Hennessy V: The Paparazzi Edition

Saturday, November, 10 2018    

The stylish set ventured into the JN parking lot in New Kingston last Saturday for Hennessy V: The Paparazzi Edition. It was quite the affair as patrons and lovers of the brown juice showed up in their finest, be they closet remixes, designer duds, options from local boutiques, or... Read More

Mucho Picante!

Thursday, November, 8 2018    

There may currently be a shortage of Scotch bonnets as the 2018 Jamaica Food & Drink Festival turned the heat up on Friday, October 26, with Picante. The event promised guests food brimming with “hot, zesty flavour”, and those with higher pain thresholds were in heaven. Read More

Applaud It! — a Delicious Fifth Year

Thursday, November, 8 2018    

Seventeen CARIMAC students were treated to a gourmet three-course luncheon to kick- off the fifth annual Jamaica Observer Limited Applaud It! luncheon series. The week-long event gives industry leaders the opportunity to break bread with the next generation while exposing them to social... Read More

Food Fraud: Do you get what you pay for?

Marshalee Valentine | Thursday, November, 8 2018    

So we've heard the news reports about horse meat being marketed as beef, plastic rice being sold and even donkey meat being found in restaurants here in Jamaica. In 2008, there were reports of infant formula being adulterated with melamine — a chemical increasing the protein... Read More

A Montes Folly Vertical Tasting

with Christopher Reckord | Thursday, November, 8 2018    

The most foolproof way to truly learn about wine is with focused tasting, not the cocktail party-styled walk-around tasting. Side-by-side horizontal and vertical wine tastings offer two interesting ways to compare and contrast wines and take the learning experience to a different level. Read More


Thursday, November, 8 2018    

The Terra-Nova All-Suite Hotel has had a long-standing relationship with Tivoli Gardens High School. For the past few years home economics teachers have invited chefs from the hotel to conduct cooking demonstrations for the students. So, for Terra Nova managing director Ruth Hussey and... Read More

VIDEO: Salut! The Great West India Supper

Thursday, November, 8 2018    

It was a week packed with eating. The 2018 Jamaica Food & Drink Festival allowed participants to eat their fill of pork, partake of a superb seven-course wine-paired dinner, experiment with Asian food “with a twist”, wash down crispy morsels with delicious beer, test... Read More

NCB Insurance Applauds It! with John Mills students

Wednesday, November, 7 2018    

Day two of Applaud It! got underway at the NCB Wellness and Recreational Centre where students of John Mills Infant, Primary & Junior High School were hosted by NCB Insurance CEO and Managing Director Vernon James. “This could be considered an early Christmas... Read More

CARIMAC Students Applaud It!

Tuesday, November, 6 2018    

The fifth-annual Jamaica Observer Limited Applaud It! lunch series kicked off yesterday in the company's executive boardroom. Applaud It! is a “week-long initiative that provides a unique opportunity for industry leaders to meet the next generation exactly where they are at and... Read More

In Honour Of Donette

Monday, November, 5 2018    

On Friday, November 2 Donette Chin-Loy Chang was conferred with an honorary degree of doctor of laws from The University of the West Indies for her philanthropic work. Called “a do-gooder extraordinaire”, Chin-Loy Chang has been the force behind The University of the West... Read More

Do-Gooder Extraordinaire

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

Donette Chin-Loy Chang on Friday was conferred with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws of the University of the West Indies.Her credo: Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. Read More

Cocktails With — Joyce Simms-Wilson

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

Joyce Simms-Wilson is the general manager of corporate communications & marketing for the National Housing Trust (NHT). The NHT allows a number of Jamaicans to cross the threshold into life-changing home ownership and this is work that Simms-Wilson is passionate about. It's an... Read More

My Kingston November 4 — ANDREW BRUCE

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

ANDREW BRUCE Plant Jamaica founderWhat is your fondest childhood memory?Being on the back of my grandmother's gardener Mr Powell's motorcycle going up and down Russell Heights.  Read More

SO Full Of Grace

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

Grace Jones, who was bestowed with the Order of Jamaica on Heroes' Day, October 15, was conferred with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters of The University of the West Indies, Mona, on Saturday, November 3. SO, in her honour, reproduces a November 1, 2015... Read More

SO Gardening — Nov 4

Sunday, November, 4 2018    

Dear Orchid Doc:With the ongoing water shortage, is it safe to water orchids with the water from the washing machine? Angella Dear Angella: Read More




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