SOE declared in sections of Kingston and St Andrew

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A state of public emergency (SOE) has been declared within specified boundaries encompassing parts of the Kingston Central, Kingston Western and St Andrew South Police Divisions. Read more

Style Observer

My Kingston - Greg Millwood

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

What are your earliest memories of Kingston?Going to Maiden Cay every Sunday; Coney Park in Hope Pastures; and going to the movies at Island Cinema, but instead of watching a movie everyone would go up on the roof. That was the Sovereign hangout of my time.  Read More

xoxo Kate

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

I remember my very first pair of Kate Spade mules. It was purchased in the '90s, in Gotham of course. I was there for the Summer Fancy Food show at the Jacob Javits Center and had spent my last day in the city at Bergdorf's as dictated by our beloved Carrie Bradshaw. You see, before the... Read More

Kingston New Orleans

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

Acclaimed Jamaican artist Patrick Waldemar showcased this newest body of work Kingston New Orleans on Thursday, June 7 at the Toyota Gallery, 93 Old Hope Road. Dividing his time between the titular locations has pushed Waldemar in a direction that... Read More

True Bleu

Sunday, June, 10 2018    

“B is for Bleu, Beautiful, Bikinis, Beaches & Blast of a Weekend” Talk about a tagline! Read More

SO Gardening —June 3

Betty Ashley | Sunday, June, 3 2018    

Dear Orchid Doc:I am having a problem with my dendrobium. The plant itself looks good but when it spikes, some of the blooms drop and get mussy, and some just spoil and the buds just keep dropping. Thanks for your help. Read More

And The Winners Are...

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

The fragrant aroma of pimento wood wafted through the air as the 20th staging of the Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards welcomed thousands of guests to the lawns of Devon House on Thursday, May 31. Read More

A Taste of Style Thursday Night: French Élan

Sunday, May, 27 2018    

“ Lights , camera, fashion!” was the call to order issued by Saint International principal Deiwght Peters when he — equipped with his ready and able muster of muses, some freshly jetted in from the runways of Paris and Milan — as... Read More

SO Gardening — May 27

Betty Ashley | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

Dear Orchid Doc: Read More

Jamaica Observer Silver Anniversary Awards Dinner Highlights

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

The Jamaica Observer's 25th anniversary celebrations continued in spectacular style, Tuesday last, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, with an awards dinner that feted the newspaper's founders and long-serving members of staff, politicos, members of the diplomatic corps, industry titans,... Read More

SAINT Star Wayne Booth Covers The Cut

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

Chocolate belle Wayne Booth is on a roll! Without fuss or fanfare the Saint International model has with quiet confidence found her runway spotlight. Adored by European designers the St Mary-born sensation shared with SO from New York that she's... Read More

It Takes A Village

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

I'm not going to lie. I do not have this motherhood thing down pat. And that is the truth. Hey…I try… every day …and sometimes I get closer to the rim than others. But do I always know what I'm doing? Absolutely not! Read More

Cocktails with... Coleen Lewis

Sunday, May, 6 2018    

Coleen Lewis has always worn multiple hats. An attorney and law lecturer by profession, the former University Singers and Jamaican Folk Singers member has taken on yet another challenge. She is the creator of the local TV magazine show 5 Minutes to Showtime... Read More

Stroking Light

Sunday, May, 6 2018    

If, like SO, the 72' x 6' mural — yes, the one with scenes and cameos of Jamaican life — in the arrivals corridor of the Sangster International Airport has caused a pause and the mural at Starbucks depicting the cultural... Read More

My Kingston... Pierre Lemaire

Sunday, May, 6 2018    

PIERRE LEMAIRE Dean, School of Drama, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA)What are your fondest memories of Kingston? Read More

Video: Contemporary Space

Sunday, May, 6 2018    

There's lots more space for creative director Janelle Pantry-Coke to host her loyal clientele and indeed attract more! The expansion has been deliberately orchestrated: start small, feel out the market, listen to the customer, track the spend and constantly engage. Pantry-Coke's... Read More



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