In Support of The Percy Junor Hospital

The late Percy Junor’s daughter Beverley Junor-Levy (right) cuts the hospital’s
70th anniversary birthday cake with her daughter Suzanne (left),
granddaughter Christina, and his grandnephew Peter Junor.

SCORES, including the Governor General of Jamaica Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen, were spotted last Sunday, June 28 at the well-appointed home of Maxie and Faye Bell to kick-start a series of fund-raising events for the Percy Junor Hospital -- now in its 70th year. Guests enjoyed the hospitality ... Read More

Lemonade VIDEO: Toscanini's A-class service
It's an open secret to anyone who's had the good fortune to dine at Toscanini Italian restaurant tha ... Read More

Winners' Circle - July 2
Eileen Chambers (second left), Jamaica Observer classifieds and regions sales supervisor, presented ... Read More

(L) Journey’s End Wine CEO Howard Coxe showcases his flagship ackee wine.
(R) A selection of Journey’s End
Wines available at MegaMart on
Upper Waterloo Road. BRANDED Howard Coxe
Thursday Life (TL): When and how did you start Journey's End Wine? Howard Coxe (HC): Journey's End ... Read More

Gewürztraminer and Indian Food, a Mystic Pairing

Thursday, July 02, 2015    

A selection of the wines that were poured to complement
the dishes.

Many in the wine industry try to dumb down the wine and food pairing process with a lot of generalisations. There are some cultures whose foods require more detailed research and perhaps investing time doing tasting trials to create the perfect pairing. Most Caribbean, Asian and specifically Indian foods need special care and attention to get the pairing just right. Wine Selection by 'focus group' I recently visited Mystic India, a nominee in the category Parish Gem - St James for The Jamaica ... Read More

Town and Countryside

Thursday, July 02, 2015    

(L) Rainforest Seafoods food
services and Export
Development Manager
Everod Wilson (left) with his
retail manager colleague
Renée Brown.
(R) Gerard Fontaine, president of
Fraser Fontaine & Kong
Limited, with Kate
Hendrickson, projects director
at The Jamaica Pegasus.

The Campion College Alumni Association (CCAA) hosted its inaugural fund-raising mixer at Countryside Club Thursday, last, to pay it forward to the next cohort of Campionites. Dubbed Chillin' 'n' Grillin', the all-inclusive soiree -- sponsored by Select Brands and Rainforest Seafoods, and which doubled as a wine-pairing shindig -- was aimed at garnering financial assistance for current students in need. Coming on board was a no-brainer for Rainforest Seafoods Marketing Manager Roger Lyn, who sa ... Read More

Budgeting for Family Vacation

Thursday, July 02, 2015    

Budgeting for
Family Vacation

School is out and summer is here! For the children it's the beginning of two months of freedom, but for the parents it can start a period of overspending and loss of budgetary control. While you want to ensure that your children enjoy their vacation, it's important not to spend more than you can afford on summer fun. Ideally, you should have started planning for your vacation many months in advance. Just like any other expense in your budget, you would estimate the total cost of your holiday pl ... Read More


Thursday, July 02, 2015    


Recipe Corner No need to be left out of the promotion if your travel plans don't include Caribbean Airline (CAL) purchase a bottle, gather a few friends and raise your own Appleton Summer Toast 1181 - Caribold Punch Ingredients: * 1 1/2 oz Appleton Estate V/X * 3 oz Tropical Rhythms Fruit Punch * 1/2 oz simple syrup * 2 dashes of bitters * Method: Stir then add ice. 1182 - Gold Sunset Ingredients: * 1 1/2 oz Appleton Estate V/X * * 3 oz Tropical Rhythms Pineapple Ginger * 1/2 oz ... Read More

A Soaring Toast

Thursday, July 02, 2015    

From left: George Releeder, VP, commercial & customer service at Caribbean Airlines Ltd; Debbiann Spence- Minott, J Wray & Nephew Ltd Academy & Retail
Operations Manager; Chesna Haber, J Wray and Nephew Ltd business development manager; Andrea Coy, senior GraceKennedy head of Global Category; and
Clive Forbes, general manager, Caribbean Airlines, raise a toast to the partnership between Appleton Estate Jamaica, Grace Tropical Rhythms and Caribbean
Airlines for three specially made cocktails to be served on board during the summer period.

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has partnered with Grace and Caribbean Airlines to deliver, and just in time for peak summer travel, an 'On Board Cocktail Programme' that affords passengers the chance to enjoy Appleton V/X cocktails during the summer peak season of July-September. Passengers on CAL will enjoy a new cocktail each month for the period, which will serve to showcase the rum's versatility as well as to give passengers the perfect welcome - and by extension goodbye - to The Rock. Read More

VOWS - The Sum of Our Love

Monday, June 29, 2015    

Mr and Mrs

When Krista-Gaye Moore met Christopher Melbourne in 2007, in a math class to boot, she had no inkling that destiny was being written on their hearts. Seven years later they would exchange wedding vows in the presence of 95 family members and friends. Vows shares their love story. How they met... Krista-Gaye, who's now a diagnostic radiographer at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, and her husband Christopher, a quantity surveyor for Sandals Resort International, met during CAPE Mathematics ... Read More

Accessories Caribe - Making A Statement

Monday, June 29, 2015    

By Cherie Warner

Colourful, in-your-face accessories were on show on the runways at the recently concluded Pulse Caribbean Fashion Week. Designers from the twin island republic presented their collections and proved that bright, eccentric accessories wholly represent the Caribbean. On the roster were T&T designer Cherie Warner's unique fusion of colour with rugged textures; Kamille Kahn's chunky statement pieces representing flora and animalistic inspirations, and Ted Arthur's fabulous leather accessories t ... Read More

Doyley's  Sainthood

Sunday, June 28, 2015    

Saint International CEO Deiwght Peters (left) and JOL
Senior Associate Editor Novia McDonald-Whyte
share the historic front-page placement
of Calvin Klein runway model
André Doyley, and Brandon
Bailey for Prada.
Doyley lensed by famed photog Kevin Tachman.

SO sits down with Saint International/Y NOT model Andre Doyley, who stepped into the annals of fashion history Sunday last when he walked the runway exclusively for Calvin Klein in Milan, Italy. If we're picking our jaws up off the floor, feel no way, Saint CEO Deiwght Peters is still pinching himself. "To be able to sit in Jamaica and book a model for one of the world's most important fashion brands is a career high point," he assured. It's no idle boast! For 22-year-old, 6' 1" Doyley it's t ... Read More

When Stars Align

Sunday, June 28, 2015    

How does one stage a social comeback after a one-year hiatus? Put a twist on the game of kings, and bring aboard a financial powerhouse with an impressive clientele on speed dial, of course! This proved the solution for our friends at Scotia Private Client Group when they saw it fit to join forces with global fabulista and Polo & More Editor-In-Chief Karen Kranenburg for her Polo Under The Stars series, two Saturdays ago. The Group's Jamaica Open Polo Championship 2015, having just held co ... Read More

Cocktail with — Nisha Potoposingh

Sunday, June 28, 2015    

Nisha Potoposingh

Nisha Potoposingh is almost finished with her medical internship at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona. Hitting pause from the grind of the in-hospital learning curve, the confident and curly-tressed young doc is squeezing in a lunch date with her mum Ruth -- associate vice-president, sustainable energy, University of Techology -- at the recent Kiwanis Club of New Kingston's 25th anniversary luncheon at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Over sips of prosecco, she shares thoughts on where ... Read More



Will the legalisation of same-sex marriages in the US impact Jamaica’s Buggery Law?

View Results »


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon