Just Announced: Jamaica Rum Festival

Thursday, February, 7 2019    

In keeping with Jamaica being marketed as a hub for gastronomy, it was announced on Wednesday that Kingston will host the inaugural Jamaica Rum Festival. The Jamaica Rum Festival, presented by Appleton Estate in partnership with the Jamaica Tourist Board and the Tourism Enhancement Fund,... Read More

Cocktail City: Cocktailian Culture

with Debbian Spence-Minott | Thursday, February, 7 2019    

As we indicated in our inaugural Cocktail City article, the first definition of the term cocktail appeared in 1806: 'stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitter'. Cocktailians like Jerry Thomas (known as the founding father of American mixology and the... Read More

Know The Role Of Your Pest Control Operator

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, February, 7 2019    

A few weeks ago we covered the importance of having a strict pest control programme, both in your home and your food establishment. However, while visiting a client this week and going over their pest control programme, I realised that there are many business operators who have... Read More

Table 12 at Broken Plate

Thursday, February, 7 2019    

Since opening on May 14 last year, Broken Plate has enjoyed a reputation of having creative and regularly changing menus. On Tuesday, January 29, the restaurant's co-principals, Damion Stewart and Kwasi Henry, hosted the second iteration of its Table 12 series. The experimental dinner... Read More

Melissa Chang-Ferdinand’s 40th Birthday

Wednesday, February, 6 2019    

At the weekend Montego Bay businesswoman and principal of Hummingbird Coffee House Melissa Chang-Ferdinand was thrown a 40th birthday bash by her Tryall Club director of club operations husband Richard Ferdinand. Eighty guests comprising friends and family gathered at... Read More

Pillow Talk

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

When was the last time you changed your pillow? If you honestly can't remember, then it's time to toss the ones on your bed out. Seriously. If you're stacking, folding or scrunching up your pillow at night, that's a sign that they desperately need to be changed. Fun fact: regular pillows... Read More

Rest & Retreat: Using Chromotherapy in the Home

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

Chromotherapy aka colour therapy is a holistic school of thought based on Ayurvedic principles — India's 5,000-year-old traditional medicine practice. Colour therapy states that each colour has healing energies and can induce sleep, stimulate creativity, emotions, creative thought... Read More

Cocktails With Kaysilyn Lawson

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

Hailing from Montego Bay Kaysilyn Lawson has for the past 11 years called NYC home, where she has worked in the restaurant industry. Energy and passion are hallmarks of her personality and this has endeared her to a number of restaurateurs including the Miss Lily's proprietors and former... Read More

Choosing the Right Pillow

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

Choosing the right pillow can become a daunting task as there are hundreds of pillows on the market. Doctor of Physical Therapy at The University of the West Indies School of Physical Therapy Dialo-Rudolph Brown notes, “Regardless of the type of pillow, you don't want the pillow... Read More

My Kingston Francesco De Simone

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

Francesco De Simone Specialist for the Modernisation of the State, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)What is your fondest childhood memory? Read More

SO Gardening — Feb 3

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

Dear Orchid Doc:I recall reading some time ago the reason for the split down the centre of the Phalaenopsis orchids, but somehow I cannot remember the reason you gave. Read More

Sweet Dreams are Made of (Good) Sleep

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

After 11 years as editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post , Arianna Huffington left her Pulitzer Prize-winning web publication in 2016 so that she could get some sleep. Sorta. Huffington grasped that besides exercise and eating well... Read More


Saturday, February, 2 2019    

Tots & Teens Hairport Salon officially opened its doors on December 23, 2016, when Shaneka Burrell sought to manage her very own natural hair kiddie salon. As early as the first appointment to the last walk-in customer before 7:00 pm, Burrell and... Read More

Anniversary Fare

Thursday, January, 31 2019    

What to do when the award-winning Chef Mark Cole, executive chef at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, decides, while on a sixth-wedding-anniversary jaunt in Negril, to take over the kitchen at Wine With Me? If you're Cecile Levee, the establishment's principal, you applaud the initiative,... Read More

Food Safety Management Systems — Get Certified!

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, January, 31 2019    

While at a recent launch for a fellow consultant's company, Diane Edwards,... Read More


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