Young & Hungry: St Andrew High School's Future Food Entrepreneurs

Thursday, March, 14 2019    

As part of unit two of CAPE Food and Nutrition, close to two dozen Grade 12 and 13 students from St Andrew High School for Girls participated in a sample day on February 28. The practicum gave each student the opportunity to don her entrepreneur hat and develop a new product. The... Read More

Allergen Management and Control at your Restaurant

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, March, 14 2019    

I magine sitting in a Japanese restaurant watching your meal being prepared, all that flipping and flaming to prepare a tasty meal. You've advised the chef that you are allergic to shellfish; however, another member of your dining party has ordered shrimp. While watching... Read More

'Beerly' Drinking – It's Lent!

with Debbiann Spence-Minott | Thursday, March, 14 2019    

As the title of our column, Bar None, suggests, when it comes to beverages, we make no exceptions. Therefore, as we move into the religious season of Lent, we are shifting our focus from higher-strength distilled alcohol products to fermented selections. In recent years, the emphasis on... Read More

VIDEO: Rising Stars

Thursday, March, 14 2019    

On February 27, Jonathan Grant High School hosted its second Culinary Explosion on the school's grounds. The event was conceptualised to introduce the students to career opportunities that exist within the culinary arts field. Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards awardee Executive... Read More


Wednesday, March, 13 2019    

The inaugural Jamaica Rum Festival, presented by Appleton Estate in partnership with the Jamaica Tourist Board and the Tourism Enhancement Fund, was a veritable rum-infused hot spot for hundreds of Jamaicans and foreigners who ventured to Palm Drive, Hope Gardens, last Saturday and... Read More

Guardian Life etched in excellence

Tuesday, March, 12 2019    

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Female Entrepreneurs Take The Digital Dive

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

Recently, some 4,000 strangers from around the world converged at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. But why were they there? Funnel Hacking Live (FHL). The conference is akin to Comic-Con for Internet marketers. These “funnel... Read More

Ready, Set, Emerge!

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

Oprah often speaks of “aha” moments — those instances when everything makes perfectly good sense. It's one thing speaking about them, however, but to experience them occuring one after the other in a roomful of people is powerful. This was the scene at the inaugural... Read More

Cocktails With… Georgia Rose

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

Georgia Rose holds a master's degree in Clinical Psychology and has been practising for over 15 years. She's the older child for her mother and the youngest for her father, a mother of three (one girl, two boys), an educator, and a mental health specialist. Naturally, she's a leader. The... Read More

Creative Gardening Design Ideas for 2019

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

With the most suitable plants and accessories, you can easily obtain a relaxing atmosphere. Your gardening adventure can be fun whether you opt to do it yourself or hire a landscape architect. Water fountains, small trees, pathways, and colourful flowers are just some of the elements... Read More

My Kingston — Shameik Moore

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

Your Jamaican roots come via...My parents Sharon Watson Moore and Errol Moore.Where in Jamaica are they from?My dad's family is from Kingston and my mom's family is from St Mary. Read More

Beauty 'Round The Rock

Saturday, March, 9 2019    

On a recent stop at Kingston Night Market on Hillcrest Avenue, Under the Dryer discovered a few beauty products that are made in Jamaica. They have other things in common: they're healthy, preservative-free, and they work miracles for the skin. With so many reminders these days to... Read More

For The Love Of Coffee

Friday, March, 8 2019    

Last Sunday afternoon, Friday Social journeyed to Strawberry Hills for brunch with Tourism Minister Ed Bartlett. The occasion? Day three of the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival. Indeed, three days of activities culminated with the Blue Mountain Coffee Trail — which involved... Read More

Post-Valentine evening with the Saints

Friday, March, 8 2019    

St Andrew Old Girls Association staged its annual post-valentine dinner on March 2 at the Margaret Gartshore Hall on the school campus, and in keeping with the institution's reputation for recognising high achievement, the Saint Award was presented to Karen Henry and... Read More

Uncorked's Uncommon Cuisine Revolution

Thursday, March, 7 2019    

Guests were told to “expect the unexpected”, and Uncorked definitely delivered on this promise. On Sunday, February 24, the bistro and wine bar hosted a Perrier-Jout dinner — Uncorked's Uncommon Cuisine Revolution. The six-course dinner allowed the kitchen team to... Read More


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