Vows — Heart to Heart

The eight-year transcontinental romance between London-based school principal Michael O'Grady and RJR Communications Group director of communications and multimedia Yvonne Wilks had its happy ending on Saturday, August 9 when the lovebirds tied the knot in a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Webster ... Read More

Kia Williams, creative director of Those Creative People, bet on black in her dark leggings and top, which she teamed with a charcoal Jessica Simpson jacket and vintage zebra print lace-up wedges (inset). Sounding The 'Alarm'
New Caribbean Cinema's premiere of its anthology of film shorts lensed by six of The Rock's directin ... Read More

Insomnia (2002)
The late actor (right) played the antagonist, a crime
writer who mentally toys with Al Pacino’s policeman
character in the suspense thriller Insomnia. Remembering Robin Williams
Hollywood, and the entertainment-loving world far and wide outside the confines of Los Angeles, took ... Read More

Robin in Paradise
Word finally came on Monday, July 3, 2006 that we'd be able to spend a day on set with actor Robin W ... Read More

A 'Journey' Worth Taking

Sunday, August 17, 2014    

Debra Lopez-Spence (left) vice-president, small and medium enterprises at Scotiabank, Sharon Lake (centre), WLI chair, and Renee Menzies-McCalla,
WLI co-chair, public relations and events planning committee, looked super-glam for the evening's premiere. (PHOTOS: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

It was a night at the cinema for charity supporters out for The Women's Leadership Initiative-hosted premiere of the comedy-drama The Hundred-Foot Journey at the Palace Cineplex last Thursday evening. Based on the best-selling novel by Richard Morais, the engrossing motion picture stars Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon and is executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. The lushly scenic drama which held viewers enraptured with i ... Read More

'Golding' Girl

Sunday, August 17, 2014    

It's been a year since we met the leggy Tasmin Golding at the luxe Corinthia Hotel, London during Fashion Week. She was at that time in serious Fine Art Painting mode at the University of the Arts Wimbledon College but blessed with great genes and an enviable height of 5'11", it was hard not to cast a furtive glance at the runway. No surprise really that she was bitten by the fashion bug and made the finals of Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model. "It was an experience," she tells SO, "that took ... Read More

My Kingston - Oneal Johnson

Sunday, August 17, 2014    


What are your earliest memories of Kingston? One of my earliest memories would be being taken out to restaurants on the weekend by my mum which would end with a stop at Devon House for ice cream. What's the most memorable meal you have enjoyed in Kingston? Curried shrimp and bammy from Gloria's in Port Royal. What would be your must-visit locale recommendations to a first-time visitor to Kingston? I would suggest that they explore the culinary landscape that Kingston offers. Stop in and din ... Read More

Cocktails With - Avril Leonce

Sunday, August 17, 2014    


We spot the vivacious banker Avril Leonce catching up with business associates and friends last Tuesday evening at the Courtleigh Hotel & Suites in New Kingston. She is, too, in the mood for a chat. What finds you at the Rotary Club of New Kingston's social this evening? I was invited by the club as we share a common goal, that of impacting our surrounding community of New Kingston through special projects. What's your cocktail of choice? I enjoy a good Scotch whiskey and preferably ... Read More

Tasmin the visual artist

Sunday, August 17, 2014    

And the Peaches,
And the Mangoes
you could sell for me
Oil on canvas. At right: All this,
and Heaven too
Oil on canvas

My artistic focus was negotiating female subjectivity and representation within the surrealist practices. During my art education I was particularly fascinated by self-portraiture in terms of the psychology of feminine self-identity, spectatorship and narcissism in works I created and also by Frida Kahlo. I think my interest in female representation has a lot to do with my obsession with fashion and fashion photography. Read More

Gardening - August 17

Sunday, August 17, 2014    

Dear Orchid Doc: Tell me, do you believe that, depending on the time of the month that you cut the orchids to propagate them, the chance of them dying is lower than at any other time of the month? S Walters Dear S Walters: Funny you should ask this question. Throughout my young life I heard my grandparents mention the effect on plants of the full moon and new moon. As a child I never really paid it any attention, but as an adult I have come to realise that they were absolutely correct. I ha ... Read More

An Emancipendence Marketplace

Saturday, August 16, 2014    

Aisha Morgan (right), managing
director of Nettle & Moss, stands with
all the exhibitors at the
Emancipendence Marketplace on
August 6. They are: (from left)
Racquell Brown of Irie Rock;
Antoinette Davis of Ettenio; Shanice
Sinclair or Minx Supply Co; Natalie
Barnes of Adzua; Sherrelle Curtis of
Asherlee Naturals; Jaavonne Taylor of
Barnhill Organics; Lacey-Ann Bartley of
Bartley’s All In Wood; Michelle Dixon
of J Monique Naturals; Yolande
Kumea Gooden of Kumea’s Hair
Perspective; Audrey Wilson of Eyl
Castor Oil; and Kevin Tai of Kumea’s
Hair Perspective.

What better way to spend Independence Day than shopping for products made in Jamaica ostensibly to pamper your hair and body? Dubbed 'a celebration of the very best locally manufactured natural and organic hair and skincare brands; the Emancipendence Marketplace hosted by Nettle & Moss, saw 12 exhibitors displaying their products. Attendees at the event -- complete with traditional aromas of jerk chicken and even a jelly coconut vendor -- were in for a treat. Brands such as Eyl; Ettenio; K ... Read More

A 'Ringing' Endorsement

Saturday, August 16, 2014    

An overhead view of the Carib lobby — and the Blackwell Rum station — teeming with
guests out for the film premiere.

The Carib multiplex was abuzz with excitement Wednesday evening as cinephiles, supporters of the local arts and the curious were out for the hot-ticket movie premiere of the anthology Ring Di Alarm -- a seven-part film lensed by Rock auteurs associated with the New Caribbean Cinema collective. Page 2 has been bringing you action from the cinema; Saturday Social showcases more highlights. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) A 'Ringing' Endorsement --> Read More

Instant relaxation at Fern Tree Spa

Saturday, August 16, 2014    

Water features like
the Fern Tree Falls enhance
one's quest for relaxation.

Fern Tree Spa at Half Moon - A Rock Resort Half Moon Spa Manager Janet Clarke takes us behind the scenes of her award-winning spa Under The Dryer is in the Relaxation Room with Spa Manager Janet Clarke... Under The Dryer (UTD): How long have you been the manager here? Janet Clarke (JC): Three years. UTD: What is your staff complement? JC: Forty, which includes contract workers at both the spa and the fitness centre. UTD: Your staff turnover is extremely low. How do you achieve this when ... Read More

Tuesday Night With The Rotarians

Saturday, August 16, 2014    

Rotary Club of New Kingston prez Lloyd Butler (centre) briefed guest speaker Julian Robinson,
minister of state in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, and the club’s public
relations director Oneal Johnson, about his checklist of projects.

The 24-year-old Rotary Club of New Kingston — led by President Lloyd Butler — welcomed its members and guests to an after-work cocktail media lyme at The Courtleigh Hotel's bar Tuesday evening. Rubbing shoulders and trading business cards, the intimate gathering nibbled on finger food catered by the Knutsford Boulevard-venued hotel and sipped glasses of vino, while listening to guest speaker Julian Robinson, minister of state in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining ... Read More



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