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Fashion Block 2016 - The Buzz, The Lights, The Fashion

Saint International's Fashion Block 2016

With capes and trains as a recurring theme and a significant emphasis on African and Asian royalty, Saint International presented the works of 12 Caribbean designers at their annual Fashion Block, May 29, 2016, under the bright lights and buzz of New Kingston.

War Dung a Monkland! Symposium to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of Morant Bay Rebellion

ACIJ Marks the 150th anniversary of the bloody Morant Bay Rebellion

This October will make 150 years since the blood-soaked Morant Bay Rebellion, which resulted in the slaughter of almost 800 black Jamaicans, of whom over 300 were executed.

Bandana Returns With a Bang for Emancipendence 2015

Fae Ellington and Weston Haughton clad in banadana Jamaica Festival launch

Jamaica’s 2015 celebrations of independence and emancipation was recently launched at the Jamaica Pegasus last week, during which Jamaicans were encouraged to wear their patriatism with the launch of the festival fashions under the slogan “Bandana and denim, ketch di fashion riddim’.

An Artistic Oasis Grows in the City: Plant Jamaica and Paint Jamaica

Paint Jamaica

“You know where Fleet Street is?” we call to the driver in the car sitting beside us at the stoplight. My friend and I are trying to make it down to the Plant Jamaica and Paint Jamaica projects down in South Side, Kingston.

Two Sisters and a Cookbook: Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau

Michelle & Suzanne Rousseau the women behind Caribbean Potluck

The heat of the summer’s day was beginning to dissipate but the CPJ Market Place, one of the current hubs of Kingston’s trendy, was crackling with energy from the official launch of Caribbean Potluck: Modern Recipes from Our Family Kitchen by Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau .

Anjell Bryan is Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2014

Miss Jamaica Festival Queen, Anjell Bryan Charlene Codner (l) & Honica Brown (r)

After running off with two of the sectional prizes, the petite Anjell Bryan, Miss Kingston and St. Andrew, sashayed home with the crown for Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2014. The tiara for 1st Runner-up was snagged by Sharlene Codner (Miss St.

Jamaica Festival 2014 Launched

Jamaica Festival 2014

Preservation and recycling are not strange bedfellows and they are destined to come together again this summer under the mandate of Jamaica Festival 2014.

Fashion Illustrated: Ayanna Dixon

Ayana Dixon

Ayanna Dixon of ASD is one of the young Caribbean creative professionals trying to make the cut in the grueling world of fashion. Recently, Dixon treated herself to  a different kind of gift for her birthday.

EITS Cafe: A Restaurant in the Mist

EITS Cafe above Irish Town in Jamaica's Blue Mountains

As the road snaked its way into the Blue Mountains and Kingston seemed to be literally falling away, or at least pieces of the mountain road had, I began to wonder if somehow I had missed EITS (Europe in the Summer) Cafe.

Red Ribbon Run 2013: Running for a Positive Cause

Red Ribbon Run 2013

Over the past few years Kingston has become a city on the run, the 5k races leaving their footprints across the city scape.

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