Prime Ministers of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, respectively, Andrew Holness (left) and Dr Keith Rowley Joseph Wellington

Thoughts upon visiting Kingston... It’s an opportunity to renew so many friendships and to re-establish a connection with a place that has been very dear to my heart since the seventies. During that time when I was a student, if I am allowed to say so, those were the golden days of Jamaica. It was the time when Lawrence Rowe appeared on the scene; it was a time when Michael Holding appeared on the scene; it was the time when Foreman fought Frazier at the National Stadium. Some of the is ... Read More

Gardening — July 24

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, July 24, 2016    

Phalaenopsis orchid

Dear Orchid Doc: My Phalaenopsis orchids have not bloomed since I bought them earlier this year. They are healthy-looking. I water them once per week, and apply 20-20 fertiliser or bloom booster every 10-14 days. I have them in a greenhouse, and they are getting sufficient sunlight. Can you give me some advice, please? Olivene Lewis Spanish Town Dear Olivene: Nothing is wrong with your Phalaenopsis orchids; they usually don’t bloom this time of the year, especially in your area. F ... Read More

Grace Foods heads to the Olympics, again….

Friday, July 22, 2016    

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (ADRIAN DENNIS)

GraceKennedy Foods, a division of the GraceKennedy Group, is once again the official food and nutrition sponsor of the 2016 Jamaica Olympic team. T hursday Life readers would recall the similar role played by the group in 2012 at the Olympics in London. At the range once again will be Chef Karl Thomas to provide local dishes once the team touches down in Brazil on July 24. “Going to the Olympics brings back great memories. This will be my second time as the official chef for the Olymp ... Read More



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