Guardian Life kick-starts 20th anniversary with staff Blast Off

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Over 600 ‘Life Guardians’ representatives of Guardian Life Limited and their partnering brokerage companies travelled into Kingston from across the island to attend a New Year ‘Blast Off’ and motivational session hosted by Guardian Life Limited at…

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No idle life on Eden Hill

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

In rural Jamaica, the land of wood, water and rock, there is so much that nature has to offer: wood, leaves, grass, fronds, barks, seeds, shells, stones, clay, and mall.From these gifts of nature many things, such as necklaces, clothes, head wear,…

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Modify Me off to a hip start in Montego Bay

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Self-taught artist Danielle Lee, who has been painting over the past seven years, has become an expert in the field of tattoo art. She recently opened Modify Me at the Iconic Fearview Plaza in Montego Bay.The 24-year-old, who did a body modification…

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Something Extra | Friday

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It hasn’t been an easy road for reggae artiste Buju Banton, - but his return to Jamaica has led him to rule his destiny. - Mr Gargamel and his - hard-working team recently launched his ‘Long Walk To Freedom’ tour, s…

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Something Extra | Thursday

Gleaner on January 17th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

The Friends of Bustamante Hospital for Children held the launch of their Alice in Wonderland Charity Event on Tuesday at Millsborough Crescent. Under the patronage of Her Excellency, the Most Honourable Lady Allen, the group hopes to raise $8…

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Food Safety on the ground

Observer on January 17th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

A few weeks ago we looked at some areas where pathogens can lurk inside food and beverage processing facilities; one such area was flooring. Flooring is often neglected but in fact undergoes a lot of wear and tear from daily employee trafficking, multiple trips from forklifts, dragging of equipment from one area to the next, excessive moisture, spills from production, high temperatures, harsh cleaners and sanitisers. And I’m sure you may be thinking, “It’s just the floor; it…

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Let’s Re-Wine: Wine 101 Basics

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Over the last two weeks the conversation has been centred on wines. But how much do you really know about wines? Before we move to more complex discussions on aging, character and taste profile, it is important to understand the basics. For my more advanced readers, this article will serve as a refresher or you might even learn something new. Either way, keep reading!What is Wine?

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Academy of Bartending, Spirits & Wines’ First Cohort

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In August of last year, Debbian Spence-Minott launched the Academy of Bartending, Spirits & Wines at the Trade Centre on Red Hills Road. In November, the first cohort of students was enrolled and on Thursday, January 10, they graduated from the programme. The ceremony, attended by the students’ families and friends, supporters of Spence-Minott, members of the local wines and spirits industry and tourism officials, was the fruit of Spence-Minott’s passion, hard work and…

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2019 Food Trend Forecast

Observer on January 17th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

At the beginning of the year, individuals with a vested interest in the food industry (from farmers to restaurateurs) pay close attention to food trends. Not only are these an indicia of how we eat but they also spur the creation of products (eg gluten-free cake mixes), dining concepts (eg authentic Neapolitan pizzerias outside of Naples) and cultural moments (eg Meatless Mondays). At Thursday Food we pored over reports from the agri sector, trend…

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Something Extra | Wednesday

Gleaner on January 16th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

We bring you another dose of Phillip Paulwell’s 56th birthday party at Fort Charles, Port Royal, last weekend. With music by DJ Squeeze and DJ Audley, well-wishers, friends and family had a grand time as they celebrated his special night among the…

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