Exceptional Entertainment Furniture

By Emma Sharp Dalton-Brown Jamaicans love entertainment and, more importantly, we love to entertain. Sure, going to a local watering-hole with friends is part of what we do, but we like to stay at home and have people over for a beverage, or two! We take pride in our domains, and we like the place[…]

Conversation Piece

By Aiesha Panton Conversation Piece (CP) is a curated pop­up experience that celebrates the best Jamaican or Jamaica inspired­ artists and designers; meeting the need for fresh and inspiring experiences, that put Jamaican Art + Design on a world class stage, where it belongs. The first installation of CP was the 2011 HOLIDAY EDITION. Fresh[…]

A Bold Move To Support Manufacturing

Eight Jamaican companies have been honoured as the New Champions of Manufacturing by National Baking Co. Ltd in their Bold Ones programme. They are Springvale Enterprises, Lincoln Gordon and Sons, Eco-Farms Jamaica Limited, Lifespan Company, Irie Rock Limited, Journey’s End Wine Company, Bartley’s All in Wood and D’Nex Step Sandals and Accessories. This is the third[…]

Kingston Kitchen: A New Way to Experience Food

By Leisha Wong For any food lover suffering from wanderlust, the market is a must-stop destination when in a new country. To know the food of a country is to know it’s people, and that most authentic experience is most often found in the markets. From fresh vegetables and herbs, fish and spice markets, to[…]

Hot Spots for Cool Fusion Dishes in Jamaica

By Emma Sharp Dalton-Brown Once only a necessity for survival, eating has become a form of entertainment, a pleasurable pastime that pretty much transcends every other form of fun. While Jamaican cuisine makes its way through the kitchens of the rest of the world, international fare is in full force on our home ground. Our[…]

Which Wine to Drink with Jamaican Food

By Christoper Reckord Describing Jamaican food is like reciting an adjustment of our national motto – “Out of Many One People”; with influences from every nationality that has inhabited our beloved country including the Spanish, British, Africans, Indian, Chinese and also the original inhabitants– the Tainos. While rum and beer have been the drinks of[…]

Cooking by the Book

By Kellie Magnus There’s no denying it: food and drink are an integral part of Jamaican culture. From our national dish, ackee and saltfish to our favourite Jamaican rum, Jamaicans love to celebrate with our stomachs. It’s no wonder then that books about Jamaican food and drink have been a popular staple in the island’s[…]

The Business of Sport: Building A Brand

By Carole Beckford Athletes can no longer be satisfied with just displaying excellent performances in their respective sport-ing areas. In today’s world, they have to focus on building a brand – capturing the right opportunities at the right time and maximizing those opportunities for top earnings. Experts say that a professional athlete has an average[…]

Jamaica and the Penn Relays – A 50 Year Relationship

The track is in glorious condition. The athletes are fresh, well fed and excited for the day’s events. They look up proudly to see the Jamaican flag soaring alongside the flag of the United States of America. Are they at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica? No! These student athletes have travelled over 1,500 miles to[…]

Profile of a Brand Jamaica Ambassador

In the Fall of 2013, Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chin became the first non-US citizen competitor in NBC’s The Voice, the American reality television singing competition. Even with unquestionable talent, there was no way she could advance or win unless she managed to get the most votes and most song purchases in the specified voting periods each[…]