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Stories by Barbara Ellington

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

The conference hall at Junction Guest House in St Elizabeth, took on a decidedly festive air recently, when over 175 family and friends gathered to celebrate centenarian Myrtle May Thompson. She is 100 ... and counting.The elegant and poised powder...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Monday, October 23, was very special for Joseph M. Matalon, Vincent HoSang and Cecil Sam Wright. All three men are Jamaicans who have distinguished themselves at home and abroad, and for their...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Renowned author and graphologist Beverly East was 19 when she heard hushed whispers about the disastrous Kendal Crash. Though her dad was living at home with the family, so grief-stricken was he by the event, he hardly spoke about it. Young Beverly...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Attorneys-at-law, Kurt Allen and Reem Sabbagh were all set to say their wedding vows at King's House where the groom's parents just happen to reside.However, during a meeting at the historic...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

With the increased interest in health and wellness globally, many Jamaicans have also begun to tap into the benefits to be derived from leading a healthy lifestyle. It is an established fact that drinking lots of water daily contributes to excellent...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

When Lindon and Lorraine Ramsay said their vows 25 years ago, his bride simply attended an event in which she had no input. Both from devout Christian families, it was no surprise that the nuptials became a family affair. The young couple had no...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

CHRISTIANA, Manchester:Sunday, December 18 marked a memorable milestone in the lives of members of the Christiana Circuit of Baptist churches and their pastor Reverend Clement Clarke.It was a service of appreciation for Clarke and his family who...

Published:Monday | October 31, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

The first in a series of fundraisers organised by The Woman's Club was held at the Valencia Suite, Spanish Court Hotel, New Kingston, on Thursday, October 27. The occasion was also used to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the home, located at...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Mervyn Eyre has seen many advances in the technology business having been with Fujitsu Caribbean (previously International Computers Limited); 20 years later, he is still fired up for the job.Fujitsu supplies customers with everything, from servers...

Published:Friday | October 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

To celebrate his mammoth milestone, friends of journalist par excellence Cliff Hughes, CD, organised a celebratory luncheon in his honour at Oasis on the Oxford on Monday.Many of the invited guests had, that morning, witnessed his confident strides...

Published:Tuesday | October 4, 2016 | 12:07 AMBarbara Ellington

From uptown to midtown and all the way downtown in the island's capital, the homeless could yesterday be seen occupying their 'own spot' in plazas, along sidewalks, and under trees. Come rain or shine, they are usually left to the elements and are...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

They are both from Trelawny. Norman Peart is from Schawfield, and Usain Bolt is from five miles away in Sherwood Content, and both attended William Knibb High School in the parish.Peart did not take his athletic...

Published:Monday | September 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

After a brief teaching career, Emmy Award-winning journalist/businessman Clifton Gladstone Patrick 'Cliff' Hughes has for 30 years been educating a wider classroom from various media houses and now his own, Nationwide News Network (NNN).And on...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

After months of speculation, Ambassador Audrey Marks will be leaving for Washington, DC, to take up her assignment as the island's chief envoy there come Saturday.This will be her second posting in the United States capital.Marks will hit the ground...

Published:Friday | September 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Douglas K. Gordon, publisher/editor-in-chief of Ocean Style Magazine is getting ready to host the first CanEx Conference in Montego Bay today. The conference scheduled for the Montego Bay Convention Centre will delve into the benefits of and the...

Published:Friday | July 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

If he did not have his career as a broadcaster, Markland 'Action' Edwards would be engaged in full-time ministry. It is only natural , therefore, that listeners to the afternoon radio show he co-hosts with Wesley 'Burgerman' Burger on RJR will often...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Excitement and anticipation were the dominant emotions at Monday night's T20 match between the Jamaica Tallawahs and Trinbago Knight Riders at Kingston's Sabina Park. The Tallawahs won the match.For guests of title sponsor Digicel, the night also...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

She has been giving excellent service to her young patients for many years so it came as no surprise when Dr Annette Hinchcliffe-Mosely made the list of Atlanta's Top Doctors for 2016.It was only natural therefore, that on a recent trip visit home,...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Fashion designer Dexter Pottinger is the 'Face of Pride 2016' as the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) celebrates Pride Week.This year's celebration is themed: 'The pride of a people:...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

This year, the Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) will host a number of activities in celebration of Face of Pride 2016 under the theme, 'The Pride of People: Celebrating a community of love'.The organising committees is hoping...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

LONDON, ENGLAND:London is always bustling with activity and the summer months offer many options for tourists from all of British Airways' destinations, including Kingston.Among the plays now on at theatres in the city's West End are Kinky Boots and...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

LONDON, England:"Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education." - Mark Twain.Pulsating rhythms greet you as you walk into the 2016 Taste of London culinary festival held at Regent's Park from June 15-19. The purple theme throughout...

Published:Thursday | May 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Regular listeners to RJR's Jamaican Morning with Allan Magnus would have heard many references to his late mother. She has left a lasting impression on his life, especially the value of money."At an early age I learnt from my mother to be fiscally...

Published:Wednesday | May 18, 2016 | 12:01 AMBarbara Ellington

His name has become synonymous with morning radio in Jamaica and after a few minutes in the ebullient Alan Magnus, you will see why. He has a way of making you feel like his favourite brother, uncle, dad or friend, as he engages you completely once...

Published:Monday | May 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Delta Airlines, Montego Bay, has won the Station of the Year Award 2015, in Category B stations, for the first time in its history of operating in Jamaica. They beat several other Category B stations internationally - annually, one from each of the...

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