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Folded Sky, Homage to Colin Powell

Art has historically been the go-to standard for honouring figures of historical significance. It's easy to draw in the mind's eye the image of any such tribute — a statue or painting usually, with the figure sitting or standing poised, arms folded or outstretched, and the face carrying a look ... Read More

A mash of styles decorates the outer wall of this Lyndhurst Road residence — a mural
depicting two men doing the 'Shelly Belly' dance and a more abstract design of white
hand prints speckled across the red-painted surface. The Art & Soul of Kingston
Kingston is the breathing, pulsing, culturally thriving heart of this dynamic country of ours. It's ... Read More

Speaking to the creative nature of street art,
artists used a variety of materials at their
disposal, including car bonnets. Pictured here
is Cleaver Cunningham's Ananda Dean. Street Art Takes Residence At The National Gallery
The National Gallery of Jamaica opened last week Sunday for its monthly Last Sundays celebration. T ... Read More

Artist Judith Salmon presents her painting Mother Earth. (PHOTOS: LIONEL ROOKWOOD) A Journey With Artist Judith Salmon
After a 15-year hiatus from her homeland, artist Judith Salmon has returned to Jamaica to continue, ... Read More

Life’s Most Important Exercise – How To Determine Your Values

by Paul Carrick Brunson | Sunday, July 06, 2014    

"Our necessities never equal our wants." — Benjamin Franklin Would you want a sports car that couldn't drive you anywhere? It would look nice. The stereo system is incredible. The rims are chrome and shining. But when it came to a car's basic function — to get you from point A to point B — it couldn't get you there. Would you still want it? The answer is easy. No. What's the point of having a car if you can't drive it? Because all those nice things, the stereo, the chrome, t ... Read More

Cocktails With — Terry-Ann Shaw

Sunday, July 06, 2014    


At the NCB Capital Markets 'Cheers to Your Wealth' event held recently at J Wray & Nephew's Dominica Drive lounge, we spotted NCB relationship manager Terry-Ann Shaw sipping the early evening's welcome drink, Aperol Spritz. Formalities out of the way, we were soon deep in convo... What are you sipping? An Aperol Spritz. What's in it? Two parts of the aperitif Aperol, three parts of Cinzano Prosecco and a dash of club soda. What kind of day are you having? Wow, a whirlwind day. What a ... Read More

My Kingston — Kevin Anthony Ingram

Sunday, July 06, 2014    

Kevin Anthony Ingram

Kevin Anthony Ingram Vice-President — Wealth Management NCB Capital Markets Limited You've lived in Lime Hall, Mammee Bay, May Pen, and Kingston for different periods. As a senior team member of the National Commercial Bank, now you're back in Kingston with NCB Capital Markets, what do you love most about this city? Its vibrancy and the many recreational and social options that can be explored for business and family ventures. My boys are especially benefiting from being in Kingston ... Read More


with BETTY ASHLEY | Sunday, July 06, 2014    


Dear Orchid Doc: Thrips and mites are attacking my plants. Someone told me to use an insecticide that will get rid of several different insects, but I see where you have said either Newmectin or Cure is best for the job. Can you clear this up for me, please? Eleanor Dear Eleanor: Let me use an analogy to explain it. A general practitioner and a specialist are quite different, wouldn't you say? The GP might cost less and eventually fix the problem, whereas the specialist, though more costly, ... Read More

Behind The Scenes Of #16

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

Winner of the BAFTA Rising Star Award Eva
Green is styled for the Campari Calendar.

SO fab! Hollywood actress Eva Green is the star of the coveted 2015 Campari Calendar. Green, the French-born stunner, who won a legion of fans in the James Bond movie Casino Royale and who currently stars in the lead role of Vanessa Ives in the Showtime TV series Penny Dreadful, takes the lead in the 16th edition of the annual calendar, following in the footsteps of previous Campari Calendar heroines such as Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendez, Mila Jovovich and Penelope Cruz. "To work with an ... Read More

VIDEO: Art's Spiritual Awakening in the Second City

By Kedon Willis | Sunday, July 20, 2014    

From left: Clinton Brown — Victory March; Everald Brown — Mystical Sign; Osmond Watson — Secret of the Arawak

Montego Bay is famously known as the Second City, a term that, though affectionately appended, carries with it a note of condescension — a casual acknowledgement that the city trails in the cultural shadow of Kingston to the east. It is with well-deserved validation, then, that Montegonians greet the opening of the new Montego Bay Cultural Centre, a complex for the arts at Sam Sharpe Square that opened to the public on July 11. Formerly known as the Montego Bay Civic Centre, the Cultural ... Read More

Spotted! — Horace Madison

Sunday, July 20, 2014    


Horace Madison Founding Principal/Managing Member, Madison Financial Group and Madison Strategic Integration Where? a JAMPRO Creative Industries Mixer. The whispers... His Rolodex has included R&B and hip-hop stars Usher, Lil' Wayne and Eve, and he has a preference for working with urban music stars. His take... Yes, I prefer urban talent. Urban talent typically has more business management and financial literacy than most other talent genres. He sees... Television and film as ... Read More

Cocktails With — Dr Kurdell Espinosa

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

Dr Kurdell Espinosa

Dr Kurdell Espinosa ADMITTEDLY, the multi-hyphenate Dr Kurdell Espinosa — medical director at the Accident & Emergency Department at Annotto Bay Hospital as well as being a part-time emergency consultant, accident and emergency, and head of the Accident & Emergency Department at Medical Associates — has always caught our eye, the few times we've run into her and her bestie Novlet Deans on the social scene. So recently, one night at CRU Bar & Kitchen, we decided to cut to ... Read More

My Kingston — Declan Eytan

Sunday, July 20, 2014    

Declan Eytan

Declan Eytan Italian Vogue Contributor This is your first trip to Caribbean Fashion Week. What were your impressions? Yes, it is. Kingston reminds me a lot of Suriname's capital Paramaribo, which is where my parents are from. I also noticed that people in Kingston love to ask, "Are you OK? Everything alright? You're good?", every 10 minutes. Give us your take on Caribbean Fashion Week after seeing dozens of collections over two nights. I really like how Jamaicans love to celebrate everyth ... Read More

Gardening — July 20

with BETTY ASHLEY | Sunday, July 20, 2014    


Dear Orchid Doc: I have grown endless numbers of Dendrobiums. I've noticed that some canes sprout by themselves, so I simply wait until they have established a good cluster of roots before pinching them off and planting them in their own pots. Because I have observed how they propagate themselves, I simply cut the canes that have done their time and lay them down on a pebbled area in my greenhouse. They do very well! I visit an enormous orchid farm frequently, and I notice that the Orchid Doc ... Read More



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