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Jamaican Icons

Posted by Therese Morris on Saturday, February 11, 2012, In : Lifestyle 

Harry Belafonte

Though born in the US, Harry Belafonte has always identified strongly with his Jamaican heritage. The son of Melvine (nee Love) – a housekeeper (of Jamaican descent) – and Harold George Belafonte, Sr., a native of Martinique who worked as chef in the Royal Navy, he lived for a time with his grandmother in Jamaica. On his return to New York City, He was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style with an international audience in the 1950s. Be...


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Blind Officer Opens New Window on Life

Posted by Therese Morris on Sunday, December 4, 2011, In : Lifestyle 

Press release: "a courageous walk in the dark

Career law enforcement officer Rohan Brown has recently added author to his resume, with the publication of his partial memoir, “A Courageous Walk in the Dark.”

 

A police officer for over 17 years, Brown gradually lost sight in both eyes, a development which challenged him severely. In “A Courageous Walk” he details the nature and extent of those challenges, but also how faith and the support of key associates (wife, family and friends...


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The Jamaica Institute of Architects Innovation Conference

Posted by Emx Group on Thursday, March 24, 2011, In : Lifestyle 

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No More Kid Stuff?: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Posted by Emx Group on Friday, November 26, 2010, In : Lifestyle 



Of course, it was already more than obvious that iconic wizard Harry Potter and his cohorts Ron and Hermionie had already grown way past their Hogwarts undergrad roots.

But this, the first half of a split final instalment (part II is slated for Summer 2011) essentially confirms that the trio is no longer at the institu
te of wizardry and witchcraft. They're not on their own; much of the expanding cast that saw them through the last couple of Potter flicks is back, except, of course for the ven...

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Teens & Media and "Hair & Now" - the swingin' 60s: Two new Books

Posted by Emx Group on Friday, November 26, 2010, In : Lifestyle 

Had the pleasure over the last 7 days of witnessing two new Jamaican books, both by women, and both looking at important social issues.

First up, the more recent: This past Tuesday, as  we watched for a wily Tomas dipping, ebbing (and ultimately strengthening), well-wishers and media gathered in the Pegasus ballroom for the presentation of media maven Marcia Forbes' treatise (see cover photo right). The book examines the effect of sexual content in music videos on teens and the formation of ad...

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Now We Applaud: Observer Food Awards 2K10

Posted by Emx Group on Sunday, November 14, 2010, In : Lifestyle 


 
The State of Emergency had pushed the food industry's big night back to coincide with the music industry's big night (well, one of them anyway), but much as we appreciate the Killer and wish him well, for TD the choice between Dancehall and fine food was a clear no-brainer, more so given the presence of 3-Michelin starred master gourmand Marco Pierre White on hand.

The rain threatened at the start and later intervened. although thankfully at the end of the formal presentations, and even then,...

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"Range-ing" the Food Awards: Land Rover, Jaguar and "Lil Q"

Posted by Emx Group on Sunday, November 14, 2010, In : Lifestyle 

 


Unquestionably, the The 2010 Food Awards would server as the ideal platform for emerging luxury auto powerhouse ATL Autohaus, and thus food patrons were also able to feast their eyes on - and get a feel for - the new model Jaguar XF (nicely finished in black) as well as the Range Rover and, from "across the pond" in Germany, the new Q5 from Audi, joined by the A5 coupe and the A6 sedan (an immaculate trio in white). 

Also had some interesting chats with the ATL Autohaus team, who ably ran spe...

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The next Grand master?

Posted by Emx Group on Sunday, November 14, 2010, In : Lifestyle 

Its a small room inside Kingston's Pegasus, but the atmosphere is like a prep school playground at recess: loud, rapid-fire speech, frenetic activity and an overall sense of impending pandemonium.

In other words, just another day at the Gifted Chess lesson.

Jamaican player-enthusiast Adian Palmer has for several years now been teaching the rudiments of the "king's game" to little princes and princesses - most are within the age group nine to twelve years. Now, with Jamaica having, for the very ...


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A "beauty-ful" nite @ the Miss Jamaica World Launch

Posted by Emx Group on Sunday, November 14, 2010, In : Lifestyle 


Why is this man smiling? Now there's a rhetorical question. But seriously, for a moment, last night saw us at the Jamaica Pegasus gardens for the launch of the 2010 edition the Miss Jamaica world competition.

Alongside the now familiar "Beauty With A Purpose" tag, comes "Peace and Love" as in the PALSS  theme as the Miss World organisation in Jamaica teams up with the PALS group to spread the message across the land.


Pageant Director and former queen Terri-Karelle Griffiths Reid, and her cohor...


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Saint "Ja-Mecca" Style 2K10

Posted by Emx Group on Sunday, November 14, 2010, In : Lifestyle 
 
Featuring the runway debut of Therese Morris, wearing House of Gillespie crochet style (down to the shoes) at historic Fort Charles, right at the very tip of the Palisadoes strip in Port Royal.

Despite a 2-hour start delay, the showcase turned out to be well worth the trip and the time, with standout collections from Nish and Yola Grey.


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