New Rules for School

Observer on September 17th, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

In March when the novel coronavirus disrupted schools, families were optimistic that all would be back to normal by September. We know now that “normal” is relative. From preschool to college, students at every age now face hybrid learning, with both online and in-person instruction. And while we won’t know the real effect of this change for years to come, what we can do is to focus on making the experience as stress-free as possible.Create Structure

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Something Extra | Wednesday

Gleaner on September 16th, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

Women made serious fashion and political moves yesterday as the new session of Parliament opened at the Jamaica Conference Centre with the swearing-in of senators and members of parliament (MPs). A record 18 women MPs were sworn in as the…

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A Love To Last

Observer on September 15th, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

A Facebook invitation to a convention signalled that Cupid’s arrow was not only quivering but poised to hit the bullseye!Bridgeport Infant School Administrative Assistant Renee Bennett and Jose Marti Technical High School teacher Devon Reid exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, August 15 at Wembley Center of Excellence, Hayes, Clarendon.

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Second on Sir Paul’s List: Caprice

Observer on September 13th, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

Immerse yourself fully in luxurious beachfront living at Caprice. The essence of Caribbean villa living, Caprice has plenty of space with a choice of areas to relax, perhaps share a cocktail or two on our large beachfront deck, and watch the spectacular west coast sunsets. Designed to embrace indoor and outdoor living, simply open the doors to the private decks and enjoy the ocean breeze. Inside is a large double sitting room with TV, stereo, CD, DVD as well as books and games; or…

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Zazen

Observer on September 13th, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

Real estate titan Sir Paul Altman introduced three sublime properties. We commence with Zazen.

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Sir Paul Altman

Observer on September 13th, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

Joining the Jamaica Observer webinar ‘Inspired Living: The New Aesthetic for Extraordinary Homes and Retreats’ on Tuesday, August 25 was Sir Paul Altman, managing director, Altman Real Estate…

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Personal Finance Tips You Can Use Now

Observer on September 13th, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

The days of living from pay cheque to pay cheque should be long gone. But if you’re drowning in debt, it’s easier said than done, isn’t it? How can you claw your way out? I know I have touched on this subject before, but after speaking with a group of potential investors I recognise that I cannot say enough about managing money prudently. Debt often overwhelms people, and it’s so easy to mount and so hard to get out.

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Villa Alila

Observer on September 13th, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

Designed by accomplished architect, Michael Gomes, Alila is nothing short of an exclusive luxury retreat. Themed with Balinese-inspired elements in earthy hues with pops of colour in the bedrooms, the open-plan structure seamlessly breaks down the boundaries between the enclosed courtyard garden and the relaxing pool deck.

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Second place for chef Andre Fowles on Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay

Observer on September 10th, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

Jamaican chef Andre Fowles made it to the finale of Food Network’s Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay show, but did not win the competition. Fowles was among the best of the best who had returned to the Chopped kitchen for a chance to compete in the ultimate battle against Bobby Flay! The series, which is a mashup of the Food Network’s hit shows Chopped…

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On the Menu @ Butcher Block

Observer on September 10th, 2020 | File Under Lifestyle -

Thursday Food shares recipes from Master Meat Crafter Gregory Burrowes: Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce, Shrimp Scampi, Pork and Pok Choy Stir-Fry and Crispy Pork Belly.Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine SauceThis beef tenderloin with a rich red wine sauce is a true show-stopper. Perfect for a special occasion!Ingredients:For the sauce

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