Something Extra | Friday

Gleaner on March 22nd, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Countering the notion that women do not support women, HerFlow founder Shelly-Ann Weeks in partnership with LASCO Curves and with the support of Zimmer…

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Something Extra | Thursday

Gleaner on March 21st, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Class, fashion and a chic sense of style were all on display last Sunday, as many turned out to the Courtleigh Hotel and Suites, for The Deborah NOW Ministries, seventh anniversary awards banquet. While lifting praises to the Almighty One,…

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Food Safety High-Risk Groups

Observer on March 21st, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Each week we explore different areas of food safety and management of food safety hazards at different levels to reduce the likelihood of cross-contamination at different points in the production and supply chain. If you can recall, food poisoning or other food-borne illnesses can arise from contamination of our food with harmful organisms such as salmonella, E.coli and listeria. However, while everyone is susceptible to food-borne illnesses, there are certain…

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An Intimate Evening with Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell

Observer on March 21st, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Ian Burrell has had a lot of firsts in his career. He’s the founder of UK RumFest, Europe’s first-ever rum festival; the first person to set up a rum shack in Antarctica; and J Wray & Nephew’s first rum brand ambassador in the UK. On Thursday, March 7, he experienced another first; guest of honour at the Hampden Estate-hosted intimate 11-person dinner inside the Regency Room at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel. Joining Burrell around the table were blenders and…

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A Spirited Celebration of Rum!

Observer on March 21st, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

I know I promised to focus on the lighter side of adult beverages for the next weeks. However, this week, I had to make an exception! You did, too, as so many of you attended the inaugural Jamaica Rum Festival held on March 9 and 10 at Hope Gardens in St Andrew. There was so much magic in the air — or maybe the rummy aromas permeated the heavens overlooking Kingston & St Andrew which cast somewhat of a spell. The angels certainly had their fair share as day two of the…

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The Dish…B&E Caterers

Observer on March 21st, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

What do The Best Dressed Chicken, Hi Pro, Petrojam, HEART Trust/NTA, Tank-Weld, Edna Manley College of the Visual Arts, Red Stripe, and J Wray & Nephew all have in common? Lunch. Well, not the same meal, of course; rather, they all share the same lunch concessionaire: B&E Caterers.

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Hilton’s Bambo-steamed Salmon

Observer on March 21st, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa’s invitation was clear and succint — Thursday Food was to come for lunch. Upon arrival at the resort (shout-out to the property’s landscaper) the team was given a royal welcome with lemongrass-scented cool towelettes and tropical welcome drinks. The team was whisked to the Cricket Club bar that was converted into a private dining room by Charmaine Deane, area director of marketing, Hilton…

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Something Extra | Wednesday

Gleaner on March 20th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Buju Bantons Long Walk To Freedom concert, recently staged at the National Stadium in Kingston, not only attracted patrons from near and far, but celebrities and entertainers from across the globe. Here are a few of the celebs that were caught on…

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Something Extra | Tuesday

Gleaner on March 19th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

It was indeed an exciting time when patrons turned out in their numbers for Buju Banton’s Long Walk To Freedom concert. The performances were great and the fashion was, to say the least, quite interesting. Here are some ‘Extra’ highlights.

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The Annual 2019 Diplomatic Corps Dinner

Observer on March 19th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Against the sounds of the Jamaica Military Band, resident and non-resident high commissioners and ambassadors to Jamaica, along with members of the Jamaican Senate and industry leaders, congregated at King’s House on Thursday, March 14. The occasion — the annual diplomatic corps dinner — saw bilateral relations strengthen over cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner provided by the Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

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