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VIDEO: The Star in Our Midst

ONE of our most treasured annual rituals is attending the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) pre-dawn Easter Sunday concert. For the last decade, it has been our stand-in for church services celebrating the Resurrection. It's always a rousing and festive occasion, between the spiritually inspired ... Read More

Tamara Noel Cocktails With - Tamara Noel
It's the eve of opening night for the National Dance Theatre Company's 53rd season, and principal da ... Read More

VIDEO: Craving Mateo
What to do for an encore after former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton selects a Mateo Onyx Bar bracel ... Read More

The Destination Experience executive producers Michael Rollins (left), Kirk-Anthony Hamilton and Michele-Anne Hamilton. The Destination Experience returns for a second go
A cabal of Kingston's business leaders and influencers gathered recently at the well-appointed upper ... Read More

My Kingston — Stephen Bishop

Sunday, July 19, 2015    

Stephen Bishop

  What were your first impressions of Kingston? My first impression of Kingston was that it was hot! I am an avid golfer; I play 18 holes three to four times a week back at home, and I barely made nine holes out here. Playing in July was not a bright idea for me! What was the most memorable meal you enjoyed in Kingston? It was the oxtail and rice and peas with cabbage at Alexander's Restaurant at the Courtleigh Hotel. The food there is pretty good. What would be your recommendations t ... Read More

The Keeper of Tales

Sunday, July 19, 2015    

Ghostly encounters, aiding seafarers in distress, and ensuring the reflective windows of the towering structure he oversees are kept spotless are all in a day's work for Athol Owen. As lighthouse keeper for the last quarter-century at the Morant Point Lighthouse in St Thomas, Owen has seen much, but his singular joy is the quietude the job offers. "I love the sound of the sea," the personable Owen shares with SO on our unannounced visit last Sunday afternoon. Owen's day begins at the crack o ... Read More

Cocktails With — Deborah Stewart

Sunday, July 19, 2015    

Audi Marketing Manager Deborah Stewart

A hard day's work almost complete, Audi Marketing Manager Deborah Stewart is gearing down as she glides ever so confidently into the Blend Bar + Lounge at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel. The ebony beauty has just returned to Kingston from the Second City after helping with final touches to the Audi auto showcase for Reggae Sumfest, and there are plans to pop back into the office later to look over plans for an upcoming marketing campaign. But first, there are cocktail sips to be had, and stories to ... Read More

Jamaican Connections

Sunday, July 19, 2015    

Theresa Roberts beside Tuke's Black River Jamaica.

SO sat down with promoter of all things positive about Jamaica, Theresa Roberts, last Tuesday afternoon. What was on her mind? It's Theresa, so lots! What's uppermost in her mind, however, is her latest art project, Jamaican Connections... The exhibition, which is currently running at the Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, UK, is, according to Roberts, "designed to celebrate the many links that exist between Falmouth, Cornwall, England and Jamaica. The most obvious connection between the two pla ... Read More

Bring to The Light

Sunday, July 19, 2015    

Flipping through the pages of a calendar that immortalised photos of their parish-hopping, lighthouse-seeking trip from the summer of 2008, Lannaman & Morris
Shipping Limited company director Charmaine Maragh (right) and her daughter Racquel, a director of the company, recalled memories during a late lunch at
Susie’s Bakery and Coffee Bar last Thursday. (PHOTO: KARL McLARTY)

Personally and professionally tied to the local shipping industry through family patriarch Harry Maragh, chairman and CEO of Lannaman & Morris Shipping Limited, the mother-daughter duo of Charmaine and Racquel Maragh ventured on a road trip seven years ago -- from one end of the island to the other -- to discover The Rock's lighthouses for a personal photo journal that would morph into a calendar project for the elder Maragh. It was an adventurous summer of 2008, criss-crossing the parishes ... Read More

'We Head Down South'

Thursday, July 16, 2015    

The impressive
array of desserts.

T&T Table Talk Food Award judges travelled South recently to visit Krave Restaurant at Tarouba Plaza in Marabella. Krave Restaurnat is a two-time nominee in the categories Best Styling and Best Brunch at this year's 2015 Table Talk Food Awards slated for Tuesday, August 4, 2015 The 'Around the World with Krave' brunch menu changes every Sunday, with patrons being treated to a different cuisine. With a nod to the United States' Independence Holiday (July 4), the Sunday brunch had an America ... Read More

Location! Location! Location!

Sunday, July 12, 2015    

It was a full house inside the Courtleigh
Auditorium last Tuesday night for the
inaugural Jamaica Film Festival.

Rock-loving cinephiles have yet another reason to make boombastic drumrolls heralding the signature talent pool of the Land of Wood and Water. To a film festival calendar, timelessly dominated by influential staples such as Cannes, Toronto, Tribeca, and Venice -- Kingston, may now hold its own with the industry big dogs as it were with an inaugural effort courtesy of the ambitious visions of trade and investment agency Jamaica Promotions Company (JAMPRO). Screening venues dotted throughout the K ... Read More

Spotted! — Paula Madison

Sunday, July 12, 2015    

Film Producer, Finding Samuel Lowe Former NBC Universal Executive Vice-President Williams Group Holdings Co-Founder My grandfather came here from China... and was a shopkeeper, as were many of the Chinese who came here. It was very moving to me that I could be afforded the opportunity to come to a place that was almost mythical to me as a child growing up in Harlem, where my parents often spoke about Jamaica, but I didn't know Jamaica until I was 13 years old. I felt very at home then; I fee ... Read More

Spotted — Arthur Wylie

Sunday, July 12, 2015    

Arthur Wylie is founder and CEO of a diversified company with interests in real estate, entertainment, publishing, consulting
and philanthropy. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

Arthur Wylie CEO and Founder, Arthur Wylie Enterprises Turning lemons into lemonade The Jamaica Film Festival is inspiring to me. I am able to see people and the hunger in their eyes reminding me of where I was and it keeps that hunger in the pit of my stomach. People are looking at us and saying I know that I can do it, if Arthur can do it, I know I can do the same thing. Even though I am making it, there are still obstacles that are there that also make it fun. I have this thing when I spea ... Read More

Spotted — Keith Carlos

Sunday, July 05, 2015    

Carlos (centre) biting into his coco bread and Tastee patty
with Smallville actor Sam Jones III (left) and RuJohn
Foundation CEO Andrew Bachelor during a trip to Tastee’s
Montego Bay outlet.
Carlos in a fashion editorial titled ‘The Man’ for the January/February
2015 issue of Elléments Magazine.

Model/actor America's Next Top Model Cycle 21 winner Former New York Giants Wide Receiver Spotted at: RuJohn Foundation Awards Banquet at Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Hotel and Suites First take... It's my first time visiting Jamaica and it's been amazing. I always wanted to come back here because I have Jamaican roots. My father is Jamaican. I wanted to come and give back here and inspire the youth as much as I can. Does being of Jamaican descent have special significance to you? Yes, hav ... Read More



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