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Stories by Latara Boodie

Published:Monday | January 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

We all know the typical ways of getting fit and in shape. You wake up, go to the gym, run for 30 minutes on a treadmill, then hit the weights. However, that routine can become very mundane and may even cause you to slack off every now and then. Who...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

The first sunrise of 2018 revealed great food and good vibe at the Sunnation Breakfast Party at Mountain Lodge Estate on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies. Several partygoers tuned up to start the new...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Last week, Dr Peter Phillips, leader of the People's National Party (PNP), hosted a media appreciation party at the Hope Gardens' Serengeti Restaurant. The soirÈe was attended by members of the media from across the island, as well as long-standing...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Hundreds of foodies gathered to experience true Jamaican flavour at Jack Daniel's BackYaad BBQ at the UWI Mona visitors' lodge on Boxing Day. The all-you-can-eat event featured an array of delicious dishes from several well-known restaurants such as...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

There are many creative minds who have made sacrifices to pursue their one true passion. The story behind ArtSmart, a small business which specialises in hand-painted tiles, is fuelled by an ardent drive to create...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 3:00 PMLatara Boodie

On Boxing Day, YungKingz Entertainment turned up the heat at Mona Visitors Lodge for the 6th staging of the Jack Daniel's BackYard BBQ. The only Jack Daniel’s event within the Caribbean which features an all you can eat buffet, it...

Published:Monday | December 25, 2017 | 12:44 AMLatara Boodie

Nothing says Christmas like the joining of family and friends around the dinner table with a plethora of delicious delicacies. This much anticipated once a year event often features endless options of meats such as stuffed or baked chicken,...

Published:Monday | December 25, 2017 | 12:39 AMLatara Boodie

The first holiday without a love one can be a very daunting experience. Not only will you miss the simple things such as their laugh or the smell of their favorite perfume, but the experiences they loved the most about the holidays will be...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Last Thursday, the main lawn of Hope Zoo was transformed into a sea of red and white with hints of silver, for the Scotiabank Christmas soirÈe.Hosted by the newly appointed president and CEO David Noel, the after work soirÈe provided the perfect...

Published:Monday | December 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Keisha Allen takes the Jamaican Fashion Industry by storm with her launch of House of Clay's Haute Couture "Queens...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

December is the Christmas party season, and a time for most of us to let our hair down with colleagues and friends. That is exactly what Stocks and Securities Limited did last Thursday, with members of staff and loyal clients, at their ultra chic...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Sweet Runnings Jamaican Recipe Galore is chock-full of authentic Jamaican recipes waiting for you to recreate in your home. Written by Dr Pamella Powell, the book earlier this year won the Special Award of the Jury Certificate from the Gourmand...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

It is scientifically proven that scents can alter a person's mood within an instant. Incorporating festive cents such as cinnamon, pine, caramel and even apple can lift your mood and have you feeling festive during this time of year.Use...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Last Saturday, The Kiwanis Club of Kingston hosted their annual Christmas charity ball at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, where the flamboyant Christmas decor transformed the ballroom into a sea of red and blue getting everyone present in the Christmas...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Miss Universe Jamaica 2017, Davina Bennett, made Jamaica proud when she placed third in the Miss Universe Pageant which took place last Sunday in Las Vegas. The Jamaican queen went against the status quo and created history by being the first...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Last Sunday, Shack's Hope hosted another special charity Sip and Paint event, in aid of the Sickle Cell Support Foundation of Jamaica. Hosted by Emprezz Golding, Shak's Hope was formed in honour of Miss Jamaica Universe 2011 Shakira Martin, who died...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Miss Universe second runner-up Jamaican Davina Bennett arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday to a heartfelt homecoming orchestrated by Uzuri International Designs and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 1:03 PMLatara Boodie

Miss Universe Jamaica Davina Bennett, was welcomed with open arms when she returned to the island this morning.

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Matthew Bromley is a hands-on, do-it-yourself kind of man, whose passion for creating led him into a world of intricately designed displays - with plants.The owner of Bromley Creations has created simple yet unique plantariums, which add character...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Whether it's the occasional drink at a special occasion or while lyming with friends, for many men, alcohol is the go-to social drink. But how much is too much? And what are the repercussions associated with the consumption of alcohol in men?In an...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Last week Tuesday, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosted a reception to commemorate Korea-Jamaica Friendship Week at the Mona Visitors' Lodge and Conference Centre in St Andrew.The rainy night...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Last Friday, the Serengeti Bistro at the Hope Zoo was transformed into a whirlwind of colours and exotic fabric, as the prodigious Miss Universe wardrobe was unveiled. The reigning Miss Universe, Davina Bennett, was sent off in style with more than...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

The Creative design coordinator for Brawta Living Inc and painting instructor for Art Splash Ja, Natali Daley, believes that following your passion is the only way to live a fulfilling life. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, this petite and vibrant...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Last Sunday, the RJRGLEANER Communications Group's Restaurant Week Pop Up team took to the streets with Restaurant Week Ambassador Sharmica Holness on the hunt for the ultimate dining experience. On the quest for something savoury, we stumbled upon...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMLatara Boodie

Restaurant Week Ambassador Sharmica Holness also known as the Manchester Festival Queen for 2016, is a charismatic, confident and self-motivated individual who plays an active role in her community and seeks to better the lives of anyone she comes...

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