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Published:Friday | April 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Today is special for the Marriott family as the chain officially opens its first property in Jamaica. Ideally located in the heart of the New Kingston business district, the Courtyard Kingston by Marriott is the perfect place for today's business/...

Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

A very rough, dusty, marley stretch of road takes you from the Caymanas Country Club Estate to Caymanas Bay where the river running through the community is its main attraction.Residents claim that the water has mineral qualities and it is loosely...

Published:Friday | April 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Come December, ReadyTV will be launched by Digital Interactive Services Limited (DISL), a privately owned Jamaican company which has secured a subscriber television licence.Company directors are Peter Reid; chairman; Chris Dehring , president/CEO;...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

The 60-bed Andrews Memorial Hospital located along Hope Road in St Andrew will change leadership at the end of the month when Dr Patric Rutherford, who has been at the helm for the past 20 years, retires.His successor, Dr Marvin Rouhotas, a...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

The newly reconfigured road network leading from Mandela Highway into the communities of Caymanas Country Club Estate, Caymanas Bay, and Caymanas Glade in St Catherine has made it difficult for pedestrians who live in the latter two communities to...

Published:Monday | March 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Erica Myers-Tattersall, also known as Lady Erica, and council member for Jamaica representing Jamaican veterans who served the British Crown at the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League, has a passion for war veterans from her homeland.In Jamaica,...

Published:Monday | March 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Last week's Gleaner articles about the North-South Highway, which starts at Caymanas in St Catherine, kicked off a firestorm of discussion about the high cost of the proposed toll rates.But added to that, it prompted an invitation from residents of...

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

To fully appreciate the splendour of the landscape along the recently opened stretch of highway spanning Caymanas Estate, St Catherine, to Moneague in St Ann, motorists and their passengers should lock their cell phones inside the trunks of their...

Published:Monday | March 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

It could be easily argued that Food For The Poor (FFP) has surpassed the expectations of Sam, Ferdinand, Robin and Joe Mahfood in a mere34 years since it was started by Ferdinand in 1982. He then brought his siblings - Sam, Robin and Joe - on board...

Published:Monday | February 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Peta-Gaye Samuda grew up with a mentor in her home 24/7 and she learnt a lot about the cosmetics business from Jennifer Samuda, founder of Jamaica?s premier brand of cosmetics and full service spa Jencare Skin Farm.In an email interview with The...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2016 | 1:19 PMBarbara Ellington

More that 300 Polling Station Security Assistants (One- Day Police), were sworn in for Election Day duties in the parish of St Andrew, at the Police Officers' Club, Hope Road, this morning. The exercise which was supervised by Lorraine Clunie...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

His roots sprang in Lawrence Tavern, rural St Andrew, and later spread to inner-city Grant's Pen.His mother was a higgler and his father a policeman-turned bus operator. Both placed special emphasis on education for their four children, so it was no...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

For several years, the very features which made the Toyota brand of vehicles the first choice for Jamaican motorists were the same ones that made them a favourite with car thieves.But the negatives are a thing of the past, because for more than five...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Just over six weeks ago, the popular Jamaican fast-food chain had its soft opening in Mandeville in response to thousands of invitations via its Facebook page for a branch in the island's coolest capital. Last Saturday morning saw an official...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

As is customary every year, the 35-year-old Jencare Skin Farm creates a special line of beauty products for Valentine's Day.This year, founder/conceptualiser Jennifer Samuda and daughter Peta-Gay have come up with eight formulations to cleanse,...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

The Old Boys' Associations of three of the island's leading totally all-male high schools have shattered the myth that they are only rivals, and have, instead, united for the ultimate benefit of their beloved institutions. Their facial expressions...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Finally, Island Grill comes to MandevilleWith Thursday's official opening of one of its largest branches, there are now 17 Island Grill locations where lovers of Jamaica's favourite healthy choices for fast food can get the chain's menu offerings....

Published:Friday | December 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Thieves make it their vocation to find vulnerable targets whom they can separate from their valuables, so everyone should, at all times, be on high alert to avoid being a victim. The Christmas season seems to be the peak operational time for these...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Respected attorney M. Georgia Gibson Henlin achieved another milestone in her career on Monday, when she was admitted to the inner Bar at the Supreme Court in Kingston as Queen's Counsel. The ceremony was witnessed by several family members, friends...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Last Thursday was a time to celebrate and that is just what the management and staff at Trafalgar Travel Limited did. They gathered at New Kingston's Jamaica Pegasus hotel to acknowledge 53 team members who had given a combined 500 years of service...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2015 | 12:01 AMBarbara Ellington

With Jamaica in advanced stages of preparation for the possible legalisation of ganja, some forward thinking entrepreneurs are getting ready for the financial opportunities that will arise. Maurice Ellis and Richard Ramdial, owners of Sun Spice...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Gaunett Sinclair-Maragh is a very happy woman. And rightly so. Her twin daughters Krystle and Kimberly Maragh now hold bachelor of medicine and surgery degrees from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medicine. And just last year, Sinclair-...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

The spacious, modern building which houses the Bio-tech Research...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

The 20-year-old FosRich Group of Companies is ready for the exciting challenges of the technology age so, with that in mind, managing director Cecil Foster has made strategic management changes.Joining general manager Tricia Edwards are Errol Brown...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

It is said that when a woman is happy, it shows in everything she does. Happiness was reflected in each garment that graced the catwalk at last Sunday's, Heather Laine Fashion and Beyond 2015 Christmas Collection, held at the trendy 10 Lancaster...

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