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 ‘Counting down to 20’

University of the West Indies, Mona Department of Government head Dr Lloyd Waller (left), and Jamaica Observer Managing Director Danville WalkerObserver

With the highest achievements in food service and presentation on The Rock, a long-established interest of the Jamaica Observer — the newspaper’s awards arm, namely, its annual Table Talk Food Awards unfolds the napkin for the 19th staging. At a ‘Counting Down to 20’ launch p ... Read More

Spotted!! Sasha Gates
COVER.(CONTRIBUTED) Spotted! Sasha Gates
Who… Sasha Gates, WAGS, reality TV star and wife of American football player Antonio Gates ... Read More

En route to Maiden Cay, engineer Peter Thwaites looked out to sea. (KENYON HEMANS) On The ‘loose’
Pregnant grey clouds in last Sunday’s morning sky did little to deter the sailing plans of the ... Read More

New York City, USA (2015) A Look Back As We Countdown to Diner En Blanc
Dîner en Blanc, the all-white, flash dining event, is a global calendar must-do. As the Kingst ... Read More

Dear Orchid Doc:

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, March 19, 2017    

Vanda orchids

Dear Orchid Doc: I have been advised  to spray my vandas  with a systemic  pesticide and fungicide once  per week. I use Ridomil and  Cure. But I am concerned  about the concentration of  chemicals in the soil over  time and just my overall  environmental footprint. Are  there natural alternatives that  can be used instead which  are as effective? — Walker Dear Walker: Spraying once  per week is really  not necessary ... Read More

Cocktails With — T’Shura Gibbs

Sunday, March 19, 2017    

(ANTONIO GRAHAM)

On one of our many overnighters in the Second City, resident and Jamaica Public Service Company Regional Director, West T’Shura Gibbs talks shop, life, and why adulthood can be all that it’s cut out to be. What is your favourite sip? I am not a big drinker but I will do an occasional glass of red wine. Would an international return to coal energy in 2017 be feasible? While I embrace fuel diversification to reduce our carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy, coal should ... Read More

My Mobay — Hugh Logan

Sunday, March 19, 2017    

Hugh Logan
Director of Sales,
Caribbean Producers JamaicaANTONIO GRAHAM

HUGH LOGAN Director of Sales, Caribbean Producers Jamaica What are your earliest memories of Montego Bay? Watching the fish from the pier at Doctor’s Cave Beach. What’s the most memorable meal that you have enjoyed in Montego Bay? The one I ate today; to be surpassed by the one I eat tomorrow. What would you do if you were mayor of Montego Bay for a day? I would sponsor a day of ‘Clean MoBay’. What would be your recommendations to a first-time visitor to Montego ... Read More

“We Jammin’ Still!’’

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

Please pardon me if I don’t know your name but, I know the face/ Last time I saw you, you was in the middle jumping up having time/ I could see you wining up that waist for miles away.  (TeamDWP Studios By Dwayne Watkins)

SO contributing shutterbug Dwayne Watkins and his TeamDWP Studios By Dwayne Watkins crew returned to the ‘Forged From the Love of Liberty’ republic to chronicle the plumage and colour of its cultural festival. For our annual Trinidad & Tobago Carnival issue, we chip alongside the Origins-themed band YUMA (Young and Upwardly Mobile Adults) to the infectious strains of the 2017 soca songs, in this visual digest from Carnival Tuesday (February 28). PHOTOS: TeamDWP Studios By Dwayn ... Read More

My Kingston - Kadion Preston

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

Kadion Preston
CEO, Carib Shopper (PHOTO: KARL MCLARTY)

What’s most enjoyable about being a resident of Kingston in Jamaica, and Kingston 21 in Florida? I absolutely love being home in Jamaica. It gives me unprecedented joy and truly fulfils a part of my soul. I also enjoy having the opportunity to do business in my homeland and make a difference. As the guiding force behind CaribShopper, how do you maintain the company’s edge in the ever-changing online space? While most industries change and adjust every 3-5 years, the technolog ... Read More

Cocktails with... Liane Chung

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

RORY DALEY

Having passed the bar in December, attorney-at-law Liane Chung has entered into a field that has been a childhood dream centred on ‘advocating for justice and being the voice of others’. The avid traveller and fitness enthusiast — she’s been a sports all-rounder since her formative days at Queen’s Preparatory School — is also a familiar face on the pageant scene, where she was a notable head-turner. We explore her dedication to a work-life balance and her focu ... Read More

Gardening - March 12, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017    

Oncidium

Dear Orchid Doc: I would love to have a small patch of sun Vandas growing in my garden. How do I go about setting up such a garden? I have been told about coal, etc. Your advice would be truly appreciated. Thanks again. Pansy Dear Pansy: 1. Please begin by looking for a sunny area in the garden (4 -6 hrs of sun) should be enough. 2.Ensure that the area is free from water settlement, also from heavy ROOF water. 3. Excavate the earth about 2 inches taller than the height of the orchid pot ... Read More

Spotted — Beverley Heath-Hoyland

Sunday, March 05, 2017    

Beverley Heath on the runway in Germany.(Michael Ricks)

Who… Beverley Heath-Hoyland, former professional model (in Europe) and muse of the late John Hoyland, one of the greatest abstract painters of his generation. Where… At Anchovy Primary School, St James Her earliest memories… I didn’t really like reading and doing serious schoolwork but I loved sports, especially athletics. I remember vividly my time at Anchovy as a small girl, living in Belmont District (which was about an hour’s walk to school). Having to r ... Read More

Rum and Vino In Portie

Sunday, March 05, 2017    

The master blender and her masterpieces. At left is her husband Emile Spence, farmer and retired building society executive. (COKE)

Dylan Coke, gadabout, and occasional lawyer/banker, tells SO all about it... Serendipity is a beautiful thing. Good fortune is what led a son of Switzerland and a daughter of Jamaica, both living abroad, to meet and eventually marry. And Providence surely is what led that same couple, who had fallen in love with Portland some years before, to discover the beautiful Belmont Villa while casually looking at vacation homes on the Internet. The final stroke of good luck was that, on the day they ch ... Read More

My Kingston – Owen Hill

Sunday, March 05, 2017    

(RORY DALEY)

Sports analyst, and performance management specialist What are your earliest memories of Kingston? Being born and raised in Portmore, my earliest memories of Kingston are limited — school trips to Coney Park, Coconut Park, the National Stadium and the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre. What’s the most memorable meal that you have enjoyed in Kingston? Steamed fish, okras, carrots and mashed potatoes, with a cold Guinness at Gloria’s, Port Royal. What would you do if you ... Read More



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