Rise Up Ready!

So nice we had to cover it twice! Adding to the Rock's annual soca experience, Frenchmen once again created the ultimate beach breakfast party – Rise Up. In addition to the bopping soca music, partygoers were delighted with liqour-infused beverages and tantalising grub which refuelled... Read More

'Rise Up' With the Frenchmen
Frenchmen signalled the start of their soca season and long Easter weekend with the annual Breakfast Party, 'Rise Up', held at Pearly Beach, Ocho Rios, last Saturday. ... Read More

SO Gardening April-21
Easter greetings from SO' s Orchid patch of five varieties of orchids.Dendrobium... Read More

SO Cocktails With Shorna-Kay Richards
Shorna-Kay Richards Director, Bilateral Relations DepartmentMinistry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign TradeHome is… Liguanea, St Andrew. ... Read More

Hats Off To The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

By Sharon Leach | Sunday, April, 21 2019    

At Olivet Gospel Hall, my family sat in the second pew on the right-hand side. There were no individual chairs as there are in churches these days; back then, we sat on long benches of dark polished wood with uncomfortable backs with cut-outs. I have no recollection of ever sitting on... Read More

My Kingston — High Commissioner Esmond Reid

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

Esmond Reid Jamaican High Commissioner-Designate to Nigeria When did you relocate from Kingston to Abuja?I arrived on March 10. This is my first time in Nigeria.  Read More

Pucker Up!

Saturday, April, 20 2019    

Oils for the SEASONBody oils have been, for decades, a universal go-to beauty product. And, guess what your Under the Dryer glam squad recently caught wind of? Read More

Veg Out Distributors Meatless Burgers

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

We made these products because... there was nothing much available in the market which is made locally. Also, the vegan/vegetarian market is a growing industry. Recent studies show 12 per cent of millennials are vegan.  Read More

Hilda's Merlot Hot Pepper Jam & Hilda's Merlot Jelly

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

I made this product because... I recognised a need for diversity in the Jamaican food market and decided to use my own innovation to create exciting products that locals and tourists can enjoy.  Read More

Tortuga Great Cake

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

We made these products because… customers wanted us to make a Tortuga version of the Jamaican Christmas fruitcake with the quality they have come to expect from Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes Limited.  Read More

Likkle Tea — Pink Shade of Lemonade, Morning Glory and Spicy Turmeric Chai

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

 We made these products because... we wanted to create a more elevated tea experience for Jamaicans with premium, locally handcrafted tea and Tisane blends.  Read More

Hapi Crunch Snacks

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

I made these products ... initially as a hobby and saw the potential to make them into a viable business. My major challenge... as of now, are finances as everything is being done out of pocket.  Read More

Seven Tips/Hacks for small food vendors and at-home manufacturing facilities

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

Food safety is simpler than you think. The fact that you sell pan chicken, operate a mobile food truck, or have a home-based manufacturing facility does not mean you are not required to put controls in place to ensure the safety of the food you serve or package for distribution. Read More

Outland Hurders Creamery and Farmstead

Thursday, April, 18 2019    

We ventured into cheeses because... we both love food and wanted to create a business that was centred on food; a business that would allow us to express our creativity through food and in turn help us to contribute to our country in a way that adds to Jamaica's expanding food culture. Of... Read More

From Jamaica, With Love

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, April, 18 2019    

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to interact with self-acclaimed Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell. Even though he has positioned his brand in this way, I found he was not only a name, but he also had substance. Burrell is quite knowledgeable about the business of spirits, especially... Read More


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