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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

SO2 — Sunday, January 27

Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Breaking! Jamaican born model-cum-filmmaker Luke Flynn's, yes, Errol's grandson, newest project In Like Flynn had its US release on Friday. In Like Flynn is a biopic about Errol Flynn's early life as a smuggler and adventurer before becoming a famous celebrity. The film is... Read More

River Mumma: The Untamed Potential of Jamaica

Didi Beck | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

I've always experienced things deemed “inexplicable”. I see and feel spirits. I hear messages from those beyond the veil. Information and imagery often pop into my head without warning. Read More

My Kingston — Ray Knight Jan 27

Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Ray KnightHip-Hop Artiste & MusicianWhat's your idea of a perfect weekend in Kingston? Read More

From Passage to Cargo

Vaughn Gray | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

In 2013, Bahamian film director Kareem Mortimer debuted a short film Passage that centred on a group of Haitian migrants being smuggled from The Bahamas to the United States in the hold of a fishing vessel. The 15-minute film was so... Read More

SO Gardening — Jan 27

With Betty Ashley | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

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SO2 — Sunday, January 20

Sunday, January, 20 2019    

Over in Berlin, well sorta, Saint International models Barbra-Lee Grant and Brad Allen are featured in the winter issue of Numéro Homme Berlin. The Rock models co-star in an editorial entitled “Logomaniac” lensed by Russell Frederick that showcases designs from the... Read More

SO2 — Sunday, January 13

Sunday, January, 13 2019    

It could be argued that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is besotted with actors of Caribbean descent. Black Panther was a breakout film for a number of folks with Caribbean blood, and the upcoming Captain Marvel (set to hit North American theatres on March 8) will, too, have a... Read More

SO Readers - Sharon Leach

Sunday, January, 13 2019    

I posited in SO 's New Year's issue to consider education as the new six-pack. There's no better source, we reckon, than between the pages of books.We asked quite a few lovers of the written word to share their book list... Read More

SO Readers - Dr Claudine Leiwis

Sunday, January, 13 2019    

1 August Town by Kei Miller: Kei is a talented storyteller, his characters are well developed and the intricate details pull the reader in, while creating compelling satire about everyday Jamaican life and the complexities of colourism and classism in our society. For anyone who... Read More

SO Readers - Cecile Levee

Sunday, January, 13 2019    

1 The Fountain Head by Ayn RandThis book really resonated with me, and reflects one of my favourite quotes: “In matters of style swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” Thomas Jefferson Read More

SO Readers - Nasha-Monique Douglas

Sunday, January, 13 2019    

2018 was an interesting year for me… there were some great moments and there were some not-so great moments. Whilst I would agree that this is just the natural course of life, I did become so much wiser. 2018 was my self-growth yea... I learned to pause, listen and lean into my own... Read More

SO Readers - Damian Duncan

Sunday, January, 13 2019    

Casey Gerald: There Will Be No Miracles HereThis is a memoir about a gay black kid who grows up as the son of a star quarterback and ends up going to Yale and Harvard. The message is stay weird and do your best. Tara Westover: Educated Read More

SO Gardening ... Outdoor Orchids

Sunday, January, 13 2019    

For those who are lucky enough to live in areas with mild weather, you can grow outdoor orchids all year round. But even if you are not among the fortunate ones, you can still grow select orchids outside part of the year. In fact, many types of orchids will benefit from an outdoor... Read More


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