Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 In Support of The Percy Junor Hospital http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/In-Support-of-The-Percy-Junor-Hospital_19158461 SCORES, including the Governor General of Jamaica Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen, were spotted last Sunday, June 28 at the well-appointed home of Maxie and Faye Bell to kick-start a series of fund-raising events for the Percy Junor Hospital -- now in its 70th year. Local Lifestyle Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT VIDEO: Toscanini's A-class service http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Toscanini-s-A-class-service_19153766 It's an open secret to anyone who's had the good fortune to dine at Toscanini Italian restaurant that incomparable service is a time-honoured mainstay there. Right alongside the St Mary-located eatery's longtime menu fave -- the fresh Mahi Mahi with acqua pazza sauce that keeps faithfuls returning -- is the exceptional attention to customer satisfaction doled out by co-owner Lella Ricci and her fantastic staff. Reason enough for Ricci to be among the eight female recipients of the Chairman's Award for Outstanding Service at this year's Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards in May. Local Lifestyle Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Winners' Circle - July 2 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Winners--Circle---July-2_19153513 Eileen Chambers (second left), Jamaica Observer classifieds and regions sales supervisor, presented Marvelous Water Colloidal Silver gift packages to (from left) Marsha Grey, office attendant at the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing; Kechann Smilley-Lawrence, client sales representative at Bars-To-Go; and Faithlin Williams, assistant plumbing instructor at the HEART College of Construction Services. Missing from the prize-giving presentation were Donna Maxwell, Raymond Silvera, and Kareem Wilmott. They were winners of the Thursday Life 'Branded' giveaway and were the first shortlisted readers to provide the answer to: What are the THREE (3) MAIN ingredients in the Marvelous Water Colloidal Silver? The correct response was pure silver, organic apple cider vinegar and purified water. PHOTO: ANTONIO GRAHAM) Local Lifestyle Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT BRANDED Howard Coxe http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/BRANDED-Howard-Coxe_19153470 Thursday Life (TL): When and how did you start Journey's End Wine? Local Food Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Gewürztraminer and Indian Food, a Mystic Pairing http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Gew-rztraminer-and-Indian-Food--a-Mystic-Pairing-_19153475 Many in the wine industry try to dumb down the wine and food pairing process with a lot of generalisations. There are some cultures whose foods require more detailed research and perhaps investing time doing tasting trials to create the perfect pairing. Most Caribbean, Asian and specifically Indian foods need special care and attention to get the pairing just right. Local Lifestyle Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Town and Countryside http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Town-and-Countryside_19153456 The Campion College Alumni Association (CCAA) hosted its inaugural fund-raising mixer at Countryside Club Thursday, last, to pay it forward to the next cohort of Campionites. Local Lifestyle Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT Budgeting for Family Vacation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Your-Money---July-2_19153482 School is out and summer is here! For the children it's the beginning of two months of freedom, but for the parents it can start a period of overspending and loss of budgetary control. While you want to ensure that your children enjoy their vacation, it's important not to spend more than you can afford on summer fun. Local Lifestyle Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:00:00 GMT Cheeers! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cheers-_19153745 Recipe Corner Local Food Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT A Soaring Toast http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Foodie-News----Foodie-News----Foodie-News----_19153864 Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has partnered with Grace and Caribbean Airlines to deliver, and just in time for peak summer travel, an 'On Board Cocktail Programme' that affords passengers the chance to enjoy Appleton V/X cocktails during the summer peak season of July-September. Passengers on CAL will enjoy a new cocktail each month for the period, which will serve to showcase the rum's versatility as well as to give passengers the perfect welcome - and by extension goodbye - to The Rock. Local Lifestyle Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:00:00 GMT VOWS - The Sum of Our Love http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/VOWS---The-Sum-of-Our-Love_19152822 When Krista-Gaye Moore met Christopher Melbourne in 2007, in a math class to boot, she had no inkling that destiny was being written on their hearts. Seven years later they would exchange wedding vows in the presence of 95 family members and friends. All Woman Mon, 29 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Accessories Caribe - Making A Statement http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Accessories-Caribe-Making-A-Statement-_19152741 Colourful, in-your-face accessories were on show on the runways at the recently concluded Pulse Caribbean Fashion Week. Designers from the twin island republic presented their collections and proved that bright, eccentric accessories wholly represent the Caribbean. Local Lifestyle Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Doyley's  Sainthood http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Doyley-s--Sainthood-_19152871 SO sits down with Saint International/Y NOT model Andre Doyley, who stepped into the annals of fashion history Sunday last when he walked the runway exclusively for Calvin Klein in Milan, Italy. Local Lifestyle Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT When Stars Align http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/When-Stars-Align_19152771 How does one stage a social comeback after a one-year hiatus? Local Lifestyle Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Cocktail with — Nisha Potoposingh http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Cocktail-with---Nisha-Potoposingh_19152654 Nisha Potoposingh is almost finished with her medical internship at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Mona. Hitting pause from the grind of the in-hospital learning curve, the confident and curly-tressed young doc is squeezing in a lunch date with her mum Ruth -- associate vice-president, sustainable energy, University of Techology -- at the recent Kiwanis Club of New Kingston's 25th anniversary luncheon at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Local Lifestyle Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT My Kingston — Major Basil H Jarrett http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/My-Kingston---Major-Basil-H-Jarrett-_19152755 Civil Military Cooperation and Media Affairs Officer Jamaica Defence Force & President of the  Jamaica College Old Boys' Association Local Lifestyle Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Two For The Show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Two-For-The-Show_19152698 Fiction Fantasy nightclub kicked off its first-year anniversary Gatsby-themed soirée, hosting Hollywood actress Vivica Fox on Friday, and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Claudia Jordan on Saturday. Local hairstylist and fashion designer Lisa McIntosh-Aris, and make-up artist (MUA) Sue Gregg handled Fox's and Jordan's looks. It goes without saying that your Under the DRYER team has the inside scoop. Local Lifestyle Sat, 27 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Saturday Social: 'Tis Better To Give http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Saturday-Social---Tis-Better-To-Give_19152971 It all started with two siblings eager to be charitable on vacation trips to their mother's Jamaican homeland — toting along stationery supplies and book bags for children in need — and has now grown into a Hollywood celeb magnet Foundation that hosts weeklong acting workshops as well as baseball, football and basketball camps by American athletic stars, and, oh yes, it also awards a number of annual university scholarships. Andrew and Christina Bachelor started the RuJohn Foundation, named after their grandparents Ruth and John Tulloch, in 2003, and a decade later, the Foundation attracts a solid roster of recognisable faces from the mediums of television and film and also sportsmen and women in different disciplines. Shifting gears from Page 2, our Saturday Social lens were trained on speakers and past and present recipients at RuJohn's awards banquet hosted at the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach resort in St James on Wednesday evening. Local Lifestyle Sat, 27 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Saturday Social: All In The Family http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/All-In-The-Family_19153023 LOOKING to give a helping hand to the next generation, the Campion College Alumni Association (CCAA) hosted its inaugural fund-raising mixer at Countryside Club on Thursday evening. Local Lifestyle Sat, 27 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Table Talk Food Awards Jamaica Wrapped! Coundtdown To T&T and Grand Cayman http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Table-Talk-Food-Awards-Jamaica-Wrapped--Coundtdown-To-T-T-and-Grand-Cayman_19110359 Even the most fabulous affairs must come to an end and we bring the curtains down on the 17th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards with as much aplomb as when we cut the ribbon on Thursday, May 28, to declare the Food Emporioum open. The Stakes were certainly higher and we applaud the efforts of all. Thousands have declared this our best one yet. Never ones to rest on our laurels however, we have already started planning for # 18 where the bar will be raised even higher as we start the countdown to Trinidad & Tobago and Grand Cayman. Local Food Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Award-Winning Liqy Liqy Icy Pops Get Supermarket Nod http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Award-Winning-Liqy-Liqy-Icy-Pops-Get-Supermarket-Nod_19152585 Liq Fruit Bars (Liqy Liqy), which got the nod at the recently concluded Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards, will soon be in a supermarket near you. Local Lifestyle Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT NCB Turns Tables For Dad http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/NCB-Turns-Tables-For-Dad-_19152419 Treats aplenty were on the menu Sunday last as National Commercial Bank made fatherhood and family bonding the focus at its inaugural Father's Day Brunch at the lush Villa Ronai, off Old Stony Hil Road. Local Lifestyle Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Money & Relationships: Then Comes Baby in a Carriage http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Money---Relationships--Then-Comes-Baby-in-a-Carriage_19152418 We have been looking at strategies which couples can use to manage their money as their relationships develop through courtship, engagement and marriage. Let's look at some of the financial considerations that couples may face when a new baby comes into the picture. Local Lifestyle Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT The Prisoner's Release http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/The-Prisoner-s-Release_19152402 Orin Swift winemaker Dave Phinney made a "mistake" of sorts when he combined ripe Zinfandel, Cabernet, small lots of Petite Sirah, Charbono and Syrah to create what he thought to be a great red wine which he named 'The Prisoner'. Local Lifestyle Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT BRANDED! - Devon Hall http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/BRANDED----Devon-Hall_19152447 Thursday Life (TL): How did you land this job as Manufacturer and Distributor of the Marvelous Water Colloidal Silver (MWCS)? Local Food Thu, 25 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT Daddy Deserves… http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/lifestyle/Daddy-Deserves-_19152387 ...an entire day, specially reserved for rest and relaxation with his loved ones, and the National Commercial Bank made fatherhood and family bonding its focus Sunday last by hosting its inaugural Father's Day Brunch at the lush Villa Ronai in Old Stony Hill. Local Lifestyle Wed, 24 Jun 2015 02:00:00 GMT