Jamaica Gleaner Flair

Published: Monday Monday | May 25, 2009

Ricardo and Alicia Powell take Basia to TV
Following his departure from the cricketing stage, St Elizabeth native Ricardo Powell migrated to Trinidad, the land of his wife, Alicia John Powell's birth. Basia and Basia Sports Magazine were born; the publications which featured mainly sports stars... Read More...

All-male cast
RRR 2K9, a comedy review now playing at the Theatre Place on Haining Road in New Kingston, is all about men.The unique concept is that of an all-male cast, mostly young actors, reflecting the male perspective in Jamaica. "The Jamaican male perspective ... Read More...

KELLY'S WORLD - What will they do next?
There's a video going around of a young woman who nearly lost her life while executing a dance move or, better yet, having it executed on her. The man who is her dance partner (if what I am about to describe can be called dancing) is supposed to do a somersault... Read More...

FE-MAIL TIES - Celebrating Africa
It's Africa Day today! We've been celebrating all weekend! In Jo'burg we've enjoyed a feast of Africa-related activities and events which has nourished our souls and fed our minds.It was on this day 45 years ago... Read More...

SINGULAR SUBJECTS - 'Unkept' women
Twenty-seven-year-old teacher Marshais heading back home to her parents' humble abode in the country. After five years in a fancy New Kingston apartment paid for by her married 52-year-old boyfriend, he can no longer afford the SUV ... Read More...

FLAIR MAILBAG
Last week's Flair had readers saying "Amen" to some of our articles. Here are a few of the responses... Read More...

LAWS OF EVE - What separation really means
One of the most important prerequisites to begin the proceedings to dissolve a marriage in Jamaica is proof that the husband and wife have been separated for at least 12 months immediately preceding the filing of the petition. Read More...

Dr Cecile Walden: educator for life
In just four months, Dr Cecile Walden will leave the teaching profession, which has been her passion since she was a young girl. Dr Walden is one of five nominees for the second annual First Global Vision Award in association with The Gleaner's Flair Magazine.... Read More...

A fashionable 250th anniversary for Guinness
The world's top stout, Guinness, is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year with a slew of events across the world. Jamaica, being one of the major producers of the brand, is no exception, with well over 150 events and anniversary roadshows currently under way... Read More...

The Face Place
New and existing customers of the Face Place salon can once again enjoy discounts on some of their spa services during this year's Gleaner-sponsored Spa Week. Operations manager, Marsha McKnight, notes that Spa Week will give them an opportunity to introduce everyone... Read More...

JENCARE SKIN FARM
Rated as one of the best and most equipped day spas in the Caribbean, Jencare Skin Farm offers its clients a relaxing haven in which to be pampered. Despite the economic crisis, The Gleaner-sponsored Spa Week of June 8-12 will give patrons an opportunity... Read More...

Financial Freedom - Coping with hard times
As we recover from the hard times of this recession, let us take another look at all the advantages that exist in Jamaica. There are many aspects of the Caribbean region, for example the temperate climate that does not require seasonal clothing, which make life easier... Read More...

Primary school dropout transforming lives
I grew up thinking that I was too black, hair too kinky and I was never good-looking." Kevin Wallen recalls. Well, that's what he was told, even by some family members. "I believed all of it; and there was nothing in my immediate environment that told me otherwise... Read More...

SEX & RELATIONSHIP - Emotional men
Ever hear what we Jamaicans call 'cow bawling' and, after investigating to see what was ailing the damsel in distress, find out it was a man wailing?Sounds weird doesn't it? That's because Jamaican men (men in general, really) are expected... Read More...